X-O Manowar 3, 4, 5 Solar Man of the Atom 16, 17, 18 Astonishing X-Men 46 Fantastic Four 602 FF 14 Capt. America and Bucky 626 Flash 5 Invincible Iron Man 512 Prophet 21 Secret Avengers 21.1 Teen Titans 5 Ultimates 6 All Star western 5 American Vampire 23 Aquaman 5 I Vampire 5 Justice League 5 Justice League Dark 5 Mighty Thor 10 Savage Hawkman 5 Voodoo 5 X-Men Legacy 261
"The Outfit", seriously good graphic novel by Darwyn Cooke, based on a Richard (Donald Westlake) Stark story. Hard boiled crime. Gloriously delineated. Recommended.
At 144 story pages I'm counting this as 6 comics, 24 pages per.
Last weekend I bought a good sized accumulation of 50's readers, so everything else is a 10 cent cover, huzzah!
Casper the Friendly Ghost 8 Mystery in Space 11 Jerry Lewis 53 W D C & S 112 Mystery in Space 62 Manhunt 13 (A-1 Comics 63, Frazetta!) Tor 4 Kubert coolness Tales of the Unexpected 40 Harvey Hits 15 Phantom, reprints from the newspaper strip, great stuff! G. I. Tales 6 Flash 106 Strange Tales 12 Archie 38 G. I. Combat 76, painted Grandenetti cover G. I. Combat 84, graytone! Jimmy Olsen 47 Four Color 408 Donald Duck and the Golden Helmet, Barks! Four Color 386 Uncle Scrooge, Only A Poor Man Four Color 456 Uncle Scrooge, Back to the Klondike Four Color 495 Uncle Scrooge Zoo Funnies 9, Nyoka the Jungle Girl The Fighting Man 1 The Marvel Family 53
With more lazy Sunday reading for tomorrow.
Gotta love the oldies, they packed a whole load of storytelling into every page.
Total for 2012: 162
So Many Books, So Little Time!
HELLBLAZER 146-150 Hard Time by Azzarello & Corben. I like Azzarello. He's a writer, like Mike Carey, that must be re-read because they both plan out their storylines so well and in advance that they are able to plant seeds that they refer back to 20 issues later. Foreshadowing that is so subtle it's easy to miss(especially at my reading level). But when re-read you get that,'A-ha, now I see what this means." I also like Corben, just not when he draws a chubby J.C. It's odd, every character in the five issues looked perfectly "normal' to me in that Corben style. But J.C. always looked weird/bad. Maybe because for the previous 145 issues I've been used to seeing him depicted one way, then he starts looking like Chas(Bono).
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Loc: Stuck in the middle with you
Final update for January 2012. This has been a monster month, on par with my best months last year. I had so many modern runs to finish and with my pull list expanding to over 40 comics a month I didn't even have time to start on the pile of back issues I wanted to read
Fables 81 - 100 Formic Wars Silent Strike #2 Punisher Max 14 - 21 Batwoman 1 - 5 Batgirl 1 - 5 Aquaman 1 - 5 BPRD Hell on Earth Russia #5 Batman The Dark Knight #5 Catwoman #5
Fables hasn't thrilled me as much with this run as it has done in the past, once the adversary was taken hostage and the great war ended it kinda felt deflated, this new "Dark Man" is an ok villain, but pretty stereotype.
I gave in to peer pressure and read Batgirl, Batwoman and Aquaman as a lot of people told me I was missing out on some good reading. I'm already reading about 10 - 12 of the new DC series, so I thought it couldn't hurt. But to be honest, I'm not feeling the love for Batgirl that a lot of readers seem to due. Aquaman is pretty good, and Batwoman is "ok" (even though I have no idea who any of the protagonists are, having never read DC). But I'm not going to be picking up Batgirl and was happy that this was a "borrow" and not a "buy"
Anyway, 46 comics, for a total of 248 comics read in January (and so far in 2012).
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Originally Posted By: Waylander
Originally Posted By: paperheart
U.S. Residents Only: Free Comics
The first US resident boardie. who has previously posted in this thread, to PM me a list of 50 comics from the group below will receive them for FREE. No probation listers, HOS or those i happen to have on ignore.
P.S. Hope this is ok here- but it's not a FS thread, they're free.
What a very generous gesture
Very generous, indeed! I love this hobby! So many good people!!!!
Today's Blustery Michigan January Lazy Sunday Reads:
Four Color 1110, Bonanza Superboy 68, first Bizarro Four Color 930, Maverick Leave it to Binky 54 Four Color 238, Donald Duck, Voodoo Hoodoo Tales from the Crypt 35 Strange Adventures 101 Four Color 916, Red Ryder Spooky 2 Four Color 367, Donald Duck, "A Christmas for Shacktown" Superboy 91 True Secrets 28 Six-Gun Western 4 House of Mystery 79 Hillbilly Comics 3, Charlton, L'il Abner knockoffs House of Mystery 90 Patsy and Hedy 5 My Greatest Adventure 53 Laugh 46 Strange Tales 30 Crime Detective V3 #7
So the All Ten Cent Covers readfest continues, and I have at least another hundred pulled to read out of that last buy. Ten cent comics RULE!
Total for 2012: 183
So Many Books, So Little Time!