BOOM! Heads to ALA with R.L. Stine, Delilah S. Dawson, Greg Pak, More

BOOM! Heads to ALA with R.L. Stine, Delilah S. Dawson, Greg Pak, More

Explosive publisher BOOM! Studios has announced their plans for the upcoming ALA Annual Conference and Exhibition taking place in Washington DC later this month. In addition to offering advance reader copies of upcoming graphic novels at BOOM! booth #1616, the publisher will be bringing along special guests including R.L. Stine, Carly Usdin, Delialh S. Dawson, […]

DC Comics to Library Patrons: “Read a Book”

DC Comics has announced a new initiative for the American Library Association’s Midwinter Conference with what might at first seem like an odd choice of taglines, telling people at a very book-centric gathering to “read a book.” However, DC’s “Be a Hero, Read a Book” campaign is actually meant to promote DC’s graphic novels in […]

BOOM! ALA Midwinter Exclusives Include Buffy, Ben 10, Magicians, and RL Stine

Explosive publisher BOOM! Studios has revealed the lineup of exclusive merchandise they’re bringing to ALA Midwinter 2019 later this month, January 25th-29th at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle. BOOM! will be settling in for a midwinter’s tabling at booth #626, and they’re bringing advance looks at upcoming graphic novels such as Buffy the […]

ALA Arson

Updated: 7 Cars Destroyed by Arson at ALA, Cosplayer’s Stalker Suspected

Update Jan 14th: Added information about Toyotome’s bail amount and his arrest sheet. What started as a smooth weekend for Anime Los Angeles (ALA) at the Ontario Convention Center turned dangerous as an individual set fire to a car in the parking lot of the adjacent Azure Hotel & Suites. The fire spread and destroyed several […]

An Ongoing Cosplay Gallery from Anime Los Angeles, ALA

Happening right now at the Los Angeles Convention Center- Anime Los Angeles, aka ALA. Here is an ongoing gallery (that we’ll be updating as our guest photographer updates) from Ellen Towne, who was kind enough to get us run her expanding gallery of cosplay from the event:

LGBT Books And Graphic Novels Targeted By Censorship

The ALA’s 2016 list of the Top Ten most challenged books in American Libraries and school has revealed that a vast majority of those challenged and banned are books containing LGBTQ characters or themes, particularly the transgender aspect of the community. There are also a significant number of graphic novels, both original and collected editions, […]