Author Archive for Nic Wilcox

The Reason for Dragons

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Wendell has it rough. He’s a skinny, nerdy teen surrounded by beefy, hyper-masculine types, like his well-meaning stepfather, Ted, or the bullies from school. Trying to prove himself on their terms is hard. When he attempts to learn the workings…

Will & Whit

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Wilhelmina “Will” Huckstep is afraid of the dark. As a teen, she should probably be more embarrassed about this, but she has her reasons. Besides, she can deal with it. She has supportive friends and her hobby is making creative…

07-Ghost, vol. 1

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Fifteen-year-old Teito may be a skilled fighter, but he’s never had much of a chance to fit in at the Barsburg Empire Military Academy. It’s not just because he’s short and kind of antisocial; Teito was a combat slave when…

Uglies, vol. 2: Cutters

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Like everyone else, Shay has been an Ugly—a teenager full of imperfections, but not old enough for the surgery that everyone gets at sixteen to turn them into perfect Pretties. Shay didn’t want that surgery, so she ran away to…

Mi Barrio

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How does a kid born into poverty in East L.A. wind up making it big in the business world? Robert Renteria knows—he did it. This graphic novel memoir shows how Renteria overcame abuse, drugs, gangs, poverty, and lack of formal…

Are You Alice? vol. 1-2

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In this dreamy and dangerous version of Wonderland, a story repeats over and over. People are pulled into various roles: the Queen, the Hatter, the Duke and Duchess, and, of course, Alice. But Alice’s part in the story is risky—in…

Waluk

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It’s normal for a young polar bear’s mother to abandon him—that’s how the bears learn to fend for themselves. Unfortunately for Waluk, when his mother leaves he’s faced with slimmer pickings than polar bears past. The Arctic is losing ice,…

Daniel X: the Manga, vol. 1

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Daniel X is an unusual fifteen-year-old. Since his parents were murdered by a vicious alien when Daniel was three, he has lived by himself—sort of. Daniel has the ability to manipulate matter, which he uses to create independently-operating manifestations of…

Wonder Woman, vol. 1: Blood

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The gods of ancient Greece are up to their old tricks. Specifically, the “Zeus knocking up human women and Hera going after those women in a rage” tricks. Zola doesn’t even know she’s pregnant until Hermes shows up at her…

Demon Love Spell, vol. 1

Miko is the latest in a long line of demon-fighters and shrine guardians. Her father spends most of his time defeating powerful monsters no one else can see. Unfortunately, Miko can’t see them, either. She’s an ordinary high school student;…

Barrage, vol. 1

It is the Era of Warring Planets and Industria, a hardscrabble little world, has been invaded by aliens of all kinds. Enter Astro, a brave, caring fifteen-year-old who lives in the slums, supporting a ragtag collection of younger kids. Astro…

The Adventures of Superhero Girl

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Three cheers for Superhero Girl! She has incredible strength, inhuman toughness, and the ability to leap over “any building shorter than eleven stories”. She’s got a cape and a mask. Now, if she can just find a proper nemesis and…

Beautiful Creatures: the Manga

Ethan Wate, a small-town Southern teenager, is not looking for love. He’s just trying to get along after the death of his mother. His father has basically become a recluse, but Ethan has longtime family friend Amma – and wacky…