Keith's thread got me excited when I read the title, because I thought a book club was a really good idea. Turns out, it wasn't for the kind of book club I was thinking of.
What I'm thinking is more along the lines of a traditional book club. That is, we pick a graphic novel, or a story arc, or a TPB, and we all read it together, and discuss it. We will set dates by which certain chapters or pages or issues will be read. And we will discuss it. Yeah, it is kinda like homework
Really, it's that simple. The goal here is to get a little more of an in depth discussion than we usually get here. The other goal is to get us to read books that we may not otherwise read, or to get us to reread stuff that we haven't read in a while.
Yeah, this may require a bit of an investment. You may have to buy a book, if you can't find it at a library or otherwise borrow it. But we promise, every book we pick will be good.
Our first book has been selected and it is Kurt Busiek and Alex Ross's Marvels
. Marvels is the story of an everyman in the world of superheros. It is a really solid book. Don't worry, you don't need to know any of the Marvel mythology to understand or appreciate it.
Try to get yourself a copy by the middle of next week, so we can start reading.
It looks like Kingdom Come has the early lead for our second book.