2015 Great Graphic Novels for Teens Nominations

Updated November 16, 2015.  


101 Artists to Listen to Before You Die. By Ricardo Carvolo. Illus by the author. Nobrow Press, hardcover, $22.99, (9781910620007). The story of music through 101 essential artists: from Bach to Radiohead, to Amy Winehouse, Nirvana and Daft Punk.

Area 51: The Graphic History of America’s Most Secret Military Installation. By Dwight Zimmerman. Illus by Greg Scott. Zenith Press, paper, $19.99, (9780760346648). A history of what has actually happened at Area 51 based on recently declassified documents.

Aries, Bringer of War. By George O’Connor. Illus by the author. First Second, paper, $9.99, (9781626720138). Aries reveals his bloodthirsty nature during the Trojan War.

Child Soldier: When Boys and Girls Are Used in War. By Jessica Dee Humphreys and Michel Chikwanine. Illus by Claudia Davila. Kids Can Press, hardcover, $17.95, (9781771381260). Michel describes his experiences being kidnapped to be a child soldier, escaping, and continuing to live in fear in the war-torn Democratic Republic of Congo.

Drowned City: Hurricane Katrina and New Orleans. By Don Brown. Ilus by the author. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, hardcover, $18.99, (9780544157774). A chronicle of the massive storm that was Hurricane Katrina and the impact it had on the city and people of New Orleans.

Halfway Home: Drawing My Way Through Japan. By Christine Inzer. Illus by the author. Naruhodo Press, paper, $11.95, (9780990701408). A 16 year old teen presents a sketchbook of her a solo journey to Japan.

Honor Girl: A Graphic Memoir. By Maggie Thrash. Illus by the author. Candlewick Press, hardcover, $19.99, (9780763673826). Fifteen year old Maggie Thrash spends the summer at Camp Bellflower for Girls where she experiences her first love and realizes she is gay.

Lafcadio Hearn’s “The Faceless Ghost” and other Macabre Tales from Japan: A Graphic Novel. By Sean Michael Wilson. Illus by Michiru Morikawa. Shambhala, paper, $16.95, (9781611801972). A selection of eerie Japanese folktales collected by Lafcadio Hearn in Japan around the turn of the century.

Long Red Hair. By Meags Fitzgerald. Illus by the author. Conundrum Press, paper, $17.00, (9781894994958). This book is a memoir of the author’s journey through her childhood struggle with averageness, budding bisexuality as a preteen, and her return after rejection as a young woman.

Macbeth. By Gareth Hinds. Illus by the author. Candlewick Press, hardcover, $21.99, (9780763669430). In this retelling of Shakespeare's classic play, an evil seed takes root in the mind of Macbeth, a general in the king’s army, when three witches tell him he will one day be king.

March, Book Two. By John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell. Illus by Nate Powell. Top Shelf Productions, paper, $19.95, (9781603094009). Congressman John Lewis recounts important moments of his participation in the Civil Rights Movement.

Marx. By Corrine Maier. Illus by Anne Simon. Nobrow Press, hardcover, $19.95, (9781907704833). The life story of the oft-vilified but misunderstood philosopher and economist Karl Marx.

Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales: the Underground Abductor. By Nathan Hale. Illus by the author. Harry N. Abrams, hardcover, $12.95, (9781419715365). Araminta Ross, a.k.a. Harriet Tubman, speaks out against slavery and leads slaves to freedom via the Underground Railroad.

The Other Side of the Wall. By Simon Schwartz. Illus by the author. Graphic Universe, paper, $9.99, (9781467760287). Simon Schwartz tells the story of his childhood in communist East Berlin in the 1980s.

Snowden. By Ted Rall. Illus by the author. Seven Stories Press, paper, $16.95, (9781609806354). Snowden's early life and work experience, personality, and the larger issues of privacy, new surveillance technologies, and the history of government intrusion.

Steve Jobs: Insanely Great. By Jessie Hartland. Illus by the author. Schwartz and Wade Books, hardcover, $22.95, (9780307982957). A biography of Steve Jobs that covers his successes and setbacks, his passions and his demons, and the many contradictions that made up this brilliant individual.

Take It As a Compliment. By various authors. Illus by Maria Stoian. Singing Dragon, hardcover, $24.95, (9781849056977). A collection of short stories about experiences of sexual abuse, male and female, from childhood through adulthood.

Terrorist: Gavrilo Princip, the Assassin Who Ignited World War I. By Henrik Rehr. Illus by the author. Graphic Universe, paper, $11.99, (9781467772846). Gavrilo Princip carries out a plot to assassinate Archduke Franz Ferdinand.

Vincent: Art Masters Series. By Barbara Stok. Illus by the author. SelfMadeHero, paper, $19.95, (9781906838799). Vincent van Gogh spends time in the south of France, creating some of his best known works, while battling mental illness and attempting to set up an artists' studio.

A Year Without Mom. By Dasha Tolstikova. Illus by the author. Groundwood Books, hardcover, $19.95, (9781554986927). 12-year-old Dasha lives through a year full of change, in her life and politically, after her mother leaves Moscow for America.


Adventure Time: The Flip Side. By Colleen Coover and Paul Tobin. Illus by Wook-Jin Clark. KaBOOM!, paper, $19.99, (9781608864560). Finn and Jake need to convince the Monkey Wizard to kidnap Painting Princess to sort out everything that’s wrong in Ooo, but it’s easier said than done!

Ajin, vol. 1: Demi-Human. By Tsuina Miura. Illus by Gamon Sakurai. Vertical, paper, $12.95, (9781939130846). Kei Nagai discovers that he is an ajin, a demi-human, and must run from everyone--his family, the government, other ajin, and other shadowy groups.

Ajin, vol. 2: Demi-Human. By Gamon Sakurai. Illus by the author. Vertical, paper, $12.95, (9781939130853). New pursuers arrive and now Kei must negotiate the release of his sister from other ajin.

Akame Ga Kill!, vol. 1. By Takahiro. Illus by Tetsuya Tashiro. Yen Press, paper, $13.00, (9780316259460). Tatsumi crosses paths with Night Raid, a team of ruthless assassins who target the upper class and who just might be the good guys?!

Ant Man, vol. 1: Second-Chance Man. By Nick Spencer. Illus by Ramon Rosanas. Marvel Comics, paper, $15.99, (9780785193876). Scott Lang attempts a second chance with his family in Miami by starting his own security business.

Apocalyptigirl: An Aria for the End Times. By Andrew MacLean. Illus by the author. Dark Horse Originals, paper, $9.99, (9781616555665). Alone at the end of the world, Aria and a cat named Jelly Beans search for an ancient relic with immeasurable power.

Assassination Classroom, vol. 1. By Yusei Matsui. Illus by the author. Viz Media, paper, $9.99, (9781421576077). Students in the lowest-ranked class in the school (3-E) must kill an octopus-looking creature who also happens to be their teacher before he destroys the world at graduation.

Assassination Classroom, vol. 2. By Yusei Matsui. Illus by the author. Viz Media, paper, $9.99, (9781421576084). The government brings in a foreign assassin to kill the teacher but she ends up being no more successful than any of the students.

Assassination Classroom, vol. 3. By Yusei Matsui. Illus by the author. Viz Media, paper, $9.99, (9781421576091). The students of class 3-E try to kill their teacher on a class trip, rescue some kidnapped classmates, and dish out humiliation to a couple of bullies.

Assassination Classroom, vol. 5. By Yusei Matsui. Illus by the author. Viz Media, paper, $9.99. (9781421576114). Class 3-E gets in a competition against the school's star baseball team and a ruthless new teacher is sent in by the government.

Awkward. By Svetlana Chmakova. Illus by the author. Yen Press, $11.00, (9780316381307). Art club goes head to head with science club for a table at the Annual School Club Fair, while a boy and a girl from each try to figure out how to be friends despite their clubs' bitter rivalry.

Baba Yaga’s Assistant. By Marika McCoola. Illus by Emily Carroll. Candlewick Press, hardcover, $16.99, (9780763669614). Masha thinks she would be the perfect assistant to the witch Baba Yaga, but when children actually arrive, will she be able to be an assistant and save the children?

Bad Machinery, vol. 4: The Case of the Lonely One. By John Allison. Illus by author. Oni Press, paper, $19.99, (9781620102121). It’s up to Shauna to solve the mystery behind the new classmate at Griswald's Grammar School.

Batgirl, vol. 1: The Batgirl of Burnside. By Cameron Stewart. Illus by Babs Tarr. DC Comics, hardcover, $24.99, (9781401253325). Big changes are in store for Barbara Gordon as she moves across Gotham City to begin a new chapter in her ongoing fight against crime as Batgirl.

Batman: The Jiro Kuwata Batmanga, vol. 1. By Jiro Kuwata. Illus by author. DC Comics, paper, $14.99, (9781401252779). Batman fight villains with the help of his sidekick Robin, Japanese-style.

Bee and PuppyCat, vol. 1. By Natasha Allegri and Garrett Jackson. Illus by Natasha Allegri. KaBOOM!, paper, $14.99, (9781608864874). Join Bee, a charmingly clumsy temp worker, and her perpetually grumpy partner Puppycat as they take on jobs across dimensions to earn enough cash for rent and snacks.

Birthright, vol. 1: Homecoming. By Joshua Williamson. Illus by Andrei Bressen. Image Comics, paper, $9.99, (9781632152312). A family is torn apart when their son goes missing in the woods, but the truth behind his disappearance may determine the fate of humanity.

Bob’s Burgers, vol. 1. By various authors. Illus by various. Dynamite Entertainment, paper, $17.99, (9781606906606). A collection of new in-canon stories about the Belcher family from the popular TV show Bob’s Burgers.

Bodies. By Si Spencer. Illus by Tula Lotay and Phil Winslade. Vertigo, paper, $16.99, (9781401252755). Four different time periods, four different detectives, the same body.

Copperhead, vol. 1: A New Sheriff in Town. By Jay Faerber. Illus by Scott Godlewski and Ron Riley. Image Comics, paper, $9.99, (9781632152213). Clara Bronson is about to have a tough first day as the new sheriff in Copperhead, a grimy mining town on a backwater planet.

Descender, vol. 1: Tin Stars. By Jeff Lemire and Dustin Nguyen. Illus by Dustin Nguyen. Image Comics, paper, $9.99, (9781632154262). Members of the United Galactic Council team up with a scientist to uncover the connection between giant Harvester robots and a robot boy found on a forgotten mining world.

The Demon Prince of Momochi House, vol. 1. By Aya Shouoto. Illus by the author. Viz Media, paper, $9.99, (9781421579627). 16 year-old orphan Himari Momochi discovers three squatters residing in her inherited Momochi House, the estate which exists between human and spiritual realms.

The Devil is a Part-Timer, vol. 1. By Satoshi Wagahara. Illus by Akio Hiiragi. Yen Press, paper, $13.00, (9780316383134). Satan flees a war in his world and becomes a fast food worker in ours, planning to work his way up the corporate ladder and take over the world!

The Devil is a Part-Timer, vol. 2. By Satoshi Wagahara. Illus by Akio Hiiragi. Yen Press, paper, $13.00, (9780316385077). One of the Devil King's generals makes a bid to take over Ente Isla, but an uneasy alliance between the Devil King and the Hero may make things more difficult than he expects.

The Devil is a Part-Timer, vol. 3. By Satoshi Wagahara. Illus by Akio Hiiragi. Yen Press, paper, $13.00, (9780316385084). When a Sentucky Fried Chicken opens up across the street, can Maou triumph over the forces of chicken?

The Divine. By Boaz Lavie. Illus by Asaf Hanuka and Tomer Hanuka. First Second, paper, $19.99, (9781596436749). Mark is recruited to bring down a mountain in Quanlom, but there is a major civil war going on and the mountain is protected by a mystical dragon and the Divine.

Doctor Who: The Eleventh Doctor, vol. 1: After Life. By Al Ewing and Rob Williams. Ilus by Simon Fraser and Boo Cook. Titan Comics, hardcover, $19.99, (9781782761747). Alice's life is sad and drab until she meets a certain bow-tie wearing time traveler and encounters an alien that feeds on emotion.

Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor, vol. 1: Revolutions of Terror. By Nick Abadzis. Illus by Elena Casagrande. Titan Comics, hardcover, $19.99, (9781782761730). Gabriela Gonzalez meets the eccentric Time Lord when a psychic horror uses her father's laundromat to invade New York City.

Doctor Who: The Twelfth Doctor, vol. 1: Terrorformers. By Robbie Morrison. Illus by Dave Taylor and Alice X Zhang. Titan Comics, hardcover, $19.99, (9781782761778). The Twelfth Doctor and Clara face a terraforming incident gone very wrong and an ancient alien claiming to be the goddess Kali.

Doomboy, vol. 1. By Tony Sandoval. Illus by the author. Magnetic Press, hardcover, $24.99, (9780991332472). A lonely, metal-obsessed teen sends a heartfelt song to his missing beloved, only to find out that his music has traveled to the beyond, and re-broadcast to the entire city.

Drone, vol. 1. By Scott Chitwood. Illus by Randy Kintz and Gary Henderson. Red 5 Comics, paper, $9.95, (9781926513010). Computer hackers hack into a military computer program for drones to watch a battle and accidentally witness a terrorist takeover of the drones.

Drug and Drop, vol. 1. By CLAMP. Illus by the author. Dark Horse Manga, paper, $10.99, (9781616555955). Kazahaya awakens from a disturbing dream of the sister he had to part from, Kei, covered in blood and clutching him close to her.

Drug and Drop, vol. 2. By CLAMP. Illus by the author. Dark Horse Manga, paper, $10.99, (9781616556273). Kazahaya meets an angel at an abandoned house, a catalyst which leads to further revelations about both Kazahaya's and Rikuo's pasts.

Edward Scissorhands, vol. 1: Parts Unknown. By Kate Lesh. Illus by Drew Rausch. IDW Publishing, paper, $19.99, (9781631402609). Created two generations ago, Edward Scissorhands was left tragically unfinished and searching through abandoned experiments, eventually leading him to meeting a teenaged girl who believes he’s a myth.

Ei8ht, vol. 1: Outcast. By Rafael Albuquerque and Mike Johnson. Illus by Rafael Albuquerque. Dark Horse Books, paper, $17.99, (9781616556372). Joshua agrees to go on a mission through time to save his wife, but finds himself in world outside of time.

Exquisite Corpse. By Penelope Bagieu. Illus by the author. First Second, hardcover, $19.99, (9781626720824). When Zoe stumbles into Thomas Rocher’s apartment – and into his life – she has no idea that he is a famous author who has faked his own death or that she has uncovered the literary scandal of the century.

The Fade Out, vol. 1. By Ed Brubaker. Illus by Sean Phillips. Image Comics, paper, $9.99, (9781632151711). Charlie Parish, a Hollywood movie writer, wakes up after a wild party only to discover his movie's leading actress has been murdered.

Girl in Dior. By Annie Goetzinger. Illus by the author. Nantier Beall Minoustchine Publishing, hardcover, $27.99, (9781561639144). A young fashion journalist in Paris 1947 gets an inside perspective on the House of Dior when an assignment to cover a fashion show turns into a life-changing dream job.

Gotham Academy, vol. 1: Welcome to Gotham Academy. By Becky Cloonan and Brendan Fletcher. Illus by Karl Kerschel. DC Comics, paper, $14.99, (9781401254728). Olive Silverlock and her friends at Gotham Academy solve mysteries while Olive struggles to remember what happened last summer.

Grayson, vol. 1: Agents of Spyral. By Tim Seeley and Tom King. Illus by Mikel Janin. DC Comics, hardcover, $22.99, (9781401252342). Dick Grayson is presumed dead after the events of Forever Evil, putting him in the perfect position to work as a secret agent for Spyral, where things are not as black and white as he is used to in the superhero world.

Groo: Friends and Foes, vol., 1. By Sergio Aragones and Mark Evanier. Illus by Sergio Aragones. Dark Horse Books, paper, $14.99, (9781616558147). Groo, accompanied by his trusty dog Rufferto, travels across the land and unwittingly wreaks havoc wherever he goes.

Harley Quinn, vol. 1: Hot in the City. By Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti. Illus by various. DC Comics, hardcover, $24.99, (9781401248925). A former client leaves Harley Quinn an apartment building in Brooklyn, but it's hard to settle into her new home when Harley's got a price on her head!

Harley Quinn, vol. 2: Power Outage. By Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti. Illus by Chad Hardin. DC Comics, hardcover, $24.99, (9781401254780). Harley Quinn's recent move to an apartment building in Brooklyn gives her lots of opportunities for more crazy adventures, including assisting an aging secret agent settle some old score and visiting Comic-Con.

Harley Quinn, vol. 3: Kiss Kiss Bang Stab. By Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti. Illus by Chad Hardin. DC Comics, hardcover, $24.99, (9781401257644). Harley is up to her usual antics, this time including special stories from the winter holidays and Valentine's Day.

Haunted. By Scott Chitwood. Illus by Danny Luckert and Ivan Plascencia. Red 5 Comics, paper, $9.95, (9780986898594). Sarah was a child when The Haunted invaded and now she joins a group of strangers to try to end their reign on earth.

Haven’t You Heard? I’m Sakamoto, vol. 1. By Nami Sano. Illus by the author. Seven Seas, paper, $12.99, (9781626921962). Whether it's bullies, overzealous male models, or giant hornets, nothing stands a chance against unassailable Sakamoto, the coolest kid in school.

Hawkeye, vol. 3: L.A. Woman. By Matt Fraction. Illus by Annie Wu and Javier Pulido. Marvel Comics, paper, $15.99, (9780785183907). Kate Bishop heads to Los Angeles to get away from New York life and Clint Barton – but not away from trouble.

Hawkeye, vol. 4: Rio Bravo. By Matt Fraction. Illus by David Aja, Chris Eliopoulos, and Francesco Francavilla. Marvel Comics, paper, $17.99, (9780785185314). The final showdown between Clint Barton, the Tracksuit Draculas and a hitman known as the Clown.

Hellboy and the B.P.R.D.: 1952. By Mike Mignola and John Arcudi. Illus by Alex Maleev. Dark Horse Books, paper, $19.99, (9781616556600). Hellboy goes on his first mission.

Henni. By Miss Lasko-Gross. Illus by the author. Z2 Comics, paper, $19.99, (9781940878027). A humanoid race with cat-like features maintains a strict patriarchal society, but Henni refuses to accept the rules that subjugate her.

Here. By Richard McGuire. Illus by the author. Pantheon Books, hardcover, $35.00, (9780375406508). The story of a corner of a room and the events that happened in that space while moving forward and backward in time.

Howtoons: [Re]Ignition, vol. 1. By Fred Van Lenti. Illus by Tom Fowler and Jordie Belaire. Image Comics, paper, $9.99, (9781632150561). Tuck and Celine must work together to save their parents and the world using science and everyday objects.

Human Body Theater. By Maris Wicks. Illu by the author. First Second, hardcover, $19.99, (9781626722774). Skeleton teaches the reader about the human body using humor and various singing and talking body parts.

The Hunter. By Joe Sparrow. Illus by the author. Nobrow Press, paper, $5.95, (9781907704987). One aristocratic hunter is about to face his toughest quarry: a mythical beast composed of all his vanquished trophies!

Invincible Days. By Patrick Atangan. Illus by the author. NBM Publishing, hardcover, $19.99, (9781561639014). A collection of stories that capture coming-of-age realizations about life, death, and identity as narrated by stuffed animals.

Junior Braves of the Apocalypse, vol. 1: A Brave is Brave. By Greg Smith and Michael Tanner. Illus by Zach Lehner. Oni Press, hardcover, $19.99, (9781620101445). The Junior Braves of Tribe 65 just finished a weekend camping trip, only to return to a town in ruins, their families missing, and the streets filled with wandering mutants.

Jupiter’s Legacy, vol. 1. By Mark Miller. Illus by Frank Quitely. Image Comics, paper, $9.99, (9781632153104). A team of superheroes have super-powered children with separate agendas.

Justice League United, vol. 1: Justice League Canada. By Jeff Lemire. Illus by Mike McKone. DC Comics, hardcover, $24.99, (9781401252359). Adam Strange discovers mysterious alien activity in northern Ontario leading to an impromptu formation of a new International Justice League.

Kill Shakespeare: Backstage Edition. By Conor McCreery and Anthony Del Col. Illus by Andy Belanger. IDW Publishing, hardcover, $49.99, (9781613778517). Characters from Shakespeare's plays come together in an epic adventure filled with murder, love, and betrayal!

Kiss of the Rose Princess, vol. 1. By Aya Shouoto. Illus by the author. Viz Media, paper, $9.99, (9781421573663). Anise Yamamoto becomes the Rose Princess and, with the help of four Rose Knights, tries to prevent the Demon Lord from entering this world.

Kiss of the Rose Princess, vol. 2. By Aya Shouoto. Illus by the author. Viz Media, paper, $9.99, (9781421573670). Anise commands her knights to search for her rose choker before her absent father returns; meanwhile, the knights don't trust Haruto Kisugi, Anise's former friend and new transfer student.

Kiss of the Rose Princess, vol. 3. By Aya Shouoto. Illus by the author. Viz Media, paper, $9.99, (9781421573687). Anise must make a True Contract with her knights in order to save a kidnapped Seiran and to stop the Demon Lord from entering this world.

Kiss of the Rose Princess, vol. 4. By Aya Shouoto. Illus by the author. Viz Media, paper, $9.99, (9781421573694). Anise’s knights have entered a boy-band contest to win a mysterious Arcana Card, but do they have what it takes to be idols?

Last Man, vol. 1: The Stranger. By Bastien Vivès and Balak. Illus by Bastien Vivès and Michaël Sanlaville. First Second, paper, $9.99, (9781626720466). Young Adrian Velba joins with a mysterious fighter, Richard Aldana, to compete in the kingdom's annual Games, a gladiatorial contest.

Last Man, vol. 2: The Royal Cup. By Bastien Vivès and Balak. Illus by Bastien Vivès and Michaël Sanlaville. First Second, paper, $9.99, (9781626720473). The unlikely team of Richard Aldana and Adrian Velba continue to advance in the Games, becoming contenders for the Royal Cup.

Last Man, vol. 3: The Chase. By Bastien Vivès and Balak. Illus by Bastien Vivès and Michaël Sanlaville. First Second, paper, $9.99, (9781626720480). Adrian and Richard Aldana are contenders for the Royal Cup, but in a breathtaking twist, everything changes: this world is not what you thought it was, and Richard Aldana is certainly not who he claimed.

Last of the Sandwalkers. By Jay Hosler. Illus by the author. First Second, paper, $16.99, (9781626720244). An intrepid band of beetles sets out on a scientific mission to discover what lies beyond the borders of their colony, New Coleopolis.

Lenore: Pink Bellies. By Roman Dirge. Illus by the author. Titan Comics, hardcover, $17.99, (9781782761310). A new chapter in the the life of the cute little dead girl, Lenore, that pitches the ultra-sinister and deadly-mysterious Taxidermy in a titanic fight to the death with Lenore's best buddy, Ragamuffin.

Log Horizon, vol. 1. By Mamare Touno. Illus by Kazuhiro Hara. Yen Press, paper, $13.00, (9780316383066). When the new expansion pack for the MMORPG Elder Tales comes out, it traps 30,000 gamers in its virtual world with no hope of escape.

Love, vol. 1: The Tiger. By Frédéric Brrémaud. Illus by Frederico Bertolucci. Magnetic Press Inc, hardcover, $17.99, (9780991332441). This wordless graphic novel follows a tiger through a day of survival, hunting prey in the jungle and defending itself from other predators.

Lumberjanes, vol. 1. By Noelle Stevenson, Grace Ellis and Shannon Watters. Illus by Brooke Allen. Boom! Box, paper, $14.99, (9781608866878). Five best friends spend the summer at Lumberjane Scout Camp defeating Yetis, three-eyed wolves and giant falcons.  

Lumberjanes, vol. 2. By Noelle Stevenson, Grace Ellis and Shannon Watters. Illus by Brooke Allen. Boom! Box, paper, $14.99, (9781608867370). The Lumberjanes take on velociraptors and finally find out what the junk is going on.

Master Keaton, vol. 1. By Hokusei Katsushika and Takashi Nagasaki. Illus by Naoki Urasawa. Viz Media, paper, $19.99, (9781421575896). Taichi Keaton, professor of archaeology, investigates insurance claims as a side job--which sometimes leads to some very dangerous situations!

Master Keaton, vol. 2. By Hokusei Katsushika and Takashi Nagasaki. Illus by Naoki Urasawa. Viz Media, paper, $19.99, (9781421575919). Master Keaton's side job as an insurance fraud investigator takes him all over the world.

Master Keaton, vol. 3. By Hokusei Katsushika and Takashi Nagasaki. Illus by Naoki Urasawa. Viz Media, paper, $19.99, (9781421575926). Volume three continues with more exciting episodes in the life of Taichi Keaton, part-time professor and part-time investigator.

Meteor Men. By Jeff Parker. Illus by Sandy Jarrell. Oni Press, paper, $19.99, (9781620101513). After a meteorite crashes on his land, Alden Baylor has a close encounter with an alien that will change his life forever.     

The Midas Flesh, vol. 1. By Ryan North. Illus by Braden Lamb and Shelli Paroline. Boom! Box, paper, $14.99, (9781608864553). Three rebels band together to find an unusual weapon of great power on a hidden planet and try to get back at the Federation for invading their homeworlds.

The Midas Flesh, vol. 2. By Ryan North. Illus by Braden Lamb and Shelli Paroline. Boom! Box, paper, $14.99, (9781608867271). The Federation has the Midas Flesh and if the crew of the Prospect can't get it back in time, the entire universe will be at risk.

Moose. By Max de Radigues. Illus by the author. Condundrum Press, paper, $17.00, (9781894994934). When Joe's tormentor falls into a hole in the woods while chasing Joe, Joe must decide how much his peace of mind and safety is worth.

The Motherless Oven. By Rob Davis. Illus by the author. SelfMadeHero, paper, $19.95, (9781906838812). In a world where children make parents, Scarper Lee and his two frenemies go on an odyssey before his rapidly approaching death day.

Motorcycle Samurai, vol 1: A Fiery Demise. By Chris Sheridan. Illus by the author. Top Shelf Productions, paper, $19.99, (9781603093705). White Bolt, the mysterious, masked heroine, enters town with a prisoner in tow.

Ms. Marvel, vol. 2: Generation Why. By G. Willow Wilson. Illus by Jacob Wyatt  and Adrian Alphona. Marvel Comics, paper, $15.99, (9780785190226). As Ms. Marvel crosses paths with Wolverine and Lockjaw, she discovers more about her past while the Inventor threatens her future.

Ms. Marvel, vol. 3: Crushed. By G. Willow Wilson. Illus by Takeshi Miyazawa and Elmo Bondoc. Marvel Comics, paper, $15.99, (9780785192275). Ms. Marvel has faced many challenges, but is she prepared to have... a crush on someone?

My Neighbor Seki, vol. 1. By Takuma Morishige. Illus by the author. Vertical Comics, paper, $10.95, (9781939130969). Rumi is constantly distracted by the antics of her classmate Seki who indulges in elaborate extra-curricular activities at his desk but never gets caught.

My Neighbor Seki, vol. 2. By Takuma Morishige. Illus by the author. Vertical Comics, paper, $10.95, (9781939130976). Rumi continues to be inconvenienced by Seki's crazy games in the back of the classroom.

My Neighbor Seki, vol. 3. By Takuma Morishige. Illus by the author. Vertical Comics, paper, $10.95, (9781941220481). After putting up with so many distractions from Seki, Rumi quietly begins to assert her will on a number of Seki's games.

Nanjing: The Burning City. By Ethan Young. Illus by the author. Dark Horse Originals, hardcover, $24.99, (9781616557522). This harrowing tale follows a Chinese captain and one of his soldiers as they try to escape the city of Nanjing in 1937, which has been overrun by the invading Japanese army.

Nimona. By Noelle Stevenson. Illus by the author. Harper Teen, hardcover, $17.99, (9780062278234). Nimona is an impulsive young shape-shifter with a knack for villainy.

The October Faction, vol. 1. By Steve Niles. Illus by Damien Worm. IDW Publishing, paper, $19.99, (9781631402517). The adventures of retired monster-hunter Frederick Allan and his family... which include a thrill-killer, a witch, and a warlock.

One-Punch Man, vol. 1. By ONE. Illus by Yusuke Murata. Viz Media, paper, $9.99, (9781421585642). Saitama may look average, but he's capable of beating every monster in just one punch, which makes for a pretty boring life as a superhero.

One-Punch Man, vol. 2. By ONE.Illus by Yusuke Murata. Viz Media, paper, $9.99, (9781421585659). Saitama’s humdrum life takes a drastic turn when he meets Genos - a cyborg who wants to uncover the secret behind his strength!

Outcast, vol. 1: A Darkness Surrounds Him. By Robert Kirkman and Paul Azaceta. Illus by Elizabeth Breitweiser. Image Comics, paper, $9.99, (9781632150530). Kyle has the misfortune of living near people who become possessed by something evil and he becomes the town pariah despite his best intentions to help.

Part-time Princesses. By Monica Gallagher. Illus by the author. Oni Press, paper, $19.99, (9781620102176). When four girls’ post-high school plans fall apart, they go back to working as costume princesses at a local amusement park and end up defending it against local thugs.

Princess Decomposia and Count Spatula. By Andi Watson. Illus by the author. First Second, paper, $14.99, (9781626721494). Princess Decomposia scrambles to run the underworld herself until the new cook, Count Spatula, arrives.

Princess Ugg, vol. 1. By Ted Naifeh. Illus by the author. Oni Press, paper, $15.99, (9781620101780). When Princess Ulga attends the prestigious Princess Academy at her mother’s bequest, she realizes that when you're a princess, you're bound to have a few enemies.

The Red Shoes and Other Tales. By Metaphrog. Illus by the author. Papercutz, hardcover, $12.99, (9781629912837). A short but bittersweet adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen's "The Red Shoes" along with two other short stories.

Resident Alien, vol. 3: The Sam Hain Mystery. By Peter Hogan. Illus by Steve Parkhouse. Dark Horse Books, paper, $14.99, (9781616557782). A crash-landed alien masquerades as Dr. Harry Vanderspeigle and attempts to solve a murder mystery involving an old briefcase with mysterious contents.

Roller Girl. By Victoria Jamieson. Illus by author. Dial Books for Young Readers, hardcover, $20.99, (9780525429678). Astrid goes to a roller derby match and signs up for roller derby camp, but has no idea how hard it will be or what it will cost her.

Rot & Ruin: Warrior Smart. By Jonathan Maberry. Illus by Tony Vargas. IDW Publishing, paper, $19.99, (9781631401862). Benny Imura and his four friends travel the country 14 years after the zombie apocalypse, looking for a safe place and hoping for a better world.

Sacred Heart. By Liz Suburbia. Illus by the author. Fantagraphics, paper, $24.99, (9781606998410). The kids of small-town Alexandria are left on their own while their parents are on a mysterious pilgrimage.

Satoshi Kon’s: Opus.  By Satoshi Kon. Illus by the author. Dark Horse Manga, paper, $19.99, (9781616556068). When one of his characters doesn't like the ending of a mangaka's series, he steals the last page and the mangaka falls into the world of his story to resolve the mess.

The Scarlet Letter. By Nathaniel Hawthorne, Crystal Chan, and Stacy King. Illus by SunNeko Lee. Udon Entertainment, hardcover, $24.99, (9781927925348). A manga retelling of the classic story of a Puritan woman caught in adultery and forced to publicly bear her shame.

The Sculptor. By Scott McCloud. Illus by the author. First Second, hardcover, $29.99, (9781596435735). A struggling young artist makes a deal with Death to unlock his true potential.

Secret Coders. By Gene Luen Yang. Illus by Mike Holmes. First Second, paper, $9.99, (9781626720756). Teens learn about binary code in order to understand strange occurrences at their school.

She-Hulk, vol. 1: Law and Disorder. By Charles Soule. Illus by Javier Pulido and Ron Wimberly. Marvel Comics, paper, $15.99, (9780785190196). Jennifer Walters, also known as She-Hulk, is a member of the Avengers and the Fantastic Four... but she's also an amazing attorney who's just opened up her own practice.

She-Hulk, vol. 2: Disorderly Conduct. By Charles Soule. Illus by Javier Pulido. Marvel Comics, paper, $15.99, (9780785190202). She-Hulk, must defend Captain America in court, work with Hank Pym to find a missing scientist, and uncover the secrets behind the Blue File.

A Silent Voice, vol. 1. By Yoshitoki Oima. Illus by the author. Kodansha Comics, paper, $10.99, (9781632360564). Sixth grader Shoya relentlessly bullies Shoko, who is deaf, until he goes too far and ends up being ostracized himself.

A Silent Voice, vol. 2. By Yoshitoki Oima. Illus by the author. Kodansha Comics, paper, $10.99, (9781632360571). Shoya's life was dramatically altered after he was ostracized in elementary school for teasing Shoko for being deaf--five years later, could he hope for forgiveness?

A Silent Voice, vol. 3. By Yoshitoki Oima. Illus by the author. Kodansha Comics, paper, $10.99, (9781632360588). Now that Shoyo has become friends with Shoko, he must deal with another specter from his past, an admirer who is not too keen on his friendship with Shoko.

So Cute It Hurts!!, vol. 1. By Go Ikeyamada. Illus by the author. Viz Media, paper, $9.99, (9781421579856). When fraternal twins Meguru and Mitsuru switch places to go to their separate schools, they each fall for an unlikely person---at the same time!

Soppy: A Love Story. By Philippa Rice. Illus by the author. Andrews McMeel Publishing, hardcover, $14.99, (9781449461065). A love story that emphasizes simple moments of joy and challenges in a relationship.

Space Dumplins. By Craig Thompson. Illus by the author. Graphix, hardcover, $24.99, (9780545565417). Violet embarks on a mission to save her outer space lumberjack father.

Spider-Man 2099, vol. 1: Out of Time. By Peter David. Illus by William Sliney and Rick Leonardi. Marvel Comics, paper, $17.99, (9780785190790). Miguel O’Hara, the spider-Man of 2099, is stuck in 2014 and must navigate work and relationships while trying to figure out how to get back to his time.

Spider-Man 2099, vol. 2: Spider-Verse. By Peter David. Illus by William Sliney. Marvel Comics, paper, $19.99, (9780785190806). Miguel is back in his own time, but now faces a crisis that will affect Spider-Men and Spider-Women from all times and dimensions.

Spider-Verse. By various authors. Illus by various. Marvel Comics, hardcover, $75.00, (9780785190356). The Inheritors are killing Spider-people across the multiverse, forcing Spider-beings from different dimensions to band together to stop them.

Starlight, vol. 1. By Mark Millar. Illus by Goran Parlov. Image Comics, paper, $14.99, (9781632150172). Forty years ago, Duke McQueen saved an alien planet from an evil dictator and now he's about to do it again.

Step Aside Pops: A Hark! a Vagrant Collection. By Kate Beaton. Illus by the author. Drawn & Quarterly, hardcover, $19.95, (9781770462083). Ida B. Wells, the Black Prince, Benito Juárez and other historical, literary, and contemporary figures are featured in this hilarious collection.

Strong Female Protagonist Book One. By Brennan Lee Mulligan. Illus by Molly Ostertag. Top Shelf Productions, paper, $19.95, (9780692246184). Alison Green, a former and very powerful superhero named Mega Girl, endeavors to balance real life while grappling with her past as a biodynamic.

Sunny Side Up. By Jennifer L. Holm. Illus by Matthew Holm. Graphix, paper, $12.99, (9780545741668). Sunny is sent to live with her grandfather during the summer, which gives her distance to consider the changes in her life back home.

SuperMutant Magic Academy. By Jillian Tamaki. Illus by the author. Drawn & Quarterly, paper, $22.95 (9781770461987). SuperMutant Magic Academy is a prep school for mutants and witches but their paranormal activities take a back seat to everyday teen concerns.

The Suspended Castle: A Philemon Adventure. By Fred. Illus by the author. TOON Graphics, hardcover, $16.95, (9781935179863). Bartholomew has been rescued from the alternate dimension but now misses it and wants to go back, little suspecting the adventure in store for him and Philemon.

Teen Titans: Earth One, vol. 1. By Jeff Lemire. Illus by Rachel Dodson and Terry Dodson. DC Comics, hardcover, $22.99, (9781401245566). Five teens develop strange powers and battle government agencies, extraterrestrials, and secret experimental facilities.

Terrible Lizard. By Cullen Bunn. Illus by Drew Moss. Oni Press, paper, $19.99, (9781620102367). Jess's father creates a temporal displacement that brings a T-Rex and other monsters into the present day. 

The Tithe, vol. 1. By Matt Hawkins. Illus by Rahsan Ekedal. Image Comics, paper, $14.99, (9781632153241). Megachurches suspected of fraud are suddenly being robbed and the money given to the poor.

They’re Not Like Us. By Eric Stephenson. Illus by Simon Gane and Jordie Bellaire. Image Comics, paper, $9.99, (9781632153142). Desperate for peace from the voices in her head, a young girl jumps off a building and wakes up in the care of a group of amoral young people with extraordinary powers.

Thor, vol. 1: Goddess of Thunder. By Jason Aaron. Illus by Russell Dauterman. Marvel Comics, hardcover, $24.99, (9780785192381). When Thor loses his ability to pick up Moljir, a mysterious woman appears to fill in as "Thor".

Thor, vol. 2: Who Holds the Hammer?. By Jason Aaron. Illus by Russell Dauterman. Marvel Comics, hardcover, $24.99, (9780785197843). As Thor leads an all-female army against the All-Father, he continues his quest to discover the identity of the new Thor.

Tokyo Ghoul, vol. 1. By Sui Ishida. Illus by the author. Viz Media, paper, $12.99, (9781421580364). Ken Kaneki is a shy, ordinary college student, until a violent encounter turns him into the first human-ghoul hybrid, with a craving for human flesh.

Tokyo Ghoul, vol. 2. By Sui Ishida. Illus by the author. Viz Media, paper, $12.99, (9781421580371). Unable to discard his humanity but equally unable to suppress his Ghoul hunger, Ken finds friendly Ghouls who teach him how to pass as human and eat flesh humanely.

Trashed. By Derf Backderf. Illus by the author. Abrams ComicArts, hardcover, $24.95, (9781419714535). A graphic novel based on the author's time spent working on a garbage truck.

Trees, vol. 1: In Shadow. By Ellis Warren. Illus by Jason Howard. Image Comics, paperback, $14.99, (9781632152701). Trees depicts a world in the aftermath of an alien invasion, where the alien invaders have taken the shape of giant trees.

Twin Star Exorcists, vol. 1: Onmyoji. By Yoshiaki Sukeno. Illus by the author. Viz Media, paper, $9.99, (9781421581743). Exorcist Rokuro is challenged when he encounters a rival, Benio, and his powers are called into action.

The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl, vol. 1: Squirrel Power. By Ryan North. Illus by Erica Henderson. Marvel Comics, paper, $15.99, (9780785197027). Doreen Green, aka Squirrel Girl, and her sidekick, Tippy-Toe, encounter several villains from the Marvel universe.

The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl, vol. 2: Squirrel You Know It’s True. By Ryan North. Illus by Erica Henderson. Marvel Comics, paper, $14.99, (9780785197034). Squirrel Girl teams up with Chipmunk Hunk and Koi Boy to take down a supernatural squirrel of Norse origin.

Veil. By Greg Rucka. Illus by Toni Fejzula. Dark Horse Books, hardcover, $19.99, (9781616554927). With no memory of who she is or how she got to the subway where she was found, Veil must figure out who to trust and what she is as her past is revealed.

Wayward, vol. 1: String Theory. By Jim Zub. Illus by Steve Cummings, Tamra Bonvillain, and John Rauch. Image Comics, paper, $9.99, (9781632151735). Rori moves to Japan to live with her mother and is enlisted in battle against an evil unlike any she’s seen before.

Wayward, vol. 2: Ties That Bind. By Jim Zub. Illus by Steve Cummings and Tamra Bonvillain. Image Comics, paper, $16.99, (9781632154033). Rori finds out more about her strange powers and new character with superpowers in introduced.

The Wicked + The Divine, vol. 1: The Faust Act. By Kieron Gillen. Illus by Jamie McKelvie. Image Comics, paper, $9.99, (9781632150196). Every ninety years, twelve gods incarnate as humans. They are loved. They are hated. In two years, they are dead.

The Wicked + The Divine, vol. 2: Fandemonium. By Kieron Gillen. Illus by Jamie McKelvie. Image Comics, paper, $14.99, (9781632153272). Laura continues to investigate the death of her friend and hopes she can inherit her powers.

Wild Blue Yonder. By Mike Raicht, Austin Harrison and Zach Howard. Illus by Austin Harrison and Zach Howard. IDW Publishing, hardcover, $29.99, (9781613778630). While navigating the dangers of a post-apocalyptic society in the sky, Cola and her family fight to protect The Dawn, their solar powered flying fortress and home.

The Wild Piano: A Philemon Adventure. By Fred. Illus by the author. TOON Graphics, hardcover, $16.95, (9781935179832). Philemon heads back to an alternate dimension to rescue his friend but ends up being captured and put on trial by a race of humans who have evolved butterfly wings.

Wonder Woman, vol. 5: Flesh. By Brian Azzerello. Illus by Cliff Chiang and Goran Sudzuka. DC Comics, hardcover, $24.99, (9781401250973). Wonder Woman must take her place as the God of War, as the rest of the pantheon prepares for an assault on Olympus.

Wonder Woman, vol. 6: Bones. By Brian Azzerello. Illus by Cliff Chiang and Goran Sudzuka. DC Comics, hardcover, $22.99, (9781401253509). As the war on Olympus rages on, Wonder Woman brings together an army of gods, Amazons, and her closest friends, in the hopes of taking the throne from the First Born.

The Woods, vol. 2: The Swarm. By James Tynion IV. Illus by Michael Dialynas. Boom! Studios, paper, $14.99, (9781608864959). Bay Point Preparatory High School 's opening night rendition of "A Midsummer Night's Dream," reflects the fateful events of October 16, 2013.

Your Lie in April, vol. 1. By Naoshi Arakawa. Illus by the author. Kodansha Comics, paper, $10.99, (9781632361714). Piano prodigy Kosei Arima had lost his cruel mother and his passion for piano until he meets violinist Kaori Miyazono.

Yukarism, vol. 1. By Chika Shiomi. Illus by the author. Viz Media, paper, $9.99, (9781421575902). Mahoro learns that her classmate, Yukari, remembers his past life in full detail and how Mahoro was a part of it.

Yukarism, vol. 2. By Chika Shiomi. Illus by the author. Viz Media, paper, $9.99, (9781421576008). Yukari's new assistant brings back even more memories of his previous life in Edo Japan, but Mahoro instantly hates him!

Yukarism, vol. 3. By Chika Shiomi. Illus by the author. Viz Media, paper, $9.99, (9781421575995). As Yukari's memory trips continue, Mahoro and Satomi begin to be overcome by their past identities, losing control in their fight for Yukari's attention.

Yukarism, vol. 4. By Chika Shiomi. Illus by the author. Viz Media, paper, $9.99, (9781421579719). Can Mahoro save Yukari from being killed by Satomi now as he was in the past?

Zen Pencils, vol. 2: Dream the Impossible Dream. By Gavin Aung Than. Illus by the author. Andrews McMeel Publishing, paper, $14.99, (9781449471927). This comic takes inspirational and famous quotes and adapts them into cartoon stories.