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:
Fantastic Four (1998-2012) Vol. 4 (Issues #583-588)
Written by Jonathan Hickman, illustrated by Mark Brooks
2011, 168 pages, rated 12+
Galactus is ready to feast, and only Reed Richards can save the inhabitants of Nu-World. Sue Richards is mediator between the long-lost tribe of Old Atlantis and Prince Namor, who is itching to mete out ages-old vengeance. Johnny Storm and Ben Grimm are the last line of defense against the coming of a new Annihilation Wave through the Baxter Building's Negative Zone portal. And in the end, one of these heroes will die.
Hoopla Link: https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/12205476
Sin City: That Yellow B******
Written and illustrated by Frank Miller
1996, 225 pages, rated 17+
Frank Miller changes the game in the fourth volume of his signature crime series, introducing the only truly heroic figure in Sin City's world of vice, Detective Hartigan.
The worst thing to be in Basin City is an honest cop, but it's Hartigan's last day on the job, and he plans to go out with a bang. Little Nancy Callahan, age eleven, has been kidnapped by a psycho who likes to hear children scream, and Hartigan's going to find her no matter what it takes. No matter who the psycho's daddy is. All the prison time in the world won't change that. Hell of a way to start retirement . . .
Hoopla Link: https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11438621