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« on: May 17, 2017, 09:36:03 AM »

Woop  Woop!!  Another fun filled week.  Challenging myself with six TPB's this week in addition to doubling my normal Marvel twelve to twenty four!

ComiXology
The Flash 22 - The Button part 4
Sex Criminals 1 - Gonna reread the first arc and then keep going to catch up.
Sex Criminals 2
Sex Criminals 3
Sex Criminals 4
Sex Criminals 5
All Star Batman HC Vol 1 - Collects issues 1 - 5
Batman TPB Vol 2:  I Am Suicide - Collects issues 9 - 15
Clean Room TPB Vol 1: Immaculate Conception - Collects issues 1 - 6
Lazarus TPB Vol 1 - Collects issues 1 - 4
Nailbiter TPB Vol 1: There Will Be Blood - Collects issues 1 - 5
Star Trek / Green Lantern TPB Vol 1: The Spectrum War - Collects issues 1 - 6

Marvel Unlimited
Old Man Logan 10
Daredevil 10
Mighty Thor 10
Uncanny Inhumans Annual 1
International Iron Man 6
Extraordinary X-Men 13
Thunderbolts 4
Carnage 11
All New Wolverine Annual 1
Moon Knight 6
Doctor Strange 11
Daredevil 11
Uncanny X-Men 12
Old Man Logan 11
All New X-Men 13
Carnage 12
Karnak 5
Vision 11
International Iron Man 7
Mighty Thor 11
Uncanny X-Men 13
Extraordinary X-Men Annual 1
Doctor Strange Annual 1
Extraordinary X-Men 14


Can I get through what is essentially 63 issues in one week??    Shocked
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"If I could go back in time and like tell 11 year old me that like not only do you get to go to Comic Con but you go every year.  So much so that you get greeted by Stan Lee when you show up.  And 11 year old me would be like - How did we get so fat?" - Kevin Smith
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« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2017, 11:01:43 AM »


Can I get through what is essentially 63 issues in one week??    Shocked

Man, that is a tough task right there.

I will warn you on Lazarus ... it is a really good series (that I need to get back to) but is a very slow burn. Do not save for last or when you are tired.
 Cheesy Cheesy
You may, actually, not really enjoy it much until you get to issue 6 or so. Not that the story is bad, is isn't, but again, it "moves at a snails pace" in parts.

Nailbiter is a fun Williamson book. Still not sure how he can write that, Birthright and ... something else I liked and be so  off with Flash
 Undecided

EDIT -

Knocked out the last two -

Old Man Logan #22
Old Man Logan #23
= Pretty cool little romp through Logan's past!!!
 Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2017, 08:41:38 PM »

ComiXology
The Flash 22 - The Button part 4
Sex Criminals 1 - Gonna reread the first arc and then keep going to catch up.
Sex Criminals 2
Sex Criminals 3
Sex Criminals 4
Sex Criminals 5

All Star Batman HC Vol 1 - Collects issues 1 - 5
Batman TPB Vol 2:  I Am Suicide - Collects issues 9 - 15
Clean Room TPB Vol 1: Immaculate Conception - Collects issues 1 - 6
Lazarus TPB Vol 1 - Collects issues 1 - 4
Nailbiter TPB Vol 1: There Will Be Blood - Collects issues 1 - 5
Star Trek / Green Lantern TPB Vol 1: The Spectrum War - Collects issues 1 - 6

Marvel Unlimited
Old Man Logan 10
Daredevil 10
Mighty Thor 10
Uncanny Inhumans Annual 1
International Iron Man 6
Extraordinary X-Men 13
Thunderbolts 4
Carnage 11
All New Wolverine Annual 1
Moon Knight 6
Doctor Strange 11
Daredevil 11
Uncanny X-Men 12
Old Man Logan 11
All New X-Men 13
Carnage 12
Karnak 5
Vision 11
International Iron Man 7
Mighty Thor 11
Uncanny X-Men 13
Extraordinary X-Men Annual 1
Doctor Strange Annual 1
Extraordinary X-Men 14


I will warn you on Lazarus ... it is a really good series (that I need to get back to) but is a very slow burn. Do not save for last or when you are tired.
 Cheesy Cheesy
You may, actually, not really enjoy it much until you get to issue 6 or so. Not that the story is bad, is isn't, but again, it "moves at a snails pace" in parts.

So I took you advice on Lazarus.  Great book!  Snail pace won't bother me as a blasted through that trade (first four issues).  I'm glad I have ComiXology Unlimited because that means Volume 2 is free to read.    Grin

Sex Criminals - I forgot how good this book is.  I think this is where I left off and I can't wait to keep reading.  Really well done book.  Definitely not for the non-mature but the main character is so well written.

10 comics down, 53 to go.  I might just be able to do it if they are all this good!
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"If I could go back in time and like tell 11 year old me that like not only do you get to go to Comic Con but you go every year.  So much so that you get greeted by Stan Lee when you show up.  And 11 year old me would be like - How did we get so fat?" - Kevin Smith
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« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2017, 03:58:23 PM »

Secret Empire #2

This has just been great so far. GREAT !!!
And I swear, if Jimmy has problems with this Marvel event, up to issue #2 at least, I am outta here  Angry



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« Reply #4 on: May 20, 2017, 03:33:23 AM »

Generation X #1

I just don't understand Marvel. You have a great chance to get people on board with the reset of one of the most beloved franchises, the X Universe, and you spend what seems to be $100 and a Twix on the artists?

Controversy aside, I didn't find the art in X-Men Gold all that great ... and look, it should have been!!! This was THE resest of the X-Men. This should have been worth looking at. It wasn't. And now, with this Generation-X title, we get art that is so ... crazy eyed looking ... I just don't know what to say other than "what are you guys doing?"

I don't mean any disrespect to those artists, well the one on Gold I now give two shits about and hope he enjoys unemployment for a good many lifetimes, but for this book? Why would you not pay to get a top tier artist on this?

Yes, I know, Marvel (well the higher ups there) have stated that the artists don't push up sales, but they have to know that artist can damn sure make them slide down. If not, they just need to stop talking about artists and start watching how their sales continue to drop.

Pathetic
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« Reply #5 on: May 20, 2017, 09:01:25 AM »

I haven't seen that issue but I totally agree with the sentiment.  I get that people will buy because a certain writer is on a book but they will just as easily skip that writer because of the art. Dumb decision and wasted opportunity.
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"If I could go back in time and like tell 11 year old me that like not only do you get to go to Comic Con but you go every year.  So much so that you get greeted by Stan Lee when you show up.  And 11 year old me would be like - How did we get so fat?" - Kevin Smith
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« Reply #6 on: May 20, 2017, 05:48:49 PM »

The Ultimates #7 - OH what the Huh part two!!!
U.S. Avengers #6 - Like Ultimates, a decent "Secret Empire" tie-in, but this one wasn't ruined by dreadful art.
Thanos #6 - Good book, but I was so beaten down by the Ultimates title that even Deodato couldn't lift me up
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« Reply #7 on: May 22, 2017, 04:47:40 AM »

Went camping with friends this weekend.  Was able to fit a little reading in but I still have a lot to do.

ComiXology
The Flash 22 - The Button part 4
Sex Criminals 1 - Gonna reread the first arc and then keep going to catch up.
Sex Criminals 2
Sex Criminals 3
Sex Criminals 4
Sex Criminals 5
All Star Batman HC Vol 1 - Collects issues 1 - 5

Batman TPB Vol 2:  I Am Suicide - Collects issues 9 - 15
Clean Room TPB Vol 1: Immaculate Conception - Collects issues 1 - 6
Lazarus TPB Vol 1 - Collects issues 1 - 4
Nailbiter TPB Vol 1: There Will Be Blood - Collects issues 1 - 5
Star Trek / Green Lantern TPB Vol 1: The Spectrum War - Collects issues 1 - 6

Marvel Unlimited
Old Man Logan 10
Daredevil 10
Mighty Thor 10
Uncanny Inhumans Annual 1
International Iron Man 6
Extraordinary X-Men 13
Thunderbolts 4
Carnage 11
All New Wolverine Annual 1
Moon Knight 6
Doctor Strange 11

Daredevil 11
Uncanny X-Men 12
Old Man Logan 11
All New X-Men 13
Carnage 12
Karnak 5
Vision 11
International Iron Man 7
Mighty Thor 11
Uncanny X-Men 13
Extraordinary X-Men Annual 1
Doctor Strange Annual 1
Extraordinary X-Men 14
 
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"If I could go back in time and like tell 11 year old me that like not only do you get to go to Comic Con but you go every year.  So much so that you get greeted by Stan Lee when you show up.  And 11 year old me would be like - How did we get so fat?" - Kevin Smith
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« Reply #8 on: May 22, 2017, 07:13:29 AM »

I just realized you haven't finished Vision!?!?!?!
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« Reply #9 on: May 22, 2017, 07:53:47 AM »

I just realized you haven't finished Vision!?!?!?!
 Shocked Shocked Shocked


I'm dragging it out since there won't be anymore after issue 12.   Grin
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"If I could go back in time and like tell 11 year old me that like not only do you get to go to Comic Con but you go every year.  So much so that you get greeted by Stan Lee when you show up.  And 11 year old me would be like - How did we get so fat?" - Kevin Smith
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« Reply #10 on: May 22, 2017, 08:42:43 AM »

I just realized you haven't finished Vision!?!?!?!
 Shocked Shocked Shocked


I'm dragging it out since there won't be anymore after issue 12.   Grin

Ahhh, I know a guy who still has yet to read the last issue of ... I forget now ... something that finished years ago ... but he is dong it for the same reason.
 Cheesy

I just don't understand you guys

 Grin Grin Cheesy  Wink


EDIT - Not that you are going THAT extreme, but still.

 Wink
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« Reply #11 on: May 22, 2017, 10:51:53 AM »

Just finished issue 11.  Looking forward to the last issue.  What powerful story.  I'll be done with it soon.
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"If I could go back in time and like tell 11 year old me that like not only do you get to go to Comic Con but you go every year.  So much so that you get greeted by Stan Lee when you show up.  And 11 year old me would be like - How did we get so fat?" - Kevin Smith
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« Reply #12 on: May 22, 2017, 10:56:38 AM »

Well I hope me harassing you was not why you read that

You know I am just giving you a hard time!  Wink Smiley
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« Reply #13 on: May 22, 2017, 11:08:50 AM »

Well I hope me harassing you was not why you read that

You know I am just giving you a hard time!  Wink Smiley


Lol.  Nope -it was just next on my list!   Cheesy
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"If I could go back in time and like tell 11 year old me that like not only do you get to go to Comic Con but you go every year.  So much so that you get greeted by Stan Lee when you show up.  And 11 year old me would be like - How did we get so fat?" - Kevin Smith
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« Reply #14 on: May 23, 2017, 07:08:40 AM »

Okay, now that I can type without anger -

Knocked out only four more for this week -

The Damned #1 - Cullen Bunn's gangster/demon comic returns!!! Decent first issue.
Regression #1 - Yet another Bunn book (he has so many now) but this one, this one is gooood. (If you like horror)
Satellite Falling #1
Satellite Falling #2
- I read these a long time ago, but just found out that #'s 3, 4 and 5 were out, so I had to go back and do a re-read. Sad that they cut this 6 issue mini down to 5 issues, though. I heard the last issue is rushed, but hopefully not too badly as I do intend to read this to finish the story.
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