Issue One Comics Guild

Issue One Comics Guild was launched in January 2018 as a spin-off of Chapter One Book Group.

The current schedule can be viewed below:

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July 2018

Saga of the Swamp Thing, Book 1

Saga of the Swamp Thing #20-27

DC Comics

Alan Moore, Stephen Bissette & John Totleben

Comic Selection #7

For his debut in US comics, renowned author and ramshackle warlock Alan Moore turned a formulaic and poorly-performing comic about a man turned into a swamp monster into a genre-busting, critically acclaimed examination of humanity unlike anything US readers had seen before. Set against a backdrop of horror, Saga of the Swamp Thing tackles environmental, political and social issues which remain unflinchingly relevant over 30 years after its debut.

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August 2018

Planetes, Volume 1

Kodansha / Tokyopop

Makoto Yukimura

Comic Selection #8

Planetes follows the crew DS-12 "Toy Box" of the Space Debris Section, a unit of Technora Corporation. Debris Section's purpose is to prevent the damage or destruction of satellites, space stations and spacecraft from collision with debris in Earth's and the moon's orbits. The story follows main characters including Hachirota "Hachimaki" Hoshino, who dreams of owning his own spaceship despite his low-pay and seemingly dead-end job, Ai Tanabe, whose kind spirit masks a drive to become better than she is, Fee Carmichael, the brash and loud pilot of the Toy Box who's slightly ashamed of her smoking habit, and Yuri Mihairokov, the Russian member of the team who dreams of finding a keepsake of his late wife among the debris the Toy Box collects. Acclaimed by critics upon release, Planetes has been noted for its use of hard science fiction as a motif and its exploration of themes including existential dread, artificial divisions within humanity and the relationship between space, humanity and the individual.