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The 5th Annual DVDTalk Horror Comic Book Challenge - October 2018

Old 10-01-18, 05:55 AM
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The 5th Annual DVDTalk Horror Comic Book Challenge - October 2018

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 10-01-18, 05:56 AM
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Re: The 5th Annual DVDTalk Horror Comic Book Challenge - October 2018

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

Year four
https://forum.dvdtalk.com/comic-book...er-2017-a.html
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Re: The 5th Annual DVDTalk Horror Comic Book Challenge - October 2018

I have a few I can read
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Re: The 5th Annual DVDTalk Horror Comic Book Challenge - October 2018

I'll probably read some Hellboy.
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Re: The 5th Annual DVDTalk Horror Comic Book Challenge - October 2018

So many possible titles in my collection
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Re: The 5th Annual DVDTalk Horror Comic Book Challenge - October 2018

I just discovered the DC Universe app. I’m hoping I can find some Hellblazers on there.
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A couple issues into Harrow County and loving it!
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Re: The 5th Annual DVDTalk Horror Comic Book Challenge - October 2018

Binged a bunch on Hoopla this week.

Thumbs up:
Regression from Image
The Unsound from Boom
Oblivion Song from Image
The Clean Room from DC

Thumbs down:
Eugenic from Boom
The Discipline from Image
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I've got a ways to go, but I started reading The A To Z Of Marvel Monsters, by Jack Kirby today. I bought it on Google Play last year.
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Anybody have updates?
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Anybody have updates?
I’m still working my way through my first book, but I’m up to H in The A To Z Of Marvel Monsters .
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Re: The 5th Annual DVDTalk Horror Comic Book Challenge - October 2018

I've been waffling whether to catch up on The Walking Dead or read some of the standalone horror books I've picked up just for this month.

Marvel Preview 1-3
Locke & Key 1-5

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Re: The 5th Annual DVDTalk Horror Comic Book Challenge - October 2018

Read The Super Friends 28, “a hair-raising Halloween chiller”, for a horror podcast that covers it.

House of Mystery 224 for some 100 page DC Bronze goodness.
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I'm on the board!

I cracked my (digital) copy of Marvel Horror: The Magazine Collection and read a couple of Blade stories.



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Re: The 5th Annual DVDTalk Horror Comic Book Challenge - October 2018

I think I’ll try the alphabet game again, and make this my official list post.
October 2018 comic horror Challenge

# - 30 Days of Night vol 1, 1-3, C, yes
A - Archie’s Madhouse Mayhem 2018
Alice Matheson 1, C, yes
B - Bone Happy Halloween
C - Casper the Friendly Ghost 149
The Clean Room 1-6, DC, Hoopla, yes
D - DC House of Horror, yes!, dark as heck
DC Infinite Halloween Special 2007, yes!, nice Deadman story
DC Special Blue Ribbon Digest 6
DCU Halloween Special 2008, C, yes!
-“Wish I was as rich as Bruce Wayne.””You and me both.” Gordon & Batman
DCU Halloween Special 2009, C, yes!; I, Vampire returns!; fun Flash/Supes race
DCU Halloween Special 2010, yes!, a Batman story that continued from previous years!
The Discipline 1-6, Image, Hoopla, maybe
Doc Macabre Treasury Edition (1-3)
E - Eugenic 1, Boom, Hoopla, no
F - Frankenstein Alive, Alive 1
G - Ghosts 1, yes, love the old ads
Grave Sight 1-, StoryBundle
Grimm Tales of Terror Vol 2, 1, CU, no
Grimm Tales of Terror Vol 3, 1-2, CU, no
Grimm’s Fairy Tales Present Sleepy Hollow 1-4
Grumpy Cat (and Pokey!) HalloweenFest
H - Halloween 1, from Chaos Comics, tried to create a story of Michael’s youth in the sanitarium, not good
Harrow County 1-2
House of Mystery 224, 100 pager, yes!, Spectre and PS appearances
The Hangman 1-4
I - Infernal Man-Thing 1-
J - Johnny Boo and the Spooky Tree
K - Kolchak 1-3
Kolchak 1-3
L - Lady Mechanika HalloweenFest
M - Man-Thing 12
N - Nothingface 0, C, no
O - Oblivion Song 1-6, Image, Hoopla, yes
P - Puppet Master Halloween Special
Puppet Mster Halloween 1989, c, maybe
Q - Quarantined preview, C, no
Quest 1, CU,
R - Regression 1-5, Image, Hoopla, yes
Revival , Humble
S - Sleepy Hollow 1, CU
Spook House 1, C, maybe
The Super Friends 28
T - Trick ‘r Treat 1-4, DC, C, maybe
U - Unknown 9: Archives preview, DH, C, yes
The Unsound 1-6, Boom, Hoopla, yes
V - Vampirella Halloween Special 2013, Groupees
Video Nasty 1-6
Vast Expanse 1, CU, no
W - Welcome Back to the House of Mystery, C, yes
X - The X-Files/30 Days of Night 1-6, C, yes
Y - Young Monsters in Love
Z -Zeke Deadwood: Zombie Lawman 1-2, C, yes

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If anyone is looking for a comic, and you are a member of Amazon Prime, Volume 1 of the Walking Dead is free on Prime Reading.
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Last two days! I need to read about 50 to reach my 100 goal. I’m going for it!
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