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Old 01-01-16, 08:50 AM
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The 2nd Annual DVDTalk TV/Movie Comic Book Challenge - January 2016

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 31st, and ends at dawn on the 1st
- 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)

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Old 01-01-16, 08:57 AM
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Re: The 2nd Annual DVDTalk TV/Movie Comic Book Challenge - January 2016

Sorry for the late posting, happy New Year everyone.

This month the plan is to concentrate on any comic derived from or made into a TV show, movie, serial, podcast, or radio show.

Maybe I'll start with that Star Wars bundle from Dark Horse that I regretably couldn't resist.
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Re: The 2nd Annual DVDTalk TV/Movie Comic Book Challenge - January 2016

Star Wars is the obvious candidate here, though I also have some unread Serenity.

"Made into a show or movie" really opens things up.
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Re: The 2nd Annual DVDTalk TV/Movie Comic Book Challenge - January 2016

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"Made into a show or movie" really opens things up.
Yep, I think this is one of several Challenges that sounds limiting at first, but upon reflection includes almost every comic book every created.
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Re: The 2nd Annual DVDTalk TV/Movie Comic Book Challenge - January 2016

I just bought a bunch of the Zorro/Django mini, so I'm sure that's on my list. I also got the first Batmanga book for Christmas.
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Re: The 2nd Annual DVDTalk TV/Movie Comic Book Challenge - January 2016

Here's my list:

Jan. 31
Daredevil 3

Books read: 128

Previous books
Spoiler:

Jan. 1
Batmanga 1

Jan. 2
Django/Zorro 2-3
Batmanga 2-5

Jan. 3
Django/Zorro 4
Daredevil 2
Savage Dragon 210
Batmanga 6-7

Jan. 4
Django/Zorro 5
Batmanga 8-9

Jan. 5
Django/Zorro 6-7
Batmanga 10

Jan. 6
Rick & Morty 1-4
Darth Vader 1
James Bond 1
Bob's Burgers 6

Jan. 7
Frank Miller's Robocop 1-2

Jan. 8
Batmanga 11-12

Jan. 9
Frank Miller's Robocop 3-4
Batmanga 13

Jan. 10
Frank Miller's Robocop 5
Batmanga 14-15

Jan. 11
Batmanga 16-17
Gotham Central 32-33

Jan. 12
Gotham Central 34-38

Jan. 13
Gotham Central 39-40
Fashion Beast 1 This is a comic based on an unproductive screenplay Alan Moore wrote in the late 80s. Interesting so far.

Jan. 14
Frank Miller Robocop 6
Memo: River of Ghosts 1

Jan. 15
The Walking Dead 150

Jan. 16
Frank Miller's Robocop 7-9
Nemo: River of Ghosts 2
Scott Pilgrim Vs. THe Universe. I'm counting it as 10 issues.
Scott Pilgrim's Finest Hour. I'm counting this as 14 issues.
Harley Quinn 0-1
Fashion Beast 2

Jan. 17
Harley Quinn 2-7
Fashion Beast 3

Jan. 18
Harley Quinn 8-9
Jessica Jones 1

Jan. 19
Harley Quinn 10
Fashion Beast 4-6

Jan. 20
Harley Quinn 11
Fashion Beast 7-8

Jan. 21
Harley Quinn 12-14
Spirit/Rocketeer 1

Jan. 22
Fashion Beast 9-10
Fury Max 1

Jan. 23
Spirit/Rocketeer 2-3
Fury Max 2

Jan. 24
Fury Max 3-4

Jan 25
Spirit/Rocketeer 4
The Crow Skinning The Wolves 1-3

Jan. 26
Fury Max 5-7

Jan. 27
Fury Max 8-10

Jan. 28
Fury Max 11-13

Jan. 30

Savage Dragon 211
Ghost World 1-4

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Re: The 2nd Annual DVDTalk TV/Movie Comic Book Challenge - January 2016

My list:
Batman 285 - A villain tries to rob Gotham of Christmas.
DC Comics Presents 67 - Supes teams up with Santa Claus.
Fantastic Four 564 - Doh! I only bought this issue not realizing it was just a part one. Scottish town seems too good to be true as the FF makes a family visit at Christmas.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer 14 & 16 - Halloween and Christmas issues
Batman and the Outsiders 19 -
Looney Tunes 73 - Daffy as a replacement reindeer
Merrick: The Sensational Elephantman 1
Alias 1-28
The Pulse 1-14
New Avengers annual 1
Marvel's Jessica Jones 1
Bob's Burgers 1
Adventuretime 1
Spirit 447 Christmas 1948
Scooby-Doo Team-Up 5

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Re: The 2nd Annual DVDTalk TV/Movie Comic Book Challenge - January 2016

I just realized the Jonah Hex in my Graphic Ink: Darwyn Cooke totally counts!

On a more directly TV-to-comic front, I read a Steed and Mrs. Peel book I'd randomly picked up on sale. Pretty good, and captures the spirit of the show. Maybe I should've read it during last year's Avengers challenge.

Graphic Ink: Darwyn Cooke: Jonah Hex*

1/22
Steed and Mrs. Peel: The Golden Game*

1/29
Batman Annuals #2

1/30
Superman by Jose Luis Garcia

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Re: The 2nd Annual DVDTalk TV/Movie Comic Book Challenge - January 2016

After watching Jessica Jones on Netflix I've been reading the Alias series again. Interesting to see how close they stuck to the comics in parts. Did Bendis get anything in the Netflix credits?
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Re: The 2nd Annual DVDTalk TV/Movie Comic Book Challenge - January 2016

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After watching Jessica Jones on Netflix I've been reading the Alias series again. Interesting to see how close they stuck to the comics in parts. Did Bendis get anything in the Netflix credits?
I've read Alias but haven't watched Jessica Jones yet. I figured it would heavily lean on Alias since that run is what made the character popular. Since Bendis didn't technically create Jessica Jones as a character, I doubt he gets a credit.
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Re: The 2nd Annual DVDTalk TV/Movie Comic Book Challenge - January 2016

Bendis is listed as a consulting producer in the opening credits, and right before Melissa Rosenberg's credit there's a full screen "Based on the character on the Marvel Comics By Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Gaydos" credit.
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Re: The 2nd Annual DVDTalk TV/Movie Comic Book Challenge - January 2016

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Bendis is listed as a consulting producer in the opening credits, and right before Melissa Rosenberg's credit there's a full screen "Based on the character on the Marvel Comics By Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Gaydos" credit.
Good, they deserve it.

I better hurry if I'm going to finish it this month.....
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128 for this challenge. My best month in quite a while.
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Kinda sad, but I only got in the equivalent of 3 issues (the first three chapters of Master Keaton Vol. 3) for this challenge. I should have more reading time this month though for the Eisner challenge.
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Too bad I missed this. I have two Incredible Hulk digests, one a reprint of the original run, and another of the era that included the origin of the Abomination. Would have been perfect if I could have found them in my attic.
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