Best of 2019: Ash Ave Comics Staff Picks

The year has come to a close, and while we can’t read everything, here’s what we read and loved that was published in 2019. Happy New Year, see you in 2020!

Drew’s best comics of 2019

Criminal (Image)
Dark Knight Golden Child (DC)
House of X/Powers of X (Marvel)
Sara (TKO)
Hard Tomorrow (Drawn & Quarterly)
BTTM FDRS (Fantagraphics)
PTSD (:01 First Second)
Sobek (Shortbox)
Grunt: The Art and Unpublished Comics of James Stokoe (Dark Horse)
Spider-Man Life Story (Marvel)
DCeased (DC)


Angela’s picks

Ghosted in LA (Boom)
Faithless (Boom)
Die (Image)
Smashed (Viz)
SFSX (Image)
Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up with Me (:01 First Second)
Pumpkinheads (:01 First Second)
Skull Face Bookseller Honda-san (Yen)
Let’s Make Ramen! (Ten Speed)
This Was Our Pact (:01 First Second)
Way of the Househusband (Viz)
Far Sector (DC)
Stargazing (:01 First Second)


Sierra’s selections~

Eve Stranger (IDW)
Female Furies (DC)
Fairlady (Image)
Harleen (DC)
DCeased (DC)
Murder Falcon (Image)
Crowded (Image)
Come into Me (Black Mask)
Batman Last Knight on Earth (DC)
Sabrina the Teenage Witch (Archie)
Space Bandits (Image)
Joker by John Carpenter (DC)
Pretty Violent (Image)
Silver Surfer Black (Marvel)
Once and Future (Boom)
Strayed (Dark Horse)
The Plot (Vault)
Moutainhead (IDW)

Comic Book Club January Meeting: Exit Stage Left: The Snagglepuss Chronicles

It’s our first Comic Book Club meetup of 2020! For our January meeting we’re discussing Mark Russell and Mike Feehan’s Eisner nominated fresh take on the classic Hanna Barbera character Snagglepuss. Following this we’re reading Chip Zdarsky and Mark Bagley’s Spider-Man Life Story for our February meetup.
Our meetings begin at 6 PM, and we recommend attendees BYOB (be it beer, beverage, or brisket).  Our reading group selections are available in the shop, so drop by to purchase a copy of Exit Stage Left: The Snagglepuss Chronicles for our January meetup. Listed below are our next two months of readings, and a photo and summary of the January selection:

Sunday, January 5:
 Exit Stage Left: The Snagglepuss Chronicles

Sunday, February 9: Spider-Man Life Story

It’s 1953. While the United States is locked in a nuclear arms race with the Soviet Union, the gay Southern playwright known as Snagglepuss is the toast of Broadway. But success has made him a target. As he plans for his next hit play, Snagglepuss becomes the focus of the House Committee on Un-American Activities. And when powerful forces align to purge show business of its most subversive voices, no one is safe! Collects the six-issue miniseries, plus the backup story from the SUICIDE SQUAD/BANANA SPLITS SPECIAL #1.