2015 Top Ten Great Graphic Novels for Teens
In addition to the full Great Graphic Novels for Teens 2015 list, the committee selected the following Top Ten titles:
Afterlife with Archie: Escape from Riverdale. By Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa. Illus. by Francesco Francavilla. Archie Comics, paper, $17.99, (9781619889088). A zombie outbreak in Riverdale forces Archie and his fellow survivors to take refuge in Veronica's mansion.
Bad Machinery V.3: The Case of the Simple Soul. By John Allison. Illus. by the author. Oni Press, paper, $19.99, (9781620101933). Linton and Sonny investigate who has been setting fire to old barns. Could it be the troll living under the bridge.
47 Ronin. By Mike Richardson. Illus. by Stan Sakai. Dark Horse, $19.99, (978159582954). The Japanese Legend of the 47 Ronin and their epic mission to avenge their wronged master.
In Real Life. By Cory Doctorow, illus.by Jen Wang. First Second, paper, $17.99, (9781596436589). Anda’s online persona discovers a bigger world than she can imagine.
Ms. Marvel: V.1. No Normal. By G. Willow Wison. Illus. by Adrian Alphona. Marvel, paper, $15.99, (9780785190219). Kamala Khan is a geeky teenager navigating her Muslim identity and parents’ expectations when she gains bizarre and inexplicable powers.
Seconds: a Graphic Novel. By Bryan Lee O’Malley. illus. by the author. Ballantine Books, $25.00, ( 9780345529374). Katie is not satisfied with her life and discovers a way to make some changes to the past using magic mushrooms.
The Shadow Hero. By Gene Luen Yang. Illus. by Sonny Liew. First Second. paper, $17.99, (9781596436978). Hank Chu helps around his family's grocery store when his mother makes him a superhero suit, and offers to give him rides to fight crime.
Through The Woods. By Emily Carroll. Illus. by the author. Margaret K. McElderry Books, $21.99, (9781442465954). Five tales of sinister things that live in the woods.
Trillium. By Jeff Lemire. Illus. by the author. paper, Vertigo, paper, $16.99, (9781401249007). The twentieth and thirty-eighth centuries meet in a time-travel romance
Wolf Children: Ame & Yuki. By Mamoru Hosoda. Illus. by Yu. Yen Press, $26.00, (9780316401654). Hana must raise two werewolf children on her own after their father dies in an accident.