Comics Plus is a rich library of thousands of digital comics, graphic novels, manga and picture books providing unlimited, simultaneous access to readers 24/7.

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  • A slider demonstrating the 'My shelf' area of Comics Plus. All of the digital comics, manga and graphic novels that the reader is currently reading show up here with small green 'progress' bars. The titles featured here are a title from the Archie series (in Spanish), Avatar The Last Airbender, Quince, and Sensory: Life on the Spectrum.

A captivating and curated hub of comic books, graphic novels and manga from across the globe, providing cost-effective collections for learners of all ages

Comics Plus is an exciting tool for advancing literacy at all ages. The visual foundation provided by comics, graphic novels and manga gives readers of all abilities the opportunity to more easily comprehend and engage with a more complex range of content.

Learners can read above their usual independent reading level, inspiring confidence and fostering a joy of reading in even those most reluctant readers. The international range of fictional titles act as a gateway to understanding and empathising with cultures, characters and lives outside the reader’s own world.

Comics Plus’ impressive range of non-fiction titles encourages readers to engage with  subjects which they would not otherwise have chosen to read about. From scientific guides and historical references through to biographies of key  political figures, the platform enriches learning across the curriculum.

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*Note: not available to schools in the USA

Features

  • Unlimited access to online comics and manga – subscribers can enjoy unlimited, simultaneous access 24/7 on a range of devices. No waiting lists, no location restrictions, no limits!
  • Relevant, age-curated content – with specific Elementary, Middle and High School packages and add-ons, Comics Plus provides relevant and age-appropriate content to keep readers engaged.
  • Supports a range of subjects – Comic Plus’ full collection spans across 50+ subject categories, including literary adaptations, S.T.E.M. titles and biographies.
  • Growing language collection – Comics Plus boasts a number of titles in English and Chinese, with a growing Spanish section that includes bilingual content.
  • Regular Updates – Comics Plus is updated every two weeks, making sure your readers never run low on fresh titles. New content is easily accessed under ‘Just Added’.
  • Resource Centre – subscribing schools receive access to a central hub of resources. These help with lesson planning using digital comics & manga, book advertising, guiding reading and much more.

Access options

Comics Plus access is available via Single Sign On (Google & Microsoft), as well as with Referring URL and Direct Link

Usage statistics

Comics Plus has its own dedicated Admin Portal. Here, you can: generate institution reports; access MARC records; filter by date, category & date range; export to Excel and much more.

Testimonials

“Collecting new and back-list comics from dozens of publishers, with new titles added weekly, this treasure trove of content represents tremendous value for school libraries. Access is unlimited and simultaneous, and themed lists make it easy for readers to discover new comics. A comics bonanza.” Mahnaz Dar, Senior Editor, Library Journal

“This is probably the strongest manga subscription service available in English outside of Shonen Jump and Crunchyroll… The sheer breadth of content ­represents a value proposition that cannot be ­ignored. With wide-open access for readers and custom title control for institutions, this versatile comics collection will serve graphic novel lovers well.”  Thomas Maluck, Teen Services Librarian, Richland Library

“There are no waiting lists, titles can be read an unlimited number of times by multiple users simultaneously, and the granular title control gives administrators the power to customize Comics Plus to suit  readers’ preferences.… Highly recommended.”  Michael J Hughes, Instruction Librarian & Associate Professor, Trinity University, TX