Round 1…FIGHT! Or Rather, Read and Watch These Street Fighter Books and Movies
With the sixth installment of Street Fighter upon us, the library has plenty of media to get you ready to fight in the streets...virtually, of course.
10 Best Flash Comics
Get ready for the Flash’s first solo movie with these 10 great comics featuring the Scarlet Speedster.
10 Best Spider-Man Comics
Prepare to once again enter the Spider-Verse with some of our favorite Spidey comics!
10 Excellent Comics to Read for the Debut of American Born Chinese on Disney+
With American Born Chinese debuting on Disney+, now is a great time to read other comics by and about Asian and Asian-American authors and characters.
The Legend of the Legend of Zelda
Get hyped for the release of The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom with these 10 titles.
The Final Snappy Answer of Cartoonist Al Jaffee (1921-2023)
For decades, cartoonist Al Jaffee was one of the most consistent fixtures among Mad Magazine's "Usual Gang of Idiots" with his sardonic and cutting observations about modern life. But he's inked his last fold-in.
10 Great Jeff Lemire Comics to Prepare for Sweet Tooth Season Two
Get ready for Gus’ return to the small screen with these 10 great comics from original series creator, Jeff Lemire.
Get Ready for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 with These 10 Stellar Comics
Before you see Star-Lord, Groot, Gamora, Drax, and friends return to the big screen, make sure to check out some of their greatest comic book adventures.
10 Video Game Inspired Comics to Prepare for The Super Mario Bros. Movie
Before you see The Super Mario Bros. Movie, check out these other video game adaptations.
10 Books To Prepare You For Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves
If you want to get into the Dungeons and Dragons mindset, these titles will prime your mind for the epic high fantasy, magic, and of course, dragons!
Prepare for Fury of the Gods with These 6 Shazam! Comics
The follow-up to 2019’s underrated film, Shazam! is upon us. Get in the spirit with these exceptional comics featuring Captain Marvel himself.
It’s Master Comics Creator Will Eisner’s Birthday, Here’s What You Need to Read
Celebrate one of comics’ most iconic storytellers by checking out some of his most enduring books.
Check Out These 5 Superhero Comic Creators for Black History Month
Celebrate Black History Month with 5 of superhero comics’ greatest artists and writers.
10 Ant-Man and the Wasp Comics to Prepare for Quantumania
Before you see Quantumania, be sure to check out these 10 stellar adventures from Marvel’s most famous size-variable heroes, Ant-Man and the Wasp.
Leaving Funky Town: So Long, Winkerbean
The newspaper comic strip Funky Winkerbean has been telling stories about its Ohio-based characters day by day for fifty years. But at the end of this month, that all changes.
8 Books to Help You Make Comics
Your one-stop-shop to get you started making your first comic or graphic novel. Writing, storyboarding, drawing, and publishing!
8 Best Doom Patrol Comics
Before you watch the fourth season of the TV show, make sure to check out some of our favorite Doom Patrol comics!
Good Grief! 10 Books to Read for Charles M. Schulz’s 100th Birthday
Security blankets. Great Pumpkins. Pulled-away footballs. If "Peanuts" creator Charles M. Schulz hadn't been born 100 years ago, we'd have 10% fewer metaphors.
10 Great Comics to Read Before Seeing Wakanda Forever
Prepare for Wakanda Forever with these great Marvel comics.
15 Spookiest, Must Read Horror Comics to Read This Halloween
Why should movies be the only reason you sleep with the lights on this Halloween? Check out these eerie comics and graphic novels.
10 Best Black Adam and Shazam Comics
Excited for the upcoming Black Adam movie? Check out these great comics featuring him and his arch-nemesis, Shazam!
Banned Books Week: Comics and Graphic Novels
Celebrate Banned Books Week by checking out these 5 controversial (but fantastic) comics and graphic novels.
15 Graphic Novels to Help Understand Immigrant Stories
Check out this list of graphic novels featuring immigrant and refugee stories!
10 Great Comics from Jack “The King” Kirby
Celebrate iconic comic artist Jack Kirby’s birthday with these 10 exceptional superhero books.
10 Fun and Quirky Comics for D&D Nerds
Whether you're a TTRPG veteran, looking forward to your first campaign, or Stranger Things just has you curious, these comic and manga series are sure to get you ready for adventure.
10 Best Thor Comics to Read After Watching Thor: Love and Thunder
Celebrate Thor: Love and Thunder by checking out our favorite comics featuring the God of Thunder.
Best Comics and Graphic Novels of 2022 So Far
We’re halfway through 2022 and there’s been so many great graphic novels and comics to read!
5 Titles to Get Hyped for the Return of The Boys
The Boys is an irreverent, hyper-violent comic book series and TV series that sends up the superhero genre. Here are some comics and movies you should read and see to get hyped.
10 Best Doctor Strange Comics
Excited for Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness? Check out some of the Sorcerer Supreme’s greatest comic book adventures.
Horror Comics for Spooky Season
Get in the Halloween mood with these eerie, gruesome, and macabre comic book tales.
Banned Books Week 2021: Comics & Graphic Novel Edition
Comics and graphic novels have a special place in the Banned Books pantheon as it tends to be easier to point to images as being “inappropriate” than taking the time to read a full text.
Comics and Graphic Novels for Latinx Cultural Heritage Month
Check out these comics by some of our favorite Latinx creators!
Get Ready for Black Widow with Marvel’s Greatest Superheroines
Before seeing Black Widow, get your superheroine fix with these Marvel adventures
To All the Otaku, with Love (May 2021)
Are you a manga or anime enthusiast? We are, too! We are constantly looking for new (and awesome) titles to add to our collection. We are happy to share some of our favorites with you, including some light novels! For more suggestions, please feel free to contact your teen librarian at the Library!
Comics and Graphic Novels for Mental Health Awareness Month
Observe Mental Health Awareness Month with these comics from your local Toledo Library.
Graphics and Comics for Grades 6-8
Adventure, magic, and good friends can be found in these books of amazing artwork. Try one of our recommendations for middle schoolers! A Library card and PIN will be required to access many
Graphics and Comics for High School
A graphics or comics exists for everyone. Adventure, magic, romance, and history can be found in these books of amazing artwork.
Graphic Novels That Aren’t About Superheroes
No offense to our favorite caped crusaders, but comics and graphic novels can be about a lot more than the classic superhero tale.
Comics About Girls By Women For Kids
There was a time in human history when some people didn’t think comics were suitable reading material for girls. (There are some, even today, who don’t think comics are suitable reading material for anyone, but that’s a whole other outrage.)
Comics and Graphic Novels for Grades PreK-3
Are you an avid comic reader and looking for comics and graphic novels to share with your little one? This list will introduce your child to the wonderful world of comics and graphic novels!
Comics and Graphic Novels for Grades 4-5
Go on exciting adventures and experience thrilling new worlds with these graphic novels.
Fantasy and Adventure Comics for Kids
For readers looking for a little escapism, here are some awesome fantasy and adventure comics.
Need some comic books and graphic novels to read during Black History Month? The library has you covered.
During Black History Months, we are reminded of the countless ways African Americans have contributed to visual arts, music, film, and fashion, among other creative endeavors. Like jazz, comic books are a truly American artform whose influence showcases the talent of countless Black creators. While comics have had a frustrating history with diversity and representation, the number of Black authors, illustrators, inkers, letterers, and colorists who have contributed to the medium is extensive and ever-increasing. By no means an exhaustive list, hopefully these books provide a starting point for those hoping to delve into the diverse world of comics created by African Americans.
Great Comics of 2020
It's the end of 2020! There are so many great comics and graphic novels to read! Here are some of the best.
Great Comics to Get You Through Staying at Home – All Available on hoopla
Bored with sitting at home? Can’t get through another video game, board game or movie? Try reading comics!
Maumee Branch Awarded Grant to Create Comic Book Club
The grant will allow Maumee Branch to bring a Comic Book Club to two local middle schools.
10 Noteworthy Graphic Novels for Teens
A variety of graphic novels for young adults that are sure to entertain.
Best Comics and Graphic Novels of 2018
2018 is heading to a close! It's time to look back on the best comics and graphic novels of the year.
Stranger Reads: 14 Teen Titles for Fans of Stranger Things
The hit science fiction/horror series Stranger Things will soon be back for season 2 on Netflix. While you anxiously anticipate binging this series, check out these carefully selected teen reads filled with elements of horror, science fiction, 1980’s cultural reference and small midwestern town nostalgia.
Hoopla Has Entertainment On The Go
If you don't have time to stop into the Library, you can still enjoy what your Library has to offer. We can help you get setup for reading, watching, or listening to what interests you!
Zeal For Zombies
This blog post includes a wide variety of popular books, eBooks, eComics, television shows and movies featuring Zombies that will hopefully satisfy your insatiable appetite for the undead.
Holy 50 Years, Batman!
Sanger Branch is celebrating 50 years of Batman in film with a special showing of the 1966 Batman movie, the movie that started it all.
Alice and Mowgli Hit the Big Screen
From Alice to Mowgli to Snow White’s Evil Queen, this Spring the big screen will be filled with children’s book characters that are equally popular with adults. Get up-to-date on how they’re faring in their literary lives by checking them out in eBooks and comics on hoopla
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