Next Set of Upcoming Comic Book Book Club Panels for 2015


black-panther-everett-rossBack in January I did a post that listed out the first set of Comic Book Book Club panels for 2015. We're now through the first Quarter of 2015 and have completed all of the panels I listed in that post so it is now time for another. Some of these books will be continuations of panels we've already started in order to finish a particular run. For others like Saga & Rat Queens, I have to put on hold because we now have to wait for enough issues to come out in order to hold another panel. So I've had to go through and find some replacement books. Also, there's one book (Storm) which we sadly just couldn't stick with because its not very good. Secret Warriors is the only panel that won't be accepting any more participants because it's already filled. For any other panel, if you're interested, send an email to and  MOST IMPORTANTLY put the name of the book(s) in the subject (This is important so I won't miss the email). I've included tentative dates for these panels but the dates are subject to change. I have to plan around San Diego Comic Con in July, some holidays and potential convention dates I'm still waiting for approval for.  So please keep in mind, these dates aren't set in stone. So if you're interested but are worried you won't be able to make the date still send me an email. Even the order that we do these panels in might change. Listen to the Insanity Check as well as sign up for our newsletter to be up to date on the latest when it comes to the panels.


Secret Warriors 16-28 (May 16th)

I promised the panel of this book that we'd have a quick turn around to finish up this series. We're going to hold this panel on the 16th of May.

Volume 4 - Last Ride of the Howling Commandos

[quote]secret-warriors-volume-4Collects Siege: Secret Warriors & Secret Warriors #17-19. A shadow war has broken out between Hydra and Leviathan and it's up to Nick Fury to put the pieces together and take them out. Fury has assembled three teams to stop them, but there's another team ready to report for duty: the Howling Commandos! Plus, Captain America in action![/quote]

Volume 5 - Night

[quote]secret-warriors-nightCollects Secret Warriors #20-23. After the devastating events of "The Last Ride of the Howling Commandos," an even more determined Nick Fury sets his endgame in motion. Join us as Jonathan Hickman begins to bring all his mad plans to fruition and the story rockets towards the jaw-dropping conclusion.[/quote]

Volume 6 - Wheels Within Wheels


secret-warriors-volume-6Collects Secret Warriors #25-28. What ties Hydra, The Howling Commandos, and Leviathan together? How did Nick Fury, Dum Dum Dugan, Baron Von Strucker, Kraken and Orion become part of the same mysterious organization? It's all here in "Wheels within Wheels."

Fables Vol 4 - 6 (June 6th)

We're coming back to Fables with the next 3 volumes of this book.

Volume 4 - March of the Wooden Soldiers

[quote]fables-volume-4Bill Willingham's runaway hit series FABLES continues its success in this fourth trade paperback, collecting issues #19-21 and #23-27 (issue #22 will appear in a future collection) and featuring the rise of a new threat to Fabletown. Also included is the Prestige Format Special Fables: The Last Castle. When Little Red Riding Hood suddenly walks through the gate between this world and the lost Fable Homelands, she's welcomed as a miraculous survivor by nearly everyone - everyone except her old nemesis, Bigby Wolf, who smells spying and subversion more than survival. But will he be able to prove his case before disaster strikes? And how will it all affect Prince Charming's upstart campaign to become the new mayor of Fabletown?[/quote]

Volume 5 -The Mean Seasons

[quote]fables-volume-5Collecting issues 22 and 28-33 of the hit VERTIGO series, this trade paperback features two tales of Bigby's exploits during World War II as well as "The Year After," which follows the aftermath of the Adversary's attempt to conquer Fabletown — including the birth of Snow White and Bigby's children![/quote]

Volume 6 -Homelands

[quote]fables-volume-6Collecting issues #34-41 of writer Bill Willingham's Eisner Award-winning creation, HOMELANDS follows Boy Blue on a mission of revenge as he uncovers the Adversary's true identity! Plus, the 2-part story of Jack's adventures in Hollywood and the one-shot story of Mowgli's return to Fabletown.[/quote]

New Avengers/Avengers (June 20th)

new-avengers-pymSo this is a continuation of our New Avengers panel...sort of. By now you've might have heard of the big Marvel Event, Secret Wars going on and Jonathan Hickman is also writing that. New Avengers does a good job of leading into that event. We started with this book and have read up to issue 24, but things start getting confusing if you don't also read Hickman's Avengers book as well. So I found a reading order for all the books after issue 24 of New Avengers and we'll try to keep to that to keep going with this book. So instead of the volumes, I'm just going to list out the read order that we'll do for this panel:

[quote]New Avengers 25
Avengers #36-37
New Avengers #26
Avengers #38
New Avengers #27
Avengers #39
New Avengers 28
Avengers #40
New Avengers #29
Avengers #41
New Avengers #30
Avengers #42
New Avengers #31
Avengers #43
New Avengers #32
Avengers #44
New Avengers #33[/quote]
Wonder Woman - Volumes 4 -  6 (June 27th)

 Volume 4 - War

[quote]wonder-woman-volume-4Wonder Woman’s world is shocked to its core when her eldest brother, the First Born, is freed from his slumber. Now, with her family in ruins and her friends scattered, she must turn to Orion and the New Gods of New Genesis to save herself and Zola’s newborn from the First Born’s wrath!

WONDER WOMAN #19-23. [/quote]

Volume 5 - Flesh

[quote]wonder-woman-volume-5Wonder Woman's life is changed forever when she is called on to take the place of War on Olympus! An epic new era of WONDER WOMAN begins here, as Diana must decide if the path set out for her is one she wants to take.  But there's no time for Wonder Woman to fully comprehend the fallout as her family gathers to prepare for an assault on Olympus!

The last time the First Born came for Olympus, it took the death of the God of War to stop him. With Wonder Woman as the new God of War and the First Born more determined than ever to claim his birthright, things are about to get violent indeed!

WONDER WOMAN #24-29, and WONDER WOMAN #23.2 FIRST BORN.[/quote]

Volume 6 - Bones


wonder-woman-volume-6As the War on Olympus rages on, the fearsome First Born ascends as its God-King and Wonder Woman is locked in a desperate battle with him for the destiny of all immortals. But Olympus must fall, and its rightful ruler must be restored—and she must make a decision that will affect the lives of those she loves most!

The acclaimed, New York Times best-selling team of Brian Azzarello (JOKER, 100 BULLETS), Cliff Chiang (GREEN ARROW/BLACK CANARY), and Goran Sudžuka (Y: THE LAST MAN) astonish complete their epic runs with the story of what remains when a mad god reigns in WONDER WOMAN: BONES (collects issues #30-35 and a story from SECRET ORIGINS #6)![/quote]

Evil Empire 1-12 (July 18th)

I've heard great things about this series and I needed something else to read and discuss while we wait for enough issues of Rat Queens and Saga to come out.


Politics is war without bloodshed. War is politics with bloodshed.

evil-empireWe're often introduced to totalitarian establishments with pundits already fully in power and it's up to our hero to bring back order and peace. EVIL EMPIRE explores how unfolds in a real-world setting. How close to the precipice are we right now in the world we live in? Would we let it happen? More specific to this tale: Would we secretly WANT it to happen? Politically charged rapper Reese decries injustice. As she sneers at election year advertisements, the star of the ad, Sam Duggins, makes a surprise appearance backstage. The aspiring politician seeks to tap into the energy of Reese’s fanbase by befriending her and, presumably, winning her endorsement. Then one action tears the country apart in a debate over the meaning of right and wrong, and Reese is not about to stand by as the American people support the rantings of a mad man. But how far will people go to take a stand in what they believe in? Say Anything frontman and Polarity creator Max Bemis’ gripping story explores the world watching modern society gradually evolve (or is it devolve?) into an evil empire.


Ms Marvel Volumes 1- 3 (August 1st)

After the Storm panel we were so disgusted with how bad that book is, I promised that panel I'd pick a better book for them to discuss. Good thing there are plenty of options. I decided I'd go with Kamala Khan in Ms. Marvel first. The first 9 issues of this book are on Marvel Unlimited.

Volume 1: No Normal


ms-marvel-volume-1Marvel Comics presents the all-new Ms. Marvel, the groundbreaking heroine that has become an international sensation! Kamala Khan is an ordinary girl from Jersey City - until she is suddenly empowered with extraordinary gifts. But who truly is the all-new Ms. Marvel? Teenager? Muslim? Inhuman? Find out as she takes the Marvel Universe by storm! As Kamala discovers the dangers of her newfound powers, she unlocks a secret behind them as well. Is Kamala ready to wield these immense new gifts? Or will the weight of the legacy before her be too much to handle? Kamala has no idea either. But she's comin' for you, New York! It's history in the making from acclaimed writer G. Willow Wilson (Air, Cairo) and beloved artist Adrian Alphona (Runaways)!

Issues 1- 5


Volume 2 - Generation Why

[quote]ms-marvel-volume-2Who is the Inventor, and what does he want with the all-new Ms. Marvel and all her friends? Maybe Wolverine can help! Kamala may be fan-girling out when her favorite (okay maybe Top Five) super hero shows up, but that won't stop her from protecting her hometown. Then, Kamala crosses paths with Inhumanity for the first time - by meeting the royal dog, Lockjaw! Every girl wants a puppy, but this one may be too much of a handful, even for a super hero with embiggening powers. But why is Lockjaw really with Kamala? As Ms. Marvel discovers more about her past, the Inventor continues to threaten her future. The fan-favorite, critically acclaimed, amazing new series continues as Kamala Khan proves why she's the best (and most adorable) new super hero there is!
Ms. Marvel 6-11[/quote]

Volume 3 - Crushed

[quote]ms-marvel-volume-3Love is in the air in Jersey City as Valentine's Day arrives! Kamala Khan may not be allowed to go to the school dance...but Ms. Marvel is! Well sort of - by crashing it attempting to capture Asgard's most annoying trickster! Yup, it's a special Valentine's Day story featuring Marvel's favorite charlatan, Loki! The fan favorite, critically-acclaimed, amazing new series continues as Kamala Khan proves why she's the best (and most adorable) new super hero there is!

Ms. Marvel 12-15, Annual 1[/quote]
Batman Volumes  4 & 5 (August 15th)

People always wonder why DC Animated always seems to focus on Batman and I think it's simple, Batman is usually some of the best books they write. I have another Bat-Book I want to do a panel for but I'm going to stick with trying to finish Scott Snyder's run first.


Volume 4: Zero Year - Secret City

[quote]Before the era of superheroes began-before the Batman spread his wings to protect the innocent and punish the evil-Gotham City's prodigal son, Bruce Wayne, had been missing for years. But this was exactly the cover of darkness Bruce needed. Patrolling Gotham's streets in a series of disguises, he began a career as a faceless vigilante.

The #1 New York Times bestselling creative team of Scott Snyder, Greg Capullo, Danny Miki and Rafael Albuquerque present an astonishing new vision of the Dark Knight's origin-and his first encounters with the Riddler, the Red Hood, and more-in BATMAN VOL. 4: YEAR ZERO-SECRET CITY. Collects issues #21-24.[/quote]

Volume 5: Zero Year - Dark City


Before the Batcave and Robin, the Joker and the Batmobile ... there was ZERO YEAR.

The Riddler has plunged Gotham City into darkness. How will a young Dark Knight bring his beloved hometown from the brink of chaos and madness and back into the light? From the critically acclaimed, New York Times #1 best-selling creative team of Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo, BATMAN VOL. 5: ZERO YEAR--DARK CITY is the concluding volume to Batman's origin story, as you've never seen it before.

BATMAN #25-27 and 29-33.


 1998 Black Panther 1-12 (August 29th)

black-panther-1998I just started reading the Christopher Priest Black Panther run from 1998 and I'm really enjoying it. This entire run is on Marvel Unlimited so it should be easy to get for most people and will be great for those that want to read more about Black Panther/T'Challa before his appearance in next years Captain America Civil War. I don't feel as though the collected volume breaks the story up well so for this first panel I only want to cover the first 12 issues.


So that's the list  for the next 4 months. We will also be putting out some prerecorded specials that I've already done or will be doing soon.  We have Y The Last Man, Transformers More than Meets the Eye, Ultimate Fantastic Four, Ant-Man and more coming up so stay tune.  If you aren't a Premium member, now is the perfect time to sign up because there will be plenty of content coming the next few months.



Charles (Kriss)

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