First Second Slate of Books for 2013

first_second_books_logoI am still on many mailing lists for publishers even though I have cut back on reviewing comics in the last year. I just found the First Second Book catalogue that I probably got from them earlier in the year. They’ve got a lot of good stuff dropping this year.

Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong – which I’m reading online comes out in print in May. Faith Erin Hicks working with author Prudence Shen

Tune Volume 2 from Derek Kirk Kim – comes out in November of this year. I’m pretty excited about that one.  I really enjoyed the first volume – it’s a great premise and the characters are well crafted.

Delilah Dirk and the Turkish Lieutenant. I read the online preview — I may pick this up! Very well done, exciting adventure story. Due in August.

Boxers / Saints by Gene Luen Yang. Yang is a great artist — this looks like an ambitious project encompassing two parallel stories set in China’s Boxer Rebellion. Due in September.

And books from Lucy Knisley, Sara Varon, Paul Pope, Jim Ottaviani,  MK Reed, Nick Bertozzi and more. I wish books like these was what everyone first thought of when they think of “comics” – entertaining, authentic, well-crafted original stories from talented and inspired creators of the medium.

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