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The 4th Annual DVDTalk Horror Comic Book Challenge - October 2017

Old 09-30-17, 11:20 AM
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The 4th Annual DVDTalk Horror Comic Book Challenge - October 2017

I'm doing these mainly because of inertia now, but perhaps someday they'll get more participation. Heck, I barely post in them or read more than a handful qualifying items each month myself. But here we are, happy 4th anniversary everyone.

Horror 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 09-30-17, 11:21 AM
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Re: The 4th Annual DVDTalk Horror Comic Book Challenge - October 2017

Old threads for ideas:

The first horror challenge, and our first comic Challenge here.
http://forum.dvdtalk.com/comic-book-...er-2014-a.html

Year two
http://forum.dvdtalk.com/comic-book-...er-2015-a.html

Year three
https://forum.dvdtalk.com/comic-book...er-2016-a.html
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Re: The 4th Annual DVDTalk Horror Comic Book Challenge - October 2017

I sucked last month because my push-yourself titles weren't convenient. Hoping to do better this month.

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Chilling Adventures of Sabrina 1*

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina 2*

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Re: The 4th Annual DVDTalk Horror Comic Book Challenge - October 2017

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I sucked last month because my push-yourself titles weren't convenient. Hoping to do better this month.
I know I've said this before, but I really do plan to stress comics this month, and read more comics than I watch films.

The overly ambitious goal is to read at least 4 comics a day, and make at least one of them related to the subset film pick of the day.

To coincide with Cronos tonight, my plan is to read some comics based on del Toro's The Strain.
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Re: The 4th Annual DVDTalk Horror Comic Book Challenge - October 2017

My plan was to make daily posts here, to highlight the comics I read that corresponded to the daily film Challenge theme. I'm 28 days behind in posting, and like 22 days in reading. I suck. Maybe next year....

But anyway.... The Legion of Monsters series from 2011 was an okay little adventure with this team; Morbius, Werewolf by Night, The Living Mummy, and Manphibian. It brought in Elsa Bloodstone and had some nice little callbacks and tie-ins to Marvel monster history. Dennis Hopeless' first Marvel work.
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Re: The 4th Annual DVDTalk Horror Comic Book Challenge - October 2017

I slacked and only read one collection this month in Junji Ito's Dissolving Classroom. It was as creepy and gross as his stuff always is, so I liked it a lot.
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Re: The 4th Annual DVDTalk Horror Comic Book Challenge - October 2017

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My plan was to make daily posts here, to highlight the comics I read that corresponded to the daily film Challenge theme. I'm 28 days behind in posting, and like 22 days in reading. I suck. Maybe next year....

But anyway.... The Legion of Monsters series from 2011 was an okay little adventure with this team; Morbius, Werewolf by Night, The Living Mummy, and Manphibian. It brought in Elsa Bloodstone and had some nice little callbacks and tie-ins to Marvel monster history. Dennis Hopeless' first Marvel work.
You aren't alone. I always have these ambitious reading goals that I fall behind on almost every time. Life gets in the way too often.
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Re: The 4th Annual DVDTalk Horror Comic Book Challenge - October 2017

I fell short of my goal of digging into some of my EC classics, but did start Chilling Adventures of Sabrina. Need to get caught up on Afterlife with Archie, though.
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Re: The 4th Annual DVDTalk Horror Comic Book Challenge - October 2017

Some of the books I read last month were the five issues of the old DC series Doorway to Nightmare. The stories were familiar generic and similar, but entertaining enough. The highlights were the gorgeous Michael Kaluta covers. Series merged into Unexpected as part of the infamous DC Implosion I guess, will track down those issues next.


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Re: The 4th Annual DVDTalk Horror Comic Book Challenge - October 2017

I've never read those issues but they look interesting. Agreed on the covers.
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