Thursday, December 17, 2009

Graphic Novels Challenge

I had thought that I was done joining challenges, but since I will be reading a bunch of graphic novels next year anyway, I might as well join this one too. I found this challenge here. And here are the rules:

  • The challenge starts on January 1st 2010 and ends on December 31st (but we don't mind you starting early.)
  • You don't have to make a list beforehand (but you can, of course! Lists are great because they give ideas to people who aren't sure what to read. And if you do make one, don't feel forced to stick to it!)
  • We simplified the levels of participation: you can be a Beginner (3 Comics or Graphic Novels), Intermediate (3-10) or an Expert (10+). You're more than free to adjust your level of participation after the challenge has begun.
  • There will be mini-challenges! Look for a post with more info on that soon.
  • Overlaps with other challenges are totally fine.
I will definitely be going for the expert level of participation. Graphic novels are easy and quick, and I find them a nice break between longer novels.

Here's what I've read so far this year:
  1. Y: The Last Man - Unmanned by Brian K. Vaughan
  2. Captain America: The Man With No Face by Ed Brubaker
  3. Blankets by Craig Thompson
  4. Y: The Last Man - Cycles by Brian K. Vaughan
  5. The Complete Maus by Art Spiegelman
  6. Captain America: Road to Reborn by Ed Brubaker
  7. Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood by Marjane Satrapi
  8. Ultimatum X-Men/Fantastic Four
  9. Teen Titans Spotlight: Wonder Girl by J. Torres
  10. Serenity: Better Days by Joss Whedon
  11. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz adapted by David Chauvel
  12. Amulet Book One: The Stonekeeper by Kazu Kibuishi
  13. Amulet Book Two: The Stonekeeper's Curse by Kazu Kibuishi
  14. American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang
  15. Runaways Vol. 2 by Brian K. Vaughan
  16. Pride and Prejudice by Nancy Butler
  17. The Plain Janes by Cecil Castellucci
  18. Life Sucks by Jessica Abel
  19. Fables: The Dark Ages by Bill Willingham
  20. Umbrella Academy Vol. 1 by Gerard Way
  21. Rapunzel's Revenge by Shannon and Dean Hale

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