Read Your Heart Out: Comics
For the end of the year, we thought we'd finish our 2013 Read Your Heart Out series with a small collection of some of our favorite comic books. Ranging from the serious (Persepolis) to the not-so-serious (Walking Dead), each book is filled with a wide array of eye-catching illustrations and stories. Check out which of our favorites made the cut. —Katie
Megaskull by Kyle Platts
Kyle Platts' illustrations are hilariously creepy, and the jokes within the comics themselves are more of the same. (Check out his comic "Neglect" to get a sense of the humor in this one.) Perfect for anyone who has an offbeat, internet-y sense of humor.
The Complete Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi
A lot of people may have heard of Persepolis after it became an animated film, but diving into the original comic is an absolute must. Through comic strips, Marjane Satrapi tells her story of coming-of-age in Tehran during the Islamic Revolution and then living in exile from her country. It's an extremely candid and heartbreaking read.
This is another comic that people may have learned about through the (small) screen version, but The Walking Dead comics are slightly different from the show, and offer a little bit more to the reader than the show would. Plus, ZOMBIES!