Nearly a year ago now, I posted the 2020 Comic Reading Challenge, and in the eleven months since, this community has come together to share our love of the literal thousands of comics that we’ve read during this very… interesting year. Thank you so much to everyone who took part! Seeing so many people sharing their love of comics has truely a joy. I wanted to make sure that the challenge lives on, and started earlier this time around, too. So without further ado, a bit of refresher on the guidelines (or an introduction for any new participants.)
Starting at 12:00 am on January 1st, 2021, keep track of every comic you read. Either you write it down in this thread or make a document on your computer with all the information you need. By 11:59 pm on December 31st, whoever has read the most wins the special prize of… knowing that you won! Wow, such a great prize, right?!
Now as for what counts as a single comic, we’re going with one single issue. So, for example, if you read Detective Comics (2011) #1-24, then you have 24 comics added to your total. OGNs such as Killing Joke or Superman Earth One also count as one, but if you read a collected edition, such as Dark Knight Returns, Watchmen or Crisis on Infinite Earths, then you add however many issues you read of it (eg, four issues for a completed Dark Knight Returns, 12 for Watchmen or 6 if you only finish half of COIE).
And don’t worry, those issues of Hellboy that you’ve got stored away for a rainy day count, too. Any comic from any company gets added to the total, as long as it is generally considered a comic. So, for example, X-Men: the Dark Phoenix Saga counts, but My Hero Academia doesn’t.
Like I said, this thread can be used to keep track of what you complete, but if you come across anything that’s just absolutely mind blowing that you just have to talk about, feel free to do so here, too. Share ideas for what people can read next if they’re looking, or discuss your favorite part of a book. And remember, the point of this is to encourage as much comic reading as possible in 2020, so have fun and get ready to get digging.
Here’s where I’ll be keeping track of mine: 2021 Reading - Google Sheets