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Title: Weekly Reader, July 7, 2012
Post by: Gay Titan on July 07, 2021, 04:24:46 PM
Looks like a good week of reading ahead.

Avengers #46
Batman #110
Crime Syndicate #5
Justice League #64
Masters of the Universe: Revelation #1
Planet-size X-Men #1
Suicide Squad #5


Title: Re: Weekly Reader, July 7, 2012
Post by: Jeff on July 07, 2021, 06:51:37 PM
Looks like a lighter week but its not really since Im going to get through three TPBs.

Marvel Unlimited
BETA RAY BILL #1
THE UNION #4
U.S.AGENT #4
X-MEN #19

ComiXology Unlimited
Birthright #50
Geiger #3
Fire Power #12
Moonshine TPB Vol 1
Paper Girls TPB Vol 1
Write It In Blood TPB Vol 1

DC Universe Infinite
Injustice Gods Among Us: Ground Zero #1
Injustice Gods Among Us: Ground Zero #2
Injustice Gods Among Us: Ground Zero #3
Injustice Gods Among Us: Ground Zero #4
Injustice Gods Among Us: Ground Zero #5
Injustice Gods Among Us: Ground Zero #6
Injustice Gods Among Us: Ground Zero #7
Injustice Gods Among Us: Ground Zero #8
Injustice Gods Among Us: Ground Zero #9
Injustice Gods Among Us: Ground Zero #10
Injustice Gods Among Us: Ground Zero #11
Injustice Gods Among Us: Ground Zero #12
Injustice Gods Among Us: Ground Zero #13
Injustice Gods Among Us: Ground Zero #14
Injustice Gods Among Us: Ground Zero #15
Injustice Gods Among Us: Ground Zero #16
Injustice Gods Among Us: Ground Zero #17
Injustice Gods Among Us: Ground Zero #18
Injustice Gods Among Us: Ground Zero #19
Injustice Gods Among Us: Ground Zero #20
Injustice Gods Among Us: Ground Zero #21
Injustice Gods Among Us: Ground Zero #22
Injustice Gods Among Us: Ground Zero #23
Injustice Gods Among Us: Ground Zero #24

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Title: Re: Weekly Reader, July 7, 2012
Post by: Jeff on July 09, 2021, 10:43:53 PM
Marvel Unlimited
BETA RAY BILL #1
THE UNION #4
U.S.AGENT #4
X-MEN #19

ComiXology Unlimited
Birthright #50
Geiger #3
Fire Power #12
Moonshine TPB Vol 1
Paper Girls TPB Vol 1
Write It In Blood TPB Vol 1

DC Universe Infinite
Injustice Gods Among Us: Ground Zero #1
Injustice Gods Among Us: Ground Zero #2
Injustice Gods Among Us: Ground Zero #3
Injustice Gods Among Us: Ground Zero #4
Injustice Gods Among Us: Ground Zero #5
Injustice Gods Among Us: Ground Zero #6
Injustice Gods Among Us: Ground Zero #7
Injustice Gods Among Us: Ground Zero #8
Injustice Gods Among Us: Ground Zero #9
Injustice Gods Among Us: Ground Zero #10
Injustice Gods Among Us: Ground Zero #11
Injustice Gods Among Us: Ground Zero #12
Injustice Gods Among Us: Ground Zero #13
Injustice Gods Among Us: Ground Zero #14
Injustice Gods Among Us: Ground Zero #15
Injustice Gods Among Us: Ground Zero #16
Injustice Gods Among Us: Ground Zero #17
Injustice Gods Among Us: Ground Zero #18
Injustice Gods Among Us: Ground Zero #19
Injustice Gods Among Us: Ground Zero #20
Injustice Gods Among Us: Ground Zero #21
Injustice Gods Among Us: Ground Zero #22
Injustice Gods Among Us: Ground Zero #23
Injustice Gods Among Us: Ground Zero #24


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Injustice Gods Among Us: Ground Zero #1-24 - Ugh!  What a terrible way to end this story!!!!  No wonder they brought Tom Taylor back to write Year Zero and Injustice 2.  Hated this ending.


Title: Re: Weekly Reader, July 7, 2012
Post by: Perry on July 10, 2021, 10:48:48 AM
Injustice Gods Among Us: Ground Zero #1-24 - Ugh!  What a terrible way to end this story!!!! [...] Hated this ending.

Well looks like I can scratch that run of the series off my list.  :D  Thanks for the heads up.

I really need to get out of the MU stuff here soon. It seems that, other than Nightwing, Black Hammer and Terry Moore, all I am reading is Marvel. I'm enjoying myself, mostly  :D, so that is good but I have a lot of back catalog I want to get to and I just can't get out of my MU app for some reason.
 >:( :D
And even with that I still can't seem to bust out too many comics
 :D

Avengers.: Curse of the Man Thing #1 - I was so looking forward to this, the start of the epic three part story featuring Marvel's version of Swamp Thing, and while I enjoyed it, never before has Man Thing seemed more like Swamp Thing than in this issue. But again, still enjoyable for me and now I'm eagerly awaiting the next issue; Spider-Man: Curse of the Man-Thing (then finishing it up in X-Men: Curse of the Man-Thing).

Black Cat #4 - A little bit of a slow down issue after finally getting out from under the King in Black banner and all the high action stuff of the first three issues, but still an enjoyable read. Here I get to know a couple of the Hob-Heroes, well one in particular, Queen Cat and a little conversation with the new Water Wizard (Both of whom are from, I guess, Amazing Spider-Man? When Hobgoblin was good for a bit?)

Beta Ray Bill #1 - Man, if ya don't feel for Bill after reading this issue ... I mean damn. And Sif? What the hell? You bitch!!! You can't do that, you just can't. I mean, I get it, I understand, but ... you just can't do that.

KiB: Ghost Rider #1 - Finally! Closing the Ghost Rider story that started in the most recent run and was canceled far too early. Yep, if you even read the last Ghost Rider series and want to have the ending that that series should have given us, go here to get it. Yes it ties in to KiB, but Brisson does a good job of telling the story he wanted to tell at the end of the GR run while tying in what Marvel wanted him to do.

Fantastic Four #574 - And so it begins. A surprise guest from the future gives young Val a very important message.

Defenders #21 (1975 - Not too much here. Nighthawk gets pissy that the girl he likes, Valkyrie, is more interested in trying to find her husband, and then his ex shows up, some weird rain starts and we get ... ugh ... the Headmen.  ::) And even worse than getting the Headmen (their 1st appearance by the way) we get them without their most interesting member, Ruby Thursday, who hasn't been created yet. I hate the Headsmen


(https://i.postimg.cc/c6yYcs0m/Defenders-Vol-1-21.jpg)


Title: Re: Weekly Reader, July 7, 2012
Post by: Jeff on July 10, 2021, 08:37:56 PM
Marvel Unlimited
BETA RAY BILL #1
THE UNION #4
U.S.AGENT #4

X-MEN #19

ComiXology Unlimited
Birthright #50
Geiger #3
Fire Power #12
Moonshine TPB Vol 1
Paper Girls TPB Vol 1
Write It In Blood TPB Vol 1

DC Universe Infinite
Injustice Gods Among Us: Ground Zero #1
Injustice Gods Among Us: Ground Zero #2
Injustice Gods Among Us: Ground Zero #3
Injustice Gods Among Us: Ground Zero #4
Injustice Gods Among Us: Ground Zero #5
Injustice Gods Among Us: Ground Zero #6
Injustice Gods Among Us: Ground Zero #7
Injustice Gods Among Us: Ground Zero #8
Injustice Gods Among Us: Ground Zero #9
Injustice Gods Among Us: Ground Zero #10
Injustice Gods Among Us: Ground Zero #11
Injustice Gods Among Us: Ground Zero #12
Injustice Gods Among Us: Ground Zero #13
Injustice Gods Among Us: Ground Zero #14
Injustice Gods Among Us: Ground Zero #15
Injustice Gods Among Us: Ground Zero #16
Injustice Gods Among Us: Ground Zero #17
Injustice Gods Among Us: Ground Zero #18
Injustice Gods Among Us: Ground Zero #19
Injustice Gods Among Us: Ground Zero #20
Injustice Gods Among Us: Ground Zero #21
Injustice Gods Among Us: Ground Zero #22
Injustice Gods Among Us: Ground Zero #23
Injustice Gods Among Us: Ground Zero #24


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BETA RAY BILL #1 - Good issue.  Cant help but feel for Beta Ray Bill.  Hope he gets some upbeat action soon.

THE UNION #4 - ok issue with lots of fights.  Finale is next issue.

U.S.AGENT #4 - the run up to the big confrontation.  A little choppy in parts but still a decent mini.


Title: Re: Weekly Reader, July 7, 2012
Post by: Perry on July 11, 2021, 12:33:31 PM
Got a very strange one in last night. Another Starlin comic (Pencil's by Starlin and co-written with Gerber and Wein) and man, lots of weirdness.
 ;D

Giant-Size Defenders #3 (1975) - The original issue came with two reprints thus the "68 big pages" and I went in only wanting to read the new stuff anyway. Didn't matter as on the MU app there are no back-up stories so all you get is the main, new one (well, new for 1975, ha).
Sweet.
Basically this story is yet another precursor to the great Contest of Champions mini from the 80's (much like an early Avengers issue was) as the Grandmaster kidnaps his six "volunteers" to compete in a battle to the death against a robot from the future and his chosen warriors. Five Defenders and Daredevil(? :D) make up the Grandmaster's chosen group while the other side has a variety of creatures but also a creation of the future; Michael Korvac (His first appearance?)

We go through the typical two heroes vs two creatures in each battle and while the heroes are, of course, ultimately victorious, two of our heroes actually lose their battle and die  :o (though of course are resurrected at the end). Pretty wacky, fun stuff.

On a side note, you notice on the cover that someone screwed the pooch. Valkyrie is one of the heroes chosen (along with her horse Aragorn) and the battle they have is against another foe who is also on a winged creature. But on the cover, it looks like artist Ron Wilson got confused, combined Aragorn with the other winged creature, as you can see Aragorn has the bat like wings that belonged to the other rider's steed
 :)
It's the 70's, screw it!
 ;D ;D

(https://i.postimg.cc/FKgpKP3z/Giant-Size-Defenders-Vol-1-3.jpg)


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Avengers.: Curse of the Man Thing #1
Black Cat #4
Beta Ray Bill #1
KiB: Ghost Rider #1
Fantastic Four #574
Defenders #21 (1975


Title: Re: Weekly Reader, July 7, 2012
Post by: Jeff on July 11, 2021, 04:23:11 PM
Marvel Unlimited
BETA RAY BILL #1
THE UNION #4
U.S.AGENT #4

X-MEN #19

ComiXology Unlimited
Birthright #50
Geiger #3
Fire Power #12

Moonshine TPB Vol 1
Paper Girls TPB Vol 1
Write It In Blood TPB Vol 1

DC Universe Infinite
Injustice Gods Among Us: Ground Zero #1
Injustice Gods Among Us: Ground Zero #2
Injustice Gods Among Us: Ground Zero #3
Injustice Gods Among Us: Ground Zero #4
Injustice Gods Among Us: Ground Zero #5
Injustice Gods Among Us: Ground Zero #6
Injustice Gods Among Us: Ground Zero #7
Injustice Gods Among Us: Ground Zero #8
Injustice Gods Among Us: Ground Zero #9
Injustice Gods Among Us: Ground Zero #10
Injustice Gods Among Us: Ground Zero #11
Injustice Gods Among Us: Ground Zero #12
Injustice Gods Among Us: Ground Zero #13
Injustice Gods Among Us: Ground Zero #14
Injustice Gods Among Us: Ground Zero #15
Injustice Gods Among Us: Ground Zero #16
Injustice Gods Among Us: Ground Zero #17
Injustice Gods Among Us: Ground Zero #18
Injustice Gods Among Us: Ground Zero #19
Injustice Gods Among Us: Ground Zero #20
Injustice Gods Among Us: Ground Zero #21
Injustice Gods Among Us: Ground Zero #22
Injustice Gods Among Us: Ground Zero #23
Injustice Gods Among Us: Ground Zero #24


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X-MEN #19  - Excellent issue. 
Im not sure I understand the resurrections of X-23 and Darwin though.  How could Professor X backup their memories when they died in the vault?  Am I to believe he got them from Synch?  That doesnt make sense to me.

Birthright #50 - Its over.  Good ending fir the series with a final closure and a wrap up for those left living.

Geiger #3 - Bummer of a reveal but like where this is going.  Love the art.

Fire Power #12 - First arc wraps up nicely and leaves some mystery for the future.  Another Kirkman hit in my opinion.


Title: Re: Weekly Reader, July 7, 2012
Post by: Jeff on July 11, 2021, 04:28:56 PM
X-MEN #19  - Excellent issue.  
Im not sure I understand the resurrections of X-23 and Darwin though.  How could Professor X backup their memories when they died in the vault?  Am I to believe he got them from Synch?  That doesnt make sense to me.

I went back to last weeks reader thread and looked at Perrys hidden spoiler about this issue.  Glad to see I wasnt the only one confused by that scene at the end.  I interpreted it differently but Perrys makes more sense.  But its still confusing.  Im going to have re-read 18 & 19 together and hope it makes more sense.


Title: Re: Weekly Reader, July 7, 2012
Post by: Perry on July 11, 2021, 05:18:19 PM
I went back to last weeks reader thread and looked at Perrys hidden spoiler about this issue.  Glad to see I wasnt the only one confused by that scene at the end.

Ha, yeah, I'm hoping one of us will find the answers we are looking for and will share that info to the other  ;D I still don't know what the ...
 ;D

Oh and looking at it now ... my statement about Sersi above
I want to make it clear I was not calling her a name because she changed her mind about ... what she changed her mind about ... no, only the fact it got as far as it did and then she expected ... a different thing altogether. If that makes sense. I don't want to make it seem like I was saying she should have gone forward with it because it got so far and she couldn't/shouldn't be able to change her mind, I'm saying she shouldn't have expected something different when it did get that far.
Hope that clears up anything that may (or may not) been there for those that read the issue
 :D


Title: Re: Weekly Reader, July 7, 2012
Post by: Jeff on July 11, 2021, 05:39:42 PM
Marvel Unlimited
BETA RAY BILL #1
THE UNION #4
U.S.AGENT #4

X-MEN #19

ComiXology Unlimited
Birthright #50
Geiger #3
Fire Power #12

Moonshine TPB Vol 1
Paper Girls TPB Vol 1
Write It In Blood TPB Vol 1

DC Universe Infinite
Injustice Gods Among Us: Ground Zero #1
Injustice Gods Among Us: Ground Zero #2
Injustice Gods Among Us: Ground Zero #3
Injustice Gods Among Us: Ground Zero #4
Injustice Gods Among Us: Ground Zero #5
Injustice Gods Among Us: Ground Zero #6
Injustice Gods Among Us: Ground Zero #7
Injustice Gods Among Us: Ground Zero #8
Injustice Gods Among Us: Ground Zero #9
Injustice Gods Among Us: Ground Zero #10
Injustice Gods Among Us: Ground Zero #11
Injustice Gods Among Us: Ground Zero #12
Injustice Gods Among Us: Ground Zero #13
Injustice Gods Among Us: Ground Zero #14
Injustice Gods Among Us: Ground Zero #15
Injustice Gods Among Us: Ground Zero #16
Injustice Gods Among Us: Ground Zero #17
Injustice Gods Among Us: Ground Zero #18
Injustice Gods Among Us: Ground Zero #19
Injustice Gods Among Us: Ground Zero #20
Injustice Gods Among Us: Ground Zero #21
Injustice Gods Among Us: Ground Zero #22
Injustice Gods Among Us: Ground Zero #23
Injustice Gods Among Us: Ground Zero #24


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Moonshine TPB Vol 1 - Ah ha.  I like the double meaning of the title. Interesting book.  Didnt think I would get into this at first but by the end I was sucked into the mystery.  Going to be getting the next volume and looking forward in seeing what happens next.


Title: Re: Weekly Reader, July 7, 2012
Post by: Jeff on July 12, 2021, 03:41:00 AM
Marvel Unlimited
BETA RAY BILL #1
THE UNION #4
U.S.AGENT #4

X-MEN #19

ComiXology Unlimited
Birthright #50
Geiger #3
Fire Power #12

Moonshine TPB Vol 1
Paper Girls TPB Vol 1
Write It In Blood TPB Vol 1


DC Universe Infinite
Injustice Gods Among Us: Ground Zero #1
Injustice Gods Among Us: Ground Zero #2
Injustice Gods Among Us: Ground Zero #3
Injustice Gods Among Us: Ground Zero #4
Injustice Gods Among Us: Ground Zero #5
Injustice Gods Among Us: Ground Zero #6
Injustice Gods Among Us: Ground Zero #7
Injustice Gods Among Us: Ground Zero #8
Injustice Gods Among Us: Ground Zero #9
Injustice Gods Among Us: Ground Zero #10
Injustice Gods Among Us: Ground Zero #11
Injustice Gods Among Us: Ground Zero #12
Injustice Gods Among Us: Ground Zero #13
Injustice Gods Among Us: Ground Zero #14
Injustice Gods Among Us: Ground Zero #15
Injustice Gods Among Us: Ground Zero #16
Injustice Gods Among Us: Ground Zero #17
Injustice Gods Among Us: Ground Zero #18
Injustice Gods Among Us: Ground Zero #19
Injustice Gods Among Us: Ground Zero #20
Injustice Gods Among Us: Ground Zero #21
Injustice Gods Among Us: Ground Zero #22
Injustice Gods Among Us: Ground Zero #23
Injustice Gods Among Us: Ground Zero #24


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Paper Girls TPB Vol 1 - I totally did not expect this to be a Sci-Fi book.  But I should have guessed since its Brian K Vaughn!  Really liked this first book and definitely going to dive into this series.

Write It In Blood TPB Vol 1 - Excellent crime book.  Its a one and done story which I enjoyed.  I recommend it to any fans of Criminal.


Title: Re: Weekly Reader, July 7, 2012
Post by: Jeff on July 12, 2021, 11:46:39 AM
Adding these for this week. ComiXology had a sale and I was able to pick up some comics early as their prices dropped.  I also got to pre-order some at the reduced price!

Marvel Unlimited
Immortal Hulk #45
Marauders #19

ComiXology Unlimited
Black Hammer: Reborn #1
Locke & Key/Sandman: Hell & Gone #1
Seven Secrets #9
Something is Killing the Children #17


Title: Re: Weekly Reader, July 7, 2012
Post by: Jeff on July 13, 2021, 02:54:24 AM
Marvel Unlimited
Immortal Hulk #45
Marauders #19


ComiXology Unlimited
Black Hammer: Reborn #1
Locke & Key/Sandman: Hell & Gone #1
Seven Secrets #9
Something is Killing the Children #17

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Immortal Hulk #45 - Finally our hero is starting to take charge.  Its time for him smash!  I like the U-Foes in this arc and looking forward to the big showdown.

Marauders #19 - An ok story and I liked seeing Marrow again, but the titles starting to lose its luster.  I hope it starts getting better again soon.

Black Hammer: Reborn #1 - Yes! The Black Hammer world is back and the story is deep and compelling.  This is starting out excellent.


Title: Re: Weekly Reader, July 7, 2012
Post by: Perry on July 13, 2021, 07:08:19 PM
Immortal Hulk #45 ....

Didn't read a Thing (hee-Hee) you said here as I decided to break away from this great book and read the last seven issues (43-50) all in a row. It hurts me to do this, but man I ant this to finish strong and the best chance it has is for me to try and not forget something that I read two months ago
 :D

Marauders #19 - An ok story and I liked seeing Marrow again, but the titles starting to lose its luster.  I hope it starts getting better again soon.

Yeah, after I saw you added it on your MU list, I flipped through it and just found I have no more interest now that ... things have turned the way they have. Too deep in X lore for me now. I will try and stick with just X-Men proper now. Oh, and Way of X. Oh, and Wolverine (unless I get too pissed at Percy)
 :D

Black Hammer: Reborn #1 - Yes! The Black Hammer world is back and the story is deep and compelling.  This is starting out excellent.

PREACH IT!!!

So just finished what is sadly going to be my last issue (for awhile) of my re-read of my once beloved Marvel Two-In-One.

Marvel Two-in-One #9 - Maybe it was my early love for the FF and for Ben Grimm in general that made M2n1 so fun for me as a kid, but it has been a little bit of a chore to get through this issue in particular. I am not a Herbe Trimpe fan for one (even though he wasn't too prominent) but the story was just not good and that is taking into account it had a bunch of FF stuff in it, including the main bad guy, the Puppet Master!
 ;)

(https://i.postimg.cc/cLBDdFMJ/Marvel-Two-In-One-Vol-1-9.jpg)


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Giant-Size Defenders #3 (1975)
Avengers.: Curse of the Man Thing #1
Black Cat #4
Beta Ray Bill #1
KiB: Ghost Rider #1
Fantastic Four #574
Defenders #21 (1975


Title: Re: Weekly Reader, July 7, 2012
Post by: Jeff on July 14, 2021, 01:47:10 AM
Marvel Unlimited
Immortal Hulk #45
Marauders #19


ComiXology Unlimited
Black Hammer: Reborn #1
Locke & Key/Sandman: Hell & Gone #1
Seven Secrets #9
Something is Killing the Children #17


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Locke & Key/Sandman: Hell & Gone #1 - Great issue!  Im sure Id enjoy it more if I head read more Sandman.  Were Cain and Abel prominent in that book?

Seven Secrets #9 - I was literally thinking this title had burned itself out and that I might bail on it.  Then dang if they didnt blow my mind at the end of this issue.  Im 100% back into this!

Something is Killing the Children #17 - this is fast becoming my favorite comic series right now.  This issue continues the origin story of Erica Slaughter and it is fascinating. 


Title: Re: Weekly Reader, July 7, 2012
Post by: Jeff on July 14, 2021, 01:50:02 AM
Perry - I fixed your quotes for you in case your wondering why I edited your post.


Title: Re: Weekly Reader, July 7, 2012
Post by: Perry on July 14, 2021, 09:16:07 AM
Perry - I fixed your quotes for you in case your wondering why I edited your post.

Sweet. Thanks!
I have no doubt I screwed it up as I did a quick type and post and then didn't check anything over so, yeah no idea how I screwed it up as I (obviously) didn't see it  :D ;D, but thanks for fixing it
 8)

Lets see if I get it right this time ...  :D :D

Locke & Key/Sandman: Hell & Gone #1 - Great issue!  Im sure Id enjoy it more if I head read more Sandman.  Were Cain and Abel prominent in that book?

I wouldn't say prominent, but they were in there for a bit.
They were great for comic relief, mostly early in the series (as was the House of Mystery) when
Morpheus escapes the grasp of the guy that trapped him for all those years.
They also show up later on.
You should check out the audiobook of Sandman on Audible. It is a lot easier to get into than the comic I feel (although that may be blasphemy here) and it is loaded with stars doing the voice work.
Check out the list of actors HERE (https://www.dccomics.com/blog/2020/05/13/the-sandman-audio-productions-cast-is-revealed)
And even though it only covers about a third of the series, it ends well enough that even if they don't continue (and I do think they are making more as the sales were so good) you will get a good portion of the classic and you won't be left hanging. Regardless it is more than worth the one credit.
 :)
I think this, if you found the Sandman comic too hard to enjoy due to the art and/or the pacing, I strongly suggest this as the alternative. You can get the story and it moves a lot better.
I really enjoyed it and I think you will as well. And yes, I loved the Cain and Abel stuff on Sandman and in this L&K issue.
 :D

Something is Killing the Children #17 - this is fast becoming my favorite comic series right now.  This issue continues the origin story of Erica Slaughter and it is fascinating.

Ya know, I read the first ... 6 or 7 ... or even 8 issues of this and stopped as I could have sworn it was going to be aa 12 issue series. I decided to stop reading until it was complete. I now have to wonder how much longer this puppy will go on before I wise up and jump back in. I did enjoy it.
 :-\