Twice a year Publishers Weekly previews the next six months of publishing and I assemble the list along with the Top Ten most interesting sounding books of the year. Usually this listing stays behind a paywall but this time its out where all can see! I’ve put together alst of 60 of the most notable graphic novels coming out between now and February 2017, and there are some surprises and real stunners, I think.
I also put together a Top Ten; a few of them I had to guess on but these sounded th emost interesting. Here’s a peek and a few previews:
A.D.: After Death
Scott Snyder and Jeff Lemire. Image, Nov. 11
No images yet for this book about a society that has conquered death.
Angel Catbird, Vol. 1
Margaret Atwood and Johnnie Christmas. Dark Horse, Sept. 6 (See a preview elsewhere on this site.)
The Arab of the Future 2: A Childhood in the Middle East, 1984–1985: A Graphic Memoir
Riad Sattouf. Metropolitan, Sept. 20
I’ve just read this and it’s as good as the first part.
Demon, Vol. 1
Jason Shiga. First Second, Oct. 4
Cyril Pedrosa. NBM, Aug.
Pedrosa’s Three Shadows was published by First Second when they start out and he’s a master.
How to Survive in the North
Luke Healy. Nobrow, Nov.
Yet another up and comer cartoonist from CCS, this time via Ireland.
My Favorite Thing Is Monsters
Emil Ferris. Fantagraphics, Oct. 22
This book is going to amaze people.
The One Hundred Nights of Hero: A Graphic Novel
Isabel Greenberg. Little, Brown, Dec. 6
The author of The Encyclopedia of Early Earth is back with more mythmaking — and here’s a preview.
Rolling Blackouts: Dispatches from Turkey, Syria, and Iraq
Sarah Glidden. Drawn & Quarterly, Oct. 4
Sure to be one of th emost talked about books of the fall.
Wonder Woman: The True Amazon
Jill Thompson. DC, Oct. 4
Watercolored GN by Jill Thompson about young Diana? Do we really even need an image?
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.