Back in 2013 I started keeping track of what comics I read. Being a very long term comic reader and collector I’ve always picked up books I wanted as they were published and invariably had a stack around the house of unread books. This stack became it’s own bookshelf of unread material and in 2013 I decided to document what was being read and whether or not I got around to reviewing it online.

I keep the list in Simple Note, a handy web list site that also has an IOS app. It’s just text and that makes it easy to keep updated. My comics catalogue app CLZ Comics also has a “read” option but you need to edit the title, scroll to it and select, then save. Sounds easy but I seem to always forget.

As well the text list makes it easy to import into Excel and make a comparison to previous years. In 2015 I read 61 comic books and reviewed 13, or just 21%. Yikes. In 2014 I read 77 comic books and reviewed 18, for 23%. In 2013 I read 97 comic books and reviewed 18, for 19%. For 2016 I’m trying to review every book I read, at the very least short and sweet with a focus on why it was successful or not. Reviews listed are at Comic Book Daily.

Here is 2015’s list:

John Buscema’s Silver Surfer Artist’s Edition (reviewed)
This One Summer
Run Like Crazy Run Like Hell
Black Widow Vol 2: The Tightly Tangled Web
Will Eisner’s The Spirit Artist’s Edition Vol 2 (reviewed)
Trilogy USA
Prince Valiant Vol 10: 1955-1956
DMZ The Deluxe Edition Book Three
The Manara Library Vol 6: Escape From Paranesi And Other Stories
The Shaolin Cowboy: Shemp Buffet
The Usagi Yojimbo Saga Book 1
Modesty Blaise: The Hell-Makers
Scalped The Deluxe Edition Book One
The Borgias
Joe Kubert’s Tarzan Of The Apes Artist’s Edition (reviewed)
Twilight
The Usagi Yojimbo Saga Book 2
Dark Ages
Jupiter’s Legacy
Rage Of Ultron
Jack Kirby Mister Miracle Artist’s Edition (reviewed)
Bouncer: Black Hearts
Thor Season One
Frank Miller’s Ronin Gallery Edition (reviewed)
Winterworld Vol 2: The Stranded
Amazing Spider-Man Vol 1.1: Learning To Crawl
Best Of EC: Artist’s Edition, Volume 2 (reviewed)
Batman Earth One Vol 2
Fatherland
Men Of Wrath
David Mazzucchelli’s Daredevil Artist’s Edition (reviewed)
Grendel vs. The Shadow
Star Slammers: The Complete Collection
Deathlok: Control.Alt.Delete.
Amazing Spider-Man Vol 1: The Parker Luck
DMZ The Deluxe Edition Book Four
Prince Valiant Vol 11: 1957-1958
Bravo For Adventure (reviewed)
Creepy Presents Alex Toth
Russian Olive To Red King
The Usagi Yojimbo Saga Book 3
The King In Yellow
Eric Powell’s The Goon Artist’s Edition (reviewed)
Scalped The Deluxe Edition Book Two
Aliens: Salvation (reviewed)
Zenith Phase One Apex Edition (reviewed)
The New Deal
The Usagi Yojimbo Saga Book 4
Superman/Batman: Michael Turner Gallery Edition (reviewed)
Beyond Mars
Teen Titans Earth One Vol 1
Graphic Ink: The DC Comics Art Of Darwyn Cooke
Universal War One (reviewed)
The Adventurous Decade
Spooks Vol 5: Megan
Showman Killer Vol 1: Heartless Hero
The Quest For The Time Bird
Prince Valiant Vol 12: 1959-1960
DMZ Deluxe Edition Book Five
Scalped Deluxe Edition Book Three
Sanctum