The Hottest Graphic Novels of Spring 2020

Presented by: Library Journal & School Library Journal
Event Date & Time: Tuesday, April 21, 2020 | 2:00 - 3:00 PM ET / 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM PT

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With action-packed manga, thrilling sci-fi/fantasy and hero-led humor, these titles are sure to captivate graphic novel lovers of all ages. Join publishing insiders from Dark Horse Comics, Diamond Book Distributors, Humanoids, Image Comics and Yen Press, and hear all about new and upcoming releases, including:

WE'LL SOON BE HOME AGAIN The testimonies of six survivors of the Holocaust are presented in comics form, aimed at teenage readers. Some of them were children then, and are still alive to tell what happened to them and their families. How they survived. When right-wing extremism and antisemitism are being evoked once again, it's the alarm-bell needed to remind us never to forget the horrors of the Holocaust.

MISTER INVINCIBLE: LOCAL HERO There's a new superhero in town -- Mr. Invincible! Sure, he wears a mask and cape and helps widows and orphans as any self-respecting hero would, but he also thwarts the mad scientists and bad guys with his amazing super-power that makes him the only true comic book hero: he can reach outside the comic strip panels to affect both space and time!

LITTLE JOSEPHINE: MEMORY IN PIECES When Valerie first met Josephine, she knew she would be embarking on a journey like no other. Though Josephine looks like an elderly woman, she perceives the world like a curious child, drawing on distant memories from her past to paint pictures of life in the present. As Josephine slips further and further into the fog, Valerie reflects on her own life and what it means to be someone’s keeper.  

PULP HC Max Winters, a pulp writer in 1930s New York, finds himself drawn into a story not unlike the tales he churns out at 5 cents a word - tales of a wild west outlaw dispensing justice with a six-gun. But will Max be able to do the same, when pursued by bank robbers, Nazi spies, and enemies from his past? 

THE WEIRN BOOKS, VOL. 1: BE WARY OF THE SILENT WOODS Graphic novelist extraordinaire Svetlana Chmakova returns with a brand-new series for middle grade readers. In the Night Realm, shifters, vampires, weirns, and other night things passing for human may prowl the streets, but school is still in session-and you still have to do your homework!

…and more!

Panelists

Mark Bernardi, VP, Trade Sales and Sean Brice, Director of Trade Sales, Dark Horse Comics

Ashley Kronsberg, Marketing Manager, Diamond Book Distributors

Harley Salbacka, Sales & Marketing Representative, Humanoids

Chloe Ramos-Peterson, Library Market Sales Representative, Image Comics

Mark de Vera, Sales & Marketing Director, Yen Press

Moderator

Rebecca Jozwiak, Library Journal

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