October 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 October!

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.

 

* Creators ISBN Form RRP Publisher
CG - Oct - Va - Archer and Armstrong V7
ARCHER & ARMSTRONG VOL 7: The One Percent and Other Tales 
Fred Van Lente, Ray Fawkes, Karl Bollers, John Layman, Clayton Henry, Joe Eisma et al…
9781939346537
PB
£10.99
Valiant
IT ALL ENDS HERE… SERIOUSLY… THIS TIME IT LITERALLY ALL ENDS HERE. (MAYBE?!)
A madcap jamboree featuring stories and shenanigans from Fred Van Lente (Ivar, Timewalker), Ray Fawkes (Batman: Eternal), Karl Bollers (Watson and Holmes), John Layman (Chew), Clayton Henry (Harbinger), Joe Eisma (Morning Glories) and an all-star cast of comic’s finest! The never-before-told story of Armstrong’s first drink! A very special Timewalker adventure! The origins of Mary-Maria Archer! The rise of a vicious new brand of the One Percent! And more!
Collecting Archer & Armstrong #24, Archer & Armstrong: The One Percent #1, and stories from the Archer & Armstrong #25 anniversary hullabaloo, along with an exclusive Director’s Cut of Archer & Armstrong #0, featuring a never-before-seen, behind-the-scenes look inside the script, art, and character design of the history-smashing origin issue of the immortal adventurer now known as Armstrong!
CG - SMH - Oct - Klaxon
KLAXON
Si Spencer, Dix Grim
9781910593028
PB
£14.99
Self Made Hero
Three unemployed slackers find themselves embroiled in an unusual dispute with their new neighbours: Carole and her weeping mother. When the shabby Carlisle intervenes in their lives, he incurs the wrath of their landlord – the silent, grinning embodiment of evil, Mr Stapleton – and his mute minion son, Craig. As Mr Stapleton’s malign influence spreads to his housemates, Carlisle takes the fight to his enemy and realises he must sacrifice his life to save the world.
Owing more to William Blake than to Stephen King, this brooding, unnerving and absurdist graphic novel deliberately shuns the conventional genre trappings of blood and gore in favour of freak falls of liquorice allsorts, cherubim in cowboy suits and narcotic cavity wall insulation.
Check out our Creator Profile of Si Spencer here!
CG - Oct - Go - Wheels of Terror
WHEELS OF TERROR
Sven Hassel (Author), Jordy Diago
9780297609766
PB
£16.99
W&N Books
A graphic novel adaptation of Sven Hassel’s classic war novel, WHEELS OF TERROR, illustrated by Jordy Diago.
Stationed on the Eastern Front and now equipped with armoured vehicles, Sven Hassel and his comrades from the 27th Penal Regiment fight on remorselessly . . . All of them should be dead: life expectancy on the Front is measured in weeks. But Sven, Porta, the Old Un and the Legionnaire fight to the end, not for Germany, not for Hitler, but for survival.
From the blistering cold to the horrors of tank warfare, WHEELS OF TERROR is a sobering depiction of war’s brutalities, and the violence and inhumanity that the history books leave out.
CG - DC - Oct - Batman V7 Endgame
BATMAN HC VOL 7 ENDGAME (THE NEW 52)
Scott Snyder, Greg Capullo 
9781401256890
HB
£18.99
DC
For years, the Joker has regarded Batman with a sick, twisted love, thinking that one could never exist without the other. But that’s all changed. Now the Clown Prince of Crime is done playing. He’s going to kill Batman. And he’s going to do it using those who Batman loves the most: the Justice League
The Joker returns to Gotham City with a deadlier agenda than ever before, using every tool at his disposal to finally kill the Dark Knight. That includes turning Batman’s allies against him in the bloodiest brawl that he’s ever had to survive. BATMAN VOL. 7: ENDGAME is the biggest, boldest story that the #1 New York Times best-selling creative team of Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo have told to date. With an ending you won’t believe, this graphic novel is a classic in the making.
Collects BATMAN #35-40.
CG - Oct - Curveball
CURVE BALL
Jeremy Sorese
9781910620052
PB
£18.99
Nobrow
Get a preview of Jeremy Sorese’s CURVEBALL on Carabas here!
(From Perseus U.S.) A stunning love story of futuristically epic proportions that juxtaposes mechanical breakdown against humanity’s quiet tenderness.
After years of technological advancement, the relationship between humans and robots is changing. Reduced energy stores mean humans can no longer rely on the support of their robotic counterparts. In the midst of this turmoil, one woman faces her own breakdown at the hands of a manipulative friend. Jeremy Sorese explores how heartbreak can make us feel like the center of the universe and how the realization that we aren’t is often more painful than the heartbreak itself.
This is the gorgeous debut of a talented young cartoonist telling the most universal of tales: a love story.
Jeremy Sorese was born in Berlin, raised in Virginia, and educated in Georgia at the Savannah College of Art and Design before becoming a resident of La Maison des Auteurs in Angouleme, France. He is the creator and current writer of the Steven Universe comic series, published monthly by BOOM studios. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.
CG - Oct - Killing and Dying
KILLING AND DYING
Adrian Tomine
9780571325146
HB
£14.99
Faber
In his first full length work since Shortcomings in 2007, Adrian Tomine has produced another unforgettable collection of stories and characters: ‘Amber Sweet’ shows the disastrous impact of mistaken identity in a hyper-connected world; ‘A Brief History of the Art Form Known as Hortisculpture’ details the invention and destruction of a vital new art form in short comic strips; ‘Translated, from the Japanese’ is a lush, full-colour display of storytelling through still images; ‘Intruders’ depicts a man obsessively trying to find his way back to a former life.
From the master of the small gesture, it is a fraught, realist masterpiece about the weight of love and its absence, the pride and disappointment of family, the anxiety and hopefulness of being alive in the twenty-first century.
CG - Titan - Oct - Masked V2
MASKED VOL 2 – RISE OF THE ROCKET
Serge Lehman, Stephane Crety
9781782761099
HB
£10.99
Titan Comics
In a basement in Montmartre, Brafford regains consciousness. As he struggles to remember what’s happened to him since his transformation, a powerful explosion rocks Paris. As Prefect Beauregard tries to regain control of the city in chaos, another anomaly transforms Duroc into Melta, a vaporous monster bent on destroying the city…
CG - Ma - Oct - Howard the Duck V0
HOWARD THE DUCK VOLUME 0: WHAT THE DUCK
Chip Zdarsky, Joe Quinones
9780785197720
PB
£12.99
Marvel
Hot off the pages of… the post-credits scene at the end of a popular movie, Howard the Duck is back! Join him as he takes on the weird cases that only a talking duck can crack as the Marvel Universe’s resident private investigator!
Let Sex Criminals’ Chip Zdarsky (a writer known mostly as an artist) and Joe Quinones (an artist known mostly as a lover) guide you through his new world as he takes on The Black Cat and mysterious forces from outer space!
Collecting: Howard the Duck 1-5
CG - Ma - Oct - Loki AoA V3
LOKI: AGENT OF ASGARD VOLUME 3: LAST DAYS
Al Ewing, Lee Garbett
9780785193326
PB
£13.50
Marvel
He’s Loki’s older, nastier, vastly more powerful future self. His machinations have cost Loki everything… but who IS King Loki? What kingdom would have him? What dread Asgard is he the Agent of? And what evil scheme has he been brewing all this time?
Loki began his third life by annihilating the soul of his second – his better, purer self. Now he pays the price.
Collecting: Loki 12-17
CG - DH - Oct - Hellbound
HELLBOUND
Victor Gischler, Ricardo Burchielli
9781616558154
HB
£13.50
Dark Horse
Crime/humour novelist Victor Gischler has written a number of licensed titles (Buffy: Spike – A Dark Place, Conan: Phantoms of the Black Coast) as well as some original stories (Clown Fatale; Kiss Me, Satan!) for Dark Horse. Hellbound will be his third. When two disgraced FBI agents are sent to investigate gruesome murders along Route 5, they discover there’s a lot more going on than a simple string of bodies left by some garden-variety serial killer. Horrific nightmares are tormenting the small towns along the highway, and only one man in junkyard armour keeps them at bay.
CG - Ma - Oct - Skywalker Strikes
STAR WARS VOLUME 1: SKYWALKER STRIKES TPB
Jason Aaron, John Cassaday
9780785192138
PB
£14.99
Marvel
*** First of Marvel’s new run of – given they’re owned by Disney who also own Star Wars – canonical in-universe comics. See Darth Vader below and more next month – be assured Marvel have got their top creators on these books ***
Luke Skywalker and the ragtag rebel band opposing the Galactic Empire are fresh off their biggest victory yet – the destruction of the massive Death Star. But the Empire’s not toppled yet! Join Luke, Princess Leia, Han Solo, Chewbacca, C-3PO, R2-D2 and the rest of the Rebel Alliance as they fight for freedom against the evil of Darth Vader and his master, the Emperor!
But when a Rebel assault goes very wrong, Han and Leia will have to think fast to make their escape… while Luke finds himself face-to-face with Darth Vader!
Collecting Star Wars: Skywalker Strikes 1-6
CG - DC - Oct - The Joker Endgame
JOKER: ENDGAME HC
Scott Snyder, Greg Capullo, James Tynion IV, Becky Cloonan, Brendan Fletcher
9781401258771
HB
£22.50
DC
Gotham City has been overrun by craziness, and the power is out at Gotham Academy! There’s a mob of Jokerized madmen in Gotham City, and they’re determined to spread the virus into the world beyond… but they’re gonna have to get past Batgirl first!
What do Batman’s villains do on the craziest night in Gotham City? The city is overrun by Jokerized victims, but a small band of teenagers unites to take a stand. Their secret knowledge of Gotham City’s streets helps them survive, but will Batman take help from this young group of upstarts?
This jam-packed collections features Batman Annual #3, back-ups from Batman #35-39, Gotham Academy: Endgame #1, Batgirl: Endgame #1, Batman and Robin: Endgame #1, and Arkham Manor: Endgame #1.
CG - Titan - Oct - The Complete Adventures of Cholly & Flytrap
THE ADVENTURES OF CHOLLY & FLYTRAP
Arthur Suydam
9781782767671
HB
£22.99
Titan Comics
Collected for the first time EVER, this volume contains within its hallowed covers all of Cholly & Flytrap’s tales of daring-do, grievous bodily harm and giant bat riding!
On distant planets, in cities of future past, Cholly – survivalist, battlefield entrepreneur and all-round anti hero – and his pal, the giant naked Chinaman known as Flytrap, struggle against the troubles that seem to follow them like a bad smell…
CG - Bo - Oct - Memetic
MEMETIC
James Tynion IV, Eryk Donovan
9781608867431
PB
£14.99
Boom!
WARNING: This meme will end civilization.
Meme is an idea that starts with an individual, and then spreads to multiple persons and potentially entire societies. Richard Dawkins suggests a meme’s success comes from its effectiveness to the host. But history shows that destructive memes can spread just as rapidly through society. MEMETIC shows the progression of a weaponized meme that leads to the utter annihilation of the human race within 72 hours. The root of this apocalypse is a single image on the internet, a “meme” in the popular sense. A meme that changes everything.
MEMETIC shows the true terror of the internet. The world will end not with a bang, but with a single online image when creator and writer James Tynion IV (THE WOODS, Batman Eternal) teams up with newcomer Eryk Donovan (In the Dark Horror Anthology, House in the Wall) to bring horror to a whole new generation.
CG - DC - Oct - Batman Eternal V3
BATMAN ETERNAL VOL 3
Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV, Ray Fawkes, Kyle Higgins, Tim Seeley, Fernando Blanco, Alvaro Martinez, Andrea Mutti
9781401257521
HB
£29.99
DC
The events of BATMAN ETERNAL have changed the world of Batman for months – and the third act begins with a bang, as Gotham City’s police have done the impossible – they’ve beaten Batman! Meanwhile the rogues of Gotham unite under a mysterious foe that even the Riddler is terrified of.
The epic finale of the critically acclaimed series roars to its conclusion that will forever change Batman’s life!
CBP DC - Batman V6
BATMAN TP VOL 6 GRAVEYARD SHIFT (THE NEW 52)
Scott Snyder, Greg Capullo
9781401257538
PB
£12.99
DC
In the wake of the death of his son Damian, Batman is in danger of losing his humanity. However, the foes of this grief-ridden Dark Knight mean to strike him when he’s at his weakest. Has Batman’s worst foe become… Bruce Wayne? Plus, three pivotal chapters from the epic ZERO YEAR storyline!
From the critically acclaimed, New York Times #1 best-selling creative team of Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo comes the next genre-defining graphic novel in their monumental run.
Collects BATMAN #0, #18-20, #28, #34 and BATMAN ANNUAL #2.
CG - Oct - Jim Butcher's Dresden Files Down Town
JIM BUTCHER’S DRESDEN FILES: DOWN TOWN
Jim Butcher, Mark Powers, Carlos Gomez
9781606907009
HB
£18.99
Dynamite Entertainment
Chicago wizard-for-hire Harry Dresden and his new apprentice, Molly Carpenter, intend to end the havoc caused by a mad sorcerer – one whose ambitions would have the Windy City streets carved out as his own private kingdom. But when the magical upstart enters into an alliance with the notorious mob boss “Gentleman Johnnie” Marcone, will the fast-and-loose Dresden and his young charge survive unscathed?
This graphic novel collects the critically acclaimed, six-issue series in one volume, and features a bonus section with Jim Butcher’s original story outline, sketchbook artwork from Carlos Gomez, cover gallery with roughs from Stjepan Sejic, and more!
CG - Ma - Oct - Powers
POWERS VOLUME 1: ALL THE NEW POWERS
Brian Michael Bendis, Michael Oeming
9780785197454
HB
£18.99
Marvel
The Eisner Award-winning Powers tells the story of homicide detectives Christian Walker and Deena Pilgrim, who are assigned cases specifically involving powers. If a superhero falls dead from the sky or a super villain is found dead in the gutter, it’s up to Walker and Pilgrim to solve the case.
But having barely survived the most harrowing case of their careers and discovering government corruption of the highest level, Walker and Pilgrim are now faced with the most difficult decision they’ve ever had to make.
Collecting: Powers (2014) 1-6
CG - Ma - Oct - Darth Vader
STAR WARS: DARTH VADER VOLUME 1 – VADER
Kieron Gillen, Salvador Larrocca
9780785192558
PB
£14.99
Marvel
When a Dark Lord needs help, who can he turn to? As Darth Vader pursues a very personal vengeance against the Rebels and investigates the Emperor’s secret machinations, he clashes with weapons scavenger Aphra and deadly Battle Droids, and returns to Geonosis to build an army. But some very powerful people don’t want him to learn the truths he seeks!
Guest-starring Jabba the Hutt, Boba Fett and more! Collecting: Darth Vader 1-6
CG - Oct - Dan and Sam
DAN AND SAM
Mark Watson, Oliver Harud
9781447276371
PB
£14.99
Picador
Dan and Sam are a golden couple: happily married, owners of a popular London restaurant and looking forward to spending the rest of their lives together – until a tragedy changes everything.
When Sam dies in his arms after an accident, Dan cannot imagine life without her. But love, it seems, is stronger than death and Dan is granted a reprieve – Sam can return to him for one night of the year, every year, until he falls in love again. And though Dan knows that no one could ever take Sam’s place in his heart, he soon faces an impossible choice…
CG - Oct - The Inflatable Woman
THE INFLATABLE WOMAN
Rachael Bell
9781408858073
HB
£18.99
Bloomsbury
Iris (or balletgirl-42 as she’s known on the internet dating circuit) is a zookeeper looking for love when she is diagnosed with breast cancer. Overnight, her life becomes populated with a carnival of daunting hospital characters. Despite the attempts of her friends – Maud, Granma Suggs, Larry the Monkey and a group of singing penguins – to comfort her, Iris’s fears begin to encircle her until all she has to cling to is the attention of a lighthouse keeper called sailor_buoy_39.
The Inflatable Woman combines magic realism with the grit of everyday life to create a poignant and surreal journey inside the human psyche.
CBP V - Astro City Private Lives
ASTRO CITY PRIVATE LIVES TP
Kurt Busiek, Brent Anderson
9781401258245
PB
£12.99
Vertigo
When you’re the Silver Adept, one of Astro City’s newest and most powerful mystic heroes, your life is full of magic, battle, demons, apocalypses and more. When you’re the Adept’s personal assistant, though, life gets really weird. A look at the woman behind the hero.
Collects ASTRO CITY #11-16.
CG - DC - Oct - Convergence
CONVERGENCE HC
Jeff King, Scott Lobdell, Carlo Pagulayan, Stephen Segovia, Dan Jurgens, Andy Kubert and Ethan Van Scriver
9781401256869
HB
£22.50
DC
*** DC’s big event of the year collected. Tie-in volumes of the expanded story are rather neatly collected and can be found on our Oct-Dec 15 DC Graphic Novels page ***
Where do worlds go when they die? The Earthquakes felt round the Multiverse, Superman’s lost days after “Doomed,” the World’s End – all these points will converge as the history of the DCU is spun from a new perspective, the perspective of a mad god and his arrogant child.
The biggest story in DC history ties into literally every DC story ever told – and it all begins here. Kingdom Come, Red Son, Wild West Justice League, Captain Carrot and the Zoo Crew – all the worlds you remember can still be found on Telos. Everything matters. Every story matters. This new mega-event, written by Jeff King, showrunner for the hit USA show White Collar and Scott Lobdell (RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS), will bring together heroes and villains from over seven decades of DC Comics lore in the most epic saga in company history.
Collects CONVERGENCE #0-8.
CG - Im - Oct - Outcast Vol 2
OUTCAST VOL 2
Robert Kirkman, Paul Azaceta, Elizabeth Breitweiser
9781632154484
PB
£10.99
Image
Kyle Barnes has been plagued by demonic possession all his life. In light of recent revelations, he finally feels like he’s starting to piece together the answers he’s looking for. But while he feels a new sense of purpose… is Reverend Anderson’s life falling apart?
Collects Outcast by Kirkman & Azaceta #7-12.
CG - Im - Oct - Jupiter's Circle
JUPITER’S CIRCLE VOL 1
Mark Millar, Wilfredo Torres, Davide Gianfelice
9781632155566
PB
£7.50
Image
In midcentury America, a team of young superheroes faces epic threats in public while battling personal demons behind closed doors.
Collects JUPITER’S CIRCLE #1-6
CG - Im - Oct - Injection
INJECTION VOL 1
Warren Ellis, Declan Shalvey, Jordie Bellaire
9781632154798
PB
£7.50
Image
Once upon a time, there were five crazy people, and they poisoned the 21st Century. Now they have to deal with the corrosion to try and save us all from a world becoming too weird to support human life. Injection is the new series of graphic novels created by the acclaimed creative team of Moon Knight: From The Dead, about how loud and strange the world is getting, about the wild future and the haunted past all crashing into the present day at once, and about five eccentric geniuses dealing with the paranormal and numinous as well as the growing weight of what they did to the planet with the Injection.
Beginning with Maria Kilbride, the troubled troubleshooter for the research wing of mysterious multinational FPI, dragged from hospital to investigate a case of a possessed laboratory and a disappearance that, impossibly, has the hallmarks of ancient folklore.
CG - Im - Aug - Bitch Planet V1
BITCH PLANET VOL 1
Kelly Sue DeConnick, Valentine De Landro
9781632153661
PB
£7.50
Image
“… one of the most unique and subversive artifacts of pop culture in recent memory.” – Salon.com
“Seldom do comics burst onto the scene and shatter our worldview by being entirely poignant, raw, and captivating – but then, most comics aren’t Bitch Panet.” – Entertainment Weekly
Eisner Award-nominated writer Kelly Sue DeConnick (Pretty Deadly, Captain Marvel) and Valentine De Landro (X-Factor) team up to bring you the premiere volume of Bitch Planet, a deliciously vicious riff on women-in-prison sci-fi exploitation. In a future just a few years down the road in the wrong direction, a woman’s failure to comply with her patriarchal overlords will result in exile to the meanest penal planet in the galaxy. When the newest crop of fresh femmes arrive, can they work together to stay alive or will hidden agendas, crooked guards, and the deadliest sport on (or off!) Earth take them to their maker?
CG - Bo - Oct - Fiction Squad
FICTION SQUAD VOL. 1
Paul Jenkins, Humberto Ramos, Ramon Bachs
9781608867608
PB
£10.99
Boom!
All in the city of Rimes seems fun and games until Humpty Dumpty takes a dive and ol’ Jack,of Jack and Jill, goes missing.
Welcome to the City of Rimes, where every nursery rhyme is a crime scene in the making! Using the city for personal turf war, the Witches of Oz and the Queens of Wonderland are tearing Rimes apart by the seams. After being transferred into the Rimes’ police department, Frankie Mack, a rundown detective from an unfinished novella, must uncover the mystery behind this building fiction war before it undoes storytelling itself. Hopefully he will find out how his story ends along the way.
From the world of Fablewood, Paul Jenkins (Fairy Quest, Spawn) and Ramon Bachs (Detective Comics) bring you the critically acclaimed mystery that WatchPlayRead calls “one of the top comics of 2014!” Featuring a never before published short story with Humberto Ramos (Spider-Man).
CBP - RR V1
ROCKET RACCON VOLUME 1: A CHASING TALE
Young, Skottie
9780785190455
PB
£14.99
Marvel
Rocket Raccoon is the last of his kind: a hero to the weak, a champion of good, a swashbuckling pioneer of valour (and guns). But his life of adventure may end abruptly when he’s framed for murder – and the authorities aren’t the only ones on his tail! (Get it?)
There’s another ‘Rocket Raccoon’ out there, but the universe just isn’t big enough! The lookalike killer is one step ahead of Rocket; now, it’s up to our hero and his pal Groot, to find the truth! Can Rocket make it out alive and clear his name?
Collecting: Rocket Raccoon 1-6
CG - DC - Oct - Superman Unchained
SUPERMAN UNCHAINED TP (THE NEW 52)
Scott Snyder, Jim Lee
9781401250935
PB
£18.99
DC
Comics’ biggest writer! Comics’ biggest artist! Comics’ greatest hero! Unchained at last!
From the skies above Metropolis to the four corners of the globe to the star-streaked spaceways beyond, one man is synonymous with the word “hero.” Since his arrival marked the dawn of the superhero age, Superman has waged a never-ending battle for truth and justice, no matter when or where.
But before the dawn came the darkness. When another with incredible power, far more than that of mortal man, fell to the Earth. One who could spell the end for the Man of Steel. From the mind of superstar writer Scott Snyder (BATMAN: ZERO YEAR) and legendary artist Jim Lee (JUSTICE LEAGUE) comes SUPERMAN UNCHAINED-a widescreen, cutting-edge take on the hero who started it all!
Collects SUPERMAN UNCHAINED #1-9 and material from SUPERMAN UNCHAINED DIRECTORS CUT #1
CG - Av - Oct - War Stories V1
WAR STORIES VOL .1
Garth Ennis with Dave Gibbons, John Higgins, Chris Weston and David Lloyd
9781592912384
PB
£17.99
Avatar Press
For the first time in a decade, the original War Stories are back in print! Fully re-mastered, these stunning works have never looked so good. Featuring some of the finest war comics ever done, with scripts by Garth Ennis (Preacher, Crossed, The Boys) and art by some of the biggest names in comics. Collected in Volume 1 are Johann’s Tiger , D-Day Dodgers , Screaming Eagles , Nightingale . Features an afterword by Ennis.
CG - Av - Oct - War Stories V2
WAR STORIES VOL.2
Garth Ennis with David Lloyd, Cam Kennedy, Carlos Ezquerra and Gary Erskine
9781592912414
PB
£17.99
Avatar Press
A new re-mastered edition of the second volume of the original War Stories, written by Garth Ennis (Preacher, Crossed, The Boys) and featuring art by some of comics’ all-time greats. Volume 2 features: J for Jenny , The Reivers, Condors, Archangel. Features an afterword by Ennis in which the real-life inspiration for the stories is revealed.
CG - Oct - Va - Ivar, Timewalker V2

IVAR, TIMEWALKER V2: BREAKING HISTORY
Fred Van Lente, Francis Portela
9781939346834
PB
£10.99
Valiant
A little confused by time travel? Don’t worry, these guys don’t really understand it either. So they’re BREAKING HISTORY!
With the universe on the brink of destruction, Ivar must turn to his closest relatives – Armstrong and Gilad Anni-Padda – to save Neela Sethi from the machinations of the Prometheans! The problem? These three guys couldn’t be further apart. Time doesn’t heal all wounds as the assault on Oblivi-1 begins!
Join New York Times best-selling writer Fred Van Lente (ARCHER & ARMSTRONG) and rising star Francis Portela (Green Lantern Corps) as they kick off the next volume of the series that io9 calls “impressively shocking!”
Collecting IVAR, TIMEWALKER #5–8.
CG - Oct - Va - Unity To Kill a King V1
UNITY VOL 1: TO KILL A KING
Matt Kindt, Doug Braithwaite
978-1939346889
PB
£7.50
Valiant
An all-new printing of the sold-out volume introducing Valiant’s elite all-star super-team from New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (DIVINITY, Mind MGMT) and superstar artist Doug Braithwaite (BOOK OF DEATH, IMPERIUM)!
The world’s most dangerous man, Toyo Harada, has been struck by the one thing he never thought possible – fear. Halfway across the globe, a new power threatens to topple modern civilization and, to preempt the cataclysm that is to come, Harada will unite the most unforgiving team the world has ever known – UNITY. Their mission: defeat the threat responsible for the destruction of MI-6, the decimation of an alien world, and the occupation of Eastern Europe… Unseat the warrior king armed with the universe’s most powerful weapon… Kill X-O Manowar!
Start reading here to discover the greatest heroes of the Valiant Universe with the multiple Harvey Award nominated first arc of the chart-topping series that IGN calls “amazing…a big superhero book done right.”
Collecting UNITY #1-4.

 

You can discover top works of fantastical fiction on our OCTOBER 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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OUR MONTHLY RECOMMENDS!

July to December 2015:

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