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Hot Comic Summer

I know it’s been a rough summer for a lot of us as we deal with historic wildfires, floods, storms, and other effects of climate change. I hope that you’re all doing as well as you can and that you get the chance to escape the real world for at least a few minutes with the stories of your choice <3

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Bookish Goods

Charms with images of Garfield representing each of the zodiac signs

Garfield Zodiac Acrylic Charms by Tavarita

This is the cutest and funniest possible way to show off your zodiac sign! Lasagna not included. $14

New Releases

Way of the Househusband Vol 10 cover

The Way of the Househusband, Volume 10 by Kousuke Oono

The popular series continues with Tatsu finding a new side hustle: in addition to being a devoted househusband, he is now working at the local supermarket, teaching shoplifters a lesson they won’t forget! Let’s just hope he doesn’t prove to be a little too good at this job.

Paper Planes cover

Paper Planes by Jennie Wood, Dozerdraws, and Micah Myers

Leighton and Dylan used to be best friends. Now, they’re stuck attending the same summer camp for at-risk youth, and if they don’t do well, they won’t get to go to high school with the rest of their friends. How did this happen, and why did their friendship shatter? They’d better sort all that out if they want to fix what they broke…

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Riot Recommendations

Today’s Riot Rec theme is: erotica! Oh la la! These adults-only comics will certainly make you feel a bit hot under the collar, even if your home is air-conditioned.

Letters for Lucardo cover

Letters for Lucardo Volume One by Otava Heikkilä

Ed is a scribe to the aristocratic Lucardo. He is also mortal and well past middle-aged, while Lucardo is eternally young. Despite their many differences, when Lucardo confesses his love for the older man, sparks fly very quickly.

On or Off Vol 1 cover

On or Off Volume One by A1

Developing a crush on someone higher up the corporate food chain is, well, not ideal, but Yiyoung can’t seem to help himself. When he and the handsome Director Kang take that next step, things inevitably get even more complicated for the both of them.

TW for dubious consent

And on that note, I leave you for another week. That should give you all the chance to collect yourselves for some more (though probably less explicit) graphic novel goodness!