Artist Christine Thornton will be here on Monday, July 9 at 7pm to teach a class on how to create your own comic book and superhero.

Here are some of the library’s best new superhero comics to get you inspired!

Batman Vol. 1, The Court of Owls by Scott Snyder
Scott Snyder and artist Greg Capullo begin a new era of The Dark Knight as with the relaunch of Batman , as a part of DC Comics–The New 52! After a series of brutal murders rocks Gotham City, Batman begins to realize that perhaps these crimes go far deeper than appearances suggest. As the Caped Crusader begins to unravel this deadly mystery, he discovers a conspiracy going back to his youth and beyond to the origins of the city he’s sworn to protect. Could the Court of Owls, once thought to be nothing more than an urban legend, be behind the crime and corruption? Or is Bruce Wayne losing his grip on sanity and falling prey to the pressures of his war on crime? 

The Avengers: The Heroic Age by Brian Michael Bendis
Iron Man, Thor and Captain America have been the Avengers’ heart and soul since the team’s earliest days. But in the wreckage of Asgard, they find themselves squabbling over old wounds. As unstable magics cast the heroes-at-odds into the scattered Nine Realms, they quickly realize the world in which they’re trapped is not how it should be. Can they come together and put it right? Then, as the three heroes re-forge the Avengers with the likes of Hawkeye, Spider-Man, Wolverine and Spider-Woman.

The Justice League, Vol. 1: Origin by Geoff Johns
In a world where inexperienced superheroes operate under a cloud of suspicion from the public, loner vigilante Batman has stumbled upon a dark evil that threatens to destroy the earth as we know it. Now, faced with a threat far beyond anything he can handle on his own, the Dark Knight must trust an alien, a scarlet speedster, an accidental teenage hero, a space cop, an Amazon Princess and an undersea monarch. Will this combination of Superman, The Flash, Cyborg, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman and Aquaman be able to put aside their differences and come together to save the world? Or will they destroy each other first?

Ultimate Spider-man: Death of Spider-man by Brian Michael Bendis
Prepare yourself for the most shocking Spider-Man story you will ever read! Young Peter Parker has led a heroic life and tried to live by the simple and powerful philosophy that with great power comes great responsibility – but will that philosophy be enough to save him from the horror that awaits him here?

Ultimate Comics X: Origins by Jeph Loeb
The world was on the brink of destruction. Countless heroes have died. The Fantastic Four have disbanded and the X-Men are gone. Mutants are now being hunted as criminals. But there is hope in the form of an unlikely group of young heroes gathered together to save tomorrow. Who is Ultimate X? What connects Jimmy Hudson, Karen Grant, Derek Morgan, and Liz Allan and what drives them to reach out to the most dangerous person in the Ultimate Universe, the Hulk?

Kimberly

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