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Episode 226 | Your 2019 Comic Book Holiday Shopping Guide

This week’s episode was recorded on December 8th, 2019!

Kara, Kait, and Paul chat about what comics you should be gifting your family, friends, enemies, and beyond!


  •  00:00:00 – Start/Last Week in Comics
  •  00:15:35 – Comic Picks
  •  00:23:17 – Comics Gift Giving Guide
  •  01:01:19 – Wrap/Credits

What We Read / Comic Picks

  • The Hard Tomorrow
  • Batman Creature of the Night #4
  • Motor Crush #1
  • I Am a Hero omnibus
  • Far Sector #2
  • Doctor Aphra #40
  • Firefly: Unification War vol. 2

Shopping Picks

  • TPB for the lapsed DC reader: Mister Miracle or maybe The New Frontier?
  • TPB for the lapsed Marvel reader: The Immortal Hulk, HoX/PoX, Hulk: Gray
  • For the artsy friend: My Favorite Thing is Monsters by Emil Ferris or something by Lisa Hanawalt: My Dirty Dumb Eyes or Hot Dog Taste Test
  • For your mom: Relish by Lucy Knisely (Paul), I WISH PETITE MAMETTE WAS IN ENGLISH, probably Lulu Anew
  • For your dad: Berlin by Jason Lutes (Paul), The Great War by Joe Sacco (Kara)
  • For your young relative:
    • Elementary reader level: Raina Telgemeier’s works, Owly, Amulet
    • Middle school reader level: Nimona, the Adventures of Superhero Girl
    • High school reader level: Nimona, Young Avengers (Gillen/McKelvie)
    • College kid: anything by Neil Gaiman, really. Giant Days.
    • For the young adult reader: Adaptations! Artemis Fowl, Speak 
  • For your Star Wars friend: The Last Jedi adaptation or maybe Outer Darkness?
  • For the person you wish would read comics: Runaways, I Kill Giants, Paper Girls
  • For the person who reads historical biographies: March
  • For the person who thinks Silicon Valley is evil: Memetic
  • For the person who can’t turn off C-SPAN: Prez, Rolling Blackouts by Sarah Glidden
  • For the queer kids: Jem and the Holograms, Prince and the Dressmaker
  • For the classicist: Peanuts 1950s/1960s; Calvin and Hobbes. 
  • For the gamer: Tetris: The Games People Play
  • For your grandma or your grandma-like friend: Lulu Anew, Bingo Love (LGBT too)
  • For your horror-lover friend: Wytches
  • For your western-loving friend/grandpa/dad: Copperhead
  • For your English professor: Shakespeare adaptations, Toil and Trouble

Music provided by Infinity Shred. Find them on Bandcamp.

Producer: Mike Rapin
Editor: Zander Riggs

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