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Old 12-26-18, 07:41 PM
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The 5th Annual DVDTalk TV/Movie Comic Book Challenge - January 2019

Book/Movie/TV Comic 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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Re: The 5th Annual DVDTalk TV/Movie Comic Book Challenge - January 2019

Our must inclusive Challenge, most comic books count.

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
https://forum.dvdtalk.com/comic-book...ry-2018-a.html
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I’ve got a lot I can read for this one.
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Re: The 5th Annual DVDTalk TV/Movie Comic Book Challenge - January 2019

I just picked up the first two volumes of Wonder Woman '77 (based on the Lynda Carter show) for this challenge at Ollie's.
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Re: The 5th Annual DVDTalk TV/Movie Comic Book Challenge - January 2019

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I just picked up the first two volumes of Wonder Woman '77 (based on the Lynda Carter show) for this challenge at Ollie's.
That’s pretty much the perfect choice for this Challenge; a comic book about a TV show based on a comic book.

I’ve been re-organizing my comic book room(s) lately and have even more firmly realized that I have way too much. Over a thousand trades maybe? I don’t know, but I culled two long boxes full of trades that I have deemed “giveawayable”. They’re pretty much all things that I own in at least one other format, and my vow is to read them as quickly as I can, then trade/sell them for super cheap. Most fit this Challenge, so hopefully I knock out a good chunk. Maybe I’ll finally read Preacher.
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That’s pretty much the perfect choice for this Challenge; a comic book about a TV show based on a comic book.

I’ve been re-organizing my comic book room(s) lately and have even more firmly realized that I have way too much. Over a thousand trades maybe? I don’t know, but I culled two long boxes full of trades that I have deemed “giveawayable”. They’re pretty much all things that I own in at least one other format, and my vow is to read them as quickly as I can, then trade/sell them for super cheap. Most fit this Challenge, so hopefully I knock out a good chunk. Maybe I’ll finally read Preacher.
I don't think I have that many trades, but my omnibus collecting has started getting out of control.
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Originally Posted by PhantomStranger View Post
I don't think I have that many trades, but my omnibus collecting has started getting out of control.
I’m going to need to invest in sturdier bookcases, all these Justice League and other omnibi are taking up my lower shelves, and even just a full row of paperbacks are too much for my cheap-butt flea market shelves.
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Re: The 5th Annual DVDTalk TV/Movie Comic Book Challenge - January 2019

Superboy & the Legion of Superheroes 241-242
Batman 66 Meets Steed and Mrs. Peel*
Walt Disney Masters vol. 1 Romana Scarpa: Mickey Mouse and the Delta Dimension*

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Read something from:





Boom - Klaus 1
Comixology - Brave and the Bold 28-30
Dark Horse digital - Hellboy Winter Special
DC - Justice League of America 1-10
digest -
FCBD - 2018, The Nightmare Before Christmas Zero’s Journey #0
Halloweenfest - Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas Halloween ComicFest
Groupees bundles -
Hoopla - Classics Illustrated, A Christmas Carol
Humble bundles -
Image -
magazine - Marvel Super Special #39, Santa Claus the Movie
Marvel - Alf 9
original graphic novel - Stan Lee’s Superhero Christmas
physical collection - Ghostbuster Haunted Holidays, Preacher volume 1
physical single issue - Betty and Veronica Christmas Spectacular, Archie Giant Series 180
promo book - Bone Holiday Special
StoryBundle - Damsels 1
3D comic - Superman Red Superman Blue 1
treasury edition - Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (C-50)
Giant Superhero Holiday Grab-Bag (1974)
TwoMorrows - Back Issue 85

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I started my Challenge by reading the first three stories in Action Comics 1000, available on DC Universe. That’s a great app with comic books, movies as well as series.
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Been busy lately, but took time to read two more stories in Action Comics 1000 this morning.
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Thought I was reading Preacher for the first time past the first issue, but remembered the entire first trade. On to the second trade, this is great so far.
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The second trade of Preacher is probably my favorite of the entire run.
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I started one of John Byrne’s Star Trek New Visions stories but didn’t care for the photobook style. Borrowing via ComiXology Unlimited saved me some cash here.
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I started one of John Byrne’s Star Trek New Visions stories but didn’t care for the photobook style. Borrowing via ComiXology Unlimited saved me some cash here.
I’ll admit to owning a good many of his “fumetti” books, and have glanced at one or two without actually reading one yet. (As always, any claims I make to having read or not read something are a big IIRC).

I got one as a Humble Bundle physical item exclusive years ago, and think I know exactly which pile it’s in. I’ll read it tonight if I remember.
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