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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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General Discussion / Re: What comics have you been reading?
« on: October 11, 2017, 07:43:37 PM »
B&V Friends #256 - Hardly any Halloween stories. Boooo.

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All About Archie / Re: Archie Comics history Trivia Challenge
« on: October 04, 2017, 07:58:11 PM »
If you're thinking of Archie Giant Series which ran from 1954-1992  (38 years), it actually produced fewer issues than Pep.  It ended with issue #632, but there were two gaps.


It skipped from #35 (Oct 65) to #136 (Dec 65)


and it skipped from #251 (Oct 76) to #452 (Dec 76)


I'm not sure why they skipped these numbers, but it means that there were only 332 issues in the series as opposed to 632.


I find it interesting, though, that Archie Giant Series actually continued a variety of canceled titles, including Pep (5 issues) and other titles such as Josie, Little Archie, Archie's Pals n Gals and Archie and Me.

You're right. I knew about the gap of 200 missing issues between 251 and 452, but I didn't know that was the second time they skipped ahead!

Which really makes me wonder what the deal was with that. I can see it happening once, because someone just goofed, and then once the issue was published, rather than try to correct it, they just went on with the mis-numbering as if nothing had happened. If it happened twice, then it seems like it was done deliberately somehow -- but for what possible purpose or to what advantage? It isn't like some of those cases where a comic book series continued on from the numbering of a previously-published cancelled series, for the purpose of saving the company from having to file with the PO for special mailing rates for subscriptions.

And I just bought 3 of those Archie Giant Series issues of PEP. Josie hung around for nearly the complete run of AGS, but Sabrina only got 2 issues shortly after her own title was cancelled (almost like they were using up inventory stories), and other series like the Madhouse Glads, That Wilkin Boy, and Reggie & Me got no issues at all in the AGS run. In the mid-to-late 1980s AGS was used to to test the waters for later series like Betty's Diary, Archie's Explorers of the Unknown, and Jughead's Time Police.

What strikes me as particularly weird about making PEP part of the AGS series is that there was nothing that appeared in PEP when it was still being published that was unique to that particular title. Those stories could have appeared in any of the Archie-related titles. Then again, AGS had some rotating issues like Betty & Veronica Spectacular, World of Archie and World of Jughead which didn't have any particular theme to them, unlike the seasonal ones. Sometimes I suspect the whole point of AGS was to make it look like the company published a dozen more titles than they really did, because apart from things like Josie, Christmas Stocking, or Summer Fun, most of the contents were indistinguishable from what you'd find in any random issue of Archie, B&V, or Jughead.


I'm still trying to figure out whether PEP or Pals n Gals had any unique Josie or Sabrina stories.

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General Discussion / Re: What are you currently watching?
« on: September 26, 2017, 06:58:55 PM »
MONSTER HIGH feature DVDs:
   New Ghoul @ School
   Fright On!
   Why Do Ghouls Fall in Love?
   Escape From Skull Shores
   Friday Night Frights
   Ghouls Rule!
   Scaris: City of Frights
   13 Wishes
   Frights, Camera, Action!
   Freaky Fusion
   Haunted
   Boo York, Boo York
   Great Scarrier Reef

EVER AFTER HIGH Specials:
   Legacy Day
   True Hearts Day
   Spring Unsprung
   Way Too Wonderland



A lot of these are on Netflix. Which one of these do you recommend?

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General Discussion / Re: What are you currently watching?
« on: September 23, 2017, 08:01:20 PM »
The Land Before Time
The Last Unicorn
Both on Netflix

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News and New Releases / Re: ARCHIE COMICS FOR NOVEMBER 2017
« on: August 26, 2017, 01:41:01 PM »
The 1940s stories are in the public domain?

Copyrights on the 1940s MLJ comics were not renewed at the appropriate times, because when the renewals were due, nobody at the time imagined that there would be any future use for those stories. This is true of a lot of the Golden Age comics. Some characters which are still owned by DC Comics, like the characters formerly published by Fawcett Comics and Quality Comics in the 1940s. Comics published in the 1940s by Fawcett, Quality, and MLJ can be found on public domain comics websites. While the copyrights to those original stories expired when they were not renewed, trademark law is different. Some of the public domain comics have been removed from those sites by request of the respective trademark holders, because lawyers will always find something to contest, and even if some of the people hosting these sites are technically well within their legal rights, they don't want or need (and can't afford) to contend with some legal harassment.


When will the 1950s and 60s stories be in public domain? Then ACP can start publishing them cheaply.

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News and New Releases / Re: ARCHIE COMICS FOR NOVEMBER 2017
« on: August 25, 2017, 08:50:27 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??

Because they're idiots? Or maybe like Gollum hoarding his "precious".

Yeah. I already bought them when they were trade paperbacks (well, the three volumes I could find out of four), and then again when IDW reprinted them as combined hardcovers.

I don't buy the Dark Horse Archie Archives, but I'm pretty sure they reprinted all the 1940s Archie stories from PEP, LAUGH, and JACKPOT, as well as from ARCHIE, too. I only bought the Jughead Archives from DH. Give it a rest with the 1940s and early 1950s already. At this rate it will be the 2030s by the time they get around to reprinting the 1960s!

But the reality is the stories are reprints of reprints of reprints of reprints (of public domain stories).


The 1940s stories are in the public domain?

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News and New Releases / Re: ARCHIE COMICS FOR NOVEMBER 2017
« 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??

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General Discussion / Re: What comics have you been reading?
« on: August 24, 2017, 10:13:33 PM »
08-23-17:
EERIE CUTIES: THE COMIC STRIP COLLECTION
EERIE CUTIES & MAGICK CHICKS VOLS. 01-04
THE BEST OF JOSIE & PUSSYCATS TP
SCOOBY-DOO TEAM UP #29 (Top Cat)
MANHUNTER SPECIAL #1 (one-shot)
KAMANDI CHALLENGE #8 (of 12)
BATMAN/THE SHADOW #5 (of 6)
DETECTIVE COMICS #963
RICK & MORTY #29
BLACK HAMMER #12
STREET FIGHTER VS. DARKSTALKERS #4 (of 8 )
KAIJUMAX: SEASON 3 #2
BETTIE PAGE #2
JUGHEAD AND ARCHIE COMICS ANNUAL #27
BLOOD BOWL: MORE GUTS, MORE GLORY! #3 (of 4)
HERCULES: WRATH OF THE HEAVENS #1
DONALD & MICKEY #1
SAUCER STATE #3 (of 6)
ROM VS. TRANSFORMERS: SHINING ARMOR #2 (of 6)
STAR TREK: NEW VISIONS #17: ALL THE AGES FROZEN



How was Best of Josie? Was it reprints from the prior Best of Josie collections? Reprints from Music, Magic, and Mayhem?

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Reviews / Re: Archie & Friends Double Digest #30
« on: August 23, 2017, 06:53:41 PM »
They've been doing that bait and switch forever. I remember my first Betty and Veronica digest had Cheryl on the cover despite having no Cheryl story inside. She was staring in her own series at the time.

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