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Graphic Novels & Comics ON HOOPLA

Did you know you can read graphic novels on Hoopla?

Hoopla offers a wide array of comics for all ages. You can find the comics tab at the top of the “Books” section on your Hoopla app. Hoopla offers the option of viewing a full page or panel-by-panel, making it easy to zoom in to get a good look at the art or make the text clearer. You can find comic adaptations of many books and movies, your favorite superheroes, and the source material for many beloved shows. Read classics like WatchmenSandman, and The Walking Dead.
Below are some other recommendations.

Heavy Vinyl by Carly Usdin and Nina Vakueva is a comedy about a teenage girl named Chris who begins work at her dream job, only to soon discover her coworkers are part of a secret teen girl fight club. She joins them to help find a missing rockstar, who’s disappearance may be a part of something much bigger than the girls anticipated. Heavy Vinyl is lighthearted and fun, with bright colors and a compelling plot. 


Coffin Bound by Dan Watters and artist Dani is a surreal horror-action story about a young woman named Izzy who, after being marked by a deadly entity, decides to “unlive” - retrace her steps and erase any impact she left on the Earth. With a dark and desaturated apocalyptic backdrop, the dialogue and characters are ominous and strange, showcasing that the world around Izzy is just as strange as she is. Volume 1 is available on Hoopla and can be read as a standalone. Volume 2, a continuation following one of Izzy’s companions, is due out Fall 2020.


Pretty Deadly by Kelly Sue DeConnick and Emma Ríos is a dark western about a girl named Ginny raised by Death, and her search to get revenge on the man who caused her mother’s death. Meanwhile, the man Ginny hunts is on the run to protect a prophetic child from her destiny to destroy the concept of death itself.


Primer by Jennifer Muro, Thomas Krajewski, and Gretel Lusky is a superhero comedy about a disruptive preteen artist who finds the perfect foster parents - an artist and a scientist. When she finds a locked briefcase in her foster mother’s room containing paint vials, she quickly realizes each pigment grants her a new superpower when painted on her skin. Gretel Lusky’s art is bright and expressive, perfectly suiting the protagonist’s loud personality, while Muro and Krajewski deliver a fun and lovable cast of characters.


The Old Guard by Greg Rucka and Leandro Fernandez tells the story of a group of immortals led by an ancient warrior woman named Andy, working as mercenaries while trying to keep their anonymity. When the secret is out and two of the team are kidnapped, the remaining members team up with a newly found immortal to rescue them. Heavily stylized without taking away from the intensity of the story, Now a Netflix movie starring Charlize Theron.


Book Love by Debbie Tung is a series of single page comics about the book obsessed author’s day to day life. Funny and sweet, a great read and relatable for any book lover.


Star Pig by Delilah S. Dawson and Francesco Gaston is a sci-fi adventure comic about a teenager who becomes stranded in space, only to be saved by a giant pink tardigrade. Colorist Sebastian Cheng lights up the series with bold colors that accent the bizarre adventures the protagonists go on.


Snow, Glass, Apples by Neil Gaiman and Colleen Doran is a horror retelling of the Snow White fairytale. The Queen tells the tale of her horrifying stepdaughter and the terrors she brings to the Queen’s life and her kingdom.

Lumberjanes (various authors)   A heartwarming supernatural adventure comic. Five girls meet at a summer camp and become quick friends, only to realize that the woods are filled with strange and mysterious things. The comic is enjoyable for all-ages, occasionally covering serious topics while maintaining a fun adventure plot. Hoopla has all collected volumes available and the non-collected individual issues.

I Am Not Okay With This by Charles Forsman is a coming-of-age drama about a girl dealing with the lows of teenage life while trying to understand her out of control telekinetic powers. It has been recently adapted into a well-received Netflix comedy-drama.


Locke and Key by Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez is a gritty supernatural horror set in New England. After the death of their father, three children move with their mother to their father’s family estate. The house is filled with mysterious keys, each of which holds its own magic power. The first six volumes are available on Hoopla and a TV adaption is now available to watch on Netflix.

Clue by Paul Allor and Nelson Daniel is a new take on the classic whodunnit, providing a funny yet engaging murder mystery/conspiracy plot. The first in IDW’s Clue series, Clue is a quick read miniseries that introduces new characters into the classic roles with further twists into the murder mystery.

Umbrella Academy Vol. 1: Apocalypse Suite by Gerard Way and Gabriel Bá is a black comedy superhero comic, now a hit Netflix show. It follows the lives of seven estranged siblings each with their own bizarre superpower as they must team together to stop a worldly threat. Volumes two and three are also available.

Nimona by Noelle Stevenson is an emotional tale from the perspective of a villain’s sidekick in a medieval fantasy setting. With simple but expressive art, Nimona is lighthearted without playing down the drama of the plot.

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Audio Books and eBooks are available through the New Hampshire Downloadable Book Catalog.  To locate downloadable books for checkout you can visit our catalog or the New Hampshire Downloadable Book Catalog.

If you are new to downloadable books, be sure to read the information for new users.  Your user name will be your library card number - just the numerals shown below.  Your password is your telephone number.

To find new titles in our catalog click on the See What's Hot link. You can limit your search to audio if you like.

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Audio books in the Library
You can also check out audio books at the library.  We recently made a big addition to our audio book collection.Go to the catalog's See What's New link for more!