Books and Movies: 2010

Once again, I went and tracked how many movies, books, and graphic novels I saw/read over the course of the year. Last year’s tally had me at at 20 movies, 20 books, and 123 graphic novels. This year? 31 movies, 21 books, and 124 graphic novels. The “just one higher” for the last two categories was a happy accident, really…


  1. Avatar
  2. Invictus
  3. Alice in Wonderland
  4. Greenberg
  5. How to Train Your Dragon
  6. Iron Man 2
  7. Please Give
  8. The City of Your Final Destination
  9. Micmacs
  10. Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work
  11. Winter’s Bone
  12. Toy Story 3
  13. Despicable Me
  14. Inception
  15. The Kids Are All Right
  16. Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
  17. Salt
  18. Christmas in Connecticut
  19. A Letter to Three Wives
  20. Easy A
  21. Heartbreaker
  22. Never Let Me Go
  23. Waiting For “Superman”
  24. The Social Network
  25. Red
  26. Fair Game
  27. Certified Copy
  28. Tangled
  29. Black Swan
  30. The King’s Speech
  31. Somewhere


  1. Havemercy by Jaida Jones and Danielle Bennett
  2. The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
  3. Hapworth 16, 1924 by J.D. Salinger
  4. Aye, and Gomorrah: And Other Stories by Samuel R. Delany
  5. Boneshaker by Cherie Priest
  6. Blackout by Connie Willis
  7. Ash by Malinda Lo
  8. Twelve Stories by Paul Magrs
  9. Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert A. Heinlein
  10. The City & The City by China Miéville
  11. Stealing Fire by Jo Graham
  12. Travel Light by Naomi Mitchison
  13. Created in Darkness by Troubled Americans: The Best of McSweeney’s Humor Category ed. by Dave Eggers
  14. The Windup Girl by Paolo Bacigalupi
  15. Second Line by Poppy Z. Brite
  16. The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya by Nagaru Tanigawa
  17. The Enchantment Emporium by Tanya Huff
  18. Soulless by Gail Carriger
  19. Comet in Moominland by Tove Jansson
  20. Super Sad True Love Story by Gary Shteyngart
  21. All Clear by Connie Willis

Fiction Magazines, Chapbooks, and Zines:

  1. Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet #25

Graphic Novels:

  1. Real Vol. 6 by Takehiko Inoue
  2. Bokurano: Ours Vol. 1 by Mohiro Kitoh
  3. All My Darling Daughters by Fumi Yoshinaga
  4. Biomega Vol. 1 by Tsutomu Nihei
  5. Nightschool: The Weirn Books Vol. 2 by Svetlana Chmakova
  6. Refresh, Refresh by James Ponsoldt, Benjamin Percy, Danica Novgorodoff
  7. Yotsuba&! Vol. 7 by Kiyohiko Azuma
  8. Smile by Raina Telgemeier
  9. Sweet Tooth Vol. 1: Out of the Woods by Jeff Lemire
  10. Tsubasa Vol. 21 by CLAMP
  11. Tsubasa Vol. 22 by CLAMP
  12. xxxHolic Vol. 14 by CLAMP
  13. Aria Vol. 5 by Kozue Amano
  14. One Piece: East Blue 1-2-3 by Eiichiro Oda
  15. Usagi Yojimbo Vol. 23: Bridge of Tears by Stan Sakai
  16. Zig and Wikki: Something Ate My Homework by Nadja Spiegelman and Trade Loeffler
  17. The Return of King Doug by Greg Erb, Jason Oremland, and Hunter Clark
  18. The Splendid Magic of Penny Arcade: The 11 1/2 Anniversary Edition by Jerry Holkins and Mike Krahulik
  19. 20th Century Boys Vol. 6 by Naoki Urasawa
  20. Grendel: Behold The Devil by Matt Wagner
  21. Missile Mouse Vol. 1: The Star Crusher by Jake Parker
  22. Spell Checkers Vol. 1 by Jamie S. Rich, Joelle Jones, and Nicolas Hitore de
  23. Tekkon Kinkreet: Black & White by Taiyo Matsumoto
  24. Ristorante Paradiso by Natsume Ono
  25. Crogan’s March by Chris Schweizer
  26. Bronx Kill by Peter Milligan and James Romberger
  27. 20th Century Boys Vol. 7 by Naoki Urasawa
  28. Pluto: Urasawa x Tezuka Vol. 7 by Naoki Urasawa
  29. Real Vol. 7 by Takehiko Inoue
  30. Yotsuba&! Vol. 8 by Kiyohiko Azuma
  31. Oishinbo A La Carte: Izakaya – Pub Food by Tetsu Kariya and Akira Hanasaki
  32. The Zombie Survival Guide: Recorded Attacks by Max Brooks and Ibraim Roberson
  33. A Home for Mr. Easter by Brooke A. Allen
  34. Marvel Masterworks: The Avengers Vol. 1 by Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, and Don Heck
  35. The Stuff of Legend Vol. 1: The Dark by Mike Raicht and Brian Smith
  36. Real Vol. 8 by Takehiko Inoue
  37. Wilson by Daniel Clowes
  38. Hellboy Vol. 9: The Wild Hunt by Mike Mignola and Duncan Fegredo
  39. Twin Spica Vol. 1 by Kou Yaginuma
  40. Pluto: Urasawa x Tezuka Vol. 8 by Naoki Urasawa
  41. Ikigami: The Ultimate Limit Vol. 5 by Motoro Mase
  42. RASL Vol. 2: The Fire Of St. George by Jeff Smith
  43. Black Blizzard by Yoshihiro Tatsumi
  44. Hikaru no Go Vol. 17 by Yumi Hotta and Takeshi Obata
  45. Hikaru no Go Vol. 18 by Yumi Hotta and Takeshi Obata
  46. Hikaru no Go Vol. 19 by Yumi Hotta and Takeshi Obata
  47. xxxHolic Vol. 15 by CLAMP
  48. Beasts of Burden: Animal Rites by Evan Dorkin and Jill Thompson
  49. Afterschool Charisma Vol. 1 by Kumiko Suekane
  50. John Constantine, Hellblazer: Hooked by Peter Milligan, Giuseppe Camuncoli, Stefano Landini, and Simon Bisley
  51. Prime Baby by Gene Luen Yang
  52. Ghostopolis by Doug TenNapel
  53. Moomin Book Four: The Complete Tove Jansson Comic Strip by Tove Jansson and Lars Jansson
  54. Octopus Pie: There Are No Stars in Brooklyn by Meredith Gran
  55. Suicide Squad: From the Ashes by John Ostrander and Javier Pina
  56. Children of the Sea Vol. 3 by Daisuke Igarashi
  57. Foiled by Jane Yolen and Mike Cavallaro
  58. Bakuman Vol. 1 by Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata
  59. Kobato Vol. 1 by CLAMP
  60. Kobato Vol. 2 by CLAMP
  61. Scott Pilgrim’s Finest Hour by Bryan Lee O’Malley
  62. Secret Six: Depths by Gail Simone and Nicola Scott
  63. Rabbi Harvey Vs. the Wisdom Kid by Steve Sheinkin
  64. Jellaby: Monster in the City by Kean Soo
  65. Twin Spica Vol. 2 by Kou Yaginuma
  66. Moomin Book Five: The Complete Tove Jansson Comic Strip by Tove Jansson and Lars Jansson
  67. Moving Pictures by Kathryn Immonen and Stuart Immonen
  68. Sandman Mystery Theatre Vol. 8: The Blackhawk and the Return of the Scarlet Ghost by Matt Wagner, Steven T. Seagle, Guy Davis, and Matthew Smith
  69. House of Five Leaves Vol. 1 by Natsume Ono
  70. The Unsinkable Walker Bean by Aaron Renier
  71. The Unwritten Vol. 2: Inside Man by Mike Carey and Peter Gross
  72. Hellboy Vol. 10: The Crooked Man and Others by Mike Mignola, Joshua Dysart, and Richard Corben
  73. Villains United by Gail Simone and Dale Eaglesham
  74. The Wonderful Wizard Of Oz by L. Frank Baum, Eric Shanower, and Skottie Young
  75. American Vampire Vol. 1 by Scott Snyder, Stephen King, and Rafael Albuquerque
  76. Whirlwind Wonderland by Rina Ayuyang
  77. Pang, the Wandering Shaolin Monk Vol. 1: Refuge of the Heart by Ben Costa
  78. Drinking at the Movies by Julia Wertz
  79. Ooku: The Inner Chambers Vol. 2 by Fumi Yoshinaga
  80. Wonton Soup Vol. 1 by James Stokoe
  81. Twin Spica Vol. 3 by Kou Yaginuma
  82. Bokurano: Ours Vol. 2 by Mohiro Kitoh
  83. Nancy Vol. 1: The John Stanley Library by John Stanley and Dan Gormley
  84. The Kurosagi Corpse Delivery Service Vol. 9 by Eiji Otsuka and Housui Yamazaki
  85. The Kurosagi Corpse Delivery Service Vol. 10 by Eiji Otsuka and Housui Yamazaki
  86. Slam Dunk Vol. 12 by Takehiko Inoue
  87. 7 Billion Needles Vol. 1 by Nobuaki Tadano
  88. Louis – Night Salad by Metaphrog
  89. The Sisters’ Luck by Shari Chankhamma
  90. Koko Be Good by Jen Wang
  91. Secret Six: Six Degrees of Devastation by Gail Simone and Brad Walker
  92. Johnny Wander Vol. 1: Don’t Burn the House Down by Ananth Panagariya and Yuko Ota
  93. Korea As Viewed by 12 Creators by Various
  94. Secret Six: Danse Macabre by Gail Simone, John Ostrander, J. Calafiore
  95. A Drunken Dream and Other Stories by Moto Hagio
  96. Make Me a Woman by Vanessa Davis
  97. Kobato Vol. 3 by CLAMP
  98. Marvel Masterworks: The Fantastic Four Vol. 2 by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby
  99. Showcase Presents: Legion of Super-Heroes Vol. 3 by Jim Shooter and Curt Swan
  100. AX Vol. 1: A Collection of Alternative Manga by Various
  101. Twin Spica Vol. 4 by Kou Yaginuma
  102. Saturn Apartments Vol. 2 by Hisae Iwaoka
  103. Genkaku Picasso Vol. 1 by Furuya Usamaru
  104. Children of the Sea Vol. 4 by Daisuke Igarashi
  105. The Summit of the Gods Vol. 1 by Baku Yumemakura and Jiro Tanaguchi
  106. Dungeon Monstres Vol. 3: Heartbreaker by Joann Sfar, Lewis Trondheim, Carlos Nine, and Patrice Killoffer
  107. Dungeon Zenith Vol. 3: Back in Style by Joann Sfar, Lewis Trondheim, and Christian Boulet
  108. Fogtown by Andersen Gabrych and Brad Rader
  109. Justice League International Vol. 1 by Keith Giffen, J.M. DeMatteis, and Kevin Maguire
  110. X’ed Out by Charles Burns
  111. xxxHOLiC Vol. 16 by CLAMP
  112. The Sixth Gun Vol. 1 by Cullen Bunn and Brian Hurtt
  113. Emitown: A Sketch Diary by Emi Lenox
  114. Grand Guignol Orchestra Vol. 1 by Kaori Yuki
  115. Marvel Masterworks: The Amazing Spider-Man Vol. 2 by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko
  116. 7 Billion Needles Vol. 2 by Nobuaki Tadano
  117. Justice League International Vol. 2 by Keith Giffen, J.M. DeMatteis, and Kevin Maguire
  118. Elmer by Gerry Alanguilan
  119. Ooku: The Inner Chambers Vol. 3 by Fumi Yoshinaga
  120. Ooku: The Inner Chambers Vol. 4 by Fumi Yoshinaga
  121. The Return of the Dapper Men by Jim McCann and Janet Lee
  122. Justice League International Vol. 3  by Keith Giffen, J.M. DeMatteis, and Kevin Maguire
  123. Justice League International Vol. 4  by Keith Giffen, J.M. DeMatteis, and Ty Templeton
  124. Ooku: The Inner Chambers Vol. 5 by Fumi Yoshinaga

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