The Books: Read

September 2014 – Yotsuba&! Vol 1 and 2 @ Sushi Ko Scottsdale

August 17th 2014 – Manhattan Projects: Science Bad @ Yard House

July 20th 2014 – Project Vertigo 3.6: Jack of Fables Vol 6 and Grant Morrison’s Doom Patrol Vol 3 @ Streets of New York on Greenway

June 22 2014 – Hawkeye, Vol. 1: My Life as a Weapon @ Cocunut Fish Cafe

May 11th, 2014 – Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 1: Cosmic Avengers by Brian Michael Bendis @ Pita Jungle

April 20th, 2014 – Asterix Omnibus 1 @ Genghis Grill (Last minute change from Streets of New York, since that was closed for Easter)

March 9th, 2014 – Project Vertigo 3.5: Jack of Fables Vol 5th. and Grant Morrison’s Doom Patrol Vol 2 @ Four Peaks Brewery in Scottsdale

February 9th, 2014 – Saga of the Swamp Thing by Alan Moore @ Yard House

January 19th, 2014 – Batwoman: Elegy by Greg Rucka @Bombay Spice Paradise Valley


December 8th, 2013 – Blacksad by Juan Diaz Canales (Author) , Juanjo Guarnido (Artist) @ Genghis Grill

November 10th, 2013 -Project Vertigo 3.4 – Jack of Fables Vol 4th. AND Grant Morrison’s Doom Patrol Vol 1 @ Thai Basil (Downtown Phoenix)

September 8th, 2013Maggie the Mechanic (Love & Rockets) @ Red Robin

August 11th, 2013 – Digger Vol 1 and 2 by Ursula Vernon. @ Blue Agave

July 14th, 2013 – Project Vertigo 3.3.1 – Jack of Fables, Vol. 3: The Bad Prince and Northlanders Vol. 1: Sven The Returned @ Pita Jungle

June 9th, 2013The Life and Times of Martha Washington in the Twenty-First Century @ Genghis Grill

May 19th 2013 – DC: The New Frontier Vol 1 & 2 @ Yard House

April 14th 2013 – Berserk Vol 1 @ The White Chocolate Grill

March 10th 2013 Project Vertigo 3.2: You Shall (Not) Read Lucifer: Jack of Fables Vol 2: Jack of Hearts Out of print: No Lucifer @ Four Peaks Brewery in Scottsdale

February 10th, 2013 – Love and Capes” Vol. 1. By Thom Zahler and Noble Causes Vol 1 By Jay Faerber @ Maggiano’s

2013 January 13th, 2013 – “X-Men: Days of Future Past” and Wolverine by Chris Claremont and Frank Miller. @ Yard House


December 9th, 2012 – Scrooged – A Christmas Carol: The Night that Changed the Life of Eliza Scrooge by Dickens, Espinoza, and Stradley and A Christmas Carol: The Graphic Novel by Dickens, Wilson, Collins, Bryant, Roach, Wiley, & Wheeler; @ MAC’s Broiler and Tap

November 11th, 2012Project Vertigo 3.0!!!– Lucifer vs. Jack of Fables – vol 1 @ The Old Spaghetti Factory

October 14th, 2012Something Wicked This Way Comes (Grpahic Novel Adaptation) by Ray Bradbury. @ Pita Jungle

September 16th, 2012 – Shortcomings by Adrian Tomine @ Yard House

August 12th, 2012 – Reid Flemming: World’s Toughest Milkman: Volume 1! @ 5 & Diner

July 22nd, 2012 – Project Vertigo 2.0 Final Showdown!: Transmetropolitan Vol 10 and Y: The Last Man Vol 10. @ Mac’s Broiler & Tap

June 10th, 2012 – IDW Infestation @ Old Spaghetti Factory

May 6th, 2012 – Walt Disney’s Donald Duck: Lost in the Andes. @ Mac’s Broiler & Tap

April 15th, 2012 –  Marzi by Marzena Sowa @ Windsor

March 18th, 2012 – Project Vertigo 2.9: Transmetropolitan Vol. 9 and Y: The Last Man Vol. 9. @ Cornish Pasty Co

February 12th, 2012 – It Rhymes with Lust by Arnold Drake (darkhorse) and/or Young Romance – The Best of Simon and Kirby’s Romance Comics (Fantagraphics) @ Pier 54

January 8th, 2012 – Naoki Urasawa’s Monster Volumes 1 and 2. @ Republic Ramen


December 11th, 2011 – Complete Chester Gould’s Dick Tracy Volume 2 @ Yard House

November 13th, 2011 – Project Vertigo 2.8 – Transmetropolitan: Volume 8 – Dirge by Warren Ellis (Vertigo) vs Y: The Last Man – Volume 8: Kimono Dragons by Brian K. Vaughn (Vertigo)

October 16th, 2011 – Fevre Dream by George RR Martin (the graphic novel) @ Four Peaks Grill and Tap (Scottsdale)

September 11th, 2011 – Che: A Graphic Biography and The Beats: A Graphic History @ Thai Basil Tempe

August 14th, 2011 -Usagi Yojimbo: Book 1 – The Ronin by Stan Sakai (Fantagraphics) and hopefully some sort of TMNT book

July 10th, 2011 – Project Vertigo 2.7 – Transmetropolitan – Spider’s Thrash – New Printing (Vertigo) vs. Y: The Last Man – Volume 7: Paper Dolls (Vertigo)

June 12th, 2011 -Castle Waiting by Linda Medley (Fantagraphics)

May 15th, 2011 (because of Mother’s Day) – Dylan Dog by Tiziano Sclavi (Dark Horse)

April 10th, 2011 – Beasts of Burden by Evan Dorkin (Dark Horse) and We3 by Grant Morrison (Vertigo) [ at the Yard House – Desert Ridge]

March 13th, 2011 – Project Vertigo 2.6 – Transmetropolitan 6: Gouge Away(Vertigo) by Warren Ellis vs. Y: The Last Man 6: Girl on Girl by Brian K. Vaughn (Vertigo) [at Boulders on Broadway]

Feb 13th, 2011True Story Swear to God (Archives) – Volume 1 by Tom Beland (Image) at Pier 54 in Tempe!

January 9th, 2011All Star Superman Volume 1 by Grant Morrison (DC) and Lex Luthor: Man of Steel by Brian Azarello (DC) at the Sugar Bowl in Scottsdale!

Dec 12, 2010 – X-ed Out by Charles Burns @ Pita Jungle on Southern

November 14th, 2010 – Project Vertigo 2.5: Transmetropolitan Volume 5 and Y: The Last Man Volume 5 @ Boulders on Broadway

October 10, 2010 – The EC Archives: Vault of Horror, Volume 1 @ Cornish Pasty Mesa

September 12, 2010 – Bat Book Month with Batman: Nine Lives, and Simon Dark: Volume 1 @ Boulders on Broadway

August 15, 2010: Scott Pilgrim 1 & 2 @ Tempe Marketplace!

<<July 22-25: San Diego International Comic Con….FYI>>

July 11th, 2010: Project Vertigo 2.4 with Transmetropolitan – Volume 4 and Y: The Last Man – Volume 4. We’ll bring it back to teh Mesa Pasty:

June 12th, 2010 – Essential Uncanny X-Men (1964!)

<<May 27-30: Phoenix Comicon….we’ll go as a group if you like….just mark your calendars :)>>

May 2, 2010- Little Lulu – Volume 1: My Dinner with Lulu by John Stanley (Dark Horse) and Little Lulu: Volume 5 – Lulu Takes a Trip by John Stanley (Dark Horse). location: Pita Jungle, Apache location

April 18th, 2010- Wolverine Month- by Mark Millar and Steve McNiven (Marvel) and Origin by Paul Jenkins, Joe Quesada, Bill Jemas, and Andy Kubert (Marvel). location: Boulders on Broadway in Tempe.

March 14th, 2010- Project Vertigo 2.3 with Transmetropolitan – Volume 3: Year of the Bastard by Warren Ellis (Vertigo), and Y: The Last Man – Volume 3: One Small Step by Brian K. Vaughn (Vertigo). location: Cornish Pasty, Mesa Location

February 7th, 2010-Wonton Soup: Volume 1 by James Stokoe (Oni Press) and Wonton Soup: Volume 2 by James Stokoe (Oni Press). location: Wong’s Place, Tempe

January 17th, 2010 – Courtney Crumrin and the Night Things by Ted Naifeh (Oni Press) and Courtney Crumrin and the Council of Mystics by Ted Naifeh (Oni Press)


December 13th, 2009 – The Arrival by Shaun Tan (Arthur A. Levine Books). location: Chuy’s Mesquite Broiler, Tempe

November 15th, 2009 – Project Vertigo, Volume 2, Issue 2, Selections: Transmetropolitan: Volume 2 (Vertigo) Vs. Y: The Last Man: Volume 2 (Vertigo)

October 11th, 2009 – Clive Barker’s Hellraiser, Collected Best: Volume 1 & 2 by Clive Barker (Checker Book Publishing Group)

September 13th, 2009 –Supreme: Story of the Year by Alan Moore (Checker Book Publishing Group) and Superman: Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow by Alan Moore (DC Comics)

August 9th, 2009 –
Selections: Lucha Libre: Volume 1 Vs. El Zombo Fantasma
Location: Chuy’s
Time: 7:30 PM

July 12th, 2009 – Project Vertigo Volume 2, Issue 1
Selections: Transmetropolitan: Volume 1 (Vertigo) Vs. Y: The Last Man: Volume 1 (Vertigo)
Location: K C Moore’s Oyster House in Tempe (Ninth Avenue & Ash Avenue)
Time: 7:30 PM

June 14th, 2009 –Selections: X-Men X-Cutioner’s Song (Marvel) Vs. JLA: Volume 7 – Tower of Babel (DC)
Location: Chili’s on Mill (Mill Avenue & University)
Time: 7:30 PM

May 14th, 2009 –
Selection: Doktor Sleepless: Volume 1
Location: Cornish Pasty Mesa Location (Dobson & Guadalupe)
Time: 7:30 PM

April 19, 2009 –
Selections: Joker by Brian Azarello (DC) Vs. Killing Joke by Alan Moore (DC)
Location: Chuy’s Mesquite Broiler (McClintock & Baseline)
Time 7:30 PM

March 8th, 2009Project Vertigo 1 – Sandman/Preacher FinaleSandman: Volume 9 – The Kindly Ones by Neil Gaiman (Vertigo), Sandman: Volume 10 – The Wake by Neil Gaiman (Vertigo), and Preacher: Volume 9: Alamo by Garth Ennis (Vertigo)

February 8th, 2009Watchmen by Alan Moore (DC)

January 11th, 2009 – Fun Home by Alison Bechdel (Mariner) and Awkward and Definition by Ariel Schrag (Touchstone)


December 14th, 2008 – The Starman Omnibus: Volume 1 by James Robinson (DC)

November 9th, 2008 Project Vertigo Month 8 Sandman: Volume 8 – World’s End by Neil Gaiman (Vertigo) and Preacher: Volume 8 – All Hell’s A-Coming by Garth Ennis (Vertigo)

October 14th, 2008 – GloomCookie: Volume 1 by Serena Valentino & Ted Naifeh (Slave Labor Graphics) and GloomCookie: Volume 2 by Serena Valentino & John Gebbia (Slave Labor Graphics)

September 14th, 2008 Queen & Country: The Definitive Edition – Volume 1 by Greg Rucka (Oni)

August 24th, 2008 Incognegro by Mat Johnson and Warren Pleece (Vertigo)

July 13th, 2008 Project Vertigo Month 7 Preacher: Volume 7 – Salvation by Garth Ennis (Vertigo) and Sandman: Volume 7 – Brief Lives by Neil Gaiman (Vertigo)

June 8th, 2008 Grendel: Devil by the Deed by Matt Wagner (Dark Horse) and Concrete: Volume 1 – Depths by Paul Chadwick (Dark Horse). Also: Optional 3rd Book: Wanted by Mark Millar (Top Cow/Image)

May 11th, 2008 Scalped: Volume 1 – Indian Country and Scalped: Volume 2 – Casino Boogie by Jason Aaron (Vertigo)

April 13th, 2008 The Abandoned by Ross Campbell (Tokyopop) and Zombies Calling by Faith Erin Hicks (SLG)

March 9th, 2008 Project Vertigo Month 6 Sandman – Volume 6: Fables and Reflections and Preacher – Volume 6: War in the Sun by Garth Ennis (Vertigo)

February 10th, 2008 From Hell by Alan Moore and Eddie Campbell (Top Shelf)

January 13th, 2008 Daredevil Visionaries – Frank Miller, Volume 1 by Frank Miller and Daredevil: Volume 1 – Guardian Devil by Kevin Smith (DC)


December 9th, 2007 Bill and Ted’s Most Excellent Adventures – Volume 1 by Evan Dorkin (SLG)

November 11th, 2007 Project Vertigo Month 5 (All -Preacher)Preacher: Volume 4 – Ancient History by Garth Ennis and Preacher: Volume 5 – Dixie Fried by Garth Ennis (Vertigo)

October 14th, 2007 X-Men : The Dark Phoenix Saga by Chris Claremont (Marvel)

September 9th, 2007 Frank Miller’s Robocop by Frank Miller (DC)

August 12th, 2007 Black Widow by Devin Grayson and >Black Widow: Volume 1 – Homecoming by Richard K. Morgan (Marvel)

July 15th, 2007 Project Verigo Month 4 Preacher: Volume 3- Proud Americans by Garth Ennis and Sandman: Volume 5 – A Game of You by Neil Gaiman (Vertigo)

June 10th, 2007 DMZ: Volume 1-On the Ground by Brian Wood AND DMZ: Volume 2 – Body of a Journalist by Brian Wood (Vertigo)

May 13th, 2007 The Cartoon History of the Universe 1: Volume 1-7 by Larry Gonick (Main Street Books)

April 15th, 2007 Batman- The Long Halloween by Jeph Loeb (DC)

March 11th, 2007 Project Vertigo Month 3 Preacher: Volume 2 – Until the End of the World by Garth Ennis and Sandman: Volume 4: Season of Mists by Neil Gaiman (Vertigo)

February 11th, 2007 Bone: One Volume Edition by Jeff Smith (Cartoon Books)

January 14th, 2007 The Walking Dead: Volume 1 – Days Gone Bye and >The Walking Dead: Volume 2 – Miles Behind Us by Robert Kirkman (Image)


December 9th, 2006 Death: The High Cost of Living and Death: Time of Your Life by Neil Gaiman (Vertigo)

November 12th, 2006 Project Vertigo Month 2 Preacher: Volume 1 – Gone to Texas by Garth Ennis and Sandman: Volume 3 – Dream Country by Neil Gaiman (Vertigo)

October 8th, 2006 The Crow by James O’Barr (Star Trek)

September 10th, 2006 Jimmy Corrigan: The Smartest Kid on Earth by Chris Ware (Pantheon)

July 9th, 2006 Project Vertigo Month 1 Sandman: Volume 1 – Preludes and Nocturnes by Neil Gaiman and Sandman: Volume 2 – The Doll’s House by Neil Gaiman (Vertigo)

August 13th, 2006 Strangers in Paradise: Pocket Book 1 by Terry Moore (Abstract Studio)

June 11th, 2006 Black Hole by Charles Burns (Fantagraphics)

May 14, 2006 The Best of the Spirit by Will Eisner (DC)

April 16, 2006 Spawn: Volume 1 by Todd McFarlane (Image)

March 12, 2006 V for Vendetta by Alan Moore (Vertigo)

February 12, 2006 X-Men: The Complete Age of Apocalypse Epic: Book 1 by Howard Mackie, Joh Francis Moore, Brian K. Vaughan, Scott Lobdell, Ralph Macchio, Terry Kavanagh, and Judd Winick (Marvel)

January 8, 2006 Heavens War by Micah Harris and Michael Gaydos (Image)


December 11, 2005 Fables: Volume 1 – Legends in Exile by Bill Willingham and Fables: Volume 2 -Animal Farm by Bill Willingham (Vertigo)

November 13, 2005 Transmetropolitan: Volume 3 – Year of the Bastard by Warren Ellis (Vertigo)

October 9, 2005 Ronin by Frank Miller (DC)

September 11, 2005 Its A Bird by Steven T. Seagle (Vertigo) and Superman: Red Son by Mark Millar (DC)

August 14, 2005 Kabuki: Volume 1 – Circle of Blood by David Mack (Image)

July 10, 2005 Persepolis and Persepolis 2: The Story of a Return by Marjane Satrapi (Pantheon)

June 12, 2005 Sandman: Volume 1 – Preludes and Nocturnes by Neil Gaiman (Vertigo)

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