Comic Book Club December Meetings: Batman White Knight + Transmet vols 9+10

And just like that 2018 finally comes to a close. Our comic book clubs are going out with a bang, as we discuss Sean Murphy’s commercial hit and critical acclaimed Batman White Knight, and we conclude our long form reading group discussion of Warren Ellis and Darick Robertson’s Transmetropolitan series.

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 December’s main title:

Sunday, December 2: Batman White Knight

Sunday, December 9: Transmetropolitan vols 9 and 10

Sunday, January 6: Spider-Man Kravens Last Hunt

 

After years of epic battles, the Dark Knight finally finds a way to cure the twisted mind of his archenemy. The Joker…is now sane. The Clown Prince of Crime has now changed his ways, fighting for good in Gotham City, and it may just cause Batman to go over the edge of his own sanity.
Writer/artist Sean Murphy takes the helm of this Batman/Joker story like no one else could, delivering an alternative examination of the relationship between the greatest rivals in the DC Universe, exploring the darkest corners of justice and madness. This title isthe first collected edition from the new DC Black Label imprint, and includes the entire eight-issue miniseries!

Pandora’s Legacy signing with writer Kara Leopard

Join us on Saturday, December 8, 2018 from 11:30 AM – 1 PM for a signing with Kara Leopard, writer of the new BOOM! graphic novel Pandora’s Legacy and the artist on the web comic [Super]Natural Attraction.

We have copies of Pandora’s Legacy available for $9.99 on pre-order, and we can have your copy signed and held for you if you’re unable to make it in on the day of the signing. Drop us a line through our Facebook page,  or in the shop if you would like to order and reserve a copy.

via BOOM!:
What starts out as a typical family vacation to Grandma and Grandpa’s house quickly erupts into supernatural mystery and peril when three siblings accidentally break an old, mystical jar hidden deep in the woods, revealing they are descendants of Pandora and their family has been tasked for generations with protecting the very jar they just broke…

As magical monsters pour out of the fractured relic and run amok, Charlie, Janet, and Trevor must find a way to capture all of the creatures in order to save their family.and potentially the entire world before it’s too late.

Writer Kara Leopard ([Super]Natural Attraction) and illustrators Kelly & Nichole Matthews (Jim Henson’s Power of the Dark Crystal) weave an otherworldly tale about finding help in the unlikeliest of places, learning the truth about your family history, and most importantly of all, talking cats.

Comic Book Club November Meetings: My Boyfriend is a Bear + Transmet vols 7+8

And just like that we’re in the final stretch of 2018 and our Transmetropolitan discussion group, truly appropriate reading for these perilous times we find ourselves. Our main selection for November promises to be at least a little less cynical, on Sunday, November 4 we’re discussing Pamela Ribon and Cat Farris’ My Boyfriend is a Bear, and later in the month we’ll round out with Transmetropolitan volumes 7+8. All titles for a given month are either available in store or a request can be made to order that title, and a reminder that they’re 15% off that month as well.

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 November’s main title:

Sunday, November 4: My Boyfriend is a Bear GN

Sunday, November 18: Transmetropolitan vols 7 and 8

Sunday, December 2: Batman White Knight

Sunday, December 9: Transmetropolitan vols 9 and 10

 

Bear meets girl.
Nora has bad luck with men. When she meets an (actual) bear on a hike in the Los Angeles hills, he turns out to be the best romantic partner she’s ever had! He’s considerate, he’s sweet, he takes care of her. But he’s a bear, and winning over her friends and family is difficult. Not to mention he has to hibernate all winter. Can true love conquer all?

Untidy Secrets Storytelling ★ The World Is A Vampire ★ Halloween


8 PM on Friday, October 26 at Ash Ave Comics

★★★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: “The World Is A Vampire”. This is also our Halloween and penultimate show! Costumes are encouraged.

Storytellers this month:
Jessie Balli
Bill Ovid Boyles
El Camino
Ashley Naftule
Stina Sieg
Cathie Mancini
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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.

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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.

If you’re interested in telling a story at this event or future Untidy Secrets event, message the Untidy Secrets Storytelling page. See you there!

 

Comic Book Club October Meetings: Wytches + Transmet vols 5+6

We’re reading Scott Snyder and Jock’s Wytches for our annual Halloween themed selection, and then later in October we will cross the half way mark through our latest ongoing discussion of Warren Ellis and Darick Robertson’s Transmetropolitan. All titles for a given month are either available in store or a request can be made to order a title, and a reminder that they’re 15% off that month as well.

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 October’s main title:

Sunday, October 7: Wytches 

Sunday, October 21: Transmetropolitan vols 5 and 6

Sunday, November 4: My Boyfriend is a Bear GN

Sunday, November 18: Transmetropolitan vols 7 and 8

When the Rooks family moves to the remote town of Litchfield, NH to escape a haunting trauma, they’re hopeful about starting over. But something evil is waiting for them in the woods just beyond town. Watching from the trees. Ancient…and hungry. Collects WYTCHES #1-6.