Comics

Free Comic Book Day

WowSave the date!  On Saturday, May 6, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., we will be hosting a comic book day.

The schedule of events is as follows:

1:15 p.m. -- Costume Parade

1:45 p.m. -- Trivia Contest

2:30 p.m. -- Superhero Games and Crafts

3:30 p.m. -- Superhero Screening and Popcorn

All Day: Games and Free Comic Books (Limited number per person; while supplies last)

Comic book fans of all ages are invited!

Book Hunters In Brief #130: Comics & Graphic Novels for Comicpalooza

If you're going to Comicpalooza this weekend, stop by and say hello to the HCPL crew. We'll have our 3D printers and other cool maker machines fired up, and, of course, we're always ready to geek out on comics, graphic novels and all nature of fandom.

DC Comics Come to Hoopla!

This summer, libraries across the country, including Harris County Public Library, have been celebrating heroes and their stories. Now, Hoopla, our free streaming movie, music and more service, has added DC and Vertigo Comics to its collection, giving you digital access to some of your favorite superheroes--Batman, Wonder Woman, and The Flash to name just a few. With Hoopla's free app and your HCPL library card, you can download great graphic novels straight to your PC, tablet or smartphone: The Dark Knight Returns, Neil Gaiman's Sandman and the Fables series. Younger readers will find My Little Pony, Madagascar's Penguins, and Tiny Titans, among many others.

As with all of Hoopla's content, you never have to wait copy to become available. You get instant access 24/7.

Now Is The Time to Read Daredevil Classics

Man without fear

With the new Daredevil premiering on Netflix soon, now is a great time to brush up on some of the classic Daredevil stories. IO9.com has a great write up about the history of the character, and HCPL has quite a few of the stories they discuss.

New Batman / Superman Comics Are On The Way

superman / batmanNew Batman / Superman Comics Are On The Way

In preparation for next year’s Batman V Superman HCPL has ordered New 52 books from the Superman / Batman series.  They aren’t here yet, but get your name on the list so you can be one of the first to read them. 

An Exciting New Way To Read The Dresden Files

Storm Front 1I’ve been a loyal reader of Jim Butcher’s Dresden Files for years, but I’ve only just discovered the graphic novels.

Rocket Girl: The Cool Story To Back Up The Name

rocket girlJet-packs, time travel and crime fighting, what else could you ask for?  In the first volume of Rocket Girl you get all three, and an introduction into a fun new series. 

Is Civil War Coming To Marvel's Movies?

civil warRumors circulating around the internet have said that Marvel is planning on introducing its Civil War story line to the Cinematic Universe.  If true, this would be fantastic news as Civil War is one of the best Marvel stories, and very relevant to our time.

 

New Graphic Novel Finds

Chew vol 1

A comic for food lovers, or maybe not…

 

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