Being a true comic book devotee can be a costly proposition. For fans who don't want to break the bank every time they discover a buzzy new author or artist, Hoopla is a good way to get a fix. Los Angeles Public Library cardholders who log into the Hoopla app via tablet, smartphone or computer can access the library's digital collection of audiobooks, movies and — most important — comic books. The audiobook and movie selection is pretty sparse, but the comic book selection is great, and includes digital comics from publishers such as DC Comics, Vertigo, Image, Dark Horse and Disney (but no Marvel titles, sadly). If you've been meaning to read titles like The Killing Joke, Flashpoint, Suicide Squad, The Walking Dead, Sex Criminals, Saga or Sandman, Hoopla's a good option. The offerings aren't necessarily the most current issues, but it's a good way to catch up on older comics, especially if you have a long road trip or flight ahead of you — up to 15 books a month can be downloaded for offline reading.

LA Weekly