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, @TornadoScoob! 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 for January

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

Total: 52 as of 4:35pm PT on January 18th

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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) #20-22
The Flash (2016) #750-767
The Flash Annual (Rebirth) (2018) #3

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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

GOAL: 177/2022

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Yay!!! I’m so excited!!

My List
DC
January

Earth-2
Earth-2: World Ending
The New Superman – Issues 1-24
Superman Reborn (4 issues)
Blackest Night — All Issues
Trinity (DC Rebirth) — Volume 1
Seven Soldiers: Zatanna — All Issues
The Silencer – Issues 1-8
The Silencer – Annual 1

Marvel
January
Image
January
Dynamite
January
Crossover
January
Amalgam
January

Legends of The Dark Claw – Issue 1

121 Issues Total 2022

Goal: 121/2022

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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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