Reading Riot: Graphic Novels Make Fun Summer Reading

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The dog days of summer – those hot, sultry days that bring out mad dogs and laziness – are upon us. Don’t let them get you down! Stop in at your nearest cool air conditioned library branch and pick up our latest young adult reads.

If you’re a fan of comic books and pop culture, you might know this week is the hugely successful Comic-Con convention in San Diego. Our collection development librarian does an awesome job keeping up with this popular genre. Check out some of the latest.

Dragon Ball SuperDragon Ball comic book cover
Goku’s adventure from the best-selling classic manga Dragon Ball continues in this new series written by Akira Toriyama himself. Ever since Goku became Earth’s greatest hero and gathered the seven Dragon Balls to defeat the evil Boo, his life on Earth has grown a little dull. But new threats loom overhead, and Goku and his friends will have to defend the planet once again in this continuation of the best-selling series!

My Hero Academia: Vigilantes, Vol. 1
In the super-powered world of My Hero Academia, not everyone needs a license to fight for justice! Heroes, trained and licensed to protect and defend the public against super-villains, stand above all the rest. But not everyone can be a hero. There are those who use their powers without legal permission…they are the vigilantes.

Ms. Marvel Vol. 9
Kamala Khan has vanished – but where and why? Jersey City still has a need for heroes, and in the wake of Ms. Marvel’s disappearance, dozens have begun stepping up to the plate. The city’s newest super hero Red Dagger and even ordinary citizens attempt to carry on the brave fight in Kamala’s honor.

Find these and many more anime, manga and graphic novels in our collection.

∼ Ann McDuffie, Youth Services Librarian, Bealeton branch library

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