Graphic Novels

Every Hero Has a Story: graphic novels for children

In conjunction with this year's Children's Summer Reading Program, Every Hero Has a Story, this blog post is dedicated to graphic novels with hero themes suitable for children.

Read one or read all and don't forget reading a graphic novel is one of the challenges of our Hero Quest

Uzumaki

Manga author Junji Ito is often hailed as the Japanese answer to Stephen King, and his manga Uzumaki is probably the most well-known of his works. Uzumaki is the story of high school girl Kirie Goshima living in a small Japanese town suddenly and mysteriously cursed with a variety of horrifying situations all tied to spiral shapes. What initially appears to be strange, unfortunate, but isolated incidents eventually become clearly linked by these spirals. Over time, the citizens are reduced to paranoia and madness and Kirie must discover the nature of the curse if she wants to survive.

2015 Eisner Award Nominations

It's almost that time again for San Diego's Comic Con and the announcement of the 2015 Eisner Awards. Don't wait for the winners to be announced, check out these nominated titles and decide for yourself which ones you like most. Maybe you'll find a new author?

Listed below is a sample of nominated titles. For the full list of nominees and categories, visit here.

Best Continuing Series

The Wake

In the field of comics and graphic novels, Scott Snyder is a master. His graphic novel The Wake is a prime example of just how much he can really shine as a storyteller.

Ready for The Avengers?

As you gear yourself for the release of The Avengers 2: Age of Ultron this weekend, try these graphic novels to tide you over.

New Graphic Novels @ HCPL

Did you know you can access lists of titles newly added to HCPL's catalog, including graphic novels? If not, check it out! Be one of the first to know what titles are recently added to our catalog and request a copy early.

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.

GoodReads’ Best Graphic Novels & Comics of 2014

GoodReads recently released the winners of its Choice Awards for 2014. GoodReads members vote on their favorites titles by genre and titles with the most votes win. If you’re a fan of crowdsourcing your reads, this is a perfect list to do just that. Listed below are a mix of this year’s winners. Check out the full list here.

2014 Comics Industry Person of the Year is Raina Telgemeier

Earlier this month, comics news blog The Beat announced the comics industry person of the year for 2014. Tallying votes from industry professionals from all over, Raina Telgemeier received the title.

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. 

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