First Second Books is one of the most exciting publishers in comics. Last year saw them release incredible titles like Tillie Walden’s autobiographical graphic novel
Mark Siegel, First Second’s Creative and Editorial Director, shared his excitement for the year ahead. “2018 is a big year for First Second. We’re growing our list and publishing more great graphic novels than ever before. This crop of superb talents offer us stories about everything under the sun (and some things in outer space, too) to expand your mind and touch your heart,” Siegel told Nerdist. He also shared blurbs explaining just what he loves about each book:
Kitten Construction Company: Meet the House Kittens (09/04/2018)
We’re starting the season off with adorable kittens–and all they want to do is build houses! John Patrick Green follows up his debut solo graphic novel
Castle in the Stars: The Moon King (09/04/2018)
With his gorgeous watercolor artwork, Alex Alice has a sequel for the first
The Creepy Casefiles of Margo Maloo: The Monster Mall (09/11/2018)
Drew Weing’s beloved
Check, Please!: # Hockey (09/18/2018)
Ngozi Ukazu is a phenomenal new comics creator, and I’m thrilled to bring her online sensation
Science Comics: Solar System (09/18/2018)
Dinosaurs, coral reefs, volcanoes, bats, flying machines, plagues, dogs–now the Science Comics series goes to outer space with Solar System. Get ready for a wild adventure through all the planets around our sun from Rosemary Mosco and Jon Chad.
Youssef Daoudi’s dynamic, masterful line work brings to vibrant life the extraordinary friendship of Thelonious Monk and Pannonica de Koenigswarter. Set in New York in the 1950s, this nonfiction biography tells, shows, sings, and plays out the story of two people separated by social status, race, and culture but forever united by a love of music.
The Divided Earth (09/25/2018)
Faith Erin Hicks concludes
On a Sunbeam (10/02/2018)
After Tillie Walden’s acclaimed debut graphic novel
Secret Coders: Monsters and Modules (10/02/2018)
Gene Luen Yang and Mike Holmes’ Mathical Book Prize-winning series that combines comics and computer programming comes to a resounding conclusion in this final book. Gene exquisitely blends his backgrounds in computer science education and storytelling in this highly addictive adventure.
The Zita Trilogy Boxed Set (10/09/2018)
The many, many fans of Ben Hatke’s treasured #1 New York Times bestselling
Cucumber Quest: The Flower Kingdom (10/09/2018)
Every time I look at Gigi’s adorable, candy-colored art, I fall in love with the
Last Pick (10/09/2018)
Jason Walz’ graphic novel
Science Comics: Brains (10/16/2018)
Walker Bean and the Knights of the Waxing Moon (10/23/2018)
Aaron Renier’s highly anticipated sequel to
Deogratias: A Tale of Rwanda (11/06/2018)
We’re honored to re-release this vital and affecting story about the genocide in Rwanda in a new hardcover edition with an introduction by Beata Umubyeyi Mairesse. A difficult subject handled with great art and sensitivity by Jean-Philippe Stassen, Deogratias is a needful look into human nature and modern history.
Tiger vs. Nightmare (11/06/2018)
This debut graphic novel for our youngest readers by Emily Tetri is going to charm your socks off. It’s the story of a tiger and her best friend the monster, and what happens when one night when they must fend off a really big nightmare.