How many of us have heard that one before? The Avengers had the highest grossing movie of all time, network TV and streaming services are full of shows and movies based on superheroes, and you can’t go anywhere without seeing a person or two wearing a piece of clothing with a comic book character on it. Yet the perception that comic books are “kids stuff” is still prevalent! We here at CCPL are trying to do our part to change that. How, you ask? By providing Not Just For Kids, a monthly, adults only (18 years and older) book discussion that focuses on titles that push the boundaries of what graphic novels can be! Each month, our group meets (virtually, of course) to discuss a different graphic novel that is aimed at adult readers (with a poignant or landmark title for all readers thrown in occasionally). Sometimes it’s an award winning classic, sometimes it’s a hot new title that’s grabbed a lot of attention, and sometimes it’s an original take on old favorite characters. Are you looking for a place to discuss some of your favorite titles? Hoping to get some insight on how to revisit a favorite hobby? Maybe just looking for some recommendations for new reading? We’ve got you covered!
Of course if you’re a longtime graphic novel reader, you know that when you jump into a new series in the middle, a recap is helpful so that you know what you’ve missed. To keep in that spirit, here’s a list of titles we’ve featured at Not Just For Kids so far!
Additionally, scroll to the bottom for info about our next few meetings coming up on Monday, April 12 when we’ll be discussing Batman: Three Jokers by Geoff Johns and Jason Fabok, and on Monday, May 10 we’ll tackle Resident Alien Omnibus Vol. 1 by Peter Hogan and Steve Parkhouse!
All descriptions are taken from the item records on Hoopla.