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Old 12-27-16, 09:26 PM   #1
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The 3rd Annual DVDTalk TV/Movie Comic Book Challenge - January 2017

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 spoilered example checklist to fit your needs.

Spoiler:
Read something from my:


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

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Old 12-27-16, 09:29 PM   #2
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Re: The 3rd Annual DVDTalk TV/Movie Comic Book Challenge - January 2017

This is a Challenge where almost every comic book every made counts.

First two Challenges for ideas/history:
http://forum.dvdtalk.com/comic-book-...ry-2015-a.html
http://forum.dvdtalk.com/comic-book-...ry-2016-a.html
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Old 12-27-16, 09:32 PM   #3
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Re: The 3rd Annual DVDTalk TV/Movie Comic Book Challenge - January 2017

My future list, hoping to have a bunch of double credit books on the 31st/1st/2nd.

Klaus 1-
Hack/Slash Holiday Special 2011
Action Comics 810 (Leaping into the New Year)
Spawn 39
Superboy 12 (Smallville gets powers)
Star Trek: The Next Generation 1-4 (of 6)(original DC mini)
Everything's Archie 72
Superman Red Superman Blue 1
Vision and the Scarlet Witch trade (collects 5 issues)
Marvel Super Special #8 - Battlestar Galactica Treasury
Superman/Aliens collection (collects 1-3)
Speed Racer 3-D
Justice League Adventures digest Friends and Foes (collects issues 13-14, 16, 19-20)
Chilling Adventures of Sabrina 1-4 - Groupees

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Old 01-01-17, 03:37 PM   #4
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Re: The 3rd Annual DVDTalk TV/Movie Comic Book Challenge - January 2017

AKA the "Read a Comic" Challenge!

1/1
Brace and the Bold #200
Star Wars #1
Conan/Red Sonja 1-4*

1/7
X-Men 475-486* (War of Kings Omnibus)
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Old 01-01-17, 04:49 PM   #5
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AKA the "Read a Comic" Challenge!

1/1
Brace and the Bold #200
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Old 01-07-17, 09:48 PM   #6
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Re: The 3rd Annual DVDTalk TV/Movie Comic Book Challenge - January 2017

Bump to say that I'm sticking with my read at least one comic book per day New Year's Resolution.
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Old 01-09-17, 09:53 AM   #7
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Re: The 3rd Annual DVDTalk TV/Movie Comic Book Challenge - January 2017

1/7
Archie (2015) - #7-8

1/10
Archie (2015) - #9-12

Total: 6 issues
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Old 01-09-17, 10:29 PM   #8
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Re: The 3rd Annual DVDTalk TV/Movie Comic Book Challenge - January 2017

One issue a day is a worthy, actually doable goal for me on average throughout the year, so that is a good idea Trevor.

Total issues read: 6

Akame ga KILL! Vol. 8 (Chapters 34-38 + Bonus Chapter)
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Re: The 3rd Annual DVDTalk TV/Movie Comic Book Challenge - January 2017

I've been looking for my Superman/Alien issues for this challenge.
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Old 01-10-17, 09:56 PM   #10
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I've been looking for my Superman/Alien issues for this challenge.
Well this is a weird coincidence. At possibly the exact minute you posted this, I found my Superman/Aliens collections and pulled them out to start reading tonight.
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Well this is a weird coincidence. At possibly the exact minute you posted this, I found my Superman/Aliens collections and pulled them out to start reading tonight.
Synchronicity
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Old 01-13-17, 03:35 PM   #12
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Re: The 3rd Annual DVDTalk TV/Movie Comic Book Challenge - January 2017

The Batman/Judge Dredd books would be another suggestion for this Challenge. I'm not sure I still have mine.
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Old 01-14-17, 11:08 AM   #13
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just testing a template here

Trevor's Comic Reading for January


for the DVDTalk monthly Challenge


for my blog


for podcasts


monthly Avengers progress


monthly Justice League progress


Personal Checklist

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

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Re: The 3rd Annual DVDTalk TV/Movie Comic Book Challenge - January 2017

I read the first issue of the original Marvel Star Wars because I had it free on digital. It was interesting to see how much it varied from the movie, presumably using material from the book, which I haven't read in decades.
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I read the first issue of the original Marvel Star Wars because I had it free on digital. It was interesting to see how much it varied from the movie, presumably using material from the book, which I haven't read in decades.
The first issue or three came out before the movie was released. I believe the adapters (Roy Thomas and Howard Chaykin) were going from scripts and storyboards.
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