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And the New Eurovision Champion Is…

…some country? I haven’t seen the Eurovision finals yet. I write these newsletters several days in advance, so for all I know, they let Canada in at the last minute and some guy dressed as a moose swept the whole thing.

In any case, you’ve got a winning new song to listen to as you read this newsletter and the comics in it!

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Bookish Goods

Fifteen enamel pins, each showing a chibi version of one of the X-Men

X-Cuties Enamel Pins by ShelbyWolfDesigns

Who knew the X-Men could be so cute? I’ll take Nightcrawler, please! $15

New Releases

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Shibanban: Super Cute Doggies by Yasuteru Ogoshi

Just looking at this cover makes me want to shriek with delight and adopt every Shiba Inu in the tri-state area. Come watch these precious pups go for walks! Take naps! Steal your dinner! If you can’t get enough of our canine companions, this is the manga for you.

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Light Carries On by Ray Nadine

Leon is an aspiring photographer without a functioning camera. He gets an unexpected surprise after borrowing an antique camera: it is haunted by the ghost of its previous owner, Cody. How did Cody die? Why is his spirit still around, and how did it become linked to Leon? As the two look for answers, they grow closer as friends and help each other heal from past traumas.

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

Riot Recommendations

Today’s Riot Rec theme is: rock and roll! Here, have a couple of comics that celebrate this iconic musical genre!

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Beck Volume One by Harold Sakuishi

Like a lot of kids, Yukio is shy and not sure of what he wants to do with is life. That’s before he meets Ryusuke, an older boy who sparks something in the shiftless Yukio: the desire to make it big as a rock musician. Can they work together to succeed at such an impossible dream?

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Queen in Comics by Sophie Blitman and Emmanuel Marie

Sure, we all know the lyrics to “Bohemian Rhapsody” off the top of our heads, but how much do you know about Queen as a band? This biographical comic starts from their humble beginnings and takes you all the way through their illustrious, inimitable career.

Whether your Eurovision favorite won or not, I hope you have a lovely and musical week, nerd friends!