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Good or Bad — It’s All Relative, Right?

Happy Tuesday! I know it’s probably not your favorite day of the week, but hey, it’s better than Monday, right? Hopefully, these comics can help you tamp down on any villainous urges you may be feeling at this point in the workweek!

Bookish Goods

A walkway decorated with stickers displaying comic-style onomatopoeias

Textured Peel and Stick Floor Decals by GripperStickers

Make the journey from the sidewalk to your front door more heroic — or give your kids something fun to decorate with! $30

New Releases

Fullmetal Alchemist Vol 18 cover

Fullmetal Alchemist Vol. 18 by Hiromu Arakawa

Here it is: the hardcover edition of the final volume of the beloved manga Fullmetal Alchemist! Don’t miss out on the Elric brothers’ last adventures — not to mention a new translation and bonus art.

Cover of Ride On by Faith Hicks

Ride On by Faith Erin Hicks

Victoria loves horses, but are they really the only thing she needs? After her life gets to be too much for her to handle, she abandons it all in favor of a new stable where no one knows her, there’s no pressure to be the best, and all she has to do is be with her beloved horses. Can the new surroundings help Victoria appreciate her old life, even with its downsides?

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Riot Recommendations

Today’s Riot Rec theme is: villains! Hey, heroes aren’t the only ones with stories to tell. These comics focus on the bad guy to see what makes them tick.

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Nimona by ND Stevenson

In this beloved webcomic, Nimona is a shapeshifting henchman for the nefarious Lord Ballister Blackheart. The two of them plan to expose the local law enforcement agency as the real villains — but whose side will Nimona end up on when the chips are down?

Moriarty the Patriot Vol 1 cover

Moriarty the Patriot Vol. 1 by Ryosuke Takeuchi and Hikaru Miyoshi

James Moriarty, the professiorial foil to Sherlock Holmes, is one of literature’s most infamous criminals. This manga delves into his origins. Despite his family’s wealth and prestige, James has always hated the upper classes and resolves to do what he can to make the world better and fairer for those less fortunate. So where did it all go so wrong…?

*dusts off hands* That about does it for me, nerd friends. I’ll see you again on Thursday with even more neat comics!