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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 13, 2019

TRANSMETROPOLITAN TP BOOK 01TRANSMETROPOLITAN TP BOOK 01
Working as an investigative reporter for the newspaper The Word, Spider Jerusalem attacks the injustices of his surreal 21st-century surroundings. Spider ventures into the dangerous Angels 8 district, home of the Transients-humans who have decided to become aliens through cosmetic surgery. And don't miss Spider's confrontation with the president of the United States...in a men's room. Plus, when Spider tries to shed light on the atrocities of these institutions, he finds himself fleeing a group of hit men/kidnappers in possession of his ex-wife's frozen head. Collects TRANSMETROPOLITAN #1-12!
SELECTION FOR July 11, 2019

LAZARUS TP VOL 01LAZARUS TP VOL 01 & VOL 2
Vol. 1: Collecting the first four issues of the Eisner-winning team of RUCKA and LARK's critically acclaimed new series about Forever Carlyle, the Lazarus of the Carlyle Family. Included are the first four issues of story, as well as the previously released introductory four-page short "Family: Prelude." Collects LAZARUS #1-4.

Vol. 2: The second story arc in the New York Times bestselling series. Forever uncovers rebellion brewing in LA, and the Barrets, a family of "Waste," undertake a 500-mile journey to Denver in the hope that one of their family will be noticed by the Carlyles and "lifted" to Serf status.
SELECTION FOR August 8, 2019

VISION HCVISION HC
One of the most celebrated comic books of the century, collected alongside an expansive array of special features! Vision wants to be human, and what's more human than family? So he heads back to the beginning - to the laboratory where Ultron created him as a weapon. The place where he first rebelled against his destiny and imagined that he could be more - that he could be a man. There, he builds them. A wife, Virginia. Teenage twins, Viv and Vin. They look like him. They have his powers. They share his grandest ambition - or obsession? - the unrelenting need to be ordinary. Behold the Visions! Theirs is a story of togetherness and tragedy - one that will set the Android Avenger on course for a devastating confrontation with Earth's Mightiest Heroes. Collecting VISION (2015) #1-12, plus the extras from VISION DIRECTOR'S CUT #1-6.
PREVIOUSLY DISCUSSED BOOKS:

2019:
May - PLANETARY TP BOOK 01
April - ASTERIOS POLYP GN
March - MISTER MIRACLE TP
February - DESOLATION JONES TP
January - I HATE FAIRYLAND TP VOL 01 MADLY EVER AFTER

2018:
December - SABRINA CHILLING ADVENTURES TP VOL 01
November - STRANGERS IN PARADISE PKT TP VOL 01
October - WORMWOOD GENTLEMAN CORPSE OMNIBUS TP
September - FEAR AGENT FINAL ED TP VOL 01
August - QUEEN & COUNTRY DEFINITIVE ED TP VOL 01
July - DEADLY CLASS TP VOL 01 REAGAN YOUTH
June - SMELL OF STARVING BOYS GN
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 - BATTLING 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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