Date Yourself with a Comic Book (or Three)

~posted by Micah K.

One of my favorite ways to treat myself is to curl up in bed with my dog, a nice cup of tea, some chocolate, and a graphic novel. Or if I’m itching to get out of the house, I’ll take one of these quick reads to one of my neighborhood’s pubs to enjoy some light reading over a beverage and basket of fries. With all of February’s dreariness, I thought I would share some of the graphic novels I have enjoyed most this winter, so you can treat yourself with one of these reads.

Alex and AdaAlex + Ada, Volume 1 by Sarah Vaughn and Jonathan Luna

What would you do if your grandma gifted you a realistic robot? Keep it, return it, fall in love with it? In this adult comic, Alex grapples with those questions and his own feelings about artificial intelligence. And if you can’t get enough, SPL owns Volume 2 and Volume 3.


LumberjanesLumberjanes, Volume 1: Beware the Kitten Holy by Noelle Stevenson

Can you picture Girl Scouts plus supernatural creatures and flannel in juvenile comic format? That’s Lumberjanes for you. Grrrrrl power! You can also check out Volume 2  if there isn’t enough “friendship to the max!” for you in Volume 1. Winning.


Captain MarvelCaptain Marvel, Volume 1: Harder, Further, Faster, More by Kelly Sue DeConnick

In this awesome young adult comic, Captain Marvel, aka Carol Danvers, returns Tic, an alien child who had landed on Earth, to her distant home planet. Upon arrival, she learns of the corruption behind the forced resettlement of Tic’s people. As any Avenger would, she works to right the situation with a little help from the Guardians of the Galaxy. If you fall in love with Captain Marvel like I did, you can also borrow Volume 2 and Volume 3 AND stay tuned for a Captain Marvel movie coming in 2018.

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