MAD Magazine Issue 1

I’d read this from my local library as a kid. The Spy vs Spy was favourite reason for reading this magazine back then.

The newer reboot has two wonderfully done spoofs of Star Wars and Riverdale.

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MAD #1 (madmagazine.com)
Introducing MAD's first issue EVER*, featuring full-length spoofs of Star Wars and Riverdale! Plus, "A MAD Look at Harassment" from Sergio Aragonés, "Pop Culture That Didn't Make It Into Ready Player One," an all-new Potrzebie Comics section, The MADifesto, Spy vs. Spy, the Fold-In, and much more! (*Technically, this is our first magazine-format #1 issue ever!)
 

Batman: Detective Comics, Vol. 6: Fall of the Batmen by James Tynion IV

Read as single issues: DETECTIVE COMICS 969-974 and Annual 1.
June 10, 2018 – Started Reading
June 10, 2018 – Finished Reading
Rating : ★★★

Batman: Detective Comics, Vol. 6: Fall of the Batmen by James Tynion IV (amazon.in)
Everyone in Batman's orbit is broken somehow--some more than others. For Clayface, keeping the pieces of his psyche together has been a years long struggle...and it's a war he may be about to lose! And as the team tries to pull itself back together, their enemies have learned something from Batman's newfound spirit of cooperation...and have formed a cabal of their own! With the Victim Syndicate on the move and Clayface on the edge, the team faces a crossroads--but Batwoman believes she knows the way forward! The question is...does Batman agree?
 

Infinity by Jonathan Hickman

The Avengers: Infinity War included scenes from the book: Thanos invading Wakanda, the inclusion of the Black Order, and Ebony Maw’s manipulation of Doctor Strange.

May 2, 2018 – Started Reading
June 5, 2018 – Finished Reading

Infinity by Jonathan Hickman (goodreads.com)
The mad titan Thanos makes his world-shattering return, and his armies fire the opening shots of a galactic war that will be fought both on Earth and in deep space - with our heroes caught between both battles! As Thanos' secrets are revealed, the Inhumans' city of Attilan falls, and the Illuminati find themselves on the front line! And as every Origin Site on Earth goes active, the Builders enter the Marvel Universe. But can the Avengers return to Earth in time to save it, when betrayal in the Galactic Council has left them prisoners of war? Galactic empires will fall as Thanos' crazed plans come to fruition!

The Infinity Gauntlet by Jim Starlin

May 02, 2018 – Started Reading
May 05, 2018 – Finished Reading
Rating : ★★★

Infinity Gauntlet (comicstore.marvel.com)
Collects Infinity Gauntlet (1991) #1-6. For the dark Titan, Thanos, the Infinity Gauntlet was the Holy Grail, the ultimate prize to be coveted above all else. Now, on the edge of Armageddon and led by the mysterious Adam Warlock, Earth's super heroes join in a desperate attempt to thwart this nihilistic god's insane plunge into galactic self-destruction.

Thanos Quest by Jim Starlin

May 1, 2018 – Started Reading
May 2, 2018 – Finished Reading
Rating : ★★★

Thanos Quest (comicstore.marvel.com)
Collects Thanos Quest #1-2. Thanos of Titan, the mad Eternal, has been released from Death's domain. In return, he's pledged to kill half the population of the universe. To do so, he sets out to secure the most powerful weapons in existence: the Infinity Gems!
 

Woken Furies by Richard K. Morgan

Richard K. Morgan has received widespread praise for his astounding twenty-fifth-century novels featuring Takeshi Kovacs, and has established a growing legion of fans. Mixing classic noir sensibilities with a searing futuristic vision of an age when death is nearly meaningless, Morgan returns to his saga of betrayal, mystery, and revenge, as Takeshi Kovacs, in one fatal moment, joins forces with a mysterious woman who may have the power to shatter Harlan’s World forever.

Once a gang member, then a marine, then a galaxy-hopping Envoy trained to wreak slaughter and suppression across the stars, a bleeding, wounded Kovacs was chilling out in a New Hokkaido bar when some so-called holy men descended on a slim beauty with tangled, hyperwired hair. An act of quixotic chivalry later and Kovacs was in deep: mixed up with a woman with two names, many powers, and one explosive history.

In a world where the real and virtual are one and the same and the dead can come back to life, the damsel in distress may be none other than the infamous Quellcrist Falconer, the vaporized symbol of a freedom now gone from Harlan’s World. Kovacs can deal with the madness of AI. He can do his part in a battle against biomachines gone wild, search for a three-centuries-old missing weapons system, and live with a blood feud with the yakuza, and even with the betrayal of people he once trusted. But when his relationship with the Falconer brings him an enemy specially designed to destroy him, he knows it’s time to be afraid.

After all, the guy sent to kill him is himself: but younger, stronger, and straight out of hell.

Wild, provocative, and riveting, Woken Furies is a full-bore science fiction spectacular of the highest order from one of the most original and spellbinding storytellers at work today.

Broken Angels by Richard K. Morgan

Fifty years after the events of ALTERED CARBON, Takeshi Kovacs is serving as a mercenary in the Procterate-sponsored war to put down Joshuah Kemp’s revolution on the planet Sanction IV. He is offered the chance to join a covert team chasing a prize whose value is limitless — and whose dangers are endless. Here is a novel that takes mankind to the brink.

A breakneck-paced crime thriller, ALTERED CARBON took its readers deep into the universe Morgan had so compellingly realised without ever letting them escape the onward rush of the plot. BROKEN ANGELS melds SF, the war novel and the spy thriller to take the reader below the surface of this future and lay bare the treacheries, betrayals and follies that leave man so ill-prepared for the legacy he has been given: the stars. This is SF at its dizzying best: superb, yet subtle, world-building; strong yet sensitive characterisation; awesome yet believable technology, thilling yet profound writing. Richard Morgan is set to join the genre’s world-wide elite.