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  • 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
  • rusty: I file Jughead under J and Reggie under R in all of their incarnations, though I do file the original Lois Lane and Jimmy Olsen books under S since that keeps them with the Superman books and also because they kept that title throughout their entire run.  If anyone wants to look up Jughead or Reggie in Overstreet, though, they will have to look under A for the early issues.
    June 10, 2018, 07:56:27 AM
  • BettyReggie: I can't wait to get that Reggie book. It's coming out the day after my 39th Birthday.
    June 10, 2018, 06:42:06 AM
  • DeCarlo Rules: Yeah, I never understood why publishers felt the need to point that out on the covers of a comic book, like maybe someone didn't really know who REGGIE was, and might buy it just because they noticed the words "Archie's Rival" above the big letters that spelled REGGIE? Same with "Archie's Pal" or "Superman's Pal" or "Superman's Girl Friend" -- like some potential buyer wouldn't know who Jughead, Jimmy Olsen, or Lois Lane was, but would know who Archie or Superman was? Just assume you're selling the product to idiots, I guess. Is anyone really filing REGGIE under "A" for Archie's Pal in their collections??
    June 10, 2018, 05:42:02 AM
  • rusty: In it's first incarnation, Reggie was titled ARCHIE'S RIVAL, REGGIE.  It wasn't until after the title was resurrected nearly a decade later that it became REGGIE and then REGGIE AND ME.
    June 09, 2018, 10:23:13 PM
  • Tuxedo Mark: I've never understood why those old titles had "and Me" in them, anyway. Why not just name the titles after the starring characters?
    June 09, 2018, 08:17:45 PM
  • DeCarlo Rules: Funny that the trade paperback collection is entitled REGGIE AND ME Vol. 1, when his floppy comic book series was actually titled just plain REGGIE for the first 18 issues (and going on hiatus for nine years in between issues #14 and 15). Since it's only a 224-page book, that should mean we'll be seeing reprints of stories from the first 9 (or maybe 10) issues. So shouldn't it be titled REGGIE Vol. 1? Unless they actually do plan to start the first volume with issue #19 from 1966 (the first classic Evilheart issue) where the title actually changed to REGGIE AND ME. My theory is that the ME in that title = Evilheart, unlike the prior titles ARCHIE AND ME (where ME = Mr. Weatherbee), or BETTY AND ME (where the ME = Archie).
    June 09, 2018, 12:59:59 PM


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DeCarlo Rules

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #870 on: January 07, 2017, 02:27:14 PM »

Finished reading Donald Duck: Sheriff of Bullet Valley by Carl Barks.
"Carl Barks was to Donald Duck what Bob Bolling was to Little Archie." I recall reading that somewhere....  :coolsmiley:

That doesn't seem quite right to me. Carl Barks was brilliant, no question. But he didn't create Donald Duck or his nephews. He did create a lot of other important characters like Uncle Scrooge, Gyro Gearloose, and Gladstone Gander, to name just three of the most important ones.

I may be mistaken about this, but didn't Bob Bolling create Little Archie? Granted, I guess it would be more analogous to creating Superboy where Superman already existed beforehand, but to put it more accurately I guess, Little Archie would not exist if it were not for Bob Bolling. Or if he did somehow, eventually, come into existence, then he would have turned out to be a significantly different character under a different creator's hands. However, Donald Duck would still exist if Carl Barks had never written or drawn him, because he already existed before Carl Barks ever worked on his stories, and he'd still be essentially the same Donald... just with far less good stories about him.

So it would probably be more accurate to say "Bob Bolling was to Little Archie what Carl Barks was to Uncle Scrooge", since Uncle Scooge can be considered a derivative character of Donald Duck. Scrooge McDuck could not have come into existence if Donald Duck had not existed first, which is the same situation as with Bob Bolling's Little Archie and Bob Montana's Archie.

SAGG

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #871 on: January 07, 2017, 02:57:59 PM »


Finished reading Donald Duck: Sheriff of Bullet Valley by Carl Barks.
"Carl Barks was to Donald Duck what Bob Bolling was to Little Archie." I recall reading that somewhere....  :coolsmiley:

That doesn't seem quite right to me. Carl Barks was brilliant, no question. But he didn't create Donald Duck or his nephews. He did create a lot of other important characters like Uncle Scrooge, Gyro Gearloose, and Gladstone Gander, to name just three of the most important ones.

I may be mistaken about this, but didn't Bob Bolling create Little Archie? Granted, I guess it would be more analogous to creating Superboy where Superman already existed beforehand, but to put it more accurately I guess, Little Archie would not exist if it were not for Bob Bolling. Or if he did somehow, eventually, come into existence, then he would have turned out to be a significantly different character under a different creator's hands. However, Donald Duck would still exist if Carl Barks had never written or drawn him, because he already existed before Carl Barks ever worked on his stories, and he'd still be essentially the same Donald... just with far less good stories about him.

So it would probably be more accurate to say "Bob Bolling was to Little Archie what Carl Barks was to Uncle Scrooge", since Uncle Scooge can be considered a derivative character of Donald Duck. Scrooge McDuck could not have come into existence if Donald Duck had not existed first, which is the same situation as with Bob Bolling's Little Archie and Bob Montana's Archie.


Okay, I was wrong after I did a little checking. I only thought I heard that saying. This may have been the article I got it from when I compared Barks and Bolling on their works. Plucked from Bolling's entry on Wikipedia:


"Bolling's work on Little Archie has earned him comparisons to Carl Barks for the wide emotional and stylistic range of his work. Scott Shaw! has written that "Bolling's clever, sometimes surprisingly emotional writing, his imaginative storytelling and staging and his dramatic, Will Eisner-ish inking" make Little Archie "add up to a comic book series unlike any other ever published by Archie Comics.""


My bad...  :-[

BettyReggie

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #872 on: January 08, 2017, 09:32:07 AM »
I'm going read again after my shower. I read a few digital comics
Archie 75 Series-Reggie & Me
Archie & Friends-Sibling Rivalry
Betty & Veronica-Go Green
« Last Edit: January 08, 2017, 10:25:32 PM by BettyReggie »

BettyReggie

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #873 on: January 09, 2017, 02:55:46 PM »
I read these books for 12 minutes each
Archie Comics Double Digest #273
The Best Of Archie Comics 75 Years 75 Comics
Archie's Giant Comic Party
Betty & Veronica-Girls Rule
« Last Edit: January 09, 2017, 05:36:09 PM by BettyReggie »

BettyReggie

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #874 on: January 10, 2017, 08:13:10 AM »
I'll read in a little while

DeCarlo Rules

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #875 on: January 10, 2017, 04:13:08 PM »
"Bolling's work on Little Archie has earned him comparisons to Carl Barks for the wide emotional and stylistic range of his work. Scott Shaw! has written that "Bolling's clever, sometimes surprisingly emotional writing, his imaginative storytelling and staging and his dramatic, Will Eisner-ish inking" make Little Archie "add up to a comic book series unlike any other ever published by Archie Comics.""

Little Archie isn't like any other series published by ACP, because Bob Bolling wasn't in charge of any other series. Other stories he worked on for ACP appeared in many different titles, not just a few specific ones. And everything Scott Shaw has to say about Bolling's Little Archie pretty much applies to all the other stories Bolling wrote for ACP, too. It's harder to see, because those stories appeared all over the place, as opposed to regularly in a single title. But when Bolling wrote a story about regular teenage Archie and his friends, or Sabrina, pretty much all of those things apply. Bolling's stories are just different from a lot of the other regular writers' handling of those characters. Those stories really should appear in an all-Bob Bolling collection of (regular) Archie stories sometime. It would make that fact more obvious. However, unlike the Best of Archie artists hardcover collections published by IDW, it's not ACP's thing to spotlight the writer or artist as somehow more important an attraction than the company-owned characters. If they did that, the artists and writers might start thinking they were important somehow, and not replaceable like cogs in a machine.

This might sound confusing coming from me, as I've gone on record many times as having no interest in Little Archie (or any other "Little" versions of ACP's main teenage cast), but it isn't because I don't like Bob Bolling's writing. I find him to be much more interesting as writer than as an artist for ACP, to the degree that his later artwork on the standard Archie characters looks very 'off-model' in terms of adhering to the ACP house style (and his earlier artwork actually seems pretty consistent with the house style, although you can still tell it's him... even if I sometimes I confuse his earlier artwork with Dick Malmgren's though, because they looked awfully similar). As a writer, he definitely displays a unique viewpoint and interesting take on the characters (particularly his use of fantasy or supernatural elements in the story), compared to most of ACP's writers, which I appreciate. I simply have no interest in whatever Archie and his friends were doing at age six (or whatever), in terms of a basic premise for a story.
« Last Edit: January 10, 2017, 04:38:30 PM by DeCarlo Rules »

BettyReggie

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #876 on: January 10, 2017, 07:12:23 PM »
At midnight the digital copy of Reggie & Me #2 comes out. I can't wait.

BettyReggie

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #877 on: January 11, 2017, 04:37:19 AM »
I just finished my digital copy of Reggie & Me #2. It was really good. It explored Reggie & Archie's relationship & the reason why Reggie can't be trusted. Betty hates him. I loved how made look when she is in High School. Moose actually wants a Friendship with Reggie which is odd but maybe he not as dumb as he looks.
« Last Edit: January 11, 2017, 11:53:01 AM by BettyReggie »

BettyReggie

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #878 on: January 11, 2017, 06:59:37 PM »
I just read my digital copy of Jughead #12 . I liked it a lot. It was very colorful. Reggie & Jughead are so cute. I liked the story.
« Last Edit: January 12, 2017, 07:07:57 AM by BettyReggie »

Thestereotypebuster

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #879 on: January 11, 2017, 09:34:38 PM »
I just read my digital copy of Jughead #12 . I liked it a lot. It was very colorful. Reggie & Jughead are so cute. I liked the story.
I loved this issue! I love the art and and the writing is so good I can practically hear the characters voices  :smitten:

BettyReggie

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #880 on: January 11, 2017, 10:29:38 PM »
Me too, but you should all go see what Mike Pellrito, he draw s picture of Jughead. And it's beautiful. That guy can draw.
« Last Edit: January 12, 2017, 07:07:34 AM by BettyReggie »

BettyReggie

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #881 on: January 12, 2017, 07:09:17 AM »
I'll probably read in a little while.

DeCarlo Rules

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #882 on: January 12, 2017, 09:13:17 AM »
I've been reading a bunch of stuff, but not posting that much, so consequently this list goes back a few days, maybe almost a week, is probably somewhat out of the order in which I read things, and may be missing a few things as well.

Holly G's SCHOOL BITES (digital) - It's a webcomic, so I'm going to call what I read "issues #1-7 (of 8 )" (some of these have a print version, but not all of them are printed as individual stories/comics). I might review this later on my review thread.

LOVEBUNNY & MR. HELL TP (Devil's Due Publishing, 2004) - This was a small (thin) manga-size TP in black & white, but it's not manga or even Amerimanga, just regular comics. It's a superhero parody. Not sure where the contents (short stories) were reprinted from... possibly a webcomic? It wasn't bad, so I'll probably try to figure out whether other comics with these same characters exist somewhere.

SAVAGE DRAGON #219

JUGHEAD #12
- Better than I thought it would be. I may review this later also.

REGGIE & ME #2 (of 5) - I just guess it goes to prove that even a talented writer like Tom DeFalco is capable of producing a dud, if he sets out to avoid writing an ACP story that has too much comedy in it. Pretty boring, sad to say, and this is coming from someone who enjoyed most of his non-comedy writing over at Marvel. Can't win them all, I guess.

MOONSHINE #4
SOUTHERN BASTARDS #16
DETECTIVE COMICS #948
WONDER WOMAN #14
TITANS #7
JLA VIXEN REBIRTH #1
JUSTICE LEAGUE / POWER RANGERS #1 (of 6)
SUPERMAN ANNUAL #1 (2016)
SUPERMAN #14
GREAT LAKES AVENGERS #4
SPIDER-MAN #12
LOBSTER JOHNSON (#27): GARDEN OF BONES
TARZAN ON THE PLANET OF THE APES #4 (of 5)
KONG OF SKULL ISLAND #6

MICKEY MOUSE: A MYSTERIOUS MELODY (or, How Mickey Met Minnie)
HC GN - A large size, thin hardcover story of 60 pages, drawn in an interesting retro-Euro style, the story is set circa 1930, and has Mickey in the role of a scriptwriter chronicling the silver screen adventures of a dog named Rover (who will later be re-named Pluto, and this story explains why). The graphic novel co-stars Goofy with many other early Disney characters in smaller parts, and leads up to (as the title says) how Mickey and Minnie first met. While this was in many ways a loose and non-canonical re-interpretation of the classic Disney characters in a psuedo-classic style (Mickey has his classic red shorts, white face, and big black ovals for eyes), it was highly enjoyable nonetheless.

irishmoxie

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #883 on: January 12, 2017, 08:05:22 PM »

Holly G's SCHOOL BITES (digital) - It's a webcomic, so I'm going to call what I read "issues #1-7 (of 8 )" (some of these have a print version, but not all of them are printed as individual stories/comics). I might review this later on my review thread.



I'd like to see a review of this! And how it compares to Eerie Cuties.

BettyReggie

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #884 on: January 13, 2017, 05:34:02 AM »
I just read my digital copy of Reggie & Me #2.
« Last Edit: January 13, 2017, 12:49:00 PM by BettyReggie »

 


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