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Author Topic: What comics have you been reading?  (Read 222678 times)

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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.
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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.
« Last Edit: September 08, 2016, 06:16:52 AM by DeCarlo Rules »

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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