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Blog Posts by Subject: Comics and Graphic Novels

Quiet Panels: 5 (Mostly) Graphic Novel Picks

Graphic novels that have a certain quietness to them. These aren't wordless selections—the images, text and tone help to pump the brakes on a frantic world. Read More ›

Women Made Women Superheroes

Superheroes are all over the media these days. There is the Marvel series on Netflix. Captain America: Civil War, Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice, and X-Men Apocalypse are all competing for ticket sales in movie theaters across America. On TV, viewers can followThe Flash (CW), The Arrow (CW), and Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D (ABC).Read More ›

DC Comics Animated Films

While this is just the beginning of their live-action film plans, DC Comics has some of the most well-known superheroes and has long found success in animated features.Read More ›

Sailor Moon at the Library

Where to find Sailor Moon manga and DVDs at the library.Read More ›

YA Authors take on #DCcomics #NationalSuperheroDay

As a huge fan of Wonder Woman and Catwoman, I'm excited to share that YA authors Sarah J. Maas, Leigh Bardugo, Marie Lu, and Matt de la Peña take on #DCcomics #NationalSuperheroDay. Read More ›

Batman vs Superman: Recommended Reading List

Batman vs Superman marks the first time the two heroes have appeared in a live action film together. The story in the film does not come from any particular comic but there were some that provided inspiration, so read them and brush up on your hero knowledge!Read More ›

Second Annual Women in Comics Con at the Bronx Library Center

Comic book fans rejoice! The second annual Women in Comics Con is coming to BLC on March 12, 2016.Read More ›

¡Tus Superhéroes Favoritos en Tu Biblioteca Ahora!

​¿Te gustan las historietas gráficas? Pues la Biblioteca provee una variedad de historietas gráficas y acaba de recibir más de los superhéroes de la colección de novelas gráficas de Marvel. Ven y toma prestado tu superhéroe favorito ¡gratis!Read More ›

Teen Heroes for the 21st Century

The teenage comic book heroes of the '60s have grown up; Peter Parker isn’t an angst-ridden teen anymore—in the current series, he’s the CEO of a multi-national corporation. Now, to appeal to 21st century teens, Marvel and DC comics have created a new generation of teenage superheroes.Read More ›

Antiheroes in Graphic Novels

These characters often work outside of the law, and depending on the situation may be friend or foe to someone in distress. Read on for some of our favorite comic book antiheroes.Read More ›

Best Books for Teens 2015: Our Top 10 Favorites!

It’s time for the second annual NYPL Best Books for Teens list! Get ready for the most memorable, the most gut-wrenching, the most exciting, the most fun, the most swoony, the most informative and the most engaging books of the year.Read More ›

Hot Dogs in Space: Meet the Author Max Brallier

Max Brallier, author of Galactic Hot Dogs, is coming to KidsLIVE! November 13 at the Jerome Park Library. We asked him a 

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What’s Making Us Happy, Part 1

We asked our library staff members to tell us what’s turning their pages. Here’s the first installment, covering podcasts, music, and—of course—books.Read More ›

10 Comic Book Series to Get You Excited for New York Comic Con

Here are ten new and ongoing comic book series to get you excited for this year's convention.Read More ›

Tiny Heroes: Beyond Ant-Man

Whether you are familiar with the storyline of Hank Pym and his notorious Pym Particles, you’ve probably come across some rather smaller than average characters in your life. Here are just some you may or may not have heard of that are worth checking out.Read More ›

Reader's Den: The Secret History of Wonder Woman, Part 3

This week, let's take a look at the cultural impact and uses of Wonder Woman through these resources for further reading.Read More ›

Reader's Den: The Secret History of Wonder Woman, Part 2

The outfits, accessories, and weaponry of our wonderful superheroine.Read More ›

Graphic Memoirs

Our reader asked: I'm looking for my next great read. I'm a fan of graphic novels that function as memoirs, or even semi-autobiographical fiction that's realistic. I've really enjoyed Persepolis, Marbles, This One Summer, and One Bad Rat. What should I put on my list to read next?Read More ›

Best Books for Teens 2014!

The list includes a selection of 25 novels, non-fiction books, and graphic novels chosen by a committee of Young Adult librarians who work with teens in NYPL’s neighborhood branches. Read More ›

Podcast #33: Marjane Satrapi on Intelligence and Humor

In this episode is Marjane Satrapi, the graphic novelist, illustrator, film director, and children's book author who brought us Persepolis. She spoke about the liabilities of learning English from American movies, ignorance, and the intelligence required for a sense of humor.Read More ›
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