Comic Book Club June Meeting: Hellboy Omnibus Seed of Destruction

As summer finally arrives with June, it’s fitting that the Ash Ave Comic Book Club plumb the depths of darkness and horror with a character accustomed to the heat, with Mike Mignola’s classic comic creation Hellboy.   This month we will be reading and discussing Mike Mignola’s Eisner Award winning Dark Horse in the new chronologically ordered omnibus format, following that in July is Emil Ferris’ critically acclaimed graphic novel My Favorite Thing is Monsters, and in August 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 June’s title:

Sunday, June 3: Hellboy Omnibus: Seed of Destruction 

Sunday, July 8: My Favorite Thing is Monsters


The Hellboy saga begins-with over 300 pages drawn by Mignola! For the first time, Hellboy’s complete story is presented in chronological order for the ultimate reading experience.
The story jumps from Hellboy’s mysterious World War II origin to his 1994 confrontation with the man who summoned him to earth, and the earliest signs of the plague of frogs. Avoiding his supposed fate as the herald of the end of the world, Hellboy continues with the Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense, fighting alongside Abe Sapien, Liz Sherman, and drafting Roger Homunculus into his own ill-fated service with the B.P.R.D.
This 368-page volume covers Hellboy’s adventures published from 1994 to 1997, reprinting Seed of DestructionWake the Devil, and “Wolves of St August,” “The Chained Coffin,” and “Almost Colossus,” from The Chained Coffin and The Right Hand of Doom.


Untidy Secrets Storytelling – Young, Dumb, and Broke

8 PM on Friday, May 25 at Ash Ave Comics

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: “Young, Dumb, and Broke”

Storytellers this month are:
Jessie Balli
Paulina Rios
Lance Turner
Aaron Valdivia
Britt Kemp
Will Hightower
We’ll be collecting cash donations for Saving One Life this month.

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.

Free Comic Book Day 2018 at Ash Ave Comics!

Free Comic Book Day returns this Saturday May 5, 2018! Stop by Ash Ave Comics from 9 AM to 8 PM, in addition to tons of free titles, we’re having a 25% off shop wide sale from 9 AM to 2 PMThis will be the 17th year of FCBD, and there’s 51 titles up for grabs this year (and an exclusive Pop Funko Saga Lying Cat vinyl).

This year’s “gold level” books include Overwatch and Black Hammer from Dark Horse, Barrier from Image, Invader Zim from Oni, DC Super Hero Girls from DC, Transformers Unicron from IDW, and Avengers from Marvel. Take a look at all of the titles we’ll be giving away this year!

See you in the shop this Saturday!