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  • Tuxedo Mark: And another one: [link]
    June 14, 2018, 08:42:07 PM
  • Tuxedo Mark: Riverdale spoof: [link]
    June 14, 2018, 08:35:22 PM
  • Tuxedo Mark: My review of "Roughing It!" from B&V Friends #262: [link]
    June 14, 2018, 08:12:53 PM
  • DeCarlo Rules: @irishmoxie -- It's definitely complete. All six of the 1958-59 Sy Reit/Bob White original issues, plus the feature-length "Good Guys of the Galaxy" by Tom DeFalco & Fernando Ruiz from ARCHIE #655, and three 5-page digest shorts that guest-starred Cosmo -- and the complete first issue of the Ian Flynn/Tracy Yarley COSMO (2017) thrown in for good measure. It follows the same layout/format as the previous JUGHEAD'S TIME POLICE, even though that didn't carry the "Archie Comics Presents..." trade dress. Not a bad buy for $11.
    June 14, 2018, 01:08:59 AM
  • irishmoxie: Anyone get the Cosmo book that came out today? Any good?
    June 13, 2018, 08:04:49 PM
  • Cosmo: Ah man....and I was worried I was the last enthusiast for ERB's stuff. I'm currently rereading my Dell Tarzan books. Really good fun! It took a while to complete that run.
    June 12, 2018, 06:51:53 PM
  • DeCarlo Rules: ...Marvel's earlier JOHN CARTER, WARLORD OF MARS in there, so the DE Tarzan comics need to go in a different box, and SHEENA (also a recent DE title) and DC's RIMA THE JUNGLE GIRL will help fill up that box.
    June 11, 2018, 07:40:48 PM
  • DeCarlo Rules: Recently. DE's unauthorized LORD OF THE JUNGLE Tarzan adaptations (and its authorized THE GREATEST ADVENTURE) won't fit into my existing box of previous Tarzan comics from Gold Key, DC, and Dark Horse, so I have to start a new box. Logically these get filed with DE's unauthorized WARLORD OF MARS comics (including DEJAH THORIS) and their authorized JOHN CARTER, WARLORD OF MARS. But I also want to squeeze Marve;
    June 11, 2018, 07:38:48 PM
  • DeCarlo Rules: Interesting. I tend not to group titles by publisher at all, if the characters were not created as work-for-hire (meaning the publisher is legally considered the 'author' of the character). Do they belong to that publisher's "universe" (assuming it has one)? There are some publishers like Dynamite Entertainment where the vast majority of the titles they publish are licensed, and thus were "inherited" from other publishers. Therefore it makes more sense to me to group them together in boxes with similar characters. Flash Gordon, The Phantom, and Mandrake comics (regardless of who the actual publisher was) go together in the same box because they're all classic adventure heroes licensed from Hearst Entertainment (formerly King Features Syndicate). Pulp fiction heroes like The Shadow, Doc Savage, and The Spider (regardless of the fact that the latter did not originate with the same publisher as the first two) also get grouped together. Space considerations allowing, Tarzan (and other Edgar Rice Burroughs adaptations) might share the same box with Sheena and Rima, but NOT with Ka-Zar, because he's a Marvel Universe character.
    June 11, 2018, 07:16:22 PM
  • rusty: I do keep all Star Trek series together in their own section and all Star Wars books together.  I also keep all 2000AD titles together and manga books get their own section.  For titles that have switched publishers, I usually keep them all with the publisher that I identify them with the most.  Tarzan has been published by a variety of publishers, but I keep them with Dell/Gold Key.  Conan is starting to get a bit close with all the success Dark Horse has had, but I still identify Conan more with Marvel.
    June 11, 2018, 06:27:26 PM
  • DeCarlo Rules: Believe it or not, I even have a box labeled "Pseudo-manga" that contains comics published by American companies and created by American creators like Astro Boy & Racer X (Now Comics), Battle of the Planets (Gold Key & Top Cow/Image), Captain Harlock (Malibu), Godzilla (Dark Horse) and Ultraman. I just want to keep those separate from the boxes of real translated manga in floppy comic format.
    June 11, 2018, 03:34:17 PM
  • DeCarlo Rules: Well. the problem is when you get titles with licensed characters that aren't owned by the publisher. So if you collect Star Trek comics, you'd have different series published by Gold Key, Marvel, DC, and IDW (and I probably missed one in there). It doesn't make sense to me to put them in different boxes by publisher, but to each his own. Disney comics would be another example. There are even some instances where if I like a certain artist enough, I will put all his work regardless of publisher or characters into one box, like Paul Gulacy, Steve Rude, or Mike Allred (and file them chronologically from older to newer, rather than alphabetically). Those are examples where my interest in the creator far exceeds my relative interest in whatever characters are involved.
    June 11, 2018, 03:14:29 PM
  • rusty: That makes sense.  There are many ways that people can file books.  What I do is file by company or category and then alphabetically within each section.  My first category is Richie Rich then Archie, then other Harvey titles, then Disney, then other humor/kids books, then by company (unless it is a company where I don't have very many books from them.  Star Trek and Star Wars each get their own section as well.  I will probably revamp a bit when I do my next major sort/merge.  The biggest section by far for me is DC.
    June 11, 2018, 09:28:59 AM
  • DeCarlo Rules: I don't even file my comics alphabetically. I file them according to how closely they're related to other titles, but it's all dependent on the number of issues I have of any given title, and what will fit into a single box. Fpr ACP comics I just put all the short-run series (whether an actual miniseries or just a not particularly successful title) into one box. Even though some of those short run series star Jughead, and I could as easily file those together with the main JUGHEAD title in another box. For longer running ACP titles, "girl" titles are sorted into different boxes than "boy" titles. Eventually when I have enough issues of BETTY (and BETTY AND ME and BETTY'S DIARY) they'll get their own box, and VERONICA will get her own box.
    June 10, 2018, 09:49:06 AM
  • rusty: I file Jughead under J and Reggie under R in all of their incarnations, though I do file the original Lois Lane and Jimmy Olsen books under S since that keeps them with the Superman books and also because they kept that title throughout their entire run.  If anyone wants to look up Jughead or Reggie in Overstreet, though, they will have to look under A for the early issues.
    June 10, 2018, 07:56:27 AM
  • BettyReggie: I can't wait to get that Reggie book. It's coming out the day after my 39th Birthday.
    June 10, 2018, 06:42:06 AM
  • DeCarlo Rules: Yeah, I never understood why publishers felt the need to point that out on the covers of a comic book, like maybe someone didn't really know who REGGIE was, and might buy it just because they noticed the words "Archie's Rival" above the big letters that spelled REGGIE? Same with "Archie's Pal" or "Superman's Pal" or "Superman's Girl Friend" -- like some potential buyer wouldn't know who Jughead, Jimmy Olsen, or Lois Lane was, but would know who Archie or Superman was? Just assume you're selling the product to idiots, I guess. Is anyone really filing REGGIE under "A" for Archie's Pal in their collections??
    June 10, 2018, 05:42:02 AM
  • rusty: In it's first incarnation, Reggie was titled ARCHIE'S RIVAL, REGGIE.  It wasn't until after the title was resurrected nearly a decade later that it became REGGIE and then REGGIE AND ME.
    June 09, 2018, 10:23:13 PM
  • Tuxedo Mark: I've never understood why those old titles had "and Me" in them, anyway. Why not just name the titles after the starring characters?
    June 09, 2018, 08:17:45 PM
  • DeCarlo Rules: Funny that the trade paperback collection is entitled REGGIE AND ME Vol. 1, when his floppy comic book series was actually titled just plain REGGIE for the first 18 issues (and going on hiatus for nine years in between issues #14 and 15). Since it's only a 224-page book, that should mean we'll be seeing reprints of stories from the first 9 (or maybe 10) issues. So shouldn't it be titled REGGIE Vol. 1? Unless they actually do plan to start the first volume with issue #19 from 1966 (the first classic Evilheart issue) where the title actually changed to REGGIE AND ME. My theory is that the ME in that title = Evilheart, unlike the prior titles ARCHIE AND ME (where ME = Mr. Weatherbee), or BETTY AND ME (where the ME = Archie).
    June 09, 2018, 12:59:59 PM


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DeCarlo Rules

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #450 on: July 16, 2016, 01:12:43 AM »
Yesterday I read CARTOON NETWORK PRESENTS #3 (Wacky Races), 17 (Toonami), 20 (Cartoon All-Stars), 21 (Toonami), 22 (Cartoon All-Stars), and THE FLINTSTONES AND THE JETSONS #19, all published around 1998-1999 by DC.

These were published at a time when Cartoon Network's programming was mostly comprised of reruns of old cartoons, and DC had just taken over the license to publish Hanna-Barbera comic books from Archie Comics. In fact, CARTOON NETWORK PRESENTS was sort of a continuation of the same sort of content that had been in ACP's licensed HANNA-BARBERA PRESENTS (#1-8, 1995-1996), and featured a lot of the same characters, like Wacky Racers, Yogi Bear, Top Cat, Quick Draw McGraw, Magilla Gorilla, Secret Squirrel and Atom Ant. Cartoon Network was just beginning to produce new shows, a few of which were featured in CARTOON NETWORK PRESENTS, like Dexter's Laboratory (#1) and it's companion cartoon Dial M For Monkey (#4) and Space Ghost Coast To Coast (#2), but most of these issues featured old Hanna-Barbera cartoon characters. One major exception was the new CN show Cow and Chicken, which appeared in issues #6, 10, 14 and 19. Toonami (which appeared in issues #5, 9, 13, 17 and 21) was originally an afternoon programming block of H-B adventure cartoons (Herculoids, Birdman, Galaxy Trio, Shazzan, Dynomutt & the Blue Falcon, etc.) hosted in framing segments by Space Ghost's old foe Moltar. Later the format switched to mostly a mix of anime shows like Dragonball Z and DC character cartoons like Batman, and Moltar was dropped as a host in favor of the robotic CGI host Tom.

#24 was the last issue of Cartoon Network Presents, as new programming on Cartoon Network continued to increase. DEXTER'S LABORATORY was quickly spun off into it's own title after the early issues, and Cartoon Network Presents was cancelled in favor of a similar title, CARTOON NETWORK STARRING (1999), which premiered with THE POWERPUFF GIRLS in issue #1 (also in #5), before they too got their own ongoing title. From then on Cartoon Network Starring featured Cow and Chicken (continuing from where it left off in Cartoon Network Presents #19) in issues #3, 7, 10, 13, and 16, rotating with Space Ghost Coast To Coast (previously featured in Cartoon Network Presents #2) in issues #4, 9, 12, 15 and 18,  and Johnny Bravo in issues #2, 6, 8, 11, 14 and 17.

Other anthology titles based on the network like CARTOON NETWORK BLOCK PARTY (which featured The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy, Codename: Kids Next Door, Courage the Cowardly Dog, Ed Edd & Eddy, Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi, Foster's Imaginary Friends, and Camp Lazlo, in addition to continuing Dexter's Laboratory, Powerpuff Girls, Johnny Bravo, and Cow and Chicken, and ran 59 issues), and CARTOON NETWORK ACTION PACK (featuring Ben 10/Alien Force/Ultimate Alien, The Secret Saturdays, Samurai Jack, and Generator Rex, among others, for 67 issues) followed at DC.

While I missed the old H-B cartoons featured in Cartoon Network Presents when it was cancelled, DC did continue to publish THE FLINTSTONES AND THE JETSONS for 21 issues from 1997-1999 (picking up where Archie Comics' previous FLINTSTONES series of 22 issues, 1995-1997, and THE JETSONS, 17 issues from 1995-1997 had left off). These were interesting because a few of the issues featured crossover stories between the modern stone age family and the family of the future. Archie Comics had also published SCOOBY-DOO for 21 issues from 1995-1997, and DC picked up with a new SCOOBY-DOO #1 in 1997, and that series has continued running until this day (155 issues and still going strong, even spinning off the companion title SCOOBY-DOO TEAM-UP in 2014, which is also still going after 16 issues).

DEXTER'S LABORATORY, THE POWERPUFF GIRLS, BEN 10, and SAMURAI JACK all eventually appeared in DC Comics, but they eventually lost the CN license (with the exception of SCOOBY-DOO, which they kept) to IDW in 2013, which continues to publish irregular miniseries featuring those CN properties and others. Recently they launched a new POWERPUFF GIRLS comic to tie in with the revived/revamped new PPG animated series on CN.

DeCarlo Rules

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #451 on: July 16, 2016, 03:13:22 PM »
ARCHIE'S FUNHOUSE SUMMER ANNUAL #21 - In addition to the usual 11-page Little Archie section this issue had a long 22-page Little Archie story reprinted from one of the last issues of ARCHIE & FRIENDS, and another 5-page lead (possibly new, but I'm not convinced) Little Archie story by Bob Bolling. Besides which, I counted several stories in this digest that I'd read recently elsewhere (can't recall where). That made it a pretty lackluster Summer Annual for me, with entirely too much Little Archie content. The only other thing I noticed that was noteworthy were a number of stories where Dilton plays a major part (more than is average for a digest this size) which is a good thing AFAIC, and (I think) 3 or 4 stories in which Archie seems interested in Midge (or attempts to flirt) briefly, in one fashion or another, which again seems like a higher percentage than random.
« Last Edit: July 16, 2016, 03:15:39 PM by DeCarlo Rules »

BettyReggie

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #452 on: July 16, 2016, 03:23:09 PM »
I read this
B-V-1Asrarvar-49030

BettyReggie

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #453 on: July 16, 2016, 05:22:08 PM »
Now I just finished reading Betty & Veronica #1- Francavilla variant.
betty-veronica-1-45
« Last Edit: July 16, 2016, 06:05:30 PM by BettyReggie »

60sBettyandReggie

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Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #454 on: July 16, 2016, 08:39:57 PM »
I read the Archie reboot #7-9
Are they supposed to be on vacation? They were not at school in those 3 issues.

BettyReggie

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #455 on: July 17, 2016, 06:34:00 AM »
I read Betty & Veronica #1 - the blank variant. It's actually the one I'm mailing to Gabbie Gross so she can draw Betty & Reggie on it.
betty-veronica-1-173
Now I just read Hack's variant of Betty & Veronica #1. I can take a picture of my wall after I get up in a little while.
« Last Edit: July 17, 2016, 08:11:48 AM by BettyReggie »

rusty

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #456 on: July 17, 2016, 09:02:31 AM »
I just got caught up with the last 9-10 months of Constantine, DC Comics Bombshells, Earth 2 Society and Harley Quinn over the last couple of days.  The Justice League  titles, Wonder Woman, Starfire and Legends of Tomorrow are next.

BettyReggie

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #457 on: July 19, 2016, 06:55:17 AM »
I read Betty & Veronica #1-Price variant & this afternoon I read these for 12 minutes each
Betty & Veronica Jumbo Comics Digest #238
Archie's Funhouse Jumbo Comics Digest #15
The Nameless City
Friends With Boys
« Last Edit: July 19, 2016, 03:05:13 PM by BettyReggie »

DeCarlo Rules

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #458 on: July 20, 2016, 01:31:09 PM »
Monday, 7/18:
THE ETERNAUT HC

Wednesday, 7/20:
ASTONISHING ANT-MAN #10
PATSY WALKER AKA HELLCAT #8
BLACK WIDOW #5
SQUADRON SUPREME #9
SPIDER-MAN/DEADPOOL #7
BETTY & VERONICA #1
WEIRD DETECTIVE #2 (of 5)
BLACK HAMMER #1
ASTRO CITY #37
HELLBLAZER REBIRTH #1
BATGIRL & THE BIRDS OF PREY REBIRTH #1
JUSTICE LEAGUE (2016) #1
ONE-PUNCH MAN VOL. 1 TP
HENCHGIRL #9
STAR TREK NEW VISIONS SPECIAL: THE CAGE
ONE-PUNCH MAN VOL. 3 TP

BettyReggie

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #459 on: July 20, 2016, 03:23:19 PM »
I read
Archie #1-Mike Norton
Archie #2-Zullo
Archie #3-Andrew Robinson
Archie #4-Asrar

irishmoxie

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #460 on: July 20, 2016, 04:15:55 PM »
Monday, 7/18:
THE ETERNAUT HC

Wednesday, 7/20:
ASTONISHING ANT-MAN #10
PATSY WALKER AKA HELLCAT #8
BLACK WIDOW #5
SQUADRON SUPREME #9
SPIDER-MAN/DEADPOOL #7
BETTY & VERONICA #1
WEIRD DETECTIVE #2 (of 5)
BLACK HAMMER #1
ASTRO CITY #37
HELLBLAZER REBIRTH #1
BATGIRL & THE BIRDS OF PREY REBIRTH #1
JUSTICE LEAGUE (2016) #1
ONE-PUNCH MAN VOL. 1 TP
HENCHGIRL #9
STAR TREK NEW VISIONS SPECIAL: THE CAGE
ONE-PUNCH MAN VOL. 3 TP

What did you think of Betty and Veronica #1?

BettyReggie

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #461 on: July 20, 2016, 11:23:55 PM »
I read my digital copy of Betty & Veronica #1 this morning.

DeCarlo Rules

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #462 on: July 21, 2016, 07:31:43 AM »
What did you think of Betty and Veronica #1?

Quotable quote of the issue:
Quote
"I know it's unrealistic to want it, but I want to keep our Riverdale the way it's always been. I want it to grow, but I don't want it to CHANGE. Does that make sense?"

I'd have voted for two pin-up/fashion pages of B&V in their bikinis instead of two small pictures of Betty reading the script. In fact, I think I could have given the script a pass altogether, for 24 pages of B&V in their bikinis. AH should just go with what works for him.

Is Veronica this big of a putz in the regular ARCHIE series?

BettyReggie

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #463 on: July 21, 2016, 11:11:59 AM »
I read
Gwen Pool #1
Jem & The Holograms #1
Kim & Kim #1
Silk #8
« Last Edit: July 21, 2016, 08:17:55 PM by BettyReggie »

DeCarlo Rules

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #464 on: July 21, 2016, 01:31:27 PM »
ONE-PUNCH MAN VOL. 4, 5, 6, & 7 - One of the most enjoyable manga series I've read in a while. I intend to pick this up from now on as new volumes come out.

 


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