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The Boys, Vol. 1 the Name of the Game discussion at Destiny City Comics

The Boys, Vol. 1 the Name of the Game discussion at Destiny City Comics

Collecting the first six issues of the controversial new series from Preacher writer Garth Ennis and artist Darick Robertson (Transmetropolitan)! Don’t miss this dark, twisted look at superpowers, super-people, and the men and women who make sure the world’s “heroes” never go too far.
 
We’ll be meeting at the shop after hours on St. Helens Ave. You can get the book at Destiny City Comics for 15% off with the book club discount. Stadium District’s comic shop also sells many other fine graphic novels.
Kaptara, Vol. 1 Fear Not Tiny Alien discussion at Destiny City Comics

Kaptara, Vol. 1 Fear Not Tiny Alien discussion at Destiny City Comics

Keith Kanga crash lands on KAPTARA, a world filled with danger and weird danger and dangerous weirdos! And if he can’t survive, then Earth, the place where YOU live, is doomed! Come check out this sci-fi comedy from CHIP ZDARSKY (Sex Criminals) and KAGAN McLEOD (Infinite Kung-Fu) that everyone is calling “published!”
 
We’ll be meeting at the shop after hours on St. Helens Ave. You can get the book at Destiny City Comics for 15% off $9.98with the book club discount. Stadium District’s comic shop also sells many other fine graphic novels.
Unbeatable Squirrel Girl, Vol. 1: Squirrel Power discussion at Destiny City Comics

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

The best of the newest Marvel stuff. Squirrel Girl’s taken on all the biggest Marvel baddies like Doctor Doom, Thanos, Galactus, Red Skull and taken them down thanks to her abilities to make friends with squirrels! We’ll be reading the first volume of her ongoing series by Ryan North and Erica Henderson.
 
Meeting at the shop after hours on St. Helens Ave. You can get the book at Destiny City Comics for 15% off with the book club discount. Stadium District’s comic shop also sells many other fine graphic novels.
Destiny City Zine Symposium

Destiny City Zine Symposium

Updated poster with new date coming soon!

Local zine makers and comic artists set up at your favorite Stadium District comic shop and independent bookstore!

 

 
This will be the fourth seasonal Destiny City Zine Symposium. More details will be added as they develop.
 
Meet Peter Bagge author of Fire!! The Zora Neale Hurston Story

Meet Peter Bagge author of Fire!! The Zora Neale Hurston Story

We are excited to welcome Peter Bagge to talk about his new graphic biography Fire!!: The Zora Neale Hurston Story. Following on the heels of his New York Times bestselling biography of Margaret Sanger, Fire!! is a dazzling graphic novel profiling bookstore favorite Zora Neale Hurston. The fifth of eight kids from a Baptist family in Alabama, Hurston’s writing prowess blossomed at Howard University, and then Barnard College, where she was the sole black student. She arrived in NYC at the height of the Harlem Renaissance and quickly found herself surrounded by peers such as Langston Hughes and Wallace Thurman. Hurston went on to become a noted folklorist and critically acclaimed novelist, including her most provocative work Their Eyes Were Watching God. Despite these landmark achievements, personal tragedies and shifting political winds in the midcentury rendered her almost forgotten by the end of her life. Co-hosted with our friends at King’s Books.

Peter Bagge is the 2014 USA Rockefeller Fellow in Literature. He is the Harvey Award-winning author of the acclaimed 1990s alternative comic series Hate starring slacker hero Buddy Bradley and a contributing editor to Reason magazine. A graduate of the School of Visual Arts in New York City, he got his start in comics in the R. Crumb-edited magazine Weirdo. Bagge lives in Seattle with his wife Joanne, daughter, and three cats.

Event on Facebook.

Event on King’s Books event page.

Sex Criminals, Vol. 1 discussion at Destiny City Comics

Sex Criminals, Vol. 1 discussion at Destiny City Comics

March’s book is Matt Fraction and Chip Zdarsky’s Sex Criminals, Vol. 1. A guy and a girl learn they have the power to stop time when they orgasm, so naturally they start robbing banks!
 
Artist Chip Zdarsky has confirmed he will be joining us via Skype for our discussion. Be sure to also read his other books like Jughead, Howard the Duck, and Kaptara so you will give off the appearance of a true fan.
 
We’ll be meeting at the shop after hours on St. Helens Ave. You can get the book at Destiny City Comics for 15% off with the book club discount. Stadium District’s comic shop also sells many other fine graphic novels.
Coast 2 Coast Comic-Con at Destiny City Comics

Coast 2 Coast Comic-Con at Destiny City Comics

On Saturday March 4, Destiny City Comics will be participating in Coast to Coast Comic Con!

  • Exclusive Coast to Coast Comic Con comics with special covers.
  • Live in-store feed with creators like Jim Lee, Dan Slott, Charles Soule, Matt Hawkins, Jim Zub, Michael Avon Oeming, Matt Kindt, Sarah Gaydos, Tony Shasteen, Mike Johnson, Paul Levitz BOOM executive Ross Richie.
  • 3 Costume Contests! Destiny City Comics Social Media Costume Contest, national Coast to Coast Comic Con costume contest (must enter by appearing at the shop by 3pm!), and at the Grand Cinema’s Shaun of the Dead Zombie Party! Prize info here: Destiny City Comics Costume Contests March 4
  • and what Coast to Coast Comic Con would be complete without… Space Ghost?!
Bombshells, Vol. 1 discussion at Destiny City Comics

Bombshells, Vol. 1 discussion at Destiny City Comics

She Can Do It! DC’s popular WWII throwback book featuring their best female superheroes by Marguerite Bennett and Marguerite Sauvage is our selection for February.
 
We’ll be meeting at the shop after hours on St. Helens Ave. You can get the book at Destiny City Comics for 15% off with the book club discount. Stadium District’s comic shop also sells many other fine graphic novels.

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Destiny City Winter Zine Symposium

Destiny City Winter Zine Symposium

Every season Destiny City Comics and King’s Books open up their space for zine and comic makers to meet the public, showcase their wares, and maybe even sell a book!

Robin McQuay
Danielle Burch
Mend My Dress Press
Michael Koehler
LittleKumiho
Corey Lewis Reyyy
Jen Vaughn
Kalen Knowles
Super Cool QT Zinester Friendship Club
Brandon lehmann
Julie Baldock
Sweetgyrl Designs
Jaala Smith from Tinkertopia

Registration is currently closed. If you’d like to be involved next season, contact destinycitycomics@gmail.com

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.