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Gus
05-14-2014, 11:28 AM
Sometimes when I end up with too many books on my pull list, I find it helps to try to rank them to see how much I'm getting out of them. It's not necessarily whether they're good, but more about how much I'm enjoying them. It's kind of an arbitrary metric and one that fluctuates wildly, which means the exact order would change all the time, but it seems to do the job. Does anybody else do this?

Feel free to share your list. Here's the list I came up with today:

Excellent:
1-Hawkeye (Marvel)
2-Velvet (Image)
3-Fatale (Image)
4-Black Science (Image)
5-Moon Knight (Marvel)
6-Ms. Marvel (Marvel)
7-Saga (Image)
8-Alex+Ada (Image)
9-Sex Criminals (Image)
10-Lazarus (Image)

Great:
11-Daredevil (Marvel)
12-Superior Foes of Spider-Man (Marvel)
13-Black Widow (Marvel)
14-Amazing Spider-Man (Marvel)
15-She-Hulk (Marvel)
16-Silver Surfer (Marvel)
17-Mighty Avengers (Marvel)
18-Satellite Sam (Image)

Okay:
19-Guardians of the Galaxy (Marvel)
20-Uncanny X-Men/All-New X-Men (Marvel)
21-Avengers/New Avengers (Marvel)
22-Letter 44 (Oni)
23-Secret Avengers (Marvel)
24-Cyclops (Marvel)
25-Original Sin (Marvel)
26-Captain America (Marvel)
27-X-Men (Marvel)
28-Suicide Risk (Boom)
29-Doc Savage (Dynamite)

Questionable:
30-Amazing X-Men (Marvel)
31-Nightcrawler (Marvel)
32-Iron Man (Marvel)
33-Captain Marvel (Marvel)
34-Unwritten (Vertigo)
35-Fables/Fairest (Vertigo)
36-Astro City (Vertigo)
37-Inhuman (Marvel)
38-Iron Fist (Marvel)

Marc Lombardi
05-14-2014, 12:31 PM
I'm a little behind on my reading but from what I've caught up with so far...

Excellent:
1- Saga (Image)
2 - Rachel Rising (Abstract)
3 - Rat Queens (Image/Shadowline)
4- Invincible (Image)
5- The Walking Dead (Image)
6- American Vampire (Vertigo)

Great:
7- Revival (Image)
8- Skullkickers (Image)
9- Daredevil (Marvel)
10- Hawkeye (Marvel)
11- Velvet (Image)
12- Peter Panzerfaust (Image/Shadowline)
13- Afterlife With Archie (Archie)
14- Black Widow (Marvel)
15- The Punisher (Marvel)
16- Sex Criminals (Image)
17- East of West (Image)
18- Lazarus (Image)
19- Letter 44 (Oni)
20- Morning Glories (Image)
21- Nowhere Men (Image)
22- The Bunker (Oni)

Good:
23- Ultimate Spider-Man (Marvel)
24- The Wake (Vertigo)
25- Thief of Thieves (Image)
26- She-Hulk (Marvel)
27- Sheltered (Image)
28- Archer & Armstrong (Valiant)
29- Pretty Deadly (Image)
30- Fatale (Image)
31- Manhattan Projects (Image)
32- Quantum & Woody (Valiant)
33- Think Tank (Image)
34- Five Weapons (Image/Shadowline)
35- Fables (Vertigo)
36- Fairest (Vertigo)
37- Ghosted (Image)
38- Atomic Robo (Red 5)
39- Drumhellar (Image/Shadowline)
40- Clone (Image)
41- Furious (Dark Horse)
42- Sidekick (Image)
43- The Bounce (Image)
44- The Victories (Dark Horse)

Fair:
NONE

I still have a lot of books that I've bought but not read yet such as Umbral, Manifest Destiny, Alex + Ada. Black Science, Deadly Class, Dead Body Road, Nailbiter, Southern Bastards and The Saviors.

Pharozonk
05-14-2014, 02:37 PM
Hmm if I were to do a top 10:

1. Back issue
2. Back issue
3. Back issue
4. Back issue
5. Back issue
6. Back issue
7. Back issue
8. Back issue
9. Back issue
10. Back issue

eye of all
05-14-2014, 03:07 PM
I just dropped a few books, so I'm pretty into most of my pulls right now.

The Best:

Sex
The Unwritten: Apocalypse
Mind MGMT
Prophet
Stray Bullets: Killers
Alex + Ada
Zero
Deadly Class
Black Science

The Rest:

Manifest Destiny
The Fuse
Sheltered
Satellite Sam
Sex Criminals
Umbral
Swamp Thing
Hawkeye
Fatale
Manhattan Projects
Velvet
Letter 44
Rachel Rising
The Bunker
The Wake
Hinterkind
Red Lanterns
Wonder Woman

On the Fence:

East of West
FBP

clayholio
05-14-2014, 03:27 PM
I've barely got anything coming in my pull list, I read nearly everything in trades.

But I do get:

1. Silver Surfer
2. Lazarus
3. Satellite Sam

And a standing order for any Usagi Yojimbo TPBs that come out. And I was getting Sergio Aragones Funnies and FF, until those wrapped up recently. I just dropped Dark Horse Presents and Simpsons Comics (which I'd been getting for the Aragones pages).

bert
05-14-2014, 03:38 PM
hard for me to do, as I don't really buy anything I consider "bad"

but here is ranked in order that I think is "best" to "least best" from my April order (putting the #1's at the bottom only because they are unknown entries at this point still):

ASTRO CITY #11
VOICE IN THE DARK #6
RACHEL RISING #25
RETURNING #2
REVIVAL #19
VEIL #2
CLIVE BARKER NEXT TESTAMENT #8
DEAD BODY ROAD #5
UMBRAL #6
DEADLY CLASS #4
EAST OF WEST #11
EGOS #4
WALKING DEAD #125
WALKING DEAD #126
FIVE GHOSTS #11
GHOSTED #9
FIVE WEAPONS #8
RED SONJA #8 CVR A FRISON
FURIOUS #4
BAD BLOOD #4
PRETTY DEADLY #5
MINIMUM WAGE #4
MORNING GLORIES #38
BLACK SCIENCE #5
BLACK SCIENCE #6
BLACKOUT #2
BUNKER #3
GAME OF THRONES #20
GOD IS DEAD #10 END OF DAYS CVR
GOD IS DEAD #11 END OF DAYS CVR
GODZILLA RULERS OF THE EARTH #11
INJUSTICE GODS AMONG US YEAR TWO #4
LAZARUS #8
MANIFEST DESTINY #6
MIDAS FLESH #5
SUICIDE RISK #12
PARIAH #3
PROTECTORS INC #6
SAVIORS #4
SERENITY LEAVES ON THE WIND #4 CVR A
SIDEKICK #6
SONS OF ANARCHY #8
SOVEREIGN #2
STAR WARS LUCAS DRAFT #7
STARLIGHT #2 CVR B BY PARLOV
TEN GRAND #9
THIEF OF THIEVES #20
DEADWORLD RESTORATION #5
X #12
APOCALYPSE AL #3
CALIBAN #1 TERROR CVR
CROSSED ANNUAL 2014 TORTURE CVR
CROSSED BADLANDS #51 TORTURE CVR
CROSSED BADLANDS #52 TORTURE CVR
PREVIEWS MAY 2014
V-WARS #1 CVR B
BAD DREAMS #1
FIELD #1
HAUNTED #1
BACK ISSUE #72

and just realized this is missing a ton of stuff, such as Alex+Ada, Sex, SexCriminals. . .I guess they fell between the last week in March, and the April ships, so were included in the prior month's ship :)

edit: yep. . looks like, since they are on the March shipments:
A VOICE IN THE DARK #5
AFTERLIFE WITH ARCHIE #4 CVR B BY SEELEY
ALEX + ADA #5
APOCALYPSE AL #2
ASTRO CITY #10
BAD BLOOD #3
BLACKOUT #1
BLOODHOUND CROWBAR MEDICINE #5
BUNKER #2
CATALYST COMIX #9
CROSSED BADLANDS #49 TORTURE CVR
CROSSED BADLANDS #50 TORTURE CVR
DEAD BODY ROAD #4
DEADLY CLASS #3
DEADWORLD RESTORATION #4
DEATH SENTENCE #6
EAST OF WEST #10
EGOS #3
FIVE GHOSTS #10
FURIOUS #3
GAME OF THRONES #19
GHOSTED #8
GOD IS DEAD #8 END OF DAYS CVR
GOD IS DEAD #9 END OF DAYS CVR
GODZILLA RULERS OF THE EARTH #10
ILLEGITIMATES #4
INJUSTICE YEAR TWO #3
JUPITERS LEGACY #4 CVR A BY QUITELY
KRAMPUS #4
LAZARUS #7
LEGENDERRY A STEAMPUNK ADVENTURE #3
LEGENDS OF RED SONJA #5 CVR A
MANIFEST DESTINY #5
MIDAS FLESH #4
MINIMUM WAGE #3
OTHER DEAD #6 CVR B
PARIAH #2
PREVIEWS APRIL 2014
PROTECTORS INC #5
RACHEL RISING #24
RAT QUEENS TP V1 SASS & SORCERY
RETURNING #1
REVIVAL #18
SAVIORS #3
SERENITY LEAVES ON THE WIND #3 CVR B BY JEANTY
SEX #12
SEX CRIMINALS #5
SONS OF ANARCHY #7
SOVEREIGN #1
STAR WARS LUCAS DRAFT #6
STARLIGHT #1 CVR B BY PARLOV
STRAIN THE FALL #9
SUICIDE RISK #11
TEN GRAND #8
UMBRAL #5
VEIL #1
WALKING DEAD #123
WALKING DEAD #124
WRAITH WELCOME TO CHRISTMASLAND #5 CVR B
X #11

BeastieRunner
05-14-2014, 03:45 PM
Atomic Robo
Unwritten
Ghostbusters
Velvet
Silver Surfer
The Wake
Corben's Poe stuff
Fatale
Criminal
Incognito
FBP
Love & Capes
Real Science Adventures
Neozoic
Sandman


I recently dropped X-Files ... it got pretty boring ... which was disappointing. Trillium recently ended, loved that!

I don't make it a habit to pull things I don't think are excellent.

Pól Rua
05-14-2014, 05:27 PM
TOP NOTCH:
1. Castle Waiting (if it ever comes back from hiatus... I live in hope)
2. Moomin HC's
3. Uncle Scrooge/Donald Duck HCs by Carl Barks and Don Rosa

CONSISTENTLY GOOD:
1. Atomic Robo TPBs
2. Batman '66
3. Love & Rockets
4. Nexus Omnibus TPBs
5. Grenedel Omnibus TPBs
6. Saga TPBs
7. East of West TPBs

CAN BE A MIXED BAG, MOSTLY AWESOME... SOME CLUNKERS:
1. Astro City
2. Atomic Robo: Real Science Adventures TPBs
3. Sixth Gun TPBs

Joedocwife
05-14-2014, 06:16 PM
Pull list is shrinking:

Enjoying:

Afterlife with Archie
Life with Archie
Kevin Keller
She-Hulk
Captain Marvel
Secret Avengers

Recently dropped:

Superman/wonder woman

DubipR
05-14-2014, 06:28 PM
My Pull List is next to nothing these days. But if I would rank them:

1. Love & Rockets or Whatever book/mini/OGN/HC the Bros put out- Once a year it comes but always worth it.
2. Stray Bullets: Killers
3. Elephantmen
4. Harley Quinn
5. All Star Western
6. Warlord of Mars
7. Jirni


Other stuff I pick off the rack if it interests me:
- Grindhouse
- Amazing Spider-Man (might pick it up)
- Black Widow
- Silver Surfer

Scholar87
05-14-2014, 07:50 PM
Excellent:
Rat Queens
Ms. Marvel
American Vampire

Great:
Swamp Thing
GL: New Guardians
Buffy S10
TMNT Color Classics

Chia Head
05-14-2014, 07:56 PM
So far, this could change... I dont purchase comics unless they are excellent or good so no other categories.

Excellent:

Amazing X-Men
The Mighty Avengers
Ms. Marvel
Moon Knight

Good:

X-Factor
Nightcrawler
She-Hulk

Action Ace
05-14-2014, 08:02 PM
1. Astro City
2. Invincible
3. Action Comics
4. Star Wars
5. Justice League
6. Batman/ Superman
7. Earth 2
8. Aquaman
9. Flash
10. Batman '66
11. Jupiter's Legacy
12. Superman/ Wonder Woman
13. Adventures of Superman
14. Batman
15. Superman Unchained
16. Godzilla: Rulers of the Earth
17. Invincible Universe (just ended)
18. Detective Comics
19. Green Lantern Corps
20. Justice League United
21. Super Dinosaur
22. Star Wars: Rebel Heist
23. Batman and Guest
24. Justice League of America
25. Flash Gordon
26. The Star Wars
27. Green Lantern
28. Nightwing
29. Sinestro
30. Aquaman and the Others
31. Supergirl
32. Batgirl
33. Wonder Woman
34. Worlds' Finest
35. Superboy
36. Superman (ticketed for the Top 10 shortly)
37. Teen Titans (back soon)
38. Justice League 3000

forgot about the long delayed Forever Evil, slide that into the #5 spot

RockyBanks
05-14-2014, 08:08 PM
Wow, y'all buy a lot of comics. My pull list is only ten titles long, and that feels indulgent to me.

James
05-14-2014, 08:27 PM
let's see here, i'm sure the rankings would change on any given day or mood (these are just monthlies, no trades included (which i get a lot of)):

1. saga
2. wonder woman
3. swamp thing
4. sixth gun
5. hellboy in hell
6. zero
7. baltimore
8. walking dead
9. the lone ranger
10. black science
11. uncanny x-men
12. letter 44
13. thor: god of thunder
14. lazarus
15. all-star western
16. batman
17. batman/superman
18. superior/amazing spider-man
19. jupiter's legacy
20. the bunker
21. batwoman
22. all-new x-men
23. black widow
24. the massive
25. batman & ...
26. winter soldier: bitter march
27. detective
28. revival
29. action
30. pretty deadly
31. dark horse presents
32. guardians of the galaxy
33. star wars
34. star wars: legacy
35. adventures of superman
36. the star wars
37. flash
38. forever evil: rogues rebellion
39: forever evil

the series that are only a few issues in that i'm not sure yet where they rank:
sovereign
magneto
elektra
cyclops
iron fist
star wars: rebel heist
batman: eternal
future's end

dupersuper
05-14-2014, 09:28 PM
Oh, geez...so many...

Action Ace
05-14-2014, 09:48 PM
Oh, geez...so many...

C'mon, you can dash off a quick Top 211 with no problem. ;)

MRP
05-14-2014, 11:27 PM
Books that I think are less than great I tend to drop, so what I am getting in order of my excitement for them I guess...

Fatale
Lazarus
Velvet
Afterlife with Archie
Astro City
Sandman Overture
Daredevil
Iron Fist
Moon Knight
Silver Surfer
Letter 44
Red Sonja
Star Wars
Flash Gordon
Conan the Avenger
King Conan
Day Men
Veil
Star Mage
Elektra
Wild Blue Yonder

books currently on the fence, too new to have decided or thinking of dropping
Hawkeye
Turok
Magnus
Solar
Legenderry

also do Saga and Thief of Thieves in trad e(just switched to trade on Saga after the third arc)

books I am going to try...
Deadly Hands of Kung Fu
Doctor Spektor
Trees
Helheim Sequel
Dream Thief sequel
and others I am likely forgetting.

Recent drops, i.e. books that were on pull but were only okay to good...

Shadow
Doc Savage
All New Invaders
Fantastic Four
Empire of the Dead
Black Science
East of West
Uncanny Avengers
Hulk
Thor, God of Thunder
New Avengers

-M

Choos
05-15-2014, 04:47 AM
Excellent:
The Sandman: Overture
Magneto
Caliban
Rover Red Charlie

Great:
From Above
Guardians of the Galaxy
Uncanny X-Men
All-New X-Men
Amazing Spider-Man

Okay:
Dead Boy Detectives
Avengers
Avengers World
New Warriors

Questionable:
X-Men

BeastieRunner
05-15-2014, 11:31 AM
Wow, y'all buy a lot of comics. My pull list is only ten titles long, and that feels indulgent to me.
I thought that, too. Most of my titles are minis, one-shots, or release in batches (like Robo). Not a lot of ongoing per month for me. 5 of my titles are monthly, the rest are batches, one-shots, or minis. That's usually how I roll these days.

clayholio
05-15-2014, 04:06 PM
I thought that, too. Most of my titles are minis, one-shots, or release in batches (like Robo). Not a lot of ongoing per month for me. 5 of my titles are monthly, the rest are batches, one-shots, or minis. That's usually how I roll these days.

I follow artists more than characters, so I tend to buy a lot of random stuff. As far as month-to-month, it can vary considerably, but my baseline is pretty low, too. And I'll buy trades of ongoing series rather than go issue to issue.

waconner
05-15-2014, 04:09 PM
I follow artists more than characters, so I tend to buy a lot of random stuff.

I tend to buy writers more than artists. I've always been more into the story than the art. It also means I'll try books that are out of my usual genres if I like the writer well enough.

jessecuster3
05-15-2014, 04:37 PM
I am constantly revamping my subs, plus I get a lot of miniseries. Here is where it stands right now:



1. Goon (when it comes out)
2. Hellboy (when it comes out)
3. Astro City
4. Suicide Risk
5. Daredevil
6. Manhattan Projects
7. Saga
8. Hawkeye
9. Lazarus
10. Nowhere Men (when it comes out
11. Velvet
12. Five Ghosts (when it comes out)
13. Secret (when it comes out)
14. Powers
15. Star Wars (I do like this series but its seems to continue being the last thing I read, so I have gotten way behind on it)
16. East Of West (this one is slipping)


These are all new, so I cannot judge them yet, but they are ordered:
Low
Trees
Transformers vs GI Joe(That FCBD issue really grabbed me)
United States of Murder, Inc. (I just got the first issue of this but have not read it yet)

And then I have miniseries and one series that is ending:

The Star Wars (I think I have only read one issue of this so far, I need to catch up)
Sandman: Overture (No Brainer)
The Wake (I will be sorry when this one is over, I have enjoyed it)
The Wraith: Welcome to Christmasland (This has been interesting and twisted)
Daredevil: Dark Nights
Fatale (There is only one or two issues left of this, I loved it!)

dupersuper
05-15-2014, 10:18 PM
C'mon, you can dash off a quick Top 211 with no problem. ;)

Well, I trade wait a lot of books, so if I stick to floppies I'm down for at this exact moment...this'll still be grueling...

Action
Superman Adventures
Avengers
New Avengers
Daredevil
Miracle Man
Avengers World
Serenity
Smallville
X-Factor
Original Sin
Batman Beyond Unlimited
Hulk
Superman/Batman
Wonder Woman
Superman Unchained
Batwoman
Batgirl
Justice League 3000
Superman/Wonder Woman
Justice League Unlimited/Canada
Justice League
Super Dinosaur
Star Trek
X-Files
All Star Western
Futures End
Red Lanterns
Supergirl
Superman
Scribblenaughts
Justice League Dark
Pandora
Superboy
Teen Titans
Forever Evil

I think I got them all...

Gus
05-17-2014, 09:58 AM
Hey, thanks for the responses. Lots of good lists. And lots of people loving the comics they read! I'm really glad to see nobody's outright hate-reading any comics. That's always seemed like a big waste of money.


TOP NOTCH:
1. Castle Waiting (if it ever comes back from hiatus... I live in hope)
2. Moomin HC's
3. Uncle Scrooge/Donald Duck HCs by Carl Barks and Don Rosa

CONSISTENTLY GOOD:
1. Atomic Robo TPBs
2. Batman '66
3. Love & Rockets
4. Nexus Omnibus TPBs
5. Grenedel Omnibus TPBs
6. Saga TPBs
7. East of West TPBs

CAN BE A MIXED BAG, MOSTLY AWESOME... SOME CLUNKERS:
1. Astro City
2. Atomic Robo: Real Science Adventures TPBs
3. Sixth Gun TPBs

I really like this set of categories, it's probably closer to the way I look at my own books. I like "Mixed Bag," "Questionable" is a little harsh, but in trying to cull my pull list I kind of make myself be harsher than I actually feel. I did end up dropping my bottom two books after I made that list, so it helped.

On the flipside, I feel so good about my top 10, I'd almost rather think of it as a top 15. I think it's a really good thing that there are so many good books. Feeling like you're reading a ton of good books kind of mentally releases you from continuing to read books that you don't regularly enjoy.

electr1cgoblin
05-17-2014, 10:14 AM
My rankings: (out of four stars)

1) Daredevil - ****
2) X-Factor - ***1/2
3) Superior Foes of Spiderman - ***1/2
4) Red Lanterns - ***
5) Batwoman - ***
6) Flash - ***
7) Aquaman - ***
8) Earth 2 - ***

Just dropped: Green Lantern, JLA Dark.

Anything much below the three stars is on the "watch" list to be dropped...limited funds and all. I can't afford to wait a year for a book to 'get it's legs.

Siddon
05-17-2014, 03:31 PM
Floppies

Walking Dead (A)
Saga (A)
Uncanny Avengers (A-)
The Wake (A-)
Caliban (B+)
Inhumans (B)
Revival (B)
X-men (B-)
Uncanny X-men (B-)
Thunderbolts (B-)
X-force (C+)

Digital

Magneto (A+)
Captain America (A)
Ms Marvel (A)
Thor God of Thunder (A-)
Wolverine (B+)
All New X-factor (B)
All New X-men (B)
Wolverine and the X-men (B)
All New Ultimate Spider-man (B-)
New Avengers (C+)
Guardians of the Galaxy (C-)
Avengers (C-)

Collected

The Crossed (A+)
Rachel Rising (A+)
Morning Glories (A+)
Manhattan Projects (B-)
Satellite Sam (B-)
Bedlam (C)

Lady Warp Spasm
05-17-2014, 04:26 PM
The only thing I'm reading "floppies" of right now, is 2000AD for Slaine and All New Invaders.

Both are quite good to fantastic depending on the issue, the stories are strong. And while I'm not 100% on board with the art in ANI, the story is terrific.

Michael24
05-17-2014, 06:49 PM
No categories for me, so I'll just rank them in order of how much I've enjoyed the books for as long as I've been following them.

1. Ghostbusters
2. Thief of Thieves
3. Star Wars
4. Magnus: Robot Fighter
5. John Carpenter's Asylum
6. Wild Blue Yonder
7. Velvet
8. Star Mage (still too new to really determine)

Five Ghosts and Ghosted I'm reading in trade for the time being.

John Keyt
05-18-2014, 04:19 PM
Well I don't have the pocket book that some of you have . But here is my pull list favorite to least .
Saga
Lazarus
East of West
Lone Ranger
Iron man
All- Star Western
Thor God of Thunder
Jupiter's Legacy
I just dropped Thor and Jupiter's Legacy . Wasn't overly excited about those 2 .