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Title: Weekly Reader, March 11, 2020
Post by: Jeff on March 11, 2020, 09:05:05 PM
My backlog is starting to grow again, especially when I add all that X-Men stuff back in.  Going to get through these first and there's a good chance I'll get done early.  I'm in a reading kind of mood!


ComiXolgy
X-Men #8
New Mutants #9
20XX #3
Ascender #9
Bloodshot #6
Rai #4
Five Years 6
Five Years 7
Five Years 8
Kick-Ass #16
Kick-Ass #17
Kick-Ass #18
Hit Girl Season 2 Vol 5: In Hong Kong
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: The Tempest #1 (of 6)
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: The Tempest #2 (of 6)
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: The Tempest #3 (of 6)


Marvel Unlimited
She-Hulk Annual #1
Spider-Man: Life Story #6
Thor #16
Wolverine: The Long Night #1
Wolverine: The Long Night #2
Wolverine: The Long Night #3
Wolverine: The Long Night #4
Wolverine: The Long Night #5
Immortal Hulk #23
Old Man Quill #9
The Web of Black Widow #1
Fantastic Four (1961) #67 - First appearance of Adam Warlock!
Tales to Astonish (1959) #13 - First appearance of Groot!


Title: Re: Weekly Reader, March 11, 2020
Post by: Jeff on March 11, 2020, 10:58:08 PM
Read X-Men 8 and New Mutants 9 and now I'm all pumped on the X-Men.  I'm going to add all the X-Titles I've missed and get caught up.  Lord help me.

X-Men Titles Catch-Up
Maraders #1 [Re-read]
Maraders #2
Maraders #3
Maraders #4
Maraders #5
Maraders #6
Maraders #7
Maraders #8
Maraders #9
Excalibur #1 [Re-read]
Excalibur #2 [Re-read]
Excalibur #3
Excalibur #4
Excalibur #5
Excalibur #6
Excalibur #7
Excalibur #8
Wolverine #1
Cable #1
X-Men/Fantastic Four #1
X-Men/Fantastic Four #2


ComiXolgy
X-Men #8
New Mutants #9

20XX #3
Ascender #9
Bloodshot #6
Rai #4
Five Years 6
Five Years 7
Five Years 8
Kick-Ass #16
Kick-Ass #17
Kick-Ass #18
Hit Girl Season 2 Vol 5: In Hong Kong
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: The Tempest #1 (of 6)
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: The Tempest #2 (of 6)
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: The Tempest #3 (of 6)


Marvel Unlimited
She-Hulk Annual #1
Spider-Man: Life Story #6
Thor #16
Wolverine: The Long Night #1
Wolverine: The Long Night #2
Wolverine: The Long Night #3
Wolverine: The Long Night #4
Wolverine: The Long Night #5
Immortal Hulk #23
Old Man Quill #9
The Web of Black Widow #1
Fantastic Four (1961) #67 - First appearance of Adam Warlock!
Tales to Astonish (1959) #13 - First appearance of Groot!

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X-Men #8 - Still my favorite of the X-titles.  I really liked how this started with the New Mutants and ended with the Summer's boys & Jean.  And LOVED seeing Broo again!!  Looking forward to this arc's progression.

New Mutants #9 - The two teams from the two different arcs finally come back together.  I like their mission of finding new mutants.  Not sure if I'm going to like the mutant they're currently trying to help though.  She's very Grant Morrisey.



Title: Re: Weekly Reader, March 11, 2020
Post by: Jeff on March 12, 2020, 12:47:34 AM


X-Men Titles Catch-Up
Maraders #1 [Re-read]
Maraders #2
Maraders #3
Maraders #4
Maraders #5
Maraders #6
Maraders #7
Maraders #8
Maraders #9
Excalibur #1 [Re-read]
Excalibur #2 [Re-read]
Excalibur #3
Excalibur #4
Excalibur #5
Excalibur #6
Excalibur #7
Excalibur #8
Wolverine #1
Cable #1
X-Men/Fantastic Four #1
X-Men/Fantastic Four #2


ComiXolgy
X-Men #8
New Mutants #9

20XX #3
Ascender #9
Bloodshot #6
Rai #4

Five Years 6
Five Years 7
Five Years 8
Kick-Ass #16
Kick-Ass #17
Kick-Ass #18
Hit Girl Season 2 Vol 5: In Hong Kong
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: The Tempest #1 (of 6)
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: The Tempest #2 (of 6)
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: The Tempest #3 (of 6)


Marvel Unlimited
She-Hulk Annual #1
Spider-Man: Life Story #6
Thor #16
Wolverine: The Long Night #1
Wolverine: The Long Night #2
Wolverine: The Long Night #3
Wolverine: The Long Night #4
Wolverine: The Long Night #5
Immortal Hulk #23
Old Man Quill #9
The Web of Black Widow #1
Fantastic Four (1961) #67 - First appearance of Adam Warlock!
Tales to Astonish (1959) #13 - First appearance of Groot!

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20XX #3 - Really good series by Jonathan Luna.  Love his art and the characters in all his series.  This one is no different.  Interesting plot - when someone gets powers they become a second class citizen and wind up in the underground just trying to live.  Opposite of what most series have.  Thumbs up as the plot thickens, the action continues, and betrayal is on the horizon.

Ascender #9 - Another good issue.  Am I actually starting to feel sorry for the bad girl in this story?

Bloodshot #6 - Love the art in this series.  And this was a bloody mess - literally for Bloodshot!  I like the new Psiot too.  Good wrap for this arc and really just the start of the war to come.

Rai #4 - This was a really good issue.  Loved seeing the return of a couple of past characters even if one did wind up in a fist fight with RAI!  Next issue promises a lot of battle action.



Title: Re: Weekly Reader, March 11, 2020
Post by: Jeff on March 12, 2020, 05:27:04 AM

X-Men Titles Catch-Up
Maraders #1 [Re-read]
Maraders #2
Maraders #3
Maraders #4
Maraders #5
Maraders #6
Maraders #7
Maraders #8
Maraders #9
Excalibur #1 [Re-read]
Excalibur #2 [Re-read]
Excalibur #3
Excalibur #4
Excalibur #5
Excalibur #6
Excalibur #7
Excalibur #8
Wolverine #1
Cable #1
X-Men/Fantastic Four #1
X-Men/Fantastic Four #2


ComiXolgy
X-Men #8
New Mutants #9

20XX #3
Ascender #9
Bloodshot #6
Rai #4

Five Years 6
Five Years 7
Five Years 8

Kick-Ass #16
Kick-Ass #17
Kick-Ass #18
Hit Girl Season 2 Vol 5: In Hong Kong
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: The Tempest #1 (of 6)
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: The Tempest #2 (of 6)
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: The Tempest #3 (of 6)


Marvel Unlimited
She-Hulk Annual #1
Spider-Man: Life Story #6
Thor #16
Wolverine: The Long Night #1
Wolverine: The Long Night #2
Wolverine: The Long Night #3
Wolverine: The Long Night #4
Wolverine: The Long Night #5
Immortal Hulk #23
Old Man Quill #9
The Web of Black Widow #1
Fantastic Four (1961) #67 - First appearance of Adam Warlock!
Tales to Astonish (1959) #13 - First appearance of Groot!

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Five Years 6 - Good start to this arc. Iím enjoying the multiple storylines. A little more Rachel this issue and great to see Casey with Tambi!

Five Years 7 - Awesome issue!  Read a little too fast but thatís because thereís a lot of action with Katchoo in Russia. Loved the last page too.

Five Years 8 - itís going to hard waiting for the next issue.  More Russia action. The big bad makes an appearance. And a lot of scary birds!


Title: Re: Weekly Reader, March 11, 2020
Post by: Perry on March 12, 2020, 10:39:20 AM
Five Years 8 ... And a lot of scary birds!

YES!! Lots of birds  ;D

(That was such a wicked neat part!)

Only read one last night -

Cable #1 - A book I said I wasn't going to get, and then I said I would, and then I said I wouldn't and then ... well, you know, but yeah, I ended up giving it a shot. Not bad, but it helps that I am a fan of Phil Noto's art (pencils and inks as well as coloring). If you are not, you may not enjoy the issue as much. I will also say the story was, as I said, not bad but I do think it is an early peak into that "X of Swords" event and, without spoilers, how they did it it was pretty darn cool.
 :)


Title: Re: Weekly Reader, March 11, 2020
Post by: Jeff on March 12, 2020, 09:34:21 PM
X-Men Titles Catch-Up
Maraders #1 [Re-read]
Maraders #2
Maraders #3
Maraders #4
Maraders #5
Maraders #6
Maraders #7
Maraders #8
Maraders #9
Excalibur #1 [Re-read]
Excalibur #2 [Re-read]
Excalibur #3
Excalibur #4
Excalibur #5
Excalibur #6
Excalibur #7
Excalibur #8
Wolverine #1
Cable #1
X-Men/Fantastic Four #1
X-Men/Fantastic Four #2


ComiXolgy
X-Men #8
New Mutants #9

20XX #3
Ascender #9
Bloodshot #6
Rai #4

Five Years 6
Five Years 7
Five Years 8

Kick-Ass #16
Kick-Ass #17
Kick-Ass #18
Hit Girl Season 2 Vol 5: In Hong Kong
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: The Tempest #1 (of 6)
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: The Tempest #2 (of 6)
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: The Tempest #3 (of 6)


Marvel Unlimited
She-Hulk Annual #1
Spider-Man: Life Story #6
Thor #16

Wolverine: The Long Night #1
Wolverine: The Long Night #2
Wolverine: The Long Night #3
Wolverine: The Long Night #4
Wolverine: The Long Night #5
Immortal Hulk #23
Old Man Quill #9
The Web of Black Widow #1
Fantastic Four (1961) #67 - First appearance of Adam Warlock!
Tales to Astonish (1959) #13 - First appearance of Groot!

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She-Hulk Annual #1 - Picked this up just because it looked fun.  And it was.  Out of body experience for our green gal while taking on Bullseye.  I enjoyed it.

Spider-Man: Life Story #6 - And that's the end.  Fun seeing Peter and all those around him aging in real time.  Nice having Miles in the story and bringing him along in the new world as well.  I enjoyed the whole story, some issues more than others.

Thor #16 - Almost done with Jason Aaron's Thor.  One more, King Thor #1, and then his tale is all wrapped up.  This was a nice final issue for the series and sets up the new world for the Asgardians.



Title: Re: Weekly Reader, March 11, 2020
Post by: Perry on March 12, 2020, 11:45:56 PM
Thor #16 - Almost done with Jason Aaron's Thor.  One more, King Thor #1, and then his tale is all wrapped up. 

Well, one more mini.  :) King Thor #1, #2, #3 and #4, but yeah, getting close  :)


Title: Re: Weekly Reader, March 11, 2020
Post by: Jeff on March 13, 2020, 12:07:44 AM
Thor #16 - Almost done with Jason Aaron's Thor.  One more, King Thor #1, and then his tale is all wrapped up. 

Well, one more mini.  :) King Thor #1, #2, #3 and #4, but yeah, getting close  :)

Oh sweet!!  That makes me happy!


Title: Re: Weekly Reader, March 11, 2020
Post by: Jeff on March 13, 2020, 12:36:24 AM

Cable #1 - A book I said I wasn't going to get, and then I said I would, and then I said I wouldn't and then ... well, you know, but yeah, I ended up giving it a shot. Not bad, but it helps that I am a fan of Phil Noto's art (pencils and inks as well as coloring). If you are not, you may not enjoy the issue as much. I will also say the story was, as I said, not bad but I do think it is an early peak into that "X of Swords" event and, without spoilers, how they did it it was pretty darn cool.
 :)


Actually kind of glad to hear this could tie-in to X of Swords.  I'm hoping I'll like it even though I want the real Cable back.


Title: Re: Weekly Reader, March 11, 2020
Post by: Jeff on March 13, 2020, 02:37:42 AM
X-Men Titles Catch-Up
Maraders #1 [Re-read]
Maraders #2
Maraders #3
Maraders #4
Maraders #5
Maraders #6
Maraders #7
Maraders #8
Maraders #9
Excalibur #1 [Re-read]
Excalibur #2 [Re-read]
Excalibur #3
Excalibur #4
Excalibur #5
Excalibur #6
Excalibur #7
Excalibur #8
Wolverine #1
Cable #1
X-Men/Fantastic Four #1
X-Men/Fantastic Four #2


ComiXolgy
X-Men #8
New Mutants #9

20XX #3
Ascender #9
Bloodshot #6
Rai #4

Five Years 6
Five Years 7
Five Years 8

Kick-Ass #16
Kick-Ass #17
Kick-Ass #18

Hit Girl Season 2 Vol 5: In Hong Kong (Collects HIT-GIRL SEASON TWO #5-8)
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: The Tempest #1 (of 6)
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: The Tempest #2 (of 6)
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: The Tempest #3 (of 6)


Marvel Unlimited
She-Hulk Annual #1
Spider-Man: Life Story #6
Thor #16

Wolverine: The Long Night #1
Wolverine: The Long Night #2
Wolverine: The Long Night #3
Wolverine: The Long Night #4
Wolverine: The Long Night #5
Immortal Hulk #23
Old Man Quill #9
The Web of Black Widow #1
Fantastic Four (1961) #67 - First appearance of Adam Warlock!
Tales to Astonish (1959) #13 - First appearance of Groot!

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Kick-Ass #16, 17, & 18 - Good wrap up to this arc.  I noticed that issue 19 disappeared from ComiXology's pre-orders.  I hope it's not over because the next arc was supposed to have Hit Girl in it!

Hit Girl Season 2 Vol 5: In Hong Kong (Collects HIT-GIRL SEASON TWO #5-8) - Awesome collected edition!  Hit Girl in Hong Kong up against a Chinese gang leader that makes Jabba the Hut look good.  Loved this story.  Might be the best of the series.

Wolverine: The Long Night #1 - Ooooo.  I like this a lot!  I like how the narrative is from the investigators point of view.  A mystery to be solved and it looks like Logan is the main suspect.  Plus - who doesn't love Alaska!



Title: Re: Weekly Reader, March 11, 2020
Post by: Jeff on March 13, 2020, 01:02:59 PM

Kick-Ass #16, 17, & 18 - Good wrap up to this arc.  I noticed that issue 19 disappeared from ComiXology's pre-orders.  I hope it's not over because the next arc was supposed to have Hit Girl in it!


Ah ha! Theyíve rebranded it as a summer crossover ďKich Ass vs Hit GirlĒ!


Title: Re: Weekly Reader, March 11, 2020
Post by: Jeff on March 13, 2020, 05:20:57 PM

X-Men Titles Catch-Up
Maraders #1 [Re-read]
Maraders #2
Maraders #3
Maraders #4
Maraders #5
Maraders #6
Maraders #7
Maraders #8
Maraders #9
Excalibur #1 [Re-read]
Excalibur #2 [Re-read]
Excalibur #3
Excalibur #4
Excalibur #5
Excalibur #6
Excalibur #7
Excalibur #8
Wolverine #1
Cable #1
X-Men/Fantastic Four #1
X-Men/Fantastic Four #2


ComiXolgy
X-Men #8
New Mutants #9

20XX #3
Ascender #9
Bloodshot #6
Rai #4

Five Years 6
Five Years 7
Five Years 8

Kick-Ass #16
Kick-Ass #17
Kick-Ass #18

Hit Girl Season 2 Vol 5: In Hong Kong (Collects HIT-GIRL SEASON TWO #5-8)
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: The Tempest #1 (of 6)
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: The Tempest #2 (of 6)
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: The Tempest #3 (of 6)


Marvel Unlimited
She-Hulk Annual #1
Spider-Man: Life Story #6
Thor #16

Wolverine: The Long Night #1
Wolverine: The Long Night #2
Wolverine: The Long Night #3
Wolverine: The Long Night #4
Wolverine: The Long Night #5

Immortal Hulk #23
Old Man Quill #9
The Web of Black Widow #1
Fantastic Four (1961) #67 - First appearance of Adam Warlock!
Tales to Astonish (1959) #13 - First appearance of Groot!

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Wolverine: The Long Night #2 - 5 - Ok that was a lot of fun.  Now Iím looking forward to reading the new Wolverine book by this author.  The Long Night is a murder mystery with a lot of come uppinís for a lot of bad people.  Characterization was really good. Iím now subscribing to the podcast this was based on.




Title: Re: Weekly Reader, March 11, 2020
Post by: Jeff on March 14, 2020, 12:47:25 AM
X-Men Titles Catch-Up
Maraders #1 [Re-read]
Maraders #2
Maraders #3
Maraders #4
Maraders #5
Maraders #6
Maraders #7
Maraders #8
Maraders #9
Excalibur #1 [Re-read]
Excalibur #2 [Re-read]
Excalibur #3
Excalibur #4
Excalibur #5
Excalibur #6
Excalibur #7
Excalibur #8
Wolverine #1
Cable #1
X-Men/Fantastic Four #1
X-Men/Fantastic Four #2


ComiXolgy
X-Men #8
New Mutants #9

20XX #3
Ascender #9
Bloodshot #6
Rai #4

Five Years 6
Five Years 7
Five Years 8

Kick-Ass #16
Kick-Ass #17
Kick-Ass #18

Hit Girl Season 2 Vol 5: In Hong Kong (Collects HIT-GIRL SEASON TWO #5-8)
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: The Tempest #1 (of 6)
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: The Tempest #2 (of 6)
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: The Tempest #3 (of 6)


Marvel Unlimited
She-Hulk Annual #1
Spider-Man: Life Story #6
Thor #16

Wolverine: The Long Night #1
Wolverine: The Long Night #2
Wolverine: The Long Night #3
Wolverine: The Long Night #4
Wolverine: The Long Night #5

Immortal Hulk #23
Old Man Quill #9
The Web of Black Widow #1
Fantastic Four (1961) #67 - First appearance of Adam Warlock!
Tales to Astonish (1959) #13 - First appearance of Groot!

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Immortal Hulk #23 - Man this title just keeps staying on top.  So many gamma characters at once and still only the Hulk seems to matter.  Big battle with between Fortean and his men against Hulk, Alpha Flight, Betty Banner, Doc Sampson, Rick Jones, and a reporter!  Lots of fun this one is.

Old Man Quill #9 - Nice end to the battle with the Imperial Guard.  Also really love that H.E.R.B.I.E. has become Quill's side kick.  Fun comic.  And now for the final arc....

The Web of Black Widow #1 - Nice first issue.  Natasha back in the game and already irritating Tony Stark.  Gotta love it.  And that poor IT guy.  I can't blame him - what IT guy wouldn't fall for a knockout like Natasha.

Fantastic Four (1961) #67 - First appearance of Adam Warlock! - Man. Reed was really a sexist pig in the '60's!! "It's too dangerous for you Sue. Just me, Johnny, and Ben can go.  I'm not asking you Sue, I'm ordering you."  But it was still fun to read a Stan Lee / Jack Kirby Fantastic Four with the origin of Adam Warlock!

Tales to Astonish (1959) #13 - First appearance of Groot! - Three stories in this comic starting with the first appearance of Groot.  But Groot is the monster from another planet in this story and he is trying to steal a town to take back to his planet.  He is eventually defeated when a nerdy scientist...
infests him with termites!
   :D :D :D
The next story is the origin of the Abominable Snowman and has an interesting fate for the man searching for him.  The third story was interesting too.  It was about a man who was making a wooden woman for the bow of Napoleon's ship.  He meets a terrible fate of his own when he cheats a gypsy.  There's a fourth story but I skipped it.  I really only wanted to read the Groot story.   :D

(https://i.pinimg.com/564x/0e/f1/9c/0ef19c8a3eecc81aab86b7f95914847e.jpg)


Title: Re: Weekly Reader, March 11, 2020
Post by: Jeff on March 14, 2020, 02:50:50 AM
X-Men Titles Catch-Up
Maraders #1 [Re-read]
Maraders #2
Maraders #3
Maraders #4
Maraders #5
Maraders #6
Maraders #7
Maraders #8
Maraders #9
Excalibur #1 [Re-read]
Excalibur #2 [Re-read]
Excalibur #3
Excalibur #4
Excalibur #5
Excalibur #6
Excalibur #7
Excalibur #8
Wolverine #1
Cable #1
X-Men/Fantastic Four #1
X-Men/Fantastic Four #2


ComiXolgy
X-Men #8
New Mutants #9

20XX #3
Ascender #9
Bloodshot #6
Rai #4

Five Years 6
Five Years 7
Five Years 8

Kick-Ass #16
Kick-Ass #17
Kick-Ass #18

Hit Girl Season 2 Vol 5: In Hong Kong (Collects HIT-GIRL SEASON TWO #5-8)
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: The Tempest #1 (of 6)
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: The Tempest #2 (of 6)
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: The Tempest #3 (of 6)


Marvel Unlimited
She-Hulk Annual #1
Spider-Man: Life Story #6
Thor #16

Wolverine: The Long Night #1
Wolverine: The Long Night #2
Wolverine: The Long Night #3
Wolverine: The Long Night #4
Wolverine: The Long Night #5

Immortal Hulk #23
Old Man Quill #9
The Web of Black Widow #1
Fantastic Four (1961) #67 - First appearance of Adam Warlock!
Tales to Astonish (1959) #13 - First appearance of Groot!

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The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: The Tempest #1 (of 6) - I keep putting this off because I know anything LoEG isn't going to be a short read.  But I'm glad I finally started it.  Of course, I"m immediately lost because I can't remember all that's happened or who everyone is.  So I had to stop after page one and go look at a quick history of LoEG in Wikipedia.  It didn't fill all the gaps but got me back to this issue which I really liked.  Mina, Ms Night, and Orlando (female for this issue) are back at it as well as the Seven Stars team (whom I don't remember) and a new M who is likely someone from the past as well.  In other words:  I'm just going to read this as is and enjoy it even if I don't remember everyone.  And then I'm going to TRY and re-read the entire collection in order.  The Tempest is supposed to be Moore and O'Neill's last comic series.


Title: Re: Weekly Reader, March 11, 2020
Post by: Perry on March 14, 2020, 10:57:12 AM
Dang it, woke up late and now I have to walk the dog, but I want to get to this ... be back in a few.
 ;D


Title: Re: Weekly Reader, March 11, 2020
Post by: Perry on March 14, 2020, 03:11:33 PM
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: The Tempest #1 (of 6) - I keep putting this off because I know anything LoEG isn't going to be a short read. 

ME TOO!!! As you mentioned though, it has been so long, I will have to reread all of the ones that came prior to this before I get to it.
Man, I need to do better. So much out there to read. So little time (money  :D) to get to them all

Immortal Hulk #23 - Man this title just keeps staying on top.  So many gamma characters at once and still only the Hulk seems to matter.  Big battle with between Fortean and his men against Hulk, Alpha Flight, Betty Banner, Doc Sampson, Rick Jones, and a reporter!  Lots of fun this one is.

Yeah, love this stuff. It does kinda calm down for an issue or two around this time, but it picks back up again  ;D

Fantastic Four (1961) #67 - First appearance of Adam Warlock! - Man. Reed was really a sexist pig in the '60's!! "It's too dangerous for you Sue. Just me, Johnny, and Ben can go.  I'm not asking you Sue, I'm ordering you."  But it was still fun to read a Stan Lee / Jack Kirby Fantastic Four with the origin of Adam Warlock!

HERE, HERE!!!
 :D
Although honestly, I can no longer read Stan Lee's stuff, even my beloved FF, for any length of time.  :-\ An issue or two maybe, but it just wears me down after a time. But luckily, he didn't write too many issues of the FF. Ya know, only the first 125 or so
 :D :D :D
Still love flipping through and seeing that Kirby stuff though!!


Left this one here, a blank original comment from you, Jeff, as I really though I had one more thing to reply to. OCuld have sworn I had "four" things to say to you, to reply to, and so I copy/pasted your quote bars four times. Gonna use them darn it.
 :D

Anywho ... onto the reading, what little I got through. Oh, and as for Excalibur ... man, talk about feeling disconnected!!
I don't know, not getting into yet. Hell, if I hadn't been stupid enough to get all the current issues, I would stop reading, but as I still have three or four more to get to, may as well read 'em
 :-\
(And will probably get hooked by then, forced to buy a title I had not enjoyed until the very last issue  :D)

Excalibur #1
Excalibur #2
Excalibur #3
Excalibur #4 - I usually love anything British based, but for some reason this is jut not hitting for me ... yet?
Dr. Strange #4 - Lovin' this relaunch. And hey, Dr Druid? Hell yeah!! Great last couple of pages!!!
X-Men #8 - Okay, The Brood? Yes please! Add in (more coming next issue) Marvel's answer to the Legion of Super Heroes; The Imperial Guard, complete with Jon Kent Kubark (I mean, DC is using his true counterpart a lot so ...  ;D) and ya got me hooked. Can't wait for #9!!

Batman #90 - Still not liking this "Designer" idea. Just ... blah, but hey, love my bats so what am I gonna do?
 ;D


Title: Re: Weekly Reader, March 11, 2020
Post by: Gay Titan on March 15, 2020, 07:13:13 PM
Excalibur #8
Flash #750, 751
Young Justice #13, 14


Title: Re: Weekly Reader, March 11, 2020
Post by: Jimmy T on March 16, 2020, 02:45:49 AM


Actually kind of glad to hear this could tie-in to X of Swords.  I'm hoping I'll like it even though I want the real Cable back.

YES! I want him back!!!


Title: Re: Weekly Reader, March 11, 2020
Post by: Jeff on March 16, 2020, 02:51:15 AM

X-Men Titles Catch-Up
Marauders #1 [Re-read]
Marauders #2
Marauders #3

Marauders #4
Marauders #5
Marauders #6
Marauders #7
Marauders #8
Marauders #9
Excalibur #1 [Re-read]
Excalibur #2 [Re-read]
Excalibur #3

Excalibur #4
Excalibur #5
Excalibur #6
Excalibur #7
Excalibur #8
Wolverine #1
Cable #1
X-Men/Fantastic Four #1
X-Men/Fantastic Four #2


ComiXolgy
X-Men #8
New Mutants #9

20XX #3
Ascender #9
Bloodshot #6
Rai #4

Five Years 6
Five Years 7
Five Years 8

Kick-Ass #16
Kick-Ass #17
Kick-Ass #18

Hit Girl Season 2 Vol 5: In Hong Kong (Collects HIT-GIRL SEASON TWO #5-8)
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: The Tempest #1 (of 6)
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: The Tempest #2 (of 6)
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: The Tempest #3 (of 6)



Marvel Unlimited
She-Hulk Annual #1
Spider-Man: Life Story #6
Thor #16

Wolverine: The Long Night #1
Wolverine: The Long Night #2
Wolverine: The Long Night #3
Wolverine: The Long Night #4
Wolverine: The Long Night #5

Immortal Hulk #23
Old Man Quill #9
The Web of Black Widow #1
Fantastic Four (1961) #67 - First appearance of Adam Warlock!
Tales to Astonish (1959) #13 - First appearance of Groot!

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The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: The Tempest #2 & 3 - This is fun and Iím reading it a lot faster than expected.  Love that they have two stories running; a present day and a story from the past.  Quite curious as to where this winds up!

Marauders #1, 2, & 3 - Guess I should have stuck around for more than one issue.  Iím enjoying this now that Iím three issues in.  Pretty excited to see Shinobi back.  I had forgotten about the hatred for his father Sebastian.  Back in the history, Shinobi had killed his father to become the Black King of the Hellfire Club.  This could be fun to read with them both alive and working together.

Excalibur #1, 2, & 3 - Still only mildly interested in this one although it gets better with each issue.  Seeing
Pete Wisdom
again at the end of issue 3 however has perked my interest and I find myself more interested in the next issue.


Title: Re: Weekly Reader, March 11, 2020
Post by: Perry on March 16, 2020, 09:53:36 AM
While I agree with your assessment of Marauders, I really agree with your first thoughts on Excalibur ... so much so that I am now over it. Gonna read the last issue I have not read, but then I am done. Gone. Bye-bye. I can't get into it. When you find yourself forcing the reading of a comic, it is time to step away from that comic. That is what it was for me. I was making myself read it, just to say I was reading them all. That was my goal again, to read them all, even the ones I didn't like, but finally I realized just how stupid that was.

I don't like Excalibur. Not with this art team, not with this writer, so why read it?

I don't like X-force. Not with this art team, not with this writer, so why read it?

May try Wolverine one more time as I am a fan of Bogdonavic's (sp?) art and I do enjoy a good Omega Red story (and that second story in Wolvie #1 was the best of the two for me) so I may try that one again. Also may try to keep up with New Mutants even though I only truly enjoyed the Hickman written issues, but I am now intrigued by the new monsters and the new character (at least to me  ;)) that we met in that last issue of the title so one more won't hurt, yeah?

I truly should do what would be better for me, being not that big of X-fan since ... well ... soon after Bishop originally showed up  ;D and just wait for all of these on MU, but Hickman, if nothing else, is a writer that makes shit happen and I kinda (really) want to see not only what he is writing in his book, but what he has said to do with the others.

Damn it.
 >:( ;D

Okay, what I read so far this week -

Excalibur #5
Excalibur #6
Excalibur #7 ... and I'm over it
New Mutants #8
New Mutants #9 - Was almost done with this as well. One more issue?
X-Force #8 - Totally Byrne "read" this at the local. Over this title mainly because of the art. Mainly
Master of Kung-Fu #71 - An MU comfort read. Totally a recap issue for the last 20 issues or so  :D
Savage Avengers #7
Savage Avengers #8 - And Conan continuing to screw crap up. This title not available to MU as there is "currently no deal in place" for Conan comics on MU. However I need my Dr. Strange soooo  ;D Plus, this title has been surprisingly good, I have to admit. Hopefully it will be coming to MU soon? Not long ago good ole MoKF wasn't even available as a reprint much less on MU, so who knows?

**********************************
Excalibur #1
Excalibur #2
Excalibur #3
Excalibur #4
Dr. Strange #4
X-Men #8

Batman #90


Title: Re: Weekly Reader, March 11, 2020
Post by: Jeff on March 16, 2020, 10:42:53 PM
X-Men Titles Catch-Up
Marauders #1 [Re-read]
Marauders #2
Marauders #3

Marauders #4
Marauders #5
Marauders #6
Marauders #7
Marauders #8
Marauders #9
Excalibur #1 [Re-read]
Excalibur #2 [Re-read]
Excalibur #3

Excalibur #4
Excalibur #5
Excalibur #6
Excalibur #7
Excalibur #8
Wolverine #1
Cable #1
X-Men/Fantastic Four #1
X-Men/Fantastic Four #2


ComiXolgy
X-Men #8
New Mutants #9

20XX #3
Ascender #9
Bloodshot #6
Rai #4

Five Years 6
Five Years 7
Five Years 8

Kick-Ass #16
Kick-Ass #17
Kick-Ass #18

Hit Girl Season 2 Vol 5: In Hong Kong (Collects HIT-GIRL SEASON TWO #5-8)
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: The Tempest #1 (of 6)
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: The Tempest #2 (of 6)
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: The Tempest #3 (of 6)



Marvel Unlimited
She-Hulk Annual #1
Spider-Man: Life Story #6
Thor #16

Wolverine: The Long Night #1
Wolverine: The Long Night #2
Wolverine: The Long Night #3
Wolverine: The Long Night #4
Wolverine: The Long Night #5

Immortal Hulk #23
Old Man Quill #9
The Web of Black Widow #1
Fantastic Four (1961) #67 - First appearance of Adam Warlock!
Tales to Astonish (1959) #13 - First appearance of Groot!

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Marauders #4 - Well dang if this didn't go from the one I hated to the one of ones I like a lot.  This was a good issue with a lot of Kitty (Kate?  Can't get used to that) and Bishop.  While I know my good friend Perry doesn't like the Bishop character, I on the other hand like him a lot.  His mini series in the late '90's is what brought me back to reading comics, believe it or not.  So, yeah, I'm liking this book.  And the return of the villains at the end of this issue.  Oh yeah!   ;D

Marauders #5 - Hellfire club intrigue - both new and old.  Love it.  This issue a trap is sprung and it will be fun seeing who outplays whom as this continues into the next issue.

Excalibur #4 - Still getting better with each issue.  It has that old style feel with everyone hating the Mutants and that's not a good thing.  It's a tired trope that I hoped we were getting away from with this new X-World.  That said, I'm ok with this.  Seeiing Rictor and Gambit together was fun.  It needs to pick up a little bit and looks like it might next issue.

Excalibur #5 - What the ? ? ?  This title is out of sync with the others.  This story was "Ok" but the way Gambit and Apocalypse act is more like how the X-Men were written in the old days.  Doesn't seem to fit in with Hickman's world.


Title: Re: Weekly Reader, March 11, 2020
Post by: Jimmy T on March 16, 2020, 11:54:44 PM
Immortal Hulk 20-23 - I love these comics so much!!! Great stuff!!!!

Got to catch up on Thor to get to King Thor.

And...I want to read the 2 volumes of X-men to see Scott fully return, X-force to see how Kid Cable goes, THEN get into Hickman's X work.

Sheesh. I think I'm almost 2 years behind Spider-man comics! LOL

Does the DC app still work with updating their comics line?


Title: Re: Weekly Reader, March 11, 2020
Post by: Jeff on March 17, 2020, 03:03:11 AM
X-Men Titles Catch-Up
Marauders #1 [Re-read]
Marauders #2
Marauders #3

Marauders #4
Marauders #5
Marauders #6
Marauders #7

Marauders #8
Marauders #9
Excalibur #1 [Re-read]
Excalibur #2 [Re-read]
Excalibur #3

Excalibur #4
Excalibur #5
Excalibur #6
Excalibur #7
Excalibur #8
Wolverine #1
Cable #1
X-Men/Fantastic Four #1
X-Men/Fantastic Four #2


ComiXolgy
X-Men #8
New Mutants #9

20XX #3
Ascender #9
Bloodshot #6
Rai #4

Five Years 6
Five Years 7
Five Years 8

Kick-Ass #16
Kick-Ass #17
Kick-Ass #18

Hit Girl Season 2 Vol 5: In Hong Kong (Collects HIT-GIRL SEASON TWO #5-8)
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: The Tempest #1 (of 6)
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: The Tempest #2 (of 6)
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: The Tempest #3 (of 6)



Marvel Unlimited
She-Hulk Annual #1
Spider-Man: Life Story #6
Thor #16

Wolverine: The Long Night #1
Wolverine: The Long Night #2
Wolverine: The Long Night #3
Wolverine: The Long Night #4
Wolverine: The Long Night #5

Immortal Hulk #23
Old Man Quill #9
The Web of Black Widow #1
Fantastic Four (1961) #67 - First appearance of Adam Warlock!
Tales to Astonish (1959) #13 - First appearance of Groot!

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Marauders #6 & 7 - Dangit - I wrote a big paragraph about this and then closed my browser before saving.  I can't remember all that I wrote but I know I liked both of these...a lot!

Excalibur #6 - Lost my thoughts on this one too.  I do remember that I liked this issue a lot better than any of the others and that the last page had me thinking this was getting cool. 
A live dissection of a character makes you drop your jaw!



Title: Re: Weekly Reader, March 11, 2020
Post by: Jeff on March 17, 2020, 03:04:06 AM
Does the DC app still work with updating their comics line?

I know they have been but I haven't looked at it in a long while.  I need to go back and see how current things are.


Title: Re: Weekly Reader, March 11, 2020
Post by: Jeff on March 17, 2020, 05:17:49 AM

X-Men Titles Catch-Up
Marauders #1 [Re-read]
Marauders #2
Marauders #3

Marauders #4
Marauders #5
Marauders #6
Marauders #7

Marauders #8
Marauders #9
Excalibur #1 [Re-read]
Excalibur #2 [Re-read]
Excalibur #3

Excalibur #4
Excalibur #5
Excalibur #6
Excalibur #7
Excalibur #8
Wolverine #1
Cable #1
X-Men/Fantastic Four #1
X-Men/Fantastic Four #2


ComiXolgy
X-Men #8
New Mutants #9

20XX #3
Ascender #9
Bloodshot #6
Rai #4

Five Years 6
Five Years 7
Five Years 8

Kick-Ass #16
Kick-Ass #17
Kick-Ass #18

Hit Girl Season 2 Vol 5: In Hong Kong (Collects HIT-GIRL SEASON TWO #5-8)
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: The Tempest #1 (of 6)
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: The Tempest #2 (of 6)
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: The Tempest #3 (of 6)



Marvel Unlimited
She-Hulk Annual #1
Spider-Man: Life Story #6
Thor #16

Wolverine: The Long Night #1
Wolverine: The Long Night #2
Wolverine: The Long Night #3
Wolverine: The Long Night #4
Wolverine: The Long Night #5

Immortal Hulk #23
Old Man Quill #9
The Web of Black Widow #1
Fantastic Four (1961) #67 - First appearance of Adam Warlock!
Tales to Astonish (1959) #13 - First appearance of Groot!

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Excalibur #7 - Whew.  I can see why Perry dropped after this one.  Iím hoping itís just one bad arc and not the norm.

Excalibur #8 - at least it was only a two parter and itís over.  Letís see if the next arc is better.




Title: Re: Weekly Reader, March 11, 2020
Post by: Perry on March 17, 2020, 09:32:58 AM
Does the DC app still work with updating their comics line?

I know they have been but I haven't looked at it in a long while.  I need to go back and see how current things are.

Yep. Still one year behind, which of course is not as good for us as 6 months with Marvel, but hey, they also have the tv/movie stuff up there, sooo
(Yeah, I do wish they were 6 months behind as well, though  :'()

However they do have that nice "era" search on the side now that you can pick what era you want to read from: Golden Age, Silver Age, Rebirth, etc... so that is nice.

And although I wish they were only 6 months behind, it isn't that bad ... if I can stop reading to get to that point I mean  >:(
Batman HERE (https://www.dcuniverse.com/comics/series/batman-2016/bf73a76a-c16d-439c-b3f1-b74a03e34198) is up to #66 already. If I had just waited, it wouldn't have seemed so long, yeah?  :-\

They are also starting to roll out more and more Wildstorm comics, which has me super excited. Hell, They already have most complete runs of the good stuff  :) I do see that the original Gen13 is not fully loaded yet, but they have a lot, if not all, of the Authority series HERE (https://www.dcuniverse.com/search?q=authority&filter=comicseries) featuring the original HERE (https://www.dcuniverse.com/comics/series/the-authority-1999/a0c923e7-f7cc-4b35-ae52-25ce09c50437). Planetary HERE (https://www.dcuniverse.com/comics/series/planetary/14c3993c-6198-4a37-9e8f-f3338b5d9590) and even Sleeper ... both series.

Good stuff. I may, at some point, even get around to trying the Backlash series I have always wanted to try. Not sure why. I just love the look out of that mid-nineties creation
 ;D


Title: Re: Weekly Reader, March 11, 2020
Post by: Jimmy T on March 17, 2020, 11:23:09 AM
Awesome on the DC app! As it turns out I am over a year and a half behind so it's perfect for me now! Not sure I'm getting it quite yet but we'll see!

I also decided to go through Uncanny X-men 5-11 last night: this was Rosenberg's X-man super arc to Scott's return run. I sideways loved Nate Grey, so I enjoyed.


Title: Re: Weekly Reader, March 11, 2020
Post by: Jeff on March 18, 2020, 06:11:23 AM

X-Men Titles Catch-Up
Marauders #1 [Re-read]
Marauders #2
Marauders #3

Marauders #4
Marauders #5
Marauders #6
Marauders #7

Marauders #8
Marauders #9

Excalibur #1 [Re-read]
Excalibur #2 [Re-read]
Excalibur #3

Excalibur #4
Excalibur #5
Excalibur #6
Excalibur #7
Excalibur #8
Wolverine #1
Cable #1
X-Men/Fantastic Four #1
X-Men/Fantastic Four #2

ComiXolgy
X-Men #8
New Mutants #9

20XX #3
Ascender #9
Bloodshot #6
Rai #4

Five Years 6
Five Years 7
Five Years 8

Kick-Ass #16
Kick-Ass #17
Kick-Ass #18

Hit Girl Season 2 Vol 5: In Hong Kong (Collects HIT-GIRL SEASON TWO #5-8)
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: The Tempest #1 (of 6)
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: The Tempest #2 (of 6)
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: The Tempest #3 (of 6)


Marvel Unlimited
She-Hulk Annual #1
Spider-Man: Life Story #6
Thor #16

Wolverine: The Long Night #1
Wolverine: The Long Night #2
Wolverine: The Long Night #3
Wolverine: The Long Night #4
Wolverine: The Long Night #5

Immortal Hulk #23
Old Man Quill #9
The Web of Black Widow #1
Fantastic Four (1961) #67 - First appearance of Adam Warlock!
Tales to Astonish (1959) #13 - First appearance of Groot!

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Marauders #8 & 9 - Man this series is proof positive that youíve got read more than issue 1.  Canít believe I dropped this back then.  Iím so glad Perry unintentionally got me back on this.  The death in issue 8 really brings on a huge issue with the resurrection stuff.  And the flushing out of the spy in issue 9?  Genius.  Iíll be sticking around on this one for a long while.


Title: Re: Weekly Reader, March 11, 2020
Post by: Perry on March 18, 2020, 08:32:21 AM
Flipping through issue #9, with no true intention of returning to it, is what made me decide to go back and try again. Yes, it was that intriguing. When Emma made [redacted] think what he thought ... almost had us believing it as well ;D I told myself that maybe I should give it another go.

Like I mentioned, I am only saddened by the fact I saw the cover to issue #11 before I read #10. Not that it is a big deal, but it kinda spoiled another thing that happened in #9
 :D

EDIT -
Oh yeah, I forgot ...

Marauders #6 & 7 - Dangit - I wrote a big paragraph about this and then closed my browser before saving.

I HATE WHEN I DO THAT!!!!

You know me. I suck at typing in the first place, so when I do that ... and I do it more often than you would think  :D, oh how I get so mad at myself. And there is no anger like the anger you feel towards yourself.
 >:( >:( >:( >:(

Yeah man, I feel ya!!!
 ;D

Also, man, I have to cut down on the current comic reading. About a week and a half ago, the wife and I sat down and decided to move some money around, talking most of our 401k and rearranging the portfolio out of the market and into a considerably less aggressive stance, but with the Fed lowering the rate even more ... ugh.

Anyway, looking over and into the future is a little hard, the way it is right now, murky  :D but we sat down again last night and decided to be a little more smart with our funds for awhile until we know a little more about what is coming. Her job is safe and so is our future, mostly, but to help make sure that is the case, we our going to do a little better in the now, so we know we can do better in the then.
 ;D

Soooo yeah, I am going to try and cut way back on my current comic purchases, ready myself for going solely (as much as I can :D) on the MU and DCU platforms and catch up on a lot of the older stuff I have sitting around or already purchased. I still have to make a list of what titles I am going to try and keep up with (with Empyre coming that is going to be hard) and I have a little bit of time to ease into it, but yeah, it kinda works out that I decided to not stay up on all the X-Books as I think I would no longer be able to anyway.
  ;D   :'(

It just got too much. I have started buying more and more and hell, not even getting the DCBS discount  ;D ;D and I just need to cut that down.

Yep, we made a deal, she is not going to buy clothes as much and I am not going to buy comics as much.
 ;D

Anyway, enough of the money talk!! That is not why we are here, yeah? And I did get one in last night ...

Master of Kung-Fu #72 - More history and healing this issue but .... get ready for the return to Mordillo Island !!!
Brynocki Just walked in on Tarr! Dun-dun-DUUUUUHHHHHH
 8)