Drawn to Comics May 2016

Civil War Movie

Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War opens this weekend! Some of us may be lucky enough to see it tonight but, for those of us who have to wait, we can prep and catch up on the history of Civil War via the comics.

 

Marvel Civil WarCivil War
By Millar, Mark
Illustrator McNiven, Steve
2008-11 – Marvel Comics Group

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A conflict has been brewing from more than a year, threatening to pit friend against friend, brother against brother – and all it will take is a single misstep to cost thousands their lives and ignite the fuse As the war claims its first victims, no one is safe as teams, friendships and families begin to fall apart. Contains materials originally published in magazine form as Civil War #1-7, Marvel Spotlight: Civil war, and Civil War script book.

 

Marvel Road to Civil War

The Road to Civil War
By Bendis, Brian Michael
Author Straczynski, J. Michael
Illustrator Maleev, Alex
2007-03 – Marvel Comics Group

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Ripped from the pages of New Avengers, the Eisner Award-winning team of Brian Bendis and Alex Maleev present an explosive hidden story of Marvel’s secret past, the secret history of Marvel’s most secret team – how they came together and how they are ripped apart. Plus: Spidey’s got a new lease on life, new powers and a new costume, courtesy of his new best friend Tony Stark. So what could possibly go wrong? With clouds quickly building on the horizon, the bonds that Spider-Man now forges may very well determine his capacity to withstand a coming storm. The Marvel Universe is about to split down the middle, and the line is drawn here! You will be asked: whose side are you on? Collects New Avengers: Illuminati; Amazing Spider-Man #529-531; Fantastic Four #536 & 537.

 

Marvel Civil War Captain America Iron Man

Civil War: Captain America/Iron Man
By Brubaker, Ed
Author Knauf, Charles
Author Knauf, Daniel
2016-03 – Marvel Comics

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Captain America has fallen into a clash with his government and his friends, and the people close to him are paying the price. Sharon Carter’s life is torn apart as her superiors use her divided loyalties against her. The Winter Soldier comes face-to-face with Cap, but which side will he choose? Then, get inside Tony Stark’s mind, and learn why he feels that only he can lead the charge for superhuman registration In the midst of the war, Captain America and Iron Man meet secretly. COLLECTING: CAPTAIN AMERICA 22-24, WINTER SOLDIER: WINTER KILLS, IRON MAN 13-14, IRON MAN/CAPTAIN AMERICA: CASUALTIES OF WAR, CIVIL WAR: THE CONFESSION.

 

Marvel Civil War Black Panther

Civil War: Black Panther
By Hudlin, Reginald
Illustrator Eaton, Scot
2016-03 – Marvel Comics

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The Royal Couple, King T’Challa and Queen Ororo, embark on a diplomatic tour that will have them spanning the globe – and beyond! Stops include Latveria (Dr. Doom), the Moon (Black Bolt and the Inhumans), Atlantis (Namor the Sub-Mariner) and the Civil War-ravaged United States, for a meeting with none other than the point man for the U.S. government’s implementation of the Superhuman Registration Act: Tony Stark, T’Challa’s former Avengers teammate. Will the Black Panther and Storm decide to get off the sidelines of the Civil War and get involved? Collects Black Panther #19-25.

 

Marvel Civil War Punisher War Journal

Civil War: Punisher War Journal
By Fraction, Matt
Illustrator Olivetti, Ariel
2016-04 – Marvel Comics

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The Punisher is back – with a vengeance. And he’s taking no prisoners…literally With Civil War in full-throttle mode, Frank Castle is feeling the heat. His safe houses have been raided and his munitions seized, and he’s square in the crosshairs of a Marvel Universe big gun who always gets his man. Until now, this wasn’t Frank’s war. But when spandex-clad baddies start carrying badges – well, let’s just say that’s something the Punisher can’t abide. Frank Castle doesn’t play well with super heroes, and they don’t play well with him.

 

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February 2016 Happenings Highlights

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PBCLS celebrates Black History Month

Orisirisi African Folklore shares the beauty of African life and culture through storytelling. With African drumming and dance, spirited call and response songs, and fun-filled audience participation, Moonlight Stories will appeal to the child’s heart in everyone. Orisirisi spins yarns and shares learning experiences that none will soon forget!

Orisirisi is performing at all of our branches during Black History Month. Check their schedule here.

Check our Happenings for more Black History Month programs at your local library.

Every month we like to feature programs we think you’ll enjoy. Here are some February highlights:

Acreage Branch

Club Pokémon

Tue, Feb 16, 6:30 pm
Bring your DS or Pokémon cards to battle, trade and make new friends or try your hand at a Pokécraft. Ages 6-12. (90 min.) Preregister.

Anime Otaku Club

Tue, Feb 23, 6:30 pm
Hang out, watch anime, and eat snacks while you talk with friends and fans about all the coolest stuff from Japan. Ages 12-17. (2 hr.) Preregister.

Card Gamers Club

Wed, Feb 24, 7:00 pm
Yu-Gi-Oh!, Pokémon, Magic and more. If you like collectible card games, this is your place to be. Bring your deck, box or binder, and come with a friend or make a new one. All ages. (90 min.) Preregister.

Main Branch

AniMAINia

Thu, Feb 11, 4:00 pm
Tue, Feb 23, 5:00 pm
We will be watching an anime of your choosing to kick us off so keep some in mind that you’d like to watch. Remember, you can bring your own art, manga, video games, or shows to share so don’t be shy! Walk-ins are welcome. . If you like manga, anime, K-Drama, K-Pop, J-Pop, or cosplaying, then this is your chance to meet others just like you. Ages 11-17. (60 min.) Preregister.

Comic Book Craft

Tue, Feb 16, 4:00 pm
Do you like to read comics, but keep losing your place? Well, here is our solution: comic book bookmarks! You may draw, color or cut out comics or superheroes to make your very own bookmark. Be sure to bring your creative side! Ages 7-11. (30 min.) Preregister.

Walking Dead Trivia

Sat, Feb 20, 2:00 pm
Test your knowledge of “The Walking Dead” during our trivia event. Form a team, or compete alone, in a ghoulish game of trivia about the hit television and comic book series. Bragging rights and prizes will be awarded to the winners. (90 min.) Preregister.

Royal Palm Beach Branch

Anime Club

Sat, Feb 13, 3:00 pm
Meet other teens who enjoy watching and talking about anime, eat Pocky and share your knowledge about manga. Snacks provided. Ages 12-17. (60 min.) Preregister.

Wellington Branch

Anime Nation

Tue, Feb 16, 6:00 pm
View new anime titles. Snacks provided. Ages 12-17. Limit 25. (90 min.)

West Boca Branch

Superhero Mini Camp

Tue, Feb 16, 3:30 pm
Create a superhero identity, craft, and tackle a few superhero activities as you discover your inner superhero. Costumes welcome. Grades K-5. (60 min.) Preregister.

Drawn to Comics: Star Wars

In celebration of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”, coming to theaters December 18th, we are featuring PBCLS’ collection of Star Wars comics. Check out our catalog for more titles from our collection.

Star wars. Episode IV, A new hope

Star Wars: Episode IV: A New Hope
By Thomas, Roy
Illustrator Chaykin, Howard
2015-05 – Marvel Comics

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The original comic adaptation of the greatest space-fantasy film of all is remastered for the modern age Weeks before George Lucas’ first “Star Wars “film hit theatres, Marvel gave fans their first look at Luke Skywalker, boldly asking: “Will he save the galaxy, or destroy it?” You may know the answer, but that doesn’t spoil the fun of seeing “Star Wars: “Episode IV – “A New Hope “like never before…including scenes that never made the silver screen When Princess Leia is taken prisoner, Luke, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Han Solo, Chewbacca, C-3PO and R2-D2 ride to the rescue and take on Darth Vader in his awesome Death Star.

 

Star Wars, Dawn of the Jedi.

Star Wars: Dawn of the Jedi Volume 1 Force Storm
By Ostrander, John
Author Parsons, Dan
Author Duursema, Jan
2012-12 – Dark Horse Books

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Here begins the tale of the dawn of the Jedi, the “Star Wars” of 25,000 years ago–before lightsabers, before hyperspace travel, before the Jedi spread throughout the galaxy, when connections to the Force were new.

On the planet Tython, a group of beings–scientists, philosophers, and warriors–strive to maintain peace and to balance the mystifying power known as the Force. But a stranger is coming, one who will disrupt the balance with his arrival and his own connection to the Force. Everything in their system is about to change… The doors to the galaxy have been opened.

 

Star Wars Darth Vader

Star Wars: Darth Vader, Volume 1: Vader
By Gillen, Kieron
Illustrator Larocca, Salvador
2015-10 – Marvel Comics

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The original Dark Lord of the Sith stars in his first ongoing series Ever since Darth Vader’s first on-screen appearance, he has become one of pop culture’s most popular villains. Now, follow Vader straight from the ending of A NEW HOPE into his own solo adventures – showing the Empire’s war with the Rebel Alliance from the other side But when a Dark Lord needs help, who can he turn to? As Vader pursues a very personal vengeance against the Rebels and investigates the Emperor’s secret machinations, he clashes with weapons scavenger Aphra and deadly Battle Droids, and returns to Geonosis to build an army. But some very powerful people don’t want him to learn the truths he seeks.

 

Star Wars Darth Vader and the Ghost Prison

Star Wars: Darth Vader and the Ghost Prison
By Blackman, Haden
Illustrator Alessio, Agustin
Illustrator Wilkins, Dave
2013-04 – Dark Horse Comics

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A traitorous uprising against the fledgling Galactic Empire leaves Emperor Palpatine close to death. Saving the Emperor–and the Empire–appears to be a lost cause… unless Vader can uncover the secrets of the Jedi Council and locate the mysterious “Ghost Prison.”

 

Boba Fett death, lies, & treachery

Star Wars: Boba Fett: Death, Lies, & Treachery
By Wagner, John
Illustrator Kennedy, Cam
1998-01 – Dark Horse Comics

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Throughout the vast reaches of the galaxy one name is always uttered in hushed tones, a name guaranteed to strike fear into the stoutest heart: Boba Fett. His prices are exorbitant, but if you’re looking for revenge, or if you’re looking for protection, he’ll get the job done.

 

Dark Metro

dark metroWhat is Dark Metro? Dark Metro by Tokyo Calen is a two part manga series that consists of short stories regarding the paranormal.  The title (and cover image) gives away where most of these stories are set. Each story is separate and brings their own spine tingling elements.

When I was reading the series for the first time, I could not get the feeling of being terrified. Reading it in the dark is the best way to feel the aura of what the author is trying to convey. If you are interested in this type of genre, I recommend this title and I guarantee that you cannot pass this manga up. What are you waiting for? Check out your local library or click here to grab a copy.

Thanksgiving Hoopla!

The Palm Beach County Library System will be closing early November 25 (all branches will be closed by 5 p.m.) and will be closed November 26 and 27 in celebration of Thanksgiving. No materials are due on those days, so don’t sweat over the books you already have checked out.

If you’re looking for something to pass the time between parades and football games, you can always log onto the PBCLS homepage to access some of our streaming e-materials.

Hoopla provides access to ebooks (including comics!), audiobooks, streaming movies, and music!

Overdrive has thousands of options for ebooks and audiobooks. See what’s available today!

If you just need some tunes to get you through dinner with the family, try Freegal. You can download up to 5 songs a week for FREE!

We also have a new service called Flipster which provides access to magazines!

Whatever your plans for Thanksgiving weekend, I hope you enjoy yourself.

Happy Thanksgiving

Dororo by Tezuka Osamu

dororoWho has not heard of Dororo, I ask? If you have not, then you have been living underneath a rock. It was written back in the 60s by the Father of Japanese Anime Osamu Tezuka. Dororo is about a little boy thief.

The story starts off with a warlord making a deal with the demon by selling his first born child’s body parts in order for him to win the war. As the story progresses, Dororo ends up meeting Hyakkimaru, a lone warrior through his travels. As you can see Hyakkimaru is not an ordinary warrior, he is the little boy who’s father sold 26 of his body parts to the demon years ago.

Through their travels, they will run into different entities, good and bad. The battles is going to be tough but can they survive the fight?

Will Hyakkimaru finally recover and find what he is looking for and as for Dororo, will he finally find his happiness or accept his fate?

Check out Dororo at your local library.

Drawn to Comics November 2015

This month’s Drawn to Comics theme is Peanuts in celebration of The Peanuts movie in theaters this month.

Can’t get enough of your favorite characters? Check out these great comics!

Peanuts 1997 to 1998

The Complete Peanuts 1997-1998
By Schulz, Charles M.
2015-11 – Fantagraphics Books

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Even the most devoted Peanuts fan will be surprised by revisiting Schulz’s last decade of work. Schulz’s cartooning has never been more expressive, and his sense of humor never more unencumbered by formula or tradition. In this volume, Charlie Brown gets caught up in a fake celebrity autographs racket, Rerun gets accused of sexual harassment, the infamous Crybaby Boobie returns, Snoopy’s brothers go on a quest to find Mickey Mouse, Snoopy gets his driver’s license, Rerun continues to pursue the underground arts, Linus starts his own church of Great Pumpkin believers and is declared a false prophet, and other surprises that make these last few years of Peanuts ripe for reconsideration.

 

AND MORE! The Complete Peanuts collection includes 25 volumes of your favorite comic dating back to 1950.

Peanuts Volume 1

You can also enjoy streaming Peanuts comics via Hoopla!
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