Libraries have embraced literary graphic novels while largely overlooking popular comic book titles. Yet some 44 percent of 9- to 11-year-old girls read comic books, while almost 60 percent of boys in the same age range thrill to the exploits of comic book heroes and villains. This book can help libraries take advantage of this overlooked opportunity.
Bryan D. Fagan is a freelance writer. He has an MLS degree from the University of Maryland. Jody Condit Fagan is associate professor and content interfaces coordinator at James Madison University Libraries and Educational Technologies, Harrisonburg, VA.
"A highly useful and highly recommended read for any librarian who wants to create greater interest in their facility." - Midwest Book Review "This thorough guide focuses on creating a core collection for adults, though much of it will also be useful for youth librarians. . . . Armed with this book, librarians should feel confident about knowledgeably creating and maintaining a successful comic-book collection." - School Library Journal