Collecting Comics: April 2018 with Ally Watkins
Scarlett Hart: Monster Hunter by Marcus Sedgwick, illustrated by Thomas Taylor (First Second, April 3). Scarlett is from a long line of monster hunters, and she’s determined to keep her family’s legacy alive, even if she’s too young to be licensed by the monster hunters’ union. With the help of a friend and a bunch of cool gadgets, Scarlett is fighting monsters and hunting down the corrupt monster hunter that killed her parents…
Lumberjanes: Bonus Tracks by Various (BOOM! Box, April 3). This volume is a collection of short tales involving our five fearless Lumberjanes scouts and their pals. This trade paperback collects all of the Lumberjanes Special Issues, including Beyond Bay Leaf, Making the Ghost of It, and Faire and Square. Your kids that love Lumberjanes will be thrilled to have more stories from this world!
Paper Girls Volume 4 by Brian K. Vaughan, illustrated by Cliff Chiang and Matt Wilson (Image Comics, April 10). The paper delivery girls are back! Tiffany is launched from prehistoric times into an alternate version of the year 2000 where Y2K went very differently. Collects issues #16-#20 of the comic book series.
Science Comics: Sharks: Nature’s Perfect Hunter by Joe Flood (First Second, April 17). This nonfiction graphic work in the popular Science Comic series is all about sharks. Filled with amazing illustrations of undersea creatures and facts about everything from hammerheads to great whites to nurse sharks, this volume will amaze your animal lovers and your nonfiction lovers!
Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Man Vol. 2: Most Wanted by Chip Zdarsky, illustrated by Juan Frigeri and Adam Kubert (Marvel, April 24). Peter is back in his neighborhood, but he finds himself to be under suspicion by the police. Is Spiderman a friend or a threat? This trade features stories with Black Panther, the Tinkerer, and the Mason. Collects issues #297-300 of the comic book series.
Heavy Vinyl by Carly Usdin, illustrated by Nina Vakueva (BOOM! Box, April 24). Chris is super excited–she’s just landed her dream job: working at her local record store. She’s dealing with getting adjusted into her new job, and maybe even a crush on her coworker Maggie, when something weird happens: her favorite singer disappears the night of a show. That’s when Chris finds out that her coworkers are more that just record store employees: they’re a vigilante fight club! Collects the entire limited series, previously called Hi Fi Fight Club.
The City on the Other Side by Mairgread Scott, illustrated by Robin Robinson (First Second, April 24). Isabel is a good girl from high society San Francisco, and her life is very quiet, until she accidentally breaches a wall between two worlds and into the war between the Seelie and Unseelie Courts. Only Isabel can stop the war and the destruction of the fairy world, and her own.
Be Prepared by Vera Brosgol (First Second, April 24). All Vera wants to do is fit in–but that’s not easy for the Russian daughter of a single mom. The one thing they can afford is Russian summer camp. Vera is sure she’ll fit in there, but nothing has prepared her for the drama that she finds.
The Flash: Johnny Quick (The Flash Book 2) by Barry Lyga (Amulet Books, April 10). In this second book of The Flash middle grade series, Barry Allen continues to protect Central City from Hocus Pocus, but a new evil may be lurking beneath the streets.
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After working in middle school libraries for over 20 years, Robin Willis now works in a public library system in Maryland.
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