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Your Five-Minute Mission: To Explore This Strange Newsletter…

That’s right, nerd friends: on this day 56 years ago, the original Star Trek series debuted, launching a franchise (and a VERY enthusiastic fandom) that is still going strong! It’s been a rough year for Trekkies (RIP Nichelle Nichols), but the show’s legacy remains despite everything, as today’s Riot Rec theme will show.

Bookish Goods

a small round box decorated with comic strips

Small Box Decorated in Newspaper Comic Strips by HomeTaradise

This cute little box is covered in comic strips of your choice and perfect for storing change, keys, or even…peanuts. *ba-dum tish* $16

New Releases

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Coven by Jennifer Dugan and Kit Seaton

Emsy has the potential to be a powerful witch, but she never cared enough to develop that talent — until her family’s coven is slaughtered by a witch. Now Emsy has no choice but to use her powers to follow the clues, protect her family, and bring a killer to justice.

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Nubia & the Amazons by Stephanie Williams, Vita Ayala, and Alitha Martinez

Nubia is the new queen of the Amazons, but she will need to confront her difficult past before she can lead her Amazon sisters into a glorious future. This hardcover collection explores an exciting new chapter in the life of one of Themyscira’s most interesting and misunderstood inhabitants — and shows her coming into her own at last.

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

Riot Recommendations

Today’s Riot Rec theme is: Star Trek! There have been an uncountable number of Star Trek comics over the years, but unfortunately, very few of them are by creators of color. (Check out Star Trek: The Mirror War – Sisko for an example of an exception, though!) As we wait for that to change, please enjoy these more recent editions to the Trek universe!

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Star Trek: Discovery – Aftermath by Kirsten Beyer, Mike Johnson, Tony Shasteen, & Angel Hernandez

Picking up where the second season of Star Trek: Discovery left off, this series sees Spock trying to rejoin Starfleet in order to prevent treaty negotiations between the Federation and the Klingons from falling apart.

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Star Trek: Year Five – Odyssey’s End by Various

Ever wanted to see the completion of that original five-year mission? Of course you have! This multipart series has the crew confronting not just the usual set of bizarre aliens, but also their own uncertainty about going home and what the end of their mission will bring.

A Havanese puppy with what looks like a smile on her cute little face

In closing, please look at my dog Poppy, who got a nail and hair trim and is very pleased to show off the results. Until next week, Live Long and Prosper!