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Title: Weekly Reader, July 3, 2019
Post by: Jeff on July 02, 2019, 03:10:19 PM
I think this is my full list for tomorrow.  Unless something else drops in price I'm not aware of.  I'm going on vacation next week so I figure whatever I don't get to I'll finish up on the plane Monday.

ComiXology Backlog Plan - Group 20
20   Transmetropolitan   #58   7/17/2002
20   Transmetropolitan   #59   8/14/2002
20   Transmetropolitan   #60   9/25/2002
20   Sleeper Season Two   #7   12/22/2004
20   Sleeper Season Two   #8   1/26/2005
20   Sleeper Season Two   #9   2/23/2005
20   Sleeper Season Two   #10   3/23/2005
20   Sleeper Season Two   #11   4/27/2005
20   Sleeper Season Two   #12   5/25/2005

ComiXology Backlog Plan - Group 21
21   Warlord of Mars   #1   10/13/2010
21   Warlord of Mars   #2   11/13/2010
21   Warlord of Mars   #3   12/13/2010
21   Warlord of Mars   #4   2/9/2011
21   Warlord of Mars   #5   3/9/2011
21   Warlord of Mars   #6   4/9/2011
21   Star Trek Archives   Vol. 1: Best of Peter David (Collects 5 issues)  6/1/2016


ComiXolgy
Royal City 11
Royal City 12
Royal City 13
Royal City 14
Birthright 36
Black Hammer '45: From the World of Black Hammer 4
Black Hammer: Age of Doom 11
The World of Black Hammer Encyclopedia
The Walking Dead 192
Lois Lane 1
ADD: Criminal 5
ADD: Fallen World 2
ADD: The Walking Dead 193


Marvel Unlimited
Fantastic Four 5
Uncanny X-Men 7
X-Force 1

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Title: Re: Weekly Reader, July 3, 2019
Post by: Jeff on July 02, 2019, 07:00:12 PM
Ok, I jumped the gun a little and started early.  But how could I resist finishing Transmetropolitan?

ComiXology Backlog Plan - Group 20
20   Transmetropolitan   #58   7/17/2002
20   Transmetropolitan   #59   8/14/2002
20   Transmetropolitan   #60   9/25/2002

20   Sleeper Season Two   #7   12/22/2004
20   Sleeper Season Two   #8   1/26/2005
20   Sleeper Season Two   #9   2/23/2005
20   Sleeper Season Two   #10   3/23/2005
20   Sleeper Season Two   #11   4/27/2005
20   Sleeper Season Two   #12   5/25/2005

ComiXology Backlog Plan - Group 21
21   Warlord of Mars   #1   10/13/2010
21   Warlord of Mars   #2   11/13/2010
21   Warlord of Mars   #3   12/13/2010
21   Warlord of Mars   #4   2/9/2011
21   Warlord of Mars   #5   3/9/2011
21   Warlord of Mars   #6   4/9/2011
21   Star Trek Archives   Vol. 1: Best of Peter David (Collects 5 issues)  6/1/2016


ComiXolgy
Royal City 11
Royal City 12
Royal City 13
Royal City 14
Birthright 36
Black Hammer '45: From the World of Black Hammer 4
Black Hammer: Age of Doom 11
The World of Black Hammer Encyclopedia
The Walking Dead 192
Lois Lane 1
ADD: Criminal 5
ADD: Fallen World 2
ADD: The Walking Dead 193

Marvel Unlimited
Fantastic Four 5
Uncanny X-Men 7
X-Force 1

==========

Transmetropolitan   #58-60 - And that's it.  We're done.  What a great ending to phenomenally great series!  I can't believe it took me this long to discover this gem.  And it stands the test of time.  It's going feel like I'm missing an old friend each week now.  Sigh.  Now for the withdrawal........


Title: Re: Weekly Reader, July 3, 2019
Post by: Jimmy T on July 02, 2019, 07:59:16 PM

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Transmetropolitan   #58-60 - And that's it.  We're done.  What a great ending to phenomenally great series!  I can't believe it took me this long to discover this gem.  And it stands the test of time.  It's going feel like I'm missing an old friend each week now.  Sigh.  Now for the withdrawal........


YESSSSSS.

Yes that you read it, YES that you loved it, and YESSSS that it holds up! Oh, I so want to reread this. Hell, I don't even own it either!!!


Title: Re: Weekly Reader, July 3, 2019
Post by: Jeff on July 03, 2019, 09:13:58 AM
Edited my list above to add two others I bought today before ComiXologyís site went down.

ADD: Criminal 5
ADD: Fallen World 2


Title: Re: Weekly Reader, July 3, 2019
Post by: Jeff on July 03, 2019, 03:18:45 PM
ComiXology Backlog Plan - Group 20
20   Transmetropolitan   #58   7/17/2002
20   Transmetropolitan   #59   8/14/2002
20   Transmetropolitan   #60   9/25/2002

20   Sleeper Season Two   #7   12/22/2004
20   Sleeper Season Two   #8   1/26/2005
20   Sleeper Season Two   #9   2/23/2005
20   Sleeper Season Two   #10   3/23/2005
20   Sleeper Season Two   #11   4/27/2005
20   Sleeper Season Two   #12   5/25/2005

ComiXology Backlog Plan - Group 21
21   Warlord of Mars   #1   10/13/2010
21   Warlord of Mars   #2   11/13/2010
21   Warlord of Mars   #3   12/13/2010
21   Warlord of Mars   #4   2/9/2011
21   Warlord of Mars   #5   3/9/2011
21   Warlord of Mars   #6   4/9/2011
21   Star Trek Archives   Vol. 1: Best of Peter David (Collects 5 issues)  6/1/2016


ComiXolgy
Royal City 11
Royal City 12
Royal City 13
Royal City 14
Birthright 36
Black Hammer '45: From the World of Black Hammer 4
Black Hammer: Age of Doom 11
The World of Black Hammer Encyclopedia
The Walking Dead 192
Lois Lane 1
Criminal 5
Fallen World 2
ADD: The Walking Dead 193

Marvel Unlimited
Fantastic Four 5
Uncanny X-Men 7
X-Force 1

==========

The Walking Dead 192 -  :o   Go to the Walking Dead Thread for this one.   :'(


Title: Re: Weekly Reader, July 3, 2019
Post by: Jeff on July 03, 2019, 03:58:39 PM
Apparently issue 193 of the Walking Dead is a must read.  Gonna go ahead and add it too since it came out today.

ADD: The Walking Dead 193


Title: Re: Weekly Reader, July 3, 2019
Post by: Jeff on July 03, 2019, 06:10:03 PM
ComiXology Backlog Plan - Group 20
20   Transmetropolitan   #58   7/17/2002
20   Transmetropolitan   #59   8/14/2002
20   Transmetropolitan   #60   9/25/2002

20   Sleeper Season Two   #7   12/22/2004
20   Sleeper Season Two   #8   1/26/2005
20   Sleeper Season Two   #9   2/23/2005
20   Sleeper Season Two   #10   3/23/2005
20   Sleeper Season Two   #11   4/27/2005
20   Sleeper Season Two   #12   5/25/2005

ComiXology Backlog Plan - Group 21
21   Warlord of Mars   #1   10/13/2010
21   Warlord of Mars   #2   11/13/2010
21   Warlord of Mars   #3   12/13/2010
21   Warlord of Mars   #4   2/9/2011
21   Warlord of Mars   #5   3/9/2011
21   Warlord of Mars   #6   4/9/2011
21   Star Trek Archives   Vol. 1: Best of Peter David (Collects 5 issues)  6/1/2016


ComiXolgy
Royal City 11
Royal City 12
Royal City 13

Royal City 14
Birthright 36
Black Hammer '45: From the World of Black Hammer 4
Black Hammer: Age of Doom 11
The World of Black Hammer Encyclopedia
The Walking Dead 192
Lois Lane 1
Criminal 5
Fallen World 2
ADD: The Walking Dead 193

Marvel Unlimited
Fantastic Four 5
Uncanny X-Men 7
X-Force 1

==========

Royal City 11-13 - Wow!  Some shocker reveals here!  It's all coming to an end as the next issue is the wrap up.

The Walking Dead 193 -  :o   Go to the Walking Dead Thread for this one.  An even BIGGER SURPRISE SHOCKER than the previous issue.   :'(


Title: Re: Weekly Reader, July 3, 2019
Post by: Perry on July 05, 2019, 07:36:13 AM
Glad Jeff got to read his Walking Dead!!!

As for me, I may go back and reread that Superman Year One by Miller, but we will see. Only got one issue in over the last two days, but it closed out a really good series, at least for me. It helps that I love both the writer and the entire universe the book takes place in
 ;D

The Wildstorm #24  - the end to a great series. One that is, yes, going to read so much better in collected form, but that is true of almost all comic but 400% true on all Warren Ellis comics. The brutality was great although I hated to see my boy
Backlash get his brain ... half of his skull ... wiped from existence
but hey, he deserved it. I am so looking forward to Ellis' next series Wildcats, set to start soon!!


Title: Re: Weekly Reader, July 3, 2019
Post by: Jeff on July 05, 2019, 07:52:13 AM
Iím reading the Wildstorm in collected form. So glad to hear Iím doing it right!  ;D


Title: Re: Weekly Reader, July 3, 2019
Post by: Jeff on July 05, 2019, 07:58:47 AM

ComiXology Backlog Plan - Group 20
20   Transmetropolitan   #58   7/17/2002
20   Transmetropolitan   #59   8/14/2002
20   Transmetropolitan   #60   9/25/2002

20   Sleeper Season Two   #7   12/22/2004
20   Sleeper Season Two   #8   1/26/2005
20   Sleeper Season Two   #9   2/23/2005
20   Sleeper Season Two   #10   3/23/2005
20   Sleeper Season Two   #11   4/27/2005
20   Sleeper Season Two   #12   5/25/2005

ComiXology Backlog Plan - Group 21
21   Warlord of Mars   #1   10/13/2010
21   Warlord of Mars   #2   11/13/2010
21   Warlord of Mars   #3   12/13/2010
21   Warlord of Mars   #4   2/9/2011
21   Warlord of Mars   #5   3/9/2011
21   Warlord of Mars   #6   4/9/2011
21   Star Trek Archives   Vol. 1: Best of Peter David (Collects 5 issues)  6/1/2016


ComiXolgy
Royal City 11
Royal City 12
Royal City 13

Royal City 14
Birthright 36
Black Hammer '45: From the World of Black Hammer 4
Black Hammer: Age of Doom 11

The World of Black Hammer Encyclopedia
The Walking Dead 192
Lois Lane 1
Criminal 5
Fallen World 2
ADD: The Walking Dead 193

Marvel Unlimited
Fantastic Four 5
Uncanny X-Men 7
X-Force 1

==========

Royal City 14 - Good ending and interesting to read that Lemire let the story just lead him to where it wanted to go.

Black Hammer '45: From the World of Black Hammer 4 - I didnít enjoy this mini and I donít think it was just the art (which was bad)  Really didnít feel like it belonged in the Black Hammer universe.

Black Hammer: Age of Doom 11 - A little disappointed in this issue.  I expected a lot more in the ďreunionĒ I think.


Title: Re: Weekly Reader, July 3, 2019
Post by: Perry on July 06, 2019, 05:00:20 PM
Black Hammer: Age of Doom 11 - A little disappointed in this issue.  I expected a lot more in the ďreunionĒ I think.

I'm thinking maybe that was the case, a little too hopeful maybe, but overall your feelings are not unjust. A few issues ago I was starting to feel a little disconnect to this series and the feelings I had for it, but then a couple issues ago, it started to get that "old feeling" back to it and my enjoyment level and hope began to grow again. But now, I am just not sure where Jeff ... the Black Hammer one  ;D ... is trying to take us. This past issue was ... just meh. Maybe the JLA x-over has just taken too much time/energy/or something out of Mr. Lemire and his own title based on homage of that very same League (and countless other comic characters/teams) seems to have suffered, maybe? I don't know, this issue wasn't bad, but it still is not up to the elation standard that it used to give me. It has to bounce back soon. It just has to.

Black Hammer: Age of Doom #11 - Still better than where it was a few months ago, but still just missing that "punch of goodness" it used to give me.  :-\

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The Wildstorm #24


Title: Re: Weekly Reader, July 3, 2019
Post by: Jeff on July 06, 2019, 08:09:04 PM
ComiXology Backlog Plan - Group 20
20   Transmetropolitan   #58   7/17/2002
20   Transmetropolitan   #59   8/14/2002
20   Transmetropolitan   #60   9/25/2002

20   Sleeper Season Two   #7   12/22/2004
20   Sleeper Season Two   #8   1/26/2005
20   Sleeper Season Two   #9   2/23/2005
20   Sleeper Season Two   #10   3/23/2005
20   Sleeper Season Two   #11   4/27/2005
20   Sleeper Season Two   #12   5/25/2005

ComiXology Backlog Plan - Group 21
21   Warlord of Mars   #1   10/13/2010
21   Warlord of Mars   #2   11/13/2010
21   Warlord of Mars   #3   12/13/2010
21   Warlord of Mars   #4   2/9/2011
21   Warlord of Mars   #5   3/9/2011
21   Warlord of Mars   #6   4/9/2011
21   Star Trek Archives   Vol. 1: Best of Peter David (Collects 5 issues)  6/1/2016


ComiXolgy
Royal City 11
Royal City 12
Royal City 13

Royal City 14
Birthright 36
Black Hammer '45: From the World of Black Hammer 4
Black Hammer: Age of Doom 11

The World of Black Hammer Encyclopedia
The Walking Dead 192
Lois Lane 1
Criminal 5
Fallen World 2
ADD: The Walking Dead 193

Marvel Unlimited
Fantastic Four 5
Uncanny X-Men 7
X-Force 1

==========

Fantastic Four 5 - And Iím out.  This issue was terrible.  Saved itself a little with Reeds ďsurpriseĒ at the end but not enough.


Title: Re: Weekly Reader, July 3, 2019
Post by: Perry on July 07, 2019, 02:36:48 AM
Fantastic Four 5 - And Iím out.  This issue was terrible.  Saved itself a little with Reeds ďsurpriseĒ at the end but not enough.

And sadly, the next issue was even worse.
Glad you are able to leave, to get out and away from this crap ... wish I could.


Title: Re: Weekly Reader, July 3, 2019
Post by: Jeff on July 07, 2019, 07:05:24 AM
ComiXology Backlog Plan - Group 20
20   Transmetropolitan   #58   7/17/2002
20   Transmetropolitan   #59   8/14/2002
20   Transmetropolitan   #60   9/25/2002

20   Sleeper Season Two   #7   12/22/2004
20   Sleeper Season Two   #8   1/26/2005
20   Sleeper Season Two   #9   2/23/2005
20   Sleeper Season Two   #10   3/23/2005
20   Sleeper Season Two   #11   4/27/2005
20   Sleeper Season Two   #12   5/25/2005

ComiXology Backlog Plan - Group 21
21   Warlord of Mars   #1   10/13/2010
21   Warlord of Mars   #2   11/13/2010
21   Warlord of Mars   #3   12/13/2010
21   Warlord of Mars   #4   2/9/2011
21   Warlord of Mars   #5   3/9/2011
21   Warlord of Mars   #6   4/9/2011
21   Star Trek Archives   Vol. 1: Best of Peter David (Collects 5 issues)  6/1/2016


ComiXolgy
Royal City 11
Royal City 12
Royal City 13

Royal City 14
Birthright 36
Black Hammer '45: From the World of Black Hammer 4
Black Hammer: Age of Doom 11

The World of Black Hammer Encyclopedia
The Walking Dead 192
Lois Lane 1
Criminal 5
Fallen World 2
ADD: The Walking Dead 193

Marvel Unlimited
Fantastic Four 5
Uncanny X-Men 7
X-Force 1

==========

Birthright 36 - itís back from hiatus and the start of a new arc but the continuation of the same old story.  I feel itís past time to wrap this up.  Hopefully this is the last arc and weíll get some closure,

Criminal 5 - the start of another new arc.  Since we havenít finished the others yet, Iím starting to get confused.

Warlord of Mars 1 - Off to an interesting start.  I havenít read any of the WoM series nor did I see the movie.  This is all new for me.


Title: Re: Weekly Reader, July 3, 2019
Post by: Jeff on July 07, 2019, 07:12:16 AM
Fantastic Four 5 - And Iím out.  This issue was terrible.  Saved itself a little with Reeds ďsurpriseĒ at the end but not enough.

And sadly, the next issue was even worse.
Glad you are able to leave, to get out and away from this crap ... wish I could.

I donít know why Marvel has let this happen.  When they brought them back it should have been with a top tier writer and a top tier artist.  This is an embarrassment.


Title: Re: Weekly Reader, July 3, 2019
Post by: Perry on July 07, 2019, 08:42:31 AM
Warlord of Mars 1 - Off to an interesting start.  I havenít read any of the WoM series nor did I see the movie.  This is all new for me.

 :o :o
Dude, ya got to check out the movie!!
Sure it under-performed at the theater, sure it has its share of issues (I for one didn't like the way Carter was able to jump so high/far ... yes maybe accurate to the book, but it didn't look/feel right in the movie) and sure I will always show love for most "pulp" era stories and characters so I may not be the best judge, but it is a pretty decent flick. Way better than what people say.
Of course that is just my opinion.
 ;D
But I don't think I am alone ... right guys?
Guys ? ? ?

Fantastic Four 5 - And Iím out.  This issue was terrible.  Saved itself a little with Reeds ďsurpriseĒ at the end but not enough.

And sadly, the next issue was even worse.
Glad you are able to leave, to get out and away from this crap ... wish I could.

I donít know why Marvel has let this happen.  When they brought them back it should have been with a top tier writer and a top tier artist.  This is an embarrassment.

That is EXACTLY what it is. A damn shame is another phrase I would throw in there. THE Marvel title for so many years is now a "nothing" comic. Yes, its relevancy and time may have passed, but it doesn't deserve this. Not this. I would honestly, 100% truly, rather not have an FF book than go through this crap.

With that said, be sure to check out Mark Waid's Prodigal Son three issue mini when it hits the MU. 3 parts, 3 different titles. The first Prodigal Son: Fantastic Four was so much more of what the FF can still be. Even with Franklyin and Val being so much older now. True, it was a little too comedic, I could have used a little less humor in the book (even though it wasn't a "funny book" like Peter Porker or the like it was still a little too much with the volume of humor), but even still, it was so much better than what we have been forced to read (hahaha "forced"  ;D). I hope the next issue, Profigal Son: Silver Surfer, continues the FF momentum


Title: Re: Weekly Reader, July 3, 2019
Post by: Jeff on July 09, 2019, 10:46:01 PM

ComiXology Backlog Plan - Group 20
20   Transmetropolitan   #58   7/17/2002
20   Transmetropolitan   #59   8/14/2002
20   Transmetropolitan   #60   9/25/2002

20   Sleeper Season Two   #7   12/22/2004
20   Sleeper Season Two   #8   1/26/2005
20   Sleeper Season Two   #9   2/23/2005
20   Sleeper Season Two   #10   3/23/2005
20   Sleeper Season Two   #11   4/27/2005
20   Sleeper Season Two   #12   5/25/2005

ComiXology Backlog Plan - Group 21
21   Warlord of Mars   #1   10/13/2010
21   Warlord of Mars   #2   11/13/2010
21   Warlord of Mars   #3   12/13/2010
21   Warlord of Mars   #4   2/9/2011
21   Warlord of Mars   #5   3/9/2011
21   Warlord of Mars   #6   4/9/2011
21   Star Trek Archives   Vol. 1: Best of Peter David (Collects 5 issues)  6/1/2016


ComiXolgy
Royal City 11
Royal City 12
Royal City 13

Royal City 14
Birthright 36
Black Hammer '45: From the World of Black Hammer 4
Black Hammer: Age of Doom 11

The World of Black Hammer Encyclopedia
The Walking Dead 192
Lois Lane 1
Criminal 5
Fallen World 2
ADD: The Walking Dead 193

Marvel Unlimited
Fantastic Four 5
Uncanny X-Men 7
X-Force 1

==========

The World of Black Hammer Encyclopedia - nice compendium to keep all the characters straight.

Lois Lane 1 - Rucka is making Lois too smug for my taste. But I generally like his work so Iím on board for awhile.

Fallen World 2 - Not hating nor loving this so far.


Title: Re: Weekly Reader, July 3, 2019
Post by: Jeff on July 09, 2019, 10:47:08 PM
Vacation has been busy so looks like Iím just rolling these remaining comics over to next week.


Title: Re: Weekly Reader, July 3, 2019
Post by: Perry on July 10, 2019, 03:17:53 AM
Not a lot this week

Bone Parish #1
Bone Parish #2 Cullen Bunn's take on cocaine  ;D A family has found a way to grind the bones of the dead into a powerful hallucination giving drug where you see/live aspects of the dead person you are snorting, basically becoming them, in a dream state, for a time. Pretty cool. Book opens with this dude just singing in the middle of the street, going through all the motions and everything, then we are shown what he sees ... he is a famous rocker, whom is of course dead now, performing on stage. Also has some damn fine art. Good crime book and had a nice little twist to it at the end. Not a big twist, but one that I enjoyed.

FF: The Prodigal Sun #1 - A little too comedic, but still better than anything going on at FF proper
Immortal Hulk #20 - Still getting it done. Be aware. A sneaky last page after the letters column!!
Captain America and the Invaders #1 - Read this because it was written by Roy Thomas!! Nice to see a new story from him. Jerry Ordway on the art was also nice to see. The story was ... well ... Roy is still Roy  ;D I don't mean that as a knock, he did well bringing more of today's dialog style into his story, but you could sorta tell he wanted to go all 1970's.  ;D A fun book if you want to get that old school feel. Not THAT old, but just a tad.

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Black Hammer: Age of Doom #11
The Wildstorm #24


EDIT - And Jeff, I feel the same way about Fallen World. It is only 4 issues so I am gonna stick with it, but yeah, not a good mini for me, so far at least.