• Book Beat: Indie Bookstore Sales and Good Omens

    Book Beat: Indie Bookstore Sales and Good Omens

    Hello again, readers! Welcome to the first Book Beat of 2019. I hope your year is off to a good start and that your celebrations were successful, whether they included parties, going to bed early, or anything in between. The book world has been pretty quiet over the holidays, so aside from 2018 reflections and

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  • Ordinary Girls, Not Yet Ordinary Women: Clueless: One Last Summer

    Ordinary Girls, Not Yet Ordinary Women: Clueless: One Last Summer

    Clueless: One Last Summer Amber Benson and Sarah Kuhn (writing); Siobhan Keenan (art); Cathy Le (colors);  Jim Campbell (letters); Natacha Bustos (cover art) BOOM! Studios December, 2018 For ’90s kids who rented it every weekend from Blockbuster, Clueless represented something iconic. Delicious costuming, arch one-liners, and relatably memorable moments (Tai knocking herself out while dancing!

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  • Hipster Manga: 7 Seeds

    Hipster Manga: 7 Seeds

    7 Seeds Yumi Tamura Shougakukan Content warnings: 7 Seeds contains violence, death that is sometimes gruesome, and an attempted rape. Yumi Tamura hasn’t had a series released in English since Basara, her award-winning fantasy epic of the 1990s. This might lead her fans in the Anglosphere to think she’s stopped work or that she peaked

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  • 8 Current Comics Starring Empowered Girls

    8 Current Comics Starring Empowered Girls

    It’s safe to say that most of our readers firmly believe in the importance of representation in comics, and the significance of seeing yourself and your experiences reflected in the media you love. It’s no surprise, then, that comics featuring empowered female characters are often the ones that inspire girls the most. In fact, a

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  • Blackwood: Magical Monster Mayhem

    Blackwood: Magical Monster Mayhem

    Blackwood Evan Dorkin (Writer), Veronica Fish (Artist), Andy Fish (Artist and Letters) Dark Horse Comics 12 December, 2018 Howard Ogden, Dean of Blackwood College, sits within his cold, dark office writing a note to his friend, Russell Colby. Ogden has hidden secrets from Colby, secrets about the college, about himself, about what he has unwittingly

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  • A Fantastic Introduction to Ann Leckie’s Fantasy

    A Fantastic Introduction to Ann Leckie’s Fantasy

    The Raven Tower by Ann Leckie comes out in February 2019, and it is excellent. It’s been gathering starred reviews from multiple sources ahead of its publication, which is not too surprising for the author of the critically acclaimed Ancillary Justice and other fantastic speculative fiction novels. What is surprising, however, is that The Raven

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  • 7 Geeky Ways to Use Your Planner

    7 Geeky Ways to Use Your Planner

    2019 is almost here, but it doesn’t look like Kelly Sue DeConnick has managed to put together the “Bitch Plan It” planner many of us had hoped for. That means I’ll be sticking with my Passion Planner for another year, and have expanded my planner cult to include more and more people. I was never

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  • Finding Strength In The Trans Affirmation Coloring Book

    Finding Strength In The Trans Affirmation Coloring Book

    Trans Affirmation Coloring Book Theo Nicole Lorenz Self-Published November 2018 It’s been a long time since I made time for coloring books. The resurgence of them in popularity for adults never really caught me; some of it’s my attention span, some of it’s just having other things to do, and frankly too many of those.

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