Sunday, January 3rd, 2016


I’m participating in this year’s comics’ reading challenge.

What counts: graphic novels, collected trade editions, manga, comic strip collections, comic books or combinations of text and bubbles all in the same book. In print or digital. Anything else you feel is suitable. My personal criteria is if it has either frames OR speech bubbles it counts. I’m not going to be the comic police but if you are unsure, ask me in the comments any given month.

You must write a review and link to it for it to count towards the challenge. Reviews may be posted on your blog or goodreads or similar places. Several reviews may be gathered and posted in one link on your blog, but each book must be linked back here in the monthly linkies to count. Come back every month to record your progress.

Here is how the Challenge plays out:

runs from Jan.1 – Dec. 31, 2016

Levels

Modern Age: read and review 12 books during the year (that’s only 1 book a month)

Bronze Age: read and review 24 books during the year (Can you handle 2 books a month.)

Silver Age: read and review 52 books during the year (Are you up to a book a week!)

You must sign up for a level, but once you complete that level you may move up and try for the next one.

I had great time reading comics last year and I’ve already continued my FF rearead.
I’m again aiming for Modern Age at first but hoping to reach Bronze.

Comics read
I’m continuing with Hickman’s FF although Sandman reread might be in order, too.
1, Fantastic Four by Jonathan Hickman, Vol. 3
2, Fantastic Four by Jonathan Hickman, Vol. 4: Three
3, FF by Jonathan Hickman vol. 1
4, FF by Jonathan Hickman vol. 2
5, Fantastic Four by Jonathan Hickman, Vol. 5: Forever
6, Fantastic Four by Jonathan Hickman, Vol. 6
7, FF by Jonathan Hickman vol. 4
8, FF by Jonathan Hickman vol. 3
9, Ms. Marvel vol.1: No Normal
10, John Carter of Mars: Weird Worlds
11, X-Men: Battle of the Atom
12, Excalibur Visionaries: Alan Davis vol.2
13, Indiana Jones Omnibus vol. 1
14, Excalibur Visionaries: Alan Davis vol.1
15, Excalibur Visionaries: Alan Davis vol.3
16, Girl Genius Omnibus vol. 1: Agatha Awakens
17, Prince Valiant vol. 1: 1937-1938
18, Prince Valiant vol. 2: 1939-1940
19, Storm vol. 1: Make it rain
20, Storm vol. 2: Bring the Thunder
21, Fairy Tale Comics: Classic Tales Told by Extraordinary Cartoonists edited by Chris Duffy
22, The Mighty Thor vol. 1: Thunder in Her Veins
23, Loki, Agent of Asgard vol. 1: Trust Me
24, Loki, Agent of Asgard vol. 2: I cannot tell a lie
25, Star Trek Classics vol. 1: The Next Generation – The Gorn Crisis
26, Star Trek Classics vol. 3: Voyager: Encounters with the Unknown
27, Thor Epic Collection: To Wake the Mangog
28, Amazing X-Men vol. 1: The Quest for Nightcrawler
29, Amazing X-Men vol. 2: World War Wendigo
30, Amazing X-Men vol. 3: Once and Future Juggernaut
31, Rat Queens vol. 1: Sass and Sorcery
32, Nightcrawler vol. 1: Homecoming
33, Nightcrawler vol. 2: Reborn
34, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation – Serial
35, Rat Queens vol. 2: The Far Reaching Tentacles of N’rygoth
36, Star Trek: the Next Generation: Ghosts
37, Star Trek: the Next Generation: Hive
38, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Fool’s Gold
39,

Advertisements

Here’s the post where I’ll gather this year’s reviews all in a one place.

Reading challenges:
Graphic novels & manga (12) 37
Pick&Mix (40) 49
Action heroines (10) 12
Science fiction experience (1) 5
New authors (10) 24
Once upon a time (5) 16
RIP XI (4) 4

January
1, Nancy Kress: The Probability Sun (p&m, scifi exp)
2, Steve Turnbull: Maliha Anderson Mysteries volume 1 (new, scifi exp)
3, Dan Koboldt: The Rogue Retrieval (new, scifi exp)
3, Judith Tarr: The Forgotten Suns (p&m, scifi exp)
4, Richard Matheson: The Shrinking Man (sci-fi exp)
5, Terry Pratchett: Hogfather
6, Nancy Kress: The Probability Space (p&m, scifi exp)

Comics
1, Fantastic Four by Jonathan Hickman, Vol. 3
2, Fantastic Four by Jonathan Hickman, Vol. 4: Three
3, FF by Jonathan Hickman vol. 1
4, FF by Jonathan Hickman vol. 2
5, Fantastic Four by Jonathan Hickman, Vol. 5: Forever
6, Fantastic Four by Jonathan Hickman, Vol. 6

February
7, Peter O’Donnell: The Impossible Virgin
8, John Helfers, ed.: Fiction River: Recycled Pulp
9, Lindsay Buroker: Torrent new
10, Catherynne M. Valente: The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making
11, Peter O’Donnell: The Silver Mistress
12, Gillian Anderson & Jeff Rovin: A Vision of Fire (new)
13, Judith Tarr: Queen of the Amazons (P&M)

Comics
7, FF by Jonathan Hickman vol. 3
8, FF by Jonathan Hickman vol. 4
9, Ms. Marvel vol.1: No Normal

March
14, Phyllis Irene Radford ed.: Dragon Lords and Warrior Women
15, N. K. Jemisin: The Shadowed Sun (p&m)
16, Jodi Taylor: Just One Damned Thing After Another (new)
17, Jeff VanderMeer: Authority (p&m)
18, Wesley Chu: Time salvager (new)
19, Catherynne M. Valente: The Habitation of the Blessed
20, Kris Nelscott: Thin Walls

Comics
10, John Carter of Mars: Weird Worlds
11, X-Men: Battle of the Atom
12, Excalibur Visionaries: Alan Davis vol.2
13, Indiana Jones Omnibus vol. 1
14, Excalibur Visionaries: Alan Davis vol.1

April
21, Anne Lyle: Merchant of Dreams (p&m, once)
22, Anne Lyle: The Prince of Lies (p&m, once)
23, Lois McMaster Bujold: Gentleman Jole and the Red Queen (p&m)
24, Patricia C. Wrede: Snow White and Rose Red (p&m, once)
25, Peter O’Donnell: Last Day in Limbo
26, Catharine Asaro: The Phoenix Code (p&m)
27, Judith Tarr: Bring Down the Sun (p&m)
28, Catherynne M. Valente: the Folded World (once)
29, Jeff VanderMeer: Acceptance (p&m March)

Comics
15, Excalibur Visionaries: Alan Davis vol.3
16, Girl Genius Omnibus vol. 1: Agatha Awakens
17, Prince Valiant vol. 1: 1937-1938

May
30, Jordanna Max Brodsky: The Immortals (once, new)
31, Sebastien de Castell: Traitor’s Blade (once, new, p&m)
32, Cat Rambo: Near + Far
33, Joanna M. Harris: The Gospel of Loki (new, p&m)
34, Aliette de Bodard: Harbinger of the Storm (once, p&m)
35, Kris Nelscott: Stone Cribs
36, Aliette de Bodard: Master of the House of Darts (once, p&m)
37, Karen Wyle: Leaders

Comics
18, Prince Valiant vol. 2: 1939-1940
19, Storm vol. 1: Make it rain
20, Storm vol. 2: Bring the Thunder
21, Fairy Tale Comics: Classic Tales Told by Extraordinary Cartoonists edited by Chris Duffy

June
38, Nayad Monroe ed.: Not Our Kind: Tales of (Not) Belonging
39, Tim Powers: The Drawing of the Dark (p&m, once)
40, Chris Dolley: What ho, automaton!
41, Fritz Leiber: The Swords of Lankhmar (p&m, once)
42, Laura Resnick: Maybe You’ve Heard of Me? (once, new)
43, Leslie Anderson ed.: Steampunk Fairy Tales (once)
44, Elizabeth Wayland Barber and Paul T. Barber: When they severed Earth from the sky: How the human mind shapes myth
45, Becky Chambers: The Long Way to the Small, Angry Planet (new, p&m)
46, Karl K. Gallagher: Torchship (new, p&m)

Comics
22, The Mighty Thor vol. 1: Thunder in Her Veins
23, Loki, Agent of Asgard vol. 1: Trust Me
24, Loki, Agent of Asgard vol. 2: I cannot tell a lie

July
47, Jasper Fforde: Lost in a Good Book (p&m)
48, Kristine Kathryn Rusch ed.: Fiction River: Hidden in Crime
49, Austin Grossman: Soon I will be invincible (new)
50, Catherynne M. Valente: Deathless (p&m)
51, Robert A. Heinlein: Double Star (new)
52, Jasper Fforde: The Well of Lost Plots (p&m)
53, Jeff VanderMeer: The Steampunk Bible
54, Jim C. Hines: Libriomancer
55, Leigh Brackett: Eric John Stark: An Outlaw of Mars (new)

Comics
25, Star Trek Classics vol. 1: The Next Generation – The Gorn Crisis
26, Star Trek Classics vol. 3: Voyager: Encounters with the Unknown
27, Thor Epic Collection: To Wake the Mangog

August
56, Adam Roberts: Salt (new, p&m)
57, Alma Alexander: Empress (new)
58, Kris Nelscott: War at Home
59, Mikkel Birkegaard: The Library of Shadows (new)
60, Gabrielle Harbowy and Ed Greenwood ed.: Women in Practical Armor
61, S. C. Flynn: Children of the Different (new)

Comics
28, Amazing X-Men vol. 1: The Quest for Nightcrawler
29, Amazing X-Men vol. 2: World War Wendigo
30, Amazing X-Men vol. 3: Once and Future Juggernaut
31, Rat Queens vol. 1: Sass and Sorcery
32, Nightcrawler vol. 1: Homecoming
33, Nightcrawler vol. 2: Reborn

September
62, Genevieve Cogman: The Invisible Library (new)
63, Jim C. Hines: Codex Born
64, Allyson Longueira ed.: Fiction River Presents: The Unexpected
65, Tanya Huff: Sing the Four Quarters (p&m, action)
66, John Helfers ed.: Fiction River: Visions of the Apocalypse (rip xi)
67, Tanya Huff: Fifth Quarter (action, p&m)
68, Claire North: The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August (new)
69, Nancy Kress: Crossfire (p&m)

Comics
34, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation – Serial

October
70, Elizabeth Peters: The Street of Five Moons (rip)
71, Elizabeth Peters: Silhouette in Scarlet (rip)
72, Fritz Leiber: Swords and Ice Magic (rip, p&m)
73, Jennifer Roberson: Sword-Dancer (p&m, rip)
74, Tim Powers: The Stress of Her Regard (p&m, rip)
75, Jennifer Roberson: Sword-Singer (p&m, rip)
76, Seanan McGuire: Once Broken Faith (p&m)
77, Tanya Huff: Summon the Keeper (p&m)

Comics
35, Rat Queens vol. 2: The Far Reaching Tentacles of N’rygoth

November
78, Kris Nelscott: Days of Rage
79, Tanya Huff: The Second Summoning (p&m)
80, China Miéville: The City and the City (p&m, new, scifi month)
81, Peter Clines: the Fold (scifi month)
82, Kristine Kathryn Rusch ed.: Women of Futures Past: Classic Stories (scifi month, p&m)
82, Rachel Aaron: The Spirit Thief (new)
83, Matthew Hughes: Majestrum (p&m, new)
84, Karl K. Gallagher: Torchship Pilot

Comics
36, Star Trek: the Next Generation: Ghosts
37, Star Trek: the Next Generation: Hive
38, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Fool’s Gold

December
85, Peter O’Donnell: The Night of the Morningstar
86, John David Krygelski: Time Cursor (new, exp)
87, Timothy Zahn: Cobra (p&m, exp)
88, Roger Zelazny: Damnation Alley (exp)
89, Tanya Huff: Long Hot Summoning (p&m)
90, Karen A. Wyle: Who: a novel of the near future (exp)
91, Naomi Novik: League of Dragons