I’m going to join the 11th Annual Graphic Novel & Manga reading challenge for this year, too, with the goal of Bronze Age, 24 reviews. The challenge has moved to a Facebook 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 are if it has either frames OR speech bubbles it counts. I also feel many picture books and zines fall under this criteria as well. I’m not going to be the comic police but if you are unsure, ask me in the comments any time.

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 here to count. Do not post your actual review here on the group.

Here is how the Challenge plays out: runs from Jan.1 – Dec. 31, 2018


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 have a stack of Birds of Prey albums and individual comics to start with. I think I’m going to continue with the Astro city albums but we’ll see.

Comics read:
1, Birds of Prey vol. 2
2, Birds of Prey vol. 3: The Hunt for Oracle
3, Birds of Prey vol. 3: Of Like Minds
4, Birds of Prey vol. 4: Sensei & Student
5, Birds of Prey vol. 5: Between Dark and Dawn
6,Birds of Prey vol. 7: Perfect Pitch
7, Black Widow vol. 1: S.H.I.E.L.D.’s most wanted
8, Star Wars: Shattered Empire
9, Birds of Prey: Dead of Winter
10, Birds of Prey 10: Club Kids
11, Star Wars: Princess Leia
12, World War Hulk
13, All-New X-Men vol. 1
14, All-New X-Men vol. 3: Out of their Depth
15, Spider-Island: Warzones
16, X-Men: Legacy: Salvage
17, Uncanny Avengers vol. 1: Counter-evolutionary
18, X-Men: Schism
19, All-New X-Men vol. 4: All-Different
20, Batgirl: Greatest stories ever told
21, Batgirl vol 1: the Darkest Reflection
22, Batgirl vol 2: Knightfall descends
23, Fantastic Four Visionaries: Walt Simonson, Vol. 1
24, Fantastic Four Visionaries: Walt Simonson, Vol. 2
25, Fantastic Four Visionaries: Walt Simonson, Vol. 3
26, The Flash by Grant Morrison and Mark Millar