So your summer (plus early fall) reading assignment is the complete Locke & Key series. Yup, all five volumes, plus Omega (which finishes on 05/29) plus the two 48-page Alpha issues that will finish off the series (these start to come out in August). If you are unfamiliar with Locke & Key, it is widely regarded as one of the best horror comic book series ever. The writer and artist have won a slew load of awards for their work and it should definitely be on your to do list if you are a fan of horror or comics or both (like me). You can find out more here:
Volume 1 is only $4.24 on Nook or Kindle so try it out and see if you like it.
I am tentatively scheduling this meetup for the Sunday before comic con. I figure Alpha will be finished by then and that general time is just right for the discussion of comic books. However, we can adjust the date if necessary.