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  • irishmoxie: I own all of B&V Spectacular and most of the later issues of Life with Archie but I would definitely get these collections as they are easier to read without worrying about tearing the pages of fragile comics. Digital would be even better for me.
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  • rusty: Dark Horse could still have the rights, even if they are not using them.  Archie may be thinking that the Life With Archie and Archie at Riverdale High books wi be more marketable than the older comics.  If so, I would agree with that thinking.  Cosmo is an interesting choice for a collection, but maybe they are hoping to capitalize on the new series or have other plans.
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  • Vegan Jughead: They also have "Cosmo: The Complete Merry Martian" up for pre-order!  How many of these things are in the works? This could be cool, but as DeCarlo Rules says, it's some kind of weird titles they're starting with.
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  • DeCarlo Rules: Dark Horse has only really done the 1940s (and early 1950s) ARCHIE and 2 volumes of JUGHEAD, and they haven't solicited a new volume in a couple of years. ACP could certainly start with any title (Archie's Girls B&V, or Archie's Pals 'n' Gals, for instance) besides those two.
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Author Topic: What comics have you been reading?  (Read 222678 times)

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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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