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Title: Weekly Reader, September 6, 2022
Post by: Jeff on September 05, 2022, 05:01:47 AM
Lots of DC this week.  Something tells me I’ll have room to add more!

Marvel Unlimited
Strange #3

DC Universe Infinite    
Batman #121
Dark Knights of Steel #5
Justice League #73
The Nice House on the Lake #7
War for Earth-3 #1
L.E.G.I.O.N. #23
L.E.G.I.O.N. #24
L.E.G.I.O.N. #25
L.E.G.I.O.N. #26

Hoopla
We Only Find Them When They’re Dead #11
We Only Find Them When They’re Dead #12
We Only Find Them When They’re Dead #13

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Title: Re: Weekly Reader, September 6, 2022
Post by: Perry on September 05, 2022, 11:46:46 AM
Well, I'm having a little too much fun with not only BPRD, but with reading issues back to back (man I do love a collection), so for the next week or so (until I get bored  ;D) I am going to just download the new single issues from Marvel and DC to read later.
While I really want to continue reading Strange, Punisher, Nice House, Dark Knights, etc... and I am intrigued by War on Earth and more upcoming like Batman #125 (Zdarsky's first issue) and Detective #162 (Spurrier and Ram V's first issue), I am going to try and hold off on all that and dive into a lot of older stuff so I can read issues back to back for awhile. I hope. Stay on the Omni/trade or lots of older issues path for a bit. Or at least for a week knowing me
 :D
I am also, I think, going to mainly concentrate on catching up on the BPRD for now, I am really into that series. I'm burning through them and following a reading order list I found HERE (https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1-O8Zw_v_F1-M1RZ4I3uN7AMTuTtK_1Ox4FkugzP-x8s/edit#gid=1936414018) (you can click the bottom buttons to switch between omnibus reading and trade reading)
But I will mix it up a bit and not stay JUST on my new found love, BPRD  ;D.
Interested in seeing if I can do this, read only collections and older issues for any length of time. Probably not, but I'll see.

Still adding the new comics from the Big Two I am looking forward to reading on here, but only in my first post. So maybe I can look back at it later to see what I wanted to read.  
 8)

DCI
Batman: Killing Time #1
Dark Knights of Steel #5
Nice House on the Lake #7
One-Star Squadron #4

MU
Strange #3
Alien #12
Daredevil v6 #19
Daredevil v6 #20
Daredevil v6 #21

Other
(Hoopla doesn't have the BPRD v4 Omni, the next in line for me, but they do have the trades that it contains)
B.P.R.D. v10 The Warning (1-5)
- The Warning #1
- The Warning #2
- The Warning #3
- The Warning #4
- The Warning #5
B.P.R.D. v11 The Black Goddess (1-5)
- The Black Goddess #1
- The Black Goddess #2
- The Black Goddess #3
- The Black Goddess #4
- The Black Goddess #5
Newburn v1 (Newburn 1-8)
- Newburn #1
- Newburn #2
- Newburn #3
- Newburn #4
- Newburn #5
- Newburn #6
- Newburn #7
- Newburn #8

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Newburn - This is a re-read for me but damn... it really does drive home my feeling that reading issues consecutively is so much more enjoyable (and retainable) for me.


Title: Re: Weekly Reader, September 6, 2022
Post by: Jimmy T on September 05, 2022, 02:18:01 PM
Last night, I read for 3 and a half hours. Really got caught up on so many things. But formatting will fall to the wayside; sorry all!

DC
Action Comics (been surprisingly enjoying this each month)
Detective Comics -5 issues done; all caught up !!
Aquaman/Green Arrow Deep Targets-1 issue left in this weird little mini
Deathstroke Inc; I'm cooled a bit with this title, but last page leaves me curious for more
Human Target 5 was AMAZING needs to be read twice
Blue & Gold 5 & 6; more of a thumb through. The stuff worth reading is only from Rip Hunter
Robin 11
Wonder Woman -eh
Suicide Squad & Task Force Z -these books have such weird angles being pushed and driving towards; I really like that!

Marvel
Devil's Reign Omega'
Moon Knight
Punisher 3 -leaning more into 'no' towards the origin change

1 omnibus of Descender from hoopla-well, great! Now I have to go and finish up all of Ascender now! :D

Also, looking to add Manifest Destiny, which was a title I wasn't able to finish...because My buddy moved away and I didn't collect it!
That and Black Hammer I've bought and not read, and Black Magick that I've bought and not read (which I assume is very much dead in the water, like Morning Glories).

I think I'd like to finish up all my comixology trade purchases...and then, hell, probably never buy a trade on there again as long as hoopla is doing the best job of it!


Title: Re: Weekly Reader, September 6, 2022
Post by: Jeff on September 06, 2022, 04:06:57 PM
Added a couple more DC after seeing the drop list this morning.

Marvel Unlimited
Strange #3

DC Universe Infinite    
Batman #121
ADD: Batman: Killing Time #1 - Tom King!
Dark Knights of Steel #5
Justice League #73
The Nice House on the Lake #7
War for Earth-3 #1
ADD: Suicide Squad #22 - part 2 of War for Earth-3
L.E.G.I.O.N. #23
L.E.G.I.O.N. #24
L.E.G.I.O.N. #25
L.E.G.I.O.N. #26

Hoopla
We Only Find Them When They’re Dead #11
We Only Find Them When They’re Dead #12
We Only Find Them When They’re Dead #13

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Strange #3 - These definitely read fast.  Nice setup issue for what offers to be one big fight in the world of magic.




Title: Re: Weekly Reader, September 6, 2022
Post by: Jeff on September 07, 2022, 02:08:08 AM
Marvel Unlimited
Strange #3

DC Universe Infinite    
Batman #121
Batman: Killing Time #1 - Tom King!
Dark Knights of Steel #5
Justice League #73
The Nice House on the Lake #7
War for Earth-3 #1
Suicide Squad #22 - part 2 of War for Earth-3
L.E.G.I.O.N. #23
L.E.G.I.O.N. #24
L.E.G.I.O.N. #25
L.E.G.I.O.N. #26

Hoopla
We Only Find Them When They’re Dead #11
We Only Find Them When They’re Dead #12
We Only Find Them When They’re Dead #13


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We Only Find Them When They’re Dead #11 - 13 - Wow!  I forgot how great this book is!  This third arc seems to be bringing everything together.  All the pieces are starting to fall into place. And yet there are still plenty of holy sh!t moments!  Definitely going to re-read this whole thing a second time when it’s finished!



Title: Re: Weekly Reader, September 6, 2022
Post by: Jimmy T on September 07, 2022, 02:16:16 AM
And....I believe I'm all caught up!

I did my Marvel stuff earlier today as breaks from work; Strange 3 (I'm digging the book, and with
Thunderstrike! somehow returns!
I'm around. Ghost Rider 3 is so damned strange, and for that, I LOVE IT!

Avengers Forever 6, is supposed to be a kissing cousin to the main Avenger's title? Sure, but I'm kinda just reading it as a cool Elseworlds tale, and I dig what's being written.  Why I also read AVengers 56 to see Jane & Jane side by side! And a poignant ending, but for the main Avengers title, the art is rather mundane. The 'Forever' title has Aaron Kuder on it! This title...does not. I read Captain Marvel 38, and can't remember why I bothered to try and keep up. I won't make that mistake next month-especially with having Genis Vell around to read!

Spider-man 2099 exodus #1 is so damned confusing. I have no clue what has been said or printed in these first 2 issues. I want to read about Miguel and his Spidey adventures. This book? I have no clue what its even trying to do.

But Legion of X 1 interested me! Because I love how dangerous, crazy, and all POWERFUL Legion is! I'm gonna read another issue! And I Read Deadpool Bad Blood by Rob Liefeld because I love how terrible he draws, but I can't look away!!


Title: Re: Weekly Reader, September 6, 2022
Post by: Jimmy T on September 07, 2022, 02:23:24 AM
Into DC...

Dark Knights of Steel 5, oh girl you a LIAR, I love it! And what a twist on characters and events for the rising action of this book!

Justice League Incarnate 5 gives rise to the next big cosmos event; I feel a little fatigued, but not completely because I kinda really dig this stuff-usually! I hope for more consistent art though.

After that, it was War for Earth 3 1 and part 2 in Suicide Squad 13; I dig this crossover so far! I can't help but be engaged by the insanity in this!

Detective comics 1055 is me really catching up and fully understanding this arc, and in generaly, really enjoying it! And I REALLY want to know who this kid in the back up story is!!

Batman Killing Time 1 was AWESOME. Batman/Catwoman Christmas Special 1 was so poignant and sad to me. Batman the Knight 1&2 was so very cool in the read; didn't think I'd want to read some more beginning Batman adventuers. But I'm not! I'm reading Bruce Wayne! And Batman 121 is just...Batman goodness! Okay, I know why DC puts out so many Batman books; it's almost easy, and usually can ALWAYS be good!

Then there's Aquamen 1 -not great art, but I'm intrigued by the mystery of events presented in the book, so I'm gonna keep up on it!


Title: Re: Weekly Reader, September 6, 2022
Post by: Jimmy T on September 07, 2022, 02:27:11 AM
AND

King of Spies tpb from Mark Millar and Matteo scalero; I dug it! Millar never pulls punches on who he doesn't like, and who deserves it!

A Righteous Thirst for Vengeance vol 1; oh, this is still ongoing? Cool! A minimalist approach in writing, but greatly detailed in art and pictures to tell a story; I'd like another please.

Descender complete collection vol2 made me very happy to have finally finished, so now it's on to Ascender vol 1-3!!

AND

Black Hammer Vol 2; great! now I can use Hoopla to read ALL THE OTHER STUFF IN THIS WORLD!

and Copperhead vol 3 and 4...and be said that this Martian sci-fi western comic is dead in the water, since it hasn't published anything in 3 years

which brings me to The Fix by Nick Spencer...who has abandoned nearly every work he's ever done. I'll never touch another book of his again.


Title: Re: Weekly Reader, September 6, 2022
Post by: Perry on September 07, 2022, 11:07:25 AM
A Righteous Thirst for Vengeance vol 1 [...] I'd like another please.

Yes, yes. Me too!!

Black Hammer Vol 2; great! now I can use Hoopla to read ALL THE OTHER STUFF IN THIS WORLD!

The ancillary titles are fun, but... well, just be aware that for me, mainly just me  ;D, the main Hammer title started to go down a tad with the Age of Doom series... again, for me  ;D I felt it came back with "Reborn", but I still had a little bit of sour on my tongue by the time that hit. So much so that I don't think I enjoyed Reborn as much as I should've/could've. It was good, but it also came out around the same time as Black Hammer Visions (which I despised) I still enjoyed the rest of the universe, though maybe not so much The Unteens  :-\  Nothing has captured the joy of that first series though. I am hopeful The End will change all that as Lemire has signed on with Image and ending Black Hammer in 2023
Maybe its time, maybe it isn't, I just hope its good

which brings me to The Fix by Nick Spencer...who has abandoned nearly every work he's ever done. I'll never touch another book of his again.

While I won't go as far as you did there, I do understand the frustration.
 :D


DCI
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MU
Daredevil v6 #19
Daredevil v6 #20
Daredevil v6 #21

Other
B.P.R.D. v10 The Warning (1-5)
- The Warning #1
- The Warning #2
- The Warning #3
- The Warning #4
- The Warning #5
B.P.R.D. v11 The Black Goddess (1-5)
- The Black Goddess #1
- The Black Goddess #2
- The Black Goddess #3
- The Black Goddess #4
- The Black Goddess #5
Newburn v1 (Newburn 1-8)
- Newburn #1
- Newburn #2
- Newburn #3
- Newburn #4
- Newburn #5
- Newburn #6
- Newburn #7
- Newburn #8

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BPRD: The Warning - Honestly, not as good as what I have been reading from this title. It is a set-up to what I already know is coming, so I will give a little leeway, but yeah, overall not as fun. A necessity that I understand, but not as fun. That being said we are getting more of a certain Pulp character now, one that I am supremely interested in, so for that... Perry likey
 ;D
 ;D


Title: Re: Weekly Reader, September 6, 2022
Post by: Gay Titan on September 07, 2022, 01:26:29 PM
Batman #127
Black Adam the Justice Society Files Atom Smasher#1... the first two tie-ins were fairly interestiing and fun.
Dark Crisis  On Infinite Earths #4
Dark Knights of Steel Tales from the Three Kingdoms  #1
Flashpoint Beyond #5
Multiversity Teen Justice #4

Just curious, do we really need another Avengers title with another #1? UGH


Title: Re: Weekly Reader, September 6, 2022
Post by: Jeff on September 07, 2022, 01:48:57 PM
which brings me to The Fix by Nick Spencer...who has abandoned nearly every work he's ever done. I'll never touch another book of his again.

I thought he finally finished the Fix? Has it just been so long I don’t remember?


Title: Re: Weekly Reader, September 6, 2022
Post by: Jeff on September 08, 2022, 03:27:24 AM
Marvel Unlimited
Strange #3

DC Universe Infinite    
Batman #121
Batman: Killing Time #1 - Tom King!
Dark Knights of Steel #5

Justice League #73
The Nice House on the Lake #7
War for Earth-3 #1
Suicide Squad #22 - part 2 of War for Earth-3
L.E.G.I.O.N. #23
L.E.G.I.O.N. #24
L.E.G.I.O.N. #25
L.E.G.I.O.N. #26

Hoopla
We Only Find Them When They’re Dead #11
We Only Find Them When They’re Dead #12
We Only Find Them When They’re Dead #13


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Batman #121 - the end of the Abyss arc and the start of a lot of new stuff!

Batman: Killing Time #1 - Another great Tom King book in the making.  Our favorite villains at their best... or should I say worst?! Loved this issue.

Dark Knights of Steel #5 - Another good issue with another twist!  Although I did see it coming.  Still, great issue.


Title: Re: Weekly Reader, September 6, 2022
Post by: Jeff on September 08, 2022, 04:05:29 AM
Marvel Unlimited
Strange #3

DC Universe Infinite    
Batman #121
Batman: Killing Time #1 - Tom King!
Dark Knights of Steel #5

Justice League #73
The Nice House on the Lake #7

War for Earth-3 #1
Suicide Squad #22 - part 2 of War for Earth-3
L.E.G.I.O.N. #23
L.E.G.I.O.N. #24
L.E.G.I.O.N. #25
L.E.G.I.O.N. #26

Hoopla
We Only Find Them When They’re Dead #11
We Only Find Them When They’re Dead #12
We Only Find Them When They’re Dead #13


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Justice League #73 - While I’m happy to have my JL Dark at the center of all this.  I’m not a fan of what Bendis is doing here.  It’s not all bad but it could be better.

The Nice House on the Lake #7 - I’m even more confused but I still like it.  Probably going to require a re-read once it’s all done.



Title: Re: Weekly Reader, September 6, 2022
Post by: Perry on September 08, 2022, 09:18:23 AM
WOO-HOO
Hoopla added the new Alex Ross Fantastic Four book yesterday!!! I started it last night, but didn't see it was available until AFTER I read and finished Newburn... by then I was wiped out. I was only able to get through the first 20 pages or so (outta 64) of the FF book and... well... it isn't the greatest, but you can see the love and sometimes that's enough for me.  ;D
Going to start all over from the beginning tonight or sometime today, in the hopes that I was just too tired to grasp how grand it truly was last night, though I don't think there will be too much of a change in my feelings. Colors are a little jarring, but I saw them already in a preview awhile back, so I was ready for that part. Still there is just something...
Again, I can really see how much Ross loves the older FF and I think for me, being a huge "FFan", that that will carry my enjoyment over the top... regardless
;D
(I hope)
 ;)

DCI
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MU
Daredevil v6 #19
Daredevil v6 #20
Daredevil v6 #21

Other
B.P.R.D. v10 The Warning (1-5)
- The Warning #1
- The Warning #2
- The Warning #3
- The Warning #4
- The Warning #5
B.P.R.D. v11 The Black Goddess (1-5)
- The Black Goddess #1
- The Black Goddess #2
- The Black Goddess #3
- The Black Goddess #4
- The Black Goddess #5
Newburn v1 (Newburn 1-8)
- Newburn #1
- Newburn #2
- Newburn #3
- Newburn #4
- Newburn #5
- Newburn #6
- Newburn #7
- Newburn #8
-Fantastic Four: Full Circle - Added (with a quickness)  ;D

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Newburn - Really enjoyed this series and glad it will be returning. Loved the last issue especially. Easton is something to see.
I almost left that as "Easton is..."
;D


Title: Re: Weekly Reader, September 6, 2022
Post by: Gay Titan on September 08, 2022, 02:17:34 PM

Batman #121 - the end of the Abyss arc and the start of a lot of new stuff!

Batman: Killing Time #1 - Another great Tom King book in the making.  Our favorite villains at their best... or should I say worst?! Loved this issue.

Dark Knights of Steel #5 - Another good issue with another twist!  Although I did see it coming.  Still, great issue.


LOVED Batman: Killing Time! I still need to pick up the last issue but it's a fun, twisty story.


Title: Re: Weekly Reader, September 6, 2022
Post by: Perry on September 08, 2022, 03:02:06 PM
I was spoiled on Batman Killing Time  >:(

But will still read it when it wraps up


Title: Re: Weekly Reader, September 6, 2022
Post by: Jimmy T on September 09, 2022, 04:23:41 AM
which brings me to The Fix by Nick Spencer...who has abandoned nearly every work he's ever done. I'll never touch another book of his again.

I thought he finally finished the Fix? Has it just been so long I don’t remember?

Never finished.

The last issue had
shown his partner had not been killed, but was being held by the bad guy, and the mayor, but still alive! Was not the last issue....


Title: Re: Weekly Reader, September 6, 2022
Post by: Perry on September 09, 2022, 09:43:53 AM

DCI
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MU
Daredevil v6 #19
Daredevil v6 #20
Daredevil v6 #21

Other
B.P.R.D. v10 The Warning (1-5)
- The Warning #1
- The Warning #2
- The Warning #3
- The Warning #4
- The Warning #5
B.P.R.D. v11 The Black Goddess (1-5)
- The Black Goddess #1
- The Black Goddess #2
- The Black Goddess #3
- The Black Goddess #4
- The Black Goddess #5
Newburn v1 (Newburn 1-8)
- Newburn #1
- Newburn #2
- Newburn #3
- Newburn #4
- Newburn #5
- Newburn #6
- Newburn #7
- Newburn #8
- Fantastic Four: Full Circle

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BPRD: The Black Goddess - Ohhhh, okay, getting stronger again with this chapter  ;D Without spoiling anything, yet also being so vague that no-one will understand I love the "stairs guy" also, enjoyed seeing that Abe is here for a reason. Sometimes he reminds us he can be a badass fighter, not just a thinker  ;D

Fantastic Four: Full Circle - Wow, what to say here. art had major problems, but one aspect of that didn't seem to be Ross' fault. It looked as though a lot of panels were "printer" type issues and not on the artist? At least that is the way it looked to me. Not sure if Ross was going for an older, weathered look or not,  but I doubt that as you would get some pristine "Ross" panels and then "BAM", others would look like it was the 5,000th print copy of a page that had been copied 10,000 times. Really confusing as it wasn't page to page this happened but panel to panel... and not all the time.
Add to that problem with the size issue, that this title should only be read in art book style, with huge pages, and you get a lot of pages that were very busy and too crowded to look at. Hard to really get the full scope. confusing panels almost. Not in the Bachelo manner (where you don't know if you're seeing an arm, a leg or... no, is that a car?), but in the "over-fantastical", mesmerizing dream like drawings that, sadly and proudly, had far too much going on inside those very small panels. Small only in that you can only go so big on a comic page, you really do need something like the "Artist Edition" for this story
Noticed how I have not mentioned the writing? Yeah, less said there...
I could feel the love for the Kirby days through the art and story (Reed even has a huge piece of artwork by a painter "Kirby" in the family room ;D), but Ross just isn't a writer. Easier to read than Stan Lee, for me (but most people with a finger to poke a keyboard qualifies in that regard  :D... again.... for me), but for all the love Ross threw inside this book in his art, he failed to capture that love in the script. Dialog was okay, story was interesting, but at the same time not enjoyable. I ended up being left with a cold feeling when I thought about the story.
The love Ross instilled inside warmed me, in the end, but man this was... yeah.
Sorry for the rant, this was my comic, my family growing up, so I get a little opinionated on it at times
 ;D


Title: Re: Weekly Reader, September 6, 2022
Post by: Jeff on September 09, 2022, 12:16:15 PM
Marvel Unlimited
Strange #3

DC Universe Infinite    
Batman #121
Batman: Killing Time #1 - Tom King!
Dark Knights of Steel #5

Justice League #73
The Nice House on the Lake #7

War for Earth-3 #1
Suicide Squad #22 - part 2 of War for Earth-3

L.E.G.I.O.N. #23
L.E.G.I.O.N. #24
L.E.G.I.O.N. #25
L.E.G.I.O.N. #26

Hoopla
We Only Find Them When They’re Dead #11
We Only Find Them When They’re Dead #12
We Only Find Them When They’re Dead #13


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War for Earth-3 #1  - Ok.  Too much weirdness surrounding sex.  Feels like just an extended Suicide Squad story.

Suicide Squad #22 - part 2 of War for Earth-3 - a little better than the first part.



Title: Re: Weekly Reader, September 6, 2022
Post by: Jeff on September 09, 2022, 12:17:38 PM

Fantastic Four: Full Circle - Wow, what to say here.

Hmmmmm.  I have this saved in my favorites on Hoopla but now I’m not so inclined to look at it……


Title: Re: Weekly Reader, September 6, 2022
Post by: Perry on September 09, 2022, 05:34:37 PM

Fantastic Four: Full Circle - Wow, what to say here.

Hmmmmm.  I have this saved in my favorites on Hoopla but now I’m not so inclined to look at it……

I would only add this if you had nothing else to read  :-\ :'( :'( :'(
Or you want to use a "monthly credit" because you have so many left over and just have time for a shorter (compared to HC or trades) 64 page story. Even then I almost want to say just let the credit expire
 :'( :'( :'(
But mileage does vary, and it is Alex Ross, so you may love ... nah, nevermind
 ;D


Title: Re: Weekly Reader, September 6, 2022
Post by: Perry on September 11, 2022, 01:28:44 PM
Finished my Hoopla and was DD'd out after two issues (not that it was bad, by any means, just needed a break), so I added a new trade to get me to tomorrow.
Not likely to finish it prior to that though as today is my holy day, NFL DAY BABY!, but I got a jump on next week at least
 ;D

DCI
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MU
Daredevil v6 #19
Daredevil v6 #20
Daredevil v6 #21

Other
B.P.R.D. v10 The Warning (1-5)
- The Warning #1
- The Warning #2
- The Warning #3
- The Warning #4
- The Warning #5
B.P.R.D. v11 The Black Goddess (1-5)
- The Black Goddess #1
- The Black Goddess #2
- The Black Goddess #3
- The Black Goddess #4
- The Black Goddess #5
Newburn v1 (Newburn 1-8)
- Newburn #1
- Newburn #2
- Newburn #3
- Newburn #4
- Newburn #5
- Newburn #6
- Newburn #7
- Newburn #8
- Fantastic Four: Full Circle
That Texas Blood v1 (Collects Issues 1-6) <-- Added
 - That Texas Blood #1
 - That Texas Blood #2
 - That Texas Blood #3
 - That Texas Blood #4
 - That Texas Blood #5
 - That Texas Blood #6
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Daredevil - Man I missed Checchetto, was happy to see his work again. This was pretty good stuff, although I have to question why... and I think this is what made me walk away from this title for a bit, at least for last night...
why in the hell did Typhoid Mary, who was currently living her life as a nun, have her outfit, including fishnet stockings at hand to change into once she was awakened back to her persona?
That really stuck in my craw, as they say.

BPRD: The Black Goddess - Pretty good finish though I am left feeling confused. As was the idea I believe, I don't think we are to know whether to trust or not trust a certain person at the end. I think I believe him, but... yeah, maybe the team is right? I do know the next Major storyline/plot/atmosphere  :D so that isn't helping my head make a decision. Again, I think that is what the creative team wanted so... good on them
 >:(

That Texas Blood - Finally getting to the crime trades I have been wanting to read. Or read more of I should say, the ones that I had read the first issue or so of awhile back, the ones that Jeff continued to read, the ones that I was jealous that he did  :D
Man, I am glad I forgot how much I enjoyed this intro (and now the entire first issue) or I damn sure would have kept buying the damn thing.
Replace the barren landscape of this small Texas town with mountains and trees and you would have my home town. The small community, the slow pace with its laid back attitude and the hidden anger that lies beneath... the reason why I always hated going back to my home town. Of course now that I am older, I look forward to getting out of this place and move to a place so similar to that very thing :D
Art is great by Jacob Phillips, the same artist as Newburn (and the same guy that colored Sean Phillip's, his daddy, stuff in Reckless and Criminal). I like his style as it is similar to his pops, yet different enough. Sort of like J.R.jr. when he first started at Marvel and his stuff looked like his daddy's stuff (man do I miss THAT). Another thing cool about going straight from this artist's work on Newburn to this is the drastic different look, going from the big city to the small town. It's kinda neat to see
As for the story, truly a slow burn here by Chip Zdarsky, but he proves once again that he has the chops. Yeah, this is right up this crime lovin' old man's sweet spot to say the least.
Glad Jeff liked it and posted each month so I remembered to come back. I would have forgot about it. I am sure
:)