The Hoopla Holidays
Creator Spotlight: Mike Mignola
Mike Mignola is an American artist and writer most famously known for his work at Dark Horse Publishing where we created the character Hellboy and it's various spin-offs and sister series. Before that he worked for both Marvel and DC as both a penciler and inker on a number of series as well as a cover artist for several Batman issues. Famed comic book creator Alan Moore has described Mignola's style as that of "German expressionism meets Jack Kirby." Below are some of the comics and novels featuring his work both in our catalog and on Hoopla.
New on Hoopla for November
New 2021 Horror Films on Hoopla
Did you know that many of the holds you are patiently waiting for on the Digital Media Zone/OverDrive/Libby can be checked out instantly on Hoopla? Here is a list of some of the top-requested titles on OverDrive, as well as other hot new titles that you can get right now and free up your holds list!
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Top 13 Classic Slasher Movies on Hoopla
October is the month made for monsters and madmen to creep across our home theater screens. I will help navigate you through the month with horror films of all types, available from both Hoopla and HMCPL, but this year there will be a special emphasis on slasher movies.
Halloween Starts Early on Hoopla!
Finally, October! Rocktober! Shocktober! Time for my first list of horror titles for the season. Here are thirteen horror flicks I found on Hoopla to help get you in the mood for ghosts, witches, vampires and ghouls. They are some of the kookiest, spookiest flicks I could find that span from the Fabulous '50s all the way to the Terrific '20s. This is just a little of what Halloween 2021 offers for horror and chills.
Hoopla Summer Drive-in Double Features: The Final Chapter
I know, it’s after Labor Day, school is back in session and football season is starting up, but it is still technically summer. We still have time to squeeze in one or two more drive-in double features before we officially kick summer to the curb. (Please remember, you are using two of your borrows for the month when you select two movies.)
Art by Marshall Rogers, Script by Steve Englehart from Batman: Dark Detective, DC Comics, 2005
Batman Day is typically celebrated on the third Saturday in September, which falls on the September 18 this year. The worldwide celebration dates back to 2014 for the 75th anniversary of the character where the first Batman Day was held on July 23rd to coincide with San Diego Comic Con. In honor of the occasion I have complied ten of my favorite stories of the Caped Crusader we currently have available- below you'll find some great stories available in print in our catalog as well as digitally on Hoopla:
Classic Drive-in Double Features on Hoopla