Lists & Challenges

This page contains the master list of my lists and challenges for the year.

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I decided to try and take on my own challenge of watching 25 movies/tv shows/anime series and reading their book/short story/graphic novel/manga/comic book counterparts. I will be posting reviews on all of these, and for the longer ones, such as the ongoing comic book series or the manga, I will be reviewing it per story arc, as much as possible.

If you want to join me in this challenge, all you need to do is list down the things that you will watch other the course of the year, and read its written counterpart. You can start with 25, but if you are feeling up to it, you can expand the list to 30 or 50. Feel free to review them as well as you go along your list. As much as possible, especially for book series, manga or comics, try to stick to the story arcs or chapters that was adapted. For example, Thor: Ragnarok is based on the Ragnarok story arc and Planet Hulk, so I’ll be reading both or the Sword of Shanarra Trilogy is the basis for the Shanarra Chronicles, so I can only cross it off my list if I finish those story arcs or trilogy. You may opt to read then watch, or read or watch it first, then go back to it later on, depending on how much time you need away from the source material first to fully appreciate the adaptation. Drop a comment if you want to join me and also, feel free to share your own lists, and share them on Twitter with using #2017ReadtoWatch

Let’s get reading and watching!

The Kat’s List

  1. Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs + the 2016 film of the same name
  2. The Lost City of Z by David Grann + the 2017 film of the same name
  3.  The Once and Future King by T.H. White + King Arthur: Legend of The Sword (2017)
  4. The Sword of Shanarra Trilogy by Terry Brooks +  The Shanarra Chronicles Seasons 1 & 2 (2016-onwards)
  5. Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie + the 2017 film of the same name
  6. And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie + the 2015 BBC mini-series of the same name
  7. The Expanse Series: Leviathan Wakes + The Expanse Season 1 & 2 (2016-present)
  8. Old Man Logan by Mark Millar & Steve McNiven + Logan (2017)
  9. Batman the Killing Joke by Alan Moore + the 2016 DC animated film of the same name
  10. The Immortal Iron Fist by Ed Brubraker, Matt Fraction and David Aja + Netflix’s Iron Fist (2017)
  11. X-Men: Legacy by Simon Spurrier and Tan Eng Huat + FX’s Legion (2017)
  12. Thor Ragnarok story arc & Planet Hulk + Thor: Ragnarok (2017)
  13. Wonder Woman (Rebirth or New 52) + Wonder Woman (2017)
  14. Justice League (what’s a good starting point for this one?) + Justice League (2017)
  15. Knights of Sidonia by Tsutomo Nihei + the anime
  16. Attack on Titan by Hajime Isayama + the anime
  17. Fullmetal Alchemist by Hiromu Arakawa (re-read) + Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
  18. Smaller and Smaller Circles by FH Batacan + the 2017 Filipino film of the same name
  19. Bleach by Tite Kubo + the anime
  20. The Man in the High Castle by Philip K. Dick + the series, Seasons 1 & 2
  21. Minority Report by Philip K. Dick + Minority Report (2002) film
  22. We Can Remember It For You Wholesale by Philip K. Dick + Total Recall (not sure which version to watch, though)
  23. Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick + Blade Runner and Blade Runner 2049
  24. Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency by Douglas Adams + Netflix’s Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency (2016-present)
  25. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams + the film of the same name.

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This is my own personal challenge to actually cover most of the “Star Wars” material that have been dubbed as canon throughout the year, leading up to Episode IX. I did not really read any of the Expanded Universe, except for Jedi Apprentice, so this will be my first DEEP DIVE into Star Wars Canon.

I’ll be using this timeline (http://wallaroomedia.com/star-wars/ ) as my guide. I will try to do some of this in order, if I can.

Feel free to join me in my quest to finish reading and watching everything that’s canon before Episode VIII comes around. I will also be writing reviews about the movies, the  books, the comic books, “Star Wars: Rebels” (per season), and “Star Wars: Clone Wars” (per story arc).

All you need to do to join me in this is follow along as I discover the Star Wars universe again. Join me in this challenge on Twitter by using #RoadtoLastJedi

  • Darth Maul (comics) (will come out this year)
  • Episode I-The Phantom Menace- done
  • Obi-Wan & Anakin (comics)
  • Episode II-Attack of the Clones- done
  • Catalyst: A Rogue One Novel (book) by James Luceno
  • The Clone Wars Film
  • The Clone Wars TV Series (Season 1, Season 2, Season 3, Season 4, Season 5, Season 6)
  • Dark Disciple (book) by Christie Golden
  • Darth Maul: Son of Dathomir (comics)
  • Episode III-Revenge of the Sith- done
  • Ahsoka by E.K. Johnston
  • Kanan the Last Padawan (comics)- done
  • Tarkin  (book) by James Luceno
  • Lords of the Sith by Paul S. Kemp
  • The Rise of the Empire (book)
  • A New Dawn (book) by John Jackson Miller- done
  • Lost Stars (book)  by Claudia Gray
  • Han Solo movie (2018)
  • Thrawn (book) by Timothy Zahn
  • Rebels (TV Series) (Season 1, Season 2, Season 3)- Season 1 & 2, currently watching season 3
  • Rogue One: A Star Wars Story- done
  • Episode IV-A New Hope- done
  • Battlefront: Twilight Company (book) by Alexander Freed
  • Princess Leia (comics)- done
  • Darth Vader (comics)
  • Heir to the Jedi (book) by Kevin Hearne
  • Star Wars (comics)
  • Chewbacca (comics)
  • Vader Down (comics)
  • Lando (comics)
  • Doctor Aphra (comics)
  • Weapon of a Jedi (book) by Jason Fry
  • Smuggler’s Run (book) by Greg Rucka
  • Han Solo (comics)
  • Episode V-Empire Strikes Back
  • Moving Target (book) by Jason Fry and Cecil Castelucci
  • Episode VI-Return of the Jedi
  • Shattered Empire (comics)- done
  • Aftermath (book) by Chuck Wendig
  • Aftermath: Life Debt
  • Aftermath: Empire’s End
  • Bloodline (book) by Claudia Gray
  • C3PO (comics)
  • Poe Dameron (comics)
  • Before the Awakening (book) by Greg Rucka
  • Episode VII- The Force Awakens- done
  • Episode VIII-The Last Jedi
  • Episode IX