Tropes and clichés get a bum rap. They are the vocabulary of our shared experience, the building blocks of culture. Hug a trope today!

Last week’s poll is closed, and you voted to return to the Inner Science Rings for a third time! I’m already working on the comic and boy is it a doozy. I hope you like bookstores!

This week is all about prepping for Comic-Con, which seems like it is happening at increasingly smaller intervals. I will try and make sure comics continue here unabated while I spend my week of triumph in San Diego! As always, I’ll be at the Dumbrella table, booth #1337. Come say hi if you’re in the neighborhood.