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New York Comic Con 2012: Highlights from the ALA-Sponsored Sessions

Megan Kociolek: “Libraries are mystical places…”

‘The Dark Knight Returns’: Some Critical Thinking Questions

Here are some questions you can ask fans — questions designed to extend the critical thinking they’re most likely already engaged in…

Recommended Comics for Schools: Harvey Pekar’s Cleveland, The Adventures of Venus, Rough Justice

Encourage students to analyze panels closely to determine how the visuals work with the text. Ask: Where do they clarify information? Where do they expand upon it? Where do they represent a parallel track of information?

Guest Post by Robin Brenner… This Summer’s Female Heroes: Fighting More Than One Battle (2)

The mainstream comics industry has been roundly (and justifiably) criticized for its problematic representation of women as well as its reluctance to acknowledge women as a fanbase with valid opinions.

Guest Post by Robin Brenner… This Summer’s Female Heroes: Fighting More Than One Battle (1)

It’s a tough time to be a superheroine fan…

Book Giveaway: The Stunning “The Art and Making of The Dark Knight Trilogy”

This book just so happens to be a terrific media literacy text, not just a visual theme park for cinephiles and superhero geeks.

Superhero Fatigue… or, Does the Genre Even Benefit the Medium Where it Started?

Superheroes: Bigger Than Ever or Industry Obstacle—or Both?