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However, Hoopla has recently added Bonus Borrows, which includes over 1,000 titles that do not count toward your monthly limit! You can even checkout these Bonus Borrows after you hit your 10 item limit. Some of these include Minecraft, Spider-Man, Saga, and more! As of now, Bonus Borrows are being offered through 4/30/20.
The Best Comics on Hoopla (To Get You Started)
Hoopla has over 10,000 comics ready to read! Below are some critically acclaimed and staff favorite comics and graphic novels to get anyone started. If you are new to comics, or just looking for your next read, you can also try this useful flowchart from Hoopla to find your next read!
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Comics for Kids
New Kid Jerry Craft
Seventh grader Jordan Banks loves nothing more than drawing cartoons about his life. But instead of sending him to the art school of his dreams, his parents enroll him in a prestigious private school known for its academics, where Jordan is one of the few kids of color in his entire grade. Perfect for fans of Raina Telgemeier and Gene Luen Yang, New Kid is a timely, honest graphic novel about starting over at a new school where diversity is low and the struggle to fit in is real. Winner of the Newbery Medal and Coretta Scott King Award.
Lumberjanes Shannon Watters, Grace Ellis, Noelle Stevenson
Best friends Jo, April, Mal, Molly, and Ripley spend a fun summer at Miss Qiunzella's Camp for Hardcore Lady Types, where they encounter yetis, three-eyed wolves, and giant falcons while solving a mystery that holds the fate of the world in the balance. Vol. 1 is a Bonus Borrow!
El Deafo Cece Bell
In this funny, poignant graphic novel memoir, author/illustrator Cece Bell chronicles her hearing loss at a young age and her subsequent experiences with the Phonic Ear, a very powerful-and very awkward-hearing aid. After some trouble, she is finally able to harness the power of the Phonic Ear and become "El Deafo, Listener for All." And more importantly, declare a place for herself in the world and find the friend she's longed for.
Gravity Falls: Lost Legends Alex Hirsch
A collection of four all-new strange stories from the sleepy town of Gravity Falls in one original graphic novel. "Captures the funny and weird that made Gravity Falls a hit tv show. Stories involve monsters stealing faces, multiple Mabels, and an interdimensional jewel thief." - Recommended by Robert
The Complete Big Nate Lincoln Peirce
The Complete Big Nate collects every daily and Sunday cartoon ever syndicated. Presented in a numbered series of e-books, each containing one year's worth of strips, this is a goldmine for all Big Nate fans to see many cartoons that have never been published in books. Vol. 8 is a Bonus Borrow!
Comics for Teens
Giant Days John Allison and Lissa Treiman
Susan, Esther, and Daisy started at university three weeks ago and became fast friends because their dorm rooms were next to each other. Now, away from home for the first time, all three want to reinvent themselves. But in the face of influenza, mystery-mold, nu-chauvinism, and the willful, unwanted intrusion of "academia," they may be lucky just to make it to spring alive.
They Called Us Enemy George Takei, Justin Eisinger, Steven Scott
Before George Takei braved new frontiers in Star Trek, he woke up as a four-year-old boy to find his own birth country at war with his father's-and their entire family forced from their home into an uncertain future. Takei revisits his haunting childhood in American concentration camps, as one of over 100,000 Japanese Americans imprisoned by the U.S. government during World War II. Experience this gripping tale of courage, country, loyalty, and love. This graphic memoir is a Bonus Borrow!
Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and Robert Hack
On the eve of her sixteenth birthday, the young sorceress Sabrina Spellman finds herself at a crossroads, having to choose between an unearthly destiny and her mortal boyfriend, Harvey. But a foe from her family's past has arrived in Greendale and she has her own deadly agenda. "If you want even more Chilling Adventures then what you can get from Netflix, check out the origin. This version of the story is almost darker than its Netflix counterpart." - Recommended by Jess
Herding Cats: A Sarah's Scribbles Collection Sarah Andersen
Sarah valiantly struggles with waking up in the morning, being productive, and dealing with social situations. Sarah's Scribbles is the comic strip that follows her life, finding humor in living as an adulting introvert that is at times weird, awkward, and embarrassing.
Batman: The Long Halloween Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale
Taking place during Batman's early days of crime fighting, this new edition of the classic mystery tells the story of a mysterious killer who murders his prey only on holidays. Working with District Attorney Harvey Dent and Lieutenant James Gordon, Batman races against the clock as he tries to discover who Holiday is before he claims his next victim each month.
American Gods Neil Gaiman, P. Craig Russell and Scott Hampton
Shadow Moon gets out of jail only to discover his wife is dead. Defeated, broke, and uncertain where to go from here, he meets the mysterious Mr. Wednesday, who employs him to serve as his bodyguard--thrusting Shadow into a deadly world where ghosts of the past come back from the dead, and a god war is imminent. - Recommended by Jess
Comics for Adults
Snow, Glass, Apples Neil Gaiman and Colleen Doran
A chilling fantasy retelling of the Snow White fairy tale, a not-so-evil queen is terrified of her monstrous stepdaughter and determined to repel this creature and save her kingdom from a world where happy endings aren't so happily ever after. The graphic novel is a Bonus Borrow!
Saga Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples
When two soldiers from opposite sides of a never-ending galactic war fall in love, they risk everything to bring a fragile new life into a dangerous old universe. Fantasy and science fiction are wed like never before in a subversive drama. Arguably the most captivating comic series of the decade, if you haven't read Saga before, now is your chance! Vol. 1 is a Bonus Borrow!
Protip: After you've tried the 1st volume, borrow the deluxe editions from then on. Each are 400+ pages and gives you 3 volumes for the price of 1 checkout.
To Drink and to Eat Guillaume Long
If you want to take your culinary skills from cook to master chef, you'll need to know a few things. What are the tried-and-true utensils every master chef's kitchen should have? Which recipe should you have in your back pocket for preparing to perfection at a moment's notice? Guillaume Long has asked and answered all your culinary questions. One part cookbook, one part graphic memoir.
Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep? Philip K. Dick and Tony Parker
"A big one at over 600 pages depicting the classic short story that became the movie Blade Runner. Deckard hunts rogue androids in a post-apocalyptic world. People dial in their emotions, and keeping an animal is a status symbol (and sign of empathy)." - Recommended by Robert
Fables Bill Willingham
When a savage creature known only as the Adversary conquered the fabled lands of legends and fairy tales, all of the infamous inhabitants of folklore were forced into exile. Disguised among the normal citizens of modern-day New York, these magical characters have created their own peaceful and secret society within an apartment building called Fabletown. But when Snow White's sister goes missing, it is up to Fabletown's sheriff, a reformed and pardoned Big Bad Wolf, to determine who is responsible.
Locke & Key Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez
After a tragedy, the Locke family moves back into their family homestead, Keyhouse, with fantastic doors that transform all who dare to walk through them... and home to a hate-filled and relentless creature that will not rest until it forces open the most terrible door of them all... A captivating and haunting series full of mystery that will keep you guessing and up all night!
The Wicked + The Divine Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie
Every ninety years, twelve gods incarnate as humans. They are loved. They are hated. In two years, they are dead. Gods are the ultimate pop stars and pop stars are the ultimate gods. A contemporary fantasy full of mystery, ethereal concert experiences, and snarky social media updates. Vol. 1 is a Bonus Borrow!