2015 Great Graphic Novels for Teens Nominations

Updated October 1, 2015.  Have you read a great graphic novel lately?  Feel free to suggest a title.



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 at age 5, escaping, and continuing to live in fear of death and separation from his loved ones in the war-torn Democratic Republic of Congo.

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.

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.

March, Book Two. By John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, 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.

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 ‘80s.

Snowden. By Ted Rall. Illus by the author. Seven Stories Press, paper, $16.95, (9781609806354). Rall delves into Snowden's early life and work experience, his personality, and the larger issues of privacy, new surveillance technologies, and the recent history of government intrusion. Describes Snowden's political vision and hopes for the future.

Steve Jobs: Insanely Great. By Jessie Hartland. Illus by the author. Schwartz and Wade, 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). This fresh take on the life of Vincent van Gogh focuses on the brief and intense period of time the artist spent in the south of France, creating some of his best known works, but also battling mental illness as he unsuccessfully attempts to setup the artists' studio of his dreams.


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

Ajin, vol. 2. 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.

Assassination Classroom, vol. 1. By Yusei Matsui. Illus by the author. Viz Media, paper, $9.99, (9781421576077). Students in the lowest rank 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). Principal Asano tries to crush Class 3-E in a competition against the school's star baseball team.  Also, a ruthless new teacher is sent in by the government, to train students in the art of assassination.

Awkward. By Svetlana Chmakova. Illus by the author. Yen Press, $11.00, (9780316381321). 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, paper, $16.99, (9780763669614). Masha thinks she would be the perfect assistant to the witch Baba Yaga and is prepared to pass her tests. However, when children actually arrive, will she be able to be Baba Yaga's assistant and still 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). A new school year brings a new classmate to Griswald's Grammar School! But he's a bit strange, and he really, really likes onions. When the whole school suddenly becomes best friends with him, Shauna seems to be the only one left out. It's up to her to peel back the mystery, one onion layer at a time.

Batgirl, vol. 1: The Batgirl of Burnside. By Cameron Stewart. Illus by Babs Tarr. DC Comics, hardcover, $24.99, (9781401253325). Big changes are here 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 Lota and Phil Winslade. Fantagraphics, paper, $16.00, (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). Single mother Clara Bronson is the new sheriff in Copperhead, a grimy mining town on a backwater planet. And she’s about to have a rough first day on the job.

Descender, vol. 1: Tin Stars. By Jeff Lemire and Dustin Nguyen. Illus by Dustin Nguyen. Image Comics, paper, $9.99, (9781632154262). In the wake of decade-old destruction to the hub planet of the United Galactic Council by giant robots called Harvesters, members of the UGC council team up with a scientist to uncover the connection between the Harvesters and a robot boy found on a forgotten mining world.

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! But when his greatest adversary arrives here too, his ultimate plan may be in jeopardy.

The Divine. By Boaz Lavie. Illus by Asaf Hanuka and Tomer Hanuka. First Second, paper, $19.99, (9781596436749). Mark is recruited to go to Quanlom, a rural Southeast Asian county, to wire explosives to bring down a mountain. When he arrives in Quanlom, he realizes there is a major civil war going on and the mountain is protected by a mystical dragon and the Divine.

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

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.

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 where he struggles to hold on to memories of his former life.

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.

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. Marvel 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.

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.

Hawkeye, vol. 3: LA 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). Clint Barton, known as Hawkeye of the Avengers, must work with his brother to save a building full of people, in the final showdown between the Tracksuit Draculas and a hitman known as the Clown.

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.

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.

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 ant talking body parts.

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.

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.

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, she 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). Seiran has been kidnapped, and the seal placed on the Demon Lord is breaking! Anise must make a True Contract with her knights in order to save Seiran and stop the Demon Lord from entering this world. But is she ready to accept the terms of this new contract with her knights?

Kiss of the Rose Princess, vol. 4. By Aya Shouoto. Illus by the author. Viz Media, paper, $9.99, (9781421573694). High school student Anise Yamamoto is the 'Rose Princess' who commands four handsome knights. Her knights have entered a boy-band contest to win a mysterious Arcana Card, but do they have what it takes to be idols?

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.

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. But do they have what it takes to defeat the reigning champions?

Last Man, vol. 3: The Chase. By Bastien Vivès, and Balak. Illus by Bastien Vivès and Michaël Sanlaville. First Second, paper, $9.99, (9781626720480). With the help of the young Adrian by his side, Richard Aldana is beginning to look like a likely contender for the Royal Cup. But this world is not what you thought it was, and Richard Aldana is certainly not who he claimed.

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.

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.

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.

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). Danger lurks around every corner, even during the Valentine’s Day Dance. Ms. Marvel has faced many challenges, but is she prepared to have... a crush on someone?

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 deathday.

Motorcycle Samurai, vol 1: A Fiery Demise. By Chris Sheridan. Illus by the author. Top Shelf Productions, paper, $19.99, (9781603093705). In the spirit of Firefly, Mad Max, and Kill Bill combined, this somewhat Spaghetti Western style action story involving tough heroes and villains on motorcycles in a desert. White Bolt, the mysterious, masked heroine, enters town with a prisoner in tow.

My Neighbor Seki, vol. 1. By Takuma Morishige. Illus. by the author. Vertical, 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.

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.

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, despite his best intentions to help, he becomes the town pariah.

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 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.

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 Publication, 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). In this punk rock tale of childhood & adulthood, faith & religion, and love & sex, fate looms over the kids of small-town Alexandria who have been left on their own while their parents are on a mysterious pilgrimage.

Satoshi Kon’s: Opus.  By Satoshi Kon. Illu 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, 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.

So Cute It Hurts!!, vol. 1. By Go Ikeyamada. Illus by the author. Viz Media, paper, $9.99, (9781421579856). Can true love strike twins at the same time? 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 author. Andrews McMeel Publishing, hardcover, $14.99, (9781449461065). A love story that emphasizes simple moments of joy and challenges in a relationship.

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 he faces a crisis that will affect Spider-Men and Spider-Women from all times and dimensions.

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, and Benito Juárez burst off the pages of Step Aside, Pops: A Hark! A Vagrant Collection, armed with modern-sounding quips and amusingly on-point repartee. Kate Beaton's second D+Q book brings her hysterically funny gaze to bear on these and even more historical, literary, and contemporary figures. Irreverently funny and carefully researched, no target is safe from Beaton's incisive wit in these satirical strips.

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, is off to college. Still fighting crime and helping the world, she 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, (9780545741651). Sunny is sent to live with her grandfather in 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.

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.

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 to end it all 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".

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.

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

The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl, vol, 1: Squirrel Power. By Ryan North. Illus by Erica Henderson. Marvel Comics, paper, $15.99, (9780785197027). Doreen Green is a college student who secretly has the proportional speed and strength of a squirrel. While attending college for a computer science degree, she and her fuzzy-tailed sidekick, Tippy-Toe, encounter several villains from the Marvel universe and must outwit them.

Wayward, vol. 1: String Theory. By Jim Zub. Illus. by Steve Cummings, Tamra Bonvillain, and John Rauch. Image Comics, paper, $9.99, (9781632151735). When things don’t work out living with her Dad, Rori moves to Japan to live with her mother, where she is enlisted to battle against an evil unlike any she’s seen before.

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.

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.

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.