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Recommended Titles for Young Adults (Age 16+)

Descender Volume 4: Orbital Mechanics
Written by: 
Jeff Lemire
Illustrated by:
 Dustin Nguyen
Publisher: Image Comics
Format: Softcover, 120 pages, Full Color, $14.99
ISBN: 978-1-5343-0193-1
Release Date: 06/27/2017

Tim-21, Telsa and Quon finally escape the Machine Moon and head out on a quest to find the ancient robot who may hold the key to the Harvesters. Meanwhile Andy and his rag-tag team close in on Tim, but their fragile alliance is shattered by Driller's revealtions. A new chapter of the heartfelt Sci Fi epic begins here by superstar creators JEFF LEMIRE and DUSTIN NGUYEN

 


Ex Libris: Stories of Librarians, Libraries, and Lore
Written by: 
Paula Guran
Illustrated by:
 Various
Publisher: Prime Books
Format: Softcover, 6 x 9, 384 pages, Black and White, $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-60701-489-8
Release Date: 05/30/2017

Portals to all the knowledge in the world, libraries are also created universes of a multitude of imaginations. Librarians guide us to enlightenment as well as serving as the captains, mages, and gatekeepers who open the doors to delight, speculation, wonder, and terror. Both inspire writers of speculative fiction to pen wonderful tales woven around them. 



Grimm Tales of Terror
Written by: 
Ralph Tedesco, Joe Brusha
Illustrated by:
 Various
Publisher: Zenescope
Format: Softcover, 140 pages, Full Color, $9.99
ISBN: 978-1-942275-61-9
Release Date: 06/20/2017

Horror returns to comics with Zenescope Entertainment’s terrifying Grimm Tales of Terror Anthology. 

From the classic literature to modern day urban legends, like Bloody Mary and The Monkey’s Paw, this series re-imagines the creepy stories you know and love for a new generation of readers. Keres, the goddess of death, loves to punish those who she deems deserving of her wrath, and many unsuspecting people who cross her path are about to learn a harsh lesson about morality. 

Collected for the first time in paperback.Prepare to experience horror on a whole other level!


Hellchild The Unholy
Written by: 
Patrick Shand
Illustrated by:
 Renzo Rodriguez
Publisher: Zenescope
Format: Softcover, 148 pages, Full Color, $19.99
ISBN: 978-1-942275-53-4
Release Date: 06/20/2017

Angelica Blackstone is half-vampire, half-god, and she has a hell of a lot of aggression to work out… and she’s about to get her chance. An uprising is coming in New York. 

When a serial killer imbued with the essence of a powerful sorcerer comes to power in New York City, he leads a group of monsters to stand up to those who have forced them to live in secret: humanity. When Hellchild is dragged into the conflict between monsters and the people of New York, she must ask herself... which side is she on? 


Her Bark and Her Bite
Written by:
 James Albon
Illustrated by: James Albon
Publisher: Top Shelf Productions
Format: Softcover, 5 x 8, 80 pages, Full Color, $9.99
ISBN: 978-1-60309-407-8
Release Date: 05/09/2017

Soon after young artist Rebecca arrives in the big city, she stumbles headlong into the arms of the charismatic Victor. When they fall madly in love, she's thrown into his socialite world of glamorous parties, devoted fans, and layabout debutantes. The people, the art, and the acclaim are exhilarating — until Victor’s affections start to wander to his new pug, Princess. With her new boyfriend slipping away before her eyes, Rebecca’s jealousy and fear threaten to upend everything. Can she hold onto the man she loves? Does she even really want to?

 


Homies
Written by: 
David Gonzales, Elliott Serrano
Illustrated by: Andrew Huerta
Publisher: 
Dynamite Entertainment
Format: 
Softcover, 6 x 10, 104 pages, Full Color, $15.99
ISBN:
 978-1-5241-0380-4
Release Date: 
06/27/2017

It's time to go back to the barrio with the Homies! The pop culture phenomenon that took the 1990s by storm returns with brand-new hijinks co-plotted by the creator of Homies himself, David Gonzales. In Barrio Quién Sabé, the entire community is one big familia, laughter and good times are the perfect cure for reality, and the Homies love their lowriders like they love their ladies: painted, sexy, curvy, and dressed to kill. Follow the colorful, oddball characters in four wild adventures: the wedding of Gata to would-be bachelor-for-life Hollywood, a charity match of rival luchadores to save the neighborhood community center, the haunting of the Mexican legend La Llorona, and the arrival of an illegal alien... of the extraterrestrial kind! Welcome to East Los Angeles, esé!


Instrumental
Written by: Dave Chisholm
Illustrated by:
 Dave Chisholm
Publisher: Z2 Comics
Format: Softcover, 6 x 10, 224 pages, Black & White, $24.99
ISBN: 978-1-62010-428-6
Release Date: 05/23/2017 

Tom is a solid, but not great, musician. While his bandmates are happy to play gigs for themselves at their own clubs, drinking free beer and shooting the breeze, Tom aches for the next level, whatever that is. And as musicians are wont to do in magical fables, he meets a mysterious stranger with a seemingly simple offer: take a battered old trumpet for free, and just enjoy it, no exchanges and no strings. Whenever Tom plays it, the extraordinary music blows away his growing throngs of fans, and deadly mishaps start to follow. Tom may not have sold his soul for the music of the heavens, but he seems to have bargained away something much more serious.


Kim & Kim, Volume 1: This Glamorous, High-Flying Rock Star Life
Written by: 
Magdalene Visaggio
Illustrated by:
 Various
Publisher: Black Mask Comics
Format: Softcover, 6 x 10, 120 pages, Full Color, $12.99
ISBN: 978-1-62875-160-4
Release Date: 06/07/2017 

Kim & Kim are 20-something besties out to make a name for themselves in the wild world of interdimensional cowboy law enforcement. A day-glo action adventure that’s bursting with energy and enthusiasm, Kim & Kim puts queer women and trans women front and center in a bright, happy, punk rock sci fi adventure that is queer as all get-out. "One of the breakout debuts of 2016.” -Comics Alliance

 


Motor Crush Volume 1
Written by:
 Brenden Fletcher, Cameron Stewart, Babs Tarr
Illustrated by:
 Babs Tarr, Cameron Stewart
Publisher: Image Comics
Format: Softcover, 6 x 9, 136 pages, Full Color, $9.99
ISBN: 978-1-5343-0189-4
Release Date: 06/20/2017

The team behind the critically-acclaimed revamp of Batgirl returns with an exciting sci-fi action-adventure series! By day, Domino Swift competes for fame & fortune in a worldwide motorcycle racing league. By night, she cracks heads of rival gangs in brutal bike wars to gain possession of a rare, valuable contraband: an engine-boosting “machine narcotic” known as Crush. 


Nothing Lasts Forever
Written by: 
Sina Grace
Illustrated by: Sina Grace
Publisher: Image Comics
Format: Softcover, 176 pages, Full Color, $14.99
ISBN: 978-1-5343-0183-2
Release Date: 06/13/2017

Cartoonist SINA GRACE returns with another chapter in his growing library of reflective memoir, producing his most compelling and strongest tale to date. Chronicling a year of heartbreaks, writer’s block, career highs, emotional lows, and the emergence of a mystery illness, Nothing Lasts Forever is Grace’s unflinching exploration of how to pick up the pieces and find hope when absolutely everything falls apart.

If life’s a show, Grace makes certain that it’s worth every pay-per-view.

 

 


Providence Act 1 Final Printing HC
Written by:
 Alan Moore
Illustrated by: Jacen Burrows
Publisher: Avatar Press
Format: Hardcover, 160 pages, Full Color, $19.99
ISBN: 978-1-59291-291-9
Release Date: 03/28/2017

Alan Moore’s quintessential horror series has set the standard for a terrifying reinvention of the works of H.P. Lovecraft. It is being universally hailed as one of Moore’s most realized works in which the master scribe has controlled every iota of the story, art, and presentation. The result has been a masterpiece like no other and a true must-have addition to his essential works in the field. We present a collected Providence Act 1 Hard Cover edition that contains Providence issues #1-4, and all the back matter, in this one-time printing of the edition. There will be Act 2 and Act 3 Hardcovers in the coming months, also limited to single production runs. 


Saga Volume 7
Written by: 
Brian K. Vaughan
Illustrated by:
 Fiona Staples
Publisher: Image Comics
Format: Softcover, 6 x 11, 152 pages, Full Color, $14.99
ISBN: 978-1-5343-0060-6 
Release Date: 04/04/2017

From the worldwide bestselling team of FIONA STAPLES and BRIAN K. VAUGHAN, “The War for Phang” is an epic, self-contained SAGA event! Finally reunited with her ever-expanding family, Hazel travels to a war-torn comet that Wreath and Landfall have been battling over for ages. New friendships are forged and others are lost forever in this action-packed volume about families, combat and the refugee experience. 


Violent Love Volume 1
Written by: 
Frank J Barbiere
Illustrated by:
 Victor Santos
Publisher: Image Comics
Format: Softcover, 160 pages, Full Color, $9.99
ISBN: 978-1-5343-0044-6
Release Date: 06/27/2017

GOOD LOVE IS NOT SAFE

Daisy Jane and Rock Bradley were two of the most notorious bank robbers in the American Southwest. And then they fell in love.
Join Frank J. Barbiere (Five Ghosts, The Revisionist) and Victor Santos (Polar, The Mice Templar) for a pulp infused criminal romance oozing with style and action! Collecting issues #1-5 from the new hit series!


The Walking Dead Volume 27: The Whisperer War
Written by:
 Robert Kirkman
Illustrated by:
 Charlie Adlard, Stefano Gaudiano, Cliff Rathburn
Publisher: Image Comics
Format: Softcover, 6 x 11, 136 pages, Black & White, $14.99
ISBN: 978-1-5343-0052-1
Release Date: 03/07/2017 

The time has come. The forces are aligning. The war has begun! Has Rick brought about the demise of everything he's built? Or will he triumph once again? Know this... there will be a cost.


We Stand on Guard
Written by:
 Brian K. Vaughan
Illustrated by:
 Steve Skroce
Publisher: Image Comics
Format: Softcover, 6 x 11, 160 pages, Full Color, $14.99
ISBN: 978-1-5343-0141-2
Release Date: 04/11/2017

SAGA writer BRIAN K. VAUGHAN teams with Hollywood storyboard artist STEVE SKROCE for a subversive, action-packed military thriller.

Set 100 years in our future, WE STAND ON GUARD follows a heroic band of Canadian civilians turned freedom fighters who must defend their homeland from invasion by a technologically superior opponent...the United States of America.

Collecting all six issues of the controversial hit miniseries.