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Reading Recommendations for National Comic Book Day

The bindings of a bunch of comic books.

Immerse yourself in a whole new world before, on, or after September 25th. It’s National Comic Book Day, but we think you can enjoy a great story or four before then! Comic books are currently seeping into all sorts of media. From movies to television to fine art, their stories and characters are icons of international culture. If you haven’t picked up a comic book for a while, head to your local bookstore or library or an online resource and pick up something that interests you. Start with one of these titles.

Miles Morales: Ultimate Spider-Man
You’re probably familiar with Peter Parker and his story… but did you know he’s not the only Spider-Man out there? In this alternate version of the Marvel Comics stories, Peter is defeated in battle, and the mantle of Spider-Man is picked up by Miles Morales, a young black man dealing with his criminal uncle and protective father.

Wonder Woman: The Hiketeia
Wonder Woman is a hero out of time: the daughter of an ancient Greek Heritage living as an ambassador to a modern world. When a young woman in trouble invokes an ancient law to beg for Wonder Woman’s aid, the hero is forced into conflict with her ally Batman as he seeks to enforce today’s justice.

Superman: Red Son
Imagine a world where Kal-El of Krypton, the infant who would become the legendary Superman, did not crash land in the heartlands of Kansas; instead, he came down on the state-run farms of Ukraine. Raised to represent the hopes and ideals of the Soviet Union during the height of the Cold War, this fascinating story presents a very different vision of Superman and the world of DC Comics.

Hikaru No Go
The United States isn’t the only country that loves our comic books! Japan is even more fond of the medium than we are (they’re called manga over there), and they’ve turned out some amazing stories. This particular series is the story of a boy named Hikaru Shindo who becomes haunted by the spirit of an ancient master of the game Go. With the help of this ghost, Hikaru sets out to learn and master the game.

What are your favorite bookstores or comic book shops in Madison, WI? Let the rest of the Domain apartment community know by leaving a comment. Thanks for reading. We hope you have a great National Comic Book Day!