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Ask the Comics Librarians: Weeding Superhero Comics

Weeding can be a satisfying process, but there's no doubt weeding a consistently popular format like graphic novels can be a daunting task. Prompted by a reader question, we weigh in with our tips and tricks for the process. Our two contributors introduce themselves...

Wine Ghost Goes to Hell

Wine Ghost interrupts the narrator introducing her and her pitiful afterlife existence for a very important delivery (it’s pizza). Except that’s not who she finds ringing the doorbell. Instead, it’s an old friend, Seb, who says he just died and “moved in” recently....

I May Be a Guild Receptionist, but I’ll Solo Any Boss to Clock Out Time, vol 1

No one wants to work overtime—even if it takes facing a dragon singlehandedly in order to cut through the paperwork. Alina Clover has a coveted job as a receptionist for the adventurer’s guild. She spends her days filing papers and assigning quests to dungeon-delving...

PAWS

Best friends Gabby, Mindy, and Priya are very different, but they have the same problem: all three girls love animals, and none of them are allowed to have pets. Determined to get quality cuddle time with some critters, they try out several schemes before creating a...

Call Me Iggy

Call Me Iggy begins with a cinematic moment - a young man, presumably Iggy’s father, leaving Columbia in 1982 for Columbus, Ohio. The hairstyles and clothing in the images, as well as the color palette of yellows and browns, give the impression of a bygone era. Then...

InvestiGators: Agents of S.U.I.T.: From Badger to worse

Mango, Brash, Cilantro and the rest of the team are busy with other assignments when a new threat involving burglaries in Bora Bora comes up. It’s down to the B-Team of Marsha and Bongo to solve the mystery. But they’ve already been brought to task for overspending...

The Lucky Poor

A house can be just a place to live but a home can be so much more than that. It can be where you feel safe, where you feel loved, and where you feel comfortable. Mazie Lovie’s middle grade graphic memoir The Lucky Poor tells Mazie’s own experience growing up poor,...

Tokyo These Days, Vol. One

Award winning mangaka Taiyo Matsumoto brings pathos and humanity to Tokyo These Days as he examines the idea of finding one’s purpose through the lens of manga publishing. This was easily the most interesting and compelling book I’ve read in a while and the layout...

Matchmaker

Don’t let its cute manga-inspired art fool you. Matchmaker, the queer slice-of-life comic book by Cam Marshall, addresses plenty of serious topics in its compact print volume, such as: staying safe during the Covid-19 pandemic; the stress of being unemployed or...

The Hard Switch

In the future, safe long distance space travel is made possible by a unique resource called alcanite. This story features the end of that era as alcanite is running out and no replacement has been found. Ada, Mallic, and Haika are a team of scavengers looking for...

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Wine Ghost Goes to Hell

Wine Ghost interrupts the narrator introducing her and her pitiful afterlife existence for a very important delivery (it’s pizza). Except that’s not who she finds ringing the doorbell. Instead, it’s an old friend, Seb, who says he just died and “moved in” recently....

I May Be a Guild Receptionist, but I’ll Solo Any Boss to Clock Out Time, vol 1

No one wants to work overtime—even if it takes facing a dragon singlehandedly in order to cut through the paperwork. Alina Clover has a coveted job as a receptionist for the adventurer’s guild. She spends her days filing papers and assigning quests to dungeon-delving...

PAWS

Best friends Gabby, Mindy, and Priya are very different, but they have the same problem: all three girls love animals, and none of them are allowed to have pets. Determined to get quality cuddle time with some critters, they try out several schemes before creating a...

Call Me Iggy

Call Me Iggy begins with a cinematic moment - a young man, presumably Iggy’s father, leaving Columbia in 1982 for Columbus, Ohio. The hairstyles and clothing in the images, as well as the color palette of yellows and browns, give the impression of a bygone era. Then...

InvestiGators: Agents of S.U.I.T.: From Badger to worse

Mango, Brash, Cilantro and the rest of the team are busy with other assignments when a new threat involving burglaries in Bora Bora comes up. It’s down to the B-Team of Marsha and Bongo to solve the mystery. But they’ve already been brought to task for overspending...

The Lucky Poor

A house can be just a place to live but a home can be so much more than that. It can be where you feel safe, where you feel loved, and where you feel comfortable. Mazie Lovie’s middle grade graphic memoir The Lucky Poor tells Mazie’s own experience growing up poor,...

Tokyo These Days, Vol. One

Award winning mangaka Taiyo Matsumoto brings pathos and humanity to Tokyo These Days as he examines the idea of finding one’s purpose through the lens of manga publishing. This was easily the most interesting and compelling book I’ve read in a while and the layout...

Matchmaker

Don’t let its cute manga-inspired art fool you. Matchmaker, the queer slice-of-life comic book by Cam Marshall, addresses plenty of serious topics in its compact print volume, such as: staying safe during the Covid-19 pandemic; the stress of being unemployed or...

The Hard Switch

In the future, safe long distance space travel is made possible by a unique resource called alcanite. This story features the end of that era as alcanite is running out and no replacement has been found. Ada, Mallic, and Haika are a team of scavengers looking for...

How To Love

“This book might seem very normal on the surface but like in any relationship once you get to know it you’ll realize this book is actually quite weird.” This quote from the book How To Love: A Guide to Feelings and Relationships for Everyone describes the book...

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