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Seven Marvel titles awarded Great Graphic novel Award by YALSA

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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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