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Title: Weekly Reader, January 15, 2020
Post by: Jeff on January 15, 2020, 01:59:56 PM
Little lighter week as I知 going out of town with friends this weekend.

ComiXolgy
Freedom Fighters #12 - Final Issue!
Legion of Super-Heroes #3
Chrononauts: Futureshock #1
Chrononauts: Futureshock #2
Chrononauts: Futureshock #3
Chrononauts: Futureshock #4
Plutona Vol 1 (Collects Plutona 1-5)
Bloodshot #4
Visitor #1
Roku  #3
Family Tree #2

Marvel Unlimited
Fantastic Four: The Prodigal Sun #1
Silver Surfer: Black #1
Doctor Strange #14
Doctor Strange #15
Immortal Hulk #18
Immortal Hulk #19
Immortal Hulk #20
Incredible Hulk: Last Call #1
Thanos #2
Thanos #3
Guardians Of The Galaxy Annual #1
Guardians of the Galaxy #6

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Title: Re: Weekly Reader, January 15, 2020
Post by: Perry on January 15, 2020, 02:24:17 PM
Little lighter week as I知 going out of town with friends this weekend.

Yeah, 22 comics AND a trade ... haha, "lighter week"  :D You kill me broham. Oh how I wish I could do that much on a good week for me.  :)

*jealous grin appears*
 :D



Title: Re: Weekly Reader, January 15, 2020
Post by: Jimmy T on January 15, 2020, 11:24:33 PM
East of West 30-33; got to stay up on Perry!!

I don't remember any plot. I remember characters. Let it ride on out!!


Title: Re: Weekly Reader, January 15, 2020
Post by: Perry on January 16, 2020, 01:30:33 PM
East of West 30-33; got to stay up on Perry!!

Just WITH me sir, WITH me  ;D

(East of West) I don't remember any plot. I remember characters. Let it ride on out!!

Basically it's revelations; featuring the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, minus Death who has ... where you are jumping back in ... just found his missing son who was taken from him and raised for the sole purpose of becoming "The Beast", the one that brings forth said Apocalypse. All of this surrounded by these "7 nations" who are in the midst of a civil war while in cahoots with and against each other at the same time working against and for the same goal during this entire process.

Ya know, easy, typical stuff  :D


Title: Re: Weekly Reader, January 15, 2020
Post by: Jeff on January 17, 2020, 03:26:28 AM
ComiXolgy
Freedom Fighters #12 - Final Issue!
Legion of Super-Heroes #3

Chrononauts: Futureshock #1
Chrononauts: Futureshock #2
Chrononauts: Futureshock #3
Chrononauts: Futureshock #4
Plutona Vol 1 (Collects Plutona 1-5)
Bloodshot #4
Visitor #1
Roku  #3
Family Tree #2

Marvel Unlimited
Fantastic Four: The Prodigal Sun #1
Silver Surfer: Black #1
Doctor Strange #14
Doctor Strange #15
Immortal Hulk #18
Immortal Hulk #19
Immortal Hulk #20
Incredible Hulk: Last Call #1
Thanos #2
Thanos #3
Guardians Of The Galaxy Annual #1
Guardians of the Galaxy #6

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Freedom Fighters #12 - Final Issue!  And it was a good one.  Glad to see how it all wrapped up and looking forward to what I hope is a second series with this team.

Legion of Super-Heroes #3 - I'll stick around for next months origin of the Legion of Super-Heroes but no promises after that.  This just isn't good.

Bloodshot #4 - Fun issue as Bloodshot moves into the next chapter of his life.  Plus - werewolves(?)!!

Visitor #1 - Not sure what I think yet.  Not a bad first issue and my interest is perked but not wowed.

Roku  #3 - Enjoying this.  Next issue is the last one of this mini and it all comes to a head.  Good battles in this Medusa-like assassin thriller.

Family Tree #2 - Where does Lemire come up with this stuff?  So weird and soooo good.  Another ending that makes you go What the..? ? ? ? ? ?

Fantastic Four: The Prodigal Sun #1 - That was cute..and enjoyable.  I believe I'll pick up the next part "Silver Surfer: The Prodigal Sun".  Definitely fun getting to read a FF story again.  Not to mention...Peter David!

Silver Surfer: Black #1 - Not a big fan of the art but if I can get past it, this is and interesting story spinning out of Guardians of the Galaxy.  Donny Cates + Silver Surfer = Greatness!



Title: Re: Weekly Reader, January 15, 2020
Post by: Perry on January 17, 2020, 11:02:19 AM
Silver Surfer: Black #1 - Not a big fan of the art but if I can get past it ...

Had a feeling it wouldn't hit great for you and I get it. It is an odd look that (warning!!) only gets more intense as the book goes on, but I absolutely loved it. Especially with the space/cosmic side of Marvel, it was such a great combination and so damn beautiful for me, man ... yeah, thought it was amazing. As you get closer to ... the main conflict ... the art bleeds even more and almost had me running to look for my old black light as some of the pages looked like crazy 1970's poster art.  :D Hell, the entire thing looks like it was taken straight from a lava lamp.  ;) And while it does start that way, all fluid and oozing, it does get a lot stronger (yet so damn cool looking) so just be ready.  ;D

But yes, it is very stylized ... very ... so I 100% understand why it isn't for everyone.

As for this week ...

Detective Comics #118 Hows about a Nordic Christmas?  ;D

East of West #30
East of West #31
East of West #32
East of West #33 - And the wicked witch from the North burned!!! YAY!!!.
I was just too tired last night to get into the next issue, but I did start it and I saw one of the splash pages that I had mentioned that I fell in love with, would love to own, right at the beginning. Need to go back and compare it to the first time I saw it, to see if it is a different angle or just a reprinting of the same page, but either way I love that page. Not because of boobies  :D but the way it is presented. Looks so bad-ass with her replaced, armored (?) hands holding her blades, her hair barely covering her ... womanhood and the one assassin guy, arm-less, on his knees beside her, his arm in the forefront, while another assassin, who is luckily mostly off panel because he is probably crapping his pants  ;D, stands there, in shadow. It is just so damn cool looking!! I wonder how much that page went for if it sold?


Title: Re: Weekly Reader, January 15, 2020
Post by: Jimmy T on January 18, 2020, 04:21:51 AM
Well crap, East of West vol 10 ain't published yet!!

Wait, is the series over even?


Title: Re: Weekly Reader, January 15, 2020
Post by: Jeff on January 18, 2020, 05:58:31 AM
Well crap, East of West vol 10 ain't published yet!!

Wait, is the series over even?

Yep.  Just ended this month.


Title: Re: Weekly Reader, January 15, 2020
Post by: Jimmy T on January 18, 2020, 02:54:18 PM
OoOoOOOOo...

Well, I read my East of West 33-37 last night. Onwards and upwards!!


Title: Re: Weekly Reader, January 15, 2020
Post by: Perry on January 18, 2020, 05:41:47 PM
OoOoOOOOo...

Well, I read my East of West 33-37 last night. Onwards and upwards!!

But what did you think? Any good parts ... without spoiling, maybe, please?  :D

Or I will get there and then we can talk about it, probably better
 :D :D


Title: Re: Weekly Reader, January 15, 2020
Post by: Jimmy T on January 18, 2020, 08:16:14 PM
OoOoOOOOo...

Well, I read my East of West 33-37 last night. Onwards and upwards!!

But what did you think? Any good parts ... without spoiling, maybe, please?  :D

Or I will get there and then we can talk about it, probably better
 :D :D

Yeah, exactly that!

But are you buying up the last issues individually, or waiting for the trade price? Me? I don't know!


Title: Re: Weekly Reader, January 15, 2020
Post by: Perry on January 18, 2020, 09:51:47 PM
But are you buying up the last issues individually, or waiting for the trade price? Me? I don't know!

Oh yeah, I started with the print issues but have been in the digital for a few now and already have the rest of the series in that form. Heck, you can buy the last few issues for only $1.99 ($4 for the last, double sized issue).
Vol 9 only had four issues (39, 40, 41 and 42) and it is currently $11, so you can actually get those individual issues for cheaper than you can the trade. Which is both odd and more enjoyable for me as I like ... I prefer only loading up issues on the tablet when I can. Not sure why, but I think it is because I don't read a ton in a week and being able to finish an issue, and say I knocked it out, is easier for me than reading four or five issues to say I knocked that volume out
 ;D
It doesn't matter to Jeff as he knocks out so much in the first place, but if he had to list all the individual issues he read in a week it would look even worse for me.
 ;D :D :D

Not to say I won't buy and read a trade when it is cheaper, but I will pay a tad extra for the issues by themselves usually.
 :-\


Title: Re: Weekly Reader, January 15, 2020
Post by: Jeff on January 20, 2020, 12:08:17 AM
Yep.  I do the math and grab whichever is cheaper.  But I do like the individual issues better on most things.


Title: Re: Weekly Reader, January 15, 2020
Post by: Perry on January 20, 2020, 11:20:53 AM
Knocked out a few over this cold and windy weekend (well, Beach cold, not Great Lakes cold  :D)

Conan the Barbarian #10
Conan the Barbarian #11 - While issue 10 was fine, I enjoyed issue 11's dream like story a lot!

Freedom Fighters #12 - Now that is what I call an adjustable bed!! Like that this showed strong Uncle Sam!!
Question Deaths of Vic Sage #2 - A decent western based story which brings us to ... was it the 40's? I think

Five Years #7 - Liked this issue better than the last few and man, Terry Moore ... just amazing stuff art wise
Rai #2
Rai #3 - I think I was just not in the mood. After totally digging issue 1, these kinda ... eh. Still, just me I think
Skulldigger/Skeleton Boy #2 - And the villain arises. Or drops ;D This is much better than that JLA thing
East of West #34
East of West #35
East of West #36
East of West #37 - Uh-Oh! Mad Cowboy on the loose!!!!  :D Ya would think that this book was written by a guy from South Carolina that enjoyed westerns! Both are heavily featured in ... prominent roles. And with he North getting all ... fired up recently ...
 ;D

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Detective Comics #118

East of West #30
East of West #31
East of West #32
East of West #33


Title: Re: Weekly Reader, January 15, 2020
Post by: Jeff on January 21, 2020, 03:55:45 AM
ComiXolgy
Freedom Fighters #12 - Final Issue!
Legion of Super-Heroes #3

Chrononauts: Futureshock #1
Chrononauts: Futureshock #2
Chrononauts: Futureshock #3
Chrononauts: Futureshock #4
Plutona Vol 1 (Collects Plutona 1-5)
Bloodshot #4
Visitor #1
Roku  #3
Family Tree #2

Marvel Unlimited
Fantastic Four: The Prodigal Sun #1
Silver Surfer: Black #1
Doctor Strange #14
Doctor Strange #15
Immortal Hulk #18
Immortal Hulk #19
Immortal Hulk #20

Incredible Hulk: Last Call #1
Thanos #2
Thanos #3
Guardians Of The Galaxy Annual #1
Guardians of the Galaxy #6

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Doctor Strange #14 & 15 - Galactus, Dormamu, & Mephisto?  Oh yeah!  The fun keeps on coming!

Immortal Hulk #18, 19, & 20 - Loved this arc!  Putting the creep in creepy and keeping me on my toes. I never know what痴 coming next.  Already salivating over what the next issue will bring based on the events here!

Incredible Hulk: Last Call #1 - two Peter David reads in one week! Sweet!  And this one shot was good.  Nice trip down memory lane for Mr. Banner and a nice history lesson for us readers.


Title: Re: Weekly Reader, January 15, 2020
Post by: Perry on January 21, 2020, 02:09:44 PM
Knocked out a couple more EoW but decided to post while I am here, to see if Jimbo was able to get some more in? I think he only has up to issue #42 yeah? I want to start throwing stuff out around that time, but not before he gets there.
 ;D
And Jeff, you are done with this already, yeah? I know you probably don't remember everything (as I notice that this past issue had July 2018 on the cover ... meaning it took over a year to get the next six issues out and Morphine or not the brain can only hold so much  ;D), but you are done?

Also, thinking of what to read after I am finished with this run. I have enjoyed reading this, not JUST this, but making it the focal point of my reading with a few other titles mixed in, so I think I am going to do it again with ... something. Maybe a little older? I do need to get back to my Legion reading, but ... I don't know.
 :-\
Anywho ...

EDIT - HEY! Just thought about this ... I ran across some podcast a couple days ago and they were talking about issue #5 of Gruenwald's Squadron Supreme mini from back in the day. I have not read that series since it first came out. Maybe I will dive into that? It is relatively short compared to this (12 issues vs 45) although it may take just as long as comics were not as ... well, they had a very different beat to their pacing and were a lot more dense. Okay, back to the "anywho ..."
 :)

East of West #38
East of West #39 - The banner that indicates war is on is'a flying, as the West forces approach ... and Death goes under!!!!

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Conan the Barbarian #10
Conan the Barbarian #11

Detective Comics #118
Freedom Fighters #12
Question Deaths of Vic Sage #2

Five Years #7
Rai #2
Rai #3
Skulldigger/Skeleton Boy #2
East of West #30
East of West #31
East of West #32
East of West #33
East of West #34
East of West #35
East of West #36
East of West #37


Title: Re: Weekly Reader, January 15, 2020
Post by: Jeff on January 21, 2020, 08:30:20 PM
And Jeff, you are done with this already, yeah? I know you probably don't remember everything (as I notice that this past issue had July 2018 on the cover ... meaning it took over a year to get the next six issues out and Morphine or not the brain can only hold so much  ;D), but you are done?

Almost - I'm waiting for the last issue to drop in price sometime after the 26th.  So probably sometime next week.


Title: Re: Weekly Reader, January 15, 2020
Post by: Jimmy T on January 22, 2020, 12:46:14 AM
Not much for reading. Little girl is in the 4th day of influenza, daily fighting temps over 102-103. Good times.  :-\ :'(


Title: Re: Weekly Reader, January 15, 2020
Post by: Jimmy T on January 22, 2020, 02:43:13 AM
East of West 41...AWESOME!!


Title: Re: Weekly Reader, January 15, 2020
Post by: Perry on January 22, 2020, 12:42:39 PM
East of West 41...AWESOME!!

Sweet!!

I got through the issue prior last night, so I am hoping to read that one today!!

East of West #40 - War and Death discuss plans of fighting while I stare at those beautiful panels and splash pages

DANG!!! I got some comics read this week!!!
 :o
About twice as much as usual. Keep that up and I may have to change my name to "Peff"?
 ;D
 
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Conan the Barbarian #10
Conan the Barbarian #11

Detective Comics #118
Freedom Fighters #12
Question Deaths of Vic Sage #2

Five Years #7
Rai #2
Rai #3
Skulldigger/Skeleton Boy #2
East of West #30
East of West #31
East of West #32
East of West #33
East of West #34
East of West #35
East of West #36
East of West #37
East of West #38
East of West #39


Title: Re: Weekly Reader, January 15, 2020
Post by: Jeff on January 22, 2020, 03:43:45 PM
Lol.  Your going to finish East of West before me and I知 the one who痴 been keeping up with it!   :D


Title: Re: Weekly Reader, January 15, 2020
Post by: Jimmy T on January 22, 2020, 05:17:16 PM
I bought issues 42 and 43 for 99 cents last night, and depending on things, may 'suck it up'and pay the 1.99 and 3.99 for the last 2 issues!


Title: Re: Weekly Reader, January 15, 2020
Post by: Perry on January 22, 2020, 08:41:41 PM
Last issue just dropped to $1.99


Title: Re: Weekly Reader, January 15, 2020
Post by: Jeff on January 22, 2020, 08:59:10 PM
Last issue just dropped to $1.99

LOL - I just posted that same thing in the new Weekly Reader thread.   :D :D :D


Title: Re: Weekly Reader, January 15, 2020
Post by: Jeff on January 22, 2020, 11:27:39 PM
Forgot I had finished two more before yesterday so I'm posting it now.  The rest I didn't get to are moving to the new week.

ComiXolgy
Freedom Fighters #12 - Final Issue!
Legion of Super-Heroes #3

Chrononauts: Futureshock #1
Chrononauts: Futureshock #2

Chrononauts: Futureshock #3
Chrononauts: Futureshock #4
Plutona Vol 1 (Collects Plutona 1-5)
Bloodshot #4
Visitor #1
Roku  #3
Family Tree #2

Marvel Unlimited
Fantastic Four: The Prodigal Sun #1
Silver Surfer: Black #1
Doctor Strange #14
Doctor Strange #15
Immortal Hulk #18
Immortal Hulk #19
Immortal Hulk #20

Incredible Hulk: Last Call #1
Thanos #2
Thanos #3
Guardians Of The Galaxy Annual #1
Guardians of the Galaxy #6

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Chrononauts: Futureshock #1 & 2 - This mini the guys go into the future instead of the past and they are just as irresponsible!  Great fun and some insight into the background of Reilly.