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The GateCrashers Library: September 2021

Adventure back to the GateCrashers Library, where we’ve got the perfect super hero (and super-villain) book recommendations!

As September sweeps in and some of us find ourselves back in school, we search for those books that keep our minds eager and active for whatever lies ahead. This month we look to those with heightened abilities as we celebrate all things Super about these Heroes (and their villains)! Whether it be a comic or full-length novel, these pieces of literature will be sure to keep your attention on days when you feel your own power has been drained.


Shadow of the Batgirl by Sarah Kuhn

Renegades by Marissa Meyer

Hero by Perry Moore

Codename: Sailor V, Vol. 1 – Naoko Takeuchi

HAWKEYE: Kate Bishop, Vol 1: Anchor Points by Kelly Thompson

Go Go Power Rangers Vol. 1 by Ryan Parrott, Dan Mora (illustrator) and contributions by Raul Angelo

“From the fun, vibrant art style, to seeing a side of the Marvel Universe you don’t often get to see, Soule & Pulido’s She-Hulk is the perfect way to fall in love with Jennifer Walters.”

— Ethan

She-Hulk Vol 1: Law and Disorder by Charles Soule

The Apocalypse Suite (The Umbrella Academy #1) By Gerard Way

Marvel 1602 by Neil Gaiman

Teen Titans: Raven by Kami Garcia

Joyride, Vol. 1 by Jackson Lanzing and Collin Kelly

Young Avengers is a great entryway for a lot of characters that we know or I suspect are going to be popping up in the MCU soon. It was also one of the first comic books I read!”

— Patrick

Young Avengers, Vol. 1: Style > Substance by Kieron Gillen

Dreadnought by April Daniels

Batman: Nightwalker by Marie Lu

Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson

Miles Morales: Spider-Man by Jason Reynolds

The Adventures of Captain Underpants by Dave Pilkey

“My very first superhero graphic novel was Brubaker’s Catwoman of East End, still one of my favorites to this day.”

— Bree

Catwoman of East End by Ed Brubaker

The League of Secret Heroes by Kate Hannigan

Battlecry by Emerald Dodge

Ms. Marvel, Vol 1: No Normal by G. Willow Wilson

Superman: Dawnbreaker by Matt de la Pena

“For younger readers, DC’s Primer was a great introduction to young superhero characters.”

— Jimmy

Primer by Thomas Krajewski & Jennifer Muro

Hawkeye, Vol. 1: My Life as a Weapon by Matt Fraction

Pitiful Human-Lizard by Jason Loo

Ironheart, Vol. 1: Those With Courage by Eve L. Ewing illustrated by Luciano Vecchion, Kevin Libranda & G. Geoffo

Soon I Will Be Invincible by Austin Grossman

The Ables by Jeremy Scott

Vicious is an anti-hero origin story that combines unforgettable characters with well-crafted plot. You won’t regret picking this one up.”

— Ashley

Vicious by V.E. Schwab

Wonder Woman: War Bringer by Leigh Bardugo

Black Canary: Breaking Silence by Alexandra Monir

Thor, Vol. 1: Goddess of Thunder by Jason Aaron

Batgirl: Year One by Scott Beatty

Power Rangers is a comic that brings the same feeling you remember having as a kid watching the show with characters being a bit more fleshed out and overarching stories throughout.”

— Dan

Mighty Morphing Power Rangers, Vol. 1 by Kyle Higgins

Catwoman: Soulstealer by Sarah J. Maas

Please Don’t Tell My Parents I’m a Supervillain by Richard Roberts

The Violent Century by Lavie Tidhar

Want to learn more about TMNT? Check out The GateCrashers Podcast episode HERE!

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The IDW Collection, Volume 1 by Kevin Eastman, Tom Waltz, Brian Lynch, Erik Burnham, and Bobby Curnow

Naomi by Michael Bendis and David F. Walker illustrations by Jamal Campbell

The Adventures of Super Diaper Baby by Dave Pilkey

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