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Title: Weekly Reader, February 26, 2020
Post by: Jeff on February 26, 2020, 03:24:13 PM
All caught up on MU so Iím overloading on ComiXology stuff.  Might get all caught up here soon too!

ComiXolgy
New Mutants #8
X-Force #8
X-Men #7
Criminal #12
Ice Cream Man #17
Redneck #25
Rai #3
Roku #4
Star Trek: Picard #1
Star Trek: Picard #2
Star Trek: Picard #3
Harrow County Vol. 8: Done Come Back (Collects issues 29-32)
Spencer & Locke Vol 2 (Collects issues 1-4)
Outlaw Territory Vol 2


Title: Re: Weekly Reader, February 26, 2020
Post by: Perry on February 26, 2020, 05:59:01 PM
Okay, going to try something new here ... instead of grouping by company, I am going to try to group them by my desire to read them. My desire at this point in time. This may not work at all, in-fact I believe it will go off the rails by the second or third issue, but hey, worth the experiment.
 :D

Suicide Squad #3 
X-Men #7
Fantastic Four: Grim Noir #1
X-Men/FF #2
Redneck #26
Batman #88
Batman #89
Ghost Rider #5
DCeased: Unkillables #1
Justice League Dark #20 - RamV's first issue

Ice Cream Man #18 (maybe)

and maybe some oldies

Harrow County #16
Harrow County #17
Harrow County #18

Dial H for Hero #1
Dial H for Hero #2
Dial H for Hero #3 - The 12 issue mini is finally done, so now it is time to try this

The Kill Lock #1
The Kill Lock #2 - Another title that was pushed on me. Issue #3 just dropped, but I will try the first two issues before committing to that third. Kinda hoping this sucks
 :D :D :D


Title: Re: Weekly Reader, February 26, 2020
Post by: Jeff on February 27, 2020, 04:08:52 AM
ComiXolgy
New Mutants #8
X-Force #8
X-Men #7
Criminal #12
Ice Cream Man #17
Redneck #25
Rai #3
Roku #4
Star Trek: Picard #1
Star Trek: Picard #2
Star Trek: Picard #3
Harrow County Vol. 8: Done Come Back (Collects issues 29-32)
Spencer & Locke Vol 2 (Collects issues 1-4)
Outlaw Territory Vol 2

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New Mutants #8 - Back to the New Mutants on Earth.  And the not so exciting start of a new arc.



Title: Re: Weekly Reader, February 26, 2020
Post by: Perry on February 27, 2020, 10:39:50 AM
New Mutants #8 - Back to the New Mutants on Earth.  And the not so exciting start of a new arc.

So I figured. Also heard the Hickman may be done with his story and so this title is solely Brisson now. And that is fine, I like his stuff, but not enough to pay $4 a month or more when I have so many other titles I want to read. I can wait on it.

I will still try a couple of the newer stuff when it hits, mainly Hellions, X-Factor and X-corp, just to see how they hit me and of course I will be getting all of the "Giant-Size" one-shots when they hit (Like the Jean Grey / Emma Frost one that hit yesterday), but I don't think I will stay with any of the titles that Hickman is not writing. I may be shocked and end up enjoying one or all of the new ones coming, but it will be a surprise if I stay on any of them for more than two or three issues. Especially once the "thrill" wears off.

The X-Men need three titles, max, and I think a lot more people would stay on.
 :-\
Marvel has some great characters but you would swear that they only have two by their output of X-Men and Spider-Man titles (which Marvel just announced yet another Spider-Man title  >:().

But hey, I guess it is the same for DC except it is Batman and (recently) Harley
 :(

Both companies would do better, in the long run, to stop over-saturation, but that will never happen.

Sorry, got way off topic there.
 ;D


Title: Re: Weekly Reader, February 26, 2020
Post by: Jeff on February 27, 2020, 03:56:06 PM
Iím staying ďonĒ all the x titles, BUT gradually moving most over to MU.  New Mutants and X-Force are the next two Iím moving.  Like you, Iíll keep buying the Hickman written stuff.


Title: Re: Weekly Reader, February 26, 2020
Post by: Jeff on February 27, 2020, 05:13:12 PM
ComiXolgy
New Mutants #8
X-Force #8
X-Men #7

Criminal #12
Ice Cream Man #17
Redneck #25
Rai #3
Roku #4
Star Trek: Picard #1
Star Trek: Picard #2
Star Trek: Picard #3
Harrow County Vol. 8: Done Come Back (Collects issues 29-32)
Spencer & Locke Vol 2 (Collects issues 1-4)
Outlaw Territory Vol 2

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X-Force #8 - Of course, as soon as I say Iím moving this to MU I read this issue and love it.  Now I have to read the next issue!

X-Men #7 - WOW. And this is why this is the best X comic.  No, itís the best Marvel comic out right now.  Completely blown away with this one.  Love the ethical discussion of resurrection and what it means for the soul.  GREAT conversation between Cyclops and Nightcrawler all while a questionable death and resurrection is happening.  My favorite issue to date.


Title: Re: Weekly Reader, February 26, 2020
Post by: Jeff on February 28, 2020, 02:19:28 AM
ComiXolgy
New Mutants #8
X-Force #8
X-Men #7

Criminal #12
Ice Cream Man #17
Redneck #25
Rai #3
Roku #4
Star Trek: Picard #1
Star Trek: Picard #2
Star Trek: Picard #3
Harrow County Vol. 8: Done Come Back (Collects issues 29-32)
Spencer & Locke Vol 2 (Collects issues 1-4)
Outlaw Territory Vol 2

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EDIT Accidentally deleted this post so trying to redo this from memory.

Criminal #12 - Wow. So thatís how that happened!  Definitely was not how I expected it and now I want to read more,  why hasnít the next issue been solicited yet.!?!



Title: Re: Weekly Reader, February 26, 2020
Post by: Perry on February 28, 2020, 12:59:31 PM
Sadly just two so far  >:(

Suicide Squad #3   - Really enjoying this book. The art is solid as hell and the story with the new characters on this team (not all of them are new) truly work to make this a great title so far. I haven't enjoyed this title this much since it was called a different name  :D. Yep, this Suicide Squad is good. Real good

X-Men #7 - This is also enjoyable, but I am starting to get troubled by the mutants. And not just in titles by Percy, but in all the titles now it seems. Maybe that is the plan and has been all along, but all of these characters are starting to get somewhat ... I don't know ... callous?
All of these mutants sitting around a circle watching Apocalypse pummel a young mutant, beating the shit out of her before finally killing her like this is a Roman sport of old is just so not Charles Xavier. Nor is it Sam Guthrie. Nor is it Cyclops or Nightcrawler. I understand the reasoning, lost powers will be restored if you die and get reborn, sure I get it, but the barbaric manner this is being done? No. This is not right. This further pushes my idea ... my hope ... that this "Xavier" is not who/what we think he is.
 :-\

And also, and I hate to seem like I am going off on a hate rant as honestly, am not, but what is the deal with having this young lady, this girl even possibly (I don't remember her age, but I am sure she is in her teens, though she maybe 19?) just arising from the pod, naked as hell for all to see? What young girl is okay with that? No, this is not a "SJW" rant or a "Me Too" thing, at all, this is a person that has been around tons of young people and I know that they would not just stand there in front of the entire island with her damn pubes* in the open air.
 >:(

(* = She could trim or shave but not fresh out of the pod  :D :D :D)

I enjoyed the read, even though it may seem like I didn't  :D and yes Jeff, the Nightcrawler/Cyke conversation was done very well, but something (I hope) is purposefully wrong here in Krakoa. Again, I hope
 :-\

Fantastic Four: Grim Noir #1
X-Men/FF #2
Redneck #26
Batman #88
Batman #89
Ghost Rider #5
DCeased: Unkillables #1
Justice League Dark #20 - RamV's first issue

Ice Cream Man #18 (maybe)

and maybe some oldies

Harrow County #16
Harrow County #17
Harrow County #18

Dial H for Hero #1
Dial H for Hero #2
Dial H for Hero #3 - The 12 issue mini is finally done, so now it is time to try this

The Kill Lock #1
The Kill Lock #2


Title: Re: Weekly Reader, February 26, 2020
Post by: Jeff on February 28, 2020, 11:22:17 PM
I enjoyed the read, even though it may seem like I didn't  :D and yes Jeff, the Nightcrawler/Cyke conversation was done very well, but something (I hope) is purposefully wrong here in Krakoa. Again, I hope
 :-\

Oh yeah - there's gotta be a rebellion at some point if they keep going down this road.  The seeds of doubt are there in that conversation.  It's fascinating the way the society is forming.

I agree with you on this....
I was like WTF when she was standing around naked as well.  I mean, come on!  Somebody give her a robe or at least a blanket!!


Title: Re: Weekly Reader, February 26, 2020
Post by: Perry on February 29, 2020, 02:13:13 PM
I agree with you on this....
I was like WTF when she was standing around naked as well.  I mean, come on!  Somebody give her a robe or at least a blanket!!

 :D RIGHT!?!?!


Suicide Squad #3  
X-Men #7
Fantastic Four: Grim Noir #1 - A nice 1-shot, which is sad because I thought I was getting a 4 issue mini  :'(
X-Men/FF #2 - This title leads me to beleive even stronger that something is up with the X-Men. Yes, they are protecting their own here, but ... and maybe I am seeing something that isn't there ... but there is a villainous feel to them now. Not evil, but when compared to the First Family, yes, there is something that makes me feel like they are the bad guys. Nothing in writing, per se, just a tone to this issue (and the most recent issues of the X-titles I have read). I can't put my fingers on it and yes, maybe their demand to be independent is making me see stuff that isn't there, I admit that, but I just don't feel like they are the good guys any longer. Again, maybe that is just because they are on the other side of the stick now, in charge of their life, their community and no longer running from "ours", but ... yeah ... it just feels like there is a set up coming.

Remember when Scott killed the Professor? Yes he was under the influence of the Phoenix Force, but I am getting a similar vibe now from Xavier now. I just don't trust the guy.
 :-\

DCeased: Unkillables #1 - Skipped a head a little. I knew I wouldn't be able to do a list in order like that  >:(.
Good issue although I found the art to be really cool at times and then at others a cheap, very cheap, knock-off of Frank Quietly. Actually, thinking on it just now I am hit with exactly what it looked like ... Take Quietly and mix him with a little bt Jaun Jose Ryp and a dash of generic Dynamite guy and that is what this looked like. Again, it looked cool, but the faces were off a little. Not enough to ruin a pretty fun story ... if you enjoyed the first arc of this anyway  ;D This three issue mini is concentrating on the villains this time, and I am digging it!!

Redneck #26
Batman #88
Batman #89
Ghost Rider #5
-------OOPS----
Justice League Dark #20 - RamV's first issue
Ice Cream Man #18 (maybe)
Harrow County #16
Harrow County #17
Harrow County #18
Dial H for Hero #1
Dial H for Hero #2
Dial H for Hero #3 - The 12 issue mini is finally done, so now it is time to try this

The Kill Lock #1
The Kill Lock #2 - Another title that was pushed on me. Issue #3 just dropped, but I will try the first two issues before committing to that third. Kinda hoping this sucks


Title: Re: Weekly Reader, February 26, 2020
Post by: Jeff on February 29, 2020, 10:47:02 PM
Fantastic Four: Grim Noir #1 - A nice 1-shot, which is sad because I thought I was getting a 4 issue mini  :'(

Bummer!  I thought it was a mini too!


X-Men/FF #2 - This title leads me to beleive even stronger that something is up with the X-Men. Yes, they are protecting their own here, but ... and maybe I am seeing something that isn't there ... but there is a villainous feel to them now. Not evil, but when compared to the First Family, yes, there is something that makes me feel like they are the bad guys. Nothing in writing, per se, just a tone to this issue (and the most recent issues of the X-titles I have read). I can't put my fingers on it and yes, maybe their demand to be independent is making me see stuff that isn't there, I admit that, but I just don't feel like they are the good guys any longer. Again, maybe that is just because they are on the other side of the stick now, in charge of their life, their community and no longer running from "ours", but ... yeah ... it just feels like there is a set up coming.

Remember when Scott killed the Professor? Yes he was under the influence of the Phoenix Force, but I am getting a similar vibe now from Xavier now. I just don't trust the guy.
 :-\

Hmmm.  Sounds like I do need to pick this up.


Title: Re: Weekly Reader, February 26, 2020
Post by: Perry on March 01, 2020, 10:56:39 AM
Hmmm.  Sounds like I do need to pick this up.

I don't know, Jeff. There is nothing overt in it, not really, so it could very well be just in my imagination that I find the X-Men being ... odd. Again, it could merely be I am not used to their powerful stance and it is hitting me as odd. That could be it.

The title is basically, in all honesty, just one of those usual happenings when two heroes or two groups of heroes get together and have a fight because they don'w talk it through. But here, there was some talking before the fight, but we still have yet to here from Franklin about what HE wants and so it is still the same thing in that way.

I hate to say spend your money on this when you can pretty much just image what is happening, mostly, and I just put something in your head that may not be there. I would feel bad if you bought the thing for my stupid misinterpretation of what the facts are that are being represented.
 ;D

I do feel something is going on, but how many times have I've been wrong? Way too many
 :D

Qhile I am here ...

Suicide Squad #3 
X-Men #7
Fantastic Four: Grim Noir #1
X-Men/FF #2
DCeased: Unkillables #1

The Kill Lock #1 - Yeah, I jumped way off the reading order once more, going all the way towards the bottom and reading this book that was another of those "Hey Perry, I think you will dig on this [title]."  ::)
Boy did I!!!! This book (luckily only a 6 issue mini) is a book about four banished robots who, through the various crimes they have committed, are sentenced to The Kill Lock. I program that ties all four together so if one dies, they all die.  Not only is the premise pretty cool, especially since it seems their entire universe is also only robots, but their personalities are also very interesting ... as a group. You have the guilt ridden soldier, the working class addict, an innocent kid and, the best one, a vile, psycho engineer. The way they work together to try and get off the planet they were sent as part of their punishment is pretty cool and I can't wait to read the rest of this.
Why is this "innocent kid" part of this Kill Lock? Hmmmm???

Redneck #26
Batman #88
Batman #89
Ghost Rider #5
-------OOPS----
Justice League Dark #20 - RamV's first issue
Ice Cream Man #18 (maybe)
Harrow County #16
Harrow County #17
Harrow County #18
Dial H for Hero #1
Dial H for Hero #2
Dial H for Hero #3
-----Oops again-----
The Kill Lock #2



Title: Re: Weekly Reader, February 26, 2020
Post by: Jeff on March 01, 2020, 02:09:59 PM

ComiXolgy
New Mutants #8
X-Force #8
X-Men #7

Criminal #12
Ice Cream Man #17
Redneck #25

Rai #3
Roku #4
Star Trek: Picard #1
Star Trek: Picard #2
Star Trek: Picard #3

Harrow County Vol. 8: Done Come Back (Collects issues 29-32)
Spencer & Locke Vol 2 (Collects issues 1-4)
Outlaw Territory Vol 2

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You might notice, Perry, that I skip around too.  No fault with that!

Ice Cream Man #17 - Funny, if not done before, take on Superman. The book is still well done but Iíve grown tired of the book.  Iím going to take a break from this series.

Redneck #25 - I didnít like this one as much as past issues.  I just rolled my eyes at the origin. One hiccup in 25 issues though so Iíll give it a pass.

Star Trek: Picard #1, 2 & 3 - I enjoyed this for what it is.  Basically the story of how he met his Romulan friends that take care of his vineyard.  Nice compliment to the new show.



Title: Re: Weekly Reader, February 26, 2020
Post by: Perry on March 01, 2020, 02:35:35 PM
You might notice, Perry, that I skip around too.  No fault with that!

Oh no, you're right of course, I was just trying an experiment of listing the books in the order that I wanted to read at that time, at the beginning of the week to see if I would still want to read them in that order I originally placed them.

Didn't work  ;D


Title: Re: Weekly Reader, February 26, 2020
Post by: Perry on March 02, 2020, 01:38:45 PM
Couple more and I think I see a pattern. Is it just me? That I can't say, but ... I have to ask, is it just that I am getting tired of the big two stuff again, not all of them of course, I think Suicide Squad is pulling me in hard for example, or has the writing slipped on some of my recent, beloved titles? Again, is it just me?
 ;D

The Kill Lock #2
Kill Lock #3 - add! - Okay, I am in. I gave the first two issues a try, as I said I would, but yeah, once again I am pulled into a book I had no interest in at first  ;D

Ice Cream Man #18 - Another ICM poignant story about a man with Alzheimer's ... Maybe?
His memory is slowly fading over months in a hospital until he finally dies
A good story, really, but like Jeff I feel that ... well ... I don't know ...heck, I do know this, I keep trying to pull away and each month I see the damn title and I say "Okay, this is the last one". It is like crack for me, but I am no-longer getting the kickass buzz.
 ;D
I will try to go to rehab next month.
 :D

Batman #88
Batman #89 - Oh boy. What can I say about this? Look, I love James Tynion, I think he is a fantastic writer and I have loved or enjoyed greatly at the very least, a lot of his stuff. A lot. Including a lot of hos Bat related stuff. This however, man, this is hitting me as really bad. I am not sure if it is me, or if this is truly another title I feel is off.
Catwoman is wrong here
Harley calling Joker "My puddin'"??? That shit is long over She is in love with Ivy now, yeah?
The entire Penguin stuff is bad
And worse, this plot is bad. Four bad guys did this thing a "long time ago" and it is just now coming to light?  >:( Damn I am sick of that shit.

Is it just me? Maybe?

Redneck #26
--- still no Redneck yet? ---
Ghost Rider #5
Justice League Dark #20 - RamV's first issue
Harrow County #16
Harrow County #17
Harrow County #18
Dial H for Hero #1
Dial H for Hero #2
Dial H for Hero #3

Suicide Squad #3 
X-Men #7
Fantastic Four: Grim Noir #1
X-Men/FF #2
DCeased: Unkillables #1
The Kill Lock #1


Title: Re: Weekly Reader, February 26, 2020
Post by: Jeff on March 02, 2020, 05:18:05 PM
Couple more and I think I see a pattern. Is it just me? That I can't say, but ... I have to ask, is it just that I am getting tired of the big two stuff again, not all of them of course, I think Suicide Squad is pulling me in hard for example, or has the writing slipped on some of my recent, beloved titles? Again, is it just me?
 ;D

Itís not just you.  They are getting stale.  Thereís nothing new or exciting (X-Men being the exception).  DCís biggest problem is recycling the same villain over and over again.  It doesnít mean anything for the Joker to show up anymore, for example.  In fact, now when I see him in Batman I just roll my eyes and really donít want to buy it.  Sadly, Iím starting to feel this way about Valiant and Image, though not as bad.

DC could right the ship now that Didio is gone but Iím afraid they waited too long to make a change.


Title: Re: Weekly Reader, February 26, 2020
Post by: Gay Titan on March 02, 2020, 05:47:10 PM
Amethyst #1
DC Dollar Comics Amethyst #1 (1985 reprint)
Excalibur #7


Title: Re: Weekly Reader, February 26, 2020
Post by: Perry on March 02, 2020, 07:10:34 PM
Couple more and I think I see a pattern. Is it just me? That I can't say, but ... I have to ask, is it just that I am getting tired of the big two stuff again, not all of them of course, I think Suicide Squad is pulling me in hard for example, or has the writing slipped on some of my recent, beloved titles? Again, is it just me?
 ;D

Itís not just you.  They are getting stale. 

Yeah, I do agree about that, but it its not just stale though. I am not sure if you did, I forgot to look before typing this  ::), but did you read the last two issues of Batman? It was really ... not good. And I do Like Tynion. Maybe I am reading everyone of the good writer's stuff but just hitting them on their off months?
 ;D
The newest titles are good, Suicide Squad, DCeased, X-Men (other than what I think about the mutants  ;D) and Ghost Rider is fun for me (but maybe because I am a fan) so maybe it is just that, the others ... the older stuff being stale?

Marvel is having a sale, $60 a year from MU ($9 off regular), and I almost did it, and I may still, but feeling the way I am now I am scared to pull for a whole year payment. But then again it would give me 6 months to cool down a bit.  ;D

I do want to concentrate on theolder stuff (I say that how many times a year now?  >:() so maybe now is the time. I don't know.

And yeah, Valiant has kinda slid on me as well. It did once Dinesh left for sure, but then it started to get hopeful again but now, other than the new look of Shadowman, which is a title I always look forward to ... until it hits  :-\, I'm kinda waining on them as well. Although I still enjoy Rai.

As for Image ... I think Boom and Dark horse are currently getting looks from me more than Image is. Which is fine, all creator owned stuff, just different payment/rights options.
 ;D

Yeah, maybe I need to do one of those "Two months with only older books" things. A refresher.

 :-\


Title: Re: Weekly Reader, February 26, 2020
Post by: Jeff on March 02, 2020, 09:59:41 PM
ComiXolgy
New Mutants #8
X-Force #8
X-Men #7

Criminal #12
Ice Cream Man #17
Redneck #25

Rai #3
Roku #4

Star Trek: Picard #1
Star Trek: Picard #2
Star Trek: Picard #3

Harrow County Vol. 8: Done Come Back (Collects issues 29-32)
Spencer & Locke Vol 2 (Collects issues 1-4)
Outlaw Territory Vol 2

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Rai #3 - I would enjoy this more if they had a different villain.  So far Rai only fights the same guy and that is a bit boring for me.  Despite that, I do enjoy this book as the journey and interactions with Raijun are what really make this book top notch.  This issue in particular was fun watching Raijun protect Rai and all that he has to go through.

Roku #4 - I enjoyed this mini.  I recommend reading it collected.  I wish I would have done that as the story is pretty by the numbers but with some interesting things with the girl they are trying to hunt/protect.  There's enough to like for me to pick up any future mini's they have with Roku.

Harrow County Vol. 8: Done Come Back (Collects issues 29-32) - The end of the series and the story.  I enjoyed it for the most part though it does have some issues.  It gets a little bogged down in the complexity of it's own story.  But overall it's a good series.  I'd give it a solid "B+".



Title: Re: Weekly Reader, February 26, 2020
Post by: Perry on March 02, 2020, 10:08:18 PM
Harrow County

In another two weeks or so it will be time for you to hit Tales from Harrow County, yes?  ;D Issue #4, I believe the last issue of the mini, will be out by then ... I think
 :)


Title: Re: Weekly Reader, February 26, 2020
Post by: Jeff on March 02, 2020, 11:06:33 PM
Harrow County

In another two weeks or so it will be time for you to hit Tales from Harrow County, yes?  ;D Issue #4, I believe the last issue of the mini, will be out by then ... I think
 :)

Yep - I tried to time it that way.  I already have issue 1 & 2 in my library.   ;D

EDIT:  Actually, I won't pick up that last issue until April - after the price drop.   ;D


Title: Re: Weekly Reader, February 26, 2020
Post by: Jeff on March 03, 2020, 01:35:08 AM
ComiXolgy
New Mutants #8
X-Force #8
X-Men #7

Criminal #12
Ice Cream Man #17
Redneck #25

Rai #3
Roku #4

Star Trek: Picard #1
Star Trek: Picard #2
Star Trek: Picard #3

Harrow County Vol. 8: Done Come Back (Collects issues 29-32)
Spencer & Locke Vol 2 (Collects issues 1-4)
Outlaw Territory Vol 2

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Spencer & Locke Vol 2 (Collects issues 1-4) - Calvin & Hobbes vs Beetle Bailey. I mean Spencer & Locke vs Roach Riley.  Pretty good sequel to the first outing with these characters.  Pretty brutal too.  Like most Noir, is it a happy ending or sad?  I feel both.



Title: Re: Weekly Reader, February 26, 2020
Post by: Jeff on March 03, 2020, 01:46:11 AM
ComiXolgy
New Mutants #8
X-Force #8
X-Men #7

Criminal #12
Ice Cream Man #17
Redneck #25

Rai #3
Roku #4

Star Trek: Picard #1
Star Trek: Picard #2
Star Trek: Picard #3

Harrow County Vol. 8: Done Come Back (Collects issues 29-32)
Spencer & Locke Vol 2 (Collects issues 1-4)
Outlaw Territory Vol 2

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It's time to start my next Anthology book, Outlaw Territory Vol 2.  Just like the first volume, we've got thirty short stories to get through.  I just hope I can get them done by tomorrow night!!

Outlaw Territory Vol 2
   1. Rustling Up Business by Rich Johnston
   2. Cherokee Bill by Shannon Eric Denton
   3. Cold Blood by Len Wein
   4. The Strongbox by Michael Woods
   5. The Whores of Trinidad Need Witnessing To by Alex Wilson
   6. The Face on the Poster
   7. The Brothers McKenzie by Pete Doree
   8. They'll Bury You Where You Stand! by Jeremy Barlow
   9. Death of an Outlaw by Adam Freeman & Marc Bernardin
   10. Wild One by Mike Baron
   11. Say You're Dead by Kathryn Immonen
   12. Bring Me the Head of Joaquin Santiago by John Whalen
   13. The Making of a Legend by James Patrick
   14. The Score of the Century by Josh Wagner
   15. The Wheel Turns by D.K. Stockton
   16. Frontier Consumption by Conner Willumsen
   17. Lawman by Joshua Ortega
   18. Behind Every Gun by Jan Napiorkowski
   19. Man on a Horse: A Dawson Brothers Tale by Robert Kirkman
   20. Bass Reaves by Shannon Eric Denton
   21. Rio Chino: The Shooting Lesson by Greg Pak
   22. Corallin' Up a Memory by J.D. Lombardi
   23. Redeemer by M. Sean McManus
   24. A Coffin for Mr. Bishell by Joshua Hale Fialkov
   25. Santa Fe by Shay
   26. Forever is a Long Time by Christian Beranck
   27. Lullaby by Francesco Francavilla
   28. The Ballad of J. Giraud or Of Powder, Wiskey, Nakedness by Moritat
   29. A Dead Man's Hand by Mark Kauffman
   30. Where the White Man Cannot Follow by Joshua Dysart



Title: Re: Weekly Reader, February 26, 2020
Post by: Jeff on March 03, 2020, 03:15:49 AM
Outlaw Territory Vol 2
   1. Rustling Up Business by Rich Johnston
   2. Cherokee Bill by Shannon Eric Denton
   3. Cold Blood by Len Wein
   4. The Strongbox by Michael Woods
   5. The Whores of Trinidad Need Witnessing To by Alex Wilson

   6. The Face on the Poster
   7. The Brothers McKenzie by Pete Doree
   8. They'll Bury You Where You Stand! by Jeremy Barlow
   9. Death of an Outlaw by Adam Freeman & Marc Bernardin
   10. Wild One by Mike Baron

   11. Say You're Dead by Kathryn Immonen
   12. Bring Me the Head of Joaquin Santiago by John Whalen
   13. The Making of a Legend by James Patrick
   14. The Score of the Century by Josh Wagner
   15. The Wheel Turns by D.K. Stockton
   16. Frontier Consumption by Conner Willumsen
   17. Lawman by Joshua Ortega
   18. Behind Every Gun by Jan Napiorkowski
   19. Man on a Horse: A Dawson Brothers Tale by Robert Kirkman
   20. Bass Reaves by Shannon Eric Denton
   21. Rio Chino: The Shooting Lesson by Greg Pak
   22. Corallin' Up a Memory by J.D. Lombardi
   23. Redeemer by M. Sean McManus
   24. A Coffin for Mr. Bishell by Joshua Hale Fialkov
   25. Santa Fe by Shay
   26. Forever is a Long Time by Christian Beranck
   27. Lullaby by Francesco Francavilla
   28. The Ballad of J. Giraud or Of Powder, Wiskey, Nakedness by Moritat
   29. A Dead Man's Hand by Mark Kauffman
   30. Where the White Man Cannot Follow by Joshua Dysart

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1. Rustling Up Business by Rich Johnston - LOLOLOL!  I should have seen that punchline coming!  First story started things off with a bang! Loved it!

2. Cherokee Bill by Shannon Eric Denton - And we immediately switch to the other side of the coin.  Bloody and brutal.  Cherokee Bill is an outlaw by choice or by circumstance?

3. Cold Blood by Len Wein - Now that one I saw coming.  But it was still a fun tale getting there!  Blizzard, Bear, and two missing fingers.

4. The Strongbox by Michael Woods - Another good one.  Ouch.  Human nature seems always ugly in the old west.

5. The Whores of Trinidad Need Witnessing To by Alex Wilson - Ugh.  Not as good as the first four.  Probably because it left you feeling sick to the ole heart.

6. The Face on the Poster - Yep, ended just the way I knew it would.  But enjoyed the ride anyway.  Damn bounty hunters.

7. The Brothers McKenzie by Pete Doree (art by Sean Phillips!) - HaHaHaHa!  Another funny one. Complete with a good ole gunfight.

8. They'll Bury You Where You Stand! by Jeremy Barlow -  :o  This one is really creepy and unnerving.  Perry would love it.

9. Death of an Outlaw by Adam Freeman & Marc Bernardin - Karma.  That b!tch will get ya every time.

10. Wild One by Mike Baron - Probably didn't help that this was after "Death of an Outlaw".  Not a bad short story, but doesn't measure up to it's predecessors.


Title: Re: Weekly Reader, February 26, 2020
Post by: Jeff on March 03, 2020, 06:05:42 PM

Outlaw Territory Vol 2
   1. Rustling Up Business by Rich Johnston
   2. Cherokee Bill by Shannon Eric Denton
   3. Cold Blood by Len Wein
   4. The Strongbox by Michael Woods
   5. The Whores of Trinidad Need Witnessing To by Alex Wilson

   6. The Face on the Poster
   7. The Brothers McKenzie by Pete Doree
   8. They'll Bury You Where You Stand! by Jeremy Barlow
   9. Death of an Outlaw by Adam Freeman & Marc Bernardin
   10. Wild One by Mike Baron

   11. Say You're Dead by Kathryn Immonen
   12. Bring Me the Head of Joaquin Santiago by John Whalen
   13. The Making of a Legend by James Patrick
   14. The Score of the Century by Josh Wagner
   15. The Wheel Turns by D.K. Stockton

   16. Frontier Consumption by Conner Willumsen
   17. Lawman by Joshua Ortega
   18. Behind Every Gun by Jan Napiorkowski
   19. Man on a Horse: A Dawson Brothers Tale by Robert Kirkman
   20. Bass Reaves by Shannon Eric Denton

   21. Rio Chino: The Shooting Lesson by Greg Pak
   22. Corallin' Up a Memory by J.D. Lombardi
   23. Redeemer by M. Sean McManus
   24. A Coffin for Mr. Bishell by Joshua Hale Fialkov
   25. Santa Fe by Shay
   26. Forever is a Long Time by Christian Beranck
   27. Lullaby by Francesco Francavilla
   28. The Ballad of J. Giraud or Of Powder, Wiskey, Nakedness by Moritat
   29. A Dead Man's Hand by Mark Kauffman
   30. Where the White Man Cannot Follow by Joshua Dysart

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11. Say You're Dead by Kathryn Immonen - I didnít understand this one.  I think it tried to be too artsy.

12. Bring Me the Head of Joaquin Santiago by John Whalen - Ha. Mistaken identity seems to be a theme!

13. The Making of a Legend by James Patrick - Hmmm. I liked this right up to the end where it just sort of...well...ended.  Itís the making of a good beginning and middle of a story but the end was too abrupt and unsatisfying.

14. The Score of the Century by Josh Wagner - three stories to settle a bet. And the dumb cowboys last question made me laugh.

15. The Wheel Turns by D.K. Stockton - ooo. I liked this one. A dark tale of revenge and justice.

16. Frontier Consumption by Conner Willumsen - brutal lesson to learn.

17. Lawman by Joshua Ortega - ah, nice twist.  Good one.

18. Behind Every Gun by Jan Napiorkowski - a happy ending! Not used to that but I liked it!

19. Man on a Horse: A Dawson Brothers Tale by Robert Kirkman - Ha! Good ole Kirkman. A tale worthy of the author.

20. Bass Reaves by Shannon Eric Denton - Another good one.  Kharma strikes again.



Title: Re: Weekly Reader, February 26, 2020
Post by: Jeff on March 03, 2020, 11:56:54 PM
Outlaw Territory Vol 2
   1. Rustling Up Business by Rich Johnston
   2. Cherokee Bill by Shannon Eric Denton
   3. Cold Blood by Len Wein
   4. The Strongbox by Michael Woods
   5. The Whores of Trinidad Need Witnessing To by Alex Wilson

   6. The Face on the Poster
   7. The Brothers McKenzie by Pete Doree
   8. They'll Bury You Where You Stand! by Jeremy Barlow
   9. Death of an Outlaw by Adam Freeman & Marc Bernardin
   10. Wild One by Mike Baron

   11. Say You're Dead by Kathryn Immonen
   12. Bring Me the Head of Joaquin Santiago by John Whalen
   13. The Making of a Legend by James Patrick
   14. The Score of the Century by Josh Wagner
   15. The Wheel Turns by D.K. Stockton

   16. Frontier Consumption by Conner Willumsen
   17. Lawman by Joshua Ortega
   18. Behind Every Gun by Jan Napiorkowski
   19. Man on a Horse: A Dawson Brothers Tale by Robert Kirkman
   20. Bass Reaves by Shannon Eric Denton

   21. Rio Chino: The Shooting Lesson by Greg Pak
   22. Corallin' Up a Memory by J.D. Lombardi
   23. Redeemer by M. Sean McManus
   24. A Coffin for Mr. Bishell by Joshua Hale Fialkov
   25. Santa Fe by Shay
   26. Forever is a Long Time by Christian Beranck
   27. Lullaby by Francesco Francavilla
   28. The Ballad of J. Giraud or Of Powder, Wiskey, Nakedness by Moritat
   29. A Dead Man's Hand by Mark Kauffman
   30. Where the White Man Cannot Follow by Joshua Dysart

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21. Rio Chino: The Shooting Lesson by Greg Pak - Another good gunfight.  Loving these western tales.

22. Corallin' Up a Memory by J.D. Lombardi - I nice little tale for the grandkids - about gunfights and buffalo.

23. Redeemer by M. Sean McManus - Oh man - good one.  Lessons on loyalty, for sure.

24. A Coffin for Mr. Bishell by Joshua Hale Fialkov - This one caught me off guard because I recognized the art and not the writer.  You can't miss Jeff Lemire's art style as it is like no others.  And the story was of a different beat.  I think Mr. Fialkov channelled Mr. Lemire's brilliant storytelling to match the art.

25. Santa Fe by Shay - Nice.  Another twist I wasn't expecting.  Love it when that happens.  

26. Forever is a Long Time by Christian Beranck - As much as I liked the story, I'm not sure it's realistic to the times. That takes you out of the story a bit.

27. Lullaby by Francesco Francavilla - A sad sad tale.  Cut to the heart.

28. The Ballad of J. Giraud or Of Powder, Whiskey, Nakedness by Moritat - Be careful who you trust!  Thumbs up.

29. A Dead Man's Hand by Mark Kauffman - More karma!

30. Where the White Man Cannot Follow by Joshua Dysart - Not sure how close to history this is (the massacre did happen) but it was a bad way to end the book.  Left me with a rotten feeling.  Would have been better somewhere else in the book.



Title: Re: Weekly Reader, February 26, 2020
Post by: Jeff on March 03, 2020, 11:58:21 PM
ComiXolgy
New Mutants #8
X-Force #8
X-Men #7

Criminal #12
Ice Cream Man #17
Redneck #25

Rai #3
Roku #4

Star Trek: Picard #1
Star Trek: Picard #2
Star Trek: Picard #3

Harrow County Vol. 8: Done Come Back (Collects issues 29-32)
Spencer & Locke Vol 2 (Collects issues 1-4)
Outlaw Territory Vol 2

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Outlaw Territory Vol 2 - I think I liked this even more than the first volume.  Great western stories and a lot of fun.


Title: Re: Weekly Reader, February 26, 2020
Post by: Perry on March 04, 2020, 10:50:05 AM
Outlaw Territory Vol 2 - I think I liked this even more than the first volume.  Great western stories and a lot of fun.

I'll have to get both of those soon.

I still want to find that Strange Adventures (I think it was, or the other one  ;D), that I know I have here to read half of that other collection you talked about ...  :-\

And below you will find why I don't enjoy making lists. I always over do it, never get them done and then I feel like I failed at accomplishing something
 >:(
I could read 40 titles in one week, but if I say I am going to read 10, I will only read 6 of them and 4 of those will not be on my list to begin with
 >:(

Case in point below

Anyway ...

Ghost Rider #5 - Still enjoying this title. Brings me back to the Midnight Sons era, right when I was starting to tire of Ghost Rider because of what was happening all over comics. This time however there are no stupid ass pouches and spikes everywhere and muscles are not dramatically out of proportion.  ;D Yea to that !!


Redneck #26
Justice League Dark #20 - RamV's first issue
Harrow County #16
Harrow County #17
Harrow County #18
Dial H for Hero #1
Dial H for Hero #2
Dial H for Hero #3

Batman #88
Batman #89
Suicide Squad #3 
X-Men #7
Fantastic Four: Grim Noir #1
X-Men/FF #2
DCeased: Unkillables #1
The Kill Lock #1
The Kill Lock #2
Kill Lock #3 - add!
Ice Cream Man #18


Title: Re: Weekly Reader, February 26, 2020
Post by: Jeff on March 04, 2020, 03:19:40 PM
Iím the opposite.  If I donít make a list Iíll never get to them and my backlog will get out of control.


Title: Re: Weekly Reader, February 26, 2020
Post by: Perry on March 04, 2020, 06:45:18 PM
Iím the opposite.  If I donít make a list Iíll never get to them and my backlog will get out of control.

And I man do I get that.  :) And heck, I SHOULD be the same way. I am a person that likes thing in order, almost OCD'ish in fact  ;D and having a list should work for me, but it doesn't  ;D

I don't know why. I guess because I am more a "mood reader"? I have to be in the mood for a story, no matter how much I want to read it, if I aint feeling it, I can't read it. Or I hate to be told what to do, even if it is coming from myself?
 :D :D