Take a look at our selection of recommended graphic novel solicitations scheduled for release from July 2019 onwards.
Amazing Spider-Man: Hunted
Nick Spencer, Ryan Ottley, Alberto Alburquerque, Humberto Ramos, Various
Volume 4 of Nick Spencer’s Amazing Spider-Man run! When Kraven returns, Spider-Man becomes the hunted!
Sergei Kravinoff and his minions have been kidnapping animal-themed superhumans for months, and they need one more to complete the collection: the Spider. But what does Kraven want with all of them?!
In Central Park, the prey is let loose, and the hunt begins – but Kraven isn’t the one in pursuit. Who has Spidey in their crosshairs? The Lizard has a target on his back, too – but he has a truly terrifying plan of his own! Peter Parker will find himself in a horrible situation, but there are lives – innocent and otherwise – at stake, and… well… he’s Spider-Man. When it comes to the big showdown, you have no idea how this one will go down!
Collecting Amazing Spider-Man (2018) #16-23, #16.Hu and #18.Hu-20.Hu.
Ed Brubaker, Jacob Phillips, Sean Phillips
Just in time for Convention Season – the ultimate comic con crime tale!
Comics won’t just break your heart. Comics will kill you. Hal Crane should know, he’s been around since practically the beginning. Stuck at an out-of-town convention, waiting to receive a lifetime achievement award, Hal’s weekend takes us on a dark ride through the secret history of a medium that’s always been haunted by crooks, swindlers, and desperate dreamers.
Bad Weekend – the story some are already calling the comic of the year from its serialization in Criminal #2 and #3 – has been expanded, with several new scenes added and remastered into a hardcover graphic novel, in the same format as Brubaker and Phillips’ (Kill or Be Killed, Fatale, Criminal) bestselling My Heroes Have Always Been Junkies. This gorgeous package is a must-have, an evergreen graphic novel every true comics fan will want to own.
Collects Criminal #2-3 with new expanded content.
Stuart Moore, Chris Wildgoose
This action-packed graphic novel based on the New York Times bestselling novel by Marie Lu transports readers to the shadowy gates of Arkham Asylum, where Gotham City’s darkest mysteries reside… and which now threatens to imprison young Bruce Wayne.
A ruthless new gang of criminals known only as Nightwalkers is terrorizing Gotham, and the city’s elite are being taken out one by one. On the way home from his 18th birthday party, newly minted billionaire Bruce Wayne makes an impulsive choice that puts him in their crosshairs and lands him in Arkham Asylum, the once-infamous mental hospital. There, he meets Madeleine Wallace, a brilliant killer… and Bruce’s only hope. Madeleine is the mystery Bruce must unravel, but is he convincing her to divulge her secrets, or is he feeding her the information she needs to bring Gotham City to its knees?
Adapted by Stuart Moore and illustrated by Chris Wildgoose, this graphic novel presents a thrilling new take on Batman before he donned the cape and cowl.
Black Hammer Vol.4: Age of Doom, Part II
Dark Horse Comics
Jeff Lemire, Rich Tommaso, Dave Stewart, Dean Ormston
After learning how they got trapped on the farmworld, our heroes find themselves with everything they thought they wanted. But not everything is right just yet, and it takes the strong resolve of the new Black Hammer to get the team back together as shocking revelations change their world at every turn!
Collects Black Hammer: Age of Doom #6-12.
Daredevil Vol.1: To Know Fear
Chip Zdarsky, Marco Checchetto, Lalit Kumar Sharma, Julian Totino Tedesco
The next chapter in the ever-surprising saga of Daredevil!
After a brush with death, Matt Murdock must piece together his shattered life – and that includes returning to action as Daredevil! But years of trauma have taken their toll, and becoming the guardian of Hell’s Kitchen he once was won’t be easy. Mistakes will be made along the way – and this time, one might actually prove to be the end of him. Because when a criminal dies, and Daredevil takes the blame, Matt must go on the run in a desperate bid to clear his name! But even he can’t outrun judgment forever. And with DD’s absence from Hell’s Kitchen, the real devils can come out to play.
Collecting Daredevil (2019) #1-6.
Decades: Marvel in the 10s – Legends and Legacy
Brian Michael Bendis, Kelly Sue DeConnick, Chris Samnee, Dexter Soy, Mark Brooks, Various
Celebrate 80 years of Marvel Comics, decade by decade. The blockbuster icons and bold new generation of the trailblazing 2010s!
As iconic heroes enjoyed worldwide cinematic success, a diverse array of young champions stole the spotlight! Find your favorite movie stars in outstanding adventures by the best modern creators – from Iron Man, Black Panther, Spider-Man and Captain Marvel… to Thanos! And get to know the new kids on the block – Miles Morales; Spider-Gwen; Thor, Goddess of Thunder; the Unbeatable Squirrel Girl; and Kamala Khan, the incomparable Ms. Marvel!
Collecting Ultimate Comics Spider-Man (2011) #7, Captain Marvel (2012) #1, Iron Man (2012) #1, Guardians of the Galaxy (2013) #4, Edge of Spider-Verse #2, Ms. Marvel (2014) #12, Amazing Spider-Man (2015) #3, Mighty Thor (2015) #5, Black Panther (2016) #1, Unbeatable Squirrel Girl (2015b) #7 and Thanos (2016) #1.
Die! Die! Die! Vol.1
Robert Kirkman, Scott Gimple, Chris Burnham, Nathan Fairbairn
A new series from The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman!
This is an evil world where evil people do evil stuff all the time. Thankfully, there’s a secret cabal within the United States government that works outside the normal system to influence world matters through targeted assassination. So if you’re hurting people, somehow making the world worse than it already is, or even just standing in the way of something good happening, then someone could right now be giving the order for you to… Die!Die!Die!
Collects Die!Die!Die! #1-8.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.1: Final Gauntlet
Donny Cates, Geoff Shaw, David Marquez
The universe is on fire. Hundreds of worlds are at war. Never has there been such hatred and division across the cosmos. Now, more than ever, the Galaxy needs Guardians – but in the aftermath of the Infinity Wars, who is left to answer the call? On the plus side, Thanos is dead – but long live the new Thanos! Who will it be? And can the Guardians find them before everything comes crashing down? They’re not the only ones on the hunt, though. Who are the Dark Guardians? And what does the search for Thanos’ successor have to do with Hela, goddess of death? Prepare for the Guardians vs. the Dark Guardians vs. the Black Order! It’s all-out chaos, and it’s about to get worse. Could the Mad Titan be fighting his way back from the grave?!
Collecting Guardians of the Galaxy (2019) #1-6.
Gunning for Hits
Jeff Rougvie, Moritat
Record company talent scout Martin Mills jumps at the chance to make a comeback album with his favorite rock legend. But when it goes sideways, Martin is forced to use deadly skills from his past in a desperate bid to save his reputation, and the artist’s career.
Set in the 1980s New York City music scene, this real-world music business crime thriller from writer/music producer Jeff Rougvie (David Bowie, Big Star) and artist Moritat (Spirit, Harley Quinn, Hellblazer) includes special background features and Spotify playlists!
Collects Gunning for Hits #1-6.
Hellboy and the B.P.R.D.: 1956
Dark Horse Comics
Mike Mignola, Chris Roberson, Yishan Li, Paul Grist, Dave Johnson, Various
Follow Hellboy’s adventures with the B.P.R.D. before Seed of Destruction!
Pressure is mounting within the Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense to uncover the Soviets’ secret plans for recovered Nazi occult weapons. But a suspicious cover-up leads one agent off the radar in search of answers. Meanwhile, demonic Soviet occult leader Varvara pushes her team to follow her own whims, and Hellboy is sent on the mission that led to his infamous misadventures in Mexico.
Collects Hellboy and the B.P.R.D.: 1956 #1-5 and Hellboy vs. Lobster Johnson: The Ring of Death.
League of Extraordinary Gentlemen Vol.IV: Tempest
Alan Moore, Kevin O’Neill
After an epic twenty-year journey through the entirety of human culture – the biggest cross-continuity “universe” that is conceivable – Alan Moore and Kevin O’Neill conclude both their legendary League of Extraordinary Gentlemen and their equally legendary comic-book careers with the series’ spectacular fourth and final volume, The Tempest. Tying up the slenderest of plot threads and allusions from the three preceding volumes, The Black Dossier, and the Nemo trilogy into a dazzling and ingenious bow, the world’s most accomplished and bad-tempered artist-writer team use their most stylistically adventurous outing yet to display the glories of the medium they are leaving; to demonstrate the excitement that attracted them to the field in the first place; and to analyze, critically and entertainingly, the reasons for their departure.
Opening simultaneously in the panic-stricken headquarters of British Military Intelligence, the fabled Ayesha’s lost African city of Kor, and the domed citadel of “We” on the devastated Earth of the year 2996, the dense and yet furiously paced narrative hurtles like an express locomotive across the fictional globe from Lincoln Island to modern America to the Blazing World; from the Jacobean antiquity of Prospero’s Men to the superhero-inundated pastures of the present to the unimaginable reaches of a shimmering science-fiction future. With a cast list that includes many of the most iconic figures from literature and pop culture, and a tempo that conveys the terrible momentum of inevitable events, this is literally and literarily the story to end all stories.
Originally published as a six-issue run of unfashionable, outmoded and flimsy children’s comics that would make you appear emotionally backward if you read them on the bus, this climactic magnum opus also reprints classic English super-team publication The Seven Stars from the murky black-and-white reachers of 1964. A magnificent celebration of everything comics were, are, and could be, any appreciator or student of the medium would be unwise to miss The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Volume IV: The Tempest.
Welcome to the story to end all stories. Two decades of literary League lunacy have all been building to this, the most ambitious meta-comic imaginable.
Mark Millar, Rafael Albuquerque
Edison Crane isn’t content being the world’s smartest man and most successful businessman – his brilliant mind needs to be constantly challenged. He’s a Nobel Prize-winning scientist, a genius composer, an Olympic athlete, and an expert in the occult, and now international governments are calling on him to fix problems they just can’t handle.
Collects Prodigy #1-6.
Ronin Island Vol.1
Greg Pak, Giannis Milonogiannis, David LaFuente
After a mysterious attack wipes out the major cities of 19th century Japan, Korea, and China, survivors from all three lands find refuge on a hidden island and build a new society. Hana, the orphaned daughter of Korean peasants, and Kenichi, son of a great samurai leader, have little in common except for a mutual disdain for the other. But these young warriors will have to work together when an army invades the island with shocking news: there is a new Shogun and the Island is expected to pay fealty in exchange for protection from a new enemy… a mutated horde that threatens to wipe out all humanity.
Award-winning writer Greg Pak (Firefly, Mech Cadet Yu) and artist Giannis Milonogiannis (Prophet) present a story that examines how we move forward when our past divides, set against the backdrop of a post-disaster 19th century Japan.
Collects issues #1-4 in an exclusive comic shop release.
Transformers Vol.1: World in Your Eyes
Brian Ruckley, Angel Hernandez, Cachet Whitman, Bethany McGuire-Smith, Casey Coller
In the infinite universe, there exists no other planet like Cybertron. Home to the Transformers bots, and a thriving hub for inter-stellar commerce, it is a world brimming with organic and constructed diversity. Immense structures line its landscapes. Mechanical giants roam across its surface. Ancient Cybertronians merge into its very fabric. Small, mysterious creatures skulk in its shadows. It is a truly amazing realm, long untouched by war, and exuberantly reaching for the stars. This is the Cybertron that Orion Pax and Megatron compete for in this bold new origin – a world of seemingly endless peace. All that changes when Bumblebee and Windblade take a newly-forged Cybertronian on his first voyage through this world of wonders, only to discover the first murder to occur on Cybertron in living memory! Soon, they’ll face the hard reality that the planet is on the brink of an unprecedented shift, and nothing will ever be the same.
Collects issues #1-12 of IDW’s new Transformers saga.
War of the Realms
Jason Aaron, Russell Dauterman
Asgard. Alfheim. Heven. Jotunheim. Muspelheim. Niffleheim. Nidavellir. Svartalfheim. Vanaheim. All of the Ten Realms have fallen to Malekith and his army, except one: Midgard. Home to Thor’s beloved humans. Home to heroes and gods alike. Now, at last, Midgard burns.
All hell breaks loose in New York City as Malekith and his allies begin their invasion – and our greatest heroes watch as Earth falls! With Thor trapped in the land of the Frost Giants and Earth’s forces overwhelmed, Black Panther, Jane Foster and Doctor Strange undertake a desperate gamble. What can possibly stop Malekith and his army?
Spider-Man, Daredevil, Punisher, Ghost Rider, Blade, Hulk and more join the fray as Jason Aaron’s epic Thor saga explodes across the Marvel Universe in an event for the ages!
Collecting War of the Realms #1-6 and War of the Realms: Omega.
Xena Vol.2: Mindgames
Erica Shultz, Vicente Cifuentes, Sergio Davila
The start of a new adventure!
A young girl flees for her life – from her parents?! Xena and Gabrielle must determine if the girl is a visionary or a demon. Unfortunately for all concerned, the Oracles of Delphi have already decided!