Thursday, February 23, 2017

Illustrated Reading List 2/23/17

It's been a while since I've done one of these, but it's been a while since I've read any vintage comics. Instead, during the time I would normally have been reading comics, I've been reading the history of each of the NHL teams since I got into the sport. I've since finished, and it's back to comics. I finished the May 2011 DC books and decided to work on some of the classic military comics I got last year. I decided to not bother with the non-illustrated reading list for total lack of interest-including myself.

GI Combat #130 is my oldest DC produced issue, from 1968. I do have one from Quality although, ironically, it's not as high quality story telling.

Saturday, December 31, 2016

New Vintage from December

I have been reading comics, but I have not had the time to blog my reading list lately. I see that I have not posted since early November, when I had originally planned to make this an almost daily blog. Too much to do, not enough time to do it in.

I got these comics in the mail on December 12th, but I'm just now rushing to get them posted before the month's end.

Battle Stories #16 is from a company I never heard of called "Super Comics" while Fightin' Navy is from the more well known Charlton and is #123. Both were fun reads although I do tend to favor WWII stories and these were more Vietnam based, I still enjoyed reading them.

Friday, November 4, 2016

Illustrated Reading List 11/2/16

The new comic shipment arrived on the 2nd, and here was the contents of the box, which I promptly read, but didn't get scanned right away.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

GI Joe #101-150

I haven't been reading any comics lately, got some history books from the local library, and since I have to give them back they take precedence. I got two WWII books for my birthday on the 18th and am not reading them before I move back into comics. Even though I don't have any Reading Lists to posts, I can still work on my GI Joe series...

The third installment brings it up almost to the end of the Marvel run. The quality really dips near the end of the series, including the travesty of the Transformers "crossover", in reality, a 4-issue Transformers story with GI Joe characters in the GI Joe comic. I loathe these and do not read them when I reread the series.

 I really hate this story line. In the letter pages, people had been complaining that "it's a war book, yet nobody really gets hurt" so most of the characters on this cover were killed off just for the sake of killing characters. The series never really recovered in my opnion, even though most of them were not used particularly often.

The next installment will conclude the Marvel run and begin, after a more than decade long break, the IDW run which picks up the same continuity and numbering.