2023 Comic Reading Challenge

And the adventure continues. Just like we did in 2020 , 2021 , and 2022 let’s track what we read, talk about it, and see what we can learn about the medium along the way. The last few years have been a lot of fun, and I’m excited about what’s coming in the future!

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. It gets a little trickier with manga, but if you wanna count that, too, then be my guest! You’re smart, I trust you.

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 my reading: 2023 Reading - Google Sheets

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Does the watchmen book count as a comic??

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Absolutely. Heck, that’s not just a comic, that’s The Comic. Personally I’d put that down as twelve issues, but that’s just me.

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Alright Thank u soo much i am really excited i ordered it last night

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Alright, this is the year I record everything I read.

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My goal is read alot more graphic novel books that’s on Ultra.:grinning:

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If I read Stars and STRIPE 10 times does that count for 15 or 150?

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I am in for this again!

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I am gonna find every comic i can

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Does Sonichu count?

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Back for another year!

This year’s goal: 2,023 of course.

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Auld lang Batman, here’s we go again

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Awesome™:+1: I’ll put mine here. Definitely hoping to read more.

2023 Comic List

Titans United (2021) #1-7
Icon & Rocket: Season One (2021) #2-6
Batman: Wayne Family Adventures (2021) #66-69
Vixen: NYC (2022) #35-38
Zatanna & The Ripper (2022) #28-31
Red Hood: Outlaws (2022) #23-26
Robins (2021) #1-6
Batman/Superman (2019) #16-22
Batman/Superman 2021 Annual (2021) #1
Superman and the Authority (2021) #1-4
Shazam! (2021) #1-4
Mister Miracle: The Source of Freedom (2021) #1-6

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I don’t have a specific number in mind (although I suppose 1000 would be nice).

But I would like to read more issues and more importantly, keep better track each month.

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So it begins.

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I think I will, thank you!

And happy new year, my friends.

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Thank you again, @TornadoSoup, for starting this thread. Always a fun challenge and never ceases to amaze me how many comics some of y’all read. Even though I read less than 1,000 this past year I’m still going to aim high because I love @SteveTrevor2.0 idea of 2,023 books in 2023 so that’s the goal.

Comics Read by FelixLeiter in 2023

If this actually gets maintained as a valid and accurate list I’ll be gobsmacked but I’ll try my best!

  1. 52 #1 (there are 52 issues and each chronicles one week in the story so I’m going to read one issue per week for all of 2023)
  2. The New Champion of Shazam! #1
  3. The New Champion of Shazam! #2
  4. The New Champion of Shazam! #3
  5. Monkey Prince #1
  6. Monkey Prince #2
  7. Monkey Prince #3
  8. Monkey Prince #4
  9. Monkey Prince #5
  10. Monkey Prince #6
  11. Monkey Prince #7
  12. Monkey Prince #8
  13. Monkey Prince #9
  14. Monkey Prince #0
  15. Robin #1
  16. Robin #2
  17. Robin #3
  18. Robin #4
  19. Robin #5
  20. Robin #6
  21. Robin #7
  22. Robin #8
  23. Robin Annual #1 (2021)
  24. Robin #9
  25. Robin #10
  26. Robin #11
  27. Robin #12
  28. Robin #13
  29. Robin #14
  30. Robin #15
  31. Robin #16
  32. Robin #17
  33. Superman: Son of Kal-El #1
  34. Superman: Son of Kal-El #2
  35. Superman: Son of Kal-El #3
  36. Superman: Son of Kal-El #4
  37. Superman: Son of Kal-El #5
  38. Superman: Son of Kal-El Annual #1
  39. Superman: Son of Kal-El #6
  40. Superman: Son of Kal-El #7
  41. Superman: Son of Kal-El #8
  42. Nightwing #89
  43. Superman: Son of Kal-El #9
  44. Batman & Scooby-Doo Mysteries (2022) #1
  45. Superman: Son of Kal-El #10
  46. Superman: Son of Kal-El #11
  47. Superman: Son of Kal-El #12
  48. Superman: Son of Kal-El #13
  49. Batman/Superman: World’s Finest #5
  50. Superman: Son of Kal-El #14
  51. Batman/Superman: World’s Finest #6
  52. Batman vs. Robin #1
  53. Batman & Scooby-Doo Mysteries (2022) #2
  54. Superman: Son of Kal-El #15
  55. Batman/Superman: World’s Finest #7
  56. Batman vs. Robin #2
  57. Superman: Son of Kal-El #16
  58. Batman/Superman: World’s Finest #8
  59. Batman vs. Robin #3
  60. Superman: Son of Kal-El #17
  61. Batman/Superman: World’s Finest #9
  62. Superman: Son of Kal-El #18
  63. Batman/Superman: World’s Finest #10
  64. Batman vs. Robin #4
  65. Lazarus Planet: Alpha #1
  66. Lazarus Planet: Assault on Krypton #1
  67. Monkey Prince #10
  68. The Joker: The Man Who Stopped Laughing #1
  69. The Joker: The Man Who Stopped Laughing #2
  70. The Joker: The Man Who Stopped Laughing #3
  71. The Riddler: Year One #1
  72. Batman & The Joker: The Deadly Duo #1
  73. Batman & The Joker: The Deadly Duo #2
  74. Punchline: The Gotham Game #1
  75. Punchline: The Gotham Game #2
  76. Blue Beetle: Graduation Day #1
  77. GCPD: The Blue Wall #1
  78. GCPD: The Blue Wall #2
  79. GCPD: The Blue Wall #3
  80. Sword of Azrael: Dark Knight of the Soul #1
  81. Sword of Azrael #1
  82. Punchline: The Gotham Story #3
  83. Blue Beetle: Graduation Day #2
  84. John Stewart: The Emerald Knight #1

Average price per comic (based on DCUI Ultra subscription price of $99.99/year) - $1.19

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If I find this fun I will keep it up. I am targeting 2,000 comics.

I still do not know if when read JSA#81 ten times if that counts for 1 or 10.

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I’ve officially started my list!

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I have a few duplicates on my 2022 list. Whenever I read a comic it was added.

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