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Old 05-29-17, 08:41 AM   #1
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The 3rd Annual DVDTalk Reality Comic Book Challenge - June 2017

Reality 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 05-29-17, 08:42 AM   #2
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Re: The 3rd Annual DVDTalk Reality Comic Book Challenge - June 2017

Year one
http://forum.dvdtalk.com/comic-book-...ne-2015-a.html
Year two
http://forum.dvdtalk.com/comic-book-...ne-2016-a.html
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Old 06-13-17, 12:20 AM   #3
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Re: The 3rd Annual DVDTalk Reality Comic Book Challenge - June 2017

6/12
Giant Days #5-8

6/17
Persepolis, Vol. 1
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Old 06-13-17, 11:46 AM   #4
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Re: The 3rd Annual DVDTalk Reality Comic Book Challenge - June 2017

Been reading Strangers in Paradise from the beginning again. So good.
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Old 06-16-17, 10:06 AM   #5
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Re: The 3rd Annual DVDTalk Reality Comic Book Challenge - June 2017

Not sure if a couple library selections qualify. The heroes are both regular people, but in some fantastical settings.

Athena Voltaire: Indiana Jones-type heroine with some supernatural elements like IJ
Turok Son of Stone 1-2: Humans interacting with dinosaurs!
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Old 06-16-17, 10:55 AM   #6
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Re: The 3rd Annual DVDTalk Reality Comic Book Challenge - June 2017

What qualifies as "Reality" for this challenge?
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Old 06-16-17, 07:45 PM   #7
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Re: The 3rd Annual DVDTalk Reality Comic Book Challenge - June 2017

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What qualifies as "Reality" for this challenge?
Doh! Yeah, I think we defined the "rules" in year one and I didn't copy and paste them over.

Iirc, basically anything that could be real. So no superhero books, but a heavy percentage of all other books would work.

We try to mirror the DVD Challenges each month.

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Old 06-26-17, 09:19 PM   #8
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Re: The 3rd Annual DVDTalk Reality Comic Book Challenge - June 2017

I haven't gotten much in so far this month.

Total issues read: 11

Master Keaton Volume 6 Chapters 1-11
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Old 06-29-17, 06:24 PM   #9
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Re: The 3rd Annual DVDTalk Reality Comic Book Challenge - June 2017

I've been slacking too, but at least had some nice beach reading earlier this month, mostly Strangers in Paradise.

Next month's thread is up.
http://forum.dvdtalk.com/comic-book-...ly-2017-a.html
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