Ash Ave Comic Book Club reading Sweet Tooth for November Meetup


Our pick for October is the first volume of writer/artist Jeff Lemire’s Sweet Tooth, the much acclaimed DC/Vertigo series about Gus, a young boy with antlers growing on his head, and the post-apocalyptic world he inhabits.  The second meeting of the Ash Avenue Comic Book Club was held on the first Sunday of October, we discussed Brandon Graham’s King City, in addition to a wide range of topics that evening.

Reading group participants discussed King City, the humor, characters, and Graham’s influences. Our conversation drifted to discussion around the comics industry, and a funny conversation about ASU students in attendance.  Per usual, at the end of the meeting we asked participants to put their name tags in a bag, a name was drawn randomly and that person selected this month’s reading.  Bree’s name was pulled from the hat and she chose Sweet Tooth vol 01 for our November 2nd discussion.  Copies are in stock at the shop this week, and are all Club titles are available for 20% off of the listed price.

If you’d like to join come on into the shop and sign up. The Club meets at the shop on the first Sunday of the month to discuss a previously selected graphic novel, and club members will also choose the next month’s reading after finishing the discussion.  Our third meet up is scheduled for 6 PM on Sunday, November 2nd.  Read the summary below for more information on Sweet Tooth.


The first five issues of Jeff Lemire’s acclaimed new series introduce Gus, a rare new breed of human/animal hybrid who was raised in isolation following a pandemic that struck a decade earlier. Now, with the death of his father, he’s left to fend for himself . . . until he meets a hulking drifter named Jepperd, who promises to help him. Jepperd and Gus set out on a post-apocalyptic journey into the devastated American landscape to find ‘The Preserve,’ a refuge for hybrids.
“Writer and artist Jeff Lemire has created the new ‘must read’ book with SWEET TOOTH.” – GEOFF JOHNS
“Spellbinding and offbeat . . . emotionally charged.” – USA TODAY
“A grabber from the get-go…” – THE ONION