2020 Comic Reading Challenge

Starting at 12:00 am on January 1st, 2020, 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.

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 2020, so have fun and get ready to get digging.

Here’s where I’ll be keeping track of mine: 2020 Reading - Google Sheets

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Im in, ill put up a list every thursday startin next week. Just, uh, dont tell the wife, im sure theres some grown up crap im supposed to be doin, heh

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This sounds fun.
I’ll add my list by editing my reply.

The List
Blue Devil (1984) #18
DC Comics Presents (1978) #88
Crisis on Infinite Earths (1985) #8-12
Justice League of America (1960) #245
The Fury of Firestorm (1982) #42
The New Teen Titans (1984) #13
Green Lantern (1960) #196-198
Superman (1939) #415
Justice League (2018) #11-27
Aquaman (2016) #42
Aquaman/Justice League: Drowned Earth Special (2018) #1
Justice League Dark (2018) #5-12
Teen Titans (2016) #24-31
Detective Comics (2016) #992-1007
Batman (2016) #58-74
Justice League Odyssey (2018) #3-10
Batman Annual (2016) #3
Deathstroke (2016) #36-45
Titans (2016) #29-36
Martian Manhunter (2018) #1-6
Young Justice (2019) #1-6
Young Justice Sins of Youth (2000) #1-2
Superboy (1993) #74
Young Justice Sins of Youth Secret Files (2000) #1
Sins of Youth Aquaboy/Lagoon man (2000) #1
Sins of Youth JLA Jr. (2000) #1
Sins of Youth Batboy and Robin (2000) #1
Sins of Youth Kid Flash/Impulse (2000)#1
Sins of Youth Starwoman and the JSA Jr. (2000) #1
Sins of Youth Superboy Sr./Superman Jr. (2000) #1
Sins of Youth Wonder Girls (2000) #1
Sins of Youth The Secret/Deadboy (2000) #1
Mysterious of Love in Space (2019) #1
Teen Titans Annual (2019) #1
The Flash (2016) #64-65
Justice League Annual (2019) #1
Wonder Twins (2019) #1-6
Trinity (2016). #1-22
Trinity Annual (2017) #1
Superman:Red Son (2003) #1-3
Action Comics (2016) #957-1012
Action Comics Special (2018) #1
Man of Steel (2018) #1-6
Superman: Rebirth (2016) #1
Superman (2016) #1-45
Superman Annual (2016) #1
Superman Special #1 (2018) #1
Superman (2018) #1-13
Batman: White Knight (2017) #1-8
Wonder Woman: Rebirth (2016) #1
Wonder Woman (2016) #1-74
Wonder Woman FCBD 2017 Special Edition (2017) #1
Wonder Woman #1 Wonder Woman Day (2017) #1
Wonder Woman Annual (Rebirth) (2017) #1-2
Stars and S.T.R.I.P.E. (1999) #0-14
Batman & the Outsiders (2019) #1-3
DCeased (2019) #1-3
DC’s Year of the Villain Special (2019) #1
Batman/Elmer Fudd Special (2017) #1
Superman 100-Page Super Spectacular (2019) #1
Scooby Apocalypse (2016) #1-36
Catwoman (2018) #1-13
Batgirl (2016) #1-36
Batgirl Annual (Rebirth) (2017) #1-2
Batgirl and The Birds of Prey: Rebirth (2016) #1
Batgirl and the Birds of Prey (2016) #1-22
Detective Comics Annual (2018) #2
Catwoman Annual (2019) #1
Superman: Leviathan Rising Special (2019) #1
Dog Days of Summer (2019) #1
Heroes in Crisis (2018) #1-9
Red Hood and The Outlaws: Rebirth (2016) #1
Red Hood and the Outlaws (2016) #1-36
Red Hood and the Outlaws Annual (2017) #1-2
Event Leviathan (2019) #1
Doom Patrol (2016) #1-12
JLA/Doom Patrol Special (2018) #1
Mother Panic/Batman Special (2018) #1
Shade, the Changing Girl/Wonder Woman Special (2018) #1
Cave Carson Has a Cybernetic Eye/Swamp Thing Special (2018) #1
Doom Patrol/JLA Special (2018) #1
DC Comics Presents: Impulse (2011) #1
Strange Adventures (1950) #207
Batman Beyond (2016) #1
Teen Titans (2003) #1
Birds of Prey (2011) #0
Green Lantern (1990) #57
Freedom Fighters (2018) #1
Adventures of the Super Sons (2018) #1
Tale of the New Teen Titans (1982) #1
JSA (1999) #81
Captain Atom (1987) #1
Atlantis Chronicles (1990) #1
DC Beach Blanket Bad Guys Summer Special (2018) #1
Doom Patrol: Weight of the Worlds (2019) #1
Nightwing (1996) #101
Wonder Woman (1942) #212
The Kingdom #1 (1998) #1
Gotham City Sirens (2009) #1
Hawkman (2018) #1-13
Flash: The Fastest Man Alive (2006) #1
Wonder Girl (2011) #1
Black Canary (2015) #1
Superman Batman (2010) #1
Injustice: Gods Among Us (2013) #1-36
Injustice Gods Among Us Annual (2013) #1
American vs. The Justice Society (1985) #1
The Question (1986) #17
Injustice: Gods Among Us: Year Two (2014) #1-24
Injustice: Gods Among Us: Year Two Annual (2014) #1
Grayson (2014) #12
Convergence: Harley Quinn (2015) #1

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I’m in! I was trying to think of a good way to keep track of what I’ll read next year and this is perfect! I’ll edit this post to keep track of my list.

Here’s my list:
Action Comics (2016) #1018-1019
Batman (2016) #86-88
Batman and the Outsiders (2019) #9-10
Batman: Shadow of the Bat #0,8-36
Batman: Pennyworth RIP #1
Detective Comics (2016) Annual #3 #1018-1019
The Flash (2016) #85-88
Flash Forward: #5
Hawkeye: Freefall #1-3
Justice League Dark (2018) #17-19
Justice League Odyssey: #17-18
Marauders (2019) #5-7
Miles Morales: The End
Miles Morales: Spider-Man #14-15
Nightwing (2016): #68
Red Hood and the Outlaws (2016) #40-41
Suicide Squad (2019): #2
Superman (2018): #19-20
Teen Titans (2016): #38
Undiscovered Country (2019): #3
Young Justice (2019) #12-13

I’m up to 68 issues so far.

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I’m in too

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I do like a good list

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I will try this and see if I can do it!

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Its gonna get tricky, yeah. But itll be like a mental exercise thing, makin the bed after wakin up, puttin the scissors back after use, a healthy routine…by way of funnybooks. Im gonna separate by digital, which app, and print. And then crown a favorite for the week.

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Great idea. Going to participate by keeping a list and sending periodic updates.

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I’m in.

  1. Elseworlds 1/4/20

Batman Master of the Future
Batman Masque
Superman War of the Worlds

  1. Deadman 1985 1-7 1/9/20

  2. New Teen Titans 1980 1-6 1/14/20

  3. DC Special: The Return of Donna Troy 2005 1-4 1/19/20

  4. Justice League 2011 7-12 1/20/20

  5. On the recommendation of Don-El which was a great recommendation 1/21/20

Amethyst: Princess of Gemworld 1983 1-12
Amethyst: Princess of Gemworld Annual 1984 1

  1. Aquaman 1962 44-46 1/30/20

  2. Green Lantern: Rebirth 2010 1-6 1/31/20

  3. Man of Steel 1986 1-6 5/19/20

  4. Planetary 1-27 5/18/20

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I’m in. So far:

Wonder Woman Dead Earth 1
Justice League by Scott Snyder 6-8
Dark Knights:. Metal 1-6, Wild Hunt

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I’m in. Not keeping dates, but just throwing up when I have read some stuff.

DC Universe
Green Lantern: Evil’s Might #1
All-Star Western 1-5
Supergirl (Matrix version) 1-5
Batman (Court of Owls story arc) 1-7

Comixology
The Dark Crystal: Creation Myths (manga) 1-3

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I’m starting with showcase from the 50s and reading most of silver age then move on to bronze and so on. There was not much continuity until the silver age. Why can’t DC give us a sort by month and year feature?

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book.

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I’m in. Good luck pal I be reading

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This is a good idea and something I’ll try to do. I’ve already read a few books this year.

I’ll try to come back each month.

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I actually did that this year with my comics just to see how much I actually read. I made it into the mid 2000 range, averaging over 200 comics a month. This is off the top of my head as I don’t have my reading journal on me at the moment

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I am in!

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Man! Now I have to go back and retrace what I’ve already read. At least I noticed this now and not like a week into it. Guess I’ll post later once I’ve figured it out :smile:

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I’m in!

Robin (1993-): Robin Annual (1992-) #1 - #2
Robin (1993) #1 - #2, #22 - #28, #31 - #78, #80 - #95, #97 - #112, #116 - #120, #183
Batman Beyond (1999-) #1 - #8
Batman Beyond (2015-) #1 - #3
Young Justice (2011-) #0 - #1
Super Sons (2017-) #1 - #16
Super Sons (2017-) Annual #1
Adventures of the Super Sons (2018-) #1 - #9
Nightwing (1996-) #1 - #3, #65 - #66, #68 - #69
Red Robin (2009-) #1 - #4
Detective Comics (1937-) #27, #700, #766 - #767, #771 - #772
Batman:Gotham Knights (2000-) #25 - #26, #28, #30 - #32
The Batman Strikes!(2004-2008) #1 - #2
Red Hood/Arsenal (2015-) #1
Batgirl (2011-) #1 - #13
Batman (2011-) #8 - #9
Batman (2011-): Batman Annual (2012-) #1
Nightwing and Huntress (1998) #1 - #4
Gotham Academy #1
Catwoman (1993) #31
Batman: The 10-Cent Adventure (2002) #1
Birds of Prey (1998) #39 - #41, #43
Batgirl (2000) #24, #27, #29
Batman (1940) #533, #599 - #601, #605 - #606
Batman Rebirth (2016) #1
Grayson #1
Batman and Robin (2011) #1 - #12
Catwoman (2018) #1 - #5
Oracle: The Cure #1 - #3
Batgirl (2009) #1 - #2

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