Graphic Novel/Manga Reading Challenge 2019 discussion

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message 1: by Matt (new)

Matt | 117 comments Mod
Graphic Novel or series that focuses on a particular sport or physical activity.


message 3: by Matt (new)

Matt | 117 comments Mod
47Time wrote: "Sports comics"

Awesome! Gotta love those Wiki pages.


message 4: by Erin (new)

Erin (panelparty) Check, Please!: #Hockey, Vol. 1 - Hockey

Fence Vol. 1 - Fencing

SLAM! Vol. 1 - Roller Derby

Ringside, Vol. 1: Kayfabe - Wrestling (I think Boom does WWE comics as well??)

Motor Crush, Vol. 1 - Motorcycle Racing?


message 5: by Matt (last edited Dec 19, 2018 01:40PM) (new)

Matt | 117 comments Mod
This seems to have an interesting assortment of possibilities:

Ultimate Muscle, Volume 1 - Wrestling

Dodge City - Dodge Ball

Air Gear, Vol. 1 - Inline Skating

Bowling King Vol. 1 - Bowling

Bamboo Blade, Vol. 1 - Kendo

All-Out!!, Vol. 1 - Rugby

The Prince of Tennis, Volume 1: Ryoma Echizen - Tennis

Eyeshield 21, Vol. 1: The Boy With the Golden Legs - American Football


message 6: by 47Time (new)

47Time | 51 comments I read Mara a while back. The character features a very popular athlete in a scifi universe. There are a few scenes with her playing something similar to volleyball, the pastime that is broadcast worldwide. Too bad for the ending, but it's a quick read. (view spoiler)


message 7: by 47Time (new)

47Time | 51 comments A better choice than Mara is Southern Bastards, Vol. 1: Here Was a Man. The small town featured in the story is passionate about football - the second volume for example has plenty of football jargon that went completely over my head. The sports element might not be pivotal, but it sure is prevalent.


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