We made it: the last month of the year! Twelve out of twelve! I don’t know about you, but this year has kind of stunk and I’m ready to be done with it — but not before we explore some new developments in the world of comics…
Custom Superhero Pencil Case Bag by CrystalTags
Got a student in your life? These superhero-themed, personalized pencil cases are just the thing to keep them organized and motivated! $11
Star Wars: Han Solo & Chewbacca Volume One: The Crystal Run Part One by Various Authors
Everyone’s favorite galactic smugglers return in this exciting graphic novel! See them team up with Greedo of all people as they try to complete a job for no one’s favorite anything, Jabba the Hutt. Plus, enjoy some bonus Life Day stories — perfect for the upcoming holidays!
Aquamen by Brandon Thomas, Chuck Brown, and Sam Basri
When there’s trouble in Atlantis, who you gonna call? It has to be the Aquamen, Arthur Curry and Jackson Hyde! But with Atlantean sleeper agents being activated as part of a destructive worldwide plot, is Arthur’s past in danger of catching up with him and jeopardizing the mission? And how will his loved ones — including Jackson — react to the secrets he’s been keeping?
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Today’s Riot Rec theme is: middle school! In the midst of holiday preparations, let’s not forget that school is still in session. It’s not always easy being a middle schooler, as these comics show!
Rabbit Chase by Elizabeth Lapensée and KC Oster, Translated by Aarin Dokum
Loosely inspired by Alice in Wonderland, this delightful comic follows Aimée, an Anishinaabe student who just came out as nonbinary, as they discover a world of water spirits and other fantastical beings. With their help, Aimée might just be able to save their community from greedy land developers!
Awkward by Svetlana Chmakova
The first in the “Berrybrook Middle School” series, Awkward introduces us to Peppi and Jaime, two kids who just want to survive the cutthroat social hierarchy at Berrybrook. While the two are complete opposites in many ways, Peppi begins to think they have the potential to be good friends — but is she brave enough to risk the teasing and ostracism that might go with befriending the school nerd?
We started putting up the Christmas decorations last week, and Poppy supervised! Here she is in front of our half-finished Christmas village 🙂