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What comics have you been reading?

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BettyReggie

September 11, 2016, 06:33:13 am #600 Last Edit: September 13, 2016, 09:17:52 am by BettyReggie
I read several Digital Comics for 12 minutes each.
🌷 Betty's Diary
🔉 Jughead's Time Police
🐇 Jughead In Love
🌈 Betty & Veronica #245
🏠 World Of Archie-Pals VS Gals
🎭 Team Betty
🌆 Archie At The Chocklit Shoppe
📞 Archie Explores Of The Unknown
This Morning I read these for 12 minutes each
📖 B &V Friends Jumbo Comics Digest #250
📖 The Best Of Betty & Veronica
📖 Archie 1000 Page Comics Explosion
📖 I finished World Of Archie Jumbo Comics Digest #60
📖 Betty #99
📖 Betty #138
📖 Betty #145

BettyReggie

September 12, 2016, 09:09:46 am #601 Last Edit: September 14, 2016, 12:37:31 am by BettyReggie
I read
Betty #100
Veronica #155 & #199
The rest of day I didn't read anything else. I wasn't in the mood.

BettyReggie

I read these books for 12 minutes each
🎄 B & V Friends Jumbo Comics Digest #250
🎄 Betty & Veronica Jumbo Comics Digest #233
🎄 Jughead & Archie Jumbo Comics Digest #5
🎄 Archie's Funhouse Jumbo Comics Digest #20

DeCarlo Rules

CIVIL WAR II: GODS OF WAR #4 (of 4)
DOOM PATROL #1
DETECTIVE COMICS #940
ACTION COMICS #963
WONDER WOMAN #6
HAL JORDAN AND THE GREEN LANTERN CORPS #4
SUPERWOMAN #2
ASTRO CITY #38
POWER RANGERS: PINK #3 (of 6)
THE SHADOW: THE DEATH OF MARGO LANE #4 (of 5)
BATMAN '66 MEETS STEED AND MRS PEEL #3 (of 6)
ROCHELLE #2 (of 3)
ONE-PUNCH MAN GN VOL 08
SPIRIT OF WONDER #1-5
(Dark Horse, 1996)

SAGG

Quote from: DeCarlo Rules on September 14, 2016, 11:50:18 pm
CIVIL WAR II: GODS OF WAR #4 (of 4)
DOOM PATROL #1
DETECTIVE COMICS #940
ACTION COMICS #963
WONDER WOMAN #6
HAL JORDAN AND THE GREEN LANTERN CORPS #4
SUPERWOMAN #2
ASTRO CITY #38
POWER RANGERS: PINK #3 (of 6)
THE SHADOW: THE DEATH OF MARGO LANE #4 (of 5)
BATMAN '66 MEETS STEED AND MRS PEEL #3 (of 6)
ROCHELLE #2 (of 3)
ONE-PUNCH MAN GN VOL 08
SPIRIT OF WONDER #1-5
(Dark Horse, 1996)
One Punch Man is awesome,dude!! :P Have you seen the anime yet? Hmmm--no Future Quest, buddy. I thought it was your favorite DC comic.... :)

DeCarlo Rules

September 15, 2016, 10:15:57 am #605 Last Edit: September 15, 2016, 10:59:56 am by DeCarlo Rules
Quote from: SAGG on September 15, 2016, 10:09:01 am
One Punch Man is awesome,dude!! :P Have you seen the anime yet? Hmmm--no Future Quest, buddy. I thought it was your favorite DC comic.... :)


One-Punch Man is indeed awesome! It's practically a re-invention of the whole superhero genre. I haven't seen the anime yet, but this volume has a couple of "congrats" and "thank you's" regarding the anime. Hard to believe this all started as a webcomic, then it went viral with over a million hits, and then began appearing in print in Shonen Jump (which is the best-selling comic in Japan), before being collected as paperbacks, and eventually translated to English -- and that whole journey was remarkably short. That sort of makes the whole Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles thing back in the 80s look like a mere fluke by comparison, because the webmanga was a huge success BEFORE anything else, the print version OR the anime got made. I'll probably just wait and get the whole anime series on DVD when it comes out.

???  Future Quest #4 came out at the end of July, so I'm not sure which issue you're talking about. I read that a couple of weeks ago, and there hasn't been a new one since then. It was on my list back at the top of Page 39 of this thread. #5 isn't due out until the first week in October.

For some strange reason, all of those DC Rebirth titles that I still read ALL come out the same week. Except maybe for Titans and Hellblazer, I think. I know I don't have any DCs on my "to read" list for next week, and some weeks I have no Marvels to read. Sometimes just one like this week (Gods of War #4, which is really a continuation of Hercules) or two or three, like next week (Ant-Man #12, Patsy Walker #10 and Punisher #5). Normally I just borrow the Marvels to read (and get the trade paperbacks later), except for Patsy Walker. I don't know if I'll be getting any of those DC Rebirth titles as trade paperbacks. I kind of doubt it. Maybe Detective Comics, or possibly Hellblazer (haven't read enough issues yet to decide) if anything. The only DCs I buy now as floppy comics are Batman '66, Wonder Woman '77, Scooby-Doo Team-Up and Future Quest, and I still get the trade paperbacks (hardcover in the case of Batman '66) later!

SAGG

September 15, 2016, 03:52:32 pm #606 Last Edit: September 15, 2016, 03:59:30 pm by SAGG
Quote from: DeCarlo Rules on September 15, 2016, 10:15:57 am
Quote from: SAGG on September 15, 2016, 10:09:01 am
One Punch Man is awesome,dude!! :P Have you seen the anime yet? Hmmm--no Future Quest, buddy. I thought it was your favorite DC comic.... :)


One-Punch Man is indeed awesome! It's practically a re-invention of the whole superhero genre. I haven't seen the anime yet, but this volume has a couple of "congrats" and "thank you's" regarding the anime. Hard to believe this all started as a webcomic, then it went viral with over a million hits, and then began appearing in print in Shonen Jump (which is the best-selling comic in Japan), before being collected as paperbacks, and eventually translated to English -- and that whole journey was remarkably short. That sort of makes the whole Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles thing back in the 80s look like a mere fluke by comparison, because the webmanga was a huge success BEFORE anything else, the print version OR the anime got made. I'll probably just wait and get the whole anime series on DVD when it comes out.

???  Future Quest #4 came out at the end of July, so I'm not sure which issue you're talking about. I read that a couple of weeks ago, and there hasn't been a new one since then. It was on my list back at the top of Page 39 of this thread. #5 isn't due out until the first week in October.

For some strange reason, all of those DC Rebirth titles that I still read ALL come out the same week. Except maybe for Titans and Hellblazer, I think. I know I don't have any DCs on my "to read" list for next week, and some weeks I have no Marvels to read. Sometimes just one like this week (Gods of War #4, which is really a continuation of Hercules) or two or three, like next week (Ant-Man #12, Patsy Walker #10 and Punisher #5). Normally I just borrow the Marvels to read (and get the trade paperbacks later), except for Patsy Walker. I don't know if I'll be getting any of those DC Rebirth titles as trade paperbacks. I kind of doubt it. Maybe Detective Comics, or possibly Hellblazer (haven't read enough issues yet to decide) if anything. The only DCs I buy now as floppy comics are Batman '66, Wonder Woman '77, Scooby-Doo Team-Up and Future Quest, and I still get the trade paperbacks (hardcover in the case of Batman '66) later!
I responded because you didn't have FQ on your favorite comics list at all. :)  Meanwhile, I'm reading OPM on my computer, catching up on it. In case you're interested, or don't know, it comes on Saturday night/Sunday mornings on Adult Swim...

DeCarlo Rules

September 15, 2016, 04:22:26 pm #607 Last Edit: September 15, 2016, 04:44:32 pm by DeCarlo Rules
Quote from: SAGG on September 15, 2016, 03:52:32 pm
I responded because you didn't have FQ on your favorite comics list at all. :) 


"Favorite comics list"? Where are we doing that? This thread is just for "What comics have you been reading?", so I normally list them as I read them, with the bulk of the non-graphic novel/trade collections occurring every Wednesday. As I mentioned, I listed Future Quest #4 among the comics I read back a couple of weeks ago, at the top of Page 39 of this thread. SteveInTheCity recently started a "Favorite Comics Genres" thread, but that's not the same as "Favorite Comics", so it wouldn't be listing individual titles.

Quote from: SAGG on September 15, 2016, 03:52:32 pmMeanwhile, I'm reading OPM on my computer, catching up on it. In case you're interested, or don't know, it comes on Saturday night/Sunday mornings on Adult Swim...


I prefer marathon-watching an entire series (or at least an entire season of a series). I find I enjoy it more and it's easier to connect bits and pieces from individual episodes, if it's a continuing story. Even if the episodes are basically self-contained, I just like immersing myself in a show for hours at a time. So like I said, I'll just wait until the entire thing comes out on DVD and buy it. There's no way I'm not going to like it, unless it's completely different from the manga. I mean yes, I expect there will be some differences in the story between the manga and the anime, that's pretty common, but as long as it's faithful in the main points, I'm good with that.

irishmoxie

Quote from: SAGG on September 15, 2016, 10:09:01 am
Quote from: DeCarlo Rules on September 14, 2016, 11:50:18 pm
CIVIL WAR II: GODS OF WAR #4 (of 4)
DOOM PATROL #1
DETECTIVE COMICS #940
ACTION COMICS #963
WONDER WOMAN #6
HAL JORDAN AND THE GREEN LANTERN CORPS #4
SUPERWOMAN #2
ASTRO CITY #38
POWER RANGERS: PINK #3 (of 6)
THE SHADOW: THE DEATH OF MARGO LANE #4 (of 5)
BATMAN '66 MEETS STEED AND MRS PEEL #3 (of 6)
ROCHELLE #2 (of 3)
ONE-PUNCH MAN GN VOL 08
SPIRIT OF WONDER #1-5
(Dark Horse, 1996)
One Punch Man is awesome,dude!! :P Have you seen the anime yet? Hmmm--no Future Quest, buddy. I thought it was your favorite DC comic.... :)


How's Spirit of Wonder? I picked these up for cheap based on your recommendation and the fact that I loved his recent graphic novel Wandering Island despite the non ending. Haven't had time to read them yet.

SAGG

Well, DR, I  assumed FQ was one of your favorite comics, so I added it. 😆

DeCarlo Rules

Quote from: SAGG on September 15, 2016, 11:32:48 pm
Well, DR, I  assumed FQ was one of your favorite comics, so I added it. 😆


Still confused, SAGG. What do you mean you added it? Where did you add it? Was there an old thread here somewhere about "Your favorite comics" that I somehow forgot about? On THIS thread, I just list all the comics I read, whether they're my favorites or not.

DeCarlo Rules

September 16, 2016, 01:00:29 am #611 Last Edit: September 16, 2016, 12:05:10 pm by DeCarlo Rules
Quote from: irishmoxie on September 15, 2016, 07:25:08 pm
How's Spirit of Wonder? I picked these up for cheap based on your recommendation and the fact that I loved his recent graphic novel Wandering Island despite the non ending. Haven't had time to read them yet.


Spirit of Wonder left me wondering if that's all there was to it, just the 5 issues that Dark Horse published in 1996. I mean, it's okay, and I liked the art, but it's kind of a little thing, a piece of fluff. A little steampunk thing where the eccentric genius scientist (Dr. Breckenridge) was obviously inspired by Lionel Jeffries, who played the part of Mr. Cavor, the scientist who invents the anti-gravity substance named "Cavorite" and takes trip to become one of THE FIRST MEN IN THE MOON (in the 1964 film directed by Nathan Juran, based on H.G. Wells' 1901 novel of the same title).

The first two issues tell a complete story, then the third issue is a standalone story, then the last two issues tell another complete story. So it's a bit episodic, and doesn't really go anywhere in particular. It's a nice little character piece for Miss China, the main character, and it left me wanting to read more about her, but is that all there is? I had to seach the web for answers, and now I'm even more confused. Apparently the Dark Horse translation of Spirit of Wonder is actually Volume TWO. You can read that online here:

http://www.mangareader.net/spirit-of-wonder/2

I wonder what you might think of Miss China (who is never given another name in the story). In some ways, she's stereotypical -- a young Chinese girl living in Bristol, England around the turn of the 20th Century, who speaks in pidgin English (hard to say how much of that is the translators' -Studio Proteus- fault, since in the original version she would have been speaking Japanese -- and I have no idea if there's such a thing as a stereotyped 'pidgin Japanese'), she wears traditional Chinese clothing, runs a Chinese restaurant that she inherited from her father at 18, and practices some kind of Chinese martial arts. She also has a short temper, and is hopelessly smitten with "Doctor Breckinlidge's" (as she calls him) handsome young assistant, Jim Floyd, which is why she puts up with Dr. Breckinridge's habitually late rent payments (he usually has Jim spend the money for needed parts and supplies at Lily's, a local flower shop whose proprietress also functions as a source of black market scientific parts, and is Miss China's rival for Jim's affections) and allows him and Jim to remain as boarders on the second floor of the Ten-Kai Chinese restaurant. She also has to put up with the somewhat pervy old Doctor's attempts to grope her boobs at least once in every story (but that's seinen manga of the mid-1990s for you -- typical fanservice). If you can't get past those kind of racial stereotypes and sexism, you may reject this altogether, but to me Miss China came across as a realistic character, for this particular time and place, even if the basic premise of the story here is more of a gentle science-fantasy. By way of contrast, Lily didn't come across as realistic to me, because she seemed like an anachronistic character, out of place in that time period, and far too 'modern' as a character. Doctor Breckinridge and Jim Floyd came across as only the sketchiest of character archetypes, the elder eccentric genius scientist and his equally gifted handsome young assistant. That accounts for all the characters in the series, so the whole thing stands or falls on your impression of Miss China. I wouldn't exactly call this manga a work of genius or anything, and the artwork is good, but not remarkably so. It's a pleasant enough read, just a few little vignette episodes in a hazily-conceived story setting.

But there was a Volume ONE (not translated by Dark Horse, or at least not published), and although those stories were originally published in Japan beginning in 1986, it seems to take place in the present (1986) in Japan, unlike Vol. 2 which was taking place in Victorian England. I haven't read it yet, but I browsed it a bit and there seems to be a backstory connection with the scientist characters in Vol. 2 (the Dark Horse/Studio Proteus-translated Spirit of Wonder). You can read Volume One here:

http://www.mangareader.net/spirit-of-wonder/1

SAGG

Quote from: DeCarlo Rules on September 16, 2016, 12:02:57 am
Quote from: SAGG on September 15, 2016, 11:32:48 pm
Well, DR, I  assumed FQ was one of your favorite comics, so I added it. 😆


Still confused, SAGG. What do you mean you added it? Where did you add it? Was there an old thread here somewhere about "Your favorite comics" that I somehow forgot about? On THIS thread, I just list all the comics I read, whether they're my favorites or not.
Urg. Just--we'll let it go, buddy... 🤔

DeCarlo Rules

September 17, 2016, 01:03:36 am #613 Last Edit: September 17, 2016, 01:25:48 am by DeCarlo Rules
Just finished reading Osamu Tezuka's PHOENIX, which he considered his life's work. Still missing one volume (Vol. 9, Strange Beings/Life). The volumes, in the order they were first published, veer back and forth from the distant past to the far future, but I chose to read them in the chronological order of when they were taking place (although "Sun", in particular, tells a story that alternates back and forth from the past to the future). Even though each of the individual stories stands alone on its own, they're all connected thematically, and also by reoccurring characters who are either reincarnated or have descendants or ancestors in future or past time periods. The past-set volumes (Dawn, Yamato, Sun, Karma, Civil War) all deal with Japanese myth or history.

PHOENIX Vol. 12         EARLY WORKS (Egypt/Greece/Rome)
PHOENIX Vol. 01         DAWN
PHOENIX Vol. 03         YAMATO/
PHOENIX Vol. 10-11      SUN (Part 1 & 2)
PHOENIX Vol. 04         KARMA
PHOENIX Vol. 07-08      CIVIL WAR (Part 1 & 2)
PHOENIX Vol. 06         NOSTALGIA
PHOENIX Vol. 05         RESURRECTION
PHOENIX Vol. 03         /SPACE
PHOENIX Vol. 02         FUTURE

BettyReggie

September 19, 2016, 10:46:06 am #614 Last Edit: September 21, 2016, 07:28:09 am by BettyReggie
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And read these for 12 minutes each
Archie Double Digest #221
Jughead Double Digest #173
Scott Pilgrim Vs The World-Book #2


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