It's rewarding to see the Lake Oswego Library continuing its outreach to expand the pol of folks who read for entertainment, despite the county library levy failure. Here's their Comic Talk web page, with links to reader reviews of graphic novels as well as a quarterly 'What's New' section.
Many Clackamas County residents don't realize that downtown Milwaukie is the home of America's fourth largest comics publisher, Dark Horse, which started with comics and since branched out into books, short film, movies (with successes The Mask, Hellboy and Alien Vs. Predator) and collectibles. So, comics ain't just frippery; it's a profit!