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Déjà Vu All Over Again

Ever get the feeling you’ve done or seen something before? Well, with the Stack, you kind of have: you see it every Tuesday and Thursday — though hopefully, with enough new content to keep you interested! Today’s Riot Rec theme revolves around characters who wish their sense of déjà vu was as innocuous as a biweekly newsletter!

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Bookish Goods

A wooden etching of the cover of Star Wars #1

Star Wars 1 | Marvel Comics 1977 | 3d Wooden Comic Book | Bronze Age Comic Book Cover by FourColorCreations

This creator has lots of wood etchings of iconic comic book covers. This one depicts Star Wars #1, the groundbreaking Marvel series! $65

New Releases

Boy's Abyss Vol 2 cover

Boy’s Abyss Volume Two by Ryo Minenami

This dark series continues as Reiji, a miserable teenager who fantasizes about killing himself, comes closer to making his final decision. Though he has people in his life who profess to care about him, they are really working towards their own selfish ends, leaving Reiji essentially alone as he ponders which fate to embrace.

Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur Menace on Wheels cover

Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur: Menace on Wheels by Jordan Ifueko and Alba Glez

In an attempt to sneak in some superheroing under her parents’ noses, Moon Girl forms a roller derby team as an excuse to get out of the house. But when someone else on the team turns out to be an actual threat to kids everywhere, Moon Girl and her trusty pet/sidekick, Devil Dinosaur, will have to do what they do best: save the day!

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Riot Recommendations

Today’s Riot Rec theme is: reincarnation! The ultimate form of reinvention, let’s meet two characters for whom an extra shot at life is more burden than blessing…

Sea Serpent's Heir Book 1 cover

Sea Serpent’s Heir Book One by Mairghread Scott and Pablo Tunica

The first in a trilogy, Sea Serpent’s Heir follows Aella, a bored girl who learns she is the reincarnation of Xir, a serpent destined to destroy the world. With a band of pirates and a religious cult on her tail, Aella now has all the excitement she can handle!

The Many Deaths of Laila Starr cover

The Many Deaths of Laila Starr by Ram V and Filipe Andrade

When humanity discovers the secret of immortality, what will happen to the avatar of Death? To find out, she reincarnates herself on Earth as a mortal woman, Laila, to see how and where the creator of immortality will be born. That’s the easy part. Much harder is deciding whether to let the creator make this discovery or to protect Death’s interests by putting a stop to it.

Look for the next incarnation of the Stack on Thursday, nerd friends!