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« on: February 22, 2017, 08:59:05 AM »

New list!  This will take me more than a week but I already know that all of these are next up for me thanks to that Image sale a couple of weeks ago.

Marvel Unlimited
"Apocalypse War" X-Men Crossover
Extraordinary X-Men 8
Uncanny X-Men 6
Extraordinary X-Men 9
Uncanny X-Men 7
All New X-Men 9
Extraordinary X-Men 10
All New X-Men 10
Uncanny X-Men 8
Uncanny X-Men 9
Extraordinary X-Men 11
All New X-Men 11
Uncanny X-Men 10
Extraordinary X-Men 12

Comixology
The Black Monday Murders 1
The Black Monday Murders 2
The Black Monday Murders 3
The Black Monday Murders 4
Black Science 26
Descender 17
East of West 30
The Fix 7
Hadrian's Wall 3
Hadrian's Wall 4
Invincible 131
Invisible Republic 13
Kill or Be Killed 4
Magnus Robot Fighter (2014) 2
Magnus Robot Fighter (2014) 3
Magnus Robot Fighter (2014) 4
Magnus Robot Fighter (2014) 0
Mayday 1
Mayday 2
Reborn 2
Reborn 3
Saga 37
Saga 38
Saga 39
Saga 40
Seven to Eternity 3
Seven to Eternity 4
Southern Bastards 15
The Walking Dead 162
The Walking Dead 163
Quantum & Woody TPB Vol 2: In Security
RAI TPB Vol 2:  For New Japan

Trade Paperbacks
Sandman TPB Vol 1 - "Preludes and Nocturnes!"  - 50% done (4 of 8 issues) - Assuming I can find this since my wife "cleaned the room" and it has gone missing.
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« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2017, 03:44:29 PM »

Have fun with Apocalypse but just so you know, that "Apocalypse War" stuff is not really a crossover. It is just three individual Apocalypse stories going on at the same time through all three X books. You can read them out of order and in any order you wish as each title is a story in itself.
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« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2017, 06:18:17 PM »

Have fun with Apocalypse but just so you know, that "Apocalypse War" stuff is not really a crossover. It is just three individual Apocalypse stories going on at the same time through all three X books. You can read them out of order and in any order you wish as each title is a story in itself.
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Well bummer.  Thanks for the heads up though. Good to know I can concentrate on each story if I choose.
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« Reply #3 on: February 23, 2017, 04:46:41 AM »

I have been trying to think if there was any connection to them. Like at the end each book the story tied in somehow, but damn if I can remember. I really do't think so, but maybe there is some small thing ... or heck, some large thing I just breezed right over
 Cheesy
I didn't concentrate too hard on the Extraordinary one as I was not really enjoying that book at the time so maybe I did miss something  Cheesy. I think I enjoyed the "All-New" one the best, though none of them were really great for me.
Hope you dig them all or at least find you enjoyed the time, however!!!
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« Reply #4 on: February 23, 2017, 09:36:00 AM »

They are not inter connected. I read 2 of the 3 and they didn't play into each other at all.just enjoy it straight through.
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« Reply #5 on: February 24, 2017, 12:42:51 PM »

Good progress this week!  I'm liking the Apocalypse stuff for the most part.

Marvel Unlimited
"Apocalypse War" X-Men Crossover
Extraordinary X-Men 8
Uncanny X-Men 6
Extraordinary X-Men 9
Uncanny X-Men 7
All New X-Men 9
Extraordinary X-Men 10
All New X-Men 10
Uncanny X-Men 8

Uncanny X-Men 9
Extraordinary X-Men 11
All New X-Men 11
Uncanny X-Men 10
Extraordinary X-Men 12

Comixology
The Black Monday Murders 1
The Black Monday Murders 2
The Black Monday Murders 3
The Black Monday Murders 4
Black Science 26
Descender 17
East of West 30
The Fix 7
Hadrian's Wall 3
Hadrian's Wall 4
Invincible 131

Invisible Republic 13
Kill or Be Killed 4
Magnus Robot Fighter (2014) 2
Magnus Robot Fighter (2014) 3
Magnus Robot Fighter (2014) 4
Magnus Robot Fighter (2014) 0
Mayday 1
Mayday 2
Reborn 2
Reborn 3
Saga 37
Saga 38
Saga 39
Saga 40
Seven to Eternity 3
Seven to Eternity 4
Southern Bastards 15
The Walking Dead 162
The Walking Dead 163
Quantum & Woody TPB Vol 2: In Security
RAI TPB Vol 2:  For New Japan

Trade Paperbacks
Sandman TPB Vol 1 - "Preludes and Nocturnes!"  - 50% done (4 of 8 issues) - Assuming I can find this since my wife "cleaned the room" and it has gone missing.
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« Reply #6 on: February 25, 2017, 08:25:53 PM »

More progress!

Marvel Unlimited
"Apocalypse War" X-Men Crossover
Uncanny X-Men 9
Extraordinary X-Men 11
All New X-Men 11
Uncanny X-Men 10
Extraordinary X-Men 12


Comixology
The Black Monday Murders 1
The Black Monday Murders 2
The Black Monday Murders 3
The Black Monday Murders 4
Invisible Republic 13
Kill or Be Killed 4

Magnus Robot Fighter (2014) 2
Magnus Robot Fighter (2014) 3
Magnus Robot Fighter (2014) 4
Magnus Robot Fighter (2014) 0
Mayday 1
Mayday 2
Reborn 2
Reborn 3

Saga 37
Saga 38
Saga 39
Saga 40
Seven to Eternity 3
Seven to Eternity 4
Southern Bastards 15
The Walking Dead 162
The Walking Dead 163

Quantum & Woody TPB Vol 2: In Security
RAI TPB Vol 2:  For New Japan

Trade Paperbacks
Sandman TPB Vol 1 - "Preludes and Nocturnes!"  - 50% done (4 of 8 issues) - Assuming I can find this since my wife "cleaned the room" and it has gone missing.
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« Reply #7 on: February 27, 2017, 05:53:53 AM »

Well since you didn't volunteer the information  Wink Cheesy ... whad'ya think of those Apocalypse arcs?
EDIT - and come to think of it, how ya liking Reborn?

As for me, I am absolutely ripping through my comic reading this week.

Captain America #8 - a pretty cool 'alternate history' continuation.
Captain America #9 - Not a bad issue, but holy hell this was dialog heavy. I could have read at least 2 more titles had it not been for this one  Cheesy.

And yeppers, that is it.  Sad  
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« Reply #8 on: February 27, 2017, 09:12:38 AM »

Well since you didn't volunteer the information  Wink Cheesy ... whad'ya think of those Apocalypse arcs?


You know - I'm really glad they kept them as three separate contained stories in each title.  I found all three enjoyable without a "Big Event" tainting them.  Even the Extraordinary X-Men (the weakest of the three) was decent.  They were three nice stories that I liked.


EDIT - and come to think of it, how ya liking Reborn?

I....like it, I think.  It's still a little confusing but as I move through each issue I find something new I like.  For example -
the cat villain being the reincarnation of a cat she once owned
, cracks me up.

I think by the end of the first arc I'll have a better sense of whether I want to keep going or just put it away as a one arc story.
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« Reply #9 on: February 27, 2017, 09:44:13 AM »

More progress!

Comixology
The Black Monday Murders 1
The Black Monday Murders 2
The Black Monday Murders 3
The Black Monday Murders 4
Magnus Robot Fighter (2014) 2
Magnus Robot Fighter (2014) 3
Magnus Robot Fighter (2014) 4
Magnus Robot Fighter (2014) 0

Mayday 1
Mayday 2
Saga 37
Saga 38
Saga 39
Saga 40
Seven to Eternity 3
Seven to Eternity 4
Southern Bastards 15
Quantum & Woody TPB Vol 2: In Security
RAI TPB Vol 2:  For New Japan

Trade Paperbacks
Sandman TPB Vol 1 - "Preludes and Nocturnes!"  - 50% done (4 of 8 issues) - Still haven't found where the wife put this.

Magnus Robot Fighter was a surprise find for me.  I had downloaded issue one ages ago as a freebie but never read it.  While reading RAI, I found out that RAI was originally a backup story in what must have been the original Magnus.  I opened this up to see if the RAI backup story was there but it was not.  But I did discover it was written by Fred Van Lente whose work in Archer & Armstrong and Bloodshot I love.  So I gave this a try and I really like it.  Issues 0 - 4 are free if your a Comixology Unlimited member (which I am).  The rest of this series runs $1.99 for each issue - the series is only 12 issues.  Definately getting the rest of this - big thumbs up from the Jeff.   Wink

Black Monday Murders - I'll come back to this after I finish all four issues.

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« Reply #10 on: February 27, 2017, 02:25:39 PM »


Black Monday Murders - I'll come back to this after I finish all four issues.



See ya in a month !!!  Cheesy
(And just for clarity, I am only saying the books are dense as hell)
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« Reply #11 on: February 28, 2017, 09:06:10 AM »

I know I said I'd wait until I finished the Black Monday Murders but I just finished issue 2 and I CAN'T WAIT!

Wow.  What a fascinating series.  There are so many layers to this onion and Hickman does a phenomenal job of peeling it in just two issues.  I LOVE this story.  There is NO WAY this ends well for our protagonist! 

If you haven't started this - pick it up now!  So far - well worth any price!
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« Reply #12 on: February 28, 2017, 10:50:31 AM »

Wow, you're reading those "trades in comic form" pretty fast  Grin Are you reading it all or just the main story?
I didn't read any of the back matter of issue #1. I also thought it was going to be done after issue #4, and had plans on reading it in its entirety when #4 came out but then I heard there are more issues coming so I will wait until it's complete. Glad you like it that puppy. Be a shame to read all that and not like it.
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EDIT - Got through a couple more Marvel issues -

Captain America #10
Mighty Thor #15
Uncanny Avengers #18
Uncanny Avengers #19
Unworthy Thor #4


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« Reply #13 on: March 01, 2017, 09:56:30 AM »

Actually did really good on my list for the last week of Feb.  Black Monday Murders was definitely the highlight of what I read.  The remaining I'll roll over to next week.

Comixology
The Black Monday Murders 2
The Black Monday Murders 3
The Black Monday Murders 4

Mayday 1
Mayday 2
Saga 37
Saga 38
Saga 39
Saga 40
Seven to Eternity 3
Seven to Eternity 4
Southern Bastards 15
Quantum & Woody TPB Vol 2: In Security
RAI TPB Vol 2:  For New Japan

Trade Paperbacks
Sandman TPB Vol 1 - "Preludes and Nocturnes!"  - 50% done (4 of 8 issues) - Still haven't found where the wife put this.

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