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Recommended Titles for Young Adults (Age 16+)

Book of the Righteous 5E
Written by: 
Aaron Loeb, Robert J. Schwalb, and Rodney Thompson
Illustrated by:
 Brian Despain
Publisher: Green Ronin Publishing
Format: Hardcover, 320 pages, Full Color, $49.95
ISBN: 9781934547816
Release Date: 07/11/2017

The most comprehensive pantheon in roleplaying games is back in a new edition for 5E. This massive tomes provides more than 20 pick-up-and-play churches, whose organization and beliefs are described in lavish detail. These churches can be used in any campaign setting to bring a whole new level of detail to the religious characters. Plus, for those who don't have a complete cosmology in their game, The Book of the Righteous provides a comprehensive mythology that unifies all of the gods in the book. 


Curse Words Volume 1: The Devil's Devil
Written by: 
Charles Soule
Illustrated by:
 Ryan Browne
Publisher: Image Comics
Format: Softcover, 152 pages, Black and White, $15.95
ISBN: 9781534302211
Release Date: 07/25/2017

A wizard has appeared in present-day New York! His name is Wizord, and he's here to save us all from dark magical forces bent on our destruction. He's the best wizard of all time! Or... he's not, and he's lying to everyone, and secretly is the dark magical force, but wants to hang out in our world for a while because it's so much nicer than the hellhole he comes from. Secrets, and spells, and talking koalas - CURSE WORDS is a gonzo dark fantasy from CHARLES SOULE (Daredevil, Letter 44, Star Wars) and RYAN BROWNE (God Hates Astronauts). Collects Issues 1-5.


Dollface
Written by: 
Dan Mendoza and Bryan Seaton
Illustrated by:
 Dan Mendoza
Publisher: Zenescope
Format: Softcover, 128 pages, Full Color, $14.99
ISBN: 9781632292483
Release Date: 08/01/2017

The adventures continue as Lila, Emily and Ivan set off to sunny California in search of the next witch on Lila's list. In this story, Emily meets up with her long distance love, Ivan learns more about his ghostly form and Lila exhibits what she's capable of when pushed to the limits.


Extremity Volume 1: Artist
Written by: 
Daniel Warren Johnson
Illustrated by:
 Daniel Warren Johnson and Mike Spicer
Publisher: Image Comics
Format: Softcover, 148 pages, Full Color, $16.99
ISBN: 9781534302426
Release Date: 09/12/2017

Thea dreams. Not of a better life, but of revenge on the clan that ruined her family. With ferocious battles between man, machines, and monsters ahead...who knows where her quest for vengeance will take her?

Creator Daniel Warren Johnson (Space Mullet) and colorist Mike Spicer present a bold new vision, where the beauty and imagination of Studio Ghibli meet the intensity of Mad Max, in this all-new Skybound Original. Collects EXTREMITY #1-6.

 


Fathom: Killian's Tide
Written by:
 Michael Turner, Bill O'Neil, and Vince Hernandez
Illustrated by: Talent Caldwell, Ryan Odagawa, and Jason Gorder
Publisher: Aspen MLT
Format: Softcover, 128 pages, Full Color, $12.99
ISBN: 9781941511008
Release Date: 08/15/2017

Discover the treacherous origin of Killian, Fathom's original villain-turned-Elite Commander of the Blue! Years before the events of Fathom Volume 1 and his failed attempt to convert Aspen Matthews, a much younger Killian learned the true nature of rebelling against the Blue's resident Elite Council, as well as what it takes to motivate others to his cause, including his lover and future wife, Anya. However, the youthful dissident soon realizes the tremendous cost of such insolence — and the bloody sacrifice that follows!


God Country
Written by: 
Donny Cates
Illustrated by: Geoff Shaw
Publisher: 
Image Comics
Format: 
Softcover, 168 pages, Full Color, $16.99
ISBN:
 9781534302341
Release Date: 
08/08/2017

SOUTHERN BASTARDS meets American Gods in a high-stakes fantasy series that masterfully blends high-octane action and jaw-dropping worldbuilding.

Meet Emmett Quinlan, an old widower rattled by dementia. Emmett isn't just a problem for his children—his violent outbursts are more than the local cops can handle. When a tornado levels his home—as well as the surrounding West Texas town—a restored Quinlan rises from the wreckage. He's now the only man who can face these otherworldly creatures the sword has drawn down to the Lone Star State...


Grimm Fairy Tales presents Day of the Dead
Written by: Dawn Marquez
Illustrated by:
 Allan Otero
Publisher: Zenescope
Format: Softcover, 148 pages, Full Color, $19.99
ISBN: 9781942275589
Release Date: 08/01/2017 

Death holds no power over her… Mary Medina is the one who wields power over the dead. What she doesn’t know is her ability is coveted by a Secret Order long forgotten in the Realms of the Grimm Universe. Drawn to New Orleans under mysterious circumstances, Mary quickly finds herself running for her life from those that want to use her and her power, for evil.


Heathen
Written by: 
Natasha Alterici
Illustrated by:
 Natasha Alterici
Publisher: Vault Comics
Format: Softcover, 6 x 10, 112 pages, Full Color, $15.99
ISBN: 9781939424198
Release Date: 08/08/2017 

Aydis is a viking, a warrior, an outcast, and a self-proclaimed heathen. Aydis is friend to the talking horse Saga, rescuer of the immortal Valkyrie Brynhild, and battler of demons and fantastic monsters. Aydis is a woman. Born into a time of warfare, suffering, and subjugation of women, she is on a mission to end the oppressive reign of the god-king Odin.

 


John Carter: The End
Written by:
 Brian Wood and Alex Cox
Illustrated by:
 Hayden Sherman
Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment
Format: Softcover, 6 x 10, 120 pages, Full Color, $19.99
ISBN: 978-1-5241-0438-2
Release Date: 09/19/2017

Centuries have passed and time has taken its toll on Mars. Conflict burns across the landscape. A war of supremacy and genocide at the hands of a brutal despot has brought the planet to the edge of collapse. A search party has finally located an aged John Carter and Dejah Thoris, living in quiet seclusion on a desert moon, in perpetual mourning for their lost son. How could they be Mars' last hope?


Kill Them All
Written by: 
Kyle Starks
Illustrated by: Kyle Starks and Luigi Anderson
Publisher: Oni Press
Format: Softcover, 6 x 9, 184 pages, Full Color, $19.99
ISBN: 9781620104347
Release Date: 09/27/2017

The new gonzo graphic novel love letter to 90s action movies by Eisner-nominated cartoonist Kyle Starks (Sexcastle, Rick and Morty). A betrayed murderess wants revenge. A hard drinking former cop wants his job back. For either to get what they want, they’re going to have to fight their way through fifteen flights of criminals, assassins, drug lords, murderers, yup, even accountants, and… KILL. THEM. ALL.


Ninjak Volume 6: The SEven Blades of Master Darque
Written by:
 Matt Kindt
Illustrated by: Marc Laming and Stephen Segovia
Publisher: Valiant Entertainment
Format: Softcover, 6 x 10, 160 pages, Black & White, $19.99
ISBN: 9781682152119
Release Date: 07/25/2017

Master Darque – the sadistic lord of death and resurrection – yearns to be free once again, but first he must fight for his life. Darque is a target, his powers are weak, and his enemies know it. Now, Darque’s own former pupil and Ninjak’s ruthless arch-nemesis – the lethal assassin known as Roku – has gathered the Shadow Seven together again for the sole purpose of putting Darque down for good. And the only thing holding their uneasy alliance together is a mysterious benefactor from the shadows… someone who also goes by the name Darque… Everything has led to this… Out of the ashes of BOOK OF DEATH, Ninjak and Master Darque will collide in a punishing circle of death, destruction and hellfire!  


Spencer & Locke
Written by: 
David Pepose
Illustrated by:
 Jorge Santiago Jr. 
Publisher: Action Lab Entertainment
Format: Softcover, 128 pages, Full Color, $14.99
ISBN: 978-1-63229-252-0 
Release Date: 09/12/2017

Collecting the hit mini-series, Spencer & Locke follows hard-boiled Detective Locke as he investigates a brutal murder with the strangest of partners — his childhood imaginary panther, Spencer. But when they face brutal gunfights, deadly car chases and memories of Locke’s traumatic youth, can this unlikely pair survive long enough to find the truth? 


Stargate Atlantis Volume 1
Written by: 
J.C. Vaughn and Mark L. Haynes
Illustrated by:
 Greg LaRocque, Scottie Watson, and Mark Wheatley
Publisher: American Mythology
Format: Softcover, 144 pages, Full Color, $19.99
ISBN: 9781945205071
Release Date: 09/12/2017

GOOD LOVE IS NOT SAFE

Stargate: Atlantis is back with brand new comic book stories that continues the television series continuity! Come with us and join the fight to get #BackToPegasus! This graphic novel collects Stargate Atlantis Back To Pegasus #1-3 and Stargate Atlantis Gateways #1-3.


Wet Moon Book 4: Drwoned in Evil
Written by:
 Sophie Campbell
Illustrated by:
 Sophie Campbell
Publisher: Oni Press
Format: Softcover, 6 x 9, 192 pages, Black & White, $19.99
ISBN: 9781620103302
Release Date: 09/12/2017 

Cleo Lovedrop is trying to be a good girlfriend for Myrtle, but things don’t go quite as planned. Myrtle doesn’t like Cleo being away from her, and when Cleo goes to a comic convention with Trilby, she ends up kissing her good friend Mara. Even though Cleo has vowed to not keep any more secrets, this seems like something she shouldn’t tell anyone…