New Releases

We have two graphic novels coming out this week.

savingSaving Montgomery Sole by Mariko Tamaki
Roaring Brook Press

Montgomery Sole is a square peg in a small town, forced to go to a school full of jocks and girls who don’t even know what irony is. It would all be impossible if it weren’t for her best friends, Thomas and Naoki. The three are also the only members of Jefferson High’s Mystery Club, dedicated to exploring the weird and unexplained, from ESP and astrology to super powers and mysterious objects.

Then there’s the Eye of Know, the possibly powerful crystal amulet Monty bought online. Will it help her predict the future or fight back against the ignorant jerks who make fun of Thomas for being gay or Monty for having lesbian moms? Maybe the Eye is here just in time, because the newest resident of their small town is scarier than mothmen, poltergeists, or, you know, gym.

Thoughtful, funny, and painfully honest, Montgomery Sole is someone you’ll want to laugh and cry with over a big cup of frozen yogurt with extra toppings. Cover image and summary via Goodreads


marvelMs. Marvel Vol. 2 by G. Willow Wilson (Goodreads Author) (Text), Dan Slott (Text), Christos Gage (Text), Elmo Bondoc (Illustrations), Takeshi Miyazawa (Illustrations), Adrian Alphona (Illustrations), Giuseppe Camuncoli (Illustrations)

Kamala Khan may not be allowed to go to the school Valentine’s Day dance, but Ms. Marvel will crash it – in an attempt to capture Asgard’s most annoying trickster, Loki! And when a mysterious, and really cute, stranger arrives in Jersey City, Ms. Marvel must deal with…a crush! Then, it’s the moment you demanded, as Ms. Marvel meets her idol: Carol Danvers and Kamala Khan battle side by side! The Marvel Universe’s last days have arrived, but Ms. Marvel has no time for silly things like armageddon – she’s got to rescue her brother and keep her city from falling into chaos.
— Cover image and summary via Goodreads

One Reply to “New Releases”

  1. ~~~positive~~~
    Ms. Marvel v2 sounds really fun: action-y, maybe a little bit of romance. *Hoping Kamala doesn’t miss dance completely.*

    But that Kamala stays concerned about her brother, even with so many other plots going* on shows real maturity. The kind of focus a good hero + a good sister needs.

    *meeting her idol + tag-teaming w/ Carol Danvers to battle super tricky Loki. That should be real intense.

    Heroes gotta be ‘on guard’ w/ such an unpredictable Asgard dude. hard to know what Loki’s plans or motives are.

    Sometimes I think even Loki don’t know what he’s gonna do next!*

    ~~~less positive~~~
    Other GN “Saving Montgomery Sole” don’t appeal to me. I’m tired of jocks + athletes type cast as bullies, idiots, or jerks.

    I did track in high school. (relay, 220 yard dash, the half marathon whole team did at end of season, + low hurdles. Except for low hurdles, loved all the events.)

    Track was probly the most fun, welcoming activity I had. Anime club was also nice.

    My POV: I think teens, adults, anybody can like both sports + comics, manga, Pokemon etc.

    you don’t hafta choose just one hobby or group.

    tl;dr Probly gonna skip “Saving Montgomery Sole”. Defnitely gonna be on look out for Ms. Marvel v2.

    should re-read Ms. Marvel v1, refresh memory. *hope library still got it shelved. will wait my turn if already check out.*

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