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The 2019 Reading Thread — The August “Wake Me Up When September Comes” Edition

It’s too damn hot outside. So stay inside and read comics

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.


  • nweathingtonnweathington Posts: 6,398
    edited August 2019
    January Winner: The Collected Toppi, vol. 1: The Enchanted World HC
    February Winner: Astro City #47-52
    March Winner: Black Hammer '45 #1
    April Winner: Astro Hustle #2
    May Winner: Paper Girls #28
    June Winner: Grand Abyss Hotel OGN
    July Winner: Sea of Stars #1

    August Books
    Archie #706
    Beasts of Burden: The Presence of Others #1-2
    Berserker Unbound #1
    Death’s Head #1
    Freedom Fighters #8
    House of Whispers #3-6
    Manor Black #1
    Paper Girls #30
    Sabrina the Teenage Witch #4
    Sea of Stars #2
  • mwhitt80mwhitt80 Posts: 4,132
    edited September 2019

    August "Only 3 more months of summer" edition

    The Boys vol. 2 (digital)

    Initial D vol 1 (digital)

  • TorchsongTorchsong Posts: 2,782
    edited August 2019
    The "Okay, Turn off the Heat" Edition

    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 Winner: George Perez' Sirens (Boom) - In honor of his retirement
    May Winner: Revolutionary War (Marvel)
    June Winner: Eve x Eve (Seven Seas)
    June Winner: Punchline Vol. 1 (Antarctic) - This is an Antarctic book?!?

    August Books:
    Blade Bunny Vol. 1 (Antarctic)
    Wonder Woman: The Once and Future Story (DC)
    Blade Bunny Vol. 2 (Antarctic)
    Blade Bunny Vol. 3 (Antarctic)
    Frank Thorne's Lann HC (Heavy Metal)
    The Trials of Shazam TPB (DC) - Better than I remember it being
    The Saga of Tanya the Evil Vol. 7 (Yen Press)
    Harukana Receive Vol. 4
    Kino's Journey: The Beautiful World Vol. 2
    Wonder Woman Vol. 9 (DC)
  • mwhitt80mwhitt80 Posts: 4,132

    What in the heck is blade bunny?

  • TorchsongTorchsong Posts: 2,782
    mwhitt80 said:

    What in the heck is blade bunny?

    Exactly what you're probably imagining. :D When I hit San Diego a week or so back for that small-time con they hold that somehow hasn't folded yet, I stopped by Antarctic Press to pick up a trade of Punchline (see my winner for last month). They put that out as their free comic for FCBD and I mean holy crap. I'm all-in on that series. Great writing AND great artwork.

    For the most part, Antarctic has its niche and its rep, and you either enjoy it or hate it. Punchline is the shit, though.

    So next to Punchline are three trades for a book called "Blade Bunny" which seemed more in line with what Antarctic is known for (American-produced Japanese-influenced books), but you can't go wrong with a female semi-brainless bunnygirl who can kick your ass with whatever happens to be lying around. I doubt it'll give Watchmen a run for its money on the "Comics is SERIOUS, people!" chart, but it's pretty funny.

    So I scooped them up as my "Oh what the hell" purchase. Full disclosure: You put a bunnygirl on your book, and I'll probably buy it. Even Watchmen. :D
  • SharkJumperSharkJumper Posts: 204
    edited August 2019
    February Winner: The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: The Tempest #1-4
    March Winner: Thirteen going on Eighteen #27 (1969)
    April Winner: Viaggio a Tulum (Trip to Tulum) (1989)
    May Winner: FCBD Dragonfly & Dragonflyman (Ahoy Comics) (2019)
    June: Spider-man: Life Story 4: The '90s (2019)
    July: The New Frontier (2016 edition)

    Harvey Comics
    Casper Space Ship #5 (1973)
    Little Lotta #68 (1966)
    Richie Rich #128 (1974)
    Richie Rich Fortunes #18 (1974)

    Marvel Comics
    Captain America #12 (2019)
    Fantastic Four #12 (2019)
    Invisible Woman #2 (2019)
    True Believers: Spider-man-The Wedding of Aunt May & Doc Ock #1 (2019)

    Sit Comics
    The Blue Baron Binge Book #1 (2018)

    Graphic Novels, Trades, Collections, etc.
    Tonta by Jaime Hernandez [Fantagraphics] (2019)
  • BryanBryan Posts: 132
    edited August 2019
    January Winner: Criminal #1
    February Winner: Daredevil #1-2
    March Winner: Mister Miracle (King)
    April Winner: Spider-Man: Life Story #2
    May Winner: Exorsisters Vol. 1
    June Winner: Sara 1-6
    July Winner: Fairlady #4 - This book is great. Single issue stories, over sized books, and a really neat world they're building peripheral to the main plot. Worth picking up.

    August Books
    New Books (2019)
    American Carnage #9
    Analog #7
    Batman #76
    Batman: Curse of the White Knight #1
    Batman: Last Knight on Earth #2
    Batman: Secret Files #2
    Batman Who Laughs #7
    Bitter Root Red Summer Special #1
    Black Hammer Vol. 3
    Crowded #8
    Daredevil #9-10
    DCeased #4
    Die Vol. 1
    Fairlady #5
    Faithless #5
    Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man #9-10
    Green Lantern Annual #1
    Green Lantern #10
    Gideon Falls #16
    House of X #1-2
    Killer Groove #3
    Miles Morales: Spider-Man #9
    Murder Falcon Vol. 1
    Outcast #42
    Paper Girls #30
    Powers of X #1-3
    Rat Queens #17
    Rumble #15
    Ryuko Vol. 1
    Section Zero #5
    Stranger Things: Six #3
    Thumbs #3
    Vindication Vol. 1
    Walk Through Hell #12

    Old Books (Pre-2019)
    X-Men vs. The Avengers #3-4
  • mwhitt80mwhitt80 Posts: 4,132

    Last week with lots of heat so stay inside and read lots of comics bump.

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