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!
Star Wars: Han Solo
Everyone's favourite scoundrel goes Solo!
Han is given a top-secret undercover mission for the Rebellion: rescuing several informants and spies! His cover for the assignment? Only the biggest and most infamous starship race in the galaxy, the Dragon Void - a tournament he has dreamt of winning his entire life. With a chance of glory, can Han keep his mind on the mission? Or is failing Leia worse than losing? If that wasn't enough, there's also the small matter of finding a traitor within the Rebellion. As the Dragon Void heats up, can a certain Wookiee pal lend a hand in the mole hunt? Place your bets for the ultimate space race! Our money's on Han and the Millennium Falcon — after all, it's the ship that made the Kessel Run in less than twelve parsecs!
Star Wars: Lando
You know him, you love him — now, join him for his biggest caper ever as master of charm Lando Calrissian steps into his very own high-stakes adventure! Before he joined the Rebellion, before he ran Cloud City, Lando made his way in the galaxy getting by on some swindles, some swagger and a smile. With the loyal Lobot at his side, Lando has a plan to steal a very valuable ship. But has he bitten off more than he can chew? One of the galaxy's deadliest, most effective trackers is on his tail, and the heist of a lifetime has become a fight to survive! Lando and Lobot took this gig for the easy payday — but if they make it through alive, they'll never be the same. It's the tale of a scoundrel in his natural element: trouble!
To save the world from greater dangers, the Avengers got bigger. When the oldest race in the universe marks Earth for destruction, its time for Captain America to think grander still. As the most powerful Avengers team ever assembled heads into space, an old enemy deems their home unprotected. Thanos, the Mad Titan, unleashes his forces on Earth in the latest chapter of his endless quest. Even a world without Avengers has its defenders, the Illuminati, a group already confronting another planet-ending crisis...
Thanos, Vol. 1: Thanos Returns
Thanos, possibly the most diabolical individual in the Marvel Universe, is back — and he's out for vengeance on all who would oppose him! Unfortunately for the Mad Titan, he's also heading for an unexpected reckoning… with his family. Take an ongoing walk on the dark side of the galaxy, and follow the deadly trail of destruction left in the wake of…Thanos! He is pure evil. He is unstoppable. And it's time for someone — anyone — to take him down.