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This One Summer

This One Summer

Rose is just an ordinary girl with an average life and regular parents. Every year, her family travels to Awago Beach for a summer filled with sun and surf, accompanied by her younger friend, Windy. But this year, everything feels different, including Rose herself. She’s begun to notice things she hasn’t seen…

Shackleton: Antarctic Odyssey

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In the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, Great Britain and other European nations mounted expeditions to explore the polar regions of the earth, including Antarctica. Men set forth in wooden sailing ships to uncover the mysteries of the southern ice and stand…

Battling Boy: The Rise of Aurora West

Rise of Aurora West

In last year’s Battling Boy, Aurora West was the scene-stealer, so it’s fitting that she’s getting her own story, serialized through First Second. The daughter of Arcopolis’s late science hero, Haggard West, the gritty Aurora has a room full of secrets and a calling…

The Zoo Box

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The Zoo Box is exactly what the title suggests: a box filled with zoo animals, eager to be released, ready to wreak havoc on the lives of two unsuspecting kids. The set up is Jumanji-esque—mom and dad go out for…

The Shadow Hero

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Gene Luen Yang and Sonny Liew are kind of my cartoon dream team. Though he’s been in comics for a long time, Yang has recently received great acclaim in the world of children’s literature for Boxers and Saints, a two-part series about…

This One Summer

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Every year Rose and her parents go to a lake house on Awago beach. The summer is normally full of swimming, campfires, and other warm-weather fun with her summertime best friend Windy. However, this year is different. Rose’s parents are…

Sumo

Sumo

I think I’ve gotten into the habit of reading graphic novels and expecting them to be lengthy series or intricate stand-alones that neatly wrap up every loose end. Sumo is neither of these things. This open-ended graphic novella is about…

Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong

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Charlie is the quintessential well-liked jock. Everyone knows him and generally likes him, but this laidback guy only seems to get really excited about basketball and avoiding his mother’s phone calls. Charlie’s world gets pulled in several directions when the…

Astronaut Academy, vol. 2: Re-Entry

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It’s time again to start the school year at that most prestigious school, Astronaut Academy. The timing couldn’t be better, since Hakata Soy, our mysterious hero, needs a distraction after getting some sad summer news from his crush, Princess Boots.…

Genius

Genius

“It’s always the little things. Small notions lost to the complex mind because of their innate simplicity. Ideas beating on the subconscious like sand grains re-depositing themselves on shores until some kid scoops them up and notices that it’s not…

Odd Duck

Odd Duck

Theodora is a very busy duck. Every day, she stretches, does vocal warm-ups (for perfect pitch), and swims across her pond with a cup of rose hip tea balanced on her head (for perfect posture). While she is a perfectly…

Broxo

Broxo

Our story opens on a desolate, mountain landscape where we meet Zora, discouraged, scared, and alone. Then she meets Broxo. He claims to be a king, but he looks — and acts — like a barbarian boy to Princess Zora.…