Final Friday: Untidy Secrets Presents Valley Girl Intelligencia, Storytelling and Zine Swap

8 PM on Friday, April 29 at Ash Ave Comics

For this seventh installment of Untidy Secrets we have the Story Tellers:
Cathie Mancini
A Claire Slattery
Briannin Gross
Megan McCluskey
Britt Kemp

The theme this month is “Valley Girl Intelligencia”, storytellers interpret this theme however they see fit.

Untidy Secrets exists to encourage literature through alteranative means (storytelling, small press, self publishing, zines, and more). If you’re a writer, bring your work to swap and connect with others.

This event is all ages and BYOB (some of the storytelling may not be appropriate for sensitive kid ears). Ash Ave Comics has some chairs available at first come first serve basis, feel free to bring your own chair or stand.

Ash Ave Comic Book Club May Meetings: Patience and Sandman vols 5/6

May’s reading groups are near, we will be reading award winning writer/artist Dan Clowes’ acclaimed new graphic Novel Patience, as we reach the mid-way point in our reading of the series Sandman, by Neil Gaiman and a number of artists.

Check below for the meeting dates for the next two months, below that is the cover art and publishers’ summary of May’s titles.  All of these discussion are on Sundays at 6PM at the shop!

Sunday, May 1st: Patience

Sunday, May 22nd: Sandman vols 5+6

Sunday, June 12th: The Filth

Sunday, June 19th: Sandman vols 7+8



Patience is a psychedelic science-fiction love story that swings from violent destruction to deep personal tenderness. It is also the first all new graphic novel from master cartoonist Daniel Clowes (Ghost World, Eightball) in over a half-decade! This full-color story is the biggest book of his career and affords Clowes the opportunity to draw some of the most exuberantly breathtaking pages of his life, and to tell his most suspenseful, surprising and affecting story yet. This is the graphic novel of 2016.



Take an apartment house, add a drag queen, a lesbian couple, some talking animals, a talking severed head, a confused heroine and the deadly cuckoo. Stir vigorously with a hurricane and Morpheus himself and you get this fifth volume of the SANDMAN series, collecting issues #32-37 of the Vertigo classic. This story stars Barbie, who first makes an appearance in THE DOLL’S HOUSE and now finds herself a princess in a vivid dreamworld.



A new edition of this title collecting issues #29-31 and SANDMAN SPECIAL #1, in which Morpheus delves into the dreams of Augustus Caesar, Cain and Abel, Marco Polo, Orpheus and more.

Free Comic Book Day 2016 at Ash Ave Comics!


Free Comic Book Day returns this Saturday May 7, 2016! Stop by Ash Ave Comics from 9 AM to 8 PM, in addition to tons of free titles, we’re having a shop wide sale. This will be the 15th year of FCBD, and there’s 48 titles up for grabs this year.FCBD16

This year’s “gold level” books include Serenity and Hellboy from Dark Horse, Suicide Squad from DC, Rom from IDW, and Civil War II from Marvel. Take a look at all of the titles we’ll be giving away this year!

See you in the shop!