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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
  • Vegan Jughead: I'm gonna get it but I'm waiting for it to be at Barnes and Noble which I think will be July 10th or so. They released it to the direct market (comic shops) first.
    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
  • 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


Author Topic: What comics have you been reading?  (Read 264402 times)

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irishmoxie

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #30 on: April 06, 2016, 12:25:27 PM »
Archie #7 - not great. Don't like how they wouldn't tell us what Reggie did. The series keeps teasing but doesn't reveal much. Also there wasn't much of the girls in this issue. I'm looking forward to Betty and Veronica when it comes out this summer.

BettyReggie

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #31 on: April 06, 2016, 06:26:36 PM »
I agree, it was just ok. Hardly any Betty in this one. But we did see her holding hands with Sayid. Maybe she finally moved on from Archie. I wonder if Sayid is boyfriend material?
« Last Edit: April 07, 2016, 07:41:58 AM by BettyReggie »

irishmoxie

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #32 on: April 06, 2016, 08:03:18 PM »
Princeless Vol 2 and 3 - #3 featured my favorite character: Raven.

invisifan

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #33 on: April 07, 2016, 02:54:16 AM »
Princeless Vol 2 and 3 - #3 featured my favorite character: Raven.
Yeah, I consider Book 3 to really be Raven Book 0 … did you read the short stories book which shows their first meeting from a slightly different view?
 
As for Archie … interesting to see Mr. Mantle for a change, and the interaction there … it was an okay issue, nothing spectacular, but good.
Also the latest Henchgirl (#6) & working through PS238 …

DeCarlo Rules

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #34 on: April 07, 2016, 03:02:01 AM »
MONDAY 04-04
ARCHIE'S FUNHOUSE DOUBLE DIGEST # 5

TUESDAY 04-05
ARCHIE’S FUNHOUSE JUMBO COMICS # 6 (not finished)
ARCHIE’S FUNHOUSE DOUBLE DIGEST # 7

WEDNESDAY 04-06
SWAMP THING #4 (OF 6)
UNCLE SCROOGE #417
MICKEY MOUSE #320
BOB’S BURGERS #10
JUSTICE LEAGUE DARKSEID WAR SPECIAL #1
SUPERMAN: THE COMING OF THE SUPERMEN #3 (OF 6)
WONDER WOMAN: EARTH ONE HC
EMPRESS #1 (OF 7)
THE INFINITY ENTITY #4 (OF 4)
UNCANNY X-MEN #6
BLACK WIDOW #2
BLACK PANTHER #1
LOBSTER JOHNSON (#23) THE FORGOTTEN MAN
SABRINA THE TEENAGE WITCH #14 (June 1998)
DILTON’S STRANGE SCIENCE (1989) #1, 2, 4, 5

Off-topic:
Anyone else having this problem? Since the site came back, it seems to always insist on putting extra spaces in between lines whenever I compose a post.
« Last Edit: April 07, 2016, 03:04:49 AM by DeCarlo Rules »

JonInIowaCity

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #35 on: April 07, 2016, 09:30:30 AM »
I read Archie #7 last night. Hopefully I'll read the latest Uncanny X-Men and Die Kitty Die! #2 tonight or tomorrow.

DeCarlo Rules

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #36 on: April 07, 2016, 09:40:14 AM »
I read Archie #7 last night. Hopefully I'll read the latest Uncanny X-Men and Die Kitty Die! #2 tonight or tomorrow.


Uncanny X-Men #6 is some kind of lead-in to another massive crossover story, "Apocalypse War". As such, I'm already losing interest (the first five issues were better than I expected them to be), and having art by a couple of fill-in artists didn't help much. That's pretty much been the story of my X-Men reading experience though -- I read 6 or 8 issues, then there's some lousy crossover tie-in issues, and I quit reading.

JonInIowaCity

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #37 on: April 07, 2016, 09:43:38 AM »
One thing that I'm liking (in theory at least) about the "Apocalypse Wars" is that it seems to be more of a thematic crossover instead of an actual crossover. Kind of like "Fall of the Mutants" back in the 80s. They all have Apocalypse stories, but the books aren't directly connected. I prefer crossovers like that because I can skip out on some of the books if I don't like those titles!!

BettyReggie

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #38 on: April 07, 2016, 11:04:08 AM »
I read my digital copy of Archie #7. And Cheryl Blossom #28 & #29 & part #2 of 3 issues when Cheryl gets a summer job.
« Last Edit: April 07, 2016, 12:18:33 PM by BettyReggie »

60sBettyandReggie

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Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #39 on: April 07, 2016, 01:32:11 PM »
I want to read The Best of Archie Book Four but it's checked out at the library  :(

invisifan

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #40 on: April 07, 2016, 01:46:16 PM »
I suppose you can at least be happy there’s at least one other Archie fan at or near your library system … :-\

DeCarlo Rules

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #41 on: April 07, 2016, 02:21:04 PM »
Read today...

SABRINA'S HOLIDAY SPECTACULAR #2 (1993) - There's a 3-part new story that takes up about half the issue; the rest are reprints (that I'd mostly read before). The new story tries to cover Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's, all in one story (the previous issue's story was completely Halloween-based). Just need to find the third issue now.
REGGIE'S REVENGE #1 (1994) - One new 8-page story, plus a bunch of Reggie-centric reprints. Surprisingly (they're all sourced), none of them originally from REGGIE's own series. All of the reprints have the "Reggie's Revenge" logo pasted on them, though.
WORLD OF JUGHEAD (Archie Giant Series) #542 - "Throughout History With Jughead!" - A bunch of short stories with Jughead existing in different time periods... no other explanation offered. (I was sort of hoping it could be retroactively explained by way of the Time Police, but... nah.)
FACULTY FUNNIES #1-5 (1989) - The complete series, which strangely enough, has both an "origin issue" and a final issue where the "Awesome Foursome" lose their superpowers for good. You don't see that often in a comic book series.
WORLD OF ARCHIE (Giant Series) #587, 599 - Two issues that introduced the EXPLORERS OF THE UNKNOWN, by Rich Margopoulis and Rex Lindsay (the same people responsible for JUGHEAD'S TIME POLICE). Kind of a shameless rip-off of Jack Kirby's Challengers of the Unknown, even to the point of the team having their secret base inside a mountaintop. It's surprising that DC's lawyers never sent ACP a cease-and-desist letter (or maybe they did, and that's when the series ended).

It's always fascinating when reading these older Archie Comics to look through the ads and see not only what they were publishing at that time, but what they were selling. 1990s Archies seem to have all kinds of merchandise offered through mail-order. These had some ads for things like the Riverdale High "Archie Romance Novels", t-shirts, hats, watches, a 1990 calendar, and posters, including two 6-foot tall posters of Archie and Jughead!

BettyReggie

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #42 on: April 07, 2016, 03:05:21 PM »
I read Archie Volume #1, the beautiful book that just came out. I read it for 15 minutes. I also read Archie #1- the Fiona Staple cover with white border & Archie #2-Paul Renaud variant & Archie #3-Andrew Robinson variant & Archie #4-Jaime Hernandez variant.
« Last Edit: April 07, 2016, 04:44:39 PM by BettyReggie »

Great Gazoo

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Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #43 on: April 07, 2016, 03:22:22 PM »
I just read Pep Digital #4. Archie & Friends Spring Has Sprung.

BettyReggie

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #44 on: April 07, 2016, 06:27:58 PM »
I read both of books for 15 minutes then finished Archie Winter Annual #265.I also read Archie 1000 Mega Comics Digest.

 


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