DC Universe Comic Book Reading Challenge

DETAILS OF CHALLENGE – 2019 Challenge

The idea of this challenge is that the DC Universe app has a massive comic book library. I personally am wanting to read as much of it as I feasibly can. I am creating a reading challenge for the me to go through over the course of the next year of the service.

You will be able to see below what I am reading for the prompt once I start it. I will be keeping track on a post and then editing it as I go along. I hope to one day say that I have read the entire comic book library! Goals, right? I am using a site as well that is marked in my profile as a tool to do this, but I will be using the below post mainly to show where I am at with this challenge. This is just a fun little comic book reading challenge for us to delve into the library over the next year! I hope you will create your own post below and join me in editing and reading different parts of the comic book library. It is going to be a fun and interesting year. Feel free to use any of the various book club reads as well to reach any of these goals.

These are the 25 prompts to complete the 2019 DC Universe Reading Challenge. These prompts are open to your own interpretation! This is for fun, so don’t worry about rules. Just have fun. In other words, you don’t need to ask “does this fit this category” because if you want it to fit, it does. :slight_smile:

Here are the 25 Prompts for 2019 to Year 2 2020:

  1. Read a title that only has ONE issue in the comic section.
  2. Start and finish a series that features a mystic character in the book.
  3. Read at least 3 issues of a book that has the name of a major DC villain in the title (i.e. The Joker or Deathstroke).
  4. Read a 3 issues of a title not in the main DC continuity.
  5. Read 10 issues of a title starring Wonder Woman
  6. Read 10 issues of a title starring Batman
  7. Read 10 issues of a title starring Superman
  8. Read a series heralded as a mini-series
  9. Read 5 issues from a title of a character that you have never read an issue of before.
  10. Read at least 3 issues of a title focused on a female that is not Wonder Woman
  11. Read at least 3 issues of a title featuring a Bat-family member
  12. Read at least 3 issues of a team-up book (not a team book, but a team-up book like Superman + someone else)
  13. Read at least 3 issues of a team book (i.e. Suicide Squad, Justice Society of America, Titans, Teen Titans, or Justice League)
  14. Wild Card – Read any book in the comic book section that you desire and report it back here for this slot.
  15. Get a recommendation from someone and read however many issues they state you should read. Ask a forum member, a friend, the assign a comic thread, or in community 2.0 message the mods for a recommendation (maybe not, depending on how often they get messaged).
  16. Read three of the tie-in titles for DC’s event CONVERGENCE
  17. Read any book in the library that is not a DC Comic (i.e. Wildstorm or the limited amount of Vertigo titles)
  18. Read one of the tie-in titles to Infinite Crisis. They are Days of Vengeance, Ran-Thannagar War, Villains United, and OMAC Project.
  19. Read at least 3 issues of a book with a SPEEDSTER in the title of the book. (i.e. The Flash or Impulse)
  20. Read at least 3 issues of a book published on or before 1979
  21. Read at least 3 issues of a book published during or after 1980
  22. Read 5 issues of any of the follow: Tiny Titans, Super Powers, or Super Friends.
  23. Read at least 5 issues of a book that has the name of a major DC location in the title.
  24. Read at least one issue written by the following three writers: Geoff Johns, Mark Waid, and Gail Simone.
  25. Read at least one issue drawn by the following three artists: Neal Adams, George Perez, and Joe Kubert
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  1. Read a title that only has ONE issue in the comic section. - Mad Love completed on Saturday, October 26, 2019
  2. Start and finish a series that features a mystic character in the book. - STARTED 11/09/2019 - Tales of the Unexpected - ft. The Spectre and Dr. 13. - 8 Issues
  3. Read at least 3 issues of a book that has the name of a major DC villain in the title (i.e. The Joker or Deathstroke).
  4. Read 3 issues of a title not in the main DC continuity.
  5. Read 10 issues of a title starring Wonder Woman
  6. Read 10 issues of a title starring Batman
  7. Read 10 issues of a title starring Superman
  8. Read a series heralded as a mini-series
  9. Read 5 issues from a title of a character that you have never read an issue of before.
  10. Read at least 3 issues of a title focused on a female that is not Wonder Woman
  11. Read at least 3 issues of a title featuring a Bat-family member
  12. Read at least 3 issues of a team-up book (not a team book, but a team-up book like Superman + someone else)
  13. Read at least 3 issues of a team book (i.e. Suicide Squad, Justice Society of America, Titans, Teen Titans, or Justice League)
  14. Wild Card – Read any book in the comic book section that you desire and report it back here for this slot.
  15. Get a recommendation from someone and read however many issues they state you should read. Ask a forum member, a friend, the assign a comic thread, or in community 2.0 message the mods for a recommendation (maybe not, depending on how often they get messaged).
  16. Read three of the tie-in titles for DC’s event CONVERGENCE
  17. Read any book in the library that is not a DC Comic (i.e. Wildstorm or the limited amount of Vertigo titles)
  18. Read one of the tie-in titles to Infinite Crisis. They are Days of Vengeance, Ran-Thannagar War, Villains United, and OMAC Project.
  19. Read at least 3 issues of a book with a SPEEDSTER in the title of the book. (i.e. The Flash or Impulse)
  20. Read at least 3 issues of a book published on or before 1979
  21. Read at least 3 issues of a book published during or after 1980
  22. Read 5 issues of any of the follow: Tiny Titans, Super Powers, or Super Friends.
  23. Read at least 5 issues of a book that has the name of a major DC location in the title.
  24. Read at least one issue written by the following three writers: Geoff Johns, Mark Waid, and Gail Simone.
  25. Read at least one issue drawn by the following three artists: Neal Adams, George Perez, and Joe Kubert
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I was trying to think of a creative way to start diving into this massive library we have at our fingertips. I love this idea I’ll definitely tie this into my dcubc readings!

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I would love to have you join up LesVegetables. You could start a new post and even if you don’t get them all, who cares? it is just for fun to get us into the library. :slight_smile: My intention is to edit as I go the post, since we now have that feature in community 2.0.

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We’ll have to see what I can get around to but I would like the idea of going through a challenge with the community!

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So for my recommendation prompt, I am going to allow the first person to respond with a recommendation to have that slot!! So first one gets that.

Wondering if anyone else may have experienced this yet when reading through the library. Let’s say you start reading title A, get a few issues in, all is going well, then title B and C have a tie-in story that runs through all 3 titles. I haven’t found the library as being updated yet enough in the predictive suggestions to lead one to Parts 2 and 3 of this tie-in before going back to the main title A goings on, it just gives you the next numerical issue.

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I read a lot - i mean a lot.

To be honest, I thought the community profiles we have would have some stats showing how much we have read AND would reflect next to our name in the community section HINT HINT DC

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I recommend No Man’s Land. It’s an event spread across several series so it can be hard to keep track of but it’s worth a read. Also, an few Elseworlds titles if you haven’t already read them.
(My obsession and reputation depend on me regularly answering these styled question with the answer NML. Batman: Hush would declare me a kleptomaniac but the way I see it you’re lucky I’m not trying to be batman instead of reading batman.)

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This is brilliant!

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I have bookmark this, it definitely reminds me of a fun scavenger hunt, or the time I decided to try to find all 50 states’ quarters…

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Great idea! I’m in and will be reading more.

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For my first prompt, I am going to let y’all vote from this list of titles! Also No Man’s Land is officially being added as my recommendation prompt. Will update later today, after work. Currently on lunch.

  • Wonder Woman: Steve Trevor
  • Batman: Mad Love
  • Legion of Substitute Heroes
  • DC House of Horror
  • Superman: Lois Lane
  • Teeny Titans

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My mission on this app is done. I have led one person to NML. Enjoy!! (here’s a reaction image for ya @biff_pow. For when you are retired.)


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I love a good challenge, Princess. And this is a GREAT one! Challenge accepted! I will endeavor to complete your entire list before 2020!

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“1. Read a title that only has ONE issue in the comic section.”

I read Vertigo Visions: The Phantom Stranger, by Alisa Kwitney and Guy Davis. Not sure what I was expecting here, but certainly not a horrifying tale about the natural frailties of the human body, and a take on the cosmology of Hell as it’s understood in the DC Universe. There’s also a really kabbalistic angle to the supernatural element that I personally appreciate. Plus, an interesting new origin for The Stranger himself. And surprisingly, a slight tie-in to Sandman and Lucifer! Definitely an appropriate Halloween-time read.

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Challenge accepted!! This looks fun. :sunglasses:

Batman: Huntress/Spoiler - Blunt Trauma (1998-) #1
-Chuck Dixon (writer), Eduardo Barreto (penciller)

  • This issue is a wild ride. It’s from Steph’s perspective following an earthquake which decimates the mall she was in. A group of newly-escaped Blackgate prisoners go to said mall to loot stuff. Helena arrives and kicks some major butt. Without giving any spoilers (does Steph count?) I liked how we see Helena through Steph’s eyes as she’s never experienced a hero like this before. Helena is more violent, more calculating, and more willing to kill people than Batman and Robin. Another thing that surprised me was how Steph was willing to take off her mask at one point while still wearing the rest of her costume. No, it wasn’t on fire. It was… rats. :rat:
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  1. The Batgirl Adventures ( 1997 )
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