2022 Comic Reading Challenge

Year Three! Depending on what continuity you’re looking at, that’s when Batman got his first Robin! Let’s see if we can top that with anything we’re reading this next year! That’s right, just like we did in 2020 and 2021, let’s track what we read, talk about it, and see what we can learn about the medium along the way.

Starting at 12:00 am on January 1st, 2022, 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, but if really want it to, then sure, it counts. The rules are loose 'round these parts.

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 2022, so have fun and get ready to get digging.

Here’s where I’ll be keeping track of mine: 2022 Reading - Google Sheets

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Oooooooooh yeah

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Thanks so much for starting this and keeping it going for three years now, @TornadoSoup! I’m in and am giving myself a goal - I hope to read at least 1,000 comic books in 2022. Can’t wait until the new year begins to get started!

My List

January 1st: Had to start the new year off with Hawkgirl and the gang! This is one of the few books I get a hard copy of so it was nice to put on the Shazam! soundtrack and sit back in the recliner with my dogs at my feet as I read these and listened to the fireworks from the celebratory neighbors.

  • Justice League - #59
  • Justice League - #60
  • Justice League - #61
  • Justice League - #62
  • Justice League - #63

After that, and a good night of sleep, I finished up ‘Batman: Curse of the White Knight’ and got caught up ‘Superman Red & Blue’, ‘Human Target’, ‘Catwoman’ and ‘Icon & Rocket: Season One’.

  • Superman Red & Blue #4
  • Catwoman #30
  • Catwoman #31
  • Catwoman #32
  • Human Target #3
  • Icon & Rocket: Season One #4
  • Batman: Curse of the White Knight #7
  • Batman: Curse of the White Knight #8

After all was done for the night I had time to read a few more books…

  • Harley Quinn: The Animated Series: The Eat. Bang! Kill Tour #4
  • Harley Quinn: The Animated Series: The Eat. Bang! Kill Tour #5
  • Robin #1
  • Robin #2

What is likable about Damian Wayne in Robin? What an arrogant little **** and if he’s supposed to be the hero of his title it’s not working for me. I hate him.

January 6th:

  • Hawkman #37
  • Hawkman #38
  • Hawkman #39

January 9th:

  • Hawkman #40
  • Hawkman #41
  • Hawkman #42
  • Hawkman #43
  • Hawkman #44
  • Hawkman #45

January 10th:

  • DC Horror Presents: Soul Plumber #1
  • DC Horror Presents: Soul Plumber #2
  • DC Horror Presents: Soul Plumber #3
  • Man-Bat #4
  • Man-Bat #5
  • Detective Comics #1035
  • Detective Comics #1036
  • Detective Comics #1037
  • Detective Comics #1038

January 12th:

  • Batman/Superman #17
  • Batman/Superman #18
  • Batman/Superman #19
  • Teen Titans Academy #2
  • Teen Titans Academy #3
  • Suicide Squad #2
  • Suicide Squad #3
  • Suicide Squad #4
  • Harley Quinn #2
  • The Joker Presents: A Puzzlebox Director’s Cut #13
  • The Joker Presents: A Puzzlebox Director’s Cut #14

January 13th:

  • Scooby Doo! Team Up #17
  • Scooby Doo! Team Up #18
  • Scooby Doo! Team Up #19

January 15th:

  • Peacemaker #1

January 16th:

  • Batman '89

January 17th:

  • Robins #2
  • Robins #3
  • Swamp Thing #3

Unknown dates:

  • Green Lantern #2
  • Batman #108
  • Crime Syndicate #3
  • The Swamp Thing #3
  • Titans United #3
  • Robins #2
  • Wonder Woman #772
  • Superman #21
  • Batman: The Detective #2
  • The Joker #3
  • Batman: Urban Legends #3
  • Justice League: Last Ride #1
  • Hardware: Season One #3
  • Wonder Girl #1
  • Action Comics #1031
  • Batman Black & White #6
  • Harley Quinn #3
  • Mister Miracle: The Source of Freedom #1
  • Stargirl Spring Break Special #1
  • Batman #109
  • Crime Syndicate #4
  • The Nice House on the Lake #1
  • Batman/Catwoman #5
  • Man-Bat #5
  • Crush & Lobo #1
  • The Swamp Thing #4
  • Green Lantern #3
  • Batman: The Adventures Continue Season Two #1
  • Robins #3
  • Robins #4
  • Peacemaker: Disturbing the Peace #1
  • Wonder Woman #773
  • Superman #32
  • Batman: The Detective #3
  • The Joker #4
  • Justice League: Last Ride #2
  • Batman: Urban Legends #4
  • Future State: Justice League #1
  • Action Comics #1032
  • Harley Quinn #4
  • Mister Miracle: The Source of Freedom #2
  • Crime Syndicate #5
  • Batman #110
  • Green Lantern #4
  • Batman: The Adventures Continue Season Two #2
  • Crush & Lobo #2
  • Wonder Girl #2
  • The Nice House on the Lake #2
  • Scooby-Doo Team-Up #20
  • Scooby-Doo Team-Up #21
  • Scooby-Doo Team-Up #22
  • Scooby-Doo Team-Up #23
  • Monkey Prince #1
  • Covergence: Harley Quinn #1
  • Covergence: Harley Quinn #2
  • Hitman #9
  • Hitman #10
  • Hitman #11
  • Hitman #12
  • Hitman #13
  • Hitman #14
  • Hitman #15
  • Hitman #16
  • Hitman #17
  • Hitman #18
  • Hitman #19
  • Hitman #20
  • Section Eight #1
  • Section Eight #2
  • Section Eight #3
  • Tempest #1
  • Tempest #2
  • Tempest #3
  • Tempest #4
  • Aquaman: The Becoming #1
  • Aquaman: The Becoming #2
  • Aquaman: The Becoming #3
  • Aquaman: The Becoming #4
  • Aquaman: The Becoming #5
  • Aquaman: The Becoming #6
  • Black Manta #1
  • Black Manta #2
  • Black Manta #3
  • Black Manta #4
  • Black Manta #5
  • Black Manta #6
  • Human Target #3
  • Human Target #4
  • Human Target #5
  • Aquamen #1
  • Wonder Woman #773
  • Batman: The Detective #3
  • The Joker #4
  • Gotham Central #1-40
  • Swamp Thing #20-35
  • Crisis on Infinite Earths #1
  • Collapser #1-6
  • Batman: Urban Legends #4
  • Justice League: Last Ride #2
  • Future State: Gotham #2
  • The Batman & Scooby-Doo Mysteries #1
  • The Batman & Scooby-Doo Mysteries #2
  • The Batman & Scooby-Doo Mysteries #3
  • Titans United #4
  • Robins #3
  • The Joker Presents: A Puzzlebox Director’s Cut #14
  • Scooby-Doo, Where Are You? #10
  • Nightwing #81
  • The Flash #771
  • Catwoman #32
  • Superman Red & Blue #4
  • Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow #1
  • Hardware: Season One #4
  • Suicide Squad: King Shark #10
  • Batman: Reptilian #1
  • Wonder Woman #774
  • Detective Comics #1038
  • Action Comics #1032
  • Justice League #63
  • Superman #32
  • Batman/Superman #19
  • Checkmate #1
  • Wonder Woman Black & Gold #1
  • Harley Quinn #4
  • Teen Titans Academy #4
  • Robin #3
  • Mister Miracle: The Source of Freedom #2
  • Batman: White Knight Presents Von Freeze #1
  • Icon & Rocket: Season One #5
  • Static: Season One #5
  • Green Arrow 80th Anniversary 100-Page Super Spectacular #1
  • Catwoman 2021 Annual #1
  • Teen Titans Academy 2021 Yearbook #1
  • The Batman & Scooby-Doo Mysteries Extravaganza #1
  • Harley Quinn: The Animated Series: The Eat. Bang! Kill. Tour #6
  • DC Horror Presents: Soul Plumber #4
  • Batman: White Knight Presents: Harley Quinn #1
  • Suicide Squad: King Shark #11
  • Batman #110
  • Justice League #64
  • Crime Syndicate #5
  • The Nice House on the Lake #2
  • Scooby-Doo Team-Up #23
  • Scooby-Doo Team-Up #24
  • DC vs. Vampires #1
  • DC vs. Vampires #2
  • DC vs. Vampires #3
  • DC vs. Vampires #4
  • DC vs. Vampires #5
  • DC vs. Vampires #6
  • Suicide Squad: King Shark #12
  • The Other History of the DC Universe #4
  • Batman #110
  • Batman Secret Files: The Signal #1
  • Batman - The Adventures Continue: Season Two #2
  • Crush & Lobo #2
  • Green Lantern #3
  • Green Lantern #4
  • Crisis on Infinite Earths #2
  • The Saga of the Swamp Thing #36
  • Suicide Squad #5
  • DC’s Round Robin #2

Total: 273 as of 11:18am PT on May 10th

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I am in again. Don’t know if I can top 2021, but it will be fun trying!

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Awesome™:+1:. Hoping to get more than my first year.

My List

Flash Forward (2019) #1-6
Batman Wayne Family Adventures (2021) #20-54
The Flash (2016) #750-767
The Flash Annual (Rebirth) (2018) #3
Peacemaker (1987) #1-4
DC Love Is A Battlefield (2021) #1
Strange Love Adventures (2022) #1
Harley Quinn: Harley Loves Joker (2018) #1-2
Old Lady Harley (2018) #1-5
Harley Quinn (2016) #1-75
Harley Quinn 25th Anniversary Special (2017) #1
Harley Quinn: Be Careful What You Wish For Special Edition (2017) #1
Harley Quinn: Villain of the Year (2019) #1
Static Shock!: Rebirth of the Cool (2001) #1-4
Dark Knights: Death Metal (2020) #1-7
Dark Knights: Death Metal Legends of the Dark Knights (2020) #1
Dark Knights: Death Metal Guidebook (2020) #1
Dark Knights: Death Metal Trinity Crisis (2020) #1
Justice League (2018) #53-57
Dark Knights: Death Metal Speed Metal (2020) #1
Dark Knights: Death Metal Multiverse’s End (2020) #1
Dark Knights: Death Metal Robin King (2020) #1
Dark Knights: Death Metal Rise of the New God (2020) #1
Dark Knights: Death Metal Infinite Hour Exxxtreme (2020) #1
Dark Knights: Death Metal The Multiverse Who Laughs (2020) #1
Dark Knights: Death Metal The Secret Origin (2020) #1
Dark Knights: Death Metal The Last Stories of the DC Universe (2020) #1
Dark Knights: Death Metal The Last 52: War of the Multiverses (2020) #1
Batman: Ego (2000) #1
Future State: The Next Batman (2021) #1-4
Future State: Harley Quinn (2021) #1-2
Future State: Robin Eternal (2021) #1-2
Future State: Nightwing (2021) #1-2
Future State: Catwoman (2021) #1-2
Future State: Batman/Superman (2021) #1-2
Future State: Dark Detective (2021) #1-4
Future State: The Flash (2021) #1-2
Future State: Teen Titans (2021) #1-2
Future State: Teen Titans-Ruins (2021) #1
Future State: Shazam (2021) #1-2
Future State: Aquaman (2021) #1-2
Future State: Suicide Squad (2021) #1-2
Future State: Superman of Metropolis (2021) #1-2
Future State: Green Lantern (2021) #1-2
Future State: Justice League (2021) #1-2
Future State: Superman: Worlds of War (2021) #1-2
Catwoman (2001) #1-4
DC’s Round Robin (2022) #2
DC Festival of Heroes: The Asian Superhero Celebration (2021) #1
Vixen: NYC (2022) #1-23
Future State: Superman vs. Imperious Lex (2021) #1-3
Future State: Wonder Woman (2021) #1-2
Future State: Kara Zor-El, Superwoman (2021) #1-2
Future State: Superman/Wonder Woman (2021) #1-2
Future State: Superman: House of El (2021) #1
Future State: Legion of Super-Heroes (2021) #1-2
Future State: Swamp Thing (2021) #1-2
Future State: Immortal Wonder Woman (2021) #1-2
Stargirl Spring Break Special (2021) #1
DC Pride (2021) #1
DC Pride 2022 (2022) #1
Infinite Frontier (2021) #0-6
Infinite Frontier: Secret Files (2021) #1-6
Crush & Lobo (2021) #1-8
Legends of the Dark Knight (2021) 4-16
RWBY/Justice League (2021) #1-14
Zatana & The Ripper (2022) #1-16
Harley Quinn: The Animated Series: The Eat. Bang! Kill. Tour (2021) #1-6
Earth Prime (2022) #1-6
Batman vs. Ra’s Al Ghul (2019) #5-6
Batman Black & White (2020) #3-6
Man-Bat (2021) #1-5
Superman (2018) #29-32
Truth & Justice (2021) #13-21
The Joker Presents: A Puzzlebox Director’s Cut (2021) #5-14
The Next Batman: Second Son (2021) #1-12
Red Hood: Outlaws (2022) #1-11
The Sandman (1988) #1-8
Suicide Squad: King Shark (2021) #1-12
The Other History of the DC Universe (2020) #2-5
Crime Syndicate (2021) #1-6
Superman Red & Blue (2021) #1-6
Are You Afraid of Darkseid? (2021) #1
Batman: The Long Halloween Special (2021) #1
Batman: The World (2021) #1
Green Arrow 80th Anniversary 100-Page Super Spectacular (2021) #1
Aquaman 80th Anniversary 100-Page Super Spectacular (2021) #1
Batman/FaZe Clan (2022) #1
Batman: The Audio Adventures Special (2021) #1
Batman/Superman: Authority Special (2021) #1
Team One WildC.A.T.S (1995) #1-2

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I’ll be joining the challenge this year!

My List

January 1st:
• Billy Batson and the Magic of Shazam! #16-21
January 2nd:
• Martian Manhunter (1998) #0-11
January 3rd:
• Convergence: Justice League #1-2
• I Am Batman #0-4
January 4th:
• Batman (2016) #119
January 5th:
• Midnighter (2015) #1-4
• Justice League Infinity #7
January 6th:
• Midnighter (2015) #5-12
January 7th:
• Future State: The Next Batman #1-4
January 8th:
• Injustice: Year Zero #1-14
• Batman: Shadow of the Bat #36-38
January 9th:
• Batman: Shadow of the Bat #39-42
• Batman: Shadow of the Bat Annual #3
• Batman: Shadow of the Bat #45-47
• Action Comics #775
January 10th:
• Black Lightning (1977) #1
January 11th:
• Black Lightning (1977) #2
• The Joker (2021) #11
• Batman: Urban Legends #11
• Batgirls #2
January 11th:
• Black Lightning (1977) #3-4
January 12th:
• Batman: Wayne Family Adventures #25-26
January 13th:
• Black Lightning (1977) #5
January 14th:
• Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight (1989) #1, 0
• Batman (1940) #0
• Batman: Shadow of the Bat (1992) #0
• Detective Comics (1937) #0
• Batman (2011) #0
January 15th:
• Batman: The Dark Knight (2011) #0
• Detective Comics (2011) #0
• Secret Origins (1986) #6
• Detective Comics (1937) #598-600
January 16th:
• DC Comics Bombshells #43-48
January 17th:
• DC Comics Bombshells #49-54
January 18th:
• The Monkey Prince #0
• Catwoman (2018) #39
• Batman: The Knight #1
• Peacemaker (1987) #1-2
January 21st:
• Batman: Wayne Family Adventures #27
• Futurama Comics #1-6
January 22nd:
• Archie Comics: Big Ethel Energy #9-20
• Before Watchmen: Ozymandias #1-6
• Transformers: Armada (2003) #1-9
January 23rd:
• Dungeons & Dragons (2010) #0-5
January 24th:
• Action Comics (1938) #15-16, 18, 22
January 25th:
• Action Comics (1938) #24-27
• DC vs. Vampires #4
• Superman ‘78 #6
• The Human Target #4
• Justice League (2018) #71
• Justice League Dark Annual 2021
• Deathstroke Inc. #5
• Task Force Z #4
• Robin (2021) #10
January 26th:
• Dungeons & Dragons (2010) #6-15
• The Perhapanauts (2005) #1-4
January 27th:
• Batman: Wayne Family Adventures #28
• Action Comics (1938) #28
January 28th:
• Futurama Comics #7-8
• You Don’t Say! (1963)
• DC Super Hero Girls: Spaced Out #1-13
• Spider-Man: A Meal to Die For!
• Action Comics (1938) #29
January 31st:
• Action Comics (1938) #30

February 1st:
• Batman (2016) #120
• Plastic Man (1943) #1-4
February 2nd:
• Plastic Man (1943) #5-8
• Wayne Family Adventures #29
February 3rd:
• Richard Stark’s Parker: The Hunter
February 4th:
• Richard Stark’s Parker: The Outfit
• Richard Stark’s Parker: The Score
• Richard Stark’s Parker: Slayground
February 5th:
• Hawkman (2002) #1-12
• Hawkman Secret Files & Origins
February 6th:
• Hawkman (2002) #13-17
February 7th:
• Hawkman (2002) #18-22
February 8th:
• The Joker (2021) #12
• Batgirls #3
• Spider-Man: Life Story #1-2
• Stand Still, Stay Silent: Book One
February 9th:
• Spider-Man: Life Story #3-6
• Spider-Man: Life Story Annual #1
February 10th:
• Big Questions
• Batman: Wayne Family Adventures #30
February 11th:
• Batman: Orphans #1-2
• Invisible Kingdom #1-5
February 12th:
• Invisible Kingdom #6-10
February 13th:
• Stand Still, Stay Silent: Book 2
• Martian Manhunter (1998) #12-24
• Action Comics (1938) #31
February 15th:
• Action Comics (1938) #32
• Batman: The Knight #2
• Invisible Kingdom: In Other Worlds
February 16th:
• Pax Romana #1
February 17th:
• Pax Romana #2
February 18th:
• Batman: Wayne Family Adventures #31
• Pax Romana #3-4
February 19th:
• Red Herring #1-6
• Adventureman #1
February 20th:
• Adventureman #6-7
February 21st:
• Action Comics (1938) #33-36
February 22nd:
• Catwoman (2018) #40
• Robin (2021) #11
• Deathstroke, Inc #6
• DC vs. Vampires #5
• Task Force Z #5
• The Human Target #5
February 23rd:
• Martian Manhunter (1998) #25-36
February 24th:
• Action Comics (1938) #37-45
• Batman: Wayne Family Adventures #32
• Sentient #1-6
February 25th:
• The Monkey Prince #1
• Action Comics (1938) #46
February 26th:
• Captain America Meets the Asthma Monster
• Return of the Asthma Monster
• The Dollhouse Family #1-6
• Fatale #1

March 1st:
• Batman (2016) #121
• Icon & Rocket: Season One #1-5
March 2nd:
• Superman: Up in the Sky #1-6
• JSA Classified #35
• Batman: Wayne Family Adventures #33
March 4th:
• JSA Classified #36-37
March 5th:
• JSA Classified #38-39
• Wonder Woman 1984: Museum Mayhem
• Strange Love Adventures

GOAL: 365/2022

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Yay!!! I’m so excited!!

My List
DC
January

Earth-2 - All Issues
Earth-2: World Ending - All Issues
The New Superman – All Issues
Superman Reborn (all issues)
Blackest Night — All Issues
Trinity (DC Rebirth) — Volume 1
Seven Soldiers: Zatanna — All Issues
The Silencer – All Issues
The Silencer – Annual 1
Event Leviathon – All Issues
A Man Called Kev – All Issues
World War III - All Issues
Sleeper: Season 1 - Issues 1-4

February

Sleeper: Season 1 - Issues 5-12
Sleeper: Season 2 - All Issues
Just Imagine: Batman - 1 Issue
Teen Titans Academy - Issues 1-5
Teen Titans Academy: Year Book - 1 Issue
DC/Wildstorm: DreamWar - All Issues
Authority: Kev - All Issues (2)
Authority: More Kev - All Issues
The Authority: The Magnificent Kevin - All Issues
Midnighter and Apollo - All Issues
I Am Batman - Issues 0-1
Monkey Prince - Issues 0-1
Jimmy Olsen’s Big Week - All Issues (Technically, 7)
Raven - All Issues
Just Imagine: Wonder Woman - 1 Issue
Just Imagine: Superman - 1 Issue
Just Imagine: Green Lantern - 1 Issue
Just Imagine: The Flash - 1 Issue
Batgirl (2009-2011) - All Issues
Hourman (1999-2001) - Issues 1-15

March

Hourman (1999-2001) - Issues 16-END
Red Lanterns - Issues 1-12
Red Lanterns - Issue 0
Seven Soldiers: Manhattan Guardian - All Issues
Terra Obscura Vol 1 - All Issues
Sideways - All Issues
Sideways - Annual 1
Just Imagine: Justice League - 1 Issue
Robins - All Issues
Harley Quinn: Eat. Bang. Kill. Tour - All Issues

April

Tom Strong and the Robots of Doom – All Issues
Batman: Reptilian – Issues 1-4
Plastic Man (1988) – All Issues
Hitman/Lobo: That Stupid Bastich
Wild Dog (1988) — All Issues
Top 10 – Issues 1-3
Aquaman: Underworld — All Issues
Just Imagine: Secret Files and Origins - 1 Issue
Just Imagine: Robin
Seven Soldiers: Bulleteer – All Issues

May

Legends of Tomorrow Anthology – All Issues (24)
Justice League of America (1960) #42
DC Comics Presents #40
Just Imagine: Shazam
Green Lantern (2021) – Issues 1-6
Green Lantern (2021) – Annual
Fables – Issues 1-33
Camelot 3000 — Issues 1-6

June

Camelot 3000 — Issues 7-10

Marvel
May

Spiderman: Reign – Issues 1-?

Image
January

The Scumbag – Issues 1-2

February

The Scumbag – Issues 3-5

April

The Scumbag — Issues 6-10
Spawn: Origins — Issues 1-5

May

Spawn Origins – Issues 6-7

Dynamite
March

The Boys — Issues 15-24

May

The Boys — Issues 25-30

Crossover
January
Amalgam
January

Legends of The Dark Claw – Issue 1

Issues per Month

165 Issues January
113 Issues February
70 Issues March
48 Issues April
81 Issues May
4 Issues June
__ Issues July
__ Issues August
__ Issues September
__ Issues October
__ Issues November
__ Issues December
__ Issues Total 2022

Goal: 488/2022

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If the Rose Bowl turns for the worst, GO BUCKS, I’m lookin to start in on those SPAWN, SAVAGE DRAGON readthrus. Sprinkled with some sweet late 90s triangle SUPE’s books. Last year was really bronze age heavy, 2022 is gonna be 90s EXXXXTTTREMMEE!cough,cough,phew!no more yelling…

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Count me in!!! Last year was fun and I was finally able to keep track of the books that I have read!!!

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Updated. Read 2 series on the plane!

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You’re not a pilot, right? :wink:

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I’m good at multitasking

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:0_book_club::flight_arrival: :scream:

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Should I be worried that there is an emoji with a crashing plane? There is obviously not enough runway for the plane to make a safe landing.

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I’ve decided my goal is to read at least 2,022 comics in 2022. Just have to maintain a pace of 6 a day, and I’ll make it easily. So far so good.

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series or issues?

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Issues. I do have responsibilities other than reading comics.

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lol fair point.

Good luck on the challenge btw

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I was thinking of doing the same thing, actually. Good to know I won’t be going this oddly specific and yet somewhat vague journey alone.

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I’ll try, but I’m not sure if I’ll be able too

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