Ben Hatke wraps up his Mighty Jack series with Mighty Jack and the Goblin King, which finds Jack trying to rescue his sister from a fearsome goblin king. The 208-page, full-color softcover will be in stores September 5. MSRP is $14.99.
On October 3, the fourth volume of Gene Luen Yang and Mike Holmes’ popular Secret Coders series, Secret Coders: Robots & Repeats, finds its heroes using their coding skills to battle their supervillainous school principal. The 96-page, two-color softcover has an MSRP of $10.99.
The latest entry in First Second’s Science Comics goes to the dogs: Science Comics: Dogs from Predator to Protector is a fact-filled look at man’s best friend from Andy Hirsch. The 128-page, full-color softcover will be in stores on October 31. MSRP is $12.99.
Jason Shiga brings his supernatural mystery series to a close in the fourth volume of Demon. The 192-page, two-color softcover hits shelves on November 7 with an MSRP of $19.99.
Robert Kondo and Dice Tsutsumi’s The Dam Keeper is inspired by the Oscar-nominated short film of the same name. The 160-page, full color story of Pig, who must protect his village from a dangerous fog, will be in stores on September 26. MSRP for the hardcover is $17.99.
Alex Alice’s Castle in the Stars: The Space Race of 1869 explores the idea of a Victorian-era space race. The 64-page, full-color hardcover will be in stores September 12 and has an MSRP of $19.99.
In The Hunting Accident: A True Story of Crime & Poetry, writer David Carlson and artist Landis Blair explore the true story of Matt Rizzo, an uneducated blind criminal who received a classical education from his prison cellmate, notorious killer Nathan Leopold, Jr. The 464-page, black-and-white hardcover will be in stores on September 19. MSRP is $34.99.
Things get punny for the bunny stars of Cucumber Quest: The Doughnut Kingdom, the second volume in Gigi D.G.’s middle grades hero’s journey. The 192-page, full-color softcover has an MSRP of $14.99. It will be in stores on October 10.
Cast No Shadow from writer Nick Tapalansky and artist Anissa Espinosa explores the love between a living boy and a dead girl. The 224-page softcover will be in stores October 10. MSRP is $16.99.
Also out on October 24, Head Games from writer Craig McDonald and artist Kevin Singles is a 1950s-era noir thriller. The 176-page, two-color softcover has an MSRP of $17.99.
These titles will hit shelves after First Second’s spring releases, which include several New York Times–bestselling authors, including Scott Westerfield, Shannon Hale, and Sharon Shinn (see “First Second's Spring 2017 Titles”)
(See all the covers in the gallery below.)