Hoopla digital is a FREE Netflix like comics streaming service that is available via libraries – more than 1300 of them across Canada and the US. All you need is a valid library card from participating systems and you can read a ton of comics TOTALLY FREE. They also offer eBooks, audiobooks, movies, music and more, but who has time for all that when there are comics to read!
Hoopla offers a solid list of comics from DC, Vertigo, Image, Archie and Dark Horse so there’s plenty to read.
(Unfortunately NYC libraries do not offer hoopla, so The Beat has yet to actually sample this. Also hoopla is a lower case name, so this one time it isn’t a typo. )
The service is available at five Seattle area libraries, though, and users at ECCC this week can check out a special playlist for the con on hoopla.
They also just added the following titles:
- IDW’s Love is Love
- DC UNIVERSE REBIRTH’S
- Archie Comics’ Riverdale: One Shot, Archie 75th Anniversary Digest and Betty & Veronica Comics Double Digest
- In addition to these, 20 more Archie Comic titles will come to the service within the next two months
If you’re a member in good standing at a local library that offers the service, just sign up here and get a ton o’ free comics to read.
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.