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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