The 2018 Reading Thread - The Extreme Ultimate Edition - January

A tradition unlike any other returns! The reading thread is back.

The rules as laid down by the great and powerful @Torchsong are simple:

Log everything you've read this year. Just edit your existing post or you (and we) will get confused trying to keep up. At the end of each month I'll start a new thread and you can pick a "winner" from your favorite books. You can focus on just trades (which is usually what I do), or just write about the good stuff you've read.

December Winner:
Marvel Epic Collection Excaliber vol 1

January List:

Marvel Epic Collection Power Man & Iron Fist vol 2 "Revenge!"

Amazing Spiderman Omnibus vol 2 (I might be able to finish this in January)


  • nweathingtonnweathington Posts: 5,279
    edited January 21
    Thanks for picking up the baton, @CaptShazam!

    December 2017 winner: Harrow County vol. 1-6 TP

    January books
    Archie #27
    Captain America #697
    Casanova: Acedia #1-8
    Cursed Pirate Girl Annual #1
    Dept. H #12-18
    Doctor Strange #25, 382-383
    The Family Trade #2
    Fu Jitsu #3
    Mister Miracle #6
  • TorchsongTorchsong Posts: 2,678
    edited January 17
    Thanks Cap! I'm more than happy to pass the "torch" (Ugh...I hate myself now.) :) I'll participate once I get to reading some stuff.


    Gotham Central Vol. 3 (DC) - Great book even though I'm jumping in right in the middle.
    Die Kitty Die: Hollywood or Bust (Crowdsourced) - More kinky offbeat humor from Archie comics artist Dan Parent.
    Star Raiders (DC)
    Saga Vol. 8 (Image)
    Motor Girl Vol. 2 (Abstract)
    Anti-Magic Academy - The Complete Missions (Seven Seas)
    Goblin Slayer Vol. 1 (Yen)
    Nisekoi Vol. 25 (Viz)
    Aho Girl Vol. 4 (Yen)
    Gwenpool Vol. 4 (Marvel)
    X-Men: Gold Annual Vol. 1 - Not regularly reading X-Men anymore but it's the 30th anniversary of Excalibur which is still one of my favorite titles and they got "the band" back together. Couldn't resist and loved it.
  • mwhitt80mwhitt80 Posts: 3,247
    edited January 21
    @Torchsong you should. I'm still bitter about December. I did a ton of EoY reading and no December thread.
    So here's my January list:

    Rock Candy Mountain 1-4 (digital) - an undefeatable hobo on the run from the devil, the FBI, and his past quests for the Big Rock Candy Mountain. I recommend the issues the backmatter on hobo life is interesting.

    Rick and Morty #32-33 (digital)

    Delicious in Dungeon vol. 3 - I am still loving this book.

    KoDT #180-192
  • CageNarleighCageNarleigh Posts: 688
    edited January 12
    I always start the year intending to do this, but forget because I'm dumb. Haha. I'll do my best this year to participate! Let's see if I can hold to that!

    Here are the books I've read in the month of January:

    Batman and the Signal #1
    Batman: White Knight #4
    Black Lightning: Cold Dead Hands #3
    Green Arrow #36
    Green Lanterns #38
    Goosebumps Monsters at Midnight #2
    Rogue & Gambit #1
    X-Men Grand Design #2
    Action Comics #995
    Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps #36
    Ragman #4
    Barbarella #2
    Port of Earth #3
    Old Man Hawkeye #1
    Venom #160
    Deadman #3
  • chrislchrisl Posts: 45
    edited January 14
    I'm trying to read more comics this year and maybe this thread will help keep me on track.

    Wonder Woman # 35
    Dastardly and Muttley # 1-3
    The Ruff and Reddy Show # 1,2
    Harley and Ivy Meet Betty and Veronica # 1,2
    Nightwing: The New Order # 3,4
    Batwoman # 8,9
    Detective Comics # 966-969
    Aquaman # 29,30
    Aquaman Annual # 1
    The Flash # 32-35
    Mister Miracle # 3,4
    Star Wars: Mace Windu # 5
    Sword of Ages # 1
    Star Wars: Doctor Aphra # 15
    Justice League # 8-13
    Suicide Squad # 9,10
    Justice League vs. Suicide Squad # 1-6
    Minky Woodcock: The Girl who Handcuffed Houdini # 1
    Port of Earth # 1
    The Wonderful World of Tank Girl # 1
    Rasputin: The Voice of the Dragon # 1
    James Bond: Solstice
    Quarry’s War # 1
    Retcon #2,3
    Dan Dare # 1
    Thor # 293 vol. 1
  • PeterPeter Posts: 420
    edited January 4
    I'll bite. Especially since one of my NY Resolutions is to read at least one comic a day from my collection. Because it's feeling neglected. Ha.

    I started so far with:
    Justice 1-5 by Ross, Krueger, Braithwaite and co. It's like a modern day Challenge of the Super Friends with the JLA vs Legion of Doom!
  • mwhitt80mwhitt80 Posts: 3,247
    Peter said:

    I started so far with:
    Justice 1-5 by Ross, Krueger, Braithwaite and co. It's like a modern day Challenge of the Super Friends with the JLA vs Legion of Doom!

    How did you like it?
  • PeterPeter Posts: 420
    So far so good! It’s along the lines of Earth X, where it won’t reach the status of Marvels or Kingdom Come, but as a stand-alone out of continuity story, it’s a fun ride. Some very interesting moments/uses of powers/character interactions. Looking forward to the rest of the ride.
  • mwhitt80mwhitt80 Posts: 3,247
    @Peter How did you like Batman Metal? The trades are getting ready to come out, is it worth jumping in?
    Also thank you for doing the Legion podcast; I decided to start my Legion journey with that series just a few months before you started the podcast. I've really enjoyed it.
  • CageNarleighCageNarleigh Posts: 688
    edited January 4
    mwhitt80 said:

    @Peter How did you like Batman Metal? The trades are getting ready to come out, is it worth jumping in?

    You didn't ask me, but just jumping in with my two cents.

    It's not over 100% just yet, but, while I personally find it enjoyable, I also find it...scatterbrained. I keep feeling like I'm forgetting something or missing an issue or reading something out of order. If I had a list to follow, it may make things easier. But the way I've read the solicits, I've yet to see a cohesive DC Metal trade. Just the main series by itself, then the different Dark Multiverse Batmen by themselves, etc.

    But it's an interesting concept and I'm glad I read it!

    EDIT: Speaking of a reading order, I found this! CLICK HERE. Seems pretty cohesive. I'm going to try and re-read everything I had in this order and see if it helps.
  • mwhitt80mwhitt80 Posts: 3,247
    Sorry, I'll take opinions on the subject from all readers. I just knew he reading it.
    Thanks CN
  • Evening639Evening639 Posts: 321
    edited January 21
    Jack Cole and Plastic Man (Chronicle Books)
    Brilliant Trash #2 (Aftershock Comics)
    Kong on the Planet of the Apes #2 (BOOM! Studios)
    Long Lost #2 (Scout Comics)
    That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Volume 3 (Kodansha Comics)
    Rockin Rollin Miner Ants #2 (Fate Comics)
    Space Ducks: An Infinite Comic Book of Musical Greatness (BOOM! Town)
    The Other Sides of Howard Cruse (BOOM! Town)
    Beasts of Burden: Animal Rites (Dark Horse)
    Amulet: Book Six - Escape From Lucien (Graphix)
    Amulet: Book Seven - Firelight (Graphix)
    The Adventures of Browser and Sequoia #1 (SaberCat)
    Buffalo Wings Archives #1 (Antarctic Press)
    Buffalo Wings Archives #2 (Antarctic Press)
    Strangers in Paradise Omnibus One (Abstract Studio)
    "...and then we'll get him!" (Richard Marek Publishers)
  • UltimateThorUltimateThor Posts: 21
    edited January 22
    Thanks for starting this thread, I've seen it in years past but have never participated before, I think it will be fun! I usually read 4 trades a month digitally on the hoopla app through my local library. I'll list them here as I read them and pick my winner at the end of the month :)

    JANUARY 2018:
    Saga Vol. 8
    Lazarus Vol. 5: Cull
    Black Hammer Vol. 1: Secret Origins
  • nweathingtonnweathington Posts: 5,279
    Lots of participation this year—fantastic!
  • luke52luke52 Posts: 1,337
    edited January 18
    January books:

    Green Arrow vol.1-3 (Rebirth) this has been a seriously good read. The art is great, as are the stories. Well worth a read.
    Aquaman and The Others vol. 1
  • ChrisBeckettChrisBeckett Posts: 405
    edited January 19
    All right, I'm game!

    January books:

    Flintstones v.2
    Black Hammer v.1
    Extremity v.1
    Descender v.1
  • BryanBryan Posts: 20
    edited January 22

    Saga vol. 8
    Green Arrow #36
    Pager Girls #19
    Batgirl & the Birds of Prey #18
    Minky Woodcock: The Girl Who Handcuffed Houdini #2
    Quarry's War #2
    Sword of Ages #2
    The Wicked + The Divine vol. 5
    Low vol. 1
    Low vol. 2
    Low vol. 3
    Krampus! (tpb)
    The Flintstones Vol. 2
    Clean Room Vol. 1
    Redneck Vol. 1
    The Punisher Vol.1: On The Road (Cloonan/Dillon)
    Days of Hate #1
    Normandy Gold #5
    Kill or be Killed #15
    The Filth (complete series)
  • mwhitt80mwhitt80 Posts: 3,247
    New Year's mid-month baby bump
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