The Stack

The Stack Reporting for Duty!

Hello, one and all! I’d like to begin this newsletter by extending very belated birthday wishes to the late Jim Aparo, whose work on various DC titles (but especially Batman) continues to dazzle us all. Thank you for all of the wonderful art, sir!

Bookish Goods

A white notebook with a pink Supergirl logo and some text on the front

She needed a superhero so she became one. notebook by StenoLingo

Whether you’re investigating a crime or just taking notes for class, this notebook will help keep you organized and inspire you to greatness! $14

New Releases

Star Wars Crimson Reign cover

Star Wars: Crimson Reign by Charles Soule and Steven Cummings

As if the Rebel Alliance doesn’t have enough to worry about, now they must confront the Crimson Dawn, a vast criminal organization with shadowy motives. Between that and two assassins on their trail, the rebels had better find out what is going on and put a stop to it before it’s too late.

Harley Quinn Eat Bang Kill Tour cover

Harley Quinn: The Animated Series Vol. 1: The Eat. Bang! Kill. Tour by Tee Franklin and Max Sarin

Picking up where Season One of the Harley Quinn animated series left off, Poison Ivy dumps Kite Man at the altar and runs off for a fun, queer road trip with BFF Harley Quinn. What will these fun-loving gals discover along the way, besides each other’s tonsils?

For a more comprehensive list of new releases, check out our New Books newsletter!

Riot Recommendations

Today’s Riot Rec theme is: journalism! These comics celebrate the important and dangerous work that reporters do, both in the real world and in the world of fiction.

the cover of Abbott #1

Abbott by Saladin Ahmed, Sami Kivelä, and Jason Wordie

Reporter Elena Abbott has already lost her husband to the occult. Now, she has a chance to destroy those dark forces, but she has to go through a virtual army of corrupt police officers and politicians to do it.

Ten Days in a Mad-House cover

Ten Days in a Mad-House: A Graphic Adaptation by Brad Ricca and Courtney Sieh

In 1887, intrepid reporter Nellie Bly got herself committed to the New York City Mental Health Hospital, an institution notorious for abusing its patients and imprisoning women who were not mentally ill at all. Her work drew attention to the way society ignores and mistreats both the mentally ill and women in general. She wrote a book about her experiences, which has now been adapted into graphic novel form.

I’m sure you have plenty of other things to do today, so I won’t take up any more of your time. Enjoy your day, nerd friends, and I’ll see you back here on Thursday!