Going to the Movies with the Captain?

Are you waiting impatiently for the Captain Underpants movie and looking for some silly hi-jinks and caped capers? Well, never fear! The library is here! In our house, we have often checked out all the Dav Pilkey books we can carry—from picture books parodies, Dogzilla and Kat Kong, to the terrifically transitional Ricky Ricotta's Mighty Robot series and all […]

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Top Picks for DC Comic Fans

If you're pumped to see the upcoming action-packed Superman vs. Batman on March 25, we recommend these top picks of great comics with popular DC superheroes to tide you over until the big opening night. All-star Superman by Grant Morrison shows us Superman at his most powerful and most human. Diagnosed with a deadly radiation-fueled cancer after a […]

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Witty and Wild Webcomics

The Internet has always been a prime focus for self-publishing, but that doesn't stop with blogging and eBook publishing. Web comics, or online comics, opened the door for comic book creators of all backgrounds and talents. They take on various formats, styles and genres, and some have reached incredible popularity including many of the following titles. Kate Beaton, a […]

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You Can Draw Superheroes, Too!

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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BANG! POW! Super Girls in Comics

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

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 than a speeding bullet to your neighborhood library for these books for preschoolers. A superhero's life isn't all fun, games and being "basically awesome." It can be stressful vanquishing villains all day, so it […]

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Comic Book Literature

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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