Monday, August 27, 2007


Hey, don't forget! Our next meeting is next Thursday, September 6th, 2007 at 7:30PM at The Villa, located at 1704 Bush River Rd. If you need directions, feel free to call the store at (803) 731-4376.

One thing about Civil War that I found strange pretty early on, was the promise of the definitive Captain America / Iron Man fight, announced as if we'd all been sitting around for years waiting to see these two go at it. Weird, huh?

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

What do you want to read next?

One of the struggles at the end of each club is to figure out what to read for next month. So what are some suggestions for our October meeting? Post them in the comments, and we'll put up a vote/poll later.

I'll throw one out - a collection of the Waid/Ringo Flash run (assuming it's in print)

Any others?

Wednesday, August 8, 2007


Over at Marvel(dot)com, Tom Brevoort's done several entries on his Blah, Blah, Blog focusing on the early development stages of Civil War.
If you've got an hour or so to kill (and hey, who doesn't, right?) head on over here for Mark Millar's initial CW pitch with Marvel EIC Joe Quesada and Brevoort himself providing feedback, and then here for the first couple pages of Millar's prototype script for #1.

I found it interesting how CW went from being a 12 issue maxi-series to a 7 issue mini, but still tried to shoehorn in most of the same beats.

Some interesting notes on Thor, the Hulk (seems WWH was supposed to end up happening in CW, becoming the event that reunites the heroes), Simon "Wonder Man" Williams' bid for Congress, and the eventual fate of Captain America.

Friday, August 3, 2007

September Comics Club: CIvil War

On Thursday September 6, Comics Club will be meeting to discuss the Marvel Mega Crossover Event, Civil War.

Love it or hate it, Civil War had people talking about (and buying) Marvel Comics. Come out in September and talk about what you did or didn't like about the series, how you feel it impacted the Marvel Universe, and what you think about the Event book in general.

If you need a copy of Civil War, stop by Heroes and Dragons and pick up the rescent TPB collection of the seven issue series.

Thursday, August 2, 2007

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Why Now and Why a Blog?

In digging around to set up this blog, I realized that the Heroes & Dragons Comics Club (or HDCC) has been around since May of 2003, when we all first got together to read The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen in advance of the movie that was to come out. It's hard to believe that it's been over 4 years ago since the club started, and we've seen a lot of people come and go since that first meeting; but here we are.

Over the years, the HDCC has been more than just a book club with comics, it's been a close knit community of comics fans in the Columbia, SC area. We've had different online initiative where we could continue to talk about comics with like minded people, like the long dead Poptown Forum.

In an effort to bring back that old school discussion, and to have a place to post news and notes about HDCC, I've started this blog. The blog will give us an easy way to make updates, and we can all get involved. Hopefully, all our regular members will come and offer up comments and so forth, and we'll be able to draw in new members.

If you have any questions about joining the club, post a comment here, or visit ur sponsor store Heroes and Dragons.