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Fall 2013 Graphic Novel Roundup for Adults

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Fall 2013 Graphic Novel Roundup for Adults

Plan out your autumn with our list of the biggest and best graphic novels coming your way from now until the end of the year!

      Adults  |  Teens  |  Kids

Sunday Night Movies by Leanne Shapton - Graphic Novel

September 3, 2013

 

SUNDAY NIGHT MOVIES features Leanne Shapton’s watercolors of resonant moments in black-and-white cinema. Selecting a brief fragment of each chosen film, she creates an indelible image that is both a hand-painted movie still and a personal response to a fleeting celluloid moment.

Amelia Cole and the Unknown World by Nick Brokenshire, Adam P. Knave, and D.J. Kirkbride - Graphic Novel

August 27, 2013

 

Amelia Cole lives in two worlds --- literally. One runs on magic; the other is built on technology. When the barriers between both worlds start to break down, Amelia and her Aunt Dani must take extreme action. It's the start of a whole new world in adventure, magic, and excitement as Amelia Cole steps forward to do what she knows is right, even when the consequences might be wrong.

Midnight Secretary, Volume 1 by Tomu Ohmi - Graphic Novel

September 3, 2013

 

Kaya Satozuka prides herself on being an excellent secretary and a consummate professional, so she doesn’t even bat an eye when she’s reassigned to the office of her company’s difficult director, Kyohei Tohma. He’s as prickly --- and hot --- as rumors paint him, but Kaya is unfazed…until she discovers that he’s a vampire!

Happy Marriage?!, Volume 1 by Maki Enjoji - Graphic Novel

August 6, 2013

 

In order to help her father, Chiwa Takanashi agrees to an arranged marriage with the company president, Hokuto Mamiya --- a man she doesn’t know --- at the request of Hokuto’s grandfather. Chiwa believes the arrangement isn’t binding, but her new partner seems to think otherwise. Can two strangers living together find their way to a happy marriage?

Visual Funk: Jim Mahfood Art by Jim Mahfood - Art

September 10, 2013

Jim Mahfood, aka Food One's sixteen-year-long professional career has spanned across the fields of comic books, illustration, animation, advertising art, murals, gallery shows, body painting, and live art in bars and nightclubs. This is Mahfood's first 250-page, classy hardcover art book, featuring the absolute best of his diverse work

Century West by Howard Chaykin - Graphic Novel

October 1, 2013

Century, Texas, used to be a sleepy little burg, barely a whistlestop between nowhere and the great beyond...until the 20th Century arrived with a bang. Howard Chaykin tells the colorful story of the American West, transformed from frontier to legend, and how the American dream became a modern myth.

Co-Mix: A Retrospective of Comics, Graphics, and Scraps by Art Spiegelman - Art

September 17, 2013

 

In an art career that now spans six decades, Art Spiegelman has been a groundbreaking and influential figure with a global impact. CO-MIX: A Retrospective of Comics, Graphic, and Scraps is a comprehensive career overview of the output of this legendary cartoonist, showing for the first time the full range of a half-century of relentless experimentation.

Blue Is the Warmest Color by Julie Maroh - Graphic Novel

September 3, 2013

 

In this tender, bittersweet, full-color graphic novel, a young woman named Clementine discovers herself and the elusive magic of love when she meets a confident blue-haired girl named Emma: a lesbian love story for the ages that bristles with the energy of youth and rebellion and the eternal light of desire.

RASL by Jeff Smith - Graphic Novel

September 17, 2013

When Rasl, a thief and ex-military engineer, discovers the lost journals of Nikola Tesla, he bridges the gap between modern physics and history's most notorious scientist. Soon Rasl finds himself in possession of humankind's greatest and most dangerous secret. 

Adventures into the Unknown Archives, Volume 3 by Richard E. Hughes, Edvard Moritz, Max Elkan, Charlie Sultan, John Celardo, John Belfi, and R.S. Pious - Graphic Novel

September 17, 2013

 

From storm-battered castles to secret laboratories, the golden age supernatural anthology Adventures into the Unknown! had every spooky setting audiences could desire! Eminent illustrators Ogden Whitney, Bob Lubbers, John Celardo, Lin Streeter, and others deliver some classic pre-Code horror stories.

Korak, Son of Tarzan, Volume 2 by Gaylord DuBois and Russ Manning - Graphic Novel

September 17, 2013

 

Stepping out from Tarzan’s shadow and with all of Africa his to explore, Korak --- “the killer” --- and his chimpanzee sidekick Pahkut make new friends and enemies, embark on daring rescues, and fight dinosaurs, crocodile men, subterranean raiders, and even aliens!

East of West, Volume 1: The Promise by Jonathan Hickman and Nick Dragotta - Graphic Novel

September 24, 2013

 

This is the world. It is not the one we wanted, but it is the one we deserved. The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse roam the Earth, signaling the End Times for humanity, and our best hope for life, lies in DEATH!

The Unwritten: Tommy Taylor and the Ship That Sank Twice by Mike Carey and Peter Gross - Graphic Novel

September 24, 2013

 

Tom Taylor has lived his life being mistaken for Tommy Taylor, the boy wizard from the world-famous series of novels penned by Tom's long-lost father Wilson. However, after a series of strange events start to parallel the lives of both Taylors--fictional and real--Tom realizes that he might be the character on page made flesh.

The Best of Milligan & McCarthy by Peter Milligan and Brendan McCarthy - Graphic Novel

September 24, 2013

 

One of comics' most fruitful collaborations gets its due in this deluxe collection of hard-to-find gems from Peter Milligan (Hellblazer, X-Statix) and Brendan McCarthy (Judge Dredd, The Zaucer of Zilk)! Collecting twenty years' worth of the pair's finest work this beautiful hardcover includes art that has been newly touched up by McCarthy and features original commentary by both creators.

Rebetiko by David Prudhomme - Graphic Novel

September 24, 2013

 

Rebetiko refers to the fusion of West and East, Greece and Asia Minor, in music. However, to General Metaxas, it is only a reminder of the Turkish influence on his country. The ruthless Greek dictator is determined to crack down on rebetis. On the run, a small group of musicians wind their way through the Athenian backstreets dodging the police while settling disputes over hashish and women.

Star Trek: The Original Topps Trading Card Series by The Topps Company , Terry J. Erdmann, and Paula M. Block - Art

September 24, 2013

 

This first-ever compilation of Topp's Star Trek trading cards includes the fronts and backs of all 88 cards and 22 rare and hard-to-find stickers. Along with information on the cast and crew of The Enterprise, new features include text and commentary by Star Trek insiders Paula M. Block and Terry J. Erdmann

B.P.R.D.: 1948 by Mike Mignola and John Arcudi - Graphic Novel

September 24, 2013

 

Atomic-bred monsters are killing civilians in the Utah desert, pitting Professor Bruttenholm, guardian of the child Hellboy, and Anders, the agent possessed by vampires, to investigate.

We Won't See Auschwitz by Jérémie Dres - Graphic Novel

September 24, 2013

 

After their grandmother’s death, Jérémie and his brother attempt to learn more about their family’s Jewish-Polish roots. They decide not to do the Holocaust trail but instead go to Żelechów, the village where their grandfather was born; Warsaw, their grandmother’s hometown; and Kraków, the city that hosts Europe’s largest festival of Jewish culture.

Stumptown, Volume 2 by Matthew Southworth, Rico Renzi, and Greg Rucka - Graphic Novel

October 1, 2013

 

Dex Parios has finally opened her own office, and her first case is to find rock star Mim Bracca's baby - her prized guitar - which disappeared after her band's Portland show. Mim has no leads, and she doesn't want to go to the police, but Dex needs the case, and besides, it shouldn't be that hard to find a missing guitar. As long as the D.E.A. doesn't get involved ... or the Skinheads.

Pachyderme by Frederik Peeters - Graphic Novel

October 1, 2013

 

This cinematic tale opens surrealistically: with a traffic jam caused by a wounded elephant. Our heroine, Carice, abandons her car and walks trancelike through a wood to visit her husband in the hospital. When Carice’s whistling wakes up an apparently dead body in the morgue, she soon realizes that the aged cadaver she’s talking to is her future self.

P. Craig Russell’s Opera Adaptations Hardcover Set by P. Craig Russell - Graphic Novel

November 1, 2011

 

The great P. Craig Russell (Sandman, CORALINE) adapts in stunning comic art "The Magic Flute," "Parsifal," "I Pagliacci," "Pelleas & Melisande," and "Salome," amongst others. A banded set of 3 beautiful volumes

The (True!) History of Art by Sylvain Coissard and Alexis Lemoine - Graphic Novel

October 1, 2013

 

In a series of hilarious parodies, Sylvain Coissard and Alexis Lemoine answer the nagging questions of art history. This book is for anyone who wants to know what happened before the Mona Lisa smiled. Or, rather, what might have happened.

Suicide Risk, Volume 1 by Mike Carey and Elena Casagrande - Graphic Novel

October 1, 2013

 

After barely surviving a super-powered bank heist gone horribly wrong, beat cop Leo Winters discovers two lowlifes who seem to be able to grant a person powers...for the right price. Thing is: you don't get to choose which power. It's seemingly random, a crap-shoot, a risk. Will Leo decide to take that risk?

The Promethea Omnibus by Alan Moore, J.H. Williams III, Mick Gray and Charles Vess - Graphic Novel

October 5, 2010

 

The entire 32-issue run of Promethea is collected in a single, extraordinary hardcover volume that spotlights the amazing artwork of J.H. Williams III, with each two-page spread in the series presented on single pages of this horizontally formatted collection!

Smoke / Ashes by Alex de Campi, Igor Kordey, Carla Speed McNeil, Bill Sienkiewicz, Richard Pace, Colleen Doran, and Dan McDaid - Graphic Novel

October 1, 2013

 

Reporter Katie Shah's exposes of the corruption of the English ruling class put her in the crosshairs of powerful men on a good day. SMOKE AND ASHES are the stories of the bad days, as she and assassin Rupert Cain become targets of a sinister cabal bent on controlling the nation's oil and of a psychotic intelligence that has uploaded itself onto the Internet!

Sin Titulo by Cameron Stewart - Graphic Novel

October 8, 2013

 

Following the death of his grandfather, young Alex Mackay discovers a mysterious photograph in the old man's belongings that sets him on an adventure like no other --- where dreams and reality merge, family secrets are laid bare, and lives are irrevocably altered.

The Best American Comics 2013 by Jeff Smith, Jessica Abel, and Matt Madden - Graphic Novel

October 8, 2013

 

THE BEST AMERICAN COMICS showcases the work of both established and up-and-coming contributors. Editor Jeff Smith --- creater of the classic comic Bone, a comedy/adventure about three lost cousins from Boneville --- has culled the best stories from graphic novels, pamphlet comics, newspapers, magazines, mini-comics, and web comics to create this cutting-edge collection.

Law of the Desert Born adapted by Louis L'Amour; script by [2] and [3]; based on a short story by [4]; illustrated by [5] - Graphic Novel

October 8, 2013

 

With a propulsive script from Beau L’Amour and Kathy Nolan, adapted by Charles Santino and illustrated in bold black-and-white by Thomas Yeates, LAW OF THE DESERT BORN captures the dust and blood of Louis L’Amour’s West --- a world where the difference between a hero and a villain can be as wide as the gap between an act of kindness or brutality or as narrow as a misspoken word.

Woman Rebel: The Margaret Sanger Story by Peter Bagge - Graphic Novel

October 15, 2013

 

Peter Bagge's WOMAN REBEL: THE MARGARET SANGER STORY is a dazzling and accessible biography of the social and political maverick, jam-packed with fact and fun. In his signature cartoony, rubbery style, Bagge presents the life of the birth-control activist, educator, nurse, mother, and protofeminist from her birth in the late nineteenth century to her death after the invention of the birth control pill.

Black is the Color by Julia Gfrörer - Graphic Novel

December 20, 2013

 

BLACK IS THE COLOR begins with a 17th-century sailor abandoned at sea by his shipmates, and as it progresses he endures, and eventually succumbs to, both his lingering death sentence and the advances of a cruel and amorous mermaid. The narrative also explores the experiences of the loved ones he leaves behind, on his ship and at home on land, as well as of the mermaids who jadedly witness his destruction.

Celebrated Summer by Charles Forsman - Graphic Novel

January 4, 2014

 

This original graphic novella is a funny and moving story of escalating humor and tension between two disaffected teens, Mike and Wolf, who take a spontaneous summer road trip after dropping acid. As the stark black and white of Forsman's cartooning indicates, however, this is not a psychedelic, Kandy-Kolored Tangerine-Flake Streamline Baby kind of trip.

Fables Encyclopedia, Deluxe Edition by Jess Nevins and Adam Hughes, with an introduction by Bill Willingham and Mark Buckingham - Graphic Novel

October 29, 2013

 

From Aladdin to Zephyr, THE FABLES ENCYCLOPEDIA is a must-have reference guide to the hidden history of every Fables character from Bill Willingham’s multiple award-winning series.

Rage of Poseidon by Anders Nilsen - Graphic Novel

October 29, 2013

 

Imagine you are Poseidon at the dawn of the twenty-first century. The oceans are dying and sailors have long since stopped paying tribute. They just don’t need you anymore. What do you do? Perhaps, seeking answers, you go exploring. Maybe you end up in Wisconsin and discover the pleasures of the iced latte. And then, perhaps, everything goes wrong.

The Art of Archie: The Covers by Victor Gorelick and Craig Yoe - Graphic Novel

October 29, 2013

 

THE ART OF ARCHIE: THE COVERS goes behind the scenes of the all-time best comic book covers in Archie’s history with an insider’s look at their inspiration, creation and ongoing cultural legacy.

Unforgotten by Tohby Riddle - Graphic Novel

October 30, 2013

 

Nobody knows where they come from. But they come. Impossible birds of the big sky
and the long night…
So begins this timely and timeless story, told in magnificent images and words by master storyteller, Tohby Riddle. A triumph of quiet beauty.

Betty Blues by Renaud Dillies - Graphic Novel

November 1, 2013

 

Little Rice Duck has built himself quite the reputation around the West Wood, playing his trumpet in bars with their smoky, sweaty ambience, tequila sunrises, and jazz. But between his trumpet and his flame Betty, things are going astray. Betty is drowning her need of him in expensive champagne, something someone else is more than happy to provide…

Hip Hop Family Tree by Ed Piskor - Graphic Novel

November 2, 2013

 

The lore of the early days of hip hop has become the stuff of myth, so what better way to document this fascinating, epic true story than in another great American mythological medium — the comic book? An explosively entertaining, encyclopedic history of the formative years of the music genre that changed global culture.

The Castle by David Zane Mairowitz, Franz Kafka, and Jaromir99 - Graphic Novel

November 5, 2013

 

The protagonist of this Kafka classic, K., finds himself in a faraway, snow-covered village with a castle looming above. The inhabitants of the mysterious castle are also the strict officials who govern the village. When K. tries to reach out to the officials, he gets himself into a complex misunderstanding over the contradictory rules and regulations that dictate the daily life of the villagers.

The Shadow Out of Time by I. N. J. Culbard and H. P. Lovecraft - Graphic Novel

November 5, 2013

 

In 1908, Nathaniel Wingate Peaslee experiences an unfortunate fainting spell. Five years later, he finally returns to his senses, but has no recollection of these lost years of his life. As he attempts to discover what happened during this time, he becomes increasingly tormented by vivid, disturbing dreams—dreams that will lead him on a journey through space and time.

Bandette, Volume 1: Presto! by Paul Tobin and Colleen Coover - Graphic Novel

November 19, 2013

 

Gleefully plying her skills on either side of the law, Bandette is a thorn in the sides of both police inspector Belgique and the criminal underworld. But it's not all breaking hearts and purloining masterpieces when a rival thief discovers that an international criminal organization wants Bandette dead!

Django Unchained by Quentin Tarantino, RM Guera, and Jason Latour - Graphic Novel

November 12, 2013

The seven-issue comics adaptation of the Oscar-winning movie by Quentin Tarantino is now collected in hardcover! Don’t miss this blood-soaked tale of a bounty-hunting dentist and his partner Django, a recently freed slave, as they search the pre-Civil War South for Django’s wife!

The Art of Rube Goldberg: (A) Inventive (B) Cartoon (C) Genius by Rube Goldberg, Geoff Spear, Adam Gopnik, Al Jaffee, Peter Maresca , Paul Tumey, and Brian Walker - Graphic Novel

November 19, 2013

 

Not many of us make it into the dictionary as an adjective. But then again, Rube Goldberg was no ordinary noun. This collection celebrates all aspects of the artist's career, from his very first published drawings in his high school newspaper to his iconic inventions, his comic strips and advertising work, and his later Pulitzer Prize–winning political cartoons

Fairest In All the Land by Bill Willingham, Chris Sprouse, Phil Noto, Adam Hughes, Renae De Liz, and Fiona Meng -

November 26, 2013

 

In the grand tradition of FABLES: 1,001 Nights of Snowfall, this original Fairest graphic novel explores the secret histories of the most stunning beauties in Fabletown: Cinderella, Snow White, Briar Rose and Rapunzel.

A Boy and a Girl Written by Jamie S. Rich with art by Natalie Nourigat. - Graphic Novel

November 27, 2013

 

Travis and Charley have just met. It’s Charley’s last night in town, and Travis can’t let her leave without getting her to go on a date. In a future where real people are rapidly being supplanted by lifelike androids, sometimes one shot is all you get. Intelligence may be artificial, but the emotion is real in a futuristic romance from the writer of 12 REASONS WHY I LOVE HER and the cartoonist behind BETWEEN GEARS.

Godland Finale Written by Joe Casey with art by Tom Scioli. - Comic Book

November 27, 2013

 

Godland, the long-running Image Comics series that launched in 2005, comes to its long-awaited end in the GODLAND FINALE, a 72-page one-shot to be released in November. Man of Action Studios' Joe Casey and artist Tom Scioli have created an epilogue story that takes the cosmic grandeur of the Eisner-nominated series to incredible new heights. It's been more than a year since the last issue, #36, was released, but Casey and Scioli will address the passage of time in a much more dramatic way.

SEX, Volume 1: The Summer of Hard Written by Joe Casey with art by Piotr Kowalski. - Graphic Novel

December 10, 2013

 

Retired superhero Simon Cooke has returned to Saturn City to live life as a "normal" civilian. Easier said than done! You might've heard about SEX, but nothing beats the real thing!

Madison Square Tragedy: The Murder of Stanford White (Treasury of XXth Century Murder) by Rick Geary - Comic Book

December 1, 2013

 

Stanford White is one of New York’s most famous architects, having designed many mansions and the first Madison Square Garden. He had a taste for budding young showgirls on Broadway, even setting up a private apartment to entertain them in, including a room with…a red velvet swing. When he meets Evelyn Nesbit, an exquisite young nymph, cover girl, showgirl he knows he’s on to something special. However, Evelyn eventually marries a young Pittsburgh decadent heir with a dark side who develops a deep hatred for White and what he may or may not have done to her, setting up the most scandalous murder of the time.

Polarity Written by Max Bemis with art by Jorge Coelho. - Graphic Novel

December 3, 2013

 

Timothy Woods is a bipolar artist stuck in the world of hipsters, meaningless sex, and vain art --- better known as Brooklyn. But after he survives a near fatal car accident, Timothy discovers that his mental instability is more than just a disorder, and that his bipolar medication hasn't just been subduing depression and uncontrollable mania...it's been suppressing his super powers! Now it's time for Timothy to stand up to his disease alongside an onslaught of wretched human villainy as he finally finds his place in the world.

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Starling by Sage Stossel - Graphic Novel

December 3, 2013

 

For Amy Sturgess, life in the big city comes with even bigger problems. When Xanax and therapy fail to relieve her stress, Amy does what any young woman in her position would do: She uses her superstrength, speed, flight, and ability to generate 750 volts from her hands to fight crime as the mysterious masked vigilante Starling. But while Starling is hailed as a superhero, will Amy remain a super-zero?

The Joyners in 3D Written by R. J. Ryan with art by David Marquez. - Graphic Novel

December 3, 2013

 

In mid-21st century Northern California, prosperous technology executive George Joyner stands on the brink of revolutionizing life in America (again) with his latest high-flying invention. But just as business booms, George’s private life begins to implode, with devastating consequences, for his wife Sonya, their children Rochester and Michelle, and Sonya’s ailing father, David. Brought to life in stunning anaglyph 3-D (two pairs of glasses come enclosed with each book).

Moon Lake, Volume 2 by Dan Fogler and Kevin J. Anderson - Graphic Novel

November 30, 2010

 

This follow-up to Dan Fogler’s (“Take Me Home Tonight,” “Fanboys”) first volume of  MOON LAKE is a new collection of stories that mesh comedy, horror, and science fiction into one insane anthology that’s inspired by  Tales From The Crypt and Heavy Metal. A seemingly harmless body of water is actually a mysterious portal into the weird and deranged, affecting all who come into contact with it. From zombie dinosaurs to an interdimensional Sasquatch trying to save its species from extinction to a mass-murdering high school cheerleader, enjoy more twisted tales from Moon Lake! 

Fables, Volume 19: Snow White Written by Bill Willingham, penciled by Mark Buckingham, inked by Steve Leialoha, and drawn by Shawn McManus. - Graphic Novel

December 24, 2013

 

In these stories from Fables #124-129, Castle Dark is back in the hands of the Fables as Bigby sets off from Fabletown in Brian Rose’s blood-fueled sports car to track down two abducted cubs. Unfortunately for Snow White, besides suffering the trauma of her missing cubs, a long-forgotten secret threatens to sabotage her marriage to Bigby.