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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 264403 times)

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BettyReggie

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #570 on: August 31, 2016, 09:26:13 PM »
Tfaw says the date of release of Betty & Veronica #2 now is October 5th well at least it will come out with Archie Meets The Ramones 🎤 🎸 🎹 🎶 🎵 🎼 🎧 🎤.
« Last Edit: September 02, 2016, 09:00:17 AM by BettyReggie »

DeCarlo Rules

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #571 on: September 01, 2016, 05:36:39 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
TP - 1st 86 pages (of 432 pages)
ROM #1 & 2
MICKEY MOUSE: SHORTS SEASON ONE #2 (of 4)


No Betty and Veronica #2?

Nope. JUGHEAD #9 will be out next week (hoping that the combination of Derek Charm and Sabrina's charm adds up to something magical), and hopefully I'll get my copy of the B&V GIRLS RULE trade collection. I'll have to review which recent digests I'm still missing copies of. At least ARCHIE BACK TO SCHOOL ANNUAL #271, possibly others.
« Last Edit: September 01, 2016, 08:31:59 AM by DeCarlo Rules »

BettyReggie

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #572 on: September 02, 2016, 03:07:24 PM »
I read each of books for 12 minutes
👻 Scott Pilgrim's Precious Little Life
🎄 Archie Double Digest #221
🎁 World Of Archie Christmas Annual
🐻 Jughead Double Digest #173
« Last Edit: September 03, 2016, 09:07:11 PM by BettyReggie »

DeCarlo Rules

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #573 on: September 02, 2016, 03:45:19 PM »
Finished TRITON OF THE SEA by Osamu Tezuka VOL 2 TP.

steveinthecity

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #574 on: September 03, 2016, 02:18:49 AM »
ROM #1 & 2

Is this a reboot I wasn't paying attention to?  The original series was pretty cool. Bedrock City Comics from Houston actually ran a ROM only booth at the STL convention a few years ago as a gimmick of sorts, and managed to cover costs of the booth.  There are some underground ROM fans out there evidently.  I was a little late to the party, but it would be nice to see all those early issues repackaged for sale.
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DeCarlo Rules

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #575 on: September 03, 2016, 05:15:35 AM »
ROM #1 & 2

Is this a reboot I wasn't paying attention to?  The original series was pretty cool. Bedrock City Comics from Houston actually ran a ROM only booth at the STL convention a few years ago as a gimmick of sorts, and managed to cover costs of the booth.  There are some underground ROM fans out there evidently.  I was a little late to the party, but it would be nice to see all those early issues repackaged for sale.

Yes. IDW has been expanding the number of their properties licensed from Hasbro (and other toy companies), first with MICRONAUTS, then ACTION MAN (which was the British version of the original G.I. Joe), now with ROM. This is all leading into a big crossover event series called REVOLUTION, which will feature all of the aforementioned properties plus the long-running G.I. JOE and TRANSFORMERS titles, and spinning off yet another new/old one, M.A.S.K.

This latest crossover would appear to be building on the success of a prior IDW crossover, TRANSFORMERS VS. G.I. JOE, which recently completed its 13-issue run. I hadn't been following either Transformers or G.I. Joe, but I bought that one simply because the art was drawn by Tom Scioli (co-creator, along with Joe Casey, of Image's GØDLAND series, which I loved) in his usual pseudo-Kirbyesque style.
« Last Edit: September 03, 2016, 05:39:18 AM by DeCarlo Rules »

steveinthecity

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #576 on: September 03, 2016, 12:07:13 PM »
ROM #1 & 2

Is this a reboot I wasn't paying attention to?  The original series was pretty cool. Bedrock City Comics from Houston actually ran a ROM only booth at the STL convention a few years ago as a gimmick of sorts, and managed to cover costs of the booth.  There are some underground ROM fans out there evidently.  I was a little late to the party, but it would be nice to see all those early issues repackaged for sale.

Yes. IDW has been expanding the number of their properties licensed from Hasbro (and other toy companies), first with MICRONAUTS, then ACTION MAN (which was the British version of the original G.I. Joe), now with ROM. This is all leading into a big crossover event series called REVOLUTION, which will feature all of the aforementioned properties plus the long-running G.I. JOE and TRANSFORMERS titles, and spinning off yet another new/old one, M.A.S.K.

This latest crossover would appear to be building on the success of a prior IDW crossover, TRANSFORMERS VS. G.I. JOE, which recently completed its 13-issue run. I hadn't been following either Transformers or G.I. Joe, but I bought that one simply because the art was drawn by Tom Scioli (co-creator, along with Joe Casey, of Image's GØDLAND series, which I loved) in his usual pseudo-Kirbyesque style.
Thanks for the info, I'll look these up. 

Just wondering when someone might bring
Action Jackson into comic book reality, or even Best Of The West.  Jay, Jamie, Janice, or Josie West might appeal to a younger market demo(horsies!)  Those Viking and Knight characters were pretty awesome as well, but I forget their names.  They would have kicked GI Joe butt going one on one, but the Joe's had better accessories plus the kung-fu grip thing going for them.  I still think Johnny West should get a comic.
Comics!

DeCarlo Rules

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #577 on: September 03, 2016, 02:09:53 PM »
Just wondering when someone might bring Action Jackson into comic book reality, or even Best Of The West.  Jay, Jamie, Janice, or Josie West might appeal to a younger market demo(horsies!)  Those Viking and Knight characters were pretty awesome as well, but I forget their names.  They would have kicked GI Joe butt going one on one, but the Joe's had better accessories plus the kung-fu grip thing going for them.  I still think Johnny West should get a comic.

You would appear to have a penchant for those briefly-marketed toy lines owned by now long-defunct manufacturers. Marx Toys and Mego Corp. have been out of business for many decades now. Too bad you didn't ask about Stretch Armstrong... I happen to know that one is now owned by Hasbro. No idea who (if anyone) now owns on the ones you mentioned. The only really viable nostalgia toy properties would probably be long-running franchises that had prior equally long-running comic book incarnations.
« Last Edit: September 03, 2016, 02:15:12 PM by DeCarlo Rules »

BettyReggie

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #578 on: September 03, 2016, 06:27:43 PM »
I read
Invincible #127 & #130
Jem & The Holograms -Holiday Special
« Last Edit: September 03, 2016, 09:06:56 PM by BettyReggie »

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #579 on: September 03, 2016, 06:47:27 PM »
Sonic the Hedgehog 285
Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur 10

DeCarlo Rules

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #580 on: September 03, 2016, 06:51:46 PM »
Today the mailman brought both ARCHIE BACK TO SCHOOL ANNUAL #271 (a month late, after sending an email to orderhelp@archiecomics.com earlier this week), and WORLD OF ARCHIE ANNUAL #62 (which might be a few days early, or a few days late, I'll have to check). So I'll be reading those within the next 24 hours.

steveinthecity

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #581 on: September 04, 2016, 02:05:37 AM »
Just wondering when someone might bring Action Jackson into comic book reality, or even Best Of The West.  Jay, Jamie, Janice, or Josie West might appeal to a younger market demo(horsies!)  Those Viking and Knight characters were pretty awesome as well, but I forget their names.  They would have kicked GI Joe butt going one on one, but the Joe's had better accessories plus the kung-fu grip thing going for them.  I still think Johnny West should get a comic.

You would appear to have a penchant for those briefly-marketed toy lines owned by now long-defunct manufacturers. Marx Toys and Mego Corp. have been out of business for many decades now. Too bad you didn't ask about Stretch Armstrong... I happen to know that one is now owned by Hasbro. No idea who (if anyone) now owns on the ones you mentioned. The only really viable nostalgia toy properties would probably be long-running franchises that had prior equally long-running comic book incarnations.
I don't know if it's a "penchant" per se, but I've always really liked those action figures, Mego as you mentioned in particular.  The Big Jim, Big Jack, Big Josh, etc. also seem pretty cool.  It's Kirby art in those 70's comic ads, is it not? 

I've always found it interesting that my playing with fighting or war themed "dolls" throughout my youth resulted in me being such a peaceful, kindly, and sensitive person in the long run.  8)

I even like those C.W. McCall themed figures now that I think about it.   :smitten:
Comics!

DeCarlo Rules

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #582 on: September 04, 2016, 04:37:07 AM »
The Big Jim, Big Jack, Big Josh, etc. also seem pretty cool.  It's Kirby art in those 70's comic ads, is it not? 

I've seen those comic book ads. It is Kirby. Not sure if the King did any actual packaging art for Mattel. I'm blanking on Big Josh and Big Jack, but wasn't there a Bulletman doll? Not the Fawcett/DC character, some Mattel original superhero, like the Captain Laser figure that was a late add-on to the Major Matt Mason toy line of the 1960s -- my dream comic franchise, along with the identically-scaled Ideal's Zeroids and Colorforms' Outer Space Men, but it'll never happen. There were abortive attempts at all of those, that managed to squeak out a single comic or two.

Anyway, back to Kirby. I'm not sure how he got set up on a number of these deals, but I know that he got some decent bucks for the re-designs of the second wave of Kenner's Super Powers figures. That's why the action figures weren't based on Kirby's original Fourth World character designs from 1970 -- it was a way to get Kirby money (that he wouldn't have gotten since he had no rights to the DC characters he'd created). The Mattel stuff obviously came earlier. I think Paul Levitz and Jenette Kahn worked some deal out with Kenner to help him out, and that's when DC wanted him to do the wrap up to the New Gods saga that eventually became the graphic novel The Hunger Dogs. I also remember seeing in the 70s these small carded games (like those slide puzzles and similar low-priced items) that had beautiful package graphics that were pure Kirby, and they were all classic hero characters like Tarzan, The Lone Ranger, etc. Not sure if those were Mattel too, or some other toy company.

I even like those C.W. McCall themed figures now that I think about it.   :smitten:

C.W. McCall sounds like it should be some kind of toy figure trying to tap into the brief C.B. radio fad of the 1970s (there was even an Archie story about that). Can't say that I'm familiar, though.

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #583 on: September 04, 2016, 11:00:46 AM »
i've been looking at the 1000 pagers that I own

BettyReggie

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #584 on: September 04, 2016, 12:22:35 PM »
I read in my comfy chair in my room & read these for 12 minutes each
🍉 Scott Pilgrim's - Precious Little Life-Volume #1
😈 Free Comic Book Day-World Of Archie Digest #1
🎅 World Of Archie Christmas Annual #53
🎁 Betty & Veronica Digest #185
☔ Archie Double Digest #221
« Last Edit: September 20, 2016, 04:38:11 PM by BettyReggie »

 


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