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Comics - All Day Every Day
Free Comic Book Day on May 6th is one of my favorite holidays, which means that I am going to be reading ALL THE COMICS! In honor of this day I’ve come up with a whole list of some of the best comics we have available in the system. Lucky you! These comics aren’t just the normal superheroes either. They span from gritty stories that are reminiscent of real life to stories that are more like classic fairy tales. Don’t forget that we also have a lot of titles available exclusively through Overdrive, which are easy to access from all of your nifty electronic devices. Oh, and remember that if we don’t have your favorite comic or graphic novel, you can always suggest a title and we will look into getting it.
Wonder Woman by Brian Azzarello and Meredith Finch
The New 52 event just ended but it is a great place to start delving into Wonder Woman’s story, especially considering that her new movie is coming out in June. This series will see Wonder Woman fight her classic enemies of old along with new enemies like the Gods and Goddesses themselves.
Ms. Marvel by Willow Wilson
Kamala Khan is a relatively normal Pakistani-American teenager until terrigen mists change her world forever.
Deadpool: World’s Greatest by Gerry Duggan
Deadpool AKA Wade Wilson, has become world famous and loved by all. Well, not really all since a lot of people still think he is a crazed mercenary. But the public loves him and he is now the main financial backer of the Avengers, which he is also a part of. But being the world’s greatest isn’t easy, especially with plenty of enemies that would love to finally find a way to kill him and all those that he loves.
Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur by Brandon Montclare
Lunella Lafayette is a misfit kid that has dedicated her young life to figuring out how to stop the terrigen mists that transform people into Inhumans if they have a special gene like her. But terrigen mists are the least of her worries when a creature from an alternate past breaks way into her world.
Harley Quinn by Amanda Conner
Harley Quinn is crazy, but she’s trying to do better. She dropped the Joker and moved to a new place to start over. But let’s get real, its Harley Quinn, she isn’t going to lead a normal life. Let the hijinks ensue!
Grayson by Tim Seeley
Dick Grayson is dead, or at least that is what a lot of people think. No longer Robin or Nightwing, he is now a very special agent of Spyral playing a very dangerous game.
Gotham Academy by Becky Cloonan
This series follows Olive Silverlock and her friends who all attend the prestigious Gotham Academy, a prep school right across the street from Arkham Asylum. With one part detective comic, one part teenage angst, a heap load of Batman mythos, Gotham Academy is sure not to disappoint.
Saga by Brian K. Vaughan
This comic series is a mix of an epic fantasy and a space opera. It follows a husband and wife from warring alien races, as they escape across the galaxy with their infant daughter. It has been described as a mix between Star Wars and Game of Thrones along with having elements similar to Romeo and Juliet and Lord of the Rings.
Fables by Bill Willingham
The people from fairy tales and folklore were driven out of their homelands and have set up residence in our world in New York. They call themselves Fables and now they have to figure out a way to adapt to their new world and blend in with the rest of society.
Scalped by Jason Aaron
Scalped follows the Oglala Lakota people that live on the (fictional) Prairie Rose Reservation in South Dakota. On the Rez, organized crime, addiction, poverty, and seedy politics run rampant. The Oglala Lakota have to deal with all of this while still trying to keep their culture alive.
Y: The Last Man by Brain K. Vaughan
Y is the post-apocalyptic science fiction series that takes place after the simultaneous death of every male mammal on the planet. All, that is, except for one man and his monkey.
Sweet Tooth by Jeff Lemire
This is another post-apocalyptic series that follows a young hybrid boy named Gus, who is part deer. When his father dies, he finds out that there is much more to the world than his father led him to believe and he embarks on a dangerous journey away from everything he has every known.
Lumberjanes by Noelle Stevenson and Shannon Waters
This series follows a group of girls at a summer camp where they encounter tons of supernatural and strange phenomena.