The Toledo Lucas County Public Library recommends Off Season

“Find your next summer read at the Toledo Library” / The Blade / July 8, 2019

Best Comics of 2019 So Far

Comics are for everybody. No matter who you are, there's a comic for you! And odds are you can find that comic at the Toledo Lucas County Public Library. Whether it be on our shelves, in digital collections like hoopla or through our partner libraries on SearchOhio or OhioLink, there's bound to be something you'll find interesting.

Since we're at the midway point of 2019, now is a great time to look back at some of the best comics that have been published over the past six months.

Best Comics and Graphic Novels from the First Half of 2019

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Off Season by James Sturm

Almost nobody wants to rehash the 2016 presidential election, but James Sturm takes the topic on by making the political personal.

Mark, a blue-collar builder, and his wife Lisa are both Bernie Sanders supporters. But when Bernie loses the nomination to Hillary Clinton, Mark can't bring himself to vote for Clinton or Trump, while Lisa goes all in and volunteers for Hillary. Their marriage suffers for it, they go through a divorce and what's left is the sparsely plotted Off Season.

But this book isn't just about election politics. It tackles issues of masculinity, the struggle of trying to make a living and all the other things that make adulthood so unnerving.

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