Spring 2012 Graphic Novel Preview: Tweens
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Avalon Chronicles, Vol. 1
by Nunzio DeFilippis, Christina Weir, and Emma Vieceli
When Aeslin Finn was a little girl, her parents read to her from a magical book called The Avalon Chronicles. But that was a long time ago. Now a teenager, Aeslin is about to discover just how magical she and that book really are. Transported to the world of Avalon, she discovers a kingdom in need of a Dragon Knight--and the last dragon, Blue Moon, is waiting for her!
The Popularity Papers, Book Four: The Rocky Road Trip of Lydia Goldblatt & Julie Graham-Chang
by Amy Ignatow
On sale April 1
It’s summertime, and Julie and Lydia are going on a road trip! After all the ups and downs of their first year in junior high, they’re looking forward to seeing the sights and getting some new perspective on their quest for popularity. Papa Dad and Daddy will provide the transportation, and they’ll provide the entertainment. At first Julie and Lydia use their Powers of Observation to catalog the traditions and oddities of each new location they visit, but soon their attention turns to parents and family and negotiating sensitive family dynamics. By the time the duo hits familiar streets again, they may have to accept some uncomfortable truths, but their journey is infused with the humor, heart, and truthfulness that Amy Ignatow is known for.
Courtney Crumrin, Vol. 1: The Night Things, Special Edition
by Ted Naifeh and Warren Wucinich
On sale April 11
Fan-favorite and critical darling Courtney Crurmin is back in a series of newly remastered, full-color hardcover editions! Courtney’s parents have dragged her out to a high-to-do suburb to live with her creepy Great Uncle Aloysius in his spooky old house. She’s not only the new kid in school, but she also discovers strange things lurking under her bed.
by Nunzio DeFilippis, Christina Weir, and Jackie Lewis
On sale April 25
Most girls, when they get to a new school, just want to fit in. But Dashiell Brodyvisn’t like most girls. A natural at softball, Dashiell discovers her new school has a championship level baseball team, and Dashiell wants to play ball. One girl’s quest to play the national pastime with the boys will turn her family, her school, and her state upside down.
by Dave Roman and John Green
On sale May 8
High school drama! Pirates! Emotions! The Ignatz Award-winning mini-comic about a young man who has the power to turn into a boat is finally collected in never-before-seen full-color graphic novel, with brand new episodes that combine all the angst of being a teen with all the thrill of being a boat!
Vermonia 6: To the Pillar of Wind
On sale May 8
The future of Turtle Realm hangs in the balance as the epic manga series charges forward. In part six of the Vermonia series, the Blue Star Warriors must find a way to infiltrate Uro's most fiercely guarded headquarters as they fight to save the Pillar of Wind from destruction. They must use all of their resources, including the warship Vleste, now powered by the magical crystal they found in the Lake of Wishes. As Doug is captured by a band of Uro's soldiers, Naomi and Fly are inadvertently transported back to the planet of Blue Star- revealing the mysterious pathways connecting the galaxies while exposing some of Uro's weaknesses.
The Incredible Adventures of Dog Mendoça and Pizza Boy
by Filipe Melo and Juan Cavia
On sale May 23
What do an overweight Portuguese werewolf, a seven-year-old girl who’s actually a six-thousand-year-old demon, and a downtrodden pizza boy have in common? In this smash-hit import, the unlikely team bands together to ward off occult evils, Nazis, and impending global doom!