Last week, the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) committee published their much-anticipated 2014 Great Graphic Novels for Teens list, adding, for the first time, a top-ten list. Not surprisingly, given the tremendous success of Dark Horse’s 2013 publishing line, the publisher landed six titles on this year’s list, with two making it into the top ten—The Adventures of Superhero Girl and MIND MGMT!
This year’s Dark Horse selections are as follows:
- Faith Erin Hicks. The Adventures of Superhero Girl (978-1616550844).
- Sam Humphries and Dalton Rose. Sacrifice (978-1595829856).
- Matt Kindt. MIND MGMT Volume 1: The Manager (978 1595827975).
- Mike Mignola and Duncan Fegredo. Hellboy: The Midnight Circus (978-1616552381).
- Paul Tobin and Colleen Coover. Bandette Volume 1: Presto! (978-1616552794).
- Brian Wood and Kristian Donaldson. The Massive Volume 1: Black Pacific (978-1616551322).
“Dark Horse has always considered librarians to be essential to the cause of bringing graphic novels to a broader audience, just as we feel visionary writers and artists push the boundaries of the medium,” said Dark Horse’s VP of book trade sales, Michael Martens. “With the selections of these titles to the 2014 YALSA Great Graphic Novels for Teens list, the boundaries will be pushed and the audience broadened! Thanks to both YALSA and our authors for making this happen!”