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weekend Michigan State University’s independent voice | 2/28/14 | @thesnews COMIC CONNECTION ’s room, MSU s s la c e h t brary to s to grow e u From the li in t n o c k culture comic boo By Casey Holland THE STATE NEWS nn S equestered beneath four floors of traditionally-bound books in the Main Library, more than 200,000 comic books are safely nestled in protective plastic, waiting for eager eyes searching for a graphic novel fix. From top: “Any Empire,” “The Silence of Our Friends,” “Swallow Me Whole,” “March,” “The Year of the Beasts” te sy ph ot os co ur ll of Nate Po we “Special Collections” signs act as guides through the cluster of shelves in the library’s basement. Once inside the Special Collections reading room, both the curious and the scholarSee COMICS on page 2 u photo illustr ation by julia nagy and paige grennan | SN Illustr ations by Paige Grennan | SN more inside Have a great spring break, Spartans! The State News will resume on 3/10/14 Best of the Big Ten Where birdies soar Reviewing top players, coaches in the conference MSU Badminton Club brings international students together SPORTS, pG. 6 campus+city, pG. 3 Spartan Board Gamers MSU alumnus and Lansing resident Noah Allington studies his cards during a game of Libertalia Erin Hampton/The State News FEATURES, pG. 5

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