Ash Ave Comic Book Club November Meetings: Low vol 1 and Preacher vol 2

The next Ash Ave Comics’ Comic Book Club discussion group is Sunday, November 1st at the shop!  We’ll be gathering at our usual time of 6 PM to discuss volume 1 of Image Comics’ Low by Rick Remender and Greg Tocchini.  We’ll also return to two discussion groups a month in November, like we did earlier this year when we began a second reading group to read and discuss the entirety of The Invisibles series.  This time we’ll be reading the complete Preacher series by Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon, the next meeting will be held Sunday, November 15th at 6PM at the shop where we will discuss volume 2.

For December, we have Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely’s All Star Superman and Preacher volume 3 scheduled.

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 titles below.

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

Sunday, November 1st: Low vol 1: The Delirium of Hope

Sunday, November 15thPreacher vol 2

Sunday, December 6th: All Star Superman

Sunday, December 13th: Preacher vol 3

 

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Millennia ago, mankind fled the earth’s surface into the bottomless depths of the darkest oceans. Shielded from a merciless sun’s scorching radiation, the human race tried to stave off certain extinction by sending robotic probes far into the galaxy, to search for a new home among the stars. Generations later, one family is about to be torn apart, in a conflict that will usher in the final race to save humanity from a world beyond hope.
  
Dive into an aquatic fantasy like none you’ve ever seen before, as writer RICK REMENDER (BLACK SCIENCE, Captain America) and artist GREG TOCCHINI (Last Days of American Crime) bring you a tale mankind’s final hour in the cold, deathly dark of the sea.
  
Collects LOW #1-6

 

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 In this new trade paperback collecting PREACHER #13-26, Jesse Custer, his girlfriend Tulip and their vampire friend Cassidy head west to a party of Babylonian proportions. Then Jesse flies to France to rescue Cassidy from the clutches of religious fanatics. His search leads him into battle against the forces of the mysterious organization known as The Grail.

Ash Ave Comic Book Club October Meeting: Preacher volume 1

The next Ash Ave Comics’ Comic Book Club discussion group is Sunday, October 4th at the shop!  We’ll be gathering at our usual time of 6 PM to discuss one of the most acclaimed and controversial comics of the last 20 years, Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon’s Preacher volume 1.

Coming up in November we’ll be reading the first volume of Image’s Low by Rick Remender and Greg Tocchini! 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, October 4th: Preacher vol 1

Sunday, November 1st: Low vol 1: The Delirium of Hope
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PREACHER #1-12-plus pinups from PREACHER #50 and #66-are collected in this new paperback that introduces Preacher Jesse Custer, Cassidy and Tulip. Disillusioned with his own beliefs, Custer begins a violent and riotous journey across the country in search of God, who has abandoned heaven.

Final Friday Tempe! Untidy Secrets Presents: Stories About That One Time At School and Zine Swap

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Hear stories from:
Jenna Duncan
Kia Zarezadeh
Chris Weir
Laine Baker
More artists TBA.

Storytelling, tiny press and zine swap. Buy, sell, trade your zines and other stories. Viva Vox Mobile Infoshop and FemStatic Zine will be set up.  BYOB!

Friday, September 25th at 8:00 PM at Ash Ave Comics.  Located at 806 S. Ash Ave in downtown Tempe.

Holiday Hours 2014 and Anniversary Sale

Christmas Eve- Wednesday, December 24th
New comics will be released per usual
9 AM to 5 PM

Christmas Day- Thursday, December 25th
CLOSED

New Years Eve- Wednesday, December 31st
New comics will be released per usual
9 AM to 5 PM

New Years Day- Thursday, January 1st 2015!
Open normal hours, noon to 8 PM

Ash Ave Comics Anniversary- Friday, January 2nd
Ash Ave Comics’ 12th Anniversary Sale!!!
Noon to 8 PM

Ash Ave Comics featured in Phoenix New Times write up on Double Nickels Co-op

Check out this article by Benjamin Leatherman on the new Double Nickels collective shop in Tempe, located on the SW corner of Southern and Mill (right by the Yucca Tap Room).  Ash Ave Comics is proud to be a participating vendor in the collective, so stop by to pick up some comics, clothes, and music.

Tempe’s Double Nickels Co-Op Now Open

By Benjamin Leatherman Wed., Oct. 9 2013 at 10:00 AM

 

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The interior of Double Nickels in Tempe.

One of the first things that Michael Pawlicki wants you to know about Double Nickels Record Collective is that — despite its name — the place isn’t only about records. Yes, there are a slew of vinyl platters available for purchase at the new Tempe cooperative pop-up shop, which opened its doors this past weekend, but new and used wax ain’t the only thing for sale.

That’s because several local non-music-related retailers are involved with the collaborative boutique, including such familiar names as Ash Avenue Comics and Meat Market Vintage. Pawlicki, who owns the Ghost of Eastside Records and will be stocking his voluminous selection of LPs and 45s, says the intent behind Double Nickels is to offer “all sorts of stuff.”

“It’s way more than just records at the store,” he says. “There are clothing people involved, comic book people involved, and other people involved besides record geeks.”

That’s how Pawlicki envisioned the project when he first started looking for a new location for the Ghost of Eastside Records. Over the past couple of years, the 50-year-old Valley resident has opened several pop-up versions of his store around Tempe during the cooler months before heading out of town for the summertime.

And when Pawlicki was hunting for a place to open the latest incarnation of Eastside, he decided to change things up a bit, both in size and scope. First off, the 2,100-square-foot space (which is situated in Danelle Plaza near Southern and Mill avenues in Tempe) is a bit larger than the other locations he’s occupied in the past.

“I was about to move into a smaller spot, but went with something bigger,” he says.

And secondly, it’s a collaborative endeavor. Pawlicki reached out to Kimber Lanning of Stinkweeds, Ben Funke of Meat Market, Drew Sullivan of Ash Avenue Comics, and other independent businesses of a music or cultural bent to get involved with the project and feature their respective wares at Double Nickels.

 

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Meat Market Vintage’s racks inside the Double Nickels space.

Other shops participating in Double Nickels include local label King of the Monsters, the vintage audiophiles of Stereophonic High Fidelity, and shops like Record High and Redfield Records.

Each partner will have its own portion of the space to display and sell items. Meat Market, for example, built several wooden racks for secondhand vintage fashions and clothing.

“I’d seen this in other cities and wanted to try something different. Almost like an antique mall but geared toward younger people of that culture,” Pawlicki says. “Just throw all sorts of crazy stuff into one place and see how it flies.”

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A couple shelves full of Corey Busboom’s finds at Double Nickels.

He also brought in prolific local artist Corey Busboom, who is renowned for his unique thrift store finds and the funky belts and other items he creates under his Strange Pursuit label.

“Corey is going to bring in whatever the hell he cares to,” Pawlicki says. “Probably whatever sort of things he dug up lately, like maybe old video games or cassettes or weird electronic equipment.”

Busboom says he plans to bring in “belts and things” to the store, as well as possibly some local band shirts as well.

“I can bring whatever I want,” he says. “I might bring some roller skates.”

Ash Avenue Comics, on the other hand, won’t be as scattershot with its offerings at the co-op. Sullivan says they will feature a selection of small press, indie comics, and alternative titles — such as “old issues of Weirdo and Zap Comix to more current titles like Black Hole” — as well as more mainstream books by the likes of Alan Moore and Neil Gaiman.

“We will have the sort of stuff I used to see when I went to old Tower Records or what they had for sale at the [original] Eastside Records,” Sullivan says. “What we’ll have depends on what people are buying.”

Pawlicki says that they’re open to including other sorts of vendors and retailers who’d like to become involved.

“We’re gonna leave a little space for other people to come in with other ideas, like anything that involved with culture: stereo equipment, electronics, or even art for that matter,” he says. “Whatever someone wants to bring in that they think is appropriate. Anything that would be interesting to the type of people that would come in here is something I’d be open to seeing.”

Double Nickels Record Collective is open daily. Hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Wednesday; 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday through Saturday; and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday.