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Old 11-19-16, 09:40 AM   #1
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The 3rd Annual DVDTalk Holiday Comic Book Challenge - 11/20/16 to 01/02/17

What's a Comic Book Challenge?

- monthly threads to encourage more reading and discussion
- a way to figure out "what do I read next?"
- motivation to try different genres
- motivation to keep reading and make progress on our unread piles
- a place to get recommendations

How does it work?

- we pick a genre (or company, or title, or whatever) for a month
- we post in this thread and talk about what we plan to read and read throughout the month
- you could keep a spoilered list in one post and update it all month, or post as you read
- in theory the lists could be kept in a separate thread to allow for fancier formatting while avoiding clutter

What makes it a "challenge"?

- well, unofficially, the goal is to read 100 comics a month, but that isn't stressed
- the group discussion will challenge and encourage you to read more (the main goal of most participants I imagine)

Who can participate?

- anyone and everyone!
- you don't have to list your reading or even post at all to participate, but what's the fun in that?
- quasi-technically, anyone on the planet who reads a qualifying book for the month is a participant, whether they know it or not

When does it start and end?

- it begins at dusk on the last day of previous month, and ends at dawn on the first day of the next month
- this bonus time allows for possible "double counting" cross-Challenge content
- content eligible for both Challenges has the bonus of being able to be counted for all 24 hours of the last/first days of both Challenges

How does counting work?
- as with every other 'rule', we're pretty liberal and you can count any way you want really
- in general, a comic book counts as one
- for graphic novels and oversize books, feel free to count one for every twenty pages

Who wins?

- there are no losers, the person who reads one page a month is equal to the person who reads 20 books a day

What is the schedule?

January - TV/Movie/Book
February - Eisner/Harvey/Etc Winners
March - Rotating Company
April - TBD (random idea every year)
May - Make-Your-Own
June - Reality
July - Science Fiction
August - Fantasy
September - Outside-Your-Comfort-Zone
October - Horror
November - Comedy
December - Holiday (w/ bonus Thanksgiving and New Year's time)

Want a personal checklist to help you pick stuff to read?

Obviously you'll want to edit the below example checklist to fit your needs.

Read something from my:


Comixology -
Dark Horse digital -
DC -
FCBD books -
Groupees bundles -
Humble bundles -
Marvel -
original graphic novel -
physical collection -
physical single issue -
3D comic -
treasury edition -
TwoMorrows -

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Old 11-19-16, 09:54 AM   #2
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Re: The 3rd Annual DVDTalk Holiday Comic Book Challenge - 11/20/16 to 01/02/17

Figured we'd start a few days before Thanksgiving and end just after New Year's Day.

As with the DVD Challenge, the book doesn't have to be specifically Holiday themed, but just at least mention it or take place during the time frame.

We'll be inclusive and include all Holidays here; and not just the big three of Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's.

And let's include comic strips and comic-y books in all these Challenges too.
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Old 11-19-16, 09:55 AM   #3
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Re: The 3rd Annual DVDTalk Holiday Comic Book Challenge - 11/20/16 to 01/02/17

For ideas:

Year one: http://forum.dvdtalk.com/comic-book-...1-02-15-a.html

Year two: http://forum.dvdtalk.com/comic-book-...1-02-16-a.html
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Old 11-20-16, 06:31 PM   #4
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Re: The 3rd Annual DVDTalk Holiday Comic Book Challenge - 11/20/16 to 01/02/17

The obligatory cover.

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Old 11-23-16, 10:02 AM   #5
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Old 11-24-16, 08:49 AM   #6
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Re: The 3rd Annual DVDTalk Holiday Comic Book Challenge - 11/20/16 to 01/02/17

I've got a Thanksgiving Day present for an active Challenge participant. Who wants a digital copy of the 2015 Gwenpool Holiday Special?
https://www.comixology.com/Gwenpool-...l-comic/314587
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Old 11-29-16, 10:31 AM   #7
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Re: The 3rd Annual DVDTalk Holiday Comic Book Challenge - 11/20/16 to 01/02/17

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I've got a Thanksgiving Day present for an active Challenge participant. Who wants a digital copy of the 2015 Gwenpool Holiday Special?
https://www.comixology.com/Gwenpool-...l-comic/314587
Hey now! Somebody should want this code, right?
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Old 12-04-16, 02:40 PM   #8
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Re: The 3rd Annual DVDTalk Holiday Comic Book Challenge - 11/20/16 to 01/02/17

My list this month.

Read something from my:


Boom - Klaus 1
Comixology - multiple
Dark Horse digital - Chaos Holiday Special; Li'l Vampi Holiday Special 2014; Charles Dicken's A Christmas Carol, The Night That Changed the Life of Eliza Scrooge; Little Lulu 90
DC - Action Comics 810 (Leaping into the New Year), JSA 54 (Thanksgiving story), DC Rebirth Holiday Special
FCBD books - Batman Adventures Halloween Comicfest, Nightmare Before Christmas Halloween Comicfest
Groupees bundles - Vampirella Halloween Special 2013
Holiday - yes!
Humble bundles - Snoopy's Thanksgiving
Image - Hack/Slash Holiday Special 2011, Spawn 39
magazine - Marvel Super Special #39, Santa Claus the Movie
Marvel - Power Man and Iron Fist Sweet Christmas Annual 1, Gwenpool Holiday Special 2015
original graphic novel - Charles Dicken's A Christmas Carol, The Night That Changed the Life of Eliza Scrooge; Jingle Belle Grounded/Top Cow Holiday Special
physical collection - yes
physical single issue - Everything's Archie 72, Spawn 39, ST:TNG 2, Superboy 12
3D comic - Superman Red Superman Blue 1 (2/98)
treasury edition - Christmas with the Super-Heroes (Limited Collectors' Edition C-34)
TwoMorrows - Back Issue 85 (partial)

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Old 12-10-16, 10:11 PM   #9
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Re: The 3rd Annual DVDTalk Holiday Comic Book Challenge - 11/20/16 to 01/02/17

Finally read some Jingle Belle, Santa's daughter, created by Paul Dini. It's as cute and fun as I imagined.
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Re: The 3rd Annual DVDTalk Holiday Comic Book Challenge - 11/20/16 to 01/02/17

12/18
1. Justice League #110 "The Man Who Murdered Santa Claus" (Showcase JLA #6)
2. Archie: Betty and Veronica in "Have Yourself a Cheryl Little Christmas" (Archie Christmas Stocking)

12/31
3. Marvel Holiday Special 2004

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Old 12-25-16, 08:25 AM   #11
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Old 12-27-16, 08:33 PM   #12
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Re: The 3rd Annual DVDTalk Holiday Comic Book Challenge - 11/20/16 to 01/02/17

January's thread is up; remember the double credit possibilities on the 31st and 1st.
http://forum.dvdtalk.com/comic-book-...ry-2017-a.html
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Re: The 3rd Annual DVDTalk Holiday Comic Book Challenge - 11/20/16 to 01/02/17

For whatever reason, I had five Marvel holiday specials in my digital collection, so I read the 2004 one.
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Old 12-31-16, 04:35 PM   #14
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Re: The 3rd Annual DVDTalk Holiday Comic Book Challenge - 11/20/16 to 01/02/17

Reading and enjoying the brand new DC Rebirth Holiday Special today.
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