By Yue Lynn  

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I know your newsfeed is totally saturated with a trough of holiday related posts from everywhere and I am more than happy to add one more into said pile because some wise humans invented phrases such as ‘sharing is caring’ and ‘the more, the merrier.’ One of the reasons is the existence of comics because novels aren’t the sole interesting literature out there to fulfil our reading needs. Thus, I’ll be recommending you a few comic series to read (comics make great all-year-round presents too) during this jolly month, so sit back and grab a glass of whatever kind of drink you’re into, relax and read!

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This volume collects the first 12 Overwatch comic backstories that was released by Blizzard Entertainment. More importantly, this anthology will make a fantastic gift to any fans of the video game and a great addition to your growing Overwatch cavalry. Jeff Kaplan and the Shimada brothers would totally approve of this one.

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This newly released revenge fantasy is touted as “Underworld meets Sicario” and is “ultra-violent and smart as hell”. Quotes aside, the first issue of this series is an excellent pilot in drawing readers in because I certainly find myself waiting impatiently for issue two to come out!

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We can’t escape from vampires in any medium so, if we can’t beat them, there’s no harm in jumping into the bandwagon with them. Dark Fang is both sexy (the first issue features some ‘NSFW-ish’ scenes) and edgy (a vampire vs climate change) and doesn’t shy away from showing its “action-horror middle finger” to certain higher entities.

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The old tale of an evil serial killer come to the fore in this two-issues series. Told entirely in black and white, ‘Leave on the light’ is a comic version of campy B-grade horror movies if you’re into those kind of stories. Also, the creator behind this series also has a Kickstarter to crowdfund his next comic, titled ‘Victoria Black’.

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If you have the geeky thirst to read something else in the Star Wars universe that does not involve a family drama aka Vader, Luke and Co., this series is right up your galaxy. Also, it’s written by Kieron Gillen, the genius maestro behind the hit The Wicked + The Divine series.

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Quoted as “Freaky Friday meets Goodfellas”, Crosswind is veteran comic writer Gail Simone’s debut foray into the world of Image Comics that details a premise centering on the swapped bodies between a hitman and a housewife. At the end of the first issue, one said, “Oh, My God.” and the other said, “Oh, Thank God.”