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ReadComics Book Club: The Walking Dead Vol. 1

October 5th, 2008 by florence

On Tuesday, October 21st, at 7PM CST at Florence & Marty’s apartment, we are holding our next ReadComics book club.  This month we will be discussing the first trade paperback of Robert Kirkman’s The Walking Dead, “Days Gone Bye”, which collects issues #1-6.

Warning: This is a scary and explicit zombie story, and this volume is just the beginning of a very long story, so you shouldn’t expect a tidy ending. It has gotten great reviews for writing, and has already sucked me in thoroughly.  I’m looking forward to a lively discussion with our crew of Kirkman fans and anti-zombie spokespeople.

In a slight change of plans, we’re putting off our Buffy Season 8 #12-19 ReadComics book club selection until November, in hopes that we can include Susie’s expertise and that Joss actually puts out issue #19 someday.

UPDATE: Florence is sickly, so we’re going to try and postpone this just one week to the 28th. Hope everyone can still make it!

ReadComics Podcast #018 – Book Club #3 – Phantom Jack: The Collected Edition

September 30th, 2008 by Martin

This podcast, featuring Florence, Marty, Jason and Mike, was recorded for our third ReadComics Book Club. We talked (for about the first two thirds) about Phantom Jack: The Collected Edition. Just in case you care, there are spoilers.

We also talked about our future picks for Comic Book Book Club (the next book club will discuss the most recent two arcs of Buffy, issues 12-19), House of M: Avengers, DC and Marvel action figures including this Marvel Legends Spiral build-a-figure (via Captain Toy), and the Wizard People voice over thing for the first Harry Potter movie.

Listen to Podcast Episode #018 (30.1 MB, 65 minutes)

Comic Book Club Tonight!

September 30th, 2008 by florence

Just a reminder that we are having this month’s Comic Book Club tonight at Florence & Marty’s apartment at 7PM.

If anyone is tempted to come to a Comic Book Club but doesn’t know us personally, let us know and we can choose a neutral location next time.

Phantom Jack: The Collected Edition

September 9th, 2008 by Martin

Mike has selected the book for the next Comic Book Book Club! We’re going to read Phantom Jack: The Collected Edition. This can be found on Amazon for cheap, and you can read a bit about the series on the Phantom Jack page at wikipedia. There is more art on the mini-series homepage.

We plan to meet at Marty & Florence’s place, around 7pm on Tuesday, September 23rd 30th. That only gives you two three weeks to read the entire TPB!

UPDATE: The date didn’t work for Florence, so we’re pushing back a week to the last day of September, Tuesday the 30th.

ReadComics Podcast #013 – Book Club #2 – Omega the Unknown

August 15th, 2008 by Martin

This podcast “issue” was recorded at our second ever ReadComics Book Club, where we talked extensively about Omega the Unknown, both the recently finished series, and also the “Classic” series from 1976. There are tons of spoilers, as we discuss plot points and compare and contrast the two series. Our regular podcasters Florence, Martin, Jason and Mike were all present, along with two new voices, Derik and Dave.

Listen to Podcast Episode #013 (28.4 MB, 62 minutes)

Comic Book Book Club #2 – Omega the Unknown

July 20th, 2008 by Martin

The next Comic Book Book Club will be held Thursday, August 14th, at 7:30 pm. We’ll be discussing Omega the Unknown, the entire new series written by Sci-fi author Jonathan Lethem (Issues 1-10). You get extra credit for reading the original series from 1976, written by Steve Gerber. (Also 10 issues, but it’s been reprinted in a recent TPB.)

Right now we’re thinking we’ll probably just meet at Florence and Marty’s apartment, so please leave a comment if you’re a lurker planning on attending, and we might move to a more neutral location. Of course, the Book Club will be podcasted for posterity.

ReadComics Podcast #009 – Book Club #1

June 12th, 2008 by Martin

We sat down at one of our favorite local comic book shops, The Source Comics and Games to record this, the ninth Podcast. Unfortunately, the many D&D players around us create quite the background din, but hopefully you can more or less understand us as we wax lethargic about the first six issues of Northlanders, written by Brian Wood.

Listen to Podcast Episode #009 (19.8 MB, 43 minutes)

Read Comics Book Club

June 7th, 2008 by jason

Don’t forget, the Read Comics Book Club will be meeting this coming Wednesday, 11 June 2008, at 7:30pm. We’ll have a table in the back of the Source, near the soda machine, and we’ll be discussing Brian Wood’s Northlanders #1-6. We’ll also decide on the next discussion topic that day as well.

The Source Comics & Games
1601 West Larpenteur Ave
Falcon Heights, MN 55113

We have no idea how many people to expect, so if you think you’re going to make it, please leave a comment below!

Comic book club?

May 15th, 2008 by jason

Back when we first started up, we had multiple plans for what we wanted to do with it. One of our ideas was for some of us to get together and do a book club, but with comics, trades, etc. and maybe record it for a podcast. Now that we have readers and listeners, maybe we should revisit the idea. Much like the podcast, maybe one of us just needs to pick a book, set a date and location, and go for it. So I’ll do it.

First pick will be Northlanders #1-6, by Brian Wood, a Vertigo comic, with issue 6 coming out next Wednesday. The first five are still available at various comic shops around town. We’ll meet Wednesday, June 11, at 7:30pm, location to be announced.

Questions to be answered for the book club

February 2nd, 2007 by jason

What will we read?

Where will we meet?

How often will we meet?

How big of a group do we want?

Do we want to advertise it or keep it invite only?

Read Comics

January 31st, 2007 by Martin

…that’s what we want to do.

This blog will document (and plan) our comic book book club. First item up for discussion, what should our first month’s read be? I’d say something none of us have read before, but I doubt we can really find something. Anyone have any suggestions? I’m mid-way through Kabuki: Circle of Blood right now, and Florence just finished it, so that might be a good one.

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