Scholastic has announced two middle-grade graphic novels that will be published in 2022 under its Graphix imprint: Captain America: The Ghost Army, by writer Alan Gratz and artist Brent Schoonover, and The Rema Chronicles, by Amy Kim Kibuishi.

Captain America: The Ghost Army is the latest in a series of graphic novels produced by Scholastic and starring Marvel characters (see “Marvel Entertainment and Scholastic Announce OGN Program”). This one features 18-year-old Steve Rogers and his sidekick Bucky Barnes. Gratz is a New York Times best-selling author of prose novels for young readers; many of his books are action-heavy historical fiction. Captain America: The Ghost Army is slated for August release and will be a 176-page hardcover with an MSRP of $24.99.

Graphix has published four Marvel graphic novels so far this year (see “Kids Week: A Guide to Marvel’s Young Reader Comics and Graphic Novels”), and another one, Black Panther: Into the Heartland, is scheduled for April 2022.

The Rema Chronicles #1: Realm of the Blue Mist is a fantasy story about a girl, Tabby Simon, who finds a magical land, Rema, that is occasionally invaded by its neighboring planet in order to steal its natural resources. Tabby tries to get home, with the help of a mysterious blue-haired boy, but it turns out that her trip to this new world has brought her closer to her destiny. This series was originally announced as a young adult property to be published in 2019 (see “‘Rema’ Graphic Novel Series”); since then, it has been recast as a middle-grade story. The Rema Chronicles #1: Realm of the Blue Mist will be released on March 1, 2022, as a hardcover with an MSRP of $24.99 and a paperback with an MSRP of $12.99. Kibuishi is the wife of Amulet creator Kazu Kibuishi, and they will do a joint appearance at Brick & Mortar Books in Redmond, Washington, on March 1 to launch the book.