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February Reads

Check our our amazing February Book Club reads!


 

Chula Vista Book Club
Chula Vista

What We Read: Monstress Vol. 2 by Marjorie Liu and Sana Takeda. 

What It’s About: The group goes back into the world of Monstress Vol. 2 where the story continues with Maika's adventure to Thyria and her quest for answers.

An Interesting Thought: This book would make a good tv show.

Next Up: Parable of the Sower: A Graphic Novel Adaptation by Octavia E. Butler 


 

Encinitas Book Club
Encinitas

Book: The Grande Odalisque, by Bastien Vives, Florent Ruppert, and Jerome Mulot.

Summary: Originally published in French, this is an art heist story, in which a female team of art thieves attempt to steal a famous painting from the Louvre. A sequel, titled Olympia, will be published later in 2022. 

Favorite parts of the book: A graphic novel take on the action movie genre, with a lively color palette.

Next book: Eternals Vvolume 1: Only Death is Eternal, by Kieron Gillen and Esad Ribic. 


 

Escondido 1 Book Club
 Escondido 1

Escondido Group 1 read DCeased by Tom Taylor for our January meeting. In this grisly apocalyptic scenario, the vast world of DC heroes and villains must contend with a fast-spreading virus that turns the infected into violent zombies. The Justice League has to scramble to action, not only against infected civilians, but against each other! 

Next Up: "November" Vvol. 1 by Matt Fraction 


 

Escondido 2 Book Club
 Escondido 2 

What We Read: The Beast of Chicago by Rick Geary.

Summary: The infamous H.H. Holmes was the world's first serial killer and he existed in the late 19th century, operating around the Chicago World's Fair, building a literal house of horrors.

Favorite Thing About the Book: How much conversation the topic generated.   

Next Up: Gideon Falls Vol. 1 by Jeff Lemire and Andrea Sorrentino  


 

La Jolla Book Club
 La Jolla

What You ReadSeven Secrets Vol 1 by Tom Taylor and Daniele Di Nicuolo

One to Two Sentence Summary: The Order has trusted in Keepers and Holders to guard the Secrets in seven briefcases against all harm but when they are attacked, the entire Order must face their greatest fear.

Choose from one of the following:

-If you like Killing the Children you will like Seven Secrets

 

What You Read:  Killing the Children Vol 3 by James Tynion IV and Werther Dell’Edera

One to Two Sentence Summary: In this volume House of Slaughter arrives to help with the situation by any means necessary.  Erica starts to question her mission and what’s around her and what she might want to do next.

-If you like Killing the Children you will like Seven Secrets

 

Next month La Jolla will read:

The Amory Wars: Good Apollo I'm Burning Star IV Vol. 1 by Claudio Sanchez (Author), Chondra Echert (Author), Rags Morales (Illustrator)

Brzrkr Vol 1 by Matt Kindt (Author), Reeves, Keanu (Creator), Garney, Ron(Illustrator) 


 

Mission Valley Book Club
Mission Valley

What We Read: Mission Valley chose to have a group catch up in January and pick some amazing new books for the year.

Up Next:  Something is Killing the Children by James Tynion IV and Werther Dell’Adera


 

 Museum

What We Read: Something is Killing the Children Vol. 3 (no Bone this month) (led by THE HIVE MIND)  by James Tynion IV/Werther Dell’Adera 

What It’s About: Volume 3 appears to be the end of this tale, but there’s a volume 4? It’s a prequel to this story. We agreed the panel layout was the most frustrating to follow of all three volumes; it seems to be a recurring problem with books we have read, regardless of the artist. The visuals themselves are fine but having to reread a page many times to work out the correct direction for the panels was annoying. The ending felt too pat and undeveloped, particularly regarding the question of what to do with all these witnesses. We all agreed it would probably be better as a movie or show so as to resolve the issues we had, and then we digressed more than usual into our comics-into-TV sidebar. 

We skipped Bone this month due to the absence of its leader, and finished with practical solutions for supply chain issues and people’s work schedules. 

What We Are Excited About: As the Museum Group, it should go without saying that we are the most excited about the museum opening and we hope we can come back soon. 

Next month: Ruka and Bone book 5!  


 

Oceanside Book Club
 Oceanside

What We ReadThe Flintstones Vol 1 by Mark Russell and Steve Pugh

Summary:  This modernized Flintstones series by Mark Russell, which began in 2016, brings back our favorite family from Bedrock to shine light on humanity’s ancient customs and institutions.

Best part of this book: The Flintstones Vol 1 really dives into the social commentary. You could find yourself in some really interesting debates while discussing this book!

Reading Tip: Make sure you take time to admire the background art and read all the great semi-fictitious names.

Next Up: Nat Turner by Kyle Baker 

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