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message 1: by Wayland, Ernest Scribbler (last edited Dec 09, 2018 07:25AM) (new)

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Starts: 01/01/2019
Ends: 12/31/2019

Continuing the tradition started by Mpauli, I present the DC vs. Marvel superhero reading challenge.

Players are welcome to join in whenever they want during the year, as long as the event is running.

Note: I am, first and foremost, a comic book fan. If there’s a difference between the comic book version of a character and the cartoon/tv/movie version, I’ll pretty much always use the original, comic book one (there are very few exceptions to characters being in the comics first. Oddly, most of them are female).

Rules:

-Each player decides, if he or she wants to compete for the DC or the Marvel team.

-DC players are trying to complete the DC roster challenge, Marvel players trying to complete the Marvel roster challenge.

-There are going to be 12 characters on each roster, each represented by 3 challenges based on that character’s traits and powers. A bio for each character will be posted the first time that character is completed.

-For each trait challenge you're able to complete, your team is awarded 1 point.

-If you manage to complete all three trait challenges you "recruit" that character completely, which is awarded with 3 additional points.

-With 12 characters and 3 trait challenges per character, you need to read 36 books for the maximum of 72 points from the recruitment part of the challenge.

-The books for the recruitment challenge can be read at any point during 2018.

-Each book can only count toward one trait challenge, so you can't complete multiple challenges by just reading one book, even if the book would technically qualify for more then one challenge.

-For a book to count, it should have at least 100 pages. Graphic Novels do not count for the challenge.

-In addition to the recruitment part, each month a supervillain will be revealed. Like the heroes, each villain will have 3 trait challenges. For each completed challenge you're rewarded with 1 point, if you manage to "beat" the villain by completing all 3 related challenges, you're awarded with an additional 3 points.

-Villains will only be active for one month each and you can't score from their challenges afterwards. But of course you can complete them for fun.

-Villains should be revealed at least 2-3 days before the end of the month, so you get a little bit of time ahead to think about potential books to beat them.

-IMPORTANT: The books required for the villain challenges have to be read completely within the timeframe the villain is active. A book started 2 days prior the villain goes active can't be counted for the challenge.

-Beating each villain within the given amount of time would result in an additional maximum of 72 points you're able to earn for your team.

-IMPORTANT: To be able to keep up the score, it would great, if you could use a new post for each new book read, maybe like this: book link/character name/challenge name/number of challenges completed for that character:

Example: Dune/Captain America/Shield Toss/2 of 3

Of course you can additionally use a huge post, where you can schedule your books for all the challenges.
And it would be extremely helpful, if you would write "x recruited" within the post you completed the final trait challenge for a hero, or "x defeated" respectively for beating a villain.

- Portal Heroes:
Both teams are trying to recruit help for their teams and are trying to open portals to other comic universes to recruit heroes from there.
That means that we will have 6 additional heroes this year. But to be able to score from them, they need to be brought through the portal by the teams.
How does that work? Every time a player reads one of the Dragons & Jetpacks Books of the Month, this book counts towards an "Energy Cell" counter for his team. After the counter (30 for the first portal) is filled the team can unlock 1 of the 6 outer-dimensional heroes. After the decision is made, the hero belongs either to the DC or Marvel team and can't be unlocked by the other side. When the second team opens a portal, they choose from the remaining 5 heroes.

-For the portal heroes, only books count that are read after the time the hero was unlocked, so if a hero is unlocked in April, you can't use books read prior to that date.
Also, players who join a team during the year can only make books count for those outer-dimensional heroes after they've joined the challenge. This restriction only counts for these heroes, the normal roster can be recruited retrospectively by new players. If a player wishes to, they can substitute a Mod Special for a BOTM, but it's a substitution, not in addition to.

-After we see how fast the teams manage to open the first portal, the amount of Energy Cells needed to open the second portal might be adjusted to a lower or higher number.

-It is up to the players to decide when they read a BOTM, if they want to have it count towards a normal challenge or as an energy cell. Please include that information in your posts
-So, that's how you can play. I hope you're going to enjoy this challenge. :)

This year’s is a bit different. We’ve done a lot of the big names before, and people have said they enjoy learning about new characters they don’t know. To that end, this year’s challenge focuses on the obscure, little-known characters from the hidden back alleys of Marvel and DC.


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DC

Colossal Boy ---- Shawnie

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1. My Favorite Martian- read a book with a planet that’s not Earth on the cover, or where a character lives on a planet they weren’t born on.
2. Giant Size- read a book with something huge on the cover, or where something being big is an important plot point.
3. Science Police- read a book where a character is part of a law enforcement agency that covers a lot of territory (small town cop wouldn’t work, a national agency or bigger would)

Triumph Dawn

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1. Lost in Limbo- read a book where a character is exiled to a strange realm, where someone important is forgotten, or where there is some kind of limbo or void on the cover.
2. Electromagnetic Powerhouse- read a book where a character is hugely powerful, with some kind electromagnetic energy on the cover, or where someone has powers that are not explained well.
3. Tempted by Neron- read a book with some kind of supernatural deal, where someone sells their soul, or with a candle on the cover.

Obsidian Shawnie

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1. Legacy Hero- read a book where a character carries on a heroic tradition, or with any parent/child combination on the cover.
2. Jade- read a book where siblings share an inheritance, or with a black and green cover.
3. Todd Rice- read a book with two men on the cover, or where a character is gay.


Blackwing Shawnie

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1. Charley Bullock, JD- read a book where one of the main characters is a lawyer, or with any kind of courtroom scene on the cover.
2. Glider Wings- read a book where someone glides in the story, or with any kind of gliding vehicle on the cover.
3. Guardian of Gotham- read a book with a cityscape on the cover, or where a character has a strong tie to a particular city.

Acrata

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1. Literary Quote- read a book with books on the cover, or where a character tends to quote books a lot.
2. Teleport- read a book with something or someone vanishing on the cover, or where characters teleport in some way in the story.
3. Mayan Symbol- read a book with a symbol from a ancient civilization on the cover, or where any of the Meso- or South American cultures play a part in the story.

Max Mercury Christina

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1. Slippin’ Into the Future- read a book where time travel is part of the plot, or with some kind of calendar or passage of time on the cover.
2. Ahwehota- read a book with an American Indian on the cover, or where some kind of magic ritual is part of the story.
3. Cavalry Scout- read a book with a horse on the cover or where someone is a scout or a spy in the story.

Iron Munro

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1. High School Baseball- read a book with an athlete on the cover, or where a character gets a nickname from something they’re good at in the story.
2. Long-lived- read a book where a character is immortal or ages more slowly than normal, or where something stays around longer than expected.
3. Invulnerable- read a book where something can’t be damaged, or with something standing up to a lot of attacks on the cover.

Spoiler Sandy

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1. Cluemaster- read a book where a character has an evil/malicious parent, or with a mostly orange cover.
2. Gave Up Her Daughter- read a book where a character gives up a child for adoption, or with a young child on the cover.
3. Not Really Dead- read a book where a character fakes their own death, or with a grave on the cover.

Nighthawk I Sandy

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1. Born Again- read a book where reincarnation plays a part in the story, or with a blue sky on the cover.
2. Gunslinger- read a book where a character habitually carries a gun, or with a gun of any kind on the cover.
3. Cinnamon- read a book where a character has red hair, dresses in white in the story, or has some kind of badge on the cover.

Dolphin ---- Shawnie

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1. Under the Sea- read a book with a diver on the cover or with at least one scene set underwater.
2. White Hair- read a book with a character that has white hair or a mostly white cover.
3. NOT from Atlantis- read a book where someone is consistently mistaken for being from someplace they aren’t, or being someone they aren’t, or some kind of ruins on the cover.

Starman Will Payton Sandy

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1. I love the 80's- read a book set in the 80's or with a pastel cover.
2. Man of a 1000 Faces- read a book where a character can shapeshift, where someone impersonates someone else, or with a star on the cover.
3. Going Down Swinging- read a book where a character sacrifices themself and/or dies a noble death, or with a powerful villain on the cover.

Danny Chase Melanie

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1. Family Business- read a book where a child follows in a parent’s footsteps, or with a family on the cover.
2. Mind Over Matter- read a book where a character can move things with their mind or with something floating (in air, not water) on the cover.
3. No Costume- read a book where someone does something that’s contrary to the expectations of their culture, or with someone in civilian clothes on the cover who wears a uniform of any kind in the story


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Marvel

Warpath Joy

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1. Thunderbird- Read a book with two brothers on the cover or where someone’s brother dies.
2. Vibranium Knives- read a book with a special weapon in the story or with any bladed weapon on the cover.
3. Mesa Verde- read a book where a village, town, or bigger collection of people is destroyed or with a fire on the cover.


Cloud Karin

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1. Brainwashed- read a book where someone is forced to forget their past or put under someone else’s control.
2. Defenders, Colorado Version- read a book with a mountainous setting for at least a major scene, or with a mountain on the cover.
3. Vast Cosmic Power- read a book where a character is incredibly powerful, or with some kind of god-like being on the cover.


Wasp III Joy

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1. Girl Genius- read a book with a highly intelligent major character, or where intelligence plays a significant role in the story.
2. Wasp Wings- read a book with a winged character on the cover, or where a major character has wings.
3. Third of Her Name- read a book with a 3 on the cover, in the title, or where a character has a 3 as part of the name, John Smith III for example.

El Aguila Joy

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1. Hero of Spain- read a book set in Europe, with a Spanish major character, or with any European flag on the cover.
2. Hidden Power- read a book where a character hides a special ability of any kind, with someone hiding on the cover, or with either “Hide” or “Power” in the title.
3. Swashbuckler- read a book with a main character who does really cool action scenes in the story or with dramatically flamboyant action on the cover.

White Tiger I Joy

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1. Tigre Blanco- read a book with a mostly white cover, with “White” in the title, or has a character that dressed in white.
2. Jade Amulet- read a book with any kind of magic jewelry in the story or with any kind of necklace on the cover.
3. Lost His Secret ID- read a book where a major secret is revealed or a character is unjustly imprisoned.


Shang-Chi Joy

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1. Master of Kung Fu- read a book with a master fighter as a major character, or with a highly skilled fighter on the cover.
2. Son of Fu Manchu- read a book where a hero is the child of a major villain or with a setting in China.
3. Gone Fishing- read a book with an ocean scene on the cover, or where a character fishes at some point in the story.

Spitfire Joy

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1. Lady Jacqueline Falsworth Crichton- read a book with a major character who is a noble, or with some kind of nobility, royalty, or coat of arms on the cover.
2. Vampire Bite- read a book with a vampire on the cover or where any character drinks blood.
3. Pilot- read a book with a pilot as a major character, or with any kind of flying vehicle on the cover.

Cannonball Joy

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1. Rocket Man- read a book with some kind of rocket or missile on the cover, or with some kind of flying weapon in the book.
2. Lila Chaney- read a book with a famous performer on the cover, with some kind of superstar as a character in the story, or where something teleports over interstellar distances.
3. Southern Charm- read a book set in the American South, with a major character from the South, or with a scene from the South on the cover.

Puck Joy

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1. You Thought Wolverine Was Short...- read a book with a dwarf on the cover, or where a major character is notably short.
2. Black Razer- read a book with an enchanted sword on the cover, or where a character is in someway cursed/afflicted by black magic.
3. Alpha Flight- read a book with a Canadian major character, at least one significant setting in Canada, or a maple leaf and/or tree on the cover.

Silhouette Joy

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1. No Legs, No Problem- read a book where someone has some kind of serious physical limitation, or has a crutch/crutches and/or a cane or a wheelchair on the cover.
2. Pesky Teleport Side-effect- read a book where a character ends up losing their clothes/accidentally naked in the story, or with a nearly naked character on the cover.
3. Taser Crutch!- read a book with a hidden/disguised weapon, a regular object modified into a weapon, or someone being shocked (electrically, not emotionally) on the cover.

Thunderstrike Xi

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1. Single Dad- read a book with one parent and child on the cover, or where there’s a single parent as a major character.
2. Thor II- read a book where someone takes up a legacy for someone else, inherits a title, or has a hammer, mace, or other non-edged weapon on the cover.
3. Curse of the Blood Axe- read a book where a character sacrifices themselves to stop a powerful foe, where a character goes on to an afterlife, or where a character dies on the cover.

Powerhouse Joy

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1. Power Pack- read a book where a family goes on an adventure together (at least 3 members) or with a family on the cover (again, at least 3).
2. Friday- read a book where the characters travel in a spaceship, or with a spaceship on the cover
3. Stolen Powers- read a book where a character steals something important from their family or with a character fighting with a sibling on the cover.


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Portal Heroes

This year, the main heroes aren't the best known or best connected characters. So they can't call for the best and brightest for help as Portal Heroes. The Portal Heroes this year will all be from obscure, hero based TV shows.

MANTIS CLAIMED BY MARVEL Milou

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1. M.A.N.T.I.S.- read a book that has an acronym in it, the more ridiculous the better, or with a title that stands for something else.
2. Port Columbia- read a book that has at least one significant made-up setting (city or town, not building) or shows a place that doesn’t exist on the cover.
3. Dr. Miles Hawkins- read a book where a scientist comes up with a revolutionary device, or with a scientist on the cover.

Trivia fact- Carl Lumbly, who starred in this series, later voiced J’Onn J’Onzz on Justice League Unlimited, and after that played J’Onn’s father on Supergirl.

M.A.N.T.I.S.- Miles Hawkins was a brilliant scientist with a great life. Then, a stray bullet changed all that and put him in a wheelchair. Using his own brilliance, he designed a “harness,” what most would now call an exo-suit, that let him walk again. At first just out to avenge himself, he became a high-tech crimefighter for the one season his show lasted. He was a very rare African-American hero starring in his own show.

Johnny B. Claimed by Marvel Pamela

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1. Rock and Roll!- read a book about a musician and/or concert, with a concert as a setting, or with some kind of concert on the cover.
2. Drain on the System- read a book where some kind of energy or power loss is important to the story, or with some kind of blackout on the cover.
3. Have a blast- read a book where a character can shoot any kind of energy out of their hands, or with a character firing energy blasts on the cover.

Trivia fact- Misfits of Science is a largely (and deservedly) forgotten show. Its claim to fame, if it has one, is that it was the first tv role for a young actress named Courtney Cox.

Johnny B.- Johnny Bukowski had a decent career as a rock and roller under the stage name Johnny B, in homage to his idol, Chuck Berry. Accidentally electrocuted on stage, he gained various powers, including draining/absorbing energy, firing powerful electrical bolts, and running for brief spurts of superhuman speed. At first unable to control his abilities, he moved to the desert where he couldn’t hurt anyone and was unlikely to get wet, as water short-circuited his body violently. When Billy Hayes at Humanidyne put together a team of superhumans, Johnny was one of his first recruits, initially very reluctantly. Johnny wears shades, t-shirts, and a black leather jacket almost all the time, and was part of the Misfits of Science for the one season they ran, in part because some brilliant programming exec put them up against Dallas at the height of its popularity.

Daphne Powell CLAIMED BY MARVEL Joy

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1. Sweet 16- read a book with a teenager as a main character, or with a school as a major setting.
2. Mental Powers- read a book where someone can read and/or control minds, or with a character with any kind of mental powers on the cover.
3. Psychometry- read a book where someone gets visions by touching something/one, where visions are important to the story, or where any variation of psychic or vision is on the cover or in the title.

Trivia fact- Daphne was played by Kay Panabaker. Her older sister Danielle plays Caitlin Snow/Killer Frost on the CW’s Flash.

Daphne Powell- The Powells were a normal family with a fair amount of stress and problems. They took a family trip to mother Stephanie’s remote research lab in Brazil when their plane crashed. They not only survived, each developed powers. High school student Daphne found her popular girl status impacted when she started being able to read people’s thoughts, whether she wanted to or not. She and her family had many adventures, as seen on the one season of No Ordinary Family. She developed a few other powers, such as memory editing, minor mind control, and reading a person’s past. She reluctantly took part in the family adventures, but grew to value her time with them. What happened to the Powells after the show went off the air was never revealed. Female lead Julie Benz once said if ratings had caught up to technology and counted DVR recordings, the show would have lasted longer than one season.

Manimal CLAIMED BY DC

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1. Any Animal- read a book where animals are important to the story or with an animal on the cover.
2. How’s This Work?- read a book where something is badly explained, where the origin of something important isn’t revealed, or with a confusing scene on the cover.
3.Detective MacKenzie- read a book where a law enforcement officer has to team up with an odd consultant of some kind, or with a law enforcement officer on the cover

Trivia fact- This very obscure show actually crossed over with two other little-known shows. The main characters of this and Automan both show up by the same restaurant in similar scenes, and Manimal himself comes back in the series Night Man years later.

Manimal- Dr. Jonathan Chase learned the “secrets that divide man from animal” gaining the power to shapeshift to theoretically any beast. He decided to fight crime, and became a “consultant” who usually teamed with Detective Brooke MacKenzie, much like Castle or The Mentalist. How he gained his powers was never really explained. Every episode, he was guaranteed to at least do falcon and panther, occasionally throwing other animals into the mix as needed, such as an unlikely sized python to rescue the Detective from equally unlikely quicksand. There was a running joke about him ripping his clothes during the transformation, but being fully dressed in his three piece suit when he resumed human form. At least one episode showed him able to use some animal characteristics in human form, like a panther’s speed. This moderately entertaining bit of silliness only lasted one season, to no great surprise, back in the fall of 1983.

Electra-Woman CLAIMED BY DC

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1. ...and Dyna-Girl- read a book where someone has a younger partner/sidekick, or with partners of any kind on the cover.
2. Crime-Scope- read a book where powerful computer/AI is part of the story, or with a computer on the cover.
3. Lori and Judy- read a book where a character goes by only one name or with a one word title

Trivia fact- the show was conceived of as a parody of the campy Batman show from the 60's. It also sort of came back years later. Twice.

Electra-Woman- Electra-Woman and Dyna-Girl was another one season wonder, this one from Sid and Marty Kroft. Their full names were never revealed, just Lori and Judy, who worked as reporters at Newsmaker Magazine. They had no powers, but wore “ElectraComs” on their wrists, multipurpose gadgets with a wide array of functions. They had the expected hidden base and special vehicle, an “ElectraCar” that could turn into a plane. A scientist named Frank Heflin was their inventor/tech support, and their base was under his house, along with the “Crimescope” computer. Overall, the show was a not really successful parody of the 60’s live action Batman tv show. It was briefly rebooted in an online incarnation in 2016. Kids liked the effects and action, a few adults were no doubt more interested in the two female leads being in skintight spandex. The characters’ origins and motivations for fighting crime were never revealed.

The Raven CLAIMED BY DC Sandy

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1. Another Female Jewel Thief?- read a book with a cliched major character or where a thief is a major part of the story or with a thief on the cover.
2. Spin-Off- read a book that started as a movie, tv show, or another book series, or with “Spin” or “Off” in the title.
3. Born in Normandy- read a book where France is one of the settings, or with a significant French character, or with something French on the cover.

Trivia fact- Amanda was played by Elizabeth Ward Gracen. She was Miss America in 1982 and allegedly had an affair with then-Governor Bill Clinton in 1983.

The Raven- A spin-off series from a series that spun-off from a movie series. That’s pretty obscure. The movie Highlander (a personal favorite of mine) spawned several other movies, a series of paperback books, and a tv series. One of the recurring characters on the tv series was Amanda, an Immortal jewel thief. Eventually, Amanda got her own series (what she has to do with Ravens, I have no idea). The series, like the other Portal Heroes, lasted one season. Amanda was an Immortal (the Highlander-style Immortals only die if their heads are cut off. They don’t age, heal amazingly fast, and come back to life if they take enough damage to die any other way) born in 820 in France. While most Immortals fight each other throughout history, Amanda specialized in stealing and running away. She was the frequent lover of Duncan MacLeod, star of the Highlander tv series. Her spin off focused on her trying to become a better person after seeing the consequences of some of her actions. Amanda is Immortal, and a highly skilled thief. Her combat skills leave something to be desired, especially by Immortal standards. She was in her own series, the Highlander tv series, and some of the paperbacks.


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Villains

Crazy Quilt January 1-January 31 Sandy

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1. Weird Helmet- read a book with a helm or helmet on the cover, or where a helmet or some kind of headgear plays a part in the story.
2. Can’t You See I Can’t See?- read a book with a blind character, or a blind/blindfolded character on the cover.
3. Locked in Belle Reeve- read a book with a prison as one of the settings, a prisoner as a major character, or with a prison/jail (they’re not the same thing) on the cover.

Crazy Quilt-As if Crazy Quilt wasn’t a lame enough idea, there have actually been several versions of the villain, on Earth 2 (the Justice Society’s Earth), Earth 1 (the “main” Earth) and a later, short-lived female version. He was a painter living a double life as a “master criminal” that hid clues for his henchmen in paintings. Betrayed and injured, he agreed to experimental eye surgery, but could only see bright colors after that (comic book medical science). He designed one of the uglier costumes out there and a helmet that hypnotized by flashing lights. Clashing often with the Dynamic Duo, he became one of the few that hated Robin more than Batman after some early clashes. The first and later female Quilt’s names were never revealed. The second was a fence named Paul Dekker. A version of the character showed up on the Brave and the Bold cartoon.


Gypsy Moth Feb 1-Feb 28 Joy

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1. Weird Power-read a book where someone has a very unusual ability, a limited power, or a moth or butterfly on the cover.
2. Oh, Bi The Way...- read a book where a major character is bi/pansexual, where gay rights are an issue, or with a rainbow or prism on the cover.
3. Romanian- read a book set in Eastern Europe, with an Eastern European as a significant character, or with anywhere in Eastern Europe on the cover.



Rival March 1-March 31 Lel

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1. Professor Edward Clariss- read a book with a college professor as a major character, or with a professor or university/college on the cover.
2. Velocity 9- find a book with a chemical formula as part of the story, or with chemicals of some kind on the cover.
3. Psycho-Killer- read a book where a character kills a lot of people, with a serial killer in the story, or with a killer of some kind on the cover.

Vapor Apr 1-Apr 30 Lel

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1. It’s Not Easy Being Green- read a book with a mostly green cover or where a character dresses in green/likes the color green a lot.
2. It’s A Gas, Gas, Gas- read a book where some kind of gas used as a weapon, where a character has trouble breathing for a scene or longer, or with some kind of gas/vapor on the cover.
3. It’s An Ill Wind…- read a book with wind/hurricane/tornado in the title, with some kind of storm on the cover, or where wind is important the story.

SILENT MAJORITY May 1-May 31 Lel

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1. Strong, Silent Type- read a book where a character doesn’t talk much or at all, or where a character is wearing sunglasses on the cover.

2. Patriotic Hero- read a book where a character is extremely patriotic or with your nation and/or state’s flag on the cover.

3. I Am Many, I Am One- read a book where a character can duplicate themself, where there are clones in the story, or where there are duplicates or a mirrored reflection on the cover.

ODDBALL June 1-June 30 Milou

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1. Juggler. No, Really.- read a book where a character can juggle, is an expert at throwing things, or with someone juggling on the cover.
2. Reno- read a book with a setting anywhere in Nevada, where a character is from Nevada, or with anywhere in Nevada on the cover.
3. Fight to the Death- read a book with any kind of lethal competition, where someone fights to the death for someone else’s entertainment, or with a fair amount of blood on the cover.


Byth July 1-July 31 Pamela

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1. Grand Theft Starship- read a book where someone steals any kind of vehicle, where a car/vehicle thief is a major character, or with a stolen vehicle on the cover.

2. Corrupt Cop- read a book where a law enforcement official goes bad or is on the take, or with a “bad cop” of some kind on the cover.

3. Nth Metal- read a book with a rare element/precious metal as part of the story, with alien technology on Earth as a plot point/part of the story, or with metal on the cover.


Fancy Dan Aug 1-Aug 31 Lel

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1. Brooklyn!- read a book set in New York City, or with something New York-ish on the cover.(Don’t look at me like that, you know exactly what I mean).
2. Knife Throwing- read a book where a character is skilled with a knife or with a knife on the cover.
3. Enforcers- read a book where a gang plays a major part in the story or with some kind of gang activity on the cover.


PENNY DREADFUL Sept 1- Sept 30 Pamela

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1. Experiment- read a book where a character is genetically experimented on, performs genetic experiments, or has a lab on the cover.
2. The Penny Dropped- read a book with a coin of any kind on the cover, where coins are important to the story, or with “copper” or “penny” in the title
3. Shocking!- read a book where a character has any kind of electrical powers, with lightning/electricity on the cover, or with any kind of electrical related word in the title.

SILVER DAGGER Oct 1-Oct 31 Matthew

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1. Ex-Cardinal- read a book with a priest or religious officiant of any sort, or with religious symbols on the cover.

2. Kill The Witch!- read a book where a character is obsessed with killing any type of person, creature, or animal, or where religious bias is part of the story.

3. Driven Mad by the Darkhold- read a book where a character goes insane because of a cursed item or dark knowledge, or with a big book on the cover.

JAVELIN Nov 1-Nov 30 Pamela

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1. Olympian- read a book with an award winning athlete as a character, or with a sports event on the cover

2. Suicide Squad- read a book where a character goes to work for any kind of government black ops agency, works as a secret agent, or is paid to kill.

3. Pointy Stick!- read a book with a spear, javelin, or similar weapon on the cover, or where that kind of weapon is used in the story.

MAD DOG Dec 1-Dec 31 Dawn

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1. Military Man- read a book with a major character who is a soldier, or with a soldier on the cover.

2. Patsy’s Ex- read a book where a character breaks up with someone who goes on to become famous/successful, or where a character fights with an ex, or with a fighting couple on the cover.

3. Venomous Bite- read a book with any kind of venomous (poisons by bite/sting) character or animal, with poison on the cover, or with “poison” or “venom” in the title.


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Teams

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Points
1353

Energy Cells
94

Melanie
Sandy
Vinca
Amy
Kirsty
Lel
Ben
Eowyn
Hayley
Kate
Shawnie
Christina
Ophelia
Dawn

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Points
1174

Energy Cells
73

Milou
Xi
Sam
Audrey
Timothy
Emmeline
Veronica
Scott
June
Rinn
Joy
Falynn
Matthew
Karina
Pamela
Kate


message 7: by Wayland, Ernest Scribbler (last edited Dec 15, 2019 12:44AM) (new)

Wayland Smith | 2859 comments Mod
This post is for achievements and awards earned over the course of the challenge.

Signing Bonus to Melanie for being the first to sign up
First Blood to Falynn for posting the first point
Pride of Puerto Rico to Joy for finishing White Tiger I
Early Achiever to Joy for finishing the first hero
Yep, He's Blind to Sandy for defeating Crazy Quilt
Vanquisher of Evil to Sandy for defeating the first villain
Forgotten Hero to Shawnie for finishing Dolphin
Zen Master of Speed to Christina for recruiting Max Mercury
Apache Warrior to Joy for recruiting Warpath
Cosmic Being to Karina for recruiting Cloud
No Problem, eh? to Joy for recruiting Puck
The World Still Needs Heroes to Xi for finishing Thunderstrike
Big Guy to Shawnie for recruiting Colossal Boy
Child of Shadow to Shawnie for recruiting Obsidian
Triple Threat to Sandy for recruiting Spoiler
Not All Mutants Are X-Men! to Joy for recruiting El Aguila
Games of Death and Deceit to Joy for recruiting Shang Chi, the Master of Kung Fu
On Her Majesty's Secret Service to Joy for recruiting Spitfire
Lost In TIme to Dawn for recruiting Triumph
Insect Avenger to Joy for recruiting Wasp III
Through Shadow to Joy for recruiting Silhouette
Gone Buggy to Joy for defeating Gypsy Moth
Costumes On! to Joy for recruiting Powerhouse
Big City Lawyer to Shawnie for recruiting Blackwing
From the Kentucky Coal Mines... to Joy for recruiting Cannonball
Spirit of the Hawk to Sandy for recruiting Nighthawk
Burning Brightly to Sandy for recruiting Starman Will Payton
Speed Freak to Lel for defeating Rival
Clean Sweep to Joy for being the first to complete her basic roster
Annoying Twerp to Melanie (no offense) for recruiting Danny Chase
Airhead to Lel for defeating Vapor
"....." to Lel for defeating Silent Majority
I'm the MANTIS! to Milou for recruiting MANTIS
So Many Ball Jokes... to Milou for defeating Oddball
HOT GIRL! to Lel for recruiting Firebrand II
HOT GUY! to Milou for recruiting Firelord
Ch-ch-ch-changes! to Pamela for defeating Byth
ZZAAPP! to Pamela for recruiting Johnny B
Urban Cowboy to Lel for defeating Fancy Dan
She's Shocking to Pamela for defeating Penny Dreadful
FOUR DIGITS! to team DC for breaking the 1000 point mark
Not the Sharpest to Matthew for defeating Silver Dagger
What Kind of Doctor Are You? to Dawn for completing Dr. Occult
Demon Childe to Pamela for completing Magik
To The Point! to Pamela for defeating Javelin
Polar Express to Dawn for recruiting Polar Boy
Nippin' At Your Nose to Pamela for recruiting Jack Frost
Foaming at the Mouth to Dawn for defeating Mad Dog


message 8: by Melanie (new)

Melanie | 1224 comments I’ll join DC please.


message 9: by Shawnie (new)

Shawnie | 1729 comments I have to stay with Marvel. :D Woohoo!!


message 10: by Milou (new)

Milou | 486 comments I’ll join Marvel as well please :D already so excited!!!


message 11: by XG (new)

XG (believen) | 0 comments Marvel please!


message 12: by Christina (new)

Christina (daria1275) | 607 comments Marvel please!


message 13: by Sam (new)

Sam (aramsamsam) | 354 comments I'll join Marvel :)


message 14: by Wayland, Ernest Scribbler (new)

Wayland Smith | 2859 comments Mod
There seems to be growing imbalance here. We'll see how things spin out. It's only day one so far.


message 15: by Sandy (new)

Sandy | 1644 comments I will go with DC - because poor Melanie is all alone...


message 16: by Audrey, Queen of the Potato People (new)

Audrey (niceyackerman) | 2806 comments Mod
I would like to do Marvel out of loyalty. If it remains imbalanced, I can switch over.


message 17: by Shawnie (new)

Shawnie | 1729 comments Audrey wrote: "I would like to do Marvel out of loyalty. If it remains imbalanced, I can switch over."
I've only ever been on Marvel... I can't seem to make that switch. LOL


message 18: by Timothy (new)

Timothy | 18 comments Marvel!


message 19: by Sandy (new)

Sandy | 1644 comments Ok but Melanie and I get 10 points for every one of Marvel ;-)


message 20: by Melanie (new)

Melanie | 1224 comments Sandy wrote: "Ok but Melanie and I get 10 points for every one of Marvel ;-)"

We don't need a handi-cap; we'll take them all!!


message 21: by Melanie (new)

Melanie | 1224 comments ...or (because Wayland doesn't find it challenging enough to keep score), we will SUBTRACT a point from Marvel for every book we read that fits one of their hero challenges.


message 22: by Wayland, Ernest Scribbler (new)

Wayland Smith | 2859 comments Mod
I was already in the hospital with an ulcer once in the past year. Stop helping. :P


message 23: by Sandy (new)

Sandy | 1644 comments Oh I like that Melanie - LOL - But Wayland - we like to help...


message 24: by Sandy (new)

Sandy | 1644 comments But seriously - I hope that issue is well behind you now!


message 25: by Vinca (new)

Vinca Russell (vinxlady) | 1288 comments Well I always like to back an underdog so I'll join DC please. Quality not quantity right? 😂


message 26: by Amy (new)

Amy | 406 comments DC please.

But I'll proably be no help at all as I'm new at this. Sorry, Sandy and Melanie you're still soing to need all the bonus points you can get/steal.


message 27: by Vinca (new)

Vinca Russell (vinxlady) | 1288 comments Amy wrote: "DC please.

But I'll proably be no help at all as I'm new at this. Sorry, Sandy and Melanie you're still soing to need all the bonus points you can get/steal."


You'll be great! Go #TeamDC :-)


message 28: by Kirsty, Jedi Master (new)

Kirsty Cabot (kirstycabot) | 1884 comments Mod
I’ll go for DC please, may not be a huge contributor though. Will do what I can.
You’re a legend Wayland <3


message 29: by Lel (new)

Lel (lelspear) | 1796 comments I was still umming and ahhing over which team but I will go with DC to help the imbalance.

*waves little DC flags* Go Team!

Thanks Wayland for doing this again, heres to a non-ulcer year!


message 30: by Melanie (new)

Melanie | 1224 comments I was just kidding Wayland, and I would never want to be a cause of ill health.

I honestly don’t care which team wins; I just like the reading challenges.... Though DC characters have better arcs than Marvel mass media heroes. Therein lies my loyalty.

I’m sure our Team will do great @Lel, Kirsty, Vinca, Amy, and Sandy.


message 31: by Wayland, Ernest Scribbler (new)

Wayland Smith | 2859 comments Mod
You're fine, Melanie. My supervisors at work are infinitely more likely to send me back to the hospital than any of y'all are.


message 32: by Ben George (new)

Ben  George | 32 comments I have been and will always be a DC fanboy in print.

As this is a book group I'll sign up for DC


message 33: by Ben George (new)

Ben  George | 32 comments Can I ask a rules clarification here?

Do Mods specials count for energy cells?


message 34: by Melanie (new)

Melanie | 1224 comments Ben wrote: "Can I ask a rules clarification here?

Do Mods specials count for energy cells?"


You are allowed to earn 2 energy cells per month. Wayland (after I whinned for a week or two) allows us to substitued a mod special for a BOTM.

You can read all three, but only 2 per month can be energy cells.


message 35: by Wayland, Ernest Scribbler (new)

Wayland Smith | 2859 comments Mod
As Melanie said, although I don't recall whining...


message 36: by Lel (new)

Lel (lelspear) | 1796 comments Random question Wayland. Do you plan all the villains for the year now, or do you wing it as you go?


message 37: by Wayland, Ernest Scribbler (new)

Wayland Smith | 2859 comments Mod
Lel wrote: "Random question Wayland. Do you plan all the villains for the year now, or do you wing it as you go?"

I have them all planned out. The only thing not set for next year is any bonuses I decide to do, and I have a few ideas on those.


message 38: by Lel (new)

Lel (lelspear) | 1796 comments Wayland wrote: "Lel wrote: "Random question Wayland. Do you plan all the villains for the year now, or do you wing it as you go?"

I have them all planned out. The only thing not set for next year is any bonuses I..."


I humbly bow down to your planning prowess!


message 39: by Sandy (new)

Sandy | 1644 comments DC! DC! DC! GOOOOO TEAM!

Looking forward to playing again next year - but first I have to finish this year! eeeek!

Much thanks Wayland for allowing the mod special - I have this issue with reading books in order and am still behind in already called BOM - so just can't bring myself to reading out of order except for the surprise book that my son brought me home from work. It also just happened to fit the challenge - so it is my one exception this year.

Having said that the mod special gives us the option to get the two energy cells for those of us who are obsessive about reading in order...


message 40: by Wayland, Ernest Scribbler (new)

Wayland Smith | 2859 comments Mod
Totally with you on the in order thing, Sandy.

Also, bios are up for the portal heroes.


message 41: by Em (new)

Em (emeralds0ng) | 162 comments I'd like to try this out this year and join the Marvel team. I'll have to try to read more non-graphic novels in 2019 !!


message 42: by Wayland, Ernest Scribbler (new)

Wayland Smith | 2859 comments Mod
Emmeline wrote: "I'd like to try this out this year and join the Marvel team. I'll have to try to read more non-graphic novels in 2019 !!"

Added. Yes, graphic novels don't count for the challenge, so I hope you enjoy branching out. ;)


message 43: by Veronica (new)

Veronica  (readingonthefly) | 803 comments I'll go with Team Marvel this time, please.


message 44: by Maximum (new)

Maximum Beans (maximumbeans) | 515 comments I've been loafing around the discussion threads for too long! Team Marvel for me please!


message 45: by June (new)

June | 168 comments I’m in for Team Marvel please.


message 46: by Wayland, Ernest Scribbler (new)

Wayland Smith | 2859 comments Mod
most recent 4 added. Welcome aboard.


message 47: by Audrey, Queen of the Potato People (new)

Audrey (niceyackerman) | 2806 comments Mod
I gotta say, this challenge has gotten me to read more books per year than anything else.


message 48: by Wayland, Ernest Scribbler (new)

Wayland Smith | 2859 comments Mod
Audrey wrote: "I gotta say, this challenge has gotten me to read more books per year than anything else."

That's excellent!


message 49: by XG (new)

XG (believen) | 0 comments So collectively as a team we decide which portal hero we want to bring through? Or we bring them through by numbers?


message 50: by Shawnie (new)

Shawnie | 1729 comments Xi wrote: "So collectively as a team we decide which portal hero we want to bring through? Or we bring them through by numbers?"
The portal heroes are decided by the team as you get close to having enough energy cells.


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