The Stack

Love, Hate, and Everything in Between

Hi! Did you know Stargirl‘s third season has just started? It’s my favorite of The CW’s superhero shows, so I was surprised and delighted to find it was back!

While I wait for the next episode, let’s look at what else is cooking in the world of comics…

Bookish Goods

a green tote bag with a comic character saying "I hate all of you"

I Hate All of You Classic Sublimation Tote Bag by BigBossBunny

Some days are just like that. This tote features a print from an old comic that will show off both your mood and your sense of humor. $29

New Releases

Ghost Reaper Girl Vol 2 cover

Ghost Reaper Girl Vol. 2 by Akissa Saiké

Chloé, an actor in her late 20s (that’s practically ancient!), fears her chance at stardom has passed her by — until she gets the chance to be the Ghost Reaper Girl, charged with tracking and eliminating escaped evil spirits. In this second volume of the series, Chloé develops new powers that will come in handy against a dastardly new foe.

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Garlic and the Witch by Bree Paulsen

After the events of Garlic and the Vampire, the vegetable people have a new friend in the Count. They have grown so close, in fact, that when Witch Agnes needs a special ingredient to finish making a blood substitute for him, our pungent heroine Garlic finds herself traveling a great distance to get it — even as she undergoes some scary changes of her own.

For a more comprehensive list of new releases, check out our New Books newsletter!

Riot Recommendations

Today’s Riot Rec theme is: mature love! No, not mature as in explicit (that’s a future theme), but mature as in older protagonists. These comics definitively prove that you are never too old for a second chance at love. Keep those tissues handy!

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Walk Me to the Corner by Anneli Furmark, translated by Hanna Stromberg

Elise and Dagmar would have sworn that they were happy with their lives and relationships — until they met, and love bloomed. As the women’s affair grows, Elise begins to realize that she may not like the path she has chosen after all.

Bingo Love cover

Bingo Love by Tee Franklin, Jenn St-Onge, and Joy San

In 1963, Hazel and Mari meet at a bingo hall. It’s love at first sight, but their elders forbid the romance, and Mari is sent away to get married. Decades later, after they have had families of their own and watched them grow up, pure chance enables the women to find one another and give their love a second chance to shine.

And on that happy romantic note, I’m out. See you again on Thursday with more cool comics, nerd friends!