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    December 14, 2017, 08:57:45 AM
  • DeCarlo Rules: @TM - "They" is Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa. Just him. HE's the writer of both AWA and ChAoS. It's HIS story. He only writes an issue when his muse inspires him. Plus he's kinda busy being the showrunner and one of the head writers for RIVERDALE, which ACP probably considers a little more important. And from Sacasa's POV, I know television work must pay a helluvalot better than writing comic books. Especially if they're comic books published by ACP. Could someone else write those horror comics? Sure, if ACP's Chief Creative Officer decided to assign the books to someone else. At that point sales would probably just nosedive anyway, so what's the point? Better to let other writers make up their own horror stories using ACP characters.
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    November 23, 2017, 01:15:45 PM
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General Discussion / Re: What comics have you been reading?
« 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.

All About Archie / Archie Comics February 2018 Solicitations
« on: November 15, 2017, 12:40:07 PM »
Still no Chilling Adventures of Sabrina or Afterlife With Archie (aside from a trade collection). 

I hope that Best of Betty and Veronica Vol 2 trade really happens this time, though.

General Discussion / Re: Sears/Kmart
« on: November 13, 2017, 05:19:07 PM »
That's a bummer. I remember going into a K-mart once and specifically asking a store clerk if they carried Archie digests, and the answer was "No", although that was a couple of years ago. I do remember seeing them about a year later in Walmart, but lately when I've been in there... once again, no Archie digests. Come to think of it, it's been a while since I've looked at Barnes & Noble, which was the only other place I knew of that I could reliably find them (other than special-ordering through my LCS) so who knows if B&N even carries them now. It would explain a lot.

Barnes and Noble does still carry all of the digests.  From what I can tell, though, at the one near my house, no one looks at them or buys them.

General Discussion / Re: What comics have you been reading?
« 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)
   CUTIE HONEY A-GO-GO! (Seven Seas)
   DEVILMAN Grimiore (Seven Seas)
   DEVILMAN VS. HADES (Seven Seas)
   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)
   ONE PUNCH MAN (Jump Comics)
   STREET FIGHTER (Udon Entertainment)
   TIGER & BUNNY (VIZ Media)
   ZOMBIES ASSEMBLE (Marvel Comics)

Manga I'm reading that's still publishing:
Princess Jellyfish
Tokyo Tarareba Girls
The Full Time Wife Escapist
Hotaru's Way

General Discussion / Re: What have you done today?
« on: November 09, 2017, 10:24:51 AM »
I did not get the job. People are thinking she probably wanted to hire her friends as she was a young interviewer/manager, only 23 years old (i knew her age because she told me she started at age 16 and 7 years later she now is a manager)

My job called me at 7:50am i saw the voicemail asking me to work a morning shift. I didn't hear my phone didnt get the message until 10:03am ughh too late to go in, of course they call me when my sound is off and my phone is updating :/

General Discussion / Re: What have you done today?
« on: November 05, 2017, 10:01:01 PM »
I went to work today but not to work, I went to let my mom and my next door neighbor use my 20% off i got this weekend only at work. I saved my neighbor $60 with using my 20% off. She ended up buying me a starbucks coffee, that was sweet of her to do. I went with my neighbor while she was doing her errends. It was nice. Besides that not much was done today.

General Discussion / Re: What have you done today?
« on: November 04, 2017, 02:44:54 PM »
Its a store for baby clothes thats opening up in my local mall. I probably would be a sales associate cleaning the store, putting out new merchandise etc..

Thank you :). Just have to wait a  week to hear a call back

General Discussion / Re: What have you done today?
« on: November 03, 2017, 07:27:02 PM »
Thank you :)

I think my interview went well. What surprised me was that she was okay with me wanting to work both jobs and she liked that i was avaiable from opening shift until 5pm. The interviewer/manager was only 23 years old. She told me that she started working at age 16 and worked her way up in 7 years to manager. She even liked that i asked her what she likes about working at the store and she told me nobody asked her that before. She was even impressed that i worked at my current job
during summer youth employment program and got hired straight from the program.

All About Archie / Re: Makeout Locations in the Comics?
« on: November 01, 2017, 08:58:11 AM »
Wasn't "Passion Point" also a makeout spot on HAPPY DAYS? I admit my memory of the show is a little fuzzy after a few decades, but it immediately seemed to ring a bell. I don't recall ever seeing it in an Archie story, so I guess my memory was from the show.

I think that was Inspiration Point. 

Look What I completed (?) a wraparound your pal Archie chocklit shoppe variant cover

News and New Releases / Re: ARCHIE COMICS FOR AUGUST 2017
« on: September 30, 2017, 08:01:37 AM »
...Each are more-or-less 50-50 divided between classic-era (Um. Pre-the late 80s/" grim & grittyy/kick-ass " setting in.) and, yes, kid's line - Adventures -  reprints from this century, I believe.

General Discussion / Re: Archie Barber Shop
« on: September 27, 2017, 07:12:47 AM »
Good job, De Carlo.

General Discussion / Re: Archie Barber Shop
« on: September 26, 2017, 08:08:12 PM »
Hey Delcarlo, Thanks for in info!

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

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