Wow. We’ve made it through five years of monthly (and often twice monthly) comic book readings and discussions and we arrive at the title that I (half heartedly) swore we would never read: the best known and critically acclaimed graphic novel of all time, Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons’ Watchmen. In addition to our discussion I have some prizes lined up to give away, and there will probably be pizza and drinks and stuff too, after all this is the fifth anniversary of our first Comic Book Club back in September of 2014 (we discussed Paul Pope’s Battling Boy).
For October’s discussion (the beginning of our sixth year of Comic Book Club!) we will be following in our annual tradition of reading a horror title, and this year we will be reading and discussing Grant Morrison and Dave McKean’s Arkham Asylum.
For a complete list of what our reading groups have read in our fifth year of meetups, check out the list below as well as information for our September and October discussion groups.
September: Comic Book Club Four Year Anniversary Meeting: The Life & Times of Martha Washington + Transmetropolitan vols 3+4
October: Wytches + Transmet vols 5+6
November: My Boyfriend is a Bear + Transmet vols 7+8
December: Batman White Knight + Transmet vols 9+10
January: Spider-Man Kraven’s Last Hunt
February: Monstress vols 1 + 2
March: Mister Miracle
May: Beasts of Burden Animal Rites
June: The Mask Omnibus Vol 1
July: Marshal Law
August: Eternals by Neil Gaiman
Our meetings begin at 6 PM, and we recommend attendees BYOB (be it beer, beverage, or brisket). Our reading group selections are available in the shop, so drop by to purchase a copy of Watchemen TP for our September meetup. Listed below are our next two months of readings, and a photo and summary of the September selection:
Sunday, September 8: Watchmen TP
Sunday, October 6: Batman Arkham Asylum
In a world where the mere presence of American superheroes changed history, the U.S. won the Vietnam War, Richard Nixon is still president and the Cold War is in effect. WATCHMEN begins as a murder mystery, but soon unfolds into a planet-altering conspiracy. As the resolution comes to a head, an unlikely group of reunited heroes-Rorschach, Nite Owl, Silk Spectre, Dr. Manhattan and Ozymandias-must test the limits of their convictions and ask themselves where the true line between good and evil lies.