New and forthcoming graphic novel sequels feature fantastical voyages, mysteries, space adventures, wild weather, summer camp excursions, and Greek myths.


by Ru Xu (Graphix, $24.99, ISBN 978-0-545-80316-8)

The first book in the Steampunk-flavored NewsPrints series introduced Blue, an orphan who, in wartime, dresses as a boy so she can work at the newspaper, the Bugle. Now, Blue has arrived in the city of Altalus, where she seeks out her friend Crow, who is both a boy and a flying machine.

Gravity’s Pull

by Marinaomi (Graphic Universe, $29.32, ISBN 978-1-5124-4911-2)

The second graphic novel in the Life on Earth series, following Losing the Girl, returns to the setting of Blithedale High School. After disappearing for several months, student Claudia Jones reemerges, leading to much speculation about what happened to her. With each chapter told from a different student’s perspective, Marinaomi integrates elements of the supernatural while also exploring issues of illness, trauma, and consent.


by Lorena Alvarez (Nobrow, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-910620-34-2)

Alvarez follows her surreal—at times sinister—Nightlights with a second graphic novel. While on a class trip to a wetland, Sandy encounters a talking turtle that rewards her curiosity with natural and fantastical marvels. Alvarez blends wide panels with full spreads, creating an approachable visual narrative.

The Lost Heir

by Tui T. Sutherland, illus. by Mike Holmes (Graphix, $24.99, ISBN 978-0-545-04221-8)

In the second installment of the Wings of Fire graphic novels series based on the fantasy novels, dragon Tsunami has returned to the SeaWing Kingdom. Though she is welcomed by her mother, Queen Coral, Tsunami becomes the target of an assassin.


by Kayla Miller (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $24.99, ISBN 978-1-328-53081-3)

Miller explores the changing dynamics of friendship in her follow-up to her middle grade graphic novel, Click. Protagonist Olive heads to summer camp with Willow, where Olive easily makes friends. Willow, however, clings to Olive, making her feel stifled.

Fallen Empires

by Mike Maihack (Scholastic, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-338-20412-4)

The Cleopatra in Space series resumes with Maihack’s fuschia-clad, galaxy-trotting heroine on the trail of a spy who has infiltrated the Yasiro Academy. As her former best friend-turned-nemesis Xaius Otavian threatens the galaxy, they face off in an epic battle.

Hephaistos: God of Fire

by George O’Connor (First Second, $10.99, ISBN 978-1-62672-528-7)

O’Connor’s latest installment of the Olympians series focuses on the origin story of Hephaistos, son of Zeus. Born an ugly, unwanted child, Hephaistos earns his place on Mount Olympus through fortitude, focus, and inner strength.

Mr. Wolf's Class

By Aron Nels Steinke (Graphix, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-338-04773-8)

Steinke continues his Mystery Club series featuring a cast of animal students at Hazelwood Elementary. When Mr. Wolf’s students Randy, Aziza, and Margot suspect that the girls’ bathroom is haunted and want to know why a teacher went missing (among other questions), they start a mystery club; it only leads to more and more mysteries.

Peter & Ernesto: The Lost Sloths

by Graham Annable (First Second, $17.99 ISBN 978-1-62672-572-0)

In their second graphic novel for younger readers, Peter, Ernesto, and their fellow sloths go in search of a new home after their tree is blown down in a hurricane, but dangers—including snakes, peccaries, crocodiles, and a jaguar—strike at every turn.

Red River Resistance

by Katherena Vermette, Scott B. Henderson, and Donovan Yaciuk (Highwater Press, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-55379-747-0)

In volume two of the A Girl Called Echo series, following Pemmican Wars, Echo Desjardins—an introverted girl adjusting to a new community and school in Winnipeg—continues to learn about her Métis heritage. During her history class, Echo is transported to the Red River settlement in 1869, where she faces the arrival of immigrants from Canada set on taking their land.

Super Potato's Galactic Breakout

by Artur Laperla (Graphic Universe, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-5124-4022-5)

In a follow-up to The Epic Origin of Super Potato, Laperla’s superhero spud has been imprisoned by alien king Zort the Third in an outer space zoo. After escaping and freeing the other zoo creatures, a dramatic showdown with Zort ensues.

The Water Spirit

by Alexander Utkin (Nobrow, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-910620-48-9)

In a follow-up to The King of Birds, readers meet the merchant protagonist’s newborn son, whom the merchant inadvertently fates to a life lived under water. Utkin bases his creature-filled Gamayun Tales series on traditional Russian folklore.

Wild Weather: Storms, Meteorology, and Climate

by MK Reed, illus. by Jonathan Hill (First Second, Apr. 16, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-62672-790-8)

The latest installment in the Science Comics series introduces readers to an irate meteorologist named “Stormin’ Norman Weatherby,” who is tired of dealing with misconceptions about the weather and decides to set the record straight. Reed and Hill again integrate educational content into a comic format, providing action and humor at the expense of inept adults.