Episode 49: The Fireworks Were A No-Go

The Secret Stacks is kicking off 2019 with LOTS of comics recommendations! Luciano Vecchio’s gives away the digital files of his black superhero posters. Kristin’s making high-stakes librarian rounds among a herd of doctors. Both of them share stories of their ill-fated high school comics, then reminisce about being touched by the works of Rumiko Takahashi. Kristin’s got another conference announcement to make, and Thomas reports why it’s a GREAT time to be a Jessica Cruz fan! All this and more in our first episode of the year!

Comics With Black Protagonists
Rumiko Takahashi: Primer On An Angouleme Grand Prix Winner
Kelly Sue DeConnick’s Instagram
Great Pacific Garbage Patch
Humble Bundle: Fantasy Manga From Kodansh
David F. Walker’s Solid Comix company
Great Graphic Novels For Teens 2019

Get Started With Rumiko Takahashi’s manga



Kristin’s Picks
Misfit City 9781684150274
I Moved To Los Angeles To Work in Animation 9781684152919

Thomas’s Picks
Giant Spider & Me: A Post-Apocalyptic Tale 9781626927544
Cardboard Kingdom 9781524719371


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