Episode 23: New York Times No Longer Worthy of Graphic Novel Lists


Time for some hot takes from two cool cats. Thomas tore himself away from Final Fantasy XV for five minutes to get this out before episode 24 gets recorded! We’re excited about comics anthologies, plus Captain America continues planting agents in the U.S. government. YALSA’s got a graphic novel recommendation list you can count on when the New York Times lets you down. If you need more than one list per year, Kristin and Thomas are still serving up quality comics for you to read, hear, and pass along!

To punch Nazis or not to punch Nazis, that is the no-brainer

Shelly Bond’s Femme Magnifique is in the works

New York Times removes graphic novel category from bestseller lists

Melanie Gillman’s Other Side anthology free for schools, libraries, and cash-strapped teens

San Jose City Councilman Lan Diep sworn in holding his Captain America shield

YALSA’s Great Graphic Novels For Teens 2017

Kristin’s Picks

One Hundred Nights of Hero 9780316259170
Sick 9780996273916


Thomas’s Picks

Barakamon 9780316336086

Shaft: Imitation of Life 9781606907573


Find a comics shop near you

Secret Stacks logo and avatar by Severin Piehl, go read his webcomic Tove

Theme song by Julie Jurgens, y’all. BONUS: Watch & listen to her play “Hero” as a submission to NPR’s Tiny Desk Contest!