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: Origin
In a world where inexperienced superheroes operate under a cloud of suspicion from the public, loner vigilante Batman has stumbled upon a dark evil that threatens to destroy Earth as we know it. Now, faced with a threat far beyond anything he can handle on his own, the Dark Knight must trust an alien, a scarlet speedster, an accidental teenage hero, a space cop, an amazon princess and an undersea monarch. Will Superman, The Flash, Cyborg, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman and Aquaman be able to put aside their differences and come together to save the world? Or will they destroy each other first?
Justice League International, Volume 1
In the late 1980s, writers Keith Giffen and J.M. DeMatteis redefined the Justice League of America with these unique, humorous tales, collected for the first time since their original comic-book publication. With Batman, Green Lantern Guy Gardner, Blue Beetle, Booster Gold and other quirky heroes of the DC Universe, the team battles the colony of spaceships known only as The Cluster, then must track their missing comrade, Mister Miracle, to the dread planet Apokolips. And when our heroes arrive back on Earth, they must contend with the new Queen Bee and the return of Lobo.