MAYhem in Panels: A Teen Comic Book Showcase
Belle of the ball
Costa, Mari, author, illustrator
High-school senior and notorious wallflower Hawkins finally works up the courage to remove her mascot mask and ask out her longtime crush: Regina Moreno, head cheerleader, academic overachiever, and all-around popular girl. There's only one teensy little problem: Regina is already dating Chloe Kitagawa, athletic all-star...and middling English student. Regina sees a perfectly self-serving opportunity here, and asks the smitten Hawkins to tutor Chloe free of charge, knowing Hawkins will do anything to get closer to her.
Blank canvas : my so-called artist's journey. 4
Higashimura, Akiko, author, illustrator
Akiko has finally achieved her dream of becoming a manga artist! She's almost ready to fully immerse herself in the wonderful world of shoujo when Hikaka-sensei approaches her. Just what does he want?
Cursed Princess Club. 1
LambCat (Comics writer and artist), author, artist
"Gwendolyn, the youngest of the King's three daughters, is living proof that princesses don't always have it all. She isn't like a typical fairy-tale princess, or other princesses in the Pastel Kingdom. Gwendolyn, with her big heart and love of baking, isn't particularly attractive. Unlike her sisters who have woodland creatures do their hair and makeup, or have flowers blossom wherever they sleep, Gwendolyn is a bit...different. So when her father proposes marriage for her and her sisters to make an alliance with the Plaid Kingdom, it breaks Gwendolyn's heart to hear that Prince Fredrick thinks she's "really ugly." Overwhelmed and ashamed, she runs away into the forest and encounters the twisted world of the Cursed Princess Club, where her life will never be the same"-- Provided by publisher.
Demon days. The Yashida saga
Momoko, Peach, author.
Acclaimed artist Peach Momoko reimagines the Marvel Universe! A wandering swordswoman with a psychic blade arrives at a village targeted by demons. One is black-and-white with a horrifying tongue, and another may be the strongest demon there is! Mariko Yashida hears mysterious voices and has strange dreams that feel real. Maybe her redheaded maid who dresses all in black might know more than she lets on? But as Mariko embarks on a wondrous journey, deadly creatures lurk in the woods - including a mysterious, blue-skinned woman and a giant with super-strength and claws! Enter a creative and mysterious new world of demons, monsters, mutants, and magic!"--Publisher.
Djeliya : a West African fantasy epic
Ba, Juni (Graphic novel author), author, illustrator
"Inspired by West African folklore and stories handed down over centuries, follows the adventures of Mansour Keita, last prince of a dying kingdom, and Awa Kouyaté, his loyal Djeli, or 'royal storyteller' as they journey to meet the great wizard who destroyed their world and then withdrew into his tower, never to be seen again. On their journey they'll cross paths with friend and foe, from myth and legend alike, and revisit the traditions, tales, and stories that gave birth to their people and nurture them still. But what dark secret lies at the heart of these stories, and what purpose do their tellers truly serve?"--Perseus Publishing.
Insomniacs after school. Vol. 1
Ojiro, Makoto, 1982- author, illustrator.
Unable to sleep at night, Ganta Nakami is cranky in class and unpopular with his classmates. He discovers that the school observatory, once used by the now-defunct astronomy club, may be the perfect place for a nap--but he's not alone. Fellow insomniac Isaki Magari is willing to share the observatory with Nakami, and a friendship between the two begins as they bond over the most unlikely of things.
The legend of Korra : turf wars
DiMartino, Michael Dante, author
"New beginnings for Korra and Asami! A developer plans to turn the new spirit portal into an amusement park, endangering relations with the spirits. At the city's edge, Zhu Li enlists everyone she can to aid the evacuees who have relocated there. Meanwhile, the Triple Threats' ruthless new leader, Tokuga, is determined to unite the other triads under his rule. In order to get through it all, Korra and Asami vow to look out for each other--but first, they've got to get better at being a team!"--provided by publisher
Monkey Prince. Vol. 1, Enter the monkey
Yang, Gene Luen, author
Marcus Sun moves around a lot because his adoptive parents are freelance henchpeople, so this month he finds himself as the new kid at Gotham City High School, where a mysterious man with pig features asks Marcus to walk through a water curtain to reveal his real self...someone who has adventured through The Journey to the West, can transform into 72 different formations, can clone himself using his hairs, and is called...the Monkey Prince!
Star Wars. Tales from the rancor pit
Scott, Cavan, author.
It's a dark and stormy night on Tatooine as Jabba the Hutt's victim hangs perilously above the rancor pit with only his collection of scary stories to save him. Experience clanking droid ghosts, explore the chilling wampa caves of Hoth and go monster hunting with Saber-For-Hire Ty Yorrick.
Tomb raider king. 1
REDICE (Manga artist), adapter.
In the year 2025, mysterious tombs appeared all over the world, each housing an ancient relic granting supernatural abilities. The lucky few who quickly obtained these relics ruled over powerful monopolies. Others came to serve them, such as Jooheon Suh, a "raider" who hid in tombs to steal relics. Betrayed by his employer, Jooheon is left to die but instead finds himself transported 15 years in the past. Armed with years of tough raiding experience and knowledge of what is to come in the world of relics, does Jooheon have what it takes to become the "Tomb Raider King"?