Teen Art & Lit — Booklists for Teens
Exciting comics for Tweens!
— Super-Heros —
Series Title: DC archive editions
by Kane, Bob
Reprinting the original tales of the Darknight Detective from the late 1930s, BATMAN ARCHIVES VOL. 1 is a remarkable look back at the early adventures that built the foundation for the legend of the Caped Crusader and the Boy Wonder. Showcasing artwork by Bob Kane, the creator of Batman, this amazing hardcover edition features the first appearances of Batman, Robin, Professor Hugo Strange, and the freakish Clayface. Also included in this beautiful archive edition is one of Batman's first confrontations with the madman who would become his greatest rival, the demented and deadly Joker.
Impulse: reckless youth
by Waid, Mark
The teenage grandson of the Flash, Impulse was born and raised in a "video game" virtual environment in the 30th century. But when the rash teenager was transported back to the 20th century, his entire life changed. This humorous book profiles Impulse's earliest adventures in rural Alabama under the tutelage of elder speedster Max Mercury. Oblivious to the concept of actions having consequences, the reckless youth must come to terms with both his incredible powers and the absurd situations that their use can result in, all the while trying to cope with the innate insanity of high school.
Nightwing: year one
by Beatty, Scott
Since fired by Batman, Dick Grayson is Robin no more. Unsure of what to do and where to turn, he seeks solace from familiar sources, such as Superman. Unable to avoid fighting crime, the man Grayson begins a new odyssey donning a new uniform and a new name.
Superman: peace on earth
by Ross, Alex
Comics painter Alex Ross and writer Paul Dini, both among the most acclaimed talents in the field, join forces to create an unusual look at the world's greatest super-hero and his attempt to improve the world. This volume is as much illustrated prose as it is comics; the emphasis here is on captions over word balloons.
The man of steel
Series Title: Superman adventures
by Millar, Mark
The Man of Steel battles the sinister Toyman, the mysterious Multi-Face, the Parasite, Mr. Mxyzptlk and the deadly Brainiac. Plus an appearance by Supergirl! All in this 112--page digest-sized super spectacular!
by Jemas, Bill
This hardcover collection features issues one through 13 and highlights behind-the-scene information about the editorial development of this modern classic.
Young Justice: a league of their own
by David, Peter
Robin, Superboy, and Impulse join forces to battle crime together as Young Justice -- and if they're the future of crime-fighting, heaven help us all! Collecting the first seven issues of the popular "Young Justice" series as well as material from "Young Justice Secret Files, A League of Their Own" follows the exploits of three young heroes and their allies as they attack evil with super-powers, wedgies and noogies!
— Humor —
Archie day by day
by Scarpelli, Henry
Archie and his pals have been comics' most celebrated teenage humor characters for over 60 years. Now for the first time, selections from Archie's worldwide syndicated newspaper strip are collected in this special volume. This black and white edition includes uproarious, daily strips from the mid-1990s.
Simpsons comics simpsorama
by Groening, Matt
The Simpsons -- the quintessential middle American nuclear family -- have become a cultural icon. Beloved by millions of viewers, the Emmy Award-winning series made television history by bringing animation back to prime time, rapidly becoming one of the Fox network's highest-rated shows. In this collection of comics, faithful followers can catch up on the latest goings-on in Springfield, as the Simpson universe leaps from the screen to the big color comics pages. Ned Flanders, steadfast citizen and devoted father, has gone on a rampage, committing shocking crimes (it's not his fault -- he's been kidnapped by aliens). The Simpsons try out for membership in a biosphere, with catastrophic results. Then it's off to a new adventure as Bart skateboards headlong into the evils of the publishing industry, where he learns all about idea stealing, bad writers and the fleeting interest of editors.
The Calvin and Hobbes tenth anniversary book
by Watterson, Bill
In a tenth anniversary celebration, the creator of "Calvin and Hobbes" discusses the art of cartooning, explains how he creates his immensely popular comic strip, and presents his favorite moments from the series's ten years.
The grasshopper and the ant
by Kurtzman, Harvey
Harvey Kurtzman (1924-1993) was best known as the creator of MAD, a publication that revolutionized American humor and culture in the 1950s, but some of his very best best work, like "The Grasshopper and The Ant" has remained undeservedly obscure. Kurtzman's bittersweet "beatnik" version of the venerablesop fable is a true classic of black humor. Grasshopper was created as a rare solo work for Esquire magazine in 1960, at the peak of Kurtzman's considerable powers, but this is the 1st book printing of the lost Kurtzman classic, reproduced properly also for the first time, directly from the exquisite original watercolor art. Each illustration is highlighted by spot lamination for added aesthetic effect. Nominated for a Harvey Award in 2002 and selected asOne of the Best 100 Graphic Novels? in Steve Weiner's book of the same name.
The life of Groo
by Aragones, Sergio
Created and drawn by Mad magazine cartoonist Sergio Aragones, Groo is a deadly but brainless barbarian swordsman who fouls up every task he undertakes and spreads destruction in his wake. Aragones and collaborator Mark Evanier have extended this concept into a consistently good, and consistently funny, series.
White flower day
by Weissman, Steven
White Flower Day is an all-ages humor graphic novel starring a precocious gang of supernatural kids: Pullapart Boy, Kid Medusa, Li'I Bloody (a vampire toddler), the Li']Tin Stars, and more. Think Hal Roach's classic Our Gang comedies meets the Universal Monsters, with a tad of Manga-style energy thrown in. Weissman's charming and respectful approach to his child characters have been compaed to Chrles M. Schulz's Peanuts, though Weissman displays a distinctly darker sense of humor without excluding younger readers from his audience.
— Fantasy/Science Fiction —
by Brennan, Michael
Chronicles the adventures of Virginia, a girl who can release electricity from her body at will, her dog and her invisible gremlin friend.
by Pini, Wendy
Led by Cutter, the elfin Wolfriders have experienced equal parts of triumph and tragedy, loss and gain. Now, in the first original Elfquest story in years, the elves must adapt to a world without the Troll smiths, and appoint an elf to master the art of metallurgy. Two quests and two heroes will change the Wolfriders' way forever. Full color.
by Kesel, Barbara
In Flying Solo, Sephie finds herself at the center of a power struggle, and quickly learns that there is more than love in the world.
Out from Boneville
Series Title: Bone
by Smith, Jeff
After being run out of Boneville, the three Bone cousins, Fone Bone, Phoney Bone and Smiley Bone, are separated and lost in a vast uncharted desert. Bone.
Redwall: the graphic novel
by Jacques, Brian
When the peaceful life of ancient Redwall Abbey is shattered by the arrival of the evil rat Cluny and his villainous hordes, Matthias, a young mouse, determines to find the legendary sword of Martin the Warrior which, he is convinced, will help Redwall's inhabitants destroy the enemy.
Star wars, dark empire: the collection
by Veitch, Tom
This story finds Leia married to Han with two children, and torn between her roles as mother and Jedi warrior.