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The 2019 Reading Thread — The It’s April, Fool Edition

Here you go, ladies and germs!

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.

Comments

  • nweathingtonnweathington Posts: 6,113
    edited April 16
    January Winner: The Collected Toppi, vol. 1: The Enchanted World HC
    February Winner: Astro City #47-52
    March Winner: Black Hammer '45 #1

    April Books
    Astro Hustle #2
    Black Hammer '45 #2
    Black Panther #2
    Fairlady #1
    Freedom Fighters #4
    Marvel Action: Black Panther #1
    Paper Girls #27
    Sabrina the Teenage Witch #1
    Ye OGN
  • mwhitt80mwhitt80 Posts: 3,881
    edited April 16

    April showers bring tax extensions edition

    One Pound Gospel vol 3 & 4

  • TorchsongTorchsong Posts: 2,743
    edited April 15
    January Winner: Shazam #1 (DC) - Huge bias I know but it was good!
    February Winner: Sally the Sleuth (Bedtime Press)
    March Winner: Urusei Yatsura (Viz)

    April Books:
    George Perez' Sirens HC (Boom!) - Everything I loved and didn't love about 80s books.
    Gleipnir Vol. 1 (Kodansha)
    Supergirl #28
    Shazam! #4
    Freedom Fighters #4
    MST3K #5
    Glow #1 - Not a big fan of the artwork but it nails the characterization if you enjoy the show.
    The Wild Storm Vol. 3 (DC) - What a great love letter. I never realized how much I missed Henry Bendix.
    Harukana Receive Vol. 3 (manga)
    Detective Comics #1000
  • BryanBryan Posts: 94
    edited April 22
    January Winner: Criminal #1
    February Winner: Daredevil #1-2
    March Winner: Mister Miracle (King) - Tough call here, lots of competition from the likes of Lazarus, Little Bird, & Spider-Man: Life Story. But at the end of the day, this was as good as everyone said it was.

    April Books:
    New Books (2019):
    Paper Girls #27
    Stiletto #1
    Sex Death Revolution #3
    Man-Eaters #7
    Outcast #40
    Section Zero #1
    Domino: Hotshots #2
    The Green Lantern #6
    Redlands #12
    Rat Queens Swamp Romp #1
    Faithless #1
    Fairlady #1
    Gunning for Hits #4
    Batman #68
    Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man #5
    Oblivion Song #14
    The Batman Who Laughs #4
    Black Badge #9
    East of West #42
    Little Bird #2
    Spider-Man: Life Story #2
    American Carnage #6

    Old Books (pre-2019):
    Fatale Vol. 1-4
    A Study in Emerald
    Black Hammer Vol. 1
  • SharkJumperSharkJumper Posts: 48
    edited April 22
    February Winner: The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: The Tempest #1-4
    March Winner: Thirteen going on Eighteen #27 (1969)


    Ajax/ Four Color Comics
    The Smiling Spook Spunky #3 (1958)

    American Comics Group
    Herbie #13 (1965)
    Unknown Worlds #57 (1967) [Last issue]

    Atlas Comics
    Spellbound #25 (1955)

    Avatar Press
    Cinema Purgatorio #17 (2019)

    Comico
    The Rocketeer Adventure Magazine #2 (1989)

    DC Comics
    Detective Comics #1000 (2019)
    Dial H for Hero #1 (2019)
    Green Lantern #4 (2019)
    Shazam! #4 (2019)

    Dell
    Tales of the Green Beret (1967)

    Harvey Comics
    Chic Young's Dagwood Comics #1 (1950)

    IDW
    Dick Tracy: Dead or Alive #1 (2018)
    John Byrne's Next Men #9 (2011)

    Marvel Comics
    Captain America #9 (2019)
    Fantastic Four #8 (2019)
    Invaders #3 (2019)
    Invaders #4 (2019)
    Marvel 2-in-One #2 (2018)
    Marvel 2-in-One #3 (2018)
    Marvel 2-in-One #4 (2018)
    Spider-man: Life Story #1 (2019)
    True Believers: Avengers-Nebula #1 (2019)
    True Believers: Avengers-Thanos vs. The Marvel Universe #1 (2019)

    Top Shelf
    The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: The Tempest #5 (2019)

    Graphic Novels
    Jaime Hernandez: Is This How You See Me? (2019)
    Viaggio a Tulum (Trip to Tulum) (1989)
  • NoodleKingNoodleKing Posts: 3
    Hey yall,
    New to the forums. This looked like the best spot to see what other folks are reading each month.

    April Books:
    Green Arrow #49,50
    Domino: Hotshots #1
    X-23 #9,10
    Sabrina the Teenage Witch #1

    Black Canary and Zatanna: Bloodspell (TP)
    Star Wars: Mace Windu (TP)
  • David_DDavid_D Posts: 3,820

    Hey yall,
    New to the forums. This looked like the best spot to see what other folks are reading each month.

    April Books:
    Green Arrow #49,50
    Domino: Hotshots #1
    X-23 #9,10
    Sabrina the Teenage Witch #1

    Black Canary and Zatanna: Bloodspell (TP)
    Star Wars: Mace Windu (TP)

    Welcome aboard!
  • nweathingtonnweathington Posts: 6,113

    Hey yall,
    New to the forums. This looked like the best spot to see what other folks are reading each month.

    April Books:
    Green Arrow #49,50
    Domino: Hotshots #1
    X-23 #9,10
    Sabrina the Teenage Witch #1

    Black Canary and Zatanna: Bloodspell (TP)
    Star Wars: Mace Windu (TP)

    Welcome! What did you think of Sabrina? I enjoyed it, and Veronica Fish’s artwork took another leap forward, I think. I really like what she did.
  • NoodleKingNoodleKing Posts: 3

    Hey yall,
    New to the forums. This looked like the best spot to see what other folks are reading each month.

    April Books:
    Green Arrow #49,50
    Domino: Hotshots #1
    X-23 #9,10
    Sabrina the Teenage Witch #1

    Black Canary and Zatanna: Bloodspell (TP)
    Star Wars: Mace Windu (TP)

    Welcome! What did you think of Sabrina? I enjoyed it, and Veronica Fish’s artwork took another leap forward, I think. I really like what she did.
    I really enjoyed Sabrina and I thought Veronica Fish did a good job. I especially liked her cover she did for the book. I also thought the story was good; since my only knowledge of Sabrina comes from the TV sitcom I was right on board. I have enjoyed Kelly Thompson as a writer. I liked her run on Hawkeye and I think just like Veronica Fish she will just keep getting better. Also this is actually the first Archie comic I have read. If you know any other good Archie books out right now let me know (older stuff too).
  • nweathingtonnweathington Posts: 6,113
    edited April 8

    I really enjoyed Sabrina and I thought Veronica Fish did a good job. I especially liked her cover she did for the book. I also thought the story was good; since my only knowledge of Sabrina comes from the TV sitcom I was right on board. I have enjoyed Kelly Thompson as a writer. I liked her run on Hawkeye and I think just like Veronica Fish she will just keep getting better. Also this is actually the first Archie comic I have read. If you know any other good Archie books out right now let me know (older stuff too).

    I actually nominated and voted for Thompson for Breakout Creator of the Year in this year’s CGS awards, so I'm with you there.

    As for other Archie books, I would suggest getting Mark Waid’s run of the current ongoing Archie series. Nick Spencer took over the writing just a few months ago, and it's been pretty good too. More like the Riverdale TV show than Mark’s stuff, and not quite as entertaining for me because of that, but still pretty good. Plus Sabrina plays a big role in Spencer’s first storyline.

    I would also suggest getting the Sabrina collection they put out last year. It's digest sized, but thicker, and it collects all the Sabrina stories from her creation through 1972, which has all the good stuff. Fair warning, it's black-&-white, in case that's a problem for you.

    For me, the best Archie stuff is from the ’50s and ’60s, because that’s when they had their best artists doing their best work. I'm partial to Harry Lucey’s work in particular, so I will always recommend Archie Comics: The Best of Harry Lucey, which is still in print and easy to find.
  • NoodleKingNoodleKing Posts: 3

    I really enjoyed Sabrina and I thought Veronica Fish did a good job. I especially liked her cover she did for the book. I also thought the story was good; since my only knowledge of Sabrina comes from the TV sitcom I was right on board. I have enjoyed Kelly Thompson as a writer. I liked her run on Hawkeye and I think just like Veronica Fish she will just keep getting better. Also this is actually the first Archie comic I have read. If you know any other good Archie books out right now let me know (older stuff too).

    I actually nominated and voted for Thompson for Breakout Creator of the Year in this year’s CGS awards, so I'm with you there.

    As for other Archie books, I would suggest getting Mark Waid’s run of the current ongoing Archie series. Nick Spencer took over the writing just a few months ago, and it's been pretty good too. More like the Riverdale TV show than Mark’s stuff, and not quite as entertaining for me because of that, but still pretty good. Plus Sabrina plays a big role in Spencer’s first storyline.

    I would also suggest getting the Sabrina collection they put out last year. It's digest sized, but thicker, and it collects all the Sabrina stories from her creation through 1972, which has all the good stuff. Fair warning, it's black-&-white, in case that's a problem for you.

    For me, the best Archie stuff is from the ’50s and ’60s, because that’s when they had their best artists doing their best work. I'm partial to Harry Lucey’s work in particular, so I will always recommend Archie Comics: The Best of Harry Lucey, which is still in print and easy to find.
    Thanks nweathington for all the recommendations! I got them added to my ever growing list of stuff to get and I will let you know what I think when I get 'em.
  • mwhitt80mwhitt80 Posts: 3,881

    @NoodleKing

    Welcome to the forums.

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