Birth Year Readings I

Wednesday September 28, 2011 is my birthday.

Not a particular milestone, just watching my youth flee like a prison break. I got curious, wondering if I listed everything I read in a birth year how much I actually consumed. I was going to list articles but thanks to twitter and google I…can’t. I go through tons of articles and it’d just be too much, compounded by my avid laziness. So here is what I’ve been reading since Wednesday September 28 2011 (with occasional commentary) to Thursday September 27, 2012. {Special thanks to Brian E for facilitating my crack like connection to comic books.}

Table of Contents:
Ongoing Comic Book Monthlies
Books (Fiction & Non-Fiction)
Comic Book Trades

Ongoing Comic Book Monthlies:
All Star Western #3-12
Action Comics #3-12
Animal Man #2-12
Animal Man Annual #1
Aquaman #2-12
Astonishing X-Men #48, 50-51
Avengers Academy #19-35
Avengers: The Children’s Crusade #1-10 {includes the Young Avengers 1 shot}

Batgirl #3-12
Batman #2-12
Batman Annual #1
Batman 80-Page Giant 2011 #1
Batman: The Secret City #1 (one-shot)
Batman Beyond Unlimited #1-7
Batman & Robin #3-6
Batwing #3-10
Batwoman #2-12
Before Watchmen: Dr. Manhattan #1
Before Watchmen: Ozymandias #1-2
Beyond! #1-5
Blue Beetle #3-12
Birds of Prey #3-12
Brightest Day: The Atom Special #1

Captain America: Who Will Wield The Shield?
Catwoman #3-12

DC Universe Presents #3-8, 12
Demon Knights #1-10
Detective Comics #2
Dial H #1-2

Earth 2 #1-4
Exiled (one-shot) #1

Fantastic Four #601-609
Fantastic Four Annual #33
The Flash #2-12
The Flash Annual #1
Frankenstein Agent of S.H.A.D.E #3-12
Fury of Firestorm #3-4
FF #11-21

Green Arrow #2-8
Green Lantern #2-12
Green Lantern Annual #1
DC Retroactive: Green Lantern – The ’70s #1
Grifter #3-4

Hawk & Dove #1
He-Man & The Masters of the Universe #1

I, Vampire #7-8

Journey Into Mystery #637
Justice League #2-12
Justice League Dark #3-12
Justice League International #3-12
Justice League International Annual #1

Legion Lost #9
Legion of Super-heroes #3-4
DC Comics Presents: Legion of Super-Heroes #2

Men of War #1

National Comics: Kid Eternity #1
The New Deadwardians #1-6
New Mutants #31-48
Nightwing #3-12

OMAC #1-8

The Ray #1-4
Red Hood & The Outlaws #3-6
Resurrection Man #3-12
Ruse (2011) #1

Saucer Country #1-6
Shield #3-4
Spider-Island: Deadly Hands of Kung Fu #1
Stormwatch #1
Strange Adventures #1
Superboy #3-12
Supergirl #3-12
Superman #3-6
Swamp Thing #2-12

Teen Titans #3-12
Teen Titans Annual #1

Ultimate Comics Spider-Man #1
Ultimates #1 {Hickman!!}

Wonder Woman #2-12
World’s Finest #1-4

X-Club #1-5
X-Factor #224-242
X-Men: Legacy #255-269
X-Men: Schism #1-5

Books {Fiction & Non-Fiction}:
Empire State of Mind: How Jay-Z Went from Street Corner to Corner Office
by Zack O’Malley Greenburg

Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan’s Hope
by Morgan Spurlock

Looking for Calvin and Hobbes: The Unconventional Story of Bill Watterson and his Revolutionary Comic Strip
by Nevin Martell

Nerd Do Well: A Small Boy’s Journey to Becoming a Big Kid
by Simon Pegg

All Marketers Are Liars
by Seth Godin

Who’s Got Your Back
by Keith Ferrazzi

Playing for Keeps: Michael Jordan and the World He Made
by David Halberstam

The Lean Startup
by Eric Ries

by Stephen King

My Boring-Ass Life
by Kevin Smith
{Boy did this live up to it’s title. For his position Smith’s laziness is offensive.}

Trust Agents
by Chris Brogan & Julien Smith

V Is For Vengeance
by Sue Grafton

I’m Feeling Lucky: The Confessions of Google Employee Number 59
by Douglas Edwards

Great by Choice: Uncertainty, Chaos, and Luck–Why Some Thrive Despite Them All
by Jim Collins, Morten T. Hansen

On Some Faraway Beach: The Life and Times of Brian Eno
by David Sheppard

In The Plex
by Steven Levy

Steve Jobs
by Walter Isaacson

The Fall
by Guillermo Del Toro & Chuck Hogan

77 Shadow Street
by Dean Koontz

Nobody Likes You: Inside the Turbulent Life, Times, and Music of Green Day
by Mark Spitz

Shaq Uncut: My Story
by Shaquille O’Neal & Jackie MacMullan

The Simpsons: An Uncensored, Unauthorized History
by John Ortved

Ticket Masters: The Rise of the Concert Industry and How the Public Got Scalped
by Dean Budnick & Josh Baron
{Utterly offensive how concerts and promoters and even bands run the concert business. Basically I put thousands into the swear jar reading this.}

This Is a Call: The Life and Times of Dave Grohl
by Paul Brannigan

Counterfeit Gods
by Timothy Keller

Revolution 2.0: The Power of the People Is Greater Than the People in Power
by Wael Ghonim

The Skills to Pay the Bills: The Story of the Beastie Boys
by Alan Light
{Rest In Peace MCA…}

One Day It’ll All Make Sense
by Common & Adam Bradley

The ten, make that nine, habits of very organized people. Make that ten : the tweets of Steve Martin
by Steve Martin

West by West: My Charmed, Tormented Life
by Jerry West & Jonathan Coleman

Free: The Future Of A Radical Price
by Chris Anderson

The Long Tail (Smarter Comics)
by Chris Anderson & Illustrator Shane Clester

Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action
by Simon Sinek

Supergods: What Masked Vigilantes, Miraculous Mutants, and a Sun God from Smallville Can Teach Us About Being Human
by Grant Morrison

Tribes: We Need You to Lead Us
by Seth Godin

Comic Book Trades & Graphic Novels:
All Star Batman and Robin the Boy Wonder, Volume 1
{My goodness this was brutally awful. 9 painful issues…though, yes Lee’s art was astonishing. What a shame. The beginning of the end for Frank Miller.}
The Amazing Spider-Man: Origin of the species

Batgirl Volume 1: Batgirl Rising
Batgirl Volume 2: The Flood
Batgirl Volume 3: The Lesson

Batman: Battle for the Cowl
Batman: Death and the Maidens
Batman: Evolution
Batman: House of Hush
Batman: Officer Down
Batman: The Return of Bruce Wayne
Batman: Time and The Batman
Batman & Robin, Volume 2: Batman vs. Robin
Batman & Robin, Volume 4: Dark Knight Vs. White Knight
Black Panther: The Man Without Fear Volume 1

Crisis Aftermath: The Spectre

Daredevil: Season One
Shadowland: Daredevil

Essex County Trilogy {Jeff Lemire…this kid’s growing on me!}

Gotham Central Volume 1: In the Line of Duty{Amazing writing, one of the best comic series in years}
Gotham Central Volume 2: Jokers and Madmen
Gotham Central Volume 3: On The Freak Beat
Gotham Central Volume 4:Corrigan
Green Lantern: Brightest Day

Hellboy Volume 1: Seed of Destruction
Hellboy Volume 2: Wake the Devil
Hellboy Volume 3: The Chained Coffin and Others
Hellboy Volume 6: Strange Places
Hulk: Red Hulk

Incorruptible Volume 1-2
Invincible Volumes 1-15
The Invincible Iron Man Volumes 1-8 {Matt Fraction tears it up on these trades!}

John Constantine, Hellblazer Volume 1: Original Sins
John Constantine, Hellblazer Volume 2: The Devil You Know
John Constantine, Hellblazer Volume 3: The Fear Machine
Justice League of America: The Dark Things

Lobster Johnson, Volume 1: Iron Prometheus
Lost Dogs {by Jeff Lemire!}

Manhunter Volume 1: Street Justice
Manhunter Volume 2: Trial By Fire
Morning Glories Volume 1: For a Better Future
Morning Glories Volume 2: All Will Be Free
Morning Glories Volume 3: P.E.

The Nobody {by Jeff Lemire!}

Point Blank
Power Girl: Old Friends

Red Robin Volume 3: 7 Days of Death
The Runaways Volume 1

The Sentry (New Avengers)
Superman: The Dark Side
Superman: Godfall {RIP Michael Turner}
Superman: New Krypton Volume 1-3
Superman: Ruin Revealed
Superman: War Of The Supermen
Sweet Tooth, Volume 1: Out Of The Woods
Sweet Tooth, Volume 2: In Captivity

The Underwater Welder
Thor Volumes 1-3 {by J. Michael Straczynski}

Uncanny X-Force, Volume 1: The Apocalypse Solution
Unwritten Volume 4-5

The Walking Dead Volume 14: No Way Out

X-Men: The End Book 1: Dreamers and Demons #1-6
X-Men: The End Book 2: Heroes and Martyrs #1-6
X-Men: Original Sin
X-Men Volume 1: Curse of the Mutants
X-Men Volume 2: With Great Power

Zatanna: Mistress of Magic
Zatanna: Shades of the Past

Updated: September 27, 2012


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