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Lets Talk Comics: SPX, SDCC, and more!

Posted by: Megan Halsband

It’s September and that means its time for comics and the Small Press Expo (SPX)! Every year the Library hosts a speaker in connection with SPX – usually accompanied by a small display and of course, a lively conversation. This year’s lecture will be a bit different than years past – as it will be …

Three comic book covers showing characters going to school.

Back to School: Comic Book Stories

Posted by: Malea Walker

What better way to ease the nerves of going back to school than to read some comic book stories…about school! Take a look at some of these classic school moments from the comic book collections of the Library of Congress.

five x-men comic book covers arrayed in a V-shape on a blue background

X-Men: 60 Uncanny Years

Posted by: Mike Queen

Post highlights some X-Men comic book issues in the Library of Congress collection in celebration of the 60th anniversary of the publication of X-Men no. 1 (September 1963).

Fighters from Mars title illustration in New York Evening Journal that appeared at the beginning of each installment

H.G. Wells’ Fighters from Mars?

Posted by: Mike Queen

Does that title above look a little off to you? It should. H.G. Wells’ science fiction classic War of the Worlds has been adapted many times since the novel’s original released in 1898. Fighters from Mars, however, is one of the earliest versions serialized in a newspaper or magazine and is most definitely not a …