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GRAPHIC NOVEL READING CLUB


Graphic Novel Reading Club Join us on the second Thursday of every month for Portland's first Graphic Novel Reading Club! We meet at Bridge City Comics at 7pm (directions). Bring a chair and something to drink, if you'd like!

The very first Graphic Novel Reading Club (GNRC) was held on October 27, 2005 and we've been doing it every month since. It's a great opportunity to talk in-depth about comics and graphic novels. Every session, we discuss a book that we've previously chosen. We tend to pick new books two months out in order to give people time to buy, borrow or get them from the library so that they may be thoroughly read and digested for that book's session.

We have a wide range of people join us every month for the GNRC; Male, female, young (well, 21+), old, those who have read comics for years and those folks brand new to it! We also read books from every genre so there's always something new and interesting to discuss. It's not just the latest super-hero exploits! The books we've read include mysteries, science fiction, autobiographical, fiction, historical and much more.
SELECTION FOR June 14, 2018

SMELL OF STARVING BOYS GNSMELL OF STARVING BOYS GN
Texas, 1872. With the Civil War over, exploration has resumed in the territories to the west of the Mississippi, and the geologist Stingley is looking to capitalize. Together with photographer Oscar Forrest, who catalogues the terrain, and their young assistant, Milton, Stingley strikes out into territory that might one day support a new civilization. But this is no virgin land. As the frontiersmen move west, it becomes clear that the expedition won't go unchallenged. Stingley has led them into a hostile region: the native Comanches' last bastion of resistance. The Smell of Starving Boys is an intense Western about the clash of two worlds: one old, one new; one defined by rationality and technology, the other by shamanism and nature.
SELECTION FOR July 12, 2018

DEADLY CLASS TP VOL 01 REAGAN YOUTHDEADLY CLASS TP VOL 01 REAGAN YOUTH
It's 1987. Marcus Lopez hates school. His grades suck. The jocks are hassling his friends. He can't focus in class. But the jocks are the children of Joseph Stalin's top assassin, the teachers are members of an ancient league of assassins, the class he's failing is "Dismemberment 101," and his crush has a double-digit body count. Welcome to the most brutal high school on earth, where the world's top crime families send the next generation of assassins to be trained. Murder is an art. Killing is a craft. At Kings Dominion School for the Deadly Arts, the dagger in your back isn't always metaphorical. Collecting the first arc (DEADLY CLASS #1-6) of the most critically acclaimed new series of 2014, by writer RICK REMENDER (BLACK SCIENCE, Fear Agent) and rising star artist WESLEY CRAIG (Batman). Experience the 1980s underground through the eyes of the world's most damaged and dangerous teenagers.
SELECTION FOR August 9, 2018

QUEEN & COUNTRY DEFINITIVE ED TP VOL 01QUEEN & COUNTRY DEFINITIVE ED TP VOL 01
In this first collection, readers are introduced to the thrilling and often-times devastating world of international espionage as SIS field agent Tara Chase is sent all over the world in service to her Queen & Country, while Director of Operations Paul Crocker walks a narrow tightrope between his loyalty to his people and the political masters that must be served!
PREVIOUSLY DISCUSSED BOOKS:

2018:
May - HENCHGIRL TP
April - INFINITE LOOP TP 01
March - CANCELLED due to family emergency
February - MAGE THE HERO DISCOVERED VOL.1 & 2 TP
January - MIND MGMT HC VOL 01 MANAGER

2017:
December - PAPER GIRLS TP VOL 1 & 2
November - JASON SHIGA DEMON SC GN VOL 1 & 2
October - GRAVEYARD BOOK
September - WE3
August - TOIL & TROUBLE
July - CRIMINAL VOL. 1 TP
July - LAZARUS TP VOL 01
June - ANGEL CATBIRD HC VOL 01
May - BEASTS OF BURDEN HC
April - KILL OR BE KILLED TP VOL 01
March - SAM NOIR
February - COMPLETE ESSEX COUNTY TP
January - Cancelled due to weather

2016:
December - Cancelled due to weather
November - TREES TP
October - MARCH V.3
September - ATOMIC ROBO TP EVERYTHING EXPLODES COLLECTION
August - WRENCHIES GN
July - BITCH PLANET VOL. 1 TP
June - LAZARUS TP VOL 01
May - PREZ TP VOL 01 CORNDOG IN CHIEF
April - COMPLETE PERSEPOLIS TP
March - MS. MARVEL VOL. 1
February - HABIBI
January - RAT QUEENS TP VOL 01

2015:
December - JOE THE BARBARIAN TP
November - TREES TP
October - ADVENTURE TIME VOL. 1 TP
September - IMMORTAL IRON FIST COMPLETE COLLECTION TP
August - NO MEETING
July - WAKE TP
June - MARKET DAY HC
May - MARCH GN BOOK 02
April - SCALPED TP VOL 01 INDIAN COUNTRY
March - Daredevil Born Again
February - METEOR MEN GN VOL 01
January - SEX CRIMINALS TP VOL 01

2014:
December - MANIFEST DESTINY TP VOL 01
November - CANCELLED
October - Afterlife with Archie Vol. 1 TP
September - SUPERMAN AND THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES TP
August - SECRET TP VOL 01 NEVER GET CAUGHT
July - NEXTWAVE AGENTS OF HATE TP
June - ATTLING BOY VOL. 1
May - MARCH GN
April - WORLD'S FINEST TP
March - A GOD SOMEWHERE
February - PETROGRAD HC
January - RICHARD STARKS PARKER THE HUNTER

2013:
December - East of West Vol. 1 TP
November - Prophet Vol. 1
October - Bookhunter GN
September - Saga Vol. 1 TP
August - Peter Panzerfaust Vol. 1 TP
July - Hulk Visionaries Peter David Vol. 2 TP
June - Hawkeye Vol. 1 My Life As A A Weapon
May - Three Fingers
April - Wolverine: Enemy of the State
March - The Originals
February - CANCELLED
January - A Tale of Sand HC

2012:
December - Underwater Welder
November - Sailor Twain
October - Green Arrow: The Longbow Hunters
September - Green Lantern: The Greatest Green Lantern Stories Ever Told
August - Hicksville
July - Terry Moore's Echo Vol. 1 Moon Lake
June - Kingdom Come
May - The One
April - PYONGYANG A JOURNEY IN NORTH KOREA TP
March - Last Day in Viet Nam
February - 20th Century Boys Vol. 1 TP
January - The Sixth Gun Vol. 1 TP

2011:
December - Oil & Water HC
November - Freakangels Vol. 1 & 2 TP
October - The Tooth HC
September - WildCATS V. 3.0 TP
August - Blacksad HC
July - The End League Vol. 1 & Vol. 2
June - Green Lantern: Secret Origin TP
May - Family Man
April -
March - Mysterius The Unfathomable TP
February - Swamp Thing Vol. 1
January - The Arrival

2010:
December - Louis Riel
November - Secret Warriors Vol. 1
October - Torso TP
September - Chew Vol. 1 TP
August - Hedge Knight: Sworn Sword Tp
July - Transmetropolitan Vol. 1 TP
June - Fantastic Four Visionaries John Byrne Vol. 1
May - UNWRITTEN VOL. 1
April - 45 GN
March - Scott Pilgrim Vol. 1 & Vol. 2
February - The Chill
January - The Devil's Footprints

2009:
December - Superman: For All Seasons TP
November - Surrogates Vol. 1 TP
October - The Atheist
September - Sleeper Season 1
August - Usagi Yojimbo: Grasscutter
July - Human Target: Final Cut
June - Two-Fisted Science
May - Death Note Vol. 1 GN
April - Transhuman
March - Castle Waiting
February - Watchmen
January - Criminal Vol. 1

2008:
December - The Mystery Play
November - It's a Bird
October - Midnight Nation
September - Glacial Period
August - Demo
July - BPRD Vol. 3
June - Fell
May - Top Ten Vol. 1
April - Sturm's America
March - Heartbreak Soup

Earlier:
The Plot (by Eisner)
Fun Home
Bone Vol. 1
Box Office Poison
Age of Bronze Vol. 1
Authority Vol. 1 TP
Global Frequency Vol. 1 TP
Lone Wolf and Cub Vol. 1 TP
Y the last Man Vol. 1 TP
Fortune and Glory
Finder Vol. 1 TP
Sam Noir TP
American Born Chinese


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