The renowned author
Ta-Nehisi Coates once wrote:


Outside of hip-hop, it was in comics that I most often found the aesthetics and wisdom of my world reflected.


By using culturally relevant comic books with characters of color, Comics at the Corner aims to provide residents within the Buckeye, Mt. Pleasant and surrounding neighborhoods with accessible and engaging forms of literature to help improve literacy rates in Cleveland, Ohio.

Who Doesn't Love COmics?

With box office hits and TV shows from the Marvel Universe and DC Comics, why not experience these stories in it’s original paperback format and improve your reading skills.

Community Events

Face-to-Face is how we make change in our community. Stop by our space to get comics, treats and good conversation!

Literacy Lounge

Discuss comics with artists, enjoy refreshments, and receive free comics to take home!

Local Drop-Off

To meet people where they are, we offer local delivery of free comics to businesses and organizations such as barber shops, beauty shops, laundromats, etc.

 As of 2001, about 87% of adults in the U.S. possessed basic literacy skills to understand and engage with written information effectively.

The Mt. Pleasant neighborhood has the city of Cleveland’s lowest literacy rate, at around 10-15%.

why Literacy Matters

Literacy is essential as it empowers individuals to comprehend information, communicate effectively, and participate fully in society. It lays the foundation for lifelong learning, enabling access to a wide range of knowledge and opportunities. Moreover, literacy drives economic development by enhancing employability and fostering critical thinking skills necessary for informed decision-making.

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