Comic Book Club March Meeting: Mister Miracle

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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 ashavecomics@gmail.com. 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.