Secret Stacks – Episode 4

July 2015 – Show Notes
SECRET STACKS, your comics in libraries podcast. Episode 4! In this episode, Kristin and Thomas discuss Hoopla, changing comics readership, convention culture, Summer Reading Program and MUCH MORE. Plus a SECRET STACKS EXCLUSIVE! Thomas brings back several amazing SECRET TREASURES from HeroesCon for all of us to enjoy! They also discuss their three favorite things this month and return to the deep deep well of quality content known as the Archie Kickstarter.

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Stuff We Discussed


Comics Alliance: more kids + girls reading comics than last year for 2nd year in a row, based on retailer surveys from Publishers Weekly

List of comics creators available for visits/Skype

A-FORCE will be a new series post-Secret Wars!

“When I’m sometimes asked when will there be enough? And I say ‘When there are nine.’ People are shocked. But there’d been nine men, and nobody’s ever raised a question about that.”

-Ruth Bader Ginsberg (originally about Supreme Court, but also relevant to A-Force gripers)

DC and Vertigo on Hoopla

gwynnie bee, a Netflix-style service for plus-size (10-32) dresses
Kickstarter links from Mailbag responses:

Brawl in the Family


Sam & Fuzzy

Strong Female Protagonist

Digital Manga Publishing


Six Lessons From Archie

Tezuka Kickstarters And All That Jazz


Kristin’s Three Picks

1) Unbeatable Squirrel Girl (ISBN13: 9780785197027)

2) Fresh Romance

3) Black Canary


Thomas’s Three Picks

1) SuperMutant Magic Academy (ISBN13: 9781770461987)

2) Opus (ISBN13: 9781616556068)

(Every Frame A Painting: Satoshi Kon – Editing Space & Time)

3) Sunny (ISBN13: 9781421573403)


Find a comics shop near you

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