Comics

Join the Monster Mash at MGHL

By MGHL Staff on October 10, 2013

Beware — there are lots of spooky-looking creatures lurking around Modern Graphic History Library for a Halloween gathering. Cover art by Frank Frazetta, Creepy #144, January 1983 Since Halloween is still three weeks away, these scary guests appear to be staying for a while.  We’ve go...

A Look at the Watchmen During Banned Books Week

By MGHL Staff on September 26, 2013

As comics and graphic novels become an increasing part of library collections, it should come as no surprise that comics and graphic novels are increasing showing up on the list of challenged books, especially in school libraries.  During Banned Books Week, Modern Graphic History Library looks at...

Clawing His Way To the Top : A Look At Wolverine

By MGHL Staff on July 24, 2013

This weekend The Wolverine debuts in movie theaters.  It is the second solo movie for the moody and often violent X-Man character, Wolverine, starring Hugh Jackman. Back cover of Wolverine #1, by John Bolton, November 1988. Wolverine debuted in October 1974 as a character in The Incredible Hulk #...

75 Years of Superman

By MGHL Staff on June 19, 2013

Look up at the screen… It’s a bird… Robert Andrew Parker illustration from children’s book To Fly by Wendie Old, 2002. It’s a plane… Robert Andrew Parker illustration, unknown date. No, it’s just a Superman blog. Miniseries Man of Steel #1 (of 6) that reb...

The Center for the Humanities Comics Collection

By MGHL Staff on July 26, 2012

We’re excited to announce an amazing new addition to the MGHL collections: The Center for the Humanities Comics Collection. A transfer from Washington University’s The Center for the Humanities, the collection contains thousands of comic books, as well as pulp magazines, graphic novel...

The Kaltenthaler Comics & Zines Collection Now Available

By MGHL Staff on April 10, 2012

We’re excited to announce that the Karl S. Kaltenthaler Comic Books and Zines Collection is now available for use. The collection contains over 1,000 comic books from spanning many genres and styles, including super-hero comics, war comics, horror comics, and alternative and underground tit...

Sneak Peek from the Kaltenthaler Comic Books & Zines Collection

By MGHL Staff on March 15, 2012

We’re in the midst of processing a new collection of comic books and zines and wanted to share a few highlights with you. (A zine is a self-published magazine with a small circulation.) Most of the zines in the Karl S. Kaltenthaler Collection are from the early to mid 1980s and focus on mus...