Take a look at our recommended graphic novel solicitations scheduled for release from April 2019 onwards.
Amazing Fantastic Incredible: A Marvelous Memoir
Stan Lee, Peter David, Colleen Doran
In this gorgeously illustrated, full-color graphic memoir, Stan Lee – comic book legend and co-creator of Spider-Man, the X-Men, the Avengers, the Incredible Hulk and a legion of other Marvel superheroes – shares his iconic legacy and the story of how modern comics came to be.
Stan Lee is a man who needs no introduction. The most legendary name in the history of comic books, he was the leading creative force behind Marvel Comics, and brought to life – and into the mainstream – some of the world’s best-known heroes and most infamous villains throughout his career. His stories – filled with superheroes struggling with personal hang-ups and bad guys who possessed previously unseen psychological complexity – added wit and subtlety to a field previously locked into flat portrayals of good vs. evil. Lee put the human in superhuman and in doing so, created a new mythology for the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.
In this beautifully illustrated graphic memoir-illustrated by celebrated artist Colleen Doran-discover the true story behind the man, written with the same inimitable wit, energy, and offbeat spirit that he brought to the world of comics. Moving from his impoverished childhood in Manhattan to his early days writing comics, through his military training films during World War II and the rise of the Marvel empire in the 1960s to the current cinematic resurgence, Amazing Fantastic Incredible documents the life of a man and the legacy of an industry and career.
This funny, moving, and incredibly honest memoir is a must-have for collectors and fans of comic books and graphic novels of every age.
Bravo for Adventure
Advance solicited for June release! First time in trade paperback!
Alex Toth’s magnum opus contains all three of The Genius‘s stories starring Jesse Bravo, knock-about pilot and reluctant swashbuckler. Also included are rare pencil roughs, preliminary drawings, and story fragments, as well as samples of Toth’s own coloring for an edition that never saw print, and of the coloring for what was intended to be Bravo’s original 1975 first printing in France!
Decades: Marvel in the 80s – Awesome Evolutions
Dennis O’Neil, Chris Claremont, Luke McDonnell, Paul Smith, Tom Morgan, Various
Celebrate 80 years of Marvel Comics, decade by decade – and witness major shake-ups for iconic heroes in the Awesome Eighties!
A new generation of creators crafting character-defining runs changed everything, with new faces donning Iron Man’s armor and slinging Captain America’s shield! Bold makeovers were everywhere – including Spider-Man’s black costume, Storm’s mohawk, Thor’s battle armor, the Hulk’s return to gray, and the transformation of original X-Man Angel into Apocalypse’s metal-winged Horseman of Death! The sensational She-Hulk joined the Fantastic Four, and Peter Parker faced the biggest life-altering event of all: marriage to Mary Jane Watson!
Collecting Iron Man (1968) #170, Uncanny X-Men (1981) #173, Fantastic Four (1961) #265, Amazing Spider-Man (1963) #252 and Annual #21, Incredible Hulk (1968) #324, Thor (1966) #378, Captain America (1968) #333 and X-Factor (1986) #24.
Giant Days Vol.10
John Allison, Max Sarin
The final year of university is about to start for best mates Daisy, Esther, and Susan, and everything is going completely off the rails. From finding somewhere to live at the last minute, to broken bones, to the looming terror of the adult world, this semester is one you won’t want to miss.
John Allison (Bad Machinery, Scary Go Round) and illustrators Max Sarin and Julia Madrigal are our “resident advisors” for this action-packed fall term!
Collects issues #37-40 of the Eisner Award-nominated series.
Halo: Lone Wolf (HC)
Dark Horse Comics
Anne Toole, Kieran McKeown, JL Straw, Dan Jackson, Christian Ward
Sent on a covert mission without the rest of her team, Spartan Linda-058’s skills in infiltration and marksmanship are called upon to end the threat posed by a wanted scientist on a distant planet. With only an ONI AI at her side, Linda must fight through both the dregs of the Covenant and the hostility of a lost human settlement to stop the rogue scientist in his tracks.
Collects issues #1-4 of the series.
James Bond: Blackbox
Ben Percy, Rapha Lobosco, Dom Reardon
In the snowbound French Alps, James Bond finds himself in the crosshairs of an assassin who targets other assassins. This is the first puzzle piece in a larger adrenaline-fueled mystery that will send Bond across the globe to infiltrate the underworld, risk everything in high-stakes casino gambling, evade deadly pursuers, and root out a digital breach threatening global security.
Judge Dredd: Toxic
Paul Jenkins, Marco Castiello, Mark Buckingham
Advance solicited for June release!
Dredd’s investigation into the death of a seemingly unremarkable sewage worker spirals into a waste management crisis that could destroy all of Mega-City One, which has long used genetic modification on its waste workers to control the deluge of filth that flows under the city each days. When Dredd discovers that some of them have foregone that disfiguring procedure in favor of hosting protective alien symbiotes, it sparks a groundswell of anti-immigration fervor. Soon the toxic atmosphere spills into the streets, undermining the very infrastructure that makes the city tolerable. Can Dredd find a solution to save the now-indispensable aliens from the angry mobs?
A perfect mix of satire and social commentary!
Nicholas Aflleje, Sarah DeLaine, Ashley Lanni
Something hunts people on the outskirts of town…
Sam and Lielet are two new friends living in Ethiopia. They’re dealing with the kind of problems that all kids have: judgmental social cliques, condescending adults, alienation… and a legendary brain-eating monster straight out of folklore. Sure, it’s not going to be easy, but all they have to do is live through it.
Showcasing a quietly unsettling plot and building tension similar to Nick Drnaso’s Sabrina and Adrian Tomine’s Killing and Dying, debut creative team Nicholas Aflleje and Sarah DeLaine construct a poignant story of otherness and mystery.
Maria Lapham, David Lapham
Guns and revenge. As American as the wicked west.
Ricky Toledo is going to find the man that killed her mother, and revenge is going to be sweet. Ricky was 15 when she fell hard for a handsome drifter who rented a room in her family home. Then he killed her mother and got her father sent to prison for it. It’s three years later, and Ricky will stop at nothing to get revenge.
A broken young woman and her trusty companion – a gold Smith and Wesson 45 named Golddigger – track a serial killer hiding in plain sight as a travel blogger. It’s a dark, grimy game of cat and mouse through a tangled American landscape. And, like all the best crime noir, it’s a twisted love story.
Advance solicited for June release!
From the Eisner Award-winning creators of Stray Bullets.
Plate Tectonics: An Illustrated Memoir (HC)
At age thirty-five Margaux’s life is full of upheaval and unexpected twists and turns. She’s divorced, raising a child on her own, and trying to get back on her feet in today’s fast-paced world. When romance eventually returns, it takes on the most unexpected shape… in that of her best friend! Could things possibly get more complicated?!
Plate Tectonics: An Illustrated Memoir follows cartoonist Margaux Motin through one of the most transformative periods of her life as she navigates her own heartbreak and subsequent hope with unabashed wit and charm.
Six Days: The Incredible True Story of D-Day’s Lost Chapter (HC)
Robert Venditti, Kevin Maurer, Andrea Mutti
June 1944. World War II. D-Day. One hundred eighty two members of the U.S. 82nd Airborne Division parachute into the French countryside – a full 18 miles southeast of their intended target. This original graphic novel from DC Vertigo is the true story of an obscure World War II battle that took place in the small village of Graignes, France, for six days and the men who survived to tell the tale.
In the worst misdrop of the D-Day campaign, a group of soldiers are rattled to the core to find themselves even deeper behind enemy lines than anyone had intended. Miraculously, the citizens of Graignes vote to feed and shelter the soldiers, knowing that the decision will bring them terrible punishment if their efforts are discovered by the Germans. That day of reckoning comes faster than anyone could expect.
As a small German militia passes through, the world’s war comes to their remote town in the countryside, and for the next six days, the small band of American paratroopers and French citizens must fight for their lives to hold back 2,000 enemy combatants.
Six Days is a true story of survival, loyalty, the brutality of war, and a triumph of the human spirit so rarely brought to the comics form. Writers Kevin Maurer (the #1 New York Times bestseller No Easy Day: The Firsthand Account of the Mission That Killed Osama Bin Laden) and Robert Venditti (Green Lantern) – whose uncle fought in the Battle of Graignes and is a key character in the tale – completed comprehensive archival research in preparation for this unbelievable untold story of World War II.
Spider-Gwen – Ghost-Spider Vol.1: Spider-Geddon
Seanan McGuire, Rosi Kampe, Bengal
Gwen Stacy makes her sensational return! The Spider-Woman of Earth-65 is picking up right where she left off, fighting crime in her home reality – unaware it sits on the precipice of interdimensional calamity! Spider-Geddon is about to rock Gwen’s world!
Finding herself trapped in a parallel dimension as her friends and fellow Spiders are dying – with her teleporter watch destroyed and no way to get home – what can Gwen do to stop the Inheritors from wreaking havoc across the Web of Life and Destiny? And from out of the interdimensional chaos, she must face one of her deadliest enemies yet: the Gwen Goblin! With her life in jeopardy from all sides, is there a reason we’re calling her Ghost-Spider?! Plus: For the first time in print, an action-packed video-comic adventure!
Collecting Spider-Gwen: Ghost-Spider #1-4 and Spider-Geddon: Ghost-Spider Video Comic #1.
Strangers in Paradise XXV (Omnibus)
To celebrate its 25th-anniversary, Terry Moore’s Eisner Award-winning series is back with an all new story!
Katchoo and Francine’s family is in danger when a former Parker Girl threatens to reveal her criminal past in a tell-all book about Darcy Parker’s empire. Now Katchoo is on a mission to stop the rogue Parker Girl, but first she’ll have to find her.
Here is the entire new story in a single affordable collection, plus sketches and behind the scenes notes of the return of America’s favorite couple!
Teen Titans: Raven
Kami Garcia, Gabriel Picolo
When a tragic accident takes the life of seventeen-year-old Raven Roth’s foster mom – and Raven’s memory – she moves to New Orleans to live with her foster mother’s family and finish her senior year of high school.
Starting over isn’t easy. Raven remembers how to solve math equations and make pasta, but she can’t remember her favorite song or who she was before the accident. When strange things start happening – things most people would consider impossible – Raven starts to think it might be better not to know who she was in her previous life.
But as she grows closer to her foster sister, Max, her new friends, and Tommy Torres, a guy who accepts her for who she is now, Raven has to decide if she’s ready to face what’s buried in the past… and the darkness building inside her.
From the #1 New York Times best-selling co-author of Beautiful Creatures Kami Garcia and artist Gabriel Picolo comes this first graphic novel in the Teen Titans series for DC Ink, Teen Titans: Raven.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Macroseries
Kevin Eastman, Tom Waltz, Sophie Campbell, Brahm Revel, David Petersen, Various
First, Donatello understands that more is at stake than his brothers realize and in order to prepare for the coming conflict, Don will aim to repair his relationship with his mentor, Harold… and his malicious robotic counterpart, Metalhead!
Then, Michelangelo’s deteriorating relationship with his father, Splinter, reaches a point of no return! Will Mikey fight those he loves to save those who need him the most?
Next, Leonardo seeks refuge in Northampton, but danger follows – in the form of Koya and Karai! An epic throwdown will result in Leo making a drastic decision that will quickly alter the course of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles history!
And finally, Raphael is pushed to his breaking point as he is separated from his brothers and forced to endure an onslaught from the nefarious Bishop unlike anything he has experienced in the past!
Advance solicited for June release!
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles returns to its roots in these stories spotlighting each of the individual Turtles.
Usagi Yojimbo Vol.33: The Hidden
Dark Horse Comics
Usagi and Inspector Ishida join forces once again as they embark on a mission to track down and uncover the importance of a foreign book. The duo, desperate to solve the mystery, are forced to undertake unusual measures as well as enlist the help of a few surprising sources to get the information they require.
Collects Usagi Yojimbo: The Hidden #1-7.