Friday, August 14, 2009
DISCUSSION GROUP :: Asterios Polyp :: Sat., August 29, 3pm!
Oh man this is going to be a good one. On Saturday, August 29th at 3pm, the next meeting of the Heroes Discussion Group will occur, and this time we will be rapping about one of the most talked-about graphic novels of the last several years, if not the decade: Asterios Polyp. The first long-form comic from creator David Mazzucchelli since City of Glass, Asterios Polyp is a ground-breaking graphic novel from the man who drew my favorite ever comic, Batman Year One. Not to mention his short but influential anthology Rubber Blanket, Daredevil: Born Again, etc. Dude is crazy good.
If you haven't read this book yet, WHOA NELLIE you need to. Even if you don't love it as much as I did, Mazzucchelli brings his A-game and creates something both playful and serious, inventive and satisfying. This will be a talked-about book for years and years: let's start talking about it now!
NOTE: this is a grown-up book, and we will be having a grown-up discussion. To that end, we'll meet here at the store and then troop across the street to one of our fine restauranting neighbors. All that we ask is that you bring an open mind and your brain. We'll handle everything else (except the tab). This is going to be one to remember!