Posts in “comics-and-graphic-novels” (77)

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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 Look! Up in the Philly Skyline! It's a Bird! It's a Plane! It's... Shazam!?

By written 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 Throw Those Horns In the Air in Celebration of Hellboy's 25th Anniversary!

By written 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 Catching Up with Captain Marvel!

By written 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 Graphic Novels about Black History

By written 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 18 Great Graphic Novels from 2018!

By written 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 Stan Lee: Excelsior Everlasting!

By written 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 Veterans Day Reads

By written 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 Haunting Horror and Chilling Comics for Halloween!

By written 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 What to Read While You Wait for New Episodes of Riverdale!

By written 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 Banned Books Week | National Comic Book Day and The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund

By written 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 So You Want To Draw Comics...

By written 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 Latinx Superheroes Take Flight!

By written 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 Comic Books Go To College!

By written 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 Explore the Lives of Famous Singers in Graphic Novel Biographies!

By written 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 This Year's Eisner Award-Winning Comic Book Titles and Creators Are...

By written 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 LGBTQIA+ Manga: Read with Pride!

By written by Rachel F.    June 27, 2018   

You know how they say that there is no one specific LGBTQ+ story? In the world of comics and graphic novels with LGBTQ+ characters and storylines, are "they" ever right! Its been a… continue reading LGBTQ+ Comics: Read with Pride!

By written by Rachel F.    June 20, 2018    1

Did you know that the United Nations has declared June 20 to be  World Refugee Day ? There are all kinds of reasons that someone might leave their country – new job opportunities,… continue reading Books to Inspire Empathy on World Refugee Day

By written by Rachel F.    June 14, 2018   

Now that the Free Library has wrapped up its annual Comic Con , we're proud to offer fans of serial art an additional chance to meet some of their favorite artists. The cartoonists of the… continue reading Get Ready for ... Cartoonapalooza!

By written by Adam F.    May 18, 2018   

Games? We love games! Board games , video games , card games , fantasy role playing games —we'll probably play hundreds of different games throughout our lifetime, but what about… continue reading Get Your Game On with These Video Game-influenced Graphic Novels!

By written by Rachel F.    May 9, 2018    1