Comic Book Club February Meeting: Monstress vols 1+2

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.

Comic Book Club January Meeting: Spider-Man Kraven’s Last Hunt

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:

Sunday, January 6: Spider-Man Kraven’s Last Hunt 

Sunday, February 10:Monstress vols 1 + 2


Writer J.M. DeMatteis and artist Mike Zeck craft the ultimate tale of revenge in this groundbreaking and legendary collection! Kraven the Hunter has stalked and killed every animal known to man. But there is one beast that has eluded him. One quarry that has mocked him at every turn: the wall-crawling web-slinger known as Spider-Man. And to prove that he is the hero’s master, he will pull on his costume and become him…after he shoots and buries him six feet under! Collecting WEB OF SPIDER-MAN #32-33, AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #393-394 and SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN #131-132.

 

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!

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?

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.