Free Comic Book Day Spotlight: DC Comics Rebirth

January… the time of rebirth. As we prepare to follow through on our New Year resolutions, let’s take a look at something else that went through a rebirth: DC Comics. In 2015, DC Comics rebranded their line as “Rebirth.” It was a reset that kept some of what 2012’s New 52 did, but reverted back to the characters and arcs that we loved and missed. It was a reset that met with much approval.

Where to start?

DC Universe: Rebirth – “A mysterious force ripples across the DC Universe, trying to warn the World’s Greatest Heroes of an impending threat! That force? A returning Wally West! But what has the former Kid Flash seen? And who or what is he running from? It all begins here… The future (and past) of the DC Universe starts here. Don’t say we didn’t warn you!”

Batman Vol. 1: I Am Gotham – “The Caped Crusader has never been stopped. Not by the Joker. Not by Two-Face. Not even by the entire Justice League. But now.. Batman must face his most challenging foe ever–a hero who wants to save Gotham…from the Batman!”

Superman Vol. 1: Son of Superman – “After the stunning events of DC REBIRTH, the world is left without Superman! Luckily, there is another Man of Steel to fill his shoes: the pre-Flashpoint Kal-El! However, can this new Superman protect the world while raising a super-son with his wife, Lois Lane? And should they help their boy use his new and rapidly increasing abilities, or hide them from the world?”

Wonder Woman Vol. 1: The Lies – “After suffering an unimaginable loss, Diana must rebuild her mission as Earth’s ultimate protector and champion. However, in the midst of her grief, her Lasso of Truth stopped working! Start down the rabbit hole as dark secret from Wonder Woman’s past unravel her present!”

Green Lanterns Vol. 1: Rage Planet – “New Green Lanterns Jessica Cruz and Simon Baz debut a new era of emerald greatness, tackling the universe’s toughest beat: Earth. These rookie Lanterns promised to protect others in brightest day or blackest night, but as the “Red Planet” begins to rise, the duo finds themselves confronted with an unimaginable threat from Bleez and the Red Lanterns!”

The Flash Vol. 1: Lightning Strikes Twice – “A new storm brews over Central City and disproves the old adage about lightning never, well … you know. Just as Barry begins to feel overwhelmed fighting crime, a new speedster debuts–but just where did this amazing new friend come from? Spinning directly out of the epic events of DC UNIVERSE: REBIRTH, the Fastest Man Alive finds himself at the center of a DC Universe at a crossroads–and reeling from the reemergence of his protegee, Wally West.”

Free Comic Book Day is Saturday, May 5, 2018 at the Indian River Library from 10:30 am to 4:00 pm. Join us for free comic books, panels, activities, and more!

Announcing… CPL’s 1st Online Book Club!

Who doesn’t love to talk about books? Gathering with friends, discussing our favorite characters, plot points, the good, and the bad. Yet who has the time? So busy in life, we can barely make it to our work, our home, the grocery store, etc. To quote the meme, no one has time for an in person book club.

So why not join our online book club?

Starting January 2018, join CPL as we launch our beta online book club on Goodreads! Each month, read a book from a different theme and discuss it with other book lovers. Get in on the action by voting for the book you want the group to read.

This program will also be a monthly challenge category for our 52 Book Pickup Challenge.

What’s that? 52 Book Pickup is a yearly challenge to read a book a week. 52 weeks. 52 books. Sign up for the 2018 year will begin mid-January. But you can still join our Goodread’s group today for weekly threads, book trivia, and fun discussions. This is also where you can find all our online book club announcements and also vote for January’s book club book.

January’s theme- Best of 2017. Vote now for which book you think we should read here. Voting ends December 14th.

Want a sneak peak? February’s theme will be Romance and March’s Historical Fiction.

What are you waiting for? Join us for our online book club and enjoy a year of great books and lively discussion!