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Old 04-30-17, 02:08 PM   #1
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The 3rd Annual DVDTalk Make-Your-Own Comic Book Challenge - May 2017

Make-Your-Own-Challenge


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 04-30-17, 02:09 PM   #2
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Re: The 3rd Annual DVDTalk Make-Your-Own Comic Book Challenge - May 2017

First two years for ideas:

http://forum.dvdtalk.com/comic-book-...ay-2015-a.html

http://forum.dvdtalk.com/comic-book-...ay-2016-a.html
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Re: The 3rd Annual DVDTalk Make-Your-Own Comic Book Challenge - May 2017

I'm sort of tempted to finish off my cosmic issues, but that's lame, so I'll pick something else. Maybe the Euro theme I pondered in the first challenge.

Eurocomics

Djinn vols. 1-4*
Lady S. vol. 1*
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Old 05-01-17, 09:02 AM   #4
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Re: The 3rd Annual DVDTalk Make-Your-Own Comic Book Challenge - May 2017

I'm thinking about doing a non big five Challenge. Nothing from DC, Marvel, Dark Horse, Image, or Valiant.
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Re: The 3rd Annual DVDTalk Make-Your-Own Comic Book Challenge - May 2017

Star Wars challenge

Star Wars 1-4

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Old 05-10-17, 03:06 PM   #6
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Re: The 3rd Annual DVDTalk Make-Your-Own Comic Book Challenge - May 2017

I'm doing the Euro challenge and am three volumes into Djinn, a sexy tale about a harem legend and her generations-later descendant. I've started the last of the four-volume arc, and Comixology has up to 13 volumes, but is missing a couple, including #5. But I'll probably switch to something else anyway.

Most of the pages can't be posted here, but I like the style.

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Old 05-11-17, 12:21 AM   #7
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Re: The 3rd Annual DVDTalk Make-Your-Own Comic Book Challenge - May 2017

Female Led comics:

Potential List:
Ms. Marvel (2015) #13-18
The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl (2015 v.2) #12-16
Giant Days #5-8
Gotham Academy #13-18, Endgame
Lumberjanes #29-32
Gotham Academy/Lumberjanes #1-6
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Old 05-18-17, 01:03 PM   #8
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Re: The 3rd Annual DVDTalk Make-Your-Own Comic Book Challenge - May 2017

I really enjoyed the first volume of Lady S, a Franco-Belgian comic that I blind-bought either in a comixology sale or using a coupon. It's a political intelligence thriller, and the title character has a complicated personal history. I'm probably going to have to suck it up and buy another volume at full price. Comixology has five in English all with a release date of July 2016, but Amazon has nine in French (and annoyingly, their English ones are not linked to comixology ).



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