June 1, 2012

June Reads

Welcome to summer! The challenge continues to progress nicely. We now have multiple participants working their way through Bill Willingham's Fables series and also Robert Kirkman's The Walking Dead has picked up a few readers. There were some single title volumes read this month, a few that I'd never even heard of.  Congratulations to Mervi for finishing the challenge this month! We also had some new participants join the challenge. Welcome!

Underneath this month's reads are the current rankings and the up-to-date list of books read so far this year.

Twelve and Over:
Nicola: 44
Tom: 22
Aaron: 20
Karissa's Reading Review: 18
Mervi: 12

T Frances: 11
Larissa: 9
Joseph: 3
Reading Challenged: 4
Kat: 4
Jim Black: 4
Tif: 3
Chris@ Nerf Reader: 3
Joe: 2
John: 2
Bex: 2
Healiel: 2
GuadiRC: 2
The misanthropologist:1
Jean-Paul: 1
27 participants: 0

Individual Books Read Up and Including June:

Ninomiya Ai: Are You Alice? Vol. 1 (Healiel)

Anthologies: Tall: Great American Folktales (Nicola)

Hiroyuki Asada: Tegami Bachi: Letter Bee, Vol. 1 (Larissa); Tegami Bachi: Letter Bee, Vol. 7 (Nicola); Tegami Bachi: Letter Bee, Vol. 8 (Nicola)

Atsuko Asano: NO.6, Vol. 1 (Healiel)

Penelope Bagieu:
Cadavre Exquis (Larissa); La Page Blanche (Larissa)

Frank Beddor:
Hatter M, Vol. 1 (Karissa); (TFrances); Hatter M, Vol. 2 (TFrances); Hatter M, Vol. 3 (TFrances)

Alison Bechdel: Fun Home (Bex)

Brian Michael Bendis: Torso: A True Crime Graphic Novel (Nicola)

Hannah Berry: Britten and Brulightly (Chris@Nerfreader)

Raymond Briggs:
When the Wind Blows (Nicola); Ethel & Ernest, a true story (Nicola)

Joe Brusha: Neverland (Karissa)

Kurt Busiek:
Superstar: As Seen On TV (Jim Black);
Avengers: The Morgan Conquest (Mervi)Avengers: Assemble, vol.1Mervi; Avengers Assemble, vol. 2Mervi; Avengers: Living Legends (Mervi

Michael Cavallero: The Wizard of Oz (Tom)

Scott Chantler: Two Generals (John)

Scott Ciencin: Power at the Plate (Nicola)

Clamp: X 3-in1. Vol.1 (Nicola); X 3-in-1. Vol. 2 (Nicola)

Daniel Clowes: The Death-Ray (Kat)

Paul Cornell: Batman & Robin: Dark Knight, White Knight (Karissa)

Willow Dawson: Hyena in Petticoats, The Story of Suffragette Nellie McClung (Nicola)

Keith R.A. DeCandido: Star Trek :TNG: Perchance to Dream (Mervi)

Nunzio DeFillipis: The Avalon Chronicles #1 (Nicola)

Guy DeLisle: Burma Chronicles (Larissa); Jerusalem: Chronicles from the Holy City (Larissa)

Ian Edington
Leviathon (Nicola)

Garth Ennis: The Boys, Vol. 9 (TFrances); The Boy, Vol.10 (TFrances)

Michel Gagne: The Saga of Rex (Karissa)

Neil Gaiman: The Sandman #1: Preludes & Nocturnes (TFrances); The Sandman #2 (TFrances)

Rick Geary: The Terrible Axe-Man of New Orleans (Nicola)

Graphic Classics: Vol. 22, African-American Classics (Nicola)

Alan Grant: Judge Andersen, The Psychic Crime Files (Nicola)

Justin Gray: Trailblazer (Jim Black)

Jim Henson: Tale of Sand (Jean-Paul)

Cigars of the Pharoah (Aaron); The Blue Lotus (Aaron); The Broken Ear (Aaron); The Black Island (Aaron); King Ottokar's Sceptre (Aaron); The Crab with the Golden Claws (Aaron); The Shooting Star (Aaron); The Secret of the Unicorn (Aaron); Red Rackham's Treasure (Aaron); The Seven Crystal Balls (Aaron); Prisoners of the Sun (Aaron); Land of Black Gold (Aaron); Destination Moon (Aaron); Explorers on the Moon (Aaron); The Calculus Affair (Aaron); The Red Sea Sharks (Aaron); Tintin in Tibet (Aaron); The Castsifiore Emerald (Aaron); Flight 714 (Aaron); Tintin and the Picaros (Aaron)

Faith Erin Hicks:
Friends with Boys (Nicola); Zombies Calling (Nicola)

Joe Hill: Locke and Key #1: Welcome to Lovecraft (Tif)

Gareth Hinds: The Odyssey (Tom)

Jeff Jensen: Green River Killer: A True Detective Story (Nicola)

Jeff Johns: The Brightest Day, Vol. 2 (Tom); The Justice League, Vol. 1: The Origin (Nicola)

R. Kikuo Johnson: The Shark King (Tom)

Antony Johnston: The Coldest City (Nicola)

Chigusa Kawai: Alice the 101st, Vol. 2 (Reading Challenged)

Robert Kirkman:
Super Dinosaur, Vol. 1 (Nicola);
The Walking Dead, Vol. 1 (GuadiRC); (Tom), The Walking Dead, Vol. 2 (Tom); The Walking Dead, Vol. 3 (Tom); The Walking Dead, Vol. 4 (Tom) (TFrances); The Walking Dead, Vol. 10 (Joseph); The Walking Dead, Vol. 11 (Joseph); The Walking Dead, Vol. 12 (Joseph)

Tite Kubo: Bleach, vol. 37 (Kat)

Lang, John: Lone Hawk: The Story of Air Ace Billy Bishop

Joseph Lanzara:
Dante's The Inferno: The Graphic Novel (Tom); (Nicola)

Tony Lee:
Excalibur: The Legend of King Arthur (Tom); Doctor Who: The Forgotten (TFrances)

Jeff Lemire: Animal Man, Vol. 1 (Tom)

Robert James Luedke: Eyewitness: Unknown God (Tom)

Brian Lynch: Angel, vol. 6: Last Angel in Hell (Larissa)

Ellie Mamahara: Double Cast (Reading Challenged)

David Michelini: The Avengers: Nights of Wondergrore (Mervi)

Mike Mignola: Hellboy: Masks & Monsters (Joseph)

Fabio Moon & Gabriel Ba: Daytripper (the misanthropologist)

Alan Moore:
Tom Strong, Book 3 (Mervi); Tom Strong, Book 4 (Mervi); Tom Strong, Book 6 (Mervi)

Leah Moore: Doctor Who: Through Time and Space (TFrances)

Grant Morrison: Judge Dredd: Crusade & Frankenstein Division (Nicola)

Mozchops: Salsa Invertebraxa (Nicola)

Ted Naifeh:
Courtney Crumrin in the Twilight Kingdom (Karissa); Courtney Crumrin and the Coven of Mystics (Karissa); Courtney Crumrin's Monstrous Holiday (Karissa)

George O'Connor: Hades: Lord of the Dead (Nicola)

Héctor Germán Oesterheld: El Eternauta (GuadiRC)

Megumi Osuga:
MAOH: Juvenile Remix, Vol. 7 (Nicola); MAOH: Juvenile Remix, Vol. 8 (Nicola); MAOH: Juvenile Remix, Vol. 9 (Nicola); MAOH: Juvenile Remix, Vol. 10 (Nicola)

Greg Pak: Alpha Flight, Vol. 1 (Jim Black)

David Peterson:
Mouse Guard: Fall of 1152 (Karissa); Mouse Guard: Winter of 1152 (Karissa)

Peyo: The Smurfs #8: The Smurf Apprentice (Tom); The Smurfs #10: The Return of Smurfette (Tom)

Mike Raicht: The Jungle (Karissa)

Scott Mitchell Rosenberg: Cowboys and Aliens (Tom)

Greg Rucka: Wonder Woman: The Hiketeia (Tom)

Marjanne Satrapi: Embroideries (Larissa); Chicken with Plums (Larissa)

Bob Schrek: Jurassic Park: Redemption (Tom)

Mark Schultz: Tom Strong, Book5 (Mervi)

Chris Schweizer: Crogan's Loyalty (Nicola)

Shakespeare: A Midsummer Night's Dream: Manga Edition (TFrances)

Hiroshi Shiibashi:
Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan, Vol. 5 (Nicola); Nura:Rise of the Yokai Clan, Vol. 6 (Nicola); Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan, Vol. 7 (Nicola), Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan, Vol. 8 (Nicola)

Brian Smith: The Stuff of Legend #3: A Jester's Tale (Karissa); Voltron Force, vol. 1: Shelter From the Storm (Nicola)

Scott Snyder:
American Vampire Vol.1 (Tom); American Vampire vol. 2 (Tom); Batman: Black Mirror (Tom)

Kean Soo: Jellaby (Nicola); (Chris@Nerfreader); Jellaby:Monster in the City (Nicola)

Nadja Speigelman:  Zig and Wikki in the Cow (Tom); (Nicola)

Ashley Spires: Binky, The Space Cat (Karissa)

Studio Ghibli:
The Secret World of Arrietty, vol. 1 (Nicola); The Secret World of Arrietty, vol. 2 (Nicola)

Mary M Talbot - Dotter of her Father's Eyes (Nicola)

Brandon Terrell: Riptide Pride (Nicola)

Yumi Tsukirino:
Fluffy, Fluffy Cinamoroll, Vol.1 (Nicola); Fluffy, Fluffy, Cinnamoroll, vol. 2 (Nicola)

Vance, Jack: The Moon Moth (Karissa)

Sara Varon: Bake Sale (Karissa)

Scott Westerfield:
Ugly's: Shays Story (Karissa)

Willingham, Bill: Fables #4: March of the Wooden Soldiers (Karissa) (Larissa); Fables #5: The Mean Seasons (Karissa); Fables #8: Wolves (Karissa); Fables #16:Super Tem (Kat)

Marv Wolfman: Teen Titans: Games (Jim Black)

Craig Yoe: Bob Powell's Terror, Vol. 2 (Kat)

Jane Yolen: The Last Dragon (Nicola); (Chris@NerfReader)

Kiiro Yumi: Library Wars: Love & War, Vol. 7 (Nicola)


Sandy from Scribing Shadows said...

I feel so guilty. I took a blogging break and haven't reviewed any graphic novels since the challenge started -hangs head in shame-. I am starting up again though so wish me luck. Also great job everyone!

Nicola Mansfield said...

There's still half a year left! Plenty of time, yet. Good luck, Sandy!