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!
Ant-Man: Scott Lang
Collects Marvel Premiere (1972) #47-48; Iron Man (1968) #131-133, 151; Avengers (1963) #195-196, 223; Marvel Team-Up (1972) #103; Marvel Two-In-One (1974) #87; material from Avengers (1963) 181, Iron Man (1968) 125.
Meet Scott Lang, the astonishing Ant-Man! To save his daughter, Cassie, Scott is forced to return to a life of crime, stealing Hank Pym's original costumed identity. But when his noble intentions win the Avengers' approval, he takes over as the all-new Ant-Man, full-time! Electronics whiz Scott secures a job with Tony Stark, but the size-changing superhero must save Iron Man after a brutal battle with the Hulk. No shrinking violet, Scott holds his own in adventures with Spider-Man, the Thing and the Avengers. And when Ant-Man and Hawkeye join forces, somebody's gonna get it!
The Unstoppable Wasp, Vol. 1: Unstoppable!
Nadia spent the entire first half of her life a captive of the Red Room, but now this teenage super scientist is spreading her wings! Hank Pym's daughter has a lot of time to make up for, and she's determined to change the world. With Jarvis at her side, she's on a mission to bring together the brightest girl geniuses of the Marvel Universe - starting with Lunella Lafayette, the miraculous Moon Girl! But Nadia didn't count on evil scientists, man-eating giant rats or Devil Dinosaur - or the lethal lady wrestlers known as the Grapplers! And even as Nadia's recruiting drive continues, the Red Room is on her trail - and they'll pull out all the stops to get her back! Can the geniuses of G.I.R.L. find a way to save Nadia from being dragged back to the bunker?
The Astonishing Ant-Man, Vol. 1: Everybody Loves Team-Ups
Scott Lang's All-New, All-Different life as Ant-Man is a social whirl — including a team-up with Sam Wilson, the new Captain America! But Scott's reunion with ex-girlfriend Darla Deeling, a.k.a. Ms. Thing, may be a lot less amicable. Business is on the up, but Scott's still a little guy with giant-size problems. Like his daughter. His love life. An old foe crossing his path. And Hench, the super-villain app that's sending a steady stream of enemies his way. If being a hero is this hard, Scott, why not go back to a life of crime? Hey, there's an idea! Plus: Ant-Man is seeking some friends for the end of the world — and beyond! Pals like Hank Pym, the original Ant-Man — and a Golden Age dance partner!
She-Hulk, Vol. 1: Deconstructed
Jennifer Walters has survived the second Civil War...barely. But, having risen from the rubble, she re-enters the world a very different kind of hero. Fueled by a quiet rage, she is determined to move forward, to go on with her life - but the pain of the past and all that she's lost is always there. An undercurrent, a pulse waiting to quicken -and trigger Jen's transformation into the one thing she doesn't have control over...