So, what COMICS did you buy this week?

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Picked up the trade paperback titled Doctor Aphra: Aphra, which is a dumb subtitle (several of these new Marvel trades subtitle the first volume this way, though). I don't get the draw of the character (actually, I do, but I just don't like the characterization myself)... she's a mix of Indiana Jones, sketches of Lara Croft's anatomy, Kevin from Home Alone, and every teen who's rude/overly self-confident/immature. I guess the sadomasochistic droids are supposed to be funny, but even for SW fantasy, the storylines weren't realistic to me. Certain panels seem to have been drawn purely to draw attention to parts of her body. Should've bought the Poe trade instead...
 

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I haven't read them yet, but I picked up the trade paperbacks of Captain "I'm in the new movie! " Phasma and Rogue One. I look forward to both.
I read CP and it was interesting, but only okay overall. She escapes the Starkiller trash compactor (although not seen HOW in this series) and follows another FO officer.
I started R1, and there have been a couple not-in-the-film scenes that have been pretty good. Still have about 5 of the 6 issues worth left to read in it.
 

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It's not THIS week, but in a couple weeks, the mind-boggling 1000th issue of Action Comics is scheduled for Wed. April 18th; no foolin', either!
But now it IS on this week's new releases. Of course, it was a larger size AND a larger price ($7.99), but I liked it. The variant cover I picked up was the 1960s era one (more details to look at, liked how it modeled the covers of that time). The last issue I bought before this one was #600; guess I have a few hundred to catch up on...
 

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The Thrawn comic trade paperback was awesome. I recall loving the novel, and the comic was just as good. I hope Disney/Marvel/Lucasfilm doesn't over-saturate him like Wolverine, and Deadpool, and Boba Fett, Buzz Lightyear, and...
 

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I don't know if I have ever disliked a SW comic before (perhaps the Dr. Aphra one?), but the TLJ trade paperback was pretty horrible: art was bad (I cannot recall ANY comic in recent years that had bad drawings) and the transitions between pages and scenes was choppy and abrupt (removing some parts, adding in a few). Some dialogue was added (occasionally as an improvement, often not), the covers were very good (and some of the alternate covers, too). But it was quite disappointing.

I still have Lando: Double or Nothing waiting; hope it's better.
 

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I am going through the motions of buying the comic books but I can't bring myself to read them. I am now years behind. But I do own them.

I like doctor Aphra from the little I've read. I wanted Poe Dameron to be like Rogue Squadron.

Just nothing has stood up to the Dark Horse days. I used to read those Comics immediately when I bought them. Now I read my own novels over and over again proofreading them. And I read a bunch of nonfiction to research them.
 

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But now it IS on this week's new releases. Of course, it was a larger size AND a larger price ($7.99), but I liked it. The variant cover I picked up was the 1960s era one (more details to look at, liked how it modeled the covers of that time). The last issue I bought before this one was #600; guess I have a few hundred to catch up on...
So speaking of 1000th issues, I couldn't post about this the week it was released, but Detective Comics #1000 came out and like AC 1K, it was pricey ($9.99 USD!?!). I chose the 1930s cover variant. I have been fairly lost in recent comics Batman lore (but I knew he got hitched to Catwoman), so some of the stuff was new to me. Overall, I now own the comic. It was okay.
 

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The Solo trade paperback was decent: basically the same story and dialogue as the film, with a few "extras" included (several that were mentioned in the novel adaptation), and a couple glossed-over parts (you never see Q'ira's tattoo, Lady Proxima is barely in it). Art is close to the actors' likenesses. I thought it was supposed to include the Beckett one-shot comic, too...
 

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At the library, I read (but didn't buy; perhaps I'm not allowed to post about it in this thread ;: ) the first 2 trade paperbacks of Old Man Logan (covered issues 1-8, a Giant Size, plus X-Men #205 from the late 1980s that I'd read before but lost the plot in my memories from long ago). It was not in the "graphic novels" section in the teen/youth sections, realizing that is a good idea with the graphic (the real meaning of the word :semantics: ) depictions and scenarios. If it weren't for the insane prices of comics today (here we go, Old Man Bel-Cam...), I sure would like reading current comics, if I could also fit all that extra reading into my work schedule. Time travel stories often get hackneyed fast, but this one held up.
 

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I finally read 2 SW trade paperbacks: TIE Fighter and Galaxy's Edge, and both were so-so. GE was just too convoluted, too many stories that didn't mesh. TIE was similar. I liked the art in both, but the stories were the weakest parts, which is sad for limited series comics.
 

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Another "Journey Towards Getting Closer to (and Your Money From) Rise of Skywalker" trade paperback: Allegiance. It traces the Resistance's attempts to find bases and weapons (spoiler alert: it's not easy! ). Rey has no lightsaber, so it's mainly her staff; Finn and Poe are featured, with Chewie along for the ride. Admiral Ackbar's son is a key figure (we see an undersea memorial to the Admiral) since it's mostly on Mon Cal. Good artwork; really liked the movie-style covers, good pace to the action.
 

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It's an older comic, but it checks out... I was just about to review it. Han Solo: Imperial Cadet comic trade paperback (it also includes Beckett #1... the character, not the price guide). It doesn't mention Wookiees at all (but there's a slave side-story that alludes to Han and Chewie's later relationship). Good artwork, dialogue is a little stiff, hints at Solo the film throughout.

And another book I read with artwork in it, but not a comic: I Am a Stormtrooper, one of the Little Golden Books. Alright.

But both involve SW names (Imperial, Stormtrooper) that relate fairly-well to today's date: Revenge of the Sixth!
 

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I've been reading several Marvel and DC trade paperbacks lately (but not purchased; checked out from my libraries), with non-SW characters. But I was hoping to get the TROS Marvel series this month (not sure now when the 5-issue series will be released, and when, if any, trade paperback will collect all of them in one). Not many days left to June...
 

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I may have to find a good collected version of the 3 March graphic novels for myself, from John Lewis and his friends who drew and helped write it. The around-500 page books were a fast read, but well-detailed of a time of tribulations. Impactful art.
 

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More just-reading trade paperbacks: library checkouts of Fantastic Four: Heroes Reborn and Batman by Neal Adams. Both had amazing artwork, but questionable stories (BM: too disjointed since they crossed over a few different titles that featured Batman in the 1960s, FF: too "showy" and really just re-drew old storylines to fit the 1990s IMHO).
 
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