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!
Thor: For Asgard
The Thunder God as you've never seen him before! Odin has left his kingdom of Asgard, putting Thor in charge of a crumbling empire. The Thunder God is faced with one trouble after another: rebelling Frost Giants, internal dissent from his fellow countrymen and a winter that has lasted for years. These trials have left Thor weary - unable, even, to lift his sacred hammer, Mjolnir. When a surprise attack damages Bifrost, the Rainbow Bridge, and injures its guardian, Heimdall, Thor realises Asgard is not only being attacked from outside, but also from within. With his kingdom on the brink of collapse, can Thor uncover and defeat the forces that conspire against him, or is the inevitability of Ragnarok upon him?
Savage alien planet. Oppressed barbarian tribes. Corrupt emperor. Deadly woman warrior. Gladiators and slaves. Battle axes and hand blasters. Monsters and heroes... and The Hulk!
Banished to another planet by those he called his friends, The Hulk faces his most dangerous challenge to date. Captured, enslaved and forced to fight in the gladiatorial contests of the Great Arena at the whim of the planet's merciless ruler, The Red King, The Hulk faces his ultimate challenge: to rise and free an oppressed people or to give in to the monster within and destroy all. This is a must-read for any Marvel fan.
Justice League, Volume 1: The Extinction Machines
Superman has fallen. The Man of Steel died protecting his adopted home, leaving his allies in the Justice League to fight on without him - and leaving the older, wiser Superman of a vanished universe to pick up the torch. But to Batman, Wonder Woman and the rest of the League, this new “Superman” is a stranger. And just like Jessica Cruz and Simon Baz, the rookie Green Lanterns left by Hal Jordan to guard the globe in his absence, the replacement Superman has a lot to prove. He’d better do it quickly. Because a godlike threat unlike any the League has ever fought is coming. Vast engines of destruction are about to be unleashed, remaking the planet's surface and forging its people into living weapons. They are the Extinction Machines. And it will take every member of the Justice League to shut them down.
Black Panther: Who Is The Black Panther?
Deep in the heart of Africa is Wakanda, a technologically advanced civilization of great power and mystery. It's warrior-king is T'Challa, the latest in a famed family line, and the great hero known worldwide as the Black Panther. Despite the futile defeats of the past, outsiders are once more assembling to invade Wakanda and plunder its riches. Leading this brutal assault is Klaw, a deadly assassin with the blood of T'Challa's murdered father on his hands. Klaw brings with him a powerful army of super-powered mercenaries, all hell-bent on raining death and destruction on this pristine land. Even with Wakanda's might and his own superhuman skills, can the Black Panther prevail against such a massive invading force?