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  • Tuxedo Mark: <y review of the new story "Romance 4Ever!": [link]
    June 23, 2018, 08:21:59 PM
  • rusty: My copies of Archie at Riverdale and Cosmo should be here in about a week and a half from DCBS
    June 23, 2018, 07:35:50 PM
  • BettyReggie: My monthly Midtown Comics came today.
    June 22, 2018, 05:11:54 PM
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    June 22, 2018, 09:15:13 AM
  • irishmoxie: Anyone get Archie at Riverdale Vol 1?
    June 21, 2018, 09:43:56 PM
  • BettyReggie: 112 Days until Wednesday 10th 2018 ,  Riverdale Season #3 on The CW at 8pm.
    June 20, 2018, 05:28:15 PM
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    June 14, 2018, 08:42:07 PM
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  • 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


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DeCarlo Rules

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #510 on: August 10, 2016, 02:22:22 AM »
I still haven't received my subscription copies of Archie Back To School Annual #271 or World of Archie Double Digest #61 that came out last Wednesday.
In the meantime I've been reading mostly manga.

THE OSAMU TEZUKA STORY: A LIFE IN MANGA AND ANIME by Toshio Ban (Stonebridge Press, 2016) - Finished reading this 865-page manga story. It's a little like a crash course in the history of Japanese comics and animation, and explains a lot about how the industry works and developed over there.

THE ART OF OSAMU TEZUKA by Helen McCarthy (Abrams ComicArts, 2009) - I'd mostly just skimmed this oversize coffee-table book and looked at the art when I bought it, so this was a good textual support to the information in the manga biography, with a little more detail about specific works of Tezuka's. Rather than read it from the beginning though, I'm skipping back and forth through it focusing on the parts of greatest interest. Didn't finish it, so I'll be returning to it a bit later to polish off specific sections at a later time.

THE BOOK OF HUMAN INSECTS by Osamu Tezuka (Vertical, 2012) - Here is Tezuka venturing into the kind of 'alternative' comix pathways trod by Daniel Clowes and Gilbert Hernandez. While the graphic storytelling remains top-notch, it's not one of his better works, IMO - not even if we're confining that comparison to his works aimed at older readers (that would be stuff like the multi-volume PHOENIX and BUDDHA, or MESSAGE TO ADOLF). The whole thing comes off a bit too melodramatically, like an adult soap with a few weird elements (and a lot of implausible circumstances) thrown into the mix.

CAPTAIN KEN VOLUME 1 (of 2) by Osamu Tezuka (Digital Manga Publishing, 2015) - Here's Tezuka in his classic mode, with a boys' SF-adventure manga from 1960-61. It's a space western taking place on the Martian frontier, right down to the Martian cacti, shootin' irons and mecha-horses, and oddly enough with an early (possibly) gender-bending element to the story. Haven't finished this yet, but I put it down to read a few other things.

FLINTSTONES #2 - Still kind of lukewarm on this title. The covers are a lot better than the interior story.

BATMAN '66 MEETS STEED AND MRS. PEEL #2 (of 6) - Not enjoying this as much as previous Batman '66 stories, both because the of the writing (by Ian Edgington, presumably chosen because of his familiarity with Steed & Mrs Peel) and the artwork, which aren't as good as I'm used to for Batman '66. Hope any future B66 miniseries go back to Jeff Parker as the writer.

DONALD DUCK #383 - Pretty weird story, almost Lovecraftian in plot (in a Disney comic?).

THE SHADOW: THE DEATH OF MARGO LANE #3 (of 5) - Matt Wagner does the best Shadow comics, ever.

ONE-PUNCH MAN VOL. 2 - I'd missed this one volume from 2015 earlier in my reading of volumes 1-7, so now I'm caught up. This is probably my current favorite superhero series right now (with the possible exception of Dan Slott and Mike Allred's SILVER SURFER, and Jeff Parker and Evan Shaner's FUTURE QUEST).

Next I plan to finish CAPTAIN KEN VOL. 1, and read a few volumes (#19, 20, & 21) of an older manga from 2006, KNIGHTS OF THE ZODIAC (Saint Seiya) that I found at my LCS.
« Last Edit: August 10, 2016, 02:28:38 AM by DeCarlo Rules »

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #511 on: August 10, 2016, 11:15:47 AM »
Wandering Island - Kenji Tsuruta: Slow-paced first volume from author not know for speed of publication (I really enjoyed Spirit of Wonder, also from Dark Horse, many years ago now). Beautifully illustrated with minimal dialogue. The story of a young woman who is co-owner with her grandfather of an airplane shipping service in the Japanese islands. When he dies, she finds a package addressed to her, but the address is for an island that doesn't exist. So begins her obsessive desire to find this mysterious island

DeCarlo Rules

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #512 on: August 10, 2016, 02:32:55 PM »
I'm glad you mentioned SPIRIT OF WONDER. I remembered that as being one of the last manga I purchased new in the floppy comics format (all the way back in 1996). I liked the artwork, but I can't remember much about the story other than it had a little bit of a steampunk feel to it (before that genre had become as popular as it is today), and I'm not sure that I ever finished reading it, since I recall that I'd missed an issue or two somewhere. I must have found them since  then (the copies I have of #1, 2, and 5 are bagged and boarded, but issues #3 & 4 aren't boarded, so I must have found them much later). I was able to locate the whole set and put those aside to read later.

Today my subscription copy of WORLD OF ARCHIE DOUBLE DIGEST #61 arrived, and I read that. I'm guessing it's been almost 2 weeks since I've read an Archie digest, when my copies of B&V FRIENDS #248 and 250 arrived on the same day. Even though I'd read at least a half-dozen of the stories in there before (including both of the long ones, part 2 of "The Man From R.I.V.E.R.D.A.L.E." and "The Archies in London"), at least there wasn't any space taken up in the digest with Little Archie or Li'l Jinx stories, and I always look forward to reading the Archie 1 stories in the back. Hopefully I'll be getting my subscription copies of ARCHIE BACK TO SCHOOL ANNUAL #271 and JUGHEAD AND ARCHIE ANNUAL #22 sometime in the next week.

« Last Edit: August 10, 2016, 02:34:54 PM by DeCarlo Rules »

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #513 on: August 11, 2016, 03:55:43 AM »
I'm glad you mentioned SPIRIT OF WONDER...I liked the artwork, but I can't remember much about the story other than it had a little bit of a steampunk feel to it (before that genre had become as popular as it is today)

I realised when I read this, that I couldn't remember anything about the story either. So I'll have to dig out the issues and add them to the reading pile (Judge Dredd: The Uncensored Cursed Earth Saga is on top at the moment).

I did re-read Betty and Veronica 1 last night and found what could well be a reference to the storyline in Jughead , but it is very tangential

DeCarlo Rules

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #514 on: August 11, 2016, 06:31:33 AM »
I'm glad you mentioned SPIRIT OF WONDER...I liked the artwork, but I can't remember much about the story other than it had a little bit of a steampunk feel to it (before that genre had become as popular as it is today)

I realised when I read this, that I couldn't remember anything about the story either. So I'll have to dig out the issues and add them to the reading pile (Judge Dredd: The Uncensored Cursed Earth Saga is on top at the moment).

I am also a big Judge Dredd fan, although I find it difficult to keep up with the various Rebellion releases, but I've been reading Dredd (and other 2000 AD series like Rogue Trooper, Strontium Dog, A.B.C. Warriors, Nemesis the Warlock, etc.) since the Titan Books albums released in the 1980s.


steveinthecity

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #515 on: August 11, 2016, 09:01:13 AM »
I'm glad you mentioned SPIRIT OF WONDER...I liked the artwork, but I can't remember much about the story other than it had a little bit of a steampunk feel to it (before that genre had become as popular as it is today)

I realised when I read this, that I couldn't remember anything about the story either. So I'll have to dig out the issues and add them to the reading pile (Judge Dredd: The Uncensored Cursed Earth Saga is on top at the moment).

I am also a big Judge Dredd fan, although I find it difficult to keep up with the various Rebellion releases, but I've been reading Dredd (and other 2000 AD series like Rogue Trooper, Strontium Dog, A.B.C. Warriors, Nemesis the Warlock, etc.) since the Titan Books albums released in the 1980s.
Dredd can be a bit hokey and over the top with some plots and the "Law" thing, but it's a great series overall, imo, but well worth reading.  Additionally, anyone who can get these at their libraries should check it(them) out.  Probably falls mostly under the "hero" genre beyond the action-sci-fi futuristic thing for those interested.

I don't recognize Nemesis The Warrior.  Was that originally a Starlord magazine character?
Comics!

DeCarlo Rules

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #516 on: August 11, 2016, 09:58:16 AM »
I'm glad you mentioned SPIRIT OF WONDER...I liked the artwork, but I can't remember much about the story other than it had a little bit of a steampunk feel to it (before that genre had become as popular as it is today)

I realised when I read this, that I couldn't remember anything about the story either. So I'll have to dig out the issues and add them to the reading pile (Judge Dredd: The Uncensored Cursed Earth Saga is on top at the moment).


I am also a big Judge Dredd fan, although I find it difficult to keep up with the various Rebellion releases, but I've been reading Dredd (and other 2000 AD series like Rogue Trooper, Strontium Dog, A.B.C. Warriors, Nemesis the Warlock, etc.) since the Titan Books albums released in the 1980s.
Dredd can be a bit hokey and over the top with some plots and the "Law" thing, but it's a great series overall, imo, but well worth reading.  Additionally, anyone who can get these at their libraries should check it(them) out.  Probably falls mostly under the "hero" genre beyond the action-sci-fi futuristic thing for those interested.

I don't recognize Nemesis The Warrior.  Was that originally a Starlord magazine character?

NEMESIS THE WARLOCK is another great strip from 2000 AD, created by Pat Mills and Kevin O'Neill (who once had a DC Green Lantern Corps story of his rejected by the Comics Code Authority purely on the basis of his art style, because they found it repugnant). The same team later went on to create the equally great (creator-owned) MARSHAL LAW, sort of a cathartic avatar for all the comics creators who hate superhero comics but are forced to work on them if they expect to make a living in the American comics industry. Marshal Law was a hero-hunter who skewered superheroes, both in the visceral and the satirical senses of the word. And of course, O'Neill went on to illustrate Alan Moore's Victorian-era "superhero team", THE LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN.

A sample of the Mills/O'Neill NEMESIS:



One of the great things about the early 2000 AD characters was that a number of them didn't need to "spin-off" from one of the more popular features in order to inhabit the same universe. The above image shows Mek-Quake, Ro-Jaws, and Hammerstein, who also featured (individually, or together) in other 2000 AD strips like ROBO-HUNTER, RO-BUSTERS, and A.B.C. WARRIORS.
« Last Edit: August 11, 2016, 10:22:36 AM by DeCarlo Rules »

BettyReggie

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #517 on: August 12, 2016, 11:11:07 AM »
I'm going read these 6 Betty & Veronica #1's so I can put them in my comic frames. I'm going take my time reading them. I don't think it will take one day.
💝 -Hughes
💞-Cliff Chaing
💕 -Ryan Sook
💓-Genevieve F.T
💌-Tom Bancroft
💗-Ramon Perez
This morning I read Hughes & Cliff Chaing issues so far.
« Last Edit: August 12, 2016, 07:48:50 PM by BettyReggie »

invisifan

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #518 on: August 12, 2016, 02:39:18 PM »
Related trivia:  while it’s not close to a record, there appear to be (excluding the blank) 40 variant covers for B&V  — 24 specifically from ACP and the rest retailer and convention exclusives (including another Adam Hughes, an Andrew Pepoy. J.Scott Campbell and more).

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #519 on: August 13, 2016, 04:32:41 AM »
24 specifically from ACP and the rest retailer and convention exclusives (including another Adam Hughes, an Andrew Pepoy. J.Scott Campbell and more).

Do you have a list of these other sixteen variants? Are you counting signed editions separately?

invisifan

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #520 on: August 13, 2016, 08:07:32 AM »
Do you have a list of these other sixteen variants? Are you counting signed editions separately?
I don't count signed or sketch covers separately:
  • Adam Hughes SDCC Exclusive
  • Mike Federali — Tidewater Comicon Exclusive
  • J.Scott Campbell Exclusive … doesn’t seem to be for anyone though …
  • Andrew Pepoy — New England Comics Exclusive
  • … Comix Connection … everyone looks wasted on something〔apparently a self portrait〕 …
  • Dan Schoening — Curious Comics … nice one
  • Jenny Frison — Dynamic Forces … also nice
  • Des Taylor — Flying Colors Comics
  • Annie Wu — Fried Pie Comics
  • Jay P. Fosgitt — Comic City
  • Michael “Locoduck” Duron — M-M Comics
  • Dave Dorman — M-M Comics … forms a join cover with his Archie #1 Variant!
  • Pop Mhan — Comics and Gaming … Manga-ish
  • Sam Payne — Rick’s Comic City
  • Marco D'Alfonso — Stadium Comics … Hulk 181 tribute w/Betty as the Hulk〔don't ask〕
  • Stan Sakai — Atlantis Fantasyworld
« Last Edit: August 13, 2016, 08:16:45 AM by invisifan »

DeCarlo Rules

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #521 on: August 13, 2016, 11:26:13 AM »
Yesterday, I got JUGHEAD AND ARCHIE ANNUAL #22 in the mail and started reading that.
Also attended Boston Comic Con on Friday and found a number of deals, including a big pile of Archie Comics in VF/NM condition for $1 each:

B&V SPECTACULAR #76
BETTY AND VERONICA #196, 198, 199, 231, 250, 253, 256, 259, 260, 265
VERONICA #43, 71, 72, 74, 75, 134, 136, 209var (KEVIN)
KEVIN KELLER #2
JUGHEAD #187, 188, 200var*, 211 (had the #200 variant cover signed by Dan P.)


The best find: ARCHIE: THE BEST OF SAMM SCHWARTZ VOL. 1 hardcover (slightly dinged lower right-hand corner) for only five bucks!!

Also found a copy of that Papercutz THREE STOOGES "Bed Bugged" TPB by George Gladir and Stan Goldberg for $5. The only other things I bought worth mentioning were a TP reprint of ZORRO newspaper strips by Don McGregor and Tom Yeats, and a couple of manga TPs.

Dan Parent has the blank cover and convention exclusive variants of the Chapterhouse Comics DIE KITTY DIE #1 at his table at Boston Comic Con, so I'll probably pick those up on Sunday -- I also already picked up my Kickstarter rewards package from him at the show (minus the commission piece that I'll hopefully also pick up on Sunday). Haven't had time to look through it much, but I did read the Gisele backup story exclusive to the DKD hardcover collection. Got a couple of nice original Dan P. Archie and DKD art pages in there. I'll see what I can do a couple days later when I get some time about posting some pics of those.

Mark Waid and Erica Henderson are also at Boston Comic Con and were together with Dan Parent on an Archie panel on Friday afternoon. Adam Hughes was originally scheduled to appear but had to cancel (due to his workload) a month or two back.

Had my eye on some older Silver/Bronze SABRINAs and JOSIEs, but didn't buy them on Friday. I'll check back again on Sunday and if he still has them I might try to haggle with the guy for some kind of package deal for a dozen issues or so. We'll see.

« Last Edit: August 13, 2016, 12:27:01 PM by DeCarlo Rules »

BettyReggie

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #522 on: August 13, 2016, 03:25:54 PM »
I'm going read each of these for 12 minutes
🎠Betty & Veronica Annual Digest Magazine #1
🍎 Betty & Veronica Double Digest #1
☎ Betty & Veronica Comics Double Digest #239
🐯 B&V Friends Jumbo Comics Digest #250
🐷 World Of Archie Comics Double Digest #49
💞 World Of Archie Jumbo Comics Digest #60
🏯 Archie Giant Comics Digest Collection
« Last Edit: August 25, 2016, 08:07:21 AM by BettyReggie »

BettyReggie

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #523 on: August 13, 2016, 04:26:32 PM »
I finished Betty & Veronica Comics Double Digest #239 & World Of Archie Comics Double Digest #49.
« Last Edit: August 14, 2016, 08:30:57 PM by BettyReggie »

DeCarlo Rules

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #524 on: August 14, 2016, 04:04:37 PM »
Bronze Age swag (and a couple of Silver Age) that I got at Boston Comic Con today:













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