Monday, September 29, 2014

FallCon comic book celebration is coming!

Greetings comics fans! The Midwest Comic Book Association presents FallCon is THIS weekend. If you've never been, it's a daylong event packed with artists, vendors, and superheroes in costume. Lot's to explore and fun for the whole family!

It's also the most affordable comic convention in the Twin Cities at only $8 for anyone 13 and older. Bring a can for the food shelf and they'll knock a buck off.
  • WHEN: 10am - 5pm, this Saturday / October 4
  • WHERE: Grandstand at the State Fair Grounds
  • PARKING: There's plenty of nearby lots or street parking. C'mon, you know you've always wanted to drive around the State Fair!
The Librarian of Justice will be there to to snap up handfulls of new comics for the library.

It's time to tell us who your favorite superhero or comic is! Let us know what you or your young ones might be interested in reading from our little free library and we'll see if we can track it down. Feel free suggest comics in the comments below or send us a note.

Hope to see you there!

Thursday, July 31, 2014

The Guardians of the Galaxy are here!

Tomorrow is the premiere of what might just be the zaniest space, action-adventure film ever: Guardians of the Galaxy! To celebrate, we've gone to the far reaches of the cosmos (okay, not really, we just went to a few local comic shops) to bring you these great comics:

Find out what makes that irrascible rogue Rocket Raccoon and his deciduous partner, Groot, the most wanted outlaws this side of the Big Dipper! Galaxy's Most Wanted and Rocket Raccoon are both regularly appearing in stores, but RR's is the Free Comic Book Day edition. Both titles are rated "E" for everyone (all ages). You might recall we've featured Rocket before--he's one of our favorites!

Speaking of Free Comic Book Day, check out the Guardians edition from this year for a brand new adventure. Then put on your space helmet and get ready to take off with Star-Lord, their team leader. Star-Lord Annihilation is a thick compliation of several stories of the swashbuckling hero. Both of these are rated "T" for Teen or older.

Then we come to another Guardians title, this one's a preview of the current storyline written by the astronomically talented Brian Michael Bendis. His saga is about the closest you'll get to finding material on which the film is based.

We finish with Infinity, which features the mad titan himself--Thanos! He's so bad, that both the Avengers and the Guardians are out to take him down. This is a FCBD edition that shouldn't be missed! Both these are rated "T" for Teen or older.

All titles are on the secret comic shelf through next week (or until they're checked out!).

Now that you're up on the Guardians past exploits, it's time to hit the theater for their big silver screen debut!

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

It's BATMAN Week!

Never before has a character in popular culture so electrified our collective imagination as Batman has in comics, books and movies. Help the Dark Knight celebrate 75 years of chasing down and putting away bad guys in the name of justice.

Holy cornucopia of comics Batman!

We've got a selection of Batman tales--even some focusing on his partners in crimebusting: Robin and Batgirl. We'll have even more titles throughout the week, so make sure you make more than one stop to check 'em out!