Griffin (like the monster) recommends some of the latest comics to hit our shelves…
Shadow of the Batgirl by Sarah Kuhn and Nicole Goux
Sarah Kuhn and Nicole Goux have introduced one of the least known Batgirls, Cassandra Cain, to a wider audience with energy and style. This is a whole ‘nother Batgirl, steeped in contradiction, mysterious, determined to be a “hero”. Cassandra is the goth to Barbara Gordon’s tech-geek. Shadow of the Bat silhouettes an unusual and sometimes forgotten corner of the Batman Universe while speaking to real teens about identity and choosing who one will be.
Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo, Louise Simonson, Kit Seaton
In this graphic novelisation of the novelisation of the comic, Leigh Bardugo’s addition to the Wonder Woman canon is made accessible to the text aversive. Louise Simonson’s experience and Kit Seaton’s ready illustration create recognizable and likeable characters to expand the Wonder Woman universe.
Snapdragon by Kay Leyh
Snapdragon and Good Boy have a witch in their town, or do they? Well, they have the kind of magic that welcomes and creates diversity of thought, lifestyle, identity, and community. Kat Leyh’s brilliant panel work, choice of detail, and character creation drive this cross between a problem novel and a fantasy and comfortably expresses both. Left me with a belly full of big fat satisfaction dumplings. Spicy and delish!