Daily Ramble 97: The Comics of November 2017
In November I bumped up my comicbook reading again, actually covering the most issues since the 55 I read in June. 40 Comics is quite a few for me, particularly during a holiday month and I think the primary method I used to get through 40 this month was to follow story arcs. I read through 4 arcs and a bunch of issues related to those arcs.
As far as publishers go this month, Marvel remained at number one but DC moved into 2nd place. On top of that, I didn’t even read any IDW this month when it was my 2nd most read publisher last month.
- Marvel Comics – 20
- DC Comics – 18
- Image – 2
- Dark Horse – 1
This month, I included the Marvel Now! Point One issue as a bunch of individual comics since there were really 6 different stories there. DC Universe Rebirth also got broken down into 5 parts since there were 4 chapters and the epilogue.
- Marvel 1963 – 6
- Marvel Now! Point One – 6
- DC Rebirth – 5
- DC Rebirth Followon – 5
- Batman: The Dark Knight Returns – 4
- Batman: Year One – 4
- Avengers X-Sanction – 4
I made it past the 10 story arc requirement for a top 10 list so this month I finally have to drop some arcs off the list. I also read some really good stories this month and some classics. With the additions of DC Universe Rebirth and the 2 Batman arcs, Marvel falls out of the top 10.
- DC Universe Rebirth <- Added November 2017
- Saga Vol 3
- Batman: The Dark Knight Returns <- Added November 2017
- Girls Vol 1: Conception
- Hellboy: Seed of Destruction
- Batman: Year One <- Added November 2017
- Titans Hunt
- Superman Lois and Clark: Arrival
- Locke & Key: Welcome to Lovecraft
- The Final Days of Superman
Falling off ther list are: Wolverine and the X-Men: Welcome to the X-Men! Now Die! and Wolverine and the X-Men: Mutatus Mutandis.
And I know The Dark Knight Returns is a true classic, but for me, I don’t have the sense of history that lets me put it up at number one. Maybe I’ll reassess that at some point, but for November 2017 and my current reading, I rate it 3rd behind DC Universe Rebirth and Saga volume 3. It’s probably because I saw the movie long before reading the comic so I didn’t get all the emotional impact or surprises but I can still understand how some people would rate it higher than I have it here for November 2017.