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Francesco Consoli
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My list:

ACTION COMICS # 997
DARK KNIGHTS RISING THE WILD HUNT # 1 (of 1)
DETECTIVE COMICS # 974
FLASH # 40
SIDEWAYS # 1
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN ANNUAL # 42
CAPTAIN AMERICA # 698
DOCTOR STRANGE # 385
MARVEL TWO-IN-ONE # 3
ARCHIE # 28
BABYTEETH # 8
BLOODSHOT SALVATION # 6
NINJA-K # 4

What are you getting?

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Robbie Parry
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I want something fresh, so giving SIDEWAYS a chance. :) 
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Shawn Kane
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Action Comics #997
Detective #974
Sideways #1
G.I. Joe A Real American Hero #248
Mage Hero Denied #6
Captain America #698
Marvel Two-In-One #3

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Robbie Parry
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Shawn, how long have you been reading G.I. JOE? Been thinking of jumping on board.

If you have been reading it for a while, just wondering if Serpentor is used nowadays? 
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Gundars Berzins
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ACTION COMICS #997
DEADMAN #4
MARVEL TWO-IN-ONE #3
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Shawn Kane
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Hi Robbie,
Allow me to be a touch long-winded...G.I. Joe was my entry into comic books (my older brother was a comic book buyer and I'd read his but G.I. Joe was "my" comic). I picked up the first issue in 1982 and read until about 1989. When I got back into comics, Devil's Due was producing them using Marvel continuity and I wasn't into it. When IDW got the rights to produce comics specifically bringing Larry Hama back onboard to continue the Marvel continuity eliminating the Devil's Due stuff (a Free Comic Book Day issue came out to jump start the franchise) and I've been reading it since. It's not beholden to the old Marvel run but the characterization is the same and they're the same characters. I'm not sure how familiar you are with the continuity but Hama does a nice job of juggling current subplots with a nod to previous times and pushing the traditional story (G.I.Joe vs. Cobra). Serpentor is not currently being used but he did factor into the Death of Snake-Eyes storyline a few years back. I really enjoy it because I was there at the start and there are some definite issues that Hama doesn't like from his Marvel run so he won't reference things like the Transformers team-up. If he brings a character in that hasn't been seen for a while, there is enough understanding of who that character is and why they are there. It's also one self-contained book, no minis or crossovers because it exists in it's own universe and that's always a good thing.


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Robbie Parry
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 Shawn Kane wrote:
Allow me to be a touch long-winded

Hey, no problem.

And thank you for the recap. I read some of the Marvel stuff in the 80s, watched the cartoon, and read some of the Devil's Due stuff. I'm intrigued by current stuff, hence my need to jump back on.

And if Raptor ever appears in the comic, I'll be doubly pleased. ;-)
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I don't think we've seen Raptor since 1987! Most current issue is Part 3 of the storyline but once you know the character and how she got to the point that she's at, you should be fine and I think I'm fair in saying that Hama does do a pretty good job of laying out the story so that you're not lost. 
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Cheers, Shawn.

Yes, I thought it'd been a while since Raptor appeared. I miss him.

It'll be good to jump aboard! 
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Larry Hama is creative enough that he could appear again. Heck, Dr. Mindbender has been a major player in the book for the last few years and I rank him up there with Raptor and Crystal Ball as far as cool looking action figures that you'd think would be hard to translate to the comics!
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I developed quite the fondness for Raptor. I might e-mail the letters page and request him!

I've bought the recent issues (comiXology) which deal with the new Snake-Eyes. Can't wait to read them.

Can I be greedy and request Croc Master, too? ;-)
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Roberto Melendrez
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Picked up:

Batman & the Outsiders book (Jim Aparo, Alan Davis & Trevor Von Eden).

The Life & Legend of Wally Wood Book from Fantagraphics (this new one is volume 2).

Jimmy's Bastards TPB by Garth Ennis & Russell Braun. A crime/spy comic from Ennis should be good.

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DC: Flash #40.
IMAGE: Sleepless #3.
MARVEL: Marvel-Two-In-One #3.
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Posted: 16 February 2018 at 5:27am | IP Logged | 14 post reply

DC:
Dark Knights Rising The Wild Hunt #1

Marvel:
Captain America #698
Marvel Two-In-One #3 - Picked up the first two issues on a whim. They ticked the right boxes as far as an FF story goes, though that may just be nostalgia talking.

Boom! Studios:
Grass Kings #12 - The final story arc begins!

Dark Horse:
Jenny Finn #4 - Nice to revisit this, though I wish that I'd waited for the Hardcover announcement.

Image:
Kill Or Be Killed #16
Lazarus X+66 #6
Mage The Hero Denied #6
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