First Second just sent out a reminder of its
Winter Fall books and here they are, all in one place for your perusal. Everything looks good but our personal favorite is the Doctorow/Wang book, Just because it deals with such a terrific subject: a young woman who becomes a gold farmer for an online game.
The Wrenchies, by Farel Dalrymple – In the post-apocalyptic world of the Wrenchies, you’re safe when you’re a kid – but when you grow up, the zombies will suck out your brains. This book is like The Maze Runner meets Battle Royale.
In Real Life, by Cory Doctorow and Jen Wang – Cory Doctorow writes a graphic novel! With girls and gaming! And with amazing art by Jen Wang!
Above the Dreamless Dead – Poetry from soldiers in the trenches of WWI, adapted into comics form by twenty-three fantastic cartoonists for the war’s centennial.
Julia’s House for Lost Creatures, by Ben Hatke – A picture book comic for young readers by the ‘Zita the Spacegirl’ author. If you liked Neil Gaiman and Charles Vess’ Blueberry Girl, you’ll love this book, too.
The Zoo Box, by Ariel Cohn and Aron Steinke – When Erika and Patrick’s parents leave them home alone for the night, they open a mysterious box and out comes a zoo! A delightful comic for young readers.
The Stratford Zoo Midnight Revue Presents Macbeth, by Ian Lendler and Zack Giallongo – Shakespeare’s greatest tragedy has never been so funny as when presented by the animals of Stratford Zoo.
Olympians Boxed Set , by George O’Connor. The first six New York Times Best-Selling Olympians graphic novels (Zeus through Aphrodite) now come in a lovely boxed set! With a poster! Best Christmas gift ever!
The Rise of Aurora West, by Paul Pope, JT Petty, and David Rubin – The companion to Battling Boy, but in this B&W manga-sized graphic novel, Aurora West takes center stage for some kick-ass girl science adventures.First Second just sent out a reminder of its Winter books and here they are, all in one place for your perusal. Everything looks good but our personal favorite is the Doctorow/Wang book, Just because it deals with such a terrific subject: a young woman who becomes a gold farmer for an online game.
IN REAL LIFE is based on a Cory Doctorow short story, ANDA’S GAME, which I adapted to comic book form for IDW in their CORY DOCTOROW’S FUTURISTIC TALES OF THE HERE AND NOW series, with Esteve Polls on art. I didn’t have to cut out any vital parts to make it fit into a 24-page one-shot, so not sure if this graphic novel expands on the story in new ways, or just lets it breathe more. The sample pages I saw for the in-game slaughter of gold farmers looked very much in line with the original source material. It really is a nifty, multi-layered short story, by the way. Expertly crafted, and worth a read.
So sad the none of them have UK release dates…. I hope they get the rights to do them here….
Nora, all the previous First Second books came out in the U.K. and Ireland so why would you think these won’t?
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