The Spring 2019 titles from Lerner Publishing's Graphic Universe imprint have been announced.
CAPTAIN BARBOSA AND THE PIRATE HAT CHASE
written by JORGE GONZÁLEZ
art by JORGE GONZÁLEZ
Step aboard Captain Barbosa’s ship! This pirate sails the seas with his trusty crew, a mosquito, a crocodile, and an elephant. But he hasn’t planned on a bird taking his favorite hat. The captain and his shipmates will steer through storms and meet a sea monster on their way to the bird’s island home. And they’ll find a heartwarming surprise waiting for them on shore.
A swashbuckling wordless story for first-time graphic novel readers and pirates of all ages!
$7.99 PAPERBACK | 32 PAGES
ON SALE 4.2.2019
AGES 5 AND UP
GRAVITY’S PULL (LIFE ON EARTH BOOK #2)
written by MARINAOMI
art by MARINAOMI
Claudia Jones was missing for months—possibly abducted, possibly by aliens. When she returns to Blithedale High School, questions still surround her disappearance. And her presence has a strange effect on the students around her. Something almost...supernatural?
Nigel feels Claudia's aura most of all and starts wondering how to get next to her. Brett, Nigel's former sort-of romantic rival, is trying to keep a distance from everybody. Emily has managed a break from both of them, but she's about to find herself near a predator in nice-guy clothing. And Paula, Emily's ex-best friend, is about to have a breakthrough that changes her whole world.
In GRAVITY’S PULL, the second book in the LIFE ON EARTH trilogy, Eisner-nominated cartoonist MariNaomi continues to explore the mysteries of teenage life, the human heart, and visitors who may be more than human.
$11.99 PAPERBACK | 224 PAGES
ON SALE 3.5.2019
AGES 14 AND UP
THE INVISIBLE WAR: A WORLD WAR I TALE ON TWO SCALES
created by BRIONY BARR and DR. GREGORY CROCETTI
written by AILSA WILD and DR. JEREMY BARR
art by BEN HUTCHINGS
One nurse. Trillions of microbes. A deadly World War I battle.
While treating a patient, Sister Annie Barnaby is infected by a strain of lethal bacteria. She has been helping wounded soldiers during the Battle of Poziéres in France. But her own fight is about to begin. As the bacteria journey deep into Annie's gut, her body's microbes must fight to survive—and Annie's life hangs in the balance.
Created by an expert team of scientists, artists, educators, writers, and historians, THE INVISIBLE WAR is a graphic novel like no other, combining historical fiction and an incredible microscopic look at the defenses of the human body.
$9.99 PAPERBACK | 80 PAGES
ON SALE 4.2.2019
AGES 13 AND UP
written by SARAH WINIFRED SEARLE
art by SARAH WINIFRED SEARLE
Harriet Flores feels alone, bored, and trapped in her family’s new apartment. Her camp friends aren’t replying to her postcards, and she’s trying not to think about looming trips to the doctor. As the hot Chicago summer rolls on, she uses her imagination to escape the dull days—for better and for worse.
Harriet fibs in her postcards, decides her mail carrier is evil, and wonders if the floor above her is haunted. She also spends time with her neighbor, Pearl. Pearl sees a storyteller in Harriet, even if Harriet pushes Pearl’s books away and won’t talk about her life either. With Pearl’s help, Harriet just might see the power inside stories—and learn to share her own.
$11.99 PAPERBACK | 176 PAGES
AGES 9 AND UP
SUPER POTATO’S GALACTIC BREAKOUT (SUPER POTATO BOOK #2)
written by ARTUR LAPERLA
art by ARTUR LAPERLA
Trapped—in an outer space zoo! Zort the Third is an alien king with a rude hobby. He zooms through space, capturing new breeds for his collection of rare creatures. He has a Buzzillion from Planet Buzz and a Zazzarina from Planet Zazz. But when he snags Earth's top superhero, he gets more than he bargained for.
Zort's about to learn what happens when you cage a crime fighter. Because no zoo—on Earth or in space—can hold Super Potato. Our hero is planning an escape that will turn the galaxy upside down. It's time for Super Potato to break out!
$8.99 PAPERBACK | 56 PAGES
ON SALE 2.5.2019
AGES 7 AND UP
THE WOLF IN UNDERPANTS
written by WILFRID LUPANO
art by MAYANA ITOÏZ and PAUL CAUUET
The whole forest is afraid of the Wolf. Rabbits, hedgehogs, foxes, deer—they all trade rumors of the Wolf's sharp fangs and icy stare. And of course some of them make a few bucks selling alarms, traps, and anti-wolf fences. But when the Wolf shows up in a pair of striped underpants, it really shakes up the forest. Is this a trick? Or do the animals have something to learn?
$8.99 PAPERBACK | 40 PAGES
ON SALE 3.5.2019
AGES 7 AND UP