8 of September’s best new comedies

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It’s a new month, so there are new comics to read! Whenever I leave the comics and graphic novels section of a bookstore or go to my local comic book store, I always walk out with an unintended collection of comics across all genres. The heap on my night table is getting taller and more dangerous, like a Jinja tower. It’s not always nice to my wallet, but looking at my collection of comics and graphic novels makes me happy. Who can put a price on it?

Comics and graphic novels vary in genre and age group, as does the book industry in general. Superhero comics are still very popular, but you can also find comics for anyone in your life. Storyboards and graphic novels add a visual element to storytelling that enhances the reading experience. The wide range of comics available make them a huge part of the publishing industry and an integral part of literature in general. It’s always exciting to see how wide the world of comics is and what new creators are adding to and expanding the genre.

For September, there is a host of new releases: from memoir to fiction, they include style and genre, so you will have a good time reading.

Memoirs and storyboards

It won’t always be like this for a freak queen (September 20)

At the age of nine, Malakah travels to Egypt to spend the summer with her father and meets her mother’s new wife, Hala. This memoir documents her childhood summers in Cairo (and later Dubai) with her father’s family, and how she grew up as a person through these two cultures. During her summers in the Middle East, Malaika grows up and tries to deal with different personalities the way teenagers tend to do. She also faces the tension between being part of her father’s new family unit and the annoyance of him being left behind in Los Angeles. This memoir is a fascinating exploration of culture and place and how they are shaped as they grow.

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It’s All Right for Debbie Tong (September 27)

Debbie Tong’s memoir expands on her frank description of mental illness from her first collection, Quiet Girl in a Noisy World. This book follows the full story of her depression, anxiety, and path to recovery. Although she has a stronger understanding of her own mental health and what it means to navigate the world, she wants readers to understand that they are not alone, even if mental illness makes it feel that way.

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The Tokyo Rose – Zero Hour (Graphic Novel): The Persecution and Final Redemption of a Japanese American Woman after World War II, by Andre R. Fratino, illustrated by Kate Cassino (September 20)

Eva Togori was an American woman visiting a family in Tokyo when the attack on Pearl Harbor occurred in the United States, and she was stuck in Tokyo. With no way to leave and no money, she had to work for Radio Tokyo to produce a program that was supposed to spread propaganda about the war under the name Tokyo Rose, Pacific Serene. This is a fascinating piece of history that has far-reaching implications for how Asian Americans are treated today.

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Ducks: Two Years in the Oil Sands by Kate Peyton (September 13)

Kate Peyton from Hark! Vagrant made a comeback with her first graphic memoir of her life and experiences working in the Canadian oil sands after moving to the oil sands camp in Alberta. After growing up in the small community of Mapo in Cape Breton, Katie moved to Fort McMurray to work in a camp owned by a major oil company. In the secluded camp, men greatly outnumber women. The work is hard and the world is dark, and Beaton’s artwork showcases the beauty of the Canadian landscape alongside the heavy machinery of these labor camps.

fantasy comics

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Demon in the Woods by Lee Bardugo, illustrated by Danny Pendergast, adapted by Kela Vanderklught (September 27)

Before the events of Shadow and Bone in Leigh Bardugo’s Grishaverse, Darkling was constantly on the move. Eric is a Grisha and runs away with his mother, Lena, due to his powers that people see as either too dangerous or exploitable. Eryk and Lena find a village to stay in and it seems that it will be safe, but Lena warns Eryk to hide his strength. If you’re a big fan of Darkling or just want to know why he’s so determined on his cause, this is a great introduction to dive into alongside the Grishaverse.

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Donuts and Doom by Balazs Lorinczi (September 20)

Enemies of lovers, magicians, and dreams of rock stars – it’s as if this comedian was written with me in mind. When Margot and Elena meet, they are enchanted in a shocking and immediate way. Margot accidentally curses a candy at the store where Elena works, and her annoyance soon turns into a mutual attraction. Margot is a witch trying to pass her exams to start her career in potions, while Elena is in a squad trying to make a name for herself. The magic in this book is fun and engaging, and it’s the perfect fall charming read.

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Tally Daughter of the Moon Vol. 1 by Surya Sehachaker, translated by François Vignolet (September 27)

This medieval fantasy comic has all the elements needed for a great adventure story. Tally is the last serpent summoner, a descendant of the Moon Goddess. Tally is in contact with nature and can summon animals, and she has to get out quickly when rivals invade her castle. She is fleeing with the noble night, sir Alan. During their travels, they find more people to join the Tally’s cause to defeat the forces of evil after them.

middle class

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Jesse’s Secret Language by Chan Chao (September 6)

Based on the original novels by Ann M. Jessi, the newest member of BSC, takes care of a boy named Matt. He is deaf and uses sign language to communicate, so Jesse also learns the language and teaches it to all the other kids in the neighborhood. Whether you’re a long-time BSC fan or just want to have a kid in your life, these mods are fun for fans and beginners alike.

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September is a time of change and new beginnings. Whether you’re starting school, celebrating New Year’s Eve, or just beginning fall, it’s a time for reflection and renewal. Next month, we will be entering the most magical and lively part of the season.

If you’re looking for more comics in general, we always cover the latest and recommend the best comics for beginners to read.

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