September/October Comics Roundup
Hey, friends! It’s been quite awhile since we’ve done a comics roundup here at TLT, so here’s a few MG and YA comics and graphic novels releasing in September and October that you might be interested in!
Witches of Brooklyn by Sophie Escabasse. September 1. Random House Graphic. Effie has a new life with new family members in Brooklyn, but wait until she realizes that magic runs in the family!!
Flamer by Mike Curato. September 1. Holt Books for Young Readers. It’s the summer between middle school and high school and Aidan is away at camp. While there, he deals with bullies, friendships, and a boy he can’t stop thinking about.
Teen Titans: Beast Boy by Kami Garcia. Illustrated by Gabriel Picolo. September 1. DC Ink. Gar has spent his whole life being overlooked. When a dare catches the eye of the popular kids, his social status soars. But other things are changing too–physically. Can he get a hold on his social life and his body before his life spins out of control?
Jo: An Adaptation of Little Women (Sort of) by Kathleen Gros. September 22. Quill Tree Books. 13 year old Jo runs an anonymous blog about her family, is starting to come to terms with both 8th grade and the fact that she might have a crush on Freddie, the cute girl who edits the school paper.
Long Way Down: The Graphic Novel by Jason Reynolds, illustrated by Danica Novgorodoff. October 13. Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books. Jason Reynolds’s acclaimed book Long Way Down, about a boy on an elevator with a mission, is back in a haunting new graphic novel adaptation.
The Magic Fish by Trung Le Nguyen. October 13. Random House Graphic. Tiến loves his family and friends, but he has a secret he’s been keeping from them. Can he find a way to tell it?
Swamp Thing: Twin Branches by Maggie Stiefvater, illustrated by Morgan Beem. October 13. DC Comics. Twins Walker and Alec are different, but inseparable. Spending their last summer before college with family in a new town, they discover that the swamp holds something of interest to them.
I hope you find something in this roundup for your school, library, or yourself. Happy reading!
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About Ally Watkins
Ally Watkins is a Youth Services Librarian in Mississippi. She has worked in public libraries for over 8 years and previously served as library consultant for the State Library of Mississippi.
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