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DeCarlo Rules

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #675 on: October 21, 2016, 03:33:25 PM »
WORLD OF ARCHIE JUMBO COMICS #63 came in the mail today and I read it. It has a great Halloween party-themed cover by Dan Parent (originally slated to appear on the Halloween issue of ARCHIE' FUNHOUSE DOUBLE DIGEST from last year, before that title was downgraded from 10 times per year to 6 times per year -- so it's good it finally got to see the light of day). NO new lead story in this issue. Instead, the issue leads off with a decent Dan Parent-written (and Dan DeCarlo-pencilled) Veronica story that sort of fits into the Halloween theme. There's also the conclusion of the 4-part DeFalco/Ruiz "Man From R.I.V.E.R.D.A.L.E." story, and another 22-pager both written and drawn by Fernando, which has a Halloween theme, too (I swear I've read this one somewhere before, but I can't recall where), and another Halloween-themed story where Chuck Clayton creates a new comic feature for the school paper called Monster High (years before the multi-million dollar franchise was a gleam in the eye of toy designers at Mattel). Apart from a couple of stories that only vaguely fit the seasonal theme, that's about it. Surprisingly, after so many months of being absent from the Jumbo Comics, the "From the Vault" section makes a return appearance with reprints of Archie stories from the fifties (both the time frame of original publication, and the issue numbers reprinted). Also of note, I think I counted something like 13 or 14 pages of Reggie stories (all one-pagers, apart from a single 6-page story) spread throughout the issue. The rest of the issue was fairly mediocre, and percentage-wise, this didn't feel all that Halloween-y either.

I'm thinking of letting my subscriptions to both the ARCHIE and WORLD OF ARCHIE digests run out, rather than renewing. I'm just growing bored with them lately. I guess I'll keep going with the JUGHEAD AND ARCHIE and ARCHIE'S FUNHOUSE digests, since they're only bi-monthly, and of course both B&V digests.

DeCarlo Rules

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #676 on: October 22, 2016, 05:33:57 AM »
CAVE CARSON HAS A CYBERNETIC EYE #1
DARK KNIGHT III: THE MASTER RACE #6 (of 8 )
ROGER RABBIT #14 & 15 (1991)
THE INFERIOR FIVE #3 (July-Aug. 1967)
METAMORPHO, THE ELEMENT MAN #14  (Sept-Oct. 1967)
SUPERMAN'S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #119 (April 1969)

irishmoxie

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #677 on: October 22, 2016, 09:40:09 AM »
WORLD OF ARCHIE JUMBO COMICS #63 came in the mail today and I read it. It has a great Halloween party-themed cover by Dan Parent (originally slated to appear on the Halloween issue of ARCHIE' FUNHOUSE DOUBLE DIGEST from last year, before that title was downgraded from 10 times per year to 6 times per year -- so it's good it finally got to see the light of day). NO new lead story in this issue. Instead, the issue leads off with a decent Dan Parent-written (and Dan DeCarlo-pencilled) Veronica story that sort of fits into the Halloween theme. There's also the conclusion of the 4-part DeFalco/Ruiz "Man From R.I.V.E.R.D.A.L.E." story, and another 22-pager both written and drawn by Fernando, which has a Halloween theme, too (I swear I've read this one somewhere before, but I can't recall where), and another Halloween-themed story where Chuck Clayton creates a new comic feature for the school paper called Monster High (years before the multi-million dollar franchise was a gleam in the eye of toy designers at Mattel). Apart from a couple of stories that only vaguely fit the seasonal theme, that's about it. Surprisingly, after so many months of being absent from the Jumbo Comics, the "From the Vault" section makes a return appearance with reprints of Archie stories from the fifties (both the time frame of original publication, and the issue numbers reprinted). Also of note, I think I counted something like 13 or 14 pages of Reggie stories (all one-pagers, apart from a single 6-page story) spread throughout the issue. The rest of the issue was fairly mediocre, and percentage-wise, this didn't feel all that Halloween-y either.

I'm thinking of letting my subscriptions to both the ARCHIE and WORLD OF ARCHIE digests run out, rather than renewing. I'm just growing bored with them lately. I guess I'll keep going with the JUGHEAD AND ARCHIE and ARCHIE'S FUNHOUSE digests, since they're only bi-monthly, and of course both B&V digests.


What happened to the Life With Archie reprints in WOA?

irishmoxie

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #678 on: October 22, 2016, 12:25:55 PM »
Archie #13 - this series is taking a new turn. I really like the boarding school/Mean Girls storyline with Cheryl.




BettyReggie

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #679 on: October 22, 2016, 08:13:48 PM »
Even the style of how the pages are laid out are different. The only disappointment was there was no Reggie. But at the e nd we get a small picture of Jason Blossom 💝.
« Last Edit: October 23, 2016, 10:46:05 AM by BettyReggie »

BettyReggie

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #680 on: October 23, 2016, 10:04:45 AM »
I read all 3 of the Archie #13's & Archie Meets Ramones-Dan Parent variant. I put them all in my comic frames & I will post the picture on Twitter.
« Last Edit: October 23, 2016, 10:45:42 AM by BettyReggie »

DeCarlo Rules

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #681 on: October 23, 2016, 11:44:33 AM »
WORLD OF ARCHIE JUMBO COMICS #63 came in the mail today and I read it. It has a great Halloween party-themed cover by Dan Parent (originally slated to appear on the Halloween issue of ARCHIE' FUNHOUSE DOUBLE DIGEST from last year, before that title was downgraded from 10 times per year to 6 times per year -- so it's good it finally got to see the light of day). NO new lead story in this issue. Instead, the issue leads off with a decent Dan Parent-written (and Dan DeCarlo-pencilled) Veronica story that sort of fits into the Halloween theme. There's also the conclusion of the 4-part DeFalco/Ruiz "Man From R.I.V.E.R.D.A.L.E." story, and another 22-pager both written and drawn by Fernando, which has a Halloween theme, too (I swear I've read this one somewhere before, but I can't recall where), and another Halloween-themed story where Chuck Clayton creates a new comic feature for the school paper called Monster High (years before the multi-million dollar franchise was a gleam in the eye of toy designers at Mattel). Apart from a couple of stories that only vaguely fit the seasonal theme, that's about it. Surprisingly, after so many months of being absent from the Jumbo Comics, the "From the Vault" section makes a return appearance with reprints of Archie stories from the fifties (both the time frame of original publication, and the issue numbers reprinted). Also of note, I think I counted something like 13 or 14 pages of Reggie stories (all one-pagers, apart from a single 6-page story) spread throughout the issue. The rest of the issue was fairly mediocre, and percentage-wise, this didn't feel all that Halloween-y either.

I'm thinking of letting my subscriptions to both the ARCHIE and WORLD OF ARCHIE digests run out, rather than renewing. I'm just growing bored with them lately. I guess I'll keep going with the JUGHEAD AND ARCHIE and ARCHIE'S FUNHOUSE digests, since they're only bi-monthly, and of course both B&V digests.


What happened to the Life With Archie reprints in WOA?

Good question. Another good one would be, what happened to the Archie 1 reprints in WOA? Last month I was asking myself where the Cheryl Blossom reprints in B&V Friends digest went... a year ago, where the From the Vault reprints went to in the Jumbo digests. A year before that, what happened to the That Wilkin Boy reprints in the Jughead digest.

I can tell you exactly where the Little Archie reprints are, though. They're not in EVERY SINGLE ISSUE of EVERY SINGLE DIGEST... but they are pretty close.  DAMMIT!  :tickedoff:


BettyReggie

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #682 on: October 23, 2016, 06:09:41 PM »
I read these books for 12 minutes each in my comfy chair in my room
💎 Scott Pilgrim Vs The World-Volume #2
🍬 Jughead Double Digest #173
🎈  Archie Giant Comics Festival
🎄  Archie's Favorite Christmas Comics
 🎱 World Of Archie Double Digest #6
« Last Edit: October 24, 2016, 07:50:44 AM by BettyReggie »

BettyReggie

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #683 on: October 24, 2016, 07:51:33 AM »
I have to catch up on my issues. I read some books instead. I read each of these for 12 minutes each.
Betty & Veronica-Girls Rule
Archie-The Married Life- Book #5
Bad Houses
A For Better Or For Worse Collection- Middle Age Spread
« Last Edit: October 24, 2016, 11:27:02 AM by BettyReggie »

BettyReggie

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #684 on: October 25, 2016, 08:22:06 AM »

I'm not sure if I read anything today because I feel sick with a cold.
I did read these books for 12 minutes each
A For Better Or For Worse Collection-Middle Age Spread
Bad Houses
Archie-The Married Life-Book #5
The Best Of Archie Comics-75 Years 75 Stories
« Last Edit: October 25, 2016, 11:22:51 AM by BettyReggie »

BettyReggie

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #685 on: October 26, 2016, 02:57:09 PM »
I read each of these for 12 minutes
🎃 Betty & Veronica Halloween Annual #237
🎉 Betty & Veronica Comics Double Digest #235
🌄 Betty & Veronica Jumbo Comics Digest #233
🍎 B & V Friends Jumbo Comics Digest #250
📷 Archie 1000 Page Comics Blowout
« Last Edit: October 26, 2016, 07:09:10 PM by BettyReggie »

BettyReggie

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #686 on: October 26, 2016, 04:24:28 PM »
I gave in & bought the digital copy of Jughead #10. I love it. Especially when Sabrina does spells on Jughead for ruining their date. She did a spell to make Reggie & Jughead friends, they hate each other.
« Last Edit: October 26, 2016, 07:08:48 PM by BettyReggie »

DeCarlo Rules

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #687 on: October 27, 2016, 12:54:08 AM »
EVIL DEAD 2: DARK ONES RISING #2 (of 3)
RED TEAM: DOUBLE TAP #4 (of 9)
SILVER SURFER #7
SIXPACK & DOGWELDER: HARD-TRAVELIN HEROZ #3 (of 6)
JUGHEAD #10
KISS #1
SAVAGE DRAGON #217
BATMAN BEYOND #1
TITANS #4
DETECTIVE COMICS #943
WONDER WOMAN #9
SPIDER-MAN / DEADPOOL #10
ACTION MAN: REVOLUTION #1
DOCTOR STRANGE: MYSTIC APPRENTICE #1
SCOOBY-DOO TEAM-UP #19
FUTURE QUEST #6
WONDER WOMAN 75th ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL #1
TARZAN ON THE PLANET OF THE APES #2 (of 5)
KONG OF SKULL ISLAND #4 (of 6)
ROCHELLE #3 (of 3)
DISNEY GIANT HALLOWEEN HEX #1
LOVE & ROCKETS (VOL 4) #1
« Last Edit: October 27, 2016, 12:57:24 AM by DeCarlo Rules »

irishmoxie

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #688 on: October 27, 2016, 12:50:33 PM »
EVIL DEAD 2: DARK ONES RISING #2 (of 3)
RED TEAM: DOUBLE TAP #4 (of 9)
SILVER SURFER #7
SIXPACK & DOGWELDER: HARD-TRAVELIN HEROZ #3 (of 6)
JUGHEAD #10
KISS #1
SAVAGE DRAGON #217
BATMAN BEYOND #1
TITANS #4
DETECTIVE COMICS #943
WONDER WOMAN #9
SPIDER-MAN / DEADPOOL #10
ACTION MAN: REVOLUTION #1
DOCTOR STRANGE: MYSTIC APPRENTICE #1
SCOOBY-DOO TEAM-UP #19
FUTURE QUEST #6
WONDER WOMAN 75th ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL #1
TARZAN ON THE PLANET OF THE APES #2 (of 5)
KONG OF SKULL ISLAND #4 (of 6)
ROCHELLE #3 (of 3)
DISNEY GIANT HALLOWEEN HEX #1
LOVE & ROCKETS (VOL 4) #1



What did you think of Jughead, Kiss, and Halloween Hex.

DeCarlo Rules

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #689 on: October 27, 2016, 04:02:34 PM »
EVIL DEAD 2: DARK ONES RISING #2 (of 3)
RED TEAM: DOUBLE TAP #4 (of 9)
SILVER SURFER #7
SIXPACK & DOGWELDER: HARD-TRAVELIN HEROZ #3 (of 6)
JUGHEAD #10
KISS #1
SAVAGE DRAGON #217
BATMAN BEYOND #1
TITANS #4
DETECTIVE COMICS #943
WONDER WOMAN #9
SPIDER-MAN / DEADPOOL #10
ACTION MAN: REVOLUTION #1
DOCTOR STRANGE: MYSTIC APPRENTICE #1
SCOOBY-DOO TEAM-UP #19
FUTURE QUEST #6
WONDER WOMAN 75th ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL #1
TARZAN ON THE PLANET OF THE APES #2 (of 5)
KONG OF SKULL ISLAND #4 (of 6)
ROCHELLE #3 (of 3)
DISNEY GIANT HALLOWEEN HEX #1
LOVE & ROCKETS (VOL 4) #1



What did you think of Jughead, Kiss, and Halloween Hex.

JUGHEAD #10 was good, the best so far of all the New Riverdale comics, IMO. I was pleased to see that my theory about what exactly was going on in Jughead's mind in the previous issue when he made the date was spelled out in so many words when Jughead admitted that on some level, he just wanted to hang out with a talking hamburger. On the other hand, I was wrong about him trying to back out of the date, but maybe he'd have been better off if he had -- since his obvious lack of enthusiasm resulted in a pissed-off Sabrina (which I also predicted). One frustrating bit occurred in the scene where Jughead was about to explain something to Sabrina, but she cut him off -- I wonder, just exactly, what he was going to say to her? One small niggling thing annoyed me, and that's how Sabrina showed up dressed for her date. Surely she's more fashionable than that? She's wearing a dress that looks like something a woman a couple of decades (or more) older would wear. Wouldn't she want to look her best to make a good impression on Jughead? Okay, not that it's going to matter to Jughead, but she couldn't know that beforehand. I was pleased by Derek Charm's interpretation of Salem, it's a different look, but I like it.

KISS #1 is a miss. I only got it because of the variant cover by Fernando, and I was curious, having enjoyed ARCHIE MEETS KISS by Dan Parent (otherwise, I've never been a huge Kiss fan). It was pretty ho-hum compared to that, and Kiss only appears on the last page or two.

DISNEY GIANT HALLOWEEN HEX #1 was an extra-length special starring Scrooge McDuck's perennial nemesis, Magica De Spell. Magica, in case you're not familiar, is a sorceress who constantly plots to steal "Old Number One", the very first dime that Scrooge ever made, and Scrooge obsessively fears that if he ever lost possession of it, all his worldly fortune would soon follow. Because Scrooge is the world's richest duck, and he's touched the dime so many times, it has a special quality whereby Magica hopes to acquire it, melt it down in the fires of Mt. Vesuvius, and turn it into a mystic amulet to give her a Midas touch, thereby making her the world's most wealthy duck. Here she's the main character (and we get to meet her kooky family for the first time), and Scrooge is barely in the story at all, except for a few pages at the end. Big thumbs up on this one.
« Last Edit: October 27, 2016, 04:25:38 PM by DeCarlo Rules »

 


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