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Time for Comics to Get Real

Hello again, kindly readers! It’s time for another week of graphic novel goodness delivered right to your inbox, so brace yourselves!

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Bookish Goods

Two action figures of Captain America show off doll-sized comics lined up in doll-sized longboxes

1/12 scale comic books and long boxes by GalacticBasic

Isn’t it about time your dolls, action figures, and other toys got to enjoy comics, too? Now they can, with these itty-bitty replicas! $12

New Releases

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Glitch Volume One by Shima Shinya

Akira and Minato think that seeing ghosts and other strange creatures is pretty weird, but their new neighbors seem to think it’s just another normal day. The Lee siblings soon realize that, if they want answers, they will have to find them for themselves.

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Earthdivers Volume One: Kill Columbus by Stephen Graham Jones and Davide Gianfelice

The old “go back in time and kill X” trope gets an intense new twist in this book from acclaimed horror writer Stephen Graham Jones. Indigenous linguist Tad is sent from an apocalyptic 22nd century to the 15th with a critical mission: save the future by killing Christopher Columbus. But, of course, things can’t be that straightforward…

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Riot Recommendations

Today’s Riot Rec theme is: based on a true story! These comics represent real people and events, although not every detail may be strictly accurate. (Who can remember things strictly accurately, anyway?)

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Yummy: The Last Days of a Southside Shorty by G. Neri and Randy DuBurke

In 1994, Robert “Yummy” Sandifer died a brutal, premature death. Now his classmate Roger tries to figure out what really happened to Yummy and who this complex boy actually was — and whether his own brother might be in similar danger.

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Smile by Raina Telgemeier

In this award-winning graphic memoir, Telgemeier relates her eventful 6th-grade year when a serious injury required her to undergo extensive dental treatment. Meanwhile, other normal (and not-so-normal) childhood problems continue to rear their ugly heads!

Until Thursday, keep it real, nerd friends! And to all you One Piece fans, congrats on the renewal! I hope Season Two treats you well.