Posts in “comics-and-graphic-novels” (69)

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The YA graphic novel I Kill Giants smashes and crashes its way out of the confines of comics panels this weekend to loom large on the big screen... Firmly in the category of a gritty and somewhat… continue reading Friday Five: Giants Loom Large in Screen Adaptations

By written by Peter SM    March 23, 2018   

For the fourth year in a row, the Free Library of Philadelphia will be hosting our very own Comic Con ! If you’re not sure what a “comic con” is, just imagine all of the amazing… continue reading Free Library of Comic Con Returns to Parkway Central Library on May 12, 2018!

By written by Kris L.    March 22, 2018   

So we’ve all seen the trailer for the Black Panther film right? And we are all super-duper excited for it, yes? I know I am beyond hype and come February 16th (ish), my popcorn and I will be… continue reading Black Panther: Hero. Legend. King.

By written by Rachel F.    February 12, 2018   

Every year I read a lot of books. Out of the 339 that I read in 2017, I've picked out the 36 that I liked the best . 2017 was a hard year, and I found myself looking for books that were happy… continue reading Dena's Favorite Books of 2017

By written by Dena    January 2, 2018   

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 17 Great Graphic Novels from 2017!

By written by Peter SM    December 28, 2017   

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 The Bright Knight Shines Immortal: Remembering Adam West

By written 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 The Art of Comics: An Exhibition

By written 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 Every Day Is Free Comic Book Day at Free Library!

By written 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 May the 4th Be With You!

By written 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 Asian American Superheroes

By written 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 Free Library of Comic Con 2017 Wrap-Up!

By written 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 Free Library of Comic Con

By written 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 Love is Love

By written 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 Teen Girls in Comics: The People I Wish I Would Have Been

By written 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 16 Great Graphic Novels from 2016

By written 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 Let's Hear It For the Ladies (in comics)!

By written 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 Graphic Novel Memoirs

By written 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 A comic #FLPNoShameNovember

By written 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 Hoopla Makes A Splash (Page), Now Offering Comic Book Downloads!

By written 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 Graphic Novels: Top 14 of 2014

By written by Peter SM    January 7, 2015