2021 Comic Reading Challenge

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

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Awesome™:+1:.
The first ones been a blast. Nice to see how much I read in a year and how it changes over the year. A bit shocked when seeing how I’ve read so far​:sweat_smile:.

All do the same I did last time for it. Edit here with my list. But as a summary this so it doesn’t take up the thread​:sweat_smile:

Summary

Injustice Vs. Masters of the Universe (2018) #1-6
Injustice: Year Zero (2020) #5-14
Action Comics (2016) #1018-1028
Batgirl (2016) #42-50
Detective Comics (2016) #1018-1033
Justice League Dark (2018) #18-29
Martian Manhunter (2018) #11-12
Red Hood & The Outlaws (2016) #41-52
The Terrifics (2018) #23-30
Titans: Titans Together (2020) #1-4
Harley Quinn Black + White + Red (2020) #13-17
Swamp Thing: New Roots (2020) #4-9
Batman: The Adventures Continue (2020) #8-17
Batman: Gotham Knights (2020) #13-22
Superman: Man of Tomorrow (2020) #11-20
Doomsday Clock (2017) #1-12
Joker 80th Anniversary 100-Page Super Spectacular (2020) #1
Green Lantern 80th Anniversary 100-Page Super Spectacular (2020) #1
Robin 80th Anniversary 100-Page Super Spectacular (2020) #1
Superman: Heroes (2020) #1
Superman: Villains (2020) #1
Leviathan Dawn (2020) #1
Batman vs. Ra’s Al Ghul (2019) #4
Doom Patrol: Weight of the Worlds (2019) #7
Titans: Burning Rage (2019) #6-7
Wonder Twins (2019) #11-12
Batman/Superman (2019) #6-15
Metal Men (2019) #4-12
Wonder Woman (2016) #750-769
Year of the Villain: Hell Arisen (2019) #2-4
Batman & the Outsiders (2019) #9-17
Catwoman (2018) #19-28
Catwoman 80th Anniversary 100-Page Super Spectacular (2020) #1
Gotham City Monsters (2019) #5-6
Harley Quinn & Poison Ivy (2019) #5-6
Hawkman (2018) #20-29
DC’s Crimes of Passion (2020) #1
Supergirl (2016) #38-42
Aquaman (2016) #56-66
Teen Titans (2016) #38-47
Young Justice (2019) #12-20
Superman (2018) #19-28
Justice League Odyssey (2018) #17-25
The Batman’s Grave (2019) #4-12
Teen Titans Annual (2019) #2
Wonder Woman Annual (Rebirth) (2017) #4
Wonder Woman 1984 (Direct Market) (2020) #1
Detective Comics Annual (2018) #3
Justice League (2018) #39-58
Justice League Annual (2019) #2
Let Them Live: Unpublished Tales from the DC Vault (2021) #1-6
Batman/Superman Annual (2020) #1
Batman (2016) #86-105
Batman: Pennyworth R.I.P. (2020) #1
Batman Secret Files (2018) #3
Wonder Woman: Agent of Peace (2020) #13-23
Sensational Wonder Woman (2021) #1-14
Batman/Fortnite: Zero Point (2021) #1-6
Nightwing (2016) #1-77
Batman: The Joker War Zone (2020) #1
Superman Smashes the Klan (2019) #1-3
Tales from the Dark Multiverse: Batman: Hush (2020) #1
Truth & Justice (2021) #1-12
Punchline (2020) #1
DC’s Round Robin (2021) #1
The Authority (1999) #29
Bombshells: United (2017) #25
Constantine (2013) #1
Detectives Comics (1937) #854
Exit Stage Left: The Snagglepuss Chronicles (2018) #1
The Low, Low Woods (2019) #1
Supergirl: Being Super (2018) #1-4
The Other History of the DC Universe (2020) #1
Batman/Catwoman (2020) #1-2
DC Cybernetic Summer (2020) #1
Milestone Returns: Infinite Edition (2021) #0
Static: Season One (2021) #1-3
Batman Black & White (2020) #1-2
Tales from the Dark Multiverse: Wonder Woman: War of The Gods (2020) #1
Tales from the Dark Multiverse: Flashpoint (2020) #1
The Joker Presents: A Puzzlebox Director’s Cut (2021) #1-4
Batman Annual (2016) #5
Jinny Hex Special (2020) #1
Legends of the Dark Knight (2021) #1-3
Tales from the Dark Multiverse: Crisis on Infinite Earth (2020) #1
Tales from the Dark Multiverse: Dark Nights Metal (2020) #1
Justice League: Endless Winter (2020) #1-2
The Flash (2016) #767
Superman: Endless Winter Special (2020) #1
Teen Titans: Endless Winter Special (2020) #1
Black Adam: Endless Winter Special (2020) #1
Nightwing: Rebirth (2016) #1
Nightwing Annual (2018) #1-3
Icon & Rocket: Season One (2021) #1
Harley Quinn: The Animated Series - Eat. Bang. Kill Tour (2021) #1
Hardware: Season One (2021) #1

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Excited for another year of cranky, excessively longwinded reviews, complaining about the time travel and space arcs, and dumping on everyone’s favorite Geoff Johns runs!

His Green Lantern run is a favorite of mine, OK? He’s just more hit-and-miss than most people acknowledge.

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I’m in! I’m not going to make 1,000 DC for this year, but I didn’t sign up until June so that’s okay. Hope that next year they fill in more of the earlier Wonder Woman comics so I can meet my goal of reading them all!

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I am in this year! I have a backlog both digital and physical that I am hoping to get through and this will be a great way to help me track it. I have made a spreadsheet on GoogleSheets to assist me.

I am at 100 comics read as of 1/10/21.

Summary
Publisher COUNT of Comic by Publisher
2000 AD 1
Aftershock 1
Antarctic Press 1
AWA Upshot 10
DC 63
Image 5
Marvel 16
Top Cow 3
Grand Total 100
Date Read COUNT of Comic per day
01/01/2021 11
01/02/2021 13
01/03/2021 27
01/04/2021 4
01/05/2021 1
01/06/2021 5
01/07/2021 6
01/08/2021 2
01/09/2021 13
01/10/2021 18
Grand Total 100
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Count me in! I love this idea and wish I had taken part in 2020.

Summary

Thanks to @nyjt3 for the help in building this summary!

  • JSA (Volume 1) #56
  • The Brave and the Bold (Volume 1) #200
  • Wonder Woman (Volume 1) #311
  • Wonder Woman (Volume 1) #312
  • The Flash (Volume 1) #296
  • The Flash (Volume 1) #297
  • The Flash (Volume 1) #298
  • Detective Comics #500
  • Dark Nights: Death Metal #1
  • Dark Nights: Death Metal #2
  • Dark Nights: Legends of the Dark Knights
  • DC Comics Presents Annual (1982) #1
  • Dark Nights: Death Metal #3
  • Dark Nights: Death Metal Guidebook
  • Dark Nights: Death Metal Trinity Crisis
  • Justice League (Volume 4) #53
  • Dark Nights: Death Metal Speed Metal
  • Dark Nights: Death Metal Multiverse’s End
  • Dark Nights: Death Metal #4
  • Justice League (Volume 4) #54
  • Justice League (Volume 4) #55
  • Dark Nights: Death Metal Robin King #1
  • Swamp Thing: New Roots #1
  • Dark Nights: Death Metal Rise of the New God #1
  • Justice League (Volume 4) #56
  • Dark Nights: Death Metal Infinite Hour Exxxtreme #1
  • Justice League (Volume 4) #57
  • Dark Nights: Death Metal #5
  • Dark Nights: Death Metal The Multiverse Who Laughs #1
  • Dark Nights: Death Metal The Last Stories of the DC Multiverse #1
  • Dark Nights: Death Metal # 6
  • Dark Nights: Death Metal The Secret Origin
  • Swamp Thing: New Roots #2
  • Dark Nights: Death Metal The Last 52 - War of the Multiverse #1
  • Dark Nights: Death Metal #7
  • Future State: Wonder Woman #1
  • Future State: Swamp Thing #1
  • House of Mystery (Volume 1) #286
  • House of Mystery (Volume 1) #294
  • House of Mystery (Volume 1) #295
  • House of Mystery (Volume 1) #300
  • House of Mystery (Volume 1) #308
  • House of Mystery (Volume 1) #290
  • Swamp Thing: New Roots #4
    Total - 44

Thank you for starting this and continuing it for 2021. With the launch of DC Universe Infinite and having all DC comics on here six months after they’re released I have a feeling we’re all going to be reading a LOT of comics in the year to come.

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To make a summary

Click the gear

Click hide details

Type what you want were the circled text is.

Hope that helps :+1:

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Almost ready everybody!

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About halfway through the year last year I quit logging my reading.

Don’t want to do so in 2021.

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Do Jollyjags reviews count as stories this time around? hehheh…I’m in.

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I’ll be ringing in the new year with a ‘Dark Nights: Death Metal’ binge. I’ve been buying each issue as they came out but haven’t read them yet as I like to read things like that one after another and not have to wait a week, or a month, before the next book is released. With the penultimate issue - ‘The Last 52: War of the Multiverses’ - being released two days ago and with the finale #7 being released on Tuesday it’s time to start the new year off with a bang! When the clock strikes midnight I’ll hug and kiss my wife, toast the new year and then sit down with the stack of books to start reading.

Looking through the stack this run has had so many of my favorite writers involved:

  • Scott Snyder
  • Geoff Johns
  • Sam Humphries
  • James Tynion IV
  • Joshua Williamson
  • Patton Oswalt(!)

Mark Morales, one of my favorite artists, even gets in on the fun. Let’s go!

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Second day of the year, I’m binging old GHOST RIDER books…

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Ooh, almost forgot about this, I’m in!

SBG reading database
Log

In my normal log, I use an (X) to indicate anything not DC, so I’ll keep that here too

Needs updating

Darth Vader (2015) # 1 (X)
Nova (2013) # 2-7 (X)
Amazing Spider-man (1999) # 547 (X)
The Unstoppable Wasp (2017) # 1 (X)
The Unbelievable Gwenpool (2016) # 1
Iron Man (1968) # 282 (X)
Avengers (1998) # 57 (X)
Avengers (1963) # 264 (X)
New Avengers (2013) # 1-7 (X)
Avengers Academy (2010) # 3-4 (X)
U.S.Agent (1993) # 1 (X)
All-new Wolverine (2015) # 3-9 (X)
Fantastic Four by Jonathan Hickman Vol. 6. (Includes 605-611, 605.1) (X)
FF by Jonathan Hickman vol. 1 (includes FF #1-5) (X)
FF by Jonathan Hickman vol. 2 (includes FF #6-11) (X)
FF by Jonathan Hickman vol. 3 (includes FF #12-16) (X)
FF by Jonathan Hickman vol. 4 (includes FF #17-23) (X)
Astonishing X-men (2004) # 53-56 (X)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2013) Vol. 5: Krang War (includes # 17-20) (X)
Injustice: Year Zero (2020-) # 3-4
DCeased: Hope at World’s End (2020-) # 3
Flash (2011-) # 7
Action comics Annual (1987-) # 12
Supergirl (2005-) # 43
Supergirl annual (2009-) #1
Superman (2006-) # 690
Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen (2019-2020) # 1
Future State: Superman of Metropolis # 1
Future State: Justice League # 1
The Terrifics (2018-) #16
Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy (2019-) # 4
Teen Titans (2011) # 8
Teen Titans Annual (2012-) # 1
Green Arrow (2001-) # 54-56

Current complete total: 128
Totals of January (Complete Total of the Month:)

Total of January 2nd: 17
Total of January 3rd: 13
Total of January 4th: 1
Total of January 5th: 8
Total of January 6th:0
Total of January 7th:9
Total of January 8th:1
Total of January 9th: 6
Total of January 10th: 0
Total of January 11th: 5
Total of January 12th: 12
Total of January 13th: 13
Total of January 14th: 1
Total of January 15th:15
Total of January 16th: 3
Total of January 17th: 10
Total of January 18th: 4
Total of January 19th: 2
Total of January 20th: 3
Total of January 21st: 4
Total of January 22nd: 12
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Notes

From the above^, I love this so much lol.

From the beginning of Slott’s run. I’ve enjoyed what I’ve read of it (and I enjoy a lot of his work. I love the GLA’s mini so much) but have never read the whole thing. Thinking about going through it all, maybe at least some of it every time I need my Spider-man kick (which is often lol). Ready for some low points though, because it is a long run and there’s got to be some.

Some awesome showcasing of the War Machine armor, honestly.

Getting back to my read through New Krypton.

I love Injustice so so so much, and I am loving this.

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Let’s go! I’m going to try to join you guys!! This time!!

Day 1:

Jan 2nd

Death Metal #1
Death Metal #2
Batman #95

Day 2:

Jan. 5th

Future State: Harley Quinn #1
Future State: The Next Batman #1
Future State: The Flash #1
Future State: Swamp Thing #1
Future State: Superman of Metropolis #1
Future State: Wonder Woman #1
Death Metal #7
Generations Shattered #1

Day 3:

Jan 6th

High Republic #1
Hellions #8
X-Factor #6

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I’m in! Does it matter, physical or digital? I do a combo of both. I’m currently working on Wonder Woman New 52 run.

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All stories matter. Heh.

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so far i have finished endless winter, winter i loved it, batman annual number 5, most of batman what ever happened to the caped crusader, re read batman annual number 2 for the 5 time (love that book as bat gets the happy ending for a change) dark multiverse: metal, Dark multiverse infinite crisis.
i am working on the batman the court of owls (novelization) re reading batman no mans land novelization(i have had a copy since 2002 i think) and earth one stuff… i need t finishes the batman Predator crossovers(bought on kindle) and the batman/judge Dredd crossovers.(kindle) the oracle code_ and super sons vol 1 (graphic novel).

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I am in and keeping track of my reading this time. My goal is at least 10 comics per day. So far, I have read the first 15 issues of Excalibur and 15 issues of the Brightest Day storyline, making 30 issues total after 3 days of this year.

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My personal goal is 20 a day. As of today and yesterday, I have yet to ever reach it. I’ve gotten close though lol.

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I made it up to 18 for today!

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