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    January: Tomb Raider Archives 3 #35-50 (16)
    B.P.R.D. 1946-1948 (16)

    Total 2018: 32

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    Last year was a failure...169 total. My goal for 2018 is the same as last year...365.

    I am currently reading Batman Golden Age HC1 and Buffy Omnibus 1

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    Action comics 1000
    Airboy 11-25
    Akira Vol 1 17
    Akira Vol 2 14
    Akira Vol 3 13
    Aquaman (PAD) vol 1 13
    Batman Rebirth HC 1 16
    Birthright vol 1 5
    Birthright vol 2 5
    Birthright vol 3 5
    Birthright vol 4 5
    Birthright vol 5 5
    Boxers & Saints 20
    Cerebus in Hell et al 12
    Cold War 1-4
    Conan Omni 1
    Daredevil 595-600 6
    Empress HC 7
    Golden Age 8
    Green Arrow Long Bow Hunters 1-3 3
    Green Arrow (Grell) Volumes 1-9 84
    Green Arrow (01) 1-75
    Hellblazer (Rebirth) vol 1 7
    Is This Guy for Real? 11
    Letter 44 vol 1 6
    Letter 44:vol 2 6
    Letter 44 Vol 3 6
    Letter 44 vol 4 6
    Letter 44 Vol 5 5
    Letter 44 vol 6 6
    Mite Fall 1
    Motor Crush Vol 1 5
    Paper Girls 1-15
    Past Aways vol 1 9
    Robin (Dixon) Vol. 1 12
    Roughneck HC 12
    Royal City 1-5 5
    Savage Dragon 230-3 4
    She Hulk 159-63 5
    Silencer 1-2 2
    Skybourne 5
    Star Trek (84) 1-10
    Uncanny X-Men 311-30
    vision HC 12
    Wonder Woman 26-41 16
    Total: 514
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    I really need to aim for this this year. So far:

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    Saga Vol 7
    Vargr
    God Country

    Currently started on DC Universe by John Byrne

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    January: Tomb Raider Archives 3 #35-50 (16)
    B.P.R.D. 1946-1948 (16)
    Paper girls deluxe 1 (10)
    East of West year 1 and 2 (29)

    Total 2018: 71

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    TOTAL = 212

    Marvel

    - Avengers by Hickman Book 3 OHC (11)
    - New Avengers by Hickman Book 2 OHC (11)
    - Avengers: Time Runs Out OHC (20)
    - Secret Wars OHC (10)
    - Daredevil by Waid & Samnee Book 4 OHC (12)
    - Daredevil by Waid & Samnee Book 5 OHC (9)
    - Fantastic Four by Hickman Vol. 1 TPB (5)
    - Fantastic Four by Hickman Vol. 2 TPB (4)
    - Fantastic Four by Hickman Vol. 3 TPB (4)
    - Fantastic Four by Hickman Vol. 4 TPB (6)
    - Fantastic Four by Hickman Vol. 5 TPB (5)
    - Fantastic Four by Hickman Vol. 6 TPB (8)
    - FF by Hickman Vol. 1 TPB (5)
    - FF by Hickman Vol. 2 TPB (6)
    - FF by Hickman Vol. 3 TPB (5)
    - FF by Hickman Vol. 4 TPB (7)
    - Iron Man: Extremis TPB (6)
    - The Vision #1 (1)

    DC

    - Aquaman New 52 Vol. 1 TPB (6)
    - Aquaman New 52 Vol. 2 TPB (7)
    - Batman & Robin New 52 Vol. 1 TPB (8)
    - The Flash by Geoff Johns Book 1 TPB (14)
    - The Flash by Geoff Johns Book 2 TPB (15)
    - Action Comics #993-999 (7)
    - Doomsday Clock #1-4 (4)
    - Deathstroke: Rebirth #1 (1)
    - Deathstroke #1-2 (2)
    - Detective Comics #970-975 (6)
    - Grayson Vol. 1 TPB (6)

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    Keeping a running list:

    1. Amazing Spiderman 792
    2. Peter Parker- Spectacular Spiderman 297
    3. Peter Parker- Spectacular Spiderman 298
    4. Flash (Rebirth) 28
    5. Flash (Rebirth) 29
    6. Flash (Rebirth) 30
    7. Flash (Rebirth) 31
    8. Flash (Rebirth) 32
    9. Flash (Rebirth) 33
    10. Flash (Rebirth) 34
    11. Flash (Rebirth) 35

    That's 11 down, 989 to go!

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    First week or so done, and my total is 28 books so far.

    Marvel

    - Avengers by Hickman Book 3 OHC (11) - I am loving Hickman's run on both titles, but Avengers is the weaker of the pair. The pacing is a little off and the characters are not given as much of a chance to shine due to the large ensemble, but I am excited to see where the run goes leading up to and into Secret Wars.
    - New Avengers by Hickman Book 2 OHC (11) - Amazing. This book is so engaging with some really fantastic sci-fi concepts, but also superb character introductions. The cliffhanger in this book has me pumped.

    DC

    - Action Comics #993-994 (2) - This is just superhero fun. Doesn't take itself too seriously and has some wacky plots. The reintroduction of a specific side-character is also a blast to read.
    - Doomsday Clock #1-2 (2) - I wasn't sold on issue 1, but #2 definitely kicks things up a notch. As the event progresses, I'm less sold on the need for the event as a whole, but there was a lot of cool stuff in these two issues.
    - Detective Comics #970-971 (2) - This book is really starting to irritate me. I loved the first few arcs, but this current one seems lazy. Tynion doesn't write enough about things that should be seen and developed, but will happily spend half an issue with boring talking heads that serve little-to-no purpose besides regurgitating what we already know. The art is nice.
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    First year I'm participating

    Week One:

    Black Panther Vol 3 1-10
    Black lightning 1-5

    Total 15

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    Quote Originally Posted by krisis View Post
    I'm in!

    2017: 2017 comics
    2018: 35 comics, so far (which would put me on a pace to read 6388 issues this year, if I kept it up)

    One of my big goals this year is to read more books from more publishers. Last year I got to 25. I'd like to break 40 this year.

    I have amassed a pretty nifty Google Sheet for tracking my reading. I've piloted giving some other folks copies. Is this a thing many folks here would be interested in using?
    Here's my first week report... and it's a major one! I'm still working out the kinks in my tracking sheet, but hope to be able to share it with everyone next week.

    Monday Jan 1 through Sunday Jan 7 (the 7th day of the year)

    Comics Read: 190
    Currently 171 issues above pace for 1000 books in 2018.
    Currently 151 issues above pace for 2018 books in 2018.

    If I maintain this pace, I will read 9,907 issues this year

    Average Rating: 2.99
    Average Time Spent Per Issue: 8:28

    Most Issues Read in 2018
    1 Captain America: Steve Rogers (2016) Marvel 19
    2 Batman (2016) DC 17
    3 Secret Empire (2017) Marvel 15
    4 Detective Comics (1937) DC 13
    5 Spider-Man (2016) Marvel 10 & The Flash (2016) DC 10

    Highest-Rated in 2018
    1 Dark Ark (2017) Aftershock Comics 3.88
    2 Black Bolt (2017) Marvel 3.78
    3 The Maxx (1993) Image Classic 3.63
    4 Detective Comics (1937) DC 3.62
    5 Giant Days (2015) Boom! Entertainment, Inc. 3.38

    Read In This Period (* for recommended reads; (R) for books I reviewed this week):
    (R) Alan Moore's The Courtyard (2003) Avatar Press 1-2
    (R) Aquaman (2016) DC 1-6
    Astonishing X-Men (2017) Marvel 7
    *Babyteeth (2017) Aftershock Comics 6-7
    Batman (2016) DC 22-38
    *Black Bolt (2017) Marvel 1-9
    Captain America (2017) Marvel 695-697
    Captain America: Steve Rogers (2016) Marvel 1-19
    (R) Captain Canuck (2015) Chapterhouse 1-2
    (R) Captain Marvel (2016) Marvel 6-10
    (R) Civil War II (2016) Marvel The Oath
    *(R) Dark Ark (2017) Aftershock Comics 1-4
    *Detective Comics (1937) DC 950-962
    Fantastic Four (1961) Marvel 52-53
    (R) Freelance (2017) Chapterhouse 1
    *Giant Days (2015) Boom! Entertainment, Inc. 32-34 & 2017 Holiday Special
    *Green Arrow (2016) DC 8-9
    (R) Grimm Fairy Tales: Return to Wonderland (2007) Zenescope 0-3
    Guardians of the Galaxy (2017) Marvel 150
    Iceman (2017) Marvel 2-9
    Nimona (2015) (Chapters 1-6)
    Phoenix Resurrection (2018) Marvel 2
    (R) Realmwalker (2017) Bubble 1-3
    Rogue & Gambit (2018) Marvel 1
    Sandman (1988) DC (Vertigo) 1-2
    Secret Empire (2017) Marvel 1-10, FCBD 2017, Omega, Underground, United, Uprising
    Silk (2016) Marvel 14
    (R) Spencer & Locke (2017) Action Lab / Danger Zone 1-4
    Spider-Man (2016) Marvel 15-21 & 234-236
    The Flash (2016) DC 13-22
    The Maxx (1993) Image Classic 1-4
    (R) The Skeptics (2016) Black Mask Studios 1-4
    The Tick (1988) New England Comics 1
    (R) Toil and Trouble (2015) Boom! Studios 1
    *Uncanny Avengers (2015) Marvel 15-23
    *X-Men: Grand Design (2018) Marvel 2
    Do you read comics in TPBs, HCs, and omnibuses - or are just not sure where to start? Check out my definitive guides to DC (including Rebirth!), Valiant Comics, and Marvel - including every X-Men and Avengers team and each Marvel Event.

    You'll find definitive reading guides including every issue of every major Marvel hero and team, like Black Panther, Captain America, Captain/Ms. Marvel, Daredevil, Deadpool, Spider-Man, & and more!

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    Jeesus krisis, don't forget to sleep and eat

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    2018 Week 1

    Legion Lost 1-12 (12 issues)

    Total for the week: 12
    Total for the year: 12

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    First time to try something like this.


    Hellblazer vol.9 (only the Critical mass part) - 5 issues
    Hellblazer vol.10 - 11 issues
    Spiderman Maximum Carnage - 14 issues. A waste of time. Unless you're chasing childhood memories you shouldn't really pay attention to this.
    Hellblazer vol.11 - 13 issues
    Hellblazer vol.12 - 8 issues (up to Son of Man). Paul Jenkins run (vols 9-12). Not bad, but not particularly interesting.
    The wrong place (Brecht Evens) - 184pgs, so around 8 issues. Highly recommend it to anyone looking for more artistic storytelling. Great art imo.
    Panther (Brecht Evens) - 120pgs, so 5 issues i think. Weird book. Love the art.

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    Hellblazer vol.12 - Son of Man arc. 5 issues. Fun read with great art.
    Hellblazer vol.13 - 12 issues. Haunted arc is okayish, the rest meh.
    Wytches vol.1 - 6 issues. Most overhyped comic ever.
    LOW HC 1 - 15 issues. Loving every page of it. Remender's stuff is soooo good.

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    Gold and Blood - 224pgs so around 10 issues. Nice art, so-so story. It started ok as an adventure.. but it developed into a historical drama about Moroccan rebellions (The Rif).
    Blue pills - ~200pgs - 9 issues. A fun read on the topic of aids.
    Fun home - ~230pgs - 10 issues. Seriously, the most boring piece of comic/gn i've read.
    Batman Noel - 112pgs - 5 issues. Beautiful art (maybe a bit over-the-top), but a dull story.
    Sweet tooth deluxe 1 - 12 issues. Awesome story. I went through it in a day, which is rare for me.

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    Sweet tooth deluxe 2-3 - 28 issues. A bit less exciting than book 1 but a fresh and entertaining series still.
    Alack Sinner vol.1 - 390pgs ~18 issues. Very good gn. Looking forward to vol.2

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    Brigada (Enrique Fernandez) ~100pgs - 4 issues. Awesome epic fantasy comic. Highly recommended to fans of the genre. Hope there will be a conclusion to the story.
    Tales from the age of the Cobra (E.Fernandez) ~110pgs - 5 issues. Amazing art, soso 1001 nights kinda story.
    Les petits ruissaux (Rabate) - 90pgs - 4 issues. Interesting story about old people and how life continues (if you desire it) even in the old age.
    Les funerailles de Luce (Springer) - 80pgs - 3 issues. Old people again. This one is a bit sad but beautiful also.
    Natures mortes (Zidrou/Oriol) - 64pgs, 3 issues. Interesting story inspired from the life of a mysterious Catalan artist from the turn of the century.
    L'homme montagne (2015) - 50pgs, 2 issues. Gorgeous art in this fairytale about life.
    Come Prima (2015) - 220pgs, 10 issues. Angoulem winner. Good story about two brothers on a journey home.
    Pourquoi j’ai tué Pierre(2006) - 116pgs, 5 issues. A disturbing tale on pedophilia.
    A la recherche de Peter Pan (1985, Cosey) - 130+pgs, 6 issues. A classic 80s BD, a bit dull but still entertaining.
    The killer (Matz/Jacamon) integral 2 - 280pgs, 13 issues. Good stuff.
    Indian summer (Pratt/Manara, 1983) - 174pgs, 8 issues.
    _________

    January: 64
    February: 38
    March: 46
    April: 46
    May: 63
    _________

    2018 total: 257
    Last edited by fichot; 05-27-2018 at 01:47 PM. Reason: updating info

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    Need to do better than last year, had too many gaps where I didn't read anything.

    So I started this year with a bang:


    The walking dead volume 7 - 145-168. This book just keeps hitting the high notes, really well structured really well executed. So much better than the TV show
    Tokyo Ghoul Vol 1 - 9 issues. Good art but the story is too angsty for me.
    Hellboy in Hell 10 issues. Beautiful art as expected from a Mignola book and the series wrapped up well.
    Skal vol 3 - beautiful. Quick read but such a great book.
    Marie of the Dragons volume one - 3 issues. Beautiful art but boring execution of an interesting story, probably won't carry on with it.
    Blacksad volume one - 2 issues. Beautiful. Good story. Too short an execution of the tale. It would have worked better at 2-3 times the length to really let the story breath. #


    Total:
    50 issues,

    Collections

    Shaft - 6 issues. Impressed with the story and the art work, really enjoyable. Will pick up the second volume.
    Madman #1 - 2 issues. Odd but very good. Maybe one day I'll read the whole run.
    Paper girls vol #1 - 10 issues. Very interesting. Not what I was expecting after I had picked up the first issue. I'm looking forward to seeing where this goes.
    Darth Vader omnibus - 31 issues. A lot of fun, great character development and overall story arc. Will pick up the Star Wars main title soon.
    Red Hand - Twilight of the Gods - 7 issues. Odd but interesting. Beautiful art and the use of two writers didn't help with the flow. But Overall a good story, not a must buy, but if you see it on sale worth picking up.

    Single Issues
    Deadly one issue. Boring but pretty
    Dear Irons #1 _ meh but such beautiful art
    The vessel of terror #1- 1. Okay story. Good art that's let down by poor colouring. Also the flashback didn't work. Almost seemed shoehorned.
    Heroes for hire 2010- #1 okay but nothing special

    "week" 60 issues
    Total 110
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr`Orange View Post
    Need to do better than last year, had too many gaps where I didn't read anything.

    So I started this year with a bang:



    Tokyo Ghoul Vol 1 - 9 issues. Good art but the story is too angsty for me.

    Blacksad volume one - 2 issues. Beautiful. Good story. Too short an execution of the tale. It would have worked better at 2-3 times the length to really let the story breath. #
    I really liked when they were in Tokyo but any time they went back to that over the top 2000AD inspired world with the maniacally cackling cyber villain I was checking out. I know some people love these satirical techno distopias but they just do nothing for me.

    As for Blacksad if they do the stories any longer it would take an eternity to be drawn

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