March 31, 2012

Current Stats as of End of March & Organized List of Reviews

March was a great month with a total of 36 individual reviews from 11 different participants.  There is still very little repitition of titles read, though a handful have now been read by more than one participant plus this month we have a reader choosing to read the original French versions and another an original Argentinian edition.  I'm so delighted at the variety of graphic novels reflected on the list that this year's particpants are making.  We're running the whole gamut from kid's comics to very Adult material, from superheroes to non-fiction travelogues.  Check out the list below our stats.

Here's who has started the challenge and how far along they are.  Congrats to Tom for moving the most up through the ranks this month!  We have a couple people who have just joined us this month, and an original participant who has just started the challenge.  Good for you!  Everybody else .... Let's get reading!

Twelve and Over:
Nicola: 33
Aaron: 20

Karissa's Reading Review: 11
Tom: 10

Larissa: 7
Mervi: 7
TFrances: 6
Kat: 4
Jim Black: 4
Chris@ Nerf Reader: 3
GuadiRC: 2
Joseph: 2
The misanthropologist:1
Tif: 1
John: 1
Bex: 1
Healiel: 1
Reading Challenged: 1

26  participants: 0

Individual Books Read So Far:

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.1 (Mervi)

Scott Chantler: Two Generals (John)

Scott Ciencin: Power at the Plate (Nicola)

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

Daniel Clowes: The Death-Ray (Kat)

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

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

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

Garth Ennis: The Boys, Vol. 9 (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)

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 Brightests Day, Vol. 2 (Tom)

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

Robert Kirkman:
Super Dinosaur, Vol. 1 (Nicola); The Walking Dead, Vol. 1 (GuadiRC), The Walking Dead, Vol. 10 (Joseph)

Tite Kubo: Bleach, vol. 37 (Kat)

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

Tony Lee: Excalibur: The Legend of King Arthur (Tom)

Mike Mignola: Hellboy: Masks & Monsters (Joseph)

FabioMoon & 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)

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)

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)

Mike Raicht: The Jungle (Karissa)

Marjanne Satrapi: Chicken with Plums (Larissa)

Bob Schrek: Jurassic Park: Redemption (Tom)

Mark Schultz: Tom Strong, Book5 (Mervi)

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)

Marjane Satrapi: Embroideries (Larissa);

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)

Sara Varon: Bake Sale (Karissa)

Willingham, Bill: 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)

March 1, 2012

March Reads