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Book Club XXIII – Nextwave: Agents of H.A.T.E.

Nextwave: Agents of HATE

Tuesday, August 29

6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

RRRAAAAAGGGGGHHHHH!!! Action! Excitement! Explosions! The Highest Anti-Terrorism Effort, or H.A.T.E. (a subsidiary of the Beyond Corporation©) put NEXTWAVE together to fight Bizarre Weapons of Mass Destruction. When NEXTWAVE discovers that H.A.T.E. and Beyond© are terrorist cells themselves, and that the BWMDs were intended to kill them, they are less than pleased. In fact, they are rather angry. So they make things explode. Lots of things. Starring Monica Rambeau (formerly Captain Marvel and Photon), Aaron Stack (Machine Man), Tabitha Smith (X-Force’s Meltdown), monster-hunter Elsa Bloodstone and The Captain! If you like anything, you will LOVE NEXTWAVE! BOOM! Included on the Top Ten Great Graphic Novels for 2007 by the Youth Adult Library Services Association, Nextwave is a pure extraction of comic-book action and adventure, with plenty of kicks, punches and explosions along the way!

(W) Warren Ellis (A) Stuart Immonen

Covering: Nextwave Agents of H.A.T.E. (Marvel)

Next up: Toil and Trouble (Scott, Matthews, Matthews)

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Posted July 26, 2017 by Patrick the ABC Web Guy

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Book Club XXII – Gotham Central

Gotham Central

Tuesday, June 27

6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

DC pits the detectives of Gotham City’s Special Crimes Unit against the city’s greatest villains – in the shadow of Batman himself.

(W) Ed Brubaker, Greg Rucka (A) Michael Lark

Covering: Gotham Central vol 1 (DC)

Next up: Nextwave Agents of H.A.T.E. (Marvel)

Book Club meets the last Tuesday of the month.

Posted June 05, 2017 by Patrick the ABC Web Guy

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Queer Book Club – Jonesy

Jonesy

Sunday, June 24

5:15 PM – 6:15 PM

Please join us for our first meeting of the ABC QBC!

Jonesy is a self-described “cool dork” who spends her time making zines nobody reads, watching anime, and listening to riot grrrl bands and 1D simultaneously. But she has a secret nobody knows. She has the power to make people fall in love! Anyone. With anything. There’s only one catch-it doesn’t work on herself. She’s gonna have to find love the old-fashioned way, and in the meantime, figure out how to distract herself from the real emotions she inevitably has to face when her powers go wrong.

(W) Sam Humphries (A) Caitlin Rose Boyle

Covering: Jonesy vol 1

Posted May 12, 2017 by Patrick the ABC Web Guy

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Book Club XXI – East of West

East of West

Tuesday, May 30

6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

This is the world. It is not the one we wanted, but it is the one we deserved. The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse roam the Earth, signaling the End Times for humanity, and our best hope for life, lies in DEATH.

(W) Jonathan Hickman (A) Nick Dragotta

Covering: East of West vol 1 (Image)

Next up: Gotham Central (DC)

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Posted May 01, 2017 by Patrick the ABC Web Guy

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Book Club XX – Astonishing X-Men

Astonishing X-Men

Tuesday, April 25

6:30-7:30 PM

Cyclops and Emma Frost re-form the X-Men with the express purpose of “astonishing” the world. But when breaking news regarding the mutant gene unexpectedly hits the airwaves, will it derail their new plans before they even get started? As demand for the “mutant cure” reaches near-riot levels, the X-Men go head-to-head with the enigmatic Ord, with an unexpected ally – and some unexpected adversaries – tipping the scales! A tragic death at the Xavier Institute reveals a powerful enemy living among the X-Men that they could never have suspected – and no, it’s not Magneto. Things heat up in a way none of the X-Men ever dreamed, but will teamwork save the day when they can’t even depend on themselves?

(W) Joss Whedon (A/CA) John Cassaday

Covering: Astonishing X-Men #1-12 (Marvel, Joss Whedon & John Cassaday)

Next Up: East of West vol. 1 (Image, Jonathan Hickman & Nick Dragotta)

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Posted April 10, 2017 by Patrick the ABC Web Guy

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Book Club XIX – The New Frontier

Tuesday, March 28

6:30-7:30 PM

When Cold War paranoia outlawed the heroes of the Golden Age, stalwarts such as Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman continued to fight for truth and justice. But as the world hurtled toward an uncertain future, a new breed of hero would define the American Way!

(W) Darwyn Cooke (A) J. Bone, Dave Bullock, Michael Cho (A/CA) Darwyn Cooke

COVERING: DC THE NEW FRONTIER (DC, DARWYN COOKE)

NEXT UP: ASTONISHING X-MEN #1-12 (MARVEL, JOSS WHEDON & JOHN CASSADAY)

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Posted March 03, 2017 by Patrick the ABC Web Guy

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BOOK CLUB XVIII – LOCKE & KEY

Locke and Key

Tuesday, February 28

6:30-7:30 PM

The Eisner-nominated Locke & Key tells of Keyhouse, an unlikely New England mansion, with fantastic doors that transform all who dare to walk through them, and home to a hate-filled and relentless creature that will not rest until it forces open the most terrible door of them all!

COVERING: LOCKE & KEY VOL 1

NEXT UP: NEW FRONTIER (DC, DARWIN COOKE)

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Posted February 02, 2017 by Patrick the ABC Web Guy

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Book Club XVI – Batwoman

Batwoman

Tuesday, December 27th

6:30-7:30 PM

(W) Greg Rucka (A/CA) J. H. Williams
In these tales from DETECTIVE COMICS #854-860, now available in trade paperback, Batwoman battles a madwoman known only as Alice, inspired by Alice in Wonderland, who sees her life as a fairy tale and everyone around her as expendable extras! Batwoman must stop Alice from unleashing a toxic death cloud over all of Gotham City – but Alice has more up her sleeve than just poison, and Batwoman’s life will never be the same again.

Covering: Batwoman vol 1 (DC, Rucka/J H Williams)

Next up: The Vision vol 1+2 (Marvel, King)

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Posted December 07, 2016 by Patrick the ABC Web Guy

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Austin Books Book Club XIV – Ms. Marvel

Ms. Marvel

Marvel Comics presents the new Ms. Marvel, the groundbreaking heroine that has become an international sensation! Kamala Khan is an ordinary girl from Jersey City – until she’s suddenly empowered with extraordinary gifts. But who truly is the new Ms. Marvel? Teenager? Muslim? Inhuman? Find out as she takes the Marvel Universe by storm! When Kamala discovers the dangers of her newfound powers, she unlocks a secret behind them, as well. Is Kamala ready to wield these immense new gifts? Or will the weight of the legacy before her be too much to bear? Kamala has no idea, either. But she’s comin’ for you, New York! It’s history in the making from acclaimed writer G. Willow Wilson (Air, Cairo) and beloved artist Adrian Alphona (RUNAWAYS)! Collecting MS. MARVEL (2014) #1-5 and material from ALL-NEW MARVEL NOW! POINT ONE #1.

Covering: Ms Marvel vol 1 (Marvel, Wilson/Alphona)

Next up: ODY-C vol 1 (Image, Fraction/Ward)

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Posted October 03, 2016 by Patrick the ABC Web Guy

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