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  • 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
  • rusty: I file Jughead under J and Reggie under R in all of their incarnations, though I do file the original Lois Lane and Jimmy Olsen books under S since that keeps them with the Superman books and also because they kept that title throughout their entire run.  If anyone wants to look up Jughead or Reggie in Overstreet, though, they will have to look under A for the early issues.
    June 10, 2018, 07:56:27 AM
  • BettyReggie: I can't wait to get that Reggie book. It's coming out the day after my 39th Birthday.
    June 10, 2018, 06:42:06 AM
  • DeCarlo Rules: Yeah, I never understood why publishers felt the need to point that out on the covers of a comic book, like maybe someone didn't really know who REGGIE was, and might buy it just because they noticed the words "Archie's Rival" above the big letters that spelled REGGIE? Same with "Archie's Pal" or "Superman's Pal" or "Superman's Girl Friend" -- like some potential buyer wouldn't know who Jughead, Jimmy Olsen, or Lois Lane was, but would know who Archie or Superman was? Just assume you're selling the product to idiots, I guess. Is anyone really filing REGGIE under "A" for Archie's Pal in their collections??
    June 10, 2018, 05:42:02 AM
  • rusty: In it's first incarnation, Reggie was titled ARCHIE'S RIVAL, REGGIE.  It wasn't until after the title was resurrected nearly a decade later that it became REGGIE and then REGGIE AND ME.
    June 09, 2018, 10:23:13 PM
  • Tuxedo Mark: I've never understood why those old titles had "and Me" in them, anyway. Why not just name the titles after the starring characters?
    June 09, 2018, 08:17:45 PM
  • DeCarlo Rules: Funny that the trade paperback collection is entitled REGGIE AND ME Vol. 1, when his floppy comic book series was actually titled just plain REGGIE for the first 18 issues (and going on hiatus for nine years in between issues #14 and 15). Since it's only a 224-page book, that should mean we'll be seeing reprints of stories from the first 9 (or maybe 10) issues. So shouldn't it be titled REGGIE Vol. 1? Unless they actually do plan to start the first volume with issue #19 from 1966 (the first classic Evilheart issue) where the title actually changed to REGGIE AND ME. My theory is that the ME in that title = Evilheart, unlike the prior titles ARCHIE AND ME (where ME = Mr. Weatherbee), or BETTY AND ME (where the ME = Archie).
    June 09, 2018, 12:59:59 PM


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steveinthecity

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #585 on: September 05, 2016, 12:39:43 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.
I didn't know about Kirby's involvement with designing action figures or Super Powers, so I appreciate the info.  Glad to know he was being compensated for that work.

C.W. McCall was a real thing ---he or they recorded the song "Convoy" during the CB craze and toys followed shortly thereafter.  What red blooded American kid didn't dream of life on the open road in an 18-wheeler?  Never saw the actual toys, just pics from an old Sears catalog and e-Bay.  My trucking life went as far as standing along a highway pumping my arm up and down to encourage a passing truck to blow it's airhorn.  Life was simpler back then for six and seven year olds.  :(

Sticking more to the thread topic I read Our Love Story #32 from Marvel(1974), also B&V #149.  I'm tempted to start a "Bronze Age in review" thread as I read and re-read material from this era all the time, but not sure if many are interested in the older stuff.
Comics!

BettyReggie

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #586 on: September 06, 2016, 08:50:10 PM »
No reading for me today. I'm was too tired.
« Last Edit: September 07, 2016, 08:35:11 AM by BettyReggie »

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #587 on: September 06, 2016, 10:51:54 PM »
I read some of Betty and Veronica Comics Double Digest #246

DeCarlo Rules

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #588 on: September 07, 2016, 01:24:00 AM »
BETTY BOOP'S BIG BREAK (1990)
KO-KO THE KLOWN AND HIS CHRISTMAS ADVENTURE (2000)
FLINTSTONES #3
RICK AND MORTY #17
RICK AND MORTY: L'IL POOPY SUPERSTAR #2 (of 5)
SQUADRON SUPREME #11
UNCANNY X-MEN #12
MOON KNIGHT #6
KILL OR BE KILLED #2
NOWHERE MEN #11
SKYBOURNE #1
HENCHGIRL #10
MICRONAUTS #5
STAR TREK #59 & 60
GUNS OF THE BLACK BAT #2 (of 3)
BETTY AND VERONICA: GIRLS RULE! TP
JUGHEAD #9
ARCHIE'S FUNHOUSE JUMBO COMICS #22

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DeCarlo Rules

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #589 on: September 07, 2016, 01:29:25 AM »
Sticking more to the thread topic I read Our Love Story #32 from Marvel(1974), also B&V #149.  I'm tempted to start a "Bronze Age in review" thread as I read and re-read material from this era all the time, but not sure if many are interested in the older stuff.

I'd read it. Any noteworthy stories in Our Love Story #32?

steveinthecity

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #590 on: September 07, 2016, 01:43:52 AM »
Sticking more to the thread topic I read Our Love Story #32 from Marvel(1974), also B&V #149.  I'm tempted to start a "Bronze Age in review" thread as I read and re-read material from this era all the time, but not sure if many are interested in the older stuff.

I'd read it. Any noteworthy stories in Our Love Story #32?
Not really noteworthy, interesting to me for the over the top dramatics, male perspective plots written for the primary story characters(young women), and some nice Gene Colan art.  Pretty good art in general I'd say.  Several stories were reprints from Our Love(#1 & 2 in 1970) as Stan obviously wasn't writing these comics by '74. Not sure when he stopped, kind of like what you were seeing in the Millie comics you posted on the "old" forum.  Sometimes the indicia helps to find the original year of publication, but sometimes not. I just find the romance comics to be a fun read.  Please keep that just between you and me, though.
Comics!

BettyReggie

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #591 on: September 07, 2016, 06:33:16 AM »
I just read my digital copy of Jughead #9. It was ok, The science fair was crazy. Jughead made a human of himself with food- Burgers & Hot Dogs & Nanchos.  The part with Dilton was boring. I hate Dilton.  Any way the rest of story was better. Jughead actually had a crush on the lady outside handing out coupons for Burgers but he couldn't who she was because of custome. And what a shocker, it's Sabrina.
I think I like Chip Zdarsky's writing the book better.
« Last Edit: September 07, 2016, 08:37:59 AM by BettyReggie »

DeCarlo Rules

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #592 on: September 07, 2016, 07:21:17 AM »
I just read my digital copy of Jughead #9. It was ok, The science fair was crazy. Jughead made a human of himself with food- Burgers & Hot Dogs & Nanchos.  The part with Dilton was boring. I hate Dilton.  Any way the rest of story was better. Jughead actually had a crush on the lady outside handing out coupons for Burgers but he couldn't who she was because of custome. And what a shocker, it's Sabrina.
I think I like Chip Zdarsky's writing the book better.

Wow, you must really hate science. That really shouldn't matter though, as the story took place during an art competition. Surely you didn't think a mannequin made out of hamburgers qualifies under even the loosest definition of "science"?? Dilton was explaining how he used math and a computer to create art, but he's only in a few panels of the story, so what's the big deal. It's an art competition, so naturally there would be other students from Riverdale High competing. It's just a simple way of showing the contrast between Jughead's approach to creating art and Dilton's.

How could you be shocked that the Burger Lady turned out to be Sabrina? She's on the cover, which kind of gives away the ending of the story. I guess it would have made for a better story if they hadn't put her on the cover, since she's the only suspect for who's in the Burger Lady outfit.
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BettyReggie

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #593 on: September 07, 2016, 08:42:42 AM »
I just can't stand Dilton. He's just terrible. I hate science. And he is a nerd. How does he have friends? There was no Kevin in the issue. And when will we see Ethel? Is Jellybean ever going make a appearance? I like the part where they are all discussing that Jughead was going on a date. That part was good.
I'm going catch up on reading Archie. The ones from my subscription.
Archie #8, #9, #10, #11

« Last Edit: September 07, 2016, 11:25:20 AM by BettyReggie »

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Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #594 on: September 07, 2016, 06:05:19 PM »
Random Zits: A Zits Treasury

BettyReggie

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #595 on: September 07, 2016, 08:54:53 PM »
I read those religious Archie Comics
Archie's Car
Archie's World
Laugh #339

DeCarlo Rules

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #596 on: September 08, 2016, 04:57:50 AM »
I just can't stand Dilton. He's just terrible. I hate science. And he is a nerd. How does he have friends?

Because not everyone hates science like you. Scientists have friends and families, just like everyone else. Unless they are those stereotypical "mad scientists" that you see in movies and comic books -- then they just have lackies, like Mad Doctor Doom and Chester.  :)

Dilton's a good guy. He helps everyone out, or at least tries to (sometimes his attempts to help people backfire, but at least his heart's in the right place). Unlike, say... Reggie, who can be a selfish, egotistical ratfink, but has his fans anyway just because he's good looking. So what if Dilton's a little different than the typical guys at Riverdale High. Should I hate Ethel because she's different and isn't as pretty as the other girls at RHS? She may not be one of my favorite characters, but I don't hate her. Should I hate people in wheelchairs because they're a little different than most people? That strikes me as an odd attitude to take.

How do you feel about Simon Silverstein (also known as "Prankenstein")? The reason I ask is that he's brainy, short, and not the hunky type (like Dilton), but at the same time he's got the same bad attitude as Reggie (thinks he's superior to others because he has a big ego, and is always pulling pranks on people). I guess that if he was tall and good looking, you'd probably like him despite his brains and ego. Dilton's smarter than almost anyone else at Riverdale High, but he doesn't lord it over anyone because of his superior intelligence, he just tries to be one of the gang and a regular guy (in his own way), and help out his friends in any way he can. So he's obsessed with science...  and Jughead's obsessed with food, Archie's obsessed with girls, and Reggie's obsessed with himself. What's the difference?

I don't even understand how someone can say "I hate science." Do you hate indoor plumbing and heating, medical health care, electric wheelchairs, television, computers, the internet, mobile phones, digital comic books? None of those things would even exist without science. We'd all be living in caves, hunting our own food or gathering nuts and berries if not for science. People with no mobility would be dead from starvation if they couldn't do those things by themselves.
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BettyReggie

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #597 on: September 08, 2016, 05:11:19 AM »
Basically I just don't like his character. He is boring. All his stories are a waste, I skip over them. With Ethel I can go either way, she's not interesting. And she is a sad sack. Can't Veronica doll her up. Veronica give her a makeover . And could help her a little. She is only trying to get Jughead. Some prize he is.
« Last Edit: September 08, 2016, 07:24:14 AM by BettyReggie »

DeCarlo Rules

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #598 on: September 08, 2016, 06:40:54 AM »
Basically I just don't like his character. He is boring. All his stories are a waste, I skip over them.

Okay. Sort of like me and Little Archie (or Little Anybody, actually). I wouldn't say I hate Little Archie, though. Just "no interest". His stories just take up space in the digests that could be devoted to other stories I like better. Heck, if this was a democracy and you could order up your stories with only the characters you like in them, ala carte, I'd just vote to skip Archie altogether, in favor of other characters. To me he's the least interesting character, and appears in far too many stories. Most of the really good Archie stories are the ones from 1955-1965. Just my opinion.

With Ethel I can go either way, she's not interesting. And she is a sad sack. Can't Veronica doll her up. Veronica give her a makeover . And could help her a little. She is only trying to get Jughead. Some prize he is.

Yeah, isn't it amazing how many girls have been interested in him, though? Offhand, a partial list would include Ethel Muggs, January McAndrews, Debbi Dalton, Joani Jumpp, Anita Chavita, Jackie Frost, Trula Twyst, and Toni Topaz. And now I guess we have to add Sabrina Spellman to that list. That's only nine girls though, in 75 years. Archie has dated hundreds, although most of them were just a one-time fling, and what's so special about him?

There have been more than a few stories where Ethel got a makeover. Overall, her ugliness has been really toned down in the last 25 years. In that one story I mentioned on another thread where she got herself all dolled up with a new dress, hairdo and makeup to go to a model railroading expo with Archie she practically looks cute, and I've seen several other stories where she's been cuted up quite a bit as well.

BettyReggie

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #599 on: September 08, 2016, 11:15:53 AM »
I read
Betty & Veronica #1-Stephanie Buscema
And each of these for 12 minutes
Archie Double Digest #221
Free Comic Book Day-World Of Archie Digest #1
Jughead Double Digest #173
And I finished reading Scott Pilgrim's Precious Little Life-Volume #1
And Tonight I read these fo t 12 minutes
Betty & Veronica Comics Annual #240
Archie's Funhouse Jumbo Comics Digest #17 & #20
World Of Archie Jumbo Comics Digest #60
« Last Edit: September 11, 2016, 08:41:10 AM by BettyReggie »

 


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