Seven Marvel titles awarded Great Graphic novel Award by YALSA

Tue, February 3rd, 2009 at 11:36am PST

Comic Books
CBR News Team, Editor

Official Press Release

The American Library Association has released their prestigious list of 2008 Great Graphic Novel Award by the Young Adult Library Services Association, with Marvel garnering seven titles on the list, including the chart topping, blockbuster DEATH OF CAPTAIN AMERICA and both Stephen King’s DARK TOWER collections!

As defined by YALSA, these books, recommended for those ages 12-18, meet the criteria of both good quality literature and appealing reading for teens.  The Marvel titles that made the list are:

Death of Captain America Volumes 1 & 2
Runaways: Dead End Kids
Silver Surfer Requiem
Planet Hulk
Dark Tower: A Gunslinger Born
Dark Tower: The Long Road Home

Marvel congratulates The creative teams and editors behind these books and encourages readers everywhere to try these award-winning titles.

CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE DEATH OF CAPTAIN AMERICA VOL. 1 & 2 TPB
Written by Ed Brubaker
Art by Steve Epting, Mike Perkins, and Butch Guice
Covers by Alex Ross and Steve Epting
Rated T+…$14.99
Volume 1:  978-0-785124-23-8. $14.99.
Volume 2: 978-0-785124-24-5.
On Sale Now!

RUNAWAYS: DEAD END KIDS TPB
Written by Joss Whedon
Art by Michael Ryan
Cover by Jo Chen
Rated T+…$15.99
978-0-7851-2853-3
On Sale Now!

SILVER SURFER: REQUIEM
Written by J. Michael Straczynski
Art & Cover by Esad Ribic
Rated T+…$14.99
978-0-7851-2848-9
On Sale Now!

PLANET HULK TPB
Written by Greg Pak
Art by Carlo Pagulayan, Aaron Lopresti, Gary Frank, and Takeshi Miyazawa
Cover by Ladrönn
Rated A…$34.99
978-0-785120-12-4
On Sale Now!

Stephen King’s DARK TOWER: THE GUNSLINGER BORN HC
Written by Robin Furth & Peter David
Art & Cover by Jae Lee and Richard Isanove
Parental Advisory…$24.99
978-0-785121-44-2
On Sale Now!

Stephen King’s DARK TOWER: THE LONG ROAD HOME HC
Written by Robin Furth & Peter David
Art & Cover by Jae Lee and Richard Isanove
Parental Advisory…$24.99
978-0-785127-09-3
On Sale Now!

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