Challenges seem to becoming a way of life, as I decided to take part in another. I was one of those kids who would read anything they could lay hands on and, inevitably, that included comics from time to time. I had something of a soft spot for Spiderman. Since then, I have read the occasional graphic novel, so when Dewey started the Graphic Novel Challenge I was very tempted, but decided that I should resist. I mentioned it to my sons, however, who immediately started offering reading matter. The question of whether I would participate was ignored, and Elder Son arrived home for New Year with a collection, while The Dormouse riffled through the contents of a large box and extracted several – I now have more than I need, so I have a list of alternatives as well. Actually, I think the sons firmly expect that I will read all of them!
1. Hiroaki Samura, Blade of the Immortal – Blood of a Thousand
2. Neil Gaiman, 1602
3. Brian Michael Bendis, Jinx
4. Alan Moore, Watchmen
5. Joss Whedon, Buffy the Vampire Slayer – The Long Way Home
6. Alan Moore, From Hell
Brian Michael Bendis, Torso
Brian Michael Bendis, Powers
Brian Michael Bendis, Goldfish
Joss Whedon, The Amazing X-Men (I've read most of this already, I think)
They should all help with the withdrawal symptoms anyway: I've just finished watching Season One of Heroes and will be waiting for Season Two on BBC2 (no ads!).