Suggested Reading Lists 


June 2013 - Metafiction in Comics




July 2013 - Fantasy Comics




August 2013 - What Makes a Hero?




September 2013 - Censorship of Comics




October 2013 - Science Fiction Comics



November 2013 - Westerns




December 2013 - Favorite Comics of 2013

This is a pretty open topic so there was no suggested reading list for this month.

If you are interested in my picks for 2013, you can check out this post from the general Readers Corner blog.



January 13, 2014 - Indie Comics

Once again there was no suggested reading list for this month.

Yes, some indies have made it big (such as Spawn or Hellboy) which muddies the waters. However, a good rule of thumb is that if a comic is a) not one published by Marvel or DC, b) if it is creator-owned, or c) if it is a collection of comics that were originally born digital then it is most likely "indie."

Still not sure? You might check out Indie Comics Magazine.



February 10, 2014 - The memoir of Congressman John Lewis, March. Book One.

You might also want to read:



March 10, 2014 - Female Comics Creators

There have been many, many influential women such as Elizabeth Holloway Marston, co-creator of Wonder Woman; Patricia Highsmith, writer of pulp comics (before finding success as a mystery writer); Jenette Kahn, former editor-in-chief of DC Comics; and Karen Berger, former executive editor of Vertigo Comics, among others. In March, we will be looking at the contributions of women in the comics industry.

The following list is just a tiny smattering of artists and writers whose works can be found in LFPL's collection:




April 14, 2014 - Classic Comic Strips

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