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    Default 1000 books in 2020

    Happy new year everyone and welcome to year 6 of the 1000 books challenge!

    The goal, just like in the previous 5 years, is to read at least a 1000 comic book issues in the coming 366 days, starting today!

    Keep us updated of your progress and if you fancy write a few lines about what you've read, what you liked and disliked, just to keep things interesting and informative (even if you just pick your favorite and least favorite of your batch).

    Usually a 22 pages comic counts as one issue, in case of other formats just divide it with 22. If you feel like your 48 pages long French album is really wordy and takes just as long to read as a 120pg american tpb then feel free to count it as 3 or even 5 issues, nobody gonna shout at you, it's all for fun.

    Feel free to adjust the volume of the challenge depending on your circumstances. If you think you can only manage to read 300 issues this year, you are still more then welcome to participate. Same if you think you will read way more than a 1000 issues.

    Happy reading folks!

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    I think I will go for 1000 comics and 30 books again
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    Gonna try and keep track for the whole year this time!

    January

    The Boys omnibus 3-6 (60)
    Monster deluxe edition 4-9 (54)
    Spider-Man: Life Story TP (6)
    Red Sonja omnibus by Simone (18)
    Motor Girl omnibus (10)
    Big Hard Sex Criminals 1-2 (20)
    Crime Noir omnibus (6)

    Total for month: 174 issues
    Total so far: 174 issues


    February

    Crime Noir omnibus (29 approx.)
    Rachel Rising omnibus (42)
    Conan Chronicles TP 4 (18)
    TMNT Collection 10 (18)
    Echo omnibus TP (30)
    Uzumaki (20)
    Berserker Unbound HC (4)
    Ocean/Orbitor deluxe (6)

    Total for month: 167 issues
    Total so far: 341 issues


    March

    Ocean/Orbitor Deluxe (4)
    Berserk 4 deluxe (28)
    Descender 1-2 deluxe (32)
    Strangers in Paradise omnibus 1 (55)
    Harleen deluxe (7)
    Wonder Woman omnibus by Simone (44)
    Strangers In Paradise omnibus 2 (55)
    MMPR Year One (13)
    Lazarus HC 1 (9)
    MMPR Year 2 (15)

    Total for month: 262 issues
    Total so far: 603 issues


    April

    MMPR Shattered Grid (12)
    Lazarus HC 2-3 (23)
    Witchfinder omnibus (16)
    Essex County TP (16)
    Wicked & Divine HC 1 (11)
    Roughneck TP (10)
    Wicked & Divine HC 2 (11)
    Gyo (12)
    Wicked & Divine HC 3 (11)
    Tomie (20)
    Wicked & Divine HC 4 (18)
    Fullmetal Alchemist 1 (6)
    Alias omnibus (29)
    No Longer Human (15)
    Baltimore omnibus 1 (20)
    Fullmetal Alchemist 2 (6)
    Zatanna TP (17)
    Fullmetal Alchemist 3 (6)
    The Pulse TP 1-3 (15)
    Fullmetal Alchemist 4 (6)
    Baltimore omnibus 2 (20)


    Total for month: 300 issues
    Total so far: 903 issues


    May

    Fullmetal Alchemist 5 - 8 (24)
    Fear Agent TPB 1 - 4 (40)
    Pluto 1 - 8 (32)
    Parker Martini Edition (12)
    Omega Men (12)
    American Vampire omnibus (37)
    DMZ deluxe 1-2 (28)
    Jack of Fables 1 (16)

    Total for month: 201 issues
    Total so far: 1104 issues


    June

    Jack of Fables 2-3 (30)
    Fables 4 (9)
    Fullmetal Alchemist 9 (6)
    DMZ 3-5 (46)
    The Underwater Welder (8)
    Lady Killer (10)
    Hellblazer omnibus (48)
    Izombie omnibus (28)
    House of Secrets omnibus (29)
    Teen Titans omnibus 1 (13)

    Total for month: 227 issues
    Total so far: 1331 issues


    July

    Teen Titans omnibus 1 (17)
    Trillium deluxe (8)
    We3 deluxe (3)
    Berserk deluxe 5 ()


    Total for month: issues
    Total so far: issues
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    Didn’t quite make it last year due to life and all. Will see how it goes this year.

    2016: 1182
    2017: 1058
    2018: 1070 & 5 prose
    2019: 674 & 5 prose

    Ant-Man/Giant-Man MMW 1 13 issues (1/12)
    Ant-Man/Giant-Man MMW 2 12 issues (1/15)
    Ant-Man/Giant-Man MMW 3 18 issues (1/22)
    I Hate Fairyland Deluxe 2 10 issues (1/23)
    The Dark Tower Omnibus 30 issues (1/28)
    The Boys 1-30 30 issues (3/4)
    The Dark Tower Omnibus Companion 691 pgs [33 issues] (3/5)
    The Gunslinger Omnibus 31 issues (3/17)
    The Gunslinger Omnibus Companion Felt like 15 issues (3/22)
    Umbrella Academy Dallas Library Edition 6 issues (3/23)
    Hellstorm by Ellis Omnibus 16 issues (3/27)
    Ka-Zar MMW Vol 1 14 issues (4/7)
    Ka-Zar MMW Vol 2 18 issues (4/16)
    Marvel Rarities MMW 14 issues (4/22)
    SA Iron Man Omnibus Vol 1 35 issues (5/21)
    SA Iron Man Omnibus Vol 2 34 issues (6/21)
    Iron Man MMW Vol 7 14 issues (6/23)

    Total: 343
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    Utter failure last year. Hoping to do MUCH better this year.

    Will be using this post as my master list and editing it like crazy.

    WEEKLY GOAL: 21 issues
    MONTHLY GOAL: 84 issues

    Jan Total: 79
    Feb Total: 43
    Mar Total: 40
    Apr Total:
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    10 -The Swords of Glass OGN 212p
    09 -Animosity Year One
    06 -Wayward v4
    06 -Wayward v5
    14 -Moon Knight v Lemire
    13 -Upgrade Soul OGN 272p
    08 -Delilah Dirk and the Turkish Lieutenant v1 176p
    07 -Wonder Woman Earth One v1 144p
    06 -Wonder Woman Earth One v2 120p
    16 -Avengers No Surrender
    00 -Doctor Strange Damnation

    04 -Seven to Eternity v1
    05 -Seven to Eternity v2
    04 -Seven to Eternity v3
    06 -Black Science v9
    00 -Omega Men
    11 -Black Monday Murders v1
    09 -Black Monday Murders v2
    00 -Neil Gaiman's Snow, Glass, Apples 64p
    06 -DIE
    06 - Pug Davis
    06 -Aquaman v1
    09 -Aquaman v2
    09 -Aquaman v3
    06 -Aquaman v4
    05 -Aquaman v5
    08 -Aquaman v6
    00 -Aquaman Suicide Squad



    17 -Peter Pan by Loisel 336p
    11 -Quest for the Time Bird by Loisel 232p
    03 -Castle in the Stars v1 64p
    03 -Castle in the Stars v2 64p
    03 -Castle in the Stars v3 64p
    06 -Sleepless v1
    04 -East of West v8
    04 -East of West v9
    08 -Ogre Gods: v1 Petit 174p
    07 -Ogre Gods: v2 Half-Blood 152p
    09 -Ogre Gods: v3 Great Man 188p
    06 -Monstress v3
    06 -Monstress v4
    06 -Outer Darkness v1 Each Other's Throat
    06 -Outer Darkness v2 Castrophany of Hate
    12 -Mr. Miracle
    11 -Immortal Hulk deluxe v1
    05 -Immortal Hulk v3
    05 -West Coast Avengers v1 Best Coast
    05 -West Coast Avengers v2 City of Evils
    06 -Cosmic Ghost Rider Baby Thanos Must Die
    05 -Unstoppable Wasp v1
    00 -Batman Holy Terror


    12 -Invaders 1-12
    01 -Marvel Comics Presents 1
    01 -Fantastic Four 4
    04 -Doctor Doom 1-4
    00 -Savage Avengers 8-10
    00 -Atlantis Attacks 1-
    00 -X4 1-4
    04 -Tarot 1-4
    01 -Marvel Snapshots Sub-Mariner
    01 -Avengers 32

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    This will be my first year trying this. I hope to reach a goal of 1,000 comics.
    I have a lot of catching up to do so I might be able to accomplish this.

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    I am looking forward to doing this again. in 2019 I read 1572 so this year I am trying for 1600. Thats only about 133 a month. I am sure I can do this.
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    I always wanted to participate but keep forgeting and when I remember is already september and I didn't tracked the issues haha but this year I will try the challenge! Sure last year I read more than 1000 (with tons of Daredevil and Batman haha), let's try this number.

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    I too have always enjoyed this thread and wanted to participate, but it wasn’t until this year that I got my act together and setup a spread sheet to actively keep track of what I’ve read. Looking forward to finally contributing and figure I’ll start with 1000 issues since I have no idea what kind of numbers I’ll hit, and 20 prose (primarily consisting of music history and true crime books I suspect...)

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    I always came aware of this thread when the year had advanced a lot and I was too lazy to count what I already had read, so I will try this time to participate from the beginning. Just a doubt before starting, do you count re-reads too? I love to re-read comicbooks, so I'm curious if usually people do count them in this threads or if it's more common to just count new readings. Thanks in advance

    EDIT: Just to be clear, when I say "re-read" I talk about a comicbook that wasn't read in 2020 the first time. If I read Batman #20 (to give an example), which I read the last time in 2019 or 2018, twice this year, I plan to count it once, not twice
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    Ooh! I’ve always wanted to get in on this, but never found the thread until late in the year. What do we usually do, update the same post over and over with progress? Or post new updates?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chubistian View Post
    I always came aware of this thread when the year had advanced a lot and I was too lazy to count what I already had read, so I will try this time to participate from the beginning. Just a doubt before starting, do you count re-reads too? I love to re-read comicbooks, so I'm curious if usually people do count them in this threads or if it's more common to just count new readings. Thanks in advance

    EDIT: Just to be clear, when I say "re-read" I talk about a comicbook that wasn't read in 2020 the first time. If I read Batman #20 (to give an example), which I read the last time in 2019 or 2018, twice this year, I plan to count it once, not twice
    yupp, you can count them too, I definitely do. It's just the amount of pages you read that really matters (and when I say matter I don't mean that there are any stakes here, I'm just talking about the basic idea)

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    Quote Originally Posted by doolittle View Post
    Ooh! I’ve always wanted to get in on this, but never found the thread until late in the year. What do we usually do, update the same post over and over with progress? Or post new updates?
    it's easier to see how much people progress if you always post a new post with what you've read since last time, but you can include all your previous reads too.
    I tend to just post my new reads and then write down my new total at the bottom, because long lists can be tedious to scroll through.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Balakin View Post
    yupp, you can count them too, I definitely do. It's just the amount of pages you read that really matters (and when I say matter I don't mean that there are any stakes here, I'm just talking about the basic idea)
    Thanks!

    So far:
    New reads

    Action Comics #1018: I'm starting to like AC again after the Event Leviathan, which I think stopped the pacing for the worse
    The Omega Men: The End is Here (6/12): Loving it thus far

    Total: 7

    Re-reads

    Superman Red Son (just starting)

    Total: 0

    Books

    The Gambler/A Nasty story (my edition had two in one): Both were great stories with a lot of humor but also a depressing ending. What I've read by Dostoyevsky does avoid both, the happy and the sad ending, having a mix of the good and the bad which I like a lot. Also, this time the russian names and surnames weren't nowhere as difficult to deal with as they were in Crime and Punishment and in The Brothers Karamazov

    Total: 1
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    I have three small kids, so no way will I hit a number anything like 1000, but I just registered so I can participate. (I've been lurking a while.) I'm eyeing a number closer to 250 comic books. Right now I'm at... 3!

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