Graphic Novels

It's A Good Time For Superheroes On TV

The FlashWhat a time to be watching your favorite Superheroes on TV!  Arrow and Agents of Shield have both been getting good reviews, and then we get not one, but two trailers for DC themed TV shows. Gotham, a pre Batman show centered on a young Jim Gordon; and The Flash, a show about... well... the Flash.  

 

Book Hunters in Brief #20: Batman Turns 75

Book Hunters in Brief #20: BatmanWhen citizens of Gotham need saving (yet again), who do they call? That’s right. They still dial up The Caped Crusader who, even at 75, kicks bad guy backside like no one else. Read these…now:

Batman: The Complete History by Les Daniels 

Batman: The Dark Knight Returns by Frank Miller 

Free Comic Book Day is May 3rd

Read at your libraryAttention all comic book and graphic novel enthusiasts -- Free Comic Book Day is almost here! Don't know about Free Comic Book Day? FCBD falls on the first Saturday of May where comic book stores nationwide give away FREE comic books to those who walk into their stores with no necessary purchases. How awesome is that?!

Click here to find nearby participating stores. Some stores do special events like author signings and refreshments, so don't miss out!

MacGyver is back!

MacgyverAre you a fan of the classic 80's and 90's TV show MacGyver?  Well he's back in Comic Book form!

 

The Best American Comics

If you're in the market for something different and new, try The Best American Comics series. This annual publication brought to you by the same folks who produce The Best American Nonrequired Reading, The Best American Mystery Stories, and other anthologies.

When Are The Dragons Coming?

The Hedge KnightPrepare for the newest season of Game of Thrones with some graphic novels.

 

Celebrate Will Eisner Week by reading a graphic novel

According to Comic Book Resources, the Will and Ann Eisner Family Foundation is celebrating its sixth Will Eisner Week, “an annual celebration promoting graphic novels, literacy, free speech awareness, and the legacy of Will Eisner” The year Will Eisner Week takes place between March 1st and 7th and always falls on the week of his birthday, March 6th.

Don't know how to celebrate? Simply celebrate by reading a graphic novel! Any graphic novel will do or read one of Mr. Eisner's works.

The Amazing Spiderman 2 Looks Pretty Amazing

SpidermanIf you didn't watch the Superbowl, you didn't just miss a lopsided game, but also the newest trailer for The Amazing Spiderman 2.

 

 

 

 

New Year, New Recommendations in Graphic Novels

The start of the year always inspires me to try new titles and genres I may not be familiar with. I am a huge fan of recommended reads and love referencing GoodReads, a free social media site for book lovers, for new suggestions.

Each year GoodReads publishes the Choice Awards, lists of favorite titles by genre, including graphic novels and comics, voted for by GoodReads members.

Listed below are the top 5 from GoodReads’ Best Graphic Novels and Comics. Visit here for the full list and here for other Choice lists!

Who Will Get The Green Lantern Ring in Superman Vs. Batman?

Green Lantern Corp Revolt My latest Google Searches on the casting of the Superman vs Batman movie have yielded some interesting results regarding Green Lantern.  It seems as though WB is forgoing the use of Hal Jordan in favor of John Stewart as the film's lantern.  This has me very excited, as my first real introduction to Green Lantern came through the Justice League cartoon series which featured John Stewart. 

 

 

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