Posts in “comics-and-graphic-novels” (24)

Superheroes aren't supposed to die—they're larger than life, courageous, fight for what's right, and are here to help and protect us. They are immortal. Adam West, whose double… continue reading

By Peter SM   June 16, 2017   

The Free Library has recently mounted an exhibit of treasures from our collections that illustrate the history and artistry of the comic book medium. This display can still be seen on the 2 nd-… continue reading

By Alina J.   May 26, 2017   

One of my favorite days of the year is coming up this Saturday: Free Comic Book Day ! Way better than Christmas, definitely better than another candle on a birthday cake, but maybe not as good as… continue reading

By Peter SM   May 5, 2017   

So... I love Star Wars. I have always loved Star Wars. My friends and I would routinely marathon Star Wars , The Empire Strikes Back , and Return of the Jedi at sleepovers when we were… continue reading

By Rachel F.   May 4, 2017   

May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month , so I thought I would share some exciting developments in the world of Asian American superheroes!   There's a brand new Hulk in… continue reading

By Rachel F.   May 3, 2017   

Wow, what a success that was! 2017 marked our third annual Free Library of Comic Con and it was our biggest yet! To all of you who came—Thank You! You are the reason we’re able to do… continue reading

By J. Matthew C.   April 19, 2017    1

At long last, the time has come... If you’ve been longing to get out of the house after a long snow and ice bound end to winter, Free Library of Comic Con ( FLoCC ) is a great chance to go… continue reading

By J. Matthew C.   March 22, 2017   

Looking for something heartfelt and inspiring to read while supporting a worthy cause this Valentine's Day? Check out Love is Love , a 162-page graphic novel from IDW Publishing and DC Comics… continue reading

By Peter SM   February 14, 2017   

I have weird memories of being a teenage girl—I’m pretty sure that I thought I was right about everything when maybe I was in actuality not so swift on the uptake. It’s… continue reading

By Rachel F.   January 11, 2017   

2016 was another great year for readers and fans of comic books, specifically graphic novels. While not necessarily a "Top 10" (especially since I selected sixteen!) and definitely not… continue reading

By Peter SM   December 29, 2016   

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times... to be a lady who likes comics. One day you get to celebrate the appearance of the first African American woman to own a comic book store on a… continue reading

By Rachel F.   December 21, 2016    1

I love a graphic novel—and even better I love a graphic novel memoir . There is something so much more intimate about reading the words AND pictures when someone shares her story. Or maybe… continue reading

By Rachel F.   August 24, 2016   

Since their inception, comics have been considered “low culture.” Comics have their roots in political cartoons, which were targeted toward those who could not read the newspaper. They… continue reading

By Jordan H.   November 3, 2015   

It's new comic book day across the United States today and you can flip through some new comics without even leaving your house to head down to your local comic shop. Hoopla , one of our most… continue reading

By Peter SM   May 20, 2015    1

It's new comics day across the United States today. Unfortunately, I am still catching up on my reading from last year! Yes, it was another year where a ton of great graphic novels were… continue reading

By Peter SM   January 7, 2015   

Have you seen the new trailer for Avengers: Age of Ultron ? It has all the standard features of a summer blockbuster: slow motion clips, people running and screaming, and lots of explosions.… continue reading

By Christina P.   November 12, 2014   

This Saturday many comic book stores across the country will celebrate Halloween ComicFest , reveling in the horror-day spirit of screams and scares this frightful fall. Here is a " Friday… continue reading

By Peter SM   October 24, 2014   

image courtesy of DC Comics Back in April, I wrote about the numerous events DC Comics had planned throughout this year to celebrate the 75th anniversary of Batman . Today is one of the bigger… continue reading

By Peter SM   July 23, 2014   

After a failed geoengineering attempt to fix climate change leaves the earth in an everlasting winter, the last humans in Bong Joon-ho’s new sci-fi thriller, Snowpiercer , survive aboard a… continue reading

By Jamie B.   July 8, 2014   

It's Memorial Day weekend once again, the official start of summer, and with it movie blockbuster season. Godzilla may have stomped and crushed the competition last week (pun intended!), but… continue reading

By Peter SM   May 23, 2014    3