New Graphic Novels for Teens

Jane Austen : her heart did whisper / Manuela Santoni ; translation by Matteo Benassi. cover
"Before she was the beloved author of Pride and Prejudice and other classic novels, Jane Austen was a young woman wrestling with society's expectations and challenges of the heart. Her own story involves choices that changed literary history--and perhaps even the choice to walk away from love. This graphic imagining of Jane Austen's youth includes her creative awakening and her much-speculated-upon encounters with Tom Lefroy, a brash law student"--Adapted from dust jacket flap.
Super late bloomer : my early days in transition : an up and out collection / Julia Kaye. cover
"A highly personal collection documenting the early months of artist Julia Kaye's gender transition. Instead of a traditional written diary, Julia Kaye has always turned to art as a means of self-reflection. So when she began her gender transition in 2016, she decided to use her popular webcomic, Up and Out, to process her journey and help others with similar struggles realize they weren't alone. Julia's poignant, relatable comics honestly depict her personal ups and downs while dealing with the various issues involved in transitioning-- from struggling with self-acceptance and challenging societal expectations, to moments of self-love and joy. Super Late Bloomer both educates and inspires, as Julia faces her difficulties head-on and commits to being wholly, authentically who she was always meant to be"--Page 4 of cover.
The unwanted : stories of the Syrian refugees / written and illustrated by Don Brown. cover
Presents a graphic account of the events of Syrian refugees' attempt to escape the horrors of their country's civil war in search of a better tomorrow.
Bombshells United. Volume 2, War bonds / Marguerite Bennett, writer ; Mirka Andolfo, Siya Oum, Stephen Byrne, Sandy Jarrell, David Hahn, Richard Ortiz, artists ; J. Nanjan, Stephen Byrne, Kelly Fit... cover
"Kate Kane, the all-American Batwoman; Diana of Themyscira, warrior princess of the Amazons; Kara Starikov and Kortni Duginovna, defenders of Mother Russia; and Mera, royal daughter of the legendary Atlantis come together once again in an action packed, female-empowering story: THE BOMBSHELLS! Marguerite Bennett (Earth 2: World's End) delivers once again in this alternate reality where super-powered women are on the front lines fighting for justice!"-- Provided by publisher.
Drain the swamp / Rob William, Si Spurrier, writer ; Eduardo Pansica, Fernando Pasarin, Tom Derenick, Neil Edwards, Jack Herbert, Jose Luis, pencillers ; Julio Ferreira, Oclair Albert, Tom Derenick... cover
"When an apocalyptic new threat threatens the safety of Earth, the Suicide Squad is called into action--and they bring in a new member! But who is the mysterious Juan? And what are his powers? Is there more to him than meets the eye? But that's not the only threat the Squad will have to overcome. There is a foe who knows their weaknesses and secrets. A foe who knows this ragtag group of antiheroes better than they know themselves. It's their former teammate, Hack! But...isn't she supposed to be dead? How is Hack back? And what are her plans for the Suicide Squad?"-- Provided by publisher.
Raven, daughter of darkness. Vol. 1 / Marv Wolfman, writer ; Pop Mhan, artist ; Lovern Kindzierski, colorist ; Saida Temofonte, letterer ; Yanick Paquette, collection cover artist. cover
"Marv Wolfman, the comic book writer who along with George Perez introduced us to the half-demon hero in the pages of New Teen Titans, is once again returning to her world with Raven: Daughter Of Darkness. Illustrated by Pop Mhan, Daughter of Darkness is a follow-up to Wolfman's earlier miniseries, Raven, which found the hero otherwise known as Rachel Roth trying to settle in with her Aunt Alice and her family for a "normal" life. For Raven, getting used to attending high school is harder than battling a strange, otherworldly adversary that has abducting teenagers all throughout town."-- Provided by publisher.
Harley and Ivy meet Betty and Veronica / Paul Dini, Marc Andreyko, writers ; Laura Braga, Adriana Melo, artists ; Arif Prianto, Tony Aviña, J. Nanjan, colorists ; Deron Bennett, letterer ; Amanda C... cover
"Gotham City meets Riverdale in this crossover graphic novel that brings together four of the most iconic characters in comics--Harley & Ivy and Betty & Veronica! Riverdale's resident billionaire, Hiram Lodge, has a plan to offer free college tuition. The town just needs to build a new campus by draining the wetlands that lie between Riverdale and Gotham City. Everyone is thrilled...except visiting ecologist Dalia Green, a certain botany-obsessed super-villain in disguise! Poison Ivy realizes she must resort to drastic measures to thwart Hiram Lodge's plan to destroy the wetlands and the many species of endangered plants that live there. Scheming with her daffy bestie Harley Quinn, the villainous pair plan to kidnap Lodge's daughter, Veronica, and her friend Betty. Once Lodge abandons his building plans, Betty and Veronica will be returned safely--but not before mayhem ensues. Are these two teams of BFFs headed for disaster?"-- Provided by publisher.
Dark destiny / Dark Destiny Rob Williams, writer ; V Ken Marion, Guillem March, pencillers ; Sandu Florea, Ray McCarthy, Guillem March, inkers ; Dinei Ribeiro, Tomeu Morey, colorists ; Carlos M. Ma... cover
"It's the meeting of the trinities, as the six aforementioned heroes must save DC's Dark Trinity--Red Hood, Artemis and Bizarro! As these three antiheroes are sacrificed into the depths of the Pandora Pits by Circe and Ra's al Ghul, will Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman be able to save their demonically possessed allies?"-- Provided by publisher.
X-Men : uncanny origins / writer, Dennis Hopeless ; artist, Jamie McKelvie with Mike Norton ; colorist, Matthew Wilson ; letterer, VC's Clayton Cowles ; cover artist, Julian Totino Tedesco ; editor... cover
"Welcome to the X-Men's first year -hope you survive the experience! Professor Charles Xavier has recruited five of the most powerful mutants he's ever seen to save a world that hates and fears them. But there's only one problem: They're teenagers who have to survive hormones and uncontrollable superpowers, all while fighting for their very lives. So right now's the perfect time for Magneto and the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants - along with the Sentinels, Unus the Untouchable and more - to make their bids for control of the world, right? The first class of X-Men is forged in the fires of combat in ways you've never seen before. You only think you know the story! Plus, the beginning of a new Uncanny era of X-Men in the aftermath of a mutant Schism!"--Amazon.
Venomized / Cullen Bunn, writer ; Iban Coello, artist ; Kevin Libranda, penciler #4 ; Scott Hanna & Livesay, inkers #4; Matt Yackey, color artist. ; VC's Joe Caramagna, letterer. cover
The story that began in VENOMVERSE reaches its epic conclusion! The Poisons, a species that hungers for super-powered symbiotes and their hosts, have picked their next target: the Marvel Universe itself! Their first objective? Put every superhuman in a Klyntar symbiote; and then consume them! And with Venom and the X-Men still missing after the events of "Poison-X," Earth stands defenseless! By the time they make it back home, Venom and the X-Men find dozens of heroes and villains unwillingly bonded with symbiotes. And when the Poisons consume one of their strongest allies, the champions of Earth must rally; and stand against one of their own! But what do the Poisons have planned for Cletus Kasady, A.K.A. Carnage? And can anything in the galaxy stand in the way of; Poison Thanos?!
Star Wars. Lando : double or nothing / writer, Rodney Barnes ; artist, Paolo Villanelli ; color artist, Andres Mossa ; letterer, VC's Joe Caramagna. cover
"Straight from the frames of the highly anticipated film Solo: A Star Wars Story swaggers a younger - and somehow even cockier - Lando Calrissian! Before his days in the Rebellion, before he ran Cloud City, even before he lost the Millennium Falcon, comes this tale of Lando's adventures and misadventures in search of love and money - leading right up to his appearance in Solo"--Amazon.
The Thing and the Human Torch. Vol. 1, Fate of the Four / Chip Zdarsky, writer ; Jim Cheung, Valerio Schiti, pencilers ; John Dell with Walden Wong & Jim Cheung, Valerio Schiti, inkers ; Frank Mart... cover
"A classic title from Marvel's storied history is back at last--and it's Fantastic! With Reed and Sue Richards gone and presumed dead, Johnny Storm and Ben Grimm reunite in a bid to find their new place in the Marvel Universe. But something is wrong with the Human Torch, and only the Thing can help him! And what monumental secret has Victor Von Doom been hiding -- and how will it completely change the lives of Ben and Johnny?! Prepare for things to go Multiversal as the Thing and the Torch explore the Fate of the Four! It's the reunion you've been waiting for--well, half of it, at least--int the world's new greatest comic magazine!" -- from back cover.
Trinity. Vol. 2, Dead space / Francis Manapul, Cullen Bunn, writers ; Francis Manapul, Scott Hanna [and six others], artists ; Francis Manapul, Wil Quintana [and three others], colorists ; Steve Wa... cover
"Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman--the superheroes known as the Trinity--have gone through a lot in the aftermath of the DC Rebirth epic event. But now the bonds of their friendship are tested like never before, as they must let their closest allies die in order to save the world! An emergency summons to the Justice League Watchtower puts the icons face-to-face with an unexpected crisis: The other members of the League have been infected with a fatal alien virus that will destroy all humankind...unless the Trinity destroys the Watchtower, and the Justice League along with it! Plus, the revelations of "Superman Reborn" require Batman and Wonder Woman to give their all to save Superman from his doubts about his very existence; and a trinity of villains--Lex Luthor, Ra's al Ghul and Circe--concoct a scheme to use the mysterious Pandora Pits to put an end to the World's Greatest Heroes"-- Provided by publisher.
The Mighty Captain Marvel. Vol. 3, Dark origins / Margaret Stohl, writer ; Michele Bandini, artist ; Erick Arciniega, color artist ; VC's Joe Caramagna, letterer ; Phil Noto, cover art. cover
"As Captain Marvel, Carol Danvers has traveled to almost every inch of the planet - and beyond! Now she's heading somewhere uncharted! Join Carol on her new cosmic journey through the past and future, as Captain Marvel takes flight in an adventure you won't want to miss! They say you can't go home again ... but what about a creepy, twisted version of your childhood home? That's where Carol finds herself - and, as the earth-shattering secrets of her Dark Origin are finally revealed, the Marvel Universe will be forever changed! You'd think a familiar face would be comforting ... but this Peter Quill doesn't seem in a friendly mood. And then there's the conundrum of Zeta Flight! Carol learns the hard way that this mysterious group may have given her a bad reputation ... but how does it even exist?!"--Back cover.