Hooray, I have cleared round 2! (Which is great bc I’ve already started reading into the Round 3 pile)

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Rounds 1 & 2!

Round 1 (aka numbers)

Round 2 (aka famous/great books I have not yet read)

In researching censorship and book banning, I stumbled upon the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, which is set up to protect the First Amendment rights of comic books and the community of artists, writers, publishers, sellers, and fans around it. They have this list of Banned & Challenged comics. Unlike the OIF lists, this is a list of case studies rather than a list ranked by frequency of challenges – but after reading a few classics in a row I’m happy for a little variety in my diet of controversy. So…

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Round 3

Round 3 (20th century ennui & enter comics*)

  • All the King’s Men
  • One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
  • Fun Home
  • Ice Haven
  • Persepolis
  • Tropic of Cancer
  • The Dark Knight Strikes Again
  • Blankets
  • Stuck in the Middle

See you soon.

* I’d have made an “enter sandman” joke but having already read Neil Gaiman’s wonderful Sandman series, I’m going to opt to focus on new comics.