The 2015 Manga/Graphic Novels/Video Game Novels Challenge
You can click the link above to get the full details of the rules. Some highlights:
- This challenge will run from January 1, 2015 to December 31, 2015. You can sign up at any time. (Good thing late sign ups are acceptable).
- Any book counts as long as it fits into one of the 3 chosen categories: Manga (all types of comic books are acceptable), Graphic Novels, Video Game Based Novels (Such as books based off of Warhammer, World of Warcraft, HALO, Mass Effect, Dungeons and Dragons, etc).
Level 4 Call of Duty – Veteran Player
- Read a total of 35 – 45 books.
I did the highest level last year, but since life has a way of happening, I am giving myself some leeway. Naturally, if I do better, I will upgrade accordingly.
List of books read and reviewed for this challenge:
- Matt Smith and Carl Critchlow, Judge Dredd: Anderson, Psi Division.
- Chris Metzen, Transformers: Primacy.
- Vic Malhotra, X-Files: Year Zero.
- Scott Snyder, American Vampire, Volume 5.
- Kennedy Xu, Daomu.
- Juzo Tokoro, Spawn: Shadows of Spawn, Volume 2.
- Juzo Tokoro, Spawn: Shadows of Spawn, Volume 3.
- Alex Ross, et.al, The Six Million Dollar Man, Season 6.
- Scott Snyder, American Vampire, Volume 7.
- Ryan Burton, et.al., Dark Engine, Volume 1: The Art of Destruction.
- Erik Burnham, et.al., Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles/Ghostbusters.
- Bob Budiansky, et.al., The Transformers Classics, Volume 4.
- John Arcudi, The Mask.
- Paco Ignacio Taibo II, Pancho Villa Takes Zacatecas.
- Kevin Smith, et.al., Batman '66 Meets the Green Hornet.
- W. Haden Blackman, Darth Vader and the Lost Command.
- Various authors, Predator Omnibus, Volume 1.
- Geoff Johns, Batman: Earth One, Volume 2.
- Steve McNiven and Charles Soule, Death of Wolverine.
- Mark Millar and Frank Quitely, Jupiter's Legacy Volume 1.
- Scott Snyder, Batman, Volume 6: Graveyard Shift.
- Becky Cloonan, et.al., Gotham Academy, Volume 1.
- Si Spencer, et.al., Bodies.
- Jeff Parker, et.al., Flash Gordon Omnibus.
- Tony S. Daniel, et.al., Deathstroke, Volume 1.
- Francis Manapul and Brian Bucellato, Batman: Detective Comics, Volume 6.
- Tim Seeley, et.al., Grayson, Volume 1.
- Cameron Stewart, et.al., Batgirl, Volume 1.
- Mark Millar, MPH.
- Shane McCarthy, Transformers: Drift-Empire of Stone.
- Michael Uslan, Justice, Inc.
- Robert Lazaro, Robert Heinlein's Citizen of the Galaxy.
- Steve Niles and Damien Worm, October Faction, Volume 1.
- Scott Snyder, et.al., Batman Eternal, Volume 2.
- Mairghread Scott, et.al., Transformers: Combiner Wars.
- Jim Davis, Garfield: The Big Cheese.
- Michael Bendis, Age of Ultron.
- Corina Sara Bechko, Heathentown.
- Fred Van Lente, et.al., Hulk: Season One.
- Vassilis Gogtzilas, The Bigger Bang.
- Max Dunbar, Dungeons and Dragons: Legends of Baldur's Gate, Volume 1.
- Jimmy Palmiotti, et.al., Harley Quinn, Volume 2: Power Outage.
- Shawn Kittelsen, Mortal Kombat X, Volume 1: Blood Ties.
- Bryan Lynch, Monster Motors.
- Boaz Lavie, et.al., The Divine.
- Rob Anderson, Creature Cops: Special Varmints Unit.
- Jinsei Kataoka and Kazuma Kondou, Deadman Wonderland, Volume 2.
- John Lewis, et.al., March: Book Two.
- Gerry Duggan, Arkham Manor.
Update Note (11/6/15): I have completed the initial challenge commitment. With 49 books, I can upgrade the challenge level to:
Level 5 HALO Style – Legendary Player
- Read a total of 45 – 55 books.
With 49 books, the challenge is complete for 2015. I have a few more reviews scheduled, which I will try to add to the list before the year ends.