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Weekend Reads: Newsprints

Newsprints, Ru Xu Here’s the thing– I don’t usually read Manga. I’m constantly reading comics and graphic novels, but Manga as a medium for story telling has never appealed to me in the same way. That being said, when Ru Xu’s clearly Manga -inspired debut,

Weekend Reads: Violent Love #1

Violent Love #1, Frank J. Barbiere & Victor Santos The first issue of Violent Love by Frank J. Barbiere and Victor Santos, titled The Ballad of Daisy Jane, reminds me a bit of The Princess Bride. That is, if The Princess Bride took place in

Weekend Reads: Moonshine #1

Moonshine #1, Brian Azzarello & Eduardo Risso If you’re looking for a drop-dead gorgeous comic to read this weekend, then let me point you towards the first chapter of Moonshine. Set during the height of prohibition in the lawless, backwoods of Appalachia, Moonshine is a

Nerd League Holiday Gift Guide 2016: Books Edition

Here at TNL we know just how difficult and frustrating holiday gifting can be. Who has the time to spend endless hours trolling the internet or wandering aimlessly around the mall looking for the perfect gift for that special someone. Well, this year it happens that

Weekend Reads: Cannibal #1

Cannibal #1, Brian Buccellato & Jennifer Young Besides the first issue of Cannibal having a phenomenally spooky cover, it is also an atmospheric and interesting take on the zombie genre. The year is 1994, and Florida is reeling in the wake of a category five

Weekend Reads: Giant Days, Vol. 1 – Vol. 3

Giant Days Vol. 1 – Vol. 3, John Allison To say that John Allison is something of a comedic genius is, in my honest opinion, something of an understatement. I’ve read a lot of comics, and I haven’t come across one yet that has made

Weekend Reads: Kids of Appetite

Kids of Appetite, David Arnold For weeks after finishing David Arnold’s fabulous debut novel, Mosqitoland, I speculated with fellow readers as to what it meant to be a Kid of Appetite. Was it an intriguing throwaway? Something that existed in Mim’s universe that we might

Weekend Reads: Why Not Me?

Why Not Me, Mindy Kaling Ah, Mindy. How much do I love this collection of essays? Let me count the ways. Why Not Me? gives readers a fresh account of Mindy Kaling’s rise to television stardom. Why Not Me? also happens to be one of the

Weekend Reads: Southern Bastards

Southern Bastards, Jason Latour & Jason Aaron When Matt Murphy tells you to read a comic, you damn well better order it right away. Case en pointe: Matt told me that Here Was A Man, Vol. 1 of Southern Bastards, might be one of the

Weekend Reads: Ghostland

Ghostland: An American History in Haunted Places, Colin Dickey It’s October, which means that it’s time for Weekend Reads to get a little spooky. If you’re looking for something fascinating to read that will keep you up at night, and doubles as a road trip

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