The Week’s Most Popular Posts: February 29 – March 4, 2016

This post originally appeared on Panels, which is now Book Riot Comics

Let’s take a look back at the most popular posts this week here on Panels:

I always say that graphic memoirs are what got me into comics. I’d been reading and loving them for years before I started reading any types of series; they’re my first love. I stopped reading them for awhile—not on purpose, but because I had a lot of other “work” reading to do, and I stopped prioritizing them. But one day, I just looked at all the awesome graphic memoirs on my shelves desperate to be read, and I knew that it was time for a binge. Here are 5 graphic memoirs I read that I think everyone should pick up and read.

from 5 Graphic Memoirs to Pick Up Immediately by Swapna Krishna


Bera the One-Headed Troll by Eric Orchard (August 2, Melody Schreiber)

Bera is a troll with only one head who grows pumpkins for the king. She and her best friend, an owl by the name of Winslowe, find a human baby near their tiny, deserted island, and they embark on a reluctant quest to save its life. The art is so detailed and beautiful, the characters are adorable and endearing, and the dialogue is witty (yet appropriate for young audiences). I love this book!

from The Best Comics We Read In February by Eric Margolis


I’m not exactly an X-men buff, but when I watched Deadpool, I was surprised to find that one of my favorite characters was actually one of the smallest roles: Negasonic Teenage Warhead.

I mean. Deadpool didn’t seem to impressed. But I really liked her. Something about that buzz cut and uber-teen emo shade she was throwing just clicked for me. I think she was my Patronus in high school.

So I poked around and learned a little more about her.

from 10 Cool Things About Negasonic Teenage Warhead by Emily Wenstrom


Each month, we bring you 5 intriguing comics—whether destined to become bestsellers or under the radar—that you should keep an eye out for. 

from 5 Comics to Watch for in March 2016 by Hattie Kennedy


And we also have Secret Hero Society: Study Hall of Justice #1, the new graphic novel from Scholastic.

A young Bruce Wayne finds himself enrolled in a prestigious school for the gifted after jumping around boarding schools and being homeschooled by Alfred for a while. Alfred thinks he needs to meet kids his own age and make friends, but an already reluctant Bruce quickly realizes that nearly everyone at his new school (from the bad behavior encouraging teachers to the bullying students) are evil jerks. In fact, the only other non-jerks at the school are a polite farm boy with glasses and a girl exchange student from an island Bruce has never heard of. While both of them seem to be harboring secrets of their own, Bruce ultimately decides they should pool their resources to figure out just what is going on with this weird school!

from Enrolling in Secret Hero Society #1: Study Hall of Justice by Kate Schenkel


The past few months we’ve been tracking the most-subscribed books at Fantom Comics in Washington, DC, and today we’ll look at February–the first month since the end of Marvel’s “summer 2015” event Secret Wars, so it’s the first semi-normalized month of releases for the industry’s biggest publisher in a while.

Remember these are only subscription numbers, not total sales, so it represents our regular customers rather than casual walk-ins. It means #1 issues are under-represented, as people tend to pick up the first issue off the rack before they subscribe to it. Also remember this list is measuring by number of subscribers, not revenue. WITHOUT FURTHER ADO.

from Fun with Numbers: Top 10 Comics of February 2016 by Jake Shapiro

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