August 2015 New Graphic Novel Recommends!

Carabas - Graphic Novels Recommends There’s another great helping of Graphic Novels / Comic Collections coming our way this month: so here’s our top picks of the fantastical, the weird, the literary and the superheroic all together publishing in August!

You can discover more titles beyond these at the bottom via the links on to the full output or highlights depending on size of all major UK and US Graphic Novel Publishers for the second half of the year.

Please note: Our efforts are directed at being comprehensive and championing quality as well as top selling titles; publication dates are liable to change.

 

Title Creator(s) ISBN Fm RRP Pub.
CPP - KG Uber V4
Uber Vol. 4
Kieron Gillen, Caanan White, Gabriel Andrade
9781592912575
PB
14.99
Avatar Press
With the realization that the Nazis have pulled far ahead of the Allies in development of Ubers, hope starts to fade and some greater gambles are taken in hopes of turning the tide.
Desperation is the currency of the hour with no end in sight to the horrors of enhanced human warfare. The German war machine has been developing the most powerful weapons ever fashioned. Their Battleship class Ubers are like living atom bombs annihilating every obstacle in their paths. But they were once humans, and it takes more than power to make a monster, so what could have forged such cold, murderous beasts? The past is revealed with the genesis of the German Battleships in this groundbreaking alternate history war story.
Kieron Gillen, Daniel Gete, and Caanan White spin a new chapter of fear and genocide in the pages of the most devastating war comic being published. And for the first time ever, the origin and first missions of Sieglinde and the German Battleships are declassified and illustrated by Gabriel Andrade.
This volume collects issues #18-22 of the ongoing Uber comic book series and the Uber 2014 Special.
CG - Av - Aug - Dicks V3
Dicks Vol.3
Garth Ennis, John McCrea
9781592912582
PB
14.99
Avatar Press
In the long-awaited third collection of the bestselling, award-winning masterpiece Dicks, beloved heroes Dougie and Ivor find themselves with a chance to change history – by traveling through time to defeat a deadly threat to their hometown of Belfast.
But dark forces emerge to defend the great Icons of Ulster Bigotry- and with long-time enemies Lord Bluevein of the Dong and Satan himself in the mix, what hope have our bumbling private eyes of getting out alive, never mind saving the day?
Garth Ennis and John McCrea wind up the greatest comic book saga of all time, in the magnificent Dicks: To The End of Time, Like. This volume collects issues #1-6 of the Dicks To the End of Time comic book series.
CGP - Aug - Suicide Risk V5
Suicide Risk Vol. 5
Mike Carey, Elena Casagrande
9781608867219
PB
TBC
Boom!
The Men of Gold, the alternate earth police corps that sentenced Requiem to a life sentence in the F.A.U.L.T.Line for his crimes against humanity, have decided enough is enough… *** Check out our Creator Profile of Mike Carey here! ***
CG - DH - Aug - The Adventures of Dr McNinja King Radical
Adventures of Dr. McNinja, The: King Radical
Christopher Hastings
9781616557270
PB
£14.99
DARK HORSE
He’s a Doctor! He’s a Ninja! He’s Dr McNinja!
We LOVE Dr McNinja – because why wouldn’t you? More hilarious strangeness from the fab Christopher Hastings…
When everyone thinks Dr. McNinja is killed by a vengeful astronaut ghost, it’s his chance to infiltrate the criminal organisation of King Radical. But should he who fights rad monsters beware of becoming one himself?
Dr McNinja.com is one of the web’s most popular digital comics, getting between 140,000 and 200,000 unique visitors on update days!
CG - DC - Aug - Arkham Manor V1
Arkham Manor Volume 1 TP
Gerry Duggan, Shawn Crystal, Dave McCraig
9781401254582
PB
£10.99
DC Comics
When catastrophe strikes Arkham Asylum, where will Gotham City house the world’s most dangerous criminals? And when inmates are found murdered, what is Batman prepared to do in search of justice? Arkham’s madness comes home in Arkham Manor, brought to you by Gerry Duggan (Deadpool, Nova) and Shawn Crystal (Deadpool, Wolverine and the X-Men).
Collects Arkham Manor #1-6.
CG - Im - Aug - Zero V4
Zero Volume 4: Who By Fire
Ales Kot, Ian Bertram, Stathis Tsemberlidis, Robert Sammelin, Tula Lotay, Jordie Bellaire
9781632153456
PB
£10.99
Image Comics
Edward Zero walks into the heart of his journey. The speculative spy series praised by Wired, Entertainment Weekly, and the Hollywood Reporter comes to its natural conclusion.  Collects Zero #15-20.
CG - JC - Aug - The Bind
The Bind
Goldsmith, William
9780224097024
HB
20.00
Jonathan Cape
The Bind charts the rise and fall of Egret Bindings, once the most prestigious firm of bookbinders in London.
In 1910 brothers Guy and Victor Egret take on an ambitious commission: a deluxe, jewelled binding of a collection of poems, A Moonless Land. It proves to be a moment of hubris. The work triggers their ruin, watched by the disapproving spirit of their father, Garrison Egret.
A darkly humorous tale of sibling rivalry and creative one-upmanship, The Bind shows once again that William Goldsmith is an incomparable storyteller and a marvellously inventive artist.
CG - JC - Aug - Everything is Teeth
Everything is Teeth
Evie Wyld, Joe Sumner
9780224099714
HB
16.99
Jonathan Cape
Evie Wyld was a girl obsessed with sharks. Spending summers in the brutal heat of coastal New South Wales, she fell for the creatures. Their teeth, their skin, their eyes; their hunters and their victims.
Everything is Teeth is a delicate and intimate collection of the memories she brought home to England, a book about family, love and the irresistible forces that pass through life unseen, under the surface, ready to emerge at any point.
CGP - KG - JD15 - Angela
Angela: Asgard’s Assassin Volume 1: Priceless
Kieron Gillen, Marguerite Bennett, Stephanie Hans, Phil Jimenez
9780785193562
PB
£13.50
MARVEL
All her life, Heven’s finest warrior Angela was raised to hate Asgard with every fibre of her being. And now she knows the truth: She is Thor’s sister and an Asgardian. Cast out of her home and wanting nothing to do with Asgard, Angela must now strike out on her own!
But what does Angela have that both Asgard and Heven want? Visionary writers Gillen and Bennett team with the legendary art team of Jimenez and Hans to finally throw the spotlight onto the Marvel Universe’s most dangerous inhabitant!
COLLECTING Angela: Asgard’s Assassin 1-6
CG - Ma - Aug - Rocket Raccoon V2
Rocket Raccoon Volume 2: Storytailer
Skottie Young, Jacob Parker, Filipe Andrade
9780785193906
HB
£18.99
MARVEL
9781846536809
PB
£12.99
PANINI
It’s a cosmic calamity as Rocket tries to fix his past…er… bad calls! Next stop: the dreaded WINTER PLANET ! Winter all the time? Worst. Planet. Ever. The meanest, toughest, wittiest, and furriest guardian of the galaxy just broke out his BIGGEST GUNS . Rocket Raccoon rockets into our hearts with the series beloved by Marvel fans everywhere!
COLLECTING: Rocket Raccoon 7-11
Note: Panini edition was scheduled for July
CG - Ti - Jul - 13 Coins
13 Coins
Michael B Jackson, Martin Brennan, Simon Bisley
9781782760610
HB
18.99
Titan Comics
Check out preview art of 13 Coins on Carabas here!
John Pozner always knew he was special; that his athletic abilities and fighting skills were far from human. But with a broken childhood, drug addictions, and a criminal record on his plate, he’s already fought more than his share of battles for one lifetime. Or so he hoped… Woken to his true angelic nature, John quickly finds himself at the centre of an apocalyptic war – one that could spell the end of existence as we know it!
CG - Titan - Aug - Ring of Roses
Ring Of Roses
Das Petrou, John Watkiss
9781782760016
HB
16.99
Titan Comics
THE DA VINCI CODE MEETS ​THE X-FILES – PRESENTED FOR THE FIRST TIME IN COLOR!
“FRESH AND INVIGORATING…ARRESTING AND VIVID!” – DAVE GIBBONS (WATCHMEN, SECRET SERVICE)​
London, 1991. But not the London you may be familiar with. Imagine an England under Catholic rule – a rule so iron-fisted that science and technology has been set back decades.
Lawyer Samuel Waterhouse investigates a ghoulish murder mystery set in alternate history London of religious mania, secret societies, and the plague.
Check out our Preview of RING OF ROSES here!
CG - DC - Aug - Fables V22
Fables Volume 22 TP
Bill Willingham, Mark Buckingham
9781401252335
PB
£13.50
Vertigo
The final volume of the New York Times bestselling, Eisner Award-winning Fables series is here! Bill Willingham delivers the end to his legendary series with the conclusion of the beloved stories of Bigby Wolf, Rose Red, Boy Blue, Bell, Pinnochio, and countless other timeless fables. The only question left to be answered is whether or not they will have a happy ending?
CG - DC - Aug - Swamp Thing The Root of all Evil
Swamp Thing: The Root of All Evil TP
Mark Millar, Phil Hester
9781401252410
PB
£14.99
Vertigo
A lost Swamp Thing epic by Mark Millar is collected at last! The rug is pulled out from under Alec Holland as he awakens from a coma in a South African hospital. But are the nightmares of a shambling swamp creature the result of a powerful hallucinogen he ingested during his experiments on plants? If so, what is the secret behind the Swamp Thing that’s pursuing Abigail Arcane through the Louisiana Bayou, intent on murder?
Collects Swamp Thing #140-150.
CG - DC - Aug - Hellblazer V11
John Constantine Hellblazer Volume 11: Last Man Standing TP
Paul Jenkins, Sean Phillips
9781401255299
PB
£18.99
Vertigo
In this new Hellblazer collection, John Constantine, while scouting for blackmail victims at an orgy, finds himself accidentally summoning up sinister beings known as the Mendw, with terrible consequences for an anorexic girl and her abusive father.
Plus, cattle mutilations in Yorkshire hold no interest for Constantine, until a nosy tabloid reporter chases him out of London. Once in the country, John discovers that one of the villagers is transforming into a werewolf, but this strange case of lycanthropy is only a portent of worse things to come…
Collects Hellblazer #108-120.

 

You can discover top works of fantastical fiction on our AUGUST 15 NEW BOOKS RECOMMENDS page here, not to mention some brilliant NON-FICTION TITLES on our JULY-DECEMBER round-up here.

For more great graphic novels you can click the publisher logos to go through to our pages on the broader output from the key publishers below. NB. Smaller publishers receive inclusion in the Monthly Recommends articles (see bottom for links to those from earlier in the year) as do larger publishers like IDW who’s main output is tie-ins and expanded universe titles which we cover less of here…

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Due to the size of output we’ve split DC, Image and Marvel into Jul-Sep and Oct-Dec articles: at present the image below links to the former while we get the next installments up.

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