Mike Mignola’s Hellboy turns 25 this year! To celebrate one of comics’ greatest characters Ash Ave Comics will be giving away a 25th anniversary edition of Hellboy: Seed of Destruction issue #1 with a new cover by Mignola, Hellboy Tattoo Sheet and buttons, a Right Hand of Doom bookmark, and a Hellboy double-sided poster and Mignolaverse timeline.
In addition, all Hellboy and Mignolaverse collections, current issues, back issues, and toys are 20% off all day long! So drop by the shop this Saturday, March 23, to get some free Hellboy goodies, and pick up some Hellboy comics with this one day sale.
“When I created Hellboy way back when I never imagined he would be around long enough to celebrate a 25th anniversary,” said Mike Mignola. “I’m grateful to the writers, artists, colorists and letterers who’ve joined me in telling Hellboy stories for all these years. And, of course, so grateful to the fans.”
Thank you Mike, we’re grateful for a quarter century of Hellboy.
Our comic book club has been waiting a long time for this one, for our March Comic Book Club we’re discussing the Eisner award winning miniseries Mister Miracle by Tom King and Mitch Gerads, bringing the classic Jack Kirby creation back for a new perspective on the character for a new generation of readers. A couple of years back our comic book club read King and Gerads’ Sheriff of Babylon miniseries, artist Mitch Gerads joined us in our discussion, it was one of our highlights in our five years. So, naturally we’re really stoked that Mitch will be back to sit in for our Mister Miracle discussion, there’s only one catch (ok, maybe two), to attend you’ll need to have purchased a copy of the Mister Miracle TP at the shop. The second catch is that seating for the comic book club is limited and attendance will be capped, so we’ll be taking RSVPs at firstname.lastname@example.org. This event is not a signing, it’s a discussion oriented comic book club, so attendees will be expected to have read the series and to listen and engage with others in our collective chat.
For our April Ash Ave Comic Book Club, we’re discussing Warren Ellis’ and Stuart Immonen’s superhero comedy Nextwave:Agents of H.A.T.E., winner of three Eagle Awards, as well as being a pick for the Young Adult Library Services Association’s (YALSA) list for the Best Comics of 2007. We will be meeting to discuss Nextwave on Sunday, April 7 at the shop.
Our meetings begin at 6 PM, and per usual we recommend attendees BYOB (be it beer, beverage, or BBQ). Our reading group selections are available in the shop, so drop by to pick up the Mister Miracle collection or to preorder a copy of Nextwave for our April meetup. Listed below are our next two months of readings, and a photo and summary of the March selection:
Sunday, March 10:Mister Miracle TP
Sunday, April 7:Nextwave: Agents of H.A.T.E.
The critically acclaimed 12-issue mini-series is collected. Scott Free is the greatest escape artist who ever lived. So great that he escaped Granny Goodness’ gruesome orphanage and the dangers of Apokolips to travel across galaxies and set up a new life on Earth with his wife, the former Female Fury known as Big Barda. Using the stage alter ego of Mister Miracle, he has made a career for himself showing off his acrobatic escape techniques. He even caught the attention of the Justice League, which counted him among its ranks. You might say Scott Free has everything…so why isn’t it enough? Mister Miracle has mastered every illusion, achieved every stunt, pulled off every trick-except one. He has never escaped death. Is it even possible? Our hero is going to have to kill himself if he wants to find out.
It’s a little lonely not doing our twice monthly Comic Book Clubs (reading a stand alone title, and a long read, as we’ve done almost monthly for the last few years now), but it’s a brief return to form for February as we’ll be discussing the first two volumes of Marjorie Liu and Sana Takeda’s multiple Eisner and Hugo award winning series Monstress. In March we’ll be reading another multiple Eisner award winner with Tom King and Mitch Gerads’ Mister Miracle miniseries.
Our meetings begin at 6 PM, and per usual we recommend attendees BYOB (be it beer, beverage, or BBQ). Our reading group selections are available in the shop for 15% off, so drop by to pick up the Monstress volumes or to preorder the Mister Miracle collection. Listed below are our next two months of readings, and a photo and summary of the February selection:
Sunday, February 10: Monstress vols 1 + 2
Sunday, March 10:Mister Miracle TP
Set in an alternate matriarchal 1900’s Asia, in a richly imagined world of art deco-inflected steampunk, MONSTRESS tells the story of a teenage girl who is struggling to survive the trauma of war, and who shares a mysterious psychic link with a monster of tremendous power, a connection that will transform them both.
It’s 2019, and the Ash Ave Comic Book Club soldiers on into the new year with our monthly comic book discussion meetup. 2019 kicks off with a classic Spider-Man story, Kraven’s Last Hunt by J.M. DeMatteis, Mike Zeck, and Bob McLeod. In February we’ll be discussing the Eisner, Harvey, and Hugo award winning series Monstress by Marjorie Liu and Sana Takeda.
Our meetings begin at 6 PM, and per usual we recommend attendees BYOB (be it beer, beverage, or BBQ). Listed below are our next two months of readings, and a photo and summary of the January selection:
★★★UNTIDY SECRETS STORYTELLING★★★ Untidy Secrets Storytelling is a monthly storytelling and zine swap event. Each month a new theme is selected from song lyrics. Storytellers interpret the theme in interesting and unexpected ways.
The theme for this months storytelling is: “This is Our Last Dance”. This will be our last show ever.
Storytellers this month:
This event is all ages and BYOB (though storytelling will have adult themes). Ash Avenue Comics & Books has some chairs available at first come first serve basis but feel free to bring your own chair or stand.
Untidy Secrets Storytelling’s goal is to encourage literature through unusual and interesting means (storytelling, small press, self publishing, zines, and more). If you’re a writer, bring your printed work to swap and connect with others. If you’re a storyteller come out and connect with other storytellers and writers.