Comics at the Library

I love the public library. At any one point in time, I usually have a dozen things checked out. Libraries have more than just books too. They have DVDs, CDs, CD-ROMs, audio books, and comic books. Yes, comic books.

I enjoy comic books but it can be an expensive hobby. When I was a teenager, I used to buy a few different titles every month. In my twenties, I was forced to stop collecting the books I enjoyed because my money found other places it needed to go.

I still enjoy comics but I don’t buy the monthly issues anymore. I like to buy the collections that they bind together nowadays. These are called Graphic Novels or Trade Paperbacks. Some collections are even put out in large oversized hardcover editions. These are the ones I like to collect these days.

For the other books that I can’t afford but would like to read, there is the library. I have read so many great books that I probably wouldn’t have even had a chance to read otherwise.

Comics have grown incredibly as a medium. They have come a long way from the funny pages and campy superheroes. Today the stories are incredibly written and superbly drawn. Some of the best new literature these days come out in comic form first. It’s something to think about.

So go to the library and scan the comic book selection. You might just be surprised at what you find.

4 Comments on Comics at the Library

  1. LOL my youger brothers love comic books my one brother said that he wanted to make one when he’s older. He makes some now and they usually are about cars and trucks and air planes and then whatever he wants and whatever he is thinking about. The book are funny a lot of the time. Have you ever thought about making one yourself and then you can put whatever you want in the book???

  2. I salute this post, as a fellow lover of the public libraries.

  3. Maybe you could make a list of your favourite comic books. It might be fun.

  4. Lizzy Dizzy: I have thought about writing my own comics. The only problem is that I have no talent when it comes to visual art. I would need to team up with an artist to make it happen. But that is something I would really like to do.

    ECD: Great minds think alike and can be found in the library, whether in the aisles or on the bookshelves.

    Trisia: Maybe I should compile a list of my favourite comics and post it up. In fact, I think I will. Be on the lookout for that post in the near future.

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