Andi recently put up her latest update for her Panels Read Harder Challenge. I’d seen this on Panels previously but wasn’t thinking of joining in. But as I read Andi’s post, I realized that hey, I could easily fill most of these categories with the comics I’ve read this year – and it’s only March! I’ve got plenty of time to finish up!
The comic book links are to my mini reviews.
Read a comic book from the Golden Age (30s to early 50s)
(Ok I am stuck on this one. And that link to Wikipedia isn’t helping).
Read a comic book that features a creative team representing more than one gender
Read a comic book originally published in Europe
Read a piece of comics journalism
Read a self-contained graphic novel
Read a comic book from an independent publisher
Deadly Class Vol 1: – Rick Remender (published by Image Comics)
Read a comic book by an all-female creative team
Read a comic book about a culture other than your own
Read a comic book about a religion other than your own
Just requested Buddha 1 Kapilavastu by Osamu Tezuka from the library
Read a comic book marketed for children or all-ages.
Read a comic book that won an Eisner Award
Read a webcomic
I did read Nimona by Noelle Stevenson but I’m using that for the ‘villain as protagonist’ category. So I’m going to see what other webcomics there are! Maybe I’ll try Thunderpaw (read it here), partly because I’m intrigued by the use of animated gifs.
Read a comic book starring anthropomorphic animals
Wonderland – Tommy Kovac, Sonny Liew. The White Rabbit!
Children of the Sea – Daisuke Ishigara
Read a comic book written and drawn by the same person
Read a collection of comic strips.
Since there’s a Peanuts movie coming out this year, maybe that’s what I’ll read
Read a comic about a non-traditional superhero
Shadow Hero – Gene Luen Yang and Sonny Liew (obviously, Ms Marvel would fit here too!)
Read a book about comic books.
Just requested one from the library!
Er….I’m not sure
Read a new-to-you comic from the library
Will and Whit – Laura Lee Gulledge (many others would fit in this category, as I get almost all my comics from the library!)
Read a science fiction comic book
Pluto Naoki Urasawa x Osamu Tezuka – robots! Androids! Set in the future!
Showa 1939-1944: A History of Japan (Showa: A History of Japan #2) – Shigeru Mizuki (well, its translator calls it controversial. And since this second book is about Japan’s involvement in WWII, it is almost definitely controversial)
Read a comic with a villain for the protagonist
So I’ve still got some categories to figure out. And one in particular – Golden Age comics?? – I’m not sure if I can get my hands on… but hey, that’s not too shabby.