Ash Ave Comic Book Club October Meeting: Preacher volume 1

The next Ash Ave Comics’ Comic Book Club discussion group is Sunday, October 4th at the shop!  We’ll be gathering at our usual time of 6 PM to discuss one of the most acclaimed and controversial comics of the last 20 years, Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon’s Preacher volume 1.

Coming up in November we’ll be reading the first volume of Image’s Low by Rick Remender and Greg Tocchini! And a reminder that our current Reading Club titles are 20% off of the listed price, and we encourage anyone interested in attending the reading group to prepay for the next monthly title a few weeks ahead of time.  Check out the cover image and summary of our next title below.

Here’s our schedule for the next two months, all reading groups meet at 6 PM at the shop.

Sunday, October 4th: Preacher vol 1

Sunday, November 1st: Low vol 1: The Delirium of Hope

PREACHER #1-12-plus pinups from PREACHER #50 and #66-are collected in this new paperback that introduces Preacher Jesse Custer, Cassidy and Tulip. Disillusioned with his own beliefs, Custer begins a violent and riotous journey across the country in search of God, who has abandoned heaven.

Final Friday Tempe! Untidy Secrets Presents: Stories About That One Time At School and Zine Swap


Hear stories from:
Jenna Duncan
Kia Zarezadeh
Chris Weir
Laine Baker
More artists TBA.

Storytelling, tiny press and zine swap. Buy, sell, trade your zines and other stories. Viva Vox Mobile Infoshop and FemStatic Zine will be set up.  BYOB!

Friday, September 25th at 8:00 PM at Ash Ave Comics.  Located at 806 S. Ash Ave in downtown Tempe.

Ash Ave Comic Book Club One Year Anniversary Meeting: Sex Criminals vols 1+2

Here’s a shot from our first meetup back in September of last year:10340012_10152255730917540_2934615572986610053_n


Hey, it’s the one year anniversary of the Ash Ave Comic Book Club’s reading group! It’s hard to believe that it was a year ago that we promoted our first meetup to discuss Paul Pope’s Battling Boy, not sure what to expect or if we could sustain a monthly meeting.  Looking back a year later, not only have we sustained a monthly group, we also held a second meetup for people to discuss Grant Morrison’s legendary DC/Vertigo series The Invisibles over six months.  The reading group has become a great meeting place for fans of comics to come together and discuss or debate the titles selected, and to experiment by reading titles we’ve never read before, stepping out of our comfort zones and habits.  For those who may have missed out on the first year of the reading group, it’s never too late to attend, and for those hearing about it for the first time we’ve put together a list of what we’ve read over the first year.

Here’s a monthly review of what we’ve read and discussed over the last year:

September: Battling Boy

October: King City

November: Sweet Tooth vol 1

December: Identity Crisis

January: MIND MGMT  vol 1

February: The Wake, The Invisibles vol 1

March: Brass Sun, The Invisibles vol 2

April: Trillium, The Invisibles vol 3

May: Black Hole, The Invisibles vol 4 +5

June: Junko Mizuno’s Cinderalla, The Invisibles vol 6

July: Morning Glories vol 1+2, The Invisibles vol 7

August: Batman vol 3: The Death of the Family

For our anniversary meeting, a reading group attendee has selected the Eisner award winning Matt Fraction and Chip Zdarsky series Sex Criminals from Image Comics.  We will be discussing volumes 1+2 at the shop on Sunday, September 6th at 6 PM, as usual BYOB or any snacks you would like to share. Briefly, Sex Criminals is about a librarian and an actor who sleep together, and can stop time during sex. They commit crimes and hi-jinks ensue.  Both volumes of Sex Criminals are currently in stock at the shop, descriptions for each volume are at the bottom of this post. See you in the shop!

Here’s our schedule for the next two months, all reading groups meet at 6 PM at the shop.

Sunday, September 6th: Sex Criminals vol 1: One Weird Trick + Sex Criminals vol 2: Two Worlds, One Cop

Sunday, October 4th: Preacher vol 1




Suzie’s just a regular gal with an irregular gift: when she has sex, she stops time. One day she meets Jon and it turns out he has the same ability. And sooner or later they get around to using their gifts to do what we’d ALL do: rob a couple banks. A bawdy and brazen sex comedy for comics begins here, by MATT FRACTION (SATELLITE SAM, Hawkeye) and CHIP ZDARSKY (Prison Funnies, Monster Cops).




The second storyline from the Eisner-award winning SEX CRIMINALS finds the honeymoon to be over for Jon and Suzie. Once the thrill of new lust fades, where do you go? Come along and laff and love with Matt and Chip as they brimp back ceaselessly against the past.