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Comics of Note

    Silver Spoon

    Silver Spoon - Hiromu Arakawa

    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.

    TEEN GRAPHIC NOVEL Arakawa, H. v.1
    Kim Reaper

    Kim Reaper - Sarah Graley

    Like most university students, Kim works a part-time job to make ends meet. Unlike most university students, Kim's job is pretty cool: she's a grim reaper, tasked with guiding souls into the afterlife. Like most university students, Becka has a super intense crush. Unlike most university students, Becka's crush is on a beautiful gothic angel that frequents the underworld.

    TEEN GRAPHIC NOVEL Graley, S.    
    Speak

    Speak - Laurie Halse Anderson; artwork by Emily Carroll

    A traumatic event near the end of the summer has a devastating effect on Melinda's freshman year in high school.

    TEEN GRAPHIC NOVEL Anderson, L.    
    The Prince and the Dressmaker

    The Prince and the Dressmaker - Jen Wang

    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!

    TEEN GRAPHIC NOVEL Wang, J.    
    Waiting for Spring

    Waiting for Spring - Anashin

    Mitzuki is a shy girl who longs to experience true friendship, but struggles to open her heart to others. When the four stars of the boys' basketball team drop by the café where she works, Mitsuki is pleasantly surprised by their unique personalities. With this new group of friends, an exciting high school life may be waiting for this former wallflower.

    TEEN GRAPHIC NOVEL Anashin v.1    
    She-Hulk

    She-Hulk - Mariko Tamaki

    Jennifer Walters has survived the second Civil War...barely. But, having risen from the rubble, she re-enters the world a very different kind of hero. Fueled by a quiet rage, she is determined to move forward, to go on with her life - but the pain of the past and all that she's lost is always there. An undercurrent, a pulse waiting to quicken -and trigger Jen's transformation into the one thing she doesn't have control over...

    TEEN GRAPHIC NOVEL She-Hulk v.1
    Captain Marvel

    Captain Marvel - Margaret Stohl

    Behold the mightiest, fightiest super hero there is! Carol Danvers has been to the depths of outer space and back, but that still didn't prepare her for her newfound status as the greatest there is. She returns to her helm as Alpha Flight commander with the world cheering her on -- but has Captain Marvel become someone she no longer recognizes? She'd rather focus on the job, so when her crew discovers that a shady character is hunting for alien-refugee children, Carol jumps on the case. But an elusive enemy draws closer to destroying everything she and her Alpha Flight teammates have sword to protect! Oh, how the mighty will fall!

    TEEN GRAPHIC NOVEL Captain Marvel v.1
    Black Panther

    Black Panther - Ta-Nehisi Coates

    The indomitable will of Wakanda -- the famed African nation known for its vast wealth, advanced technology and warrior traditions -- has long been reflected in the will of its monarchs, the Black Panthers. But now the current Black Panther, T'Challa, finds that will tested by a superhuman terrorist group called The People that has sparked a violent uprising among the citizens of Wakanda. T'Challa knows the country must change to survive -- the question is, will the Black Panther survive the change?

    TEEN GRAPHIC NOVEL Black Panther v.1
    The Infinity Gauntlet

    The Infinity Gauntlet - Jim Starlin; art by George Pérez, Ron Lim

    The Avengers, the New Warriors, and the X-Men square off against the omnipotent Thanos, who has become the most powerful being in the universe, looking to enslave or destroy all who stand in his way.

    TEEN GRAPHIC NOVEL Infinity
    Erased

    Erased - Kei Sanbe

    Twenty-nine-year-old Satoru Fujinuma is floundering through life. Amid his daily drudgery, he finds himself in the grip of an incredible, inexplicable, and uncontrollable phenomenon that rewinds time, a condition that seems to only make his drab life worse. But then, one day, everything changes. A terrible incident forever changes Satoru's life as he knows it...and with it, comes a "Revival" that sends Satoru eighteen years into the past! In the body of his boyhood self, Satoru encounters sights he never imagined he would see again--the smile of his mother, alive and well, his old friends, and Kayo Hinazuki, the girl who was kidnapped and murdered when he was a boy the first time around. To return to the present and prevent the tragedy that brought him back to his childhood in the first place, Satoru begins plotting a way to change Hinazuki's fate...But up against the clock and a faceless evil, does eleven-year-old Satoru even stand a chance?

    TEEN GRAPHIC NOVEL Sanbe, K. v.1    
    Spill Zone

    Spill Zone - Scott Westerfeld

    Three years ago an event destroyed the small city of Poughkeepsie, forever changing reality within its borders. Uncanny manifestations and lethal dangers now await anyone who enters the Spill Zone. The Spill claimed Addison's parents and scarred her little sister, Lexa, who hasn't spoken since. Addison provides for her sister by photographing the Zone's twisted attractions on illicit midnight rides. Art collectors pay top dollar for these bizarre images, but getting close enough for the perfect shot can mean death--or worse. When an eccentric collector makes a million-dollar offer, Addison breaks her own hard-learned rules of survival and ventures farther than she has ever dared. Within the Spill Zone, Hell awaits--and it seems to be calling Addison's name.

    TEEN GRAPHIC NOVEL Westerfeld, S. v.01
    Wires and Nerve

    Wires and Nerve - Marissa Meyer

    When rogue packs of wolf-hybrid soldiers threaten the tenuous peace alliance between Earth and Luna, Iko takes it upon herself to hunt down the soldiers' leader. She is soon working with a handsome royal guard who forces her to question everything she knows about love, loyalty, and her own humanity. With appearances by Cinder and the rest of the Rampion crew, this is a must-have for fans of the series.

    TEEN GRAPHIC NOVEL Meyer, M. v.1
    Giant Days

    Giant Days - John Allison

    Susan, Esther, and Daisy started at university three weeks ago and became fast friends. Now, away from home for the first time, all three want to reinvent themselves. But in the face of hand-wringing boys, "personal experimentation," influenza, mystery-mold, nu-chauvinism, and the willful, unwanted intrusion of "academia," they may be lucky just to make it to spring alive. Going off to university is always a time of change and growth, but for Esther, Susan, and Daisy, things are about to get a little weird.

    TEEN GRAPHIC NOVEL Allison, J. v.1
    The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess

    The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess - Akira Himekawa

    Link must set aside his peaceful life to protect his home from the forces of Shadow. Transformed into a wolf, he is rescued by the imp-like Midna, princess of the Twilight Realm. Together, they must stop the King of Shadows from finding the fragments of the Shadow Crystal and conquering both the Sacred Realm of Hyrule and the Twilight Realm.

    TEEN GRAPHIC NOVEL Himekawa, A. v.1    
    Spider Man: Miles Morales

    Spider Man: Miles Morales - Brian Michael Bendis

    Miles Morales is hitting the big time! Not only is he joining the Marvel Universe, but he's also a card-carrying Avenger, rubbing shoulders with the likes of Iron Man, Thor and Captain America! And he'll soon be a media sensation in this All-New, All-Different New York! One thing's the same, though: non-stop action! Like when Earth's Mightiest heroes all fall, and Miles stands alone against a villain with the power to destroy the universe. Or when the Black Cat tries to get her claws in this new Spider-Man. Or when a new mutant threatens to grab the spotlight! And don't forget Miles' toughest foe yet: his grandmother! But his grades might be the ultimate challenge -- maybe a study session (date?) with Ms. Marvel would help? Welcome to the neighborhood, Spider-Man -- hope it's friendly!

    TEEN GRAPHIC NOVEL Spider-Man v.1    
    Paper Girls

    Paper Girls - Brian K. Vaughan

    In the early hours after Halloween on 1988, four 12-year-old newspaper delivery girls uncover the most important story of all time. Suburban drama and supernatural mysteries collide in this series about nostalgia, first jobs, and the last days of childhood.

    TEEN GRAPHIC NOVEL Vaughan, B. v.1
    Space Battle Lunchtime

    Space Battle Lunchtime - Natalie Reiss

    Earth baker Peony gets the deal of a lifetime when she agrees to be a contestant on the Universe's hottest reality TV show, Space Battle Lunchtime! But that was before she knew that it shoots on location... on a spaceship... and her alien competitors don't play nice! Does Peony really have what it takes to be the best cook in the Galaxy? Tune in and find out!

    TEEN GRAPHIC NOVEL Riess, N.
    Nimona

    Nimona - Noelle Stevenson

    Nimona is an impulsive young shapeshifter with a knack for villainy. Lord Ballister Blackheart is a villain with a vendetta. As sidekick and supervillain, Nimona and Lord Blackheart are about to wreak some serious havoc. Their mission: prove to the kingdom that Sir Ambrosius Goldenloin and his buddies at the Institution of Law Enforcement and Heroics aren't the heroes everyone thinks they are. But as small acts of mischief escalate into a vicious battle, Lord Blackheart realizes that Nimona's powers are as murky and mysterious as her past. And her unpredictable wild side might be more dangerous than he is willing to admit.

    TEEN GRAPHIC NOVEL Stevenson, N.
    Gotham Academy

    Gotham Academy - Becky Cloonan and Brenden Fletcher

    Gotham City's most prestigious prep school is a very weird place. It's got a spooky campus, oddball teachers, and rich benefactors always dropping by...like that weirdo Bruce Wayne. But nothing is as strange as the students! Like, what's up with Olive Silverlock? Is she crazy or what? Where did she go last summer? And what's the deal with her creepy mom? And how come that Freshman Maps is always following her around? And is she still going out with Kyle? P.S. Did you hear the rumor about the ghost in the North Hall?! Collects Gotham Academy #1-6 GOTHAM ACADEMY is a new teen drama set in the shadow of Batman and the craziness of Gotham City, with new characters and old plus a secret tie to Gotham's past..

    TEEN GRAPHIC NOVEL Cloonan, B. v.1
    Ms. Marvel

    Ms. Marvel - G. Willow Wilson

    Kamala Khan is an ordinary girl from Jersey City - until she's suddenly empowered with extraordinary gifts. But who truly is the new Ms. Marvel? Teenager? Muslim? Inhuman? Find out as she takes the Marvel Universe by storm! When Kamala discovers the dangers of her newfound powers, she unlocks a secret behind them, as well. Is Kamala ready to wield these immense new gifts? Or will the weight of the legacy before her be too much to bear? Kamala has no idea, either. But she's comin' for you, New York!

    TEEN GRAPHIC NOVEL Wilson, G. v.1    
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