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Recommended Titles for Young Adults (Age 13+)
Grayson Vol. 1: Agents of Spyral

Grayson Volume 1: Agents of Spyral
Written by: 
Tim Seeley, Tom King
Illustrated by:
 Mikel Janin, Various
Publisher: DC Comics
Format: Hardcover, 160 pages, Full Color, $22.99
ISBN: 978-1-40125-234-2
Release Date: June 3, 2015

Highly acclaimed graphic novelist Craig Thompson's (Blankets, Habibi) debut book for young readers about a plucky heroine on a mission to save her dad. For Violet Marlocke, family is the most important thing in the whole galaxy. So when her father goes missing while on a hazardous job, she can't just sit around and do nothing. To get him back, Violet throws caution to the stars and sets out with a group of misfit friends on a quest to find him. But space is vast and dangerous, and she soon discovers that her dad is in big, big trouble. With her father's life on the line, nothing is going to stop Violet from trying to rescue him and keep her family together.


Ant-Man: Scott Lang

Ant-Man: Scott Lang
Written and Illustrated by:
Various
Publisher: Marvel Comics
Format: Softcover, 232 pages, Full Color, $24.99
ISBN: 978-0-78519-266-4
Release Date: June 10, 2015

Meet 2015's silver-screen sensation in waiting - Scott Lang, the astonishing Ant-Man! To save his daughter, Cassie, Scott is forced to return to a life of crime, stealing Hank Pym's original costumed identity. But when his noble intentions win the Avengers' approval, he takes over as the all-new Ant-Man, full-time! Electronics whiz Scott secures a job with Tony Stark, but the size-changing super hero must save Iron Man after a brutal battle with the Hulk. No shrinking violet, Scott holds his own in astonishing adventures with Spider-Man, the Thing and the Avengers. And when Ant-Man and Hawkeye join forces, somebody's gonna get it! 


Gotham Academy Vol. 1

Gotham Academy Volume 1
Written by:
Becky Cloonan, Brendan Fletcher
Illustrated by:
 Karl Kerschl, Mingjue Helen Chen
Publisher: DC Comics
Format: Softcover, 6.5 x 10, 160 pages, Full Color, $14.99
ISBN: 978-1-40125-472-8
Release Date: June 17, 2015 

Gotham City's most prestigious prep school is a very strange place. It's got a spooky campus, oddball teachers, and rich benefactors always dropping by...like that weirdo Bruce Wayne. But nothing is as strange as the students! Like, what's up with Olive Silverlock? Is she crazy or what? Where did she go last summer? And what's the deal with her creepy mom? And how come that freshman Maps is always following her around? And is she still going out with Kyle? P.S. Did you hear the rumor about the ghost in the North Hall?!


Chaika: The Coffin Princess Vol. 1

Chaika: The Coffin Princess Volume 1
Written by:
 Ichiroh Sakaki
Illustrated by: Shinta Sakayama
Publisher: Yen Press
Format: Softcover, 5 x 7.5, 192 pages, Black and White, $13.00
ISBN: 978-0-316-34207-0
Release Date: June 24, 2015

Five years of inconceivable peace after two hundred years of war has left erstwhile soldier Tooru Acura without a job or meaning in life - until he saves a mysterious sorceress with a coffin on her back. But when the coffin-wielding, silver-haired Chaika Trabant hires Tooru and his sister, Akari, to accompany her on a death-defying journey, Tooru's life of mind-numbing, meaningless peace is about to end!


Hatter M: Seeking Wonder

Hatter M: Seeking Wonder
Written by:
Frank Beddor
Illustrated by: 
Sami Makkonen, Tyson Schroder
Publisher: 
Automatic Pictures
Format: 
Softcover, 6 x 9, 152 pages, Full Color, $14.95
ISBN: 
978-0-99127-291-4
Release Date: 
June 24, 2015 

Celebrating the tenth anniversary of Frank Beddor's re-imagining of Lewis Carroll's classic works, this new volume features new adventures of Hatter Madigan and his search for the lost Princess of Wonderland.


The Maze Runner Official Prelude: Scorch Trials

The Maze Runner Official Prelude: Scorch Trials
Written by: Jackson Lanzing, Various
Illustrated by:
 Marcus To  
Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Format: Softcover, 7 x 10, 128 pages, Full Color, $14.99
ISBN: 978-1-60886-750-9
Release Date: June 24, 2015 

As anticipation for 20th Century Fox's Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials ramps up (out in September), gain more insight into the Maze Runner cinematic universe with this anthology collection of five short stories that go deeper into the lives of several key characters that feature prominently in the upcoming film, including Aris, Ava Paige, and Mary Cooper.

Preview of The Maze Runner Official Prelude: Scorch Trial


Odd Schnozz and the Odd Squad

Odd Schnozz and the Odd Squad
Written by:
Jeffrey Burandt
Illustrated by:
 Dennis Culver
Publisher: Oni Press
Format: Hardcover, 6 x 9, 168 pages, Full Color, $24.99
ISBN: 978-1-62010-244-2
Release Date: June 24, 2015 

Liz, Bodey, Maude, and Justine's band, Odd Schnozz and the Odd Squad, are sure to win this year's Battle of the Bands. But when a talking chimp, who claims to be a scientist from the mysterious organization B.L.A.N.K., interrupts their practice session, the band's got a whole new set of problems. Now B.L.A.N.K. agents are closing in, determined to recapture the escaped chimp before he becomes a liability. Jeffrey Burandt (Americans UK) and Dennis Culver (Edison Rex) bring readers a tale of cyborg animals and punk rock teenagers.

Preview of Odd Schnozz and the Odd Squad


Junior Braves of the Apocalypse

Junior Braves of the Apocalypse
Written by: 
Greg Smith, Michael Tanner
Illustrated by:
 Zach Lehner
Publisher: Oni Press
Format: Hardcover, 6 x 9, 216 pages, Full Color, $19.99
ISBN: 978-1-62010-144-5
Release Date: July 8, 2015 

The Junior Brves of Tribe 65 return from a camping trip to find swarms of bloodthirsty mutants have overrun their town, bringing death and destruction everywhere they go! With their families missing and their homes destroyed, these plucky kids must use all their scouting talents, combined smarts, and teamwork to survive the end of the world!

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Shadow Show: Stories In Celebration of Ray Bradbury

Shadow Show: Stories In Celebration of Ray Bradbury
Written and Illustrated by:
 Various
Publisher: IDW Publishing
Format: Softcover, 6.5 x 10.25, 128 pages, Full Color, $9.99
ISBN: 978-1-63140-267-8
Release Date: July 8, 2015 

In Shadow Show, acclaimed writers and artists such as Joe Hill, Mort Castle, Audrey Niffeneffer, Charles Paul Wilson III, Maria Frohlich, Eddie Campbell, Neil Gaiman, and more come together to pay tribute to the work of the one and only Ray Bradbury. In this collection are stories based on "By The Silver Water of Lake Champlain," "The Man Who Forgot Ray Bradbury," "Backward in Seville," "Weariness," "Live Forever!," "Who Knocks?," "Earth (A Gift Shop)," "Altenmoor, Where the Dogs Dance," and "Conjure."


Awkward

Awkward
Written and 
Illustrated by: Svetlana Chmakova
Publisher: Yen Press
Format: HC/SC, 6 x 9, 192 pages, Black and White, $24.00/$13.00
ISBN: HC: 978-0-31638-132-1/SC: 978-0-31638-130-7
Release Date: July 22, 2015

Penelope - Peppi - Torres, a shy new transfer student, wants nothing more than to fit in and find a place among her fellow artistically inclined souls. The last thing she wants is to stand out. So when she bumps - literally - into quiet, geeky, friendly but friendless Jamie Thompson, and is teased as the "Nerder's Girlfriend," Peppi's first embarrassed instinct is to push him away and run. Though she later feels guilty and wants desperately to apologize for the incident, Peppi always ends up chickening out. She has no reason to speak to him, anyway, until she ends up bumping - figuratively and continually - into Jamie again! Will these two opposites ever see eye-to-eye, let alone become friends?


Motorcycle Samurai Vol. 1: A Fiery Demise

Motorcycle Samurai Volume 1: A Fiery Demise
Written and 
Illustrated by: Chris Sheridan
Publisher: IDW Publishing/Top Shelf Productions
Format: Softcover, 7 x 9, 168 pages, Full Color, $19.99
ISBN: 978-1-60309-370-5
Release Date: July 22, 2015

"Look hard into the storm clouds. You may yet see her, mounted on her electric steed, streaking past. The last hero of the West. The Motorcycle Samurai!" It's been called "the new benchmark for indie digital comics." Now discover The Motorcycle Samurai comes to print.


Steins;Gate Vol. 1

Steins;Gate Volume 1
Written by:
Nitroplus
Illustrated by:
 Yomi Sarachi
Publisher: Udon Entertainment
Format: Softcover, 5 x 7, 178 pages, Black and White, $12.99
ISBN: 978-1-927925-50-8
Release Date: July 29, 2015

What do you get when you cross a microwave with a cell phone? Apparently, a time machine! Self-proclaimed mad scientist Okarin and the Future Gadgets team now have the ability send text messages into the past. Will this new found power be used for personal gain? To change the world? Or for something much more sinister...? Find out in Steins;Gate, the manga based on the hit game and anime.


Haven't You Heard? I'm Sakamoto Vol. 1

Haven't You Heard? I'm Sakamoto Volume 1
Written by:
Nami Sano
Illustrated by:
 Nami Sano
Publisher: Seven Seas Entertainment
Format: Softcover, 5 x 7.25, 164 pages, Black and White, $12.99
ISBN: 978-1-626921-96-2
Release Date: August 5, 2015 

Award-winning manga series that won the Book of the Year award in Japan. First year high school student Sakamoto isn't just cool, he's the coolest! Almost immediately after starting school, he began attracting everyone's attention. The girls love him, and most of the boys resent him. There's even a boy in the class who works as a model, but who is constantly upstaged by Sakamoto! No matter what tricks the other boys try to play on him, Sakamoto always manages to foil them with ease and grace. Though Sakamoto may seem cool and aloof, he helps others when asked, such as in the case of the boy in his class who was being constantly bullied. No matter what difficulties Sakamoto encounters, he moves through his high school life with confidence and class!


The Lion of Rora

The Lion of Rora
Written by: 
Christos N. Gage, Ruth Gage
Illustrated by:
 Jackie Lewis
Publisher: Oni Press
Format: Hardcover, 6 x 9, 184 pages, Black and White, $24.99
ISBN: 978-1-62010-248-0
Release Date: August 5, 2015 

In the tradition of Braveheart and 300 comes The Lion of Rora - the true story of Joshua Janavel, farmer turned freedom fighter, who will stop at nothing in his quest to save his people from tyranny and religious persecution. This painstakingly researched graphic novel, written by Christos Gage & Ruth Fletcher Gage and featuring art from Jackie Lewis, chronicles the epic war over faith, freedom, and family.

Preview of The Lion of Rora


Operation S.I.N.: Agent Carter

Operation S.I.N.: Agent Carter
Written by:
 Kathryn Immonen
Illustrated by:
 Rich Ellis, Ramon K. Perez 
Publisher: Marvel Comics
Format: Softcover, 144 pages, Full Color, $17.99
ISBN: 978-0-78519-713-3
Release Date: August 12, 2015 

In the early 1950s, an alien energy source is discovered in Russia. It's up to Peggy Carter and Howard Stark to find it - but a newly risen terrorist group called Hydra is also on the hunt! When the mysterious Woodrow McCord enters the picture and Howard accidentally causes a UFO to fire on Moscow, Peggy and her team must go underground. And when they discover a Hydra-run gulag that hides a mysterious woman just as Soviet scientists open a portal between worlds, an ancient terror is released! But what is it searching for? The truth behind S.I.N. is exposed, and Peggy and the gang face impossible decisions with grisly consequences! Plus: a tale of love and honor starring Peggy Carter and Captain America!