Each quarter, the Selected Lists teams compile the titles that have been officially nominated to date. These are titles that have been suggested by the team or through the title suggestion form, read by multiple members of the team, and received approval to be designated an official nomination. At the end of the year, the final list of nominations and each Selected List’s Top Ten will be chosen from these titles.
Alienated. By Simon Spurrier. Art by Chris Wildgoose. 2020. BOOM! Studios. $19.99 (9781684155279).
Three teenagers named Sam (Samuel, Samantha, and Samir) encounter an alien with incredible powers that bonds to them. But will they use those powers for good or for evil?
Asadora!, v.1. By Naoki Urasawa. VIZ Media / VIZ Signature. $14.99 (9781974717460).
A storm sweeps into Nagoya, and young Asadora—with the help of unlikely friends—must find a way to rescue her family. But there’s more to the storm than just rain and wind as Asa soon discovers.
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Odessa by Jonathan Hill
Publication Date: November 10, 2020
Eight years after Virgina (Ginny) Crane, her two brothers, and her father survived a massive earthquake that physically split their home state of California and left them in a post-apocalyptic America, Ginny prepares to venture out into the unknown to find their mother, Odessa, who left them years ago. To her surprise, frustration, and then relief, her younger brothers also join her on this journey. Safely navigating this questionable landscape of strangers, gangs, and less-than-helpful ferrymen will prove to challenge Ginny’s grit and desire to see how far she really will go to have family questions answered.
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Invisible Kingdom, vol. 1 by G. Willow Wilson and Christian Ward
Berger Books / Dark Horse Comics
Publication Date: November 5, 2019
In a far away galaxy, a freighter pilot and a
religious disciple find themselves in the middle of a conspiracy between the
largest religious group and largest employer in the universe. Vess is a new
“none” which is a disciple of the teaching of the “Renunciation.” Grix is an
experienced fighter pilot that has been working for the mega-corporation of
Lux. When Vess catches the eye of an elder and becomes the new scriptorium, she
realizes that large sums are deposited from Lux into the elder’s account each
month. Grix notices that the cargo she carries does not match the manifest and
begins to realize that something is going on at Lux. Both Vess and Grix know
they risk death if they are caught before they can receive assistance from the
Duni Government. Will they give in and hide or fight to make sure the
conspiracy is known?
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