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Here There Be…

Happy September, nerd friends! We’re one step closer to autumn, Halloween, and all that other fun stuff. In the meantime, don’t forget that there’s plenty of great comics content coming out right now!

Bookish Goods

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Manga Page Pot: Naruto by OtakooStoodio

For all you green-thumbed Naruto fans, this is the perfect addition to your household! $25+

New Releases

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Silk Vol. 2: Age of the Witch by Emily Kim and Takeshi Miyazawa

Whether you loved Silk’s previous adventures or are entirely new to the character, you’ll love this trade paperback, which sees our girl Cindy Moon going up against an ancient Korean threat and the vagaries of social media.

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Over My Dead Body by Sweeney Boo

Samhain is supposed to be a time of celebration for the students at Younwity’s Institute. Abby, however, is consumed by the disappearance of her best friend, Noreen. Is there a connection between Noreen’s disappearance and that of another girl who went missing years ago? And what is really in the forest surrounding the institute, the one that Abby is forbidden from entering but may have to explore to find out what happened to Noreen?

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Riot Recommendations

Today’s Riot Rec theme is: dragons! Some are big and scary, while others will happily accept belly rubs. These comics tend to focus on the latter.

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Tidesong by Wendy Xu

Sophie’s family expects her to be a great witch, but Sophie isn’t very good at magic and isn’t getting the support she needs to do better. When she befriends Lir, an amnesiac water dragon, Sophie sees in him a chance to finally improve her magic skills. But is she willing to jeopardize Lir’s future to secure her own?

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The Tea Dragon Society by K. O’Neill

Magic and blacksmithing are supposed to be two different disciplines. But when Greta, a blacksmith’s apprentice, finds a lost tea dragon, she finds herself becoming more and more involved in learning how to care for the beautiful creatures, how to make a good cup of tea, and how to be friends with Minette, who knows plenty about both dragons and tea.

A Havenese puppy's face peers out from under a bed

Uh-oh, I think even these cute dragons were too scary: my dog Poppy is hiding under the bed! I’ll see you back here next week with a friendlier Riot Rec theme.