Comic Book Creators and Superheroes Kick Off “Year of the Comic Book” at Beach Libraries

Thursday, January 08, 2015

Virginia Beach Public Library (VBPL), in partnership with Tidewater Comicon, is celebrating 2015 as Year of the Comic Book with comic book, super hero and graphic novel-themed programs for all ages, all year long.

The events begin this month with book signings and talks with comic book creators Marty Nozzarella, "A-Day Plus," and Jeff Hewitt, "The Ends,” for ages 18 and up, Saturday, Jan. 10, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Meyera E. Oberndorf Central Library, 4100 Virginia Beach Blvd.  There will be a “lock-in” for teens, grades six to 12, on Jan. 30 from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Central Library, with games, makeup and hairstyling, costume contest, green-screen photo booth and more. There also will be a variety of superhero-themed storytimes, movies and activities for children of all ages throughout the year.

VBPL has a variety of comic books and graphic novels available for check out, from popular superhero and princess titles to “The Walking Dead” and “Game of Thrones.” In addition to print books, VBPL is working with vendor Hoopla to offer digital versions of comics and graphic novels as soon as this spring.  

For information about additional Year of the Comic Book programs in January and beyond, visit and download a program guide. All Year of the Comic Book programs at VBPL are free and open to the public.

About Virginia Beach Public Library

A community anchor for more than 50 years, Virginia Beach Public Library includes a central library, a joint-use library in partnership with Tidewater Community College, seven area libraries and a public law library. Services include workforce development and job-search support, small business resources, computer and technology classes, early literacy classes and outreach, and local history archives and programs. In addition to books, music, magazines and movies in tangible and digital formats, the library provides online research tools accessible from home or work and a variety of specialty collections. Visit for more information.