Over the last ten years, First Second has made a name for itself as a publisher of top quality titles by a diverse range of creators, reflecting a wide array of experiences and genres. Today, the publisher announced its Fall 2017 line-up, which includes hard-boiled crime stories, coming-of-age stories, and perhaps most important, stories about dogs.

In an announcement at Entertainment Weekly, First Second’s editorial director Mark Siegel unveiled its line-up covering September to early November of next year, adding commentary for each title. Among the standouts are a ballet title called Spinning, from rising star Tillie WaldenPashmina by Nidhi Chanani, about a young Indian-American girl attempting to get in touch with her heritage; and The Hunting Accident, by David Carlson and Landis Blair, a true story about a blind man's budding friendship with a serial killer behind bars.

Also announced are new installments of some First Second mainstays, including Science Comics: Dogs by Andy Hirsch, and a new volume of Gene Luen Yang's and Mike HolmesSecret CodersThere's also a new volume of Jason Shiga's off-the-wall fantasy comic Demonand Mighty Jack and the Goblin King from Ben Hatke, which Siegel promises has a connection to Hatke's Zita The Spacegirl seres.

For more information and commentary by Siegel, check out the announcement at EW. Here's the full list of titles, along with release dates

  • Mighty Jack and the Goblin King by Ben Hatke, Sept. 5
  • Castle in the Stars by Alex Alice, Sept. 12
  • Spinning by Tillie Walden, Sept. 12
  • The Hunting Accident by David Carlson and Landis Blair, Sept. 19
  • The Dam Keeper by Robert Kondo and Daisuke Tsutsumi, Sept. 26
  • Secret Coders: Robots & Repeats by Gene Luen Yang and Mike Holmes, Oct. 3
  • Pashmina by Nidhi Chanani, Oct. 3
  • Cucumber Quest by Gigi DG, Oct. 10a
  • Cast No Shadow by Nick Tapalansky and Anissa Espinosa, Oct. 10
  • Head Games by Craig McDonald and Kevin Singles, Oct. 24
  • Pelé: The King of Soccer by Eddy Simon and Vincent Brascaglia, Oct. 24
  • Science Comics: Dogs by Andy Hirsch, Oct. 31
  • Demon 4 by Jason Shiga, Nov. 7
  • Cici’s Journal by Joris Chamblain and Aurelie Neyret, Nov. 7

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