Chris M. Arnone

Chris was weaned on comic books and Hardy Boys novels, finding his first literary love in Lord of the Flies, and lasting love through Ray Bradbury. He reads and writes nerdy fiction in equal parts with literary fiction and poetry these days, but his imagination still leans toward the magical. He also performs on many stages in Kansas City, where he lives with his wife Christy and their cats. ​

11 of the Best New Comics and Graphic Novels to Read in April 2023

Call or swing by your local comic book shop and add these great books to your pull list. Here are 1 new comics to read in April 2023.

How Music Influences Poetry and Poets

A look at the ways music influences poetry and poets, from name-drops to the basis of entire poetic forms.

Riot Roundup: The Best Comics We Read January-March 2023

Book Riot writers share their favorite comics and graphic novels they read last quarter, from January to March 2023.

20 of The Best Poetry Magazines You Need to Read

Did you know that April is National Poetry Month? If you really want to dig into reading poetry, you need to find the best poetry magazines.

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What is the Bury Your Gays trope? How did it start? Why does it still persist in books and film to this very day?

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Before you start carving your way through Imperial baddies in Star Wars Jedi: Survivor, give these ten comics a read.

10 New Comics to Read in March 2023

These ten new comics in March 2023 have everything you could want, from superheroes to sci-fi to horror, and back again.

10 Comics to Read After Marvel’s Dark Web

Did you finish Dark Web wanting to know more about these fascinating characters? Here are 10 comics to read after reading Marvel's Dark Web.

The 22 Best Fantasy Books of All Time

From the old and highly-influential to the new and popular, here are the 22 best fantasy books of all time, including The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin