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Between the Panels Graphic Novel Book Club
Sequential art (graphic novels, comic books, manga, etc.) is a printed arrangement of art and speech balloons.  Our Between the Panels Graphic Novel Book Club is a place where people can get together and talk about this unique form of literature.  Not only will the discussion focus on the story but will address the art and format of the book as well.

Between the Panels Graphic Novel Book Club meets on the 2nd Thursday of the month at 6:00 PM.


 Nimona by Noelle Stevenson  Nimona by Noelle Stevenson     January 12 at 6:00 PM
      Nemeses!  Dragons!  Science!  Symbolism!  all these and more await in this brilliantly subversive, sharply irreverent epic from Noelle Stevenson.  Featuring an exclusive epilogue not seen in the web comic, along with bonus conceptual sketches and revised pages throughout, this gorgeous full-color graphic novel is perfect for the legions of fans of the web comic and is sure to win Noelle many new ones.
 Lady Killer by Jamie S. Rich  Lady Killer vol. 1 by Jamie S. Rich     February 9 at 6:00 PM
      Josie Schuller is a picture-perfect homemaker, wife, and mother--but she's also a ruthless, efficient killer for hire!  A brand-new original comedy series that combines the wholesome imagery of early 1960's domestic bliss with a tightening web of murder, paranoia, and cold-blooded survival.
 Preacher vol. 1 by Garth Ennis  Preacher Book One by Garth Ennis     March 9 at 6:00 PM
      One of the most celebrated comics titles of the late 1990's, PREACHER is a modern American epic of life, death, love and redemption also packed with sex, booze, blood and bullets - not to mention angels, demons, God, vampires and deviants of all stripes.
 Orange Book 1 by Ichigo Takano  Orange: The Complete Collection 1 by  Ichigo Takano     April 13 at 6:00 PM
      On the day that Naho begins 11th grade, she receives a letter from herself ten years in the future.  At first, she writes if off as a prank, but as the letter's predictions come true one by one, Naho realizes that the letter might be the real deal.  Her future self tells Naho that a new transfer student, a boy named Kakeru, will soon join her class.  The letter begs Naho to watch over him, saying that only Naho can save Kakeru from a terrible future.  Who is this mystery boy, and can Naho save him from his destiny?
 Black Panther by Ta-Nehisi Coates  Black Panther: A Nation Under Our Feet Book 1 by Ta-Nehisi Coates     May 11 at 6:00 PM
      Ta-Nehisi Coates takes the helm, confronting T'Challa with a dramatic upheaval in Wakanda that will make leading the African nation tougher than ever before.  When a superhuman terrorist group that calls itself The People sparks a violent uprising, the land famed for its incredible technology and proud warrior traditions will be thrown into turmoil.  If Wakanda is to survive, it must adapt--but can its monarch, one in a long line of Black Panters, survive the necessary change?  Heavy lies the head that wears the cowl!
 Saga vol. 1 by Brian K. Vaughn  Saga vol. 1 by Brian K. Vaughan     June 8 at 6:00 PM
      When two soldiers from opposite sides of a never-ending galactic war fall in love, they risk everything to bring a fragile new life into a dangerous old universe.  From bestselling writer Brian K. Vaughan, Saga is the sweeping tale of one young family fighting to find their place in the worlds.  Fantasy and science fiction are wed like never before in this sexy, subversive drama for adults.
 Bitch Planet vol. 1 by Kelly Sue DeConnick  Bitch Planet Book 1 by Kelly Sue DeConnick     July 13 at 6:00 PM
      In a future just a few years down the road in the wrong direction, a woman's failure to comply with her patriarchal overlords will result in exile to the meanest penal planet in the galaxy.  When the newest crop of fresh femmes arrive, can they work together to stay alive or will hidden agendas, crooked guards, and the deadliest sport on (or off!) Earth take them to their maker?
 The Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage by Sydney Padua  The Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage by Sydney Padua     August 10 at 6:00 PM
      Meet Victorian London's most dynamic duo: Charles Babbage, the unrealized inventor of the computer and his accomplice, Ada, Countess of Lovelace, the peculiar protoprogrammer and daughter of Lord Byron.  When Lovelace translated a description of Babbage's plans for an enormous mechanical calculating machine in 1842, she added annotation three times longer than the original work.  Her footnotes contained the first appearance of the general computing theory, a hundred years before an actual computer was built.  Sadly, Lovelace died of cancer a decade after publishing the paper, and Babbage never built any of his machines.
 Dead Boy Detectives vol. 1 by Toby Litt  Dead Boy Detectives vol. 1 by Toby Litt     September 14 at 6:00 PM
      From the pages of THE SANDMAN, Neil Gaiman's intrepid dead schoolboys head back to the horror that is St. Hilarions School; the place where they both were murdered.  While trying to protect their new acquaintance, techno-savvy sleuth Crystal, from suffering the same fate at the hands of familiar bullies, Charles and Edwin begin to unravel the mysteries surrounding their own untimely demise.
 Neonomicon by Alan Moore  Neonomicon by Alan Moore     October 13 at 6:00 PM
      Brears and Lamper, two young and cocky FBI agents, investigate a fresh series of ritual murders somehow tied to the final undercover assignment of Aldo Sax--the once golden boy of the Bureau, now a convicted killer and inmate of a maximum security prison.  From their interrogation of Sax (where he spoke exclusively in inhuman tongues) to a related drug raid on a seedy rock club rife with arcane symbols and otherworldly lyrics, they suspect that they are on the trail of something awful...but nothing can prepare them for the creeping insanity and unspeakable terrors they will face in the small harbor town of Innsmouth.
 Arkham Asylum by Grant Morrison  Arkham Asylum by Grant Morrison     November 9 at 6:00 PM
      The inmates of Arkham Asylum have taken over Gotham's detention center for the criminally insane on April Fools Day, demanding Batman in exchange for their hostages.  Accepting their demented challenge, Batman is forced to live and endure the personal hells of the Joker, Scarecrow, Poison Ivy, Two-Face and many other sworn enemies in order to save the innocents and retake the prison.
 Y The Last Man Book 1 by Brian K. Vaughn  Y: The Last Man Book 1 by Brian K. Vaughan     December 14 at 6:00 PM
      This is the saga of Yorick Brown--the only human survivor of a planet-wide plague that instantly kills every mammal possessing a Y chromosome.  Accompanied by a mysterious government agent, a brilliant young geneticist and his pet monkey, Ampersand, Yorick travels the world in search of his lost love and the answer to why he's the last man on earth.



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