These Are the Star Wars Books and Free Comics You're Looking For

Friday, May 3, 2024

Star Wars Day: May the Fourth Be With You

#  “Remember… the Force will be with you, always.”

May the Fourth Be With You! Whether you’re celebrating Star Wars Day, Free Comic Book Day (the first Saturday in May), attending the annual Beaches Library Comic Fest, or just revisiting your favorite characters in a galaxy far, far away: the Library has the books and comics you’re looking for! And at the Library, the comics and the books are always free! All you need is a Library card.

# A Special Message From Bo-Katan Kryze and the Armorer

Celebrate Reading Week had just begun. Two actors, Emily Swallow and Katee Sackhoff from The Mandalorian, were visiting Jacksonville for Collective Con. During their stay, the desire to Drop Everything and Read grew stronger. Children and their families gathered forth, as if pulled by some Force... They knew the power of reading!

Tales of the Empire

In 2022, Disney released Tales of the Jedi, a series of animated shorts that filled in some narrative gaps in the stories of two former Jedi: Count Dooku and Ahsoka Tano. The next installment, Tales of the Empire, drops this year on Disney+ on Star Wars Day with stories of Night Sister Morgan Elsbeth and former Jedi Barriss Offee - characters who cross paths with Anakin Skywalker's apprentice at some point in their lives. Of course, if you're interested in more stories of the Empire or the Dark Side, check out Thrawn by Timothy Zahn, Star Wars Inquisitor: Rise of the Red Blade by Delilah S. Dawson, and Dark Disciple by Christie Golden. 

For Light and Life

The other (latest) development in Star Wars has been the High Republic novels and comics. Set 200 years before The Phantom Menace, it shows the Jedi and the Republic at the height of their power. The adventure begins in The Light of the Jedi by Charles Soule. You might also want to check out There Is No Fear by Cavan Scott, which collects issues one through five of the High Republic comics.


# Star Wars Book Recommendations

The Force is strong with these books!

Books for Kids



Teen Reads (YA)



Books for Adults



# FREE Comic Book Day, You Say?

At the Library, every day is Free Comic Book Day! And we have something for all ages!

Comics for Kids



Teens & YA



Graphic Novels for Adults



In addition to our massive graphic novel and manga collection at the Library, you have instant and free access to hundreds more titles right on your phone or favorite device! Just visit or download the app, and have your library card handy. 

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Comics on hooplaExplore a diverse universe of comics and graphic novels for new comics readers, die-hard comics fans, and everyone in between! Want a panel-by-panel guided reading experience? Check out ActionView, hoopla's comic-friendly reading technology. When using the app, double-tap a panel, then swipe and watch stories come alive! ActionView is available both on and across mobile devices. Find comics on hoopla!

Explore manga like never beforeWith titles ranging from action-packed adventures to heartwarming slice-of-life stories and everything in between, manga offers something for everyone. Plus, hoopla's constantly growing collection means you can always find something fresh and exciting to read. Catch up with popular and award-winning series from Tokyopop and Disney or re-discover classics like Neon Genesis Evangelion! Explore the Manga collection on hoopla!

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