Birth Year Readings III

Saturday September 28, 2013 was my birthday.

Since my 2011 birthday I track, each birth year what I’ve been reading. Only comic books, comic book trades and books. If I tossed in blogs, magazines and cereal boxes this would be a horribly long and boring blog post.

So recently I wrapped Season 2 and now, sans drum roll here are the results…

Season 2: September 28, 2012 to September 27, 2013 I read:

466 comics(monthlys, annuals and one shots)

43 books (still mostly non-fiction but I’ve been rediscovering the novel)

100 comic book trades

And for fun…

Season 1: 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)

Whew. Sad thing is, though that may seem like a lot of reading I am not even denting all that’s been written and all that’s been published. Combined this reading would barely stock a small book store. Madness.

Still undaunted I read on! Well, at least until Season 3 concludes on Sunday September 28, 2014.

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

Ongoing Comic Book Monthlies:
Action Comics #23.2, 23.3
Action Comics Annual #2
Adventures of Superman #14
Age of Ultron #1-6
All New Invaders #1
All-New Ultimates #1
All New X-Factor #1-12
All New X-Men #16-22.NOW-31
The Amazing Spider-Man (Volume 1) #564-567
The Amazing Spider-Man (Volume 2) #1-2
Animal Man #24-29
Aquaman (Volume 5) #23.1, 23.2, 24-34
Aquaman Annual #1
Aquaman and the Others #1
Avengers (Volume 5) #1-2
Avengers Arena #1-2
Avengers World #1-2

Batgirl (Volume 4) #24, 26-34
Batgirl Annual #2
Batman #23.1, 23.2, 23.3, 23.4, 24-34
Batman and Robin #18, 23.1, 23.3
Batman The Dark Knight #23.2, 23.4
Batman The Dark Knight Annual #1
Batman/Superman (Volume 2) #3.1, 8-10
Battle of the Atom #1-2

Cable and X-Force #14-19
Captain America (Volume 7) #1-2
Catwoman (Volume 4) #18
Chronos #1-11

DC Universe vs. Masters of the Universe #1-6
Deathmatch #9-12
The Defenders #1-4
Detective Comics #18, 23.1, 23.2, 23.3, 27, 30
Doctor Who Special 2013

Earth 2 #15.2, 16-17

The Fantastic Four (Volume 5) #1-3, 5-6
FF (Volume 2) #12-16
The Flash (Volume 4) #23.1, 23.2, 23.3, 24-34
The Flash Annual #3
Forever Evil #2-7
Forever Evil: A.R.G.U.S. #2-6
Forever Evil: Arkham War #1
Forever Evil: Rogues Rebellion #1-6

Generation Hex #1
Grayson #1-2
Green Arrow (Volume 5) #23.1, 24-26
Green Lantern (Volume 5) #23.4, 28
Guardians of the Galaxy #11.NOW-13

Harley Quinn #0-1
Hellblazer #34
Hulk (Volume 2): #14
Hulk (Volume 3): #1-2

The Illegitimates #1-6
Infinity Man and the Forever People #1

Justice League (Volume 2): #23.1, 23.2, 23.4, 24-32
Justice League Dark #23.2
Justice League of America (Volume 3) #7.1,7.2, 7.4, 8-14
Justice League United #0-4

Life With Archie #37
Loki #1

Mile Morales: The Ultimate Spider-Man #1-4
Moon Knight (Volume 4) #1-6
Ms. Marvel #1
Multiversity: House of Heroes #1

The New 52: Futures End #1-17
New Suicide Squad #1-2

Original Sin #1-8
Original Sins #1

Red Lanterns #28-30
Royals Masters of War #1

Savage Wolverine #1
She-Hulk (Volume 3) #1-6
Sinestro #1
Star Trek #35-36
Star Trek: Flesh and Stone
Storm #1
Stormwatch #30
Suicide Squad #20-30
Suicide Squad: Amanda Waller #1
Superboy #24-28
Supergirl (Volume 6) #24-33
Superior Spider-Man Team-Up #1
Superman (Volume 3) #23.1, 23.2, 23.3, 25, 32-34
Superman Unchained #4
Superman/Wonder Woman #1-2

Teen Titans #23.1, 24-30
Teen Titans #1
Teen Titans Annual #2-3
Thanos Rising #1
Trillium #3-8
The Twilight Zone #1-7

Ultimate FF #1-6
Uncanny Avengers #1-4
Uncanny X-Force #16-17
Uncanny X-Men (Volume 3) #12-15.INH-18-19.Now-24

Velvet #1-6

Wolverine and the X-Men #36-37
Wonder Woman (Volume 4) #23.1
World’s Finest #16-26

X-Force (Volume 4) #1-2
X-Men: Gold #1
X-Men (Volume 3) #5-18
X-Men Legacy #300

Young Avengers (Volume 2) #10-15

Books {Fiction & Non-Fiction}:

Love is Mixtape
by Rob Sheffield

Kiss Your BUT Good-Bye: How to Get Beyond the One Word That Stands Between You and Success
by Joseph Azelby & Robert Azelby

The Ocean at the End of the Lane
by Neil Gaiman

Tough Shit: Life Advice from a Fat, Lazy Slob Who Did Good
by Kevin Smith

Do Cool Shit: Quit Your Day Job, Start Your Own Business, and Live Happily Ever After
by Miki Agrawal

Steal Like An Artist
by Austin Kleon

Unlabel: Selling You Without Selling Out
by Marc Ecko

Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead
by Brene Brown

The Icarus Deception: How High Will You Fly?
by Seth Godin

Mo’ Meta Blues: The World According to Questlove
by Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson & Ben Greenman

My Brief History
by Stephen Hawking

The Cult of the Amateur
by Andrew Keen

Dogfight: How Apple and Google Went to War and Started a Revolution
by Fred Vogeistein

David Bowie: Starman
by Paul Trynka

Dennis Hopper: Photographs 1961-1967
by Tony Shafrazi & Walter Hopps & Victor Bockris & Jessica Hundley & Dennis Hopper (Photographer)

I Lego N.Y.
by Christoph Niemann

Doctor Sleep
by Stephen King

Hatching Twitter: A True Story of Money, Power, Friendship, and Betrayal
by Nick Bilton

Ctrl Alt Delete
by Mitch Joel

Without Their Permission: How The 21st Century Will Be Made Not Managed
by Alexis Ohanian

by Rana Florida

Capture The Mindshare and the Market Will Follow
by Libby Gill

Nothin’ to Lose: The Making of KISS (1972-1975)
by Ken Sharp & Gene Simmons & Paul Stanley

The Idealist: Jeffrey Sachs and the Quest to End Poverty
by Nina Munk

Eleven Rings: The Soul of Success
by Phil Jackson & Hugh Delehanty

Alien vs. Predator
by Michael Robbins

Song of Spider-Man: The Inside Story of the Most Controversial Musical in Broadway History
by Glen Berger

24/7: Late Capitalism and the Ends of Sleep
by Jonathan Crary

U2: At the End of the World
by Bill Flanagan

Banksy: You Are an Acceptable Level of Threat
by Gary Shove & Patrick Potter

The Circle
by Dave Eggers

The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon
by Brad Stone

Scarcity: Why Having Too Little Means So Much
by Sendhil Mullainathan & Eldar Shafir

David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants
by Malcolm Gladwell

The Art of Thinking Clearly
by Rolf Dobelli

On Writing – A Memoir Of The Craft
by Stephen King

The Nerdist Way: How to Reach the Next Level (In Real Life)
by Chris Hardwick

Jim Henson: The Biography
by Brian Jay Jones

Silent Bob Speaks: The Collected Writings of Kevin Smith
by Kevin Smith

by Matt Throne

Annie Leibovitz at Work
by Annie Leibovitz

You Are A Brand
by Catherine Kaputa

Branding for Bloggers
by Zach Heller

The Rise: Creativity, the Gift of Failure, and the Search for Mastery
by Sarah Lewis

Renegades Write the Rules: How the Digital Royalty Use Social Media to Innovate
by Amy Jo Martin

Things a Little Bird Told Me: Confessions of the Creative Mind
by Biz Stone

The People’s Platform: Taking Back Power and Culture in the Digital Age
by Astra Taylor

The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You’re Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are
by Brene Brown

What We Talk About When We Talk About God
by Rob Bell

Blockbusters: Hit-making, Risk-taking, and the Big Business of Entertainment
by Anita Elberse

Distrust That Particular Flavor
by William Gibson

Attempting Normal
by Marc Maron

Michael Jordan: The Life
by Roland Lazenby

E. E. Cummings: A Life
by Susan Cheever

Mr. Mercedes
by Stephen King

Comic-Con and the Business of Pop Culture: What the World’s Wildest Trade Show Can Tell Us About the Future of Entertainment
by Rob Salkowitz

The Time Machine Did It
by John Swartzwelder

Help, Thanks, Wow: The Three Essential Prayers
by Anne Lamott

Before Happiness: The 5 Hidden Keys to Achieving Success, Spreading Happiness & Sustaining Positive Change
by Shawn Achor

Jay Z: The King of America
by Mark Beaumont

Humans of New York
by Brandon Stanton

Directing Herbert White: Poems
by James Franco

Make Good Art
by Neil Gaiman

Michael Jackson, Inc.: The Rise, Fall, and Rebirth of a Billion-Dollar Empire
by Zack O’Malley Greenburg

Have a Little Faith
by Mitch Albom

I Suck at Girls
by Justin Halpern

Forgotten God: Reversing Our Tragic Neglect of the Holy Spirit
by Francis Chan

Comic Book Trades & Graphic Novels:

Age of Ultron
Afterlife with Archie Volume #1: Escape from Riverdale
All New X-Factor Volume #1: Not Brand X
All New X-Men Volume #1: Yesterday’s X-Men
All New X-Men Volume #2: Here to Stay
All New X-Men Volume #3: Out of Their Depth
Animal Man Volume #3: Rotworld: The Red Kingdom
Avengers #1: Avengers World
Avengers #2: The Last White Event

Batman: The Black Glove
Batman: The Dark Knight Volume #2: Cycle of Violence
Batman: Detective Comics Volume #1: Faces of Death
Batman Incorporated (Volume 2)#1: Demon Star
Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight Volume #1
Batman & Robin (New 52) Volume #1: Born to Kill
Batman & Robin Volume (New 52) #2: Pearl
Batman & Robin Volume #3: Batman Must Die
The Black Beetle Volume #1: No Way Out
Black Canary and Zatanna: Bloodspell
Blankets (by Craig Thompson)

Captain Marvel Volume #1: In Pursuit of Flight
Constantine Volume #1: The Spark and the Flame

Daredevil Volume #2-4

Exiles: Point of No Return
Exiles Ultimate Collection Books #1-6

East of West Volume #1: The Promise
East of West Volume #2: We Are All One

Fantastic Four Volume #1: New Departure, New Arrivals
Fantastic Four Volume #2: Road Trip
Fantastic Four Volume #3: Doomed
FBP: Federal Bureau of Physics Volume #1: The Paradigm Shift

Gambit Volume #1: Once A Thief
Gambit Volume #2: Tombstone Blues
Gambit Volume #3: King of Thieves
Green Lantern: Rise of the Third Army
Green Lantern Corps Volume #1: Fearsome
Green Lantern Corps Volume #2: Alpha War
Green Lantern Corps Volume #3: Willpower
Guardians of the Galaxy Volume #1: Cosmic Avengers

Hawkeye Volume #2: Little Hits
Hellboy Volume #7: The Troll Witch and Others

Incorruptible Volume #7
Incredible Hulk: Planet Hulk
Indestructible Hulk Volume #1: Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Indestructible Hulk Volume #2: Gods and Monster
The Invincible Iron Man Volume #10: Long Way Down
The Invincible Iron Man Volume #11: The Future
Invincible Volume #18: Death of Everyone
Invincible Universe Volume #1: On Deadly Ground

Justice League Volume #2: The Villain’s Journey
Justice League Volume #3: Throne of Atlantis

The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen Volume II
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: 1910

Morning Glories Volume #4: Truants
Morning Glories Volume #5: Tests
Morning Glories Volume #6: Demerits
Morning Glories Volume #7: Honors

New Avengers Volume #2: Infinity
New Avengers Volume #3: Other Worlds
Nova Volume #1: Origin
Nova Volume #2: Rookie Season

Punching Zoo {Cyanide & Happiness}

Saga Volume #3
Saucer Country Volume #2: The Reticulan Candidate
Seconds (by Bryan Lee O’Malley)
Secret Avengers Volume #1: Mission to Mars
Sex Criminals, Volume #1: One Weird Trick
Spider-Man: Dying Wish
Suicide Squad Volume #3: Death is For Suckers
The Superior Foes of Spider-Man Volume #1: Getting the Band Back Together
Superior Spider-Man Volume #1: My Own Worst Enemy
Superior Spider-Man Volume #2: A Troubled Mind
Superior Spider-Man Volume #3: No Escape
Superior Spider-Man Volume #4: Necessary Evil
Superior Spider-Man Volume #5: The Superior Venom
Swamp Thing Volume #1: Raise Them Bones
Swamp Thing Volume #2: Family Tree
Swamp Thing Volume #4: Seeder

Talon Volume #1: Scourge of the Owls
Talon Volume #2: The Fall of the Owls

Ultimates Volume #1-2
Ultimate Spider-Man Volume #4: Legacy
Ultimate Spider-Man Volume #5: Public Scrutiny
Uncanny X-Force Volume #6: Final Execution (Book 1)
Uncanny X-Force Volume #7: Final Execution (Book 2)
Uncanny X-Force Volume 1: Let It Bleed
Uncanny X-Men Volume #1
Uncanny X-Men: Rise & Fall of the Shi’ar Empire
The Unwritten: Tommy Taylor and the Ship That Sank Twice

The Walking Dead Volume #19: March to War
The Walking Dead Volume #20: All Out War (Part One)
The Walking Dead Volume #21: All Out War (Part Two)
Wolverine Volume #1: Hunting Season
Wolverine & the X-Men Volume #4-8
Wonder Woman Volume #1: Blood
Wonder Woman Volume #2: Guts
Wonder Woman Volume #3: Iron
World War Hulk

X-23 Volume #1: The Killing Dream
X-23 Volume #2: Chaos Theory
X-23 Volume #3: Don’t Look Back
X-Men: No More Humans

Updated: September 27, 2014


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