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« Reply #30 on: January 14, 2020, 03:45:24 PM »

I'm going to add one more that's been sitting in my ComiXology Library.  I've got all three volumes sitting in there.

ADD: Outlaw Territory Vol. 1
Outlaw Territory is a collection of stories from a rougher and grittier time in America. Tales of the old west from some of the best and brightest writers in the industry, lavishly illustrated by amazing talent both new and experienced. This book is sure to appeal to fans of such television and film as Deadwood and 3:10 To Yuma, as well as the work of No Country For Old Men author Cormac McCarthy.

Written by Ivan Brandon, Joshua Dysart, Joshua Hale Fialkov, Joe Kelly, Dean Motter, Steve Orlando, Joshua Ortega, Greg Pak, Khoi Pham, and Michael Woods.

30 different stories, 230 pages.  Obviously, I won't finish it by tonight but it will roll into my list for tomorrow.

1.   Daniel 5:27   by   Moritat
2.   Ballad of a Badman   by   Joe Kelly
3.   Sundown   by   Joshua Ortega
4.   Dispatch   by   Shay
5.   American Dream   by   Jose L. Torres
6.   The First Car in Mexico   by   Ivan Brandon
7.   The Most Civilized Establishment from Ocean to Ocean   by   James Patrick
8.   AHIGA   by   Christian Beranck
9.   Incident Over Thirty-Six Days in the Colorado Rockies   by   Joshua Hale Fialkov
10.   Rio Chino   by   Greg Pak
11.   One Man's Land   by   Stephen Reedy
12.   The Bounty Killers   by   Steven Grant
13.   He Will Set Your Fields On Fire   by   Chris Moreno
14.   The Weaponsmith   by   Fred Van Lente
15.   Nora   by   M. Sean McManus
16.   The Apprentice   by   Steve Orlando
17.   Griswold's Song   by   Chad Kinkle
18.   Savage Practices   by   Leonard N. Wallace
19.   For Old Times Sake   by   Pat Loika
20.   Gutshot   by   Michael Woods
21.   Them What Comes   by   mpMann
22.   Craftsmanship   by   Frank Beaton
23.   We Never Sleep   by   Nemo Woodbrine
24.   The Ballad of Sid Grenadine   by   Josh Wagner
25.   The More Things Change   by   Skipper Martin
26.   Working on Christmas   by   Steve Orlando
27.   Hell Hath No Fury   by   Noble Larimer
28.   We Meet At Twelve   by   P.J. Kryfko
29.   Ass Meat   by   Simon Fraser
30.   Memories   by   Michael Woods
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« Reply #31 on: January 14, 2020, 05:08:58 PM »

This reads a lot faster than a thought.  Some really fun short stories in this book.  A lot like Netflix's "The Ballad of Buster Scruggs" (A Coen brothers movie you MUST see if you haven't!).  I may actually finish this tonight after all!


Outlaw Territory Vol. 1
1.   Daniel 5:27   by   Moritat
2.   Ballad of a Badman   by   Joe Kelly
3.   Sundown   by   Joshua Ortega
4.   Dispatch   by   Shay
5.   American Dream   by   Jose L. Torres
6.   The First Car in Mexico   by   Ivan Brandon
7.   The Most Civilized Establishment from Ocean to Ocean   by   James Patrick
8.   AHIGA   by   Christian Beranck
9.   Incident Over Thirty-Six Days in the Colorado Rockies   by   Joshua Hale Fialkov
10.   Rio Chino   by   Greg Pak

11.   One Man's Land   by   Stephen Reedy
12.   The Bounty Killers   by   Steven Grant
13.   He Will Set Your Fields On Fire   by   Chris Moreno
14.   The Weaponsmith   by   Fred Van Lente
15.   Nora   by   M. Sean McManus
16.   The Apprentice   by   Steve Orlando
17.   Griswold's Song   by   Chad Kinkle
18.   Savage Practices   by   Leonard N. Wallace
19.   For Old Times Sake   by   Pat Loika
20.   Gutshot   by   Michael Woods
21.   Them What Comes   by   mpMann
22.   Craftsmanship   by   Frank Beaton
23.   We Never Sleep   by   Nemo Woodbrine
24.   The Ballad of Sid Grenadine   by   Josh Wagner
25.   The More Things Change   by   Skipper Martin
26.   Working on Christmas   by   Steve Orlando
27.   Hell Hath No Fury   by   Noble Larimer
28.   We Meet At Twelve   by   P.J. Kryfko
29.   Ass Meat   by   Simon Fraser
30.   Memories   by   Michael Woods

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1.   Daniel 5:27   by   Moritat - Ah, good ole "The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly" type showdown.

2.   Ballad of a Badman   by   Joe Kelly - Wow.  Really good short tale.  Very surprising twist to what seemsed like a by the numbers story.  It is not so.

3.   Sundown   by   Joshua Ortega - Don't ever kill a man's horse.  It won't go well for you.  And doesn't for these guys.

4.   Dispatch   by   Shay - A sad Civil War tale with a slower pace and a lot of tension.

5.   American Dream   by   Jose L. Torres - Fast paced shoot 'em up.  Was fun.

6.   The First Car in Mexico   by   Ivan Brandon - very short story about Pancho Villa.

7.   The Most Civilized Establishment from Ocean to Ocean   by   James Patrick - Ha ha ha!  Very very funny.  Definately a weird day for these bank robbers.

8.   AHIGA   by   Christian Beranck - This Indian (Native American) clearly wants his country back.  More shoot outs!

9.   Incident Over Thirty-Six Days in the Colorado Rockies   by   Joshua Hale Fialkov - Ooooooo.  Creepy!  Really good one and I like the art.

10.   Rio Chino   by   Greg Pak - Another winner.  Should have known is was a Greg Pak tale.  Not much for a chinaman in the old west to do once the railroad is finished.  Except take revenge on those that kill chinamen.  My favorite story so far...
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« Reply #32 on: January 14, 2020, 07:11:34 PM »

Still moving quickly and it looks like I'll get through this after all.

Outlaw Territory Vol. 1
1.   Daniel 5:27   by   Moritat
2.   Ballad of a Badman   by   Joe Kelly
3.   Sundown   by   Joshua Ortega
4.   Dispatch   by   Shay
5.   American Dream   by   Jose L. Torres
6.   The First Car in Mexico   by   Ivan Brandon
7.   The Most Civilized Establishment from Ocean to Ocean   by   James Patrick
8.   AHIGA   by   Christian Beranck
9.   Incident Over Thirty-Six Days in the Colorado Rockies   by   Joshua Hale Fialkov
10.   Rio Chino   by   Greg Pak
11.   One Man's Land   by   Stephen Reedy
12.   The Bounty Killers   by   Steven Grant
13.   He Will Set Your Fields On Fire   by   Chris Moreno
14.   The Weaponsmith   by   Fred Van Lente
15.   Nora   by   M. Sean McManus
16.   The Apprentice   by   Steve Orlando
17.   Griswold's Song   by   Chad Kinkle
18.   Savage Practices   by   Leonard N. Wallace
19.   For Old Times Sake   by   Pat Loika
20.   Gutshot   by   Michael Woods

21.   Them What Comes   by   mpMann
22.   Craftsmanship   by   Frank Beaton
23.   We Never Sleep   by   Nemo Woodbrine
24.   The Ballad of Sid Grenadine   by   Josh Wagner
25.   The More Things Change   by   Skipper Martin
26.   Working on Christmas   by   Steve Orlando
27.   Hell Hath No Fury   by   Noble Larimer
28.   We Meet At Twelve   by   P.J. Kryfko
29.   Ass Meat   by   Simon Fraser
30.   Memories   by   Michael Woods

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11.   One Man's Land   by   Stephen Reedy - Another funny ending to an age old conflict.

12.   The Bounty Killers   by   Steven Grant - The title says it all.  Another one with a funny twist.

13.   He Will Set Your Fields On Fire   by   Chris Moreno - I knew I was going to love this story the second I saw the monkey...

14.   The Weaponsmith   by   Fred Van Lente - With Van Lente writing this one I felt I might be in for a treat.  And I was.  A short story of revenge - quaker style.

15.   Nora   by   M. Sean McManus - Ok that was a little disturbing. A kid grwoing up in a whore house is not a pleasant subject.  Didn't care for this story as much as the others.

16.   The Apprentice   by   Steve Orlando - This was hard to read.  The writing was off and tried to hard to be clever only making it difficult to follow.  Once I got to the end and was "ok, I get it" that I thought it would have been a good story if only I could have followed it better.

17.   Griswold's Song   by   Chad Kinkle - Another Civil War story with a lot more shooting.  Ended kind of abruptly though.

18.   Savage Practices   by   Leonard N. Wallace - Holy crap!  This one caught me by surprise.  Good ole Cowboys vs Indians story..or so it seems....

19.   For Old Times Sake   by   Pat Loika - Started of pretty good but needed a better ending.

20.   Gutshot   by   Michael Woods - Another good one.  A lot of these are come uppin' stories but the come uppin's are always different.  Such is the case here.  I say anymore and I'll spoil it.
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« Reply #33 on: January 14, 2020, 07:15:03 PM »

That looks like an awesome book,Jeff!
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« Reply #34 on: January 14, 2020, 08:44:21 PM »

Outlaw Territory Vol. 1
1.   Daniel 5:27   by   Moritat
2.   Ballad of a Badman   by   Joe Kelly
3.   Sundown   by   Joshua Ortega
4.   Dispatch   by   Shay
5.   American Dream   by   Jose L. Torres
6.   The First Car in Mexico   by   Ivan Brandon
7.   The Most Civilized Establishment from Ocean to Ocean   by   James Patrick
8.   AHIGA   by   Christian Beranck
9.   Incident Over Thirty-Six Days in the Colorado Rockies   by   Joshua Hale Fialkov
10.   Rio Chino   by   Greg Pak
11.   One Man's Land   by   Stephen Reedy
12.   The Bounty Killers   by   Steven Grant
13.   He Will Set Your Fields On Fire   by   Chris Moreno
14.   The Weaponsmith   by   Fred Van Lente
15.   Nora   by   M. Sean McManus
16.   The Apprentice   by   Steve Orlando
17.   Griswold's Song   by   Chad Kinkle
18.   Savage Practices   by   Leonard N. Wallace
19.   For Old Times Sake   by   Pat Loika
20.   Gutshot   by   Michael Woods
21.   Them What Comes   by   mpMann
22.   Craftsmanship   by   Frank Beaton
23.   We Never Sleep   by   Nemo Woodbrine
24.   The Ballad of Sid Grenadine   by   Josh Wagner
25.   The More Things Change   by   Skipper Martin
26.   Working on Christmas   by   Steve Orlando
27.   Hell Hath No Fury   by   Noble Larimer
28.   We Meet At Twelve   by   P.J. Kryfko
29.   Ass Meat   by   Simon Fraser
30.   Memories   by   Michael Woods


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21.   Them What Comes   by   mpMann - Ha, ha.  Another good one that makes you smile.  Lot's of fighting with some funny characters.

22.   Craftsmanship   by   Frank Beaton - Who knew there was an exact science to the hangman's noose?  Now we can all know.  Another good one.  And good art too.

23.   We Never Sleep   by   Nemo Woodbrine - Western spies!  Nice one.  Very very short though.

24.   The Ballad of Sid Grenadine   by   Josh Wagner - Man, Sid Grenadine is not a good man.  Good ballad.

25.   The More Things Change   by   Skipper Martin - Argh!!  I hate not knowing why!  Why dammit why!!  Story definitely pulled me in.

26.   Working on Christmas   by   Steve Orlando - this was borderline pornographic.  Took away from the story which might have been ok.  As is - thumbs down.

27.   Hell Hath No Fury   by   Noble Larimer - Classic revenge against the gang story.  And awesome.

28.   We Meet At Twelve   by   P.J. Kryfko - Another nice one.  Bad guy wants to have a shoot out with fat sheriff.  Nothing goes as planned. Thumbs up!

29.   Ass Meat   by   Simon Fraser - Now this one is cool because they've made the paper look like old 1970's newsprint.  And the story is good, funny, and then ends in a bummer.

30.   Memories   by   Michael Woods - Well nothing like finishing up the book with a sad story.  Bummer!!


Well - This was a lot of fun to read.  A collection of short stories that for the most part was a lot of fun to read.  I'm lookiing forward to Volume 2!!
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« Reply #35 on: January 14, 2020, 08:46:05 PM »

That looks like an awesome book,Jeff!


It was Jimmy!  I found it by accident when I was looking for stuff by Jeff Lemire.  I believe he has a story in Volume 2 so when I started reading about that volume decided I needed to try Volume 1 first - plus it was free to read on ComiXolgy Unlimited.

I'm so glad I did.  Great fun!!
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« Reply #36 on: January 15, 2020, 04:42:18 AM »

Yeah, Jeff, that looks like a good one!

But what happened to your stance of not adding books the same week you have already set your lineup? COME ON MAN!!! Consistency  Wink
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Seriously though, I may check that out, how much was it?

Oh and Jimbo, it is about time to start on your East of West vol 7 ... I am there (I think? If that volume starts at issue 30)  Smiley
(Also just noticed I put X-Force #3 as the last one I read when I had read that the day before. That last was #4 ... ooops)


Sandman: Overture #1
Hellblazer #1

New Mutants #5

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X-Men #4 - Wait,
no killing humans but you cut all their arms off? You know they will bleed out yeah? And why did Charles wear his helmet to dinner? This is a meeting where even Magneto "suits up" and you don't even bother to take off the helmet? And then you do, for a minute? WHAT? Come on Hickman  Angry
X-Force #5 - Man, just when I was thinking I was totally wrong about writer Benjamin Percy, he goes and writes this. Blah. And the stuff with Wolverine didn't help. Just really tired of the way writers use him as a zombie type now, allowing no time for the healing to take place.
Wolvie gets cut into, and yes, there is a short period of time that he is a little out of it, but then he is jumping all around, just a torso, stabbing people (really far up their back?) from behind? And the other guy, opposite of the guy being stuck in the back, never saw the little dude hoping around before he stuck his friend? And Forge, using what looks like a Krakoan cargo loader from Alien 2, just takes each half of Wolverine and sticks them together over his head and ... what ... is he gonna hold him up there until until the instant healing is done? Just BOOM ... togetherness now? And why does Domino's uniform show body scarring? That makes no sense at all. I know the outfits can be tight, but to have her outfit have scars from her body showing? And her bad eye, or her eye socket, bleeds glowing light?
Going to give this one more issue, as I do want to see where this goes next, but I don't see me sticking to this no matter how important it is to the Xverse.

Maybe I am just getting over the whole X thing already? Even Hickman got my goat up this month. So much so that I didn't even try the one X comic I was most excited for in New Mutants. It may suck, or be bad, but if I would have read it and if that one would have sucked last night, after the two I read prior ... I may have just dropped them all
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Lois Lane #7 - Ugh, and another disappointment? I know it seems like it has to be me, not in the mood for comics maybe, but no, this art is getting really, really bad. In a very sloppy way. Needs a better inker I think? This looks horrible. Maybe just too much Dragotta for my eyes and now everything else sucks?  Grin
  Undecided
Love ya, Rucka, but I think I am out!!

East of West #26
East of West #27
East of West #28
East of West #29
- Man, all the twists and double-crosses are getting my head spinning  Grin But lvin' this book. And daddy and son are reunited (united for the first time?) !!!! Look out!!! Loved the bounty hunters.


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East of West: The World
East of West #16
East of West #17
East of West #18
East of West #19
East of West #20
East of West #21
East of West #22
East of West #23
East of West #24

East of West #25

Batman #86
Justice League Dark #18

X-Force #3
X-Force #4
Marvels X #1
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« Reply #37 on: January 15, 2020, 06:56:47 AM »

Seriously though, I may check that out, how much was it?

The first two volumes are free on ComiXology Unlimited. Otherwise they are $17.99.  For Volume 3, I waited for one of the Image sales they always have and got it for $5.99.
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