Posted On: Nov 28, 2014 In: In the Spotlight, Staff Picks
I bought my first comic seven years ago.
Feeling unsure and out of place, I ventured up the steps to Lawrence’s local comic shop, Astro Kitty, to buy Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 8. As a longtime devotee of Joss Whedon’s TV show, I was thrilled when I learned it was going to continue in comic form, even if I didn’t have any experience with the format and had grown up thinking that it was just superhero stories that were really meant for boys who didn’t like to read (oh, how naive my younger self was). Read More..
Posted On: Apr 23, 2013 In: Book Lists, Teen Zone
Happy Birthday Shakespeare! I wonder if the bard ever conceived of something like today’s graphic novel? Hopefully he would approve of the following renditions of his work! If you don’t want a graphic novel, scroll down to the bottom for links to his other works.
Posted On: Mar 29, 2013 In: Staff Picks, Teen Zone
I never would have picked this up if it hadn’t gotten a lot of buzz for being on three YALSA award lists: Alex Award, Quick Picks for Young Adults, and Great Graphic Novels. I’m very glad I did.
My Friend Dahmer is a terrible, dark story, and is even more horrifying because it is so accessible, even familiar, to those who grew up in a small town with one weird kid in your class. Read More..
Posted On: Jul 24, 2012 In: Teen Picks, Teen Zone
Watchmen by Alan Moore
What is it about ? Watchmen takes place in the late eighties with the recent outlawing of costumed heroes. It all starts when The Comedian (aka Eddie Blake) is thrown from his apartment window the streets by an unknown assailant, Read More..