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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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  1. 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.

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