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  • BettyReggie: The Life With Kevin Book just came.
    January 16, 2018, 04:01:39 PM
  • DeCarlo Rules: @Kallell - Right. That's what I meant. The solicitations that came OUT for the months of November, December, and January... as Diamond Comics Distribution dates their catalogs. And those ACP comics digests solicited in those catalogs would indeed have shipping dates in the months of January, February, and March.  Which means ALL the issues of Archie, World of Archie, Betty and Veronica, and B & V Friends in those solicitations are JUMBO COMICS digests. Unlike those titles, Riverdale Comics Digest, Marvel Comics Digest, and Archie and Me Comics Digest haven't varied in their format from one issue to the next.
    January 15, 2018, 12:22:20 PM
  • Archie Comics Collector(Kalell): Very interesting observation DeCarlo Rules. Actually December 2017 was the last month in which there was still three Digest formats: Annual, Comics Double Digest and a Jumbo Comics Digest. As I looked through Jan, Feb and March solicits it seems that the main two formats are Comics Digest 128 pager: Archie and Me and the rest of the main Archie Digests will just be Jumbo Comics Digest 192 pagers. They seem to be doing away with the Annuals and Comics Double Digests for now.
    January 15, 2018, 11:41:08 AM
  • DeCarlo Rules: Looking back through the ACP solicitations from November, December and January, it just dawned on me that EVERY regular digest title solicted (except for Archie and Me Comics Digest, Riverdale Comics Digest, and Marvel Comics Digest) is a JUMBO COMICS Digest (192 pages). Are Jumbo Comics Digests the new permanent format? It sure looks that way.
    January 14, 2018, 03:28:01 AM
  • Tuxedo Mark: Cami! O. M. Wowza. :smitten: [link]
    January 11, 2018, 09:53:48 PM
  • Tuxedo Mark: Here's my review of "Last Dance!" from the final issue of the old B&V title: [link]
    January 11, 2018, 09:44:48 PM
  • Tuxedo Mark: Skeet Ulrich, patron saint of dad jokes: [link]
    January 11, 2018, 10:24:54 AM
  • Tuxedo Mark: Thanks. :)
    January 10, 2018, 09:28:25 AM
  • DeCarlo Rules: @ TM -- Both Archie's Funhouse and Jughead and Archie digests were cancelled at the end of last summer, Mark.
    January 10, 2018, 02:21:53 AM
  • Andrewtub: hello world
    January 10, 2018, 12:55:22 AM
  • Vegan Jughead: I think that's the one that was replaced by Archie and Me, Mark.
    January 09, 2018, 12:50:13 PM
  • Tuxedo Mark: Is Archie's Funhouse Double Digest cancelled? There hasn't been a new issue since September 20.
    January 09, 2018, 12:45:11 PM
  • BettyReggie: Riverdale Espoide #1 Season #2 is on now.
    January 03, 2018, 08:07:13 PM
  • Tuxedo Mark: My review of "The Kisser Strikes": [link]
    January 03, 2018, 04:31:49 PM
  • Tuxedo Mark: Off to work on New Year's Eve. :( That is so wrong. >:(
    December 31, 2017, 04:15:30 PM
  • BettyReggie: I hope see more Reggie & Kevin & Joaquin.
    December 30, 2017, 10:18:14 AM
  • Tuxedo Mark: Woo-hoo! :)
    December 30, 2017, 09:13:33 AM
  • Archiecomicxfan215: Riverdale has been renewed for a 3rd season!
    December 30, 2017, 01:00:54 AM
  • Tuxedo Mark: Watched "Doctor Who" for the first time today. :) Welcome, 13!
    December 25, 2017, 10:13:30 PM
  • Archiecomicxfan215: Merry Christmas, enjoy
    December 25, 2017, 07:45:34 PM

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General Discussion / Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Last post by BettyReggie on Today at 12:07:22 PM »
I read each of books for 12 minutes
Deadly Class - Book # 1 - Noise Noise Noise
Life With Kevin
Reggie & Me - Volume #1
The Archies & Other Stories
Archie's FunHouse - Back To School Annual # 27
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General Discussion / Re: Library Books That You All Read
« Last post by Original Sin on Today at 11:43:35 AM »
I am reading 'Men Explain Things To Me'.  ;D ;D ;D Its pretty great.

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General Discussion / Re: What are you currently watching?
« Last post by Original Sin on Today at 11:39:58 AM »
I am excited about the Supernatural episode that is going to air on Thursday, the 18th. What makes it special is, its the backdoor pilot for a new spin-off, Wayward Sisters. The sneak peak and mini trailer has me excited!





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General Discussion / Re: Adopted an orphan baby monkey
« Last post by Original Sin on Today at 11:18:12 AM »
That is so cute!
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General Discussion / Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Last post by DeCarlo Rules on Today at 10:49:51 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)
SHEENA #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....

The Little Books are small (Flexicover, 4.7 x 6.5 in., 192 pages) books by Taschen, a German publisher specializing in highly graphic books about art, photography, and popular culture. The Little Books are like character histories told through graphic images and captions. They actually derive their content from larger, more expensive hardcover histories of comics written by Paul Levitz (DC) and Roy Thomas (Marvel). There were images in some of these books that even I hadn't seen before. I've provided links to the Taschen site each of the comic-related Little Books so you can get an idea. Considering that the cover price of a floppy comic is $4, these Little Books are an absolute steal at $10 SRP.

The Little Book of AVENGERS https://www.taschen.com/pages/en/catalogue/graphic_design/all/48614/facts.the_little_book_of_avengers.htm
The Little Book of CAPTAIN AMERICA https://www.taschen.com/pages/en/catalogue/graphic_design/all/48617/facts.the_little_book_of_captain_america.htm
The Little Book of FANTASTIC FOUR https://www.taschen.com/pages/en/catalogue/graphic_design/all/48616/facts.the_little_book_of_fantastic_four.htm
The Little Book of THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN https://www.taschen.com/pages/en/catalogue/graphic_design/all/48615/facts.the_little_book_of_spider_man.htm
The Little Book of BATMAN https://www.taschen.com/pages/en/catalogue/graphic_design/all/48602/facts.the_little_book_of_batman_tm.htm
The Little Book of SUPERMAN  https://www.taschen.com/pages/en/catalogue/graphic_design/all/48601/facts.the_little_book_of_superman_tm.htm
The Little Book of WONDER WOMAN https://www.taschen.com/pages/en/catalogue/graphic_design/all/48603/facts.the_little_book_of_wonder_woman_tm.htm



The FUTURE QUEST Birdman was good. I pretty much buy whatever comics Steve Rude draws anyway. He's a genius.

I'm not so much looking forward to the upcoming Mightor issue(s)... that character was a little too rebooted. Taking him out of his prehistoric world (and changing the simple costume) is a bad idea. At least Space Ghost hinted that the Galaxy Trio is still alive out there somewhere, and that he's going to find them (the previous Galaxy Trio stories were flashbacks).
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General Discussion / Re: Latest Hauls, what did you buy?
« Last post by BettyReggie on Today at 09:40:37 AM »
I bought Invincible Volume 20: Friends from Amazon.
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General Discussion / Re: Library Books That You All Read
« Last post by BettyReggie on Today at 09:14:27 AM »

I haven't rented any books in a while because I just bought some books. And these are books I always rented from the library. I liked them so much I bought them.
Suburban Glamour
We Can Never Go Home Volume 1                   
The Complete Colder Omnibus
Phonogram Volume 2: The Singles Club (Phonogram: The Singles Club)
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General Discussion / Re: What have you done today?
« Last post by BettyReggie on Today at 09:09:20 AM »
Rainy day in The Bronx. I worked out already. I'll probably read in a while.
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General Discussion / Re: Days we look foward to as Archie Fans.
« Last post by BettyReggie on Today at 08:58:36 AM »
Harley & Ivy Meet Betty & Veronica #5  which is coming out on February 7 2018 which is 20 Days Away
Archie #28 which is coming out on February 14 2018 which is 27 Days Away
Riverdale #11 & Harley & Ivy Meet Betty & Veronica #6 come out on March 7th 2018 which is 48 days away.
ARCHIE #29 is coming out on March 21st 2018 which is 62 days away.
ARCHIES #6 is coming out on March 28 2018 which is 69 days away
31 Days till February18th 2018, My brother & I will be 38.
260 Days till October 5th 2018 NYCC
309 Days till Black Friday 2018
312 Days till Cyber Monday 2018
341 Days till CHRISTMAS 2018
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They'll license some property eventually.

I'm glad they aren't doing a reboot of DICK TRACY, though. I'm happy with the version that's running in newspapers (and online) now, the daily & Sunday strip written by Mike Curtis and drawn by Joe Staton. Those guys have made Dick Tracy into a better strip than it was before. They brought back Moon Maid (sort of), revealed that a certain Tracy villain was the cousin of Oswald C. Cobblepot (The Penguin), had guest appearances by Harold Teen and characters from Gasoline Alley, and even wrapped up a storyline left unfinished when Little Orphan Annie got cancelled. Mike Curtis is constantly name-dropping references to comics and other in-jokes. In a storyline a couple of years back, they even had Dick Tracy meet The Spirit. DICK TRACY doesn't need rebooting. It's absolutely perfect as it is.






Besides, why do I want to pay $4 for an inferior reboot of DICK TRACY, when I can read the ongoing strip online for free?
http://www.gocomics.com/dicktracy/

"Reboots" are for people who get taken in by gimmicks like a publishing company using the name of a famous character for its publicity value. All of a sudden, people who were never interested in the character become interested, and chances are the people doing the reboot don't know squat about the character to begin with -- to them it's just work, another paying gig. VERY few reboots wind up being any good, and they're useless to the people who are already fans of the character.


I might agree with that.
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