HOT STUFF is where you will find my most up-to-date graphic novel recommendations for your libraries. These recommendations are designed to create an immediate buzz and excitement amongst your students. Click on the covers for more details plus the suggested age rating. This page will be frequently updated so please keep checking back.
Hot Stuff is a reference to my Sheffield roots and to the famous Sheffield-based comedy The Full Monty. Enjoy the little snippet opposite. You could have a queue like this at your library desk real soon!
Wonder Woman, Volume 1: The Lies
Heroic. Iconic. Unstoppable. Armed with her Lasso of Truth and imbued with the power of the gods themselves, Princess Diana of Themyscira-known to the world as Wonder Woman-is one of the greatest superheroes in history. But who is she…really? Not even Wonder Woman herself knows for sure. Diana’s links to both the Amazons and the Gods of Olympus have been severed. Her memories are a tangle of contradictions that even her lie-detecting lasso cannot untangle. To solve the riddle of her origin, she must embark on her greatest quest of all: finding a way back to her vanished home. To get there, she must team up with her greatest enemy, the feral beast-woman, Cheetah. Will this unlikely alliance shine the light of truth on Diana’s darkest secrets, or bury them-and her-forever?
Wonder Woman, Volume 2: Year One
New York Times best-selling writer Greg Rucka continues his return to WONDER WOMAN! The team of Rucka and artist Nicola Scott weave the definitive and shocking tale of Diana's first year as Earth's protector. Paradise has been breached, Ares stirs, and the Amazons must answer with a champion of their own... one who is willing to sacrifice her home amongst her sisters to save a world she has never seen. Wonder Woman's journey begins in this epic origin story!
All-New Wolverine, Volume 1: The Four Sisters
She's the best there is! X-23 was created to be a weapon; for a time, that's all she was. But with the help of her mentor, Logan — the original Wolverine — she escaped that dark past. Now, the man she knew has fallen, but Laura will honour his memory as the All-New Wolverine. But with the famous cowl comes a world of misery and mystery — like the devastating secret of the Sisters. Uncovering it will involve new friends Doctor Strange and The Wasp, and lethal new enemies like The Taskmaster! But after recent events, Laura is growing used to doing everything in her power to save those around her from forces hell-bent on destruction. If anyone can stop them, it's Laura. After all, it's what Wolverine does.
I am Groot. I AM Groot. I am GROOT. I AM GROOT!!! Translation: For the first time ever, the most famous talking-tree-thing in the Marvel Universe stars in his own series! Life is good for Rocket and Groot, your two favorite Guardians of the Galaxy. They're having a heck of a time on a well-deserved celestial road trip — until Rocket gets raccoon-napped! Taking a leaf out of his feisty, furry friend's book, Groot will have to uproot, branch out alone and em-bark on a cosmic odyssey. He'll face an adventure filled with aliens, sharks, explosions and the Silver Surfer. Far out! Along the way, a world needs saving, and a ship full of mercenaries is cruising for a bruising. Is he the right tree for the job? Well, he is Groot!