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Old 01-08-23, 12:09 PM
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Anyone have any 2023 reading (or organizational/selling/etc) goals?

I fail in my reading goals every year. Last year I stuck close to them until maybe early March. But this is the year I succeed (he says every January)!

But last year I did a better than normal job in organizing what Iíve been buying, and my older stuff to some degree, so Iíve positioned myself better than most years to actually keep making progress both organizationally and in reading.

My primary goal is to average reading one physical issue per day. I now buy less than that, I think, having shifted back a bit towards digital. So one per day minimum should actually equate to progress on my unread piles and boxes.

My secondary goal will be to chronologically read all the appearances of Swamp Thing, averaging one issue per day. Iíll be using a combination of single issues, collections, and digital to do this. I think Swampy has somewhere around 500 appearance, and I probably own them all in at least one format. So this will take more than a year.

My tertiary goal is a checklist of 30 or so items to read monthly; mostly sub genres I collect like digests and treasuries, and runs I want to read thru like Grendel and Hellboy.

So itís basically three issues per day to keep up with my goals. Iíll fall behind on the days I work (12+ hour shifts so work/commute/sleep is all I do) but catch up on days off.
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Re: Anyone have any 2023 reading (or organizational/selling/etc) goals?

My goal this year is making my way through several different omnibuses I've been letting sit for years. Maybe Uncanny X-Men or Teen Titans.
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Re: Anyone have any 2023 reading (or organizational/selling/etc) goals?

I want to dive into my new Terry and the Pirates collection before the complete series is sitting here on my shelf waiting to be read.
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Re: Anyone have any 2023 reading (or organizational/selling/etc) goals?

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I want to dive into my new Terry and the Pirates collection before the complete series is sitting here on my shelf waiting to be read.
Send it to me! I'll read it for you!
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Re: Anyone have any 2023 reading (or organizational/selling/etc) goals?

I finally completed the BladeRunner collection (all three TPBs of all three series) so I'll be reading that for sure.

Also just picked up the Rorshach TPB so I'll probably do a full Watchmen re-read (Before series, original book, Doomsday Clock and Rorshach).
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Old 02-12-23, 09:52 AM
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I hope to get through Terry Moore's Strangers in Paradise Omnibus within the next month or so. About a quarter through the first volume and am loving it. It's a title I remember occasionally reading about in Wizard Magazine, and it always sounded interesting, but I didn't like how much they hyped it as a "romance comic." That's actually not very accurate. Romance obviously plays a role but there's crime, there's drugs, there's violence. It's not a "soap opera" comic. And I'm absolutely loving how occasionally Moore will suddenly turn it into more of a novel for several pages, with a ton of text and the odd picture. Sometimes he'll put in a poem out of nowhere, or a sheet of music that describes the story in a unique way. It's really terrific. And I managed to get the Omnibus on sale for like $70 Canadian, which is an amazing deal when you consider how giant the series is (I had no idea it ran for so many issues). If you're on the fence about this one, I'd say you have nothing to worry about. It's phenomenal.

In the short term, I intend to finish Bone, which I'm like 8/10s of the way done, so that shouldn't take long. Enjoyed it, but it's not as mind-blowing as I was led to believe. I do appreciate how it managed to balance a tone that would appeal to both adults and kids. Like, if I ever have kids, I'd be totally cool introducing them to this comic, and I think they'd enjoy it.

And finally, continue The Sandman series until it's ending. Picked up the Volume III hardcover, I think, which ended at #50, which was terrific. Hope to pick up the next volume but might have to wait a month or two. Can't spare the $60+ it costs at the moment.
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Re: Anyone have any 2023 reading (or organizational/selling/etc) goals?

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I hope to get through Terry Moore's Strangers in Paradise Omnibus within the next month or so. About a quarter through the first volume and am loving it. It's a title I remember occasionally reading about in Wizard Magazine, and it always sounded interesting, but I didn't like how much they hyped it as a "romance comic." That's actually not very accurate. Romance obviously plays a role but there's crime, there's drugs, there's violence. It's not a "soap opera" comic. And I'm absolutely loving how occasionally Moore will suddenly turn it into more of a novel for several pages, with a ton of text and the odd picture. Sometimes he'll put in a poem out of nowhere, or a sheet of music that describes the story in a unique way. It's really terrific. And I managed to get the Omnibus on sale for like $70 Canadian, which is an amazing deal when you consider how giant the series is (I had no idea it ran for so many issues). If you're on the fence about this one, I'd say you have nothing to worry about. It's phenomenal.

In the short term, I intend to finish Bone, which I'm like 8/10s of the way done, so that shouldn't take long. Enjoyed it, but it's not as mind-blowing as I was led to believe. I do appreciate how it managed to balance a tone that would appeal to both adults and kids. Like, if I ever have kids, I'd be totally cool introducing them to this comic, and I think they'd enjoy it.

And finally, continue The Sandman series until it's ending. Picked up the Volume III hardcover, I think, which ended at #50, which was terrific. Hope to pick up the next volume but might have to wait a month or two. Can't spare the $60+ it costs at the moment.
Three amazing series there!

Bone is one I’ve read the beginnings of many times now, but I always stop around half way thru; not because I’m losing interest, but because I don’t want it to end and want to savor it. This year will hopefully be the year I finish it, and maybe RASL next year.

Sandman I read similarly, the first nine trades multiple times each before finally admitting it was over and reading the last. Still need to read Overture.

With Strangers in Paradise I’ve read the first couple trades and love it. It’s on the virtual pile along with a zillion other books.


On my goals, I was pretty close thru January on my 100 issues goal, but have had a weak month so far. I’ll catch up.
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Old 02-14-23, 09:43 AM
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Re: Anyone have any 2023 reading (or organizational/selling/etc) goals?

I do have a goal of reorganizing my collection. I have a pack of drawer boxes ready to go to help but I've got to make more room first.

My other goal is to read more comics. I'm starting to fear that I'm going to die before I get to read everything.

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