Tag Archive for First Second

Orcs: Forged for War

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Orcs: Forged for War is the first graphic novel set in the fantasy universe created in Stan Nicholls’s Orcs novels. Lots of science fiction and fantasy series are adding graphic novels these days and some series pull it off better…

Brain Camp

Camp Fielding, an educational summer camp, promises to turn any teenager into a prodigy. So when Jenna and Lucas, two ordinary 14-year-olds who constantly disappoint their parents, are offered last minute spots, their families jump at the chance. But not…

Prince of Persia

The Prince of Persia made his first appearance in a video game. This, a comic book foray for the character, adds to the mythology. Using the mythic form of story telling is where this text is at is strongest. It…

Anya’s Ghost

First her mom tries to feed her greasy syrniki, then she gets ignored by the boy she has a crush on, the weird nerd tries to catch her eye, she has a fight with her only friend over cigarettes… and…

Bake Sale

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Cupcake and Eggplant are best friends. Cupcake has a bakery in the city and plays the drums in a band. When Eggplant talks about his trip to Turkey to visit his aunt, Cupcake is super excited for him and even…

Level Up

Level Up is definitely proof of the old adage that you should never judge a book by its cover. Take one glance at its charming Game Boy-inspired cover design and you might assume you’re about to read a graphic novel…

Nursery Rhyme Comics

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This treasury of fifty familiar and not-so-familiar nursery rhymes was illustrated and freshly interpreted by fifty well-known and not-so-well known comic book illustrators (with several familiar illustrators from outside the comic book realm) with copious colour and wild abandon to…

Astronaut Academy, vol. 1: Zero Gravity

Astronaut Academy offers a school experience like no other. With classes like Dinosaur Racing, Anti-Gravity Gymnastics, and Spanish, there is something for everyone in this school. The new kid that Astronaut Academy follows is one Hakata Soy. Hakata needs to…

American Born Chinese

Everyone has bad days—and when you’re growing up and discovering yourself, those bad days are magnified times a thousand. Gene Luen Yang, author and illustrator of American Born Chinese (color by Lark Pien), turns that teenage angst into a wonderful,…

City of Spies

In 1942, ten-year-old Evelyn is shipped off to New York City to spend the summer with her avant-garde Aunt Lia while her father gets married yet again. Though Evelyn is rich, she’s never been to the city and isn’t sure…

Cat Burglar Black

K. was raised in an orphanage by a woman who abused the children and forced them into a life of crime as thieves and pickpockets. Now that the orphanage has been freed from her clutches, K. is starting over. She’s…

Kaput & Zösky

Kaput and Zösky are two aliens determined to rule the world. Any world. Sadly, they aren’t very good at their job. Even when the two intrepid destroyers do manage to take over a planet, something invariably goes wrong. Thirteen stories…