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Title: Weekly Reader June 8, 2016
Post by: Perry on June 07, 2016, 11:06:53 AM
Okay, I think I may have to put those book I didn't get to last week back on the back-burner but we will see.

This week, I am going to try and get through -

Detective Comics 934
Action Comics 957 - Yes, gonna try it.
Rebirth: Aquaman #1
Rebirth: Flash #1
Rebirth: Wonder Woman #1
All New X-Men #10
Civil War #1 - from last week
Civil War - Gods of War #1
Civil War - Amazing Spider-Man #1
Empress #1
Empress #2
Empress #3
Poe Dameron #2
Poe Dameron #3
Renalto Jones the 1% #2
Injection #10

and maybe some older stuff (like what I missed from last week for example) or some more of the JLA/Avengers book ... maybe.
 :)


Title: Re: Weekly Reader June 8, 2016
Post by: Jeff on June 07, 2016, 11:14:04 AM
Empress #1
Empress #2
Empress #3

LOLOL.  I just added those to my Wish List yesterday.  We must have read the same preview.   :D


Title: Re: Weekly Reader June 8, 2016
Post by: Perry on June 07, 2016, 12:02:08 PM
Empress #1
Empress #2
Empress #3

LOLOL.  I just added those to my Wish List yesterday.  We must have read the same preview.   :D

LOL. Nope, I have the first two and just noticed #3 was releasing this week so I figured now was the time to try. But wow.  ;D


Title: Re: Weekly Reader June 8, 2016
Post by: Jeff on June 07, 2016, 07:39:55 PM
Here's what I'm planning to read this week:

TRADES
Imperium Vol 1 Collecting Monsters
Birthright Vol 3 Allies & Enemies

Marvel Unlimited - wrapping up Dec 2014
Spider-Woman 1
Angela 1
Iron Fist the Living Weapon7
Thor 3
All New X-Men 34
Avengers Now!
Spider-Woman 2
All New Invaders 13
All New X-Men Annual 1
Cyclops 8
Magneto 13
Angela 2

Comixology
Aquaman Rebirth 1
Detective Comics  934
Flash Rebirth 1
Wonder Woman Rebirth 1
Midnighter 10
Earth 2 Society 10
ROM FCBD 1
Micronauts 1


Title: Re: Weekly Reader June 8, 2016
Post by: Jimmy T on June 07, 2016, 08:21:43 PM
Unlimited:

Ending Secret Wars tie-ins for me:
1875 #4 -finished it! Kinda fun. I liked reading it.
A-Force #5-blah. Felt nothing.
Old Man Logan 4 & 5- issue 4 was just fight panels.  at least issue 5 mostly redeemed it.
Thors 4 - I like Thor(s) ;)

And then:

Captain America: Sam Wilson #1. WHOA. They went and let themselves get a little political in a book by Marvel? Who'da thunk it?!!


Title: Re: Weekly Reader June 8, 2016
Post by: Perry on June 08, 2016, 03:19:34 AM
And then:

Captain America: Sam Wilson #1. WHOA. They went and let themselves get a little political in a book by Marvel? Who'da thunk it?!!

Yeah, even my ... let's just say somewhat Liberal side was squirming in my chair when I read that. Just felt ... uncomfortable. Very biased. Also true, but bias.
 :D
I kid, I kid.
 ;D


Title: Re: Weekly Reader June 8, 2016
Post by: Jeff on June 08, 2016, 03:55:24 PM
And then:

Captain America: Sam Wilson #1. WHOA. They went and let themselves get a little political in a book by Marvel? Who'da thunk it?!!

Yeah, even my ... let's just say somewhat Liberal side was squirming in my chair when I read that. Just felt ... uncomfortable. Very biased. Also true, but bias.
 :D
I kid, I kid.
 ;D

I'm curious how that affects sales.  Will they go up, go down, no affect?


Title: Re: Weekly Reader June 8, 2016
Post by: Jeff on June 08, 2016, 04:40:39 PM
Stayed home sick today so I got some reading done between sleeping.

TRADES
Imperium Vol 1 Collecting Monsters
Birthright Vol 3 Allies & Enemies

Marvel Unlimited - wrapping up Dec 2014
Spider-Woman 1
Angela 1
Iron Fist the Living Weapon7
Thor 3
All New X-Men 34
Avengers Now!
Spider-Woman 2
All New Invaders 13
All New X-Men Annual 1
Cyclops 8
Magneto 13
Angela 2

Comixology
Aquaman Rebirth 1
Detective Comics  934
Flash Rebirth 1
Wonder Woman Rebirth 1
Midnighter 10
Earth 2 Society 10
ROM FCBD 1

Micronauts 1



ROM:  I couldn't get past the bad art in this book.  Maybe a real issue one would have a better story but if it's the same art, pass.


Title: Re: Weekly Reader June 8, 2016
Post by: Perry on June 08, 2016, 06:09:21 PM
Well, off to a good start if you call reading books you didn't have on the list as a good start.
 :D

Got through -
Karnak #1 (Reread)
Karnak #2
Karnak #3
Karnak #4
Dark Souls #2
Black Road #2
Dept.H #2


Now gonna try and start more of the books I should have been reading

Detective Comics 934
Action Comics 957 - Yes, gonna try it.
Rebirth: Aquaman #1
Rebirth: Flash #1

Rebirth: Wonder Woman #1
All New X-Men #10
Civil War #1 - from last week
Civil War - Gods of War #1
Civil War - Amazing Spider-Man #1
Empress #1
Empress #2
Empress #3
Poe Dameron #2
Poe Dameron #3
Renalto Jones the 1% #2
Injection #10
 :-\


Title: Re: Weekly Reader June 8, 2016
Post by: Jimmy T on June 09, 2016, 07:55:25 PM
Stars Wars #10-12 (toldja' I was backed up!). Good stuff. Fun stuff. Great reading in the vein of Star Wars. Also, I"ll say it out loud first here, as it is something I have thought for a while, but I am adding STUART IMMONEN to my list of all time favorite artists. He's drawn in so many different styles, and so seemingly different from each other, but his storytelling, timeliness, and presented work have always impressed and amazed me. Love his work anywhere.


Darth Vader #10-12. More decently good stuff! I still don't quite care for Aphra being a chatterbox around Vader. His presence should shut her right up! Ya know? ;)  And Sal Larocca...I used to LOVE your style to death. At least, your Marvel days style. Less ink, more line work seemingly bereft of inking or line weight...makes things flat and plain to me. Oh well.

VADER DOWN:
Vader Down 1, Darth Vader 13, Star Wars 13; really enjoying this! Love to see Vader cut loose and truly be Vader!! And evil, and slaughtering, and all that! Again, talked about it a while ago, but man, just because Luke redeems his soul in 'Return' that doesn't mean that he can be forgiven of his crimes-fun crossover!!

Captain America Sam Wilson 2 & 3: I like, but what I don't like is seeing how much of a stooge Steve Rogers is for quote/unquote "Big Government." There's a bit of a mix of Brubaker/Gruenwald there (75%Bru, though), but way too much Maria Hill in him now. I don't like that kind of Steve. Seems all kinds of wrong. But I liked Sam's voice more here. Be a Cap to Americans, not to the US of A.

The Mighty Thor #1 (this is what, the 3rd time Mighty Thor #1 has hit stands in what, like, 3 years? Sheesh, if I wasn't collecting all the trades during this time, I'd wonder if I was buying the right ones!!!)) But yeah, I love where Aaron's epic has been, and where it's going with Thor. Consistently really, really good!!! And Russell Dauterman's art is something very different from the usual mainstream stuff, but man, I loves it!!
(*randomly, because I don't remember, does anyone know what Thor found out, or what was said to him at the end of Original Sin to make him doubt and be unworthy of Mjolnir? I, for the life of me, can't remember if that ever came out!)


Title: Re: Weekly Reader June 8, 2016
Post by: Jimmy T on June 10, 2016, 08:14:04 AM
Invincible Iron Man (by BENDIS) #1-4 (I'll go post in the Iron Man thread on this one. ;) )

EDIT:

And New Avengers 1-3 by Al Ewing and Sandoval. Sandoval, while being the American Anime sort, like he's aping Joe Maduirea's art, is just chunky and blocky looking. No energy, or movement to it, is how I read it. And so much spiky hair!!  Written story isn't bad; I'm glad to see Roberto continuing with AIM; I loved that' avenue!! Not super impressed, especially with this "team." I'm sorry, but Squirrel Girl on this team? this makes every non Cap-Iron Man-Thor Avengers team in the 80s look like utter rock stars. C'mon Marvel.


Title: Re: Weekly Reader June 8, 2016
Post by: Jimmy T on June 11, 2016, 08:02:59 PM
 Lando 1-5 (!!! ;D !!!)

Daredevil #1-definitely like the writing, and I always love Ron Garney...but he needs tighter inking in this book, and I don't care for the coloring/LACK of coloring to set this book apart. And another ID reveal becomes undone because they need it to be so.  ::)

Astonishing Ant-Man #1 Nick Spencer continues to make himself a guy who I continually want to read. A definite win, this book!! Just continues where his last work left off!!



Title: Re: Weekly Reader June 8, 2016
Post by: Perry on June 12, 2016, 06:02:54 AM
Lando 1-5 (!!! ;D !!!)

I will also discuss this below, in the Star Wars thread

Daredevil #1 ... and I don't care for the coloring/LACK of coloring to set this book apart. And another ID reveal becomes undone because they need it to be so.  ::)

First of all that coloring ... I totally disagree with you on. This book looks amazing due to that one main point. Yes it is simplistic as hell, but those tones, the limited use of red ... 'That shit be working, Cuzz'.
 ;D

As for the ID, yep, a happenstance of the 8th incarnation of its Universal Cycle in which the Ultimates have noticed in their early issues ;) Galan, from the 6th incarnation was turned into Galactus at the seventh and just wait until you see the new condition of Galactus (thanks to the Ultimates team). Also and currently, what has happened to the being known as Eternity? To find out, check your MU for upcoming Ultimates issues.
 :D
(Sorry, I love the cosmic scale of that book and had to once again plug the title)
 ;D

Astonishing Ant-Man #1 Nick Spencer continues to make himself a guy who I continually want to read. A definite win, this book!! Just continues where his last work left off!!

I just wish his Liberal stance, which I agree with (mostly) wasn't so damn overpowering in the Sam Wilson book. I'm about to drop it, honestly. I loved the older title, but this AN title is ... eh ... not hitting it for me.

But yes, luckily I have his Ant-Man and even Cap get my Spencer on.
(And speaking of Cap ... what a stupid ass outcry that whole thing was)  

Okay, as for my reading for this week. I got through -

EDITed -

Karnak #1
Karnak #2
Karnak #3
Karnak #4
Dark Souls #2
Black Road #2
Dept.H #2

Detective Comics 934
Action Comics 957
Rebirth: Aquaman #1
Rebirth: Flash #1

Rebirth: Wonder Woman #1
All New X-Men #10
Civil War #1 - from last week
Civil War - Gods of War #1
Civil War - Amazing Spider-Man #1 - I hate the "FLASH'ing" of Spidey's suit. This blue light/aura around the spider.  >:(
Empress #1
Empress #2
Empress #3
- Done with this until the whole thing is completed and I hear the results. It is just "okay"
Poe Dameron #2
Poe Dameron #3
Renalto Jones the 1% #2
Injection #10

Think I may make it !!!
 :D


Title: Re: Weekly Reader June 8, 2016
Post by: Jimmy T on June 12, 2016, 11:20:08 AM

Daredevil #1 ... and I don't care for the coloring/LACK of coloring to set this book apart. And another ID reveal becomes undone because they need it to be so.  ::)

Quote from: Perry
First of all that coloring ... I totally disagree with you on. This book looks amazing due to that one main point. Yes it is simplistic as hell, but those tones, the limited use of red ... 'That shit be working, Cuzz'.
 ;D

I'll be honest, the washed out nature just didn't do anything for me. If you go back and look at the prior volume with Waid and Samnee, the color palette was muted, or 'simplistic' (insulting term;sorry! I don't mean it that way!) but it was blocked so well. I'd rather just see the pencils of this first issue instead of the washed out coloring then. Just my initial thoughts on it. ;)

Quote
As for the ID, yep, a happenstance of the 8th incarnation of its Universal Cycle in which the Ultimates have noticed in their early issues ;) Galan, from the 6th incarnation was turned into Galactus at the seventh and just wait until you see the new condition of Galactus (thanks to the Ultimates team). Also and currently, what has happened to the being known as Eternity? To find out, check your MU for upcoming Ultimates issues.
 :D
(Sorry, I love the cosmic scale of that book and had to once again plug the title)
 ;D

I'll have to look at it. The 'Ultimates' titling just made me go 'nope!' Didn't read it before, and I won't now!

Astonishing Ant-Man #1 Nick Spencer continues to make himself a guy who I continually want to read. A definite win, this book!! Just continues where his last work left off!!


Quote from: Perry
I just wish his Liberal stance, which I agree with (mostly) wasn't so damn overpowering in the Sam Wilson book. I'm about to drop it, honestly. I loved the older title, but this AN title is ... eh ... not hitting it for me.

I don't think I care about the liberal nature of it; mind you, I've only read the 3 issues. Most of it seems to be Sam's voice, in response to his negative criticism. Perhaps if he watched MSNBC or followed  Huff Post or The Young Turks on facebook, it wouldn't seem so dour? ;) If anything, it's a little more interesting to me to see a character with a 'real world' view. Although, the hub-bub at the time about making the Sons of Serpents seem to be an analog for conservative groups was a lame overblown editorial by right wing media.

Quote
(And speaking of Cap ... what a stupid ass outcry that whole thing was)  


Agreed. I bet Nick Spencer was sitting at home going "What...the ...f#ck?" and staring at abject horror as a bunch of non comic reading assholes labeled him and Marvel as anti-semitic. REALLY, PEOPLE?! Anti-semitic? It's a comic! It's not permanent! Ever!!


Title: Re: Weekly Reader June 8, 2016
Post by: Perry on June 12, 2016, 04:58:26 PM

I'll be honest, the washed out nature just didn't do anything for me. If you go back and look at the prior volume with Waid and Samnee, the color palette was muted, or 'simplistic' (insulting term;sorry! I don't mean it that way!) but it was blocked so well. I'd rather just see the pencils of this first issue instead of the washed out coloring then. Just my initial thoughts on it. ;)

Well I disagree,  again  ;), But it is a narrow palette  :P And it looks gorgeous. There was, as you stated, also nothing wrong with Rodriguez's colors on Samnee's art, but it was a totally different tone. The brighter colors, even narrow in the limited amount as it was worked very well for that book, as the colors do here for this book with a return to a darker tone.  This is no longer the jovial title, and so they decide to border on black and white to show the tonal shift. I applaud it.

But hey, again, a matter of taste.  ;D

I'll have to look at it. The 'Ultimates' titling just made me go 'nope!' Didn't read it before, and I won't now!

So you literally judged a book by its cover  ;D

It isn't the best written book, but it is the highest concept book Marvel has currently. And I don't mean as in Morrison on LSD type of high concept, but on a cosmic scale  :D. It is just really cool, the ideas it has. I enjoy it also for the absurdity  .. the length it is going to ... on a cosmic scale I mean
 :D



Title: Re: Weekly Reader June 8, 2016
Post by: Jeff on June 12, 2016, 05:22:37 PM
Stayed home sick today so I got some reading done between sleeping.

TRADES
Imperium Vol 1 Collecting Monsters
Birthright Vol 3 Allies & Enemies

Marvel Unlimited - wrapping up Dec 2014
Spider-Woman 1
Angela 1
Iron Fist the Living Weapon7
Thor 3
All New X-Men 34
Avengers Now!
Spider-Woman 2
All New Invaders 13
All New X-Men Annual 1
Cyclops 8
Magneto 13
Angela 2

Comixology
Aquaman Rebirth 1
Detective Comics  934
Flash Rebirth 1
Wonder Woman Rebirth 1
Midnighter 10
Earth 2 Society 10
ROM FCBD 1
Micronauts 1


Didn't get threw much this weekend but did finish Micronauts 1 and the Birthright TPB.  Nice cliff hanger in Birthright TPB. Now I can start picking it up in digital.



Title: Re: Weekly Reader June 8, 2016
Post by: Perry on June 13, 2016, 05:55:15 AM
Added a couple more and got sidetracked, hopefully temporarily  ;D
I did get through Hercules #7 ... oh, excuse me, I mean "Civil War: Gods of War #1" before getting sidetracked. Which did the lovely thing of being a tie-in book by only having one page actually be about this new Civil War ... in a way ... but for these two very important things, I didn't mind they did that at all -
1 - I was already reading Hercules anyway, so this continuation was nice, even if it is a different title
2 - While they only used the backdrop of what happened in issue 1 (or was it issue 0?) as the way to label this a tie-in title to Civil War II, it did piggyback an emotional element that Herc was going through, so it all really did tie this book into a tighter story.

Not saying this book (or the past title) will knock your socks off, it won't come close, but as a Herc fan I liked the title enough that I was glad to see its story continue here and the tie-in, that would have normally bugged me (and one reason why I stopped buying 'tie-in titles' years ago), did all work for the best with Herc.

Okay updated -

Karnak #1
Karnak #2
Karnak #3
Karnak #4
Dark Souls #2
Black Road #2
Dept.H #2

Detective Comics 934
Action Comics 957
Rebirth: Aquaman #1
Rebirth: Flash #1

Rebirth: Wonder Woman #1
All New X-Men #10
Civil War #1 - from last week
Civil War - Gods of War #1
Civil War - Amazing Spider-Man #1 - I hate the "FLASH'ing" of Spidey's suit. This blue light/aura around the spider.  >:(
Empress #1
Empress #2
Empress #3
- Done with this until the whole thing is completed and I hear the results. It is just "okay"
Poe Dameron #2
Poe Dameron #3
Renalto Jones the 1% #2
Injection #10

Punisher #1
Punisher #2
- Hoily cow. You guys remember how awesome that Punisher MAX series was? When Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon went balls out with the character? I'm not a huge Steve Dillon fan to begin with, but there is something about the way he draws Frank and all his exploits that just gets me going. Well looks like we have that again. Even though this time we have Cloonan writing, we do get Dillon back and man, this book is brutal!!!
 :D :D
I think I like Dillon on Punisher because when it comes to the violence, he makes it so damn clear. Hahaha. I know that sounds bad, but I don't know, I just like it. I am one that also likes weird ass art and most times the clear look like Dillons does nothing for me, but man I just do so love Dillon on Punisher.

And you want to see some truth? Well If you click the link and read what is under the bar code, HERE (https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-jlC-GNmllCw/V0tq-HSgx8I/AAAAAAAAEGI/hcvWZEeOcb06vlIBeH0x9_z7yBLI414NQCLcB/s640/5230007-pun2016002_dc11.jpg)

Ha, you will find truth. Those are some true words if ever truth were spoken. No-way should kids read THIS Punisher, and isn't that the way it should be?
 :D


Title: Re: Weekly Reader June 8, 2016
Post by: Jeff on June 13, 2016, 07:28:34 AM

I am one that also likes weird ass art ...


I prefer landscape and archetecture art.  Or even things by Matisse.  But hey, who am I to judge?

 ;D


Title: Re: Weekly Reader June 8, 2016
Post by: Perry on June 13, 2016, 07:42:20 AM
 :D :D

I am one that also likes weird ass art ...

Oh yeah, nothing like an interpretation of butts to get me going  :D :D


Title: Re: Weekly Reader June 8, 2016
Post by: Jeff on June 13, 2016, 01:23:32 PM
:D :D

I am one that also likes weird ass art ...

Oh yeah, nothing like an interpretation of butts to get me going  :D :D

 :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D


Title: Re: Weekly Reader June 8, 2016
Post by: Jeff on June 13, 2016, 01:24:38 PM
Doesn't look like I'm going to get to my MU list this week.  I'm actually thinking I'll change it out anyway and catch up on all the Star Wars titles since they aren't dependent on other Marvel titles.


Title: Re: Weekly Reader June 8, 2016
Post by: Perry on June 14, 2016, 06:25:44 AM
Between Punisher 1 & 2 and a few Bloodshot issues, I doubt I will make my reading list this week either. Though I may try and get both Renalto Jones and The Fix #3 (which I forgot about) in before tomorrow.


Title: Re: Weekly Reader June 8, 2016
Post by: Jeff on June 14, 2016, 10:48:51 AM
I did finish Imperium Vol 1.  Great book.  I really enjoyed this first arc.  Interesting that both sides of this struggle are equally deplorable.

TRADES
Imperium Vol 1 Collecting Monsters
Birthright Vol 3 Allies & Enemies


Title: Re: Weekly Reader June 8, 2016
Post by: Perry on June 14, 2016, 03:31:35 PM
I did finish Imperium Vol 1.  Great book.  I really enjoyed this first arc.  Interesting that both sides of this struggle are equally deplorable.

Yes, it is a really cool book. I need to catch up, as I haven't read the last 4, but I have always enjoyed it. Especially the robot.
 ;D

Now if I can just get through this Ninjak - Operation Deadside arc. Ugh. I love Ninjak, but this arc is just not fun at all. Can't wait for this to be over. I have two more issues and I may just skip to the last page to see if it sets up the next arc and bypass all the rest of this.