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The Power Of The People

Posted: January 25, 2012 by comicbooksociety in Uncategorized

So we sat down on Sunday, thinking about we wanted to make you all guys watch for our fortnightly Friday night movie showings. We had it all planned out when Dave (curse you!) decided to let YOU GUYS have a SAY! Thus, this mighty list of movies we’ve never shown was formed. Choose wisely! You may pick multiple movies, and we’ll release a schedule next Monday. You may notice some choices contain multiple movies, if those movies are voted for, we’ll do back-to-back showings. It is also likely that we will still pick a few choice selections, this will mainly be to coincide with this summer’s release schedule. Use your powers wisely!


ComicsWEST is upon us!

Posted: November 11, 2011 by comicbooksociety in Uncategorized

Just a reminder folks, tomorrow is ComicsWEST! So grab your brains, eyes, ears and hands, as you’ll need them all to take in some of the finest in Irish Comic Books!

The run down for the day is as follows:

Galway has yet another cultural event on the map! The NUI Galway Comic Book society has teamed up with a plethora of comic book writers, artists and shops to bring the West of Ireland its very own Comic Book event, complete with workshops, comic book reading area, film/cartoon screenings and of course…..plenty of tea and biscuits!

The main event of the day will be a comics fair, featuring stalls from artists, writers and shops from all over the country, running from 12p.m. to 6p.m. Also running at this time will be art & writing workshops, an open library area with access to the society’s comic book library AND an all day screening session of some classic underwear-over-pants cinema.

Stalls from:
SubCity Comics (
Martin Myler
Atomic Diner (
Hibernia Comics (
Stephen Kearney (The Man With No Libido/Quiet Hell Comics –
Uproar Comics (
Andrew Luke (
Paddy Brown (The Cattle Raid of Cooley –

Q&A Session with:
Maura McHugh (Atomic Diner Comics – Roisin Dubh & Jennifer Wilde) – (
Paddy Brown
Michael Carroll (Various work including 2000AD [Judge Dredd] –
Andrew Luke

The Q&A will run from 8p.m. to 10p.m. with probable drinks after (Location TBC)
Other potential interactivities for you to enjoy:
Comcs & Science presentation with our own David Burdon
Drawing class with Andy Luke
All day screenings of 90’s comics related cartoons, such as X-Men, Batman & Spiderman
Open access to the NUIG Comic Book Society Library, a comfy area in which to read and unlimited access to our tea and biscuit stash!

For more info on the above writers, we highly recommend you check out The Irish Comics Wiki (, for a comprehensive run down of each writer/artist/studios work to date

So come on down to the Bailey Allen Hall in Áras na MacLéinn from 12p.m. to 10p.m. on November 12th, and be guaranteed to gain an insight into the world of Irish Comic Books!

(Google Map:

For this weeks talk, our elder statesman, Gar O’Brien, gave part 1 of his talk on comic books you have heard of (probably – or at least should know about and get your read on of)
Final Crisis (Grant Morrisson [writer], J.G. Jones [artist] & Marco Rudy [artist])




Batman & Robin Must Die (Grant Morrisson [writer] & [various artists]) 




Swamp Thing (Alan Moore [writer] & Martin Pasko [artist])
It should be noted that various writers and artists have worked on Swamp Thing, but the particular section of the continuum being referred to here is that of Alan Moore’s writing

Animal Man (Grant Morrisson [writer], Chas Truog [artist] & Doug Hazlewood [artist])

Kingdom Come (Mark Waid [writer] & Alex Ross [artist])

At this point in our talk series we have decided to record our various members through the wonderfully unforgiving lens of a camera. Video posted soon! 

The wonderful and lovely (not SHOUTING. never SHOUTING) Matt Burke came to visit ComicSoc’s Monday meeting tonight, and schooled us all in a world of comic books (most of us) had unheard of – til now. We hope very shortly to have Matt’s mellifluous tones and accompanying presentation online for you all to see and hear, but in the mean time, here’s his list:

And now….the presentation:

ENTER: ComicSoc 2.0

Posted: September 15, 2011 by comicbooksociety in Uncategorized

To all you fine you academics that deigned themselves fit to join our fine society (and since it wasn’t mentioned here previously, winner of Best New Society at the BICS awards earlier this year – done!) earlier today…….we the committee bid you welcome. We are currently in the planning process of deciding exactly what dirty nerdy path we’re about to lead you all down along, but our first event (LINK!) happening next Monday, is partly for you, to come along and tell us what you’ld like to see. The comic book medium, both print and web, is absolutely massive and sprawling, and we always welcome hearing from you guys where exactly you’ld like to be brought on this, the colourful, speech-bubbly train of awesomeness. This is sometimes referred to as an E.G.M. by the more serious societies.

Moving swiftly on from all this talk of planning and serious discussion, we will be having a discussion on WebComics – what we love, what we hate, what mildly interests us, where the webcomic phenomenon came from….you know, intelligent things! We invite you all to bring whatever it is you might like about the WebComic medium to the table, whether its a comic about bunnies or xenophobic aliens from the planet Zog. There’s a lot out there, and between us here at ComicSoc HQ (a secret dank yet technologically astounding place deep underground in Connemara) we know we only scrape the iceberg. INFORM US PUBLIC!

See you all there, and thanks again for joining 😉

P.S. For those of you who don’t know what a WebComic is…have a few links on us
Questionable Content
Lets Be Friends Again
Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal

Further Good News

Posted: April 29, 2011 by comicbooksociety in Uncategorized

Comicsoc will be continuing throughout the summer, organising screenings and groups to go see the newest comic book adaptations such as Thor, Green Lantern and Captain America.


Posted: March 14, 2011 by comicbooksociety in Uncategorized