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Old 02-28-17, 11:17 AM   #1
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The 3rd Annual DVDTalk Rotating Company Comic Book Challenge - March 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.

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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 02-28-17, 11:19 AM   #2
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Re: The 3rd Annual DVDTalk Rotating Company Comic Book Challenge - March 2017

Pick Your Own Company, but not Marvel or DC

2015 thread
http://forum.dvdtalk.com/comic-book-...ch-2015-a.html
2016 thread
http://forum.dvdtalk.com/comic-book-...ch-2016-a.html
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Old 02-28-17, 12:42 PM   #3
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Re: The 3rd Annual DVDTalk Rotating Company Comic Book Challenge - March 2017

I'll probably go with Image, I have a backlog to work through.
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Old 02-28-17, 12:51 PM   #4
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Re: The 3rd Annual DVDTalk Rotating Company Comic Book Challenge - March 2017

I have backlogs for both Image and Dynamite, but I should probably catch up on TWD and Invincible.

Velvet 1-15
Fatale 1-5
Thief of Thieves vol. 1
Kill or Be Killed 5-6
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Old 03-01-17, 01:42 PM   #5
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Re: The 3rd Annual DVDTalk Rotating Company Comic Book Challenge - March 2017

Might be a good month to choose IDW, given this new bundle:
https://www.humblebundle.com/books/c...nt=cta_button0
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Old 03-01-17, 11:37 PM   #6
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Re: The 3rd Annual DVDTalk Rotating Company Comic Book Challenge - March 2017

I'll probably focus on Image, already owned some and got that Humble Bundle last month.
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Old 03-04-17, 07:22 PM   #7
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Re: The 3rd Annual DVDTalk Rotating Company Comic Book Challenge - March 2017

Trevor's Comic Reading for March 2017


Dell Four Color #1300 - The Comancheros
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 - Damsels 1
Humble bundles - Sherlock Holmes: Year One 3-
Image -
magazine -
Marvel -
original graphic novel -
physical collection -
physical single issue -
3D comic -
treasury edition -
TwoMorrows -

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