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July 8, 2004 Meeting

The Filth
by Grant Morrison, Chris Weston, & Gary Erskine

Current Comic of the Month | About the Club

Your name is Greg Feely.  You live alone with your pet cat Tony and consume a lot of unusual pornography.  You have your own tastes.  You used to have a good job, but you fell in with a bad crowd you met through the internet.  People didn't understand, and now you're alone with Tony all day, nursing his ailing kidneys and hoping he survives the rest of the year.

Or.  Your name is Ned Slade, Constable 999.  You're a Special Negotiator for The Hand, an enclave of top-secret, high-tech "garbagemen" who handle the social, political, and intellectual refuse of the 21st Century.  You've been hiding inside the parapersona of "Greg Feely" waiting for a call back to action.  Now that the call has come, it's your mission to stop the diabolical Spartacus Hughes from ruining life on Earth.  And Tony has a thyroid condition, not a kidney problem.

Third possibility.  You're a member of the Heroes and Dragons Comic Book Club, a group that meets on the first Thursday of every month to discuss a new graphic novel.  This month you're reading The Filth by Grant Morrison and Chris Weston.  You're a little confused by the dichotomy between Greg Feely and Ned Slade, but you're looking forward to discussing it at the next meeting, on Thursday, July 8.

Whichever reality you embrace, The Filth is sure to be the strangest, most engaging experience of your year-to-date.  Even if you've read it before.

Writer Grant Morrison describes The Filth as "a healing inoculation of grime" 13 one-issue vaccinations against the worst ideas and concepts of the 21st Century, designed to strengthen your ideological immune system and prepare you for the dangerous, dirty world in which we live.

Not since Mulholland Dr has a single story sparked so much heated debate at the Dragon and we'd like you to join us in the H&D Game Room at 7:30pm on Thursday, July 8 for our discussion of The Filth.

If you've never attended Comic Club before, this is a great time to learn what we're all about and find out why the HDCC is "Columbia's Best Kept Secret."


The Filth is available at Heroes and Dragons now, with a retail price of $19.95.  (Comic Club members pay only $15.96 when they show their membership cards at the counter.)

Comic Club members save 20% on all graphic novel purchases at H&D!

Previous Comics of the Month:

June 2004  | Marvels
May 2004  | Batman: The Dark Knight Returns
April 2004  | Hellboy: Seed of Destruction
Hellboy: The Corpse
March 2004  | Superman Past and Present:
Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow?

Man of Steel
February 2004  | Torso
January 2004  | Sgt. Rock: Between Hell and a Hard Place
December 2003  | Kingdom Come

November 2003  |

Batman: Arkham Asylum
October 2003  | Vault of Horror, Volumes 1 and 2
September 2003  | Blankets
August 2003  | Sin City, Volume 1
July 2003  | Astro City: Life in the Big City
June 2003  | The Golden Age
May 2003  | League of Extraordinary Gentlemen