Comics

Teens: Marvelous Mondays in the Teen Zone

Every Monday, BOLT (Board of Library Teens) is taking over the teen area for Teen Takeover! March's theme is Marvelous Mondays. Join us every Monday for a BOLT led program at 6pm!

March 4th--Silent Smash Bros Ultimate. How quietly can you play Smash? Make too much noise and your opponent gets to pick your character. Feel free to bring your Switch and level up.

March 11th--Board Game Bash

March 18th--Marvel Meet Up. Discuss Captain Marvel and the latest news from the Marvel Universe.

March 25th--Origami

Teens: Gear Up for Cosplay Chess

Teens! Get out your best costume or cosplay and become a living chess piece on Tuesday, October 2nd at Cosplay Chess! No knowledge of chess is required as you will just be a pawn (or King or other piece) in the game! Live and die as your character! Dress as anyone including yourself to join in the fun. Registration begins at 6:30 and the game starts at 7pm. Don't miss it!

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. 

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