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Title: Weekly Reader, January 30, 2019
Post by: Jeff on January 29, 2019, 09:07:47 PM
2019 is 1/12th over!!

And here's how I'll finish out the month...

Re-Reading:
Fell Vol 1: Feral City (Collects Fell issues 1-8) - Finished first issues 1 & 2 Tuesday night.  
Criminal Vol 3: The Dead and the Dying  (Collects Criminal 2nd Series 1-3)

Marvel Unlimited
Hunt for Wolverine:  Mystery in Madripoor 3
Infinity Countdown: Champions 1
Infinity Countdown: Champions 2
Infinity Countdown: Black Widow 1
Infinity Countdown: Darkhawk 3
Infinity Countdown: Darkhawk 4
Infinity Countdown 5
Infinity Wars Prime 1
Star Wars: Lando Double or Nothing 2
Star Wars: Lando Double or Nothing 3
Doctor Aphra 21
Doctor Aphra 22


DC Universe - Gonna get that Legion fix in somehow!
Secret Origins (1986-) 8 "Shadow Lass"
Secret Origins (1986-) 25 "The Legion of Super-Heroes"
Secret Origins (1986-) 37 "The Legion of Substitute Heroes"
JLA:  Another Nail 1
JLA:  Another Nail 2
JLA:  Another Nail 3 - Legion of Super-Heroes appearance


ComiXology
Bloodshot Rising Spirit 2
Heroes in Crisis 5
Die!Die!Die! 6
X-O Manowar 22
The Wildstorm: Michael Cray TPB Vol 2 (Collects issues 6-12)
Grant Morrison's 18 Days TPB



Title: Re: Weekly Reader, January 30, 2019
Post by: Perry on January 30, 2019, 05:32:15 AM

DC Universe - Gonna get that Legion fix in somehow!


The report finally hit that the amount of comics on the site will soon "Double". That is cool and may be enough to gt me back, but damn I wish they would just do the MU thing and get it over with. Stop playing around and give the comic readers what they want and are willing to pay for
 >:(



Title: Re: Weekly Reader, January 30, 2019
Post by: Jeff on January 31, 2019, 03:24:57 PM

DC Universe - Gonna get that Legion fix in somehow!


The report finally hit that the amount of comics on the site will soon "Double". That is cool and may be enough to gt me back, but damn I wish they would just do the MU thing and get it over with. Stop playing around and give the comic readers what they want and are willing to pay for
 >:(



Hopefully they'll add some Legion of SH in there.  Right now the pickin's are slim.


Title: Re: Weekly Reader, January 30, 2019
Post by: Jeff on January 31, 2019, 05:19:10 PM
Re-Reading:
Fell Vol 1: Feral City (Collects Fell issues 1-8) - Finished first issues 1 & 2 Tuesday night.  
Criminal Vol 3: The Dead and the Dying  (Collects Criminal 2nd Series 1-3)


Marvel Unlimited
Hunt for Wolverine:  Mystery in Madripoor 3
Infinity Countdown: Champions 1
Infinity Countdown: Champions 2
Infinity Countdown: Black Widow 1
Infinity Countdown: Darkhawk 3
Infinity Countdown: Darkhawk 4
Infinity Countdown 5
Infinity Wars Prime 1
Star Wars: Lando Double or Nothing 2
Star Wars: Lando Double or Nothing 3
Doctor Aphra 21
Doctor Aphra 22


DC Universe - Gonna get that Legion fix in somehow!
Secret Origins (1986-) 8 "Shadow Lass"
Secret Origins (1986-) 25 "The Legion of Super-Heroes"
Secret Origins (1986-) 37 "The Legion of Substitute Heroes"
JLA:  Another Nail 1
JLA:  Another Nail 2
JLA:  Another Nail 3 - Legion of Super-Heroes appearance


ComiXology
Bloodshot Rising Spirit 2
Heroes in Crisis 5
Die!Die!Die! 6
X-O Manowar 22
The Wildstorm: Michael Cray TPB Vol 2 (Collects issues 6-12)
Grant Morrison's 18 Days TPB


Fell Vol 1: Feral City  - Man I love this book.  I think its the third time I've read it and I see how it does kind of wrap up.  That's too bad because I think there are a lot of stories to tell here.  I wish Ellis would come back to this world and these characters.
  
Criminal Vol 3: The Dead and the Dying - Wow.  Re-reading this series in a binge way has really made me see how every story is connected, even more so than I had thought.  Can't wait to dig into the next one.


Title: Re: Weekly Reader, January 30, 2019
Post by: Perry on January 31, 2019, 06:24:37 PM
Fell Vol 1: Feral City  - Man I love this book.  I think its the third time I've read it and I see how it does kind of wrap up.  That's too bad because I think there are a lot of stories to tell here.  I wish Ellis would come back to this world and these characters.

One of the best things he has ever done. We all love it, including Warren himself and that is why he will never go back to it. Once he lost the entire outline he had planned, and I forget how many issues he had plotted ahead and scripted (I think it was in the 20s as far as issues, plus some more outlines I think, I can't remember ... it was a lot), but when he lost it all back when his computer crashed, it broke him. And us fans as well.
 :-\
Both fans and writer just sitting around with broken Fell hearts
 :'(


Title: Re: Weekly Reader, January 30, 2019
Post by: Jeff on January 31, 2019, 06:46:09 PM
One of the best things he has ever done. We all love it, including Warren himself and that is why he will never go back to it. Once he lost the entire outline he had planned, and I forget how many issues he had plotted ahead and scripted (I think it was in the 20s as far as issues, plus some more outlines I think, I can't remember ... it was a lot), but when he lost it all back when his computer crashed, it broke him. And us fans as well.
 :-\
Both fans and writer just sitting around with broken Fell hearts
 :'(

Thanks Perry.  I don't think I knew that was why he stopped.  Crying shame is what it is.  Crying shame.


Title: Re: Weekly Reader, January 30, 2019
Post by: Jeff on January 31, 2019, 06:49:55 PM
Secret Origins (1986-) 25 "The Legion of Super-Heroes"

I'm getting ready to read this book and the splash page says "In Celebration of their 30th Anniversary!".  This book is from 1988.

Which means last year, 2018, would have been the 60th Anniversary of the Legion!  And we got nothing from DC!!!
 >:( >:( >:( >:( >:(


Title: Re: Weekly Reader, January 30, 2019
Post by: Jimmy T on January 31, 2019, 07:08:12 PM
Fell Vol 1: Feral City  - Man I love this book.  I think its the third time I've read it and I see how it does kind of wrap up.  That's too bad because I think there are a lot of stories to tell here.  I wish Ellis would come back to this world and these characters.

One of the best things he has ever done. We all love it, including Warren himself and that is why he will never go back to it. Once he lost the entire outline he had planned, and I forget how many issues he had plotted ahead and scripted (I think it was in the 20s as far as issues, plus some more outlines I think, I can't remember ... it was a lot), but when he lost it all back when his computer crashed, it broke him. And us fans as well.
 :-\
Both fans and writer just sitting around with broken Fell hearts
 :'(

Oh man, that's RIGHT! That's why I don't remember the end of that at all!!


Title: Re: Weekly Reader, January 30, 2019
Post by: Jimmy T on January 31, 2019, 07:18:45 PM
What I've finished in my go:

Justice League 14: I dig all Hawk stuff, so I enjoyed going through this issue. A mystery in the writing, without being overly obtuse. And hey, a correct reference to 'Death of Hawkman!' with a twist!

Aquaman 43-new direction, new writer; I okay with the first issue. Let's watch!!

From Unlimited:
Punisher 228- Man, it's like getting Punisher Max actually mixed in with the Marvel Universe. So much digging this book.

Old Man Logan 44 - I can barely handle how disgusting, immoral, degenerate, wicked, and terrible Bullseye is now. It really bugs me.

Amazing Spider-man 2 - I like it better than the first. Lip service or not, I'm digging it!

Tony Stark Iron Man 2 - Cool, delving into a 'norm' like Rhodey dying. Glad to see.

Black Panther 2 - I can't give this book much thought...because I think it's kind of stupid. Now, mind you, I'm intrigued, because if you go back and read New Avengers #1, this/these planets are mentioned as a teaching lesson to the 3 youths in training! Seriously, go back and look. Also, visual panels of planes/starfighters flying around and dogfighting is boring as sh!t in a comic panel.

Immortal Hulk 3 - weird bit of storytelling that was fun once I tracked into the groove being told.

X-23 #1 - because I want to like Laura, but I want the Laura and kinds of stories being told when she was 'All New Wolverine.'

Peter Parker Spider-man 307 - I still can't properly deal with Spider-man having a 'sister' here, but I still feel like it's all going to be a ruse, since Theresa learned about it in an alternate reality.

Cosmic Ghost Rider #1 - um...I don't feel like reading issue 2. Nothing really tracked with me in this first outing.

Captain America #1 - A bit more navel gazing than I thought was going to happen, but eh, at least it seems there will be larger issues to deal with, since Waid's brief rerun just seemed to put a glaze on the book, while Coates wants to tackle it all. Hopefully in that vein, it becomes interesting.?

Weapon X 20 - absolute shit. Looks like some internet blog cartoonist was brought on for the guest artist. Didn't bother finishing this, and frankly, this book has really lost all steam and traction with me.

Cable 159 - cool, it's all over! I feel like I should have a fork stuck in me, cuz I'm done.


Title: Re: Weekly Reader, January 30, 2019
Post by: Jeff on January 31, 2019, 08:57:05 PM
Re-Reading:
Fell Vol 1: Feral City (Collects Fell issues 1-8) - Finished first issues 1 & 2 Tuesday night.  
Criminal Vol 3: The Dead and the Dying  (Collects Criminal 2nd Series 1-3)


Marvel Unlimited
Hunt for Wolverine:  Mystery in Madripoor 3
Infinity Countdown: Champions 1
Infinity Countdown: Champions 2
Infinity Countdown: Black Widow 1
Infinity Countdown: Darkhawk 3
Infinity Countdown: Darkhawk 4
Infinity Countdown 5
Infinity Wars Prime 1
Star Wars: Lando Double or Nothing 2
Star Wars: Lando Double or Nothing 3
Doctor Aphra 21
Doctor Aphra 22


DC Universe - Gonna get that Legion fix in somehow!
Secret Origins (1986-) 8 "Shadow Lass"
Secret Origins (1986-) 25 "The Legion of Super-Heroes"
Secret Origins (1986-) 37 "The Legion of Substitute Heroes"

JLA:  Another Nail 1
JLA:  Another Nail 2
JLA:  Another Nail 3 - Legion of Super-Heroes appearance


ComiXology
Bloodshot Rising Spirit 2
Heroes in Crisis 5
Die!Die!Die! 6
X-O Manowar 22
The Wildstorm: Michael Cray TPB Vol 2 (Collects issues 6-12)
Grant Morrison's 18 Days TPB


Secret Origins (1986-) 8 "Shadow Lass" - Nice.  I didn't know (or rembemer) Shadow Lass' origin or her royal heritage.
This issue also had the origin of Doll Man (and Doll Woman more or less) which was fun since they appear in the new Freedom Fighters comic.

Secret Origins (1986-) 25 "The Legion of Super-Heroes" - Basic retelling of the Legion origin by good old R.J. Brande.  Second origin was for Al Pratt - the Golden Age Atom.  I learned a lot about him as well.

Secret Origins (1986-) 37 "The Legion of Substitute Heroes"  - Ugh.  This read like a poor attempt at copying DeMattis and McGuire's comedy Legion Justice League comics.  Same for the Dr. Light origin story in the second half.

EDIT:  Fixed an error.  I meant to say "Justice League".


Title: Re: Weekly Reader, January 30, 2019
Post by: Perry on February 01, 2019, 04:41:56 AM
Aquaman 43-new direction, new writer; I okay with the first issue. Let's watch!!

Yes, let's!!! I was out, but the new team pulled me back. Here for a little while longer  :)

From Unlimited:
Punisher 228- Man, it's like getting Punisher Max actually mixed in with the Marvel Universe. So much digging this book.


Rosenburg was killing it on that title.
On the current Punisher title, without spoilers, I was getting kinda bored after issue #4 or #5 and was set to jump off but Rosenburg threw me enough of a ... not a twist but a ... screw it, a twist that I decided to stay on.
 :D


Old Man Logan 44 - I can barely handle how disgusting, immoral, degenerate, wicked, and terrible Bullseye is now. It really bugs me.

Man, he must really be going too far for you to say that about this character. Not saying you are wrong, at all, but with Bullseye being who and what he is, it must be pretty bad.

Tony Stark Iron Man 2 - Cool, delving into a 'norm' like Rhodey dying. Glad to see.

I wish I could try this title, but I am so up and down on Slott that I can't do it. Add in the fact that I still have yet to read past issue #3 of my beloved FF, due in no small part to his handling of the book (due 100% to that actually) that I just can't try another title of his right now.
 :(
 
Black Panther 2 - I can't give this book much thought...because I think it's kind of stupid. 

You are so damn right about that. I still like it, for some reason, only, I think, because of the way it is so freaking odd to think about T'Challa being Luke Skywalker.
 :D :D :D :D

Now, mind you, I'm intrigued, because if you go back and read New Avengers #1, this/these planets are mentioned as a teaching lesson to the 3 youths in training! Seriously, go back and look. 

Oh wow!! cool!!!! I didn't even remember that!!!

Also, visual panels of planes/starfighters flying around and dogfighting is boring as sh!t in a comic panel.

Hahahaha, too true!

(https://www.free-smileys.com/files/happy-smileys/538.gif)

Cosmic Ghost Rider #1 - um...I don't feel like reading issue 2. Nothing really tracked with me in this first outing.

I am a huge Donny Cates fan. Huge!! This book was horrible.

Captain America #1 - A bit more navel gazing than I thought was going to happen, but eh, at least it seems there will be larger issues to deal with, since Waid's brief rerun just seemed to put a glaze on the book, while Coates wants to tackle it all. Hopefully in that vein, it becomes interesting.?

I just started reading this again.  8) I think it may go a little too far with the heart of Captain America or America and the relation of the two, but that is going to happen with most Cap #1's I think ;D and it continues through to issue #3 for sure, and it's heart warming to a point but then gets a little ... pasty in the mouth(?), but it is also a very good "Captain America" book. If you are reading to see Cap, this is the book!!! So far at least.
 :D

Weapon X 20 - absolute shit.

 :D
So it's an 8 out of 10 book is what you're saying?
 :D :D :D

Okay, what I have read so far -

Detective Comics #995
Detective Comics #996
Detective Comics #997 - Tynion is finally here!! Woo-Hoo. A very cool story showing characters I've never seen.
Freedom Fighters #2 - 19 pages? Stop that. ;D This was okay. Helped show off the other characters
Justice League Dark #7 - An odd way to tell a story. I liked it!!! It was anthology like, while not, at same time
The Terrifics #5 - Yes, trying this series again. Lemire couldn't have been as bad as I thought. Trying again

Man Without Fear #4
Man Without Fear #5 - Meh, no surprises here. Cool art, but yeah, Matt struggles with mental and physical issues and then returns to fighting crime. Shocking? Nah. Worth a read? Nah.
Captain America #1
Captain America #2
Captain America #3 - VERY Captain America like.  8) And I'm calling it now ... 
I think this run will bring a return of the young Sharon Carter. Maybe not, but I think this first arc is setting up to do just that. The structure, some of what is said, It is leading me down that way of thinking, so much so that I will be disappointed if it ends up not doing so. And hey, Cap aint scared to hit that old stuff, but a younger Sharon?  :D


Title: Re: Weekly Reader, January 30, 2019
Post by: Jeff on February 04, 2019, 07:33:19 PM
Re-Reading:
Fell Vol 1: Feral City (Collects Fell issues 1-8) - Finished first issues 1 & 2 Tuesday night.  
Criminal Vol 3: The Dead and the Dying  (Collects Criminal 2nd Series 1-3)


Marvel Unlimited
Hunt for Wolverine:  Mystery in Madripoor 3
Infinity Countdown: Champions 1
Infinity Countdown: Champions 2
Infinity Countdown: Black Widow 1
Infinity Countdown: Darkhawk 3
Infinity Countdown: Darkhawk 4

Infinity Countdown 5
Infinity Wars Prime 1
ADD:  Infinity Wars 1

Star Wars: Lando Double or Nothing 2
Star Wars: Lando Double or Nothing 3
Doctor Aphra 21
Doctor Aphra 22


DC Universe - Gonna get that Legion fix in somehow!
Secret Origins (1986-) 8 "Shadow Lass"
Secret Origins (1986-) 25 "The Legion of Super-Heroes"
Secret Origins (1986-) 37 "The Legion of Substitute Heroes"

JLA:  Another Nail 1
JLA:  Another Nail 2
JLA:  Another Nail 3 - Legion of Super-Heroes appearance


ComiXology
Bloodshot Rising Spirit 2
Heroes in Crisis 5
Die!Die!Die! 6
X-O Manowar 22
The Wildstorm: Michael Cray TPB Vol 2 (Collects issues 6-12)
Grant Morrison's 18 Days TPB


Moving slower since I went camping this weekend.  I'm working from home tomorrow so I might be able to get some reading in during downtime.  But you never know.

Infinity Countdown: Darkhawk - I enjoyed these 4 issues and am looking forward to more from Darkhawk in the Infinity War: Sleepwalker mini-series coming up.

ADD:  Infinity Wars 1 - Oops.  I read through IW Countdown and IW Prime and just kept going.  Didn't realize this wasn't on my list for this week.  All well, I'm just glad this finally got started.  And so far - I like it!


Title: Re: Weekly Reader, January 30, 2019
Post by: Perry on February 05, 2019, 07:15:29 AM
Knocked out a couple more ..


Detective Comics #995
Detective Comics #996
Detective Comics #997
Freedom Fighters #2
Justice League Dark #7
The Terrifics #5                 
Aquaman #44 - A decent enough story. Almost too similar to what we just had with Wonder Woman. Almost
Supergirl #26 I just can't stay away from Kevin Mcquire's art. And making a certain group whole again? YES!
Batman #62
Batman #63 - Ha, Jeff called this one. The craziness continues as we dive further into the Bat-Dreams. Just sorry that this arc is going to get interupted by Williamson and his Flash arc for the next two issues  :-\ Maybe he will tie this all up there? I mean this ended in a manner that does not leave an opening for a new arc, so hopefully King just wrote this to be a way for Williamson to get a start he wanted? I hope so.

Man Without Fear #4
Man Without Fear #5
Captain America #1
Captain America #2
Captain America #3                   
Amazing Spider-Man #14 - May showing she's a bad-ass and a Rhino assist? Oh yeah!!
Captain America #4
Captain America #5
Captain America #6 - Hasn't gone the way I had thought it would ... yet  ;), but still a good Cap story. You have to be in a Cap mood to get this I think, but if you are, this is the book for you.


Title: Re: Weekly Reader, January 30, 2019
Post by: Jeff on February 05, 2019, 04:00:44 PM
Re-Reading:
Fell Vol 1: Feral City (Collects Fell issues 1-8) - Finished first issues 1 & 2 Tuesday night.  
Criminal Vol 3: The Dead and the Dying  (Collects Criminal 2nd Series 1-3)


Marvel Unlimited
Hunt for Wolverine:  Mystery in Madripoor 3
Infinity Countdown: Champions 1
Infinity Countdown: Champions 2
Infinity Countdown: Black Widow 1
Infinity Countdown: Darkhawk 3
Infinity Countdown: Darkhawk 4

Infinity Countdown 5
Infinity Wars Prime 1
ADD:  Infinity Wars 1
Star Wars: Lando Double or Nothing 2
Star Wars: Lando Double or Nothing 3
Doctor Aphra 21
Doctor Aphra 22



DC Universe - Gonna get that Legion fix in somehow!
Secret Origins (1986-) 8 "Shadow Lass"
Secret Origins (1986-) 25 "The Legion of Super-Heroes"
Secret Origins (1986-) 37 "The Legion of Substitute Heroes"

JLA:  Another Nail 1
JLA:  Another Nail 2
JLA:  Another Nail 3 - Legion of Super-Heroes appearance


ComiXology
Bloodshot Rising Spirit 2
Heroes in Crisis 5
Die!Die!Die! 6
X-O Manowar 22

The Wildstorm: Michael Cray TPB Vol 2 (Collects issues 6-12)
Grant Morrison's 18 Days TPB


Star Wars: Lando Double or Nothing 2 & 3 - A fun story but Lando doesn't sound like Lando.  They write him like some 70's jive talking guy.  I don't like it.

Doctor Aphra 21 & 22 - Still loving this.

Bloodshot Rising Spirit 2 - Thumbs up

Heroes in Crisis 5 - Really good.

Die!Die!Die! 6 - Also great

X-O Manowar 22 - Good ending and change of status quo.

8 for 8 good comics.


Title: Re: Weekly Reader, January 30, 2019
Post by: Perry on February 05, 2019, 05:47:06 PM
Bloodshot Rising Spirit 2 - Thumbs up

Great to hear this.
Hope they rebound for me


Title: Re: Weekly Reader, January 30, 2019
Post by: Jeff on February 05, 2019, 09:45:47 PM
Bloodshot Rising Spirit 2 - Thumbs up

Great to hear this.
Hope they rebound for me

Itís not as great as the previous arcs but Iím enjoying the origin story.


Title: Re: Weekly Reader, January 30, 2019
Post by: Perry on February 06, 2019, 03:40:37 AM
Itís not as great as the previous arcs but Iím enjoying the origin story.

Okay, cool. Keep me posted? I am thinking I was going to pull away from Valiant as their recent 'We are not going to work on publishing new characters, but concentrate instead on movies' style of editorial process, not to mention the fact they lost a lot of great talent, but then I see they are now having a new Eternal Warrior series written by Vendetti, so that is decent news at least.
*fingers crossed*

Only was able to get a couple more in yesterday to finish the week -


Detective Comics #995
Detective Comics #996
Detective Comics #997
Freedom Fighters #2
Justice League Dark #7
The Terrifics #5
Aquaman #44
Supergirl #26
Batman #62
Batman #63

Man Without Fear #4
Man Without Fear #5
Captain America #1
Captain America #2
Captain America #3
Amazing Spider-Man #14
Captain America #4
Captain America #5
Captain America #6   
Captain America #7 - The repercussions from Hydra Cap continue and he just got jammed  :)
Age of X-Man Alpha #1 - Make no mistake about it, I had no intention nor desire to read this but was absolutely forced to do so, although I was kicking and screaming the entire way. See, I can appreciate the Age of Apocalypse story, but I was out of comics at that time, certainly away from X-Men even prior to that, and so I never "felt" the way that most people did about that event. I understand its importance and I do enjoy, mostly, the impact that it had and the stories it contained (as far as the plots go), but I know I would have loathed it if I had read it at the time of its release (the art alone!!), so I just rolled my eyes when I heard Marvel was going that way again, but in reverse and now with Nate Grey. A character I just don't give a *BEEP* about.  ;D But man, once again, I am happy someone else "made me do it".
I say that still not knowing why I feel that way. I mean this issue does little more than introduce us, in a cool fashion, to the five or six mini's that are being published starting today, but something in it hit me. I didn't want to like this. I didn't think I could. But I did. It is NOT a powerhouse issue. Nothing amazing happens. It is just a good issue #1
That art sure didn't hurt. Very clean, and very much in the appeal that Maquire has for me. That style, ya know? Not a lot of texture shading or musculature outlining and not filled with crosshatching, but just clean art. Not lacking in style (like a lot of Dynamite/Zenoscope comics), just clean freaking art.
I say give it a shot when it hits the MU, it may just get you excited like it did me.
Of course Uncanny starts today as well (sure it is really issue #11 but it is Rosenburg's first solo issue so sorta like a number one) and man do I hope that issue doesn't bring my fresh, under 24 hours, X-Men love back down to Earth.
 :D


Title: Re: Weekly Reader, January 30, 2019
Post by: Jeff on February 06, 2019, 07:21:27 AM
Re-Reading:
Fell Vol 1: Feral City (Collects Fell issues 1-8) - Finished first issues 1 & 2 Tuesday night.  
Criminal Vol 3: The Dead and the Dying  (Collects Criminal 2nd Series 1-3)


Marvel Unlimited
Hunt for Wolverine:  Mystery in Madripoor 3
Infinity Countdown: Champions 1
Infinity Countdown: Champions 2
Infinity Countdown: Black Widow 1
Infinity Countdown: Darkhawk 3
Infinity Countdown: Darkhawk 4

Infinity Countdown 5
Infinity Wars Prime 1
ADD:  Infinity Wars 1
Star Wars: Lando Double or Nothing 2
Star Wars: Lando Double or Nothing 3
Doctor Aphra 21
Doctor Aphra 22



DC Universe - Gonna get that Legion fix in somehow!
Secret Origins (1986-) 8 "Shadow Lass"
Secret Origins (1986-) 25 "The Legion of Super-Heroes"
Secret Origins (1986-) 37 "The Legion of Substitute Heroes"

JLA:  Another Nail 1
JLA:  Another Nail 2
JLA:  Another Nail 3 - Legion of Super-Heroes appearance


ComiXology
Bloodshot Rising Spirit 2
Heroes in Crisis 5
Die!Die!Die! 6
X-O Manowar 22
The Wildstorm: Michael Cray TPB Vol 2 (Collects issues 6-12)

Grant Morrison's 18 Days TPB


The Wildstorm: Michael Cray TPB Vol 2 - This was really good.  I enjoyed the plot of Cray going after traditional DC heroes who are evil in his world.  Nice wrap up to the series.


Title: Re: Weekly Reader, January 30, 2019
Post by: Jimmy T on February 06, 2019, 06:36:06 PM
Perry
-

I LOVED Age of Apocalypse! I ordered all the #1s from a mail order company that used to advertise within the comics! For me, I had been collecting plenty by then-all the Spider-mans, Batmans, Supermans, Robins, Superboy, etc, but X-men scared me off. There was 9 titles, I didn't know anybody beyond the cartoon figures, but this event let me jump in like anyone else to see what was going on! I got to be onboard with everyone else!

And the art? LOVED IT!! Adam and Andy Kubert in some of their best (I argue Andy was better, and that his stuff has aged better than Adam's), JOE MADUIERIA CRAZE, Steve Epting, STEVE SKROCE ON X-MAN, Chris Bachalo in an instance I really liked, Roger Cruz on Gambit & Xternals, Salvador Larocca, Tony Daniel!!, Carlos Pacheco; man, WHAT an event!!

Got me fully into X books for years and years after that, I tell you.


Title: Re: Weekly Reader, January 30, 2019
Post by: Perry on February 07, 2019, 03:52:58 AM
 ;D

I can see you do love it  8) You know, that X-Men Cartoon was responsible for a lot of comic fans coming onto X-Men, wouldn't that be cool if it still worked that way?

I only visited AoA well after it was published, again, as I was away from the medium due to art direction from the comics industry as a whole, and when I did try and "dip my toes" into Age right when I returned, the first couple images I must have seen were those from the likes of Madura, Cruz and Skroce and all that style did was confirm that this was just not the art for me.  Heck, even the Steve Epting pages I remember seeing did little to nothing for me, and I love that guy's stuff. No, that over the top style, while not as muscular obtrusive as say Stephen Platt was at the time, was still a little to ... big(?) for me. It all looked cool for a video game, but I didn't want it in my comics.
 :D
Snotty little shit I was .... am
 :D :D

Now I have since grown a little deeper and my appreciation for that style, and I enjoy the look of say the Bachelo and even a little Madura here and there (That one Inhumans mini back a few years ago), but yeah, that bold stuff was just not for me.

And I like the Kubert that is currently at DC more than the other, by a good margin. Although I always forget who that is  ;D ;D ;D ... Andy? I think? Although the other isn't terrible, I think the DC Kubert has more of what my eye enjoys. Yeah, that's Andy, right?
 :D