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Old 08-31-19, 01:50 PM
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The 5th Annual DVDTalk Exploring New Horizons Comic Book Challenge - September 2019

Outside Your Comfort Zone 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 Exploring New Horizons Comic Book Challenge - September 2019

Previous years threads for ideas:

http://forum.dvdtalk.com/comic-book-...er-2015-a.html
http://forum.dvdtalk.com/comic-book-...er-2016-a.html
https://forum.dvdtalk.com/comic-book...er-2017-a.html
https://forum.dvdtalk.com/comic-book...er-2018-a.html
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Old 09-06-19, 05:58 PM
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Re: The 5th Annual DVDTalk Exploring New Horizons Comic Book Challenge - September 2019

Iím not sure if Iíll get any reading in this month. Pretty much all of my collection is something that I would already read. Never read Crisis On Infinite Earths though, so might see if it is on DC Universe, since I have the app on my Xbox One.
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Old 09-13-19, 05:28 PM
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Re: The 5th Annual DVDTalk Exploring New Horizons Comic Book Challenge - September 2019

Never really read any solo Aquaman comics, so I took a gamble and blind-bought Johns' Aquaman omnibus. I guess that is a new horizon.
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Re: The 5th Annual DVDTalk Exploring New Horizons Comic Book Challenge - September 2019

I’m trying Usagi Yojimbo (Fantagraphics). I bought a bunch of it a while ago but never started because non-superhero, non-Big 2, b&w, and (especially) intimidating length of run. I do like samurai stuff, though, so we’ll see.
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