We’re all just wrapping our head around getting through Christmas, but ever efficient and forward looking First Second has just announced its full Fall 2017 slate, with full cover reveals. Tillie Walden, Gene Yang, Cucumber Quest, Pele…it’s quite a season. The EW link has comments from publisher Mark Siegel, so you’ll want to check that out, but we’ll link to more information on the titles where possible.
Mighty Jack and the Goblin King
By Ben Hatke, Sept. 5
Rising star Hatke presents the second book in the Mighty Jack series…and a connection to his Zita series.
Castle in the Stars
By Alex Alice, Sept. 12
Alice is already a star in France; his Siegfried came out from Boom! a few years ago. More info.
By Tillie Walden, Sept. 12
So we really need to tell you more about Walden, the 20-year old comics phenom. This book is based on her teen years spent training as a figure skater and I’m sure it will make a big splash. More info.
The Hunting Accident
By David Carlson and Landis Blair, Sept. 19
The true story of a man who has kept the real reason for his blindness from his family. A tale of crime and family. More info.
The Dam Keeper
By Robert Kondo and Daisuke Tsutsumi, Sept. 26
This is based on the OSscar nominated short animated film by Pixar alumni Kondo and Tsutsumi. More info.
Robots & Repeats
By Gene Luen Yang and Mike Holmes, Oct. 3
The second in Yang’s Secret Coder series that attempts to encourage young folks to learn how to code.
One of the first US graphic novels to explore the Indian-American experience. About time. More info
By Gigi DG, Oct. 10
This webcomic has been hugely popular for a while now, and it’s finally coming to print. Definitely appealing to the Adventure Time crowd. More info.
Cast No Shadow
By Nick Tapalansky and Anissa Espinosa, Oct. 10
Tapalansky (Thanatos Diver) pens a YA ghost story.
By Craig McDonald and Kevin Singles, Oct. 24
Thriller writer McDonald comes to comics with a caper involving a missing head and a journey to the Southwest. More info.
By Eddy Simon and Vincent Brascaglia, Oct. 24
The greatest soccer player of all times gets the graphic novel bio treatment in this French import.
Science Comics: Dogs
By Andy Hirsch, Oct. 31
First Second’s series of science GNs for younger readers continues with the ever popular subject of dogs.
Shiga’s insane, wildly imaginative webcomic closes out with a fourth volume of mayhem and logic. More info.
Another French import, this one about a young girl who wants to be a writer. More info.
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.