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Old 01-31-17, 07:30 AM   #1
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The 3rd Annual DVDTalk Eisner Comic Book Challenge - February 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 01-31-17, 07:34 AM   #2
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Re: The 3rd Annual DVDTalk Eisner Comic Book Challenge - February 2017

First year's thread.
http://forum.dvdtalk.com/comic-book-...ry-2015-a.html
Second year's thread.
http://forum.dvdtalk.com/comic-book-...ry-2016-a.html
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Old 01-31-17, 07:34 AM   #3
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Re: The 3rd Annual DVDTalk Eisner Comic Book Challenge - February 2017

Any comic nominated for a major award qualifies.



I was going to call it Awards or something generic but decided to honor the great Will Eisner.

Challenge begins at dusk on January 31st and ends at dawn on March 1st. Full double-counting crossover possible on both those dates.

Wikipedia list of international awards, thanks Joe!
http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_comics_awards

And a wildcard that anything done by Eisner counts.


http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alley_Award

http://www.cbgxtra.com/knowledge-bas...s-1982-present

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Don_T...ard#Categories

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eagle_Awards

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_..._Award_winners The Eisners

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_...ard#Recipients Finger Award for Writing

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glyph...Awards_winners

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_..._Award_winners The Harveys

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Howar...ts_and_winners

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ignat...s_and_nominees

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inkpo...Awards_by_year

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe_S...rds#Categories

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kirby..._Award_winners

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_..._Award_winners

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Natio...y#Other_awards

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reube...d#Reuben_Award

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russ_..._Award#Winners

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shaza...d#Shazam_Award

http://www.hahnlibrary.net/comics/awards/squid.php

http://www.ccawards.com Web Comic awards

http://www.hahnlibrary.net/comics/awards/wizard.php
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Old 01-31-17, 01:34 PM   #4
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Re: The 3rd Annual DVDTalk Eisner Comic Book Challenge - February 2017

I should be participating in this one, after several months of not doing it.
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Old 02-01-17, 09:59 AM   #5
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Re: The 3rd Annual DVDTalk Eisner Comic Book Challenge - February 2017

Trevor's Comic Reading for February


Personal Monthly Checklist
Spoiler:
for my Trevor Presents Dark Horse Presents blog -
for podcasts -
Aliens progress -
Avengers progress -
DC History Catch-Up progress -
Grendel progress -
Justice League progress -
Nexus progress -
Swamp Thing progress -


Personal DVDTalk Challenge 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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Old 02-18-17, 11:10 PM   #6
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Re: The 3rd Annual DVDTalk Eisner Comic Book Challenge - February 2017

Sex Criminals 11-15
The Walking Dead 163-164
Invincible 132-133
Southern Bastards 9-14
Hawkeye annual 1

Total issues read: 16
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Old 02-19-17, 02:27 PM   #7
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Re: The 3rd Annual DVDTalk Eisner Comic Book Challenge - February 2017

Finally read Superman: Peace on Earth, the acclaimed treasury-sized graphic novel from Paul Dini and Alex Ross. I think they ended up doing three, a Wonder Woman issue for sure, and I imagine the other was Batman. Good story, and hit a couple checklist items for me. I just picked it as it was the only Eisner winning Treasury I could find, but it's set at the holidays as well. Score!
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Old 02-20-17, 09:21 AM   #8
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Re: The 3rd Annual DVDTalk Eisner Comic Book Challenge - February 2017

Dini and Ross did 6 of them, actually:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Wo...t_Super-Heroes
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Old 02-28-17, 11:18 AM   #9
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Re: The 3rd Annual DVDTalk Eisner Comic Book Challenge - February 2017

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Dini and Ross did 6 of them, actually:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Wo...t_Super-Heroes
Sweet, thanks. A few more for my want list then.

Next month's Challenge thread up.
http://forum.dvdtalk.com/comic-book-...ch-2017-a.html
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Re: The 3rd Annual DVDTalk Eisner Comic Book Challenge - February 2017

Oh, those monster-sized volumes? I've always wondered about those when I see them prominently displayed at the LCS.
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