Take a look at our selection of recommended graphic novel solicitations scheduled for release from June 2019 onwards.
Adventure Time: Fionna and Cake – Party Bash Blues
Kate Sheridan, Vivian Ng, Chrystin Garland
It’s a very special day in the Land of Ooo: Fionna the Human’s birthday! To surprise her, Prince Gumball and Marshall Lee have Cake distract Fionna with an adventure as they prepare the biggest surprise party in history. But when Prince Gumball’s experimental serum turns Fionna’s birthday cake into a monster, everyone must work together to save the Candy Kingdom…and maybe a friendship, too!
Join writer Kate Sheridan (Fallow Time) and artist Vivian Ng (Nickelodeon’s The Legend of Korra – Turf Wars) on a brand-new adventure in the incredible world of Cartoon Network’s Adventure Time.
Dark Horse Comics
Brian Wood, Robert Carey, Dan Jackson, Roberto De La Torre
Following the events of Alien: Isolation, Amanda Ripley is kept silent by the Weyland-Yutani Corporation about the xenomorph threat. Enter Zula Hendricks, an ex-Colonial Marine, in need of Ripley’s help to expose a sinister bioweapons program. The duo teams up against an upgraded arsenal designed to keep the darkest atrocities secret!
Collects issues #1-4 of the miniseries.
Eoin Colfer, Michael Moreci, Stephen Gilpin
In 2001, audiences first met and fell in love with a twelve-year-old criminal mastermind named Artemis Fowl. Since then, the eight-book series about his adventures has sold over twenty-five million copies throughout the world. To coincide with the major motion picture coming from the Walt Disney Studios in August 2019, here is an all-new graphic novel adaptation of the book with crisp, accessible storytelling and clear, cinematic perspectives. Readers of all ages can now follow the siege at Fowl Manor between Artemis and the fairies in action-packed, full-color panels.
Black Widow: No Restraints Play
Jen Soska, Sylvia Soska, Flaviano, Clayton Crain
Jen and Sylvia Soska – the Twisted Twins – tell a story of vice, violence and vengeance!
Natasha Romanoff was trained to kill. For years now, she’s tried to overcome that programming to side with the angels – to be a hero. And where did that get her? Killed. By one of the few true friends she allowed herself to have. Now the Black Widow is back from the dead, angry as hell and finding those better angels harder and harder to hear. Natasha cuts a swath through the island underworld of Madripoor, and she has a party to crash – one filled with ruthless villains. But soon Natasha will be trapped in someone else’s dark web! The true enemy is revealed. Lines are crossed. There is no turning back!
Collecting Black Widow (2019) #1-5.
Books of Magic Vol.1: Moveable Type
Kat Howard, Neil Gaiman, Tom Fowler, Joshua Middleton, Various
While Tim Hunter is trying to study and attract the cutest girl in his class, there are cultists who want to kill him, believing his magical powers will eventually corrupt him, turning him into a merciless mage who will bring upon the end of magic forever! Luckily, the new substitute teacher at his school wants to mentor him and educate him in the magical arts so that he can discover the secrets behind the Books of Magic…
Collecting issues #1-6 of the new DC Vertigo series!
This collection also includes The Sandman Universe Special #1!
Conan the Barbarian Vol.1: Life and Death of Conan – Book One
Jason Aaron, Mahmud Asrar, Gerardo Zaffino, Esad Ribic
The greatest sword-and-sorcery hero of all returns to Marvel!
From an age undreamed… hither came Conan the Cimmerian, black-haired, sullen-eyed, sword in hand, a thief, a reaver, a slayer, with gigantic melancholies and gigantic mirth, to tread the jeweled thrones of the Earth under his sandaled feet.
Conan’s travels have brought him to the far reaches of the unknown, from his birthplace in Cimmeria to the kingdom of Aquilonia and all in between. But as his fighting prowess lets him carve his way through life, so too does it attract the forces of death! And few are more deadly than the Crimson Witch.
Robert E. Howard’s legendary barbarian stars in an all-new ages-spanning saga as the destiny of Conan – and King Conan – are forever changed!
Collecting Conan the Barbarian (2019) #1-6.
Corto Maltese: The Early Years
This short adventure tells the backstory of Corto Maltese first meeting Rasputin at the end of the Russo-Japanese War in 1905. The protagonist of this tale is not the 18-year-old Corto but Rasputin, a deserter from a Siberian rifle regiment, and the writer Jack London, who was a war correspondent in the region at that time. London is already friends with Corto and introduces the sailor to the unpredictable Russian, who even as a young man kills with disconcerting ease and is ready to lie and betray without hesitation. It is, however, “the beginning of a beautiful friendship” that continues throughout the series. As a bonus, the book includes additional material that sets up the entire series, as well as several never-before published pages that Pratt intended for a continuation of the tale, in which Corto and Rasputin were to embark on a search for King Solomon’s mines.
Decades: Marvel in 00s – Hitting the Headlines
Brian Michael Bendis, Bill Jemas, Mark Bagley, Andy Kubert, Ron Garney, Various
Celebrate 80 years of Marvel Comics, decade by decade – with high-profile stories that sparked a media frenzy in the tumultuous 2000s! The House of Ideas garnered mainstream attention like never before, introducing a new Ultimate universe for the next generation of readers! Telling the story everyone said could never be told: the origin of Wolverine! And revealing hidden secrets of the program that produced Captain America! Red-hot creator Joss Whedon revamped the X-Men, while ‘Civil War’ led to Spider-Man’s secret identity going public – and Captain America’s shocking death! Plus: Living legends meet when Spider-Man teams up with President Barack Obama!
Collecting Ultimate Spider-Man (2000) #1, Wolverine: Origin #2, The Ultimates (2002) #1, Truth: Red, White and Black #1, Astonishing X-Men (2004) #1, Civil War (2006) #2, Captain America (2004) #25 and material from Amazing Spider-Man (1999) #583.
Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man Vol.1: Secrets and Rumor
Tom Taylor, Juan Cabal, Marcelo Ferreira, Yildiray Cinar, Andrew Robinson
Spider-Man is the worst neighbor ever! There are always crazy villains and property damage and drama and… and he catches those villains. And he tries to fix the damage. And he helps carry your groceries. And actually that property damage keeps the rents down. You know what? Spider-Man is the best neighbor ever, and this book will give you a closer look at Spider-Man’s (and Peter Parker’s) neighborhood than any before it! But it wouldn’t be a Spider-Man adventure without a threat that could destroy not only Spider-Man, but also all his friendly neighbors – and it’s going to take him far from home, to a part of the Marvel Universe you’ve never seen before! Plus: Aunt May has a shocking secret that could change everything for Peter and his family!
Collecting Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man (2019) #1-5.
Andy Diggle, Alessandro Vitti, Adriano Lucas, Dan Panosian
From the minds of Robert Kirkman and Marc Silvestri and brought to life by Andy Diggle (Thief of Thieves, Losers) and Alessandro Vitti (Secret Warriors)!
The Hardcore Program can turn anyone – your neighbor, your co-worker, your spouse – into a human drone to get to targets normal soldiers can’t. Agent Drake is the best soldier Hardcore has to offer, until he’s stranded in a body with only 72 hours to discover who’s hijacked the Program. But who can he trust when his enemy can change their appearance as easily as you change your shirt?
Collects Hardcore #1-5.
Harley Quinn: Breaking Glass
Mariko Tamaki, Steve Pugh
With just five dollars and a knapsack to her name, 15-year-old Harleen Quinzel is sent to live in Gotham City. She’s not worried, though – she’s battled a lot of hard situations as a kid, and knows her determination and outspokenness will carry her through life in the most dangerous city in the world. And when Gotham’s finest drag queen, Mama, takes her in, it seems like Harley has finally found a place to grow into her most “true true” with new best friend Ivy at Gotham High. But when Mama’s drag cabaret becomes the next victim in the wave of gentrification that’s taking over the neighborhood, Harley’s fortune takes another turn.
Now Harleen is mad. In turning her anger into action, she is faced with two choices: join activist Ivy, who’s campaigning to make the neighborhood a better place to live, or team up with her anarchist friend Joker, who plans to take down Gotham one corporation at a time.
From Eisner Award and Caldecott Honor-winning author Mariko Tamaki (This One Summer) and Eisner Award-nominated artist Steve Pugh comes a coming-of-age story about choices, consequences, and how a weird kid from Gotham goes about defining her world for herself.
Celebrate the 20th anniversary of Paul Pope’s (Battling Boy, Batman: Year 100) Eisner-nominated sci-fi/cyberpunk classic with this new edition.
Time Magazine listed Heavy Liquid among the 100 most important science fiction graphic novels of the decade when it originally debuted in the 2000s, and its relevance and influence has only increased since it was first published.
In a future where New York has evolved into a sci-fi metropolis, a man named S becomes entwined in a mystery that’s littered with love and drugs – and in particular, an addictive substance called heavy liquid that’s both a drug and an art form. In his search for the one artist skilled enough to render heavy liquid into a perfect sculpture, S finds himself battling deadly psychopathic foes as well as the inner demons of addiction. If he can survive these physical and mental trials, S just might discover the shocking secret behind heavy liquid, and a love he thought lost forever.
Collects Heavy Liquid #1-5.
House of Whispers Vol.1: The Powers Divided
Nalo Hopkinson, Dominike “Domo” Stanton, Sean Andrew Murray, Various
From her bayou, Erzulie scries upon the mortal realm and sees four human girls open a mysterious and magical journal filled with whispers and rumors that, if they spread, could cause a pandemic unlike any the Earth has seen, with the power to release Sopona, the loa lord of infectious disease and cousin to Erzulie, who is currently banned from the human plane. Meanwhile, a mysterious infection doctors are calling “Cotard’s Delusion” spreads, trapping countless souls in the Dreaming and leaving their physical bodies yearning for death.
Issues #1-6 of the new series from DC Vertigo are collected here, along with The Sandman Universe Special #1.
Immortal Hulk Vol.01 (HC)
Al Ewing, Joe Bennett, Lee Garbett, Alex Ross, Various
Is he man or monster… or is he both? You know Bruce Banner. He’s quiet, calm, never complains. He’s a scientist who believes he can use the darkest elements of his personality to do good in the world. If someone were to shoot him in the head… all he’d do is die. But the horror lives deeper. And the horror refuses to die. When night falls, something other than the man gets up again. The horror is the Immortal Hulk! And though he cannot die, the Hulk is being hunted yet again. By the government, by Alpha Flight, by the mysterious Shadow Base – and by the Avengers! But Bruce has even bigger problems. Something terrible has infected him. Something with unspeakable plans for humanity. And the only one who knows about this dark infection… is the Immortal Hulk!
Collecting Immortal Hulk #1-10 and material from Avengers (2018) #684.
Isabellae Vol.1 (HC)
Dark Horse Comics
In the midst of feudal Japan, a young girl who is the daughter of an Irish witch and a samurai master, Isabellae Ashiwara, roams the countryside with her father’s ghost at her side, earning her living by her sword and searching for her long-lost sister, Siuko. Fighting against all odds, Isabellae must take charge of her destiny once and for all and face her past in order to move forward.
From the brilliant creative minds of Raule and Gabor!
Three French volumes collected in one English volume, offered in English print-format for the first time!
Johnny Boo Vol.10: Midnight Monsters (HC)
Are you scared of the dark? Did you know that when the clock strikes 12, that’s when the midnight monsters come out? Johnny Boo knows, but that won’t stop him from skateboarding on the back of a wild Tiger or plucking pumpkin ice cream from the gaping maw of a Spooky Tree. He does it all to impress Susie Boom, the cute little girl ghost who lives on the moon. Hopefully she’s watching everything with her telescope!
The best little ghost in the world – and his pet ghost Squiggle – continue their award-winning adventures with a spooky story that can turn any night into Halloween!
Little Witches: Magic in Concord
A charming and magical graphic novel based on Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women!
Jo, Beth, Amy and Meg March are four sisters living in Concord with their parents – Father, who’s tending to soldiers fighting in the Civil War, and Marmee, who teaches the girls simple but effective witchcraft. The Marches have to keep their craft quiet, as there are many in Concord who see magic in a bad light – especially after things have begun disappearing. When Mr. Laurence, a witchfinder, moves in next door to investigate the missing objects, the girls fear for their livelihood. But he turns out to be a kind old man, and his grandson, Laurie, quickly befriends the Marches. As the cold winter blusters on, the girls continue their education, even as missing objects soon turn into missing people.
Things take a turn for the worse when Jo and Laurie try investigating on their own, and a dangerous storm takes hold of Concord. There’s powerful magic at play here – stronger than anything the Marches, or even Laurie, has ever seen before.
Can they hope to defeat it? Or has the magic already become too strong for them to fight against?
Ms Tree Vol.1
Max Allan Collins, Terry Beatty, Denys Cowan
The collected casebooks of famed ’80s private eye, Ms. Tree!
The creation of award-winning crime writer Max Allan Collins and legendary pulp artist Terry Beatty, Ms. Tree was shocking in the ’80s and remains strongly relevant today.
When her private detective husband is murdered by the Muerta crime family, Ms. Tree takes over the business – and his last case – as a cold, calculating, and tough as nails P.I.!
This first volume collects five classic Ms. Tree stories, plus the rare Ms. Tree prose story “Inconvenience Store”.
Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys: Mystery of the Missing Adults
Scott Bryan Wilson, Bob Solanovicz
Eating candy nonstop and watching TV all day sounds great… until you actually do it, as the kids of Bayport High find out when all the adults vanish, and the world’s greatest (high school) detectives – the Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew – have to team up to solve the mystery!
Whether it’s going under cover, sneaking out at night, chasing weird buses, or following a strange smell, they know it’ll take all their wits and smarts to get their parents and teachers back… that is, if Joe and Frank don’t kill each other first. Oh, and there’s also the matter of the skeleton that can walk. And a major feud with a rival high school. And a koala-in-a-diaper costume. And lawlessness in the hallways. And an unrequited crush…
Written by Scott Bryan Wilson (Batman Annual, Star Trek: Waypoint) and drawn by Bob Solanovicz (Mister Meow), Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys: Mystery of the Missing Adults is a high-octane, nonstop comedic romp full of action, excitement, mystery, and friendship. And mayhem. Lots of mayhem.
Snow, Glass, Apples
Dark Horse Comics
Neil Gaiman, Colleen Doran
A chilling fantasy retelling of the Snow White fairy tale by New York Times bestselling creators Neil Gaiman and Colleen Doran!
A not-so-evil queen is terrified of her monstrous stepdaughter and determined to repel this creature and save her kingdom from a world where happy endings aren’t so happily ever after.
From the Hugo, Bram Stoker, Locus, World Fantasy and Nebula Award-winning, and New York Times bestselling writer Neil Gaiman (American Gods) comes this graphic novel adaptation by Colleen Doran (Troll Bridge)!
Superman of Smallville
Art Baltazar, Franco
Can Superman keep Smallville from going to the dogs?
Acts of awesomeness are happening around town. People are being rescued, runaway tractors stopped, and fires extinguished. This is all in a day’s work for the hero known only as “Superman.” But who is he, really?
Thirteen-year-old Clark Kent knows. He has a super secret-one his parents are constantly worried will get out. Clark promises to be extra careful, but when random objects begin to take flight and disappear, his parents threaten to ground him. Except he’s innocent! If Superman isn’t responsible… who is? Join Clark in this hilarious adventure as he sniffs out the real culprit.
From New York Times bestselling and Eisner Award-winning creators Art Baltazar and Franco comes a fun, whimsical story featuring young Lana Lang, Lex Luthor, and of course, Clark Kent.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Urban Legends Vol.1
Gary Carlson, Frank Fosco
This is it, fans! You demanded it – the entire Image Comics Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles run (a.k.a. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Volume 3) reproduced for the first time ever in full, four-color glory! Join creators Gary Carlson and Frank Fosco as they take the Heroes in a Half-Shell on some of their most amazing, dangerous, and bizarre adventures ever… culminating in three brand-new issues by Carlson and Fosco to properly close out this long-beloved storyline at last!
Long out of print and incomplete, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Volume 3 is one of comics’ lost treasures, now uncovered at last and completed by the original creators.
Collects issues #1-13 of the 26-issue series.
Wolverine: The Long Night
Ben Percy, Marcio Takara, Rafael Albuquerque
Marvel’s hit scripted podcast comes to life on the printed page!
Following a string of mysterious deaths in Burns, Alaska, Special Agents Sally Pierce and Tad Marshall investigate – but soon find more going on than meets the eye! A rundown cabin in the middle of nowhere. Feral children lurking in the trees. A sinister cult worshiping in a cathedral of night. And a serial killer on the loose. Everyone has their own suspicions about the culprit, but the evidence keeps pointing investigators back to a certain clawed loner. As the body count climbs and the small town spirals further into chaos, one man – one monster – sits at the center of it all! It’s a Logan story like no other!
Collecting Wolverine: The Long Night (Adaptation) #1-5.