A guide to queer and transgender life, in graphic format, covers essential topics ranging from sexuality and gender identity to coming out and navigating gender-diverse relationships.
New Graphic Novels for Teens
The life of Frederick Douglass : a graphic narrative of a slave's journey from bondage to freedom / David F. Walker ; art by Damon Smyth ; colors by Marissa Louise ; letters by James Guy Hill.
The invisible war : a World War I tale on two scales / created by Briony Barr & Dr. Gregory Crocetti ; written by Ailsa Wild in collaboration with Dr. Jeremy Barr ; illustrated by Ben Hutchings.
In 1916 on the Western Front, Annie Barnaby nurses combat-wounded and sick soldiers but a smaller and equally deadly battle is occuring in her intestines as her phages fight disentery.
Vampironica. Vol. 1 / story by Greg Smallwood & Meg Smallwood ; art by Greg Smallwood (issues 1-3), Greg Scott (issues 4-5) ; coloring by Matt Herms (issues 4-5) ; lettering by Jack Morelli.
When Veronica is bitten by a centuries-old vampire, her thirst for blood threatens to turn Riverdale into a haven for the undead. Will she put an end to the vampire threat or give in to her blood lust?
Tony Stark : Iron Man. Self-made man / writer: Dan Slott ; letterers, VC's Joe Caramagna (#1-2, #4-5) & Travis Lanham (#3).
Teen Titans. Vol. 1, Full throttle / writer, Adam Glass ; artists, Bernard Chang, Robson Rocha, Daniel Henriques, Scott Hanna ; colorists, Marcelo Maiolo, Sunny Gho, Hi-Fi ; letterers, Rob Leigh, D...
"Batman has no idea what he's doing. Superman? Not a clue. Wonder Woman? Whatever. Damian Wayne is Robin, and he's done with the bleeding-heart approach favored by the heroes of the senior circuit. With an all-new team behind him, Robin is building something in secret deep beneath the new Teen Titans HQ. Secret from his teammates, secret from even Batman. It's a secret that will change the way you look at Robin forever! Tag along with your favorite Teen Titans as they discover a new beginning without the boundaries of their superiors. Introducing brand-new characters like Crush, (Lobo's illegitimate daughter); Roundhouse, a shape-shifting superhero noob and Djinn, an 8,000-year-old genie who's just been let out of her bottle after a long imprisonment."-- Provided by publisher.
Supergirl. Vol. 1, The killers of Krypton / Marc Andreyko, Dan Jurgens, writers ; Kevin Maguire, Emanuela Lupacchino, Evan "Doc" Shaner [and 4 others], pencillers ; Sean Parsons, Ray McCarthy, Evan...
"Mourning the loss of the Kryptonians wiped out by Rogol Zaar, Supergirl decides to play detective and sets off into deep space to learn more about the would-be usurper. Superman and Supergirl, the last two Kryptonians on Earth, have had their beliefs shattered. With new revelations about their home planet--and the man who destroyed it--Supergirl builds a star cruiser using whatever tech she can scrounge, and after intel from Green Lantern, she blasts off into the cosmos with Rogol Zaar's deadly axe to solve the mystery--along with a traveling companion you won't believe!"-- Provided by publisher.
Amy is adapting to life on Earth and making new friends at her high school, including a friendship with a mysterious boy named Oliver.
Star Wars : Doctor Aphra. The catastrophe con / writer, Si Spurrier ; penciler, Kev Walker ; inker, Marc Deering ; color artist, Java Tartaglia ; letterer, VC's Joe Caramagna ; cover art, Ashley Wi...
Star Wars. Vol. 10, The escape / writer, Kieron Gillen ; artists, Andrea Broccardo (#56, #61), Angel Unzueta (#57-60) ; color artists, Guru-eFX ; letterer, VC's Clayton Cowles ; Jamal Campbell, cov...
"The rebels are reeling and on the run. Scattered. Scared. Hope is dead. Darth Vader tightens his grip, mercilessly hunting the scattered band down with his most dangerous servants. They will not escape him this time. But for Luke, Leia, Han and the rest of the Alliance, the fight against the evil Galactic Empire continues. The heroes will need to turn to allies both old and new if they hope to ever turn the tide and save the Rebellion in its darkest hour." --Amazon.
Shuri : the search for Black Panther / Nnedi Okorafor, writer ; Leonardo Romero, artist ; Jordie Bellaire, color artist ; VC's Joe Sabino, letterer.
Moth & Whisper. Volume 1, The kid / Ted Anderson, co-creator & writer ; Jen Hickman, co-creator & artist ; Marshall Dillon, letterer.
"The truth about Niki’s parents and their disappearance is out there, but can Niki survive long enough to find it? Everyone knows that the two greatest thieves in the city are the Moth and the Whisper. What nobody knows is that the Moth and Whisper disappeared months ago and the new Moth and Whisper is actually one person pretending to be both of them: Niki, the child of the Moth and the Whisper. Nikki has been trained by their parents in the arts of stealth and infiltration, but they're still just a teenager, searching for their parents in a hostile cyberpunk dystopia. In this city, identity is a commodity, privacy is impossible and corporations run the streets while crime lords run the alleys. A YA cyberpunk thriller starring a gendequeer super-thief..."--Provided by publisher.
Upset about her on-again, off-again relationship with her girlfriend Laura Dean, Freddy Riley depends on her friends, a local mystic, and a relationship columnist for help in dealing with her situation.
Captain America. Winter in America Vol. 1, Winter in America / Ta-Nehisi Coates, writer ; Leinil Francis Yu, penciler ; Gerry Alanguilan with Leinil Francis Yu (#3 & #5), inkers ; VC's Joe Caramagn...
After graduation, Ari is desperate to move to the big city with his band, but he has to find someone who can replace him at his parent's struggling bakery, so when he meets Hector he thinks his prayers have been answered.
Batman & the Justice League. Vol. 2 / story and art by Shiori Teshirogi ; Sheldon Drzka, translation ; Stuart Moore, adaptation.
Mace Windu : Jedi of the Republic / writer, Matt Owens ; pencilers, Denys Cowan with Edgar Salazar (#4) ; inkers, Roberto Poggi with Scott Hanna (#4) ; color artist, Guru-eFX ; letterer, VC's Joe C...
Vagrant queen. Volume one [graphic novel] / written by Magdalene Visaggio ; illustrated by Jason Smith ; colored by Harry Saxon ; lettered by Zakk Saam.
"Former child queen Elida was driven from her throne at age ten and forced to wander the galaxy, evading the revolutionary forces that wanted her dead. When an old frenemy claims to know the whereabouts of Elida's long-lost mother, she is forced to return to her former kingdom and stage a rescue."--Provided by publisher.
Superman. Red Son red son / Mark Millar, writer ; Dave Johnson with Andrew Robinson ["Red son rising" & "Red son ascendant"], Kilian Plunkett with Walden Wong ["Red son ascendant" & "Red son settin...
"The critically acclaimed Superman: Red Son now collected in a brand new edition! In this vivid tale of Cold War paranoia, the ship carrying the infant who would grow up to become Superman lands in the midst of the 1950s Soviet Union, where he is raisedon a collective. As he becomes a symbol to the Soviet people, the world changes drastically from what we know -- bringing Superman into conflict with Batman, Lex Luthor and others. This volume collect Superman: Red Son #1-3"-- Provided by publisher.
Dodge City / created & written by John Trujillo ; illustrated by Cara McGee ; colored by Brittany Peer with Gonçalo Lopes and Cara McGee ; lettered by Aubrey Aiese ; cover by Cara McGee.
"Dodge City is a YA sports comedy about making sense of a chaotic world and growing up against the insane backdrop of competitive dodgeball, told through the eyes of oddball Tomás and his teammates. Life comes at you fast, but dodgeballs come way faster! Tomás is a teenage misfit, but when he joins the Jazz Pandas dodgeball team, he's thrown into a family of oddballs and outcasts who are willing to do whatever it takes to win the summer regional dodgeball championships. Through a season of highs, lows,and blows to the face, Tomás might finally find a place where he truly belongs, and the person inside himself he didn't know he could be"-- Amazon.com.
The backstagers. Volume three, Encore / created by James Tynion IV and Rian Sygh ; written by James Tynion IV, [Sam Johns] ; illustrated by Rian Sygh, [Brittney Williams, Caitlin Rose Boyle, Katy F...
"All the world's a stage ... but what happens behind the curtain is pure magic--literally! The Backstagers are back in (stage) blacks, for a festive collection of Valentine's Day and Halloween stories! Join Jory and the rest of the Backstagers as they wrestle with anti-Valentine crusades, totally creepy phantoms (NOT of the opera), and the everpresent magic of the backstage world in this romantically spooky third volume of the hit series. ..these holiday tales will fill your heart with love, spooky spectres, and chocolate. Lots ... and lots ... of chocolate."--Page of cover.