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    Default 1000 books in 2021

    Happy new year once again everyone and welcome to year 7 (Seven??? Wow!) of the 1000 books challenge!

    The goal, just like in the previous years, is to read at least a 1000 comic book issues in the coming 365 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 (Euro comics, manga, etc) just divide the page count with 22. That said, 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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    OMG. Has it really been seven years???

    Another total failure for last year -- but since the whole year was that, I don't feel so bad. 2021, here I come!

    WEEKLY GOAL: 21 issues
    MONTHLY GOAL: 84 issues


    JANUARY 33 00
    FEBRUARY
    MARCH
    APRIL
    MAY
    JUNE
    JULY
    AUGUST
    SEPTEMBER
    OCTOBER
    NOVEMBER
    DECEMBER
    TOTAL



    JANUARY

    Sub-Mariner 1 01 01
    Marvel 4 01 02
    KiB Thunderbolts 1 01 03
    Eternals 1 01 04
    Captain Marvel 25 01 05
    Union 1-2 02 07
    KiB Namor 1-3 03 10
    Avengers 40 & 41 02 12
    Iron Fist HotD 1 01 13
    Cross Over 1-3 03 16
    WarHammer 1-3 03 19
    Department of Truth 1-5 05 24
    We Only Find Them ... 1-5 05 29
    KiB Iron Man Doom 01 01 30
    X-Force 16 01 31
    Crimson Flower 1 01 32
    Claremont Anniversary 01 33



    FEBRUARY

    KiB Black Knight 01 01
    Marvel 5 01 0
    KiB Thunderbolts 2 01 0
    Eternals 2 01 0
    Captain Marvel 26 01 0
    Union 3 01
    KiB Namor 4 01
    Avengers 42 01
    Iron Fist HotD 2 01
    Avengers MechStrike 1 01
    WarHammer 4 01
    Department of Truth 6 01
    Stray Dogs 1 01
    Cross Over 4 01
    X-Men Legends 1 01
    Taskmaster 1-3 03
    US Agent 1-3 03
    Sea of Sorrows 1-3 03

    MARCH

    Curse Black Knight 1 01 01
    Marvel 6 01 0
    KiB Thunderbolts 3 01 0
    Eternals 3 01 0
    Captain Marvel 27 01 0
    Union 4 01
    Alien 1 01
    Avengers 43 01
    Iron Fist HotD 3 01
    Taskmaster 4-5 02
    US Agent 4 01
    Department of Truth 7 01
    Beta Ray Bill 1 01
    Cross Over 5
    Thor & Loki Trouble 1 01
    Karmen 1 01
    Sea of Sorrows 4 01


    APRIL

    Curse Black Knight 2 01 01
    The Marvels 1 01 0
    US Agent 5 01 0
    Eternals 4 01 0
    Way of X 1 01 0
    King in Black 1-5 05
    KiB Namor 5 01
    Avengers 44-45 02
    Iron Fist HotD 4 01
    Beasts of Burden OT 01
    Geiger 1 01
    Department of Truth 7 01
    Beta Ray Bill 2 01
    Cross Over 6 01
    X-Men Legends 3 01
    Nocterra 1-2 02
    Wolverine Long Night 05
    Once and Future v1 06
    Once and Future v2 06

    MAY

    Curse Black Knight 3 01 01
    The Marvels 2 01 0
    Union 5 01 0
    Beta Ray Bill 3 01 0
    Way of X 2 01 0
    Fantastic Four Life Story 1 01
    Stray Dogs 4 01
    Heroes Reborn 1-4 04
    HR Magneto 01
    Iron Fist HotD 5 01
    Beasts of Burden OT 2 01
    Geiger 2 01
    Department of Truth 8 01
    We Only Find Them... 6 01
    Cross Over 7 01
    Sun Eater 1-3 03
    Castle in the Stars v3 03
    Castle in the Stars v4 03
    Doomsday Clock v2 06
    Undiscovered Country v1 06
    Undiscovered Country v2 06

    JUNE - AUGUST

    Curse Black Knight 4 01 0
    The Marvels 3 01 0
    Fantastic Four Life Story 2 - 3 02 0
    Beta Ray Bill 4 01 0
    Way of X 3 01 0
    Heroes Reborn 5 - 7 03 0
    Heroes Return 1 01 0
    Undiscovered Country 13 01 0
    Cross Over 8 01
    We Only Find Them... 7 01
    Beasts of Burden OT 3 01
    Geiger 3 01
    Department of Truth 9 01
    Hawkman v1 06
    Hawkman v2 06
    Hawkman v3 07
    Hawkman v4 10
    Resident Alien v1 04
    Invisible Kingdom v1 05
    Iron Man 215 01
    100 Bullets 1 - 3 03
    Transmetropolitan OHC V1 12
    Thistlebone v1 03
    LadyCastle 04
    Classic Rai 08
    Crossover v1 06
    Norse Mythology v1 06
    X-Force 1 - 10 10
    New Mutants 1 - 12 12
    Excalibur 1 - 11 11
    X-Men 1 - 12 12
    Marauders 1 - 12 12
    Fallen Angels 1 - 6 06
    Wolverine 1 - 5 05
    Hellions 1 - 3 03
    X-Factor 1 - 3 03
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    I am looking forward to taking part this year. I managed it in 2019 but in 2020 my comp crashed and I lost my list and lost count of what I had read. So this year I am back with a better system and going to crush my total. I am off to a good start. Since I have nothing to do today I am reading all kinds of comics. Walking Dead and early Marvel. I have 15 done for the day so far

    Looking forward to posting my list and seeing the lists everyone else posts. Good luck all
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    2016: 1182
    2017: 1058
    2018: 1070 & 5 prose
    2019: 674 & 5 prose
    2020: 610

    Wow somehow did even worse than 2019 last year!! Have to chalk it up to kids getting older and a shifted work scheduled that necessitated an earlier bed time, so I have a lot less time to read. I have also been reading mostly classic material so the time to read each issue is longer.

    Astonishing X-Men: Xenogenesis 5 issues (1/3)
    The Defenders MMW Vol 7 18 issues (1/14)
    Thanos The Infinity Saga Omnibus 39 issues (2/1)
    Marvels X #5-6 2 issues (2/2)
    Spider-Man: Marvels Snapshots 1 issue (2/2)
    Secret Avengers #2-6 5 issues (2/3)
    Secret Avengers #7-10 4 issues (2/4)
    Secret Avengers #11-12.1 3 issues (2/7)
    Inhumans (2000) #1-4 4 issues (2/8)
    Fantastic Four #172-173 2 issues (2/9)
    Fantastic Four #174-175 2 issues (2/10)
    The Incredible Hulk #266 1 issue (2/10)
    Thor #406-407 2 issues (2/11)
    Thor #408, 417 2 issue (2/15)
    Thor #418 1 issue (2/17)
    Thor #419-421 3 issues (2/18)
    Thor #422-423 2 issues (2/19)
    Thor #424-425 2 issues (2/21)
    Warlock and the Infinity Watch #1-2 2 issues (2/21)
    Marvels Snapshots: Avengers 1 issue (2/23)
    Warlock and the Infinity Watch #3-5 3 issues (2/23)
    Warlock and the Infinity Watch #6 1 issue (2/24)
    Thor #449-450 2 issues (2/24)
    Thor #451-453 3 issues (2/25)
    Thor #454 1 issue (2/26)
    Thor #455-457 3 issues (2/28)
    Marvel (2020) #1-2 2 issues (3/1)
    Thor #458 1 issue (3/1)
    Thor #459-461 3 issues (3/2)
    Thor #462-467 6 issues (3/3)
    Thor #468 (Blood and Thunder 1) 1 issue (3/4)
    Silver Surfer #86 (Blood and Thunder 2) 1 issue (3/4)
    Warlock Chronicles #6 (Blood and Thunder 3) 1 issue (3/4)
    Warlock and the Infinity Watch #23 (Blood and Thunder 4) 1 issue (3/4)
    Thor #469 (Blood and Thunder 5) 1 issue (3/7)
    Silver Surfer #87 (Blood and Thunder 6) 1 issue (3/7)
    Warlock Chronicles #7 (Blood and Thunder 7) 1 issue (3/7)
    Warlock and the Infinity Watch #24 (Blood and Thunder 8) 1 issue (3/7)
    Thor #470 (Blood and Thunder 9) 1 issue (3/7)
    Silver Surfer #88 (Blood and Thunder 10) 1 issue (3/7)
    Marvels Snapshots: Civil War #1 1 issues (3/16)
    Warlock Chronicles #8 (Blood and Thunder 11) 1 issue (3/16)
    Warlock and the Infinity Watch #25 (Blood and Thunder 12) 1 issue (3/16)
    Thor #471 (Blood and Thunder 13) 1 issues (3/16)
    Thor #472-473 2 issues (3/17)
    Complete Hate Vol. 1 15 issues (3/25)
    Complete Hate Vol. 2 15 issues (4/4)
    Complete Hate Vol. 3 10 issues (4/8)
    Spider-Woman MMW Vol. 2 17 issues (4/14)
    Dreadstar Omnibus 1 19 issues (4/24)
    Dreadstar Omnibus 2 16 issues (4/28)
    Dreadstar Omnibus 3 16 issues (5/5)
    Strangers in Paradise Omnibus Vol 1 (5/17)
    Strangers in Paradise Omnibus Vol 2 107 issues (6/3)
    Monsters 17 issues (360 pgs) (6/14)
    Perramus: The City and Oblivion 23 issues (467 pgs) (6/27)
    Moon Knight Omnibus Vol 1 42 issues (8/2)
    The Metabarons 17 issues (8/24)
    Ragnarök: The Breaking of Helheim 6 issues (8/30)
    Dreadstar Returns 5 issues (106 pgs) (9/6)
    Iron Man MMW Vol 9 14 issues (9/19)
    Iron Man MMW Vol 10 13 issues (9/27)
    Iron Man MMW Vol 11 15 issues (10/8)
    Iron Man MMW Vol 12 18 issues (10/17)
    Iron Man MMW Vol 13 16 issues (10/25)
    Reckless 6 issues (121 pgs) (10/26)
    Hotel Oblivion 7 issues (10/28)
    Thors #1-4 4 issues (10/31)
    The Unworthy Thor #1-5 5 issues (10/31)
    Criminal Deluxe Vol 3 12 issues (11/8)
    Reckless: Friend of the Devil 6 issues (124 pgs) (11/9)
    Reckless: Destroy All Monsters 6 issues (11/10)
    The Tomb of Dracula MMW Vol 1 13 issues (11/19)
    Clandestine 1994 8 issues (11/24)
    X-Men/Clandestine 2 issues (11/24)
    Clandestine 2008 5 issues (11/24)
    Deathlok (1990) #1-4 4 issues (11/24)
    Deathlok the Demolisher (2009) #1-7 7 issues (11/24)
    Beta Ray Bill: God Hunter #1-3 3 issues (11/26)
    Beyond! #1-6 6 issues (11/27)
    Loki Agent of Asgard #1-5 5 issues (11/29)
    Scarlet Witch (2016) #1-15 15 issues (12/15)
    Immortal Hulk #1-49 49 issues (12/25)
    Avengers Unplugged #6 1 issue (12/26)
    Captain Marvel (Genis-Vel) #1 1 issue (12/26)
    Deathlok (1999) #1-3 3 issues (12/28)
    Daredevil (Soule) #1-17 17 issues (12/30)

    Total: 724 issues
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    First attempt last year, fell shy of 1,000 but happy with what I read all things considered. Back for more and look forward to reading your posts.
    One thing I'm going to be aiming for this year is less binging weeks apart and more daily reading, even if it's only 1 issue.
    That's the intention at least, let's see what reality has to say about that

    Good luck all with your goals

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    I can't link my goodreads here so I'll do weekly posts as of next week.
    That is the land of lost content, I see it shining plain, the happy highways where I went and cannot come again.

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    2020 was my first time hitting 1,000 comics, but I've usually at least 150% of my novel target. I'm going to aim for 1,000 and 30 books again this year.


    Goals
    Comics - 1000
    Books - 30


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    I'm going to try to keep track this year. I made it about two months last year and fell out of the habit. I'm pretty sure I made it through 1000, but I can't know for sure.

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    I've never even made an attempt at this, so 2021 is going to be my first year.

    Since I'm starting off sick and quarantined from January 1, I feel like I already have an advantage!
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    I think I'm going to give this a try this year. I have gotten into a decent schedule at night that usually allows me to read a 2 or 3 "issues" a night. Usually reading TPB or HCs. Hope noone minds if I copy their format (probably Enigmas...if thats ok?) of tracking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by csmith25 View Post
    I think I'm going to give this a try this year. I have gotten into a decent schedule at night that usually allows me to read a 2 or 3 "issues" a night. Usually reading TPB or HCs. Hope noone minds if I copy their format (probably Enigmas...if thats ok?) of tracking.
    Of course, go for it! I even hear tell of legends that say there are spreadsheets floating around somewhere in the CBR underbelly. I'm sure nobody is that obsessed though
    “We have a saying, my people. Don’t kill if you can wound, don’t wound if you can subdue, don’t subdue if you can pacify, and don’t raise your hand at all until you’ve first extended it.”

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    January:

    Bad doings and Big ideas: 22
    Suske en Wiske integraal 1 & 2 en Sonometer (Dutch series): 20
    Gung Ho book 1: 8
    Airboy: 4 (what a waste of time)
    Lucifer omnibus 2: 40
    Paper Girls deluxe 1, 2 and 3: 30
    East of West year 1, 2 and 3: 45

    Total: 169
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    2018: 700 (and a couple of books). 2019: 626 (and no books). 2020: 633 (no books) page count: 14784

    2021: 663 issues, 16144 pages. One book, 215 pages.

    January: 131 issues, 3075 pages. Wow, had a good run this month. Doubt I'll keep it up.
    - In Italy there are only men (Colaone/De Santis) - 170 pages, ~8 issues. Italian graphic novel about treatment of gays in Mussolini's Italy. Fine I guess, expected more drama.
    - Apocalypse (Castelli/Roi) - 110 pages, ~5 issues. Book of revelation turned into a GN, through the authors' eyes. Love Roi's art but the story so-so.
    - A white colored Moon (Lepage) - 250 pages, ~11 issues. A great auto-biographical GN set on Antarctica. Just love Lepage's art and stories.
    - Dylan Dog, 5 episodes, 465 pages (~21 issues) - Meh. Loved DD back in the 90s but its quality is far from those days now. The covers (by Gigi Cavenago) are awesome tho.
    - Chew (Omnivore Editions) - ~1450 pages, 64 issues. Loved it, one of the wackiest comics I've ever read.
    - Umbrella Academy LE1-3 - ~630 pages. 19 reg. issues + the extra stories and other reading material.. think 22 issues sounds appropriate. Amazing wacky stories, beautiful art, Ba is one my favorite artists.

    February-April: 178 issues, ~4500 pages.
    - Gunning for Ramirez vol.1 (Nicolas Petrimaux) - Fantastic art, intriguing story, can't wait for the next volume(s). 144 pages, 7 issues.
    - Le petit rien tout neuf avec un ventre jaune (Pascal Rabaté) - Slice of life french bd (croatian edition). Pretty good. 100 pages, 5 issues.
    - Bear skin 1-2 (Zidrou/Oriol) - Interesting gangster stories, great art. 128 pages, 6 issues.
    - Invincible UC 1-12 - Pretty great with some dull cheesy moments here and there. 144 reg. issues and a few extras + the sketchbooks = 160 issues, ~4000 pages.

    May-August: 188 issues, ~4135 pages + 1 book (215 pages) (cycling season, not much time for sitting at home and reading )
    - Sam Pezzo (V.Guardino) - Pretty slick late 70s early 80s crime comic. 260 pages, ~12 issues
    - El Ultimo Recreo (Last holidays) (Trillo/Altuna) - Kinda okayish dystopian scifi. 128 pages, 6 issues
    - BLAST (Larcenet) - An epic piece of work. A mustread. 810 pages, 37 issues
    - Berlin (Lutes) - Interesting, i was looking for more documentary but it's ok. 550 pages, 25 issues.
    - Once upon a time in France (Nury/Vallée) - Great bd based on a true story. 360 pages, 16 issues.
    - Les Indes fourbes (Ayroles/Guarnido) - Adventures of a liar in the fresh New World. So-so. 160 pages, 7 issues
    - Black hammer LE1-2 + TWOBH LE1 - Fantastic. 35 issues, 770 pages
    - The golden age (Pedrosa) - beautiful art, simple story. 415 pages, 19 issues
    - a bunch of Dylan Dog comics - 678 pages, 31 issues.
    -- book> The invincible by Stanislav Lem - 215 pages. A liked the first half better and perhaps the ending cause it had less action and more exploration and research.

    September: 70 issues, 1522 pages.
    - MAUS (A.Spigelman) - finally got myself to reading this legend. Great read, came out better than i hoped. 296 pages, 13 issues.
    - The art of flying (Altariba/Kim) - Another biographical gn where the artist retells his father's life. Similar to MAUS. History of 20 century Spain basically. 230 pages, 11 issues.
    - Blueberry (Charlier/Giro) - episodes 4-9. So-so, some of them very boring. But it's getting better. 336 pages, 15 issues.
    - 300 (FM) - Funny i never got around to reading this. A classic, but think the movie outdone it. 80 pages, 4 issues.
    - Sandcastle (Peeters/Levy) - terrifying great read. Love Peeters' work. Now to see the movie. 100 pages, 5 issues.
    - Perramus (Brecia/Sasturian) - truly great work of art. 480 pages, 22 issues

    October-November-December: 96 issues, 2912 pages.
    - Age of Apocalypse omnibus - Somewhat interesting but kind of a letdown. 1072 pages, ~40 issues
    - Absolute Sandman 1-3 - Started good but gets boring on occasion, and often poorly drawn... we'll see how the whole comes out, a bit overhyped it seems to me. ~1840 pages, 56 issues.
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    I very much doubt I reach anywhere close to 1000 issues but I want to keep track of what I read this year (and I'm determined to keep up with it).
    So... this year so far -

    Completed -
    Richard Stark's Parker: The Outfit by Darwyn Cooke
    100 Bullets by Brian Azzarello and Eduardo Risso Books 4 and 5 (59 - 100)

    Currently reading Green Arrow by Mike Grell - started this year with issue 11
    About to start Scalped by Jason Aaron.

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    Well, guess I'll get it started for me....
    I REALLY dont think I'll make 1000, and I am NOT a big book/novel reader, but what the heck..

    This Month


    Comics -
    A v. X (12)
    A v. X Consequences (5)
    Future's End 5 Years Later Omnibus(DC)(41)


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    Overall

    Comics - 275
    January:71
    February:46
    March: 63
    April: 68
    May: 27
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    Complete Reading Record 2021


    Comics
    •Captain America Vol 1 TPB (Brubaker) (5)
    •Captain America : Ultimate Winter Soldier Collection (Brubaker) (14)
    •Midnighter - Complete Wildstorm Series TPB (20)
    •The Boys Omnibus Vol. 1 (14)
    •The Mighty Thor TPB Vol.1 (Fraction) (6)
    •Eaglemoss Collection Flash:Rogue War (6)
    •Eaglemoss Collection Batman:Under the Hood(6)
    •Harley's Little Black Book (Conner) (6)
    •The Boys Omnibus Vol. 2 (16)
    •The Boys Omnibus Vol. 3 (17)
    •American Flagg Definitive Collection Vol. 1 (6)
    •American Flagg Definitive Collection Vol. 2 (7)
    •Faith - Hollywood and Vine (4)
    •Ms. Marvel OHC Vol.1 (12)
    •Ms. Marvel OHC Vol.2 (11)
    •Invincible Ultimate Collection Vol 2 (13)
    •The Complete Darkness Vol 1 (27)
    •Ultimate Marvel Omnibus (25)
    •House of M TPB (9)
    •Marvel NOW! omnibus (34)
    •Aquaman by Geoff Johns omnibus (27)

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    •Permanent Record - Edward Snowden
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