Best Of 2022

Best Indie Comics Selection

Descend to the basement of Northside’s Shake It Records, and you just might stumble upon one of Cincinnati’s coolest assortments of independently published comics. There’s not much in the way of Marvel and DC, but if introspective graphic novels, photocopied zines or X-rated underground comix pique your interest, there’s a treasure trove of pulpy oddities to peruse. If you prefer your books with fewer pictures, Shake It has plenty of novels, too, alongside a massive array of band T-shirts and collectible toys, to boot. shakeitrecords.com.