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November Comic Book Club

Thanks for those that came out for last night's discussion of Anya's Ghost. I am very pleased we've reached a point in our discussion that we are able to really sink our teeth into even reasonably light reading. I feel more informed about the literary form, and it's been a lot of fun. If you are still jonesing for more spooky October comics, the lovely Ellie has uploaded Pandemonium. Apparently, all of the places featured in the story are real, but the events are not. It's supposed to be creepy as hell, and I haven't read it, so I can't provide any sort of warning or recommendation, but here it is:

These are the books for the rest of the year, please let me know what dates you'd be up for in December. For November, we're reading the first volume of Y: the Last Man (Unmanned; Issues 1-5) for 20 November. It appears that Rebecca's has an open mic night that evening, so we'll be at 57* again, unless anyone has an objection to that choice (I have no strong preference for 57*, so if someone has a better location, let me know ASAP). I have found a copy of Y and uploaded it for sharing:; password is "g33k". There ARE copies available at the library, and I am supposed to be receiving a hard copy myself, so if you object to digital formats, feel free to explore other options.

As for December, we're reading Lucifer, Vol. 1: Devil in the Gateway (This compiles "The Sandman Presents: Lucifer" issues 1-3, and "Lucifer" issues 1-4). This book is NOT available at the library, but I do have a copy and here is a digital copy: (password is again "g33k". Read order is The Morningstar Option 1,2,3; Six Card Spread 1,2,3; Born with the Dead). This is a pretty dense book, so give yourself a couple days to read it. I've been enjoying it, but looking at all the issues it contains, I guess it's pretty long. These are the December weekday dates I am available: 4,5,13,17,18,19,20 December; please let me know which dates you prefer. If you are interested in reading the entire run, it is available here:

If you would like to read these files in a more "comic book" like format, you should get a comic reader: for Windows, or for Mac (this is what I am currently using, and it seems to be pretty good for a free app). More info on opening the .cbr/.cbx files is located here: If you don't want to hassle with all that, you can open them as PDFs, but you will probably lose any cross page paneling, plus it's a pain to have 100 files open on your screen, even if you have a giant monitor.

Comic book club is co-ed, so feel free to bring anyone who may be interested, or pass this along to folks who might enjoy it. We love to have new people and new opinions! Just try to give me a heads up on how many people will be coming.

Keep your eyes out for the year-end "best of" lists, and as always email me your recommendations to book club, or just bring them to a meeting. We have been reading quite a few series lately, so I would be interested in getting back into novels/nonfiction geared towards adults. Also, I am trying to keep my eyes peeled for another "intro" style book or books on comics theory/criticism. Have fun and keep on reading!

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  • april

    Look at this, an attorney who filed an amicus brief in comic form: (Courtesy of our own Heather! Thanks Heather.)

    November 12, 2012

  • Justine D.

    Any of those dates would be fine for me besides the 20th for December. :) Looking forward to both months' meetings!

    October 11, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    You apparently have great taste in comics; I own/have read Y: The Last Man and Lucifer and they are excellent! I wish I could come but Tuesday nights I rehearse with the Cuyamaca College Choir. However, I am up for December if you do it any other night but Tuesday. :) Have fun ladies!

    October 10, 2012

    • april

      Thanks! I just finished Y on Sunday, and I may have cried a bit. We normally meet Wednesdays, but November was tricky because of the holiday. Be sure to check out our complete list of books read (and contribute your own suggestions!) on the message boards:­

      October 10, 2012

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