Fall Graphic Novels for All Levels

Presented by: Library Journal & School Library Journal
Event Date: Wednesday, September 9, 2020  


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From action-packed manga, thrilling sci-fi/fantasy and hero-led humor, this season’s graphic novels releases will not disappoint! Join our panel of insiders who will share new and upcoming titles - and some beloved series and sequels - to dazzle your shelves, including:

  • MANGA CLASSICS FRANKENSTEIN Obsessed with natural philosophy, the young Victor Frankenstein succeeds in creating life from its basic elements - and abandons the newborn monstrosity in terror when he cannot bear to look at it. The rejected creature vanishes, and Victor attempts to forget what he has done... But the monster survives. It learns. Deprived of everything, fated to forever be alone, it has nothing left but revenge.
  • ADVENTUREMAN, VOL 1 WHERE HIS STORY ENDED...HER STORY BEGINS! Everyone knows the story of how ADVENTUREMAN, the greatest pulp hero of all time, ended in a heartbreaking CLIFFHANGER with our hero facing his very execution...now, learn the startling truth about how, 80 years after his seeming demise, single mother Claire and her Adventurefan son Tommy light the spark of RESURRECTION! Can these inheritors of the Adventureman legacy rise up to face down the evil that bested the original?
  • STAR WARS LEIA, PRINCESS OF ALDERAAN, VOL. 1 A young Princess Leia spends her days learning the ways of politics, aiding those in need and preparing for the traditional ceremony in which she declares her intention to one day rule Alderaan. But as Leia prepares herself to be named the heir of the throne, she becomes aware of the growing distance between her and her parents, who behind closed doors are leaders of the newly formed rebellion. Upon learning her parents' secrets, Leia must now make a choice between her responsibility to the people of Alderaan and her responsibility to save a galaxy crushed by the rule of the Empire.
  • SCHOOL FOR EXTRATERRESTRIAL GIRLS VOLUME 1: GIRL ON FIRE Tara Smith led a very mundane life, never breaking out of her daily school routine. But that all changed one day when she discovers she's an alien with fire powers and is whisked away to the School For Extraterrestrial Girls in this heartfelt sci fi story!
  • SUPER MARIO MANGA MANIA Experience the zany world of Super Mario Bros. through manga! Join Mario and pals in crazy adventures inspired by the hit video games! In this collection of short stories, Mario and Luigi go on adventures that showcase the fan-favorite characters of the Mario world in new, unconventional and hilarious ways. This compilation, handpicked from years of Mario comics in Japan, has never been available in English—until now!
  • REDBONE: THE TRUE STORY OF A NATIVE AMERICAN ROCK BAND Experience the riveting, powerful story of the Native American civil rights movement, and the resulting struggle for representation, told through the high-flying career of West Coast rock ‘n’ roll pioneers, Redbone.



Emily Botica, Director of Publisher Relations & Trade Marketing, Diamond Book Distributors

Michelle Starrett, Digital Marketing Associate, IDW Publishing

Chloe Ramos-Peterson, Book Market & Library Sales Manager, Image Comics

Terry Nantier, CEO & Publisher, Papercutz

Leigh Walton, Marketing Director & Editor, Top Shelf Productions

Julia Walchuk, Publishing Sales Coordinator, VIZ Media

Mark de Vera, Sales & Marketing Director, Yen Press


Joshua Beene, Library Journal


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