Barry Lyga Books In Order

Archvillain Books In Publication Order

  1. Archvillain (2010)
  2. The Mad Mask (2012)
  3. Yesterday Again (2013)

I Hunt Killers Books In Publication Order

  1. I Hunt Killers (2012)
  2. Game (2013)
  3. Neutral Mask (2013)
  4. Lucky Day (2014)
  5. Career Day (2014)
  6. Blood Boy (2014)
  7. Blood of My Blood (2014)
  8. Down Time (2018)

The Flash Books In Publication Order

  1. Hocus Pocus (2017)
  2. Johnny Quick (2018)
  3. The Tornado Twins (2018)

Wolverine Books In Publication Order

  1. Worst Day Ever (2009)

Standalone Novels In Publication Order

  1. The Astonishing Adventures of Fanboy and Goth Girl (2006)
  2. Boy Toy (2007)
  3. Hero-Type (2008)
  4. Goth Girl Rising (2009)
  5. Unsoul’d (2013)
  6. After the Red Rain (2015)
  7. The Secret Sea (2016)
  8. Bang (2017)
  9. The Hive (2019)
  10. Time Will Tell (2021)
  11. Mike and Phil and All the World (2022)

Graphic Novels In Publication Order

  1. Mangaman (2011)
  2. Thanos: Titan Consumed (2018)
  3. The Flash: Crossover Crisis (2019)
  4. The Flash: Crossover Crisis 2 (2020)
  5. The Flash: Crossover Crisis 3 (2021)

Non-Fiction Books In Publication Order

  1. Graphic Novels in Your Media Center (With: ) (2004)

Anthologies In Publication Order

  1. Geektastic: Stories from the Nerd Herd (2009)
  2. Dona t Turn Out the Lights (2020)

Archvillain Book Covers

I Hunt Killers Book Covers

The Flash Book Covers

Wolverine Book Covers

Standalone Novels Book Covers

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Barry Lyga Books Overview

I Hunt Killers

What if the world’s worst serial killer…
was your dad?Jasper Jazz Dent is a likable teenager. A charmer, one might say. But he’s also the son of the world’s most infamous serial killer, and for Dear Old Dad, Take Your Son to Work Day was year round. Jazz has witnessed crime scenes the way cops wish they could from the criminal’s point of view. And now bodies are piling up in Lobo’s Nod. In an effort to clear his name, Jazz joins the police in a hunt for a new serial killer. But Jazz has a secret could he be more like his father than anyone knows?

Worst Day Ever

He’s Marvel’s most popular mutant…
and the best there is at what he does! Now, for the first time ever, experience the storied saga of everybody’s favorite feral X Man. In his own words fully illustrated with archival images from more than 30 years worth of comic book appearances!

The Astonishing Adventures of Fanboy and Goth Girl

A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year Fanboy’s whip smart, often hilariously sarcastic voice…
adds fresh, urgent perspective to age old questions about how young people cope with…
being misunderstood as they try to discover themselves. Booklist, starred review A captivating, darkly entertaining first novel. Tom Perrotta, author of Election and Little Children

Fanboy has never had it good, but lately his sophomore year is turning out to be its own special hell. The bullies have made him their favorite target, his best and only friend seems headed for the dark side sports and popularity, and his pregnant mother and the step fascist are eagerly awaiting the birth of the alien life form known as Fanboy s new little brother or sister.

Fanboy, though, has a secret: a graphic novel he s been working on without telling anyone, a graphic novel that he is convinced will lead to publication, fame, and most important of all a way out of the crappy little town he lives in and all the people that make it hell for him.

When Fanboy meets Kyra, a.k.a. Goth Girl, he finds an outrageous, cynical girl who shares his love of comics as well as his hatred for jocks and bullies. Fanboy can t resist someone who actually seems to understand him, and soon he finds himself willing to heed her advice to ignore or crush anyone who stands in his way.

Boy Toy

Josh Mendel has a secret. Unfortunately, everyone knows what it is.
Five years ago, Josh’s life changed. Drastically. And everyone in his school, his town seems like the world thinks they understand. But they don t they can t. And now, about to graduate from high school, Josh is still trying to sort through the pieces. First there s Rachel, the girl he thought he d lost years ago. She s back, and she s determined to be part of his life, whether he wants her there or not. Then there are college decisions to make, and the toughest baseball game of his life coming up, and a coach who won t stop pushing Josh all the way to the brink. And then there s Eve. Her return brings with it all the memories of Josh s past. It s time for Josh to face the truth about what happened.
If only he knew what the truth was…


Everyone is treating Kevin as a hero. He was in the right place and the right time and he saved a girl from being murdered. Only Kevin knows though, why he was able to save her. Things get even more complicated when Kevin is seen removing two patriotic Support the Troops ribbons from his car bumper. Now the town that lauded him as a hero turns on him, calling him unpatriotic. Kevin, who hadn’t thought much about it up to then, becomes politcially engaged, suddenly questioning what exactly supporting the troops or even saying the pledge of allegiance every day means.

Goth Girl Rising

Time is a funny thing in the hospital. In the mental ward. You lose track of it easily. After six months in the Maryland Mental Health Unit, Kyra Sellers, a.k.a. Goth Girl, is going home. Unfortunately, she’s about to find out that while she was away, she lost track of more than time. Kyra is back in black, feeling good, and ready to make up with the only person who’s ever appreciated her for who she really is.
But then she sees him. Fanboy. Transcended from everything he was into someone she barely recognizes. And the anger and memories come rushing back.
There’s so much to do to people when you’re angry. Kyra’s about to get very busy.


Sci fi adventure meets love story and East meets West in Mangaman, an original graphic novel for teens. Ryoko, a manga character from a manga world, falls through the Rip into the ‘real’ world the western world and tries to survive as the ultimate outsider at a typical American high school. When Ryoko falls in love with Marissa Montaigne, the most beautiful girl in the school, his eyes turn to hearts and comic tension tightens as his way of being drawn and expressing himself clashes with this different Western world in which he is stuck. ‘Panel holed’ for being different, Ryoko has to figure out how to get back to his manga world, back through the Rip…
all while he has hearts for eyes for a girl from the wrong kind of comic book. Barry Lyga writes a metafictive masterpiece as manga meets traditional Western comic book style, while Colleen Doran combines manga techniques and conventions with Western comic book storytelling to create a unique seamless though not Ripless comic hybrid that is by turns hilarious and heartbreaking.

Graphic Novels in Your Media Center (With: )

This ultimate guide to collecting and using graphic novels in a school library is written by an elementary librarian out of her experience as a teacher librarian who uses graphic novels in her library media center for instruction and to advance pleasure reading. Her husband and co author is employed by the comic book industry and is very knowledgeable about the history and development of this increasingly popular type of book. The book contains lesson plans linked to school curriculums for all ages plus a discussion of why graphic novels are useful with certain types of readers, particularly boys and reluctant readers. It feature helpful information and lists for collection development including reviews, reviewing sources, jobbers, Web sties and publisher contact information and posits reasons to help the librarian defend the use of graphic novels with students. Chapters about partnerships with local comic book stores and interviews with librarian users add to this title’s usefulness. Illustrated with pages from popular graphic novels, this book will pique the interest of librarians and teachers who just love to read.

Geektastic: Stories from the Nerd Herd

Acclaimed authors Holly Black Ironsideand Cecil Castellucci Boy Proof have united in geekdom to edit short stories from some of the best selling and most promising geeks in young adult literature: M.T. Anderson, Libba Bray, Cassandra Clare, John Green, Tracy Lynn, Cynthia and Greg Leitich Smith, David Levithan, Kelly Link, Barry Lyga, Wendy Mass, Garth Nix, Scott Westerfield, Lisa Yee, and Sara Zarr. With illustrated interstitials from comic book artists Hope Larson and Bryan Lee O’Malley, Geektastic covers all things geeky, from Klingons and Jedi Knights to fan fiction, theater geeks, and cosplayers. Whether you’re a former, current, or future geek, or if you just want to get in touch with your inner geek, Geektastic will help you get your geek on!

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