Here are our recommended reads from the graphic novel solicitations for October 2019 onwards.
Snoopy: Beagle of Mars
Charles M. Schulz
Flying Ace to Astronaut in Space!
In the all-new original graphic novel, Snoopy: Beagle of Mars, Snoopy, the world-famous astronaut, heads to the stars in his most out-of-this-world adventure yet! What mysteries does the red planet hold? Will he find water? Will he find life? Will he find the time to get in a quick nine holes?
Snoopy grabs his golf clubs and blasts off for Mars in this original graphic novel from the world of Charles M. Schulz and Peanuts!
Firefly Vol.2: Unification War
Greg Pak, Dan McDaid, Lee Garbett
From Joss Whedon (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Marvel’s The Avengers) comes a new era of Firefly, as the definitive story of the Unification War is told at last!
Serenity ‘s crew is divided, as Captain Malcolm “Mal” Reynolds and his First Mate Zoe Washburn are arrested for crimes committed during the Unification War and they each are forced to choose a side. But Mal and Zoe aren’t ready to go quietly, and after escaping from the Unificators, bounty hunters sent by the government to bring them to trial, they find themselves stranded on a far flung planet, with nothing but each other – and the memories of their many mistakes – for company.
War can make villains of even the best men, and their quest for redemption will put them at odds with their crew, their family… and each other, forcing them to make a choice: fix the past or fight for the future.
Collects issues #5-8.
Dark Horse Comics
Celebrate 25 years of David Mack’s Kabuki and immerse yourself in the inspiration for Sony’s upcoming Kabuki television series!
A young woman, codename “Kabuki”, struggles with her identity in near-future Japan. Working as an operative for a clandestine government agency known as “The Noh,” Kabuki neutralizes dangerous individuals before they become national-level threats, but when the agency she works for is compromised, Kabuki’s personal quest sends her down a difficult path to her own self-discovery, that may bring her in direct conflict with the powers she formerly served.
The origin, the foundation of the story… the very beginning of the acclaimed series created by David Mack.
This edition collects the first two original Kabuki volumes, Circle of Blood and Dreams, in an easy-to-read trade paperback… the perfect book for fans of Mack and Kabuki, and brand-new Kabuki readers!
She Could Fly Vol.2: The Lost Pilot
Christopher Cantwell, Martin Morazzo
Luna has crash-landed back into her life after spending a year in a mental institution… but that might just mean she’s closer to the edge than she’s ever been before.
After discovering clues about the Flying Woman’s missing family, Luna’s obsession reignites, threatening to again unravel her fragile mind. Meanwhile, a mysterious guru appears in the sewers of Chicago, a Russian mercenary seeks old secret technology, and the specter of violence begins to loom over everyone once more.
Luna begins to wonder… will she even survive long enough to go insane?
Collects She Could Fly: The Lost Pilot #1-5.
Flash: Year One
Joshua Williamson, Howard Porter
Go back to the very beginning of Barry Allen’s heroic journey in The Flash: Year One!
Barry Allen feels helpless in his life in Central City. As a forensic scientist, he’s always catching criminals after they’ve committed their crimes. All that changes one fateful night when Barry is struck by a bolt of lightning and doused in chemicals. When he wakes from a coma, he realizes he can run at incredible speeds. Can Barry master these powers and be the hero his city needs… or will the powers burn through him?
Collects The Flash #70-75.
Superman in Action Comics Vol.1: Invisible Mafia
Brian Michael Bendis, Patrick Gleason, Yanick Paquette, Ryan Sook
A new power called the Red Cloud has taken over the city’s underworld, and it’s like nothing Superman has ever faced before. As he chases down the story, his mind is preoccupied by the absence of his wife Lois Lane and their son Jonathan – leaving the Man of Tomorrow vulnerable to the mysterious new villain of today! Even with all his power, can the Man of Steel stop what’s coming for his family and his city?
Collects Action Comics #1001-1006 – the perfect start to an all-new era of Superman!
Superman: Year One
Frank Miller, John Romita Jr, Danny Miki
From legendary team of writer Frank Miller and artist John Romita Jr comes a groundbreaking, definitive treatment of Superman’s classic origin story.
This story details new revelations that reframe the Man of Steel’s most famous milestones – from Kal-El’s frantic exile from Krypton, to Clark Kent’s childhood in Kansas, to his rise to become the most powerful and inspiring superhero of all time.
Queen Sonja (Omnibus) Vol.1
Luke Lieberman, Arvid Nelson, Joshua Ortega, Mel Rubi, Lucio Parrillo
You may have heard the stories of a certain barbarian at the tail end of life living as a king, now it’s time to read about the Queen!
Before she was a warrior, Red Sonja was a wild child in the Hyrkanian wilderness, before she ruled the empire of Emora, she thieved the streets of Pah-Disha. Running from the the pain of her bloody origins she gambles her life recklessly. Surviving these rough years taught her to fight, to hunt, to steal and to kill. They taught her one more thing, that her gift is her doom, and there is no escaping it. Pick up this terrific tome to read these tales of a mature battle-hardened Sonja atop the throne, dealing with threats from the outside and within.
Collecting Queen Sonja #1-15, previously collected as three volumes.
Dungeons & Dragons: Days of Endless Adventure
Jim Zub, Max Dunbar, Nelson Daniel, Netho Diaz, Hydro74
Go beyond your tabletop campaign – or fuel it with new material – in this trio of immersive adventures set in the boundless world of the Forgotten Realms.
A new generation of heroes, led by a revived Minsc and Boo, rises to protect Baldur’s Gate, but they’ll soon find themselves fighting evil forces throughout the Realms and beyond. Whether they’re stopping a plot by the Cult of the Dragon to destroy the city; escaping from the endless night of Ravenloft in the Demiplane of Dread; or facing down frost-giant raiding parties in the frigid Spine of the World, the action never stops! Go for the eyes, Boo!
Collects Dungeons & Dragons: Legends of Baldur’s Gate, Dungeons & Dragons: Shadows of the Vampire and Dungeons & Dragons: Frost Giant’s Fury.
Joe Hill: Graphic Novel Collection
Joe Hill, Jason Ciaramella, Zach Howard, Nelson Daniel, Vic Malhotra, Nat Jones, Charles Paul Wilson III, Shane Pierce
Get into the mind of the bestselling author with these five graphic novels, spanning from straight up horror to psychological thriller!
New York Times Bestseller Joe Hill is the creative force behind this collection of graphic novels that showcase the world-building and bone-chilling talents of the famed Locke & Key co-creator.
This softcover edition includes: The Cape, illustrated by Zach Howard; The Cape: 1969, illustrated by Nelson Dániel; Thumbprint, illustrated by Vic Malhotra; Kodiak, illustrated by Nat Jones; and Wraith, illustrated by Charles Paul Wilson III.
Jeff Lemire, Dustin Nguyen
10 years after the conclusion of Descender, magic has taken the place of machinery, and the rules are very different indeed. Mila, daughter of Andy and Effie, spends her days exploring the lonely wilds of the planet Sampson and trying to stay out of the clutches of the evil disciples of the all-powerful vampire witch known only as Mother. But, just like her parents, Mila doesn’t like to play by the rules, and when a certain robot pal of her dad’s shows up, nothing will ever be the same!
With all the scope and heart of the sci-fi classic, Descender, powerhouse creative team Jeff Lemire and Dustin Nguyen reunite to take readers on an unforgettable fantasy quest!
Collects Ascender #1-5.
Kill or Be Killed (Deluxe Edition)
Ed Brubaker, Elizabeth Breitweiser, Sean Phillips
Grad student Dylan must kill one person – who deserves it – every month. And the longer this goes on, the more he realizes just how many people deserve to be killed.
Catcher in the Rye meets Death Wish in this dark take on the vigilante genre that quickly became a cracked reflection of the world around us.
This deluxe hardcover edition contains the entire bestselling Kill or Be Killed series, as well as behind-the-scenes extras and artwork, from the award-winning team of Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips.
Collects Kill or Be Killed #1-20.
Savage Avengers Vol.1: City of Sickles
Gerry Duggan, Mike Deodato, David Finch
The most vicious team of antiheros in the Marvel Universe assembles! Wolverine! Venom! Elektra! Punisher! Doctor Voodoo! And in their midst – Conan the Barbarian! That’s right, the Cimmerian has arrived in the Marvel Universe – and his new adventures begin here!
The deadly ninja army known as the Hand has teamed up with the evil wizards of the Hyborian Age to summon a death god from a celestial hell. The only thing standing between Earth and destruction is the Savage Avengers! Conan discovers a dark secret squirming in a genie bottle. Logan donates blood, changing one Avenger forever. Elektra tries to corral them all into an effective fighting force. And the Punisher desperately searches for his disinterred family! Plus: Conan hefts a deadly new savage sword! The Savage Avengers are fighting to save you!
Collecting Savage Avengers #1-5, material from Free Comic Book Day 2019 (Avengers / Savage Avengers) #1.
Peter David, Iban Coello, Greg Land
Back to black! Everyone knows the infamous living costume Spider-Man accidentally brought back from the “Secret Wars” eventually became the wicked web-slinger known as Venom – but what happened before Peter Parker discovered the suit’s sinister symbiotic secret? Find out in this dynamic tale from comics legends Peter David and Greg Land!
Set during the original “Alien Costume Saga,” this all-new story pits the black-suited wall-crawler against that most mystifying of menaces: Mysterio! Uncovering a shameful secret from the Black Cat’s past, Mysterio may have found the blackmail necessary to get close to Spider-Man’s remarkable new suit – and in doing so will set Felicia down a path where any misstep could result in her losing Peter forever! Is this the beginning of the end for Spidey and the Cat?
Collecting Symbiote Spider-Man (2019) #1-5.
Immortal Hulk Vol.5: Breaker of Worlds
Al Ewing, Joe Bennett, Alex Ross
The horrific, critically acclaimed saga of the Immortal Hulk continues!
General Fortean has been pursuing his undying foe for some time without success, and now he must make a fateful decision. There can be no more half measures. No weapon is off the table. Force must be met with equal force. This is a war without rules – and Shadow Base is going to win. Its goal is to stop the monsters, to end the forces of chaos – and to give their power to men of order. But the monsters have goals of their own. And now they’re working together. Rick Jones remembers everything – and you wouldn’t like him when he’s angry.
Collecting Immortal Hulk #21-25.
Psi-Lords Vol.1: Escape Velocity
Fred Van Lente, Renato Guedes, Rod Reis
Sent by space agencies from across the Earth and gifted with strange new celestial powers, four spacefarers will have to work together to survive when they awake in an otherworldly prison. Out in these star-flung reaches, they’ll have nothing but their wits to guide them. That, and a mysterious voice in their heads that tells them if they want to escape and find their way home there is one thing they must do… Find the Psi-Lords.
New York Times bestselling writer Fred Van Lente (Ivar: Timewalker, Generation Zero) and stunning artist Renato Guedes (Shadowman) team up for brand-new, galaxy-bending adventure!
Collecting Psi-Lords #1-4.