We’re kicking off this summer with a splash! Maverick’s first-ever Summer Reading Challenge is here! For every week between July 14th and August 25th, we’ll be reading a different graphic novel from the Maverick imprint, starting with Needle & Thread, and wrapping up with the release of our newest original graphic novel, In The Shadow of the Throne.
At the end of each week, we’ll be checking in on your progress and adding to the fun with activities such as designing your own cosplay, baking cookies, making origami swords, and more! Looking to get a head start? You can download our official reading journals here.
Check out the full lineup below!
The challenge kicks off on July 14th, starting with our first-ever Maverick Title, Needle & Thread, by David Pinckney & Ennun Ana Iurov!
Synopsis: Choosing between living the life you want and living the life you’re “supposed to have” is not always an easy choice. Noah, embracing his true-self, wants to pursue a career in costume design, something his loving, public service parents would never approve of. Azarie, the perfect, model daughter of a very stern, traditional family, dreams of embracing the hobbies she secretly loves, hobbies her social circle would never abide by. The two live different lives and their social statuses keep them from ever crossing paths until they have a chance encounter that exposes some common ground: the desire to be who they truly are. Together, the two set out to put it all on the line and show everyone what they’re made of and what they want to achieve in the form of cosplay. Their growing friendship will be tested and their faith in themselves, as well as each other, will be tried.
On July 21st, the challenge continues with our spooky, Nightmare in Savannah, by Lela Gwenn and Rowan MacColl!
On July 28th, we’re kicking things up a notch with our action-packed soccer graphic novel, World Class, by Jay Sandlin and Patrick Mulholland!
Writer: Jay Sandlin – Artist: Patrick Mulholland – Colorist: Rebecca Nalty – Letterer: Justin Birch
On August 4th, we’re taking it back to the summer of 1999 with Good Game, Well Played, by Rachael Smith and Kath Lobo!
After a quick break for vacation, we’ll be wrapping up our summer reading challenge on August 25th, with the release of our newest original graphic novel, In The Shadow of the Throne, by Kate Sheridan and Gaia Cardinali!
Ready to get that summer reading started?
Make sure to follow us on our socials to keep up with the latest Maverick news–and don’t forget to post your progress with the hashtag #MaverickSummerReads!
Our upcoming original graphic novel, In the Shadow of the Throne, takes readers along with Jordan to a mystical land, where he finds himself at
Time to take it back to the Summer of 1999! Our newest young adult graphic novel, Good Game, Well Played, is now officially available at