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American Flagg #27-30. #27 is the conclusion to the B-stories of the last few issues. The overall story was written by Alan Moore. Briefly, it involves KC being turned into a hotbed of sex and debauchery due to subliminal messages. Interesting story. #28-30 deal with a Plexmall being planned for an area of urban decay. A satirical look at urban renewal. The more of this series I read, the more it could fit in modern times.






Sensation She-Hulk #14-20. #18-20 were pretty entertaining. #18 has Dr. Bob Doom (Vic's 5th cousin) hatching a nefarious scheme to create New Latveria through means of dentistry. Meanwhile, #19-20 are a lampoon of DC and it's Batman line. This was well done and Steve Gerber's scripting along with the sight gags made it work.









I have to go out of town for a few days, so my reading will commence when I get back.
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A gift from my cousin when published, I had to break this one out yesterday and get monstered.


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Continuing in the series of collections I present this rare gem which had me laughing so hard it scared the cats.


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The final issue of Twisted Tales. Starts off with some amazing Berni Wrightson art in the first story. Also includes an interesting story wherein someone travels back in time in an attempt to solve the Lizzie Borden murders and a touching ghost story in the back. A very solid issue of what was a very solid series.



Kull is another very solid series that I am really enjoying. None of the issues have been disappointing and many have been downright phenomenal!



Power Man and Iron Fist is a title that has been somewhat inconsistent. Sometimes the story is weak, other times it is the artwork. It has never been in danger of losing my interest altogether, but it has also never been what I would consider a great book. This issue is an okay read with mediocre artwork.



I am down to just two comics left to complete my reading of the year 1984. Both are first issues, as I like to save a couple of #1s for the end of the month so I can double up when I start the next month’s stack if they catch my interest. I am very much looking forward to starting in on 1985!
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I had a chance to go through the random pile of books next to my desk.

I read X-Universe 1 and 2 from @BrianGreensnips' sale. They're sort of a side-story to the Age of Apocalypse, covering some of what's happening with the humans over in Europe. It's mostly an excuse to have some non-mutant characters show up in the series, like Daredevil, the F4, Hulk. I think it was too brief to tell the story it wanted to tell, but fine to supplement the series.

Marvel X-Men Collection 2. This wasn't a read per se since it's just a collection of Jim Lee's card art. It's honestly a little disappointing to see card-sized art blown up to comic size. But it's fun nostalgia.

What If 7, what if Wolverine was an agent of SHIELD? More 90s stuff (technically 1989), this time by Liefeld. The idea is that SHIELD recruits Wolverine after his fight with the Hulk instead of Professor X. This one has a mostly happy ending, compared to some other doom-and-gloom what if's.
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Here are my only two titles for the week. I say titles because I still get all 3 TMNT covers….





Tmnt is ending quite well. I’ve come to grips with a new volume as much as I bash that thought. I was tired of Sophie Campbell in the one teens anyways. There was a 20 issue run where it pained me to read my terrapins. I guess I should do my homework to see if there is a plan on how many issues of the Jason Aaron run are planned?

Creepshow kicks arse. I love the single story for an issue, two stories in one book is bollocks. If any o you prats read this book tell me why I’m so tickled. Oy
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1985 is off to a good start. This issue of Starslayer is a fun Terry and the Pirates tribute. I admit that when I read this as a teenager back in the 1980s I had never read the Terry and the Pirates newspaper strip and this issue was totally lost on me. I guess that’s the risk you take running a story like this. Now, decades later, I am well versed with the source material and, understanding the creators intent, I thoroughly enjoyed it.



A solid issue of Spectacular Spider-Man. There’s quite a bit going on during this period: the “black costume saga” is coming to a boil, the Spidey/ Black Cat relationship is moving toward a major turning point, plus this issue also features the first appearance of the Spot.



G I Joe was starting to experience something of a decline at this point. It isn’t that the stories were bad, it’s more that, with the explosion of the toy line, there were so many new characters and vehicles that were forced into the storyline due to the marketing that the whole thing just seemed to become less coherent. The first two dozen or so issues of G I Joe were absolutely brilliant. Unfortunately the demands of the ever increasing line of toys caused the book to become a victim of its own success.



Sun Devils is a book that I wasn’t reading in the 80s, but I am sure enjoying it now! Highly recommended for any SF/ space opera fans out there.



I have also been dipping into the Marvel Masterworks lately! Iron Man is finally moving toward the conclusion of the “Super-Villain War” storyline after two consecutive fill in issues. I get the feeling that they started this storyline without knowing for sure where they were going, causing a whole bunch of reworking of the plot to bring it to a conclusion.



Giant Size Defenders #4 is a comic that I hadn’t read before. A really good issue with a story that would tie into some major story arcs in the 1980s such as Jim Shooter’s tenure on Avengers.



The early Marvel Team-Ups were somewhat hit or miss. The plots often seemed contrived and the characters motivations inconsistent, but this issue wasn’t bad overall.

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I've been looking through these for the past few days, stunning is the only word! My daughter-in-law was here yesterday and said this might be her new favorite.





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I have faith in writing again…..



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Lazy day yesterday. Mid-winter break meant no driving the kids to school. President
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The Freebooters is always a fun read!





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I have faith in writing again…..





I read the first 4 or 5 issues of that series and really enjoyed it!!! For some reason, I stopped ordering it.
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I was waiting for this to come out like a youngster. It didn
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Enjoyed the story so far about a alternate universe where Peter wasn't bitten by the radioactive spider in his teens and wasn't Spiderman earlier in his life.

Recommend this but the first issue second prints are at $15 ATM so hopefully a third printing gets published for late readers.




First appearance of the Blaze. Batman story done serious in the 40s plus other stories like Boy Commandos.
The Batman story has this panel that I've seen someone post on forum members birthdays.

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I blew thru this in 2.5 hours or approximately 30 minutes per issue. The artwork in these is absolutely stunning. I
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I have read a ton of great comics over the last few days. Here is something
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A friend lent me the first two Invincible compendiums. I had read some of the early issues before so I jammed through those pretty quickly and moved on through issue 20. It's a fun read.
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Read most of the trade on my flights home from ECCC.
Love the Boys!

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@Studley_Dudley AF was an amazing series!
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Starting in upper left. I spent most this issue nailing the new turts down. They are here to stay. Also, Casie Marie is a badass.

Next is Thanos 4. Ever wonder what it feels like to be tea bagged by thanos? Just look at the cover. Ever wonder what it feels like to be tea bagged by marvel? Read this volume of Thanos.

Frank Millers Ronin is totally different for me. Looking forward to the other 5

My first Conan mag I read was sweet. He was a pirate in the main story written by Roy Thomas and illustrated by Steve Buscema. Scantily clad women in the whole story doesn’t hurt either.
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Ever wonder what it feels like to be tea bagged by thanos? Just look at the cover. Ever wonder what it feels like to be tea bagged by marvel? Read this volume of Thanos.


lol, never wondered...but solid information nonetheless.

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Frank Millers Ronin is totally different for me. Looking forward to the other 5


I've read the Ronin series at least twice and I still can't decide how I feel about it. I definitely like the collection of covers.
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@xkonk My kid has the first Invincible hardcover. I read it awhile back and thought it was pretty good. Like most moderns that I have read, it was a quick read. The emphasis nowadays seems to be on less words and more pictures, not that there’s anything particularly wrong with that.

@HeinzDad Both Ronin and Savage Sword rock! I wish I could unsee that Thanos cover, though!
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@xkonk My kid has the first Invincible hardcover. I read it awhile back and thought it was pretty good. Like most moderns that I have read, it was a quick read. The emphasis nowadays seems to be on less words and more pictures, not that there’s anything particularly wrong with that.


I've gotten through the second compendium now, which is nearly 100 issues of Invincible plus a couple other one-shots here and there. I've enjoyed it a good amount. The only other Kirkman story I have to compare it to is Walking Dead, and this is far less depressing. There are certainly parts with the old ultraviolence, and I think there are more as you get further into the series, but it doesn't feel nihilistic. The book feels fairly chatty to me, to @michaelekrupp's comment, but there aren't many instances of a full page of exposition. Kirkman and Ottley do a good job of keeping the pace moving.

My friend also has the third compendium so I'll probably get that from him soon. He says things take a more serious turn so we'll see how that goes.
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This last week I read the hardcover collected volume of Serenity: Leaves on the Wind.

I really liked it and I did not read it when it came out 10 years ago. The art is really good and the writing was so on point that I heard all the actors voices in my head as I read. They really nailed the sound and feel of the show.
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Im half way thru Ronin. It’s not exactly easy. I decided to keep reading and let the story take its toll. I was re reading way too much. Things get explained after the fact. It’s definitely going to be a multiple read that maybe I should just have a tpb to do so, instead of these nice comics.



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Been caught up the past couple of weeks with. Some pull list and other things.

Final issues of Enfield Gang Massacre and Canary. EGM was grim throughout the series. Good read, printed on newsprint and Image was still able to keep the price tag at $3.99. Canary was interesting but it got a little too out there for me with this issue. The pacing and the art were good, but the story went from a little weird to full bore weird.



Final issues of Bounty Hunters and Doctor Aphra. The final issue of BH was ok, but it just kind of ends since the Dark Droids storyline ended in #41. Aphra was better. I'll give some credit to Alyssa Wong for not just making it a gay dance party and putting real effort into the final issue. It has a humanity in it that was inconsistent throughout v2 of the series.






Predator: The Last Hunt #1. Solid first issue in this story arc. Picks up a few years after the end of the second miniseries. It does a good job of setting up some more Predator lore with bringing back a character from the old Dark Horse days.



Transformers #5. Good pacing and the art style is growing on me. Even the original Marvel run took a bit to reel me in.



Fury #1. One-shot plucked from the dollar bin. A nice reimagining of white Nick Fury's origin and the beginning of SHIELD. It goes through some of Nick's WWII and post war life and his eventual hiring as SHIELD director. There was enough material to have been fleshed out into a 3-4 issue limited series.



American Flagg! #31-40 + Special. Really good stuff in the main series. Flagg uncovers corruption within both government and corporate structures, facing off against the mayor and the king of England (who resides in Oklahoma). After an explosion in a pursuit gone wrong pisses off the mayor, Flagg quits in disgust and travels outside of Chicago. The Special serves as more of a backdoor pilot into the Time2 graphic novels. I'm planning to finish the first series this week before moving on the 12 issue second volume.













Sensational She-Hulk #21-30. Some time travel in some of these issues along with a professor who has his students transport villains for She-Hulk to fight. Entertaining and meta. I like that most stories are self-contained and don't generally go for more than three issues.











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Dang, I’m gonna have to check out the first two. I also liked that Predator. I’m not familiar with the lore of Predator though. I’ve been enjoying what Marvel has done with it this last year. I took that as my inexperience, not Marvel doing anything right.
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I like that they are acknowledging the events of the films while building on some of the more that DH established. I'll admit I'm not particularly familiar with the DH comics version of Predator but I've read some of the novels that were adapted into comics or vice versa.
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Yesterday and today I finished Ronin. It was my pleasure to indulge. I'd give advice into how to read it but I loved figuring it out for myself. I'll probably look for a hard cover.












I kind of feel like the way Turts is ending is just a get it out of the way? I could be wrong, Renet has been around since volume 1, issue 8??? Time travel has existed in the storyline but.... Anyways, supernatural shit with Donny is going to end the run. Long story short. I'd say no spoilers but I haven't found any Turtle readers still to this date on the forum.




A good What If, is only as good as one's knowledge of the character's history. I was ok on this one so it was awesome. It's To Be Continued though and I forgot what issue it was in already.


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