Comic Book Month

Comic Book Month Featured

Eve created a super display at Central Library for Comic Book Month, complete with superheroes and comic book facts!

Did you know...

  • The first modern comic book, Famous Funnies, was released in the US in 1933 and was a reprinting of earlier newspaper humour comic strips, which had established many of the storytelling devices used in comics.

  • Created by Lee Falk (USA), the first superhero was The Phantom, who debuted in his own newspaper comic strip on 17 Febraury 1936.

  • Two comic book characters have a claim to being the first female superhero. Fantomah was the first female superhero with superhuman powers to appear in print, in Jungle Comics #2 (February 1940).

  • Comic historians divide the history of American comic books into ages. These eras include the Golden Age (1938-1950), the Silver Age (1956-1970), the Bronze Age (1970-1985), and the Modern Age (1985-present).

See some of this year's newest comic books featuring (in)famous heroes and villians below.

Click on any title to check availability or place a hold.