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All About Archie / Re: Story Jumps In Newest Archie Jumbo Digest
« 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.....

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General Discussion / Re: How many comics do you own?
« on: February 15, 2018, 07:14:21 PM »
Interesting to read everyone's guesses as to how many comics they have collected or accumulated. I am fortunate to have somehow hung on to the majority of comics I collected in my younger days. At different times I had different interests, but 90% of  my books are golden and silver age. I've thinned the herd of more recent books in the last decade, but also managed to add others from eras. Recently completed my run of Tarzan from the Dell Four Color books through the Gold Key books. I miss the hunt looking the last few pieces in that collection. Right now my most fun is in Golden Age Archie...great art...wonderful covers and generally entertaining stories. All together I have roughly around 5000 books, but never seem to get around to doing a good inventory. Probably explains why I end up with duplicates every too often.

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General Discussion / Re: How many comics do you own?
« 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).

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General Discussion / How many comics do you own?
« on: February 10, 2018, 08:18:38 PM »
I'm very curious to know how my comic book collection compares to all of yours.


As a junior in high school I have at least 1,586 comics (at last count, which was back in August, so I know that I have passed this) Majority are Archie and I think less than 100 aren't. (I have some Marvel, Dc, Image, Dark horse, and Harvey comics, and the only other series' that I buy with every new issue is Snotgirl and Die Kitty Die. I also have been getting the free comic book day comics for the past 3 or 4 years)


I'm not expecting you to know how many you have (The only reason I know is because I re-bagged and boarded each one over the summer, and decided I might as well count my digests as well.)  but I assume you have at least a guess. I've been collecting comics for 7 years now, and I'm curious to see how I compare.


So basically how many comics do you think you own, and how many of those are Archie?


Bonus question what is your favorite or most rare one?


My favorite is Betty and Veronica double digest #186 because it was the 1st Archie comic I've ever read.
 

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General Discussion / Re: Latest Hauls, what did you buy?
« on: January 12, 2018, 06:53:25 AM »
Finally got my Die Kitty Die Kickstarter commission!! Love it!



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General Discussion / Re: What comics have you been reading?
« on: August 22, 2017, 03:36:12 PM »
If you like superhero type stuff, have you watched Moldiver?  Tiger and Bunny reminded me a bit of Moldiver which had a 6 episode OVA run back in the early 1990s.  I enjoyed the series and it is one of the few anime series that I've watched.

I'd heard the title, but didn't know anything about it. From what I just read on Wikipedia about it, it's more of a comedy/magical girl kind of thing, which probably explains why I hadn't caught it before. Up to recently I hadn't read/watched much of any comedy manga/anime. I pretty much stuck to shonen/seinin manga & anime of the action/adventure/SF type.

Because the PixieTrix webcomics were more or less my introduction to some manga & anime comedy genre tropes, I've been experimenting trying a few things, and found a couple that I like: Dragons Rioting (a self-described 'battle manga' and sex comedy), and Nurse Hitomi's Monster Infirmary (a rather more gentle high school comedy about a cyclops nurse at a school full of monsters, that compares somewhat with Eerie Cuties or Monster High, with some PG sexual humor). I still tend to remain picky about stuff (tried the popular Monster Musume manga, but it didn't really do anything for me), and art styles especially.

Now that I'm a little more familiar with the magical girl genre (into which I guess I could also place Go Nagai's Cutie Honey), and I see by checking that Moldiver is available on YouTube, I'll check it out.

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General Discussion / Re: What comics have you been reading?
« 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.....

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General Discussion / Re: What comics have you been reading?
« on: July 26, 2017, 07:48:44 PM »
My purchases for the week:


DC
ACTION COMICS #984     
ALL STAR BATMAN #12   
BATGIRL #13   
BATMAN BEYOND #10
BATMAN THE SHADOW #4
BLUE BEETLE #11
DETECTIVE COMICS #961
DOOM PATROL #7
FLASH #27   
HAL JORDAN AND THE GREEN LANTERN CORPS #25
HELLBLAZER #12   
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

Marvel
BEN REILLY SCARLET SPIDER #5   
SPIDER-GWEN #22
STAR WARS DOCTOR APHRA #10

Action Lab
KID SHERLOCK #2
TOMBOY #12

Aftershock
NORMALS #3
ROUGH RIDERS RIDERS ON THE STORM #5

Archie
ARCHIE YOUR PAL ARCHIE #1
ARCHIE 75TH ANNIV DIGEST #12
BETTY & VERONICA JUMBO COMICS DIGEST #255

Dark Horse
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

Dynamite
NANCY DREW HARDY BOYS #5
PATHFINDER RUNESCARS #3

IDW
BACK TO THE FUTURE BIFF TO THE FUTURE #6
STAR TREK BOLDLY GO #10   

Image
PAKLIS #3
SAGA #45   
SHUTTER #30

Titan
DOCTOR WHO 10TH YEAR THREE #7   
DOCTOR WHO 11TH YEAR THREE #7   
DOCTOR WHO 9TH #14
ROBOTECH #1

Valiant
FAITH AND THE FUTURE FORCE #1
X-O MANOWAR #5

Other
DIE KITTY DIE HOLLYWOOD OR BUST SUMMER SPECIAL #1
Previews
SOLAR FLARE #4   
USAGI YOJIMBO SAGA LEGENDS LTD ED HC

Manga
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.

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General Discussion / Re: What are you currently watching?
« on: July 14, 2017, 10:32:03 PM »
Lion...super good movie on Netflix

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General Discussion / Re: What comics have you been reading?
« on: July 14, 2017, 06:49:50 AM »
Finding time to read all of this is the biggest problem.  I may eventually cut back, but figure there will be time to read everything when I retire if necessary.

That IS the problem. If you don't read them "hot off the press" the week they're released, I'm forced to wonder what's the point of accumulating floppy comics. I constantly see 90% of the floppy comics I bought just a few years ago when rifling through the 50 cent bins. Oh, they're still worth reading if you're interested in them, but it does beg the question of the reason people are collecting comic books in that format -- other than the weight of 50+ years of comic book readers for whom there was essentially no other choice available. Since we now are living in a time when we're disabused of the notion that collecting new comic books is an "investment", aren't we really only saving them so we can re-read the stories we particularly liked again later? In the meantime, there's vast amounts of energy to be expended on tracking titles and issues to be checked off lists, bagging/boarding, boxing and filing all those floppy comics. And they're so easily damaged by careless handling or storage when not protected by plastic and cardboard collecting supplies. I'm just lazy and I'm trying to cut down on the amount of effort I have to put into the collecting part of my library of comics. These days when I buy a floppy I'm probably buying it as much for the cover art as anything else, as I can always get the story at a later time in paperback or hardcover (or digitally, if that's what I preferred). Sometimes if it's a marginal-selling title I'll buy it just as a show of support for something I really like. Otherwise it's probably a title from one of those small publishers for whom a trade collection isn't guaranteed.

Nowadays comic books from all but the most marginal of publishers are virtually guaranteed to be available either as digital singles, or as trade paperbacks (usually both). So if you're not going to read them first, while they're still fresh, you might as well wait for the trade collection. Most of the current floppy comics I read now are just borrowed (usually on the day they're released, and returned in the same condition I got them within a week, if not the next day). The owner of my LCS is a personal friend.

Less than half of those floppy comics that I read I deem worthy of buying the trade collections of, but between recent stories and older material, I still manage to buy an average of 6 paperback or hardcover comics collections every week. I do have a particular weakness for Archives, Masterworks, Omnibus, Absolute, and other similar deluxe format comics (particularly comics from the 1930s through 1960s), as well as for hardcover newspaper strip collections from IDW's Library of American Comics and Hermes Press. Those hardcover collections tend to appear less frequently on my reading list, because they can sometimes sit for a long time before I get around to reading them. My priority is to read those borrowed floppy comics and return them quickly. Also, it can sometimes take me a long time (depending on how many comics are reprinted in a hardcover collection) to get through them, because I usually have a few different collected editions going at any one time that I sometimes put down for a little while, then read something else, then come back to it later -- sometimes much later. Depends on the nature of what's collected in the book and the overall length, unless it's one LONG story, then I usually try to read the whole thing contiguously. I guess that's one good thing about floppies, you can squeeze in a quick read of the whole comic when you don't have time to sit and read the whole of something lengthier that has 100-500 pages.

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General Discussion / Re: What comics have you been reading?
« 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....  :o

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General Discussion / Re: What comics have you been reading?
« on: July 12, 2017, 05:44:18 PM »
I sometimes wonder if Image isn't actually publishing more titles than DC. Most of them don't come out nearly as often, but they do publish a heck of a lot of titles.


I buy more comics from Image than I do from Marvel.  I think that DC and Marvel publish more titles, but Image does have quite a few.


Today (and maybe tomorrow)


Moonshine
No Mercy
Paper Girls
Reborn
Saga
Shutter
Wicked + Divine
Horizon
Eclipse
The Fix
Green Valley
Southern Cross
Switch

I read about the same percentage of the titles Image publishes as I do Marvel and DC's... maybe about 05% of what they're publishing. That's probably true of most of the larger publishers. I think I might read a slightly better percentage of Dark Horse, IDW, Boom, and Oni Press titles, and probably a significantly higher percent of Dynamite titles. Hard to say with Archie, because things keep shifting in the titles being published. I read 6 digests, most classic Archie trade collections (except for the Giant Comics and 1000-pagers), and was reading Jughead until it was cancelled. I'll be reading Your Pal Archie when that comes out.

I'd say the hardest thing with most Image titles is trying to get some idea of what the book's about, just by skimming through one. Frequently the art isn't doing anything to pique my interest, and the covers rarely even attract me to pick one up and flip through it. The ones I've liked I've generally just discovered by accident. Oh, I could easily discover those things about various titles if I wanted to do the work in checking up on each title Image puts out, looking at reviews and so forth, but it's just more effort than I want to make. Many's the first issue I've read that just didn't grab me, so it's got to stand out in some way to get my attention. Then again even if I do make it past the first to a second, third and fourth issue, those titles tend to fall by the wayside pretty easily if something more interesting comes out to get my attention. Most Image titles I wind up reading don't have long runs anyway.

I honestly rarely even pay that much attention to what company is publishing the comic, although I might be more likely to try an otherwise unknown title from Dark Horse or IDW, simply because those companies have proven to be more sympatico with my tastes in the past. I'm more likely to be attracted by specific creators, a novel concept, a predisposition to genre or subject matter, or just artwork I like by a previously-unknown-to-me creator.

More and more my attention focuses on the really smaller publishers, and trade paperbacks or hardcovers, whether original or reprinting stuff recent or older.

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General Discussion / Re: What comics have you been reading?
« 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.

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All About Archie / Re: Classic look coming back...with a twist
« on: April 17, 2017, 07:04:37 PM »
Thank you for responding. have you heard from Mr. Parent that this extra book will cut into his Die Kitty Die work?


Dan and I are pretty committed to Kitty. We've got lots of plans we're working on. So far, regardless of what else we've been doing, we've always made Kitty our top priority! It hasn't been easy but so far we've been managing it!



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All About Archie / Re: Archie circle logo
« on: April 15, 2017, 09:16:41 PM »
Rusty,
Thanks for the history lesson! I didn't know that, and it's crazy that I've never stumbled upon some of those issues before.
Cheers!

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