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Online Book Club: Check, Please!

Check, Please!

Tuesday, May 26th

6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

With our current lock-down situation and limited access to shopping, I wanted to pick a great comic that is easily accessible. Check, Please vol. 1 is in print, and if you have the ability, please reach out to Austin Books and see if they can ship you a copy. If not, follow the link below to read it online.

www.checkpleasecomic.com/comic/archive

We’ll be covering season 1 and 2. Zoom meeting link will be posted in the Facebookevent the day of.

Eric Bittle may be a former junior figure skating champion, vlogger extraordinaire, and very talented amateur pâtissier, but being a freshman on the Samwell University hockey team is a whole new challenge. It is nothing like co-ed club hockey back in Georgia! First of all? There’s checking (anything that hinders the player with possession of the puck, ranging from a stick check all the way to a physical sweep). And then, there is Jack—his very attractive but moody captain.

A collection of the first half, freshmen and sophomore year, of the megapopular webcomic series of the same name, Check, Please!: #Hockey is the first book of a hilarious and stirring two-volume coming-of-age story about hockey, bros, and trying to find yourself during the best four years of your life.

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Posted May 11, 2020 by Patrick

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Book Club – Grayson

Grayson Vol. 1

Tuesday, February 25th

6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Co-writers Tim Seeley & Tom King team with sensational artist Mikel Janín for GRAYSON VOL. 1: AGENTS OF SPYRAL—a high-octane, highly acclaimed super-spy thriller that reveals an all-new side of one of the DC Universe’s most legendary heroes!

Unmasked, targeted and presumed dead, Dick Grayson’s world has been turned upside down. No longer Nightwing, former Boy Wonder, he’s now a man who doesn’t exist . . . which makes him the perfect double agent.

Dick will have to leave behind the black and white world of super heroes to infiltrate the shadowy inner workings of the mysterious spy agency known as Spyral. Without a costume to hide behind, the would-be 007 must find the answer to one important question: just who is Dick Grayson?

Collects issues #1-4, GRAYSON: FUTURE’S END #1 and a story from SECRET ORIGINS #8.

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Posted February 03, 2020 by Patrick

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Book Club – Prince of Cats

Prince of Cats

Tuesday, January 28th

6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Prince of Cats is the B side to Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, played at an eighties block party in a NY where underground sword dueling blossomed alongside hip-hop, punk, disco and no wave. It’s the story of the minor players with Tybalt at the center. Like Shakespeare’s originals, Prince of Cats implements various formalist restraints. Prince of Cats will be made into a film by Spike Lee!

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Posted December 30, 2019 by Patrick

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Book Club – Immortal Hulk

Immortal Hulk

Tuesday, October 29th

6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Let’s get in the Halloween spirit with Marvel’s best HORROR COMIC!
(in case you didn’t know, Bruce Banner died. this comic is…)

THE RETURN OF BRUCE BANNER!

You know Bruce Banner. He’s quiet, calm, never complains. He’s a man who believes he can use the darkest elements of his personality to do good in the world. If someone were to shoot him in the head… All he’d do is die. But the horror lives deeper. A horror that refuses to die.

When night falls something other than the man gets up again.

The horror is the Immortal Hulk.

COLLECTING: IMMORTAL HULK 1-5, MATERIAL FROM AVENGERS: NO SURRENDER 684

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Posted October 17, 2019 by Patrick

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Book Club – Monstress

Monstress Volume 1

Tuesday, August 27th

6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Set in an alternate matriarchal 1900’s Asia, in a richly imagined world of art deco-inflected steam punk, MONSTRESS tells the story of a teenage girl who is struggling to survive the trauma of war, and who shares a mysterious psychic link with a monster of tremendous power, a connection that will transform them both and make them the target of both human and otherworldly powers.

And if you like awards:

  • 2018 Eisner Award winner, Best Writer
  • 2018 Eisner Award winner, Best Painter/Multimedia Artist
  • 2018 Eisner Award winner, Best Continuing Series
  • 2018 Eisner Award winner, Best Publication for Teens
  • 2018 Eisner Award winner, Best Cover Artist
  • 2018 Harvey Award winner, Book of the Year
  • 2018 Hugo Award winner, Best Graphic Story
  • 2018 British Fantasy Award winner, Best Comic/Graphic Novel
  • 2018, 2016, 2015 Entertainment Weekly’s The Best Comic Books of the Year
  • 2018, Newsweek’s Best Comic Books of the Year
  • 2018, The Washington Post’s 10 Best Graphic Novels of the Year
  • 2018, Barnes & Noble’s Best Books of the Year
  • 2018, YALSA’s Great Graphic Novels for Teens
  • 2018, Thrillist’s Best Comics & Graphic Novels of the Year
  • 2018, Powell’s Best Science-Fiction, Fantasy, Horror, and Graphic Novels of the Year

YOW.

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Posted August 07, 2019 by Patrick

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Book Club – Prism Stalker

Prism Stalker

Tuesday, July 30th

6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Far from the border of colonized space, a newly discovered planet teems violently with strange psychic life and puzzling telekinetic ecology. Vep, a refugee raised away from her devastated home planet as an indentured citizen in a foreign colony, is taken by a private military firm to assist in settling the new planet. What awaits her will test the limits of her will as she grapples with the strange power the planet exerts over her…

If you like Sailor Moon and Cronenberg-esque sci-fi, you’ll love PRISM STALKER!
Collects PRISM STALKER #1-5

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Posted July 01, 2019 by Patrick

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Book Club – Thanos Wins

Thanos Wins

Tuesday, June 27th

6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Ask the most powerful beings in the Marvel Universe how they fear the universe will end, and in their most honest moment, they will answer with two words: “Thanos wins.”

We’ll be discussing the grim, yet frequently funny, nightmare future of the marvel universe. Featuring the first appearance of the sensational character find of 2017, Cosmic Ghost Rider! Written by Donny Cates with art by Geoff Shaw

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Posted June 19, 2019 by Patrick

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Book Club – Mister Miracle

Mister Miracle #1

Tuesday, May 28th

6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

The biggest book of 2018. From Tom King, the writer of The Vision, Omega Men, and Batman, with his Sheriff of Babylon co-creator, Mitch Gerads. Covers by Gerads and Nick Derrington.

The greatest escape artist in the universe faces war with Darkseid, the mundane cages of everyday life, and the greatest trap of all, his own mortality. Also staring fan-favorite female fury BIG BARDA!

Collecting Mister Miracle 1-12. Available now in softcover, with a limited, comic store only hardcover coming out this month.

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Posted May 06, 2019 by Patrick

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Book Club – Captain Marvel: Earth’s Mightiest Hero

Captain Marvel: Earth's Mightiest Hero

Tuesday, March 26th

6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Carol Danvers has a new codename and is determined to prove herself the best of the best! She’s forging a new future for herself as Captain Marvel, but finds that she still can’t walk away from a challenge from her past! The first stories of the iconic Kelly Sue Deconnick run! HIGHER, FURTHER, FASTER, MORE!

Captain Marvel: Earth’s Mightiest Hero vol. 1 (CAPTAIN MARVEL (2012) 1-12)

Be careful with this one, as there were multiple renumberings for this run!

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Posted March 21, 2019 by Patrick

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