Hoopla is a platform that lets public libraries in the US offer patrons the option to check out digital music, videos, and audiobooks. Last month the company expanded into eBooks and comics, and this month Hoopla added a collection of comics you’ve probably heard of, even if you’re not that into comic books.
Hoopla now lets you check out DC comics for free, with titles including Batman, Superman, The Flash, and more.
The collection also includes Watchmen and titles from DC’s Vertigo imprint, including The Sandman, The Preacher, Fables, Y The Last Man, and V for Vendetta. Note that you won’t find the entire run of most comics, but there are enough issues to get you started… and it’s kind of hard to complain about the price.
You can read the single-issue comics or graphic novels in a web browser or using Hoopla’s Android or iOS apps, and you can check out up to 10 titles per month.
In addition to DC Comics, Hoopla offers titles from Titan Comics, IDW, Boom Studios, and a number of smaller publishers.
The only catch? You need a library card for a library that uses Hoopla and offers access to the digital comics.
Working at a comic store where I’ve ended up with inventory duties, I appreciate the opportunity, however rare as a Libertarian Socialist (Chomsky School) when assigned by the owner to donate overflow books around town to actively practice my beliefs, however obscure to other Libertarians. And Americans
I digress. I am excited to see DC placing a 10 issue limit. Go on and get the kids hooked on going to the library so they could read the next issue of the 80s masterpiece that was drawn for computer reproductions with the New Teen Titans.
Finally, if you are a reader, but realize that you may end up with a wine cellar filled with books you may have read ONCE imagining those triplicate variant covers will deliver you dividends, just take a semi pro’s word for it, “it is a 10 yr, at the most, bubbleannnnd POP!!!(I PERSONALLY have been there, AS WELL). Are you possibly looking for a specific solution?
First find out if you have an after school center in a less affluent area, or a children’s palliative care homes/hospitals (that’s where I donated) or donate them to a hospital FOR KIDS. I found so much satisfaction in organization of storylines and age appropriate books.
They aren’t contributing to anything in a box.
I’ll get of MY SOAPBOX now.
Awesome ! ! !
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