Thursday, January 31, 2013

Wednesdays Mean New Comics!

Wednesdays are very special for the curators of the Library of Justice. It means the possibility of fresh stock! For those not in the know, NEW comics arrive in stores every Wednesday.

Just like new movies on DVD hit shelves every Tuesday--and hit theaters every Friday--Wednesdays belong to comic books and graphic novels. And yes, it's technically after Wednesday, but try to ignore that for a sec, and focus on NEW COMICS!!

Comics for Kids...
Today we grabbed some new issues to refresh the Library, including two favorites with our younger patrons. Both are great titles for kids of all ages.

Superman battles a rogues gallery while aided by his closest pals (Lois, Supergirl, Superboy, and his dog Krypto in Superman Family Adventures. The art style is colorful, simple, and full of energy and excitement (and a few gags only parents could love). We were sad to learn recently that DC Comics is bringing the series to a close soon, so it was essential to scoop up some issues. We're still not sure why Supes is packin' up his cape for this kids-oriented title, but we suspect Lex Luthor is involved....

Super Dinosaur is about a boy and his talking tyrannosaurus rex, Super Dinosaur (with a name like that, it's kind of setting him up for success, yes?). They square off against the evil Maximus, fight crime, go on adventures, you know, the usual. But the best part is the suit. SD might have quite the bite, but his reach isn't so great (he's got tiny arms). Yes, that totally does not sound "super". So they gave him a cool Iron-Man-like suit of armor complete with full-sized arms controlled by two teeny joysticks his widdo claws opewate so he can do AWESOME things like kung-fu! I told you he was SUPER.

Comics for Teens and Grown-ups...
Did you see Zero Dark Thirty and want to learn more about the black ops strike teams that are America's last defense against terrorists? Then get ready for some globe-trotting, high-tech excitement!

Foshay? FO'SHO!
Just out this week is an all new issue of The Activity, illustrated by local comic creator and artist Mitch Gerads. Team Omaha, a highly-trained and specialized, covert strike team are the stars, as they bring down terror cells around the globe. For this week's story, Mitch and writer Nathan Edmondson have the team taking out assassins in a familiar destination--Minneapolis! You may have seen the write-up in the Star Tribune about the issue this past weekend.

We also have a trade paperback of the first several issues in stock. Catch up with Team Omaha's missions and check out The Activity

The WATCHMEN have arrived!
Finally, we have an excellent copy of what is likely the most-revered and well-known graphic novel of all time--WATCHMEN! Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons comic opus is not for the faint-of-heart or readers with low stamina. Every page packs in gripping drama in this modern noir tale filled with suspense and an ensemble of unforgettable characters.

If you saw the movie but never read the graphic novel you OWE it to yourself to read the much more nuanced and riveting source material. Seriously, WATCHMEN. Do I need to say more? Should I say it again? WATCHMEN.


The word has lost all meaning.


It's back again! (I'll quit while I'm ahead.)

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Fend off the COLD with these stories!

This past weekend the temperature dipped to -11 in our neck of the woods. It hasn't gone much higher but it's slooooowly starting to recover. Back to double digits anyway. So we dug up three books that take place in HOT climes to help warm up your reading this week: Life of Pi, Prince of Persia, and DUNE!

....can't get much warmer than DUNE.

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Just added: CALVIN and HOBBES anthologies!

Need to get away from it all? Then stop by the Library of Justice and jump into the feverish daydreams of one six-year-old Calvin and his stuffed tiger Hobbes in Bill Watterston's classic comic strip. We've just stocked several softcovers collecting the daily strips!

It almost pained me to put them in the Library this evening--I kept leafing through them in all their black and white glory. Every panel bursting with frantic imagination!

These are great, easy-to-read digests that are perfect for kids and grown-ups alike--stop by and check 'em out!