About Us

This is the official blog for the comic book club held in the book lounge of Waterstone's Liverpool One.

The group meet at 6pm on the third Monday of the month to discuss their thoughts and opinions on the comics selected.

It's a fun and friendly atmosphere and all are welcome: from those who have never read comic books, manga, or graphic novels before (call them what you like), to those who never read anything else.

The group, and this blog, are administered by Glyn Morgan, the Bookseller responsible for the Graphic Novels and Manga sections of the store and a big comic book fan who is currently studying for his PhD at the University of Liverpool.

If you would like to comment on any of the comics we've read, this month or in the distant past, please feel free to contribute to the comments section of the relevant posts.

Visit this club's big sister: The Science Fiction/ Fantasy Book Club

A Note on the Blog

Although this blog may appear slow paced and close to death in fact the group is very much alive and now entering its second year. Most of the group discussion (not done in person in Waterstone's of Wagamama's) takes place in the Facebook group - feel free to join. In the meantime I will try to keep a copy of the reading list here for general consumption. - G

Tuesday, 22 February 2011

Batman: Year One by Frank Miller, Batman: Year 100 by Paul Pope, and Y: The Last Man by Brian Vaughan

"One Man Can Make a Difference: or, Attack of the Colonated Titles"

Batman: Year One

Lieutenant James Gordon takes up a new post in the crime-ridden and corrupt city of Gotham, while billionaire Bruce Wayne returns to the scene of his parents' deaths, intent on avenging their memory. Each faces trials and challenges of their own, only for their lives to become irrevocably and potentially tragically intertwined...

Batman: Year 100

Gotham, circa 2039: welcome to the future. Psychic police, satellite surveillance and a completely intrusive government ensure that personal privacy is a thing of the past. When a government agent is murdered in Gotham, a contingent of top Washington operatives is despatched to find the killer. Launching his own investigation, GCPD cop Jim Gordon - grandson of the Commissioner - discovers that the man wanted for the murder shouldn't even exist; after all, surely the Batman is dead!

Y: The Last Man
On July 17, 2002, something (referred to as a plague) simultaneously kills every living mammal possessing a Y chromosome — including embryos, fertilized eggs, and even sperm. The only exceptions appear to be New York residents Yorick Brown, a young amateur escape artist, and his male Capuchin monkey, Ampersand. Society is plunged into chaos as infrastructures collapse, and the surviving women everywhere try to cope with the loss of the men, their survivor guilt, and the knowledge that - barring a rapid, major scientific breakthrough or other extraordinary happening - humanity is doomed to extinction.


  1. For all the bat fans... http://io9.com/#!5759535/10-things-you-didnt-know-about-batman

  2. Also - continuing the webcomics thing: he's not a bat but a rat - check out ratfist! http://ratfist.com/title/

  3. Liking Ratfist, nice to find a webcomic without reams of archives :).

    And while I was all prepared to be smug, it turns out I *didn't* know any of those 10 things about Batman! Whaddyaknow?

  4. Anyone who keeps an eye on i09 will have seen this but if not: http://www.drivecomic.com/archive/090815.html