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Fall 2013 Graphic Novel Roundup for Teens

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Fall 2013 Graphic Novel Roundup for Teens

Plan out your autumn with our list of the biggest and best graphic novels coming your way from now until the end of the year!

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Delilah Dirk and the Turkish Lieutenant by Tony Cliff - Graphic Novel/Fiction

August 27, 2013

 

Using the skills she's picked up along the way during other action-filled journeys, Delilah's adventures continue as she plots to rob a rich and corrupt Sultan in Constantinople.

Science: A Discovery in Comics by Margreet de Heer - Graphic Novel/Science

September 1, 2013

 

In her easily accessible style, Margreet de Heer visualizes science and makes it approachable for those with little knowledge of the subject.

Kevin Keller: Drive Me Crazy (Archie and Friends All-Stars) by Dan Parent - Graphic Novel/Fiction

August 27, 2013

 

Kevin has gone from the new kid in town to one of the most well-known and popular students in the school! Struggling to stay on top of his new duties while trying to find time for a social life, Kevin deals with the mishaps and mayhem that have always been a staple of high school life in Riverdale.

Sabrina the Teenage Witch, Volume 3: The Magic Within by Tania Del Rio - Graphic Novel/Fiction

September 10, 2013

 

Sabrina and friends become caught up in the secrets of the Magic Realm, while friendships and relationships are put to the test in both the magical and mortal realms.

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Boxers by Gene Luen Yang - Graphic Novel/Historical Fiction

September 10, 2013

Gene Luen Yang tells two sides of the story in his two new books. Saints is the tale of a young girl growing up unwanted in late 19th-century China. She’s so unwanted, and considered so unlucky, that she isn’t even given a proper name…she’s simply called Four-Girl (because she is the fourth child). In Boxers, a young man named Bao is frustrated with the constant onslaught of foreign missionaries who proclaim to be teaching religion but instead are thieves and bullies. They mercilessly rob and threaten Bao’s peasant countrymen and show no remorse.

Saints by Gene Luen Yang - Graphic Novel/Historical Fiction

September 10, 2013

Gene Luen Yang tells two sides of the story in his two new books. Saints is the tale of a young girl growing up unwanted in late 19th-century China. She’s so unwanted, and considered so unlucky, that she isn’t even given a proper name…she’s simply called Four-Girl (because she is the fourth child). In Boxers, a young man named Bao is frustrated with the constant onslaught of foreign missionaries who proclaim to be teaching religion but instead are thieves and bullies. They mercilessly rob and threaten Bao’s peasant countrymen and show no remorse.

Romeo and Juliet by Gareth Hinds - Graphic Novel/Fiction

September 10, 2013

 

She’s a Capulet. He’s a Montague. But when Romeo and Juliet first meet, they don’t know they’re from rival families — and when they find out, they don’t care. Their love is honest and raw and all consuming. But it’s also dangerous.

Green Lantern: Rise of the Third Army by Peter J. Tomasi - Graphic Novel/Fiction

September 10, 2013

The universe is in shambles and the Guardians are the cause. Their mysterious Third Army has risen across the cosmos like a plague, destroying everything in its path and Hal Jordan and Sinestro are nowhere to be found. It is up to wrongfuly accused Simon Baz to clear his name and become the hero that the Corps needs in order to get to the bottom of Hal and Sinestro's disappearance and the Rise of the Third Army!

Animal Man, Volume 3: Rotworld by Jeff Lemire, Scott Snyder, Steve Pugh, Timothy Green II, Yanick Paquette, and Marco Rudy - Graphic Novel/Fiction

September 10, 2013

 

The world has fallen to the Rot! Animal Man, a.k.a. Buddy Baker and Swamp Thing form an uneasy alliance as they find that after facing down the undead forces of Anton Arcane that the world has fallen deep into a decrepit future where the world is consumed into a withering land of decay. Will Animal Man and Swamp Thing be able to stop the forces of the Rot and change the world back to what it was?

Necessary Evil: Super-Villains of DC Comics by Geoff Johns, Jeph Loeb, Dave Gibbons, Darwyn Cooke, and Greg Rucka - Graphic Novel/Fiction

September 10, 2013

 

Collected here are stories featuring such popular creators as Geoff Johns, Jim Lee, Pete Tomasi and Darwyn Cooke, all taking on the baddest of the bad in the DC Universe.  The Joker, Bane, Lex Luthor, General Zod, the who's who of evil goes on in this action-packed trade paperback!

Wonder Woman, Volume 3: Iron by Brian Azzarello - Graphic Novel/Fiction

September 17, 2013

 

Wonder Woman has finally discovered her heritage, as well as all the family that comes along with it. However, as she digs deeper into her familial tree, there's as many Gods that are willing to lend her a hand as there are those that would do her harm. WW continues on her search for her friend Zola's baby, not knowing who she can trust. So when she discovers New God Orion at her doorstep, is he here to help her--or destroy her?

Briony Hatch by Ginny Skinner and Penlope Skinner - Graphic Novel/Fiction

October 15, 2013

 

Written and illustrated by sibling team Ginny and Penelope Skinner and published by the London-based indie press Limehouse Books, Briony Hatch is a poignant yet mischievous romp through the warts-and-all life-world of a geeky, teenage girl growing up in contemporary England. It’s also a feminist fantasy and a ghost story and a coming-of-age tale.

Blood Blockade Battlefront, Volume 4 by Yashuiro Nightow - Graphic Novel/Fiction

September 17, 2013

 

Libra agent Zap has been kidnapped, and Libra leader Klaus Von Reinhertz must make a deadly deal to free him. In a secret underground fighting arena, Klaus is pitted against one horror from the Beyond after another, ultimately to face one of the terrifying Blood Breed. But was Zap really kidnapped, or is something more sinister in play to draw Libra's head honcho into the ring?

Neon Genesis Evangelion, Volume 1: The Shinji Ikari Detective Diary by Takumi Yoshimura - Graphic Novel/Fiction

September 17, 2013

 

When even a tough dude like his school pal Toji is getting menaced by gangsters, a nice guy like Shinji Ikari feels obliged to seek out the local private eye, Ryoji Kaji, and his striking young assistant, Kaworu Nagisa. Somehow, though, Shinji gets drafted into solving the case himself, with Kaworu's help - although Kaworu quickly proves to be a mystery of his own...

The Sixth Gun, Volume 5 by Brian Hurtt - Graphic Novel/Fiction

September 18, 2013

 

Together, Drake Sinclair and Becky Montcrief hold five of the Six - a set of pistols that can rewrite all of creation! This makes them targets for the living and the dead... for the human and the inhuman. As otherworldly spirits align against them, Drake and Becky find themselves trapped at a trading post frozen in a preternatural winter. If the cold doesn't kill them, the hideous beasts lurking in the shadows will!

Oreimo, Volume 4 by Tsukasa Fushimi - Graphic Novel/Fiction

September 24, 2013

 

Popular girls vs. geek girls showdown! Kirino's done all she can to keep her two different groups of friends separate, but as much as she'd like to, she can't keep those two worlds from colliding, and this time, big brother Kyousuke may not be able to help her. He's got problems of his own - Kirino's friends can't decide if he's a dreamboat or a pervert!

Street Fighter Origins: Akuma by Joe Ng and Chris Sarracini - Graphic Novel/Fiction

September 24, 2013

 

He is the world's most feared martial artist, mentioned only in whispers. Few have dared to challenge him, and even fewer have survived to speak of the nightmare. He is Akuma - Master of the Fist, wielder of the Dark Hado. But he was not always trapped on the path of chaos. STREET FIGHTER ORIGINS: AKUMA reveals the secrets of this dark figure's past for the first time, and shows how a frustrated young man grew into a mad demon.

Fight the Power!: A Visual History of Protest Among the English-Speaking Peoples by Sean Michael Wilson and Benjamin Dickson - Graphic Novel/Nonfiction

October 8, 2013

 

By illuminating the variety of protests in English-speaking countries --- and the valuable connections among them --- through an accessible art form, FIGHT THE POWER! shows that there is a point to the struggle, fight by fight, win by win.

Blade of the Immortal Volume 27: Mist on the Spider's Web by Hiroaki Samura - Graphic Novel/Fiction

September 24, 2013

 

Anotsu Kagehisa's Itto-Ryu crew is splintered --- yet still deadly  --- as Habaki Kagimura's group of suicidal Rokki-dan soldiers closes in on them! The cursed former general Kagimura is desperate to find and kill the remaining members of the Itto-Ryu - even if it puts his own daughter's life on the line!

Arrow, Volume 1 by Marc Guggenheim, Andrew Kreisberg, Mike Grell, Jorge Jiminez, Sergio Sandoval, and Eric Nguyen - Graphic Novel

September 24, 2013

 

Spinning off directly from the hit CW television series "Arrow" comes the Emerald Archerer in these digital-first adventures! Show creators Andrew Kreisberg and Marc Guggenheim team with some of the industry's best artists, including Mike Grell (GREEN ARROW: THE LONGBOW HUNTERS), Phil Hester (GREEN ARROW: QUIVER) and others to fill in the gaps between episodes of one of TV's hottest new series.

Justice League, Voume 3: Throne of Atlantis by Geoff Johns with art by Ivan Reis, Joe Prado, Paul Pelletier, Art Thibert, and Pete Woods - Graphic Novel

October 1, 2013

 

When Atlantis is struck by a U.S. Naval missile gone awry, Atlantis--led by Aquaman's brother Ocean Master--attacks the East Coast of the United States flooding its major cities such as Boston, Metropolis, Gotham City and several others.

Shazam!, Volume 1 by Geoff Johns and Gary Frank - Graphic Novel

October 1, 2013

 

 
A product of the foster system, Billy Batson has a chip on his shoulder and an attitude toward authority. Brought to the feet of a magical wizard at the Rock of Eternity, Billy shouts the wizard's name --- Shazam! --- and the brash young teen is mystically transformed into a powerhouse! Will Billy do what it takes to become a hero? Or will he succumb to the poor choices of youth?

Avengers: Endless Wartime by Warren Ellis and Mike McKone -

October 1, 2013

The first in a series of all-new comic stories published directly in book form!

Battling Boy by Paul Pope - Graphic Novel

October 8, 2013

 

With great power comes great responsibility. With a great Paul Pope superhero book comes a whole lot of fun.

Batman, Volume 3: Death of the Family by Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo -

October 15, 2013

After having his face sliced off, The Joker makes his horrifying return to Gotham City in this epic from issues #13-17 that shook Batman to his core! But even for a man who’s committed a lifetime of murder, he’s more dangerous than ever before. How can Batman protect his city and those he’s closest to? This new hardcover features an acetate dust jacket showcasing the face of The Joker as it appeared on the die-cut covers of the “Death of the Family” comics --- and under that dust jacket lies the horror that is The Joker’s skinless skull!

Archie, Volume 3: The Married Life by Paul Kupperberg -

November 5, 2013

The fourth volume of Archie’s highly acclaimed graphic novel series features celebrated writer Paul Kupperberg’s tight-knit ongoing romantic storyline of Archie as a young newlywed in two very different universes --- one where he marries wealthy socialite Veronica Lodge and the other where he marries girl-next-door Betty Cooper. In this volume, life is turned upside-down for our redheaded hero and both of his alternate universe brides. Kevin’s wedded bliss is cut short when tragedy strikes the hometown hero and his husband, launching him into a career he never thought he’d enter! And the ball gets rolling on Betty and Reggie’s reality TV deal --- but can Betty and Reggie run their shops and stay in a healthy relationship with cameras on them 24/7?

Green Lantern, Volume 3: The End by Geoff Johns and Doug Mahnke -

October 22, 2013

This volume collects the final issues #0 and 13-20 of Geoff Johns’ acclaimed Green Lantern run. The universe is in shambles and the Guardians are the cause. Their mysterious Third Army has risen across the cosmos like a plague, destroying everything in its path, and Hal Jordan and Sinestro are nowhere to be found. It is up to wrongfully accused Simon Baz to clear his name and become the hero that the Corps.  

The Joker: Death of the Family by Scott Snyder and Kyle Higgins -

October 22, 2013

After having his face sliced off one year ago, The Joker makes his horrifying return in this epic that stars Batman’s network of crimefighting allies! While The Joker threatens the existence of Gotham City, these heroes --- and villains --- must find a way to survive.

No Matter How I Look at It, It’s You Guys’ Fault I’m Not Popular!, Volume 1 by Nico Tanigawa -

October 29, 2013

 

As a middle schooler, Tomoko Kuroki dreamed of making her high school debut as the most popular girl in school. But all of her experience playing video game dating simulations may have backfired. Instead of preparing her for the real world, her gaming has kept her from it for so long that even the most mundane human interactions have become a stumbling block! How can she impress her classmates when she can't even speak to them?

Gulliver's Travels by Martin Rowson -

November 1, 2013

A modern illustrated retelling of Swift's classic, of which Will Self says "Hunter S. Thompson once observed that satire was no longer possible because reality had become too twisted, but Rowson gives the handle a few more cranks and lo! a masterpiece is resurrected."

Justice League of America, Volume 1: World's Most Dangerous by Geoff Johns -

November 12, 2013

Green Lantern! Green Arrow! Catwoman! Katana! Vibe! Hawkman! Stargirl! They aren't the world's greatest superheroes --- they're the most dangerous! But why does a team like the JLA need to exist? What is their ultimate mission? And who is pulling the strings? Find out in this collection of the first five issues of the new series as the team takes on the Secret Society of Super-Villains!

The Cute Girl Network by Greg Means, MK Reed, and Joe Flood -

November 12, 2013

Jane's new in town. When she wipes out on her skateboard right in front of Jack's food cart, she finds herself agreeing to go on a date with him. Jane's psyched that her love life is taking a turn for the friskier, but it turns out that Jack has a spotty romantic history, to put it mildly. Cue the Cute Girl Network --- a phone tree information-pooling group of local single women. Poor Jane is about to learn every detail of Jack's past misadventures…whether she wants to or not. Will love prevail?

Bad Houses by Sara Ryan -

November 12, 2013

Lives intersect in the most unexpected ways when teenagers Anne and Lewis cross paths at an estate sale in sleepy Failin, Oregon. Failin was once a thriving logging community. Now the town's businesses are crumbling, its citizens bitter and disaffected. Anne and Lewis refuse to succumb to the fate of the older generation as they discover --- together --- the secrets of their hometown and their own families. 

Tune: Still Life by Derek Kirk Kim and Les McClaine -

November 12, 2013

In the second installment of the TUNE series, our hapless hero Andy Go is settling into life in an alien zoo...as one of the exhibits. It's not so bad: the food is good, and his environment is a perfect copy of his house back on Earth. But everything falls to pieces when Andy realizes he's been tricked: there will be no weekend visits back to Earth, as he was promised, and his contract doesn't last one year...it lasts a lifetime.

Injustice, Volume 1: Gods Among Us by Tom Taylor and Jheremy Raapack -

November 19, 2013

Things in the DC Universe have changed after Superman is tricked into destroying the one thing he loves the most. Now unwilling to let crime go unpunished, the heroes of our world must choose if they are with Superman or against him. But not every country will submit to his new world order and neither will Superman's greatest threat --- Batman!

Swamp Thing, Volume 3: Rotworld: The Green Kingdom by Scott Snyder, Jeff Lemire, and Yanick Paquette -

November 19, 2013

 

In this volume collecting SWAMP THING #12-18 and ANIMAL MAN #12 and 17, Swamp Thing finds unlikely allies in Deadman and Poison Ivy as he ventures into Gotham City to find the man who always has all the answers: Batman. But can the Caped Crusader help Swamp Thing break Rotworld’s hold over Earth?

Aquaman, Volume 3: Throne of Atlantis by Geoff Johns, Ivan Reis, and Paul Pelletier -

November 19, 2013

 

Aquaman, who long ago lost contact with his people, must watch as armies emerge from the sea to attack the surface world. The Justice League answers the call to defend the shores from the invading Atlantean horde. But whose side is Aquaman on? With his brother Orm at the head of the undersea army, will Aquaman stand with his Earth-bound superteam? Or his own people? 

Sabrina The Teenage Witch, Volume 4: The Magic Within by Tania Del Rio -

December 17, 2013

When Sabrina is granted a magic wand, will she be able to control the magnitude of magic it possesses, or will it control her? Throw in a hidden pirate ship, unicorns, elves and the battle of a lifetime, and you’re in for a whirlwind of supernatural suspense!

Mouse Guard, Volume 2: Legends of the Guard by David Petersen and Various -

December 3, 2013

Inside the June Alley Inn, located in the western mouse city of Barkstone, mice gather to tell tales, each trying to outdo the other. A competition, of sorts, begins. The rules: Every story must contain one truth, one lie, and have never been told in that tavern before. With the winner getting his bar tab cleared, fantastic stories are spun throughout the evening! MOUSE GUARD: LEGENDS OF THE GUARD collects the second volume of Legends of the Guard, a new Mouse Guard anthology series featuring the work of artists and storytellers handpicked by series creator David Petersen.

An Aurora Grimeon Story: Will o' the Wisp by Tom Hammock and Megan Hutchison -

December 3, 2013

 

After her parents’ accidental death by mushroom poisoning, young Aurora Grimeon is sent to live with her estranged grandfather on Ossuary Isle, deep in the southern swamps. When ghostly things start happening out in the swamp and island residents start disappearing, Aurora thrusts herself into the middle of the mystery, uncovering secrets that might be better left buried.

Batman Incorporated, Volume 2.: Gotham's Most Wanted by Grant Morrison and Chris Burnham -

December 3, 2013

 

In this new collection of issues #7-13 of the hit Batman, Incorporated series and the BATMAN, INCORPORATED SPECIAL #1, Batman and his allies must strengthen their resolve as Leviathan moves against Gotham City. Everything since issue #1 has been leading to the tragic moment in which Damian Wayne pays the ultimate price in the war against crime!

Superman: A Celebration of 75 Years by Various - Superheroes

November 26, 2013

This amazing celebration of all things Superman includes stories from Action Comics #0, 1-2, 137, 242, 544, 775 and 900, Adventures of Superman #498,Mythology: The DC Comics Art of Alex RossSuperman #11, 17, 53, 75, 76, 141, 149, 247 and 400, Superman Annual #11 and a 1940 story from Look Magazine!

DC New 52 Villains Omnibus by Various -

December 17, 2013

The Joker! Grodd! Darkseid! Lex Luthor! These and dozens of other DCU evildoers took center stage in September’s giant Villains Month event! All 52 of the Villains Month issues are collected in a massive 1,184-page deluxe hardcover compilation.

Superman - Action Comics, Volume. 3: At the End of Days by Grant Morrison -

December 17, 2013

Grant Morrison’s run on Actions Comics reaches its conclusion with this new hardcover collecting issues #13-18 of the series. The Multitude returns, and Superman must face them on Mars! Then, the Man of Steel is on trial --- and the jury is made up of the Anti-Superman Army! Plus: What is the secret of the Little Man?