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« on: April 06, 2018, 11:30:32 pm »
I just finished reading it through Comixology in the volumes. I'd recommend using the Unlimited service to just "borrow" a published book, then when you finish it, "return" it. You'd pay a monthly fee. I think it's worth it, but I digress. On to the story, or in this case, stories, since there are two of them, with Archie either marrying Betty (AMB) or Veronica (AMV).
Both universes had good stories in the soap opera style, if you're into that sort of thing. LWA was unique in that it showed The Gang & Co. all as adults, not as a dream, but as actual, real stories. I found myself referring the AMB universe as the more realistic storyline, though the AMV one may have been the more exciting storyline with the Fred Mirth angle. However, I wonder what happened to him? Did he vanish from the face of the earth? Dangling plot device unanswered.
That little crossover between the two stories was interesting, but I had some confusion because Archie seemed to be all over the place as he and his other self switched places. Seeing Ambrose was nice, but having him as the "connection" between the two realities was strange at best, but I guess the writers had to explain how the realities merged. I think I'm glad he settled in the AMB universe. He seemed far better a fit there.
I'm speeding it up a bit to the end, obviously with Archie's death as the main plotline. I noticed that the writers shrewdly "merged" both universes because I couldn't tell which one was which. Maybe it didn't matter, which was the point.
I've obviously skipped several points, which I hope others here will chime in on. What do you guys think? Thanks....
« on: February 18, 2018, 07:44:11 pm »
Sounds like a printing error. I checked my copy of #286 and assume that you are talking about the Ski the World story. In my digest, Page 10 is on the back of Page 9 and then the story ends on Page 11 with a little END box in the last panel. The back of that page starts The Andrews Family Tree story.
I'll have to read again. I didn't see page 10 or 11.....
« on: January 24, 2018, 04:50:18 pm »
Well, I couldn't find a copy of the one-shot, but unless they actually SHOW Jughead transforming into a werewolf, I'm gonna say he's not (despite whatever the covers show you); it didn't happen ONCE in issues #1 or 2.
Comixology has it on digital, if you prefer it....
« on: January 17, 2018, 05:31:43 am »
01-11 to 11-16-18:
The Little Book of THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN
The Little Book of BATMAN
The Little Book of SUPERMAN
The Little Book of WONDER WOMAN
MANGA CLASSIC READERS: MOBY DICK TP
MANGA CLASSIC READERS: WAR OF THE WORLDS TP
H.P. LOVECRAFT'S THE HOUND and Other Stories (adapted by Gou Tanabe)
JIMMY'S BASTARDS #6
SCOOBY-DOO TEAM UP (with the Legion of Super-Heroes) #33
FUTURE QUEST PRESENTS: BIRDMAN #6
BATMAN/TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES II #3 (of 6)
BUGS BUNNY (1990) #2 - Strangely enough, of the 3 stories in this issue, NONE of them was a Bugs Bunny story!
WILL EISNER'S THE SPIRIT: THE CORPSE MAKERS #5 (of 5)
KILL OR BE KILLED #15
THE FURTHER ADVENTURES OF NICK WILSON #1
ICE CREAM MAN #1
FIGHTING AMERICAN #4
KONG ON PLANET OF APES #3 (of 6)
ASSASSINISTAS #2 (of ?)
NEMO HC (adapted by Bruno)
20,000 LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA HC (adapted by Gary Gianni)
What in the world is a "Little "Book"?
And what did you think about the Birdman book, DR? I liked the part about Avenger being able to understand Birdman....
« on: January 04, 2018, 06:19:44 pm »
« on: December 29, 2017, 06:13:29 pm »
Here's one panel I just randomly found in one of my old digests, and it isn't a photo shopped one. I did a double-take when I saw it:
Trump seems to be mentioned, or appear, in comic books lately even more than Obama ever did (and his presence was relatively conspicuous). Indeed, there's practically an entire subgenre now of Trump comics. Here's a short list of recently noted solicitations:
TRUMP VS CLINTON: UNCIVIL WAR COLORING BOOK
TRUMP VS TIME LINCOLN #1 (ONE SHOT)
HOW THE TRUMP STOLE CHRISTMAS (ONE SHOT)
THE TREMENDOUS TRUMP #1 (ONE SHOT)
THE TREMENDOUS TRUMP: A MAN-CHILD COVFEFE! #1 (ONE SHOT)
THE TREMENDOUS TRUMP: WORLD WAR T #1 (ONE SHOT)
TRUMP: PUTIN ON THE HITS #1 (ONE SHOT)
MAD ABOUT TRUMP TP
DRAWN & QUARTERLY:
THE UNQUOTABLE TRUMP GN
TRUMP'S A-B-C HC
SH*T MY PRESIDENT SAYS: THE ILLUSTRATED TWEETS OF DONALD TRUMP HC
TRUMP'S TITANS #1
TRUMP'S TITANS VS THE MANDELA EFFECT #1
TRUMP'S TITANS VS FIDGET SPINNER #1
TRUMP'S TITANS VS MARK ZUCKERBERG #1
TRUMP'S TITANS VOL 01: SICK OF WINNING TP
Yes, President Obama had the nerve to just try and do his job in being a President, as opposed to our current Narcissistic Ninny in the Oval Office. That's why Trump gets the comics to me. Sure, Obama made the talk show circuits while President, but he did it with style and dignity. Now? It's a freakin' reality show 24/7...
« on: December 01, 2017, 10:52:37 pm »
I've drawn my very first Archie story in almost TWO years!
This is a very special Archie story entitled "KINDNESS WORKS!" You can check out a little preview with my pencils to a few of the pages and find out more details here:
Please check it out!
All right!! Congrats, Mr. Ruiz! 😁 I hope this means you're back? 🤗
« on: November 07, 2017, 03:31:44 pm »
Why? Because she's the only person capable of getting the best of Jughead?
I think she gets too much the best of Jughead. Trula seems to do no wrong with him, completely crippling Jughead, seemingly almost all the time. Then again, Jughead allows himself to let her really get in his head, and he gets riled up, which makes it worse...
« on: September 22, 2017, 07:22:18 pm »
Check this one out, DR. It's on a future issue. And the story behind it is quite interesting. The Galaxy Trio apparently started out as villains, but Space Ghost turned them into good guys! I like the new subplots the writers are giving the HB superheroes....
« on: September 09, 2017, 11:33:57 pm »
They say, "Beauty is in the eye of the beholder."
I find DeCarlo's B&V more visually appealing overall. Even when the girl's facial expressions are mad or angry, they still look cute to me. When Lucey draws B&V angry--they're not so cute. Just my opinion.
I do think that Lucey's Archie seems to display a wider range of expressions than Archie's DeCarlo's, and he's good at capturing the physical slapstick-type situations.
In the bottom panel, this is NOT Betty. I remember this story....
« on: September 03, 2017, 06:37:42 am »
In the world of Archie Comics, concussions are always cause for hilarity ensuing.
I liked #1, if only for the reason of getting some new classic Archie stories again, and longer ones. I think I liked the Jughead learning to drive story better than the first part of Archie wins the lottery, but whether it's because I've gotten past the redesigned looks now or whatever, I have to say I liked #2 overall a lot better, especially the conclusion of the 2-parter. Reggie getting amnesia from a bonk on the head sounds like a real throwback to the Doyle-Lucey kind of stories from the late-50s/early-60s, which is a good thing.
I think Reggie's faking it. He's up to a massive joke on everyone....
« on: July 29, 2017, 08:51:09 pm »
I actually don't read any webcomics at this time, though I'd heard of GPF. I have purchased a few kickstarter collections of webcomics such as The Meek, Sorcery 101 and Widdershins.
I did buy the Batman '66/Legion comic, but haven't read it yet. That will be part of the catch up with comics that have come in over the past couple of weeks. I usually get caught up with comics shortly before going back to school. I also have a ton of manga volumes and graphic novels/trades that I"m way behind on and won't be caught up on any time soon.
Yes, thank you for providing the GPF link as well. I'm just now getting here.....
« on: July 23, 2017, 04:59:51 pm »
Hello, and welcome!
« on: July 12, 2017, 11:20:31 pm »
There's one I'm just starting to read: Saga. Man, this is Dark Knight/Watchman level stuff....
« on: May 29, 2017, 06:58:33 am »
See, here's the thing we need to take into account... it's been a couple of years now since we've seen a new story written or drawn by anyone but Dan Parent. Now all of a sudden we see one credited as written by Dan, but drawn by an artist who we haven't seen a new story from in a couple of years -- Bill Galvan. Now, it's possible they may just have overlooked that one somehow when they were clearing the inventory of already paid-for work, but I don't think so. Notice that for the last six months, all of the digests released in any given month follow some kind of theme. In this round of solicitations the digest theme is "Back-To-School", which is as good an excuse as any for a story starring Dilton Doily. That indicates to me that Dan wrote a bunch of themed back-to-school stories for the digests, and drew all of them but one. Maybe he needed some help, because he's busy working on DIE KITTY DIE, YOUR PAL ARCHIE, plus the usual 5-page digest stories and covers... and he didn't draw the covers this month either. They may be old covers they just found that hadn't been used yet, but even so... I think that "How Shocking" 5-pager is a for-real, newly-commissioned art job by Bill Galvan. Either that or the credit is a typo...
I follow Bill Galvan on Facebook. This is indeed new work for him. He's been posting that he's doing covers and digest stories for Archie.
That's great! I'd love to see some new stories done by Jeff Shultz for Archie as well, not just from Super Suckers....
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