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The 2019 Reading Thread — The Here’s to a Better Year Edition — January

Another year, another Reading Thread. Have at it.

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.

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  • nweathingtonnweathington Posts: 6,642
    edited February 2019
    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 winner: The Adventures of Dieter Lumpen TP
    August winner: Highest House #6
    September winner: Paper Girls #24
    October winner: Paper Girls #25
    November winner: Southern Bastards #11-20
    December winner: Harrow County TP 8

    2017 Winner: Highest House

    January Books
    Archie #701
    Archie 1941 #4
    The Collected Toppi, vol. 1: The Enchanted World HC
    Freedom Fighters #2
    Green Lantern #3
  • David_DDavid_D Posts: 3,880
    edited January 2019
    January Books (Though most of these came out earlier!)

    Days of Hate 11 of 12
    The New World 5 of 5
    Criminal #1 (Yay!)

    Things got busy and I fell behind on this the end of last year. But, onward!
  • mwhitt80mwhitt80 Posts: 4,493
    edited January 2019
    A lovely shorts and flip-flops kind of January Edition

    Snagglepuss Exit Stage Left tpb
    Daffy/Joker
    Nightwing/Magilla Gorilla
    Lex/Luther Porky Pig
    Eric Larson Spider Man Omnibus
  • BryanBryan Posts: 180
    edited February 2019
    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
    July Winner: Gideon Falls #5
    August Winner: Maestros #7
    September Winner: Border Town #1
    October Winner: Dead Rabbit #1
    November Winner: Hot Lunch Special #1-4
    December Winner: Klaus and the Crying Snowman - I love these books. Just pure fun.

    Interesting that 2 of my 12 winners are now either cancelled or on indefinite hiatus due to legal issues.

    2018 Overall Winner: I think I have to choose Highest House here. Tons of great comics this year, but after picking up the first one (thanks to all the praise it got on these very forums) I can't think of a book I was more excited to see when it showed up in my subscription box.

    January Books:
    New Books (2019)
    Man Without Fear #1-5
    Hex Wives #3-4
    Crowded #6
    Heroes in Crisis #4-5
    Miles Morales Spider-Man #2
    Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man #1-2
    Batman Kings of Fear #6
    Cemetery Beach #5
    Batman #62-63
    Domino #10
    Oblivion Song #11
    Bitter Root #3
    Bully Wars #5
    Gunning for Hits #1
    Criminal #1
    Days of Hate #12
    A Walk Through Hell #7
    Black Badge #6
    Gideon Falls #10
    Breakneck #2
    Deadly Class #36
    Mae #5
    The Batman Who Laughs #2
    The Green Lantern #3
    The Mall #3
    American Carnage #3
    Outcast #38
    Monstress #19
    Man-Eaters #5
    Redlands #10


    Old Books (pre-2019)
    Criminal Vol. 3 - 7
    Miles Morales Spider-Man #1
    Rumble #10
    Drifter #1-19
  • TorchsongTorchsong Posts: 2,787
    edited January 2019
    "I'm Back And Playing This Year" Edition

    January Books:

    How Not to Summon a Demon Lord Vol. 1
    How Not to Summon a Demon Lord Vol. 2
    The Collected Rook Vol. 1
    The Collected Rook Vol. 2
    Fantastic Four #5 (or whatever the recent 650th issue was)
    Shazam #1 - Loved every bit of this book.
    Mystery Science Theater 3000 the Comic #3
    Freedom Fighters (2019) #1 - Good start for this series.
    Night Force: The Collected Edition (DC)
    Aho Girl Vol. 9 (Kodansha)
    Infini-T Force Vol. 3 (Udon)
    Aho Girl Vol. 9 (Kodansha)
    Infini-T Force Vol. 3 (Udon)
    Valerian Vol. 7 (Cinebook)
    Doom Patrol Vol. 2 : Nada (DC)
    Wonder Woman Vol. 7: Amazons Attacked (DC)
    Injustice 2 Vol. 3 (DC)
    Mera: Queen of Atlantis TPB (DC)
    Supergirl #26 - enter the Omega Men. :)
    Shazam! #2
    Freedom Fighters #2
    Young Justice #1
    Doctor Aphra: Vol. 4 (Marvel)


    Testing an edit for David D.
  • mwhitt80mwhitt80 Posts: 4,493
    Torchsong said:

    "I'm Back And Playing This Year" Edition

    January Books:

    How Not to Summon a Demon Lord Vol. 1

    Thank jeebus it's more fun
  • TorchsongTorchsong Posts: 2,787
    For some reason I'm unable to edit my existing post so I'm continuing my list here:

    Valerian Vol. 7 (Cinebook) - the last in the series and a great ending to a long-lived series.
  • David_DDavid_D Posts: 3,880
    Torchsong said:

    For some reason I'm unable to edit my existing post so I'm continuing my list here:

    Valerian Vol. 7 (Cinebook) - the last in the series and a great ending to a long-lived series.

    That's strange. I know earlier this morning I got a 503 error that prevented me from connecting to the forum entirely. I wonder if there is a connection there (some small glitches before a big one... to use all the technical terms.) If you have a chance later, could you try editing your earlier post again and see if it works that time? Thanks.
  • TorchsongTorchsong Posts: 2,787
    edited January 2019
    Seems to be working now! Might have been a server issue or something.

    In any event I did not read a book called "Testing An Edit for David D." although it'd be a cracking good read if it existed. :)
  • David_DDavid_D Posts: 3,880
    Torchsong said:

    Seems to be working now! Might have been a server issue or something.

    In any event I did not read a book called "Testing An Edit for David D." although it'd be a cracking good read if it existed. :)

    Thanks!
  • mwhitt80mwhitt80 Posts: 4,493
    I started reading the Earth X Omnibus, it made me think of the question. I wonder what jack Kirby was planning for the Black Pyramid in the last issue of Eternals volume 1?
  • nweathingtonnweathington Posts: 6,642
    mwhitt80 said:

    I started reading the Earth X Omnibus, it made me think of the question. I wonder what jack Kirby was planning for the Black Pyramid in the last issue of Eternals volume 1?

    Maybe as a weapon Ikaris could use against the Celestials when they returned to Earth en masse.
  • mwhitt80mwhitt80 Posts: 4,493
    It has been so long since I've read earth X. I've forgotten how tedious it can be to read. The jumping around, and narration of x51 and uatu. It's a good book, but it takes concentration to get through
  • nweathingtonnweathington Posts: 6,642
    mwhitt80 said:

    It has been so long since I've read earth X. I've forgotten how tedious it can be to read. The jumping around, and narration of x51 and uatu. It's a good book, but it takes concentration to get through

    Yeah, it's a bit dense, and not always in a good way. It started out pretty strong but kind of got bogged down as it went along. A good story that could have been much better, I think.
  • mwhitt80mwhitt80 Posts: 4,493
    edited January 2019

    mwhitt80 said:

    It has been so long since I've read earth X. I've forgotten how tedious it can be to read. The jumping around, and narration of x51 and uatu. It's a good book, but it takes concentration to get through

    A good story that could have been much better, I think.
    That is exactly how I feel. It's not a book I would give to anyone as a starting comic.

    There are parts that are brilliant, and there are parts that slow down the story to almost a halt. But it's not a failure by any stretch. And the art is really good.

    When was this created in relation to kingdom come?
  • nweathingtonnweathington Posts: 6,642
    mwhitt80 said:

    When was this created in relation to kingdom come?

    The initial idea for Earth X came about during the production of Kingdom Come. It actually came from Wizard asking Alex to create a possible future for the Marvel Universe. A special was co-published (Wizard and Marvel) in 1997, right in the middle of Kingdom Come, which basically outlined the world and the state of certain Marvel characters. They didn’t start working on the full series until about a year later. Ross did the Uncle Sam miniseries in between.
  • mwhitt80mwhitt80 Posts: 4,493
    I'm pretty sure that after I finish earth X I'm going to put the Omnibus away for a bit and pull another book from the shelf before starting universe x.
    Maybe I will read the annihilation Omnibus. I've not read it since the floppies. My goal for 2019 is to finish 6 Omnibus; I would love to read both annihilation books and the war of Kings books (love the annihilation stories never read WoK)
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