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Lesser Tedium

Wanna check out some of the books we’ve written about in Tedium over the years? Check our list—we’re keeping a running tally, and any purchases support both Tedium and independent booksellers. (Win-win!)


Not All Heroes Wear Capes

America’s postwar fling with romance comics—and the massive collection of those comics that was recently donated to the University of South Carolina.


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