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Love is in the Air

What is Valentine's Day? According to some random website Valentine's Day is a fixed day on the calendar that got lumped into a mid-February holiday on the ancient Roman calendar called Lupercalia—which some historians believe is what led to Valentine's Day being all about love. Lupercalia celebrated fertility, and may have included a ritual in which men and women were paired off by choosing names from a jar. In Ancient Greece, people observed a mid-winter celebration for the marriage of the god Zeus and the goddess Hera.


Or maybe you prefer the tales of Saint Valentine and how he would secretly marry soldiers because of a Roman emperor's edict declaring married soldiers did not make good warriors and thus young men could not marry.


How could we pass up such excellent stories!! WHY ARN'T THESE COMICS!!!!


Just kidding....these would make terrible stories. Or would they?!?


Yes. Yes they would


Okay, on to the comics. Here's some stories that might just pull at your heart strings.




BLANKETS GN

DRAWN & QUARTERLY

(W/A/CA) Craig Thompson

Blankets is the story of a young man coming of age and finding the confidence to express his creative voice. Under an engulfing blanket of snow, Craig and Raina fall in love at winter church camp, revealing to one another their struggles with faith and their dreams of escape. Over time though, their personal demons resurface and their relationship falls apart. It's a universal story, and Thompson's vibrant brushstrokes and unique page designs make the familiar heartbreaking all over again.






LORE OLYMPUS GN VOL 01

DEL REY

(W/A) Rachel Smythe

Scandalous gossip, wild parties, and forbidden love - the Greek tale of Hades and Persephone gets a romantic modern update in the gorgeously illustrated, Eisner-nominated Lore Olympus, including a brand new, exclusive short story! An ingenious take on the Greek Pantheon, this is the modern update on the story of Hades and Persephone. Follow the propulsive love story of two Greek gods, told with lavish artwork and contemporary sensibilities.







HEARTSTOPPER GN 01

GRAPHIX

(W/A) Alice Oseman

Boy meets boy. Boys become friends. Boys fall in love. A sweet and charming coming-of-age story that explores friendship, love, and coming out. Shy and softhearted Charlie Spring sits next to rugby player Nick Nelson in class one morning. A warm and intimate friendship follows, and that soon develops into something more for Charlie, who doesn't think he has a chance. But Nick is struggling with feelings of his own, and as the two grow closer and take on the ups and downs of high school, they come to understand the surprising and delightful ways in which love works.






SUNSTONE OGN VOL 01

IMAGE COMICS

(W/A/CA) Stjepan Sejic

Two women deal with modern themes of sex, relationships, and fetishism in this erotic romantic comedy.


So beware all who enter, because, to quote a few hundred thousand readers on DeviantArt: "I'm not into BDSM... but this story... I get it."












HARLEY QUINN ANIMATED SERIES HC VOL 01 EAT BANG KILL TOUR

DC COMICS

(W) Tee Franklin (A) Max Sarin, Erich Owen

Harley and Ivy


are on the road trip of the century! Following the wedding disaster of the decade, Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy end up on the run from Commissioner Gordon and the GCPD! But as fun as that all sounds, Ivy still worries about her actions after Kite Man left her at the altar...luckily, Harley's got the perfect scheme to shake her out of her wedding


day blues. A Harley Moon! But when they come face-to-face with one obstacle after another-old lovers? trust issues? childhood trauma?-not to mention a bevy of villains with their own bones to pick, will this Thelma and Louise-style journey end in victory, or tragedy? This hardcover packs in the entire


run of the GLAAD Media Award-nominated series. Collects Harley Quinn: The Animated Series: The Eat. Bang! Kill. Tour #1-6.



MR AND MRS X TP VOL 01 LOVE AND MARRIAGE

MARVEL COMICS

(W) Kelly Thompson (A) Oscar Bazaldua, David Lopez (CA) Terry Dodson

Their wedding shocked the world - now Gambit and Rogue are husband and wife, and their honeymoon will be uncanny! In their extraordinary lives, Gambit and Rogue have faced nearly every challenge imaginable. But now that the M


arvel Universe's hottest couple has tied the knot, how will they cope with married life, X-Men-style? By going interstellar! Being tasked with protecting a mysterious package everyone in the galaxy seems to want makes for a pretty bizarre honeymoon, but could anything be worse than Deadpool crashing the party? Yes! The Technet crashing it, too! Not to mention the Shi'ar Imperial Guard, Deathbird, the Starjammers and a whole Empire in turmoil! What the heck is in this package, anyway?! And will Gambit and Rogue ever make it h


ome? Collecting MR. AND MRS. X #1-6. Rated T+



That's this time Cats!! Meow at you later.






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