Ghost Hog by Joey Weiser (Mermin) is a middle grades graphic novel about Truff, the ghost of a young boar who must decide between saving her still-living family and animal friends and getting revenge on the hunter who killed her. The volume will be on sale May 7.
Leighton Gray and Vernon Shaw’s popular video game Dream Daddy: A Dad Dating Simulator, in which players take on the role of a hot dad romancing other hot dads, gets a comic book tie-in with a collection of five new stories from Gray and Shaw, C. Spike Trotman (Delver), Josh Trujillo (Adventure Time), Kris Anka (Runaways), and more. The trade paperback for teen readers will be in stores May 14.
In Kimberli Johnson’s Emiline: Knight in Training, Emiline has tackled most of the skills a knight needs -- sword fighting, unicorn riding, and PB&J consumption -- but she’s having a hard time with one skill, reading. The kid-friendly release will be on sale July 9.
Our Super Adventure: Video Games and Pizza Parties collects Sarah Graley and Stef Purenins’ hit diary webcomic, sharing three more years of the goings on in their lives, including the shenanigans of their cat cohabitants. The book for teens will be out July 16.
Little Witches: Magic in Concord, a magical reinterpretation of Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women, hits shelves on August 27. The middle grades graphic novel from Leigh Dragoon (Marie Lu’s Legend: The Graphic Novel series) reimagines the March girls as skilled witches who must keep their abilities secret as they investigate the disappearance of things and people from their Concord community.
Oni will wrap up summer with the recently announced a sequel to Katie O’Neill’s Eisner winner The Tea Dragon Society, hitting shelves in September (see “Oni Unveils Companion Tale to Katie O'Neill's Eisner-Winning 'Tea Dragon Society'”).