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Title: Weekly Reader, October 24, 2018
Post by: Jeff on October 23, 2018, 07:27:31 PM
Last week of October.  Halloween is almost here!

ComiXology
Star Trek The Next Generation: Through the Mirror 4
Star Trek The Next Generation: Through the Mirror 5
Battlestar Galactica vs. Battlestar Galactica 1
Battlestar Galactica vs. Battlestar Galactica 2
Battlestar Galactica vs. Battlestar Galactica 3
Battlestar Galactica vs. Battlestar Galactica 4
Battlestar Galactica vs. Battlestar Galactica 5
Battlestar Galactica vs. Battlestar Galactica 6
Echo Vol 1: Moon Lake TPB (Collecting Echo 1-5)
Wonder Woman 57
Action Comics 1004
The Terrifics 9
The Sixth Gun TPB Vol 6: Ghost Dance

Marvel Unlimited
Daredevil 601
Cable 156
Infinity Countdown 2
Avengers 689
Iron Fist 80
Tales of Suspense 104




Title: Re: Weekly Reader, October 24, 2018
Post by: Jeff on October 24, 2018, 06:52:05 PM
Hmmmm.  May need to add some more to the list.  I'm cruising again like last week.

ComiXology
Star Trek The Next Generation: Through the Mirror 4
Star Trek The Next Generation: Through the Mirror 5
Battlestar Galactica vs. Battlestar Galactica 1
Battlestar Galactica vs. Battlestar Galactica 2
Battlestar Galactica vs. Battlestar Galactica 3
Battlestar Galactica vs. Battlestar Galactica 4
Battlestar Galactica vs. Battlestar Galactica 5
Battlestar Galactica vs. Battlestar Galactica 6
Echo Vol 1: Moon Lake TPB (Collecting Echo 1-5)

Wonder Woman 57
Action Comics 1004
The Terrifics 9
The Sixth Gun TPB Vol 6: Ghost Dance

Marvel Unlimited
Daredevil 601
Cable 156
Infinity Countdown 2
Avengers 689
Iron Fist 80
Tales of Suspense 104



Star Trek The Next Generation: Through the Mirror 1-5 - That was fun.  Love the Mirror Universe stories and watching the Next Gen doppelgangers square off with our universe's crew was pretty cool.

BSG vs BSG 1-6 - Another fun double's story with the original BSG cast teaming up with the current BSG cast.  For BSG fans like me it was fun.  Starbuck meeting Starbuck?  Oh yeah - sparks fly.   :D

Echo Vol 1: Moon Lake - Terry Moore had me at super powered metal boobs.  Funny and fun series.  So far this has met my expectations which are pretty high after coming of Strangers in Paradise.  Going to be a blast to read.


Title: Re: Weekly Reader, October 24, 2018
Post by: Perry on October 25, 2018, 03:56:19 AM
Echo Vol 1: Moon Lake - Terry Moore had me at super powered metal boobs.  Funny and fun series.  So far this has met my expectations which are pretty high after coming of Strangers in Paradise.  Going to be a blast to read.


Damn, I thought you were getting this back when I was getting the floppies? So Rachel Rising was your first Terry Moore that you picked up monthly?


Title: Re: Weekly Reader, October 24, 2018
Post by: Jeff on October 25, 2018, 07:53:42 AM
Echo Vol 1: Moon Lake - Terry Moore had me at super powered metal boobs.  Funny and fun series.  So far this has met my expectations which are pretty high after coming of Strangers in Paradise.  Going to be a blast to read.


Damn, I thought you were getting this back when I was getting the floppies? So Rachel Rising was your first Terry Moore that you picked up monthly?

Yep Rachel Rising took my virginity...in regards to Terry Moore monthly books.  😁


Title: Re: Weekly Reader, October 24, 2018
Post by: Perry on October 25, 2018, 07:56:05 AM
Damn, I could have sworn we talked about Echo.
  :-\

Man, the mind is a terrible thing, once it starts fading.
 :)


Title: Re: Weekly Reader, October 24, 2018
Post by: Jeff on October 25, 2018, 10:13:36 AM
Damn, I could have sworn we talked about Echo.
  :-\

Man, the mind is a terrible thing, once it starts fading.
 :)

I'm sure we talked about how I was going to read it.  It's been sitting in my to read pile for over a year and I'm finally getting to it.  I remember you telling me you like it. 


Title: Re: Weekly Reader, October 24, 2018
Post by: Jimmy T on October 25, 2018, 12:16:13 PM
I literally have comics going back 3 months sitting to be read! Lol


Title: Re: Weekly Reader, October 24, 2018
Post by: Jeff on October 25, 2018, 01:42:39 PM
Oh man don't even get me started on that.  I have a ton of HC's on my bookshelf still in the shrink wrap.  Including Frank Miller's Big Damn Sin City book!

Not to mention all the comics in my ComiXolgy library.


Title: Re: Weekly Reader, October 24, 2018
Post by: Jeff on October 25, 2018, 02:12:35 PM

ComiXology
Star Trek The Next Generation: Through the Mirror 4
Star Trek The Next Generation: Through the Mirror 5
Battlestar Galactica vs. Battlestar Galactica 1
Battlestar Galactica vs. Battlestar Galactica 2
Battlestar Galactica vs. Battlestar Galactica 3
Battlestar Galactica vs. Battlestar Galactica 4
Battlestar Galactica vs. Battlestar Galactica 5
Battlestar Galactica vs. Battlestar Galactica 6
Echo Vol 1: Moon Lake TPB (Collecting Echo 1-5)
Wonder Woman 57
Action Comics 1004
The Terrifics 9

The Sixth Gun TPB Vol 6: Ghost Dance

Marvel Unlimited
Daredevil 601
Cable 156
Infinity Countdown 2
Avengers 689
Iron Fist 80
Tales of Suspense 104



Wonder Woman 57 - Much better issue for this story.  I actually enjoyed it.  Still glad next issue of JLD is the last part of this cross over.

Action Comics 1004 - Meh, not digging this as much as Superman.  I'm going to drop.

The Terrifics 9 - Man this comic is weird.  And yet, I'm still drawn to it.


Title: Re: Weekly Reader, October 24, 2018
Post by: Perry on October 25, 2018, 05:32:48 PM
Wonder Woman 57 - Much better issue for this story.  I actually enjoyed it.  Still glad next issue of JLD is the last part of this cross over.

Just want to make sure you know that it isn't "exactly" the next issue of JLD that the story concludes in, but a special, reverse named title like the first part, but this time instead of it being Wonder Woman/Justice League Dark #1 it will be Justice League Dark/Wonder Woman #1.
Just want to make sure you knew, although you may have known already  8) , but it is kinda silly but anyway they can get a couple more issues/dollars from us by having stories start/conclude elsewhere ...
 :-\

Action Comics 1004 - Meh, not digging this as much as Superman.  I'm going to drop.

 :D
Feel exactly the opposite. Liking Action so much more.
 :D


Title: Re: Weekly Reader, October 24, 2018
Post by: Jeff on October 25, 2018, 05:39:40 PM
Wonder Woman 57 - Much better issue for this story.  I actually enjoyed it.  Still glad next issue of JLD is the last part of this cross over.

Just want to make sure you know that it isn't "exactly" the next issue of JLD that the story concludes in, but a special, reverse named title like the first part, but this time instead of it being Wonder Woman/Justice League Dark #1 it will be Justice League Dark/Wonder Woman #1.
Just want to make sure you knew, although you may have known already  8) , but it is kinda silly but anyway they can get a couple more issues/dollars from us by having stories start/conclude elsewhere ...
 :-\


Oh that's right.  I did know that but forgot.  At least THAT issue is the last one!   :D

Action Comics 1004 - Meh, not digging this as much as Superman.  I'm going to drop.

 :D
Feel exactly the opposite. Liking Action so much more.
 :D

Ha!  Too be completely honest, I'm likely to drop Superman too once this arc is done.

Just trying to keep the DC list down to comics I'm pumped about since they're full price.


Title: Re: Weekly Reader, October 24, 2018
Post by: Jeff on October 25, 2018, 05:42:30 PM

ComiXology
Star Trek The Next Generation: Through the Mirror 4
Star Trek The Next Generation: Through the Mirror 5
Battlestar Galactica vs. Battlestar Galactica 1
Battlestar Galactica vs. Battlestar Galactica 2
Battlestar Galactica vs. Battlestar Galactica 3
Battlestar Galactica vs. Battlestar Galactica 4
Battlestar Galactica vs. Battlestar Galactica 5
Battlestar Galactica vs. Battlestar Galactica 6
Echo Vol 1: Moon Lake TPB (Collecting Echo 1-5)
Wonder Woman 57
Action Comics 1004
The Terrifics 9
The Sixth Gun TPB Vol 6: Ghost Dance


Marvel Unlimited
Daredevil 601
Cable 156
Infinity Countdown 2
Avengers 689
Iron Fist 80
Tales of Suspense 104


The Sixth Gun TPB Vol 6: Ghost Dance - Good progression of the main story.  Added two more members to the cast as well that are interesting.  Two thumbs up!


Title: Re: Weekly Reader, October 24, 2018
Post by: Perry on October 26, 2018, 05:37:51 AM
Just trying to keep the DC list down to comics I'm pumped about since they're full price.

I hear ya and understand that, buddy.


Title: Re: Weekly Reader, October 24, 2018
Post by: Perry on October 26, 2018, 05:38:38 AM
I literally have comics going back 3 months sitting to be read! Lol

Well, wait a couple more months and you can gift them to yourself for Christmas
 ;D


Title: Re: Weekly Reader, October 24, 2018
Post by: Perry on October 27, 2018, 07:08:52 AM
Okay, I haven't read ... well, I have hardly read a thing (let me put it that way). However, I am hoping that if I post this infinitesimal amount that I HAVE read, it will motivate me.
 :D

Wildcats #4 - The finish of Jim Lee's original mini series. Not at all the best written, but much better than ...
Stormwatch #1
Stormwatch #2 - Holy crap this has some of the worst writing I have seen. It is bad folks. Capital B, capital A, capital K bad  ;) Plus art work that, like a lot of early 90's, has costumes, uniforms, weapons and backgrounds changing from panel to freaking panel (see early images of the character Battalion's head gear for just one small example) and you wonder how they ever made it to issue 12. Yes, even back then. How could people sanction this atrocity? I don't care how much you love a creator or publisher, shit is shit, people.
It is no wonder I walked away from comics during this time. In-fact, I am going to go back through the boxes at my parents house and and throw away any comic that has a date of 1993 to 1996 right out the window ... right after I read them of course  ;D ;D ;D. Starting with Stormwatch #1 and #2.
(Okay, I will donate them to the library here instead, even though tossing them out would do the world a service)

I am going to still try and muddle through this series as I do have such a love for the Wildstorm Universe, or at least a love for what is to come, and I have always wanted to read the early stuff ... for some damn reason. I guess to get a better background picture in my head of the early years of said universe, but this is going to be a chore. Man the writing is hard to get through. Add in some of the most ridiculous costumes (and names) and yeah ... wow, this is gonna be hard!

Can you believe that Comixology is selling the first 12 of this series for $2 an issue?  :D :D I wouldn't pay 10 and issue for this.

One thing, I do think I already gave away all the Rob Liefeld stuff and that sucks. I kinda want to go back and read the early Youngblood/Bloodstrike/Supreme stuff for some reason too (only after seeing Youngblood in issue #3 of Wildcats).

What the hell is wrong with me? I mean really?
 ::)


Title: Re: Weekly Reader, October 24, 2018
Post by: Jimmy T on October 28, 2018, 05:04:32 PM
You've read the Joe Casey Wildcats volume, right?

That's 25 issues of some of the best damn comics I've ever read. Dustin Nyguyen art nearly the whole way.


Title: Re: Weekly Reader, October 24, 2018
Post by: Jimmy T on October 28, 2018, 05:14:11 PM
What I've briefly read:

Deathstroke (vs Batman) issues 34, 35? Damn, Priest is too damned amazing.

Justice League 5 (not 6 I believe) This is the Luthor issue explaining how he wants to put people together to find doom. Not how he found doom, but how he is working to working towards finding doom.  ::)

Hawkman 3; I love Hawkman. I dig Hitch's art here. I have trust placed in Venditti from Hal Jordan & GLC. (But next issue, that better be an instance from the past, since there was a whole SERIES about the Death of this Hawkman...and he died! Like, in the last 12 months too!!

I did some Iron Fist on MU (last issue in K'un L'un, gonna miss Mike Perkins on art!!), um...what else...I can't even remember. No Hulk, Spider, PAD, Iron anything, Cap anything...I think an Infinity book starting something with Adam Warlock (and as a hard core Infinity/Thanos/Adam Warlock guy, I'm extremely anal and pissy about them being stones now and just matching colors to match movies. Irritates the 'internet faceless fanboy living in parents' basement' in me.)
No Punisher, Oh wait!
Daredevil 599 I think. A truly nothing issue. No appearance of the serial killer, Kingpin talking a bunch, Matt listening a lot, and nothing worth discussing beyond that.
That's all I can think of!!


Title: Re: Weekly Reader, October 24, 2018
Post by: Perry on October 29, 2018, 01:49:31 AM
You've read the Joe Casey Wildcats volume, right?

That's 25 issues of some of the best damn comics I've ever read. Dustin Nyguyen art nearly the whole way.

Yeah, long time ago now, but I remember the "Battery" aspect being a focal point, not much else. Another reason I am trying to get through these. At least they are better than Stormwatch, which I still want to get through, at least the issues I have that is. No way am I buying any digital copies of early Stormwatch to read them all. Wildcats? Maybe ... MAYBE, but not early Stormwatch. If they are not in those few boxes of 90's stuff I didn't bother trying to sell on Ebay way back when, I will not be reading them. Hell, as it is I think I may just "skim" through the issues to try and get the stuff I want.
 ;D

And as for the current Justice League ...  "::)" is right. I just read issue #10 last night, a precursor, or start actually, of this new Drowned Earth X-Over DC is starting and I think I was right in my original decision to stop reading that title after issue 7 or 8. Why did I read issues 9 and 10? Who knows? Certainly not this guy
 ::)


Title: Re: Weekly Reader, October 24, 2018
Post by: Jeff on October 29, 2018, 07:27:39 PM

ComiXology
Star Trek The Next Generation: Through the Mirror 4
Star Trek The Next Generation: Through the Mirror 5
Battlestar Galactica vs. Battlestar Galactica 1
Battlestar Galactica vs. Battlestar Galactica 2
Battlestar Galactica vs. Battlestar Galactica 3
Battlestar Galactica vs. Battlestar Galactica 4
Battlestar Galactica vs. Battlestar Galactica 5
Battlestar Galactica vs. Battlestar Galactica 6
Echo Vol 1: Moon Lake TPB (Collecting Echo 1-5)
Wonder Woman 57
Action Comics 1004
The Terrifics 9
The Sixth Gun TPB Vol 6: Ghost Dance


Marvel Unlimited
Daredevil 601
Cable 156
Infinity Countdown 2
Avengers 689

Iron Fist 80
Tales of Suspense 104



Daredevil 601 - Mayor Matt Murdock.  I love it.

Cable 156 - Now this is interesting.  A jump back to my favorite time in Cable's story.  Back when he and Hope were on the run from Bishop.  Excellent.

Infinity Countdown 2 - This really just seems like the continuation of Guardians of the Galaxy.  Not bad so far but I hate that they think Groot has to to talk normally now.  Just saying I am Groot all the time is what makes him who he is.  Not happy about that.

Avengers 689 - Glad this is coming to an end if only because I want to see how the team looks coming out of this story.  Only one issue left....


Title: Re: Weekly Reader, October 24, 2018
Post by: Perry on October 30, 2018, 07:33:36 AM
Infinity Countdown 2 - This really just seems like the continuation of Guardians of the Galaxy. 

It is exactly that. But when Duggan came to Marvel with the plot, the higher-ups in their ongoing, non-stop attempt to wring each and every penny out of comic buyers pockets decided that the story was big enough to kill the GotG title, make this an "event" title, and reap the rewards of their efforts.
 :-\

But yes, it is just and only the continuation of Guardians of the Galaxy.

Got a few more Manhunter issues in and Jeff, I'm tellin' ya, you have to try this series.  So damn good.
Personally, I just hope I can get a few more in before my month is up at DCU, I can't remember when I signed up right now, but I think it was the 10th of October, so I have a few more days ... I think, but that date seems off now that I see it in print.
 :-\

Stormwatch #3
Stormwatch #4
Stormwatch #0 - Okay, I didn't actually take the time to "read" these issues (I can't), but I scanned and got some info  :-\
X-O Manowar #20 - Wasn't sure if I needed a refresher as I forgot or if this was a new character, but either way it worked out in the end. Good issue.

Books of Magic #1 - The final Neil Gaiman Universe book drops. Wipes out most all of Tim Hunter's history  :D
Justice League #10 - I like Snyder's writing, normally, but this title and the mini prior has just failed to grab me.
Manhunter #11
Manhunter #12
Manhunter #13
Manhunter #14
Manhunter #15 - Such a good book. One of the few titles that had to work around the ole Omac event that was heavy in DC at the time and actually made it work (I say that having no idea if other titles were also successful incorporating that event  :D) I also love how we (or at least "I") didn't get the origin of this character until issue ... 15? Loved it!! I also, after reading about this Manhunter, wanted to go back and read more about the Manhunters but the title did a great job of catching me up on, at the very least, the ones I had questions about. I still want to read/learn more about them, I know the gist, but not full knowledge, but yeah, this title worked them in pretty well.


Title: Re: Weekly Reader, October 24, 2018
Post by: Jeff on October 30, 2018, 05:24:44 PM
Infinity Countdown 2 - This really just seems like the continuation of Guardians of the Galaxy. 

It is exactly that. But when Duggan came to Marvel with the plot, the higher-ups in their ongoing, non-stop attempt to wring each and every penny out of comic buyers pockets decided that the story was big enough to kill the GotG title, make this an "event" title, and reap the rewards of their efforts.
 :-\

But yes, it is just and only the continuation of Guardians of the Galaxy.

Well that's just ridiculous.  Fortunately, I was reading GotG anyway so I'll just pretend I'm finishing that up.

Got a few more Manhunter issues in and Jeff, I'm tellin' ya, you have to try this series.  So damn good.
Personally, I just hope I can get a few more in before my month is up at DCU, I can't remember when I signed up right now, but I think it was the 10th of October, so I have a few more days ... I think, but that date seems off now that I see it in print.
 :-\

Ok, I'll bite.  Might as well get some value out of DC Universe, right?   ;D


Title: Re: Weekly Reader, October 24, 2018
Post by: Jeff on October 30, 2018, 05:49:55 PM
ComiXology
Star Trek The Next Generation: Through the Mirror 4
Star Trek The Next Generation: Through the Mirror 5
Battlestar Galactica vs. Battlestar Galactica 1
Battlestar Galactica vs. Battlestar Galactica 2
Battlestar Galactica vs. Battlestar Galactica 3
Battlestar Galactica vs. Battlestar Galactica 4
Battlestar Galactica vs. Battlestar Galactica 5
Battlestar Galactica vs. Battlestar Galactica 6
Echo Vol 1: Moon Lake TPB (Collecting Echo 1-5)
Wonder Woman 57
Action Comics 1004
The Terrifics 9
The Sixth Gun TPB Vol 6: Ghost Dance


Marvel Unlimited
Daredevil 601
Cable 156
Infinity Countdown 2
Avengers 689
Iron Fist 80
Tales of Suspense 104



Done!


Title: Re: Weekly Reader, October 24, 2018
Post by: Perry on October 31, 2018, 07:13:12 AM
Infinity Countdown 2 - This really just seems like the continuation of Guardians of the Galaxy. 

It is exactly that. But when Duggan came to Marvel with the plot, the higher-ups in their ongoing, non-stop attempt to wring each and every penny out of comic buyers pockets decided that the story was big enough to kill the GotG title, make this an "event" title, and reap the rewards of their efforts.
 :-\

But yes, it is just and only the continuation of Guardians of the Galaxy.

Well that's just ridiculous.  Fortunately, I was reading GotG anyway so I'll just pretend I'm finishing that up.

I know. Makes no sense, other than for the money grabbing aspect, I get that I suppose. It is all about money, sadly, and you always get that #1 pull rush, sadly again, but at least they didn't restart the just restarted GotG to a new beginning. I think, as much as I hate this "Infinity" thing, that restarting would have pissed me off more.

Got a few more Manhunter issues in and Jeff, I'm tellin' ya, you have to try this series.  So damn good.
Personally, I just hope I can get a few more in before my month is up at DCU, I can't remember when I signed up right now, but I think it was the 10th of October, so I have a few more days ... I think, but that date seems off now that I see it in print.
 :-\

Ok, I'll bite.  Might as well get some value out of DC Universe, right?   ;D

Amen!!!  ;D But ya know, as much as I bashed the Titans for reasons that I have said, I just saw the preview image of Titans episode #4 and damn ... I hope my canceled subscription lasts at least until Saturday (Titans eps are released on Friday night) so I can see what they do with the Doom Patrol!!!! Cliff looks pretty ... neat(?)
Yeah, kinda want to see that.