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New & Noteworthy: Superhero Stories


Superhero stories, the world cannot get enough of them.  Here are a few exceptional new ones. Some graphic novels and some prose fiction, reimaginings,  new treatments, fresh perspectives, and brand new superheroes for teens to read and emulate. May justice prevail!

Wonder Woman

Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo

A twisty plot, whip-smart characters, sly commentary on feminism, and wry wit complement Diana’s backstory and mythology.






Monstress v. 2

Monstress. Volume Two, The Blood by Marjorie Liu and Sana Takeda

The art is just as beautiful as the first volume, and the story begins to explain the complicated history behind the monster within Maika Halfwolf.






Sam Wilson

Sam Wilson, Captain America: End of the Line by Nick Spencer and Daniel Acuna

When Sam Wilson stepped up as the new Captain America, the public was divided. This is the fifth and final version in a fantastic series.






New Super-man

New Super-Man, Vol. 1, Made in China by Gene Luen Yang

A new superhero comic with a fascinating origin story, engaging young protagonists, and a fresh, novel setting.  






Miles Morales

Miles Morales: Spider-Man by Jason Reynolds

Miles Morales, is Spiderman, but here Reynolds focuses on the teenager to cleverly construct a great coming of age in a big city story.







Dreadnought by April Daniels

A trans teen picks up the mantle of a fallen superhero and her new superpowers place her into the female body where she feels she belongs.






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