Tess’ New Teen Graphic Novel Highlights
Since it’s coming up to Halloween I’m chuffed to have found ‘An Unkindness of Ravens‘ by Dan Panosian – the perfect crossover of ‘The Craft’ and ‘Sabrina’. Witch covens, high-school cliques, and family secrets abound in this spooky new graphic novel.
‘Mech Cadet Yu‘ is another great find – somewhere between ‘Ender’s Game’ and ‘Pacific Rim’, this graphic novel will slake your sci-fi action thirst. Elite kids are trained up so that once a year, when the robot guardians visit earth, they can pair with one to become a defender. Yu is the son of the janitor and doesn’t believe he has a chance at being a hero – until, against all odds, he’s chosen by one of the giant sentient robots in a move that will change his fate.
‘Gunland‘ is probably going to be a graphic novel for the ages – definitely for 16+ due to the bloodier battles, this chunky adventure is everything you’d hope for in a sci-fi western with dinosaurs. Not as silly as it sounds, this graphic novel is not for the faint of heart as you follow one gun-wielding orphan child through the dusty straits of a parallel dimension as they’re chased by bounty hunters.
And finally, with Image Comics’ ‘Wizard Beach‘, we have a funny, off-beat story of wizardry, suncream, and surfboards. Hexley can’t protect his home by himself, so he seeks out his Uncle Salazar to help defend against the might hoards. Except, the only mighty hoards Salazar has seen recently are might hoards of tourists who mess up his beach of eternal vacation and steal his spot in the surf line-up. Hexley has to figure out the slower, sun-kissed life of vacation Wizarding before he’ll be able to persuade his Uncle back to more dangerous waters…
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