Posts in “comics-and-graphic-novels” (80)

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This year marks the 20th anniversary of Free Comic Book Day ! The all-ages event was founded in 2001 to encourage both curious, first-time comic book readers and seasoned comic book fans alike,… continue reading The Return of Free Comic Book Day!

By written by Peter SM    August 13, 2021   

What do you get when a secret government agency assembles an equally secret team of supervillains and anti-heroes to fight against a worldwide threat? Sounds like a mission for The Suicide Squad !… continue reading The Suicide Squad are Dying to Save the World

By written by Peter SM    August 5, 2021   

The comic strip  Heart of the City , set in Philadelphia, dates back to when everyone read the daily funnies on newsprint. A year ago, then 29-year-old Christina “Steenz”… continue reading Christina “Steenz” Stewart Draws the Heart of the City

By written by Bruce J.    June 11, 2021   

I’ve written about some of my favorite graphic novels featuring Black History before in a previous post , and those titles like March by Congressman John Lewis are still… continue reading Black History Month | Spotlight on Graphic Novels

By written by Rachel F.    February 10, 2021   

If ever there was a time to lose oneself in the extraordinary stories and colorful illustrations of comic books—2020 was that year! While not necessarily a "Top 10" (especially… continue reading 20 Great Graphic Novels and Comics from 2020

By written by Peter SM    December 28, 2020   

On the third Saturday in September, comic book, superhero, and pop culture fans alike celebrate all things Batman ! And sure, it's a made-up "holiday" , but if Batman Day is at the… continue reading Capes Out, Cowls On for Batman Day!

By written by Peter SM    September 18, 2020    4

Some memoirs, some made up, some a mixture of both, but all delightful summer reading—these graphic novels are bold, fearless, and bound to reach readers. This Was Our Pact by Ryan Andrews… continue reading Graphic Novels All Summer

By written by Jeff B.    August 12, 2020    1

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… continue reading Comic-Con 2020: At-Home and Online!

By written by Peter SM    July 20, 2020    2

Readers are no strangers to having their favorite books and characters adapted for the screen, and Netflix, in particular, is one of the biggest purveyors of bringing those pages to life via… continue reading New Book to Screen Adaptations from Netflix This July!

By written by Peter SM    July 10, 2020   

I never would have pegged myself as someone who wanted to read about "the sports", but there are some sweet and dramatic comics and graphic novels that have changed my mind about that in… continue reading Queer Comics About Sports!

By written by Rachel F.    June 10, 2020   

If you’re like me, you already love Hoopla for streaming movies, music, and audiobooks. But did you know that Hoopla also has a great selection of comics and graphic novels? I particularly… continue reading Digital Comics and Graphic Novel Series for Tweens on Hoopla

By written by Leigh U.    May 20, 2020    1

Whether they were new stand-alone stories, biographical novels, retro reissue collections, original children's series, or new adventures with familiar faces, there was no shortage of… continue reading 19 Great Graphic Novels from 2019!

By written by Peter SM    December 30, 2019   

It's that time of the year again! Working in the Fiction Department of the Parkway Central Library means that I am always surrounded by excellent books to read. I read over 330 this year, and… continue reading Dena's Favorite Books of 2019

By written by Dena    December 30, 2019    8

Howllo Boils and Ghouls!, Welcome back to the Free Library of Phrightadelphia's blog, on this most haunted of holidays— Halloween ! It would seem to be that 2019 is the Year of the… continue reading Monstermania!: A Monstrous Halloween Playlist

By written by Peter SM    October 31, 2019    1

If Blk Girl Soldier by Jamila Woods has been your anthem for the past few years... then you might be ready for the following booklist! Feeling telepathic? Step into this selection of *Black Girl… continue reading Black Girl Magic

By written by Gennifer R.    October 23, 2019   

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month , a time to learn about prevention and treatment. However, I think it's also a time where we can agree that breast cancer is very rude.… continue reading The Breast Cancer Journey Illustrated Through Graphic Novels

By written by Rachel F.    October 9, 2019    1

Now that the new school year is up and running, LEAP would like to welcome students back to school! LEAP provides a safe and supportive afterschool environment for school-age patrons grades K… continue reading What's New with LEAP?

By written by Emily S.    October 3, 2019   

Greetings friends, October is here once again! Time for jack-o'-lantern carving, horror movie marathons, and over-the-top Halloween decorations. Looking to add a healthy dose of horror to your… continue reading Creepy Comics for October Nights

By written by Ned W.    October 2, 2019   

Another year, another Banned Books Week ! Each year the American Library Association’s Office of Intellectual Freedom (OIF) compiles a list of the Most Challenged Books  in order to… continue reading Banned Books Week | LGBTQ+ Tween and Children's Edition

By written by Rachel F.    September 26, 2019   

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 Graphic Novels about Motherhood

By written by Rachel F.    May 8, 2019