Boston is full of local history, odd little stories that add up to a sense of place. A fun collection of some is presented in comic book form is Inbound 4: A Comic Book History of Boston. Assembled by the Boston Comics Roundtable, these Boston-based artists tell a wide assortment of historic tales. It’s like an illustrated even more What They Never Told You About Boston (Or What They Did That Were Lies) by Walt Kelley.
My favorites include first graders giving an opinionated presentation of Shay’s Rebellion, a history of Moxie, and where the cowpaths really are. It’s not Boston. And of course, you can’t talk about odd stories in Boston without “The Great Boston Molasses Flood”. It makes the deluge last week seem normal.