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Title: Weekly Reader, October 24, 2022
Post by: Perry on October 24, 2022, 01:09:48 PM
No idea what I will be adding from DC right now, with what I have to read, I hope it's nothing  ;D ;D, but for now, I think this is what I am going with

DCUltra
Flash Beyond #0 (re-read)
Flash Beyond #1
Flash Beyond #2
Flash Beyond #3
Flash Beyond #4
Flash Beyond #5
Dark Crisis: Worlds Without a Justice League - Green Lantern
Batman - One Bad Day: The Riddler
Batman - One Bad Day: Two Face
World's Finest #3
World's Finest #4
World's Finest #5
World's Finest #6
World's Finest #7
DCeased #1
DCeased #2

MU
A.X.E Judgement Day - I have to at least try the first issue. Has to be better than the preview issue. I trust Gillen
Alien Annual #1 - Yeah, even though I read this collected now, I'll read this one shot  ;D
Daredevil v6 #29

Other
Sledgehammer '44 v1
- Sledgehammer #1 - Going to reread this
- Sledgehammer #2
- Lightning War #1
- Lightning War #2
- Lightning War #3
Promethee 13:13 #4 (Last issue?)

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Title: Re: Weekly Reader, October 24, 2022
Post by: Perry on October 24, 2022, 05:35:43 PM
Well hell, I didn't know/remember that the last issue of the first Alien run was already out. I went to read the Alien Annual, saw there is talk about... something that happened in the first 6 issue run, decided to wait until the 12th issue dropped to read the annual. Went to see when that may happen and noticed issue #12 has been out for some time. Not only that but there is another volume of the series that has started.
Damn my memory!!!

Adding some issues


DCUltra
Flash Beyond #0 (re-read)
Flash Beyond #1
Flash Beyond #2
Flash Beyond #3
Flash Beyond #4
Flash Beyond #5
Dark Crisis: Worlds Without a Justice League - Green Lantern
Batman - One Bad Day: The Riddler
Batman - One Bad Day: Two Face
World's Finest #3
World's Finest #4
World's Finest #5
World's Finest #6
World's Finest #7
DCeased #1
DCeased #2

MU
A.X.E Judgement Day
Alien #7
Alien #8
Alien #9
Alien #10
Alien #11
Alien #12
Alien Annual #1
Daredevil v6 #29

Other
Sledgehammer '44 v1
- Sledgehammer #1
- Sledgehammer #2
- Lightning War #1
- Lightning War #2
- Lightning War #3
Promethee 13:13 #4 (Last issue?)

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Title: Re: Weekly Reader, October 24, 2022
Post by: Jeff on October 25, 2022, 03:18:24 AM
Man Iím running behind this month!  Canít even get my list posted!  Well, it looks similar to last week.  ;D

Marvel Unlimited
A.X.E.: JUDGMENT DAY #1
New Fantastic Four #2
Maestro World War M #5

DC Universe Ultra    
Nightwing #91
Nightwing #92
Nightwing #93
Nightwing #94
Nightwing #95
Nightwing #96

Hoopla
House of Slaughter #6
House of Slaughter #7
House of Slaughter #8
House of Slaughter #9

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Title: Re: Weekly Reader, October 24, 2022
Post by: Gay Titan on October 26, 2022, 12:29:02 PM
Been a hectic week and still trying to finish last week's books. Don't know if I will get to my LCS or not.


Title: Re: Weekly Reader, October 24, 2022
Post by: Perry on October 26, 2022, 12:42:22 PM
Okay, had decided to drop some titles, the one ones that I was trying more "to keep in mind" (so I wouldn't forget about them), more than truly aiming to get them done this week. Aliens, World's Finest, Flash Beyond and DCeased are going to go on hold for at least a week, especially now that I have made it to the next BPRD Omnibus (and super stoked about it). If I have time, hahaha, riiiiight, and I feel in the mood, I may add a couple of those issues back in, but for now lets keep it to what I would like to get done this week
 ;D

Including a book I found by accident, when looking for Chistophe Bec's "Olympus Mons" series on Hoopla. Olympus v1 by Geoff Johns?
 :o
Its on 53 pages (and only one other book after this one) and I am interested to read this as it doesn't have the greatest reviews but... I mean... I've never heard of it so I am trying it. The first one at least
 :D


DCUltra
Dark Crisis: Worlds Without a Justice League - Green Lantern
Batman - One Bad Day: The Riddler
Batman - One Bad Day: Two Face
DC Horror: Sgt Rock #1

MU
A.X.E Judgement Day
Daredevil v6 #29

Other
~ B.P.R.D 1946-1948 Omnibus (containing the following)
 - And What Shall I Find There - Short Story
 - Bishop Olek's Devil - Short Story
B.P.R.D 1946 v1
 - 1946 #1
 - 1946 #2
 - 1946 #3
 - 1946 #4
 - 1946 #5
B.P.R.D 1947 v1
 - 1947 #1
 - 1947 #2
 - 1947 #3
 - 1947 #4
 - 1947 #5
B.P.R.D 1948 v1
 - 1948 #1
 - 1948 #2
 - 1948 #3
 - 1948 #4
 - 1948 #5
Olympus v1
~ Sledgehammer '44 v1
- Sledgehammer #1
- Sledgehammer #2
- Lightning War #1
- Lightning War #2
- Lightning War #3
Promethee 13:13 #4

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A.X.E - Was a little down on this after reading that preview issue, but man I am happy I pushed through that crap and got to this. I am all over this one. Yep, yep, yep

BPRD Shorts - Both shorts are centered around the young Professor Bruttenholm (Discoverer and parental stand-in of Hellboy  ;D). The first a little too Hellboy like in its format of seek, fight, destroy while the second short hit better for me. Still, in essence, the same story beats, but this had a flare to it I enjoyed. Man... so looking forward to these next minis, especially after reading the last three issues of the fantastic...

Sledgehammer - Oh hell yeah!!! I am back on the Mignola Universe with a passion now, baby!!! Between Lobster Johnson's last trade (Iron Prometheus) and the last three-parter in this one, I am hooked again. And luckily, I now get to go to my favorite title (BPRD) and my favorite time frame (1940's... and yes, the '30s is also a favorite of mine, but for this we'll just say the '40s  ;D)

Promethee 13:13 #4 - Ugh, hate to end on a downer but... a change of artist AND art style on the last issue? WTF? That alone made me kinda weary flipping to page two and sure enough, BLAH. The art being worse than the first 3 issues made me kinda mad though, so not sure if that alone was responsible for me not enjoying this, but I didn't. Still hoping for Bec's Promethee to hit Hoopla soon though. I want to read that French dudes work on this Promethee stuff. May have to try his "Bunker" as well


Title: Re: Weekly Reader, October 24, 2022
Post by: Perry on October 26, 2022, 12:43:19 PM
Been a hectic week and still trying to finish last week's books. Don't know if I will get to my LCS or not.

That's okay, save the $20 and go see Black Adam or something
 :)


Title: Re: Weekly Reader, October 24, 2022
Post by: Gay Titan on October 26, 2022, 06:26:33 PM
Been a hectic week and still trying to finish last week's books. Don't know if I will get to my LCS or not.

That's okay, save the $20 and go see Black Adam or something
 :)

That is a GREAT idea! I am dying to see Hawkman's wingspan on the big screen.


Title: Re: Weekly Reader, October 24, 2022
Post by: Jeff on October 27, 2022, 04:11:21 AM
Marvel Unlimited
A.X.E.: JUDGMENT DAY #1
New Fantastic Four #2
Maestro World War M #5

DC Universe Ultra    
Nightwing #91
Nightwing #92
Nightwing #93
Nightwing #94
Nightwing #95
Nightwing #96


Hoopla
House of Slaughter #6
House of Slaughter #7
House of Slaughter #8
House of Slaughter #9

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Nightwing #91 - Love a great team up with my two favorite DC characters!  This was so much fun.

Nightwing #92 - Looks like things are picking up. I like this book but I do wish it didnít have two villains I donít really care for.  Side note: I REALLY liked the silent nod to George Perez & Marv Wolfman.

Nightwing #93 - Well shut me up. Heartless just got interesting.  Another good issue and a blow to corruption.

Nightwing #94 - oh yeah, itís all finally coming to a head! The war between good and evil has stepped up a notch!

Nightwing #95 - Guest stars galore! The take down of Blockbuster gets escalated.  And a surprise ending (that sadly, I had already been spoiled on).

Nightwing #96 - Great finale to this major arc.  Really wish I hadnít got spoiled but it was still a heck of a lot of fun to read.  Best arc of the series and promises of even better story to come.



Title: Re: Weekly Reader, October 24, 2022
Post by: Jimmy T on October 27, 2022, 01:18:21 PM
My stupid DC Ultra app. 2 re-installs, cache memory dumping, force stops, and I can now read, but to hell if I can download anything. I was only able to read Worlds' Finest 2, and Justice League 75. Rahrg!

That said I almost caught up on my Marvel. Wolverine, Deadpool, Iron Man, Avengers and Avengers Forever (my interest has REALLY waned on these. Just...jumping through time to find variant one shot storytelling Avengers heroes? I just read 4 issues of this and am bored.)
Also She-Hulk, Sabretooth (which I still liked Jeff!)
Legion of X suffers for art that doesn't really let me know which Arrakko woman we are talking to. When it's David Haller, it's on!! He brings me through the book. Cain too. Kurt is...fine right now, but the mission of this book was out there.



Title: Re: Weekly Reader, October 24, 2022
Post by: Perry on October 28, 2022, 12:16:55 PM

DCUltra
Dark Crisis: Worlds Without a Justice League - Green Lantern
Batman - One Bad Day: The Riddler
Batman - One Bad Day: Two Face
DC Horror: Sgt Rock #1

MU
A.X.E Judgement Day
Daredevil v6 #29

Other
~ B.P.R.D 1946-1948 Omnibus (containing the following)
 - And What Shall I Find There
 - Bishop Olek's Devil
B.P.R.D 1946 v1
 - 1946 #1
 - 1946 #2
 - 1946 #3
 - 1946 #4
 - 1946 #5
B.P.R.D 1947 v1
 - 1947 #1
 - 1947 #2
 - 1947 #3
 - 1947 #4
 - 1947 #5
B.P.R.D 1948 v1
 - 1948 #1
 - 1948 #2
 - 1948 #3
 - 1948 #4
 - 1948 #5[/color]
Olympus v1
Olympus v2
~ Sledgehammer '44 v1
- Sledgehammer #1
- Sledgehammer #2
- Lightning War #1
- Lightning War #2
- Lightning War #3
Promethee 13:13 #4

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Dark Crisis GL - A decent enough alternate world one-shot that I didn't overly enjoy, nor did I hate I guess  :D It was better than the Wonder Woman one (that I read it prior to this one... admittedly, out of order), but not as enjoyable as the Superman one

Olympus v1 - So I found THIS (https://www.humanoids.com/y_catalog/book?id=667) Geoff Johns 2 issue series from Humanoids (on Hoopla) and as I never knew Johns to do any Humanoids work... and as I enjoy the subject matter so much (thanks to George Perez and Marv Wolfman's work with the Titans/Greek Gods) I jumped at the chance to read this. I was left feeling less enthused by the end of the issue however. I will read the next volume at some point, just to finish it off (while hoping it gets better), but sadly there is nothing much here worth wasting a credit on... unless like me you find yourself with extra and you just want to throw them towards something.
 :-X

BPRD 1946 - OH HELL YEAH!!! One issue in and... man, so good.
I have said it so many times now that I hear it while I sleep but screw Hellboy, THIS is the part of the Mignol'verse I want to stay in! Okay, Hellboy is fine, but so much of the first era of the character was Mignola finding out what he wanted Hellboy to be that most of the early stuff felt like (and I know I have used this analogy before as well) it felt like reading the Goon. Discovery of a beast, fight, then win... Rinse, repeat. But if you make Hellboy a PART of something and not THE something, that is where the stuff gets golden!!
So glad I held on. I was getting worried after reading the Witchfinder and early Lobster Johnson omnibi stuff. Not that those were bad, and the Lobster comes on strong at the end, but they were not what I wanted at the time. This BPRD stuff? That is where I want to stay.
I am in love with this stuff!!! Feel so bad for being so late to the party, but I'm glad I finally knocked on the door. I'm like a caveman waking up to find that not only has his wheel has been improved upon, they are used on these things called motor cars!!
 :D :D


Title: Re: Weekly Reader, October 24, 2022
Post by: Jeff on October 28, 2022, 09:54:39 PM
Marvel Unlimited
A.X.E.: JUDGMENT DAY #1
New Fantastic Four #2
Maestro World War M #5

DC Universe Ultra    
Nightwing #91
Nightwing #92
Nightwing #93
Nightwing #94
Nightwing #95
Nightwing #96


Hoopla
House of Slaughter #6
House of Slaughter #7
House of Slaughter #8
House of Slaughter #9


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House of Slaughter #6 - Hmmm. Now this arc is interesting. Itís more like itís predecessor Something is Killing the Children. An arc regarding the Scarlet masks.  So far Iím liking it.

House of Slaughter #7 - a little surreal but a good chapter.  The art is fascinating to look at. Which is interesting since the main character is also an artist.

House of Slaughter #8 - started to drag a little with this issue. But the reveal at the end sucks you back in.

House of Slaughter #9 - I found this confusing.  Itís the origin of the main character but Iím not sure I understand what is happening anymore.  I think I do, but not sure.  Hopefully next issue will bring it all together.



Title: Re: Weekly Reader, October 24, 2022
Post by: Jimmy T on October 29, 2022, 01:01:54 PM
I've been on a tear since I caught up binging 3 years of a weekly hour and a half podcast!

Marvel I'm all caught up on...and boy oh boy, the hubris and arrogance of the 2 put out AXE Marvel books just drips off the pages!!!

Regular and Forever Avengers books of variant characters I don't find particularly interesting right now.
Very glad to read 2 PAD books the same month with Maestro and New Fantastic Four!
Punisher looks to have some amazing things happen next issue!!
Daredevil, She-Hulk, Wolverine, Iron Man are all really solid stand alone titles!!

Now DC Ultra?

I've been ripping it up!!

All caught up on Action Comics. Almost caught up on Superman Son of Kel-El.
Been going through Batman, Deathstroke Inc, and Robin and just finished Shadow war. And actually, a decently tight story with purpose.
Aquamen was more about looking through than reading. It was not...greatly interesting, but I wanted to see events of it, so I went through.
Can't wait to see how Flashpoint Beyond eventually ends!! 3 weeks to see that book!!!
Suicide Squad ended in a satisfying way for me
Human Target is back to being right on point!
Dark Knights of Steel Tales from the kingdom is a great book; don't let the kiddie cover foolyou! read it!
World's Finest; caught up; loving this title!
Nightwing-awesome to be caught up!
Batman Killing Time is such....a great book with such terrible depressive murder and human squalor to it. A hard juxtaposition.

gonna be getting around to Shazam and Black Adam yet, and through some Detective, then onto Dark Crisis lead up and ties (and that means reading Flash to be current too!)
Then the Batman Rogues One Bad Day one shots eventually.
And eventually the Trial of the Amazons to finish.


Title: Re: Weekly Reader, October 24, 2022
Post by: Perry on October 30, 2022, 10:22:29 AM
Marvel I'm all caught up on...and boy oh boy, the hubris and arrogance of the 2 put out AXE Marvel books just drips off the pages!!!

"Arrogance and Hubris"? How so?

gonna be getting around to [...] the Batman Rogues One Bad Day one shots eventually.

Oh yes  :)... Speaking of...


DCUltra
Dark Crisis: Worlds Without a Justice League - Green Lantern
Batman - One Bad Day: The Riddler
Batman - One Bad Day: Two Face
DC Horror: Sgt Rock #1

MU
A.X.E Judgement Day
Daredevil v6 #29

Other
~ B.P.R.D 1946-1948 Omnibus (containing the following)
 - And What Shall I Find There
 - Bishop Olek's Devil
B.P.R.D 1946 v1
 - 1946 #1
 - 1946 #2
 - 1946 #3
 - 1946 #4
 - 1946 #5
B.P.R.D 1947 v1
 - 1947 #1
 - 1947 #2
 - 1947 #3
 - 1947 #4
 - 1947 #5
B.P.R.D 1948 v1
 - 1948 #1
 - 1948 #2
 - 1948 #3
 - 1948 #4
 - 1948 #5[/color]
Olympus v1
Olympus v2
~ Sledgehammer '44 v1
- Sledgehammer #1
- Sledgehammer #2
- Lightning War #1
- Lightning War #2
- Lightning War #3
Promethee 13:13 #4

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One Bad Day: Riddler - Soooo, I "flip" open this book and within a couple panels I am thinking that this seems very familiar. Two or three pages in I am thinking that I have read this before. A few more pages and I am convinced I have read this before as I am remembering things before I get to them. So, I can only assume this is one I read at the LCS when it first hit? But ya know, even though I am reading this a second time, I am loving what I am reading... and seeing.
Can't express how much I loved this book. Tom King and his buddy Mitch Gerard killing a Riddler book. Killing it.
If the rest of these are close to this one this is going to be a collection for the ages!!!
I am going to have to go back, after I walk the dog, and see if I wrote about this issue back when it first came out. So damn good... at least this time
 :D :D

BPRD 1946 - Okay, settling in here... perhaps a little too much, but I am growing fond of an addition to the cast (at least for this mimi-series). One that was introduced in the first issue that seemed very odd, in so many ways, but now has me totally curious and a little freaked out. Haha
Also think I am going to change my avatar even though I am not through this mini. I am not sure I enjoy logging on and seeing that damn swastika welcoming me back to the Realm  :D
"Hello Perry"
{Here is a symbol of massive genocide and hate for you to start your joy filled visit}
 :-\


Title: Re: Weekly Reader, October 24, 2022
Post by: Jimmy T on October 30, 2022, 07:09:42 PM
Marvel I'm all caught up on...and boy oh boy, the hubris and arrogance of the 2 put out AXE Marvel books just drips off the pages!!!

"Arrogance and Hubris"? How so?


For me, it's rather all about Tony Stark, who in every event book, continues to show himself as the one who always believes he is right, is always the smartest in the room, and has a voice that should be the only voice that is to be listened to, and never listens to another.

The X-men are a close second as well, with Xavier's dream, and all their hidden abilities of the resurrection, all the secrets from the world over, it almost makes you think the Eternals are correct.

And, there is still the Eternals, who no one on this world even cares about, yet they believe that all are still under their purview and must listen to all that they say or do?

Arrogance and hubris all around. ;)

Big players gonna play, all the small folk of the world suffer.


Title: Re: Weekly Reader, October 24, 2022
Post by: Jeff on October 31, 2022, 12:53:26 AM
Marvel Unlimited
A.X.E.: JUDGMENT DAY #1
New Fantastic Four #2
Maestro World War M #5


DC Universe Ultra    
Nightwing #91
Nightwing #92
Nightwing #93
Nightwing #94
Nightwing #95
Nightwing #96


Hoopla
House of Slaughter #6
House of Slaughter #7
House of Slaughter #8
House of Slaughter #9


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A.X.E.: JUDGMENT DAY #1 - Oh yeah! This was AWESOME! A great crossover and just a great story.  Canít wait for the next issue!

New Fantastic Four #2 - I normally love the stories PAD tells but Iím really not digging this too much.  Itís not terrible but not great either.  I do want to find out what is up with the priest do I imagine Iíll stick it out.

Maestro World War M #5 - And with this, the story is now a wrap.  This series was a lot of fun.  Looking forward to PADís take on Joe Fixit next year.



Title: Re: Weekly Reader, October 24, 2022
Post by: Perry on October 31, 2022, 02:00:01 PM
For me, it's rather all about Tony Stark...

Arrogance and hubris all around. ;)

Oh, Okay, I got ya. When you said "the two Marvel books" in the comment, I thought you meant company wide.
I thought you were saying that the AXE series itself was the arrogant aspect.
 :D

I was like okaaay
 :D :D

Sure it is a money grab, but arrogant?  :D :D :D

I got ya.

Not a lot read and not a lot of good either  :-\


DCUltra
Dark Crisis: Worlds Without a Justice League - Green Lantern
Batman - One Bad Day: The Riddler
Batman - One Bad Day: Two-Face
DC Horror: Sgt Rock #1

MU
A.X.E Judgement Day
Daredevil v6 #29

Other
~ B.P.R.D 1946-1948 Omnibus (containing the following)
 - And What Shall I Find There
 - Bishop Olek's Devil
B.P.R.D 1946 v1
 - 1946 #1
 - 1946 #2
 - 1946 #3
 - 1946 #4
 - 1946 #5
B.P.R.D 1947 v1
 - 1947 #1
 - 1947 #2
 - 1947 #3
 - 1947 #4
 - 1947 #5
B.P.R.D 1948 v1
 - 1948 #1
 - 1948 #2
 - 1948 #3
 - 1948 #4
 - 1948 #5[/color]
Olympus v1
Olympus v2
~ Sledgehammer '44 v1
- Sledgehammer #1
- Sledgehammer #2
- Lightning War #1
- Lightning War #2
- Lightning War #3
Promethee 13:13 #4

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Olympus v2 - Had to finish it off. Waste of time. Sure it is nice to read some Johns stuff again, good dialog and all, but the title, while technically accurate, was misleading. I wanted Mythological Gods and the monsters of myth and all we really got was some of the monsters... but even that was kinda bland. Didn't hate it, but certainly not a must read. The opposite really.

Daredevil - So Matt
was poisoned, then put outside to face a shitload of "baddies". Poor Matt. And Electra continues training her new apprentice.
Not a ton of movement, but good stuff

Sgt Rock - Oh how I wanted to like this, and perhaps had I not been reading the BPRD I may have ended up enjoying this more, but I have literally been reading a very similar story/plot in the current 1946 stuff. Hahaha. Oh the timing of it all. Not continuing here with this title. Not only because I am reading the same elsewhere, but I am enjoying the other so much more. But man, I would have loved to have read this prior to see if I liked it better.

One Bad Day: Two-Face - Wow what a difference. I absolutely loved the Riddler issue but this one... honestly... was a chore to get through. They (DC) switch creative teams each issue and I can honestly say, with only this issue as a base, that I am not a fan of this writer. Maybe her other stuff would hit me better, but this was not a good introduction. I think I recognized her name, Mariko Tamaka, from one of the Batman series (Detecive before Ram V? or Batman prior to Chip?) so maybe you guys here can tell me if she is a good writer or if maybe it was one of those "just didn't hit for me" situations. Either way, damn sure hoping the next one is better!!!!