The end of the year is speeding towards us, nerd friends. Why not take a little breather from the holiday rush with a graphic novel?
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Strawhat Skull Holiday Ornament by StarFallFox
No manga fan’s tree will be complete without this cute One Piece-inspired ornament! $18
Wonder Woman by Gail Simone Omnibus by Gail Simone, Bernard Chang, and Aaron Lopresti
This new edition collects Simone’s beloved run in one convenient volume. Watch the Amazing Amazon take on a bevy of hard-hitting foes — including one who actually manages to steal her lasso and defeat her — alongside plenty of familiar, friendly faces!
Silence, Full Stop. by Karina Shor
Shor’s childhood was anything but easy. As both an immigrant and a survivor of sexual abuse, she found that she really couldn’t fit in anywhere and turned to drugs and alcohol to cope with the pain. Through it all, she was able to retain a tight grip on her compassion for others — and eventually found a way to appreciate herself as well.
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Today’s Riot Rec theme is: historical nonfiction! Watch history unfold before your eyes with these informative graphic novels. The fact that their covers have matching color schemes is just an interesting coincidence.
Citizen 13660 by Miné Okubo
After the attack on Pearl Harbor, the U.S. government rounded up tens of thousands of its own citizens and placed them in camps just for the “crime” of being of Japanese descent. Okubo was one of those people, and she tells her story in this classic graphic memoir.
Red Harvest by Michael Cherkas
In the 1930s, Josef Stalin engineered a devastating famine in Ukraine, killing millions and (so he hoped) eradicating Ukrainian culture. This vast story is made personal by focusing on the experience of a single Ukrainian immigrant, Mykola, and his family, who managed to survive and tell the world about these terrible events.
Finally, please look at my dog Poppy as she “helps” with the laundry. Such a good girl!