My thoughts on the upcoming Archie 1941 miniseries taking the main series place by ASS-P
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Messages - irishmoxie
« on: February 17, 2018, 01:30:16 am »
They squandered the potential with this one. I wish they would've brought The Veronicas back (who aren't super kiddie pop anymore) but they could've done some other pop artists.
« on: February 15, 2018, 04:15:37 pm »
I track my reading on Goodreads. I've read over 800 comics (I include manga, graphic novels, and picture books in that category) since I rediscovered comics in the summer of 2015. They have most comics but not really the old stuff (ie Romance comics from the 60s and 70s). It seems like a lot but I don't read that often. One of my goals this year is to read more than 10 novels (books without pictures).
« on: February 12, 2018, 07:49:41 am »
I'll definitely be buying this digitally. Comic book stores are too much of a hassle for most people. Also I don't think Betty and Veronica's main audience is young girls. I think it's mostly men 40+, those who have nostalgia for them as sex symbols and commission Dan and Fernando to draw pin ups.
« on: February 01, 2018, 09:41:33 pm »
Brand new issues 3 & 4 of Super 'Suckers just went on sale yesterday (also up in chapter versions on comixology and Amazon's kindle store). The issue 3 letters page features an appearance by someone familiar to this forum. Has anyone read all 120 new pages yet?
I've read 3.1 so far. Saw DeCarlo Rules letter in the back.
« on: January 12, 2018, 06:53:25 am »
Finally got my Die Kitty Die Kickstarter commission!! Love it!
« on: January 12, 2018, 06:49:45 am »
« on: November 20, 2017, 03:13:39 pm »
STAR TREK: DISCOVERY - OFFICIAL COLLECTOR'S EDITION MAGAZINE HC - I've not seen the streaming series yet. Looks interesting.
POPEYE CLASSICS VOL 10 HC - A quick read and super-enjoyable, as always. Bud Sagendorf's Popeye is the one I'm most familiar with. He was a former assistant to E.C. Segar, Popeye's creator, and drew the comic book stories from #1 (published by Dell Comics in 1948) until #72 (published by Gold Key Comics in 1964), and the Popeye newspaper strip from 1959 (which is where this volume ends, with issue #49) until 1986. Sagendorf's Popeye combined the Segar version with the more familiar and popular Fleischer Brothers animated version from the 1930s. The stories are brilliantly inventive, stream-of-consciousness little epics. As an example, in issue #46, we get the complete story of Swee'pea, when he asks Popeye to fill him in on who he is and how he became Popeye's "adoptik boy-kid". Hopefully Craig Yoe and IDW can continue this series (should be another 4 or 5 hardcover volumes) until the conclusion of Sagendorf's run on the comic. The single-issue reprint series (entitled Classic Popeye) is already up to issue #65, so only another dozen issues to go until the end of Sagendorf's comic book version.
BETTY AND VERONICA DOUBLE DIGEST #258 - Still has the highest page count of classic Dan DeCarlo stories. Nice to see a new Jeff Shultz B&V story (and the return of Noelle Claus). Cramming more special sections into this digest is kind of a trade-off, because now they're as short as 11 pages. In this issue we get Li'l Jinx (eh...), Josie, Sabrina plus 2 classic Doyle/DeCarlo Betty & Me stories, in addition to the more usual recent stuff.
MY FRIEND DAHMER by Derf Backderf (OGN) - It's now been made into a indy film adaptation, so they did a new printing with a movie photo cover. Been meaning to read this for ages. Outstanding. The creator of the graphic novel was a fellow classmate of Jeffrey Dahmer's who knew him in high school, and he details his weird behavior even then. In addition to Derf's own memories and those of his friends, he also draws material from interviews with Dahmer himself, his parents, and on investigative news reports at the time of Dahmer's arrest in 1991, when Derf's then-girlfriend was a local reporter who was covering the story. Creepy and chilling -- yet the author also presents Dahmer as human, a monster-in-the-making that didn't have to be if he had gotten the help he needed in time to avert his later more extreme behavior. Some of the scenes from Dahmer's life are bizarre - like an incident where, while on a class field trip to Washington D.C., Dahmer used his persuasiveness by making a blind call from a pay phone to the office of then-Vice President Walter Mondale to secure an invite for a meet-and-greet with himself and his classmates. Incredibly, the Vice President of the U.S. met with students from his class and Dahmer in was in the same office (as was national syndicated columnist Art Buchwald) only feet away.
THE MONSTER OF FRANKENSTEIN TP - This reprints both the color comic book series (1970s Marvel), plus the black & white comics from MONSTERS UNLEASHED magazine.
I've been reading My Friend Dahmer too. It's extra creepy as he grew up one town over from me and is around my mom's age.
« on: November 10, 2017, 12:35:20 pm »
RECENT & CURRENT MANGA SERIES THAT I'M GETTING: (including some I've pre-ordered or haven't finished reading yet)
BATTLE ANGEL ALITA (Kodansha Comics)
CAPTAIN HARLOCK: DIMENSIONAL VOYAGE (Seven Seas)
CUTIE HONEY A-GO-GO! (Seven Seas)
DEATH NOTE ALL-IN-ONE EDITION (VIZ Media)
DEVILMAN Grimiore (Seven Seas)
DEVILMAN VS. HADES (Seven Seas)
DON'T MEDDLE WITH MY DAUGHTER (Seven Seas)
DRAGONS RIOTING (Yen Press)
FRANKEN-FRAN (Seven Seas)
INFINI-T FORCE (Udon Entertainment)
LONE WOLF & CUB OMNIBUS (Dark Horse Manga)
KITARO (Drawn & Quarterly)
MEGA MAN MASTERMIX (Udon Entertainment)
NEW LONE WOLF & CUB (Dark Horse Manga)
NURSE HITOMI'S MONSTER INFIRMARY (Seven Seas)
ONE PUNCH MAN (Jump Comics)
PLEASE TELL ME! GALKO-CHAN (Seven Seas)
SAINT SEIYA: SAINTIA SHO (Seven Seas)
STREET FIGHTER (Udon Entertainment)
TIGER & BUNNY (VIZ Media)
ULTRA KAIJU ANTROPOMORPHIC PROJECT (Seven Seas)
ZOMBIES ASSEMBLE (Marvel Comics)
Manga I'm reading that's still publishing:
Tokyo Tarareba Girls
The Full Time Wife Escapist
« on: August 25, 2017, 02:37:06 pm »
Excited for a new sugar plum story and I love the Christmas digests. Boo on the Americana. We want the 60s reprinted! Why is ACP ignoring this??
« on: August 11, 2017, 02:12:24 pm »
Why oh why can't they make a Betty and Veronica series marketed towards women?
« on: July 26, 2017, 07:48:44 pm »
My purchases for the week:
ACTION COMICS #984
ALL STAR BATMAN #12
BATMAN BEYOND #10
BATMAN THE SHADOW #4
BLUE BEETLE #11
DETECTIVE COMICS #961
DOOM PATROL #7
HAL JORDAN AND THE GREEN LANTERN CORPS #25
JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #11
KAMANDI CHALLENGE #7
LOONEY TUNES #238
MOTHER PANIC #9
SCOOBY DOO TEAM UP #28
SUICIDE SQUAD #22
TEEN TITANS #10
WONDER WOMAN #27
BEN REILLY SCARLET SPIDER #5
STAR WARS DOCTOR APHRA #10
KID SHERLOCK #2
ROUGH RIDERS RIDERS ON THE STORM #5
ARCHIE YOUR PAL ARCHIE #1
ARCHIE 75TH ANNIV DIGEST #12
BETTY & VERONICA JUMBO COMICS DIGEST #255
BPRD DEVIL YOU KNOW #1
CONAN THE SLAYER #11
JOE GOLEM OCCULT DETECTIVE OUTER DARK #3
MASS EFFECT DISCOVERY #3
REBELS THESE FREE & INDEPENDENT STATES #5
NANCY DREW HARDY BOYS #5
PATHFINDER RUNESCARS #3
BACK TO THE FUTURE BIFF TO THE FUTURE #6
STAR TREK BOLDLY GO #10
DOCTOR WHO 10TH YEAR THREE #7
DOCTOR WHO 11TH YEAR THREE #7
DOCTOR WHO 9TH #14
FAITH AND THE FUTURE FORCE #1
X-O MANOWAR #5
DIE KITTY DIE HOLLYWOOD OR BUST SUMMER SPECIAL #1
SOLAR FLARE #4
USAGI YOJIMBO SAGA LEGENDS LTD ED HC
ANONYMOUS NOISE GN VOL 03
HAIKYU GN VOL 13
NISEKOI FALSE LOVE GN VOL 22
QUEEN EMERALDAS HC GN VOL 02
RIN-NE GN VOL 24
UQ HOLDER GN VOL 11
WORLD TRIGGER GN VOL 16
TMNT USAGI YOJIMBO waiting for the hardcover
Yay manga. I've been reading tons of that lately.
« on: July 14, 2017, 10:32:03 pm »
Lion...super good movie on Netflix
« on: June 26, 2017, 01:16:21 am »
I've been getting caught up on the comics that have piled up over the last 6 months or so. I caught up with Oni, Action Lab and Joe Books and am now working my way through the various Archie titles.
I read a lot of titles from these publishers as well.
« on: May 07, 2017, 06:49:39 pm »
From Tfaw I bought the Archie Coloring Book #1.
Yeah I noticed that had been re-solicited. Tell me if it's any good.
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