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    Saga #1-18: Just a joy to read. Multiple fantastic characters. Tremendous storytelling/ character design.

    Captain America: White #1-5:
    Neither obviously better or worse than other Loeb/ Sale characteristics. Gorgeous art. Good characters and tension between Cap and the Howling Commandos.

    The Sandman: Overture #1-6: Yet another gorgeously illustrated saga. Worth the wait in terms of how long it had been since the rumors and the wait between issues.

    Lio: There's a Monster in My Socks
    (8 Issues worth)
    Cute and funny silent comic strip about a weird kid. Definite Addams Family vibe. It's about 220 pages, so I'll equate that to about 8 issues of content.

    Magnus & Nexus #1-2:
    Solid crossover. Baron and Rude have a great take on Magnus, and combine his future sf world with Nexus pretty well.

    Will Eisner's 3D Classics Featuring the Spirit:
    Good selection of self-contained stories that pop with 3D glasses.

    And some Spider-Man:

    Spider-Man Unlimited #1: The first part of Maximum Carnage is a bit mixed. There's a lot going on in Peter's life (including the funeral of his best friend) before he gets into a nasty fight with some bad guys. The cliffhanger's pretty good. DeFalco's take on Carnage is more silly than menacing. The back-ups are better with Mark Bagley depicting Cardiac during a fight with cops (possibly Terry Kavanagh's finest scripting effort), and an inventory story by Mike Barr and Jerry Bingham getting to what makes Spider-Man tic when Peter Parker suddenly wakes up as a high student with May and Ben still alive.

    Edge of Spider-Verse #2: A success on pretty much every level. Probably the finest "pilot" in the Spider-Man comics since Amazing Fantasy #15.

    Uncanny X-Men #346: Spider-Man and Jonah stumble into the events of the X-Men books in an issue that seems devoid of X-Men. It works pretty well as a standalone, with great art by Joe Mad with Spider-Man trying to impart the lesson of power and responsibility to an angry mutant, while Jonah encounters the big bad of the X-Men comics.

    Tangled Web #5-6: Great standalone about what drives the Rhino. First time I read it I was disappointed that the high concept (Rhino gets smart) wasn't reached until the second part, but the first part gives a great take on what it's like moment to moment for the Rhino, who needs his heart broken before he takes a major risk. I can definitely see why it's on "Best of" lists.

    Trial of Venom one-shot: Good one-shot with a solid plot involving an A-list Spider-Man foe, and the differences between Spider-Man and Daredevil, something Peter David had explored very well before.
    Total So Far: 77

    Best of the Batch: Saga 12-18. It's hard to determine the best part of the series, but this has a great new character (the writer Quietus), an excellent showdown with most of the forces convering on the same place and the standard awesome concepts fully realized (hallucinogen inducing meats, two of Lying Cat's best moments)

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    I think I'll join you all this year as my backlog dosn't stop growing so this thread/challenge might help me get it at least a little bit under control.

    Gundam Origins Volume 2 by Yoshikazu Yasuhiko (~420 pgs/30 = 14 Issues)
    Another great volume, igniting, potentially a new found love affair with Manga, cinematic story telling, charecters with actual human flaws and engaging military skirmishes mean I can't wait to pick up volume 3.

    Batman The Black Mirror by Scott Snyder, Jock and Francesco Francavilla (Detective Comics 871-881, 10 Issues)
    Some great interweaving short stories here, Dick Grayson in the cowl is always a good time, Fancavilla does an amazing job with the Jim Gorden pages, adds just the right level of creepiness and horror to the proceedings.

    Wonder Woman by George Perez Omnibus (Issues #1-6, 6 Issues)
    The open arc of George Perez run on Wonder Woman, a run that draws heavily on on the Greek Mythology and while very wordy a times an entertaining read.

    Constantine: The Hellblazer by James Tynion IV, Ming Doyle and Riley Rossmo (Issues #1-5, 5 Issues)
    New series by new creators, jumped on board for Rossmo's art and dissapointingly someone else is on Art duties for the middle portion of this opening arc but whilst Rossmo is doing the art the book is every bit as gorgeous as I had hoped it would be.
    The story suffers from some pacing issues but Constantine is a horny, drunken swearing, asshole who spends the entire 5 issues trying to con someone else into do his job for him. As long as Rossmo stays on the book I'll stick around for arc number 2.

    10 days in 35 Issues, not a bad start.

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    The Maxx 1-8
    Ragnarok 1-6
    Fantastic Four 286-292

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    Last few days I have read Uncanny X-force collection vol 2 at work and it was fantastic along with Hawkeye Omnibus at home and I don't think it was that great, alot of good reviews but ithought it was meh!!!

    2016 Total - 84

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    i'm joining this year too!
    since i have next to no budget to buy as much as i used to, i'm going to read the hell out of my long long backlog, both physical and digital.

    so far i've read:
    Echo by Terry Moore (30 issues) - enjoyed it quite a lot, read in two sittings
    Deadpool by Daniel Way: The Complete Collection Volume 3 (about 20 issues, i think?) - well, what can i say, i know some of you dislike Deadpool or Way's run, but this is kinda my guilty pleasure, i enjoy this kind of silly fun from time to time, although can't read too much of it in one sitting.
    Rat Queens (5 issues) - tried it last night before going to sleep and swallowed the first TPB without even realizing it. fun!
    Animal Man #5
    Giant Days by John Allison #10 - my hands-down favorite ongoing series
    Vision by Tom King #2
    Klaus by Grant Morrison #2

    so, that makes what, 59. nothing to write home about, but not that bad for me actually.

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    Finished DMZ and blogged about it. At 85.

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    As of yesterday I'm at 115. A lot of new releases and a small chunk from my backlog. Chew Omnivore Vol. 5 was great, I'm looking forward to the last volume. Lazarus The First Collection was awesome, I didn't know very much going in. I definitely recommend checking that series out (looks like the second hardcover is out soon-ish).

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    I'm giving it a try this year, not for the 1000-book record, but to see how close I get to it and to keep tabs on what I read. On with the count!

    Week 1

    What if V2 9, 11 (2)
    Marvel Holiday Special 1991, 1992 (4)
    Tif et Tondu Integrale 7 (6)
    Cleopatra: Macao, Sombras (4)
    Asterix: Missing Scroll (2)
    X-Men Epic Collection 12 (21, with 4 double sized issues)

    Total for the week: 39

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    So here's my first post (I think my plan is to post updates as people have, and then amend this post here, with a reminder that my OP is on Page 4).

    A-Force (2016): 1-10
    All-New All-Different Avengers (2015): 3-6
    All-New All-Different Universe (2016): handbook
    All-New Hawkeye (2015, 2 of 2): 3-6
    All-New Inhumans (2015): 3-7
    All-New Wolverine (2015): 3-15, Annual 1
    All-New X-Men (2012): 38-41
    All-New X-Men (2015): 3-16, Annual 1
    Amazing Spider-Man (1963): Annual 22
    Amazing X-Men (2013): 15-19
    Angela: Queen of Hel (2015): 4-7
    Ant-Man: Last Days (2015): one-shot
    Archangel (1996): one-shot
    Avengers (1963): Annual 17
    Avengers (2012): 1-6, 14-44, 34.1, 34.2; Ultron Forever Special
    Avengers Assemble (2012): 18-20
    Avengers NOW (2014): Handbook
    Avengers World (2014): 17-21
    Black Knight: Exodus (1996): one-shot
    Black Widow (2014): 19-20
    Black Widow (2016): 1-9
    BOOM! Studios Summer Blast (2016): FCBD
    Cable (1993): 16
    Cable (late renamed Deadpool and Cable) (2008): 25-26
    Captain America: Steve Rogers (2016): FCBD
    Captain America: Who Won't Wield the Shield? (2010): one-shot
    Captain America and the Mighty Avengers (2014): 8-9
    Captain Marvel (2012): 15-16
    Captain Marvel (2014): 14
    Captain Marvel (2016): 1-10
    Champions (2016): 1-
    Civil War: X-Men (2006): 1-4
    Civil War II (2016): 0-8; FCBD
    Civil War II: Choosing Sides (2016): 1-6
    Civil War II: Gods of War (2016): 1-4
    Civil War II: The Accused (2016): one-shot
    Civil War II: The Fallen (2016): one-shot
    Civil War II: Ulysses Infinite Comic (2016): 1-6
    Civil War II: X-Men (2016): 1-4
    Contest of Champions (2015): 4-10
    Cyclops (2014): 12
    Daredevil (2015): 3-14, 7.1, Annual 1
    Dark Horse Comics FCBD (2016): one-shot
    Dazzler (2010): one-shot
    DC Comics Bombshells (2015): 7-12 (counts as 2)
    Deadpool (2008): 13-63, 33.1, 49.1
    Deadpool (2015): 5-20, 21 (counts as three), 22, 13.1, Annual 1
    Deadpool: Masacre (2016): one-shot
    Deadpool: Too Soon? Infinite Comic (2016): 1
    Deadpool and the Mercs for Money (2016, 2 of 2): 4-6
    Deadpool Team-Up (1998): one-shot
    Deadpool Team-Up (2010): 899-883
    Deadpool v. Gambit (2016): 1-5
    Death of X (2016): 1-4
    Django/Zorro (2015): 1
    Doctor Strange (2015): 4-11
    Doctor Strange: Last Days of Magic (2016): one-shot
    Doctor Who: FCBD (2016): one-shot
    Drax (2015): 1
    Excalibur (1988): 1-20, 82-98; The Sword is Drawn Special; Mojo Mayhem Special (counts as two); Annual 1; Annual 2
    Extraordinary X-Men (2015): 5-17; Annual 1
    Fantastic Four (1961): 36, 38, 41-44, Annual 21
    Fearless Defenders (2013): 10
    Flintstones (2016): 1-4
    Fresh Romance (2015): 1
    Generation X (1994): 1-17
    Ghost Rider (1990): 26-27
    Green Arrow: The Longbow Hunters (1987): 1-3
    Groot (2015): 1-6
    Guardians of the Galaxy (2013): 8-9, 24-27
    Guardians of the Galaxy (2015): 4-13
    Guardians of the Galaxy and X-Men: The Black Vortex (2015): Alpha, Omega
    Guardians Team-Up (2015): 3
    Gwenpool, the Unbelievable (2016): 0
    Havok and Wolverine: Meltdown (1988): 1-4
    Hawkeye (2012): 1-22, Annual
    Hawkeye (2016): 1
    I Hate Fairyland (2015): 1-5; 1 (second reading)
    I Heart Marvel (2006): 1
    Illuminati (2015): 3-7
    Infinity (2013): 1-6
    Infinity: Against the Tide Infinite Comic (2013): 1-2
    Infinity: Heist (2013): 1-4
    Infinity: The Hunt (2013): 1-4
    Inhumans vs. X-Men (2016): 0-1
    James Bond 007 (2015): 3-7
    Jem and the Holograms (2015): 1-20, Outrageous Annual 2015, Holiday Special 2015, Valentine's Day Special; 1-10, Outrageous Annual 2015, Holiday Special 2016 (second reading)
    Karnak (2015): 1-5
    Lady Mechanika FCBD (2016): one-shot
    Legendary Star-Lord (2014): 1-12
    Loki: Agent of Asgard (2014): 10-17
    Lumberjanes (2014): 1-20, Beyond Bay Leaf Special
    Magneto (2014): 13-21
    Marvel Comics Presents (1988): 1-10 (Wolverine stories only, counts as 4)
    Mighty Avengers (2013): 1-3
    Mighty Captain Marvel (2016): 0
    Mighty Thor (2015): 3-14
    Monstress (2015): 1
    Mosaic (2016): 1
    Ms. Marvel (2014): 1-19
    New Avengers (2013): 1-33; Ultron Forever Special
    New Avengers (2015): 5-18
    New Mutants (1983): 71-73, Annual 4
    New Mutants (2009): 1-21
    Nova (2013): 8-9, 26-31, Annual 1
    Occupy Avengers (2016): 1-2
    Old Man Logan (2016): 1-15
    Patsy Walker AKA Hellcat (2015): 2-13
    Power Man and Iron Fist (2016): 4.1
    Punisher (1987): Annual 1
    Punisher (2014): 19-20
    Rat Queens (2013): 1-16; Braga Special
    Red Sonja (2013): 1-2
    Rise of Apocalypse (1996): 1-4
    Rocket Raccoon (2014): 1-11; FCBD 2014
    Rocket Raccoon and Groot (2016): 1-10
    Runaways (2005): 1-6
    Sabretooth Special (1996): one-shot
    Scarlet Witch (2015): 2-10
    Scott Pilgrim (2004): Volumes 1-3 (counts as 27)
    Secret Avengers (2013): 10-11
    Secret Invasion: X-Men (2008): 1-4
    Secret Wars (2015): 0-1; 9
    Silk (2015, 1 of 2): 7
    Silver Surfer (1987): Annual 1
    Silver Surfer (2014): 1-15
    Silver Surfer (2016): 1-8
    Solo (2016): 1
    Spectacular Spider-Man (1976; formerly "Peter Parker, The Spectacular Spider-Man"): Annual 8
    Spider-Woman (2014): 10
    Spider-Woman (2015): 2-8
    Starjammers (1995): 1-4
    Star-Lord (2015): 3-8
    Star-Lord (2016): 1
    Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Hive (2012): 1
    Star Wars (2015): 1-21, Annual 1, C-3PO Special
    Star Wars: Darth Vader (2015): 1-25, Annual 1
    Star Wars: Kanan: The Last Padawan (2015): 1
    Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic (2006): 0-50, Handbook
    Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic: War (2012): 1-5
    Star Wars: Obi-Wan and Anakin (2016): 1-5
    Star Wars: Poe Dameron (2016): 1
    Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2016): 1
    Star Wars: Vader Down (2015): one-shot
    Superior Spider-Man Team-Up (2013): 3-4
    Thanos (2016): 1-2
    Thanos: A God Up There Listening Infinite Comic (2014): 1-6
    Thor (1966): 337-355, 357-359
    Thor (2014): 1-8, Annual 1
    Thunderbolts (2012): 13-18
    Ultimates (2015): 3-12
    Ultimates^2 (2016): 1-2
    Uncanny Avengers (2012): Ultron Forever Special
    Uncanny Avengers (2015, 1 of 2): 1-5
    Uncanny Avengers (2015, 2 of 2): 4-18
    Uncanny Inhumans (2015): 4-17, Annual 1
    Uncanny X-Men (1963; formerly "X-Men"): 228-258, 322-332, 523-534, 600, Annual 4, Annual 12, Annual 1995
    Uncanny X-Men (2013): 32-35
    Uncanny X-Men (2016): 1-16, Annual 1
    Uncanny X-Men: The Heroic Age (2010): one-shot
    Unworthy Thor (2016): 1-2
    Vampirella (2016): 1-2
    Vengeance (2011): 1-6
    Vision (2015): 1-6
    Vote Loki (2016): 1-4
    Web of Spider-Man (1985): Annual 4
    Web Warriors (2015): 2-11
    We Stand On Guard (2015): 1-6
    West Coast Avengers (1985): Annual 3
    What If? Infinity: X-Men (2015): one-shot
    Wolverine (1988): 1-16, 85, 87-101
    Wolverine (2003): 73-74 (half of each; counts as 1)
    Wolverine and the X-Men (2011): Annual 1
    Wolverine: Knight of Terra (1995): Original graphic novel (counts as 3)
    Wolverine: Origin (2001): 1-6
    Wolverine: Origins (2006): 28-30
    Wolverine: Rahne of Terra (1991): Original graphic novel (counts as 3)
    Wolverine: The Best There Is (2011): 1-12
    Wolverine: Weapon X (2009): 1-16
    X-Factor (1986): 33-40, 106, 204-206, Annual 3
    X-Force (1991): 38
    X-Force (2008): 21-28
    X-Infernus (2009): 1-4
    X-Man (1995): 12
    X-Men (1991): 1-11, 42-52, Annual 1995
    X-Men (2013): 23-26
    X-Men '92 (2016): 1-10
    X-Men and the ClanDestine (1996): 1-2
    X-Men Unlimited (1993): 8-10
    X-Men vs. Brood (1996): 1-2
    X-Men: Hope (2010): One-shot
    X-Men: Legacy (2008): 208-237, Annual 1
    X-Men: Manifest Destiny: Nightcrawler (2009): One-shot
    X-Men: Original Sin (2008): One-shot
    X-Men: Pixie Strikes Back (2010): 1-4
    X-Men: Prime (1995): One-shot
    X-Men: Second Coming (2010): 1-2
    X-Men: Second Coming Revelations: Blind Science (2010): One-shot
    X-Men: Second Coming Revelations: Hellbound (2010): 1-3
    X-Men: S.W.O.R.D. (2009): 1-5
    X-Necrosha (2009): one-shot
    X-Necrosha: The Gathering (2009): one-shot
    X-Terminators (1988): 1-4
    X-Women (2010): one-shot
    Xavier Institute Alumni Yearbook (1996): handbook
    Young X-Men (2008): 1-12

    1-11 January: 26
    11-25 January: 63
    25 January-8 February: 98
    8 February-1 March: 122
    1 March-4 April: 132
    4-25 April: 69
    25 April-25 May: 88
    25 May-21 June: 118
    21 June-12 July: 77
    12 July-28 July: 72
    28 July-21 August: 82
    21 August-12 September: 127
    12-28 September: 75
    28 September-17 October: 88
    17 October-29 November: 107
    29 November-31 December: 111
    Total: 1455

    Goal: 1583
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    Saga #19-32:
    Continuation of an excellent series. The passage of time keeps shaking things up in interesting ways.

    Captain America (Brubaker/ Epting) #1-9, 11-14:
    The Winter Solider arc. One of the best-told Marvel comics ever.

    Rai (Classic Valiant) #1-5:
    A reluctant warrior in a relatively fully realized future society. Not bad, although there are more interesting takes on the subject matter.

    Hard Boiled #1-3

    Over the top material that's a good mix of Miller and Darrow, as a hyperviolent robot is unaware of his true nature.

    Big Guy and Rusty the Boy Robot #1-2
    Great project for Darrow (interesting robots VS giant monster), although unique for Miller, who seems to do a parody of Silver Age and Japanese monster movies.

    Gotham Central #1-5

    Excellent opening volume showing what the cops are up to while Batman's doing his thing.

    Gotham Central #6-10

    Even better volume as Renee Montaya's life collapses, when her secrets are outed, and her enemies start dying.

    And some Spider-Man...

    Web of Spider-Man #101-103/ Spectacular Spider-Man #201-203/ Spider-Man #35-37/ Amazing Spider-Man #378-380/ Spider-Man Unlimited #2
    Maximum Carnage

    Marvel Team-Up #101

    Ultimate Spider-Man Annual #3

    Total so far: 139

    Best of the batch: The Winter Solider arc of Captain America

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    Here are my 1st weeks totals!

    Week 1 – 01/04 to 01/10:

    Squadron Supreme (2015-) #1-2
    Extraordinary X-Men (2015-) #1-4
    All-New X-Men (Vol. 2, 2015-) #1-2
    Black Knight (2015-) #1-2
    All-New Wolverine (2015-) #1-3
    Uncanny X-Men (2016-) #1
    Uncanny Avengers (2015-) #1-3
    Deadpool (2015-) #1-5
    Guardians of Infinity (2015-) #1-2

    TOTAL: 24
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    New to the forums and I thought this would be a great place to start! Plus, also a great way to keep track of what I read and plow through my backlog.

    So far this year I have read:

    Y - The Last Man 1 -60: First time reading this series and I absolutely loved it! I simply could not put it down, highly recommended.

    Hack/Slash: My First Maniac 1-4 Another first and I enjoyed this as well, enough to dive in to the rest of the series at some point.

    Total Comics read in 2016:

    64

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    will join in, too!

    already have a goal on goodreads. this year i want to seriously up my game regarding reading MORE non-fiction, novels (classics and new stuff) as well as comics/graphic novels. but this is a comics challenge, so...

    comics read in the past week:

    paper girls 4 - yay
    swamp thing (new mini) 1 - meh
    sheltered 1-5 - meh
    superior spider-man 1 - ok
    vision 3 - yay
    adrian tomine: shortcomings - yay! (around 100 pages=4)


    total:11
    left: 989
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    Alias omnibus, what can I say, bought as told best to read before getting into the tv series and glad I have, absolutely fantastic, done in 3 nights and it blew me away, this is a must for anyone

    2016 Total - 114

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    Walking Dead 15 issues
    The Christ 1 issue
    Invincible 21 issues
    Atom eve and rex splode 3 issues
    Atom Eve 2 issues
    Lucifer 1 issue
    Thor 1 issue
    Hellblazer 10 issues


    Total: 100 issues
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