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  • Posted: August 30, 2019 12:11:38 pm
  • I know everyone is busy but with the new month almost here I wanted to throw down a challenge.

    100 comics read during the month of September.

    You read any floppy, digital comic that counts as 1. A massive graphic novel cover 25 issues, then you have 25 under your belt.

    Pretty simple, keep track and for those taking on the challenge we can check back here at the end of the month.

    Hope some of you join me.
  • Posted: August 30, 2019 12:36:59 pm
  • imcubillo, I like it! I challenged myself last year to read an average of 100 each month, and ended the year with 1203 total comics read. 100 in a month is very doable.
    See my blog, Cool Comics in My Collection, at https://edgosney.com/
  • Posted: August 30, 2019 10:37:21 pm
  • Nice challenge!
    I am game for that too. When I can, I read a few a day, but not every day I am able to do it. But with some time off of work, I do crack more than a few open.
    This should be fun, and it would also be neat as anyone that is going to do this challenge and tracking it....to track the books read as well. For me at least, it is interesting to look through other people's reading piles. Especially a list 100 deep.
    People want to know. How can I live like this? The risks? The times I've descended into madness? The times I've died? How can I live like this? How could I live any other way?
  • Posted: September 3, 2019 7:47:42 am
  • Good idea imcubillo, I will get in on this!
    Wubba lubba dub dub
  • Posted: September 4, 2019 12:42:51 am
  • 100 comics? Easy. I read 4 floppies and a Graphic Novel tonight from my daughter's collection:

    Nightcrawler (2002) 4 issue mini.
    Surprisingly thoughtful story with great art. Coming soon as I can get it done as the first Longbox Junk Reader Request Edition. Congratulations to MegladonALPHA for winning the random draw! Very Happy

    Harley Quinn: Breaking Glass GN.
    Unless you like HEAVY doses of LGBTQ agenda mixed in with a complete disregard for the established origin of a character, steer clear. Great art, though.

    Also read the 5 issue Terminator: The Burning Earth mini last night.
    A pretty dark and brutal story with a lazy ending backed up by some hit and miss artwork from Alex Ross' first professional comic job.

    That's 39 so far. I probably deserve 1 extra point to make an even 40 for actually reading the God-Awful Harley Quinn GN to the last page instead of giving up halfway through it, though. . .

    Seriously. Breaking Glass is the worst thing I've read in a LONG time.

    Last edited September 4, 2019 1:02:30 am
    Favorite Characters: Lone Ranger, Green Hornet, Captain America, The Shadow, Zorro, The Rocketeer, Jonah Hex
  • Posted: September 4, 2019 5:39:00 pm
  • whoa, atom you are on a roll!

    Only a couple of days in but so far:
    1. Thor #16
    2. Spider-man Life Story #6 The '10;s
    3. Spider-Man Velocity #1
    4. Sandman Overture #1
    5. Amazing Spider-man #64
    6. Web of Black Widow #1 (cool read)
    7. True Believers Hulk Head of Banner #1 (reprint of Hulk #6)
    8. Punisher #15
    9. Immortal Hulk #23 (great issue!)
    10. Spawn #300 (the wait is over!)
    11. Captain America Steve Rogers #6 (civil war 2 book)
    12. Detective Comics #663 (Knighfall story)
    13. Batman and Robin #11
    People want to know. How can I live like this? The risks? The times I've descended into madness? The times I've died? How can I live like this? How could I live any other way?
  • Posted: September 4, 2019 11:54:22 pm
  • Read all 8 issues of the New52 Blackhawks series tonight (bought them bundled for five lousy bucks at the LCS. . .a Longbox Junk deal I could NOT pass up!)

    Hard military/Sci-Fi action with some pretty good art. I'd call it a hidden New52 gem. The ending was a bit rushed, so it looks like it was supposed to go on a bit longer than it did. Will probably do a Longbox Junk entry on it eventually. Not bad at all.

    Check out the great cover for #5! Almost worth the 5 bucks by itself. Very Happy

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    That makes 47. Should probably have made it 200 for a Junker like me.

    Last edited September 5, 2019 12:05:00 am
    Favorite Characters: Lone Ranger, Green Hornet, Captain America, The Shadow, Zorro, The Rocketeer, Jonah Hex
  • Posted: September 5, 2019 6:41:54 am
  • Five days into the month and i am falling way behind!

    1. Powers of X #2
    2. Powers of X #3
    3. Planet Caravan #1
    4. Headless #1
    5. Absolute Carnage vs Deadpool #1
    6. Sera and the Stars #1
    7. Red Winter #1
    8. Fearless #1
    9. Silk #1

    I need to pick up the pace!
  • Posted: September 5, 2019 4:49:25 pm
  • Off to a good start here.

    Reread the Joker: Clown Prince of Crime tpb and Joker: Devil's Advocate OGN.

    9 new comics this week.

    So through four days the list is...

    1-9 Joker #1-9 (issue #7 with Lex is the pick here)
    10. Joker" Devil's Advocate (Dixon/ Nolan is one of my favorite Batman teams)
    11. Doomsday Clock #11
    12. Legion: Millennium #1 (WARNING: there is no Legion in the story)
    13. Justice League #31
    14. Lois Lane #3
    15. Supergirl #33
    16. Superman: Up in the Sky #3
    17. Green Lantern #11
    18. Star Wars #71
    19. Section Zero #6 (think Doomsday Clock is bad? I had to wait 20 years to get to the finish here.)
  • Posted: September 6, 2019 12:41:31 am
  • I've got a nice random mix tonight. . .

    Blade Runner 2019 #2 (Titan):
    This might be under the radar because it's from Titan Comics, but if you like some hard Sci-Fi leaning toward detective noir, then you've got to check it out. They also scored a nice Artgerm cover for #1!

    Immortal Hulk #23 (Marvel):
    I'm not normally a Hulk fan, but this series deserves all the hype it's getting! it's a crazy sci-fi superhero horror story backed up by some seriously twisted art.

    Turok #5 (Dynamite):
    The best Turok series in a long time! Unfortunately, this is the last issue. I didn't realize this was a mini. I want this to be an ongoing, damn it! They leave the ending wide open, so here's hoping.

    Scarface: Scarred for Life 4 issue mini (IDW 2007):
    Not the Batman villain, but Tony F'n Montana. It's the prequel you never knew you wanted about Tony growing up in Cuba. Reads and looks almost exactly like a chapter of 100 Bullets with a pretty good pair of Azarello/ Risso imitators on writing and art.

    Wild Thing 5 issue mini (Marvel 1999):
    Anybody remember Wolverine and Elektra's daughter? Well here she is in high school and doing her best Spider-Man impression! This mini is 90's-Tastic in every way. . .good AND bad. Will probably end up in Longbox Junk at some point.

    12 more for a total of 59.

    Last edited September 6, 2019 1:09:03 am
    Favorite Characters: Lone Ranger, Green Hornet, Captain America, The Shadow, Zorro, The Rocketeer, Jonah Hex
  • Posted: September 6, 2019 4:52:47 pm
  • I should have read comics last night instead of watching the Bears.
  • Posted: September 6, 2019 5:04:35 pm
  • Back in the good ole days I used to read 50-100 comic books per week!! I was a security guard at a condo and it was not very bustling in the 2AM-5AM time-slot, which is when I did most of my reading. Do that for 15 years and it's no surprise I managed to read over 30,00 comic books.

    I used to buy quite a lot of new titles, borrowed a bunch from friends and many were re-reads of my favourite titles from the past.

    I don't read anywhere near as much as I used to. Probably 10-40 per month nowadays. I don't have the money anymore to be able to keep up with newer comic books. I blame TV!! It has gotten way too good in the last 10 years.
  • Posted: September 7, 2019 3:07:38 am
  • I used to read 20 - 30 titles a week back in the day, but not anymore, though I do still love the feeling of cracking open a new (that is, unread by me, not necessarily a new title) comic and seeing where the journey will take me.
    @Action Ace: You are undoubtedly right, though I believe you meant to write, Da Bears!
    Tenzil
  • Posted: September 7, 2019 6:41:24 pm
  • LCS had a dollar book sale today....came back with a boatload, and am off tomorrow, so I will be doing some reading for sure!
    People want to know. How can I live like this? The risks? The times I've descended into madness? The times I've died? How can I live like this? How could I live any other way?
  • Posted: September 8, 2019 7:19:27 pm
  • addng to the tally....

    14. Secret Avengers 12.1
    15. Secret Avengers 15 (fear itself)
    16. Secret Avengers 19 (great Warren Ellis tale)
    17. Secret Avengers 26
    18. Heroes for Hire #5
    19. X-force 1 (newest volume)
    20. X-force 2 (divided we stand, older volume)
    21. Patsy Walker A.K.A. Hellcat 1
    22. Power Pack 29
    23-24 Uncanny X-force 25-26
    25. Cerebus Woman 1
    26-28, New Mutants 29-31 (volume 1)
    29. Moon Knight 7 (Volume 1)
    30. Ultimate Iron Man 1 (surprisingly good!)
    31. Batman 59 (newest series)
    32. Original Sin 3.1 (Hulk vs Iron Man)
    33. Spawn 264
    People want to know. How can I live like this? The risks? The times I've descended into madness? The times I've died? How can I live like this? How could I live any other way?
  • Posted: September 9, 2019 5:34:48 pm
  • In honor of #300, I reread my Spawn issues for the first time in 25 years or more.

    So that's #1-17 and #21-24

    Plus the two Batman/ Spawn crossover OGNs.


    Not as bad as I had feared. The guest written ones certainly help the average.

    The Batman/ Spawn crossover with Todd McFarlane and Frank Miller, is still my favorite thing Todd ever drew.

    19+23= 42 comics so far.
  • Posted: September 10, 2019 12:44:52 am
  • I really didn't have much to do over the weekend but watch TV and read comic books (nice to have a lazy 3 days off sometimes), so here's what I've read since Thursday. . .

    The complete Rebirth Batwoman run (DC 2017) 18 issues.
    Starts weak, ends strong. Artwork extremely uneven.

    Blade: Crescent City Blues one shot (Marvel 1998 ).
    Great old-school Gene Colan horror art!

    Chuck Norris and the Karate Kommandos #1 (Marvel 1987)
    What the hell was THAT? Steve Ditko deserved better.

    Marvel Super Special #6 ( Marvel 1978 - Jaws 2 adaptation)
    More awesome Gene Colan art!

    The Phantom (DC 1988 ) 4 issue mini
    Borderline bad art. Utterly average story.

    Warhammer: Condemned by Fire (BOOM! 2008 ) 5 issue mini
    Honestly the best of the bunch! Fantastic art backing up a great story.

    Sgt Rock: The Lost Battalion (DC 2009) 6 issue mini
    Billy Tucci art on one of my favorite characters. . .Hell yes! Really good.

    Waterworld: Children of Leviathan (Acclaim 1997) 4 issue mini
    The sequel you never knew existed to the movie nobody liked.
    Bad art. Bad story. We're talkin' the worst of everything you can think of in a 90's comic.

    Aliens vs. Predator: Eternal (Dark Horse 1998 ) 4 issue mini
    An interesting story backed up by early Alex Maleev art that's honestly better than what he's doing today. If you're a fan of Aliens/ Predator, you want to read this.

    Savage Avengers (Marvel 2019) Issues #1 - #5
    I hate the idea of Conan and Punisher in the same comic. . .but Venom-possessed Conan is admittedly great. Strong start. . .weak end. Great Finch covers.

    Thunderbolts (Marvel 2013) Issues #1 - #10
    Surprisingly good. The Steve Dillon art really helps sell this.

    Snakes on a Plane (DC 2006) 2 issue mini
    Yep. They made a comic of this. Yep. The main character has had it with these Mother F'n Snakes! Like the movie, it's so bad it's sorta good.

    AND. . .

    For tonight, All-Star Western (DC 2011) Issues #0 - #14
    Jonah Hex and Amadeus Arkham in 1800's Gotham City and a steampunk version of New Orleans? Awwwwwww. . .YEAH! Going to finish the run tomorrow.

    76 comics over the past 4 days for a total of. . .135! Very Happy



    Last edited September 10, 2019 1:00:17 am
    Favorite Characters: Lone Ranger, Green Hornet, Captain America, The Shadow, Zorro, The Rocketeer, Jonah Hex
  • Posted: September 10, 2019 8:51:06 am
  • Great job Atom! We may need to up the challenge for October. I actually traveled out of state for a college football game so have not been able to catch up. I did get a couple of sweet compendiums delivered so that may help me drive up my numbers.

    10. sea of stars 1
    11. Spiderman 2099 1
    12. Die #6
    13. Bully wars #3
    14. Black Cat #2
    15. Naomi #6
  • Posted: September 10, 2019 9:01:14 am
  • I've been straight out this month so I haven't been able to read yet until last night. I pulled out a bunch of random stuff and my first choice was to read the Longshot 1-6 issue series from the 80's. I suffered through the 1st issue and stopped about 3-4 pages into issue 2. It was the DUMBEST shit I've ever read in my life.

    Here is my list so far:

    1. Longshot #1

    Last edited September 10, 2019 9:01:40 am
    Wubba lubba dub dub
  • Posted: September 10, 2019 11:38:22 pm
  • Finished the New52 All-Star Western run tonight. . .issues #15 - #34 for 19 issues and a total of 154!

    After the first half the art started to swing in quality, but having the same writers on the run from start to finish kept things steady on the story side of things. Probably my favorite New 52 series.
    Favorite Characters: Lone Ranger, Green Hornet, Captain America, The Shadow, Zorro, The Rocketeer, Jonah Hex
  • Posted: September 11, 2019 2:40:48 am
  • Sorry to disappoint you, Atom, but the Math-Nerd in me won't let that go by. If you actually read issues #15 - 34 (inclusive) that is 20 comics for a total of 155! IMHO you were just trying to make us feel not so bad about our three comics read already this month! Wink

    Last edited September 12, 2019 2:20:29 am
    Tenzil
  • Posted: September 11, 2019 8:50:14 am
  • That's what I get for trying to do the maths in my head. Very Happy
    Favorite Characters: Lone Ranger, Green Hornet, Captain America, The Shadow, Zorro, The Rocketeer, Jonah Hex
  • Posted: September 12, 2019 12:27:12 am
  • For today I read issues #1 - #12 of American Vampire (Vertigo 2010) to get ready for the second reader request edition of Longbox Junk. . .thanks to Brucifer for your suggestion, you've pulled the second random draw from the hat! Dancing

    I remembered this being good, but I didn't remember just HOW good! This series would seriously make a great AMC or HBO show! The story is great and the art is amazing. If you're a horror fan and haven't read American Vampire, you've missed out on some great comics!

    So that makes (counts on fingers) 167 comics total so far this month. Very Happy

    THIS cover is definitely going up on the office wall for this year's Halloween comic cover display. . .

    Image

    Last edited September 12, 2019 12:33:34 am
    Favorite Characters: Lone Ranger, Green Hornet, Captain America, The Shadow, Zorro, The Rocketeer, Jonah Hex
  • Posted: September 12, 2019 6:33:57 pm
  • Add in this week's comics

    43. Batman #78
    44. Batman Universe #3
    45. Event Leviathan #4
    46. Flash #78
    47. Wonder Twins #7
    48. Wonder Woman #78
    49. Young Justice #8

    and since I was in the neighborhood reading Spawn....

    Youngblood #1-5: still an unmitigated disaster
    WildCATS #1-12: about as good as Spawn
    WildCATS Trilogy #1-3
    Wetworks #1-3
    Supreme #1
    PITT #1

    It's certainly an interesting historical trip if nothing else.

    49+25=74

    A good spot, since I don't think I'll get any more reading done until next week.
  • Posted: September 14, 2019 6:29:46 am
  • Almost mid-month and trying to stay on track

    16. Harlem breaking glass
    17. House of x #3
    18. Red sonja/vamperilla #2
    19. Star lord #1
    20. Guardians of the galaxy #6
    21. Batman who laughs #7
    22. Goddess #2
    23. Miles morales #9
    24. Something killing the children #1
    25. Pretty violent #1
    26. Absolute carnage miles morales #1
    27. Mall #1
    28. Die #7
  • Posted: September 16, 2019 5:04:40 pm
  • continuing on...

    34-36. Silver Surfer Black 1, 2, 4 (LOVE THIS!)
    37. Marvel Monsters #1
    38. Tower of Shadows #9
    39. Hellblazer #66
    40. New Mutants Dead Souls #1
    41. Batman #78
    42. King Thor #1
    43. Gotham City Monsters #1
    44. Moon Knight Annual 1 (newest series)
    45. Unusual Tales #9 (Ditko from 1958!)
    46. Ghoul Tales Vol 1 #1
    47. Shock Vol 1 #4
    48. Curse of the Spawn #20
    49. Ultimates #2 (enjoyed this, and found a bunch more at the LCS dollar book sale to read later)
    50. Robin II #1

    At the half way mark now. I have a ton in my reading pile ready to crack open, time permitting.
    People want to know. How can I live like this? The risks? The times I've descended into madness? The times I've died? How can I live like this? How could I live any other way?
  • Posted: September 17, 2019 1:06:30 am
  • Five days' worth of comics here!
    (On my time off, I don't really get online. . .unless you count Xbox Very Happy)

    Finished Vertigo's American Vampire run. Issues 13 - 34. 21 issues.
    The back half wasn't quite as tight as the front, and the ending was honestly a bit weak. Still some damn fine comics. Highly recommended.

    The Adventures of Snake Plisskin (One shot - Marvel 1997)
    One of those "so bad it's sorta good" 90's-Tastic relics. Looks like it was supposed to be the first issue of an ongoing series that never got off the ground.

    The full "Heroes Reborn" Captain America run (13 issues. Marvel 1996).
    Yep. THAT Captain America run. I read Every. Last. Goddam. Issue.
    It's bad. So bad. Will probably end up in Longbox Junk eventually.

    And because THAT wasn't enough punishment. . .

    I also read the full "Heroes Reborn" Avengers run! (12 issues. Marvel, 1996)
    Just because my daughter had them and some of the Captain America issues tied in. You know. . .a lot of people bag on the Liefeld Cap issues and completely forget that he ALSO slaughtered the Avengers. Now I want to forget too. Sad

    Grendel vs. The Shadow (3 issue mini. Dark Horse 2014)
    A GREAT little mini starring two of my favorite characters! Matt Wagner is one of my favorite writer/artists and he does not disappoint here.

    Started on Vertigo's DMZ (2006). Read issues 1 - 20.
    The story of an embedded reporter during America's second Civil War in the near future. This is a really interesting comic story with great art. Starts to wander a bit after a tight first arc. There's 74 issues, so this one might take me a few days.

    So, 70 issues for a grand total (so far) of. . .237!


    Last edited September 17, 2019 1:10:45 am
    Favorite Characters: Lone Ranger, Green Hornet, Captain America, The Shadow, Zorro, The Rocketeer, Jonah Hex
  • Posted: September 17, 2019 11:17:46 pm
  • knocked a few more down after getting in from work tonight.

    51-55. Thor #1-5 (2007 series)

    56-58. Punisher War Journal #11, 16 and Annual 1 (2007 series). Man that Annual is a friggen trip....literally.
    People want to know. How can I live like this? The risks? The times I've descended into madness? The times I've died? How can I live like this? How could I live any other way?
  • Posted: September 18, 2019 8:57:28 am
  • atom said:
    100 comics? Easy. I read 4 floppies and a Graphic Novel tonight from my daughter's collection:

    Nightcrawler (2002) 4 issue mini.
    Surprisingly thoughtful story with great art. Coming soon as I can get it done as the first Longbox Junk Reader Request Edition. Congratulations to MegladonALPHA for winning the random draw! Very Happy

    Nightcrawler rocks!!!
  • Posted: September 18, 2019 4:45:09 pm
  • Slowly filling up the new box I got the other day.

    59. New Avengers #13

    60. Avengers: the children's crusade The Young Avengers #1

    61-66. Young Avengers #3-4, 7-8, 11 and 14. I wasn't sure about this title, but grabbed some at the dollar box sale. Still not sure about it as my thoughts run from wtf did I just read?...to ok, that was pretty decent.
    People want to know. How can I live like this? The risks? The times I've descended into madness? The times I've died? How can I live like this? How could I live any other way?
  • Posted: September 18, 2019 9:20:30 pm
  • made use of some free time and hit another series I had put aside. Probably the last for at least another day or so.

    67-77. Daken Dark Wolverine # 6-7, 9.1, 12-17, 19, 21
    (I literally knew jack squat about this character and series. Absolutely enjoyed reading them all)
    People want to know. How can I live like this? The risks? The times I've descended into madness? The times I've died? How can I live like this? How could I live any other way?
  • Posted: September 19, 2019 12:30:52 am
  • Over the past couple of days I've finished Vertigo's DMZ, issues #21 - #74 for 53 issues.

    This series started strong but had a severe slump in the middle that was almost bad enough for me to lose interest and quit. Thankfully, it picked back up for a pretty satisfying ending.

    It's a hefty stack of comics, and it's more character-driven than by action (in other words a LOT of dialogue), but if you're looking for something outside the superhero box, check it out.

    Grand Total (so far): 290 Dancing

    Last edited September 19, 2019 12:37:16 am
    Favorite Characters: Lone Ranger, Green Hornet, Captain America, The Shadow, Zorro, The Rocketeer, Jonah Hex
  • Posted: September 19, 2019 3:21:52 pm
  • adding in this week's comics

    75. Batman #79
    76. Flash Forward #1
    77. Justice League #32
    78. Lex Luthor: Year of the Villain #1
    79. Supergirl #34
    80. Superman #15
    81. Jimmy Olsen #3

  • Posted: September 21, 2019 11:23:58 pm
  • It's Batman Day, so I read a few Batcomics.

    Batman #291-294

    Detective Comics #475-476, 627

    Batman: Dark Detective #1-6

    13 brings me up 94

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