(W) Josh Tierney (A) Giannis Milonogiannis & Various (CA) Afu Chan. WHY WE LOVE IT: Eisner Award-nominated creator Josh Tierney has a gift for bringing together the best up-and-coming indie talent to illustrate the adventures of Pira and Lono, our two favorite princesses in comics! This volume marks a brand-new starting point to jump into the world of Spera, with a daring new quest that longtime fans will also love. WHY YOU'LL LOVE IT: SPERA is a stunningly illustrated mashup of all the best things in life: webcomics, young-adult fantasy, retro video games, pulp adventure comics, and fairy tales. Fans of Zelda, Avatar: The Last Airbender, Frozen, Tamora Pierce, and LUMBERJANES will love this series! WHAT IT'S ABOUT: The Starless Queen is plotting an invasion of Spera, and has sent the merciless General Zeal to secure its capital. Unfortunately for the Queen, her daughter, the exiled adventurer Princess Pira, and Pira's best friend Princess Lono, have discovered her plot...and will go to any lengths to stop her. Along with their friends-the fire spirit, Yonder, and the ruthless cat Chobo-Pira and Lono must set off on a perilous journey to warn the Speran King, up monster-infested mountains, through villages full of crazed warriors, and down dark tunnels walled with madness itself.