Published on February 10th, 2016 | by Thomas Maluck

Secret Stacks Podcast Episode 10

Comics are seeing a new golden age – of talent, readers, and resources. Secret Stacks invites you to join a conversation between Kristin Lalonde and Thomas Maluck, two librarians who share comics and graphic novel news, readers advisory, guest interviews, and tales from the front lines of conventions and library services. Each episode appears here on CCGC Libraries on the second Wednesday of each month, with show notes to accompany topics covered in each episode.

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Secret Stacks Podcast Episode 10

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Free Comic Book Day – May 7, 2016

Library ebook circulation boosts sales

Amazon’s influence on Comixology becoming more apparent

That Oxymoron, The Asian Comic Superhero

Coming Out As Gay Superheroes

The Valkyries – Comics Discussion & Advisory For Female Retailers & Librarians

Women In Refrigerators


Kristin’s Picks

Patsy Walker, aka Hellcat #1

Moongirl & The Devil Dinosaur #1-2

Through The Woods (9781442465954)


Thomas’s Picks

The Sandman: Overture (9781401248963)

Martian Manhunter (9781401261511)

Hereville: How Mirka Caught A Fish (9781419708008)

About the Author

Thomas Maluck is a teen services librarian at Richland Library in Columbia, South Carolina. After graduating with his MLIS in 2010 from the University of South Carolina, he knew he wanted to go into either virtual services or teen services, and found a happy medium engaging teens via technology and the endless ride that is pop culture. He has presented at various fan-culture and professional conventions about graphic novels, manga, and teen services, including the American Library Association's Annual and Midwinter conferences, DragonCon, NashiCon, and New York Comic Con. He served on YALSA's Great Graphic Novels For Teens committee for its 2014 and 2015 lists, and has published articles in Library Trends, Public Libraries, and The Hub. He currently reviews for No Flying, No Tights and regularly blogs comic recommendations on Richland Library's website here.

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