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Be En Garde for More Great Comics

Is it almost the end of September already?! Time flies when you’re sipping pumpkin spice lattes! (I guess: I don’t drink coffee.) Here are some fun comics and comic-related goodies you can dig into before the month is out.

Bookish Goods

A nightlight shaped like Captain America's shield

Captain America Automatic Light Sensing Night Light by 3DInspirationDesigns

If you don’t have super-night vision powers, this is the next best thing. Perfect for heroes of all ages! $15

New Releases

Constantine Distorted Illusions cover

Constantine: Distorted Illusions by Kami Garcia and Isaac Goodhart

Constantine is DC’s premier bad-boy magician, but in this YA comic, he sets his sights on America and punk band stardom instead! Magic is never far behind, however, and after a spell goes horribly wrong, Constantine has to reevaluate his own goals and magical talents.

Everything is OK cover

Everything is OK by Debbie Tung

This graphic memoir perfectly captures what it’s like living with depression and anxiety. By learning to open up about her problems and accepting that some days will be better than others, Tung shows that, while life can be difficult sometimes, it will get better. And yes, everything will be OK.

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Riot Recommendations

Today’s Riot Rec theme is: swords! The sexiest of all weapons! The heroes in these comics must learn to wield their swords wisely if they are to defend themselves and their loved ones.

Kaze Hikaru Vol 1 cover

Kaze Hikaru Vol. 1 by Taeko Watanabe

Kamiya Seizaburo wants nothing more than to train as a warrior and avenge his family. The hitch? He’s really a girl disguised as a boy so that Okita Soji, a renowned swordsman, will teach her all he knows! But it’s not long before Soji discovers her secret — and then what?

Ronin Island Vol 1 cover

Ronin Island Vol. 1 by Greg Pak and Giannis Milonogiannis

Hana and Kenichi are thrown together on a single, safe island after their families — and much of the rest of 19th-century East Asia — are destroyed by an unknown attacker. Despite their mutual distrust, they must work together if they are to survive and keep their new home safe.

A Havanese sleeping with her head twisted around and one leg in the air

In closing, I leave you with my dog Poppy’s latest glamor shot. Such elegance! Such grace and poise!