Published on August 12th, 2015 | by Thomas Maluck

Secret Stacks Podcast Episode 5

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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Show Notes

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We guest-hosted Circulating Ideas and interviewed Marissa Lieberman about conventions and graphic novels! She has a website about anime and manga programming in libraries called Manga-tize Your Library.


Vertigo’s back, baby!


Deadpool vs Comic-Con (Pick a video, any video)


Deadpool quick picks:


Correction: Thomas understands that a sonic boom is not created by hitting two objects together. He would regret the error, but it remains to be seen if Wonder Woman will create actual sonic booms in the Batman v Superman movie.


Kristin’s Three Picks


Thomas’s Three Picks


Marissa’s Three Picks

Changes to Batgirl text in the trade edition to remove transphobic elements


Secret Stacks artwork by Severin Piehl, creator of Tove

Theme song by Julie Jurgens, who blogs at Hi, Miss Julie! and is on twitter as @himissjulie and@JulieJurgens


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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