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Title: Weekly Reader, July 18, 2018
Post by: Jeff on July 18, 2018, 07:55:42 AM
Gotta get through all these Image books this week.  My DC reads are piling up!

ComiXology
Black Science 36
Copperhead 19
Death or Glory 1
Death or Glory 2
Descender 30
The Fix 12
Gideon Falls 3
Gideon Falls 4
Lazarus 28
Oblivion Song 3
Oblivion Song 4
Saga 52
Southern Bastards 20
Walking Dead 180
The Wicked + The Divine 36

Marvel Unlimited
Old Man Hawkeye 1
Phoenix Resurrection: The Return of Jean Grey 3
Cable 153
Avengers 675
Dare Devil 597
Secret Warriors 8
Secret Warriors 9


Title: Re: Weekly Reader, July 18, 2018
Post by: Perry on July 18, 2018, 08:10:18 AM
Death or Glory 1
Death or Glory 2

Oh I think you will like this one. It is not the best, but it is way better than what I was expecting  :)

Oblivion Song 3
Oblivion Song 4

You liking this? I tried the first issue and either the art or the story just didn't grab me, but if you think it is worth the old "3 issue try", I may give it another go.

EDIT - May as well throw my "attempt list" in now, yeah  ;D

Hawkman #2
Batman #51
Justice League #2
Justice League #3
Justice League #4
LoSH #13

Infinity Countdown #5
Dr. Strange #2
Dr. Strange #3
New Mutants: Dark Souls #5
Amazing Spider-Man #1

Magic Order #2
Infidel #5 (last issue)
Lost City Explorers #2
Analog #1
Bloodshot: Salvation #11
Relay #1 (and the FCBD issue ... AGAIN  :D)

We will see!


Title: Re: Weekly Reader, July 18, 2018
Post by: Jeff on July 18, 2018, 09:03:38 AM
Oblivion Song 3
Oblivion Song 4

You liking this? I tried the first issue and either the art or the story just didn't grab me, but if you think it is worth the old "3 issue try", I may give it another go.


Let me get back to you on that after I read these two.  So far I've enjoyed it but not ready to say it's a must read.


Title: Re: Weekly Reader, July 18, 2018
Post by: Jimmy T on July 18, 2018, 09:26:07 AM
More reasons to get pissed at thinking about Bendis on Superman; Spider-Men II #5 and iron Man 596 are garbage. Just tripe and junk. At least the Defenders is okay. And Miles Spider-man is just boring as that title limps to it's death.

Sorry, 6 months behind with Unlimited.  ;)


Title: Re: Weekly Reader, July 18, 2018
Post by: Perry on July 18, 2018, 09:52:46 AM
More reasons to get pissed at thinking about Bendis on Superman; Spider-Men II #5 and iron Man 596 are garbage. Just tripe and junk. At least the Defenders is okay. And Miles Spider-man is just boring as that title limps to it's death.

Sorry, 6 months behind with Unlimited.  ;)

Ha.
I am scared now about your thoughts on Man of Steel. I know Jeff and I liked it, a lot, but my boys at 11 O'Clock Comics (well two of them at least) seem to hate it with a passion. I do have a couple problems with it, one being that new "bad guy" (both in style and what he has supposed to have now done) plus I am still not a fan of a certain Kryptonian being returned, but that was prior to Bendis, but I still thought it was well done.
(Better than Superman #1 at least)


Title: Re: Weekly Reader, July 18, 2018
Post by: Jeff on July 19, 2018, 01:05:39 PM
Spent most of the day reading and made a lot of progress.  Might get an early start on my DC reading if I get through the Marvel stuff soon.

ComiXology
Black Science 36
Copperhead 19
Death or Glory 1
Death or Glory 2
Descender 30
The Fix 12
Gideon Falls 3
Gideon Falls 4
Lazarus 28
Oblivion Song 3
Oblivion Song 4
Saga 52
Southern Bastards 20
Walking Dead 180
The Wicked + The Divine 36


Marvel Unlimited
Old Man Hawkeye 1
Phoenix Resurrection: The Return of Jean Grey 3
Cable 153
Avengers 675
Dare Devil 597
Secret Warriors 8
Secret Warriors 9


Title: Re: Weekly Reader, July 18, 2018
Post by: Jeff on July 19, 2018, 01:07:00 PM

Oblivion Song 3
Oblivion Song 4

You liking this? I tried the first issue and either the art or the story just didn't grab me, but if you think it is worth the old "3 issue try", I may give it another go.


Give it the three or four issue try.  The art isn't very good but the story has grabbed me.  Especially after issue 4.



Title: Re: Weekly Reader, July 18, 2018
Post by: Perry on July 19, 2018, 01:35:36 PM
Oblivion Song 3
Oblivion Song 4

You liking this? I tried the first issue and either the art or the story just didn't grab me, but if you think it is worth the old "3 issue try", I may give it another go.


Give it the three or four issue try.  The art isn't very good but the story has grabbed me.  Especially after issue 4.

Let me get back to you on that after I read these two.  So far I've enjoyed it but not ready to say it's a must read.

Was going to say you left me hanging because, as you can see, there is nothing after the quoted part. However, once I hit quote, I saw where you did answer.
 ;D


Title: Re: Weekly Reader, July 18, 2018
Post by: Jeff on July 19, 2018, 01:51:42 PM
Oops!  I hate it when I do that!


Title: Re: Weekly Reader, July 18, 2018
Post by: Perry on July 19, 2018, 01:54:02 PM
Oops!  I hate it when I do that!

I do it all the time.  ;D

Thanks for the info too (forgot to add that)
 ;D


Title: Re: Weekly Reader, July 18, 2018
Post by: Jeff on July 20, 2018, 07:57:05 AM
Oops!  I hate it when I do that!

I do it all the time.  ;D

Thanks for the info too (forgot to add that)
 ;D

I went back and fixed it.  Just saw how confusing it was.   ;D


Title: Re: Weekly Reader, July 18, 2018
Post by: Jimmy T on July 21, 2018, 12:05:24 PM
Man of Steel 4-6
Superman 1


Title: Re: Weekly Reader, July 18, 2018
Post by: Jeff on July 22, 2018, 08:31:35 AM
Man of Steel 4-6
Superman 1

Aaaaaand.......


Title: Re: Weekly Reader, July 18, 2018
Post by: Perry on July 22, 2018, 01:52:51 PM
Man of Steel 4-6
Superman 1

Aaaaaand.......

Don't you start him up again!!  ;D

All those books on my original list and the only two I have read are Infidel #5 and Analog #4 (mistyped as #1 originally in this thread). I have knocked out a few however.

Infidel #5 - Aaaaand it's done. A pretty decent horror mini, though probably better in one sitting.
Analog #4 - Aaaand I'm done. The fun wore away pretty fast. I'm not into the art I think.
Isola #1
Isola #2
Isola #3
Isola #4 Yep, I'm hooked. I was after about 2 pages of issue #1 actually. See Image Thread.
Ice Cream Man #4
Ice Cream Man #5 - Was out, I came back. Okay, I will stick around for a few more. Not a recommend, but guilty pleasure
Weatherman #2  - So the guys at the LCS once again came up to me begging. Said give this just one more issue. They pleaded. I reluctantly said okay.
DAMN!!
I am so glad I did. Nice concept and man I am hooked. Went from "I don't see the big deal" to "Oh my, this is gonna be a big deal".
Someone is going to grab this and make a hellava show or movie. Yep, you may want to think about this one!!



Title: Re: Weekly Reader, July 18, 2018
Post by: Jimmy T on July 22, 2018, 08:50:42 PM
Deathstroke <vs Batman> 33 is shaping up to be one of my favorite arc reads in I don't know how long! Probably since an earlier arc in Deathstroke. SERIOUSLY. How does Priest not get consistent work for book after book his entire life? I can't believe the planning and intellect of his writing. Just...astounding.


Title: Re: Weekly Reader, July 18, 2018
Post by: Jeff on July 23, 2018, 11:02:07 AM
Done!  Whew!

ComiXology
Black Science 36
Copperhead 19
Death or Glory 1
Death or Glory 2
Descender 30
The Fix 12
Gideon Falls 3
Gideon Falls 4
Lazarus 28
Oblivion Song 3
Oblivion Song 4
Saga 52
Southern Bastards 20
Walking Dead 180
The Wicked + The Divine 36


Marvel Unlimited
Old Man Hawkeye 1
Phoenix Resurrection: The Return of Jean Grey 3
Cable 153
Avengers 675
Dare Devil 597
Secret Warriors 8
Secret Warriors 9




Title: Re: Weekly Reader, July 18, 2018
Post by: Perry on July 24, 2018, 04:32:55 AM
Once again, this time MAINLY because of Jeff  ;D, I get sidetracked from my list. Only getting two more in. Not gonna make it.
 ;D

Batman #51 - An interested start to a new arc with Mr. Bruce Wayne on jury duty
Red Hood & the Outlaws #23 - Yay, back to my underdog DC title. A spotlight on Jason's parents
The Terrifics #4
The Terrifics #5 - I want to like this more than I do as this is DC's Fantastic Four, but something is just missing
New Challengers #1
New Challengers #2
New Challengers #3 - I want to like this more than I do as this was the original Fantastic Four back in the day, but something is, again, missing

STNG: Terra #1 - The Mirror Universe's Reggie Barclay!
Magic Order #2 - Oh this is so damn good. But I see an ending coming I may not like. Gonna be rushed I fear
Skyward #1
Skyward #2
Skyward #3 - Gave this the 3 issue try and gonna walk away. It's pretty good, but I have too much to read right now  :-\
Oblivion Song #1 (Re-Read)
Oblivion Song #2
Oblivion Song #3
Oblivion Song #4
Oblivion Song #5 - So Jeff said I should try this again, give it the three shot, so I did. I was able to snatch up most of these from the LCS to borrow, but had to buy #2 (I was expecting them not to have issue #2, but shocked Dave didn't have the damn thing >:( ...  ;D) anyway ... Man this art. The main reason I didn't go further than issue one the first time was I just have so many issues with the art. I am not trying to rag on the artist too much, everyone's eye is different and I wish him nothing but the best, but ... some of this shading ... just makes no sense with the way light is hitting. Sometimes, when two people are talking, the shadow is on the left side of a character's face and yet the shadow will be on the opposite side for the other character? Sometimes people have eyes in closeup and sometimes they don't? Just a breakdown of art 101 at times. I am getting more used to it, but yeah, there are problems here. I am sure the guy will get better as he goes however.  :) I will stay on for a few more issues, at least, because as Jeff said the story is here and it is pretty interesting. Plus, according to the letters pages, this is not what the main story is going to end up being ... this is just the opening salvo to a much bigger story so yeah, I want to see where it goes. Also, the ending of #4
with finding the brother
made me open issue #5 right away.
 :)

Infidel #5
Analog #4
Isola #1
Isola #2
Isola #3
Isola #4
Ice Cream Man #4
Ice Cream Man #5
Weatherman #2

Hawkman #2
Justice League #2
Justice League #3
Justice League #4
LoSH #13

Infinity Countdown #5
Dr. Strange #2
Dr. Strange #3
New Mutants: Dark Souls #5
Amazing Spider-Man #1

Lost City Explorers #2
Bloodshot: Salvation #11
Relay #1


Title: Re: Weekly Reader, July 18, 2018
Post by: Jeff on July 24, 2018, 07:40:22 AM
Oblivion Song #1 (Re-Read)
Oblivion Song #2
Oblivion Song #3
Oblivion Song #4
Oblivion Song #5 - So Jeff said I should try this again, give it the three shot, so I did. I was able to snatch up most of these from the LCS to borrow, but had to buy #2 (I was expecting them not to have issue #2, but shocked Dave didn't have the damn thing >:( ...  ;D) anyway ... Man this art. The main reason I didn't go further than issue one the first time was I just have so many issues with the art. I am not trying to rag on the artist too much, everyone's eye is different and I wish him nothing but the best, but ... some of this shading ... just makes no sense with the way light is hitting. Sometimes, when two people are talking, the shadow is on the left side of a character's face and yet the shadow will be on the opposite side for the other character? Sometimes people have eyes in closeup and sometimes they don't? Just a breakdown of art 101 at times. I am getting more used to it, but yeah, there are problems here. I am sure the guy will get better as he goes however.  :) I will stay on for a few more issues, at least, because as Jeff said the story is here and it is pretty interesting. Plus, according to the letters pages, this is not what the main story is going to end up being ... this is just the opening salvo to a much bigger story so yeah, I want to see where it goes. Also, the ending of #4
with finding the brother
made me open issue #5 right away.
 :)


100% Agree.  If the story wasn't so interesting I'd walk away too.  Maybe an artist like Brian Hurtt of Sixth Gun fame would work better here.

And yeah - that end of issue 4 was a a nice hook.  Glad that they are moving the story along and not dragging things out as some do.


Title: Re: Weekly Reader, July 18, 2018
Post by: Perry on July 25, 2018, 03:15:40 AM
As expected, I came up waaaay short on my list, while at the same time reading just as many (if not more) comics anyway.
 :-\
Oh well, sometimes the mood just hits, yeah? Like reading Isola. Did NOT expect that one. Did any of you check out the previews? Have any thoughts on it at all? I have been biting nails waiting for the next issue to drop. That title hit me so hard for some reason ... and out of nowhere!!!

Anywho, got a couple more in, although one of them I finished after 1:30 AM, I am calling it last night.
 ;D

LOSH #13 - A solo Legionnaire story where Timberwolf takes care of stuff on Karate Kid's will
Hawkman #2 - Hmmmm, once more into the past of Hawkman or here we go again, either way  :)
Red Hood & the Outlaws #24 - Did that really happen? Did Jason
just shoot Penguin in the face, in the monocle, from point blank range ... with the gun right up against the glass? All that blood? A hole in the shattered monocle?
Did that ... naaawwww, right?

Batman #51
Red Hood & the Outlaws #23
The Terrifics #4
The Terrifics #5
New Challengers #1
New Challengers #2
New Challengers #3

STNG: Terra #1
Magic Order #2
Skyward #1
Skyward #2
Skyward #3
Oblivion Song #1 (Re-Read)
Oblivion Song #2
Oblivion Song #3
Oblivion Song #4
Oblivion Song #5
Infidel #5
Analog #4
Isola #1
Isola #2
Isola #3
Isola #4
Ice Cream Man #4
Ice Cream Man #5
Weatherman #2


Justice League #2
Justice League #3
Justice League #4

Infinity Countdown #5
Dr. Strange #2
Dr. Strange #3
New Mutants: Dark Souls #5
Amazing Spider-Man #1

Lost City Explorers #2
Bloodshot: Salvation #11
Relay #1


Title: Re: Weekly Reader, July 18, 2018
Post by: Jimmy T on July 25, 2018, 07:36:35 AM
Love that you're reading the old Legion again. 😀


Title: Re: Weekly Reader, July 18, 2018
Post by: Jeff on July 25, 2018, 07:37:10 AM
As expected, I came up waaaay short on my list, while at the same time reading just as many (if not more) comics anyway.
 :-\
Oh well, sometimes the mood just hits, yeah? Like reading Isola. Did NOT expect that one. Did any of you check out the previews? Have any thoughts on it at all? I have been biting nails waiting for the next issue to drop. That title hit me so hard for some reason ... and out of nowhere!!!


I like to think of the list as more of a "guideline" to keep me from falling so far behind but not necessarily set in stone.  I sometime wonder if it bores people but it sure does help me stay focused.


Title: Re: Weekly Reader, July 18, 2018
Post by: Perry on July 25, 2018, 01:34:49 PM
Love that you're reading the old Legion again. 😀

Yeah, Got to get the fix in every now and then. I will just be glad to finally get into a more modern dialog with the characters and out of the Levitz speak, because man, everyone of them, including Phantom Girl can just be a hardcore bitch at times. Rude, mean, self-serving and a real jack-hole to team-mates. They are horrible people at times. All of them.
 ;D
 


Title: Re: Weekly Reader, July 18, 2018
Post by: Jimmy T on July 25, 2018, 08:13:28 PM
Randomly...Guardians of the Galaxy 6 months ago.

Okay, maybe, just maybe, if there is another guy I actually feel I can trust with the Guardians, and the 'Infinity' moniker and branding, it's Gerry Duggan. Cates too. I'm really digging this first re-appearance of Adam Warlock again.

At least it isn't Bendis' GotG.


Title: Re: Weekly Reader, July 18, 2018
Post by: Perry on July 26, 2018, 03:25:41 AM
At least it isn't Bendis' GotG.

True to that. That was one ship I wish I didn't board.

But Duggan's Infinity Countdown (basically GotG, but with more money grab) has been ... kinda soft(?). Not horrible, at least to me, but still not blowing me over, bordering on disappointing, though I am still looking forward to Infinity War. And honestly, with Countdown, I am still kinda mad, though not surprised, about one character's change in that arc, so I could be bias in my feelings
 :)


Title: Re: Weekly Reader, July 18, 2018
Post by: Jimmy T on July 26, 2018, 11:29:52 AM

But Duggan's Infinity Countdown (basically GotG, but with more money grab) has been ... kinda soft(?).

DAMMIT


Title: Re: Weekly Reader, July 18, 2018
Post by: Perry on July 26, 2018, 01:59:07 PM

But Duggan's Infinity Countdown (basically GotG, but with more money grab) has been ... kinda soft(?).

DAMMIT

Don't despair, you may really dig it! You know how different we can be  :)