Comic-Con 2020: At-Home and Online!

By Peter SM Mon, July 20, 2020

For the past 50 years(!), fans, writers, illustrators, creators, and sellers of anything and everything comic book-related have convened in sunny San Diego, CA for the foremost pop culture event of the year—Comic-Con! This July though will be different as Covid-19—much like a dastardly villain right out of Central Casting—has other plans...

Fear not, true believers! Comic-Con is still happening, just a little—well, a whole lot—different this year:

 

 

The Comic-Con 2020 Virtual Schedule kicks off on Wednesday, July 22 and will feature a series of panel discussions, livestreams, sneak peeks, and other surprises through Sunday, July 26. Some highlights include:

And the fun doesn't have to stop once Comic-Con is over because every day can be a comic-con's worth of reading, watching, and enjoying comics, graphic novels, manga, and more at the Free Library! You can browse through our catalog 24/7 to find more great reads from superheroes and comic strips to graphic novel memoirs and more diverse character voices as well. Check out our Explore topic dedicated to Comics and Graphic Novels for great booklists and web resources full of character(s)—both human and superhuman.

Here's some additional comic book-themed streaming video recommendations available through our Digital Media resource, Kanopy:

Comic Book Confidential (1988)

Superheroes: A Never-Ending Battle (2013)

COMIX: Beyond the Comic Book Pages (2016)

Stripped (2014)

White Scripts and Black Supermen: Black Masculinities in Comic Books (2010)

Funny Ladies: A Portrait of Women Cartoonists (1991)
 

Kanopy is available to use on Roku, Apple TV, Fire TV, and Android TV, as well as on your computer, and mobile devices (iOS, Android, and Kindle).
Limit: four checkouts per month with your library card.


All you need to access all this cool comics content—for free—is your library card!


What are some of your favorite comics, comic book characters, and series to read?

Do you prefer to read physical comic books or do you like downloading digital versions to your favorite device?

Let us know in the comments!

 Comic-Con 50 souvenir book cover, illustrated by Jim Lee
Comic-Con 50 souvenir book cover, illustrated by Jim Lee

Comments

comic bk. anthologies I CAN HOLD!(1940s-60s)
jerry axelrod - hunt.vy. Mon, July 27, 2020

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