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Title: Weekly Reader, June 19, 2019
Post by: Jeff on June 18, 2019, 08:52:44 PM
Getting a jump start on tomorrow's list since I finished early this week.  My list looks a little lite but I do have three TPB's in there so I didn't want to over do it.  I'm expecting to have some more free time this week so if I blaze through these I'll add more later.

ComiXology Backlog Plan - Group 17
17   Transmetropolitan   #42   2/13/2001
17   Transmetropolitan   #43   3/13/2001
17   Transmetropolitan   #44   4/13/2001
17   Transmetropolitan   #45   5/13/2001
17   Transmetropolitan: Filth of the City   Vol 1   5/16/2001


ComiXolgy
Gideon Falls 13
Low 22
Royal City Vol 1: Next of Kin (Collects issues 1-5) - More Jeff Lemire independent stuff!!
Cemetery Beach Vol 1 (Collects issues 1-7)
Spencer & Locke Vol 1 (Collects issues 1-4)

Marvel Unlimited
Asguardians of the Galaxy 4
Black Order 1
Black Order 2
West Coast Avengers 4
West Coast Avengers 5
Venom 9
Web of Venom: Carnage Born 1
Fantastic Four 4
Fantastic Four Wedding Special
X-Men: The Exterminated 1
Uncanny X-Men 4
Mr. & Mrs. X 6


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Title: Re: Weekly Reader, June 19, 2019
Post by: Jeff on June 19, 2019, 09:29:17 PM
Price dropped on Redneck and Incursion today so I picked them up and am adding them to the list.  Now to get started.....

ComiXology Backlog Plan - Group 17
17   Transmetropolitan   #42   2/13/2001
17   Transmetropolitan   #43   3/13/2001
17   Transmetropolitan   #44   4/13/2001
17   Transmetropolitan   #45   5/13/2001
17   Transmetropolitan: Filth of the City   Vol 1   5/16/2001


ComiXolgy
Gideon Falls 13
Low 22
ADD:  Redneck 20
ADD:  Incursion 4
Royal City Vol 1: Next of Kin (Collects issues 1-5) - More Jeff Lemire independent stuff!!
Cemetery Beach Vol 1 (Collects issues 1-7)
Spencer & Locke Vol 1 (Collects issues 1-4)

Marvel Unlimited
Asguardians of the Galaxy 4
Black Order 1
Black Order 2
West Coast Avengers 4
West Coast Avengers 5
Venom 9
Web of Venom: Carnage Born 1
Fantastic Four 4
Fantastic Four Wedding Special
X-Men: The Exterminated 1
Uncanny X-Men 4
Mr. & Mrs. X 6


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Title: Re: Weekly Reader, June 19, 2019
Post by: Jeff on June 20, 2019, 01:32:47 AM
ComiXology Backlog Plan - Group 17
17   Transmetropolitan   #42   2/13/2001
17   Transmetropolitan   #43   3/13/2001
17   Transmetropolitan   #44   4/13/2001
17   Transmetropolitan   #45   5/13/2001
17   Transmetropolitan: Filth of the City   Vol 1   5/16/2001


ComiXolgy
Gideon Falls 13
Low 22
Redneck 20
Incursion 4
Royal City Vol 1: Next of Kin (Collects issues 1-5) - More Jeff Lemire independent stuff!!
Cemetery Beach Vol 1 (Collects issues 1-7)
Spencer & Locke Vol 1 (Collects issues 1-4)

Marvel Unlimited
Asguardians of the Galaxy 4
Black Order 1
Black Order 2
West Coast Avengers 4
West Coast Avengers 5
Venom 9
Web of Venom: Carnage Born 1

Fantastic Four 4
Fantastic Four Wedding Special
X-Men: The Exterminated 1
Uncanny X-Men 4
Mr. & Mrs. X 6


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Asguardians of the Galaxy 4 - Ok I'm not sure I can say this out loud...the frog is growing on me.

Black Order 1 & 2 - Now this was interesting.  Different.  I'm staying on this for awhile.

West Coast Avengers 4 & 5 - Issue 4 wrapped up the arc and 5 started a new one.  Not bad but I've grown tired of the lame comedy.  I thought the Quentin Quire and Spidergwen dynamic was fun to read but not enough to stay with it for me.  Others mileage may vary.

Venom 9 - Dang this is such a great comic.  New arc and great jumping on point if you've been missing out.

Web of Venom: Carnage Born 1 - Donny Cates doesn't disappoint here.  He's bringing a rebirth that just may tie into his current Venom run.  Carnage is back and bloodier than ever.



Title: Re: Weekly Reader, June 19, 2019
Post by: Perry on June 20, 2019, 03:17:54 PM
Black Order 1 & 2 - Now this was interesting.  Different.  I'm staying on this for awhile.

Or at least for three mores issues  ;)

West Coast Avengers 4 & 5 - Issue 4 wrapped up the arc and 5 started a new one.  Not bad but I've grown tired of the lame comedy.  I thought the Quentin Quire and Spidergwen dynamic was fun to read but not enough to stay with it for me.  Others mileage may vary.

Awww, that is sad. I hate that this didn't hit for you. I loved the street sharks  :D ... or whatever they are called :D and this series also had a short life span of only 10 issues. I guess people felt more like you than like me  :D Couldn't even last a full 12 issues.

Venom 9 - Dang this is such a great comic.  New arc and great jumping on point if you've been missing out.

Man I really need to get back on that title !!

Read a couple at the shop yesterday, before getting sick ... oh yeah, I'm currently sick as a dog right now (I wonder where that "_____ like a dog" came from?) and I discovered that I will have to read From Hell all over again once it is collected. It could be I was just getting the chills and the old brain wasn't on point, but I was lost while reading it. I realized later what was going on, to the best I could that is, but for some reason (again, maybe sickness?) I was just confused.

Oh man ... hahaha ... when I say From Hell I of course mean A Walk Through Hell. OOoops. Mind is still loopy  :D

Psi-Lords #1 - Not sure I'm staying on this one. Valiant's latest felt very clunky and the painted art ... meh
A Walk Through Hell #11 - A month away from the last issue (thanks Jeff!) and I may decide to not read that last one and just wait on the collection. I need to read this in one sitting or at least in chunks. I need to get the names and events in my head better. I get the gist of it
FBI involved in burying evidence (sealed documents of a minor) and killing a murderer
but somewhere I lost the characters and what each one did. They even showed why
the guy with the gun to his head from issue ... #1 or #2? ... the one that kept shooting himself in the head ...
and I can't remember why he was doing it. And it was shown in this last issue
 >:(
Again, I'm sick.
 :-\
(that is my excuse)

Spider-Man Life Story #4 - This one I do remember!! This series is so cool taking Peter and aging him through the decades in real time. Each issue spotlights a story from one decade starting in the 60's. This decade focuses on 90's and we all know what was happening to Peter in the 90's don't we? Yep, the Clone Saga!!!
Trying to remember what the 00's would showcase and I am thinking Ultimate Spider-Man? Maybe?


Title: Re: Weekly Reader, June 19, 2019
Post by: Jimmy T on June 20, 2019, 05:41:11 PM
Completely caught up on Saga.  :'( :'(


Title: Re: Weekly Reader, June 19, 2019
Post by: Jimmy T on June 20, 2019, 05:45:56 PM
And damnit, Jeff, quit making it seem like I'm missing out by not reading the symbiote books! I loved them back in the day, but I'm not 14 anymore, they're such a one trick pony, overexposed, and,... and, and well, I don't know, but I don't want to want to read them!

 ;) :P :D


Title: Re: Weekly Reader, June 19, 2019
Post by: Jeff on June 20, 2019, 10:39:46 PM
Spider-Man Life Story #4 - This one I do remember!! This series is so cool taking Peter and aging him through the decades in real time. Each issue spotlights a story from one decade starting in the 60's. This decade focuses on 90's and we all know what was happening to Peter in the 90's don't we? Yep, the Clone Saga!!!
Trying to remember what the 00's would showcase and I am thinking Ultimate Spider-Man? Maybe?

This sounds really interesting.  I'll have to make sure to pick it when it hits MU.


Title: Re: Weekly Reader, June 19, 2019
Post by: Jeff on June 20, 2019, 10:40:53 PM
And damnit, Jeff, quit making it seem like I'm missing out by not reading the symbiote books! I loved them back in the day, but I'm not 14 anymore, they're such a one trick pony, overexposed, and,... and, and well, I don't know, but I don't want to want to read them!

 ;) :P :D

If it helps - I never read the Symbiote books in the past - always sounded stupid to me.  So this is ALL NEW for me!


Title: Re: Weekly Reader, June 19, 2019
Post by: Jeff on June 20, 2019, 11:43:52 PM
ComiXology Backlog Plan - Group 17
17   Transmetropolitan   #42   2/13/2001
17   Transmetropolitan   #43   3/13/2001
17   Transmetropolitan   #44   4/13/2001
17   Transmetropolitan   #45   5/13/2001
17   Transmetropolitan: Filth of the City   Vol 1   5/16/2001


ComiXolgy
Gideon Falls 13
Low 22
Redneck 20
Incursion 4
Royal City Vol 1: Next of Kin (Collects issues 1-5) - More Jeff Lemire independent stuff!!
Cemetery Beach Vol 1 (Collects issues 1-7)
Spencer & Locke Vol 1 (Collects issues 1-4)

Marvel Unlimited
Asguardians of the Galaxy 4
Black Order 1
Black Order 2
West Coast Avengers 4
West Coast Avengers 5
Venom 9
Web of Venom: Carnage Born 1

Fantastic Four 4
Fantastic Four Wedding Special
X-Men: The Exterminated 1
Uncanny X-Men 4
Mr. & Mrs. X 6


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Fantastic Four 4 - I'm not hating this yet like Perry.  But I am ready for them to be settled back on Earth and for new stories to start.

Gideon Falls 13 - Man, I am sooooooo confused and lost in this story.  I'm going to have to re-read this whole thing I think.


Title: Re: Weekly Reader, June 19, 2019
Post by: Jeff on June 21, 2019, 01:27:07 AM
ComiXology Backlog Plan - Group 17
17   Transmetropolitan   #42   2/13/2001
17   Transmetropolitan   #43   3/13/2001
17   Transmetropolitan   #44   4/13/2001
17   Transmetropolitan   #45   5/13/2001
17   Transmetropolitan: Filth of the City   Vol 1   5/16/2001



ComiXolgy
Gideon Falls 13
Low 22
Redneck 20
Incursion 4
Royal City Vol 1: Next of Kin (Collects issues 1-5) - More Jeff Lemire independent stuff!!
Cemetery Beach Vol 1 (Collects issues 1-7)
Spencer & Locke Vol 1 (Collects issues 1-4)

Marvel Unlimited
Asguardians of the Galaxy 4
Black Order 1
Black Order 2
West Coast Avengers 4
West Coast Avengers 5
Venom 9
Web of Venom: Carnage Born 1

Fantastic Four 4
Fantastic Four Wedding Special
X-Men: The Exterminated 1
Uncanny X-Men 4
Mr. & Mrs. X 6


===============================

Transmetropolitan   #42 - Another one shot, comic length article by Spider about the down trodden in the world.  Me thinks this is actually a setup for things to come.

Transmetropolitan   #43, 44, & 45 - Three part story with a surprise ending.  The assistants are sometimes the best part of this series.

Transmetropolitan: Filth of the City - 48 page collection of news articles by Spider just like the "I Hate It Here" issue.  Getting into Spider's head is one weird fun ride.



Title: Re: Weekly Reader, June 19, 2019
Post by: Jeff on June 21, 2019, 02:38:48 AM
ComiXology Backlog Plan - Group 17
17   Transmetropolitan   #42   2/13/2001
17   Transmetropolitan   #43   3/13/2001
17   Transmetropolitan   #44   4/13/2001
17   Transmetropolitan   #45   5/13/2001
17   Transmetropolitan: Filth of the City   Vol 1   5/16/2001



ComiXolgy
Gideon Falls 13
Low 22
Redneck 20
Incursion 4

Royal City Vol 1: Next of Kin (Collects issues 1-5) - More Jeff Lemire independent stuff!!
Cemetery Beach Vol 1 (Collects issues 1-7)
Spencer & Locke Vol 1 (Collects issues 1-4)

Marvel Unlimited
Asguardians of the Galaxy 4
Black Order 1
Black Order 2
West Coast Avengers 4
West Coast Avengers 5
Venom 9
Web of Venom: Carnage Born 1

Fantastic Four 4
Fantastic Four Wedding Special
X-Men: The Exterminated 1
Uncanny X-Men 4
Mr. & Mrs. X 6


===============================

Low 22 - Looks like we're heading towards a conclusion.  I see the characters starting to come back together.  All depends on how that cliff hanger last page plays out!

Redneck 20 - Love this book.  The stakes are getting higher, the table is getting set, and any other analogy you can think of to describe that...the plot thickens!

Incursion 4 - Decent enough mini.  Typical tone for an Eternal Warrior story.  Mainly sets things up for the future with these characters.  And I like it.



Title: Re: Weekly Reader, June 19, 2019
Post by: Jeff on June 21, 2019, 09:52:32 PM
ComiXology Backlog Plan - Group 17
17   Transmetropolitan   #42   2/13/2001
17   Transmetropolitan   #43   3/13/2001
17   Transmetropolitan   #44   4/13/2001
17   Transmetropolitan   #45   5/13/2001
17   Transmetropolitan: Filth of the City   Vol 1   5/16/2001



ComiXolgy
Gideon Falls 13
Low 22
Redneck 20
Incursion 4

Royal City Vol 1: Next of Kin (Collects issues 1-5) - More Jeff Lemire independent stuff!!
Cemetery Beach Vol 1 (Collects issues 1-7)
Spencer & Locke Vol 1 (Collects issues 1-4)

Marvel Unlimited
Asguardians of the Galaxy 4
Black Order 1
Black Order 2
West Coast Avengers 4
West Coast Avengers 5
Venom 9
Web of Venom: Carnage Born 1

Fantastic Four 4
Fantastic Four Wedding Special
X-Men: The Exterminated 1
Uncanny X-Men 4
Mr. & Mrs. X 6


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Royal City Vol 1: Next of Kin (Collects issues 1-5) -Oh Man!!  I don't want to stop reading now!!  Not at this cliffhanger!!  Arrrrgh.  DAMN YOU JEFF LEMIRE!!!  I'm sucked into another one.



Title: Re: Weekly Reader, June 19, 2019
Post by: Jeff on June 22, 2019, 12:44:21 AM
ComiXology Backlog Plan - Group 17
17   Transmetropolitan   #42   2/13/2001
17   Transmetropolitan   #43   3/13/2001
17   Transmetropolitan   #44   4/13/2001
17   Transmetropolitan   #45   5/13/2001
17   Transmetropolitan: Filth of the City   Vol 1   5/16/2001



ComiXolgy
Gideon Falls 13
Low 22
Redneck 20
Incursion 4

Royal City Vol 1: Next of Kin (Collects issues 1-5) - More Jeff Lemire independent stuff!!
Cemetery Beach Vol 1 (Collects issues 1-7)
Spencer & Locke Vol 1 (Collects issues 1-4)

Marvel Unlimited
Asguardians of the Galaxy 4
Black Order 1
Black Order 2
West Coast Avengers 4
West Coast Avengers 5
Venom 9
Web of Venom: Carnage Born 1

Fantastic Four 4
Fantastic Four Wedding Special
X-Men: The Exterminated 1
Uncanny X-Men 4
Mr. & Mrs. X 6



===============================

Fantastic Four Wedding Special - Bachelorette party by Gail Simone.  Yeah, just as lame as it sounds.  Ben asking Puppet Master for permission.  Not as lame as it sounds but not terrible either.  Hembeck Puppet Master "story" amusing.  Overall - not a must read.

X-Men: The Exterminated 1 - This is the epilogue issue.  Not a bad story with Hope and Jean (and Deadpool) but not much more than a 3 star story.  And you know, I really don't remember how Extermination ended (other than the character death).  Did I miss the ending?  Or was it so boring I can't remember.  Weird since X-Man shows up in......

Uncanny X-Men 4 - Ugh.  I'm not enjoying this.  I don't know how X-Man got to this point since he was so different in Extermination.  It has potential with these characters but I'm not feeling the X-Men here.

Mr. & Mrs. X 6 - And with this I'm 0-4 on the comics I read for this section.  This was so bad I've decided to drop this title.  Honestly, I stopped reading at page 12 and just flipped through to the end.

Maybe I need to add more Royal City or Transmetropolitan to this weeks list..........


Title: Re: Weekly Reader, June 19, 2019
Post by: Jeff on June 22, 2019, 01:38:21 AM
ComiXology Backlog Plan - Group 17
17   Transmetropolitan   #42   2/13/2001
17   Transmetropolitan   #43   3/13/2001
17   Transmetropolitan   #44   4/13/2001
17   Transmetropolitan   #45   5/13/2001
17   Transmetropolitan: Filth of the City   Vol 1   5/16/2001



ComiXolgy
Gideon Falls 13
Low 22
Redneck 20
Incursion 4

Royal City Vol 1: Next of Kin (Collects issues 1-5) - More Jeff Lemire independent stuff!!
Cemetery Beach Vol 1 (Collects issues 1-7)
Spencer & Locke Vol 1 (Collects issues 1-4)

Marvel Unlimited
Asguardians of the Galaxy 4
Black Order 1
Black Order 2
West Coast Avengers 4
West Coast Avengers 5
Venom 9
Web of Venom: Carnage Born 1

Fantastic Four 4
Fantastic Four Wedding Special
X-Men: The Exterminated 1
Uncanny X-Men 4
Mr. & Mrs. X 6



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Cemetery Beach Vol 1 (Collects issues 1-7) - Holy Cow! I needed that after the last four comics I read.  This was one giant adrenaline ride for what equates to 7 issues.  WOW THAT WAS FUN!  Glad I didn't read this monthly because it HAS TO BE READ collected.  Warren Ellis.  He's still got it.


Title: Re: Weekly Reader, June 19, 2019
Post by: Jeff on June 23, 2019, 10:15:48 PM

ComiXology Backlog Plan - Group 17
17   Transmetropolitan   #42   2/13/2001
17   Transmetropolitan   #43   3/13/2001
17   Transmetropolitan   #44   4/13/2001
17   Transmetropolitan   #45   5/13/2001
17   Transmetropolitan: Filth of the City   Vol 1   5/16/2001



ComiXolgy
Gideon Falls 13
Low 22
Redneck 20
Incursion 4

Royal City Vol 1: Next of Kin (Collects issues 1-5) - More Jeff Lemire independent stuff!!
Cemetery Beach Vol 1 (Collects issues 1-7)
Spencer & Locke Vol 1 (Collects issues 1-4)

Marvel Unlimited
Asguardians of the Galaxy 4
Black Order 1
Black Order 2
West Coast Avengers 4
West Coast Avengers 5
Venom 9
Web of Venom: Carnage Born 1

Fantastic Four 4
Fantastic Four Wedding Special
X-Men: The Exterminated 1
Uncanny X-Men 4
Mr. & Mrs. X 6



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Spencer & Locke Vol 1 (Collects issues 1-4) - Tragic play on the old Calvin & Hobbes strip.  Not bad.


Title: Re: Weekly Reader, June 19, 2019
Post by: Jeff on June 24, 2019, 06:54:18 PM
Added these three since Iím ahead this week.  Nice to see the old Defenders together again. Iím betting thereís more to come.

Marvel Unlimited
Silver Surfer: The Best Defense 1
Doctor Strange: The Best Defense 1
The Defenders: The Best Defense 1


Title: Re: Weekly Reader, June 19, 2019
Post by: Jeff on June 24, 2019, 09:27:35 PM
Letís see if I can get through the next group of backlog.  Iím home sick today.

ComiXology Backlog Plan - Group 18
18   Transmetropolitan   #46   6/13/2001
18   Transmetropolitan   #47   7/13/2001
18   Transmetropolitan   #48   8/13/2001
18   Transmetropolitan   #49   9/13/2001
18   Transmetropolitan   #50   10/13/2001
18   Transmetropolitan   #51   12/31/2001
18   Sleeper Book One (Collects POINT BLANK #1-5, SLEEPER #1-12)   Vol 1   5/1/2019


Title: Re: Weekly Reader, June 19, 2019
Post by: Jeff on June 24, 2019, 10:33:50 PM

ComiXology Backlog Plan - Group 18
18   Transmetropolitan   #46   6/13/2001
18   Transmetropolitan   #47   7/13/2001
18   Transmetropolitan   #48   8/13/2001
18   Transmetropolitan   #49   9/13/2001
18   Transmetropolitan   #50   10/13/2001
18   Transmetropolitan   #51   12/31/2001

18   Sleeper Book One (Collects POINT BLANK #1-5, SLEEPER #1-12)   Vol 1   5/1/2019

Transmetropolitan 47-51 - Moving into year five and leading up to the final showdowns.  I hope the ending will be as good as the journey.


Title: Re: Weekly Reader, June 19, 2019
Post by: Jimmy T on June 25, 2019, 01:15:24 PM


Transmetropolitan 47-51 - Moving into year five and leading up to the final showdowns.  I hope the ending will be as good as the journey.

Always!!!


Title: Re: Weekly Reader, June 19, 2019
Post by: Perry on June 26, 2019, 12:39:59 PM
Sick all week and unlike Super Jeff, I just can not read when I feel that way.  ;D
I basically slept for about 5 days, but did get a couple more issues in. I will also ass that while I didn't get that quantity in, I damn sure got quality. These four Marvel books were some of the best I have read in a long time. Especially as a group of books. Just one after the other, bam, bam, BAM.

Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man #7 - Continues to be one of the best Spidey, no, Peter, runs in a long time.
Silver Surfer Black #1 - man, what a read!!! A great Surfer book. Cates has lots of love for Surfer. It shows.
Immortal Hulk #19 - Ha, now that was a last page cliffhanger! Betty, what are you doing?  :o
Invaders #6 - This issue turned the book right back around into a great read. WOW. Felt like I was a kid again. Honestly. I remember feeling like this when I was reading the Avengers/Marvel Two-In-One crossover about the Serpent Crown. It has THAT kind of old style Marvel to it, but of course, more up to date writing.  ;D IF you read Invaders and IF you like it but it then starts fading, STAY WITH IT!!!! Sah-Weet!!!!


Punk Mambo #2 - Another good issue of this punked out magic user.  

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Spider-Man Life Story #4

Psi-Lords #1
A Walk Through Hell #11


Title: Re: Weekly Reader, June 19, 2019
Post by: Jeff on June 26, 2019, 07:52:29 PM
ComiXology Backlog Plan - Group 18
18   Transmetropolitan   #46   6/13/2001
18   Transmetropolitan   #47   7/13/2001
18   Transmetropolitan   #48   8/13/2001
18   Transmetropolitan   #49   9/13/2001
18   Transmetropolitan   #50   10/13/2001
18   Transmetropolitan   #51   12/31/2001

18   Sleeper Book One (Collects POINT BLANK #1-5, SLEEPER #1-12)   Vol 1

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Sleeper Book One (Collects POINT BLANK #1-5, SLEEPER #1-12)   Vol 1   5/1/2019 - 80% done.  Finished Point Blank and got though the first 9 issues of Sleeper.  GREAT book.  Brubaker and Phillips pre-Criminal and clearly it was the start of something great!  If your a fan of books like Criminal and you haven't read this already, pick it up.

I'll have to roll it over to this week to finish it.


Title: Re: Weekly Reader, June 19, 2019
Post by: Jeff on June 26, 2019, 07:53:40 PM
Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man #7 - Continues to be one of the best Spidey, no, Peter, runs in a long time.
Silver Surfer Black #1 - man, what a read!!! A great Surfer book. Cates has lots of love for Surfer. It shows.

Invaders #6 - This issue turned the book right back around into a great read. WOW. Felt like I was a kid again. Honestly. I remember feeling like this when I was reading the Avengers/Marvel Two-In-One crossover about the Serpent Crown. It has THAT kind of old style Marvel to it, but of course, more up to date writing.  ;D IF you read Invaders and IF you like it but it then starts fading, STAY WITH IT!!!! Sah-Weet!!!!


Looks like I have three more books to pick up.  Glad they will be on MU!   ;D