Holiday Reading: RAMBO 3.5 by Jim Rugg

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An epic of the Aughts.

Coming Attractions: September 2010

by Torsten Adair

The following is a selection of new titles due to be published in September 2010. This list is not comprehensive, as there are over 275 graphic novel titles scheduled for this month.

If you would like to browse them at your leisure, click here. Instead, I have selected titles which caught my interest. These are not necessarily titles I will purchase, but which I will definitely look at once they arrive at my local comics shop or bookstore.

Please be advised that publication dates are not set in stone. Also, your local comics shop might receive copies before your local neighborhood website or library. Links connected to publishers will link to the publisher’s website, sometimes to the exact title. Links for the ISBN-13 (also known as the Bookland EAN) will take you to the title as featured on BarnesAndNoble.com . I consider my tastes to be rather eclectic. If you feel I’ve neglected or slighted a title, publisher, or creator, please feel free to mention it in the comments below.

Monthly lists such as this will be posted at the end of the previous month. I will also be posting specific subject lists (comic strips, comics history and surveys, superheroes…) for each season, but these will not have a set schedule.

Disclaimer: I am employed by Barnes & Noble. This and any other posts by me have no official connection to B&N. Neither I or Heidi MacDonald receive any remuneration from linking to barnesandnoble.com . As always, feel free to send us your PR. Even better, send us some free books!



Oz: The Marvelous Land of Oz Eric Shanower (Text by), Skottie Young (Illustrator)


James Bond Omnibus, Volume 2Ian Fleming, Yaroslav Horak, Jim Lawrence


World’s Greatest Super-heroes Deluxe

Paul Dini, Alex Ross (Illustrator)

  • $ 29.99
  • Pub. Date: September 2010
  • Publisher: DC Comics
  • Format: Paperback, 400pp
  • ISBN-13: 9781401202552
  • ISBN: 1401202551


The Simon and Kirby Superheroes

Joe Simon, Jack Kirby (Illustrator), Steve Saffel (Editor)


Jerry Robinson: Ambassador of Comics

N. C. Christopher Couch, Jerry Robinson (Illustrator), Pete Hamill (Introduction by), Dennis O’Neil (Foreword by)


Four Color Fear: Forgotten Horror Comics of the 1950s

John Benson (Editor), Greg Sadowski (Editor)


The Complete Ballad of Halo Jones

Alan Moore, Ian Gibson


Marvel Avengers Character Encyclopedia


A History of Girls’ Comics

Susan Brewer


Dick Briefer’s Frankenstein

Dick Briefer


The Amazing Screw-on Head and Other Curious Objects

Mike Mignola, Dave Stewart (Artist)


DC Universe Illustrated by Neal Adams: The Covers

Neal Adams

  • $ 39.99
  • Pub. Date: September 2010
  • Publisher: DC Comics
  • Format: Hardcover, 192pp
  • ISBN-13: 9781401221720
  • ISBN: 1401221726


62710287-237x300.jpgAl Williamson Archives

Al Williamson


Placeholder_Medium.jpgThe Girl Who Owned a City: Graphic Novel

O. T. Nelson, Chrissy Delk (Illustrator), Dan Jolley (Adapted by)


2077_cv3-217x300.jpgLila and Ecco’s Do-It-Yourself Comics Club

Willow Dawson


pinupcovsmall2-234x300.jpgPin-Up Artist

Ignacio Noe

  • $ 13.99
  • Pub. Date: September 2010
  • Publisher: N B M Publishing Company
  • Format: Paperback, 64pp
  • ISBN-13: 9781561635870
  • ISBN: 1561635871
  • Edition Description: Not Appropriate For Children


69100381-212x300.jpgThe Tell-Tale Heart

Edgar Allan Poe


9780345505385-197x300.jpgThe Exile: An Outlander Graphic Novel

Diana Gabaldon, Hoang Nguyen (Illustrator)


9780292722811-202x300.jpgMulticultural Comics: From Zap to Blue Beetle

Frederick Luis Aldama, Derek Parker Royal (Foreword by)


9780809026845-201x300.jpgAnne Frank: The Anne Frank House Authorized Graphic Biography

Sid Jacobson, Ernie Colon


9781596434714-226x300.jpgThere’s a Princess in the Palace

Zoë B. Alley (Retold by), R. W. Alley (Retold by)


60268625-197x300.jpgTom Corbett: Space Cadet Graphic Novel

John DeCosta (Artist), Bill Spangler


76142553-219x300.jpgSpecial Exits

Joyce Farmer


c00068_400-197x300.jpgAtomic Robo, Volume 4: Other Strangeness

Scott Wegener, Brian Clevinger (Artist)

  • $ 17.95
  • Pub. Date: September 2010
  • Publisher: Red 5 Comics
  • Format: Paperback, 140pp
  • Age Range: Young Adult
  • ISBN-13: 9780980930283
  • ISBN: 0980930286


55190765-197x300.jpgBring on the Guest Stars (The Muppet Show Comic Book Series)

Roger Langridge, Amy Mebberson (Illustrator)

  • $ 9.99
  • Pub. Date: September 2010
  • Publisher: Boom! Studios
  • Format: Paperback, 112pp
  • Age Range: 8 to 12
  • ISBN-13: 9781608865871
  • ISBN: 1608865878


65886361-197x300.jpgLittle Green Men

Jay P. Fosgitt

  • $ 9.95
  • Pub. Date: September 2010
  • Publisher: Ape Entertainment
  • Format: Paperback, 100pp
  • Age Range: Young Adult
  • ISBN-13: 9781936340019
  • ISBN: 1936340011


66812218-225x300.jpgPolly and Her Pals: Complete Sunday Comics 1925-1927

Cliff Sterrett


66812948-196x300.jpgRipped

Jason Flowers (Artist), Jay Busbee


9780810996175-300x195.jpgThe Night Bookmobile

Audrey Niffenegger


62709671-222x300.jpgDante’s Divine Comedy

Seymour Chwast (Adapted by), Dante Alighieri (Based On Work by)


ImageNA_product.gifErotic Tales

Leone Frollo (Illustrator), Massimo Farepuzzo (Adapted by)