"Long Red Hair", by Meags Fitzgerald - In this graphic memoir, Fitzgerald paints a childhood full of sleepovers, playing dress-up, amateur fortune-telling and renting scary movies. Yet, Fitzgerald suspects that she is unlike her friends. The book navigates a child's struggle with averageness, a preteen's budding bisexuality and a young woman's return after rejection.
"March. Book one", by John Lewis & Andrew Aydin & Nate Powell - Congressman and civil rights activist John Lewis tells his story, spanning his youth in rural Alabama, his life-changing meeting with Martin Luther King, Jr., the birth of the Nashville Student Movement, and their battle to tear down segregation through nonviolent lunch counter sit-ins, building to a stunning climax on the steps of City Hall.
"Alex + Ada. 1", by Sarah Vaughn, story, script ; Jonathan Luna, story, script, illustrations - When lonely Alex gets an expensive X5 realistic android as a birthday gift from his grandmother, he finds her lack of individuality disappointing and begins to explore the illegal underground of unlocked artificial intelligence.
"Ms. Marvel. Vol. 1, No normal", by G. Willow Wilson & Adrian Alphona & Ian Herring & Joe Caramagna - Kamala Khan is an ordinary girl from Jersey City — until she's suddenly empowered with extraordinary gifts. But who truly is the new Ms. Marvel? Teenager? Muslim? Inhuman? Kamala has no idea, either. But she's comin' for you, Jersey!
"Giant days: volume one", by John Allison & Lissa Treiman & Whitney Cogar & Jim Campbell - Susan, Esther, and Daisy started at university three weeks ago and became fast friends. Away from home for the first time, all three want to reinvent themselves. But in the face of handwringing boys, influenza, nuchauvinism, and the willful, unwanted intrusion of “academia,” they may be lucky just to make it to spring alive.
"Neverboy", by Shaun Simon & Tyler Jenkins - Neverboy, a former imaginary friend, wants the real world. Julian Drag, a struggling artist, wants the imaginary. When Neverboy's drugs wear off, the surreal hangover he's been running from sets in. And a trip down the rabbit hole is just what Julian has been dying for. When these two meet, the real and the imaginary worlds collide in chaos.
"The Encyclopedia of Early Earth", by Isabel Greenberg - Isabel Greenberg chronicles the explorations of a young man as he paddles from his home in the North Pole to the South Pole. There, he meets his true love, but their romance is ill-fated. Early Earth's unusual and finicky polarity means the lovers can never touch.
"Sacred Heart", by Liz Suburbia - These stories explore a small town populated entirely by children; the town’s parents exiled on a cultish pilgrimage. Suburbia’s stories take on an immediate and propulsive quality, addressing complex themes like the demarcation between childhood and adulthood, faith and religion, love and sex.
"My favorite thing is monsters: Book 1", by Emil Ferris - Monsters is told through the fictional graphic diary of 10-year-old Karen Reyes, employing the iconography of B-movie horror imagery and pulp monster magazines. As the precocious Karen Reyes tries to solve the murder of her beautiful and enigmatic upstairs neighbour, Anka Silverberg, a holocaust survivor, we watch the interconnected and fascinating stories of those around her unfold.
"Pretty deadly, Volume One: The Shrike", by Kelly Sue Deconnick & Emma Rios & Jordie Bellaire & Sigrid Ellis & Clayton Cowles - Death's daughter rides the wind on a horse made of smoke and her face bears the skull marks of her father. Her origin story is a tale of retribution as beautifully lush as it is unflinchingly savage.
"The story of my tits", by Jennifer Hayden - When Jennifer Hayden was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 43, she realized that her tits told a story. Across a lifetime, they'd held so many meanings: hope and fear, pride and embarrassment, life and death. And then they were gone. Now, their story has become a way of understanding her story: a journey from the innocence of youth to the chaos of adulthood.
"The Mighty Thor, Volume 1: Thunder in Her Veins", by Jason Aaron & Russell Dauterman & Matthew Wilson & Joe Sabino - When Dr. Jane Foster lifts the mystic hammer Mjolnir, she is transformed into the Goddess of Thunder, the Mighty Thor! Her enemies are many, as Asgard descends further into chaos and unrest threatens to spread throughout the Ten Realms. Yet her greatest battle is against a far more personal foe: the cancer that is killing her mortal form.
"Monstress. Volume one, Awakening", by Marjorie Liu & Sana Takeda & Rus Wooton & Jennifer M. Smith & Ceri Riley - Monstress tells the story of a teenage girl who is struggling to survive the trauma of war, and who shares a mysterious psychic link with a monster of tremendous power, a connection that will transform them both and make them the target of both human and otherworldly powers.
"Paper girls: volume 1", by Brian K. Vaughan & Cliff Chiang & Matt Wilson & Jared K. Fletcher - In the early hours after Halloween on 1988, four 12-year-old newspaper delivery girls uncover the most important story of all time. Suburban drama and supernatural mysteries collide in this series about nostalgia, first jobs, and the last days of childhood.
"The Vision, Vol 1: Little Worse Than A Man", by Tom King, Gabriel Hernandez Walta,Jordie Bellaire & Clayton Cowles - Behold the Visions! They’re the family next door, and they have the power to kill us all. What could possibly go wrong? Artificial hearts will be broken, bodies will not stay buried, the truth will not remain hidden, and the Vision will never be the same.