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    Quote Originally Posted by shaxper View Post
    7 books left to read in 6 more days in order to hit one thousand for the year. It's almost too easy now!
    I've got to read 8 more in that span to hit 1200.

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    I don't think I'm likely to read more in the coming days so I present to you my totals for the year:

    Of the course of the last 12 months I've read 2148 issues, which breaks to about 9 issues a day but there were certainly days that I read way more than that and others where I didn't read any at all.

    Platinum Age:20(.9%)
    Golden Age: 60(2%)
    Atom Age:70(3%)
    Silver Age: 249(11%)
    Bronze Age:217(10%)
    Copper Age: 263(13%)
    Bubble Age: 296(14%)
    Millennial Age:311(15%)
    Modern Age: 650(31%)

    superhero: 711(33%)
    science fiction:372(18%)
    fantasy: 170(8%)
    horror/occult:554(26%)
    action/adventure:160(8%)
    humor: 54(3%)
    war: 57(3%)
    detective/crime: 60(3%)
    Romance: 5(.3%)

    All in all it was really fun to track my reading, though I think the best part was seeing what you guys were up to and getting some good reading suggestions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thwhtGuardian View Post
    Of the course of the last 12 months I've read 2148 issues, which breaks to about 9 issues a day but there were certainly days that I read way more than that and others where I didn't read any at all.
    Where in the world do you find the time?

    I think the best part was seeing what you guys were up to and getting some good reading suggestions.
    Absolutely. I like setting reading goals for myself, but it's mostly about keeping tally of what everyone is reading!

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    Shhh, don't tell anyone but I sneak in some reading while at work.

    The best thing was that I never really set a number goal, it was just my normal reading. I set myself a few mini reading goals, like re-reading all my Richard Corben issues or
    knightfall from beginning to end but never a number. I'm looking forward to doing this next year, and hopefully finding new reads from all you guys here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thwhtGuardian View Post
    Shhh, don't tell anyone but I sneak in some reading while at work.

    The best thing was that I never really set a number goal, it was just my normal reading. I set myself a few mini reading goals, like re-reading all my Richard Corben issues or
    knightfall from beginning to end but never a number. I'm looking forward to doing this next year, and hopefully finding new reads from all you guys here.
    My only stated goal number-wise was to read at least as much as last year, which I did.

    I enjoyed seeing what others were reading as well, it is interesting to see different tastes and the odd (to me) combinations some folks read. But that's the joy of reading comics; there is such a variety of material out there.

    -M
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    Quote Originally Posted by MRP View Post
    the odd (to me) combinations some folks read.

    You're welcome

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    Quote Originally Posted by shaxper View Post
    You're welcome
    Ha! I think it's great. I love the medium and that it can accommodate so many different styles, genres, stories, etc.

    -M
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    As a bit of a post-mortem, here are my highlights (i.e. what I consider the best reads for fans of classic comics) for each month, some may be new material with appeal to fans of more classic fare as well...

    January
    Wonder Woman: The Twelve Labors
    Black Panther by Jack Kirby
    The Fafhrd & Grey Mouser stories from the original Sword of Sorcery series by DC
    Joe Kubert Presents #3

    February
    Superman Chronicles Vol. 1
    Ditko Dr. Strange
    Joe Kubert Presents #4
    Martian Manhunter: American Secrets
    Gil Kane's Blackmark

    March
    early Silver Age Hawkman from Showcase Presents Hawkman Vol. 1
    Alex Raymond's Flash Gordon
    Amazing High Adventure #1-2
    Joe Kubert Presents #5
    more Ditko Doc Strange

    April
    You Can't Pin A Medal on a Gorilla (Star Spangled War Stories #126)
    early Silver Age Atom from Showcase Presents The Atom Vol. 1
    Amazing High Adventure #3-4
    OMAC #1 (Kirby)
    Joe Kubert Presents #6
    Seeker 3000 (from Marvel Premiere)
    more Ditko Doc Strange
    Shadow War of Hawkman #1-4

    about May my reading of classics tailed off and I was reading more modern stuff, but of interest

    May
    end of the Ditko Doc Strange run and start of post-Ditko Doc material
    Francavilla's Black Beetle (modern but evocative of classic pulp heroes)

    I did read the first Walking Dead omnibus too, but I was mostly meh on it, but it did consume a large amount of my reading this month. Wasn't bad by any means, but didn't blow me away or inspire me to keep on reading and get second omnibus from the library too

    June
    Marvel Firsts: The 1970's Vol. 2 including first issues of Invaders, 1st Satana solo, Morbius solo, etc.)
    Kurt Busiek's new Astro City #1
    Corben's adaptation of the Fall of the House of Usher

    July
    JLA: Zatanna's Search trade
    Ghost Rider Vol. 1 (collecting 1st seven Danny Ketch issues)
    first issue of Gail Simone's new Red Sonja series

    August
    Rocketeer Adventures #1-4
    Amazing High Adventure #5
    Rocketeer/The Spirit: Pulp Friction

    September
    Rose #1-3
    New Frontier #1-3 (with annotations from the Absolute Edition)
    Gaiman's Sandman #1

    October
    Metamorphosis Odyssey
    Blackbolt: Something Inhuman This Way Comes (collecting Inhuman stories from Amazing Adventures)

    November
    Sandman Overture #1
    Corben's The Raven and the Red Death
    Iron Fist Masterworks Vol. 1
    Usagi Yojimbo Vol. 1
    early issues of Simonson's Thor

    December
    more Simonson Thor
    Robert E. Howard's Savage Sword #6
    The Secret History Omnibus Vol. 1
    Star-Lord Wolds on the Brink (collecting stories from Marvel b&w mags and color mags)

    I also finally got to see the Super-Heroes The Never Ending Battle 3 part documentary that aired on PBS in December, and any fan of classic super-heroes should check this out.

    And finally, for me the best of the new stuff for the year with or without appeal to the classic comic zeitgeist:
    Half Past Danger mini (dinos, Nazis, ninjas and femme fatales, all in a fun adventure story)
    Ed Brubaker's Fatale and Velvet
    Greg Rucka's Lazarus
    Busiek's Astro City
    Jeff Lemire's Trillium
    Waid's Daredevil
    Star Wars ongoing by Brian Wood
    Templar OGN
    Afterlife with Archie
    Dream Thief #1-5

    -M
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    This was quite fun . This year I might change up the way I pick what to read. I plan to read runs from this years Top 100 stories. And I will try to read what has been read from the other participants of this Club.
    Life is what you make it.

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    1500 is a difficult number. Only 2 have achieved it this year.
    Life is what you make it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by icctrombone View Post
    1500 is a difficult number. Only 2 have achieved it this year.
    Still a couple days left. I have a hunch I'll make it.
    formerly coke & comics

    Sleepwalker is Sandman done right. ~Tadhg

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris N View Post
    Still a couple days left. I have a hunch I'll make it.
    See. I totally made it.
    formerly coke & comics

    Sleepwalker is Sandman done right. ~Tadhg

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    I'm at 1430 but I still might hit 1500, as I am reading through a lot of Archie stuff and those issues are generally quite fast reads.
    At last, Boy Comics finally gets its own website!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MRP View Post
    As a bit of a post-mortem, here are my highlights (i.e. what I consider the best reads for fans of classic comics) for each month, some may be new material with appeal to fans of more classic fare as well...

    January
    Wonder Woman: The Twelve Labors
    Black Panther by Jack Kirby
    The Fafhrd & Grey Mouser stories from the original Sword of Sorcery series by DC
    Joe Kubert Presents #3

    February
    Superman Chronicles Vol. 1
    Ditko Dr. Strange
    Joe Kubert Presents #4
    Martian Manhunter: American Secrets
    Gil Kane's Blackmark

    March
    early Silver Age Hawkman from Showcase Presents Hawkman Vol. 1
    Alex Raymond's Flash Gordon
    Amazing High Adventure #1-2
    Joe Kubert Presents #5
    more Ditko Doc Strange

    April
    You Can't Pin A Medal on a Gorilla (Star Spangled War Stories #126)
    early Silver Age Atom from Showcase Presents The Atom Vol. 1
    Amazing High Adventure #3-4
    OMAC #1 (Kirby)
    Joe Kubert Presents #6
    Seeker 3000 (from Marvel Premiere)
    more Ditko Doc Strange
    Shadow War of Hawkman #1-4

    about May my reading of classics tailed off and I was reading more modern stuff, but of interest

    May
    end of the Ditko Doc Strange run and start of post-Ditko Doc material
    Francavilla's Black Beetle (modern but evocative of classic pulp heroes)

    I did read the first Walking Dead omnibus too, but I was mostly meh on it, but it did consume a large amount of my reading this month. Wasn't bad by any means, but didn't blow me away or inspire me to keep on reading and get second omnibus from the library too

    June
    Marvel Firsts: The 1970's Vol. 2 including first issues of Invaders, 1st Satana solo, Morbius solo, etc.)
    Kurt Busiek's new Astro City #1
    Corben's adaptation of the Fall of the House of Usher

    July
    JLA: Zatanna's Search trade
    Ghost Rider Vol. 1 (collecting 1st seven Danny Ketch issues)
    first issue of Gail Simone's new Red Sonja series

    August
    Rocketeer Adventures #1-4
    Amazing High Adventure #5
    Rocketeer/The Spirit: Pulp Friction

    September
    Rose #1-3
    New Frontier #1-3 (with annotations from the Absolute Edition)
    Gaiman's Sandman #1

    October
    Metamorphosis Odyssey
    Blackbolt: Something Inhuman This Way Comes (collecting Inhuman stories from Amazing Adventures)

    November
    Sandman Overture #1
    Corben's The Raven and the Red Death
    Iron Fist Masterworks Vol. 1
    Usagi Yojimbo Vol. 1
    early issues of Simonson's Thor

    December
    more Simonson Thor
    Robert E. Howard's Savage Sword #6
    The Secret History Omnibus Vol. 1
    Star-Lord Wolds on the Brink (collecting stories from Marvel b&w mags and color mags)

    I also finally got to see the Super-Heroes The Never Ending Battle 3 part documentary that aired on PBS in December, and any fan of classic super-heroes should check this out.

    And finally, for me the best of the new stuff for the year with or without appeal to the classic comic zeitgeist:
    Half Past Danger mini (dinos, Nazis, ninjas and femme fatales, all in a fun adventure story)
    Ed Brubaker's Fatale and Velvet
    Greg Rucka's Lazarus
    Busiek's Astro City
    Jeff Lemire's Trillium
    Waid's Daredevil
    Star Wars ongoing by Brian Wood
    Templar OGN
    Afterlife with Archie
    Dream Thief #1-5

    -M
    Love this!
    When I get time this week I'm going to go back and pull out my favorites from the year to share.

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    1,128 so far. I may get more in this weekend, but nowhere near 372. Still, that total is only counting novels as 1 book.
    Pull List; seems to be too long to fit in my sig...

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