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2,011 in 2011 comic-book reading challenge: Week 51 and 52 recap

by Matthew Price Modified: April 22, 2013 at 4:22 pm •  Published: December 29, 2011

Holy cow.  It’s done!  I sort of can’t believe I finished the entire thing, but I did, in fact, complete my 2,011 comic books in 2011 reading challenge.

David Nelson, who also completed the challenge, asked if I had a compiled list.  I don’t — I might work it up in January, but for the moment, the best way to relive the challenge is by going through the category:

Thanks to everyone who read along and who worked on the challenge from home!  Breakdowns for the last two weeks past the cut; more breakdowns possible in January.

Michael Turner’s “Fathom” again made up the largest single title read in the past two weeks, as I worked through the Aspen output of the title.  With 2 days left in the year, I’ve read 2,011 comics, to complete the challenge.  I read 76 comics total in the past two weeks of my 2,011 in 2011 comic-book challenge.   There have been some questions about, did I list every single comic I read this year?  And no, I didn’t.  The 2,011 includes anything I read and blogged about, either in text or video format.

Aspen and DC Comics were the top 2 publishers for the past two weeks.

Aspen: 25
DC Comics: 24
Marvel Comics: 16
Image Comics: 7
IDW: 2
Gilberton: 1
Antarctic: 1

The 2010s were the top decade of the past 2 weeks, followed by the 2000s.

1940s: 1
1970s: 3
1980s: 1
1990s: 1
2000s: 31
2010s: 39


Year to date:

Marvel Comics finishes the year as the most-read publisher, followed by DC, Dark Horse, and Image.   Overall, I read and blogged about comics from 36 different publishers in 2011.

Marvel Comics: 815
DC Comics: 577
Dark Horse: 151
Image Comics: 89
Valiant Comics: 63
Boom! Studios: 61
Malibu: 39
Aspen: 26
Eclipse Comics: 23
Dynamite: 21
Sirius: 17
IDW: 17
NOW Comics: 12
Oni Press: 12
Steeldragon: 12
Archie: 9
Pen and Ink: 7
Prize: 7
Broadway: 6
Radical: 4
Archaia: 4
Dell: 4
Gold Key: 3
Harvey: 3
NBM: 3
Pak Man: 3
Atlas: 2
Triumphant: 2
Abstract: 1
Antarctic: 1
Bluewater: 1
Fox: 1
Gilberton: 1
Moonstone: 1
Pacific: 1
SLG: 1

The 2000s were the most-read decade, with more than 600 comics read.  It was followed by the 2010s, 1990s and 1980s.   Over the course of the challenge, I read comics that were more than 70 years old, and I read comics that had come out moments ago.

1930-1939: 1
1940-1949: 7
1950-1959: 9
1960-1969: 60
1970-1979: 157
1980-1989: 272
1990-1999: 333
2000-2009: 637
2010-present: 535

- Matt Price

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by Matthew Price
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Features Editor Matthew Price has worked for The Oklahoman since 2000. He’s a University of Oklahoma graduate who has also worked at the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and was a Dow Jones Newspaper Fund intern for the Dallas Morning News. He’s...
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