Gritty thriller shows cost of drug trade, human trafficking.
By Ryan Graudin
Sympathetic characters anchor over-the-top disaster drama.
By Matt de la Pena
Gritty, hyper-violent graphic novel about Batman's origin.
By Geoff Johns
Sharp satire mixes girl-power themes with violence, sex.
By Libba Bray
Dark Antarctic survival story. Overlong but fascinating.
By Geraldine McCaughrean