DC Graphic Novels – Publishing Oct-Dec 15!

DC Here’s a look at the Graphic Novels DC have coming for you over the period October to December 2015!
Given the sheer volume of their output we’ve highlighted our picks – based on a combination of personal recommendation, sales targets and the buzz on the scene – with cover and product info; but you can find the rest confirmed at the time of writing in list form beneath. We’ve separated DC’s Mature Reader’s / Creator Owned imprint, the fabulous Vertigo, with it’s own Jul-Dec 15 page here.
We’ll be bringing you our particular recommends of all publishers together shortly by month of publication. Enjoy!

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Vertigo Graphic Novels – Publishing Jul-Dec 15! *** Updated ***

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Here’s a look at the Graphic Novels Vertigo have coming for you over the period July to December 2015! For conciseness reissues & deluxes etc are listed at the bottom. We’ll be bringing you our particular recommends of all publishers together shortly by month of publication.
Note: Publication dates were correct at time of first writing but are liable to change

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Graphic Novel Review: Batgirl Volume 1 – Batgirl of Burnside

Review CGP - DC - Jun - Batgirl V1 Batgirl of Burnside Creators: Cameron Stewart, Brenden Fletcher, Babs Tarr and Maris Wicks
Review by Scott Ellis
DC’s latest shakeup into the New 52 format has yielded varying results for the brand’s dedicated readership. With characters experiencing manifold changes, from minor costume alterations to massive ability reductions, they have been given that which many real world individuals desire; youthful rejuvenation and a fresh injection of cultural relevance. Out of the hands of veteran Batgirl writer Gail Simone, the character has undergone a soft-reboot. In Batgirl of Burnside we see the titular character beginning to redefine herself as a cultural icon, physically rehabilitated trauma victim, and more importantly, as an independent woman living in the 21st century.

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The Fantastical & The Speculative – Publishing July to December 2015!

Carabas Pub Jul-Dec 15 Herein, via links to individual pages, lies the more-or-less complete output of UK SFF and major worldwide Graphic Novel publishers for July to December 2015!
We’ve applied selection criteria with the assumption that readers with a penchant for paranormal romance and titles more for the American market will have no problem finding those elsewhere; reissues and classic reprints are included sparingly.

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DC Graphic Novels – Publishing Jul-Sep 15!

DC Here’s a look at the Graphic Novels DC have coming for you over the period July to September 2015!
Given the sheer volume of their output we’ve highlighted our picks – based on a combination of personal recommendation, sales targets and the buzz on the scene – with cover and product info; but you can find the rest confirmed at the time of writing in list form beneath. We’ve separated DC’s Mature Reader’s / Creator Owned imprint, the fabulous Vertigo, with it’s own Jul-Sep 15 page here.
We’ll be bringing you our particular recommends of all publishers together shortly by month of publication. Enjoy!

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Creator Profile: Mike Carey

558px-10.10.10MikeCareyByLuigiNovi1 www.mikeandpeter.com – Mike Carey and Peter Gross
Mike Carey’s Goodreads page
On Wikipedia
On Comic Book DB (Database)
@michaelcarey191
(Photo by Luigi Novi)

 

CBP Clarke Award - The Girl with all the Gifts Many will now know Mike – or M.R. – Carey from the recent and massive success of the award-nominated The Girl with all the Gifts, already to become a film adapted by the author himself and starring Glenn Close, Gemma Arterton and Paddy Considine. But he’s been around a lot longer than this, authoring fantastical prose and comics in the horror / dark fantasy genres for decades… CGP - PC - Lucifer V1

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Author Profile: Dan Abnett

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www.theprimaryclone.blogspot.co.uk
@vincentabnett (Dan and wife Nik Vincent-Abnett)
On Wikipedia
(Photo by Luigi Novi – sourced from Wikipedia)
Professional writer – SFF in prose and comics; co-creator of the comic series on which the Guardians of the Galaxy film was based, and much more…

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CPP - DA - Knights of Pendragon CPP - DA - Death's Head II Dan Abnett is one of the most prolific writers in SFF, scripting both comics and prose. Of the former he’s been a mainstay of the UK and then US scene since the 80’s. In his earlier British comic work perhaps the most noteworthy has been Knights of Pendragon, the radical revamp – with Andy Lanning and Liam Sharp – of Deaths Head, and then with artist David Millgate the origination of a core strip to 2000 AD, Sinister Dexter. CPP - DA - Sinister Dexter

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May 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 May!

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Author Profile – Paul Cornell

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Like on Facebook
Follow on Twitter
Podcast – The Cornell Collective (Chat on Dr Who and SF / Comics generally)
Wikipedia page
See Paul’s website for even more social media links

 

Paul Cornell on Carabas (search)

 

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The Fantastical & The Speculative – Publishing January to June 2015!

Carabas Publishing Jan-Jun 15
Herein, via links to individual pages, lies the more-or-less complete output of UK SFF publishers and the major worldwide Graphic Novel publishers for January to June 2015!
We’ve applied selection criteria with the assumption that readers with a penchant for paranormal romance and titles more for the American market will have no problem finding their next read elsewhere; reissues and back-in-print classic titles are included sparingly.

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Comics Round-up: The Big Two, now and October…

Comics are big business and, since the acquisitions of Marvel and DC by Disney and Warner Bros if not before, we’ve been deluged with story events and other strategies to get us to part with our hard-earned cash. Sure, many of us have experienced ‘event fatigue’ but that hasn’t stopped the majority buying, so that’s what the Big Two are continuing to do. And characters are brands and both are doing all the brand-building and product diversification they can, especially now with major film properties and their sequels coming out (there are now no less than 7 Avengers titles, and that’s not counting the series of their solo characters).

So where are we at the moment and what’s coming later, circa October 2014?

Marvel Now Right now Jason Aaron’s Original Sin, Marvel’s current event, is in full swing. This is a choice of writer and story that actually avoids the feelings of malaise of endless events by virtue of quirkiness. It’s a cosmic murder mystery, the deceased being the alien Watcher, best known for breaking his oath of non-interference with the coming of the world-devouring Galactus. But the Watcher’s secrets have psychically leaked into the minds of heroes, stirring animosity in their ranks.

Oh and while the Punisher and Doctor Strange (of all combinations) are trying to work out whodunit, others are running around with the dead Watcher’s eyes for whatever power they might bequeath!

It’s also Marvel’s 75th Anniversary (well from its origins as Timely anyway, so we can expect another one in twenty-odd years) so there are various specials and posters coming through to celebrate, including one-shot imaginings of what their key characters might be like on their 100th (on the latter score the recent Kingpin-Venom Spider-Man issue was inspired!)

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Marvel 75th Anniversary Spider-Man 100th Anniversary

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