Comic Crush Saturday: November 16th, 2019
Welcome to Comic Crush Saturday, our bi-weekly feature focused on the graphic elements of the book world. Comics became a huge part of my life a few years ago when I started reviewing them (and comic related TV shows) on Forever Young Adult. I’ve maintained a pull list through my local comic shop, Isotope Comics, and even got Kelly to start one ;). You’ll find mini-reviews, what we’ve read recently, and more so check it out!
Featured Review(s) of the Week
Meg Cabot's first graphic novel! Thirteen-year-old Dinah Lance knows exactly what she wants, who she is, and where she's going. First, she'll win the battle of the bands with her two best friends, then she'll join the Gotham City Junior Police Academy so she can solve crimes just like her dad. Who knows, her rock star group of friends may even save the world, but first they'll need to agree on a band name. When a mysterious figure keeps getting in the way of Dinah's goals and threatens her friends and family, she'll learn more about herself, her mother's secret past, and navigating the various power chords of life.
Black Canary: Igniteby Meg Cabot, Cara McGee
Published by: DC Zoom
on October 29, 2019
Meg Cabot's first graphic novel!
Thirteen-year-old Dinah Lance knows exactly what she wants, who she is, and where she's going. First, she'll win the battle of the bands with her two best friends, then she'll join the Gotham City Junior Police Academy so she can solve crimes just like her dad. Who knows, her rock star group of friends may even save the world, but first they'll need to agree on a band name.
When a mysterious figure keeps getting in the way of Dinah's goals and threatens her friends and family, she'll learn more about herself, her mother's secret past, and navigating the various power chords of life.
My first of the DC Zoom line but surely not my last!
Add this to your TBR if you like seeing the middle school journey through the becoming-a-super hero-lens, diversity in the fore- and background, and art that pops off the page.
I loved all the girl-power vibes and the realistic angst that we experience in middle school.
What We Can’t Wait For
I am absolutely thrilled that I finally get to share the cover for my next graphic novel DOODLEVILLE! It’s coming in summer 2020, and you can pre-order it now! https://t.co/laNQpMnBkP @randomhousekids @KnopfBFYR @RHKidsGraphic pic.twitter.com/0g7hxSg3uc— Chad Sell (@chadsell01) November 4, 2019
I mean, after our review of the last Chad Sell book, how can I NOT be excited for this one?!
Best News of the Week
I want to read this book all over again just for this experience.
The Hey, Kiddo audiobook utilized over 40 individuals to provide voices—many of them being family & friends. The main roles, which required heavy lifting, went to professional actors. For the youngest actors, it was their first professional gig— they more than proved themselves! pic.twitter.com/v9r0sAp33P— Jarrett J. Krosoczka (@StudioJJK) October 16, 2019
I only wish I had gotten my hands on one of these!
All of this news OMG
Happy Monday! We’re feeling pretty happy this week… maybe we do some fun reveals this week? 💙— Random House Graphic (@RHKidsGraphic) October 21, 2019
The facial expressions are SO GOOD. I am intrigued and can’t wait!
Preorders open! Stepping Stones is a middle-grade graphic novel. It’s the story of Jen, a city kid who moves to a farm in the country, where she grapples with chores, math, and all manner of wildlife, including her mom’s new boyfriend and his daughters. https://t.co/1wbk1JwqJK— Lucy Knisley (@LucyKnisley) October 21, 2019
THE BEST NEWS. Also, new She-Ra!
Graphic novel publishing is similar to non-graphic novel publishing, with a few differences. Read all about it here!
It’s #EditorialWeds again and I just want to thank everyone whose been following along for the past six months of weekly tweets! It’s your host @WhitLeopard and this week we are going to talk about the timeline of a graphic novel–What to expect and what to mentally prepare for.— Random House Graphic (@RHKidsGraphic) October 23, 2019
I have been WAITING for what is coming next for Margaret Stohl!
More Captain Marvel + more Kelly Thompson is always good.
1. Okay, I gotta clarify this again apparently. #CaptainMarvel The End (January 2020) is an incredible story that I’m getting to tell with CM collaborator @CarmenCarnero. It’s a 30-page one-shot that tells “the last Captain Marvel story” – it’s set in the future (2051) and… pic.twitter.com/owVR9FPcuV— KELLY THOMPSON (@79SemiFinalist) October 25, 2019
NEW YA WEBTOON ADAPTATIONS omgggg
Khalid, the Caliph of Khorasan, takes a new bride each night only to have her executed. So it’s a surprise when Shahrzad volunteers to marry Khalid. She has a clever plan to stay alive and end the murderous King’s reign. A reimagining of 1001 Nights based on the novel by @rahdieh pic.twitter.com/4HbA906h5t— WEBTOON (@webtoon) November 5, 2019
Nita doesn’t hunt supernatural beings and sell their body parts on the black market. She only dissects the magical bodies for her mother, but she’s about to get a real taste of the family business and there’s no turning back. Original work by @rrschaeffer & art by @theplaguebirb. pic.twitter.com/IYvhCCbw6q— WEBTOON (@webtoon) October 26, 2019
I was just thinking about a Jubilee cosplay and here comes Kevin Wada…
Slapped together a Jubilee for halloweeners ✌🏽 pic.twitter.com/YFDirhkaNV— Kevin Wada (@kevinwada) October 28, 2019
New Deadpool, Kelly Thompson, & JEFF THE LANDSHARK