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Upcoming Comics Spotlight: All-Ages/YA

This batch features a sisterly adventure, magical girl action adventure, some romantic YA, a modern coming of age sequel to The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, and a tale of a frog becoming a knight.

 

SISTERS OF THE MIST GN

(W) Marlyn Spaaij (A) Marlyn Spaaij


Frygea Forest. An ancient and mystical place where trolls lurk in the mossy spaces between tree trunks and changelings scamper about, causing mischief. A place that Kyra and her sisters Margot and Janna return to every year to spend the summer at their grandma's farm: roasting marshmallows, catching frogs and befriending tiny, grumpy root goblins. But this summer is different, and as teenage Margot drifts apart from her sisters, slamming doors and keeping secrets, Kyra starts to worry. When Margot is enticed into the woods by the mysterious figures in the mist, Kyra resolves to do everything in her power to save her sister from danger, even if that means facing the spooky forces within Frygea Forest with just her kid sister for help. MAY221645


Why this caught my eye:

From what I can see online this may be Marlyn Spaaij first graphic novel release as she's got a bunch of animation credits, and I really like the look of her style so this looks to be a fun comic debut.

 

FLAVOR GIRLS #1

(W) Loic Locatelli-Kournwsky (A/CA) Loic Locatelli-Kournwsky


From Loic Locatelli-Kournwsky, the singular voice behind Persephone, comes a new Magical Girl all-ages adventure with an environmental twist for fans of Sailor Moon, Save Yourself, and Power Rangers with colors by Eros de Santiago!


Naoko, Camille, and V are the FLAVOR GIRLS, Sacred Fruit Guardians of Earth! They defend the earth-the source of their power-from the threat of ever-looming aliens, whose motives regarding the planet and its peoples are yet unknown...


But Sara, a normal young woman and a U.N. applicant just doing her best to save the world, gets involved with the Flavor Girls in a way she never could have imagined.

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Why this caught my eye:

Locatelli-Kournwsky's art is pretty amazing so it's kinda an automatic win for me.

 

CRUMBS HC GN

(W) Danie Stirling (A) Danie Stirling


Falling in love just got sweeter in this charming, romantic YA graphic novel from WEBTOON, the #1 digital comic platform. Ray, a young seer struggling with her powers, discovers first love and friendship in her town's magic bakery.


In a very special town, there's an even more unusual bakery with a selection of baked treats hand-crafted to help your dreams come true. For Ray, a quiet young woman with special powers of her own, the order is always the same: a hot tea with a delicious side of romance.


When Ray meets Laurie, the kind barista who aspires to be a professional musician, she gets a real taste of love for the first time. But even with a spark of magic, romance isn't so simple. Both Ray and Laurie are chasing their own dreams and even when Ray starts to see the future, she can't predict her fate with Laurie.


Based on the beloved webcomic from WEBTOON, this sweet coming-of-age story of friendship and first love comes to life in graphic novel format with gorgeous illustrations and exclusive content.

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Why this caught my eye:

It's a pretty cute webcomic, take a shot and try it out for free over at Webtoons.

 

HOLLOW OGN HC

(W) Shannon Watters, Branden Boyer-White (A) Berenice Nelle (CA) Naomi Franquiz


Isabel "Izzy" Crane and her family just moved to the infamous Sleepy Hollow, but as a slick skeptic from the city, she's too busy adjusting to the change of scenery for ghost stories-they're not real, after all.


Then she meets Vicky Van Tassel (yes, THAT Van Tassel) and the loveable prankster Croc Byun. Vicky's weariness with the legend turns to terror when the Horseman himself shows up, along with a curse set on destroying the Van Tassel line.


Now, they have only until Halloween night to break the curse. What an inconvenient time for Izzy to develop a massive crush on Vicky! Can Izzy and her new friends uncover the mystery of the Headless Horseman before it's too late?


New York Times-bestselling writer Shannon Watters (Lumberjanes) and debut author Branden Boyer-White are joined by artist Berenice Nelle (Wanderlicht) in a modern coming of age sequel to The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.

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Why this caught my eye:

Loves me some Shannon Watters and Nelle's artwork looks pretty great.

 

STAR KNIGHTS HC GN

(W) Kay Davault (A) Kay Davault


Brave Star Knights are heroes who go on adventures. But Tad is just a frog, and frogs can't save the day. Can they? Determined to out-hop his mud-dweller fate and pursue his dream of being a knight, Tad finds himself on a quest with a surprise group of adventurers, including the Star King! It's a race against time as Tad searches for a way to take the Star King to the moon so that he can bring peace to the forest-and prove that anybody can be a hero. Even a frog.

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Why this caught my eye:

The preview pages are looking pretty fantastic.

 

That's it for this batch, we'll check out some action/adventure next time!

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