Take a look at our recommended graphic novel solicitations scheduled for release from February 2019 onwards.
Detective Comics: 80 Years Of Batman (Deluxe Edition)
Detective Comics: 80 Years Of Batman (Deluxe Edition) will feature an all-new cover by Jim Lee and several unpublished treasures, including a story about a traumatic early moment in Bruce Wayne’s life by Paul Levitz and acclaimed artist Denys Cowan and an extraordinary look at a work in progress — Bob Kane “ghost” Lew Sayre Schwartz’s original layouts for the Batman tale from Detective Comics #200. In addition, the celebratory book will include essays looking at Batman from extraordinary perspectives including Cory Doctorow, Neil Gaiman, Glen David Gold, Denny O’Neil, former San Diego police chief Shelley Zimmerman and pulp historian Anthony Tollin.
The collectable hardcover book follows the best-selling Action Comics: 80 Years Of Superman and again features guest editor Paul Levitz. Classic reprints of the Dark Knight’s most memorable adventures will also be highlighted, from his first appearance to peak moments and the debuts of Robin, Batwoman, Bat-Mite, Batgirl and Super-Villains such as Two-Face, the Riddler, Clayface and Man-Bat. Plus, the must-have book will include the first tales of Slam Bradley, Air Wave, the Boy Commandos and the Martian Manhunter.
Return Of Wolverine
Charles Soule, Declan Shalvey, Steve McNiven
He’s back! After a long life of fighting the good fight, Wolverine succumbed to the inevitable. Logan was dead. But now, suddenly, he’s alive! How? Why? And how has this chilling experience changed him?
Wolverine awakens in a destroyed lab, his memories fragmented, his claws burning hot and his identity in doubt. What is the organization called Soteira, and what has its enigmatic leader Persephone done to Logan? Wolverine may be back, but as he throws himself headlong into the mysteries around him, he may not remain in the land of the living for long.
A confrontation with his oldest allies looms, but the X-Men have learned much during their hunt for Wolverine. Can he handle the truth of what he’s done? Now that Logan has risen, how far can he fall?
Collecting Return Of Wolverine #1-5.
Dennis Culver, Geoffo, Chris Burnham
A group of teenagers must fight off an attack on their town by a secret alien invasion to save their friends and families… but they can only see the aliens if they’re completely wasted!
The Burnouts are saving the world one puff at a time!
Collects Burnouts #1-5.
John Barber, Alex Milne, Andrew Griffith
Every IDW Transformers comic has led to this cataclysmic story! The culmination of IDW‘s Transformers Universe! The end is nigh!
Unicron, a planet-sized being that devours other worlds, has set its sights on Cybertron and all of its colonies – including Earth! Optimus Prime, Bumblebee, and their friends must unite every Cybertronian, Earthling, and ally they have to stand against this threat to all existence. But why is Unicron hell-bent on destroying Cybertron – what original sin did Optimus Prime’s ancestors commit to earn this wrath? It’s an all-out battle against extinction as the world-destroying, universe-shattering threat of Unicron is on its way.
Neil Gaiman’s American Gods Vol.2: My Ainsel (HC)
Dark Horse Comics
Neil Gaiman, P. Craig Russell, Scott Hampton
The bizarre road trip across America continues as our heroes gather reinforcements for the imminent god war! Shadow and Wednesday leave the House on the Rock and continue their journey across the country where they set up aliases, meet new gods, and prepare for war.
The Hugo, Bram Stoker, Locus, World Fantasy and Nebula award-winning novel and hit Starz television series by Neil Gaiman is adapted as a graphic novel!
Collects issues #1-9 of American Gods: My Ainsel.
Red Sonja / Tarzan
Gail Simone, Walter Geovani, Adam Hughes
Eson Duul is an evil man. The mere mention of his name makes powerful quake with fear. He has no regard for life, including that of man. But he may finally have met his match when he finds himself up against Red Sonja and Tarzan!
Gail Simone (Birds of Prey, Red Sonja) and Walter Geovani (Red Sonja, Clean Room) reunite to bring us the crossover event featuring two of fiction’s greatest heroes side by side at last!
John Layman, Nick Pittara, Michael Garland
Poor ol’ Ryan DeLuca didn’t buy enough beer for his party. While he was out on a beer run, his idiot buddies busted out some mystical arcana and performed a demonic summoning ceremony. And this ceremony didn’t just unleash a giant monster from hell – it also set off a domino effect of destruction, chaos, and madness, unleashing dinosaurs and demons, scientific perversions and unholy abominations, radioactive mutants and giant mechs. Buckle up!
Join John Layman, multiple Eisner-winning co-creator of Chew and Nick Pittara, Eisner-nominated co-creator of The Manhattan Projects, along with colorist Michael Garland (The Manhattan Projects), for an eye-popping, face-melting, reality-defying nonstop rush of pure comic book action!
Collects Leviathan #1-5.
Black Panther Vs Deadpool
Daniel Kibblesmith, Ricardo Lopez Ortiz, Ryan Benjamin
Deadpool has teamed up with, taken down or taken a beating from just about every hero in the Marvel Universe – and no way is the Black Panther going to miss his turn! Prepare yourself for a hilarious romp through Wakanda as Wade Wilson goes on the hunt for the world’s most valuable resource: Vibranium! But why does Deadpool want it? And what will T’Challa make of his motives?
While the Panther’s mind is distracted with the possibility of a revolutionary new technology that could change the world, Deadpool is about to learn you don’t bring a sword to a claw fight! Someone’s going to lose their head – but will it be Wade, T’Challa or the villainous Jack O’Lantern?! All this, plus… the unthinkable Pantherpool!
Collecting Black Panther Vs Deadpool #1-5.
Batman / The Maxx: Arkham Dreams (HC)
DC Comics / IDW Publishing
A devious new doctor at Arkham Asylum is conducting unconventional experiments into the human psyche, and he kicks off a chain reaction of disaster when he carries out tests on Arkham’s newest patient, The Maxx! The city of Gotham is starting to merge with The Maxx’s psychedelic mental landscape, known as the Outback, blurring the line between real and unreal. It’s up to Batman to save not just Gotham, but all of reality, and he and The Maxx are going to have to travel through some of the darkest places imaginable – the twisted minds of Batman’s greatest enemies!
Join Batman and The Maxx on an off-kilter and unforgettable romp through the diabolical consciousnesses of Batman’s greatest foes, including Harley Quinn, the Penguin, Killer Croc, and, of course, the Joker. Legendary artist Sam Kieth (The Sandman, Wolverine) returns to his greatest creation, The Maxx, after two decades and to Gotham City as well.
The Dark Knight faces the strangest and most bizarre adventure of his career, as he meets comics’ strangest and most bizarre hero, The Maxx!
Terry Blas, Claudia Aguirre
Open the door. Adventure awaits.
Olive and her adopted siblings, Charlotte and Darwin, are spending the summer with their estranged grandma at her creepy hotel, and it’s all work and no play. They’re stuck inside doing boring chores until they stumble upon an incredible secret… behind each door of the hotel lies a portal to a strange and mysterious place.
The simple turn of a knob transports them to a distant magical world filled with space pirates. Behind the next door are bearded wizards. Down the hall is a doorway to a cotton-candied kingdom. But once the doors are open, worlds start colliding, and only one family can save them before the hotel tears itself apart.
Written by Terry Blas (The Amazing World of Gumball) and illustrated by the talented Claudia Aguirre (Kim and Kim), this world-hopping fantasy tale breaks down the door to imagination and dares you to embrace the idea that family is everything.
Aliens: Dead Orbit (HC)
Dark Horse Comics
After a horrific accident strikes a space station, an engineering officer must use all available tools – a timer, utility kit, and his wits – to survive an attack from the deadliest creature known to man.
Collects issues #1-4 of the hit Aliens story Dead Orbit, penned by Orc Stain creator James Stokoe, and featuring new cover art, bonus process material, and high-res scans of original art collected in a deluxe oversized hardcover format!
Cullen Bunn, Mark Torres
Spine-tingling horror, psychological fright, the undead, and the bitter cold of a supernatural winter come together in this tale of mounting dread.
Ten years ago, Dan Kerr turned his back on his wife and unborn daughter. Now, both mother and child have gone missing, and Dan will have to pull out all the stops to bring them home. Because ghosts stir when Dan’s estranged daughter is near, and as the dead grow restless, the cold deepens…
Collects Cold Spots #1-5.
Fantastic Four Vol.1: Fourever
Dan Slott, Sara Pichelli, Simone Bianchi, Skottie Young, Esad Ribic
The wait is over! The Thing, the Human Torch, the Invisible Woman and Mister Fantastic – the first four heroes of the Marvel Age of Comics – are about to be reunited! Experience the grand return of the greatest family in the Marvel Universe!
As an event occurs that will radically alter the Fantastic Four, Reed and Sue Richards return home with their children. But things have changed! And while Alicia Masters and the Thing ponder a big change of their own, the next chapter begins in the life of Victor Von Doom! Plus: Who are the Marvel Universe’s newest fabulous foursome – the Fantastix?! How did they come into possession of the Baxter Building? And what does that mean for the original FF?
The World’s Greatest Comic Magazine is back – and better than ever!
Collecting Fantastic Four (2018) #1-4.
Danielle Paige, Stephen Byrne
Princess Mera is teenage royalty and heir to the throne of Xebel, a colony ruled by the other no-so-lost land under the sea, Atlantis. Her father, his court, and the entire kingdom are expecting her to marry and introduce a new king. But Mera is destined to wear a different crown….
When the Xebellian military plots to overthrow Atlantis and break free of its oppressive regime, Mera seizes the opportunity to take control of her own destiny by assassinating Arthur Curry – the long-lost prince and heir to the kingdom of Atlantis. But her mission gets sidetracked when Mera and Arthur unexpectedly fall in love. Will Arthur Curry be the king at Mera’s side, or will he die under her blade as she attempts to free her people from persecution?
An astonishing story that explores duty, love, heroism, and freedom… all through the eyes of readers’ favorite undersea royalty.
From New York Times best-selling author Danielle Paige (Dorothy Must Die) and artist Stephen Byrne comes a Mera-and-Aquaman story that explores Mera’s first steps on land, and her first steps as a hero or villain, forcing her to choose to follow her heart or her mission to kill.
House Amok Vol.1
Christopher Sebela, Shawn McManus
It’s the summer vacation from hell!
Ten-year-old twin Dylan Sandifer and her family have fallen down a rabbit hole full of secret implants, conspiracy theories, Mandela effects, invaders, and organ thieves. As the attacks intensify, the Sandifers light out across the country in search of answers and salvation, blazing a bloody path of arson and murder.
Super Sons: The Polarshield Project
Ridley Pearson, Ile Gonzalez
The polar ice caps have nearly melted away, causing devastation to coastal cities. Erratic, deadly weather forces everyone inland, tearing families apart. Earth is facing its greatest crisis – and Superman and Batman are nowhere to be found.
Jon Kent and Damian Wayne are opposite in every way except one – they are the sons of the World’s Greatest Heroes! To uncover a global conspiracy, this unlikely dynamic duo will need to learn to trust each other and work together to save the Earth. But who is the mysterious Candace? And what secrets does she hold that could be the key to everything?
From New York Times bestselling author Ridley Pearson (Kingdom Keepers) and artist Ile Gonzalez comes the first original graphic novel in an epic three-part series that follows the Super Sons of Superman and Batman as they struggle to find their place in a rapidly changing world!
Star Wars: Ewoks – Flight To Danger
Dave Manak, Warren Kremer
Journey to the forest world of Endor for adorable adventures with the Ewoks! Join Wicket Warrick, his friend Teebo and Chief Chirpa’s daughter Princess Kneesaa in colorful capers filled with rainbow bridges and rites of power!
Who dares brave the Valley of Evil? Where will the Ewoks land when a mission of honor turns into a flight to danger? And what is the incredible secret of the Terrible Machine? There are discoveries and deadly games in store as the Ewoks face a call to arms, a chase to the end and a fight to the finish!
The cuddly stars of Return of the Jedi take center stage in fun-filled stories guaranteed to make you sing “Yub Nub”!
Collecting Ewoks #1-5.
Batman and Harley Quinn
Ty Templeton, Rick Burchett, Various
Ty Templeton and Rick Burchett reunite for a story that serves as a prequel to the Batman and Harley Quinn animated film!
Harley Quinn is a legend in her own mind, so when she realises The Joker thinks of her as more of a sidekick, she takes her revenge! But before Batman can swoop in and cart her off to Arkham Asylum, her pal Poison Ivy rescues her! But if the only way to get rid of her sidekick status is to strike out on her own, will Harley be willing to try it? And does that mean… joining Batman?
Collects Batman and Harley Quinn digital chapters #1-7 and Harley Quinn and Batman digital chapters #1-5.
Bully Wars Vol.1
Skottie Young, Aaron Conley
I Hate Fairyland and Deadpool writer Skottie Young and artist Aaron Conley (Sabertooth Swordsman, Rocket Raccoon and Groot) bring you book one of their hilarious all-ages series!
Rufus has been the biggest bully in Rottenville since kindergarten, but everything changed on the first day of high school. Suddenly going from bully to bullied, he’s forced to make a shaky pact with his favorite geeks, Spencer and his twin sibling besties Edith and Ernie, to survive the Hunger Games-like contest known as the Bully Wars – where the winner will rule the school!
Collects Bully Wars #1-5.
Dick Tracy: Dead Or Alive
Lee Allred, Michael Allred, Rich Tommaso
Yellow trenchcoat? Check. Square jaw? Check. 2-Way Wrist Radio? Check! The All-American detective just made the biggest collar of his career, and it only cost him his job! But now the honest cop has packed his bags for “the city by the lake,” and its criminals better watch out.
It’s bizarre villains, crooked cops, and gunfights galore! Reimagined for the 21st century through a retro lens Dick Tracy: Dead or Alive is a lock to be the pop-art event of the year!
Witness the rebirth of one the most iconic comic-strip heroes of all time!
Jody LeHeup, Dave Steward, Nathan Fox
The future’s only hope… has a zero percent chance. Nathan Bright had it all: an awesome girlfriend, a kickass dog, and a job as the #1 weatherman on terraformed Mars. But when he’s accused of carrying out the worst terrorist attack in human history – an event that wiped out nearly the entire population of Earth – Nathan becomes the target of a manhunt that spans the galaxy. But is Nathan truly responsible for such a horrific crime? And why can’t he remember?
Confused, terrified, and totally unprepared for life on the run, Nathan’s fate lies in the hands of Amanda Cross, the disavowed government agent assigned to his case. Together the unlikely duo will have to rely on each other as they battle their way through the solar system in search of the truth, and the key to stopping a second extinction-level attack.
A full-throttle, wide-screen, science fiction epic about the damage we do in the name of justice and what it truly means to be redeemed… you don’t want to miss The Weatherman!
Collects The Weatherman #1-6.