Random House Graphic only launched earlier this year and it is off to a tremendous start with titles like The Runaway Princess and Bug Boys and several others soon to come. The imprint, designed for young adult and middle grade readers has revealed its Fall 2020 line-up and there are some great looking comics on the way. Check them out below:
Witches of Brooklyn from Sophie Escabasse
Effie lost her mom. Lost her home. And now she has to live with two strange aunts who she’s never met before.
Life in Brooklyn takes a strange twist for Effie as she learns more about her family and herself. With new friends who will do whatever they can to be there for her, a cursed pop-star, and her new magically-inclined family — Effie’s life is about to get interesting.
On Sale: September 1, 2020 | Middle Grade GN
Shark & Bot #1 from Brian Yanish
It might not seem like Shark and Bot have much in common. Shark has some very sharp teeth and Bot has a saw for an arm. Who would have thought these two could become best friends? They can’t even shake hands! But friendship is surprisingly easy when you are both a little awkward, love comics, and want to have some fun. But not everyone is so friendly. What will these new pals do when some meanies don’t want to share the playground?
Readers won’t just laugh along, they’ll identify with the real life issues of making new friends, understanding differences, and dealing with bullies.
On Sale: September 1, 2020 | Chapter Book GN
Séance Tea Party from Reimena Yee
Growing up sounds terrible. No one has time to do anything fun, or play outside, or use their imagination. Everything is suddenly so serious. People are more interested in their looks and what others think about them than having fun adventures. Who wants that?
After watching her circle of friends seemingly fade away, Lora is determined to still have fun on her own. A tea party with a twist leaves Lora to re-discovering Alexa, the ghost that haunts her house — and Lora’s old imaginary friend! Lora and Alexa are thrilled to meet kindred spirits and they become best friends . . . but unfortunately, not everything can last forever.
On Sale: September 15, 2020 | Middle Grade GN
Donut Feed the Squirrels from Mika Song
Norma and Belly plan to start the day with some pancakes, but when Norma accidentally burns them, these two best friends set out to find a new treat. Chestnuts might be nice . . . but what is that delicious smell in the distance? A new food truck has parked near their tree, and these two squirrels are going to figure out how to get their hands on these “donuts” that it seems to be selling.
Mika Song gives readers something to laugh at as these squirrels try their hardest to get some donuts while just about everything goes wrong. A fun “donut caper” graphic novel that focuses on madcap action, problem-solving, and the power of working together.
On Sale: September 29, 2020 | Chapter Book GN
Max Meow: Cat Crusader from John Gallagher
Max is just a regular cat in Kittyopolis, trying to make it big as a podcaster (Followers: 12) That is UNTIL he accidentally takes a bite of an RADIOACTIVE SPACE MEATBALL at his best friend, scientist Mindy’s, SECRET LAB. Then before you can say MEOWZA, Max becomes…(drum roll!)…The CAT CRUSADER! Being a super hero is fun (Super strength? Check! Flying? YES!!!)–but not if you get so cocky, you forget your best friend! Will Max learn to listen? Will he and Mindy make up? And together, can Max and Mindy save Kittyopolis from the evil Agent M and BIG BOSS?! Find out in book 1, Max Meow: Cat Crusader-a laugh out loud, furr-ociously funny, action-packed new series filled with so many twists, turns, and terrific jokes it makes bad guys FLEA and kids cheer with glee!
On Sale: October 6, 2020 | Young Middle Grade GN
The Magic Fish from Trung Le Nguyen
Real life isn’t a fairytale. But Ti?n still enjoys reading his favorite stories with his parents from the books he borrows from the local library. It’s hard enough trying to communicate with your parents as a kid, but for Ti?n, he doesn’t even have the right words because his parents are struggling with their English. Is there a Vietnamese word for what he’s going through?
Is there a way to tell them he’s gay?
A beautifully illustrated story by Trung Le Nguyen that follows a young boy as he tries to navigate life through fairytales, an instant classic that shows us how we are all connected. The Magic Fish tackles tough subjects in a way that accessible with readers of all ages, and teaches us that no matter what—we can all have our own happy endings.
On Sale: October 13, 2020 | Young Adult GN
Super Sidekicks #1: No Adults Allowed from Gavin Aung Than
Superheroes have it soooo easy. They don’t have to clean their secret headquarters, wash alien bloodstains out of their costumes, or walk Super Mutt. NO! They leave that for their sidekicks, while they get all the credit.
Well, Junior Justice, aka J.J., has had ENOUGH! He thinks it’s time the sidekicks made a team of their own. Dinomite and Flygirl are ready to join the team, but first they have to prove to the adult superheroes that they’re more than just sidekicks. And once the evil Dr Enok discovers his favorite pet Goo has left him, the world might need saving sooner rather than later. . . .
On Sale: November 17, 2020 | Middle Grade GN