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An Archie Comics timeline (2009-2018): highlights & lowlights by DeCarlo Rules
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Author Topic: What comics have you been reading?  (Read 284208 times)

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DeCarlo Rules

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #555 on: August 24, 2016, 02:46:31 pm »
A big list for this week.
GIGANTO MAXIA (Dark Horse) - A done-in-one volume manga I had picked up at Boston Comic Con. Pretty good story, with some hyper-detailed artwork. Wish it had been printed at a larger size, because at the standard manga paperback size (tankobon) it's harder to appreciate all the work that obviously went into the art. It's by the same manga creator who did the series BERZERK (which I haven't read, but is supposedly pretty popular).
LEGENDS OF TOMORROW #6  - I'm not sure if this is the last issue or not. I was only following it to read the Metal Men story, which will hopefully be collected later into a trade paperback, but it ended with this issue, so I'm done. I liked it. I didn't bother reading any of the other stories other than to flip through them.
CIVIL WAR II: GODS OF WAR #3 (of 4) - I've followed most of Marvel's Hercules series (of which this is one) for the last decade or so. He's one of the few of Marvel's Silver Age characters that still continues to interest me.
GARTH ENNIS RED TEAM: DOUBLE TAP #2 (of 9) - A pretty strong reality-based police story, with good, convincing dialogue and procedural details.
UNCLE SCROOGE #17 - A pretty funny story about Donald challenging Scrooge to beat him in a virtual-reality videogame based on The Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck. It doesn't take much to guess who's going to win, but the story stayed interesting for the entire time.
INVINCIBLE #130 - Stuff happened, but this is way above my priority clearance level. No idea what's going on, really. I'll probably give up the struggle after one more issue if it doesn't become less murky to me. I mean, it seems like it could be potentially interesting if I could make out the context, but they're not exactly providing any help.
TITANS #2 - I'd probably be tempted to stick with this more if I liked the artwork better. I'll give it a few more to see where (if indeed anywhere) it's going.
DAREDEVIL/PUNISHER #4 (of 4) - Two characters that I really like in a story together, but this story didn't much impress me. So much better has been done with these two together.
SIX PACK & DOG WELDER: HARD TRAVELING HEROES #1 (of 6) - Impossible to explain.
SHE-WOLF #3 - If there's such a thing as a girlie werewolf horror story, I guess this would be it. Interesting enough for me to see it through to the end.
DETECTIVE COMICS #939 - This seems to be turning out to be the best of all the DC rebirthed titles, at least for me. I'm still not buying the redemption-seeking Matt Hagen (Clayface), though. It's possible that he'll turn on the team at some point, I guess. I'd like to see him replaced by Kirk Langstrom (Man-Bat).
DARK WEREWOLVES VS DINOSAURS #1 - Pretty weak. I'll pass on future issues.
HELLBLAZER #1 - Not a bad first issue. It even had Swamp Thing in it (always a plus for a Constantine story). This seems like the most likely candidate after Detective Comics for the DC comic that I might actually keep reading for more than the first story arc. The previous Constantine series was definitely lacking.
KINGSWAY WEST #1 - Interesting (so far) alt-history Old West story.
ACTION COMICS #962 - This was the end of the first story arc. Undecided if I'll continue or not.
WONDER WOMAN #5 - I've got mixed feelings about this book. On one hand, it seems like a substantial improvement on the character from the New 52 version, but I still have some reservations, and exactly what has changed about the character is still a little unclear to me at this point.
HAL JORDAN AND THE GREEN LANTERN CORPS #3 - The artwork is at least pretty good. The story's not grabbing me much, but I'll probably read up to #5 or 6, whenever it ends.
NORTHGUARD #1 - Just checked it out because it was a Chapterhouse Comics title. Doubt that I'll stick with it.
WEIRD DETECTIVE #3 - Police story with some H.P. Lovecraft thrown into the mix. One of the detectives has been inhabited by an alien being from HPL's "The Colour Out of Space".
PATSY WALKER AKA HELLCAT #9 - Still liking it.
LORDS OF THE JUNGLE #6 (of 6) - The conclusion of a time-travel story where Tarzan meets Sheena.
KONG OF SKULL ISLAND #2 (of 6) - A neat story that explains some things about how King Kong (and the native tribe that worships him) got to Skull Island in the first place. Which makes sense, since they're the only primates on an island whose indigenous fauna is comprised almost entirely of reptiles from the Age of Dinosaurs. Some great artwork by Carlos Magna here.
GODZILLA: RAGE AGAINST TIME #1 (of 5) - Another story set in the past, this time 13th Century Japan, where the invading Mongol hordes of Kublai Khan have somehow gotten control of the ancient daikaiju Gigan and Megalon. This is a pretty good (and pretty different) Godzilla comic, with some good artwork and a refreshingly different setting. The next issue is set in ancient Greece, so I'm looking forward to seeing the big G go up against some of the traditional giant monsters of Greek myth (Typhon, Charybdis, etc.).
MARS ATTACKS: THE OCCUPATION #5 (of 5) - I enjoyed the first 10-issue run of Mars Attacks, and the miniseries where Mars Attacks Judge Dredd. This was no exception. John Layman, the writer of the original IDW series, wrote it, so it's a direct sequel.
STAR TREK 50th ANNIVERSARY COVER CELEBRATION - Surprise! Bet you wouldn't have guessed that Archie and the gang are in this. This reprints 50 of the best Star Trek comic book covers. All but 2 came from IDW's Star Trek comics. They've done 60 issues of an ongoing series based on J.J. Abrams' reboot of the franchise, and over a dozen other miniseries (varying from 4 to 6 issues), plus some one shots -- an of those 100+ comics, virtually all of them have been available with at least two different cover art options, a smaller number of them with between 3 and 5 different covers. And they use some really good artists. Two of the covers here came from the original Gold Key Star Trek series from the 1960s/70s. So of the possible 48 covers chosen to represent IDW's comics, with something like 300 or more covers to pick from, it's kind of an honor that Dan Parent's alternate cover from STAR TREK (ongoing) #52, with Archie and the gang in Starfleet uniforms, was among those chosen. Yay, Dan!!







« Last Edit: August 24, 2016, 03:19:09 pm by DeCarlo Rules »

irishmoxie

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #556 on: August 24, 2016, 10:00:45 pm »
Archie #11 - The art was particularly bad. Maybe because 3 different people worked on it? Breakdowns, Finishes, and Special Thanks to Veronica Fish. Comparing this to Fiona Staples is astounding. Interesting how they tried to make it look like old Archie with the half page stories. But the comedy wasn't there. Battle of the Bands was nowhere near Jem and the Holograms levels.

DeCarlo Rules

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #557 on: August 25, 2016, 12:10:43 am »
Archie #11 - The art was particularly bad. Maybe because 3 different people worked on it? Breakdowns, Finishes, and Special Thanks to Veronica Fish. Comparing this to Fiona Staples is astounding. Interesting how they tried to make it look like old Archie with the half page stories. But the comedy wasn't there. Battle of the Bands was nowhere near Jem and the Holograms levels.

I was going to read the reprint in the back but I forgot to. Hopefully I didn't miss anything good, but I usually enjoy reading Waid's little text essays.

BettyReggie

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #558 on: August 25, 2016, 03:09:22 pm »
I read
Invincible #120 & #121 & #124
Morning Glories #40 & #41 & #46
« Last Edit: August 26, 2016, 12:28:41 pm by BettyReggie »

irishmoxie

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #559 on: August 25, 2016, 07:34:19 pm »
Archie #11 - The art was particularly bad. Maybe because 3 different people worked on it? Breakdowns, Finishes, and Special Thanks to Veronica Fish. Comparing this to Fiona Staples is astounding. Interesting how they tried to make it look like old Archie with the half page stories. But the comedy wasn't there. Battle of the Bands was nowhere near Jem and the Holograms levels.

I was going to read the reprint in the back but I forgot to. Hopefully I didn't miss anything good, but I usually enjoy reading Waid's little text essays.


The reprint was a Harry Lucey The Archies story from the late 60's which I know I've read before.

DeCarlo Rules

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #560 on: August 26, 2016, 12:48:54 am »
Archie #11 - The art was particularly bad. Maybe because 3 different people worked on it? Breakdowns, Finishes, and Special Thanks to Veronica Fish. Comparing this to Fiona Staples is astounding. Interesting how they tried to make it look like old Archie with the half page stories. But the comedy wasn't there. Battle of the Bands was nowhere near Jem and the Holograms levels.

I was going to read the reprint in the back but I forgot to. Hopefully I didn't miss anything good, but I usually enjoy reading Waid's little text essays.

The reprint was a Harry Lucey The Archies story from the late 60's which I know I've read before.

You never know. Sometimes I get surprised, like the last issue of CHILLING ADVENTURES OF SABRINA, which had an early Dan DeCarlo Sabrina reprint from Archie's Madhouse that I'd never read before. I think all of the reprints in the back of ARCHIE and JUGHEAD have been ones I've seen before, or at least almost all of them.


BettyReggie

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #561 on: August 26, 2016, 11:31:29 am »
I read
Invincible #129
Morning Glories #47 & #49
And each of these for 12 minutes
Archie's Favorite High School Comics
Jughead & Archie Jumbo Comics Digest #5
Archie & Friends Jumbo Comics Digest #17
Betty & Veronica Comics Annual #240

« Last Edit: August 26, 2016, 12:28:56 pm by BettyReggie »

DeCarlo Rules

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #562 on: August 26, 2016, 01:04:13 pm »
DISNEY MAGIC KINGDOM COMICS #2 (of 2) - There's a great long story in here where Mickey accidentally winds up in Disneyland, in an exact replica of his hometown, Mouseton. Mind you, this story was written and drawn for Disneyland's 30th Anniversary (1986) -- which was eight years before the actual Mickey's ToonTown attraction opened in Disneyland, so this story kind of predicted the future.

SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE VAMPIRES OF LONDON HC - This is Dark Horse's English translation of a graphic novel originally published (in two parts) in France. It's a pretty good story, and Holmes seemed true to character. I don't know if I liked it as much as Dynamite's various Sherlock Holmes miniseries, but I'd say it was an enjoyable read.

WALLY WOOD'S JUNGLE ADVENTURES WITH JIM KING AND ANIMAN HC - First, Vanguard put out hardcover collections of Wood's early (non-E.C.) science fiction comics, then his horror and crime comics. Now we have a collection of stories with a jungle theme. The book leads off with the best material, Animan from Wood's own prozine, Witzend #1 and 2, followed by five stories he did for Charlton Comics' Jungle Jim comic book (here changed to "Jim King") -- both of these hailing from the 1960s. That's the first 52 pages. The rest of the book is filled out with very early Wood comics circa 1950-51, most of it nearly unrecognizable compared to his polished work of just three or four years later. Still worth it.

CLOCKWORK APPLE by Osamu Tezuka TP - Very much like a collection of Twilight Zone stories, ranging from science fiction, and some horror and fantasy overtones, to more realist scenarios. This publication was funded through Kickstarter. I like these type of stories, and the endings here weren't too predictable, which always helps. All of the stories were originally created between 1968 and 1973. I plan to read Tezuka's 1953 shonen manga adaptation of Dostoyevsky's CRIME AND PUNISHMENT next.

BettyReggie

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #563 on: August 27, 2016, 11:28:17 am »
I read
Invincible #130
Archie #11-Thomas Pitilli
Jughead #8-Andre Szymanowic
And tonight I read
Jughead #8-Derek Charm
Archie #11-Veronica Fish
On Sunday I read a bunch of digital comics
🎉 Archie At The Chocklit Shoppe
💝 Team Betty
🐹 Archie & Friends-Pals Vs Gals
🐙 Betty & Veronica-Sabotage
☁ Betty & Veronica-Sleep Over Special
🐞 Archie 75th Series -Reggie & Me
⛵ Jughead's Cousin Bingo Wilkin
💚 Morning Glories-For Better Future
« Last Edit: August 31, 2016, 07:24:58 am by BettyReggie »

BettyReggie

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #564 on: August 30, 2016, 01:37:56 am »
I read
Life With Kevin
Betty's Diary-75th Series
« Last Edit: August 31, 2016, 07:25:12 am by BettyReggie »

BettyReggie

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #565 on: August 30, 2016, 10:38:58 am »
I read
Betty & Veronica #1-Chip Zdarsky variant
And I just started reading Scott Pilgrim's Precious Little Life-Volume #1 which I got from the Thrift Store.
« Last Edit: August 31, 2016, 07:25:29 am by BettyReggie »

BettyReggie

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #566 on: August 30, 2016, 06:13:07 pm »
I read these books for 12 minutes each
🎡 The Best Of Archie Comics-Betty & Veronica
😎 Archie 1000 Page Comics Explosion
🎁 Archie 1000 Page Comics Shindig
🎊 Archie 1000 Page Comics 75th Anniversary Bash
« Last Edit: August 31, 2016, 07:25:43 am by BettyReggie »

DeCarlo Rules

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #567 on: August 31, 2016, 09:19:27 am »
CRIME AND PUNISHMENT by Osamu Tezuka (adapted from Fyodor Dostoyevsky) TP
BRAVE DAN by Osamu Tezuka TP
TRITON OF THE SEA by Osamu Tezuka VOL 1 TP
ATOMCAT by Osamu Tezuka TP
ASTONISHING ANT-MAN #11
AFTERLIFE WITH ARCHIE #10
TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES UNIVERSE #1
DUCK AVENGER #0
HOWARD THE DUCK #10 (of 11)
SILVER SURFER #6 (#200)
FUTURE QUEST #4
PREDATOR VS. JUDGE DREDD VS. ALIENS #2
WORLD OF TANKS #1
TANK GIRL: 2 GIRLS 1 TANK #4 (of 4)
TRITON OF THE SEA by Osamu Tezuka VOL 2
TP - 1st 86 pages (of 432 pages)
ROM #1 & 2
MICKEY MOUSE: SHORTS SEASON ONE #2 (of 4)
« Last Edit: September 02, 2016, 03:46:29 pm by DeCarlo Rules »

BettyReggie

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #568 on: August 31, 2016, 05:07:56 pm »
I have read some digests for 12 minutes each . I haven't read any in while
🍏 Archie's Funhouse Jumbo Comics Digest #17
🍒 Archie's Funhouse Jumbo Comics Digest #20
🍓 World Of Archie Jumbo Comics Digest #60
🍉Jughead & Archie Jumbo Comics Digest #5
« Last Edit: September 01, 2016, 08:56:05 am by BettyReggie »

irishmoxie

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #569 on: August 31, 2016, 07:37:00 pm »
CRIME AND PUNISHMENT by Osamu Tezuka (adapted from Fyodor Dostoyevsky) TP
BRAVE DAN by Osamu Tezuka TP
TRITON OF THE SEA by Osamu Tezuka VOL 1 TP
ATOMCAT by Osamu Tezuka TP
ASTONISHING ANT-MAN #11
AFTERLIFE WITH ARCHIE #10
TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES UNIVERSE #1
DUCK AVENGER #0
HOWARD THE DUCK #10 (of 11)
SILVER SURFER #6 (#200)
FUTURE QUEST #4
PREDATOR VS. JUDGE DREDD VS. ALIENS #2
WORLD OF TANKS #1
TANK GIRL: 2 GIRLS 1 TANK #4 (of 4)
TRITON OF THE SEA by Osamu Tezuka
TP - 1st 86 pages (of 432 pages)
ROM #1 & 2
MICKEY MOUSE: SHORTS SEASON ONE #2 (of 4)


No Betty and Veronica #2?

 


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