New Graphic Novels for Teens

Venom. Vol. 2, The land before crime / Mike Costa, writer ; Tradd Moore, artist ; Gerardo Sandoval, artist. cover
Eddie Brock and the Venom symbiote are together again, web-slinging their way around New York! But with questions still lingering about how the symbiote was separated from Flash Thompson, what lies in its future now that it's back where it belongs? Will Venom be the city's lethal protector--or revert to a sadistic, Spidey-hating villain? Find out as Eddie's next chapter begins--with a showdown with Stegron the Dinosaur Man! Are Eddie and Venom the ones to stop Stegron from turning everyone in Manhattan into bloodthirsty dinosaurs? Or is something not quite right with this revived relationship? As a monstrous melee begins, Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur drop by to help -- but big red just might take Stegron's side.
Star Wars. The Force awakens / Chuck Wendig, writer ; Luke Ross (issues #1-2 & #4-6), Marc Laming (issues #3), artists ; Frank Martin with Guru-eFX (issue #6), colorists ; VC's Clayton Cowles, lett... cover
"It's been three decades since the Rebel Alliance destroyed the Death Star and toppled the Galactic Empire...but now, on the remote planet of Jakku...there is a stirring in The Force. A young scavenger named Rey...a deserting Stormtrooper named Finn...an ace pilot name Poe...and a dark apprentice named Kylo Ren...their lives are about to collide as the awakening begins"--Page 4 of cover.
Earthlings on fire / Earthlings on Fire Rob Williams, writer ; Tony S. Daniel, Sandu Florea, Neil Edwards, Stjepan Sejic, artists ; Tomeu Morey, Stjepan Sejic, colorists ; Pat Brosseau, letterer. cover
"Amanda Waller, director of Task Force X, has hand-picked the members of her Suicide Squad to handle any dirty job she throws their way. This time, however, what she wants belongs to one of Superman's deadliest antagonists--and getting it is more important than ever. With a sprawling international conspiracy threatening to destroy everything she has built, the Wall must go toe-to-toe with none other than Lex Luthor to secure the key to controlling the living weapon of mass destruction known as General Zod. But no matter what power Waller may hold over him, Zod kneels to no one, and it's not long before he and the rest of Task Force X are at each other's throats. Will Waller's plan to make this Kryptonian war criminal a full-fledged member of the Suicide Squad live up to its enormous potential? Or will it actually doom the entire planet to devastation and alien enslavement? The answer may surprise you!"-- Provided by publisher.
Odyssey of the Amazons / story and script by Kevin Grevioux ; designs and pencils by Ryan Benjamin ; inks by Don Ho, Richard Friend, Ryan Benjamin ; colors by Tony Washington, Aviña Avina, Ryan Ben... cover
"Long before Wonder Woman came to Man's World, a fearless band of emissaries set out from Paradise Island to traverse the globe. Everywhere they traveled, they brought a message of peace--a noble goal for which they were prepared to fight fiercely. Led by the intrepid Hessia, the Amazons' mission is to find immortal warrior women like themselves from around the world, and bring them back to Themyscira to join their sisters in arms. But now these envoys of Athena face a grave new threat. When their youngest comrades are kidnapped, Hessia and her crew must venture where no Amazon has ever dared to tread: the Northlands, ruled by strange gods, gruesome giants and fierce Valkyries. But will the Amazons find victory and kindred spirits in the frozen Nordic realms? Or will their quest lead them only to glorious death and the halls of Valhalla?"-- Provided by publisher.
Buddha : an enlightened life / author: Kieron Moore ; illustrator: Rajesh Nagulakonda ; colorists: Rajesh Nagulakonda, Pradeep Sherawat ; letterer: Bhavnath Chaudhary. cover
Shares the story of Siddhartha Gautama, who was born into royalty but chose give up his life of riches in pursuit of ending suffering, becoming the founder of Buddhim.