Go Back  DVD Talk Forum > Entertainment Discussions > Comic Book Talk
Reload this Page >

The 2nd Annual DVDTalk Eisner Comic Book Challenge - February 2016

Comic Book Talk The Place to talk about Comics

The 2nd Annual DVDTalk Eisner Comic Book Challenge - February 2016

Old 01-30-16, 03:25 PM
  #1  
Challenge Guru & Comic Nerd
Thread Starter
 
Trevor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 1999
Location: spiritually, Minnesota
Posts: 34,609
The 2nd Annual DVDTalk Eisner Comic Book Challenge - February 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 January 31st, and ends at dawn on March 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)
Trevor is offline  
Old 01-30-16, 03:27 PM
  #2  
Challenge Guru & Comic Nerd
Thread Starter
 
Trevor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 1999
Location: spiritually, Minnesota
Posts: 34,609
Re: The 2nd Annual DVDTalk Eisner Comic Book Challenge - February 2016

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.

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
Trevor is offline  
Old 01-30-16, 04:44 PM
  #3  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Formerly known as Groucho AND Bandoman/Death Moans, Iowa
Posts: 16,955
Re: The 2nd Annual DVDTalk Eisner Comic Book Challenge - February 2016

I started reading Ghost World last night as part of the movie/tv challenge, but I supposed it could also count for this. In addition to any comic awards it was nominated for, the movie's screenplay got an Oscar nomination.

I've got a lot of Dan Clowews to read, also Astro City, Sandman Overture and stuff from various Humble Bundles.

Last edited by majorjoe23; 01-30-16 at 04:54 PM.
majorjoe23 is offline  
Old 02-01-16, 09:32 PM
  #4  
Senior Member
 
malazar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Philadelphia
Posts: 575
Re: The 2nd Annual DVDTalk Eisner Comic Book Challenge - February 2016

I'll use this post to track my totals.

Issues read: 9

Spoiler:

Master Keaton Vol. 3 (series nominated for Best U.S. Edition of International Material—Asia Eisner) - Chapters 4-12

Last edited by malazar; 02-15-16 at 09:48 PM.
malazar is offline  
Old 02-01-16, 10:59 PM
  #5  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Formerly known as Groucho AND Bandoman/Death Moans, Iowa
Posts: 16,955
Re: The 2nd Annual DVDTalk Eisner Comic Book Challenge - February 2016

Feb. 28
Astro City 12-15

Total books read: 90

My list so far:

Spoiler:

Feb. 1
Astro City Samaritan (counting as 2 issues), Astro City Astra 1-2, Astro City Silver Agent 1

Feb. 2
Astro City Silver Agent 2
Sandman Overture 1

Feb. 3
Astro City Beauty 1.1 (counting this book as 2
Sandman Overture 2-3

Feb. 4
Sandman Overture 4-5

Feb. 5
Sandman Overture 6
Astro City Beauty 1.2
Like a Velvet Glove Cast in Iron 1-3. I'm sure I've read this before, but I'm blanking on when. I think a friend loaned it to me.

Feb. 6
Saga 25-30
Bitch Planet 1-3
Like a Velvet Glove Cast in Iron 4-5

Feb. 7
Bitch Planet 4-5
The Fifth Beatle 1-5
Velvet Glove 6-7
Astro City (vol 3) 1

Feb. 8
Astro City (vol 3) 2-4

Feb. 9
The Fifth Beatle 6-7
Astro City 5-6
Wilson 1-2

Feb. 10
Wilson 3

Feb. 11
Omega The Unknown (Jonthan Lethem series) 1

Feb. 12 Omega the Unknown 2-3

Feb. 13
Archie Vs Preador 2-4 (it's nominated for a Ghastly Award)
Omega the Unknown 4
Hip Hop Family Tree 1

Feb. 14
Omega the Unknown 5
Hip Hop Family Tree 2

Feb. 15
Omega the Unknown 6-7

Feb. 17
Omega the Unknown 8

Feb. 18
Omega the Unknown 9

Feb. 19
Omega the Unknown 10
Caricature 1

Feb. 20
Hip Hop Family Tree 3

Feb. 21
Hip Hop Family Tree 4-7
Descender 1-5
The Walking Dead 151
Caricature 2

Feb. 22
Caricature 3

Feb. 23
Astro City 7-8
Descender 6

Feb. 24
Astro City 9-10

Feb. 26
Caricature 4

Feb. 27
Astro City Visitor's Guide (counting this as 2 issues)

Feb. 28
Astro City 11

Last edited by majorjoe23; 02-29-16 at 11:03 PM.
majorjoe23 is offline  
Old 02-04-16, 02:54 PM
  #6  
DVD Talk Platinum Edition
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 3,558
Re: The 2nd Annual DVDTalk Eisner Comic Book Challenge - February 2016

February 1-3
Y the Last Man 1-6 - so far aside from cutesy social commentary and some nice post apocalyptic style imagery not finding the series too compelling.


Plan - power through Y the Last Man, get up to date on Chew, introduce myself to Sandman.
Undeadcow is offline  
Old 02-04-16, 03:26 PM
  #7  
Challenge Guru & Comic Nerd
Thread Starter
 
Trevor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 1999
Location: spiritually, Minnesota
Posts: 34,609
Re: The 2nd Annual DVDTalk Eisner Comic Book Challenge - February 2016

Originally Posted by Undeadcow View Post
Plan - power through Y the Last Man, get up to date on Chew, introduce myself to Sandman.
I envy you.
Trevor is offline  
Old 02-04-16, 03:40 PM
  #8  
DVD Talk Hero
 
davidh777's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Home of 2013 NFL champion Seahawks
Posts: 41,611
Re: The 2nd Annual DVDTalk Eisner Comic Book Challenge - February 2016

I'm still a little murky on what qualifies for this challenge, but the first link I happened to click on, the Alley Awards , does mention specific issues so I might seek out some of those just to build a list.

2/29
Invincible 115-119 (TPB)

Last edited by davidh777; 03-01-16 at 05:34 PM.
davidh777 is online now  
Old 02-04-16, 04:08 PM
  #9  
Challenge Guru & Comic Nerd
Thread Starter
 
Trevor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 1999
Location: spiritually, Minnesota
Posts: 34,609
Re: The 2nd Annual DVDTalk Eisner Comic Book Challenge - February 2016

Originally Posted by davidh777 View Post
I'm still a little murky on what qualifies for this challenge, but the first link I happened to click on, the Alley Awards , does mention specific issues so I might seek out some of those just to build a list.
Anything that was nominated for an Eisner (or Harvey, Alley, etc) award. Usually the awards are for runs, or a title in general, and not just specific issues.

It covers a crap ton of stuff, I imagine a very high percentage of the stuff we here normally talk about qualify, but those nominations aren't something a normal person remembers so it is a bit difficult to verify what qualifies. One technique is to glance through a link of awards and see what you own.
Trevor is offline  
Old 02-04-16, 05:41 PM
  #10  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Formerly known as Groucho AND Bandoman/Death Moans, Iowa
Posts: 16,955
Re: The 2nd Annual DVDTalk Eisner Comic Book Challenge - February 2016

If there's something you're interested in reading, google the title and "Eisner" or just "award." You'll likely find that it's won something.
majorjoe23 is offline  
Old 02-14-16, 07:33 AM
  #11  
Challenge Guru & Comic Nerd
Thread Starter
 
Trevor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 1999
Location: spiritually, Minnesota
Posts: 34,609
Re: The 2nd Annual DVDTalk Eisner Comic Book Challenge - February 2016

Feel obligated to read a romance comic today. Not sure if it qualifies, but the new anthology Fresh Romance looks like it'll be my choice; or maybe some of the old Simon and Kirby Young Romance. Anyone ever read either?
Trevor is offline  
Old 02-14-16, 12:32 PM
  #12  
DVD Talk Legend
 
PhantomStranger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: The Phantom Zone
Posts: 21,852
Re: The 2nd Annual DVDTalk Eisner Comic Book Challenge - February 2016

Nope, but I bet they are hokey fun.
PhantomStranger is offline  
Old 02-14-16, 12:53 PM
  #13  
DVD Talk Hero
 
davidh777's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Home of 2013 NFL champion Seahawks
Posts: 41,611
Re: The 2nd Annual DVDTalk Eisner Comic Book Challenge - February 2016

I've bought a couple Simon-Kirby books but haven't read them. I might like the idea of them better than reading them.
davidh777 is online now  
Old 02-14-16, 01:28 PM
  #14  
Challenge Guru & Comic Nerd
Thread Starter
 
Trevor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 1999
Location: spiritually, Minnesota
Posts: 34,609
Re: The 2nd Annual DVDTalk Eisner Comic Book Challenge - February 2016

Originally Posted by PhantomStranger View Post
Nope, but I bet they are hokey fun.
Originally Posted by davidh777 View Post
I've bought a couple Simon-Kirby books but haven't read them. I might like the idea of them better than reading them.
That's what I expect with these and with pretty much any comic written before 1970 as well. But I feel the need to own a fair representation of the era because .... History! or something.....
Trevor is offline  
Old 02-16-16, 10:41 AM
  #15  
DVD Talk Limited Edition
 
jjcool's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: CT
Posts: 6,683
Re: The 2nd Annual DVDTalk Eisner Comic Book Challenge - February 2016

First time in one of these challenges. So go easy, please.

Read:
- All-Star Superman -Looks like it won some Eisners, Harvey awards, and Eagle Awards.
- Civil War - Looks like it won a Harvey for Best Single Issue. Looking forward to this one, as I really like some of Millar's other work.

Next Up:
- The Boys

On Deck:
- Planetary

Last edited by jjcool; 02-28-16 at 10:33 PM.
jjcool is offline  
Old 02-25-16, 08:14 PM
  #16  
Challenge Guru & Comic Nerd
Thread Starter
 
Trevor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 1999
Location: spiritually, Minnesota
Posts: 34,609
Re: The 2nd Annual DVDTalk Eisner Comic Book Challenge - February 2016

Today's the 30 year anniversary of the release of The Dark Knight Returns issue 1; I think I'll read it tonight. Pretty sure it got at least one award nomination.

Edit to add much later: I can't remember what I read this month, so I guess this is my list post.

Last edited by Trevor; 06-05-16 at 08:21 PM.
Trevor is offline  
Old 02-29-16, 09:32 AM
  #17  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Formerly known as Groucho AND Bandoman/Death Moans, Iowa
Posts: 16,955
Re: The 2nd Annual DVDTalk Eisner Comic Book Challenge - February 2016

I was hoping to get a lot of reading done over the weekend, but we had family stuff and I got sick. My goal of hitting 100 seems unlikely, but hopefully I can still make it to 90 by the end of the day.
majorjoe23 is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.