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Title: Weekly Reader, November 25, 2020
Post by: Jeff on November 25, 2020, 08:33:16 PM
Keeping ComiXology and MU lists smaller so I can hopefully finally get to that two week old DC Universe list!


ComiXolgy
X of Swords
   X-Force #14 - Chapter 17
   Hellions #6 - Chapter 18
   Cable #6 - Chapter 19
   Excalibur #15 - Chapter 20
   X-Men #15 - Chapter 21
   X of Swords: Destruction #1 - Chapter 22

Marvel Unlimited
Empyre
   Captain Marvel #19
   Empyre: Avengers #2
   Captain Marvel #20
   Lords of Empyre: Swordsman #1
   Empyre: Captain America #2
   Empyre #5
  
DC Universe
Superman Family #182 (1974) - canít remember why I put this in my list so I might as well find out.
Flash #81
The Terrifics #13
Batman & the Outsiders Annual #1
Supermanís Pal Jimmy Olsen #3
The Green Lantern #9
The Green Lantern Annual #1

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Title: Re: Weekly Reader, November 25, 2020
Post by: Jeff on November 26, 2020, 03:39:55 AM
ComiXolgy
X of Swords
   X-Force #14 - Chapter 17
   Hellions #6 - Chapter 18
   Cable #6 - Chapter 19
   Excalibur #15 - Chapter 20
   X-Men #15 - Chapter 21
   X of Swords: Destruction #1 - Chapter 22

Marvel Unlimited
Empyre
   Captain Marvel #19
   Empyre: Avengers #2
   Captain Marvel #20
   Lords of Empyre: Swordsman #1
   Empyre: Captain America #2
   Empyre #5
  
DC Universe
Superman Family #182 (1974)
Flash #81
The Terrifics #13

Batman & the Outsiders Annual #1
Supermanís Pal Jimmy Olsen #3
The Green Lantern #9
The Green Lantern Annual #1

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I decided to go ahead and start on the DC comics first. That way I can definitely get through them.  ;D

Superman Family #182 (1974) - I canít remember why I put this in my read list but it was fun to read an old 70ís version of the Super-Man clan.  Minus Superbaby of course.  :D

Flash #81 - Yuck.  I really didnít like this.  Might be the art that got to me.  Just glad this arc is over and hoping for something better or Iím out.

The Terrifics #13 - Iím not a fan of the villains in this arc but do like having the team back together.  Plus a journey through the multiverse canít be too bad.  It will be interesting seeing how this Mr. Terrific stuff plays out.


Title: Re: Weekly Reader, November 25, 2020
Post by: Perry on November 27, 2020, 11:03:16 AM
No time to write it up right now, but the X of Swords "complete tonal shift" for this week is just as jarring as the one prior. From serious threat, to comedic tone and now back to serious threat.
Add in that I am still not 100% sure what the outcome here will be, regarding a certain "mutant" (I won't go into those spoilers yet) I feel a little lost. But hey, that all ties in with how we can go from
having sword battles to freakin' fashion runway contests all the way back to fighting what looks to be the beasts/elder gods of H.P. Lovecraft
... yeah my head is still reeling


Title: Re: Weekly Reader, November 25, 2020
Post by: Jeff on November 27, 2020, 03:20:07 PM
ComiXolgy
X of Swords
   X-Force #14 - Chapter 17
   Hellions #6 - Chapter 18
   Cable #6 - Chapter 19
   Excalibur #15 - Chapter 20
   X-Men #15 - Chapter 21
   X of Swords: Destruction #1 - Chapter 22

Marvel Unlimited
Empyre
   Captain Marvel #19
   Empyre: Avengers #2
   Captain Marvel #20
   Lords of Empyre: Swordsman #1
   Empyre: Captain America #2
   Empyre #5
  
DC Universe
Superman Family #182 (1974)
Flash #81
The Terrifics #13

Batman & the Outsiders Annual #1
Supermanís Pal Jimmy Olsen #3
The Green Lantern #9
The Green Lantern Annual #1


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All right Perry, I finished the DC list.  X-Men are next!

Batman & the Outsiders Annual #1 - One shot story about Katana and whatís going on in her sword.  Interesting but glad it was only one issue.

Supermanís Pal Jimmy Olsen #3 - Maybe this is why I added the Superman Family issue?  It follows the same format.  This reminds me of Fractions Hawkeye.  Iím liking it so far and the mystery is getting more interesting.

The Green Lantern #9 - More Morrison weirdness.  But the different world heroes were cool to see.  Loved the ending.  Iím getting tired of multiverse stories but hippy Green Lantern has promise.

The Green Lantern Annual #1 - throw away issue and really kind of dull.  Iíd say skip it if you can.


Title: Re: Weekly Reader, November 25, 2020
Post by: Jeff on November 27, 2020, 09:55:30 PM
ComiXolgy
X of Swords
   X-Force #14 - Chapter 17
   Hellions #6 - Chapter 18
   Cable #6 - Chapter 19
   Excalibur #15 - Chapter 21
   X-Men #15 - Chapter 20
   X of Swords: Destruction #1 - Chapter 22


Marvel Unlimited
Empyre
   Captain Marvel #19
   Empyre: Avengers #2
   Captain Marvel #20
   Lords of Empyre: Swordsman #1
   Empyre: Captain America #2
   Empyre #5
  
DC Universe
Superman Family #182 (1974)
Flash #81
The Terrifics #13

Batman & the Outsiders Annual #1
Supermanís Pal Jimmy Olsen #3
The Green Lantern #9
The Green Lantern Annual #1


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X of Swords
   X-Force #14 - I like Magik and Storms battles best in this one. The rest were fine but of course too fast.  Iím getting the point.

   Hellions #6 - Wow.  What a crazy way for this to end up.  Now Iím curious for what happens next issue.

   Cable #6 - That read pretty fast.  Kind of a cheat getting to the final battle coming up next chapter.

   X-Men #15 - Chapter 20 - A good issue as things come to a head in the Quiet council and Apocalypse fights the final competition.  I enjoyed this issue.

   Excalibur #15 - Back to being a decent story as we March towards the end. One issue to go.
 
   X of Swords: Destruction #1 - Well thatís it.  Itís all over.  All that just....
to bring back the Captain Britain Corps.
Seems like we could have done that with a lot fewer issues. But overall not a bad event.  I have to digest what this all means for the future but for now, Iím ok with it.

I think I feel good enough to say Iím pushing all of the X-books to MU.  I love Hickmans X-World but I can wait three months.  Itíll go fast with the holidays here.


Title: Re: Weekly Reader, November 25, 2020
Post by: Perry on November 27, 2020, 10:24:28 PM
So wait, Jeff,

Wolverine having to walk a runway for a fashion show ... that act being one of the contest didn't bother you?
One of the contest being whomever can put together a jig-saw puzzle the fastest, didn't bother you?
And an eating contest? AN EATING CONTEST?

For me, that week, the X-Force book alone, just took me right out of the feeling of "impending doom" I had held for my X-men (... opps ... X-Men  ;)) when you have laughable (although fun) contests like these. It was very jarring for me.

Don't get me wrong, the last 3 issue brought it back around, but it doesn't change the fact we had a drunken Wolverine playing Tyra Banks at one point in this event!
 :-\


Title: Re: Weekly Reader, November 25, 2020
Post by: Jeff on November 28, 2020, 01:27:38 AM

Wolverine having to walk a runway for a fashion show ... that act being one of the contest didn't bother you?
One of the contest being whomever can put together a jig-saw puzzle the fastest, didn't bother you?
And an eating contest? AN EATING CONTEST?

What the...clearly I glanced over that page too fast.  Or maybe fast enough since I didnít see those first two.  That third one I saw and just thought it was dumb but moved on.  Iíll have to go back and look at those pages I guess.  But do I really want to?


Title: Re: Weekly Reader, November 25, 2020
Post by: Jeff on November 28, 2020, 01:34:33 AM
I went back and looked and yeah, I just mainly looked at the scores and glanced over those one panel contests. Glad they didnít spend more time on those.


Title: Re: Weekly Reader, November 25, 2020
Post by: Perry on November 28, 2020, 12:35:13 PM
 ;D
Yeah, it was bad. Sorry you had to go back and see it, but at least it didn't take you out of the story like it did me.

Wish I would've done it your way.
 :D


Title: Re: Weekly Reader, November 25, 2020
Post by: Perry on November 29, 2020, 12:58:32 AM
Great, it seems Slott has done pissed off more people with his latest F.F.  ... I have to go get issue #26 now to see what's up!
(Even though I have heard what it is ... I want to see how this was handled)


Title: Re: Weekly Reader, November 25, 2020
Post by: Perry on November 29, 2020, 01:56:25 PM
Happy Football Sunday!!

Web of Venom: Carnage Born - I was suppose to read this BEFORE Venom #9 (oops)
Web of Venom: Unleashed - The second of ... 6 or 7 "Web of Venom" one-shots and just enforces my feeling that, as much as I am amazed and loving my new found Venom love, I can't stand Carnage. No ... that's not right, I just have no interest at all in the character so it just brings the fun down for me. I know their is an Absolute Carnage mini/tie-in coming up, but man, I hope I can get by that and get back to this surprising new enjoyment of Cate's Venom

Suicide Squad #11 -  :'( And so ends a really good damn series. Far too soon, but wow, what a nice surprise for us with one character  :). I sure hope to see this "new team" down the road.!!! Goodbye good DC comic. Farewell!
 ;D

X-Men #15
Excalibur #15
X of Swords: Destruction #1 - Luckily this event saved itself with these last three issue. After the totally stupid X-Force issue from last week I was really scared that this would end with me throwing my hands up in the air and removing myself from all X books again. But yeah, the event ended well enough that I will be continuing with a few X titles, but moving the ones I will be reading to MU. I have no qualms about waiting three months for Cable, Marauders, X-Men and probably Wolverine (even though I am not much a fan of the writer). Also Sword when that hits, if that is going to be considered part of the X universe. Of course if it isn't, I will still read it :D

Widowmakers: Red Guardian and Yelena #1 - Just a read. Certainly ties into the Black Widow movie

Conan the Barbarian #16 - Man, I wish this title was even an option for me to read it on MU. I think I would go that route, I think, but I have to read it ... one way or the other. Most new Conan stories are pretty much like every other Conan story through the years, although this arc was a true gem, but I can't pull myself away from my main man Conan. No matter how redundant it feels at times  :-\

What is it about muscled out dudes that I have to read? Conan and Hulk are monthly must buys for me  :D Is there something the wife needs to know?
 :D :D :D


Title: Re: Weekly Reader, November 25, 2020
Post by: Perry on November 30, 2020, 02:41:44 PM
A couple more last night -

Thor #9 - Yep, proving itself each month to be a ... "worthy" purchase  ;)
Strange Academy #5 - While this one has lost its luster and now moving to MU only  :'(
Savage Avengers #14 - Dropping. Was only getting for Conan and not on MU, but no longer worth it :'(
Fantastic Four #26 - Had to read this one to see what the outcry was about. I mean a specific outcry, not the usual "Slott sucks" outcry, but a plot or character "change" going forward that I heard about. I'm not sure about this turn actually. Not sure if I like it or loath it or apathetic to it ... will have to give it some thought I suppose. That said, while I found I did really enjoy the two new younger additions to the FF title (still not a fan of "Sky" ... Torch's new "soul mate"). I enjoyed the little ones so much so that they almost saved the issue. Almost. This is still not a good book. Still very clustered. Still very Slotty. I also have no interest in the "bad guy" at the end of the issue.

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Web of Venom: Carnage Born
Web of Venom: Unleashed

Suicide Squad #11

X-Men #15
Excalibur #15
X of Swords: Destruction #1
Conan the Barbarian #16
Widowmakers: Red Guardian and Yelena #1


Title: Re: Weekly Reader, November 25, 2020
Post by: Jeff on November 30, 2020, 05:27:45 PM
ComiXolgy
X of Swords
   X-Force #14 - Chapter 17
   Hellions #6 - Chapter 18
   Cable #6 - Chapter 19
   Excalibur #15 - Chapter 21
   X-Men #15 - Chapter 20
   X of Swords: Destruction #1 - Chapter 22


Marvel Unlimited
Empyre
   Captain Marvel #19
   Empyre: Avengers #2
   Captain Marvel #20
   Lords of Empyre: Swordsman #1
   Empyre: Captain America #2
   Empyre #5

  
DC Universe
Superman Family #182 (1974)
Flash #81
The Terrifics #13

Batman & the Outsiders Annual #1
Supermanís Pal Jimmy Olsen #3
The Green Lantern #9
The Green Lantern Annual #1


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Empyre - while not a great event Iím surprised to find Iím not hating it as much as I expected too.

   Captain Marvel #19 - I kind of like Captain Marvelís sister. Interactions with the cat are funny.

   Empyre: Avengers #2 - one of the better tie-ins.  Ka-Zar and the Savage land is a fun setting.

   Captain Marvel #20 - the wrap up with the many hammered was eh. But sister and cat. Gold.

   Lords of Empyre: Swordsman #1 - some insight into the ďSwordsmanĒ and his motives but not enough to accept the premise of this event.

   Empyre: Captain America #2 - first issue was better.  This should have been a one shot. Iím bored now.

   Empyre #5 - this main book isnít bad.  Glad this part of the story is coming to a close though.


Title: Re: Weekly Reader, November 25, 2020
Post by: Gay Titan on December 06, 2020, 05:54:44 PM
Batman Beyond #49
Excalibur #15
Flash #766
Wonder Woman #767... last issue ( dropped from my pull).