Whistle: A New Gotham City Hero by E. Lockhart and Manuel Preitano
Publication Date: September 7, 2021
Willow Zimmerman is a Gotham City teenager who is trying to make a difference in her spare time by protesting gentrification efforts in her neighborhood, Down River. She also needs money, and a job at a local job shelter is not enough to support her and her mom. When an old friend of the family offers Willow a job which allows her to use her smarts and pays well, she takes it, even though the job may technically be illegal. However, she begins to realize that the job is connected to a larger plan to take over her neighborhood, and while investigating, she is attacked. Things turn even stranger when she discovers she can communicate with the dog who saved her life. To stop things from getting worse, she decides to be the hero her neighborhood needs.
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There’s Something About Sweetie by Sandhya Menon
Simon Pulse / Simon & Schuster
Publication Date: May 14, 2019
Ashish has just had his heart broken by his first love. Since it happened, he hasn’t been the same, in his basketball game or his love life game. At the suggestion of his sometimes friend, Ashish turns to his parents to set him up with an Indian girl. Sweetie is a fierce track superstar, but is constantly under the scrutiny of her mother over her weight. When Ashish’s parents want him to date Sweetie, Sweetie’s mother immediately turns down the offer, again citing Sweetie’s weight as the reason why. Furious, and ready to do something rebellious for once, Sweetie proposes to Ashish a date in secret, and the rom com fireworks begin.
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Given the popularity of comics, it isn’t surprising that many works originally created and released as books and films have been adapted into comics and graphic novels. Not only does this bring these stories to a new audience, but in the process of adapting and illustrating these stories, the creators of the comics are able to add their own take on the original version. In the past, I’ve written about Hope Larson’s adaptation of A Wrinkle in Time and Leigh Dragoon’s adaptation of Legend by Marie Lu in my post on science fiction comics, but this list offers even more options for thought provoking adaptations of some popular works.
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