Ash Ave Comics Book Club March Meetings: Brass Sun and Invisibles volume 2

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Our February meetings were the first month of two separate meetings for two different titles, and we continue the trend into March with Brass Sun and The Invisibles volume 2.  For our March 1st meeting, we are discussing Ian Edginton and I.N.J. Culbard’s 2014 miniseries Brass Sun. Copies of Brass Sun and The Invisibles vol 2 are in stock, and Reading Club titles are available for 20% off of the listed price.

We had a fun discussion around The Wake at our February 1st meeting, with attendees comparing the film to a cinematic experience, while our discussion around The Invisibles volume 1 revolved around the various themes and numerous references to the occult and historical rebellions embedded in the narrative by writer Grant Morrison.

To summarize, our reading group schedule for the March and April is

Sunday, March 1st: Brass Sun

Sunday, March 15th: The Invisibles vol 2: Apocalipstick

Sunday, April 5th: Trillium

Sunday, April 19th: The Invisibles vol 3: Entropy in the UK

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. The club currently also meets on the third Sunday of the month to discuss The Invisibles. Read the summaries below for more information on Brass Sun & The Invisibles volume 2.

 

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The Orrery is a fully functional, life-size clockwork solar system, a clutch of planets orbiting a vast Brass Sun via immense metal spars. But the once-unified collection of worlds has regressed into eccentric fiefdoms, and ice is encroaching on the outer planets as the sun is dying. Wren and Eptimus must find the key to restart the sun, but first must escape the world known as The Keep! Collecting the acclaimed mini-series from the artist of New Deadwardians and the writer of Stickleback.

 

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In the second volume of this series of action and intrigue, the Invisibles, including new recruit Dane McGowan, try to prepare as the Conspiracy’s shock troops launch their greatest direct attack on them ever. And as this hidden war between authority and anarchy continues, the origin of Lord Fanny, the transvestite shaman who can call down the Earth’s most ancient and terrifying magic, is finally revealed. But as conspiracies and hidden truths create a labyrinth of deception and distrust, even the power of this she-man shaman may not be enough to keep the Invisibles alive to fight another day.