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Blog Posts by Subject: Comics and Graphic Novels

The Ultimate Avengers Guide

We asked five of our NYPL book experts to come up with suggestions for every level of Avengers fan: where to start, the classics, the best of the newest stories, character-specific recommendations, and much more.Read More ›

A Black Panther Primer

We’re obsessed with Black Panther. So, we’ve come up with some book selections for every kind of Black Panther fan, from the movie-goers who’ve never read the comics to the long-time completists.Read More ›

Think You're Too Old for Picture Books? Think Again!

Written with Elisa Garcia. November celebrates National Picture Book Month and will be recognized in many children’s sections of libraries across the city. At Bronx Library Center, we'll also celebrate graphic novels, comic books, and manga. We hope you’ll join us!Read More ›

What Are You Reading? Comic Con 2017 Edition

Amid the mass of cosplayers, vendors, and artists at NYCC, I wandered the floor finding out what some of the notable attendees were reading.Read More ›

How to Con!

With so many professional conferences and fan conventions each year, we thought it might be helpful to provide some tips and tricks for not only surviving the con, but getting the most out of it at the same time.Read More ›

New York Comic Con Professional Day at The New York Public Library

New York Comic Con is teaming up with The New York Public Library to expand its Professional Day with exclusive programming, which will include panels, networking opportunities, and workshops.Read More ›

Every Day Is Free Comic Book Day at the Library

A primer on comics and graphic novels! Expand your horizons, and visit your library AND your indie comic shop.Read More ›

Women in Comics Con 2017

I was happy to attend the third annual Women in Comics Con at the Bronx Library Center. I only had time to attend one of the panels, but it included scintillating conversation about women and femininity in comics. Read More ›

TeenLIVE: Gene Luen Yang on Comics and Reading Without Walls

Gene Luen Yang is the current National Ambassador for Young People's Literature. We were lucky enough to have him join us for a conversation about comics and his Reading Without Walls challenge.Read More ›

The Spirit of Will Eisner: Celebrating a Graphic Novel Pioneer

Will Eisner is commonly recognized as the father of the graphic novel and is considered one of the most innovative and influential comic book artists of the 20th century.Read More ›

Hamilton Grange Library Hosts Graphic Novelist Joel Christian Gill

On September 16, Hamilton Grange had the exceptional honor of hosting an author visit with graphic novelist Joel Christian Gill at the New Heights Academy Charter School.Read More ›

NYPL Favorites for Comic Con

Nerds of all stripes are gearing up for New York Comic Con, which begins Oct. 6 and runs through the weekend. Many of us at NYPL are especially excited, because the first day of the conference focuses on comic books, graphic novels, and manga. Read More ›

New York Comic Con at the New York Public Library

The New York Public Library in partnership with First Second and New York Comic Con (NYCC) present two #NYCC2016 events October 7 and 8—a comics panel for adults and one all-ages..Read More ›

6 Graphic Novels to Read if You Loved Batgirl Volume 1, Batgirl of Burnside

Batgirl of Burnside by Brenden Fletcher is a fun cybertech reincarnation of Batgirl. If you enjoy action, strong female heroes, and bold illustration, these graphic novels are for you.Read More ›

9 Self-Help Books We'd Recommend to The Suicide Squad

Family estrangement, toxic relationships, moral crises, and high-stakes life-or-death firefights really wear them down. If any of the Squad’s problems sound familiar, maybe you could get a good reading recommendation, too.Read More ›

Quiet Panels: NYC Subway Edition

How many times have you stared dreamily at an Art Card on the subway ride to work? Did you know you can find many of the featured artists at the library?Read More ›

Lilian's Favorite Graphic Novels #MsMarvel #WicDiv #Batgirl #BlackCanary #Starfire

I recently began reading graphic novels and my current favorites are Ms. Marvel, The Wicked + The Divine, Vol. 1: The Faust Act, Batgirl Volume 1, Batgirl of Burnside, Black Canary and Starfire.Read More ›

Staying Safe and Having Fun With Pokémon GO

I sprayed myself with sunblock, dressed comfortably for walking, and packed water, an iPod for listening to podcasts, and an extra battery for my iPhone. Then I headed to Inwood Hill Park to see if I could catch ‘em all. Or, at least, I’d see if I could catch more than usual …Read More ›

NYPL Recommends: New YA Comics & Graphic Novels

Check out our Best Books for Teens committee's favorite new comics and graphic novels. Read More ›

NYPL Recommends: New Graphic Novels for Kids

Our staff's favorite new comics and graphic novels.Read More ›
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