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Oh, the Things Comics Can Teach Us…

Another day, another newsletter, eh, nerd friends? Whether you want to learn something or just be entertained, you’re sure to find a comic to suit your needs here!

Bookish Goods

Teardrop-shaped earrings made from comic book panels featuring various female characters

Custom Superhero Earrings by ComicLetterDude

Pick your favorite from among dozens of popular characters and get a set of custom-made earrings that everyone will envy! $16

New Releases

Carmilla The First Vampire cover

Carmilla: The First Vampire by Amy Chu and Soo Lee

This inventive graphic novel reimagines Carmilla, classic literature’s first vampiric superstar, as a nightclub owner in New York’s Chinatown in the 1990s. When queer women start to go missing, Athena, a social worker, is the only one who cares — and Carmilla is her only suspect.

A First Time for Everything cover

A First Time for Everything by Dan Santat

Santat is now an award-winning author. But as a middle schooler, he was bullied and awkward, and he definitely was not looking forward to his school trip to Europe. As the trip progresses, Dan is able to explore all of the amazing things the world has to offer, from great food to amazing sights…and even love.

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

Riot Recommendations

Today’s Riot Rec theme is: rare diseases. February 28 is Rare Disease Day, so let’s look at some comics that show how having such an illness can affect both the body and the mind.

Cover of Stargazing by Wang

Stargazing by Jen Wang

Christine is a very sheltered girl, but her best friend Moon is not. Moon is free-spirited and confident in a way Christine can’t be, but there may be a dark side to Moon’s vivid imagination. Can Moon and Christine overcome this latest challenge and make it out the other side as friends?

Dancing After TEN cover

Dancing After TEN by Vivian Chong and Georgia Webber

TEN is short for toxic epidermal necrolysis, a condition that ultimately left Vivian Chong blind. This moving memoir shows how Chong dealt with TEN and its consequences, and how she learned to alter her artistic expression to accommodate her disability.

I hope you enjoy these fascinating comics, and the rest of your week, too!