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Title: Weekly Reader, November 14, 2022
Post by: Jeff on November 14, 2022, 03:14:23 PM
Still trying to get through these Marvel books.  Fortunately only added three new ones so thereís hope.

Marvel Unlimited
Genis-Vell: Captain Marvel #1 - Peter David!
Strange #4
The Variants #2
New Fantastic Four #3
Legion of X #4
Immortal X-Men #5
X-Men Red #5
A.X.E.: JUDGMENT DAY #2
Punisher #5
Amazing Spider-Man #7

DC Universe Ultra    
Flashpoint Beyond #0
Flashpoint Beyond #1
Flashpoint Beyond #2
Flashpoint Beyond #3
Flashpoint Beyond #4
Flashpoint Beyond #5
Flashpoint Beyond #6

Hoopla
Apes & Babes Book One by Frank Cho
The Department of Truth #16
The Department of Truth #17
The Closet Vol 1 (Collects issues 1-3) by James Tynion IV
Ice Cream Man Vol 5: Other Confections (Collects issues 17-20)
Parker Vol 3: The Score by Darwin Cooke

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Title: Re: Weekly Reader, November 14, 2022
Post by: Jeff on November 14, 2022, 04:21:28 PM
Marvel Unlimited
Genis-Vell: Captain Marvel #1 - Peter David!
Strange #4
The Variants #2
New Fantastic Four #3

Legion of X #4
Immortal X-Men #5
X-Men Red #5
A.X.E.: JUDGMENT DAY #2
Punisher #5
Amazing Spider-Man #7

DC Universe Ultra    
Flashpoint Beyond #0
Flashpoint Beyond #1
Flashpoint Beyond #2
Flashpoint Beyond #3
Flashpoint Beyond #4
Flashpoint Beyond #5
Flashpoint Beyond #6

Hoopla
Apes & Babes Book One by Frank Cho
The Department of Truth #16
The Department of Truth #17
The Closet Vol 1 (Collects issues 1-3) by James Tynion IV
Ice Cream Man Vol 5: Other Confections (Collects issues 17-20)
Parker Vol 3: The Score by Darwin Cooke

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Genis-Vell: Captain Marvel #1 - Peter David! - Oh yeah! Iím on board for this. Really liked this first issue.  I wasnít too sure at the beginning but by the end I was sold.

Strange #4 - this continues to be a fun book.  I really like Clea and her part as hero of this story.  Her undying loyalty to bring Stephen back makes this that much more believable.

The Variants #2 - Getting weirder and weirder but I like it.  Iíve generally always enjoyed Gail Simoneís stories and this one is no different. An interesting chapter in the life of Jessica Jones.

New Fantastic Four #3 - Man, this is really not enjoyable.  I want to see how it ends but it may not be worth it.  I think Iím bailing out.  Sorry PAD. Youíve lost me on this one.


Title: Re: Weekly Reader, November 14, 2022
Post by: Jeff on November 15, 2022, 04:32:56 AM
Marvel Unlimited
Genis-Vell: Captain Marvel #1 - Peter David!
Strange #4
The Variants #2
New Fantastic Four #3

Legion of X #4
Immortal X-Men #5

X-Men Red #5
A.X.E.: JUDGMENT DAY #2
Punisher #5
Amazing Spider-Man #7

DC Universe Ultra    
Flashpoint Beyond #0
Flashpoint Beyond #1
Flashpoint Beyond #2
Flashpoint Beyond #3
Flashpoint Beyond #4
Flashpoint Beyond #5
Flashpoint Beyond #6

Hoopla
Apes & Babes Book One by Frank Cho
The Department of Truth #16
The Department of Truth #17
The Closet Vol 1 (Collects issues 1-3) by James Tynion IV
Ice Cream Man Vol 5: Other Confections (Collects issues 17-20)
Parker Vol 3: The Score by Darwin Cooke

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Legion of X #4 - I gave it the four issue try and itís just not for me.  Itís not bad and I can see how some will love this.  It has some interesting moments and big ideas.  But I just canít get into it.  Iíll wait to hear from others how this wrapped up.

Immortal X-Men #5 - This I loved. I really like the focus on each member of the Council.  This issue delves into Exodus, a character I know least about. Enjoyed it.



Title: Re: Weekly Reader, November 14, 2022
Post by: Jeff on November 15, 2022, 10:23:39 PM
Marvel Unlimited
Genis-Vell: Captain Marvel #1 - Peter David!
Strange #4
The Variants #2
New Fantastic Four #3

Legion of X #4
Immortal X-Men #5

X-Men Red #5
A.X.E.: JUDGMENT DAY #2

Punisher #5
Amazing Spider-Man #7

DC Universe Ultra    
Flashpoint Beyond #0
Flashpoint Beyond #1
Flashpoint Beyond #2
Flashpoint Beyond #3
Flashpoint Beyond #4
Flashpoint Beyond #5
Flashpoint Beyond #6

Hoopla
Apes & Babes Book One by Frank Cho
The Department of Truth #16
The Department of Truth #17
The Closet Vol 1 (Collects issues 1-3) by James Tynion IV
Ice Cream Man Vol 5: Other Confections (Collects issues 17-20)
Parker Vol 3: The Score by Darwin Cooke

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X-Men Red #5 - Excellent start to the war on Mars.  Weíll written battles and great cliff hanger.

A.X.E.: JUDGMENT DAY #2 - BWAHAHAHAHA! Am I the only one who thought that plan was a bad idea?  Great issue. Canít wait for what happens next.



Title: Re: Weekly Reader, November 14, 2022
Post by: Jeff on November 17, 2022, 05:09:43 AM
Marvel Unlimited
Genis-Vell: Captain Marvel #1 - Peter David!
Strange #4
The Variants #2
New Fantastic Four #3

Legion of X #4
Immortal X-Men #5

X-Men Red #5
A.X.E.: JUDGMENT DAY #2

Punisher #5
Amazing Spider-Man #7


DC Universe Ultra    
Flashpoint Beyond #0
Flashpoint Beyond #1
Flashpoint Beyond #2
Flashpoint Beyond #3
Flashpoint Beyond #4
Flashpoint Beyond #5
Flashpoint Beyond #6

Hoopla
Apes & Babes Book One by Frank Cho
The Department of Truth #16
The Department of Truth #17
The Closet Vol 1 (Collects issues 1-3) by James Tynion IV
Ice Cream Man Vol 5: Other Confections (Collects issues 17-20)
Parker Vol 3: The Score by Darwin Cooke

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Punisher #5 - Wow! What an amazing, heart wrenching issue.  Loved it.

Amazing Spider-Man #7 - the Vulture! Great to see him back!  I even liked Romitaís art on him.  Say what?!?



Title: Re: Weekly Reader, November 14, 2022
Post by: Jeff on November 17, 2022, 09:19:24 PM
Marvel Unlimited
Genis-Vell: Captain Marvel #1 - Peter David!
Strange #4
The Variants #2
New Fantastic Four #3
Legion of X #4
Immortal X-Men #5
X-Men Red #5
A.X.E.: JUDGMENT DAY #2
Punisher #5
Amazing Spider-Man #7


DC Universe Ultra    
Flashpoint Beyond #0
Flashpoint Beyond #1
Flashpoint Beyond #2
Flashpoint Beyond #3

Flashpoint Beyond #4
Flashpoint Beyond #5
Flashpoint Beyond #6

Hoopla
Apes & Babes Book One by Frank Cho
The Department of Truth #16
The Department of Truth #17
The Closet Vol 1 (Collects issues 1-3) by James Tynion IV
Ice Cream Man Vol 5: Other Confections (Collects issues 17-20)
Parker Vol 3: The Score by Darwin Cooke

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Flashpoint Beyond #0 - Great intro to this series and Iím totally sucked in from the second I saw ď5g AvertedĒ on the chalkboard!  Oh yeah! Another great Geoff Johns story ahead!

Flashpoint Beyond #1 - Good first issue. Fun seeing the world of Flashpoint again and the mystery Batman is trying to solve is having some good turns.  Thumbs still up.

Flashpoint Beyond #2 - Right there on the cover, one of my favorite characters, the Psycho Pirate. And the twist does not disappoint.  Iím liking this better than the original Flashpoint.

Flashpoint Beyond #3 - Hmmm. So while I donít believe this tieís in with Dark Crisis it clearly takes place simultaneously.  Theyíve passively mentioned it twice now.


So now Iím nervous that if I keep reading Iím going to get spoiled on Dark Crisis.


Title: Re: Weekly Reader, November 14, 2022
Post by: Jeff on November 18, 2022, 10:00:50 PM
Genis-Vell: Captain Marvel #1 - Peter David!
Strange #4
The Variants #2
New Fantastic Four #3
Legion of X #4
Immortal X-Men #5
X-Men Red #5
A.X.E.: JUDGMENT DAY #2
Punisher #5
Amazing Spider-Man #7


DC Universe Ultra    
Flashpoint Beyond #0
Flashpoint Beyond #1
Flashpoint Beyond #2
Flashpoint Beyond #3

Flashpoint Beyond #4
Flashpoint Beyond #5
Flashpoint Beyond #6

Hoopla
Apes & Babes Book One by Frank Cho
The Department of Truth #16
The Department of Truth #17
The Closet Vol 1 (Collects issues 1-3) by James Tynion IV

Ice Cream Man Vol 5: Other Confections (Collects issues 17-20)
Parker Vol 3: The Score by Darwin Cooke

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Apes & Babes Book One by Frank Cho - Great art book.  Collection of Frank Choís covers from Marvel superheroes books to Kazar & Shanna to Red Sonja to Liberty Meadows. And some nude paintings thrown in for good measure.

The Department of Truth #16 & 17 - I think Tynion is on some kind of acid trip when he writes this book.  But the Lee Harvey parts are my favorite and thatís what this arc is all about.  I enjoyed these two issues and Iím left wanting more.

The Closet Vol 1 (Collects issues 1-3) by James Tynion IV - oh man. Really good writing by Tynion but hits you in the gut.  Great job stirring up emotions.



Title: Re: Weekly Reader, November 14, 2022
Post by: Jeff on November 19, 2022, 04:18:56 AM
Marvel Unlimited
Genis-Vell: Captain Marvel #1 - Peter David!
Strange #4
The Variants #2
New Fantastic Four #3
Legion of X #4
Immortal X-Men #5
X-Men Red #5
A.X.E.: JUDGMENT DAY #2
Punisher #5
Amazing Spider-Man #7


DC Universe Ultra    
Flashpoint Beyond #0
Flashpoint Beyond #1
Flashpoint Beyond #2
Flashpoint Beyond #3

Flashpoint Beyond #4
Flashpoint Beyond #5
Flashpoint Beyond #6

Hoopla
Apes & Babes Book One by Frank Cho
The Department of Truth #16
The Department of Truth #17
The Closet Vol 1 (Collects issues 1-3) by James Tynion IV

Ice Cream Man Vol 5: Other Confections (Collects issues 17-20)
Parker Vol 3: The Score by Darwin Cooke

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Ice Cream Man Vol 5: Other Confections (Collects issues 17-20)
     Issue #17 - A twisted take on Super-Man of the Ď50ís.  A bit sick but a bit fun too.
     Issue #18 - Well that was sad! Experience dieing from the point of view of the one passing. Impactful story telling, that is for sure.
     Issue #19 - I liked this story a lot more than I expected. A ďghostĒ story of sorts. With a bit of a different ending.
     Issue #20 - A twisted spin on you classic kids bed time stories.  Quite unsettling.


Title: Re: Weekly Reader, November 14, 2022
Post by: Jeff on November 19, 2022, 04:20:03 AM
Wow!  It appears Iím the only one reading anything this week.  What a weird turn of events!



Title: Re: Weekly Reader, November 14, 2022
Post by: Perry on November 20, 2022, 01:59:26 PM
Wow!  It appears Iím the only one reading anything this week.  What a weird turn of events!

Ha, sorry man, I actually read more than I thought I did, but I damn sure didn't know I hadn't replied to this thread yet and I find myself just in time to post before I turn around and do next week's list?  :o Wow. Yeah, time has been crazy for me this week.
Okay, not reading as much of what I had set out to read... but still moving on the BPRD front so I am very happy about about that... until I look at how many more omnis/trades/issues I have left
 :D :D
May have to put Batman vs. Robin series on hold until I catch up on other stuff. Will probably drop that in next weeks list
 :(
(Hell, may drop a lot more... I have to get through this BPRD)

Oh, and Jeff, glad you came back to Ice-Cream Man (I have to do the same). Really enjoy those... when I am in THAT mood at least. I also fell off, around issue... hell, no idea... 24? Bottom line, when I do go back to them I am going to have to start in the earlier issues
 ;D


DCUltra
Gotham City Year One #1
Batman vs. Robin #1
Batman vs. Robin #2
GCPD: The Blue Wall #1 - I think, hope, this will be another Gotham Central (also hope I get to it tonight)

MU
Daredevil v6 #30
Immortal X-Men #1 (Re-read)
Immortal X-Men #2
Immortal X-Men #3
Immortal X-Men #4
Immortal X-Men #5
X-Men Red #1 (Re-read)
X-Men Red #2
X-Men Red #3
X-Men Red #4
X-Men Red #5
Power Man and Iron Fist #56
Power Man and Iron Fist #57

Other
~ Abe Sapien: The Drowning and Other Stories *Omnibus (containing the following)
The Drowning #1
The Drowning #2
The Drowning #3
The Drowning #4
The Drowning #5
Casualties (short-story)
The Haunted Boy (one-shot)
Land of the Dead (one-shot)
Witchcraft and Demonology (one-shot)
The Abyssal Plain #1
The Abyssal Plain #2
The Devil Does Not Jest #1
The Devil Does Not Jest #2
Ogopogo (one-shot)
Subconscious (one-shot)
Lost Lives (one-shot)
Icthyo Sapien (one-shot)
Calm Before the Storm (one-shot)

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Abe Sapien - I won't discuss each story, yet, but I can say that I am enjoying this every bit as much as the BPRD stuff. Maybe because Abe is so highly featured in those stories as well, but for whatever the reason, yeah, good stuff! Lots of spooky stuff like ghosts and witches and the like make for a fun nighttime read  ;D

Power-Man and Iron Fist - Though not as good as I remember the later stories to be, these two issues were fine. May have to go on the back burner for a few, right when I try to get into the older stuff, as there is just too much new stuff I have held off on that is now coming time to read.

X-Men Red - Okay, I can taste the flavor of this book and while I do enjoy what is going on in Immortal a little more, I also like the characters more in that book. But that is fine because I don't truly know that much about the ones in this title, save for Storm and Mags of course, so learning more about the rest could be fun. So far I'm in

Immortal X-Men - Really enjoy this book. And like my lack of knowledge with most characters in "Red", I hope this title shows me more of Sinister as I am highly interested in him, but maybe because I don't know him that well?  ;D So far, I dig him... and the book



Title: Re: Weekly Reader, November 14, 2022
Post by: Jeff on November 20, 2022, 09:56:33 PM
Oh, and Jeff, glad you came back to Ice-Cream Man (I have to do the same). Really enjoy those... when I am in THAT mood at least. I also fell off, around issue... hell, no idea... 24? Bottom line, when I do go back to them I am going to have to start in the earlier issues
 ;D

I think Iím only one trade behind you.  Maybe weíll be at the same spot when you jump back in.


Title: Re: Weekly Reader, November 14, 2022
Post by: Jeff on November 20, 2022, 09:59:02 PM
Marvel Unlimited

Genis-Vell: Captain Marvel #1 - Peter David!
Strange #4
The Variants #2
New Fantastic Four #3
Legion of X #4
Immortal X-Men #5
X-Men Red #5
A.X.E.: JUDGMENT DAY #2
Punisher #5
Amazing Spider-Man #7


DC Universe Ultra    
Flashpoint Beyond #0
Flashpoint Beyond #1
Flashpoint Beyond #2
Flashpoint Beyond #3

Flashpoint Beyond #4
Flashpoint Beyond #5
Flashpoint Beyond #6

Hoopla
Apes & Babes Book One by Frank Cho
The Department of Truth #16
The Department of Truth #17
The Closet Vol 1 (Collects issues 1-3) by James Tynion IV

Ice Cream Man Vol 5: Other Confections (Collects issues 17-20)
Parker Vol 3: The Score by Darwin Cooke

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Parker Vol 3: The Score by Darwin Cooke - This was the best of the three!  Great Oceans Eleven type story.  I hope Cooke does more of these.  They are a lot of fun.


Title: Re: Weekly Reader, November 14, 2022
Post by: Jeff on November 20, 2022, 10:07:45 PM
Ooooo!  I just found out there is a Vol 4!  And I can read it on ComiXology for free!

Richard Stark's Parker Vol. 4: Slayground


Title: Re: Weekly Reader, November 14, 2022
Post by: Jeff on November 21, 2022, 12:24:05 AM
Marvel Unlimited
Genis-Vell: Captain Marvel #1 - Peter David!
Strange #4
The Variants #2
New Fantastic Four #3
Legion of X #4
Immortal X-Men #5
X-Men Red #5
A.X.E.: JUDGMENT DAY #2
Punisher #5
Amazing Spider-Man #7


DC Universe Ultra    
Flashpoint Beyond #0
Flashpoint Beyond #1
Flashpoint Beyond #2
Flashpoint Beyond #3

Flashpoint Beyond #4
Flashpoint Beyond #5
Flashpoint Beyond #6


Hoopla
Apes & Babes Book One by Frank Cho
The Department of Truth #16
The Department of Truth #17
The Closet Vol 1 (Collects issues 1-3) by James Tynion IV

Ice Cream Man Vol 5: Other Confections (Collects issues 17-20)
Parker Vol 3: The Score by Darwin Cooke

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Flashpoint Beyond #4-6 - This was amazing.  Great story and great setup for the future DC Universe.  Just like the days of old when Johns was more prominently involved in shapin the DC universe.

NOTE: I will say I think you should read Dark Crisis before Flashpoint Beyond. This story takes place after Dark Crisis.  Thankfully it did not spoil Dark Crisis but it does talk about it in relation to other Crisis books and attempts to tie everything together.  It has made me excited for the future of DC and I want to get caught up even faster now.


Title: Re: Weekly Reader, November 14, 2022
Post by: Perry on November 21, 2022, 12:14:14 PM
Knocked out a few more yesterday.

DCUltra
Gotham City Year One #1
Batman vs. Robin #1
Batman vs. Robin #2
GCPD: The Blue Wall #1
Stargirl: Lost Children #1

MU
Daredevil v6 #30
Immortal X-Men #1 (Re-read)
Immortal X-Men #2
Immortal X-Men #3
Immortal X-Men #4
Immortal X-Men #5
X-Men Red #1 (Re-read)
X-Men Red #2
X-Men Red #3
X-Men Red #4
X-Men Red #5
Power Man and Iron Fist #56
Power Man and Iron Fist #57

Other
~ Abe Sapien: The Drowning and Other Stories *Omnibus (containing the following)
The Drowning #1
The Drowning #2
The Drowning #3
The Drowning #4
The Drowning #5
Casualties (short-story)
The Haunted Boy (one-shot)
Land of the Dead (one-shot)
Witchcraft and Demonology (one-shot)
The Abyssal Plain #1
The Abyssal Plain #2
The Devil Does Not Jest #1
The Devil Does Not Jest #2
Ogopogo (one-shot)
Subconscious (one-shot)
Lost Lives (one-shot)
Icthyo Sapien (one-shot)
Calm Before the Storm (one-shot)

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Immortal and Red - I don't like who the mutants are. I am really enjoying both of these titles, but I am not liking who these X-Men are now. It seems like only Kurt, who gets very little panel time currently, is the only X-Man that has stayed remotely true to who he was. Sure the "bad guys" are the same, but funny how each and every X-Man sounds the same, has the same ideals of most of what used to be the "bad guys". Why is that I wonder  :-\
Still, even with all that, I do enjoy these two titles. They are not the X-Men, but I enjoy them.  ;D

GCPD - Okay, about a third of the way through this title I began to worry if I was soon to be reading a comic version of ST: Discovery  ::) luckily, that isn't what this is. I am not saying it will not end up being that but so far this is more about being a cop. Hope it stays that way. I also enjoy seeing Montoya as Commish, though I don't expect Gordon to be gone forever. Of course I said that about another old white guy (Nick Fury) before.
A pretty good first issue that has me for a couple more issues at least. (Not quite Gotham Central yet however)  ;)

EDIT - Stargirl - I had forgot I read this until just now. Loved seeing the Todd Nauck art (I am such a fan of his and he draws these young characters like nobody's business) and also love seeing Geoff Johns back at scripting duties, but... yeah... I just don't care too much about the DC younger characters any longer, especially her. Stargirl does, and always has, just bugged me. I hate to say that as I know the history of the character and what she means/represents, and I don't want to sound heartless, but I just don't care about her... at all.
I'm waiting for the JSA. If she is in that, great, if not, well. alls the better. :'(