Tag: graphic novels

Some books are so good you want to share them with the world. Not every good book elicits this reaction, though. Some books we want to keep for ourselves; they’re too weird or personal for us to press into the hands of friends, family and strangers. But every once in a while – if you’re lucky – you’ll happen upon a book that engages your heart and your brain, that uplifts without resorting to manipulation, a book that seems to be for everyone and yet is also just for you.

Watchmen by Alan Moore

Free Comic Book Day returns to Anythink York Street on Saturday, May 2. Stop by to pick up free comics starting at 10 am until we run out. Stay tuned for more upcoming comic-related events at Anythink in May. In the meantime, enjoy this repost from last year about why comic books matter by Anythink York Street guide, Michelle. 

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Baby's in black : Astrid Kirchherr, Stuart Sutcliffe, and the Beatles

A parent takes their child to the library to find "good" books to read. Should the parent be dismayed when the child appears with a tall stack of comic books? Despite their reputation, you might be surprised to learn that comic books are a great way to make reading and learning fun for you and your child.

Here's why comic books matter:

Have you ever imagined you had superpowers or wished you were a superhero? Most people have. Superhero movies and comics are extremely popular -- from Iron Man to The Green Lantern to Thor. But, for some reason and despite their popularity, superhero comics and movies are sometimes labeled as dorky or childish. In The Summer I Became a Nerd, Maddie Summers, a 17-year-old girl from Louisiana, feels like she has to live a double life.