New Graphic Novels for Teens

Kaguya-sama : love is war. 1 / story and art by Aka Akasaka. cover
Two geniuses. Two brains. Two hearts. One battle. Who will confess their love first...?! Kaguya Shinomiya and Miyuki Shirogane are two geniuses who stand atop their prestigious academy's student council, making them the elite among elite. But it's lonely at the top and each has fallen for the other. There's just one huge problem standing in the way of lovey-dovey bliss--they're both too prideful to be the first to confess their romantic feelings and thus become the "loser" in the competition of love! And so begins their daily schemes to force the other to confess first!
Venom: Vol. 3, Lethal protector : blood in the water / Mike Costa, writer ; #154 Skin deep, Paulo Siqueira penciler ; #155-158 Lethal protector, Mark Bagley, penciler. cover
"Even the monsters know fear when the world's deadliest hunter, Kraven, makes them his prey. Their only hope is Venom, a lethal protector who can turn the hunter into the hunted. But with Kraven armed to the teeth and hungry for blood, can Venom hold him off long enough to protect the dinosaur community living beneath the streets of Manhattan?"--Back cover.
Rick and Morty. Volume six / [written by Kyle Starks, Sean Vanaman ; illustrated by CJ Cannon, Kyle Starks, Andy Hirsch, Benjamin Dewey, Marc Ellerby ; colored by Katy Farina, Ryan Sygh, Benjamin D... cover
Catch up on the adventures of sociopathic genius scientist Rick Sanchez as he drags his inherently timid grandson Morty Smith on dangerous adventures across the universe! This volume features Eisner-nominated writer Kyle Starks (Sexcastle) in collaboration with series artists CJ Cannon, Marc Ellerby, and guest artist Benjamin Dewey (The Autumnlands), plus guest writers Sean Vanaman and Olly Moss (Firewatch)! Watch with horror as Earth is invaded by aliens and Jerry is sent to stop them! Confront ethical conundrums when Rick clones Morty! Glue your eyeballs to interdimensional cable! All that and more in this collection of Rick and Morty comics!
The unbeatable Squirrel Girl. Vol. 7, I've been waiting for a squirrel like you / Ryan North, writer ; Erica Henderson, artist ; Rico Renzi, color artist ; VC's Travis Lanham, letterer. cover
Squirrel Girl goes savage! When Doreen Green and Nancy Whitehead enter a mysterious programming competition, they don't suspect that the prize for winners will be an all-expenses-paid trip to ... the Savage Land! Will Squirrel Girl fight a dinosaur? Will Squirrel Girl fight two dinosaurs?! Will we come up with really excellent reasons why these fights would take place, reasons that both justify the fights while also telling the story of what lead to this dinosaur-punching smashup: a story which, even though it stars dinosaurs and Squirrel Girls, contains within it the chance for us to recognize, perhaps for the first time, our most personal and secret selves? Of course! Plus, jokes and a super villain who's causing major problems - it's the complete package!
Your name. 03 / original story, Makoto Shinkai ; art, Ranmaru Kotone ; translation, Taylor Engel ; lettering, Abigail Blackman. cover
"They should have never met... The comet's arrival is imminent, and Taki puts his plan into action to save Mitsuha and the people he has come to care for during his time in her body. Convincing a whole town of skeptics that the sky is falling will take some doing--and a little delinquency--but if Taki wants any hope of a future with Mitsuha, they will have to save the town in the here and now...!"--Page [4] of cover.
Princess Jellyfish. 08 / Akiko Higashimura ; translation: Sarah Alys Lindholm. cover
Tsukimi Kurashita has a strange fascination with jellyfish. She's loved them from a young age and has carried that love with her to her new life in the big city of Tokyo. There, she resides in Amamizukan, a safe-haven for girl geeks who regularly gush over a range of things from trains to Japanese dolls. However, a chance meeting at a pet shop has Tsukimi crossing paths with one of the things that the residents of Amamizukan have been desperately trying to avoid, a fashionable socialite!
Haikyu!!. Volume 21, A battle of concepts / Haruichi Furudate ; translation, Adrienne Beck. cover
Shoyo Hinata is out to prove that in volleyball you don't need to be tall to fly! Ever since he saw the legendary player known as "the Little Giant" compete at the national volleyball finals, Shoyo Hinata has been aiming to be the best volleyball player ever! Who says you need to be tall to play volleyball when you can jump higher than anyone else? The fifth set of the Miyagi Prefecture qualifier round finals continues. With Tsukishima out of the game, Karasuno's defense is starting to fall apart. However, they're determined to keep it together. With both teams physically and mentally exhausted, which one will keep it together the longest and move on to Nationals?
Silver spoon. Volume 1 / Arakawa, Hiromu ; translation, Amanda Haley ; lettering, Abigail Blackman cover
Time for a change of pace. Yuugo Hachiken flees the hustle and bustle of city life to enroll at Oezo Agricultural High School. At first he's just trying to outrun his problems, but instead he finds a place for himself in this quaint rural community. Between the classrooms and cowpatties, the boy becomes a man.
Moonstruck . Vol. 1 / writer, Grace Ellis ; artist, Shae Beagle ; Pleasant Mountain Sisters artist, Kate Leth ; colorist, Caitlin Quirk ; letterer, Clayton Cowles . cover
"Werewolf barista Julie and her new girlfriend go on a date to a close-up magic show, but all heck breaks loose when the magician casts a horrible spell on their friend Chet. Now it's up to the team of mythical pals to stop the illicit illusionist before it's too late." -- Amazon.com.
Goldfisch. 1 / Nana Yaa ; translator, Michael Waaler ; retouching and lettering, Vibrraant Publishing Studio. cover
Say hi to Morrey Gibbs! A fisher-boy in a flooded world overrun with dangerous mutated animals known as anormals , he's got his own problems to worry about. Namely, how everything he touches turns to gold! Sure it sounds great, but gold underpants aren't exactly stylish -- or comfortable! Together with his otter buddy and new inventor friend Shelly, Morrey's on a quest to rid himself of his blessing-turned-curse and undo the tragedy it caused. That is of course, if they can dodge the treasure-hungry bounty hunters... This is volume 1 of the Goldfisch series!
Doctor Strange. Vol. 5, Secret empire / Dennis Hopeless, John Barber, writers ; Niko Henrichon, artist, colorist ; Kevin Nowlan [and six others], past sequence art ; Juan Frigeri & Java Tartaglia, ... cover
The Sorcerer Supreme suffers Secret Empire! New York City is under attack by dark forces, and only Doctor Strange has a shot at saving it -- but it's quite a long shot! And to have any hope, Strange must ally himself with some unsavory people. No, not Spider-Woman -- though the Doctor is recruiting her, too. We're talking about Wilson Fisk, A.K.A. the Kingpin. Together, they'll take the fight to the person running New York City ... Baron Mordo! But even if they win, are they ready for the Hydra-occupied America waiting outside of the dark-domed Manhattan?
Josie and the Pussycats. Volume two / art by Audrey Mok and Kelsey Shannon ; story by Marguerite Bennett and Cameron Deordio ; coloring by Kelly Fitzpatrick and Matt Herms ; lettering by Jack Morelli. cover
In this second volume of the rockin', feel-good comic series, Josie and the Pussycats go on the adventure of a lifetime (or should we say adventures) that take them to the depths of Antarctica, walking down the red carpet at the music awards and a whirlwind thrill ride to Tokyo!.
Jem and the Holograms : infinite / writer, Kelly Thompson ; artist: (part 1) Stacey Lee, (part 1,3,& 5) Jen Hickman, (part 2,4 & 6) Jenn St. Onge ; lyric letterers: Sarah Stern, Jen Hickman, M. Vi... cover
"Now a happy quintet, Jem and The Holograms are stronger than ever, which is a good thing because they're about to embark on an adventure unlike anything they'd ever imagined. After a public fight with The Misfits at a charity event, a strangely dressed Techrat shows up and takes them on a strange journey, a journey that is going to change EVERYTHING." -- From p.4 of cover.
The unstoppable Wasp. Vol. 2, Agents of G.I.R.L. / Jeremy Whitley, writer ; Elsa Charretier (#5-6), Veronica Fish (#7), and Ro Stein & Ted Brandt (#8), artists ; Megan Wilson, color artist ; VC's J... cover
"This is it! The Red Room wants Nadia back, and they'll pull out all the stops to get her. The clock is ticking and both Nadia and her friend Ying's lives are in the balance. That means the geniuses of G.I.R.L. are up against their first real science challenge! Can they outsmart the Red Room, or will Nadia be forced back to the bunker? Whatever happens, Nadia's fate will be forever altered - but can the original Wasp, Janet Van Dyne, help her find a way forward? When they get together, few can resist their sting! Plus, in a classic tale, Janet Van Dyne meets Hank Pym, and a heroic legacy is born - as Ant-Man and the Wasp battle the Creature from Kosmos!"-- Provided by publisher.
Waiting for spring. 5 / Anashin ; translation: Alethea and Athena Nibley ; lettering: Sara Linsley. cover
"Summer vacation is in full swing! When Mitsuki and her friends go to the amusement park together, she's faced with plenty of romantic date spots and superstitions. When she finally works up the courage to ask Towa to ride the Ferris wheel with her, her plans are interrupted and she has to think of another way...but just when Mitsuki's about to throw in the towel, Towa picks up the game right where she left off. Alone together on the Ferris wheel, Towa's confession of a secret past may be more than Mitsuki is ready to hear" --Back cover.
Wake up, sleeping beauty. 3, The suffering / story & art by Megumi Morino ; translation: Alethea and Athena Nibley; lettering: Lys Blakeslee. cover
As Shizu begins to venture outside more and more, her days are filled with new experiences. When she shows an interest in going to school, Tetsu and the spirits dwelling within Shizu think up a foolproof plan to get her there. But when the two teens arrive on campus, they bump into Tetsu's old soccer team. Suddenly, his carefully curated life begins to unravel and Shizu may be the only one who can save him.
Zombies assemble. 2 / writer/artist, Yusaku Komiyama ; script, Jim Zub ; letters, VC's Travis Lanham. cover
The Avengers face a threat even bigger and more menacing than they could have imagined as the stakes are raised in the race to cure the zombie outbreak! Caught in a massive explosion, Captain America, Hawkeye and Iron Man wake up in the midst of a city overrun by zombies. Miraculously, they find they haven't been turned, though they come face-to-face with Jasper Scott - a mysterious scientist who claims to have a cure for the virus. But who is he really, and does he actually possess the antivirus that Bruce Banner has been struggling to create? More important: Is the Hulk immune to the zombie plague? Marvel's English-language adaptation of the original blockbuster manga series rolls on! Presented in the original black and white and right-to-left reading orientation.
Sweet blue flowers. 3 / story and art by Takako Shimura ; translation & adaptation, John Werry ; touch-up art & lettering, Monalisa De Asis. cover
"Akira Okudaira is starting high school and is ready for exciting new experiences. And on the first day of school, she runs into her best friend from kindergarten at the train station. Now Akira and Fumi have the chance to rekindle their friendship, but life has gotten a lot more complicated since they were kids. It's time for the Fujigaya Theater Festival again, and this year Akira and her friends have chosen an ambitious Japanese play. Not only will it seriously challenge their acting abilities, but the number of characters means they'll need all hands on deck to pull it off. But ever since Fumi admitted that she has feelings for Akira, their friendship has been a little awkward. Will the forced intimacy of working on the play together help them figure things out or just make them worse?"-- Provided by publisher.
Children of the whales. Volume 3 / story and art by Abi Umeda. cover
"The Mud Whale is in dire trouble. In four days, the imperial apátheia soldiers will return to destroy it and its inhabitants. But the Committee of Elders would rather kill everyone on board than wait for the "mercy" of the empire, and the fighters of the island will do the elders' bidding without a second thought. Now Chakuro and the other children are forced by circumstance to rebel against the adults in order to save their home and their lives."--Amazon.com.
Boruto : Naruto next generations. Volume 3, My story!! / creator/supervisor, Masashi Kishimoto ; art by Mikio Ikemoto ; script by Ukyo Kodachi ; translation, Mari Morimoto ; touch up & letterering ... cover
"Naruto was a young shinobi with an incorrigible knack for mischief. He achieved his dream to become the greatest ninja in his village, and now his face sits atop the Hokage monument. But this is not his story... A new generation of ninja is ready to take the stage, led by Naruto's own son, Boruto! Naruto and his allies have the upper hand on Momoshiki until he transforms into a more powerful form. Naruto and Sasuke will have to team up to stand any chance of toppling this ferocious foe, but is Boruto holding the key to victory?!" -- Publisher description.
Astra, lost in space. 2, Star of hope / story and art by Kenta Shinohara ; translation, Adrienne Beck ; touch-up art & lettering, Annaliese Christman. cover
"In the year 2063, interstellar space travel has become the norm. What sort of adventure awaits on the new frontier? The situation aboard the Astra intensifies as Zack reveals to Kanata that the ship's communication system has recently been sabotaged and it's likely one among them is the culprit! The crew members are overtaken with confusion and anger and begin questioning each other's motives. Suddenly, the side of the Astra explodes! The controls and gravity system shut down, and the Astra is set on a collision course with the planet Shummoor."--Back cover.
Anonymous noise. 7 / story & art by Ryoko Fukuyama ; English translation & adaptation, Casey Loe ; touch-up art & lettering, Joanna Estep. cover
"Nino Arisugawa, a girl who loves to sing, experiences her first heart-wrenching goodbye when her beloved childhood friend, Momo, moves away. And after Nino befriends Yuzu, a music composer, she experiences another sad parting! Luckily, Nino reunites with Momo and Yuzu in high school, but things haven't played out the way anyone expected. Nino takes the stage at the school festival, ready to deliver the message held fast in her heart. Both Yuzu and Momo have composed songs for her, but which piece of music will be the one to awaken her? Meanwhile, Kuro's secret feelings seem to have reached a turning point as well... and is she ready to take hings to the next level professionally?"--Provided by publisher.
Titans. Vol. 3, A Judas among us / Dan Abnett, writer ; Brett Booth, Kenneth Rocafort, V Ken Marion, Minkyu Jung, pencillers ; Norm Rapmund, Mick Gray, inkers ; Andrew Dalhouse, Dan Brown, Blond, c... cover
Together, the Titans' mission is to infiltrate H.I.V.E. and restore Bumblebee's stolen memories, but the team is still reeling from Nightwing's collusion with their enemy Deathstroke. Meanwhile, Arsenal processes his feelings for his teammate Donna Troy, but Donna instead turns to comfort from Wally West, who is himself struggling with an injury that may never fully heal.
Doctor Strange. Vol. 4, Mr. Misery. cover
As magic faced its last days, Mr. Misery helped Doctor Strange defeat the Empirikul. But that doesn't make Misery a hero. Not one bit. Now the nightmarish creature is about to show Strange the full meaning of his name - and he'll do it by visiting pain and suff ering on one of the Doc's closest allies! The Sorcerer Supreme won't stand for that -but to bring the thunder down on Misery, he needs a little help from Thor! Then, Clea walks back into Doctor Strange's life just as he's picking up the pieces from the worst beating he's ever taken. Is she there to make things all better -or will she make that battle feel like a walk in the park for Stephen? Plus: Savor the debut of the Sorcerers Supreme!