Marvel Brings 600 Graphic Novels to Schools and Libraries Through Rakuten OverDrive

Marvel Brings 600 Graphic Novels to Schools and Libraries Through Rakuten OverDrive

A press release on Thursday revealed that Marvel has finally joined OverDrive. No, not that OverDrive. Marvel has joined the digital book and graphic novel lending service serving libraries and public schools. Marvel has added 600 graphic novels and comic book collections to the service, including popular properties like Avengers, X-Men, Spider-Man, and Black Panther, […]

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 […]

Creators Discuss The Importance Of Libraries In Promoting Literacy

Bleeding Cool reporter Marilyn Weiss writes: Once again, the San Diego Public Library has partnered with Comic-Con International to bring back their special series of panels called Talking Comics with America’s Educators: The Comic Conference for Educators and Librarians. This is its own free five-day mini conference that takes play during Comic-Con. The series focuses specifically on […]

Titan, Lion Forge, And Fantagraphics Join Hoopla Digital Comics For Libraries

Ahead of San Diego Comic Con, hoopla digital has announced deals with three comic book publishers to bring their digital offerings to patrons of over 950 public library systems in North America. Titan Comics, Lion Forge, and Fantagraphics have all signed on, joining DC Comics, Dark Horse, Image, Archie, and others in hoopla’s library of […]

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, […]

EigoMANGA Make Titles Available To Public Libraries Digitally

eigoMANGA is teaming with hoopla digital to make eigoMANGA’s comic titles available to public libraries through hoopla digital’s platform. hoopla digital is a service that partners with public libraries across North America to provide online and mobile access to thousands of Movies, TV Shows, Music, eBooks, Audiobooks and Comics. Library goers can borrow, instantly stream and download content […]

Library-Based Comic Conventions

Jon Johnson writes for Bleeding Cool: In a large catalogue of panels, announcements and media craziness, only one at the 2014 New York Comic Con stood out as one of high interest to me:  the Reading with Pictures organized Library-Based Comic Conventions panel hosted by Dan Mishkin, Jerzy Drozd and Josh Elder. At a show […]

Alan Moore’s Open Letter To Northampton Council Makes The Front Page

Alan Moore is a keen supporter of public libraries and for a number of years has made public appearances to support them, in the face of government cutbacks. We’ve covered a few of those efforts. Earlier this year, the Northampton Herald & Post reported on Alan Moore working with the library and children who had […]