Betty’s Books Blog

One of our specialties here at Betty’s Books is helping people of all ages get started with comics, graphic novels, and manga. If you’re new or shopping for a newbie in your life, the New to Comics! series of posts is for you.

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3 Picks for Junji Ito Fans

3 Picks for Junji Ito Fans

Most manga fans, especially those who enjoy horror, know the name Junji Ito. The legendary manga author is widely regarded as the king of manga horror, for good reason. His work is prolific, endlessly creative, and expertly drawn. Of course, it’s very scary too. We at...

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November Staff Picks!

November Staff Picks!

Check out this month's staff picks from the Betty's Books crew!   Betty's Pick   Ducks: Two Years in the Oil Sands by Kate Beaton In Ducks, Kate Beaton recounts two years she spent in her early twenties working to pay off her student debt in the oil sands in...

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October Staff Picks!

October Staff Picks!

Check out this month's staff picks from the Betty's Books crew!   Betty's Pick   Other Ever Afters: New Queer Fairy Tales by Melanie Gillman Feminist, queer, fractured fairy tales rendered in incredible colored pencil drawings? Melanie Gillman is here!! I...

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The Redcoats Are Coming!: 5 Comics by Brits to Check Out

The Redcoats Are Coming!: 5 Comics by Brits to Check Out

By Colin Vitro The Redcoats are coming! Those darn Brits have invaded the American comics scene and they didn’t even spill any of their microwaved tea. If you already burned through Neil Gaiman’s Sandman after binging the Netflix series, check out these other titles...

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September Staff Picks!

September Staff Picks!

Check out this month's staff picks from the Betty's Books crew!   Betty's Pick   Wonder Woman: Black & Gold by Various Contributors I decided to splurge on this anthology celebrating WW's 80th anniversary after Colin AND an awesome customer recommended it to...

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5 Books to Get You Ready for Fall

5 Books to Get You Ready for Fall

September is right around the corner, and although it’s doubtful that cooler weather is upon us just yet, we’re more than ready to embrace Autumn anyway. So get something pumpkin flavored, grab a sweater (in an air-conditioned room, of course) and snuggle up with...

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August Staff Picks!

August Staff Picks!

Check out this month's staff picks from the Betty's Books crew!   Betty's Pick   The Wicked + the Divine vol. 1 by Kieron Gillen, illustrated by Jamie Mckelvie Holy smokes I loved finally reading this series this summer! Right from the jump McKelvie's...

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7 Graphic Memoirs You Haven’t Read Yet

7 Graphic Memoirs You Haven’t Read Yet

One of our Summer Reading Bingo squares challenges you to read a graphic memoir – arguably the most respected genre of graphic literature. Maus has recently made a surging comeback thanks to good old fashioned censorship, and both Fun Home and Persepolis are some of...

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