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Old 01-01-18, 10:31 AM
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The 4th Annual DVDTalk TV/Movie Comic Book Challenge - January 2018

TV/Movie/Book 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 01-01-18, 10:33 AM
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Re: The 4th Annual DVDTalk TV/Movie Comic Book Challenge - January 2018

Sorry for the lateness everyone (both of you), hope everyone has a great 2018!

This Challenge allows counting any comic that has been adapted from or into a television show, movie, or book. Pretty sure it’s easily our most inclusive Challenge.
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Re: The 4th Annual DVDTalk TV/Movie Comic Book Challenge - January 2018

Previous years for ideas:

http://forum.dvdtalk.com/comic-book-...ry-2015-a.html
http://forum.dvdtalk.com/comic-book-...ry-2016-a.html
https://forum.dvdtalk.com/comic-book...ry-2017-a.html
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Re: The 4th Annual DVDTalk TV/Movie Comic Book Challenge - January 2018

Iím reading some Rosa/Barks stuff at the moment, Iíll start keeping track for the first time in a long time.
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Re: The 4th Annual DVDTalk TV/Movie Comic Book Challenge - January 2018

Yes, with the exception of a few things like my Euro comics (though I bet some research will show more TV/movies than I realize are out there), it's the "read a comic" challenge.

I started off traditionally with a Last Jedi tie-in.

1/1
Star Wars: The Storms of Crait

1/15
James Bond Vargr #1

1/16
Dick Tracy 1931-1933

1/30
Superboy and the Legion of Superheroes #248



It's a story of how Luke, Leia, and Han first set up the Rebel base that factors into the new movie.

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Re: The 4th Annual DVDTalk TV/Movie Comic Book Challenge - January 2018

Don Rosa Scrooge and Donald volumes 5-6.

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Re: The 4th Annual DVDTalk TV/Movie Comic Book Challenge - January 2018

If it counts, Iím considering reading my Infinity Crusade TPBs. I bought both volumes at a comic book convention in Pittsburgh a few years ago, and never got around to reading them.
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Re: The 4th Annual DVDTalk TV/Movie Comic Book Challenge - January 2018

^ Enough of those characters have been on the screen for it to easily count.

Still debating my focus this month, perhaps some Star Trek.
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I have to look for my Volume 1 copy of Inifinity Crusade. However, when I went to get it out this afternoon, I found a treat. A Gold Key Lost In Space comic book. Picked that up at the same convention.
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Re: The 4th Annual DVDTalk TV/Movie Comic Book Challenge - January 2018

My to-read list:

Archie Meets KISS - from a Groupees bundle
Archie volume 1 - from a Humble Bundle
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Next month’s thread up before I forget.
https://forum.dvdtalk.com/comic-book...ry-2018-a.html
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