Last week’s Required Reading poked some doom-and-gloom fun at the then-impending election and…honestly, we were cocky. No one on the Paste Comics crew expected the outcome or sufficiently braced for the exhausting fallout, so another batch of otherworldly escapist entertainment is a welcome respite after a taxing week. This Wednesday, we’ve got everything from character-driven young adult drama to character-driven young adult drama with robots, not to mention character-driven young adult drama with superpowers. If you’re sick of reading about teens, a beloved manga/anime franchise and everyone’s favorite 3-3/4” action figure line both see exciting new resurrections, a Mad Titan seizes the stage once more, Dark Horse debuts a stellar new series and the Young Animal entry that earned a perfect score from us returns for its second issue. It’s been quite a week, and we’ve got a long road ahead of us. Enjoy what you can.