★★★UNTIDY SECRETS STORYTELLING★★★
Untidy Secrets Storytelling is a monthly storytelling and zine swap event. Each month a new theme is selected from song lyrics. Storytellers interpret the theme in interesting and unexpected ways.
The theme for this months storytelling is: “Negative Creep”
Storytellers this month are:
Sarah Maria Rainier
This event is all ages and BYOB (though storytelling will have adult themes). Ash Avenue Comics & Books has some chairs available at first come first serve basis but feel free to bring your own chair or stand.
Untidy Secrets Storytelling‘s goal is to encourage literature through unusual and interesting means (storytelling, small press, self publishing, zines, and more). If you’re a writer, bring your printed work to swap and connect with others. If you’re a storyteller come out and connect with other storytellers and writers.
May is nearly here, and with it comes the high temps, and another month of the Ash Ave Comic Book Club! This month we will be reading and discussing Tom King, Gabriel Hernandez Walta, Michael Walsh, and Mike Del Mundo’s Eisner Award winning Marvel mini-series Vision, and we will be concluding our reading of writer Garth Ennis’ run of Hellblazer with The Rake at the Gates of Hell. Coming up in June is Hellboy, and in July we’ll kick off our next ongoing read with Warren Ellis and Darick Robertson’s Transmetropolitan.
Our meetings begin at 6 PM, and per usual we recommend attendees BYOB (be it beer, beverage, or BBQ). Listed below are our next two months of readings, and a photo and summary of May’s main title:
Sunday, May 6:The Vision
Sunday, May 20:Hellblazer vol 8
Sunday, June 3:Hellboy Omnibus: Seed of Destruction
(W) Tom King (A) Gabriel Hernandez Walta, Michael Walsh (CA) Mike Del Mundo
WINNER OF 2017 Eisner AWARD for Best Limited Series!
One of the most celebrated comic books of the century, collected alongside an expansive array of special features! Vision wants to be human, and what’s more human than family? So he heads back to the beginning – to the laboratory where Ultron created him as a weapon. The place where he first rebelled against his destiny and imagined that he could be more – that he could be a man. There, he builds them. A wife, Virginia. Teenage twins, Viv and Vin. They look like him. They have his powers. They share his grandest ambition – or obsession? – the unrelenting need to be ordinary. Behold the Visions! Theirs is a story of togetherness and tragedy – one that will set the Android Avenger on course for a devastating confrontation with Earth’s Mightiest Heroes. Collecting VISION (2015) #1-12, plus the extras from VISION DIRECTOR’S CUT #1-6.
A milestone in comics! DC Comics’ longest running title, and the series that birthed Superman, reaches its 1000th issue! This will be the biggest title of the year, and it is available Tuesday at midnight at Ash Ave Comics. We’ll have copies of Action Comics #1000 (including the regular cover, and the nine variant covers), along with all other new weekly DC Comics releases on sale. Our doors will open at midnight, and we’ll close at 12:30 (or when the last person has checked out).
The list of creators is huge:
Celebrate 1000 issues of Action Comics with an all-star lineup of top talent as they pay tribute to the comic that started it all! From today’s explosive action to a previously unpublished tale illustrated by the legendary Curt Swan to the Man of Tomorrow’s future-this very special, oversized issue presents the best of the best in Superman stories!
FEATURING ALL-NEW ART AND STORIES BY:
• BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
• JOHN CASSADAY
• OLIVIER COIPEL
• PAUL DINI
• JOSE LUIS GARCIA-LOPEZ
• PATRICK GLEASON
• BUTCH GUICE
• GEOFF JOHNS
• DAN JURGENS
• TOM KING
• JIM LEE
• CLAY MANN
• BRAD MELTZER
• JERRY ORDWAY
• TIM SALE
• LOUISE SIMONSON
• SCOTT SNYDER
• CURT SWAN
• PETER J. TOMASI
• MARV WOLFMAN