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Phil Kreisel
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Posted: 12 September 2018 at 10:24am | IP Logged | 1 post reply

Here's what I've got waiting for me once I find the time in my incredibly busy schedule to get down to the LCS and pick them up.

  • CATWOMAN #3 - My son likes this series.  I'm a little less committed but I'm reading it as well.  
  • AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #5 - I think the presence of Mary Jane is what keeps we engaged.  It's actually well written - I'm not as crazy about the art (but that's just me)
  • DAREDEVIL #608 - I'm a couple of months behind on this title, but I'm looking forward to how it gets resolved
  • DOMINO #6 - Way behind on this title.     
  • FANTASTIC FOUR #2 - I had mixed feelings about the first issue.  I'll give it a try for a few months.  It'll be nice when they're all back together.     
  • PETER PARKER SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN#309 - I think I'm one month behind on this one, but for the most part, I find it interesting.  I'm sure the shoe will eventually drop where Jonah forgets who Spider-Man really is.     
  • X-MEN BLUE #35 - Way behind on the X-Men titles.
  • ARCHIE 1941 #1 - I'm really looking forward to this one.  I'm a sucker for the historical period and am very interested in what they're doing.

What are you getting?
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Robbie Parry
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G.I. JOE #256 for me. Been following it since Shawn Kane got me hooked again. A new arc has started. Who can resist an arc called "The Cobra's Venom"?
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Mage Hero Denied #12- I've been enjoying this and I thank Matt Wagner for taking 30+ years to tell the story so that I can keep up.

G.I. Joe A Real American Hero #256- Thanks for the shout out, Robbie! Dr. Venom was such a great villain back in the early run of G.I. Joe. The only thing that I don't feel 100% on board for with this book is the art. I'd gotten used to S.L. Gallant and his presence is missed.

Hawkman #4- Hawkman is a favorite character but this is the first solo book that I've really enjoyed and I'm not even a Bryan Hitch fan!

Superman #3- I still like what Bendis is doing so far but the pace needs to pick up.

Fantastic Four #2- I want to like you, I want to like you, I want to like you...I decided long ago that anyone not named Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, or John Byrne will not be able to make the FF my favorite book but I just want a book that I can enjoy and I fear that Dan Slott and Sara Pichelli may not be the team to do that for me. We'll see.


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Robbie Parry
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Posted: 12 September 2018 at 11:18am | IP Logged | 4 post reply

I have heard mainly lukewarm reactions to the FF comic, Shawn.
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Shawn Kane
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I have been one of those lukewarm reactions, Robbie. Slott is a perfectly good writer but his Spider-Man left me cold. Many people didn't feel that way and herald it as a return to form. Sara Pichelli is a really great artist but her Ben Grimm really bugs me. I hate to say it, but the last Ben Grimm that I felt was really rendered properly was drawn by Andrea DiVito for the Thing solo book from a decade ago (written, coincidentally, by Dan Slott).
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Dark Horse/Berger Books: She Could Fly #3 of 4.
DC: Superman #3 (Adam Hughes cover).
IMAGE: Oblivion Song #7.
MARVEL: Fantastic Four #2.
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CEMETERY BEACH #1 - For a time in the 90s/00s, I was a bit of a "Warren Ellis Zombie." I lost that loving feeling after one too many incomplete projects and a sense that I've heard everything he has to say, but he says this series has already been fully drawn so I'll give it a go.

HEY KIDS COMICS #2 - Chaykin's hit and miss but the subject matter has potential, so I'll give it a go. (Have #1 on order, but haven't gotten it yet.)

MAGE HERO DENIED #12 - The great torment of following creator owned work is that you run a pretty large risk of never seeing a proper conclusion, so the existence of this series truly thrills me. The early issues didn't disappoint. Haven't read any since because it's not an early 80s DC comic. :-)

WICKED & DIVINE #39 - Final chapter in the penultimate story that I believe is the big explanation story. (See above for why I don't know for sure.)    

SEEDS #2 - Ordered #1 on a whim and here we are.

GI JOE A REAL AMERICAN HERO #256 - generally a pretty solid read. Sad to say - the fact that it's gone over 100 issues now without someone screwing with the number is a delight in itself.

LOEG TEMPEST #2 - the last LEOG project and also the last comics project both Moore and O'Neil tend to do. I can live without Moore, but it would be nice if O'Neil could squeeze in one last Marshal Law before he calls it a day.

FANTASTIC FOUR #2 - see Shawn Kane's comments (although I'd add Walt Simonson). All I'm really looking for is a pleasant monthly visit with some dear friends. I really hope I'm not aiming too high.
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Gundars Berzins
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Posted: 12 September 2018 at 11:31pm | IP Logged | 8 post reply

OBLIVION SONG #7
CATWOMAN #1-3

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Michael Hogan
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Superman #3
Plastic Man #4
Fantastic Four #2
True Believers: Luke Cage Hero for Hire #1
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Robbie Parry
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 Dave Phelps wrote:
GI JOE A REAL AMERICAN HERO #256 - generally a pretty solid read. Sad to say - the fact that it's gone over 100 issues now without someone screwing with the number is a delight in itself.


This is what I like about companies outside the "Big Two". UK weekly 2000 AD recently released its 2098th issue. I got a letter printed once, and did ask them if they'd ever renumber. The editor replied, telling me they were proud of the number of issues under their belt, and had absolutely no plans to renumber.
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John Popa
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CEMETERY BEACH #1 - Ellis promises a more action-oriented book than his last couple books, so I'll give it a try.

THE BEAUTY #23 - Always enjoyable.

CROWDED #2 - Issue 1 was probably my favorite new comic in years.

POSER #1 - Some kind of slasher thing, which I'll always try.
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Superman #3 (Love the art and the writing has me buying Superman for the first time in years).

Plastic Man #4 (People will discover this series for years to come. Highly recommended.)

The Wrong Earth #1 (Tom Peyer has been writing comics for years and he's local for me. Plus, it looks and sounds like a good book).
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Jonathan A. Dowdell
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Posted: 13 September 2018 at 12:34pm | IP Logged | 14 post reply

I had stopped buying comics about 4 years ago but this week I picked up 2 new comics...

Fantastic Four #2 - only because I had bought the Art Adams variant cover on #1 and wanted the complete picture. Don't plan to buy #3.

Mystery Science Theater 3000 #1 - a friend is one of the writers. Cute but I don't see buying issue #2.

Next week, back to no new comics. 
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Fantastic Four #2: Apparently by the end of this issue I won't need to finish reading the Marvel 2-in-1 story as it will be revealed how they were reunited...
Hey Kids, Comics #2: I liked the first issue, and I like Chaykins' art so I'll be hanging around for a while...
Mage, The Hero Denied #12: Only 3 more issues until the last issue of Mage is here, it's been a fun(sometimes not) ride...
Star Wars Darth Vader #21: The second DV series is just as good as the first. The first series took place shortly after A New Hope, this one takes place before ANH and after Revenge of the Sith.
Superman #3: I haven't hated Bendis' writing in this and the Man of Steel series, we'll see if I hang around after the first arc is done...
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Marvel:
Fantastic Four #2 - A bookend for issue #1. This looks promising, though I always worry when a run starts with a seemingly unbeatable foe and a universe threatening plot, as there's often nowhere to go afterwards.

Dark Horse:
B.P.R.D. The Devil You Know #10 - Wow! Didn't see that coming...
Joe Golem Occult Detective: The Drowning City #1 (Of 5) - Disappointed by the art change, as this book had a unique look to it.
Neil Gaiman's American Gods My Ainsel #6 - This one's still moving along slowly...
Seeds #2 - A weird little end of the world story with beautiful art by David Aja.

IDW:
League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen The Tempest #2 - Mr Bond starts to put his plans in motion.

Image:
Cemetery Beach #1 (Of 7) - Fast-paced adventure in an Earth colony that long ago lost touch with the mother planet and developed its own set of rules.
Hey Kids Comics #2 - Chaykin is dishing dirt, but keeping things fairly evenly handed.
Mage The Hero Denied #12 (Of 15) - Wagner is keep his plots moving along nicely, as we head towards the end game.
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The Seeds #2 - Good to see Ann Nocenti writing again and love the Aja art. 

League of Extraordinary Gentleman: The Tempest #2 - Alan Moore's swan song from comics, supposedly. 

Fantastic Four #2 - Meh. Art is okay but the artist can not draw The Thing. 

Amazing Spider-Man #5 - It's okay. Better than Slott's take on the character, but honestly I expected to like the book more after loving Spencer's Superior Foes of Spider-Man, which he's calling back to with the cast.

Spongebob Comics #84 - My son's choice.



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Joseph Kolacinski
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Iíve only read FF #2 from this week.  No spoilers but thereís something I really didnít like about the way Slott handeled Reed.
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G.I. JOE #256 for me. Been following it since Shawn Kane got me hooked again. A new arc has started. Who can resist an arc called "The Cobra's Venom"?

Robbie, I certainly hope you enjoyed it! 
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Robbie Parry
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I certainly have, thank you. Even got a letter printed in one issue (part of which requested a return by Raptor, I love the character).

Haven't started "The Cobra's Venom" yet, but will soon.
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Nick Spencer on AMAZING SPIDER-MAN: very good.

Brian Michael Bendis on SUPERMAN: awful beyond words.
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Comixology had a Batman sale so I've bought a few things and been reading them.

Dark Knight III, which was a marked improvement over DK II.

All Star Batman and Robin - What on earth was this piece of garbage??? No one is likeable, no one is in character, the plot is a mess (Dick Grayson is still in the Batmobile having been taken by Batman, and his image is already on milk cartons?). I paid £2.99 for this mess and I feel robbed!

Hush - but I haven't read that yet.
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Robbie Parry
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James, is that the ALL STAR BATMAN from Miller and Lee (circa 2005)? If so, I agree.

(Silly question, I know, but I lost track of it, and I think there have been ALL-STAR BATMAN issues since, perhaps by a different creator?).
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Yes Robbie - it's the Miller/Lee one. Just horrible, nasty. Wonder Woman and Superman (and in fact all the League) are really horrible to read.

There is no love of any character in this piece, just sneering contempt and hate.
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Robbie Parry
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I only read 3 issues. It was plagued by delays (ONE issue shipped in 2006). It felt like DC were taking the piss by not sticking to the schedule. There are delays - and then there are delays. Whether the book was monthly or bimonthly (I can't recall), one issue in a year is taking the piss.

So I dropped it.

What I did read was horrible. Shoving Alfred and telling Grayson to go and eat rats is, what they hell were they thinking?
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