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If you’re celebrating Mardi Gras today, I hope you have a great time! As for me, I think I’ll just kick back with a comic book…

Bookish Goods

A rectangular pink keychain with an image of Anya from Spy X Family

Embroidered key tag by EnergyHealDesign

What a cute way for Spy X Family fans to keep their keys safe. And it’s handmade, too! $30+

New Releases

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Stick and Stone on the Go by Beth Ferry and Kristen Cella

In this delightful sequel to Stick and Stone Explore and More, best pals Stick and Stone go on a variety of adventures, secure in the knowledge that they can tackle any challenge so long as they are together! Designed for very young readers, this comic also includes an activity for them to join in on the fun Stick and Stone have.

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The Princess of Convenient Plot Devices Volume One by Mamecyoro, Kazusa Yaneda, and Mitsuya Fuji

Based on the light novel of the same name, this new manga stars Princess Octavia, who agrees to get married and bear a child who will ascend to the throne — all this to help her brother and his male lover, who cannot sire an heir on their own. Despite her initial agreement, Octavia soon begins to have seconds thoughts and a desire to focus on her own happiness instead!

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Riot Recommendations

Today’s Riot Rec theme is: the circus! They may no longer exist as they once did — and they certainly never existed like The Greatest Showman would have you believe — but circuses still offer an intriguing backdrop for comic book stories.

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Girl Over Paris by Gwenda Bond, Kate Leth, and Ming Doyle

This is a fun graphic-novel addition to the “Cirque American” universe, Bond’s series of prose novels, but it can also stand alone. Jules Maroni, the show’s acrobat, has been invited to strut her stuff at an exhibition in Paris. While there, Jules meets a mysterious man with unnerving plans for her…

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The Lost Carnival: A Dick Grayson Graphic Novel by Michael Moreci and Sas Milledge

Comicdom’s most famous kid sidekick was born to a family of trapeze artists working for Haly’s Circus. In this graphic novel, both Dick Grayson and the audience grow bored with Haly’s brand of entertainment and find themselves enchanted by a new show, the Lost Carnival. But is there more to the carnival — and to the pretty girl Dick meets there — than anyone realizes?

Alas, we must part once again, nerd friends. I’ll have plenty more graphic novel goodness for you come Thursday!