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Title: Weekly Reader, August 11, 2021
Post by: Jeff on August 11, 2021, 12:11:03 PM
My list these days is starting to look the same each week!

DC Universe Infinite
Detective Comics #1027
Generations Shattered #1
Future State: The Next Batman #3
Future State: Harley Quinn #2
Future State: Superman of Metropolis #2
Future State: Wonder Woman #2
Future State: The Flash #2
Future State: Swamp Thing #2

ComiXology Unlimited
Die #14
Die #15
Die #16
Die #17
Die #18
Fear Case #1
Fear Case #2
Fear Case #3
Fear Case #4
Fire Power #13
Hey Kids! Comics! #3
Hey Kids! Comics! #4
Hey Kids! Comics! #5
Rorschach #11
Paper Girls TPB Vol 4 (Collects issues #16-20)
Stray Bullets Vol 4: Dark Days (Collects issues #23-30)

Marvel Unlimited
FANTASTIC FOUR #32
SPIDER-WOMAN #12
X-CORP #1 SERIES DEBUT!
_____________________________________________________



Title: Re: Weekly Reader, August 11, 2021
Post by: Gay Titan on August 11, 2021, 02:42:38 PM
Saw this and thought of Jeff.

https://www.gamesradar.com/dc-universe-infinite-august-2021/ (https://www.gamesradar.com/dc-universe-infinite-august-2021/)


Title: Re: Weekly Reader, August 11, 2021
Post by: Jeff on August 11, 2021, 03:07:04 PM
Saw this and thought of Jeff.

https://www.gamesradar.com/dc-universe-infinite-august-2021/ (https://www.gamesradar.com/dc-universe-infinite-august-2021/)

Thanks Rodney! This will definitely help me plan my month!


Title: Re: Weekly Reader, August 11, 2021
Post by: Jeff on August 12, 2021, 03:13:07 AM
DC Universe Infinite
Detective Comics #1027
Generations Shattered #1
Future State: The Next Batman #3
Future State: Harley Quinn #2
Future State: Superman of Metropolis #2
Future State: Wonder Woman #2
Future State: The Flash #2
Future State: Swamp Thing #2


ComiXology Unlimited
Die #14
Die #15
Die #16
Die #17
Die #18
Fear Case #1
Fear Case #2
Fear Case #3
Fear Case #4
Fire Power #13
Hey Kids! Comics! #3
Hey Kids! Comics! #4
Hey Kids! Comics! #5
Rorschach #11
Paper Girls TPB Vol 4 (Collects issues #16-20)
Stray Bullets Vol 4: Dark Days (Collects issues #23-30)

Marvel Unlimited
FANTASTIC FOUR #32
SPIDER-WOMAN #12
X-CORP #1 SERIES DEBUT!
_____________________________________________________

Detective Comics #1027 - I got this mainly because there was supposed to be a connection with the Generations book.  There is; only one of the many stories.  But thatís ok as I enjoyed this entire book.  Lots of good Detective stories in this one including the short prequel to Generations Shattered.

Generations Shattered #1 - Now this feels like a real crisis.  Very copy cat of Crisis on Infinite Earths except it moves across time instead of the multiverse.  Batman from 1939 was picked up by Kamandi in the Detective comic above and this starts out with what Kamandi is assembling as a team.  I like it so far.

Future State: The Next Batman #3 - Only liked the Arkham Knights story.  No interest in either the Batman nor Outsiders tales in this one.

Future State: Harley Quinn #2 - Not bad.  Nice ending and still fun to read the insanity that Harley can bring.  Not even Scarecrow or Black Mask can control her.  :-)

Future State: Superman of Metropolis #2 - Superman story, thumbs up.  Didnít care for the Mister Miracle or Guardian stories.

Future State: Wonder Woman #2 - I enjoyed this more than I thought I would.  And while I donít want her replacing Diana, I like this Yara and will enjoy learning more about her history as an Amazon.

Future State: The Flash #2 - oh yeah.  That was not good at all. And looks like it will continue into the Teen Titans book.  That doesnít bode well for that book.

Future State: Swamp Thing #2 - That was a really good story.  Somewhat sad but hopeful as well.  Thumbs up for the Swamp Thing.



Title: Re: Weekly Reader, August 11, 2021
Post by: Gay Titan on August 12, 2021, 01:10:57 PM
Small week but hitting the back issue bins this Saturday. My LCS usually has a huge sale on Free Comic Book Day.

Detective #1041
I AM Batman #0
Infinite Frontier #4


Not that I was interested but Batman Urban Legends #6 was sold out and the hot item of the week.


Title: Re: Weekly Reader, August 11, 2021
Post by: Gay Titan on August 12, 2021, 02:06:14 PM

Detective Comics #1027 - I got this mainly because there was supposed to be a connection with the Generations book.  There is; only one of the many stories.  But thatís ok as I enjoyed this entire book.  Lots of good Detective stories in this one including the short prequel to Generations Shattered.

Generations Shattered #1 - Now this feels like a real crisis.  Very copy cat of Crisis on Infinite Earths except it moves across time instead of the multiverse.  Batman from 1939 was picked up by Kamandi in the Detective comic above and this starts out with what Kamandi is assembling as a team.  I like it so far.


Those were really good issues and I enjoyed Generations Forged as well. Let me know what you think when you read the ending.


Title: Re: Weekly Reader, August 11, 2021
Post by: Jeff on August 13, 2021, 02:28:31 AM
DC Universe Infinite
Detective Comics #1027
Generations Shattered #1
Future State: The Next Batman #3
Future State: Harley Quinn #2
Future State: Superman of Metropolis #2
Future State: Wonder Woman #2
Future State: The Flash #2
Future State: Swamp Thing #2


ComiXology Unlimited
Die #14
Die #15
Die #16
Die #17
Die #18
Fear Case #1
Fear Case #2
Fear Case #3
Fear Case #4

Fire Power #13
Hey Kids! Comics! #3
Hey Kids! Comics! #4
Hey Kids! Comics! #5
Rorschach #11
Paper Girls TPB Vol 4 (Collects issues #16-20)
Stray Bullets Vol 4: Dark Days (Collects issues #23-30)

Marvel Unlimited
FANTASTIC FOUR #32
SPIDER-WOMAN #12
X-CORP #1 SERIES DEBUT!
_____________________________________________________

Die #14-18 - Iím kind of glad I forgot about this and let so many issues queue up.  Reading these 5 issues together helped the story make a lot more sense.  Plus we are clamoring fast to the end.  These issues include the end of the Great War and the start of the final journey out of the world of Die.  Secrets are finally coming out and the final battle through the final dungeon is upon us.  I enjoyed reading these issues.  Perhaps I should have read all of this in collected form.

Fear Case #1-4 - Good supernatural crime case by Matt Kindt.  Itís a one story adventure and I enjoyed it.  A lot of double meaning as the case involves aÖ.brief case.  Thumbs up.



Title: Re: Weekly Reader, August 11, 2021
Post by: Gay Titan on August 13, 2021, 04:25:48 PM
Went back and grabbed Teen Titans Spotlight (1986) #1. A buddy gave me a copy of Batman Urban Legends #6 (he grabbed 5 or 6 when the LCS opened to sell for a quick profit).


Title: Re: Weekly Reader, August 11, 2021
Post by: Jeff on August 13, 2021, 11:57:28 PM
DC Universe Infinite
Detective Comics #1027
Generations Shattered #1
Future State: The Next Batman #3
Future State: Harley Quinn #2
Future State: Superman of Metropolis #2
Future State: Wonder Woman #2
Future State: The Flash #2
Future State: Swamp Thing #2


ComiXology Unlimited
Die #14
Die #15
Die #16
Die #17
Die #18
Fear Case #1
Fear Case #2
Fear Case #3
Fear Case #4

Fire Power #13
Hey Kids! Comics! #3
Hey Kids! Comics! #4
Hey Kids! Comics! #5
Rorschach #11

Paper Girls TPB Vol 4 (Collects issues #16-20)
Stray Bullets Vol 4: Dark Days (Collects issues #23-30)

Marvel Unlimited
FANTASTIC FOUR #32
SPIDER-WOMAN #12
X-CORP #1 SERIES DEBUT!
_____________________________________________________

Fire Power #13 - A bit of an interlude after last issues big wrap up.  But the seeds of the new arc are being planted and more action is coming our way.  Really enjoying this title.

Hey Kids! Comics! #3-5 - Man what a sad ending to this great series.  I wonder if comic creators really hated each other this much.  Stan LeeÖ. I mean Bob Rose doesnít come out looking very nice.

Rorschach #11 - My brain hurts. But I like where this went.  Hopefully next issue it all comes together for me.



Title: Re: Weekly Reader, August 11, 2021
Post by: Jeff on August 14, 2021, 09:57:56 PM
DC Universe Infinite
Detective Comics #1027
Generations Shattered #1
Future State: The Next Batman #3
Future State: Harley Quinn #2
Future State: Superman of Metropolis #2
Future State: Wonder Woman #2
Future State: The Flash #2
Future State: Swamp Thing #2


ComiXology Unlimited
Die #14
Die #15
Die #16
Die #17
Die #18
Fear Case #1
Fear Case #2
Fear Case #3
Fear Case #4

Fire Power #13
Hey Kids! Comics! #3
Hey Kids! Comics! #4
Hey Kids! Comics! #5
Rorschach #11

Paper Girls TPB Vol 4 (Collects issues #16-20)
Stray Bullets Vol 4: Dark Days (Collects issues #23-30)

Marvel Unlimited
FANTASTIC FOUR #32
SPIDER-WOMAN #12
X-CORP #1 SERIES DEBUT!
_____________________________________________________

Paper Girls TPB Vol 4 (Collects issues #16-20) - That read fast.  Adventure at Y2K in this collection.  Not much in revelations but a fun little romp in this time period.  Still fun book.



Title: Re: Weekly Reader, August 11, 2021
Post by: Jeff on August 16, 2021, 03:34:33 AM
DC Universe Infinite
Detective Comics #1027
Generations Shattered #1
Future State: The Next Batman #3
Future State: Harley Quinn #2
Future State: Superman of Metropolis #2
Future State: Wonder Woman #2
Future State: The Flash #2
Future State: Swamp Thing #2


ComiXology Unlimited
Die #14
Die #15
Die #16
Die #17
Die #18
Fear Case #1
Fear Case #2
Fear Case #3
Fear Case #4

Fire Power #13
Hey Kids! Comics! #3
Hey Kids! Comics! #4
Hey Kids! Comics! #5
Rorschach #11

Paper Girls TPB Vol 4 (Collects issues #16-20)
Stray Bullets Vol 4: Dark Days (Collects issues #23-30)

Marvel Unlimited
FANTASTIC FOUR #32
SPIDER-WOMAN #12
X-CORP #1 SERIES DEBUT!
_____________________________________________________

Stray Bullets Vol 4: Dark Days (Collects issues #23-30) - Wow.  This was the most powerful book of the series.  I thought I understood Amy Racecar after the last book but all is really revealed here and I couldnít have been more wrong.  Incredibly gripping story and one that will leave me sad for a very long time.



Title: Re: Weekly Reader, August 11, 2021
Post by: Perry on August 16, 2021, 01:09:27 PM
Going to put the new Marvel MU Manic Monday release books I want to read up here, but I know full well I am not getting to them (most chances) before Wednesday. I am going to concentrate on getting through some more Hulk issues (47-49), getting totally caught up, so I can read #50 as soon as it hits! I don't want to be spoiled on it, so I am reading it on realese.

Marvel Unlimited
FANTASTIC FOUR #32
SPIDER-WOMAN #12
X-CORP #1 SERIES DEBUT! (end copy and paste  :D)
Star Wars #13 (*Bounty Hunter Wars Tie-In)
Black Cat #6

I am pretty sure I "read" that X-Corp issue, or at least partially read it, but damn if I can recall  :-\

But ... here is what I have read this week (with maybe one or two issues carrying over from last week that I forgot to put on that thread  ;))

Cable #10 - Dang, was going to write about my thoughts on this issue but ... Yeah ... I can't remember what happened. It has been over a week so ... 
;D

Strange Academy #10 - A good field trip issue with a nice parent reveal for one two students.
 ;D

Black Widow #6 - I enjoyed the last arc, but I now feel it should have been another BW mini. I think I'm done.

Star Wars: Bounty Hunter War Alpha #1 - I have been waiting for this since I first heard of it about 7 months ago. I tired the SW: BH title when it first hit and it was fine, but not engaging enough in the long run, but THIS? I hope the event holds up as well as it started. Yeah, this was good.

Immortal Hulk #43
Immortal Hulk #44
Immortal Hulk #45
Immortal Hulk #46 - Damn it!!! I had thought about buying the last four issues so I could be up-to-date when that last issue #50 hits, but now there is no doubt. I will be caught up to read the last issue when it hits. Nobody at the LCS is going to have a chance to spoil this for me
 :P

Defenders #28
Defenders #29 - Man how I wished #28 was the last issue of the original Guardians of the Galaxy arc. If for nothing else to end on an issue that was NOT inked by Vince "how do I have a job" Colletta. But no, he was back for #29. And yeah, it looked like shit.
 >:(
(fun arc overall however. More of a GotG story though)

(https://i.postimg.cc/5y96STYS/Defenders-Vol-1-28.jpg)  (https://i.postimg.cc/4xHnPzdq/Defenders-Vol-1-29.jpg)

 :)


Title: Re: Weekly Reader, August 11, 2021
Post by: Jeff on August 16, 2021, 01:29:23 PM
Itís interesting that the GotG have been around since the 1907ís.  I really had no idea they were that old.


Title: Re: Weekly Reader, August 11, 2021
Post by: Jeff on August 16, 2021, 01:35:10 PM
Does anyone know why the new MU issues arenít up yet?


Title: Re: Weekly Reader, August 11, 2021
Post by: Perry on August 16, 2021, 07:03:48 PM
Itís interesting that the GotG have been around since the 1907ís.  I really had no idea they were that old.

Me neither. Over 113 years !! That's longer than Superman
 ;D
I love typos
 ;)

But yeah, you should check out how Charlie 27 looked in his first appearance   ;D ;D ;D Glad they tweeked it a little.




Title: Re: Weekly Reader, August 11, 2021
Post by: Jeff on August 16, 2021, 07:41:22 PM
Itís interesting that the GotG have been around since the 1907ís.  I really had no idea they were that old.

Me neither. Over 113 years !! That's longer than Superman
 ;D
I love typos
 ;)

But yeah, you should check out how Charlie 27 looked in his first appearance   ;D ;D ;D Glad they tweeked it a little.


Ugh! Yes - 1970ís! !


Title: Re: Weekly Reader, August 11, 2021
Post by: Jeff on August 16, 2021, 07:45:13 PM
DC Universe Infinite
Detective Comics #1027
Generations Shattered #1
Future State: The Next Batman #3
Future State: Harley Quinn #2
Future State: Superman of Metropolis #2
Future State: Wonder Woman #2
Future State: The Flash #2
Future State: Swamp Thing #2


ComiXology Unlimited
Die #14
Die #15
Die #16
Die #17
Die #18
Fear Case #1
Fear Case #2
Fear Case #3
Fear Case #4

Fire Power #13
Hey Kids! Comics! #3
Hey Kids! Comics! #4
Hey Kids! Comics! #5
Rorschach #11

Paper Girls TPB Vol 4 (Collects issues #16-20)
Stray Bullets Vol 4: Dark Days (Collects issues #23-30)

Marvel Unlimited
FANTASTIC FOUR #32
SPIDER-WOMAN #12
X-CORP #1 SERIES DEBUT!

_____________________________________________________

FANTASTIC FOUR #32 - Not as good as the previous issue.  Plus I was already spoiled with the knowledge as to what happened here and the next issue as well.

SPIDER-WOMAN #12 - lol. Forgot I already read this a month ago with a floppy issue I received from Rodney!

X-CORP #1 - This had a hard time keeping my attention.  I actually fail to see what the big ďwinĒ was for the X-Corp here.  Iím hoping this gets better or I wonít be on it for long.




Title: Re: Weekly Reader, August 11, 2021
Post by: Jeff on August 16, 2021, 11:30:25 PM
DC Universe Infinite
Detective Comics #1027
Generations Shattered #1
Future State: The Next Batman #3
Future State: Harley Quinn #2
Future State: Superman of Metropolis #2
Future State: Wonder Woman #2
Future State: The Flash #2
Future State: Swamp Thing #2


ComiXology Unlimited
Die #14
Die #15
Die #16
Die #17
Die #18
Fear Case #1
Fear Case #2
Fear Case #3
Fear Case #4

Fire Power #13
Hey Kids! Comics! #3
Hey Kids! Comics! #4
Hey Kids! Comics! #5
Rorschach #11

Paper Girls TPB Vol 4 (Collects issues #16-20)
Stray Bullets Vol 4: Dark Days (Collects issues #23-30)
ADD: Stray Bullets Vol 5:Hi-Jinks and Derringer-Do (Collects issues #31-41)

ADD:  Stray Bullets Vol 6: Killers (Collects issues #1-8)

Marvel Unlimited
FANTASTIC FOUR #32
SPIDER-WOMAN #12
X-CORP #1 SERIES DEBUT!

_____________________________________________________

I added this one.  Canít get enough of this series right now.

Stray Bullets Vol 5:Hi-Jinks and Derringer-Do (Collects issues #31-41) - Builds on the amazing last book and doesnít disappoint.  Our heroine enters high school and the people there are no better than the mob was.  Of course, they dramatically underestimate her.  Great book.

Iím adding the final volume of the first series as well.  Technically Vol 5 was the end of the first series and volume 6 is an eight issue mini.  



Title: Re: Weekly Reader, August 11, 2021
Post by: Jeff on August 17, 2021, 02:59:48 AM
DC Universe Infinite
Detective Comics #1027
Generations Shattered #1
Future State: The Next Batman #3
Future State: Harley Quinn #2
Future State: Superman of Metropolis #2
Future State: Wonder Woman #2
Future State: The Flash #2
Future State: Swamp Thing #2


ComiXology Unlimited
Die #14
Die #15
Die #16
Die #17
Die #18
Fear Case #1
Fear Case #2
Fear Case #3
Fear Case #4

Fire Power #13
Hey Kids! Comics! #3
Hey Kids! Comics! #4
Hey Kids! Comics! #5
Rorschach #11

Paper Girls TPB Vol 4 (Collects issues #16-20)
Stray Bullets Vol 4: Dark Days (Collects issues #23-30)
Stray Bullets Vol 5:Hi-Jinks and Derringer-Do (Collects issues #31-41)

Stray Bullets Vol 6: Killers (Collects issues #1-8)

Marvel Unlimited
FANTASTIC FOUR #32
SPIDER-WOMAN #12
X-CORP #1 SERIES DEBUT!

_____________________________________________________

Stray Bullets Vol 6: Killers (Collects issues #1-8) - Yeah I couldnít stop reading.  Really liking these last 3 trades.  There is just so much here.  Iím blown away by how this one ended and yeah.  Iím grabbing the next series of trades & single issues to keep going.  Gonna kill me when I catch up to current and have to start waiting on issues!


Title: Re: Weekly Reader, August 11, 2021
Post by: Perry on August 17, 2021, 03:47:29 PM
 ;D
Glad you like that Stray Bullets stuff, Jeff.  I know it is beloved by tons of fans.

I just couldn't do it. I tried it but the art was ... ya know ... I have no idea. I have seen, read and enjoyed things with worse art, but there was just something there I couldn't get past when I tried it all those years ago. I was just getting back into comics and it was one of those "You should try this" titles that some of the LCS guys were into, and I do appreciate the hardcore story and ideas (this book should be right up my alley  ;)), I just didn't enjoy the look. Maybe it was the lack of color for THAT particular art style? Like seeing black and white Dynamite art? Maybe if it were in color I would have gotten hooked? I have no idea.

Nope going to be one of those "amazing" reads I am just going to miss, sadly
  :-[



Title: Re: Weekly Reader, August 11, 2021
Post by: Jeff on August 18, 2021, 01:30:52 AM
Gonna kill me when I catch up to current and have to start waiting on issues!

Weíll I guess I donít have to worry about that after all.  Looks like the last issue came out in August of 2020.  So I will get to the endÖunless they quit because of Covid and just havenít got back to it.   :-\