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Just a thread where I and anyone else can post about what comic books you're reading. I usually read all the weekly DC and Marvel ones when they come out on Wednesdays and finish them a few days later. If no one else gives a fuck about them I ain't gonna be mad, I mostly just wanted somewhere to post some thoughts each week lol. Here's just some quick thoughts on each one I read this week including two DC original graphic novels that were released as well.

DC Comics
Harley Quinn: Breaking Glass - This is another one of DC's attempts at making young adult graphic novels, and it wasn't as good as the Raven or Catwoman ones previously, this one felt a lot more forced with the jokes since it's Harley Quinn. The overall plot was pretty cool, I liked the high school scenes a lot and the drag queens were hilarious and surprisingly not too over the top. Ivy was weird tho, overall I liked the character but I feel like she basically became a parody of a feminist like what people who hate them imagine a feminist to be instead of a more realistic one. I feel like they tried to jam too many social issues into this instead of just focusing better on the gentrification aspect which was bar far the best plot point in this. Overall it was pretty cool, and I can fucks with more of these.

Superman of Smallville - Fun little short graphic novel with really cool newspaper comic strip artwork. Overall plot was really simple and made for a fun short read, I'd be a fan of them doing more stuff like this and the Dear Justice League graphic novel from a few weeks ago and it looks like they're about to with the Swamp Kid one they previewed at the end of this one which also looks awesome as it's drawn to look like a high school notebook with lines and everything.

Batman vs. Ra's Al Ghul #1 - Set during the No Man's Land/Cataclysm story from awhile back, this one was pretty cool for the start of this miniseries. I never read much of the original arc so I fucks seeing some of it now. The ending was kinda odd, but I'm sure it's setting up a cool mystery from the next one. My main confusion tho is who was that second Robin??? Dick Grayson was there as Nightwing and I'm assuming one of the Robin's was Tim Drake, but Jason Todd should have still been dead here and Damian shouldn't have been born yet so I am confused by that.

Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #5 - Another good team-up from these characters is wrapping up with the first half of the final battle taking place here, fun shit overall and it's cool watching the supporting characters from both franchises interact with each other.

DCeased: A Good Day To Die #1 - Really enjoying this zombie apocalypse storyline they've started here and it got even better this issue with John Constantine becoming an important part. I like the more minor characters playing a big role here and they do a great job of making shit seem absolutely terrible once a hero gets infected. Also, Mr. Terrific's death was absolutely brutal.

Deathstroke #47 - lol already brought Deathstroke back to life, can't say I didn't expect that but I am interested in how since no one seems to know right now. I'm sure it has something to do with Lex Luger, but we'll have to see. This was an enjoyable read though for sure, especially the Rose and Red Arrow scene.

Dollar Comics: Detective Comics #854 - A reprinting of this issue from 2009, don't really know the storyline too well, but Kate's cool so I fucked with reading this and I might have to go back and read the rest of this since this was the start of a new thing.

Doom Patrol: Weight of the Worlds #3 - This comic has been all over the place so far and I feel like I'm just now really starting to grasp the story, the future setting for this one was really cool even if I'm still kinda confused on what's completely going on. I fucks with Beast Boy and Mento coming into this issue as they're people I really associate with the Doom Patrol, especially Mento. I'm interested in where this goes for sure, but the three issues so far feel like set-up for something huge and I'm struggling to see how they completely relate.

Doomday Clock #11 - Man this shit still rules, I love the Watchmen having this huge part it it, but it really fuckin' sucks that it feels like it's taking a big backseat in the overall DC Universe when it was made out to be this crazy thing to start. It just doesn't feel important anymore and it's almost over. Only having an issue every two months really hurts it too bc it's hard for it to really build momentum. Loving everything though, just feel like DC doesn't care about it anymore.

The Dreaming #13 - Cool self-contained story, I love the concept of myths becoming weaker over time when less and less people are believing in them and this story did that perfectly. Nice little break from the main storyline too before we get back to it.

The Green Lantern #11 - Felt like a rushed ending to this multiverse team-up they were doing, thought it'd last longer than two issues for sure. GL has been very hit or miss for me lately as it doesn't really seem like they have a plan for what they want to do with him, but each issue has still been pretty good so I don't have too many complaints.

Harley Quinn #65 - Just all over the place, I like parts of it and am pretty meh on other parts just like most of her issues lately. I'm not a fan of the breaking the 4th wall bc it feels so forced like they're obviously trying to make her Deadpool and I'm not even that big on when Deadpool breaks the 4th wall anymore either mostly bc Gwenpool has been doing it so much better and she has a much better in-continuity reason for it. I am interested where they go with Harley winning her trials though, and M'randyr or whatever name is origin being told was pretty cool, def the best part of this one.

Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy #1 - Pretty good stuff coming out of Heroes in Crisis and also tying into the Year of the Villain arc. I'm actually really loving the Fluronic Man and what part he's going to play with the green in the coming months so I like that he's in this. He has such a cool look despite just being a big flower which kinda hurts me taking him seriously as a villain, but dude is straight up evil so that helps.

Justice League #31 - Loved this, the scenes in the past with the Justice Society were the best and the future scenes were pretty cool too. It's impressive to me that they're doing all this fucking with continuity inside comics which kinda gives the retcons a "canon reason" in a way which DC always tries to do and mostly succeeds. Very interested in this one going forward.

Legion of Superheroes - Millennium #1 - Wow I did not expect Rose/Thorn to be the character to be the one to bridge the gap from past to future in this story, but I think that was a great choice with how she's been featured in Action Comics lately. I also like that they didn't really give an explanation for why she stopped aging and she just accepts it's how things are. I look forward to where they go with this and giving us a proper Legion pretty soon.

Lois Lane #3 - A slow down from the first two issues, but still pretty good shit. I love me a good detective stuff and the way they're writing Lois in this has been fucking awesome. Also glad they aren't having any petty drama between her and Superman, and they have them actually say what's wrong if something is bothering them instead of just frustrating the reader.

Supergirl #33 - Basically the same story of Superman from last week just from Supergirl's perspective instead. Glad she's back on Earth for a bit now as the space adventures were starting to get a little old, so I'm excited for where she goes next.

Superman: Up in the Sky #3 - More fun stuff from this one, the first half was hilarious with Superman stuck in some kind of alien DMV while worrying about all the different ways Lois was dying while he was gone...some were pretty fuckin' brutal too. The second half was great as it was revealed the first half was him passing through this wormhole and dude ended up back in WWII with Sgt. Rock :mark: I always mark for a good WWII story, and Sgt. Rock rules so I really fucked with this second half.

Marvel Comics
Absolute Carnage: Scream #2 - Really loving Andi Benton in these Carnage stories this year, really hope she doesn't end up dying. Scream breaking free of Carnage was pretty cool and probably necessary for the good guys to have any chance at stopping this motherfucker with how OP they've made him.

Absolute Carnage: Symbiote Spider-Man #1 - Set in the past when Spider-Man got rid of the Venom symbiote but before it attached itself to Eddie Brock just to give some more context for the whole Absolute Carnage storyline which was really nice. The new character of the judge was awesome, really well written until his predictable death at the end. White Rabbit's involvement was cool too, I've always loved her as a villain. I wonder if she'll have anything to do with the storyline going forward or if this was just a one-off?

Agents of Atlas #2 - Really enjoying this team coming off of War of the Realms, their powers are cool and the characters are coming into their own more. This Pan storyline is pretty cool, seems a bit on the nose with it being a bad idea though so I wonder if they try any swerves.

Alpha Flight: True North #1 - Ah the Canadian superhero team that gets forgotten about for a few years and then gets another comeback. I enjoy most of these characters and these stories were pretty cool, especially Puck's from back in the day. The twist at the end was awesome too, but man it makes me feel for Heather.

Amazing Spider-Man: Going Big #1 - Some more 80 years of Marvel nostalgia with some short stories written by classic Spider-Man writers and artists. Pretty good stuff, especially the first one bc I love me a good Punisher cameo.

Champions #9 - Ah your classic heroes being brainwashed and fighting each other storyline that Marvel loves to do. The good thing about the champions is that they have a big enough roster to make this feel a little more fresh. Should end up making everyone reconcile by the end of it after they all fight, can't say I'm too excited for this one overall though.

Conan the Barbarian #9 - Conan continues to rule in everything he's in, no wonder they have so many Conan comics coming out nowadays. This story was cool even if the twist was super predictable, they're still building towards Conan's final death by Razazel which should be awesome when they get to it.

Fantastic Four #14 - Just a fun, typical Fantastic Four book. I fucks with Reed's nostalgia getting the best of him and them recreating the Marvel 1 to try and complete the first mission that gave them their powers. Grimm once again the MVP of the team with how he acts and I'm loving his relationship with Alicia more and more during it. Pretty fun book with no real conflict that I assume is saving it for the coming issues. Hope their fuckin' kids don't fuck anything up this time when they're left alone, but that's probably too much to ask from those little shits.

Future Foundation #2 - First off, not really a fan of this artwork at times, most characters look great but evil Reed look so fuckin' kiddy that it kept taking me out of the story. Alex and Julie were awesome and this weird Bucky girl that has Cap's shield was a cool edition too. Still excited to keep reading this one mostly bc I love Alex and Julie all grown up from Power Pack, but this could have been better.

Ghost-Spider Annual #1 - Pretty cool one-shot, I love Gwen having to deal with the prime Earth's perception of Gwen and Arcade being hilariously inept again, but somehow staging an epiphany for Gwen when he didn't even mean for her to be the one playing his fuckin' game lmao.

House of X #4 - This storyline is still confusing to me, but I think I'm getting it finally with the last two Powers of X books that have cleared most of the things up. Really good shit here, only thing I'm confused about now is how this fits in the current Marvel Universe, I'm thinking it has something to do with Magneto's deal with Nate Great at the end of the Age of X-Man world, but we'll have to see. In the meantime, I've really started enjoying this.

Immortal Hulk #23- This comic still ends up being one of my favorite currently going, no wonder it's been nominated for so many awards. This take on Hulk is really one of my favorite ever. They started going a little overboard with the supporting cast, I can really take or leave Betty turning into a monster again but that seems to be here to stay for awhile. Seeing Rick Jones in this stat was fuckin' heartbreaking for sure, and that twist with the dude that was buried alive by his dad way back in like issue #2 being in the lab was cool. Can't wait for this fight to continue in the next one two weeks from now.

Old Man Quill #9 - Was unsure about how this one would be with the reveal that all the Guardians were dead and Peter was hallucinating (great fuckin' twist tho), but it's still going great. Not sure where they go from here though with him simultaneously failing his mission, but also killing his biggest adversaries currently, but I'm all for more of this bc I love the "old man" world and every comic they do in it seems to rule.

The Punisher #15 - I normally would have been turned off by Punisher teaming up with people, but this team fuckin' rules and they had some great back and forths. Really solid action through all this, and Kingpin trying to legit be a good mayor while still being a villain is still one of the better things they have going in all the comics.

Savage Avengers #5 - Really interested to see where this one goes from this point on, still funny to me that they just said fuck it and teamed up all their gritty 90s characters for this, but the set up made sense and they've had some great exchanges. Conan in the main marvel universe continues to be amazing and I fucks HEAVY with him and Punisher going off together, that shot of them pulling his family's caskets at the end was amazing.

Spider-Woman Facsimile Edition #1 - As much as I love Jessica Drew's character now, these early attempts at it just weren't it for me. Glad she came into her own and reading this comic from the 80s of where she started was still cool if not for anything else than making me appreciate her current character more.

Star Wars #71 - Really enjoying the 3 different stories they have going on here, can't help but think it might be better if each got their own comic instead of all three in one for a few weeks, but that's just a minor complaint. All of them are ruling so far and it's cool to see some more minor missions from the Rebellion after the long Sho-Torun one, good balance so far in this book from what I've read.

Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order - Dark Temple #1 - This uses characters for the game coming out later this year that looks pretty cool, but I don't really know much about it and for a first issue this was a little weaker, but I think it was mostly there just to introduce us to this main character. Don't really have much of an opinion on her yet, she just seems fine so far. I did pop hard for Mace Windu's appearance tho.

True Believers: Hulk - Head of Banner #1 - Reprinting Incredible Hulk #6 from 1963, and man these early Hulk comics just don't hold up as much with how much better his character became. It's very 60s in all aspects and the only thing I liked about it a lot was the art. Hulk speaking in full sentences and being kind of intelligent was meh to me, but I did like how he won the main fight with the hilariously dumb "Metal Master"

True Believers: Hulk - Intelligent Hulk #1 - Reprinting Incredible Hulk 299 from '84 or around then (too lazy to look it up rn), and this one was a much more enjoyable read. Nightmare is a great character and he was great in this along with Doctor Strange and also of course, the Hulk. Good shit here from a classic issue.

Web of Black Widow #1 - More Black Widow spy action which I always fucks with. Tony Stark's scenes were great too, and I can't wait to see where they go with this one since Natasha has been one of my favorite characters since her "resurrection"
 
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Chris I think you might the one finally to get me reading Comics full blown again. The only think I'm reading is Absolute Carnage and damn I'm enjoying it so hard. You said it right dude is OP as fuck and I'm enjoying him taking control and achieving his goals. I need this Story to be create into a film with old man Venom and Spidey teaming up to stop him. I might start reading House of X and go back to read for the first time the first TMNT Comics all the way through.
 
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Chris I think you might the one finally to get me reading Comics full blown again. The only think I'm reading is Absolute Carnage and damn I'm enjoying it so hard. You said it right dude is OP as fuck and I'm enjoying him taking control and achieving his goals. I need this Story to be create into a film with old man Venom and Spidey teaming up to stop him. I might start reading House of X and go back to read for the first time the first TMNT Comics all the way through.
House of X was super confusing to me at first with the different timelines, but now that I've got them straight I think I'm really fucking with it. I might need to go back and read the first couple issues of it and Powers of X now that I'm following it better. One thing I've absolutely loved from the start was how they're doing Moira in it with all her different lives and how the timelines seem to reset every time she dies? It's really interesting, and I feel like there's something going on behind the scenes causing the whole storyline like with Age of X-Men being bc of Nate Grey.
 
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I was watching this via Youtube recommending it to me after all the Comic based Channels I follow. These guys talking about Frank Miller, Marvel and DC Movies and Shows for sure check it out and say how you feel. I wouldn't say the Comic industry is completely dead it's that it's changed. I remember when I collected Comics[send yours my way Chris] you had to work your ass off to find a back Issue, or even if a new Issue was coming out and it was hot, good luck trying to get an Issue unless you knew the people at your local Comic Boo Shop. Now you can go Online and read those Comics just like that legally or illegally and not need to leave your home.
 
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I was watching this via Youtube recommending it to me after all the Comic based Channels I follow. These guys talking about Frank Miller, Marvel and DC Movies and Shows for sure check it out and say how you feel. I wouldn't say the Comic industry is completely dead it's that it's changed. I remember when I collected Comics[send yours my way Chris] you had to work your ass off to find a back Issue, or even if a new Issue was coming out and it was hot, good luck trying to get an Issue unless you knew the people at your local Comic Boo Shop. Now you can go Online and read those Comics just like that legally or illegally and not need to leave your home.
I was always into superheroes but never really comics so I never got into collecting them. I really just got into reading them off and on a few years back when I wanted something else to read while watching wrestling after i finished the ASOIAF series and I figured out you could download them weekly (s/o getcomics.info) and I just got back into them like January of this year and I've read every marvel and DC one they've put out since then, Wednesday is now one of my favorite days of the week
 
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I was always into superheroes but never really comics so I never got into collecting them. I really just got into reading them off and on a few years back when I wanted something else to read while watching wrestling after i finished the ASOIAF series and I figured out you could download them weekly (s/o getcomics.info) and I just got back into them like January of this year and I've read every marvel and DC one they've put out since then, Wednesday is now one of my favorite days of the week
My God I think I'm in Heaven where to start woah.
 

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Just finished DC's week, I'll be starting Marvel's pretty soon but here's what I think of the DC comics released this week:

Batman #78 - Wow bro what an interlude. The romantic stuff probably turns off some more hardcore comic fans, but Batman and Catwoman have some crazy chemistry going right now, I fucking loved all of this despite nothing in the way of action happening during the issue.

Batman & The Outsiders #5 - This issue continues to be entertaining, really solid actions scenes in this one and a great set-up for the next issue. No Batman or Ra’s in it which is perfectly fine as the supporting cast are all very entertaining in their own right.

Batman: Universe #3 - Bruh this is so ridiculously fun, Batman out here getting transported through time and space just for a fuckin’ egg :lmao This one is a lot of a fun, definitely recommend for a more light hearted Batman adventure.

Catwoman #15 - Shrodinger’s Cat puns :DEAD: Another fun story in this one, but it is odd how merciful Catwoman is being. I’m assuming that’s Batman’s guilt running through her still without him around rn, but I can’t help but feel that letting those rich fucks and False Face keep going right now was a big mistake that will bite her very soon from now.

Collapser #3 - First off I really fucks with the Muse reference in the title of this issue :mark: This series is still pretty cool and keeps picking up steam. The origin story at the beginning helped clear up a few questions I had, but it’s still mostly straight forward and just really fun. Especially the art work, this shit would be really cool as an animated series, especially with the scenes taking place at the music festivals.

Detective Comics #1011 - Good stuff, I’m enjoying this more than the City Of Bane story going on in Batman especially the two old guys on the island. They were some great characters that I hope make a few more appearances sometime in the future even if it’s sooner. Interested to get into the Mr. Freeze story they’ve been hyping at the end of these issues as well.

Event Leviathan #4 - Great mystery going on so far, it’s got me questioning everything. The only thing I’m worried about is the ending not living up to the set-up and that’s just bc all the questions they’re setting up have been awesome so far.

Gotham City Monsters #1 - Wow this was really cool with some nice references to City of Bane and Event Leviathan for some cool continuity. Frankenstein was fuckin’ bad ass for sure, never thought I’d see the day that Frankenstein’s Monster bashed someone in the head with a bottle of whiskey in a bar. Really good first issue here after the usual setup for each character, the last few pages were really fire.

Hawman #16 - Some more fun stuff from this story, been really enjoying Hawkman this year and this isn’t anything special, just another fun issue. The shadow dragon fight was pretty cool.

House of Whispers #13 - A fuckin’ killer chicken bruh :lmao this book continues to be really weird, but oddly entertaining even though I feel like I got no idea what’s going on half he time with some of the stories, they’re still fun.

Justice League Oddysey #13 - Jessica Cruz has been amazing this whole series so what do they do? KILL HER AND HAVE HER RESURRECTED TO BE EVEN MORE AWESOME :mark: Kind of an interlude issue, but fuck this was all tense despite being away from the main action we’ve been doing with. Awesome shit that just got me more pumped up for the rest of this one.

The Flash #78 - Man I’ve never been a huge fan of Flash’s solo stuff bc I always felt he was better on a team like the Justice League, but this shit has been so fire for as long as I’ve been reading it (January of this year), they’ve managed to give Flash way more personality than before and all this stuff with other forces instead of just the Speed Force just keeps getting better. Not upset about Psych dying even tho it might affect other things bc dude was a dick.

The Riddler: Year of the Villain #1 - Bruh I was not ready for this kinda self-depreciating story but holy shit was this depressing and actually made me wanna cheer for the Riddler. I’m sure this won’t last too long but dat character development :homer: If they play this right they could make Riddler one of the absolute best Batman villains, and I already enjoyed him but the gimmick been played out since like the 90s and if they really take him seriously I’m pumped af. S/o Lex Luthor for being the best motivator.

Wonder Twins #7 - I’m glad this got bumped up to 12 issues instead of the original 6 bc it’s a lot of fun. It’s super light hearted compared to most DC books nowadays which is a refreshing change of a pace and they manage to put in a lot of great social commentary in it that doesn’t feel too forced.

Wonder Woman #78 - Man I still miss Aphrodite and she may not even be an important enough character to be brought back to life :pour But she is also a goddess so never say never I guess. Anyway, it’s cool seeing how important an effect her death has had on this overall story though, more good stuff here that keeps tying into the past arcs of this book.

Young Justice #8 - Good shit for a multiverse thing even though I’m not a huge fan of them. I gotta say Tim Drake just going by “Drake” like the bird instead of “Red Robin” is way cooler and definitely needs to be a thing once they get back to Earth.
 

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Man you are an animal reading all those Comics all at once. This what I have on my Watchlist as I download the first four Issues of Leviathan. I'm going to read Issue 1 tonight after I finish watching this video on Youtube.

-Spider-Man 2099[Original run Volume 1 through 4]
-Star Wars Resistance: Supreme Leader Snoke
-TMNT[Original run Volume 1-6]
 
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Man you are an animal reading all those Comics all at once. This what I have on my Watchlist as I download the first four Issues of Leviathan. I'm going to read Issue 1 tonight after I finish watching this video on Youtube.

-Spider-Man 2099[Original run Volume 1 through 4]
-Star Wars Resistance: Supreme Leader Snoke
-TMNT[Original run Volume 1-6]
I put on some wrestling to watch while I read them, its a great life