Graphic Novels

Spider-Man. Miles Morales book cover

Spider-Man. Miles Morales

Brian Michael Bendis

COMIC Spider-Man Miles 2016
Graphic Novels

"Miles Morales is hitting the big time! Not only is he joining the Marvel Universe, but he's also a card-carrying Avenger, rubbing shoulders with the likes of Iron Man, Thor, and Captain America! And he'll soon be a media sensation in this All-New, All-Different New York. One thing's the same, though: non-stop action! Like when Earth's Mightiest heroes all fall, and Miles stands alone against a villain with the power to destroy the universe. Or when the Black Cat tries to get her claws in this new Spider-Man. Or when a new mutant threatens to grab the spotlight! And don't forget Miles' toughest foe yet: his grandmother! But his grades might be the ultimate challenge -- so maybe a study session (date?) with Ms. Marvel will help? Welcome to the neighborhood, Spider-Man -- hope it's friendly!" -- Back cover of Volume 1.

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Following the destruction of the Ultimate Universe, Miles is transported to the main Marvel universe (Comics, Everybody!), where he's Spider-Man along with Peter. -Brian

Spider-Men book cover

Spider-Men

Brian Michael Bendis

COMIC Spider-Man
Graphic Novels

Spider-Man (Peter Parker) comes face-to-face with his newcomer "replacement," thirteen-year-old Miles Morales, after master illusionist Mysterio opens a door between their two worlds. Now they must work together to face the deadly villain determined to destroy two Spider-Men in one.

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In a premise similar to "Into the Spider-Verse," Miles finds himself in the regular Marvel universe and meets an adult Peter Parker! -Brian

Miles Morales : the ultimate Spider-Man : Ultimate collection book cover

Miles Morales : the ultimate Spider-Man : Ultimate collection

Brian Michael Bendis

COMIC Spider-Man Miles Ultimate
Graphic Novels

Miles Morales takes up the mantle of the Ultimate Spider-Man! Before Peter Parker died, young Miles was poised to start the next chapter in his life in a new school. Then, a spider's bite granted the teenager incredible arachnid-like powers. Now, Miles has been thrust into a world he doesn't understand, with only gut instinct and a little thing called responsibility as his guides. Can he live up to Peter's legacy as Spider-Man? As Miles grapples with his new life, Miles' Uncle Aaron - a.k.a. the Prowler - learns his secret! He's got plans for his nephew, but little does he know that the Scorpion is on his tail!

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Miles Morales was introduced in Marvel's Ultimate Universe, which was separate from the regular Marvel universe. In the Ultimate Universe, a young Peter Parker is killed and the mantel of Spider-Man is taken up by Miles. -Brian

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Hey, kiddo

Jarrett Krosoczka

362.2913 /Krosoczka
Graphic Novels, Memoir, Young Adult

"In kindergarten, Jarrett Krosoczka's teacher asks him to draw his family, with a mommy and a daddy. But Jarrett's family is much more complicated than that. His mom is an addict, in and out of rehab, and in and out of Jarrett's life. His father is a mystery -- Jarrett doesn't know where to find him, or even what his name is. Jarrett lives with his grandparents -- two very loud, very loving, very opinionated people who had thought they were through with raising children until Jarrett came along"--

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This book is getting rave reviews and was easy to see why. Hey, Kiddo is the graphic memoir of author-illustrator Jarrett J. Krosoczka. Raised by his colorful grandparents, who adopted him because his mother was an incarcerated heroin addict, Krosoczka didn't know his father's name until he saw his birth certificate when registering for a school ski trip. Hey, Kiddo traces Krosoczka's search for his father, his difficult interactions with his mother, his day-to-day life with his grandparents, and his path to becoming an artist. The artwork does, as intended, look like a memory or dream sequence and adds to the intensity of the book. It is a very honest description of his life growing up and at times can be very dark. Knowing the books he now writes and illustrates for children, it is amazing to see him overcome his upbringing to be the success he is today, it proves to be a very powerful message for everyone to take away. -Angie

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Check, Please!


Graphic Novels

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A sweet, funny graphic novel about Eric Bittle, a college freshman who bakes, plays hockey and keeps a vlog. Oh, and he has a crush on the captain of his hockey team :) -Brian

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Spinning

Tillie Walden

796.912092 /Walden
Young Adult, Graphic Novels, Biographies

Ignatz Award winner Tillie Walden's powerful graphic memoir captures what it's like to come of age, come out, and come to terms with leaving behind everything you used to know. It was the same every morning. Wake up, grab the ice skates, and head to the rink while the world was still dark. Weekends were spent in glitter and tights at competitions. Perform. Smile. And do it again. She was good. She won. And she hated it. For ten years, figure skating was Tillie Walden's life. She woke before dawn for morning lessons, went straight to group practice after school, and spent weekends competing at ice rinks across the state. Skating was a central piece of her identity, her safe haven from the stress of school, bullies, and family. But as she switched schools, got into art, and fell in love with her first girlfriend, she began to question how the close-minded world of figure skating fit in with the rest of her life, and whether all the work was worth it given the reality: that she, and her friends on the team, were nowhere close to Olympic hopefuls. The more Tillie thought about it, the more Tillie realized she'd outgrown her passion--and she finally needed to find her own voice.

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Anne of Green Gables : a graphic novel

Mariah Marsden

jGRAPHIC NOVEL Marsden
Kids, Graphic Novels

When Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert decide to adopt an orphan who can help manage their family farm, they have no idea what delightful trouble awaits them. With flame-red hair and an unstoppable imagination, 11-year-old Anne Shirley takes Green Gables by storm.

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Roller girl

Victoria Jamieson

jGRAPHIC NOVEL Jamieson
Graphic Novels, Kids

"A graphic novel adventure about a girl who discovers roller derby right as she and her best friend are growing apart"--

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The prince and the dressmaker

Jen Wang

GRAPHIC NOVEL Wang
Graphic Novels, LGBTQ+

Prince Sebastian is looking for a bride--or rather, his parents are looking for one for him. Sebastian is too busy hiding his secret life from everyone. At night he puts on daring dresses and takes Paris by storm as the fabulous Lady Crystallia--the hottest fashion icon in the world capital of fashion!

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Everything about the way Wang has weaved all of the aspects of this story together makes her characters tangible and invites readers to not only empathize but to truly care for these two young people. -Casey

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Dark nights : metal

Scott Snyder

COMIC Dark
Graphic Novels

The Dark Knight has uncovered one of the lost mysteries of the universe...one that could destroy the very fabric of the DC Universe! The dark corners of reality that have never been seen till now! The Dark Multiverse is revealed in all its devastating danger--a team of twisted, evil versions of Batman hellbent on destroying the DC Universe! With appearances from heroes, villains and faces long forgotten, DARK NIGHTS: METAL will examine every choice a hero doesn't take and every path they don't walk, and open up worlds that are forged by nightmares.

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Evil versions of Batman from the Dark Multiverse invade Earth. Epic craziness from Snyder and Capullo that would make Grant Morrison proud! -Brian