The Ash Ave Comic Book Club will be reading the first half of writer Brian K Vaughn’s run on the Marvel series Runaways, which you probably know has been adapted as a series on Hulu. This will also mark the third comic series our discussion group has read from BKV, the other two being Pride of Baghdad, and his acclaimed Vertigo series Y The Last Man. We will also continue of reading of Garth Ennis’ run on Hellblazer with volume 6 of the series and the Bloodlines story line. In April we will be reading Frank Miller’s Ronin miniseries and volume 7 of Hellblazer.
While we would usually meet the first Sunday of March, a scheduling conflict is pushing the first meeting back a week. We always begin at 6 PM, and per usual we recommend BYOB (be it beer, beverage, or BBQ). Below are our next two months of readings, and a photo and summary of March’s main title:
Sunday, March 11: Runaways Complete Collection Vol 1
Sunday, March 18: Hellblazer Vol 6
Sunday, April 1: Ronin
Sunday, April 15: Hellblazer Vol 7
They were six normal teenagers linked only by their wealthy parents’ annual business meeting…until a chance discovery revealed the shocking truth: their parents are the secret criminal society known as the Pride! For years, the Pride controlled of Los Angeles’ criminal activity, ruling the city with an iron fist…and now, with their true natures exposed, the Pride will take any measures necessary to protect their organization – even if it means taking out their own children! Now on the run from their villainous parents, Nico, Chase, Karolina, Gertrude, Molly and Alex have only each other to rely on. And they must not only survive on their own, but also somehow take down their own powerful parents…before it’s too late! Brian K. Vaughan and Adrian Alphona craft a thoroughly modern take on the conventional “teen-team” comic! Collecting RUNAWAYS (2003) #1-18.