The Stack

I Call Shotgun!

It’s Tuesday! Well, it’s better than Monday, anyway. Especially since Tuesday is Stack day! Whether you’re going to work or taking the day off, these comics are a perfect complement to your schedule.

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Bookish Goods

Two car seats with covers featuring classic horror comics covers

1950s Horror Comic Art – Car Seat Covers by TheBlueJester

Pay homage to those weird and trouble-making 1950s horror comics with these car seat covers. They’re sure to spice up any road trip! $84

New Releases

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Firebird by Sunmi

All Caroline was supposed to do was tutor Kim, an older student who ends up sweeping Caroline off her feet. As their relationship goes from neutral to friendly to romantic, their less-than-ideal “real” lives start to intrude, and they both start to wonder if their relationship can survive their personal problems.

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Frontera by Julio Anta and Jacoby Salcedo

When Mateo has to escape the Border Patrol on his way from Mexico back to the U.S., he finds himself hopelessly lost in the desert. Fortunately, he has Guillermo, a friendly ghost, to guide him. But that hardly means the journey will be an easy one, or that Mateo will not lose anything — or anyone — on the way home.

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Riot Recommendations

Today’s Riot Rec theme is: road trips! These characters are going places, whether they like it or not.

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Winnebago Graveyard by Steve Niles and Alison Sampson

In this grisly graphic novel, Bobby and his parents think they’re on an ordinary road trip — until their car gets stolen, stranding them in a strange town where the locals have dark, insidious plans for the hapless newcomers…

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Borders by Thomas King and Natasha Donovan

What should have been a simple road trip from Canada into the United States becomes fraught with issues of identity and belonging as a mother and son identify themselves as Blackfoot — not Canadian, and not American. With neither nation willing to take them on that basis, they find themselves trapped in a legal limbo.

A white and brown Havanese puppy lying on the back seat of a car

Here’s a picture of my dog Poppy on her first car ride to the vet! She’s fine with cars but she doesn’t like vets. I hope your road trips end up in happier destinations!