Lovettsville proved July 28 that kids aren’t the only ones who long to be Superman, Batman or Wonder Woman for a few hours.
At Comic Palooza, boys and girls of all ages enjoyed an action-packed night filled with crafts, games, and cosplay. Comic Palooa was hosted by the Lovettsville Library as part of Summer on the Green in the Walker Pavilion.
The festivities featured a mini-superhero boot camp, superhero crafts and several cosplay groups that posed for photos.
Visitors weren’t entertained solely by crafts and games. Several talented individuals made appearances, including a cosplay artist, a local novelist and even a graphic novel illustrator.
In addition to the entertainment, the Friends of the Lovettsville Library hosted a comic book sale as a part Comic Palooza.
Greg Bowman, the programming librarian at the Lovettsville Library, said the festivities was all centered around the comic sale.
“We have about 6,000 comic books that were donated to us by a local resident,” said Bowman. “We thought that we could make an event out of [the comic books].”
Proceeds will fund future teen programming at the library.
A night of superheroes isn’t complete without a superhero movie — or two. A double feature of “The Lego Batman Movie” and “Justice League” were shown in conjunction with the fesitivites.
“The goal is to have fun,” Bowman said. “And to remind people that the library is here.”
There are four more Summer on the Green events scheduled in Lovettsville. Movies will be shown Aug. 4 (“Beauty and the Beast”), Aug. 11 (“Coco”) and Aug. 18 (“Jumanji”). The summer series wraps up Aug. 25 with the Navy Band: Country Current Concert.