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Old 06-28-19, 02:39 PM
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The 5th Annual DVDTalk Science Fiction Comic Book Challenge - July 2019

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 5th Annual DVDTalk Science Fiction Comic Book Challenge - July 2019

First four 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

https://forum.dvdtalk.com/comic-book...ly-2018-a.html
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Re: The 5th Annual DVDTalk Science Fiction Comic Book Challenge - July 2019

7/1
Killraven Masterworks 1*

The Walking Dead 181-193*

Doom Patrol Silver Age TPB 1*

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Re: The 5th Annual DVDTalk Science Fiction Comic Book Challenge - July 2019

Concentrating on catching up on my daily JLA comic goal so far, but searching for some good unread sci-fi titles to dive into as well. Maybe Saga.
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Chew - Just finished the series (issues 50-60) and it's pretty captivating and sells a brilliant 'wtf' end, earns the praise it get.

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Re: The 5th Annual DVDTalk Science Fiction Comic Book Challenge - July 2019

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Concentrating on catching up on my daily JLA comic goal so far, but searching for some good unread sci-fi titles to dive into as well. Maybe Saga.
Saga is worth reading. Lazarus is another current Image title I like.

I dove into Bronze Age Killraven for the first time but took a break to finish TWD and some lightness with SA Doom Patrol.

Maybe out of scope: My new Starlin Thanos Origin Omnibus, and finally finishing Invincible.
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