Posts in “comics-and-graphic-novels” (61)

Ah mothers and motherhood – such a beautiful and serene time, where everything is so easy and uncomplicated, right? Ha! All of the moms I know, including my friends, coworkers, and even my… continue reading

By Rachel F.   May 8, 2019   

This spring and summer are shaping up to be a great time for readers and fans of all things related to comic books! As I'm sure you know and have been bombarded with ads, reviews, and… continue reading

By Peter SM   May 3, 2019   

This year, Free Library Comic Con celebrates its 5th anniversary with our annual event at the Parkway Central Library on May 11, 2019! When you arrive, you’ll first encounter our Vendor Hall… continue reading

By Kris L.   May 2, 2019    2

If you had told me a few years ago that I would be fully obsessed with either ice hockey or fencing by way of comics I would have laughed SO HARD. I’m barely into watching baseball or… continue reading

By Rachel F.   April 17, 2019   

The newest superhero to take flight on the silver screen calls Philadelphia his home and viewers will be able to spot the Art Museum, the William Penn statue, the LOVE sculpture, and various… continue reading

By Peter SM   April 4, 2019   

This Saturday, March 23 marks the 25th anniversary of Hellboy and has been designated Hellboy Day across libraries, comic book shops, and bookstores around the world! What's a… continue reading

By Peter SM   March 22, 2019   

It’s almost Captain Marvel movie time and I’m so excited! I’ve been mildly obsessed with the Captain Marvel comics recently and in anticipation of the movie release I… continue reading

By Rachel F.   March 6, 2019   

The last decade has produced a number of amazing, award-winning, and celebratory graphic novels featuring figures from African American history. Here are a few of my favorites that I would love to… continue reading

By Rachel F.   February 20, 2019   

As another year comes to a close, I'm looking back on one of my favorite hobbies: reading comic books! Whether they were new stand-alone stories, retro reissue collections, original… continue reading

By Peter SM   December 28, 2018   

Another Wednesday is upon us and that means new comic book day , but this week's usual trip to my local comic book shop will be a somber one, as not just the comic's world but the entire… continue reading

By Peter SM   November 14, 2018    1

What Is Veterans Day and why do we celebrate it? From History.com (who says it more elegantly than I can): Veterans Day originated as "Armistice Day" on November 11, 1919, the first… continue reading

By Rachel F.   November 9, 2018   

It’s October and you know what that means – it’s time for all things haunted and spooky! I’m not generally a person who is into witches and ghosts and demons , but this is… continue reading

By Rachel F.   October 17, 2018    2

I don’t know about you guys but I was really into the Archie comics as a kid. It didn’t matter what order you read them in, the digests were really cheap and you could always count on… continue reading

By Rachel F.   October 10, 2018   

You probably already know about Free Comic Book Day , celebrated annually on the first Saturday in May at your local comic book store and also at your local library – but do you know about… continue reading

By Rachel F.   September 25, 2018    1

Have you ever read a graphic novel or a comic strip and thought, "I would love to make my own comic... but I don’t know how!" Well, good news! The Free Library has tremendous… continue reading

By Violet L.   September 19, 2018    2

I know what you are thinking about comics and superheroes – it's all just white dudes, right? Nope! Surely we’ve all seen Black Panther , right? And  Wonder Woman , I… continue reading

By Rachel F.   September 12, 2018   

Headed to college this fall? Wish you were still in school? Totally over school but still want to read about it? Live vicariously through some strong ladies starting college in these sometimes… continue reading

By Rachel F.   August 28, 2018   

In the summertime I love reading biographies and I always love reading graphic novels, so when my two loves coincide you better believe I’m extra excited! Luckily for me there have been… continue reading

By Rachel F.   August 22, 2018   

The 2018 Will Eisner Comic Book Industry Awards took place on July 20 in San Diego at the yearly Comic-Con. The awards, now in their 30th year, honor creative achievement in comic books from… continue reading

By Peter SM   July 25, 2018   

Some of the most fun manga produced and imported in the past few years have featured LGBTQIA+ characters and storylines. Here are some of the most popular (and most checked out) titles… continue reading

By Rachel F.   June 27, 2018