9 comics you can check out now on Hoopla

Remember Hoopla? That cool digital service we offer that lets you stream music, TV shows and movie anywhere and at any time for free?

It just got better.

You can now check out eBooks and comic books on your computers, phones and tablets too. (And, once again, it’s all free with a Mentor Library card.)

Hoopla has hundreds of comic issues from dozens of titles in its collection. To help you get started, we’re recommending nine of our favorites.

1. Fraggle Rock: Journey to the Everspring

You remember Fraggle Rock, the glorious Jim Henson-created show with the Fraggles, Doozers, Gorgs and all-knowing Trash Heap. It’s back in the form of sequential art.

All your favorite characters—Gobo, Wembley, Red, Mokey and Boober—must work together to find the legendary Everspring when Fraggle Rock runs dry.

2. Lumberjanes

Set in Miss Quinzella Thiskwin Penniquiqul Thistle Crumpet’s Camp for Hardcore Lady Types, five of these hardcore lady types—Jo, April, Molly, Mal and Ripley—have to figure out the secret of their summer camp.

The story involves three-eyed foxes, holy kittens and mysterious bearwomen; but, if I had to sum it up in four words it would be FRIENDSHIP TO THE MAX!

3. Adventure Time

The adventures of young hero Finn and his shapeshifting dog-brother Jake have transcended television. You can now follow their travails in the magical, post-apocalyptic land of Ooo via comic book.

Give it a read. It’s mathematical. (Personal favorite: Marceline Gone Adrift where our heroes must find a freshly intergalactic vampire queen.)

4. Garfield

If you can’t get enough of the lasagna-loving, Monday-loathing, Odie-taunting, owner-tormenting fat cat from his multiple television shows and movies, then there’s always the comics.

Fair warning: This cat has not softened toward either Mondays or Nermal since you last saw him.

5. Doctor Who

If you are a Dr. Who aficionado, then decades of BBC programming and a dozen doctors aren’t enough. You want as many stories in as many formats as you can get.

With this comic, you can follow the tenth through 12th doctors through anywhere in time and space.

6. Angel

Joss Whedon’s Angel ended the Buffy-verse on a frustrating cliffhanger; but, through the magic of sequential art, the story can continue. Most of the comics are written or co-written by Whedon himself.

7. Peanuts

Charles M. Schultz may no longer be with us, but his stories about Charlie Brown, Linus, Lucy, Sally and, of course, Snoopy will be with us forever.

8. Ghostbusters

Speaking of which…

With all due respect to the upcoming Ghostbusters films, if you want more stories about Dr. Venkman, Stantz and Spengler, then your best bet is the Erik Burnham-penned comics.

9. Jim Henson’s Storytellers

Let’s conclude with another story that began in the imagination of Jim Henson, specifically his Storytellers anthology.

The television show turned to mythology for inspiration. However, the comic takes a different tactic by retelling famous tales of witches.

Give it a read. You’ll be enthralled by the pretty art, masterful storytelling and unorthodox design.

By the way, if your kid loves comics, they’ll probably enjoy our Comics Club.

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