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Recommended Titles for Older Teens (Age 16+)
The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye

The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye
Written by:
Sonny Liew
Illustrated by: Sonny Liew
Publisher: Pantheon Books
Format: Hardcover, 7 x 10, 320 pages, Full Color, $30.00
ISBN: 978-1-10187-069-3
Release Date: March 2, 2016

Meet Charlie Chan Hock Chye, the greatest comic book artist you've probably never heard of. When he started making comics in Singapore as a boy of 16 in 1954, Chan expected fame and fortune to quickly follow. But just as Singapore's road to independence would be full of twists and turns, so too would Chan's own journey as an artist. Liew's critically acclaimed mock biography uses the non-fiction structure to tell the hidden story of Singapore, as told by the fictional artist Chye.


The Blacklist Vol. 1: The Gambler

The Blacklist Volume 1: The Gambler
Written by:
Nicole Dawn Phillips
Illustrated by:
 Beni Lobel
Publisher: Titan Comics
Format: Softcover, 7 x 10, 128 pages, Full Color, $14.99
ISBN: 978-1-78276-296-6
Release Date: March 9, 2016

The brand-new original official comic series to the critically acclaimed NBC crime drama The Blacklist, starring James Spader. When the FBI is framed for the public killing of a political activitist at an open-air rally, Reddington recognises the hallmarks of a dangerous, media-manipulating Blacklister, known as Leon Kiklinski, aka The Lobbyist. So begins the latest case for the FBI's covert counter-intelligence unit codenamed The Post Office. 


The Imitation Game: Alan Turing Decoded

The Imitation Game: Alan Turing Decoded
Written by:
Jim Ottaviani
Illustrated by: 
Leland Purvis
Publisher: 
Abrams ComicArts
Format: 
Hardcover, 6 x 9, 240 pages, Full Color, $24.95
ISBN: 
978-1-41971-893-9
Release Date: 
March 23, 2016

English mathematician and scientist Alan Turing (1912-1954) is credited with many of the foundational principles of contemporary computer science. The Imitation Game presents a historically accurate graphic novel biography of Turing's life, including his groundbreaking work on the fundamentals of cryptography and artificial intelligence. His code breaking efforts led to the cracking of the German Enigma during World War II, work that saved countless lives and accelerated the Allied defeat of the Nazis. Award-winning duo Jim Ottaviani (Feynman, G.T. Labs) and artist Leland Purvis present a detailed account of Turing's life and groundbreaking research - as an unconventional genius who was arrested, tried, convicted, and punished for his openly gay lifestyle, and whose innovative work still fuels the computing and communication systems that define our modern world.


Paper Girls Vol. 1

Paper Girls Volume 1
Written by:
Brian K. Vaughan
Illustrated by: Cliff Chiang
Publisher: Image Comics
Format: Softcover, 144 pages, Full Color, $9.99
ISBN: 978-1-63215-674-7
Release Date: March 30, 2016 

From Brian K. Vaughan, #1 New York Times bestselling writer of Saga and The Private Eye, and Cliff Chiang, artist of Wonder Woman, comes the first volume of an all-new ongoing adventure.

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


An Olympic Dream: The Story of Samia Yusuf Omar

An Olympic Dream: The Story of Samia Yusuf Omar
Written by: Reinhard Kleist
Illustrated by:
 Reinhard Kleist
Publisher: SelfMadeHero
Format: Softcover, 7 x 10, 152 pages, Full Color, $22.95
ISBN: 978-1-91059-309-7
Release Date: April 13, 2016 

The image of Samia Yusuf Omar running for last place at the 2008 Beijing Olympics will forever be imprinted in the minds of all who saw it: The lean Somalian, wearing knee-length leggings and a baggy T-shirt, came in seconds behind her competitors. What the cheering crowd couldn't know then was what it took to get there. An Olympic Dream follows Omar's second attempt to represent her country at the Olympics, this time in London. By telling the story of one remarkable woman, Kleist gives voice to the thousands of migrants who risk their lives daily for a better future.


The All-New All-Different Avengers Vol. 1

The All-New All-Different Avengers Volume 1
Written by:
 Mark Waid
Illustrated by: Mahmud A. Asrar
Publisher: Marvel Comics
Format: Softcover, 9168 pages, Full Color, $19.99
ISBN: 978-0-78519-967-0
Release Date: April 20, 2016

Earth's Mightiest Heroes - Captain America, Thor, Vision and Iron Man - are living separate lives, not tied to any team. But when a threat from beyond the stars targets our world, fate draws them together again, alongside a group of young adventurers who will reinvigorate the Avengers like never before! Welcome to the big leagues, Nova, Ms. Marvel and Miles "Spider-Man" Morales! But as Warbringer makes good on his name, the reassembled Avengers struggle to put their differences aside. One among them may find their membership short-lived, but two are definitely getting along - when passions flare between Captain America and Thor, it leads to Earth's Mightiest Kiss! But who is the familiar villain pulling the Avengers' strings? 

Preview of All-New All-Different Avengers Volume 1


Doctor Strange Vol. 1: The Way of the Weird

Doctor Strange Volume 1: The Way of the Weird
Written by:
Jason Aaron
Illustrated by:
 Chris Bachalo
Publisher: Marvel Comics
Format: Hardcover, 272 pages, Full Color, $24.99
ISBN: 978-0-78519-516-0
Release Date: April 27, 2016

Only Doctor Strange can protect our world from the darkness beyond - now, witness the full toll that constant struggle takes on Earth's Sorcerer Supreme! Every spell cast comes at a cost, but what happens when Strange falls behind on his tab? Find out as the good doctor wakes up somewhere very odd, nearly naked - with no spell books, no weapons and no memory of how he got there...or why all the monsters are chasing him! And as a new visitor to Strange's Sanctum Sanctorum learns one wrong door can lead to oblivion, a magic circle of Strange's friends and allies are about to face their greatest threat. Dark forces are destroying everything mystical in the multiverse, and their sights are set on this dimension. Magic's days are numbered, and Doctor Strange is not ready! The new series featuring the hero of the upcoming Marvel film starring Benedict Cumberbatch.


Wet Moon Vol. 1: Feeble Wanderings

Wet Moon Volume 1: Feeble Wanderings
Written by: 
Sophie Campbell
Illustrated by:
 Sophie Campbell
Publisher: Oni Press
Format: Softcover, 6 x 9, 176 pages, Full Color, $19.99
ISBN: 978-1-62010-304-3
Release Date: April 27, 2016 

An unusually usual day-to-day story in the Deep South, set in the gothic, swampy southern town of Wet Moon, a place fraught with lousy love lives, teen angst, and shadowy rednecks. As Cleo Lovedrop heads off for college at the local art school, she's haunted by her melancholic past: a lost love, a lost child. Friends and enemies live their lives around her, as trouble and dissent brews amongst them: an unseen social assailant spreads slander about Cleo, she is forced to deal with her two brusque roommates, and discovers unsolved mysteries about the girl who lived in her room previously. Elsewhere, Trilby deals with unsettled emotional and sexual issues, and keeping her secret habits hidden from everyone. And Audrey comes to the realization that, despite all her efforts, she always causes her friends distress, while Fern, a peculiar, deformed girl who lives in an isolated mansion in the bayous, begins to notice Cleo and her friends. As the moon grows full and lunar rays shine down, lunacy and moon-calves run free. Goths, friendship, romance, sex, betrayal, gossip, cats, murder, guilt, a squirrel monkey, and all the terrible and wonderful things people do to each other.

An all-new edition of the first book in Sophie Campbell's critically acclaimed original graphic novel series with special extras in the back.


Rebels Vol. 1: A Well-Regulated Militia

Rebels Volume 1: A Well-Regulated Militia
Written by:
 Brian Wood
Illustrated by:
 Andrea Mutti and Various
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
Format: Softcover, 240 pages, Full Color, $24.99
ISBN: 978-1-61655-908-3
Release Date: May 4, 2016 

This is 1775. With the War for Independence playing out across the colonies, Seth and Mercy Abbott find their new marriage tested at every turn as the demands of the frontlines and the home front collide. Rebels details the epic story of the colonists who, in a few short, turbulent years, created the nation of America.

 


I Am Space Dandy

I Am Space Dandy
Written by:
Masafumi Harada
Illustrated by: Masafumi Harada
Publisher: Kodansha Comics
Format: Softcover, 192 pages, Black and White, $10.99
ISBN: 978-1-63236-094-6
Release Date: May 18, 2016

Space Dandy follows pompadour-ed alien hunter Dandy, whose job is to find and register rare aliens across the galaxy. Along with his sidekicks Meow, a snarky cat alien, and QT, a vacuum-cleaner resembling robot, Dandy and his crew travel aboard the spaceship Aloha Oe to explore worlds unknown and untraveled, and interact with a variety of alien species. While the dim-witted Aloha Oe crew might not necessarily be the best guys for the job, one thing remains certain - there's rarely a dull moment to be had in the world of Space Dandy! In this zany Cowboy Bebop meets Futurama sci-fi romp, bounty hunters Dandy, QT, and Meow travel to strange planets in search of aliens no one has ever seen before - and may never see again!


Plutona

Plutona
Written by:
Jeff Lemire
Illustrated by: Emi Lenox
Publisher: Image Comics
Format: Softcover, 144 pages, Full Color, $9.99
ISBN: 978-1-63215-601-3
Release Date: May 18, 2016

Five kids discover the body of the world's greatest super hero, Plutona, in the woods after school one day. This discovery sends them on a dark journey that will threaten to tear apart their friendship and their lives. From Jeff Lemire, writer of Essex County, Descender, and Mind MGMT.