Ash Ave Comics Book Club August Meeting: Batman The Death of the Family

bookclub2We’re back to just one meeting a month as our Invisibles reading group came to the conclusion last week.  Next up is volume 3 of the highly acclaimed Batman series from Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo, The Death of the Family is the chilling storyline featuring Batman’s eternal nemesis The Joker.  This will also be the first “cape” book we’ll have read since we read and discussed DC’s Identity Crisis last year, and this marks the second title we’ll have read from Scott Snyder, the first was his DC/Vertigo mini-series The Wake, with artist Sean Murphy.

Coming up in September we’ll be celebrating one year of the Ash Ave Comic Book Club, we’ll be reading the first volume of Image’s Sex Criminals by Matt Fraction and Chip Zdarsky! And a reminder that our current Reading Club titles are 20% off of the listed price, and we encourage anyone interested in attending the reading group to prepay for the next monthly title a few weeks ahead of time.  Check out the cover image and summary of our next title below.

Here’s our schedule for the next two months, all reading groups meet at 6 PM at the shop.

Sunday, August 2nd: Batman vol 3: The Death of the Family

Sunday, September 6th: Sex Criminals vol 1: One Weird Trick



After having his face sliced off, The Joker makes his horrifying return to Gotham City in this epic from issues #13-17 that shook Batman to his core! But even for a man who’s committed a lifetime of murder, he’s more dangerous than ever before. How can Batman protect his city and those he’s closest to?