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Title: Weekly Reader, August 30, 2017
Post by: Jeff on August 28, 2017, 06:15:18 PM
Getting another jump on the week since I finished up early.

Marvel Unlimited
Extraordinary X-Men 19
Inhumans vs X-Men 5
Champions 1.1
Thunderbolts 10
Infamous Iron-Man 5
Uncanny Avengers 20
Hulk 3
Thanks 4
Elektra 1

Comixology
Aquaman 26
Aquaman 27
Detective 950
Detective 951
Detective 952
Detective 953
Detective 954
Detective 955
Detective 956
The Dying & The Dead 1
The Dying & The Dead 2
The Dying & The Dead 3
The Dying & The Dead 4
ROM 1
ROM 2
ROM 3
ROM 4
ROM 5
ROM 6
ROM 7
ROM Annual 2017
ROM 8
ROM 9
ROM 10
Weapon X 1
Deathstroke 12
Deathstroke 13
Deathstroke 14
Deathstroke 15
Deathstroke 16
Deathstroke 17
Deathstroke 18
Titans 7
Titans 8
Titans 9
Titans Annual 1
Titans 10
Lazarus Contract
  Titans #11
  Teen Titans #8
  Deathstroke #19
  Teen Titans Annual: The Lazarus Contract #1
  Deathstroke #20


Title: Re: Weekly Reader, August 30, 2017
Post by: Jimmy T on August 28, 2017, 07:00:01 PM
Whoops; repost!! ;)

Already hitting my

Unlimited Reading
Amazing Spider-man 24- Epilogue part 1 of the ho hum Clone Conspiracy. *ho hum*
Spider-woman 16 A Deux Ex Machina to finish the fight only barely irks me. As much as I really love the run of this Jessica under Hopeless' writing, her and Roger would fully get their @ss kicked by the original Hobgoblin. Hell, Peter had his butt handed to him more often than not by Hobby.

Captain America: Steve Rogers 12

Uncanny Avengers 20

Infamous Iron Man 5

I v X 5 (honestly, at this point, I don't even know why ;D )

Thanos 4  (because, THANOS!!!)

Hulk 3 (okay, I'd like this issue pick up juuuuust a bit more please!!

***

Oh yeah, forgot to mention in my prior post I also reread Infinity War, and Infinity Crusade. Each one got a bit ...poorer the further away it was from 'Gauntlet.' But man, Crusade...that was damned poor.

I was glad to see that many YEARS later, Starlin returned to better form with Infinity Abyss and the original Thanos series that followed.


Title: Re: Weekly Reader, August 30, 2017
Post by: Jeff on August 31, 2017, 08:55:12 AM
Marvel done!

Marvel Unlimited
Extraordinary X-Men 19
Inhumans vs X-Men 5
Champions 1.1
Thunderbolts 10
Infamous Iron-Man 5
Uncanny Avengers 20
Hulk 3
Thanks 4
Elektra 1


Comixology
Aquaman 26
Aquaman 27
Detective 950
Detective 951
Detective 952
Detective 953
Detective 954
Detective 955
Detective 956
The Dying & The Dead 1
The Dying & The Dead 2
The Dying & The Dead 3
The Dying & The Dead 4
ROM 1
ROM 2
ROM 3
ROM 4
ROM 5
ROM 6
ROM 7
ROM Annual 2017
ROM 8
ROM 9
ROM 10
Weapon X 1
Deathstroke 12
Deathstroke 13
Deathstroke 14
Deathstroke 15
Deathstroke 16
Deathstroke 17
Deathstroke 18
Titans 7
Titans 8
Titans 9
Titans Annual 1
Titans 10
Lazarus Contract
  Titans #11
  Teen Titans #8
  Deathstroke #19
  Teen Titans Annual: The Lazarus Contract #1
  Deathstroke #20



Title: Re: Weekly Reader, August 30, 2017
Post by: Jeff on September 01, 2017, 08:01:19 PM
Moving along.  Three day weekend should give me plenty of reading time.

Marvel Unlimited
Extraordinary X-Men 19
Inhumans vs X-Men 5
Champions 1.1
Thunderbolts 10
Infamous Iron-Man 5
Uncanny Avengers 20
Hulk 3
Thanks 4
Elektra 1


Comixology
Aquaman 26
Aquaman 27
Detective 950
Detective 951
Detective 952
Detective 953
Detective 954
Detective 955
Detective 956
The Dying & The Dead 1
The Dying & The Dead 2

The Dying & The Dead 3
The Dying & The Dead 4
ROM 1
ROM 2
ROM 3
ROM 4
ROM 5
ROM 6
ROM 7
ROM Annual 2017
ROM 8
ROM 9
ROM 10
Weapon X 1
Deathstroke 12
Deathstroke 13
Deathstroke 14
Deathstroke 15
Deathstroke 16
Deathstroke 17
Deathstroke 18
Titans 7
Titans 8
Titans 9
Titans Annual 1
Titans 10
Lazarus Contract
  Titans #11
  Teen Titans #8
  Deathstroke #19
  Teen Titans Annual: The Lazarus Contract #1
  Deathstroke #20


The Dying and the Dead is a nice surprise. Although it shouldn't be a surprise considering it's Hickman.  Good book and I'm getting sucked in.

Detective 950-956 was not as interesting an arc as previous ones.  Still in to find out what happened to Tim.  Hopefully this was just a slower story and not the norm.


Title: Re: Weekly Reader, August 30, 2017
Post by: Jimmy T on September 01, 2017, 08:15:32 PM
Just wait until you see all the Deadpool and Wolverine I've been reading!


Title: Re: Weekly Reader, August 30, 2017
Post by: Perry on September 02, 2017, 05:13:19 AM
This week is going waaay tooo fast -
 :D

World Reader #5 - What I thought was the last issue, but seems there is one more to go.
Letter 44 #1 - Pushing the art aside, which for some reason I just don't take to, this was pretty good. I like that it took its time, didn't rush the story and let it flow. That means not much happened, but that is fine. I enjoy books that are paced properly and as long as the dialog and structure are strong, I am okay. This is the case here. My only complaint, other than the art, is the name of the President. It just doesn't sound ... right. President Blades? Must be a friend of Soule's? Maybe? But hey, that is not a big deal, at all, it just sounds more like a sports star than a president.
 :D
Anyway, I have 3 more issues, and then I am off to the LCS for treasure hunt mode. Although with the amount of reading I am getting done lately that will be a year from now.
 :D

 :'( :'( :'(


Title: Re: Weekly Reader, August 30, 2017
Post by: Jimmy T on September 02, 2017, 06:59:41 AM
Deadpool: Merc with a Mouth (2009) 5-13

Prelude to Deadpool Corps(2010) 1-5

Deadpool Corps (2010) 1-4

Deadpool: Wade Wilson's War (2010) 1,4

Deadpool (2008) 22-26

Wolverine: Origins (2006) 11-38

I v X #5  Oh god, why.....


Unlimited Reading
Amazing Spider-man 24- Epilogue part 1 of the ho hum Clone Conspiracy. *ho hum*
Spider-woman 16 A Deux Ex Machina to finish the fight only barely irks me. As much as I really love the run of this Jessica under Hopeless' writing, her and Roger would fully get their @ss kicked by the original Hobgoblin. Hell, Peter had his butt handed to him more often than not by Hobby.

Captain America: Steve Rogers 12 An incredibly stupid plan with Taskmaster and Black Ant. WTF

Uncanny Avengers 20 YES. Cable coming up!!!

Infamous Iron Man 5A very good issue. Not sure if I like destroying the memory that is established of Doom's mother, but whatever is the theme at Marvel these days.

Thanos 4  (because, THANOS!!!) Love me Thanos!!

Hulk 3 (okay, I'd like this issue pick up juuuuust a bit more please!! I'm amazed at my patience with this title. Must be because it's written well, eh? Still, pick up juuuuuuuust a bit more...yet?


Title: Re: Weekly Reader, August 30, 2017
Post by: Jeff on September 02, 2017, 10:55:52 AM

Infamous Iron Man 5[/color]A very good issue. Not sure if I like destroying the memory that is established of Doom's mother, but whatever is the theme at Marvel these days.


I'm thinking that maybe
she is going to be the Mom of the ultimate universe Doom pretending to be our Dooms Mom.


Title: Re: Weekly Reader, August 30, 2017
Post by: Jimmy T on September 02, 2017, 06:09:17 PM

Infamous Iron Man 5[/color]A very good issue. Not sure if I like destroying the memory that is established of Doom's mother, but whatever is the theme at Marvel these days.


I'm thinking that maybe
she is going to be the Mom of the ultimate universe Doom pretending to be our Dooms Mom.

I wonder.

But, somehow, I rather doubt it.


Title: Re: Weekly Reader, August 30, 2017
Post by: Perry on September 03, 2017, 12:27:03 PM

World Reader #5
Letter 44 #1

The Wildstorm #3
The Wildstorm #4
The Wildstorm #5
The Wildstorm #6 - This is just another title that proves we are reading this books in the wrong manner. Much like all of Europe and most British writers (especially Moore), I am a huge proponent of putting comics in the collected format first. get about 125 to 140 pages of comic greatness, bind them together, put them in book stores and wipe Diamond off the face of the Earth. Most comics just read soooo much better when you can read them in large chunks,

I read issue #1 of this and it was okay
I read issue #2 of this, a month later, and it was also just okay
I just read 4 issues in a row and this book just explodes for me. The story comes to life so much better in larger chunks.  Heck, While I am eager to read issue $6, I think I will just wait and read this when another 5 issues are out again.


Title: Re: Weekly Reader, August 30, 2017
Post by: Jeff on September 03, 2017, 08:21:43 PM
I'm slowly getting there.

Marvel Unlimited
Extraordinary X-Men 19
Inhumans vs X-Men 5
Champions 1.1
Thunderbolts 10
Infamous Iron-Man 5
Uncanny Avengers 20
Hulk 3
Thanks 4
Elektra 1


Comixology
Aquaman 26
Aquaman 27
Detective 950
Detective 951
Detective 952
Detective 953
Detective 954
Detective 955
Detective 956
The Dying & The Dead 1
The Dying & The Dead 2
The Dying & The Dead 3
The Dying & The Dead 4
ROM 1
ROM 2
ROM 3
ROM 4

ROM 5
ROM 6
ROM 7
ROM Annual 2017
ROM 8
ROM 9
ROM 10
Weapon X 1
Deathstroke 12
Deathstroke 13
Deathstroke 14
Deathstroke 15
Deathstroke 16
Deathstroke 17
Deathstroke 18
Titans 7
Titans 8
Titans 9
Titans Annual 1
Titans 10
Lazarus Contract
  Titans #11
  Teen Titans #8
  Deathstroke #19
  Teen Titans Annual: The Lazarus Contract #1
  Deathstroke #20



Title: Re: Weekly Reader, August 30, 2017
Post by: Jimmy T on September 04, 2017, 07:20:22 AM
Get going Jeff!

For me:

Wolverine Origins 39-50
Dark Wolverine 84-86 (tie-in issues)

Finished this stuff. Wow. And I wrote waay to much about it. :)

Now on to my Deadpool treatise as well!! Or, what I like to think of "Where Marvel really went off the rails with Deadpool"


Title: Re: Weekly Reader, August 30, 2017
Post by: Perry on September 04, 2017, 07:40:37 AM
A couple more and a comment or two

World Reader #5
The Normals #1 - Another Aftershock comic and another I am going to read more about
Letter 44 #1
Letter 44 #2 - So I got another issue of 44 in. Thanks Jeff. Thanks for "pushing this" on me.  ;)
The art is becoming ... less distracting (I guess) and while the story is moving along pretty slowly, I am loving it as it is the perfect pace for this story. It is like a Bendis book with more "driving the story" information  ;D (Not to scare Jimmy off  :D). What I mean is while, so far, it takes me a long time to read each issue as there is so much text to read, that text, that time is vital for this story. And it isn't really THAT much text. It is loaded, but not like some Claremont stuff.
 :D
No, Soule does a great job here in covering most of everything that "we" would need to think about. Soule is marinating the meat while the grill gets hot, getting that flavor right, not just throwing the steak on fire.  ;D
Think about how slow the movie Alien was during the first act. It was perfectly slow. And while I am not saying this is as good as that example, this title is pretty darn good as well, so far.
So yeah, thanks.
 :)

The Wildstorm #3
The Wildstorm #4
The Wildstorm #5
The Wildstorm #6


Title: Re: Weekly Reader, August 30, 2017
Post by: Jeff on September 04, 2017, 10:18:56 AM

Letter 44 #1
Letter 44 #2 - So I got another issue of 44 in. Thanks Jeff. Thanks for "pushing this" on me.  ;)
The art is becoming ... less distracting (I guess) and while the story is moving along pretty slowly, I am loving it as it is the perfect pace for this story. It is like a Bendis book with more "driving the story" information  ;D (Not to scare Jimmy off  :D). What I mean is while, so far, it takes me a long time to read each issue as there is so much text to read, that text, that time is vital for this story. And it isn't really THAT much text. It is loaded, but not like some Claremont stuff.
 :D
No, Soule does a great job here in covering most of everything that "we" would need to think about. Soule is marinating the meat while the grill gets hot, getting that flavor right, not just throwing the steak on fire.  ;D
Think about how slow the movie Alien was during the first act. It was perfectly slow. And while I am not saying this is as good as that example, this title is pretty darn good as well, so far.
So yeah, thanks.
 :)


Glad to hear your liking it and only two issues in.  The payoff really hits around issue 22-27 (Vol 4 in Trade).  The stuff before is still good but I think if you stay with it you will enjoy.  Oh geez - I hope I'm not buidling it up too much and causing it to fall flat for you.   :-\


Title: Re: Weekly Reader, August 30, 2017
Post by: Perry on September 04, 2017, 11:36:05 AM
Oh geez - I hope I'm not buidling it up too much and causing it to fall flat for you.   :-\

You are
 ;)

I'm sure it will be fine  :)


Title: Re: Weekly Reader, August 30, 2017
Post by: Jeff on September 04, 2017, 08:03:01 PM
Only one day left...not sure I'm going to make it!

Marvel Unlimited
Extraordinary X-Men 19
Inhumans vs X-Men 5
Champions 1.1
Thunderbolts 10
Infamous Iron-Man 5
Uncanny Avengers 20
Hulk 3
Thanks 4
Elektra 1


Comixology
Aquaman 26
Aquaman 27
Detective 950
Detective 951
Detective 952
Detective 953
Detective 954
Detective 955
Detective 956
The Dying & The Dead 1
The Dying & The Dead 2
The Dying & The Dead 3
The Dying & The Dead 4
ROM 1
ROM 2
ROM 3
ROM 4
ROM 5
ROM 6
ROM 7
ROM Annual 2017

ROM 8
ROM 9
ROM 10
Weapon X 1
Deathstroke 12
Deathstroke 13
Deathstroke 14
Deathstroke 15
Deathstroke 16
Deathstroke 17
Deathstroke 18
Titans 7
Titans 8
Titans 9
Titans Annual 1
Titans 10
Lazarus Contract
  Titans #11
  Teen Titans #8
  Deathstroke #19
  Teen Titans Annual: The Lazarus Contract #1
  Deathstroke #20



Title: Re: Weekly Reader, August 30, 2017
Post by: Perry on September 05, 2017, 03:36:30 AM
Got some more in, but now I am stuck -

The Wildstorm #3
The Wildstorm #4
The Wildstorm #5
The Wildstorm #6

World Reader #5
The Normals #1
Letter 44 #1
Letter 44 #2
Letter 44 #3
Letter 44 #4
Rai #7
Rai #8
Divinity #0
Rapture #4
Mech Cadet Yu #1
Spawn #277
 

Now I have to hit the LCS and see what L-44's I can find and see if my boy Dave has any others as well. I can't leave it there. Hope I don't have to buy too many, having just missed the Comixology sale and all
 >:(

 :D


Title: Re: Weekly Reader, August 30, 2017
Post by: Jeff on September 05, 2017, 04:52:51 AM

Now I have to hit the LCS and see what L-44's I can find and see if my boy Dave has any others as well. I can't leave it there. Hope I don't have to buy too many, having just missed the Comixology sale and all
 >:(

 :D

If you subscribe to ComiXology Unlimited the first three trades are free to read.


Title: Re: Weekly Reader, August 30, 2017
Post by: Perry on September 05, 2017, 06:11:44 AM
If you subscribe to ComiXology Unlimited the first three trades are free to read.

Ahhhh, good idea
 ;)

Also, I forgot (I wonder why? haha) I got some Marvel in as well

Secret Empire: Brave New World #5
Secret Empire #9
Secret Empire #10

The Wildstorm #3
The Wildstorm #4
The Wildstorm #5
The Wildstorm #6

World Reader #5
The Normals #1
Letter 44 #1
Letter 44 #2
Letter 44 #3
Letter 44 #4
Rai #7
Rai #8
Divinity #0
Rapture #4
Mech Cadet Yu #1
Spawn #277


Title: Re: Weekly Reader, August 30, 2017
Post by: Perry on September 05, 2017, 06:34:27 AM
Hey Jeff, Thanks for the Unlimited idea. It is only the first two trades, but that will save me some worry for awhile.
 ;D


Title: Re: Weekly Reader, August 30, 2017
Post by: Jeff on September 05, 2017, 06:41:40 AM
Hey Jeff, Thanks for the Unlimited idea. It is only the first two trades, but that will save me some worry for awhile.
 ;D

Your right just the first two - my bad.    :)


Title: Re: Weekly Reader, August 30, 2017
Post by: Perry on September 05, 2017, 07:45:29 AM
Hey Jeff, Thanks for the Unlimited idea. It is only the first two trades, but that will save me some worry for awhile.
 ;D

Your right just the first two - my bad.    :)

No, your good.  ;D
Getting to issue 14 (or whatever it is) is better than not getting to them at all. Or worse, only finding every other issue at the LCS or Dave's.
 :o
You saved me time (and probably money). Nothing bad about that
 8)


Title: Re: Weekly Reader, August 30, 2017
Post by: Jeff on September 05, 2017, 07:15:17 PM
Marvel Unlimited
Extraordinary X-Men 19
Inhumans vs X-Men 5
Champions 1.1
Thunderbolts 10
Infamous Iron-Man 5
Uncanny Avengers 20
Hulk 3
Thanks 4
Elektra 1


Comixology
Aquaman 26
Aquaman 27
Detective 950
Detective 951
Detective 952
Detective 953
Detective 954
Detective 955
Detective 956
The Dying & The Dead 1
The Dying & The Dead 2
The Dying & The Dead 3
The Dying & The Dead 4
ROM 1
ROM 2
ROM 3
ROM 4
ROM 5
ROM 6
ROM 7
ROM Annual 2017
ROM 8
ROM 9
ROM 10
Weapon X 1
Deathstroke 12
Deathstroke 13
Deathstroke 14
Deathstroke 15
Deathstroke 16
Deathstroke 17
Deathstroke 18

Titans 7
Titans 8
Titans 9
Titans Annual 1
Titans 10
Lazarus Contract
  Titans #11
  Teen Titans #8
  Deathstroke #19
  Teen Titans Annual: The Lazarus Contract #1
  Deathstroke #20


I'm really close and I still have some time left so I might make it.

But even if I don't I have to say I've had two weeks of awesome reads.  Last week Letter 44 and this week - Deathstroke. Gets me excited about reading comics again.


Title: Re: Weekly Reader, August 30, 2017
Post by: Jeff on September 06, 2017, 05:16:23 AM
Done!  Made it.

Marvel Unlimited
Extraordinary X-Men 19
Inhumans vs X-Men 5
Champions 1.1
Thunderbolts 10
Infamous Iron-Man 5
Uncanny Avengers 20
Hulk 3
Thanks 4
Elektra 1


Comixology
Aquaman 26
Aquaman 27
Detective 950
Detective 951
Detective 952
Detective 953
Detective 954
Detective 955
Detective 956
The Dying & The Dead 1
The Dying & The Dead 2
The Dying & The Dead 3
The Dying & The Dead 4
ROM 1
ROM 2
ROM 3
ROM 4
ROM 5
ROM 6
ROM 7
ROM Annual 2017
ROM 8
ROM 9
ROM 10
Weapon X 1
Deathstroke 12
Deathstroke 13
Deathstroke 14
Deathstroke 15
Deathstroke 16
Deathstroke 17
Deathstroke 18
Titans 7
Titans 8
Titans 9
Titans Annual 1
Titans 10
Lazarus Contract
  Titans #11
  Teen Titans #8
  Deathstroke #19
  Teen Titans Annual: The Lazarus Contract #1
  Deathstroke #20



The Lazarus Contract was a big disappointment for me.  Especially after coming off that great Deathstroke run.  I like where it has left Deathstroke for the next chapter in his life but the journey there was just bad.  Character interactions were all wrong. The basic plot was disjointed and didn't make sense.  And the act that fixes everything has no logic to it. In fact, it wouldn't have fixed anything. Bad bad writing on this one.   :(


Title: Re: Weekly Reader, August 30, 2017
Post by: Perry on September 06, 2017, 06:13:38 AM
The Lazarus Contract was a big disappointment for me.

I didn't want to say anything and ruin it for you, especially coming off the high you had with Deathstroke, but it didn't hit for me either, really. Being as I am not a fan of either of the Titan's books, I chalked it up to them being the problem. That they stained my Deathstroke.  ;D


Was able to get two more in last night, issues #5 and #6 of L44. And I just wrote out what I thought about them, but darn it, I need to get back to posting thoughts about titles inside the thread about those titles. It has gotten to the point whenever I want to review what I may have said about a book, I can't find anything now
 :D :D

So yeah ... anyway those thoughts that are now below this will be there in the L44 thread and not here.
 :)


Secret Empire: Brave New World #5
Secret Empire #9
Secret Empire #10 - By the way, this ended
exactly the way I and everyone else said it would. Why Marvel lied about it ... I have no idea

The Wildstorm #3
The Wildstorm #4
The Wildstorm #5
The Wildstorm #6

World Reader #5
The Normals #1
Letter 44 #1
Letter 44 #2
Letter 44 #3
Letter 44 #4
Letter 44 #5
Letter 44 #6
Rai #7
Rai #8
Divinity #0
Rapture #4
Mech Cadet Yu #1
Spawn #277


Title: Re: Weekly Reader, August 30, 2017
Post by: Jeff on September 06, 2017, 07:24:34 AM
Being as I am not a fan of either of the Titan's books, I chalked it up to them being the problem.

I felt the same way.  Especially when...
Damian saves the day by stopping Flash's heart in the past?  WTF WAS THAT???  Deathstroke stole Kid Flash's speed force not Flash's.  IT WOULD HAVE HAD NO EFFECT.  NONE. ZILCH.   ::)

It was only there to serve some future story arc in Titans about Flash having a pace maker??!!  OMG that was dumb.

...IMO.   ;D


Title: Re: Weekly Reader, August 30, 2017
Post by: Perry on September 06, 2017, 01:43:02 PM
 :D