New Graphic Novels for Teens

Rendez-vous in Phoenix / by Tony Sandoval ; translated by Jeremy Melloul and Mike Kennedy ; lettering and design by Neurobellum Productions ; foreword by Frederick Luis Aldama. cover
Tony Sandoval was born and raised in northwestern Mexico, where the temptation to cross the border in the US ultimately becomes a matter of the heart. Drawn by the desire to reunite81197016480507 with his American girlfriend and faced with an insurmountable visa process standing in the way of their relationship, he makes the ultimate romantic gesture: smuggling himself across the border, despite the dangers he'll face from the blistering heat, vicious bandits, barbed wire, and - most daunting of all - the US border patrol. An autobiographical account by the three-time Eisner-nominated writer/artist, this true story shines reliable light on the hot-topic immigration issue in the news today.
The promised Neverland. Volume 2 / story by Kaiu Shirai ; art by Posuka Demizu ; translation, Satsuki Yamashita. cover
The children of the Grace Field House orphanage have their happy lives upended when they find out they're being raised to be fed to demons. Determined to save themselves and the other kids, Emma, Norman, and Ray begin planning an escape. But their caretaker, "Mom," has brought in extra help to keep the orphans in line.
Bloom into you. 4 / story and art by Nakatani Nio ; translation, Jenny McKeon. cover
"The script for the student council play is finally finished! To make sure it is a success, the council holds a practice camp during summer vacation. Touko, Sayaka, and Yuu soon find themselves faced with sleeping together in the same room. Whatever happens at camp, it promises to be three days of super-charged emotions!"--Back cover.
Escape from Syria / Samya Kullab, Jackie Roche & Mike Freiheit. cover
"A fictionalized account of a family fleeing war-torn Syria after their home in Aleppo is destroyed. They endure wretched refugee camps, ocean crossings, swindlers - all to find safety in the West."-- Provided by publisher.
Black AF : America's sweetheart / Kwanza Osajyefo, author ; Tim Smith 3 ; Sho Murase, cover artist ; Jennifer Johnson, interior artist ; David Sharpe, letterer ; Sarah Litt, editor ; Matt Pizzolo, ... cover
Can a black woman be America's first superhero? Eli Franklin is a 15-year-old girl living in rural Montana--and she just happens to be the most powerful person on the planet. In the aftermath of the world learning that only black people have superpowers, Eli makes her debut as the superhero Good Girl, on a mission to help people and quell the fear of empowered blacks. When a super-terrorist threatens to take away everything Eli has worked toward, will donning a patriotic costume be enough for her to find acceptance?
Kim & Kim. Vol. 2, Love is a battlefield / writer, Magdalene Visaggio ; pencils & inks, Eva Cabrera ; colorist, Claudia Aguirre ; letterer, Zakk Saam, editor Katy Rex. cover
Perpetually down on their luck, Kim Quatro and Kim Dantzler are two best friends doing their best to get by as interdimensional bounty hunters.
Harley Quinn. Vol. 4, Surprise, surprise / Jimmy Palmiotti * Amanda Conner, Frank Tieri * Paul Dini, Daniel Kibblesmith * Chip Zdarsky, writer ; JohnTimms, Chad Hardin * Eleonora Carlini * Joseph M... cover
"Harley Quinn's got her own definition of family. The gang of misfits, weirdos and two-fisted freaks she's assembled in her Brooklyn crash pad are all the family a reformed psychotic super-villain could ask for, ya know? But that's all about to change. The Mistress of Mayhem is about to face the biggest shock she's seen in years ... a visit from her parents. That's right, folks--Mr. and Mrs. Quinzel are in town to take a bite of the Big Apple and meet their li'l monster's new crew, from her gal-pal Poison Ivy to her super-friend Power Girl and more. And since "alternative lifestyle" barely begins to describe the vida loca that Harley's livin', our bat-wielding bombshell's more than a little mortified. But it turns out the crazy apple doesn't fall far from the twisted tree. Harley's mom and pop have quite a few skeletons in their own closet and no shortage of tricks up their sleeves. And before Harley's big birthday blowout, every secret's about to come out!"-- Provided by publisher.
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!
Teen Titans. The Rise of Aqualad Vol. 2, The rise of Aqualad / Benjamin Percy, writer ; Khoi Pham, Pop Mhan, pencillers ; Phil Hester, breakdowns ; Trevor Scott [and three others], inkers ; Jim Cha... cover
"The Teen Titans are settling into their new lives in Titans Tower in San Francisco...even if answering to Damian Wayne takes a lot of getting used to. But Beast Boy, Raven, Starfire and Kid Flash soon have a lot more than an overbearing Robin to worry about--a prison breakout has led to a string of disappearances, and some of them hit close to home. Now, to rescue the kidnapped, the Titans will have to go toe-to-fin with King Shark, and the Titans are out of their depth...literally! But a new teen hero named Jackson Hyde has seen the Titans in action, and he's headed to Titans Tower to try to join the team. Will Aqualad be enough to turn the tide for the Teen Titans...or will the mystery of his powers unleash an even deadlier threat on the team?"-- Provided by publisher.
Tokyo ghoul:re. 3 / story and art by Sui Ishida ; translation, Joe Yamazaki ; touch-up art & lettering, Vanessa Satone. cover
The Commission of Counter Ghoul is the only organization fighting the Ghoul menace, and they will use every tool at their disposal to protect humanity from its ultimate predator. Their newest weapon in this hidden war is an experimental procedure that implants human investigators with a Ghoul's Kagune, giving them Ghoul powers and abilities. But both the procedure and the newly formed Qs Squad are untested. Will they become heroesor monsters?!
The prince and the dressmaker / Jen Wang. cover
Paris, at the dawn of the modern age: Prince Sebastian is looking for a bride--or rather, his parents are looking for one for him. Sebastian is too busy hiding his secret life from everyone. At night he puts on daring dresses and takes Paris by storm as the fabulous Lady Crystallia--the hottest fashion icon in the world capital of fashion! Sebastian's secret weapon (and best friend) is the brilliant dressmaker Frances--one of only two people who know the truth: sometimes this boy wears dresses. But Frances dreams of greatness, and being someone's secret weapon means being a secret. Forever. How long can Frances defer her dreams to protect a friend?