Comics and Hope
Our current events are some of the most trying times a lot of us have lived through and it can
be difficult to remain optimistic for the future. But something we can all take solace in is that
we are not in this alone. Historically, comic books have been there for us through some of the
worst times in our modern history and remind us of a brighter tomorrow for all of humanity.
Many of us are stuck inside overwhelmed by the whirlwind of bad news that seems never
ending but I’ve compiled a list of graphic novels that remind us that better times are ahead for
all of us. We here at Bedrock City Comics are here to remind you that we are here for you and
to remind you that we are all in this together. Here’s just a few comics I recommend to remind
you that all is not lost as long as we keep moving forward. I hope you enjoy and stay safe and
stay strong, Bedrock Citizens!
DC: The New Frontier OGN
The late and great Darwyn Cooke’s masterpiece is my favorite on this entire list and if you
haven’t had a chance to read this yet I am jealous of those of you experiencing it for the first
time. New Frontier showcases the very best in what makes DC comics’ heroes great and takes
all of the best of their strengths and hearts in facing a great enemy unlike that they have ever
faced. It takes place in the “Golden Age” of comics, in a 1950’s world showcasing those who
are now unsung heroes such as the Losers and the Blackhawks alongside the Justice League
in fighting a culmination of evil known as the Center threatening society in one of the most
stylish and beautifully done comics I’ve read in a long time. It reminds us of the strength we
have as a whole when we work together and keep hope for the “new frontier” beyond the
troubles of today. Please do yourself a favor and pick up this book!
Ms. Marvel TP Vol. 1: No Normal
“Good is not a thing you are, its a thing you do.” This quote is why Kamala Khan’s Ms. Marvel
series is on this list because it encapsulates so much of what being a hero is about. Her
struggles and goals and dreams were so relatable to me as a reader and her inspirations are
something we can all relate to in the face of adversity. Her idol is Captain Marvel and after a
strange accident she gains her powers and immediately goes and does the right thing. Its a
wonderful ongoing story that readers of all ages can enjoy together!
On a Sunbeam OGN
Tillie Walden is a master in writing graphic novels in the young adult experience and this nearly
600 page epic is no different. It is a sci-fi space opera-esque love story spanning over
generations where two young women fall in love in a thematic optimistic future. It touches
across almost every genre including adventure in space ruins and drama and romance but it
most importantly explores our feelings about isolation and hopefulness in uncertain times.
Absolutely a perfect book to hunker down with and ride through this storm!
These are just a few of the stories that make comics and graphic novels so impactful and we
have many more at our stores available through our website through this time. We can’t thank
you our customers for your support during this time and we thank you for being part of our
BRC family. Take care out there, snuggle in with a good comic book and we’ll make it through
Written by Bedrock City Contributor: Victoria Flood