You Can Draw Superheroes, Too!

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Do you love to read comics and graphic novels? Are your favorite shows about superheroes and supervillains? Have you always wished that you could draw your favorite characters or even your own comic creations? You can! Just check out a couple of books and a little bit of practice and you will be on your […]

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Superhero Series Inspire Love of Reading

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My son was a late bloomer when it came to reading on his own. He loved books, but only if Mom read to him. Then his after-school teacher gave him a book that changed our lives forever! The Adventures Of Captain Underpants awoke something in my son that no other book could—his love of reading. It […]

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BANG! POW! Super Girls in Comics

Black Cat Comics cover superhero in black cat suit drops in on gangsters gambling

With all the new superhero blockbusters like Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Guardians of the Galaxy and X-Men: Days of Future Past, it’s hard not to love caped crusaders. For comic book geeks like me, it feels like a new golden age of heroes. This year, for One Book One Chicago, we celebrate the history of superheroes […]

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Amazing Unexpected Superheroes

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This year, the One Book, One Chicago theme of Heroes: Real & Imagined gives adults a peek into the world of comics and the making of heroes. But why should grown-ups have all the fun? Beyond the DC and Marvel universes, superheroes that you might never expect exist. You'll want to leap tall buildings in a single bound and run faster […]

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Comic Book Literature

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If you liked The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay, especially how it reads like a comic book in the form of a literary novel and how it deals with big questions, I have two other books that may appeal. In Soon I Will Be Invincible by Austin Grossman, Doctor Impossible has gotten bored of imprisonment […]

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