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The Official Newsletter of Heroes and Dragons


Issue # 8.19 November 2, 2003


In-Store Signing This Wednesday

This coming Wednesday, November 5, Heroes and Dragons will have three big local talents on hand for a special signing:

The signing starts at 4pm and will continue until at least 6.  Don't miss it!

Greg Adams New Inker on X-Treme X-Men

Speaking of local talent, Greg Adams is the new regular inker on X-Treme X-Men.  Greg's pencils will begin appearing over Igor Kordey's pencils in issue # 40 of X-Treme.

Comic Book Club Changes November Graphic Novel to Arkham Asylum

Due to a last-minute production delay, Sgt. Rock: Hell and a Hard Place will not arrive in time for the November meeting of Heroes and Dragons Comic Club.  So, instead, we're reading Batman: Arkham Asylum by Grant Morrison and Dave McKean.

This 1989 graphic novel was originally release in the wake of Tim Burton's Batman movie.  Following a summer full of Batman projects, Arkham Asylum went places no super-hero graphic novel had gone examining the richest psychological implications of the Batman myth through a complex architectural metaphor.  The structure of the story evokes the hallways, cellars, and unkempt closets of the Asylum and of the inmates who inhabit it.

Dave McKean has since said that Arkham Asylum is too ambitious, that the character of Batman can't support the psychological horror of mental illness.

Was McKean right?  Was Arkham Asylum ahead of its time, or was it just a misguided attempt to make Batman "relevant"?

You make the call at the next meeting of Heroes and Dragons Comic Club 7:30pm on Thursday, November 13.  Yep, we're meeting the second Thursday of the month in November mark it on your calendar!

Batman: Arkham Asylum has a retail price of $14.95, but card-carrying HDCC members can pick it up for only $11.96.

Comic Club members save 20%
on all graphic novel purchases!

Columbia Comic Con Returns on November 15!

Sad that the convention season is almost over?

Columbia residents, do you long for a local con where you can shop from a variety of dealers and meet other comics fans and professionals?

Well, we've got news for you Columbia Comic Con is returning on Saturday, November 15!

The con will be held at the Super 8 Motel & Conference Center on St. Andrews Road, just off I-26.  Hours are 10am to 4pm, with a $2.00 admission charge.  (Kids under 6 are admitted free.)

Look for more information in the next couple of weeks.

Coming Events

Lord of the Rings CCG League meets this Tuesday, November 4 at 4:00pm.

In-store signing with Doug Alexander, Sanford Greene, and Kimo at 4:00pm on Wednesday, November 5.

Columbia Comic Con returns on Saturday, November 15.

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