Sunday, December 21, 2008

Graphic Novels Challenge

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1. Choose a level of participation:
Minor: Read 6
Major: Read 12
Masters: Read 18
Doctorate: Read 24

2. Challenge begins Jan 1, 2009 and ends Dec 31, 2009. You may join at any point during the year.

3. Can I Overlap? Titles may overlap with any challenges and your list can change at any time.

4. Join the Blog!

Of course I'll be doing the Doctorate level. :) Here's my list so far:
1. V for Vendetta, Alan Moore
2. 300, Frank Miller
3. The Hard Goodbye, Frank Miller
4. A Dame to Kill For, Frank Miller
5. The Big Fat Kill, Frank Miller
6. That Yellow Bastard, Frank Miller
7. Family Values, Frank Miller
8. The Doll's House, Neil Gaiman
9. Dream Country, Neil Gaiman
10. Season of Mists, Neil Gaiman
11. A Dream of You, Neil Gaiman
12. Fables and Reflections, Neil Gaiman
13. Brief Lives, Neil Gaiman
14. World's End, Neil Gaiman
15. The Kindly Ones, Neil Gaiman
16. The Wake, Neil Gaiman
17. A People's History of American Empire, Howard Zinn
18. Palestine, Joe Sacco
19. Death: The Time of Your Life, Neil Gaiman
20. Death: The High Cost of Living, Neil Gaiman
21. Blue Monday: Thieves Like Us, Chynna Clugston
22. Stephen Colbert's Tek Jansen, John Layman
23. Coraline: The Graphic Novel, Neil Gaiman
24. The Dangerous Alphabet, Neil Gaiman

I should just call this the "Neil Gaiman (and some guys) Graphic Novel Challenge."

Read and Reviewed:
1. Fables #11: War and Pieces


Alea said...

Yay! I'm so glad you are doing this too! I've read only one of the Sin City Graphic Novels but I really liked it!

bkclubcare said...

I have a goal to read ONE graphic novel in 2009. (sad? I'm easing into it...)

Laza said...

Excellent list! I'll be looking forward to what you have to say about Gaiman's books. I'll probably end up reading them all at some point as well. I'm falling in love with him!

Shoot me your email at gimmemorebooks10 at gmail dot com and I'll add you to the blog so you can post there as well. :)

Laza said...

I was thinking....someone should totally host a Neil Gaiman challenge. :) I would definitely sign up for that!

jessi said...

Alea - You've read one more than me, then. I really like Miller's other work, and have been meaning to read Sin City for a while now, so this challenge is a good excuse.

Care - Baby steps are a good thing. You might want to look into comic book adaptations if you're feeling really apprehensive - I've seen some pretty interesting Manga Shakespeare books.

Laza - I can't believe it's taken me this long to read The Sandman series! I love Gaiman and have read pretty much everything else he's done. I think a Neil Gaiman challenge would be pretty awesome! :)

Veens said...

now i get it... u r a HUGE fan of Neil Gaiman :) :)

**sorry I m a tube-light**