Oni Press has announced a diverse slate of creators and characters for its Spring 2018 original graphic novel releases.
Tara O’Connor’s The Altered History of Willow Sparks
examines the ways in which friendships change when Willow finds a mysterious book that lets her literally change her life. The OGN will be in stores on January 17. O’Connor is also set to publish another OGN in September with IDW’s Top Shelf imprint (see "Top Shelf Curates New Talent With 'Roots,' 'Bottled'
by Ivy Noelle Weir (Women Write About Comics) and Steenz (Elements: Fire
) takes a supernatural look at mental health and relationships in a tale that should appeal to fans of ghost stories and shojo manga. The OGN is due in stores on March 7.
Yehudi Mercado (Guardians of the Galaxy: The Universal Weapon
) mashes up hip-hop, sci-fi, and Kung Fu in Sci-Fu
, a 1980s-era adventure set on another world where the protagonists must learn an intergalactic musical martial art to save Earth. The action-adventure remix hits shelves on March 14.
Pamela Ribon (Slam!
) and Cat Farris (Emily and the Strangers
) walk on the light side with a charming examination of the relationship between luckless-in-love Nora and her new paramour, a bear she meets on a hike in the Los Angeles hills. My Boyfriend Is a Bear
will be in stores on April 11.
In Dead Weight: Murder at Camp Bloom
, four teens at a weight-loss camp investigate the death of their beloved camp counselor. Terry Blas (Bravest Warriors
), Molly Muldoon (Cardboard Kingdom
), and Matthew Seely (MTV’s Greatest Party Story Ever
) are behind this murder mystery, which hits shelves on April 25.
Click on the Gallery below for full-size covers from Oni’s spring releases.