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The 2018 Reading Thread - All New All Daring Edition - July

The Rules
Log everything you've read this year. Just edit your existing post or you (and we) will get confused trying to keep up. At the end of each month, I'll start a new thread and you can pick a "winner" from your favorite books. You can focus on just trades, or just write about the good stuff you've read.

March Winner: Se7en (Zenescope)
April Winner: The Amazing Spider-Man #617: The Rage of the Rhino
May Winner: The Sensational Spider-Man #33.1-33.2
June Winner: The Superior Foes of Spider-Man Omnibus
Quite a lot of runner-ups this past month, from the 700.1 issues of ASM Vol. 1 to "ASM: Family Business." One similarity these stories share was their continuous display of excellent writing that triumphed over anything Slott has written (and this is taking into consideration that the writer for #700.1, David Morrell, author of "Rambo: First Blood," had NO prior comic book writing experience).

But of course, the brilliant Superior Foes of Spider-Man stood above them all, and the writer Nick Spencer will be writing our upcoming run of Amazing Spider-Man for the first time ever, beginning this month. After 10 years of Slott, I couldn't be happier that he's finally replaced by such a fine fellow. And Superior Foes really was definitely a much better take on a sympathetic villain whom we could care about. It's hilarious, it's so damn clever, it's full of strong character writing that could compete with the likes of Tarantino, and best of all, it never felt the need to belittle Peter Parker so that this villain could be seen under a more superior light. Instead, what we got was a very heartwarming ending where our beloved hero,
Peter, acted the way he would towards such a sympathetic villain. He had a nice chat with him over a drink while listening to his story. THAT's the Peter Parker I remember (and in case you forgot, Peter once gave an ex-con a break by convincing him to walk away from a store robbery). It was only a page or two in the final issue, but that depiction of Peter was already far more on-point than most of Slott's work.

I am very impressed with this book and I only wish I could shower it with more praises. It's pretty much the "Guardians of the Galaxy" for Spider-Man (James Gunn version, not the comic book version). Hopefully, we could see a future film adaptation for it.

July's Books

Comments

  • nweathingtonnweathington Posts: 6,395
    edited August 2018
    January winner: Mister Miracle #6
    February winner: Royal City #3-9
    March winner: Highest House #1-2
    April winner: Highest House #3
    May winner: Highest House #4
    June winner: Mister Miracle #9

    July Books
    The Adventures of Dieter Lumpen TP
    Batman #50-51
    Blacksad: A Silent Hell GN
    Blacksad: Amarillo GN
    Blackwood #2-3
    Captain America #1
    Catwoman #1
    Doctor Strange #386-390, 2-3
    Eternity Girl #4
    Harrow County vol. 4 TP
    Head Lopper vol. 2 TP
    Highest House #5
    Human Target: The Final Cut GN
    Jerome K. Jerome Bloche: The Paper People GN
    The Manhatten Projects vol. 3-5 TP
    Man of Steel #2-5
    Multiple Man #1-2
    Old Timey Hockey Tales #3
    Paper Girls #22
    A Study in Emerald GN
    Superman #1
    Thor: God of Thunder vol. 1-2 TP
    Thor #2-3
  • luke52luke52 Posts: 1,391
    edited July 2018
    January Winner: Green Arrow Rebirth vols 1-3
    February Winner: Aaron’s Thor run
    March Winner: Swamp Thing Winter Special
    April Winner: Tom Kings Batman run
    May Winner: Hawkeye
    June Winner: Batman White Knight

    July books...

    Darkseid War: Power of the Gods tpb
    Justice League vol.8
    Attack on Titan vol.1-24
    Barrier #1-5
    Gamma one shot
    Valiant FCBD 2018
    The Magic Order #2
    Saga #52-53
    X-O Manowar #11-13
  • BryanBryan Posts: 127
    edited July 2018
    January Winner: Clean Room Vol. 1
    February Winner: Swamp Thing Winter Special #1
    March Winner: Quarry's War #4
    April Winner: Highest House #1
    May Winner: Barrier 1-5
    June Winner: Kill or Be Killed #20 - Just a great series, ended well.

    July Books:

    Current:
    I Hate Fairyland #20
    Medieval Spawn / Witchblade #3
    Highest House #5
    Paper Girls #22
    Lowlifes #1-2
    Rat Queens #10
    Death or Glory #3
    Oblivion Song #5
    Xerxes... #4
    Domino #4
    Astonishing X-Men #13
    Die! Die! Die! #1
    Batman #50 - 51
    Analog #4
    Gideon Falls #5
    Mae #2
    X-Men Red #6
    Rat Queens Special: Neon Static #1
    Infidel #5
    A Walk Through Hell #3
    Mike Hammer #2
    Doomsday Clock #6
    Britannia: Lost Eagles of Rome #1

    Old (pre-2018):
    Mr Miracle (Kirby) #1-6
    Poe Dameron #11-23
    Star Wars: TLJ - The Storms of Crait #1
    Darth Maul #1-5
    Captain Phasma #1-4
    Dr. Aphra #1-8
    Star Wars #27-32
    Star Wars: The Screaming Citadel #1
  • mwhitt80mwhitt80 Posts: 4,126
    edited July 2018
    July is for Funny Books

    Golden Kamuy (digital) vol 1
    Dungeon Quest vol 1 & 2 (digital) by Joe Daly
    Golosseum vol 1 (digital)
  • mwhitt80mwhitt80 Posts: 4,126
    End of the month bump
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