Lockjaw and the Pet Avengers #1, which was really good ("There will be no eating of teammates."), and G.I. Joe: Cobra #1-3. People who know me know that I don't just pick up and read a G.I. Joe comic. I've never been into them, and I was never even into the toys, really. But the guys on iFanboy really recommended this book, saying it doesn't feel like a Joe book at all. And it really doesn't. It's a lot more like a Queen and Country story. One of the guys (in the Hawaiian shirt) goes undercover, and it's an extremely good spy story so far. Cobra nor G.I. Joe (I believe) have never been mentioned in this book, but some of the characters have. VERY highly recommended!

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Justice League of America #34 - This may be my jump-off.
Avengers/Invaders #12 - Finally, it's over.
Batman: The Brave and the Bold #6 - Batman and Kid Eternity vs General Immortus! Appearances by Hourman, Vigilante, Shining Knight, the Viking Prince, and GI Robot. This was quick and fun.
Justice Society of America #28
Wonder Woman #33
The Spirit #21-30 and The Spirit Special #1
The first two issues in the latest Young Liars trade ("Maestro"). I said I wasn't going to continue after the first volume, but knowing the series has a definite ending made me curious to see what Lapham would do with it. These issues jump around like crazy: they check in at the present where the first trade left off, but include a couple of different lengthy flashbacks, both really surreal. Interesting to also read the last issue in Vol. 3 of the Collected Stray Bullets. The action here is also pretty surreal, but it's reality-based enough to be believable (including the violence, which is pretty tame by Stray Bullets standards). Finally, I read half of The Secret, which collects a four issue Dark Horse miniseries.
a bunch of late '70s Marvels:
X-Men Annual #3, with Arkon the Magnificent (and George Perez pencils)
Marvel Premiere #45 and 46, with Man-Wolf (and George Perez pencils)
Marvel Team-Up Annual #2, with Spidey, the Hulk and the Soviet Super Soldiers
Marvel Team-Up #89, with the second team up between Spidey and Nightcrawler
Mark Sullivan said:
The first two issues in the latest Young Liars trade ("Maestro"). I said I wasn't going to continue after the first volume, but knowing the series has a definite ending made me curious to see what Lapham would do with it. These issues jump around like crazy: they check in at the present where the first trade left off, but include a couple of different lengthy flashbacks, both really surreal. Interesting to also read the last issue in Vol. 3 of the Collected Stray Bullets. The action here is also pretty surreal, but it's reality-based enough to be believable (including the violence, which is pretty tame by Stray Bullets standards). Finally, I read half of The Secret, which collects a four issue Dark Horse miniseries.

Two more issues worth of Young Liars: considerably more coherent. Finished The Secret, which was an effective horror comic (like a B-movie serial killer story, with a twist at the end). And I reread the first issue of Planetary, which DC was giving away at their HeroesCon booth. I wasn't hooked by the first trade when I tried it. I think I was more intrigued by the first issue this time: I might give the series another try, but I'm not sufficiently motivated to buy it.
I just read the 6 of the last 8 Captain America issues that have been sitting in my room since I started Grad school. I am looking forward to the last two...but didn't want to go overboard!
Finished Young Liars: Maestro. A couple of big twists at the end. It was looking like the whole spider invasion thing was a fantasy, but now it looks like it isn't. Have to bear in mind that the characters are all liars: none of them are trustworthy narrators. They are more human in this volume, though, not quite so frenetically crazy. Also read an older book I picked up at HeroesCon - Channel Zero: Jennie One by Brian Wood and Becky Cloonan. I think this was the first Wood/Cloonan collaboration, so it was interesting for that. The story itself is a rather shrill Bush-era paranoid tale of government control. Wood has revisited some of these themes in a much more complex, mature fashion in DMZ.
Ultraforce #8 and 9- introducing the Black Knight and Siren to the team and counting down to the big Marvel/Ultraverse crossvoer
Today I read the first two issues of House Of Mystery: Love Stories For Dead People (the second TPB). Still really enjoying it. And half of the the first volume of Howard Chaykin's American Flagg!: Definitive Collection. I had only read a few isolated issues of this before, so I can't judge the recoloring job very well compared to the originals, but it looks great. The comic looks dated in some ways, but it's full of energy, and still innovative and surprising. I have no doubt its reputation would be much greater if it hadn't been out of print for so long.
Mark Sullivan said:
Today I read the first two issues of House Of Mystery: Love Stories For Dead People (the second TPB). Still really enjoying it. And half of the the first volume of Howard Chaykin's American Flagg!: Definitive Collection. I had only read a few isolated issues of this before, so I can't judge the recoloring job very well compared to the originals, but it looks great. The comic looks dated in some ways, but it's full of energy, and still innovative and surprising. I have no doubt its reputation would be much greater if it hadn't been out of print for so long.

Somewhere I have a ton of American Flagg comics I bought at 25¢/each at a comic book show back in the early 90s I still haven't read. Someday I reckon.
Travis Herrick said:
Mark Sullivan said:
Today I read the first two issues of House Of Mystery: Love Stories For Dead People (the second TPB). Still really enjoying it. And half of the the first volume of Howard Chaykin's American Flagg!: Definitive Collection. I had only read a few isolated issues of this before, so I can't judge the recoloring job very well compared to the originals, but it looks great. The comic looks dated in some ways, but it's full of energy, and still innovative and surprising. I have no doubt its reputation would be much greater if it hadn't been out of print for so long.

Somewhere I have a ton of American Flagg comics I bought at 25¢/each at a comic book show back in the early 90s I still haven't read. Someday I reckon.

It's a great companion piece to The Dark Knight Returns (and Watchmen, to a lesser extent). The same sort of dystopian future setting, with a lot of visual language taken from television. The introduction makes reference to Blade Runner and Soylent Green. I hope your issues are from the first part of the series, though. It ran for 50 issues, and Chaykin was only doing covers by the time it hit year three. Even in the collections I have, only the first 12 were written and drawn by Chaykin. They complete the first storyline, and issues 13 and 14 are epilogues, illustrated by guest artists.
I read Wednesday Comics today (liked it a lot) and The Nobody (pretty durn good--Jeff Lemire is awesome!).

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