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Disney Zootopia Cinestory

Disney Zootopia Cinestory
Written by:
Various
Illustrated by:
Various
Publisher: Joe Books
Format: Softcover, 6 x 8, 384 pages, Full Color, $14.99
ISBN: 978-1-98803-287-0
Release Date: March 2, 2016

The modern mammal metropolis of Zootopia is a city like no other-a place where no matter what you are, from the biggest elephant to the smallest shrew, you can be anything. Fans of Disney animation will love this comic book re-telling of the movie, featuring optimistic Officer Judy Hopps and the fast-talking scam-artist fox, Nick Wilde. Made from shots of the new animated feature film from Disney.


Help Us! Great Warrior Vol. 1

Help Us! Great Warrior Volume 1
Written by:
 Madéleine Flores
Illustrated by:
 Madéleine Flores
Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Format: Softcover, 160 pages, Full Color, $19.99
ISBN: 978-1-60886-802-5
Release Date: March 16, 2016

Based on Madéleine Flores' popular webcomic, Help Us! Great Warrior is about a very powerful Great Warrior (natch) who protects her village from evildoers and looks great in her armor while doing it. Possessing great strength and even greater self-confidence, she's ready to kick some butts and save everyone, especially hunky guys. 


Science Comics: Coral Reefs - Cities of the Ocean

Science Comics: Coral Reefs - Cities of the Ocean
Written  by:
 Maris Wicks
Illustrated by: Maris Wicks
Publisher: First Second
Format: Hardcover/Softcover, 6 x 9, 128 pages, Full Color, $19.99/$9.99
ISBN: HC: 978-1-62672-146-3/SC: 978-1-62672-145-6
Release Date: March 30, 2016

Dive into coral reefs with Maris Wicks (Human Body Theater) in this volume of Science Comics, an action-packed nonfiction graphic novel series for middle grade readers! These gorgeously illustrated graphic novels offer wildly entertaining views of their subjects. In Coral Reefs, readers learn all about these tiny, adorable sea animals! This absorbing look at ocean science covers the biology of coral reefs as well as their ecological importance. Wicks brings to bear her signature combination of hardcore cuteness and in-depth science.


Science Comics: Dinosaurs - Fossils and Feathers

Science Comics: Dinosaurs - Fossils and Feathers
Written by:
MK Reed
Illustrated by:
 Joe Flood
Publisher: First Second
Format: Softcover, 6 x 9, 128 pages, Full Color, $9.99/$19.99
ISBN: HC: 978-1-62672-144-9/SC: 978-1-62672-143-2
Release Date: March 30, 2016

In Dinosaurs, readers learn all about the history of paleontology. This fascinating look at dinosaur science covers the last 150 years of dinosaur hunting, and illuminates how our ideas about dinosaurs have changed - and continue to change. 


Angry Birds: Big Movie Eggstravaganza

Angry Birds: Big Movie Eggstravaganza
Written by: Jeff Parker and Paul Tobin
Illustrated by:
 Giorgio Cavazzano and Various
Publisher: IDW Publishing
Format: Softcover, 160 pages, Full Color, $12.99 
ISBN: 978-1-63140-568-6
Release Date: April 13, 2016 

All new adventures based on The Angry Birds Movie cast of characters. Red, Stella, Chuck, Matilda, and the rest of the gang entertain readers in all-ages tales of action, adventure, and heart-warming romance.


Birdsong: A Story in Pictures

Birdsong: A Story in Pictures
Written by:
James Sturm
Illustrated by:
 James Sturm
Publisher: TOON Books
Format: Hardcover, 9 x 6, 60 pages, Full Color, $12.95
ISBN: 978-1-93517-994-8
Release Date: April 13, 2016 

In the tradition of Kamishibai-Japanese paper theater, here's a book where the reader plays a crucial part. What do the monkeys say to one another? There is no correct way to perform this story, only your way. Elegant images by master cartoonist James Sturm are the visual equivalent of haikus, leaving space for children to make this tale their own.

 


The Real Poop on Pigeons

The Real Poop on Pigeons
Written by:
Kevin McCloskey
Illustrated by:
 Kevin McCloskey
Publisher: TOON Books
Format: Hardcover, 80 pages, Full Color, $12.95
ISBN: 978-1-93517-993-1
Release Date: April 13, 2016 

Based on the hit video game, this comic tells the story leading up to the events in Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2, from the team behind this New York Times bestselling graphic novel series, Paul Tobin (Bandette, Spider-Man) and Jacob Chabot (The Mighty Skullboy Army, Hello Kitty).

Preview of Plants Vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare


Camp Midnight

Camp Midnight
Written by:
Steven T. Seagle
Illustrated by:
 Jason Adam Katzenstein
Publisher: Image Comics
Format: Softcover, 248 pages, Full Color, $16.99
ISBN: 978-1-63215-555-9
Release Date: April 27, 2016

Ben 10 and Big Hero 6 creator Steven T. Seagle returns to comics with New Yorker cartoonist Jason Aadam Katzenstein for a new graphic novel! Reluctant Skye is accidentally sent to the wrong summer camp. Not wanting to please her "step monster," Skye is dead-set on not fitting in. That won't be a problem, as everyone at Camp Midnight-with the exception of fellow camper and fast-friend Mia-is a full-fledged monster!


Welcome to Showside Vol. 1

Welcome to Showside Volume 1
Written by: 
Ian McGinty
Illustrated by:
 Ian McGinty
Publisher: Z2 Comics
Format: Softcover, 7 x 10, 176 pages, Full Color, $19.99
ISBN: 978-1-94087-807-2
Release Date: April 27, 2016

An all ages romp with a horror twist. Showside is just your average southern town, except that portals to the Nexus realm keep popping up and flooding the town with demons and monsters. The only thing keeping Showside safe is Kit and his friends Belle and Moon.


Mickey Mouse: Timeless Tales Vol. 1

Mickey Mouse: Timeless Tales Volume 1
Written by:
Various
Illustrated by:
 Various
Publisher: IDW Publishing
Format: Softcover, 7 x 10, 260 pages, Full Color, $29.99
ISBN: 978-1-63140-580-8
Release Date: May 11, 2016

IDW's first six issues of their new Mickey Mouse series are gathered in a new collector's volume... including works by noted Disney comic creators Andrea "Casty" Castellan, Giorgio Cavazzano, Bill Wright—and sinful star turns by classic villains like the Phantom Blot, Pegleg Pete, and Professors Ecks and Doublex! With special extras for Disney Comics aficionados.


Hippopotamister

Hippopotamister
Written by:
 John Patrick Green
Illustrated by:
 John Patrick Green
Publisher: First Second
Format: Hardcover, 7 x 9, 96 pages, Full Color, $17.99
ISBN: 978-1-62672-200-2
Release Date: May 11, 2016 

When Hippo left the zoo, he was ready for adventure! But is he ready for his first job? The zoo isn't what it used to be. It's run-down and falling apart. Hippo hardly ever gets any visitors. So he decides to set off for the outside with his friend Red Panda. To make it in the human world, Hippo will have to become a Hippopotamister: he'll have to act like a human, get a job, and wear a hat as a disguise. He's a good employee, whether he's a construction worker, a hair stylist, or a sous chef. But what he really needs is a job where he can be himself.


A Goofy Guide to Penguins

A Goofy Guide to Penguins
Written by:
Jean-Luc Coudray
Illustrated by:
 Philippe Coudray
Publisher: TOON Books
Format: Hardcover, 9 x 6, 40 pages, Full Color, $12.95
ISBN: 978-1-93517-996-2
Release Date: May 11, 2016 

A fantastically goofy series of comic strips about the beloved and stately penguin. How can you tell penguins apart? By the color of their mittens, of course! But do penguins really play hide-and-seek, carry pink umbrellas, and shower on the backs of whales? In this wild guide, twin brothers Jean-Luc Coudray and Philippe Coudray, beloved for the Benjamin Bear series, bring us all the less-than-true truths and not-so-factual facts about the South Pole's silliest birds.


Bird Boy Vol. 1: The Sword of Mali Mani

Bird Boy Volume 1: The Sword of Mali Mani
Written by:
Anne Szabla
Illustrated by: Anne Szabla
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
Format: Softcover, 6 x 9, 88 pages, Full Color, $9.99
ISBN: 978-1-61655-930-4
Release Date: May 18, 2016 

Bird Boy follows the story of Bali, a ten-year-old boy desperate to prove his worth to his northern tribe despite his small stature. Banned from the ceremony that would make him an adult in the eyes of his people, he takes matters into his own hands. To prove that he is capable of taking care of himself, he sets out into the forbidden forest and stumbles upon a legendary weapon. Bali fights his way across a dangerous land of gods, men, and beasts to keep the sword of Mali Mani, the savior of the sun, from the hands of the terrifying Rooks.


BroBots and the Kaiju Kerfuffle

BroBots and the Kaiju Kerfuffle
Written by: 
J. Torres
Illustrated by:
 Sean K. Dove
Publisher: Oni Press
Format: Hardcover, 6 x 9, 40 pages, Full Color, $12.99
ISBN: 978-1-62010-306-7
Release Date: May 25, 2016

A trio of robot bros reel in a big challenge and must band together to battle a giant monster in this playful take on classic kaiju-mech and fairytale stories.