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.
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.