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As collectors sometimes we want to read the story but won't crack that comics' cover.


Although Miracleman is pretty much my favorite comic series from the 80's I had never read #15 for this very reason. It wasn't reprinted for decades and when I finally bought a copy as an adult I sent it straight to slabbing as it was worth about $200 back then in it's 9.2 grade. It's only worth about $60 now but I'm still not going to crack the slab to read it. This weekend I was re-reading the series and got to #15. It was time to finally read it, so I went online and found someone had scanned the pages and posted them. Hard to read in that format but my goodness, Miracleman #15 has to be up there with the all time great single-issue comic stories. 40,000 killed, half of London destroyed by Kid Miracleman...and that's just where it starts.
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Spent my Monday getting up to date with Something is Killing the Children and revisiting the '68 Nam zombie books.
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I have been continuing with the X-men run this week. I am now into the Byrne/ Austin era. Things noticeably picked up when Byrne came on board, not just the new look artistically, but I think the co-plotting as well served to give the book a shot in the arm. The issues where the hypnotized X-men are performing as carnival freaks which led into an epic battle with Magneto in the heart of an active volcano are classics and represent an upward trend that would continue all the way to the end of the Byrne run.

Since the Motor City Comicon, originally scheduled for last weekend, didn’t happen, I ordered myself about a hundred readers and run fillers from MCS to replace my annual reading fix. The comics cost way more than I usually pay at the con; a little over $3 each vs $1 or less, but I didn’t have to pay to get into the con, drive there, buy meals or take time off of work, so it was ultimately about the same cost or cheaper as I would have got them at the con. I took a break from my X-men reading and started digging into these today with this fondly remembered 4-parter from World’s Finest. This was a really good period for WF (around 1984-85) and if you have a chance to check them out consider them highly recommend:


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Not a comic book, but a book about comic books. Just finished reading this yesterday. I'd been reading it over the past few weeks. It was recommended by one or more board members a few years ago in thread I had started asking for suggestions of books on comic book history. This is a novel and fiction, but still a good read about comic books in the golden age.
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@Lonestar I remember reading that, and liking it, but can't bring up any other memories about it at this point.

Much more YA, but a similar one is Comics Will Break Your Heart. It's a pretty standard teenage romance story but all the tension comes from family history based in comic books, so there's a lot of discussion of creator/industry issues.
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@xkonk I enjoyed it. Started out slow, but picked up once they got started in the comic book stuff. Maybe a bit too long. Could have been trimmed down 25% and still told the story it needed to.

I'll check out your suggestion and put it on my to read list. I might be a middle aged adult, but I still can enjoy a YA book now and then.
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In the last couple months I've learned a few things. Like this pic might be my first scan I've taken. Also, not very many people want modern books, I knew this already but my sales venture proved it. Not being able to buy weekly's lately made me realize I didn't miss some of them. Nothing however will keep me from reading and or buying Venom or Immortal Hulk. With that being said I went to the LCS on a Wednesday to buy one new release for the first time in I don't know.
After I read this I looked up some Venom books and I didn't feel bad I bought all of them for cover price. Meh, it won't last, sell now if that's your deal.
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Last week I picked up Plunge and Daphne Byrne...finally going to read them tonight...might make it to the LCS this weekend to see if any other books have come in.

I've known for a while that I could do without most moderns - hence reading the Hill House books. I've given up on House/Powers X. That might be the next rough patch for LCS's...when people have been away from a weekly fix for a few months and realize they can go without
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All it takes is one or two of my key books I read to drag me in there. Once I am I'll buy impulse, you better believe. I left with Y the LastMan volume 4 and 5 hardcover to buy that Venom. I'll buy comics there still for sure but my buying has changed.
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Man....if that Y the Last Man show ever comes out I'll be selling all I have. Whole run except I missed #1 so got the #1 #2 combo. Wasn't on my pull list that first week but added on the advice of my LCS owner..was a good call on his part!
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I've only read the trades, I don't own any issues. It's been super cool though. I quit reading after volume two because I didn't own four or five yet. Looks like I can read on with caution! Why is it so expensive? Number one that is? Low print run? I have an Outcast 9.6 I'd sell to anyone today for 30 bucks, HA!
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Not a comic, but finished reading this last night. SciFi fans especially Star Trek fans may like this book.
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@Studley_Dudley I love that Hercules mini! The bit where he tries to get Galactus drunk is priceless! Definitely classic!

I am still engrossed in my X-men reading this week. Just finished issue 126. Also have been revisiting the early Concrete appearances in Dark Horse Presents, like this issue for example:




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Something reminded me of Exiles so I dug into those. I read most of the series before but I chugged through the whole original 100 issue run. It's hit and miss but I enjoy the alternate reality stuff.
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Last night: Black Panther #15 and #16 (Coates / Acuna - The Intergalactic Empire of Wakanda). Got a little bit behind on the monthly series.
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Just finished reading Mackenzie Queen, a five issue mini series published by Matrix Graphics back in the mid 1980s. It is representative of comics from the b&w boom period. Definitely different, trippy even, with inconsistent artwork but some interesting characters and concepts. I was intrigued by the ads for this one back in the day but never picked it up. It happened to cross my mind when I was picking up some 80s indie comics from MCS a few weeks back, so I bought it on a whim. The story centers on a street musician who has an encounter with an extra terrestrial being who returns many years later and tasks him with saving Earth. If you’re looking for something different, this comic fits the bill.




I am still working on X-men as well. I am into the issues where they meet the Hellfire Club for the first time. These were great issues, among the high points of the entire run. I am not sure how much farther I will continue with X-men though. Once I reach the 140s I am at a point where I have literally read them all dozens of times so it’s probably time to move on to something different. I have really enjoyed revisiting these so I am planning to continue on with the old Marvels, I’m just not sure what yet. Right now I am leaning toward the early Avengers, maybe 1-200 or so. I have also considered several other contenders and my leanings seem to change by the day so I am not ruling anything out. I guess I will figure it out when I reach that point.
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I liked this series.




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Read a lot of batman this week. re read red son because my friend wants to watch the movie. Also started reading the original Alan Moore run on swamp thing.
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@HeinzDad How was Y? I've only ever heard good things but never picked it up.
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It's been great. I moved right on to volume 5. I hate it when I know I'm coming to the end of a story I like though. I'll probably nurse the last volume. I take that back, my book marker is a third of the way thru already.
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Ok. I finished volume 5, just read it. After I finished that I spent some time with this gem.
I've never read a Harvey but I see why @michaelekrupp likes them so much. Cadbury bent some random kid over his knee and whipped his ass. Little Lotta ate a 6 foot hoagie from the side instead of the end! Classic. I'm going to read it again tomorrow and then make my kid read it.
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After working all day, got home, took a shower, ate dinner, got the AC cranked and I'm laying in bed reading digital copies of Haunt of Fear #16 (which is issue #2).

I have all the digital copies of Haunt of Fear #1-28, Tales from the Crypt #1-46 and Vault of Horror #1-40 so I'm pretty much set.

Few pics of the digital copies on my HP tablet.



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Originally Posted by Cool_Fool
As collectors sometimes we want to read the story but won't crack that comics' cover.


Although Miracleman is pretty much my favorite comic series from the 80's I had never read #15 for this very reason. It wasn't reprinted for decades and when I finally bought a copy as an adult I sent it straight to slabbing as it was worth about $200 back then in it's 9.2 grade. It's only worth about $60 now but I'm still not going to crack the slab to read it. This weekend I was re-reading the series and got to #15. It was time to finally read it, so I went online and found someone had scanned the pages and posted them. Hard to read in that format but my goodness, Miracleman #15 has to be up there with the all time great single-issue comic stories. 40,000 killed, half of London destroyed by Kid Miracleman...and that's just where it starts.


Miracleman is one of my favorites too... hence the icon I use.
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Ok. I finished volume 5, just read it. After I finished that I spent some time with this gem.
I've never read a Harvey but I see why @michaelekrupp likes them so much. Cadbury bent some random kid over his knee and whipped his ass. Little Lotta ate a 6 foot hoagie from the side instead of the end! Classic. I'm going to read it again tomorrow and then make my kid read it.


@HeinzDad I love it!!! Little known fact: Richie Rich’s cousin Reggie is easily the most spanked kid in comics! Random strangers were constantly taking him over their knee for his shenanigans. Tell me it wasn’t a better world then!
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@GanaSoth Love the old ECs but I just can’t get into digital comics. That’s weird because I am currently at the point where I hardly ever pick up a regular book anymore. Probably the last dozen or so novels I have read are all on my phone. For me, comics just don’t seem to translate as well, so I am sticking with these:

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I'm assuming the red head kid was Reggie?


Edit: I want to read more Harvey.
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