It’s hot as hell, so it must mean we’ve finally settled into June. Whereas some cities encourage reading on cold or stormy days, here in the valley we can make the best of scorching heat by sitting with a cold drink and reading a comic or book. Our first reading group meetup of the month is The Filth, a 2004 mini-series written by Grant Morrison and drawn by Chris Weston and Gary Erskine, following that is volumes 7 and 8 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 June’s titles. All discussions are on Sundays at 6PM at the shop, and the selected readings of a given month are 20% off at the shop.
Sunday, June 12th: The Filth
Sunday, June 19th:Sandman vols 7+8
Sunday, July 10th:Pride of Baghdad
Sunday, July 17th:Sandman vols 9+10
One of Grant Morrison’s most imaginative series features a heady brew of big ideas, exotic locales and bizarre action, starring prosthetically outfitted dolphins in scuba gear and a hard-smoking communist chimpanzee. This deluxe edition collects the entire thirteen-issue series plus bonus materials!
Dream’s loopy sister, Delirium, convinces him to go on a quest for their missing brother, Destruction, in this new edition of the classic title collecting THE SANDMAN # 41-49.
In this new edition collecting THE SANDMAN #51-56, two wayward compatriots trapped in a “reality storm” are entertained by myths of sea creatures, dreaming cities, ancient kings, funerals and moralistic hangmen.