After much positive reaction from its suggestion, the How to Love Comics Book Club has come to life. This aims to be a place where readers of all experience can read comics and discuss them in friendly environment. It also aims to be a great place for people to discover new titles to read. Each month a new book is chosen fro discussion at the end of the month. I will try and mix it up each month with different genres, publishers and creators so there is something new each time.
This is essentially how it works:
- I set a book to read at the start of the month.
- Everyone then has a month to go out and read it.
- We all come back and discuss the title in the comments and social media. (I will make a new post for the discussion)
What will we be reading?
This month’s book is…
That’s right! The first book in our Graphic Novel as part of the Book Club is Sex Criminals vol 1: One Weird Trick written by Matt Fraction, art by Chip Zdarsky and published by Image Comics.
For those who haven’t heard the buzz of this series it’s a creator-owned comedy series about a couple who have the ability to stop time when they orgasm. When you have that ability what do you do with it? You rob banks, of course.
The series has become a bestseller, critically acclaimed and award-winning through it’s great characterisation and humour. So much so, that earlier in the week it was announced that it would be developed for television.
I have to warn those who are younger that this is a series for mature readers. It contains sexual references and sex scenes so I thought I would warn you. Although, this is not any worse than any Judd Atapow comedy.
If you are not sure if Sex Criminals will be to your liking I would highly suggest checking out a preview for issue #1.
Where Can I Get Sex Criminals Vol 1: One Weird Trick?
If you don’t already have a copy of Sex Criminals Vol 1: One Weird Trick you find it in a variety of formats from the list below.
Comic Book Store
Find a copy at your local comic book store. If they don’t have a copy in stock ask them to order you one in. Usually it takes a week or two to get into the store.
Amazon | Amazon UK | Barnes & Noble | Things From Another World | Book Depository | Midtown Comics | IndieBound
Comixology | Google Play | iTunes
You can also pick up the individual issues of this series in a variety of digital formats on the Image Comics website:
Sex Criminals #1 | Sex Criminals #2 | Sex Criminals #3 | Sex Criminals #4 | Sex Criminals #5
Find at a library near you that has Sex Criminals Vol 1: One Weird Trick available for loan.
Spread the News
Book Clubs are always more fun when there are more people involved. So why not tell your friends and family to join in? Better yet, let your local retailer know about this month’s Book Club as I am sure they wouldn’t mind spreading the word if it meant selling more copies.
If you want to talk about the Book Club or post any photos of you reading it please use the hashtag #HTLCBookClub on your favourite social media. I’ll monitor the hashtag and share anything cool I see.
Keep an eye out for anything related to the Book Club on Facebook, Twitter or in the Weekly Newsletter. I will see you all in a month to discuss Sex Criminals Vol 1: One Weird Trick at the end of the month.
You can now jump in on the conversation here.
Have Your Say
Will you be participating in this months Book Club? You can let me know in the comments below.
Have your say!
A bit late to the party, but I think I can scoop this up and read it in time… Looking forward to something like this.
Welcome aboard Radie! Looking forward to hearing what you thought of it.
Just picked this up per recommendation at my local shop, Hub Comics here in Boston – count me in!
Awesome! Welcome aboard, Drew. I hope you enjoy it 🙂
I just got the TPB yesterday, so good timing! I want to participate, but I am sure I’ll forget.
Great to hear, Rick. If you are following HTLC on Facebook, Twitter or the weekly newsletter you will definitely be reminded throughout the month.
Got the digital version in a Humble Bundle awhile back but haven’t gotten around to reading it yet. I’ll definitely make time this month!
Awesome to hear! I bought the same Humble Bundle too.
If I can get my hands on it I’m all for this! !
Good call! I’ve already read this but it wll be fun to re-read with discussion in mind.