Birth Year Readings II

Friday September 28, 2012 was my birthday.

Not a particular milestone, another notch on the belt of time. Though one year ago I started Birth Year Readings…from birthday to birthday I was curious to see how much I read. I did not include all the various articles, blogs I tend to chew on, rather focusing on my three primary food groups: comics books (monthlys and one shots), books (like with no picture…novels to non-fiction) and comic book trades (collections anywhere from 4 issues to 10 or more).

And it turned out to be a crazy experiment.

From September 28, 2011 to September 27, 2012 I read:
486 comic books (monthlys and one shots)

35 books (non-fiction mostly)

99 comic book trades (dagnabbit, had I known I was so close I’d have pushed for 1 more)

Nuty nuts that is. Still let’s do it all over again and see how much I complete by Friday September 27, 2013.

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

Ongoing Comic Book Monthlies:
All New X-Men #1-15
All Star Western #0, 13, 19
Action Comics #0, 13-18
Adventure Comics #516-521
Adventures of Superman #1
Amazing Spider-Man #700
Animal Man #0, 13-23
Animal Man Annual #2
Aquaman #0, 13-23
Avengers Academy #36-39
Avengers vs X-Men #1-6

Batgirl (Volume 4) #0, 13-23
Batgirl Annual #1
Batman #0, 8-11, 14-23
Batman Beyond Unlimited #8-18
Batman Incorporated #8
Batman & Robin #9
Batman: The Dark Knight #9
Batwing #9, 11
Batwoman (Volume 2) #0, 13-17
Before Watchmen: Dr. Manhattan #2-4
Before Watchmen: Moloch #1-2
Before Watchmen: Ozymandias #3-6
Blue Beetle #0, 13-16
Birds of Prey (Volume 3) #0, 13-18
Brightest Day: The Atom Special #1

Cable and X-Force #1-13
Catwoman (Volume 4) #0, 9

DC Universe Presents #0, 19
Deathmatch #1-8
Defenders #1-3
Detective Comics #9

Earth 2 #0, 5-15

Fantastic Four (Volume 1) #610-611
Fantastic Four (Volume 4) #1-5
Fantastic Four Annual #33
FF (Volume 1) #22-23
FF (Volume 2) #1-11
The Flash (Volume 4) #0, 13-23
The Flash Annual #2
Forever Evil #1
Frankenstein Agent of S.H.A.D.E #0, 13-16
The Fury of Firestorm: The Nuclear Man #17

Ghosts #1
Giant-Size Atom #1
Green Arrow (Volume 5) #0, 17-23
Green Lantern (Volume 5) #0, 13-20
Green Lantern: New Guardians #1-2
The Green Team: Teen Trillionaires #1-2

He-Man And The Masters of the Universe (Volume 1) #2-6
He-Man And The Masters of the Universe (Volume 2) #1-3

John Constantine: Hellblazer #25-26
Justice League of America (Volume 3) #1-7
Justice League (Volume 2) #0, 13-23
Justice League Dark #0, 13-23
Justice League Dark Annual #1

Legion of Super-Heroes #0

Masters of the Universe: The Origin of He-Man #1
Masters of the Universe: The Origin of Hordak #1
Masters of the Universe: The Origin of Skeletor #1
Moon Knight (Volume 3) #1
The Movement #1

The New Avengers (Volume 3) #1
The New Deadwardians #7-8
New Mutants (Volume 3) #49-50
Nightwing (Volume 3) #0, 13-17

The Phantom Stranger (Volume 4) #0-5

The Ravagers #1, #5
Resurrection Man (Volume 2) #0

Saucer Country #7
Superboy (Volume 6) #0, 13-23
Superboy Annual #1
Supergirl #0, 13-23
The Superior Spider-Man #1-2
Superman #0, 13-20
Superman Annual #1
Superman Unchained #1-3
Swamp Thing (Volume 5) #0, 13-19
Swamp Thing Annual #1

Talon #1
Team Seven #1-8
Teen Titans (Volume 4) #0, 13-23
Time Warp #1
Trillium #1-2
Trinity of Sin: Pandora #1

Uncanny Avengers #1
Uncanny X-Men (Volume 3) #1-11

Vibe #1-5

The Wake #1
Wonder Woman (Volume 4) #0, 13-17
World’s Finest #0, 5-15

X-Factor #243-262
X-Men (Volume 4) #1-4
X-Men: Legacy (Volume 1) #275
X-Men: Legacy (Volume 2) #1-9

Young Avengers (Volume 2): #1-9

Zatanna: Everyday Magic

Books {Fiction & Non-Fiction}:

Dangerous Book Four Boys
by James Franco, Alanna Heiss, Klaua Biesenbach and Diana Widmaier Picasso

Ghost Rider: Travels on the Healing Road
by Neil Peart

The Velvet Underground Peeled
by Rob Jovanovic

CBGB & OMFUG: Thirty Years from the Home of Underground Rock
by Hilly Kristal

Man in the Music: The Creative Life and Work of Michael Jackson
by Joseph Vogel

Overachievement: The Real Story Behind What it Takes to be Exceptional (SmarterComics)
by John Eliot & (Illustrator) Nathan Lueth

Instant: The Story of Polaroid
by Christopher Bonanos

The Book of Business Awesome / The Book of Business UnAwesome
by Scott Stratten

by Scott Stratten

by Daniel H. Wilson

The One: The Life and Music of James Brown
by RJ Smith

Tiger: The Real Story
by Steve Helling

Marvel Comics: The Untold Story
by Sean Howe

The Man Who Heard Voices: Or How M. Night Shyamalan Risked His Career on a Fairy Tale
by Michael Bamberger

The Follow-Through Factor
by Gene C. Hayden

Insanely Simple: The Obsession That Drives Apple’s Success
by Ken Segall

Evel: The High-Flying Life of Evel Knievel: American Showman, Daredevil, and Legend
by Leigh Montville

The Happiness Project
Gretchen Rubin

To Sell Is Human: The Surprising Truth About Moving Others
by Daniel H. Pink

Like A Virgin: Secrets They Won’t Teach You at Business School
by Richard Branson

Kinsey and Me: Stories
by Sue Grafton

Inside Coca-Cola: A CEO’s Life Story of Building the World’s Most Popular Brand
by Neville Isdell & David Beasley

Banksy: The Man Behind the Wall
by Will Ellsworth-Jones

How Did I Get Here: The Ascent of an Unlikely CEO
by Tony Hawk & Pat Hawk

Relentless: From Good to Great to Unstoppable
by Tim Grover & Shari Wenk

Contagious: Why Things Catch On
by Jonah Berger

Altar Ego: Becoming Who God Says You Are
by Craig Groeschel

Emotional Intelligence 2.0
by Travis Bradberry & Jean Greaves

We Are Anonymous: Inside the Hacker World of LulzSec, Anonymous, and the Global Cyber Insurgency
by Parmy Olson

The Racketeer
by John Grisham

Daily Rituals: How Artists Work
Edited by Mason Currey

Crush It!
by Gary Vaynerchuk

Top of the Morning: Inside the Cutthroat World of Morning TV
by Brian Stelter

Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead
by Sheryl Sandberg

The Promise: President Obama, Year One
by Jonathan Alter

The Confession
by John Grisham

Joseph Anton: A Memoir
by Salman Rushdie

Purple Cow
by Seth Godin

The Big Payback: The History of the Business of Hip-Hop
by Dan Charnas

I Wear the Black Hat: Grappling with Villains (Real and Imagined)
by Chuck Klosterman

Creative, Inc.: The Ultimate Guide to Running a Successful Freelance Business
by Meg Mateo Ilasco & Joy Deangdeelert Cho

Blog Inc
by Joy Deangdeelert Cho

W is for Wasted
by Sue Grafton

Comic Book Trades & Graphic Novels:

Alpha Flight {recent mini by Greg Pak & Fred Van Lente}
Animal Man Volume 1: The Hunt
Animal Man Volume 2: Animal VS Man
Ant-Man: Season One
Archie Meets Kiss

Batman: The Black Mirror
Batman: The Dark Knight Volume 1: Knight Terrors
Batman: Gates of Gotham
Batman: Night of the Owls
Batman: Rules of Engagement
Batman: Under the Red Hood
The Books of Magic

Daredevil Volume 1: The Devil Inside and Out

Everything Together {Sammy Harkham}

The Flash Volume 1: Move Forward

Green Lantern: New Guardians Volume 1: The Ring Bearer
Green Lantern: Rage of the Red Lanterns
Green Lantern Volume 1: Sinestro

Hawkeye Volume 1: My Life as a Weapon
Hellblazer Volume 4: The Family Man
Hellblazer Volume 5: Dangerous Habits
Hellblazer: Rare Cuts
Hellblazer Volume 6: Bloodlines
Hellblazer Volume 7: Tainted Love
Hellblazer Volume 8: Damnation’s Flame
Hellblazer Volume 9: Rake at the Gates of Hell
Hellboy Volume 4: The Right Hand of Doom
Hellboy Volume 5: Conqueror Worm
Hellboy Volume 6: Strange Places
Hulk Volume 1: Red Hulk
Hulk Volume 2: Red & Green
Hulk Volume 3: Hulk No More

Incorruptible Volumes: 3-6
Invincible Volume 16: Family Ties
Invincible Volume 17: What’s Happening
The Invincible Iron Man Volume 9: Demon
Irredeemable Volumes: 1-8

Justice League Volume 1: Origin
Justice League: Team History
Justice League: Dark Things

Mystique Volume 2: Ultimate Collection

New Avengers Volume 1: Everything Dies

Saga Volumes: 1-2
Saucer Country Volume 1: Run
Sweet Tooth Volume 1: Out of the Woods
Sweet Tooth Volume 2: In Captivity
Sweet Tooth Volume 3: Animal Armies
Sweet Tooth Volume 4: Endangered Species
Sweet Tooth Volume 5: Unnatural Habitats
Sweet Tooth Volume 6: Wild Game
Silver Surfer: Requiem
Stormwatch Volume 1: The Dark Side
Suicide Squad Volume 1: Kicked in the Teeth
Suicide Squad Volume 2: Basilisk Rising
Superman: The Black Ring: Volume 1
Superman: Earth One: Volume 2
Superman: Grounded: Volumes 1-2

Ultimate Spider-Man Volume 1: Power and Responsibility
Ultimate Spider-Man Volume 2: Learning Curve
Ultimate Spider-Man Volume 3: Double Trouble
Uncanny X-Force Volume 2: Deathlok Nation
Uncanny X-Force Volume 3: The Dark Angel Saga (Book 1)
Uncanny X-Force Volume 4: The Dark Angel Saga (Book 2)
Uncanny X-Force Volume 5: Otherworld
Uncanny X-Men: The New Age Volume 1: The End Of History
Uncanny X-Men: The New Age Volume 2: The Cruelest Cut
Uncanny X-Men: The New Age Volume 3: On Ice
Uncanny X-Men: The New Age Volume 4: End of Greys
Uncanny X-Men: The New Age Volume 5: First Foursaken
The Unwritten Volume 5: On To Genesis
The Unwritten Volume 6: Tommy Taylor and the War of Words
The Unwritten Volume 7: The Wound

Venom: Lethal Protector

Walking Dead Volume 12: Life Among Them
Walking Dead Volume 13: Too Far Gone
Walking Dead Volume 14: No Way Out
Walking Dead Volume 15: We Find Ourselves
Walking Dead Volume 16: A Larger World
Walking Dead Volume 17: Something to Fear
Walking Dead Volume 18: What Comes After
Wolverine and the X-Men Volumes: 1-3
Wolverine Classic Volumes: 3-4
Wonder Woman: Down to Earth

X-Factor Volume 0: Madrox-Multiple Choice

X-Men: Deadly Genesis

Updated: September 27, 2013


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