First Second Unveils Line-Up For Next Wave Of ‘Science Comics’
One of the biggest strides in the comic industry over the past decade has come in the form of a wave of exciting and accessible educational comics by established creators. It's something that First Second has noticed too, as the publisher is throwing its weight behind its established line of Science Comics and announcing 13 more titles in the series, covering a wide range of topics, from cats and dogs to robots and drones.
Announced today via LiveScience, the new slate of books covers all sorts of topics including animals, weather patterns and machinery. In keeping with the previous titles in the series, First Second have recruited some of the best in the business: The ever prolific Andy Hirsch will be contributing three books to the line, Dogs, Cats and Trees and rising star Mairghread Scott will work with Jacob Chabot on Robots and Drones.
MK Reed, who already released Dinosaurs: Fossils and Feathers as one of the line's launch titles, returns for Weather with Jonathan Hill and Crows with Kyla Vanderklugt. The line also features work from the likes of Joe Flood, Jerzy Drozd, Anne Drozd and Dan Zettwoch, among others.
Check out the slideshow at LiveScience for a first look at some of the upcoming comics. Here's the full list of Science Comics and their scheduled release dates:
"Dogs" (Andy Hirsch) Publish Date: Oct. 31, 2017
"Robots and Drones" (Mairghread Scott, Jacob Chabot) Publish Date: Mar. 27, 2018
"Sharks" (Joe Flood) Publish Date: Apr. 17, 2018
"Polar Bears" (Zack Giallongo, Jason Viola) Publish Date: Spring 2018
"Rockets" (Jerzy Drozd, Anne Drozd) Publish Date: Spring 2018
"Cats" (Andy Hirsch) Publish Date: Fall 2018
"Weather" (MK Reed, Jonathan Hill) Publish Date: Fall 2018
"Cars" (Dan Zettwoch) Publish Date: Spring 2019
"Computers" (Perry E. Metzger, Penelope Spector, and Jerel Dye) Publish Date: Spring 2019
"Crows" (MK Reed and Kyla Vanderklugt) Publish Date: Fall 2019
"Trees" (Andy Hirsch) Publish Date: Fall 2019
"Brains" (Tory Woollcott, Alex Graudins) Publish Date: Winter 2019
"Solar Systems" (Rosemary Mosco, Jon Chad) Publish Date: Winter 2019