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2,011 in 2011 comic-book reading challenge: week 28 and 29 recap

by Matthew Price Published: July 25, 2011

With 88 comic books read in the past 2 weeks, I’ve read 1,026 out of a planned 2,011 in my 2011 comic-book reading challenge.   With 56 percent of the year over, I’ve read 51 percent of the comics I need to to meet my goal.   The largest portion of my reading in the past 2 weeks were 20 issues of “G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero” from Marvel’s 1980s series, based on the Hasbro toy line, that have been recently reprinted by IDW.    Click past the cut for breakdowns.

Marvel Comics was significantly out in front, with the aforementioned G.I. Joe comics, as well as 15 issues from the Brian Michael Bendis “Daredevil” run.   An assortment of “Batman” comics helped put DC in the No. 2 spot in the past 2 weeks.

Marvel Comics – 57
DC Comics – 17
Oni Press – 12
Image Comics – 1
Bluewater – 1

The decades were relatively evenly spread among the 1980s, 2000s and 2010s.

1980s  - 26
1990s – 6
2000s – 28
2010s – 28

Year to date breakdowns:

Marvel Comics extends its lead.  It’s followed by DC Comics and Image.

Marvel Comics: 572
DC Comics: 135
Image Comics: 60
Valiant Comics: 47
Malibu: 39
Dark Horse: 36
Eclipse Comics: 23
Dynamite: 20
Sirius: 17
NOW Comics: 12
Oni Press: 12
IDW: 9
Pen and Ink: 7
Prize: 7
Broadway: 6
Radical: 4
Archie: 4
Archaia: 4
NBM: 3
Atlas: 2
Harvey: 2
Abstract: 1
Bluewater: 1
Boom!: 1
Triumphant: 1
Pacific: 1

The 2000s remain in the lead for most-read decade.  The 2010s are in second, up from third, followed by the 1980s in third, up from fourth.  The 1990s slip from second place to fourth.

1940-1949: 1
1950-1959: 7
1960-1969: 25
1970-1979: 108
1980-1989: 205
1990-1999: 204
2000-2009: 257
2010-present: 219

- Matt Price

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by Matthew Price
Features Editor
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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