To all those whose primary literature intake comes in the form of comics, this group welcomes you! Book Clubs are great, but Comic Book Clubs are so much better!
Each meeting we will be focusing on one or two graphic novels and facilitating a discussion around those volumes. After we have fully drooled over or gagged on what we’ve read, we will open the discussion up to other works done by that writer and artist that are associated with the book. For instance, if the monthly graphic novel is Bedlam Vol. 1, we could recommend (or give warning to) other works by Nick Spencer, like Morning Glories or Thief of Thieves, or we could talk about Riley Rossmo’s artwork on Proof and Cowboy Ninja Viking, etc.
Doesn’t this sound awesome?
If you don’t know much about comics or specific writers and artists, don’t let that scare you. This is a great place to start and a good place to expand your comic to-read list! If you are a wizard in the ways of the classic geek, someone who has standing plans every Wednesday, someone with a ton of issues (haha get it?)… then come share your knowledge! My goal is to get a group of people together who just want to revel in how awesome the comic world is and how many great works it has brought us! I want this to be a safe group where people are not subjected to criticism, or even worse, spoilers!
This group will read a little less of the traditional super hero genre and a little more of the everything-else genre, whether it be creatively odd and out there like Sweet Tooth by Jeff Lemire or more realistic and culturally educational like The Complete Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi. We will read some popular, and some unpopular, some dark, and some cheery, so there will be something for everyone hopefully!
All I ask is that you come with an open mind and possibly some of the related or recommended graphic novels so that people can see other suggestions by the monthly object writers and artists.
I am very responsive via email, so hit me up if you have any questions or need more info on this wicked rad group!
Hellboy, Vol 1: Seed of Destruction
When strangeness threatens to engulf the world, a strange man will come to save it. Sent to investigate a mystery with supernatural overtones, Hellboy discovers the secrets of his own origins, and his link to the Nazi occultists who promised Hitler a final solution in the form of a demonic avatar.
Okay so I didn't pick a "horror" book, but it's still on the spooky side!
I know many of you have read Hellboy, but it's probably been awhile, so I thought I would go back to volume 1. If you've read a lot of Hellboy stories in the past, we'd love to hear your favorite story, volume, or appearance.
I have added a link to the online meetup, but as always, there's a chance it might not work (because it's me). If someone can copy the link that does work into the comments section on the day of the event, I would appreciate the back up! haha