(CANCELLED) Comic Book Reading Club! Come Discuss Saga & Invincible

June 19, 2021 at 10:00 PM UTC – June 20, 2021 at 12:00 AM UTC


About this event


Hey fellow comic readers!

This is a monthly reading club for comics and graphic novels. All are welcome, from total newcomers who are interested in delving into the world of comics, to seasoned veterans who know their Secret Wars from their Civil War. This is a safe place where you can share your opinions and partake in discussions, all in a respectful and mature environment.

Each month, there will be two books assigned for us to read before the meeting. However, don't worry if you don't get the chance to finish reading them! You can come in and give us your thoughts based on however far you got! Just be aware that everyone is free to talk about spoilers for the particular volume we read.

We place emphasis on books that are accessible, and will typically assign either graphic novels or collected volumes that contain around six issues (although this is not a hard and fast rule). If there is demand for it, we may explore other formats, such as web comics, etc.

You'll also get the chance to suggest and vote for next month's books! We have a 'pass the torch' system in place. More details will be given during the meeting.

A lot of our books will be available digitally, as well as from libraries. We aim to accommodate you in whatever way you prefer to read your comics.

The books for this meeting are:

Saga (Volume 1)

Written by Brian K. Vaughan, illustrated by Fiona Staples

2012, 188 pages, rated 17+

SAGA is the sweeping tale of one young family fighting to find their place in the worlds. When two soldiers from opposite sides of a never-ending galactic war fall in love, they risk everything to bring a fragile new life into a dangerous old universe. Fantasy and science fiction are wed like never before in a sexy, subversive drama for adults. This specially priced volume collects the first arc of the smash hit series The Onion A.V. Club calls "the emotional epic Hollywood wishes it could make."

Hoopla: https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11903867 

Comixology: https://www.comixology.com/Saga-Vol-1/digital-comic/31384?ref=c2VhcmNoL2luZGV4L2Rlc2t0b3Avc2xpZGVyTGlzdC90b3BSZXN1bHRzU2xpZGVy 

Amazon Link: https://www.amazon.ca/Saga-1-Brian-K-Vaughan/dp/1607066017/ref=sr_1_2?crid=3U0ODM0RZSM2E&dchild=1&keywords=saga+graphic+novel&qid=1622065093&sprefix=saga%2Caps%2C265&sr=8-2 

VPL: https://vpl.bibliocommons.com/v2/record/S38C3201332 

BPL: https://burnaby.bibliocommons.com/item/show/1010731002 

Invincible (Vol. 1)

Written by Robert Kirkman, illustrated by Cory Walker

2006, 123 pages, rated 17+

ark Grayson is just like most everyone else his age. He's a senior at a normal American high School. He has a crappy part time job after school and on weekends. He likes girls quite a bit... but doesn't quite understand them. He enjoys hanging out with his friends, and sleeping late on Saturdays... at least until the good cartoons come on. The only difference between Mark and everyone else is that his father is the most powerful superhero on the planet, and as of late, he seems to be inheriting his father's powers. Which sounds okay at first, but how do you follow in your father's footsteps when you know you will never live up to his standards? THIS ISSUE: Get in on the ground floor, because it all starts here! Strange things begin to happen to Mark Grayson as he begins to develop superpowers. Luckily, his dad is around to show him the ropes, at least he WOULD be if he weren't so busy saving the world all the time. Mark is forced to go out on his own, and try and figure out how all this superheroing business works. The results are a monumental disaster, at least until he gets the hang of it. Watch Mark thwart thieving super-villains, alien invasions and all sorts of craziness.

Hoopla: https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11904022 

Comixology: https://www.comixology.com/Invincible-Vol-1-Family-Matters/digital-comic/880?ref=c2VyaWVzL3ZpZXcvZGVza3RvcC9ncmlkTGlzdC9jb21peG9sb2d5VW5saW1pdGVk 

Amazon: https://www.amazon.ca/Invincible-Family-Matters-Robert-Kirkman/dp/1582407118/ref=sr_1_15?dchild=1&keywords=invincible&qid=1622065541&rnid=5264023011&s=books&sr=1-15 

VPL: https://vpl.bibliocommons.com/v2/record/S38C3272586 


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