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Winter 2017 Recommended Titles for Mature Readers (Age 16+)

Algeria Is Beautiful Like America
Written by: Olivia Burton
Illustrated by: Mahi Grand
Publisher: Lion Forge
Format: Hardcover, 176 pages, Color, $24.99
ISBN: 9781941302569
Ages: 16+
Release Date: 04/24/2018

Olivia had always heard stories about Algeria from her maternal grandmother, who had emigrated to France after the Algerian War of Independence. Years after her grandmother’s death, Olivia decides to travel to Algeria and experience the country for herself; she arrives alone, with but a single phone number in her pocket, of an Algerian, Djaffar, who will act as her guide. Olivia’s quest to understand her origins will bring her to face questions about heritage, history, shame, friendship, nostalgia, and memory. 


The Arab of the Future 3
Written and Illustrated by: Riad Sattouf
Publisher: Metropolitan Books
Format: Softcover, 160 pages, Color, $27
ISBN: 9781627793537
Ages: 16+
Release Date: 08/07/2018

In the third installment of the acclaimed series, the Sattouf family begins to implode under the pressure of Hafez al-Assad's regime and the suffocation of their rural Syrian village.


The Bridge: How the Roeblings Connected Brooklyn to New York
Written by: Peter J. Tomasi
Illustrated by: Sara DuVall
Publisher: Abrams ComicArts
Format: 208 pages, Color, $24.99
ISBN: 9781419728525
Ages: 16+
Release Date: 11/21/2017

More than 130 years after its completion, the Brooklyn Bridge remains one of the most extraordinary landmarks and symbols of Brooklyn and New York City—and the story behind this architectural marvel is just as extraordinary.

In this inspiring graphic novel, author Peter J. Tomasi and illustrator Sara Duvall show the building of the Brooklyn Bridge as it has never been seen before, and the marriage of the Roeblings—based on intellectual equality and mutual support—that made the construction of this iconic structure possible.


Charlaine Harris Cemetery Girl Book 3
Written by: Charlaine Harris, Christopher Golden
Illustrated by: Geraldo Borges
Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment
Format: Hardcover, 120 pages, Color, $24.99
ISBN: 9781524105334
Ages: 16+
Release Date: 01/16/2017

They call her the Ghost of Dunhill Cemetery, but most people think “the Cemetery Girl” is just a story. In some ways, that’s true. Her chosen name is Calexa Rose Dunhill, but she doesn’t know her real name. When she first arrived here, all she knew was that someone had tried to murder her, dumped her body, and left her for dead. Calexa has been hiding out, afraid to seek out her true identity in fear that her would-be murderer would find her and finish the job. And someone is searching for her…a man named Salazar, who holds the key that will unlock the secrets of Calexa’s past.


Divided States of Hysteria
Written and Illustrated by: Howard Chaykin
Publisher: Image Comics
Format: Softcover, 144 pages, Color, $16.99
ISBN: 9781534303836
Ages: 16+
Release Date: 01/16/2018

An America sundered.

An America enraged.

An America terrified.

An America shattered by greed and racism, violence and fear, nihilism and tragedy...

...and that’s when everything really goes to hell.


Generation Gone
Written by: Ales Kot, Andre Lima Araujo
Illustrated by: Andre Lima Araujo, Chris O'Halloran
Publisher: Image Comics
Format: Softcover, 176 pages, Color, $17.99
ISBN: 9781534304703
Ages: 16+
Release Date: 01/19/2018

America, 2020. Three young hackers with nothing to lose. A secretive scientist with a plan. One final job.

What happens when you're young, poor, angry, and get superpowers you never asked for? Multiple trips to the sun, weird black goo, a breakup fight inside a nuclear factory, love, hate, anger, loss -- and a struggle for survival.

The first chapter of the SF action epic by ALEŠ KOT and ANDRÉ LIMA ARAÚJO.

 


Pierce Brown’s Red Rising: Sons of Ares
Written by: Pierce Brown, Rik Hoskin
Illustrated by: Eli Powell
Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment
Format: 152 pages, Color, $24.99
ISBN: 9781524104924
Ages: 16+
Release Date: 03/06/2018

In the future, when mankind has spread across the stars, the hierarchy of man is dictated by the color of one’s caste. The Golds rule all, but what will happen when one falls for a lowly Red? See how a forbidden love will set the course of events for the future and lead to the formation of the formidable Sons of Ares! 

From the world of the best-selling YA series Red Rising comes a story of love and loss and rage!


James Bond: Kill Chain
Written by: Andy Diggle
Illustrated by: Luca Casalanguida
Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment
Format: Hardcover, 6 x 10, 160 pages, Color, $24.99
ISBN: 9781524105952
Ages: 16+
Release Date: 04/17/2018

When a counterespionage operation in Rotterdam goes catastrophically wrong, James Bond finds himself in the crosshairs of a plot to smash NATO. Someone is assassinating allied agents, and 007 is the next target in the kill chain. Having kept the peace for decades, the old alliance is collapsing, pitting MI6 against its former ally - the CIA!

Dynamite Entertainment proudly presents the return of writer Andy Diggle (James Bond: Hammerhead, The Losers, Green Arrow: Year One) and artist Luca Casalanguida (James Bond: Hammerhead) as they plot the return of James Bond's oldest and deadliest foe: SMERSH!


Kill the Minotaur 
Written by: Chris Pasetto, Christian Cantamessa
Illustrated by: Lukas Ketner, Jean-Francois Beaulieu
Publisher: Image Comics
Format: Softcover, 184 pages, Color, $19.99
ISBN: 9781534303812
Ages: 16+
Release Date: 02/06/2018

Athens lost the war to Crete. Now, they pay tribute to King Minos by sacrificing their best citizens to his unearthly labyrinth. Conspirators believe Theseus can be the hero they need, who can end the mad king’s bloody reign... but no one on this world has ever encountered anything like the savage minotaur.

Chris Pasetto, Christian Cantamessa (Red Dead Redemption) and Lukas Ketner (WITCH DOCTOR) reinvent the most fearsome beast in all of mythology with this horrific tale of heroism.

 


War Mother 
Written by: Fred Van Lente
Illustrated by: Stephen Segovia and Tomas Giorello
Publisher: Valiant Entertainment 
Format: Softcover, 128 pages, Color, $9.99
ISBN: 9781534303492
Ages: 13+
Release Date: 03/27/2018

Two millennia from today, Earth is not the hospitable home we once we knew. Ravaged by an endless onslaught of war, disaster, and time, the world is littered with desolate badlands, fortified kingdoms, and secretive enclaves where humanity still clings to life… Enclaves like The Grove – Earth’s last known repository of scientific knowledge and bioengineered prosperity. Now, under the leadership of the lone protector called WAR MOTHER and her sentient sniper rifl e, the denizens of The Grove face a critical choice: remain where they are and die, or fi nd a new land and flourish. Can War Mother lead her people out of isolation and reignite the fi res of a dying planet? And even if she can locate the distant citadel she seeks, can she fight back the horrors and perverse monstrosities that lurk just beyond her doorstep?