Published on September 9th, 2015 | by Thomas Maluck

Secret Stacks Podcast Episode 6

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 6

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Show Notes

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Reading Envy podcast w/Jenny Colvin

Ms. Marvel wins a Hugo award for Best Graphic Story against Saga Volume 3, Rat Queens Volume 1, Lumberjanes Volume 1, Sex Criminals Volume 1, The Zombie Nation Volume 2, and No Award

Dirk Gently TV series coming to BBC America with Max Landis as head writer – YOU’RE WELCOME

Lumberjanes #17  – Jo is transgender. Charlotte Finn of Comics Alliance did a great writeup about this

Hoopla adds Image Comics to their library catalog – first wave includes The Walking Dead, Saga, Morning Glories, Invincible, Chew

Vixen web series on CW’s website and app – six five-minute shorts released weekly on Tuesdays

@MizCaramelVixen – Creator of the #BlackComicsMonth hashtag, good to follow

Raising Dion – first issue available for free! Single black mother raising her superpowered son.

Fun Home controversy at Duke – student Brian Grasso’s argument

“Why babies in medieval paintings look like ugly old men” – the explanation on the show oversimplifies, but the actual facts in this link are more interesting!

Oliver Queen’s showdown with Ra’s al Ghul


Kristin’s Three Picks

Secret Wars Secret Love

Power Up

Jem and the Holograms (related: movie trailer)


Thomas’s Three Picks


Time Killers

Hawkeye (related: The Hawkeye Initiative, Kristin endorses The Rockford Files on Netflix (also on Hulu))

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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