ALIA Graphic September 2021 Roundup

by | Sep 27, 2021 | monthly roundup | 0 comments

Welcome to the ALIA Graphic Novels and Comics monthly roundup for September! We have so much to share with you this month including news, events, PD and more.

It is a packed month this September with the announcement of our first-ever live webinar Getting Graphic: Comics Around the World featuring – you guessed it – specialist panelists and information from around the globe. This one-hour webinar will span several aspects of graphic novel and comic knowledge, history, collections information and professional development, culminating with a discussion from Matthew Noe, the President of the American Library Association’s Graphic Novels and Comics Roundtable and a passionate advocate of graphic medicine.

Feel free to have lunch with us, or claim it through the ALIA PD Scheme or Proficiency Recognition Program. A lot of love for the graphic novel medium and excitement for the future of the form has gone into the planning of this webinar and we cannot wait to share it with you on Thursday October 14 at 1pm AEST. Registrations are open now and you can sign up here.

We also had an engaging chat during this month’s Graphic Novel Club focusing on women and comics, where we talked at length about diversity, gender and authenticity. In short, we think greater diversity of comic creators leads to greater diversity and representation in graphic novels, which is a wonderful thing. Of course, you can join us for the next installment of the Graphic Novel Club on Sunday October 24 at 3pm AEST for our discussion on Webcomics, and how libraries can integrate this dynamic format. 

You can read the three webcomics that we will be talking about below:

You can register for our next meeting here. Happy reading and see you there! Now, onto the news this month…


Collections & PD

Media & Resources

New Releases for September 2021


Junior and YA

  • Barb: The Last Berzerker – Dan Abdo, Jason Patterson (Simon & Schuster)
  • Borders – Thomas King, Natasha Donovan (Little Brown)
  • Codename: Sailor V Eternal Edition 1 – Naoko Takeuchi (Kodanksha COmics)
  • Cuphead Volume 2: Cartoon Chronicles & Calamities – Zack Keller (Dark Horse Children’s)
  • Eighty Days – A.C. Esguerra (Archaia)
  • Iyanu: Child of Wonder Volume 1 – Roye Okupe, Godwin Akpan (Dark Horse)
  • Jukebox – Nidhi Chanani (First Second)
  • Little Nemo – Frank Pe, Winsor McKay (Magnetic Press)
  • My Own World – Mike Holmes (First Second)
  • Needle & Thread – David Pinckney, Ennun Ana Iurov, Micah Myers (Mad Cave Studios)
  • Other Boys – Damian Alexander (First Second)
  • Pokemon Sword & Shield Vol 1 – Hidenori Kusaka, Satoshi Yamamoto
  • Stars in their Eyes – Jessica Walton, Aśka (Fremantle Press)
  • Teen Titans: Beast Boy Loves Raven – Kami Garcia, Gabriel Picolo (DC Comics)
  • Treasure in the Lake – Jason Pamment (Allen & Unwin)


  • Gray – Arvind Ethan David, Eugenia Koumaki, Diana Greenhalgh (Clover Press)
  • Memories From the Civil War Vol 1 – Richard Marazano, Jean Michel Ponzio (Cinebook)
  • Monstress Vol 6 – Marjorie Liu, Sana Takeda (Image Comics)
  • Star Wars: Doctor Aphra Vol 2: The Engine Job – Alyssa Wong, Robert Gill, Ray Anthony Height, Minkyu Jung (Marvel Comics)
  • X-Men by Jonathan Hickman Vol 3 – Jonathan Hicman

And finally, four graphic novels adapting the renowned Chinese Science Fiction writer Cixin Liu’s short stories have just been published with various artists and writers involved and published by Head of Zeus:

  • Sea of Dreams
  • The Village Teacher
  • The Wandering Earth
  • Yuanyuan’s Bubbles


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