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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.

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Happy 220th Birthday to the Library of Congress!

Posted by: Amber Paranick

This piece was co-written by my colleague Megan Halsband. To celebrate the 220th anniversary of its founding, on Friday, April 24, 2020, the Library of Congress is highlighting some of the many gifts and resources we have been able to provide because of your contributions.  Your creativity and knowledge help us build our Web Archiving collections …

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Let’s Talk Comics: Comics as Data

Posted by: Megan Halsband

Good news everyone – the first webcomics dataset is available here!!! Wait, what? As a part of the Library’s work to explore our web archives, my colleagues at LC Labs and the Web Archiving Team have made a dataset generated from content harvested from the Library of Congress’s web archive of qwantz.com (Dinosaur Comics!). So …