Collecting Comics, November 2017 Edition (by TLTer Ally Watkins)
Welcome to the November 2017 edition of Collecting Comics! Here are some suggestions of comics coming out in November that your teens and tweens will enjoy!
Friends and Foes (Red’s Planet Book 2) by Eddie Pittman (Amulet Books, November 7) In the second book of the Red’s Planet middle grade graphic novel series, Red has crash landed on a strange planet surrounded by a plethora of interesting alien creatures. Somehow she gets caught up in a wild election, and she and her friends must decide what’s worth fighting for.
Raid of No Return (Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales #7) by Nathan Hale (Amulet Books, November 7) In the 7th book of the wildly popular Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales graphic history series, Hale tackles a long-requested topic: WWII. After Pearl Harbor, a group of pilots made history by becoming the first Army bombers to be launched from aircraft carriers. Some of them crashed and were captured, and some landed in China. Raid of No Return is a story of survival during wartime. This entire series will appeal to your young history buffs.
Cici’s Journal: The Adventures of a Writer-in-Training by Joris Chamblain, illustrated by Aurélie Neyret (First Second, November 7). Cici wants to be a novelist, and she loves to watch people, especially grownups. By watching the world around her, she notices the old man who goes into the forest every week with a lot of paint. What is he up to? Filled with journal notes, doodles, and Cici’s observation, this middle grade graphic novel will thrill your young readers and writers-in-training.
The Once and Future Queen by Adam P. Knave and DJ Kirkbride, illustrated by Nicholas Brokenshire (Dark Horse Books, November 14). Rani is a chess prodigy with no plans to be any kind of leader but once she pulls Excalibur from the stone, it’s too late. Now she needs to assemble a new round table to protect earth from an invasion of Fae. This blend of magic, romance, adventure, and mythology will appeal to a large swath of your teens!
Princeless Volume 6: Make Yourself, Part 2 by Jeremy Whitley, illustrated by Emily Martin (Action Lab Entertainment, November 21). The princess-saving team is ready to strike again! Fresh off fighting vampires, zombies, and swamp creatures, Princess Adrienne, Bedelia the Blacksmith, and Sparky the dragon set off to the mountains to save twin princesses Andrea and Antonia. The Princeless series has been charming readers of all types for several years, and your young patrons will be thrilled with the new installment.
Goldie Vance Volume 3 by Hope Larson, illustrated by Jackie Ball (BOOM! Box, November 21). Goldie Vance, aspiring teen detective, is back! And this time she’s trying to figure out who’s sabotaging Sugar Maple’s car before the big race. There’s no love lost between Goldie and Sugar, but they need to work together to get to the bottom of the shenanigans or no one will be safe the day of the big race. Collects issues #9-12 of the comic book series.
Spider-Man: Miles Morales Volume 3 by Brian Bendis, illustrated by Szymon Kudranski and Bazaldua (Marvel, November 21). After his encounter with Spider-Gwen, Miles’s life is turned upside down! And so is his mom’s. How can she cope with the situations and who will she turn to? Collects issues #15-19 of the comic book series.
Star Wars: Journey to Star Wars: The Last Jedi – Captain Phasma by Kelly Thompson, illustrated by Marco Checchetto (Marvel, November 28). What happened to Captain Phasma After A Force Awakens? Marvel expands Phasma’s story and reveal how she escaped the destruction of the Starkiller base. Your patrons will want to read this one before The Last Jedi comes to theaters! Collects issues #1-4 of the comic book series.
Nancy Drew and The Hardy Boys: The Big Lie by Anthony Del Col, illustrated by Werther Dell’Edera (Dynamite Entertainment, November 28). In this noir imagining that older teens will love, teen sleuths Frank and Joe Hardy are accused of the murder of their father. They team up with their friend Nancy Drew to prove their innocence and find the real killer.
Cloudia & Rex by Ulises Farinas and Erick Freitas, illustrated by Daniel Irizarri (Lion Forge, November 28). Cloudia, her sister Rex, and their mom find themselves in the middle of a supernatural exodus of sorts. When their car is hit by lightning, they find themselves with some interesting supernatural adjustments. They slowly realize that they’re being used by gods for their own purposes…and that’s a lot of responsibility. Collects several single issues of the comic book series.
BONUS NON COMIC! Supergirl: Age of Atlantis by Jo Whittemore (Amulet Books, November 7). Supergirl (aka Kara Danvers) has been spotting citizens with strange abilities all over National City. If that’s not weird enough, the Department of Extranormal Operations captured a mysterious humanoid sea creature. Are these two things related?? Sure to thrill Supergirl fans!
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About Karen Jensen, MLS
Karen Jensen has been a Teen Services Librarian for almost 30 years. She created TLT in 2011 and is the co-editor of The Whole Library Handbook: Teen Services with Heather Booth (ALA Editions, 2014).
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