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Averee / Stephanie Phillips, with Dave Johnson, writers ; Marika Cresta, artist ; Andrew Dalhouse, colorist ; Saida Temofonte, letterer.

Social media status determines real world status in this near-future YA coming of age story. Averee is a typical high schooler living in the near future where social media status has real world consequences. The app, Ranked, determines everyone's status, not just online, but in real life; who you can hang out with, what places you have access to, what schools you can get into, and what jobs you can get. And Pretty Kitty, the virtual pop star, is the spokesperson for it all, letting everyone know what products they should buy and hangout spots they should frequent in order to increase their rank. Averee's rank is just high enough for an enjoyable life. Unlike her best friend, Zoe, who has no rank, Averee is able to eat lunch where she chooses and to have a boyfriend of a high rank. That is, until one day when her rank mysteriously drops all the way down to Zoe's level. With nothing left to lose, Averee and Zoe hatch to kidnap Pretty Kitty and hold her ransom. They embark on a quest that takes them to the corporate underbelly of Ranked, and discover how the technology was originally developed with good intentions but was twisted in order to fuel corporate greed and control people's lives. They team up with the scientist who originally developed the app in order to expose the dangers of Ranked, and restore proper order and control over their own lives.--


Heartstopper Volume 3 / Alice Oseman.

Charlie didn't think Nick could ever like him back, but now they're officially boyfriends. Nick has even found the courage to come out to his mom. But coming out isn't something that happens just once, and Nick and Charlie try to figure out when to tell their friends that they're dating. Not being out to their classmates gets even harder during a school trip to Paris. As Nick and Charlie's feelings get more serious, they'll need each other more than ever.--Provided by publisher.


Dragon Ball super Volume 12, Merus's true identity / story by Akira Toriyama ; art by Toyotarou ; translation, Caleb Cook ; lettering, Brandon Bovia.

Ever since Goku became Earth's greatest hero and gathered the seven Dragon Balls to defeat the evil Boo, his life on Earth has grown a little dull. But new threats loom overhead, and Goku and his friends will have to defend the planet once again in this continuation of Akira Toriyama's best-selling series, Dragon Ball!... The villain Moro has released all of the vicious criminals from the Galactic Prison, and now they're ravaging the galaxy in search of planets with exceptional life energy! When the Bandit Brigade, including the power-copying Seven-Three, comes to Earth, how will Piccolo and the others fare against this new threat without Goku around?--Provided by publisher.


Sabrina the teenage witch Volume 2, Something wicked / story by Kelly Thompson ; art by Veronica Fish and Andy Fish ; lettering by Jack Morelli.

Sabrina the teenage witch Volume 2, Something wicked /  story by Kelly Thompson ; art by Veronica Fish and Andy Fish ; lettering by Jack Morelli.
Sabrina saved the day--saved her friends, her family--the whole town of Greendale really, and she should be riding high. But things are never quite that simple. She's trapped in a love triangle, she's having trouble balancing the mortal and witch parts of herself, oh yeah, and she's being blackmailed. As if all that wasn't enough, while trying to help Radka and Ren with their...supernatural problem, her aunts suddenly starting to look like people she can't trust. What's a teen witch to do?!


My hero academia: Vigilantes Volume 9 / original concept, Kouhei Horikoshi ; story, Hideyuki Furuhashi ; art, Betten Court.



Batman Arkham : Talia al Ghul.

Batman Arkham : Talia al Ghul.
Delve deeper into the madness of Gotham City in this anthology about Talia al Ghul-Daughter of the Demon. Intelligent, calculating, and composed: this brilliant strategist and master martial artist has proven to be one of the very few adversaries capable of going head-to-head with Batman on an emotional, mental, and physical level. As Ra's al Ghul's daughter--also known as Daughter of the Demon--she is an elite and lethal warrior of the League of Assassins. Throughout this anthology, however, she enlists in both villain and hero affiliations, making her a complex antihero in her own right. Batman Arkham: Talia al Ghul features the combined storytelling talents of classic creators like Dennis O'Neil, Bob Brown, Neal Adams, Grant Morrison, Andy Kubert, Greg Rucka, Judd Winick and many more!--Provided by publisher.


Nubia. written by L.L. McKinney ; illustrated by Robyn Smith ; cover color by Bex Glendining ; interior color by Brie Henderson with Robyn Smith and Bex Glendining ; lettered by Ariana Maher ; introduction by Dhonielle Clayton.

Nubia.  written by L.L. McKinney ; illustrated by Robyn Smith ; cover color by Bex Glendining ; interior color by Brie Henderson with Robyn Smith and Bex Glendining ; lettered by Ariana Maher ; introduction by Dhonielle Clayton.
Nubia has always been a little bit...different. As a baby she showcased Amazonian-like strength by pushing over a tree to rescue her neighbor's cat. But despite her having similar abilities, the world has no problem telling her that she's no Wonder Woman. And even if she were, they wouldn't want her. Every time she comes to the rescue, she's reminded of how people see her: as a threat. Her moms do their best to keep her safe, but Nubia can't deny the fire within her, even if she's a little awkward about it sometimes. Even if it means people assume the worst. When Nubia's best friend, Quisha, is threatened by a boy who thinks he owns the town, Nubia will risk it all--her safety, her home, and her crush on that cute kid in English class--to become the hero society tells her she isn't.--Amazon.


Rickety Stitch and the gelatinous goo Volume 3, The battle of the bards / created and written by Ben Costa & James Parks ; illustrated by Ben Costa.

Rickety Stitch and the gelatinous goo Volume 3, The battle of the bards /  created and written by Ben Costa & James Parks ; illustrated by Ben Costa.
Nimona meets Adventure Time in the third installment of this full-color graphic novel about a singing skeleton who finally finds his origins alongside his gelatin monster sidekick! Rickety Stitch is a walking, talking, singing skeleton, the only animated skeleton in the dungeon who seems to have retained his soul. He has no idea who he used to be when he was covered in a living, breathing sack of meat and skin. His only clue to his former identity is a song he hears snippets of in his dreams, an epic bard's tale that could also explain the old fog covering the comical fantasy land of Eem... Oh, and his sidekick and only friend is a cube of sentient goo. In this race-to-the-finish final volume, Rickety faces all manner of new creatures on his ultimate quest to uncover the secret of Epoli and learn his true origins.--


 

 

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