Saturday, November 28, 2015

Captain America: CIVIL WAR trailer is here!

The Avengers are back! And things are not looking good--Captain America and Iron Man are frenemies! How did they come to this?

The trailer for next summer's blockbuster Marvel film, Captain America: Civil War is already here and gives us a glimpse of the ever-widening rift between former popsicle and die-hard boy scout Steve Rogers and genius, billionaire, playboy, philanthropist. Tony Stark.

This next chapter in the Marvel movie cycle is based on the 2006 comic book crossover event of the same name. In that storyline, Cap and ol' Shellhead were at odds over whether to comply with a government mandate to register and reveal their secret identities.

No word yet on how close the film will hew to the comics, but it looks like at least the main pillars of that plot are in place:
  • Captain America and Iron Man as opposing team leaders? CHECK!
  • An inciting "disaster" (or several accumulating ones from previous films) to make the government take action? CHECK!
  • Fast-paced chases and fight scenes? CHECK!
We're still not sure how big a role Cap's old army pal, Bucky Barnes, AKA The Winter Soldier, will play in the story. Also no word on whether Spider-man will make an appearance. He was a key player in the comics. Spidey's movie rights are owned by Sony, but there was word that they might be striking a deal with Marvel Studios to appear.

Still, looks like it's going to be a superhero squabble for the record books. Here's the trailer--enjoy!

EDIT: Nifty scene-by-scene breakdown of the trailer by io9!

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Join us May 2 for FREE COMIC BOOK DAY!

On Saturday, May 2, the Library of Justice will join in the world-wide celebration of Free Comic Book Day! As in years past, we've managed to get in on the fun thanks to the generosity of the fine FCBD folks: Diamond Comics and Source Comics and Games. HOORAY!

In addition to the official comics donated by event sponsors, the Librarian of Justice has promised to delve into his personal stash...ensuring there will be even more adventure and super-heroics!

Stop by any time between 1:00-3:00pm for snacks, beverages, comics and conversation. We can't wait to see you! :)

Eat snacks! Play games! Make new friends! GET FREE COMIC BOOKS!

(Click for directions) 

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Get set for an action-packed AVENGING APRIL!

Have you noticed something super in the library lately? We've been sneaking some of your favorite Avengers in the secret comics shelf! So far we've got Iron Man and the Hulk!

Stop by every Wednesday all through the month of April to see what new avenging Marvel heroes are swooping in for adventure. Here's the heroes who've already assembled and those yet to arrive:
April 1 reveal

April 8 reveal  

April 15 reveal

April 22 reveal

April 29 reveal
    We're assembling a super team every week, leading up to the big day: FREE COMIC BOOK DAY on Saturday, May 2!

    And don't forget that Avengers: Age of Ultron opens on Friday, May 1!

    Saturday, March 28, 2015

    Get ready for upcoming comic events!

    Two HUGE comic book events are coming this spring. The first Saturday in May is Free Comic Book Day! As in years past, we'll be participating (stay tuned for details) but if you're in the neighborhood, save the date and plan on stopping by for some free comic books. (Technically, EVERY day is free comic book day here at the LoJ, but we're still totally pumped to participate!)

    Then on May 16 and 17 at the State Fair Grounds you'll want to make your way to MSP ComicCon! Formerly known as "SpringCon" this is the area's largest, locally-produced comic book celebration. It's family friendly and packed with comic creators, vendors, and fans!

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    Check out their website for a full list of artists and writers in attendance.

    Be sure to get both of these on your calendar and watch for updates!

    Tuesday, January 6, 2015

    Stay warm and welcome 2015 with some hot new reads!

    We hope you had a FANTASTIC New Year! The cold snap that's been keeping us all locked up indoors is here for at least another week. Now is an excellent time to swing by (but bundle up first!) and come pick out a new book to keep you warm.

    We've stocked the Library of Justice with some fresh selections to get you through the deep freeze. And if Santa brought you something you'd like to trade in---or you've got some gem you've been wanting to share with others---bring it over. We've made room!