2014 Great Graphic Novels for Teens Nominations
updated November 4, 2013
Cunningham, Daryl. How to Fake a Moon Landing: Exposing the Myths of Science Denial. 2013. Illus., Abrams ComicArts, $16.95, (978-1419706899.) Why do so many myths keep being told that are anti-science?
De Heer, Margreet. Science: A Discovery in Comics. 2013. Illus., NBM Publishing, $19.99, (978-1561637508.) Margreet and her husband Yiri explore the many people and processes throughout history that led to the scientific truths we observe today.
Georges, Nicole. Calling Dr. Laura: A Graphic Memoir. 2013. Illus., paper, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $16.99, (978-0547615592.) Nicole moves to Portland in an attempt to find out who she is, but the past keeps intruding on her new life.
Hale, Nathan. Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales: Donner Dinner Party. 2013. Illus., Amulet Books, $12.95, (978-1419708565.) You thought the Donner Party's story couldn't be told with a sense of humor.
Knisley, Lucy. Relish: My Life in the Kitchen. 2013. Illus., paper, First Second, $17.99, (978-1596436237.) A life framed through food.
Lewis, John, Andrew Aydin and Nate Powell. March: Book 1. 2013. Illus., paper, Top Shelf, $14.95, (978-1603093002.) John Lewis is a Congressman now, but back in the 60s he was a teenager standing up for justice.
LoPorto, Tiziano and Daniele Marotta. Superzelda: The Graphic Life of Zelda Fitzgerald. 2013. Illus., paper, One Peace Books, $16.95, (978-1935548270.) Zelda never settled for less than a tumultuous
Mauer, Marc and Sabrina Jones. Race to Incarcerate: A Graphic Retelling. 2013. Illus., paper, New Press, $17.95, (978-1595585417.) A history of incarceration in America, from its origins as a Quaker-influenced institution to the decades leading up to the present day.
Poseidon: Earth Shaker. 2013. Illus., paper, First Second, $9.99, (978-1596437388.) Let's hear Poseidon talk about his crazy family.
Aphrodite: Goddess of Love. 2013. Illus., paper, First Second, $9.99, (978-1596437395.) Mighty Aphrodite is born from the sea to provide love and drama to Olympus .
Ottaviani, Jim and Maris Wicks. Primates: The Fearless Science of Jane Goodall, Dian Fossey, and Biruté Galdikas. 2013. Illus., First Second, $19.99, (978-1596438651.) Three women journey to the jungles of Africa to study primates in their natural habitats.
Abnett, Dan, Andy Lanning, Andres Guinaldo and others.
The Hypernaturals V.1. 2013. Illus., paper, Boom Studios, $16.99, (978-1608862986.)
The Hypernaturals V.2. 2013. Illus., paper, Boom Studios, $19.99, (978-1608863198.)
In the future, the world is run by Quantinuum, an artificial intelligence, and protected by the Hypernaturals, humans with superpowers. When the old guard is lost, new protectors must be found and trained.
Alexovich, Aaron and Drew Raush. Eldritch! V.1. 2012. Illus., SLG Publishing, $29.95, (978-1593622442.) Two teens create their own mythology and discover the power that might make it a reality.
Allison, John. Bad Machinery V.1: The Case of the Team Spirit. 2013. Illus., paper, Oni Press, $19.99, (978-1620100844.) Six children forge friendships and solve mysteries while navigating the choppy waters of early adolescence.
Ambrose, Adrianne and Monica Gallagher. Glitter Kiss. 2012. Illus., paper, Oni Press, $15.99, (978-1620100820.) Tinka's glitter gloss is more than just eye catching. It's enchanted to turn the insincere into...
Asano, Atsuko and Hinoki Kino.
No. 6 V.1. 2013. Illus., paper, Kodansha Comics, $10.99, (978-1612623559.)
No. 6 V.2. 2013. Illus., paper, Kodansha Comics, $10.99, (978-1612623566.)
No. 6 V.3. 2013. Illus., paper, Kodansha Comics, $10.99, (978-1612623573.)
Shion lives a privileged life in No. 6. Everything changes when he saves Rat's life and people start mysteriously dying.
Azzarello, Brian and Cliff Chiang and others.
Wonder Woman V. 2: Guts. 2013. Illus., DC Comics, $22.99, (978-1401438094.) Wonder Woman goes on a diplomatic rescue mission to Hell.
Wonder Woman V.3: Iron. 2013. Illus., DC Comics, $24.99, (978-1401242619.) Wonder Woman is still on the search for her friend Zola's baby. She also has to deal with her new family; a string of Gods and Goddesses who are more likely to do her harm than good.
Bastian, Jeremy. Cursed Pirate Girl. 2012. Illus., Archaia Studios, $24.95, (978-1936393602.) In the wild Omerta Seas, the Cursed Pirate Girl searches for her father.
Beddor, Frank, Liz Cavalier and Sammi Makkonen. Hatter M V.4: Zen of Wonder. 2013. Illus., Automatic Pictures, $24.99, (978-0981873770.) Hatter finds himself traveling with a young girl who only offers zen teachings. Stolen swords, battling brothers, and demons who disappear by laughter are just part of the adventure.
Bendis, Brian Michael and Stuart Immonen. All New X-Men V.1: Yesterday’s X-Men. 2013. Illus., Marvel, $24.99, (978-0785168201.) Past and present X-Men collide.
Bolton, Chris and Kyle Bolton. Smash V1.: Trial by Fire. 2013. Illus., Candlewick Press, $18.99, (978-0763655969.) Andrew's dreams come true when he accidentally gets superpowers, but being a superhero is harder than he thought.
Britt, Fanny and Isabelle Arsenault. Jane, the Fox and Me. 2013. Illus., Groundwood Books, $19.95, (978-1554983605.) Helene is the target of bullies at her school, so she escapes into the world of Jane Eyre. While on a camping trip with her class, she finally makes a friend and starts to see the world differently.
Cannon, Kevin. Crater XV. 2013. Illus., Top Shelf Productions, $19.99, (978-1603091008.) Army Shanks wants to give up adventuring, but some mysteries won't leave well enough alone.
Cannon, Zander. Heck. 2013. Illus., Top Shelf Productions, $19.99, (978-1603093019.) Many customers are willing to pay a high price for what Heck can offer them, but will it eventually cost him his life?
Carey, Mike, Peter Gross, Kurt Huggins and Zelda Devon. The Unwritten: Tommy Taylor and the Ship that Sank Twice. 2013. Illus., Vertigo, $22.99, (978-1401229764.) Tommy Taylor was orphaned as a babe when his wizard parents went down in a shipwreck. Years later he is learning there is more to the story.
Cervantes, Miguel de and Rob Davis. The Complete Don Quixote. 2013.Illus., Self Made Hero, $27.50, (978-1906838652.) Alonso Quexada loves stories of knights-errant, so he decides to become one - the great Don Quixote de la Mancha, Knight of the Sorry Face. Adventures ensue.
Chaffee, Graham. Good Dog. 2013. Illus., Fantagraphics, $16.99, (978-1606996362.) A stray finds his place in the world.
Chwast, Seymour. The Odyssey. 2012, Illus., Bloomsbury, $20.00, (978-1608194865.) Odysseus must make an epic effort to get back home.
Clare, Cassandra and HyeKyung Baek. The Infernal Devices V.1: Clockwork Angel. 2012, Illus., paper, Yen Press, $12.99, (978-0316200981.) Tessa is linked to an underworld that she didn't know existed - vampires, demons, werewolves, shapeshifters, and the Shadowhunters who keep everything in check. But where does she actually belong?
Cliff, Tony. Delilah Dirk and the Turkish Lieutenant. 2013, Illus., paper, First Second, $15.99, (978-1596438132.) Delilah Dirk’s life is one crazy adventure after another as she leaves angry pirates and soldiers behind in her dust.
De la Cruz, Melissa, Alina Urusov and Robert Venditti. Blue Bloods: The Graphic Novel. 2013, Illus., Hyperion CH Books, $19.99, (978-1423134466.) Schuyler tries to find out who is killing the blue bloods.
De Pins, Arthur. Zombillenium V.1: Gretchen. 2013, Illus., NBM Publishing, $14.99, (978-1561637348.) Zombillenium is a place where the undead compete with the likes of Disneyland and Universal Studios. An unfortunate soul named Aurelian Zahner has become their newest employee. Bitten by both vampire and werewolf, no one is quite sure what will come of him.
Dysart, Joshua, Khari Evans and others. Harbinger V.1: Omega Rising. 2013, Illus., paper, Valiant Entertainment, $9.99, (978-0979640957.) Born as a psionically powerful infant, Peter is followed and recruited by the Harbinger Foundation where he will be trained. But Peter doesn't do well with authority of any kind.
Fraction, Matt, David Aja and others.
Hawkeye V.1: My Life as a Weapon. 2013. Illus., paper, Marvel, $16.99, (978-0785165620.) Here's what Clint Barton does on his day off.
Hawkeye V.2: Little Hits. 2013. Illus., paper, Marvel, $16.99, (978-0785165637.) If you want to kill an Avenger, the easiest one is the normal guy.
Gage, Christos, Rebekah Isaacs and others. Angel & Faith V. 2: Daddy Issues. 2012, Illus., paper, Dark Horse, $17.99, (978-1595829603.) Angel chases a wayward sire while Faith deals with her deadbeat Dad.
Gran, Meredith. Marceline and the Scream Queens. 2013, Illus., paper, KaBOOM!, $19.99, (978-1608863136.) Only Princess Bubblegum can keep the band together while Marceline has an identity crisis on tour.
Gulledge, Laura Lee. Will & Whit. 2013, Illus., paper, Amulet Books, $18.95, (978-1419705472.) Will faces her fear of the dark, new friends, love, a hurricane and the death of her parents.
Hagio, Moto and Matt Thorn. The Heart of Thomas. Illus., Fantagraphics, $39.99, (978-1606995518.) An enigmatic suicide note and a new boy who looks just like the recently deceased set off a chain of drama at a German boarding school.
Halliday, Ayun and Paul Hoppe. Peanut. 2012, Illus., paper, Random House, $18.99, (978-0375965906.) Sadie has a deadly fake allergy. Will she be found out?
Hammock, Tom and Megan Hutchinson. Will O’ the Wisp: An Aurora Grimeon Story. 2013, Illus., Archaia, $24.95, (978-1936393787.) Aurora moves a small cemetery island in Louisiana to live with her grandfather. There she learns about spirits, hoodoo magic, and secrets that are trying to surface.
Harrell, Rob. Monster on the Hill V.1. 2013, Illus., paper, Top Shelf, $19.95, (978-1603090759.) Every English town is terrorized by a ferocious monster. However, Rayburn is less than ferocious. With help from new friends, Rayburn is able to change his reputation and make a name for himself.
Harris, Joe, Adam Pollina, Brent McCarthy and Nolan Woodard. Wars in Toyland. 2013, Illus., Oni Press, $19.99, (978-1934964934.) Matthew is carried off to Toyland where he must fight the horrible teddy dictator Roxbury and save his brother Alex.
Hastings, Chris. The Adventures of Dr. McNinja V.2: Time Fist. 2012, Illus., paper, Dark Horse, $19.99, (978-1616550691.) Dr. McNinja becomes caught up in a scheme to prevent dinosaurs from discovering and conquering Earth after a visit from the future.
Hautière, Régis and Renauld Dilles. Abelard. 2012, Illus., NBM Publishing, $22.99, (978-1561637010.) There's only one way to catch the moon for a girl you love, and that's to travel to America!
Hayes, Nick. The Rime of the Modern Mariner. 2012, Illus., Viking Adult, $32.00, (978-0670025800.) A distracted businessman finds himself caught up in a giant garbage gyre in the middle of the ocean.
Hernandez, Gilbert. Marble Season. 2013, Illus., Drawn & Quarterly. $21.95, (978-1770460867.) Growing up in 60's California, Huey reads comic books, tries to avoid bullies, and learns how to fit in on his block.
Hickman, Jonathan and Nick Dragotta. East of West V.1: The Promise. 2013, Illus., paper, Image Comics. $9.99, (978-1607067702.)The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse roam earth, searching for humanity and life.
Hicks, Faith Erin. The Adventures of Superhero Girl. 2013, Illus., Dark Horse. $16.99, (978-1616550844.) The life of a superhero is not all monsters and flying - especially when you have no archnemesis and a more popular superhero brother.
Hill, Joe, Jason Ciaramella and Vic Malhotra. Thumbprint. 2013, Illus., IDW Publising. $21.99, (978-1613777480.) Private Mallory Grennan returns from Abu Ghraib. She is haunted by her experiences and the suspicious letters in the mail.
Hinds, Gareth. Romeo and Juliet: a play by William Shakespeare. 2013, Illus., Candlewick. $21.99, (978-0763659486.) An abridged version of the play Romeo and Juliet in graphic novel format.
Humphries, Sam and Dalton Rose. Sacrifice. 2013, Illus., Dark Horse. $19.99, (978-1595829856.) After escaping a mental institution, Hector has an epileptic fit that transports him into the world of the Aztec Empire before the Spanish arrive.
Immonen, Kathryn and Valerio Schiti. Journey Into Mystery Featuring the Lady Sif V.1: Stronger Than Monsters. 2013, Illus., Marvel. $15.99, (978-0785161080.) Lady Sif takes on a berzerker curse in an attempt to aid Asgard, but ends up on a fantasy quest that pits her against various monsters and includes a pit stop on Earth.
Jason. Lost Cat. 2013, Illus., Fantagraphics. $24.99, (978-1606996423.) A private detective finds a lost cat and makes a new friend, who may not be telling the whole truth about who she is or why she's in town.
Keatinge, Joe and Andre Szymanowicz. Hell Yeah V. 1: Last Day on Earths. 2012, Illus., paper, Image Comics. $9.99, (978-1607066071.) Ben Day is starting to freak out about all the other Ben Days that are winding up dead in the multiverse.
Keenan, Sheila and Nathan Fox. Dogs of War. 2013, Illus., Graphix, $22.99, (978-0545128872.) Three stories about dogs who served in war with the troops.
Kindt, Matt. MIND MGMT V.1: The Manager. 2013, Illus., Dark Horse, $19.99, (978-1595827975.) A journalist trails a missing passenger from “Amnesia Flight 815” and discovers a much bigger mystery.
Kirk Kim, Derek. Tune V.1: Vanishing Point. 2013, Illus., paper, First Second, $16.99, (978-1596435162.) Andy is a bit down on his luck as an artist, but when offered a job at a zoo, he takes it. Unfortunately, the zoo is run by aliens and he is actually the one who is on display.
Kirkman, Robert, Nick Spencer, Shawn Martinbrough and Felix Serrano. Thief of Thieves V. 1. 2012, Illus., Image Comics, $14.99, (978-1607065920.) Redmond has retired from being a master thief, but
issues with his not-so-talented son bring him back into the business.
Kon, Satoshi. Tropic of the Sea. 2013, Illus., paper, Vertical, $14.95, (978-1939130068.) Yosuke Yashiro's family takes care of a mermaid egg in exchange for bountiful, safe seas around their island community. When the egg is exploited to bring tourism to the town for a real estate company, it and the island's peaceful existence are placed in jeopardy.
Krul, J.T., and Stanley Lau. Captain Atom V.1.: Evolution. 2012, Illus., paper, DC Comics, $14.99, (978-1401237158.) Captain Atom is balancing the near-omnipotent potential of his superpowers with the duty he feels obligated to perform for society.
Layman, John and John McCrea. Mars Attacks V.1: Attack From Space., 2013, Illus., paper, IDW, $19.99, (978-1613774212.) Well-known characters get a fresh treatment in this story about General Zar's vendetta against the human race.
LeLoup, Roger. Yoko Tsuno V. 7: The Curious Trio., 2012, Illus., paper, CineBook, $11.95, (978-1849181273.) A mysterious entity haunts ancient alien cave-dwellers and only Yoko Tsuno can stop it!
Lieberman, AJ and Darren Rawlings. The Silver Six. 2013, Illus., Graphix, $22.99, (978-0545370974.) Six orphans find out they all own a piece of a faraway moon - could it be connected to their parents' death and the corporation that runs society?
Lepp, Royden. Rust V. 2: Secrets of the Cell. 2012, Illus., Archaia, $24.95, (978-1936393589.) Is Jet a killing machine or just a boy who's been used to fight a distant war?
Lolos, Vasilis. The Last Call V.2. 2013, Illus., paper, Oni Press, $12.99, (978-1620100837.) Alec finally gets back on the Ghost Train and realizes there's still a mystery going on that is leaving a lot of passengers dead.
McCann, Jim and Rodin Esquejo. Mind the Gap V.1: Intimate Strangers. 2012, Illus., paper, Image Comics, $9.99, (978-1607065982.) Elle lies in a coma, after someone tried to kill her. She must try and find out what happened to her while existing in the gap between death and life.
McKay, Sharon and Daniel Lafrance. War Brothers: The Graphic Novel. 2013, Illus., Annick Press, $27.95, (978-1554514892.) Kids are kidnapped and forced to be killers in Uganda's Resistance Army.
Manapul, Francis and Brian Buccellato. Flash V.1: Move Forward. 2012, Illus., DC Comics, $24.99, (978-1401235536.) A friend from Barry Allen's past returns just as a new villain, Mob Rule, activates an EMP that disables the city.
Matsumoto, Taiyo. Sunny V.1. 2013, Illus., VIZ Media, $22.99, (978-1421555256.) Orphaned children escape their troubles using their imagination in a broken-down Nissan Sunny 1200.
Mechner, Jordan, LeUyen Pham and Alex Puvilland. Templar. 2013, Illus., First Second, $39.99, (978-1596433939.) When the king of France swoops in to arrest everyone in the Knights Templar, Martin and a few stragglers escape, but their fate is linked to their order and there is nothing they can do to escape the tide of history.
Mignola, Mike and Duncan Fegredo. Hellboy: The Midnight Circus. 2013, Illus., Dark Horse, $14.99, (978-1616552381.) Little Hellboy runs away from home and finds himself at the midnight circus.
Millar, Mark and Leinil Yu. SuperCrooks: The Heist. 2012, Illus., Marvel, $19.99, (978-0785166108.) A team of supervillains rob a retired supervillain in Spain, where there are no superheroes to stop them.
Mizuki, Shigeru. Kitaro. 2013, Illus., paper, Drawn & Quarterly. $24.95, (978-1770461109.) Kitaro helps the villagers of Japan fight against monsters called Yokai.
Naraghi, Dara and Brent Bawman. Persia Blues V.1: Leaving Home. 2013, Illus., paper, NBM Publishing, $12.99, (978-1561637065.) Minoo Shirazi grows up in an oppressive Iran and dreams of an alter ego in a Persia-like fantasy world.
Knights of Sidonia V.1. 2013, Illus., paper, Vertical, $12.95, (978-1935654803.)
Knights of Sidonia V.2. 2013, Illus., paper, Vertical, $12.95, (978-1935654810.)
Knights of Sidonia V.3. 2013, Illus., paper, Vertical, $12.95, (978-1935654827.)
Knights of Sidonia V.4. 2013, Illus., paper, Vertical, $12.95, (978-1935654896.)
The Sidonia carries the last of ever-evolving humanity and continues to fight the Gaunts with its dwindling resources. Now a boy has escaped from its underground with fighting skills that could change
the game in their favor.
North, Ryan, Shelli Paroline and Braden Lamb.
Adventure Time V.1. 2012, Illus., paper, KaBoom! Studios, $14.99, (978-1608862801.)
Adventure Time V.2. 2013, Illus., paper, KaBoom! Studios, $14.99, (978-1608863235.)
Adventure Time V.3. 2013, Illus., paper, KaBoom! Studios, $14.99, (978-1608863792.)
Adventures of Jake the Dog and Finn the in the land of Ooo.
Phelan, Matt. Bluffton: My Summers with Buster. 2013, Illus., Candlewick Press, $22.99, (978-0763650797.) Where do the vaudeville stars of 1908 vacation? An actor's colony in Michigan - where Henry Harrison befriends a rising star his own age by the name of Buster Keaton.
Pope, Paul. Battling Boy. 2013, Illus., First Second, $24.99, (978-1596438057.) Can monster-plagued Arcopolis be saved by a twelve-year-old demigod?
Rabagliati, Michel. Paul Joins the Scouts. 2013, Illus., paper, Conundrum Press, $20.00, (978-1894994699.) It's the 1970's in Montreal. Paul discovers Wolf Cub Scouts and Helene during a time of civil unrest.
Rogers, Moro. City in the Desert: The Monster Problem. 2012, Illus., Archaia Studios, $24.95, (978-1936393558.) Kevala's spirit fountain has been capped by a suspicious holy man, and now the residents are acting strangely. Can Irro the Monster Hunter and his assistant find out what's happening before they, too, succumb to the madness?
Ruth, Greg. The Lost Boy. 2013, Illus., Graphix, $24.99, (978-0439823326.) When Nate moves into his new town, he finds an old tape recorder hidden in his floor. The tapes recount a tale of talking bugs, dolls, and squirrels and may just solve the mystery of why a boy disappeared.
Ryan, Sara and Carla Speed McNeil. Bad Houses. 2013, Illus., paper, Dark Horse, $19.99, (978-1595829931.) It's not just the junk that makes a bad house.
Sakakibara, Mizuki and Masakazu Katsura.
Tiger & Bunny V.1. 2013, Illus., paper, VIZ Media, $9.99, (978-1421555614.)
Tiger & Bunny V.2. 2013, Illus., paper, VIZ Media, $9.99, (978-1421555621.)
Hot shot superhero reality star Barnaby is forced to team up with washed-up Wild Tiger.
Strobe Edge V.1. 2012, Illus., paper, VIZ Media, $9.99, (978-1421550688.)
Strobe Edge V.2. 2013, Illus., paper, VIZ Media, $9.99, (978-1421550695.)
Strobe Edge V.3. 2013, Illus., paper, VIZ Media, $9.99, (978-1421550701.)
Strobe Edge V.4. 2013, Illus., paper, VIZ Media, $9.99, (978-1421552705.)
Strobe Edge V.5. 2013, Illus., paper, VIZ Media, $9.99, (978-1421553139.)
Strobe Edge V.6. 2013, Illus., paper, VIZ Media, $9.99, (978-1421553146.)
High schooler Ninako falls for the cool, popular guy at school, while a classmate develops a crush on her.
Shapiro, Howard and Joe Pekar. The Stereotypical Freaks. 2012, Illus., paper, Animal Media Group, $9.95, (978-0578112176.) High school seniors Tom and Dan have started a band with the just the two of
them, but once their school announces a battle of the bands, they decide to invite two more aspiring rock stars to join their ensemble.
Shaw, Dash. New School. 2013, Illus., Fantagraphics, $39.99, (978-1606996447.) Danny follows his older brother to a foreign country and discovers what it truly means to be an outsider.
Shen, Prudence and Faith Erin Hicks. Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong. 2013, Illus., paper, First Second, $16.99, (978-1596436596.) Robotics Club and Cheerleaders team up to get funding for their school activities.
Slott, Dan, Ryan Stegman, Giuseppe Camuncoli and others.
Superior Spider-Man V.1: My Own Worst Enemy. 2013, Illus., paper, Marvel, $17.99, (978-0785167044.)
Superior Spider-Man V.2: A Troubled Mind. 2013, Illus., paper, Marvel, $17.99, (978-0785167051.)
Does Doctor Octopus make a better Spider-Man than Peter Parker?
Tanigawa, Nico. No Matter How I Look At It, It's You Guys' Fault I'm Not Popular! V.1. 2013, Illus., paper, Yen Press, $11.99, (978-0316243162.) Tomoko Kuroki confidently enters high school equipped with years of experience playing videogames, and is utterly frustrated to discover that she has no social graces at all.
Taylor, Drew Hayden, Mike Wyatt and Alison Kooistra. The Night Wanderer. 2013, Illus., Annick Press, $24.95, (978-1554515738.) Tiffany's life is so terrible she wants to end it all, until an encounter with a stranger saves her.
Taylor, Tom, Jheremy Raapack and others. Injustice V.1: Gods Among Us. 2013, Illus., DC Comics, $19.99, (978-1401245009.) The DC World intertwines when Superman hurts the thing he loves the most.
Tierney, Josh, Giannis Milonogiannis and others. Spera V.2. 2013, Illus., Archaia, $24.99, (978-1936393763.) Being in exile won't stop the princesses trying to become warrior adventurers.
Tobin, Paul and Colleen Coover. Bandette V.1: Presto!. 2013, Illus., Dark Horse, $14.99, (978-1616552794.) The teenaged burglar known as Bandette executes whimsical robberies, landing her in the crosshairs of an organization that wants her dead.
Toppi, Sergio. Sharaz-de: Tales from the Arabian Nights. 2012, Illus., Archaia, $29.95, (978-1936393480.) To evade execution, Sharaz-de spends every night weaving a new story to appease her captor.
Trondheim, Louis. Ralph Azham V. 1: Why Would You Lie To Someone You Love? 2012, Illus., Fantagraphics Books, $14.99, (978-1606995938.)Ralph was supposed to be the Chosen One, but he will be lucky if he can survive the Horde invasion.
Wartman, Peter. Over The Wall. 2013, Illus., paper, Uncivilized Books, $14.99, (978-0984681433.) A girl goes to the abandoned city to look for her brother and some answers.
Wood, Brian and Kristian Donaldson. The Massive V.1: Black Pacific. 2013, Illus., paper, Dark Horse, $19.99, (978-1616551322.) The environmental-action ship Kapital searches for its sister ship The Massive, surviving crisis after crisis while trying to find a new role in a post-apocalyptic world.
Yakin, Boaz and Nick Bertozzi. Jerusalem: A Family Portrait. 2013, Illus., First Second, $24.99, (978-1596435759.) A family in Jerusalem deal with everyday war and political conflict in the 1940's.
Yang, Gene Luen.
Boxers. 2013, Illus., paper, First Second, $18.99, (978-1596433595.) Little Bao's peaceful village is disrupted when a priest and a group of soldiers begin terrorizing the locals. Little Bao and his brothers train themselves in the art of kung-fu to overcome these men and the Chinese Boxer Rebellion is born.
Saints. 2013, Illus., paper, First Second, $15.99, (978-1596436893.) Four-Girl is unwanted by her
family, and finds solace amongst the Christians who are invading her country.
Mobile Suit Gundam the Origin V.1: Activation. 2013, Illus., Vertical, $29.95, (978-1935654872.)
Mobile Suit Gundam the Origin V.2: Gardam. 2013, Illus., Vertical, $29.95, (978-1935654889.)
Mobile Suit Gundam the Origin V.3: Ramba Ral. 2013, Illus., Vertical, $29.95, (978-1935654971.)
When Amuro Ray stumbles upon the Gundam, a secret prototype weapon to be used by the Earth federation against its rebelling factions, he becomes part of an interstellar war.
Yolen, Jane and Mike Cavallaro. Curses! Foiled Again. 2013, Illus., paper, First Second, $15.99, (978-1596436190.) Aliera is back in action as she tries to save her cousin from trolls and other mystical creatures.
Yukimura, Makoto. Vinland Saga V.1. 2013, Illus., Kodansha, $19.99, (978-1612624204.) The teenage viking marauder Thorfinn stalks his employer out of vengeance for his father.