The 10th annual graphic novel and manga reading challenge has started and I’m joining it.

Please write a sign-up post on your blog and then sign-up below with a link to your specific sign-up post (NOT to your home page).

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, 2017

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!)

Golden Age: read and review 104 books during the year (Are you addicted? 2 books a week!)

I’m joining at the Modern age level. Last year I managed to reach Bronze Age and I’m hoping to do the same this year. I’m going to start with Xena, Star Trek, and Star Wars collections.

Comics read:
1, Xena: Warrior Princess
2, Star Wars: Mara Jade: By the Emperor’s Hand
3, Star Trek: Deep Space 9: The Maquis
4, Mockingbird vol. 1: I can explain
5, Silk vol. 0: The Life and Times of Cindy Moon
6, Silk vol. 1: Sinister
7, Batman/Tarzan: Claws of the Cat-Woman
8, Secret Wars
9, X-Men: Years of Future Past
10, Age of Apocalypse: Warzones
11, Inferno: Warzones
12, Captain Marvel and the Carol Corps
13, Star Wars: Skywalker strikes vol. 1
14, Avengers: The Bride of Ultron
15, Guardians of Knowhere
16, Captain Marvel: Rise of the Alpha Flight
17, Future Imperfect: Warzones
18, The Mighty Thor vol. 2: Lords of Midgard
19, Buffy the Vampire Slayer omnibus vol. 1
20, Buffy the Vampire Slayer omnibus vol. 2
21, Wonder Woman: The True Amazon
22, Buffy the Vampire Slayer omnibus vol. 3
23, Infinity Gauntlet: Warzones
24, Birds of Prey
25, X-Tinction Agenda: Warzones
26, Secret Wars 2099
27, Marvel Platinum: the definitive Doctor Strange
28, DC Comics: Bombshells vol. 1: Enlisted
29, Astro City: vol. 6: the Dark Age, Book one: Brothers and other strangers