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We all know the game “Tetris.” It’s addictive and embedded in the halls of video game history. Did you know though that it originated from Russia? How about that near the pinnacle of its popularity, it became entangled in a controversy that eventually escalated into an international incident? Published by First Second, Box Brown’s graphic […]
By Nancy Powell Science fiction writer Sharon Shinn (Twelve Houses series) and writer illustrator Molly Ostertag have combined to create an emotionally resonant story in which a young woman who has lost everything—family, fortune and home—must learn to trust and love again in order to brave a hostile world. The Beat caught up with Ostertag […]
Hilarious in execution, serious in subject matter, irreverent to human life, and an homage to various science fiction tropes; This only scratches the surface of what comprises Demon. Broken up into four books, this lengthy comic by writer and artist Jason Shiga and published by First Second touches on everything from scientific imaginings to questions […]
Check, Please! is the queer-themed hockey romance comic that has taken the internet by storms. A Kickstarter for the second print collection made just a touch less than $400,000 – but creator Ngozi Ukasu isn’t done yet. EW reports that Source: First Second has just signed on for two Check Please collections. Well, EW can exclusively announce […]
First Second, publishers of “great graphic novels for every reader”, have just released today the story of Spill Zone. Written by New York Times bestselling author Scott Westerfeld and illustrated by Alex Puvilland, this graphic novel follows that of a young woman named Addison who must provide for herself and her younger sister ever since […]
STORY: MARK LONG & JIM DEMONAKOS ART: NATE POWELL PUBLISHER: FIRST SECOND In the Bible, from the Book of Leviticus particularly, there is a particularly haunting yet aspirational line that reads: “You will not stand idly by the blood of your fellow” (19:16). It is a juxtaposing phrase, placed among a variety of dictums towards leading […]
Adam Rapp and Mike Cavallaro’s graphic novel, Decelerate Blue, published by First Second couldn’t have been released at a more opportune time. Dystopian stories are seeing a renewed rise in interest lately, of which I personally believe can be thanked to the U.S.’s current political state of affairs. Just last month, Amazon reported a rise […]