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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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I知 not sure if I値l 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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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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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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I may have scored some books today that I could use for this Challenge. I was at Wal Mart today and grabbed the 10 for $10 DC Comic pack, and a three pack of Marvel comics that don稚 look like the kind I ever read.
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Originally Posted by davidh777
I知 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値l see.
Oh man, now you're making me want to read the Usagi stuff I got from that dark horse sale a while back... not for this challenge, though.

Shoot, I should've held off reading The Boys. It certainly wasn't something I would've read outside of my interest in the excellent TV series. I mean, I had read some of it before but it was just too gross.
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Originally Posted by fujishig
Oh man, now you're making me want to read the Usagi stuff I got from that dark horse sale a while back... not for this challenge, though.

Shoot, I should've held off reading The Boys. It certainly wasn't something I would've read outside of my interest in the excellent TV series. I mean, I had read some of it before but it was just too gross.
The first few stories were good, and I知 not usually an anthropomorphic animal kind of guy other than Disney ducks.
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I壇 been out of the loop on Marvel comic books, and DC for that matter, so I thought one of the comics I got at Walmart would be good for this Challenge. I read The Incredible Hulk: Last Call. It must have been the start of a new run , because it said Issue 1.
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Read a few random things in my Comixology that were things I never would have bought on their own. They were either free items or parts of bundles I bought for other books. Nothing too great, or too bad, although I am struggling to finish this manga, Battles of the Wandering Chief.
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I知 going to try to read a few more issues today before I start the horror comic challenge tomorrow.
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Just read The Amazing Spider-Man 799. It dealt with so many issues that I was wowed by how completely out of the loop I was. Spider Man痴 secret identity was known, Norman Osborne as a hybrid symbiote, and Flash Thompson as Anti-Venom.
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Didn’t read much this past month, but hope to make up for it in some October binging.

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