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  • Tuxedo Mark: <y review of the new story "Romance 4Ever!": [link]
    June 23, 2018, 08:21:59 PM
  • rusty: My copies of Archie at Riverdale and Cosmo should be here in about a week and a half from DCBS
    June 23, 2018, 07:35:50 PM
  • BettyReggie: My monthly Midtown Comics came today.
    June 22, 2018, 05:11:54 PM
  • Vegan Jughead: I'm gonna get it but I'm waiting for it to be at Barnes and Noble which I think will be July 10th or so. They released it to the direct market (comic shops) first.
    June 22, 2018, 09:15:13 AM
  • irishmoxie: Anyone get Archie at Riverdale Vol 1?
    June 21, 2018, 09:43:56 PM
  • BettyReggie: 112 Days until Wednesday 10th 2018 ,  Riverdale Season #3 on The CW at 8pm.
    June 20, 2018, 05:28:15 PM
  • 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

Author Topic: What comics have you been reading?  (Read 264403 times)

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DeCarlo Rules

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #705 on: November 05, 2016, 12:46:06 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.


Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #706 on: November 05, 2016, 01:10:32 PM »
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

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #707 on: November 05, 2016, 10:28:58 PM »
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).


Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #708 on: November 06, 2016, 11:23:00 AM »
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
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DeCarlo Rules

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #709 on: November 07, 2016, 04:23:56 AM »
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



Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #710 on: November 08, 2016, 07:00:24 PM »
I preorder the digital copy of  Betty & Veronica #2 so I will looking forward to read that later.

DeCarlo Rules

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #711 on: November 09, 2016, 01:14:33 AM »
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.


Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #712 on: November 09, 2016, 05:20:17 AM »
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 .
« Last Edit: November 09, 2016, 06:55:21 AM by BettyReggie »

DeCarlo Rules

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #713 on: November 09, 2016, 12:45:19 PM »
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.


Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #714 on: November 09, 2016, 01:52:51 PM »
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
« Last Edit: November 09, 2016, 04:02:16 PM by BettyReggie »


Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #715 on: November 10, 2016, 01:51:42 PM »
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

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #716 on: November 10, 2016, 02:18:37 PM »
ASTRO BOY - "The Artificial Sun" & "Space Snow Leopard"


Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #717 on: November 11, 2016, 09:37:13 AM »
💘 🎀 👓 💄 👜 👛 🌂 💅I  read my digital copy of Betty & Veronica #2.
« Last Edit: November 11, 2016, 10:26:28 AM by BettyReggie »

DeCarlo Rules

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #718 on: November 11, 2016, 10:32:06 AM »
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.
« Last Edit: November 11, 2016, 02:16:01 PM by DeCarlo Rules »


Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #719 on: November 11, 2016, 11:12:44 PM »

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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