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Hide: The Graphic Novel

Kiersten White, Scott Peterson, and Veronica Fish. Ten Speed Graphic, $24.99 trade paper (240p) ISBN 978-1-984861-05-4

This stylish and spooky comics adaptation of White’s novel from Peterson (Truckus Maximus) with artwork by Fish (the Sabrina the Teenage Witch series) reveals the horrors society will sink to in order to uphold the status quo. Mack’s a quiet survivor, but she’s at the end of her rope—and the limit of her time allotment at a women’s shelter. She and 13 other quirky hopefuls (including a social media influencer, a YouTube prankster, a military vet, and a cult survivor) learn of a competition with the life-changing prize of $50,000. To win, they have to spend a week hiding in an abandoned amusement park. From dawn to dusk, the only objective is to stay unseen, but what happens if someone’s caught out? When blood and the abandoned belongings of missing participants are found, suspicions arise about how cruel this game could get—and who benefits in the end from these folks staying invisible. Some players find a clever spot to stay safe together, while others risk everything to save one another. The bold art captures the creepy, run-down carny vibe with aplomb, and dramatic coloring (by Andy Fish) punches up action sequences. This Hunger Games–esque saga feels destined for the big screen. (Sept.)