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General Discussion / Re: What are you currently watching?
« on: January 18, 2018, 01:23:26 PM »
Rocko's Modern Life. One of the few shows from my childhood that holds up. I'm also reading the comic book series too. Much better than Rugrats.

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General Discussion / Re: What comics have you been reading?
« on: January 18, 2018, 12:17:58 PM »
Re-reading Super 'Suckers, Die Kitty Die, and Life with Kevin. Remember when comics were funny?

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General Discussion / Re: What comics have you been reading?
« on: January 13, 2018, 03:14:27 AM »
I think I'm going to quit reading the Archie digests (not the B&V digests, just the Archie ones). There's this real feeling of blandness about them right now, like they're just in a holding pattern, waiting for their time to inevitably run out. That's probably true, to a lesser extent, of the B&V digests as well, but it's less apparent to me because those digest stories seem to have a greater aggregation of my favorite artists in each issue.

They seem to be done with any pretense of growth or evolution (while maintaining faithfulness to the core style), even in the new stories -- there's a real feeling of "just keep it average and homogenized, according to what sold in the past", so there's no real "trying" on the part of the digest editors -- they've basically given up, and aren't going to bother making ANY effort. There's a real contrast there to the period between the late '90s Archie Comics (both floppies and digests) up to 2015, when they were introducing new characters, trying new things, new kinds of stories (out of that came cousin Marcy, New Kids, Kevin Keller, Harper Lodge, and a lot of fun 'what if' variant stories, and even LIFE WITH ARCHIE). All that seems to be over now, and 'classic Archie style' just seems to be in a short period of maintenance until the final shutdown.

 :'(


Do you mean the new stories at the beginning or that they just keep reprinting the same stories over and over?

The new stories are fine, but 5 pages per issue just isn't compelling enough for me to want to buy them solely for that. Maybe if there were some annual compilation of all the new 5-page lead stories from a year or two earlier, it would make it worth the price of a typical digest. Even having said that, the 5-page shorts feel lacking compared to some of the longer stories by Dan Parent (or some of the recently-returned classic artists) from just 5 or 10 years ago. You can only develop a plot and characters so much in the space of a mere 5 pages.

My main complaint with the 3 Archie digests is the lack of variety of the reprints -- both in terms of spanning six or seven decades of available stories, and in terms of the lack of non-Archie stories. Yes, clearly most of the stories reprinted in those titles HAVE to be Archie stories, but not ALL of them.


They have annual compilations of the new stories but they are digital only.

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General Discussion / Re: What comics have you been reading?
« on: January 12, 2018, 06:54:55 AM »
I think I'm going to quit reading the Archie digests (not the B&V digests, just the Archie ones). There's this real feeling of blandness about them right now, like they're just in a holding pattern, waiting for their time to inevitably run out. That's probably true, to a lesser extent, of the B&V digests as well, but it's less apparent to me because those digest stories seem to have a greater aggregation of my favorite artists in each issue.

They seem to be done with any pretense of growth or evolution (while maintaining faithfulness to the core style), even in the new stories -- there's a real feeling of "just keep it average and homogenized, according to what sold in the past", so there's no real "trying" on the part of the digest editors -- they've basically given up, and aren't going to bother making ANY effort. There's a real contrast there to the period between the late '90s Archie Comics (both floppies and digests) up to 2015, when they were introducing new characters, trying new things, new kinds of stories (out of that came cousin Marcy, New Kids, Kevin Keller, Harper Lodge, and a lot of fun 'what if' variant stories, and even LIFE WITH ARCHIE). All that seems to be over now, and 'classic Archie style' just seems to be in a short period of maintenance until the final shutdown.

 :'(


Do you mean the new stories at the beginning or that they just keep reprinting the same stories over and over?

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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: Latest Hauls, what did you buy?
« on: January 12, 2018, 06:49:45 AM »
So hot topic canceled the order yet when my boyfriend went to the store.... they had the order :idiot2:


But i am happy







I loved all the cardboard cut outs of the characters in this game. Getting to play as "Sabrina" etc but the actual game play was disappointing. It's a lot like the kid's game "Sorry."

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I really liked Life with Kevin. We need more "young adult" comics like that available. The 20 something making it in the city plot was interesting. Your Pal Archie was just ok for me.

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.... and the next DKD Kickstarter, Die Kitty Die! Kitty Goes to Hell (which probably won't be available before Fall 2018)...


The next installment, Die Kitty Die Heaven & Hell, should be available in early Summer 2018.


When's the next Kickstarter? Still haven't gotten my commission from the last Kickstarter.

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General Discussion / Re: What comics have you been reading?
« on: November 23, 2017, 12:58:38 AM »
ASH VS. THE ARMY OF DARKNESS #5 (of 5)
PUNISHER: PLATOON #3 (of 6)
THANOS #13
SAVAGE DRAGON #228
RICK AND MORTY: POCKET LIKE YOU STOLE IT #5 (of 5)
DETECTIVE COMICS #969
WONDER WOMAN #35
THE DEMON: HELL IS EARTH #1 (of 6)
DOOMSDAY CLOCK #1 (of 12)
KAMANDI CHALLENGE #11 (of 12)
SCOOBY-DOO TEAM UP #32
LOONEY TUNES #240
THE GREATEST ADVENTURE #7 (of 9)
SHEENA #3
DIE KITTY DIE: HOLLYWOOD OR BUST #4 (of 4)
YOUR PAL ARCHIE #4 (of 5)
BETTY & VERONICA: VIXENS #1
ARCHIE AND ME COMICS DIGEST #2
THAT WILKIN BOY #27 (APR 1974)
JOSIE AND THE PUSSYCATS #75 (APR 1974)
JOSIE AND THE PUSSYCATS #76 (JUN 1974)
ARCHIE'S T.V. LAUGH-OUT #24 (MAY 1974)
ARCHIE'S T.V. LAUGH-OUT #32 (JUL 1975)
ARCHIE'S T.V. LAUGH-OUT #83 (OCT 1981)
SABRINA THE TEENAGE WITCH #50 (DEC 1978)
CHILI #19 (OCT 1972)
LAUGH #270 (SEP 1973)
LAUGH #306 (SEP 1976)
PEP #283 (NOV 1973)
PEP #380 (DEC 1981)
ARCHIE'S GIRLS BETTY AND VERONICA #154 (OCT 1968)
ARCHIE'S GIRLS BETTY AND VERONICA #310 (OCT 1981)
ARCHIE'S GIRLS BETTY AND VERONICA #319 (AUG 1982)
ARCHIE GIANT SERIES (BETTY AND VERONICA SPECTACULAR) #246 (JUN 1976)
ARCHIE GIANT SERIES (BETTY AND VERONICA SPECTACULAR) #510 (OCT 1981)
BETTY AND ME #30 (SEP 1970)
BETTY AND ME #68 (AUG 1975)
BETTY AND ME #124 (OCT 1981)
Spire Christian Comics:
    ARCHIE'S CLEAN SLATE (1973)
    ARCHIE'S WORLD (1976)
    ARCHIE GETS A JOB! (1977)
    JUGHEAD'S SOUL FOOD (1979)
    ARCHIE'S FESTIVAL (1980)
    ARCHIE AND MR. WEATHERBEE (1980)
ARCHIE GIANT SERIES (WORLD OF ARCHIE) #509 (SEP 1981)
ARCHIE GIANT SERIES (WORLD OF JUGHEAD) #511 (OCT 1981)
JUGHEAD #223 (DEC 1973)
JUGHEAD #317 (OCT 1981)
JUGHEAD'S JOKES #43 (APR 1975)
REGGIE'S JOKES #29 (MAY 1974)
REGGIE AND ME #79 (JUL 1975)
MADHOUSE COMICS #126 (OCT 1981)
LIFE WITH ARCHIE #84 (APR 1969)
LIFE WITH ARCHIE #139 (NOV 1973)
LIFE WITH ARCHIE #144 (APR 1974)
LIFE WITH ARCHIE #227 (NOV 1981)
ARCHIE #245 (JUL 1975)
ARCHIE #246 (AUG 1975)
ARCHIE AT RIVERDALE HIGH #11 (OCT 1973)
ARCHIE AT RIVERDALE HIGH #15 (APR 1974)
ARCHIE AT RIVERDALE HIGH #82 (OCT 1981)
ARCHIE AND ME #65 (JUN 1974)
ARCHIE AND ME #130 (OCT 1951)
EVERYTHING'S ARCHIE #35 (SEP 1974)
EVERYTHING'S ARCHIE #40 (JUN 1974)


(... All binge-read in about 12 hours. Whew!! ...)


How did you enjoy Betty and Veronica Vixens?


How was the Sugarplum story in Archie and Me?

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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.

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General Discussion / Re: What comics have you been reading?
« on: November 18, 2017, 09:09:08 AM »
SCARLET TRACES VOL 02 TP
THE ROOK ARCHIVES VOL 02 HC
THE ROOK ARCHIVES VOL 03 HC
THE ART OF THE PULPS HC
FICTION HOUSE: FROM PULPS TO PANELS, FROM JUNGLES TO SPACE HC
ROM #13 & 14
FIRST STRIKE #0-6 (of 6)
FIRST STRIKE: MICRONAUTS #1 (one-shot)
FIRST STRIKE: ROM #1 (one-shot)
NOT BRAND ECHH #14 (one-shot)
THE HARVEY COMICS COMPANION by Mark Arnold TP
FUTURE QUEST PRESENTS: THE GALAXY TRIO VS. SPACE GHOST #4
BUG: THE ADVENTURES OF FORAGER #5  (of 6)
CASPER THE FRIENDLY GHOST #2
GREEN HORNET '66 MEETS THE SPIRIT #5 (of 5)
RASPUTIN: VOICE OF THE DRAGON #1 (of 5)
KONG ON THE PLANET OF THE APES #1 (of 6)
SIMPSONS COMICS #241
COUGAR AND CUB TP
SHIGERU MIZUKI'S KITARO VOL 04: KITARO'S STRANGE ADVENTURES TP



I'm loving the Casper series. I wish they had more available.

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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)
   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:
Princess Jellyfish
Tokyo Tarareba Girls
The Full Time Wife Escapist
Hotaru's Way
LDK




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Reviews / Re: Some reviews.
« on: October 24, 2017, 06:36:36 PM »


I meant to do this a month ago when I got the new deluxe hardcover edition of THE BEST OF ARCHIE COMICS: BOOK TWO, so here it finally is.

I'm going to keep this short and just list what's missing and what's been added, but I should probably also mention that there are a number of instances where the original text commentaries prefacing the stories have been replaced by newer comments by different people (for example, all of the comments on stories attributed to Fernando Ruiz have been replaced by comments by different people). The numbers in parentheses are the page numbers that the stories appear on in the original 2012 TP edition (MISSING) or the new deluxe hardcover edition (ADDED), which also includes pages on which any comments prefacing the stories appear.

MISSING stories from the original 2012 TP edition:
(146-156) LITTLE CAPTAIN PUREHEART in "Attack of the Molemen"
(234-238) JOSIE in "Hi-Style Hi Jinks"
(239-255) LITTLE ARCHIE in "Little Archie and the Secret City"
(265-269) JOSIE in "The Image"
(277-281) THE ARCHIES in "Rock 'n' Rassle"
(282-289) ARCHIE 3000 in "Wieners Over Riverdale!"
(391-392) JINX in "Fitting In" and "It's Complicated" (both 1-pagers)

ADDED stories in the new 2017 deluxe HC edition:
(361-382) REGGIE AND ME #1 (2016) no title
(383-404) YOUR PAL ARCHIE #1 (2017) "The Road Worrier" and "A Night at the Opera"
(405-416) RIVERDALE #1 (2017 one-shot) ARCHIE in "Sweetwater"


I wonder if Fernando asked to be taken out?

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General Discussion / Re: What comics have you been reading?
« on: October 20, 2017, 02:14:31 PM »
I was also disappointed in the Archie Halloween Spectacular. All recently reprinted Halloween stories I'd read before and only about 22 pages I believe. It should've been a freebie for FCBD.

Btw DeCarloRules, how did you get to read those FCBD books early?

Retailers get those Halloween ComicFest books shipped to them a couple of weeks before the week of Halloween. I have an inside connection since my LCS owner is a personal friend whom I've known for 20+ years, and I help him out on a regular basis by managing his subscribers' list and pulling all the product for them, logging re-orders, and handling special requests (which amounts to less than a day's work, added up over the course of the week, with everything except the weekly folder-filling being done online from wherever I am) in exchange for getting all my comics at store cost -- which is pretty much the only reason I can afford to consume the dangerously high volume of comic-related product that I do.


Now we know. Sounds like a fun job.

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General Discussion / Re: What comics have you been reading?
« on: October 19, 2017, 03:37:27 PM »
I was also disappointed in the Archie Halloween Spectacular. All recently reprinted Halloween stories I'd read before and only about 22 pages I believe. It should've been a freebie for FCBD.


Btw DeCarloRules, how did you get to read those FCBD books early?

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