Free Comic Book Day

Francis A. Gregory Library

Free Comic Book Day

The first Saturday in May is Free Comic Book Day! Come to the information desk on May 3 to receive a free comic book to keep while supplies last.

And remember: you can borrow comic books for free any day from the library. Comic books, also called graphic novels, have many genres. Here are some of my favorites, all available from the library.

Naruto coverIf you're looking for a long, heroic story, try Naruto or Bleach. Both stories unfold over fifty volumes and are examples of Manga, a style of graphic novel from Japan. Both of these series have volumes available in Spanish. DC Public Library also has DVDs of the animated series of each of these stories. 

Naruto is the story of Naruto Uzumaki, a young ninja in training at the ninja academy. Naruto is the reincarnation of the Nine-Tails Fox Demon.  

Bleach tells the story of Ichigo Kurosaki after he gains the power of the Soul Reaper. Ichigo defends humans from evil spirits and guides souls to the afterlife. 

palestine covermarch cover
Or try reading a non-fiction graphic novel. Palestine follows Joe Sacco on a trip to the West Bank and Gaza strip around 1991. He spends time with Palestinians and Israelites hearing about their daily lives in occupied territories. The graphic novel also portrays important points in history that have shaped this conflicted region in the Middle East.

Another great non-fiction graphic novel is March by John Lewis. March is the autobiographical story of the 1963 March on Washington told by the last surviving speaker at that event, U.S. Congressman John Lewis. 
wolverine coverWhen I think of comic books, I think of super heroes. One of my favorite heroes is Wolverine. Wolverine by Chris Claremont and Frank Miller is the first in a solo series on Wolverine without the other X-men. Wolverine travels to Japan to find the woman he loves and convince her to leave a marriage she was forced into. 

Teens can come discuss their favorite comic books during our Teen Book Club on May 21.