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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 …

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Horror Comics: Happy Halloween!

Posted by: Mike Queen

Halloween is almost here! For a real fright on all hallows’ night, let’s delve into horror comics. I’ve always wondered what titles might make Batman’s Halloween reading list, so I decided to take a stab at it by combing through the depths of the Library of Congress’ vast comic book collection and came up with …

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Ms. Marvel: More Than Your Average Superhero

Posted by: Mike Queen

Before you stream Ms. Marvel, here’s a sneak peek at the comic book series that inspired the new series. Ms. Marvel is just one of many diverse comic books available in the Library of Congress’ collection of 12,000 plus titles and over 160,000 original print issues. They span genres from Black to Latinx to LGBTQ+ …

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Comics Presentations Future and Past

Posted by: Malea Walker

This weekend will bring an exciting 10-day, extended National Book Festival, as well as the 2021 Small Press Expo. Learn about these events and the many exciting comics presentations from the Library in the past.

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Let’s Talk Comics: LGBTQIA+ Titles

Posted by: Amber Paranick

June is Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQIA+) Pride Month. LGBTQIA+ is an acronym used in the Library’s collection policy statement to signify lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, and asexual. In honor of Pride Month, I wanted to highlight titles and anthologies within our collection that either include queer characters, were created by LGBTQIA+ talent and creators, or serve as memorable firsts in comics history.