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Sheriff of Babylon, Vol. 1 discussion at Destiny City Comics

Sheriff of Babylon, Vol. 1 discussion at Destiny City Comics

November was previously announced as Batgirl, but we’re changing it up to make it Tom King’s Sheriff of Babylon. GQ had an interview with the author, a former CIA operative, who has to submit his scripts to the federal government for approval before his editor sees them. He also writes a little-known book called Batman! Join us in discussing this modern war story.
 
The book can be purchased at Destiny City Comics and you get 15% off if you mention the book club discount. Stadium District’s only comic shop also sells many other fine graphic novels.
Kingdom Come discussion at Destiny City Comics

Kingdom Come discussion at Destiny City Comics

October’s book to discuss is the epic Kingdom Come written by Mark Waid and fully painted by Alex Ross. It’s an apocalyptic superhero battle taking place in the future of the DC Universe with a clash of titanic superheroes like Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Captain Marvel, and the rest!

The book can be purchased at Destiny City Comics and you get 15% off if you mention the book club discount. Stadium District’s only comic shop also sells many other fine graphic novels.

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Darth Vader, Vol. 1 discussion at Destiny City Comics

Darth Vader, Vol. 1 discussion at Destiny City Comics

In September we take a look at the first volume of Darth Vader by Kieron Gillen (Wicked + Divine, Young Avengers) and Salvador Larocca (X-Men), taking place after the original Star Wars Episode IV A New Hope. Vader is on the hook for the fall of the first Death Star, and slowly learning of the existance of another Skywalker. Also: wacky murder droids and a cool new archaeologist character!
 
The book can be purchased at Destiny City Comics and you get 15% off if you mention the book club discount. Stadium District’s only comic shop also sells many other fine graphic novels.
Weirdworld, Vol. 00: Warzones! discussion at Destiny City Comics

Weirdworld, Vol. 00: Warzones! discussion at Destiny City Comics

  • Later in August we will be discussion Weirdworld, a swords-and-sorcery Secret Wars tie-in that takes place in a world run by the evil baroness Morgan LeFay of Arthurian legend. It’s written by Jason Aaron (Scalped, Star Wars, Southern Bastards) with art by Mike del Mundo (Elektra).
 
The book can be purchased at Destiny City Comics and you get 15% off if you mention the book club discount. Stadium District’s only comic shop also sells many other fine graphic novels.
O Human Star book discussion at Destiny City Comics

O Human Star book discussion at Destiny City Comics

In July for Tacoma Pride month we’re reading O Human Star, Vol. 1 by Blue Delliquanti, a graphic novel edition of the popular webcomic featuring a futuristic sci-fi tale. BONUS: The artist will be joining us for a special Skype chat during the club!
 
From TVTropes.com: “Alastair Sterling was the inventor who sparked the robot revolution. And because of his sudden death, he didn’t see any of it.
Until he wakes up 16 years later in an advanced robotic body that matches his old one exactly. Until he steps outside and finds a world utterly unlike the one he left behind –- a world where robots live and do business alongside their human neighbors and coexist in their cities. A world he helped create.
Al seeks out his old research partner Brendan to find out if he is responsible for Al’s unexpected resurrection, but his return raises far more questions for both of them.
Like who the robot living with Brendan is. And why she looks like Al. And how much of the men’s past should stay in the past…
Created by Blue Delliquanti. The webcomic can be found here. The rare page is Not Safe for Work, and the webcomic overall is intended only for audiences 16 and older.”
 
 
The book can be purchased at Destiny City Comics and you get 15% off if you mention the book club discount. Stadium District’s only comic shop also sells many other fine graphic novels.
Paper Girls, Vol. 1 discussion at Destiny City Comics

Paper Girls, Vol. 1 discussion at Destiny City Comics

In June we’ll discuss the hot new series Paper Girls, Vol 1 (releasing April 13) by Brian K. Vaughan (Saga, Y: the Last Man) and Cliff Chiang (Wonder Woman, Green Arrow & Black Canary). The story can be described as Stand by Me meets E.T. featuring ’80s paper delivery girls dealing with an invasion by strange aliens.

The book can be purchased at Destiny City Comics and you get 15% off if you mention the book club discount. Stadium District’s only comic shop also sells many other fine graphic novels.

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ODY-C, Vol. 1: Off to Far Ithicaa discussion at Destiny City Comics

ODY-C, Vol. 1: Off to Far Ithicaa discussion at Destiny City Comics

NOTE: This event has been postponed one week from it’s original meeting date of May 26.

In May June we take a look at the first volume of ODY-C by Matt Fraction (Sex Criminals, Hawkeye) and Christian Ward (Infinite Vacation, Olympus), a psychadelic-scifi-feminist take on the classic Odyssey with amazing visuals and interesting twists.

The book can be purchased at Destiny City Comics and you get 15% off if you mention the book club discount. Stadium District’s only comic shop also sells many other fine graphic novels.

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Gotham Central, Book One: In the Line of Duty discussion at Destiny City Comics

Gotham Central, Book One: In the Line of Duty discussion at Destiny City Comics

For April we’ll discuss Gotham Central Book One by celebrated authors Ed Brubaker (Fatale, Captain America: Winter Soldier) and Greg Rucka (Star Wars: Shattered Empire, Batwoman) with art by Michael Lark (Captain America). This comic follows the day and night shift of the Gotham City Police department, who tend to be too proud to call on the caped crusader for villainous threats.

The book can be purchased at Destiny City Comics and you get 15% off if you mention the book club discount. Stadium District’s only comic shop also sells many other fine graphic novels.

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Unbeatable Squirrel Girl, Vol. 1: Squirrel Power discussion at Destiny City Comics

Unbeatable Squirrel Girl, Vol. 1: Squirrel Power discussion at Destiny City Comics

In March we’ll be meeting up at the comic shop to discuss the unbeatably great Unbeatable Squirrel Girl, Vol. 1 by Ryan North (Dinosaur Comics) and Erica Henderson (Jughead). This hilarious book was the hot holiday item last Christmas, so get your hands on it while it’s available!

The book can be purchased at Destiny City Comics and you get 15% off if you mention the book club discount. Stadium District’s only comic shop also sells many other fine graphic novels.

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Husbands discussion at Destiny City Comics

Husbands discussion at Destiny City Comics

February is such a lovey-dovey month that we decided on the saccharine graphic novel Husbands, based on the web TV hit written by the creators of the show Brad Bell and Jane Espenson with a variety of artists and an introduction by Neil Gaiman.

The book can be purchased at Destiny City Comics and you get 15% off if you mention the book club discount. Stadium District’s only comic shop also sells many other fine graphic novels.

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