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Comics in Space!

October 4 is the start of World Space Week! Some may call it the final frontier, but I think it’s also a great place to set a comic book. If you are not already convinced of that fact, hopefully I can persuade you by the end of this newsletter!

Bookish Goods

A Star Wars-themed wall clock made from a vinyl record

Star Wars Vinyl Record Clock by LaLisaStudio

This is hands down the coolest way to tell time in all the galaxy. $70

New Releases

Leon the Extraordinary cover

Leon the Extraordinary by Jamar Nicholas

The first in a new series, this children’s comic tells the story of Leon, an ordinary boy who dreams of being a superhero despite his lack of powers. When a new phone app turns his classmates into zombies, Leon gets the chance to prove he has what it takes to save the day!

the cover of Hollow

Hollow by Shannon Watters, Branden Boyer-White and Berenice Nelle

This is a queer, modern retelling of Washington Irving’s classic The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. When Izzy Crane moves into town, she has already convinced herself that there is no such thing as ghosts. But the longer she stays, the more obvious it becomes that something is wrong in this strange little town…

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

Riot Recommendations

Today’s Riot Rec theme is: space! I love space! These comics show how amazing (and scary) it can be.

Space Story cover

Space Story by Fiona Ostby

Leah and Hannah are two earthlings in love. But with Earth becoming less hospitable by the day, one — and only one — of them is able to leave the planet for the safety of space. Separated by unfathomable distances and obstacles, can Hannah and Leah find their way back to each other?

Cover of Far Sector by N.K. Jemisin

Far Sector by N.K. Jemisin and Jamal Campbell

Meet Sojourner “Jo” Mullein, the newest Green Lantern. She has been assigned to investigate a gruesome murder in the City Enduring, where emotions have been suppressed and no crimes have been committed for centuries. What she finds will shatter the City Enduring’s peaceful image and force its government to realize that their way of preventing unrest does more harm than good.

Wherever you are in time and space, don’t forget to take a minute to look up at the sky. You may not see a superhero, but the clouds or the stars are always worth admiring.