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Comical Fun for the Whole Family

Guess what? Blue Beetle is finally hitting theaters this Friday! Yay! If you want to learn more about Jaime Reyes and friends, Jess Plummer has you covered with some comics recs I wholeheartedly endorse. And speaking of comics, there’s plenty more below!

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Bookish Goods

A bright yellow phone case with an image from Dell Comics of a boy and girl dressed as a knight and a princess

1950s Comics iPhone Case by ThreeCornerGraphics

Your phone conversations are sure to be more whimsical with this colorful phone case. The case might spark some conversations, too! $23

New Releases

Immortal Hulk Omnibus cover

Immortal Hulk Omnibus by Various Creators

Clocking in at nearly 1,500 pages, this omnibus of Bruce Banner’s various adventures is perfect for the Hulk super-fan. See our not-so-jolly green giant face off against death, the government, and even himself in this ultimate collection!

Choujin X Vol 3 cover

Choujin X Volume Three by Sui Ishida

Tokio and Azuma’s story continues with the former learning how to use his superhuman abilities to protect others and the latter…stuck in school, as if he wasn’t capable of fighting monsters, too. What is Azuma willing to do to be a big-time hero like his friend Tokio?

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Riot Recommendations

Today’s Riot Rec theme is: family adventures! Not every hero flies solo. In honor of this Friday’s release of Blue Beetle, which focuses on the importance of family, we’re looking at two graphic novels about families heading out to save the world together!

Rocket Salvage cover

Rocket Salvage by Yehudi Mercado and Bachan

Primo thought his best days were behind him when he — and his two kids — find themselves on the hunt for a dangerous weapon. Can this most unusual family stand up against everyone else who wants the weapon for their own, less-than-honorable reasons?

A Wrinkle in Time Graphic Novel by Madeleine L'Engle, illustrated by Hope Larson

A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle and Hope Larson

In this adaptation of the classic sci-fi novel, Meg, her brother, and her friend go in search of Meg’s father, a scientist who vanished while working on something called a tesseract. With unforgettable characters and a timeless plot, A Wrinkle in Time is worth exploring in both prose and graphic novel form.

If you can go see Blue Beetle this weekend, please consider doing so! With strike negotiations still ongoing, actors and writers can’t promote their own work, so it’s up to us to show support for these kinds of diverse, inclusive stories however we can.

You can also kick a few bucks to the Entertainment Community Fund to support the strikers directly!