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The 4th Annual DVDTalk Science Fiction Comic Book Challenge - July 2018

Old 06-27-18, 01:13 PM
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The 4th Annual DVDTalk Science Fiction Comic Book Challenge - July 2018

Science Fiction 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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Re: The 4th Annual DVDTalk Science Fiction Comic Book Challenge - July 2018

First three years for some rules talk and suggestions.

http://forum.dvdtalk.com/comic-book-...ly-2015-a.html

http://forum.dvdtalk.com/comic-book-...ly-2016-a.html

https://forum.dvdtalk.com/comic-book...ly-2017-a.html
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Re: The 4th Annual DVDTalk Science Fiction Comic Book Challenge - July 2018

This month will be a good time to revisit a book I haven't read in years, called UFO Encounters. Plus read my digital Transformers comic books.
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Re: The 4th Annual DVDTalk Science Fiction Comic Book Challenge - July 2018

Hmm, might do Letter 44 for this.
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If I can locate it, I might read my old issue of the Gold Key Lost In Space that I got one year at the Pittsburgh Comic Con. Have a Dark Horse Godzilla #1 too.
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Re: The 4th Annual DVDTalk Science Fiction Comic Book Challenge - July 2018

Letter 44 would be a good choice, as would catching up on Saga and Lazarus, though it's been so long for me for all of them that I'd probably have to start from the beginning.

Last night I saw Infinity War for the second time, so I was inspired to take another shot at my Infinity Gauntlet omnibus. I forget where I left off last time so I just started over and got about 100 pages in. I've always considered superheroes fantasy rather than sci-fi, but hey, it's in space! I've never read this run so I'd love to finish it.

1. Infinity Gauntlet Omnibus*
2. The Mermaid Project 1*
3. Kamandi Challenge Special 1*
4. Lazarus vol. 1
5. Lazarus vol. 2

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Old 07-24-18, 01:44 PM
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I'm trying a new series by Leo called The Mermaid Project. I liked the first volume enough to buy all the other volumes while they were on sale, but I haven't yet run into a Leo series that I haven't liked.

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Re: The 4th Annual DVDTalk Science Fiction Comic Book Challenge - July 2018

August thread is up.
https://forum.dvdtalk.com/comic-book...st-2018-a.html
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