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    Hope everyone is doing well. Here are my most recent reads:

    102. Amazing Spiderman 42-- One of the highlights of the Spencer run so far. This is his "Kid Who Collected Spiderman"

    103. Antman 3-- So weird, but so fun.

    104. Dr. Strange: Surgeon Supreme-- I liked most of Waid's previous run. The art here from Kev Walker is great!

    105. Hellions 1---- This is a book I had no idea I needed. Love this concept so far!

    106. Immortal Hulk 33(750)--- great!

    107-112 Flash 86-752

    113-114. Once and Future 2-3

    115. Road to Empyre

    116. Strange Adventures 1

    117. Thor 4

    118. King Thor 4

    Mutant Massacre
    119-122. X-men 110-113
    123. New Mutants 26
    124-125- Thor 273-274
    126-128. X Factor 9-11
    129. Power Pack 27

    Back when this came out I only read the X-men and Thor books and X-factor #10. Even then I thought it was cool how this crossover worked. Now after reading the entire thing for the first time, I'm truly impressed by the quality and cohesive story-telling among all these various titles. The editorial tightness to telling a big cohesive story doesn't sacrifice enjoyment of the individual issues. Each story has value.

    I can't help but contrast this with many of today's crossover events that feel completely disposable. I feel the talent of today can create something as fun and satisfying as the Mutant Massacre, but there seems to be a lack of strong editorial guidance in the Big 2 today.

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    Here is my list for the week. A decent week considering everything I had going on. If anyone is interested I posted reviews on my blog.

    Action Comics - 7

    Human Torch -
    Marvel Comics - 1
    Marvel Mystery Comics - 3
    Ultimate Marvel Team Up - 8
    Ultimate Spiderman - 15
    Ultimate Xmen - 11

    Weekly Total - 45
    Yearly Total - 886
    Favorite teams. Alpha Flight, Avengers, Fantastic Four, West Coast Avengers, Justice Society of America, Legion of Superheroes.

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    I've been lazy about recording comics this year, but I do have more time recently for some weird reason.

    Pearl #1-12: The story is a decent Bendis crime drama, but good god, the coloring scheme works well with Gaydos' art. That's some of the most astounding visuals I've seen in years.

    Spirits: The Corpse Makers #1-5: This is a rare padded Spirit story, since most takes on the character tend to have one-offs. The visuals and storytelling by Francesco Francavilla are really nice, although there are some pacing issues.

    BLACK CANARY/ORACLE: BIRDS OF PREY #1/ BIRDS OF PREY: MANHUNT #1-4/ BIRDS OF PREY: REVOLUTION #1/ BIRDS OF PREY: WOLVES #1/ BIRDS OF PREY: BATGIRL #1: These are Chuck Dixon's Birds of Prey comics before it became a monthly series. Good action-adventure comics with nice art by the likes of Gary Frank, and a unique team-up dynamic.

    Stray Bullets #1-8:
    Decent, really dark crime stories that start to reveal a related thread.

    Marvel Superheroes #19/ Astonishing Tales #1-16: The bronze-age Kazar adventures vary in quality, although they do feature some nice art by the likes of Jack Kirby and Barry Windsor Smith. The Doctor Doom stories were more interesting, with some fantastic Wally Wood art, and revelations about his mother that would lead to some great comics later.

    Chrononauts: Future Shock #1-4: I love fun time travel stories, so this sequel about time-travelling adventurers is right up my ally.

    The Boys #1-22: Ennis and Robertson create a well-realized and different superhero story. I don't know if the conspiracy merits the length of the story, and most of the team is really bland, although Hughie and the Butcher are the exceptions. This has some of the over the top stuff from the Ennis of Preacher and Hitman which doesn't hit the heights of those series, but still provides perverse fun.

    Spawn #1-7: I get all the criticism of characters standing around, posing and doing nothing. But the art is nice, and the hero's struggles have potential.

    Batman Vol. 3 #54-63, 66-74: I can understand why some higher-ups weren't happy with an 80 issue story arc, and some experimental stuff (untold tales at unexpected times, several issues spent on dream sequences, a big role for Flashpoint Batman) but it's a compelling read with dozens of fantastic artists, that manages to show a Batman pushed to his limit.

    Letter 44 #1-13: Slow but interesting take on first contact and political machinations. Explores a world where an Obama-like President discovers his flawed predecessor has been preparing for war with an alien race.

    Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man #1-14: A decent but not exceptional satellite book exploring Spidey as a New Yorker.

    Tangled Web #1-11: Short accessible tales of Spider-Man's effect on others by A-list talent. One of the best stretches of Spider-Man comics ever, made all the more unusual by each arc having a new creative team.

    Spider-Man- The Final Adventure #1-4: Flawed attempt at a final Spider-Man story.

    Sonic the Hedgehog (Mini- Series) #0-3/ Sonic the Hedgehog #1-16: Because I needed something fun and innocent after Stray Bullets and the Boys. The old Archie Comics were a nostalgia kick.

    Comics So Far: 163

    Best of the batch: Tangled Web #4. Greg Rucka and Eduardo Risso's story of a Kingpin lieutenant who has to go to a meeting with the boss after a drug deal goes bad still packs a lot of punches.
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    I'm the opposite. I'm working more because of the current situation so everybody around me (except some colleagues) is bored and it's such a waste because I could read so many books
    "Live a poem... or die a fool!"

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    Managed to hit 1000 today with Invincible #101.

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    Last month I had finished 185 issues

    1.Batman The Cult 4 issues
    2.Batman 426-429 4 issues
    3.Legends 2-6 5 issues
    4.Justice League International 12-25 13 issues
    5.Detective Comics: 594th issue
    6.East of West 20-24 5 issues
    7.Seven to Eternity 2 issues
    8.Crimnal Vol.1 and Vol.2 7 issues
    9.Fourth Power 1 issue
    10.Saga 2 issues
    11.Daredevil 227-231 5 issues
    12.Uncanny X-Men 170-174 5 issues
    13.New Mutants Vol 3 6-8 3 issues
    14.X-Men Legacy 231-234 4 issues
    15.X-Men: Giant Size Night Crawler 1 shot
    16.X-Men 8-9 2 issues
    17.Wolverine Inner Fury 2 issues
    18.Wolverine 2nd issue
    19.Detective Comics 601-603
    20.Justice League Europe 1st issue
    21. JLA/Planetary and JLA Batman 3 issues

    Yearly Total: 256 issues
    Monthly Average: 64 issues
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dick Grayson View Post
    Managed to hit 1000 today with Invincible #101.
    damn! That didn't take long. *applause*

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    Quote Originally Posted by Balakin View Post
    damn! That didn't take long. *applause*
    Thank you sir! Working from home + Invincible being impossible to put down = lots of issues read over the last week or so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dick Grayson View Post
    Managed to hit 1000 today with Invincible #101.
    Good work! Hope you're holding up ok in Japan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by doolittle View Post
    Good work! Hope you're holding up ok in Japan.
    Doing just fine here, thanks! Hope you’re staying safe there in the States.

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    Here is my weekly reading list. Had a super busy week.

    Action Comics - 12
    Adventure - 6
    Blue Beetle - 1
    Detective - 8
    Superman - 2

    Human Torch - 2
    Marvel Mystry Comics - 10
    Ultimates - 9
    Ultimate Daredevil and Elektra - 4
    UIltimate Marvel Teamup - 7
    Ulitmate Spiderman - 21
    Ultimate War - 4
    Ultimate Xmen - 17

    Weekly Total - 103
    Yearly Total - 990

    Will hit 1000 Next week.
    Favorite teams. Alpha Flight, Avengers, Fantastic Four, West Coast Avengers, Justice Society of America, Legion of Superheroes.

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    I just Reached 1000 a few minutes ago after reading Captain America number 1 from 1940. To be honest I think I will break 2000 this year.
    Favorite teams. Alpha Flight, Avengers, Fantastic Four, West Coast Avengers, Justice Society of America, Legion of Superheroes.

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    Incredible Hulk 411-467 (57) - Started the month by reading the latter chunk of Peter David’s Hulk. It definitely loses steam, getting especially derailed by Onslaught and Heroes Reborn, but is enjoyable throughout on the whole.
    Incredible Hulk Annual 20
    Marvel Holiday Special 1994 1
    Hulk: Future Imperfect 1-2 (2)
    Tales to Astonish 1
    Incredible Hulk Vs Venom 1
    Savage Hulk 1
    Cutting Edge Hulk 1
    Cable 34
    Onslaught Universe 1
    Incredible Hulk -1
    Heroes Reborn: The Return 1-4 (4)
    Incredible Hulk: Hercules Unleashed 1
    Incredible Hulk: The End 1

    Batman: The Adventure Continues 1-2 (2)
    Flash: Fastest Man Alive (2020) 1
    Swamp Thing: New Roots 1
    Friday 1
    Afterlift 1-5 (5)

    Invincible 0-144 (145) - Couldn’t put these books down, loved it. Great world-building, excellent storytelling and art.
    The Pact 4
    Astounding Wolfman 11
    Invincible Returns 1

    Megatron: Origin 1-4 (4) - Decided to dive into the IDW Transformers books. While sometimes it can be difficult to tell certain characters apart (particularly in this opening mini), I’ve so far found it gets better as it goes, particularly starting with All Hail Megatron. I feel like I’ve heard much more praise for Phase 2 so am looking forward to reaching those books.
    Transformers Spotlight: Blurr 1
    Transformers Spotlight: Cliffjumper 1
    Transformers Spotlight: Shockwave 1
    Transformers Spotlight: Nightbeat 1
    Transformers Spotlight: Hot Rod 1
    Transformers Spotlight: Soundwave 1
    Transformers: Infiltration 0-6 (7)
    Transformers: Stormbringer 1-4 (4)
    Transformers: Escalation 1-4 (4)
    Transformers Spotlight: Sixshot 1
    Transformers Spotlight: Ultra Magnus 1
    Transformers Spotlight: Kup 1
    Transformers Spotlight: Mirage 1
    Transformers Spotlight: Optimus Prime 1
    Transformers Spotlight: Ramjet 1
    Transformers Spotlight: Galvatron 1
    Transformers Spotlight: Blaster 1
    Transformers Spotlight: Arcee 1
    Transformers/New Avengers 1-4 (4)
    Transformers: Devastation 1-6 (6)
    Transformers Spotlight: Grimlock 1
    Transformers Spotlight: Wheelie 1
    Transformers Spotlight: Cyclonus 1
    Transformers Spotlight: Hardhead 1
    Transformers Spotlight: Double Dealer 1
    Transformers Spotlight: Sideswipe 1
    Transformers: Maximum Dinobots 1-5 (5)
    Transformers: Drift 1-4 (4)
    Transformers Spotlight: Drift 1
    Transformers Spotlight: Metroplex 1
    Transformers Spotlight: Jazz 1
    Transformers: All Hail Megatron 1-16 (16)
    Transformers 1-6 (6)
    Transformers: Bumblebee 1-4 (4)
    Transformers: Last Stand of the Wreckers 1-5 (5)
    Transformers Spotlight: Prowl 1
    Transformers: Infestation 1-2 (2)

    Total for April: 327
    Year to Date: 1141

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    Not a bad month. I'm enjoying TWD but I would say that the first four TWD novels are not worth reading, the twist with the governor is just stupid and there for the sake of having a twist. However, I do like the character of Lily so potentially the other four books (focused on her as the new Woodbury leader) will be better. Also, loved Gail Simone's WW, she writes her so sassily I also enjoyed my second SK novel and can't wait to read the rest!

    Goals
    Comics - 1000
    Books - 30


    This Month

    Comics - 132
    • Doctor Who Tenth Doctor Year One - 15
    • Kingdom of the Wicked - 4
    • TWD: Book I - 12
    • TWD: Book II - 12
    • TWD: Book III - 12
    • TWD: Book IV - 12
    • TWD: Book V - 12
    • TWD: Book VI - 12
    • Water Baby - 7
    • Wonder Woman: Gail Simone Omnibus - 34


    Books - 7
    • Barnaby: Death in Disguise
    • Gerritsen: In Their Footsteps
    • Salem’s Lot
    • TWD: The Rise of the Governor
    • TWD: The Road to Woodbury
    • TWD: The Fall of the Governor I
    • TWD: The Fall of the Governor II


    Overall

    Comics - 489
    January: 181
    February: 128
    March: 48
    April: 132
    May:
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    Books - 16
    January: 5
    February: 2
    March: 2
    April: 7
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    Complete Reading Record 2020


    Comics
    • An Inspector Calls - 6
    • Batman: Venom - 5
    • Black ’47 - 4
    • Bloodthirsty: One Nation Under Water - 5
    • Chew - 64
    • Doctor Who Tenth Doctor Year One - 15
    • Ether V1 - 5
    • Green Valley - 9
    • Hacktivists - 4
    • I Kill Giants - 7
    • Kingdom of the Wicked - 4
    • Midas - 8
    • My Friend Dahmer - 10
    • Negation - 37
    • Ordinary - 3
    • Outlaw: The Legend of Robin Hood - 7
    • Pride of Baghdad - 6
    • Sabrina - 9
    • Sally Heathcote: Suffragette - 8
    • Secret - 7
    • Tex: The Lonesome Rider - 10
    • The Clock #1-2 - 2
    • The Facts of Life - 10
    • The Fade Out - 12
    • The Last Days of American Crime - 3
    • The Underwater Welder - 10
    • To End All Wars - 15
    • TWD: Book I - 12
    • TWD: Book II - 12
    • TWD: Book III - 12
    • TWD: Book IV - 12
    • TWD: Book V - 12
    • TWD: Book VI - 12
    • Violent Cases - 2
    • Virgil - 4
    • Water Baby - 7
    • WW: Deodato/Messner-Loebs - 15
    • WW: Gail Simone - 34
    • WW: John Byrne - 39
    • WW: Phil Jimenez - 31


    Books
    • Barnaby: Death in Disguise
    • Beauty and the Brooding Boss
    • Diablo: Storm of Light
    • Doctor Who: The Stealers of Dreams
    • Gerritsen: Girl Missing
    • Gerritsen: In Their Footsteps
    • Gerritsen: Presumed Guilty
    • James Bond: Solo
    • King: Salem’s Lot
    • Languedoc Trilogy: Sepulchre
    • Morse: Service of all the Dead
    • Morse: The Dead of Jericho
    • TWD: The Rise of the Governor
    • TWD: The Road to Woodbury
    • TWD: The Fall of the Governor I
    • TWD: The Fall of the Governor II
    "Live a poem... or die a fool!"

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    April

    MMPR Shattered Grid (12)
    Lazarus HC 2-3 (23)
    Witchfinder omnibus (16)
    Essex County TP (16)
    Wicked & Divine HC 1 (11)
    Roughneck TP (10)
    Wicked & Divine HC 2 (11)
    Gyo (12)
    Wicked & Divine HC 3 (11)
    Tomie (20)
    Wicked & Divine HC 4 (18)
    Fullmetal Alchemist 1 (6)
    Alias omnibus (29)
    No Longer Human (15)
    Baltimore omnibus 1 (20)
    Fullmetal Alchemist 2 (6)
    Zatanna TP (17)
    Fullmetal Alchemist 3 (6)
    The Pulse TP 1-3 (15)
    Fullmetal Alchemist 4 (6)
    Baltimore omnibus 2 (20)


    Total for month: 300 issues
    Total so far: 903 issues
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