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Fall 2017 Recommended Titles for Young Adults (Age 13+)

Casper the Friendly Ghost Classics Volume 1
Written by: Lars Bourne
Illustrated by: Warren Kremer
Publisher: American Mythology Productions
Format: Softcover, 144 pages, Color, $19.99
ISBN: 9781945205095
Ages: 9-12
Release Date: 11/07/2017

Casper the Friendly Ghost, the friendliest ghost you know! Millions of kids grew up watching cartoons and reading Casper comics over the years. And now American Mythology is proud to bring the original Harvey character back exactly as you remember him.


Descender: The Deluxe Edition
Volume 1

Written by: Jeff Lemire
Illustrated by: Dustin Nguyen
Publisher: Image Comics
Format: Hardcover, 7 x 11, 400 pages, Color, $49.99
ISBN: 9781534303461
Ages: 13-16
Release Date: 12/12/2017

Young Robot boy TIM-21 and his companions struggle to stay alive in a universe where all androids have been outlawed and bounty hunters lurk on every planet. Written by award-winning creator, Jeff Lemire, Descender is a rip-roaring and heart-felt cosmic odyssey. Lemire pits humanity against machine, and world against world, to create a sprawling epic.

Collecting issues #1-16 of Jeff Lemire (Sweet Tooth, Trillium) and Dustin Nguyen's (Little Gotham) critically acclaimed, bestselling new science fiction series in deluxe oversized hardcover format featuring extensive never before seen behind the scenes material.


Doctor Who: Official Annual 2018
Written by: Various
Illustrated by: Various
Publisher: Penguin Group (UK)
Format: Hardcover, 8 x 11, 64 pages, Color, $12.99
ISBN: 9781405930000
Ages: 9-12
Release Date: 11/21/2017

Join the Doctor for brand-new adventures on board the TARDIS in this year's Doctor Who Annual. With secrets from the latest series, fact files on the latest terrifying monsters, exciting comic strips, stories, puzzles and activities, it's the perfect read for any fan of the brilliant BBC show Doctor Who


Eternal Empire Volume 1
Written by: Sarah Vaughn
Illustrated by: Johnathan Luna
Publisher: Image Comics
Format: Softcover, 128 pages, Color, $14.99
ISBN: 9781534303409
Ages: 13-16
Release Date: 11/28/2017

The Eternal Empress has waged war against the countries of Saia for over 100 years, and now her sights are set on the last country standing. But within the brutal Empire’s workforce, a young man and woman discover they share a synergistic power that could change the fate of the entire world.


Lighter Than My Shadow
Written by: Katie Green
Illustrated by: Katie Green
Publisher: Lion Forge
Format: Softcover, 7 x 10, 516 pages, B&W, $19.99
ISBN: 9781941302415
Ages: 13+
Release Date: 10/03/2017

Like most kids, Katie was a picky eater. She'd sit at the table in silent protest, hide uneaten toast in her bedroom, listen to parental threats that she'd have to eat it for breakfast. But in any life a set of circumstance can collide, and normal behavior might soon shade into something sinister, something deadly. One day you can find yourself being told you have two weeks to live.

Lighter Than My Shadow is a hand-drawn story of struggle and recovery, a trip into the black heart of a taboo illness, an exposure of those who are so weak as to prey on the weak, and an inspiration to anybody who believes in the human power to endure towards happiness.


Princeless: Raven the Pirate Princess Book 4: Two Ships in the Night
Written by: Jeremy Whitley
Illustrated by: Xenia Pamfil
Publisher: Action Lab Entertainment
Format: Softcover, 128 pages, Color, $14.99
ISBN: 9781632292643
Ages: 13+
Release Date: 12/13/2017

High adventures on the high sea is back! With her crew restored from their run-in with her treacherous brothers, Raven is ready to reclaim what was stolen from her. 

But when a night of revelry takes a turn and the crew is taken unawares, will they be able to fight off an invasion and keep their ship afloat? 


Secret Weapons
Written by: Eric Heisserer
Illustrated by: Raul Allen
Publisher: Valiant Entertainment
Format: Softcover, 6 x 10, 112 pages, Color, $9.99
ISBN: 9781682152294
Ages: 13+
Release Date: 12/19/2017

The government has dispatched Amanda McKee – the technopath codenamed Livewire – to investigate the ruins of a secret facility formerly run by Toyo Harada, the most powerful telepath on Earth and her former mentor. In his quest for world betterment at any cost, Harada sought out and activated many potential psiots like himself. Those who survived, but whose powers he deemed to have no value to his cause, were hidden away at this installation.


Superb Vol. 1: Life After the Fallout 
Written by: David F. Walker, Sheena C. Howard
Illustrated by: Ray-Anthony Height, LeBeau Underwood
Publisher: Lion Forge
Format: Softcover, 6 x 10, 144 pages, Color, $14.99
ISBN: 9781941302408
Ages: 13+
Release Date: 12/26/2017

After The Event in which Earth was saved from an asteroid but a meteor shower hit the world, Youngstown, Ohio, became a Level 5 impact zone, with incidents of mysterious powers emerging in teenagers. Kayla Tate and her friend Jonah Watkins, a young man with Down syndrome, have become the heroes Amina and Cosmosis to stop the Foresight Corporation from kidnapping and experimenting on the new breed of superpowered youth.


Table Titans Volume 2: Winter of the Iron Dwarf 
Written by: Scott Kurtz
Illustrated by: Scott Kurtz, Steve Hammaker
Publisher: Toonhound Studios
Format: Softcover, 9 x 12, 104 pages, Color, $19.99
ISBN: 9780986277924
Ages: 13-16
Release Date: 09/12/2017

The Dwarven Citadel of Adbar is twice besieged, once by the Orc army at their door and again by the madness of their King. The people seek the aid of a champion andVal Bronzebottom has answered the call. Can the Table Titans stop the Orc army and save the King before it's too late? Join Val, Alan, Darby, Andrew, Darius and their Dungeon Master Brendan as they embark on adventures both in-game and away from the table. 


Taproot
Written by: Keezy Young
Illustrated by: Keezy Young
Publisher: Lion Forge
Format: Softcover, 6 x 9, 128 pages, Color, $10.99
ISBN: 9781941302460
Ages: 13+
Release Date: 09/26/2017

Blue is having a hard time moving on. He’s in love with his best friend. He’s also dead. Luckily, Hamal can see ghosts, but when Blue realizes Hamal’s strange ability may be putting him in danger, Blue has to find a way to protect him, even if it means… leaving him.