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