By Torsten Adair
The following is a selection of new comics titles due to be published in November 2010. This list is not comprehensive, as there are over 350 books scheduled. Instead, I have selected titles which caught my interest.  If you would like to browse forthcoming graphic novels and related books at your leisure, click here. 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.

This month is traditionally the last month of new releases before the holiday gift giving season kicks into full gear.  Stores (and websites) usually have their displays set up the first weekend after Halloween, and publishers definitely want their titles in stores before Black Friday (and Cyber Monday).  There are a few titles scheduled for December, so I’ll present a list for that month.  I will also present a special list of blockbuster titles (gift books priced over $40) for those who have either been especially good this year or who shop for themselves.

Please be advised that publication dates are not set in stone, titles may change, and covers may be altered. Also, your local comics shop might receive copies before your local neighborhood website or library. Clicking on the publisher’s name will link to the publisher’s website, sometimes to the exact title. Clicking the ISBN-13 (also known as the Bookland EAN) will take you to the title as featured on . 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. Yes, you may promote your own work, but please include the ISBN for easy searching (and shopping!)

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The Great Treasury of Christmas Comic Book Stories
by John Stanley, Walt Kelly, Dan Noon, and many more!

King Aroo, Volume 2
by Jack Kent

The Boy Commandos by Joe Simon and Jack Kirby, Volume 1
by Joe Simon, Jack Kirby

Marvel Heroes Blast Off! Wall Clings
by Michael Teitelbaum

Denys Wortman’s New York: Portrait of the City in the 30s and 40s
by Denys Wortman

Rock ‘N’ Roll Comics: The Seventies: A Rock Pantheon
by Jay Allen Sanford, Stuart Immonen

Superman vs. Muhammad Ali Facsimile
by Dennis O’Neil, Neal Adams

The Incal Classic Collection
by Alexandro Jodorowsky and Moebius

Hewligan’s Haircut
by Peter Milligan, Jamie Hewlett

Picture This: The Near-sighted Monkey Book
by Lynda Barry

How to Understand Israel in 60 Days or Less
by Sarah Glidden

Archie: Seven Decades of America’s Favorite Teenagers… and Beyond!
by Bob Bolling (Artist), Sam Schwartz (Artist), Dan DeCarlo (Artist), Bob Montana (Artist)

The Adventures of Professor Thintwhistle and His Incredible Aether Flyer
by Richard Lupoff, Steve Stiles (Artist), Neil Gaiman (Introduction)

Shazam!: The Golden Age of the World’s Mightiest Mortal
by Chip Kidd, Geoff Spear

by Mark Schultz

Peaceful Warrior
by Dan Millman, Andrew Winegarner (Illustrator)

Hiroshima: The Autobiography of Barefoot Gen
by Nakazawa Keiji, Richard H. Minear (translator)

The Horror! the Horror!
by Jim Trombetta (Editor), R. L. Stine (Introduction)

Sophie Crumb: Evolution of a Crazy Artist
by Sophie Crumb, R. Crumb (Editor), Aline Kominsky-Crumb (Editor)

The 500 Years of Resistance Comic Book
by Gord Hill, Ward Churchill (Introduction)

The Broadcast
by Eric Hobbs, Noel Tuazon (Illustrator)

by Osamu Tezuka

Acme Novelty Library #20
by Chris Ware

75 Years of DC Comics: The Art of Modern Mythmaking
by Paul Levitz

Genius, Isolated: The Life and Art of Alex Toth
by Alex Toth, Dean Mullaney, Bruce Canwell

Icons: The DC Comics & Wildstorm Art of Jim Lee
by Bill Baker, Jim Lee

Renee French: H Day
by Renee French

Squardron Supreme by Mark Gruenwald Ominbus
by Mark Gruenwald, Bob Hall (Artist), Paul Ryan (Artist), Paul Neary (Artist), John Buscema (Artist)

  • $ 74.99
  • Pub. Date: November 2010
  • Publisher: Marvel Enterprises, Inc.
  • Format: Hardcover, 448pp
  • ISBN-13: 9780785149712
  • ISBN: 0785149716
  • Edition Description: Alex Ross cover [Marvel usually produces two versions of omnibus volumes: one with a new cover (or recycled, as the one above) for the general market; one from the original series, usually digitally recolored, for the Direct Market.]

Superman: Earth One
by J. Michael Straczynski, Shane Davis (Illustrator)

The Alchemist: A Graphic Novel
by Paulo Coelho

The Stan Lee Universe
by Stan Lee, Danny Fingeroth, Roy Thomas

Thor by J. Michael Straczynski Omnibus
by J. Michael Straczynski, Olivier Coipel (Artist), Marko Djurdjevic (Artist)

We Can Fix It: A Time Travel Memoir
by Jessica Fink

Women of Marvel: Celebrating Seven Decades
by Olivier Coipel, Ramona Fradon, John Byrne, Gerry Conway, Dwight Coye, Tom Defalco, J.M. Dematteis, Linda Fite, Mike Friedrich, Steve Gerber, Ed Hannigan, Jack Harris, Richard Howell, Tony Isabella, Stan Lee, Dwayne McDuffie, David Michelinie, Carol Seuling, Jim Shooter, Roy Thomas, Jean Thomas,

Yesterday’s Tomorrows, Volume 1
by Rian Hughes (Artist), Various authors

Yo Gabba Gabba: Comic Book Time
by Various Artists, James Lucas Jones (Editor), J. Torres (Editor)


  1. If you’ve never read Mark Schultz’s Xenozoic Tales comic book, I’d highly, highly recommend the Xenozoic collection. Even if you don’t want to read the story, the lush artwork alone is worth the cover price.

    Also, that “75 Years of DC Comics” looks cool, but $200? Holy crap!

  2. Wow, a $100 hardcover reprint of the Incal? What are the chances that it will have the original, legible coloring? (I know, I know… slim and none…)

  3. Dara, I saw an air-freighted copy of the Taschen book at NYCC. Not only is the thing HUGE (click the Taschen link to see Paul Levitz holding the book), it is THICK and chock full of behind the scenes information. If I cannot convince my family to pool their money and get this for me, then I’ll buy it myself. And spend the next year reading two pages a day.

    (Remember the Saturday Morning cartoon, “Cadillacs and Dinosaurs”? It was based on “Xenozoic Tales”.)

    Scratchie, the Humanoids’ Editor’s Blog has a preview of the final book. I don’t have my Epic copies to compare, but it doesn’t look too bad. Also, given the scarcity of Moebius in the English market, I’m happy to see anything.

  4. I just compared a few pages with my Epic copies and they look good. I can’t find my DC reprints to compare *those* (they’re probably holding up a table leg somewhere) but the pages I was able to find in a few minutes flipping seem to match the Epic version pretty closely. This is actually exciting, for my sense of aesthetics, if not my bank account.

  5. No need to know a lot of French to get the gist of it:
    Le classique de Moebius et Jodorowsky enfin restauré dans ses couleurs d’origine. C’est à un véritable travail de Bénédictin que s’est livré l’éditeur : remise en état des planches, repérage et restauration des couleurs originales. C’est d’une certaine manière l’édition ultime de L’Incal en édition intégrale, celle qui fera référence par sa fidélité aux originaux de l’époque.

  6. Google Franch:
    “The classical Moebius and Jodorowsky finally restored in its original colors. This is a real work of Benedictine that has engaged the editor: restoration of the plates, identification and restoration of the original colors. This is somehow the ultimate edition of The Incal in edition, which will refer its fidelity to the originals of the time. The next step of this huge renovation project will focus on separate volumes, including the reissue, with coverage of the first edition is also planned from 2011.”

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