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What comics have you been reading?

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DeCarlo Rules

Quote from: BettyReggie on November 03, 2016, 06:16:37 pm
I read each of books for 12 minutes
Betty & Veronica Comics Double Digest #235
B & V Jumbo Comics Digest #250
Betty & Veronica Jumbo Comics Digest #247
I finished Betty & Veronica Jumbo Comics Digest #233

Have you ever tried to figure out approximately how many pages (of classic Archie comics) you can read in 12 minutes? I realize other comics (including New Riverdale) take longer to read, but I seem to be able to breeze through a Jumbo Comics digest (skipping the ads and Little Archie) in say, somewhere around an hour or two, depending on whether I'm pausing to notice certain things about the writing or artwork.


I just like using bookmarks in the digests. So that's why I time my readings. I don't time my regular comics though. Sometimes though I try to see how many comics I can read in a hour.

DeCarlo Rules

BLACK JACK, VOL. 2 by Osamu Tezuka
THE THREE STOOGES: CURSE OF FRANKENSTOOGE (cover says #1, but indicia states that it's Vol. 1, #4) - There's an 8-page story, "Scaredy Stooge" (written by S.A. Check) with artwork by former Archie creator Bill Galvan in this one (there was a Bill Galvan story in the first issue, as well).

Found a stack of older Archie comics (variable condition, mostly "uncollectable") in the 50-cent boxes this week, and I'll be commenting on some of those over in my "Some reviews..." thread as I have the time. Here's a few that I've read so far. Let's start with a few of those Giant Size 48-Page Specials that they published a dozen or so of, back about 20 years ago. These are all mixtures of new stories and reprints (proportions of each vary with the specific issues).

REGGIE'S REVENGE #3 (1995) - This one's actually in decent enough condition to warrant checking it off my Want List. Now if I can just find #2 (same for SABRINA'S HOLIDAY SPECTACULAR) I'll have the complete set of three. Some minor discoloration on the mostly white background of the cover, but I can live with that. Nothing particularly notable about this one, and most of the stories have been reprinted again later, since I'd already read several of them.
BETTY AND VERONICA SUMMER FUN #3 (1996) - It's just too bad the cover had tears at the top and bottom of the spine and about 2 inches into the logo (no pieces missing, but writing on some of the ad page coupons and checklists). Not too obvious, looks OK at first glance. I'll be reviewing this one.
ARCHIE'S CHRISTMAS STOCKING #3 (1995) - I'd previously read most of the reprinted stories in this one, but there are a couple of key stories (one featuring Jingles, the other featuring Sugar Plum) that I just have to comment on (see my "Some reviews..." thread).


November 06, 2016, 11:23:00 am #708 Last Edit: November 06, 2016, 07:55:17 pm by BettyReggie
I read that free Unbeatable Squirrel Girl. I hated it. I was awful. And I read 2 other free Halloween comics.
I also read these for 15 minutes each
Archie 1000 Page Comics Gala
Archie 1000 Page Comics Shindig
Archie 1000 Page Comics Blowout
Archie's Favorite High School Comics

DeCarlo Rules

Just some random old Archie comics I found in the 50-cent boxes.




BETTY AND ME  #78 - Sept. 1976

JUGHEAD #293 - Oct. 1979

ARCHIE'S JOKE BOOK #221 - June 1976

LIFE WITH ARCHIE #148 - Aug. 1974

ARCHIE AND ME #113 - Sept. 1979



I preorder the digital copy of  Betty & Veronica #2 so I will looking forward to read that later.

DeCarlo Rules

More comics I found in the 50-cent boxes at my LCS...

ARCHIE & FRIENDS #6, 10, & 12

(I'm noticing that most issues of A&F and B&V Spec. have Dan Parent stories, so I always look out for those titles in particular. Those books seem to have been mostly his ongoing assignment in the '90s, along with VERONICA and SABRINA...)
BETTY & VERONICA #72, 74, 79, 101,106, 107, 217

I picked up a bunch of issues of VERONICA, and some issues of BETTY, too. I'll be reading those sometime later this week.


November 09, 2016, 05:20:17 am #712 Last Edit: November 09, 2016, 06:55:21 am by BettyReggie
I did read my digital copy of B & V #2. It was worth the wait. It was strange when they were fighting in the boxing ring their measurements were not the same. Betty weighs 116 while Veronica is 120 pounds. Veronica is taller than Betty. And their fight at the park with Veronica selling alcohol is something is never see in a comic. And at the car wash Cheryl Blossom makes a appearance which is something I never thought I see. I would it give A. Plus I can't see Kevin being on Veronica's side . He is too sweet .

DeCarlo Rules

It's pretty weird to see a story where Cheryl Blossom just happily does whatever Veronica wants her to, even if it means washing cars in a bikini in 50-degree weather. It's the sort of thing that makes you question whether Adam Hughes had ever actually read an Archie comic book before getting the B&V assignment.


November 09, 2016, 01:52:51 pm #714 Last Edit: November 09, 2016, 04:02:16 pm by BettyReggie
It's a little weird Cheryl & Veronica that now they seem be buddy buddy. The only time the ever seem to get along was in Life With Archie when Cheryl had breast cancer. Veronica seems to just be so nice & caring to her because she felt so bad because she was sick.
I also read these today
Archie #3 -Staples Variant
Archie #4 -Joe Quiones Variant
Archie #7- Marguerite Sauvage Variant
Archie #3000 #15
Love & Rockets #1


I read my Archie Meets Ramones Convention Cover which I just got in the mail today. I put in one of my comic frames.

DeCarlo Rules

ASTRO BOY - "The Artificial Sun" & "Space Snow Leopard"


November 11, 2016, 09:37:13 am #717 Last Edit: November 11, 2016, 10:26:28 am by BettyReggie
💘 🎀 👓 💄 👜 👛 🌂 💅I  read my digital copy of Betty & Veronica #2.

DeCarlo Rules

November 11, 2016, 10:32:06 am #718 Last Edit: November 11, 2016, 02:16:01 pm by DeCarlo Rules
VERONICA #29, 37, 41, 44, 45, 46, 48, 56, 58, 84 (August 1993-February 1999)

New sig... too much? Still mulling it over, might have been a tweak or two too many in manipulating the bits'n'pieces.


Quote from: DeCarlo Rules on November 11, 2016, 10:32:06 am

New sig... too much? Still mulling it over, might have been a tweak or two too many in manipulating the bits'n'pieces.
The coloring makes me think of Mr. Goodbar candy. Your mentioning "bits'n'pieces" then makes me think of Sugar Babies.   :)

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