New British Graphic Novels On Sale 2014-01 January – 06 June

This list features graphic novels and collections that have been, or will be released in January – February 2014 by British publishers. It does not include reprints of US material, unless those collections are the work of British creators. Information from publishers is always welcome to keep this page up to date.

Please note that while these dates are those announced by the publisher or which have been sourced from booksellers and other sources, publication dates may change. In some cases, the covers featured may be provisional.

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January 2014

2000AD/Rebellion

 

The Batman/Judge Dredd Collection
By John Wagner, Alan Grant, Simon Bisley and Glenn Fabry

When Batman crosses paths with the gleefully violent Judge Dredd, things are bound to get ugly! In these tales from the 1990s, the two crimefighters face The Riddler and The Joker and battle extra-dimensional gladiators. A special bonus included in this collection is Judge Dredd’s epic battle with alien bounty hunter Lobo.

This amazing new colleciton includes Batman/Judge Dredd: Judgment On Gotham, Batman/Judge Dredd: Vendetta In Gotham, Batman/Judge Dredd: The Ultimate Riddle, Batman/Judge Dredd: Die Laughing #1-2 and Lobo/Judge Dredd: Psycho Bikers Vs. Mutants From Hell.

Cinebook

Alpha Volume 4: Sanctions

Alpha Volume 4 : Sanctions
By Mythic

The Cold War: the golden age of American and Soviet spies, a time when everything was clear-cut and simple. We’re the good guys, they’re the bad guys. Nowadays, CIA operatives like Alpha often feel more like commercial envoys than secret agents. When bodies start to drop in Washington, though, a boring mission that includes playing tourist guide to a Russian delegation suddenly becomes much more dangerous. An old bogeyman from the Cold War, long thought dead, has reappeared.

The Bluecoats Volume 7: Blues in the MudThe Bluecoats: The Blues in the Mud Volume 7
By Lambil & CauvinWhile out on patrol, Blutch and Chesterfield encounter an unusual soldier: a woman wearing a Union uniform, who has come to join the army to look for her brother and uphold the family’s honour. Blutch is unconvinced, but the sergeant, won over by the combination of bravery and a pretty face, agrees to help her.That, however, means taking her along for Captain Stark’s demented charges – a prospect that could drive anyone to shirk their duty or desert…
Spools Volume 4: The 46th StateSpooks Volume 4: The 46th State
By Xavier Dorison, Fabian Nury and Christian RossiAs the election draws near, Cuba becomes a powder keg. The exactions of El Santero continue, terrifying the liberators-turned-occupiers and enflaming the spirit of the freedom-starved Cubans. In response, American authorities don’t hesitate to use extreme violence to ensure that their candidate will win and become not the president of the Republic of Cuba, but the first governor of the 46th state.For the Spooks, torn between duty and convictions, the danger is real, and choices will have to be made…

Wayne Shelton Volume 2: The Betrayal

 

Wayne Shelton Volume 2 : The Betrayal
By Jean Van Hamme and Christian Denayer

Wayne Shelton is ready to proceed with the mission and spring his quarry from a Khalak prison. There is a small concern over Madrier, the Frenchman who talked his way onto the team – only to abandon them after he was revealed to be the son of a Khalak dissident.

A job’s a job, though, and Shelton gave his word to his employer. But what if there are other separate, secret interests among the little band that could jeopardise everything?

Jonathan Cape

Polina by Bastien Vivès

 

Polina
By Bastien Vivès

As a very young girl, Polina Oulinov is taken on as a special pupil by the famous ballet teacher Professor Bojinsky. He is very demanding and refuses to adapt his standards to the talents of his pupils, and Polina has to work hard and make great sacrifices in order to reach the level Bojinsky senses she has the talent for. When she graduates and is admitted to the official theatre school, she discovers that Bojinsky’s view of ballet is only one of many and that she can’t adapt to new rules, new visions. She flees Russia for Berlin, where she meets a group of drama students. Together they create a new form of theatre – and conquer the world.

Brilliantly drawn, Polina is a moving and intimate story of self-discovery. It confirms Bastien Vivès as one of the most exciting talents at work in the graphic novel field today.

Titan Books

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Garth Ennis Presents – Battle Classics

By Mike Western, Alan Hebden, John Cooper

New York Times bestselling writer Garth Ennis, writer of The Boys, Preacher and Battlefields, selects his favourite stories from the seminal 1970s British boys comic Battle. Included here for the very first time is the complete “HMS Nightshade” and “The General Dies At Dawn”.

Read our review

February 2014

2000AD/Rebellion
ABC Warriors: Solo MissionsABC Warriors: The Solo Missions
By Pat Mills, Alan Moore, Steve Dillon and Henry FlintThey are the ultimate fighting force seven atomic, bacterial and chemical proof robots who tamed the planet Mars. As a team they are undefeatable, but how do they fare when operating alone? Joe Pineapples shows why he is considered the galaxy’s greatest (and most stylish) assassin, as he targets the president of the world. The origin of Blackblood’s treacherous nature is finally revealed. Deadlock returns to a Torquemada-free Termight on a mission to stop the alien-killer known as the Accountant, and Hammerstein finds hostile life on the red planet.
Judge Dredd Case FilesJudge Dredd: The Complete Case Files 07
By John Wagner, Alan Grant and Steve Dillon
Cinebook

Lament of the Lost Moors Volume 2

 

Lament of the Lost Moors Volume 2
By Jean Dufaux and Grzegorz Rosinski

After her mother’s marriage to the mysterious Lord Blackmore, Siobhan, last descendant of the Kings of Sudenne, is now supposed to be safe from the hostility of the sorcerer who rules the country. Too many mysteries remain, though, and the land itself calls for justice and the Lament of the Lost Moors to be heard. Will the young woman be able to avenge her father and defeat evil – and at what price?

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Lucky Luke: Tying the Knot

 

Lucky Luke Vol. 45 : Tying the Knot

By Laurent Gerra

Urgent message for the Dalton brothers: the president has approved a special measure to combat overpopulation in the country’s prisons. They’re going to be hanged! Their last hope lies in a little known law that would see them walk free if they were to marry.

A frantic Ma Dalton tries to locate brides for her boys, but their reputation precedes them, and the only candidates she eventually locates could well turn out to be a worse choice than the rope?

Thorgal Volume 15: The Cage

 

Thorgal Volume 15: The Cage

By Van Hamme

It is time at last for Thorgal to return to his family. After her rescue by Jolan, however, Aaricia is not staying idle, and she tries to put together a fleet to attack Shaigan’s stronghold – unaware that her husband is no longer the dreaded pirate lord.

By the time the two find themselves on their own island again, Aaricia is disinclined to simply forgive everything, and locks Thorgal up in a cage while she makes up her mind about him.

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Jonathan Cape

Just So Happens by Fumio Obata

 

Just So Happens
By Fumio Obata

Yumiko is a young Japanese woman who has made London her home. She has a job, a boyfriend; Japan seems far away. Then, out of the blue, her brother calls to tell her that her father has died in a mountaineering accident. Returning to Tokyo for the funeral and finds herself immersed in the rituals of Japanese life and death – and confronting a decision she hadn’t expected to have to make.

NoBrow

311 Ditchling Road

 

311 Ditchling Road
By Daniel Locke

Through the eyes of Daniel, the youngest resident of 311 Ditchling Road, we explore his family home and share his journey from childhood to adolescence. Daniel s day-to-day existence of TV, family get-togethers and domestic chores is slowly eroded by domestic dramas, illness and death.

We join Daniel on secret missions into areas of the house he is not supposed to be, as he eavesdrops on his family and nosing through their things. He experiences the everyday life of his family at one remove: an observer too young to engage with dramas quietly playing out within the walls of his home but unavoidably affected by the consequences.

Titan Books

Snowpiercer Volume 2: The Explorers

 

Snowpiercer Volume 2 – The Explorers
By Benjamin Legrand and Jean-Marc Rochette

Coursing through an eternal winter, on an icy track wrapped around the frozen planet Earth, there travels a train that never stops. This is Snowpiercer: one thousand and one carriages long. The last bastion of human civilization.

Or is it? A second train travels through the snow on the same track, its inhabitants living in constant fear of crashing into Snowpiercer. And from this second train, a small group of scavenging explorers emerges, risking their lives in the deadly cold…

March 2014

2000AD/Rebellion

Banzai Battalion

 

Banzai Battalion: Just Another Bug Hunt
By John Wagner, Brian Bolland and Ian Gibson

Tiny robots are the first and last line of defence in the gardens of the future! Incredible tales and amazing feats from the creator of Judge Dredd!

MICRO-MACHINES WITH A MISSION!

In a city like Mega-City One where 400 million citizens are crowded into huge housing blocks, free space is at a premium. Gardens, greenery and uninhabited space is extremely rare and only available for the wealthiest citizens. Naturally, these areas need to be protected at all costs. So, enter the Banzai Battalion – tiny droids who will take on anything that threatens their rooftop garden domain!

This collection also features the solo adventures of Judge Dredd’s servo-droid Walter the Robot and other bonus robo-themed tales.

Judge Dredd: The Complete Case Files 22Judge Dredd: Complete Case Files 22On the mean streets of Mega-City One, the Judges are the law. Charged with executing justice in this futuristic metropolis, these individuals are the best of the best battle-hardened warriors dedicated to their cause. Toughest of all is Judge Dredd – a lawman who doesn t know how to quit!In this volume of the bestselling Case Files series, Dredd travels back to 2001 New York City in order to destroy a deadly space parasite capable of wiping out all known life on Earth. And the alien action continues in Crusade, where Dredd competes with other Mega-City Judges to recover a long-lost Justice Department craft that has recently crash-landed in the South Pole. Stories from 2000 AD and the Judge Dredd Megazine, from December 1994-May 1995.
Blank Slate
Take Away! by Lizz LunneyTake Away!
By Lizz LunneyThe very best of Lunney’s work from the last eight years alongside brand new material made especially for the occasion. Comprising of the funniest, most neurotic and most peculiar material such as Self Aware rabbit, Alternative Cards Hard to Find in Shops and Any Meal is Cheap if you Eat Out of a Mug With a Stick. Competiting for the spotlight amongst the all star cast of anthropomorphic characters is Lunney’s enduringly popular twitter creation Depressed Cat. Not living any of his nine lives to a fulfilling level, enjoy DC’s journey through office life.
Campfire Graphic Novels

Gandhi by Jason Quinn

 

Gandhi (Campfire Heroes)
By Jason Quinn

A graphic novel by award-winning British writer Jason Quinn (who also wrote the Steve Jobs autobiographical comic fro Campfire).

My life is my message. Mohandas Gandhi was a freedom fighter with a difference; rather than forcing change with the barrel of a gun, he sought to change the world with love and nonviolence. In this epic saga we grow alongside Gandhi from his childhood in the Indian State of Gujarat, through his studies in London during the 1890s, and on to his political awakening in South Africa. We then return with him to India and join his nonviolent struggle to free his nation from the shackles of the British Empire. Gandhi: Apostle of Peace, gives us a portrait of the man behind the icon.

Cinebook
Barracuda Volume 2: ScarsBarracuda Volume 2 – Scars
By Jérémy & DufauxThree years have passed in Puerto Blanco, and there has been no news of the Barracuda. Emilio, still passing himself off as a woman, has been learning the art of fencing from Mr Flynn. Maria, now married to the slave merchant Ferrango, makes her husband’s existence a living hell.As for Raffy, being left behind by his pirate father has hit him hard. But when an old enemy of Flynn’s sails into the harbour, their lives are turned upside down again.

Blake & Mortimer Volume 18: The Oath of the Five Lords

 

Blake & Mortimer Volume 18: The Oath of the Five Lords
By Yves Sente

The captain and the professor have finally made it to the secret base with the Swordfish blueprints, and construction has begun on the extraordinary machines. Olrik hasn’t had his last word, though, and he is ready to take tremendous risks to locate the world’s last bastion of resistance and freedom. A race against time is on between Imperial forces on one side and Mortimer’s teams of engineers on the other… The fate of civilisation is at stake.

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Largo Winch Vol. 13: Cold Black Sea
By Jean Van Hamme

Largo has disappeared. His friends and employees are trying to find him while they keep the W Group ticking, but no one seems to know what has happened to him – not even the Chinese authorities. It will be up to the billionaire, locked in a cell with a corpse as his only companion, to escape on his own before he can begin reassessing who are his allies and who are his enemies.

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Valerian Volume 7: On False Earths
By Pierre Christin

Point Central is a multicultural space station that serves as a sort of United Nations to the galaxy. Tasked with protecting the new ambassador from Earth, Valerian is kidnapped alongside his charge in a lightning commando attack. It’s up to Laureline to do all the heavy lifting and slog through the seedy bowels of the station as she tries to locate and rescue them – and figure out who kidnapped them and why.

Knockabout

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Nemo: the Roses of Berlin
By Alan Moore and Kevin O’Neill

Continuing in the adventurous tradition of their self-contained thriller Heart of Ice, Alan Moore and Kevin O’Neill present a blazing narrative that rampages through twentieth century culture and portrays the volatile convergence or four startling and striking women in a place of long totalitarian shadows.

Markosia

limited edition convention exclusive copy of The Intergalactic Adventures of Zakk Ridley #1

 

The Intergalactic Adventures of Zakk Ridley
By Ian Sharman, Peter Rogers and Ewan McLaughlin

Zakk Ridley is just your average smuggler and rogue until he and his robotic partner, Dan, get caught up in an intergalactic conspiracy. Zakk dreams of an easy life roaming the galaxy and making a fast buck or two, but as they say, in space no one can hear you dream…

More about Zakk Ridley

NoBrow

Hilda and the Black Hound by Luke Pearson

 

Hilda and the Black Hound
By Luke Pearson

The fourth installment of the award-winning Hildafolk series from the award-winning Luke Pearson is back!

Hilda is sat in her tent, dwarfed by volumes of the Greater Fjords Wildlife Chronicles with a flashlight and her restless companion, Twig, but Hilda’s not in the Fjords and it isn’t raining. Hilda’s pitched a tent in her room and it’s been days since she’s been out.

In Hilda’s new adventure, she meets the Nisse: a mischievous but charismatic bunch of misfits who occupy a world beside but also somehow within our own, and where the rules of physics don’t quite match up. Meanwhile, on the streets of Trolberg, a dark spectre looms…

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Nobrow 9: it’s Oh So Quiet: Nobrow Magazine

As we hurtle along at breakneck speed accompanied by the great cacophony of modern life, we rarely experience a moment of silence. Silence, with its implication of stillness and absolute purity, becomes an impossibility. So how does an artist approach such a theme?

World-renowned creators turn their hand to unifying the senses in this unique, international showcase containing 60 pages of illustration and 60 pages of ground-breaking comics in a unique four colour palette.

Prion Books

best-of-judge-dredd

 

Best of Judge Dredd: Classic strips from the galaxy’s greatest judge
Edited by Jason Kingsley

The Best of 2000 AD is Prion Books’ latest sci-fi comic strip offering and will be a dream come true for an entire generation of manboys who grew up with one of the world’s greatest ever crimesolvers.

SelfMadeHero

reinhard-kleist-the-boxer

 

The Boxer
By Reinhard Kleist

Poland,1941. Sixteen-year-old Hertzko Haft is sent to Auschwitz. Separated from his family and his fiancee, he draws a will to survive from the thought of seeing them again. His ability to survive, though, comes from something else – a unique talent.

When Haft is forced to fight against other inmates for the amusement of the SS officers, he knows the price of a loss. But his extraordinary physicality and skill make Haft a formidable boxer, and he manages to escape death. As the Soviet Army advances in April 1945, he manages to escape the Nazis as well.

After the war, Haft emigrates to the US and earns a living as a heavyweight prizefighter. But his new-found fame fails to reunite him with the fiancee he left behind in Poland. Finally, after losing to heavyweight champion Rocky Marciano in 1949, Haft retires from the ring. Soon after, he is married, and building a new life for himself in Brooklyn, New York.

The Boxer is a gripping and complex graphic novel – a powerful and moving story about love and the will to survive.

Vincent Cover

 

Vincent (Art Masters)
By Barbara Stok

The turbulent life of Vincent van Gogh is a constant source of inspiration and intrigue for artists and art lovers. In this beautiful graphic biography, artist and writer Barbara Stok documents the brief and intense period of creativity Van Gogh spent in Arles, Provence. Away from Paris, Van Gogh falls in love with the landscape and light of the south of France. He dreams of setting up an artists’ studio in Arles – somewhere for him and his friends to paint together.

But attacks of mental illness leave the painter confused and disorientated. When his friend and fellow artist Paul Gauguin refuses to reside permanently at the Yellow House, Van Gogh cuts off part of his ear.

The most notorious event of art history has happened – and Van Gogh’s dreams are left in tatters. However, throughout this period of intense emotion and hardship, Vincent’s brother Theo stands by him, offering constant and unconditional support. Stok has succeeded in breathing new life into one of the most fascinating episodes of art history.

Soaring Penguin Press

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The Black Feather Falls Book Two
By Ellen Lindner

In Book Two of Ellen Lindner’s murder mystery series, a woolly clue takes our hero­ine and her prickly companion to the remotest part of Scotland – but is it all a wild goose chase?

More info on the Soaring Penguin Press site

Mengelmoes - Schoolboy Cover

 

Mengelmoes Book 1
By Willem Samuel

The first of South African creator Willem Samuel’s autobiographical series, detailing growing up in in South Africa in the 1990s. Further installments through the year.

More info on the Soaring Penguin Press site

Titan Books

 The Absence by Martin Stiff

The Absence
By Martin Stiff

Nominated for Best Comic at the 2013 British Comic Awards, The Absence rips apart a small village on the coastal edge of Southern England as it struggles to recover from the tragic losses of the Second World War. Yet any hope of healing its wounds is suddenly rocked by the return of a man long presumed – and hoped – dead…

In a place where everybody is hiding a guilty past, what terrible secrets does this hideously disfigured exile bring back with him? And what exactly happened to him during his absence.

A masterpiece in jagged, haunting storytelling tinged with horror and pathos, this acclaimed series is collected here for the first time and is for anyone who loves their tales loaded with menace and shadows!

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Monster Massacre Volume 2
By Dave Elliott

Monster Massacre is an exciting new graphic anthology series for fans of science fiction, fantasy, big monsters and all-out adventure! Jaw-dropping oversized pages showcase astounding new stories from the best creators in comics, from all over the world. In this thrilling second volume, the greatest Asian pop culture talents give free rein to their imaginations!

The Secret Service: Kingsman

 

The Secret Service – Kingsman (Paperback)
By Mark Millar and Dave Gibbons

Gary’s life is going nowhere. He lives in public housing with his mother and spends his nights carousing with his friends. But Gary’s Uncle Jack has taken a different path of glamour, danger and mystery. When Jack has to get his nephew out of trouble, their lives are going to intersect in a way neither of them could have foreseen.

The Simon and Kirby Library – Horror
By Joe Simon and Jack KirbyThis might be an usual entry in a British comics list, but the work featured has had a huge influence on many a creator on both side of the pond.In the early 1950’s, comics were resplendent with rotting corpses, severed heads, scantily clad women, monsters of all shapes and sizes. Before the congressional witch-hunt, it was the golden age of horror, including the unmatched storytelling of Joe Simon and Jack Kirby. Collecting more than 300 pages of terrifying tales – all of the stories produced by Joe and Jack themselves for Black Magic and Strange World of Your Dreams – these are genuine masterpieces of the macabre.
Titan Comics

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First Kingdom Volume 3 – Vengeance
By Jack Katz

The third volume in the saga created by one of the most unique visionaries in the history of the graphic novel.

Pat Mills' Accident Man. Graphic novel cover by Howard Chaykin

 

Accident Man
By Pat Mills, Tony Skinner, Marton Emond and Duke Mighten

Mike Fallon is a hitman who can make ‘death by chocolate’ a reality…

As sexy as James Bond; lethal and discrete as an air bubble to the heart, Mike Fallon is a genius at the art of making assassination look like an unfortunate accident.

The Complete Accident Man collects, for the first time ever four tales of sex, revenge and violence written by legendary comics author Pat Mills together with Tony Skinner and artwork by an outstanding selection of international stars.

It’s a terrific, beautifully packaged collection and tremendous (if violent) fun. Rhubarb, rhubarb, rhubarb! You’ll never look at a lawn mower with any sense of calm again…

Chronos Commandos Book One

 

Chronos Commandos – Dawn Patrol
By Stuart Jennett

When the Allies and Nazis develop time-diving technology that could see the course of the Second World War derailed bycreatures from the Cretaceous, only the Sarge and his band of misfit soldiers can save the future – by saving history! Dinosaurs! Giant crocodiles! Time travel! Nazis! Albert Einstein with a machinegun! An astounding, fully-painted pulp spectacular! Buckle up, ladies!

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It Came by Dan Boultwood

 

It Came!
By Dan Boultwood

From the cold depths of space It Came!

A robot monster from Mars (possibly) has arrived in England’s pleasant pastures, bringing giant knuckle sandwiches of exotic metal to the land of crumpets and bunting.

Doctor Boy Brett – pipe-smoking astroboffin – and his skirt-wearing sidekick, Doris Night are all that stands in the way of this cosmic colossus – two mortals trapped in a war of the worlds, challenging the unearthly fury of cosmic entries gone mad!

Prepare to have your stocking laddered by a terrifying battle of wits, shock full of thrills, from B -movie maestro and professional cad, Dan Boultwood.

 

April 2014

2000AD/Rebellion

Devlin Waugh: Swimming in Blood

 

Devlin Waugh: Swimming In Blood
by John Smith, Sean Philips and Steve Yeowell

2114. Our world and the Mega-Cities that are home to the last vestiges of humanity are constantly preyed upon by bestial forces from beyond the realms of decency. Thankfully such things are kept at bay by spiritual envoys employed by Vatican City, such as Devlin Waugh a Brit-Cit born bon viveur dandy and jolly good fellow to boot. When Vatican precognitive telepaths predict a horrific presence at the underwater prison of Aquatraz, Devlin is sent in to investigate and uncovers an uncompromising evil which will cause him to cancel elevenses and throw away the Queensbury rulebook in order to survive!

Judge Dredd: Apocalyspe War

 

Judge Dredd Classics Volume 1: Apocalypse War

Re-presenting classic Judge Dredd tales with all-new colours by Charlie Kirchoff! In “Block Mania,” Dredd must track down a villain who has poisoned the city, which leads into the five-part “Apocalypse War” storyline about the eruption of the long-contained tensions between Mega-City One and East-Meg One.

Judge Dredd: The Complete Cam Kennedy Volume 2More classic Judge Dredd tales from master illustrator Cam Kennedy! Reprinted in classic b/w and featuring a wealth of complete stories, this collection features ‘progs’ such as “No Man’s Land,” “Big Deal at Drekk City,” “Beyond Our Keny,” and more.

Ro-Busters: Disaster Squad of Distinction

 

Ro-Busters: The Disaster Squad of Distinction
by Pat Mills, Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons

Broken Voice

Shades Volume 2

 

Shades Volume 2
Created and written by: David A J Berner
Pencils and inks: E.C. Nickel
Colours: Muamal Khairi

Both an exploration of the British national character and a fun-filled action/adventure story, Shades is a single, epic tale told over two volumes. In Volume 1 we met Stanley Miller, a retired tailor who wants only to heal the rift in his relationship with his daughter. Instead, he found himself having to reunite a motley band of British quasi-historical heroes, in an attempt to stop a threat from an ancient mystic called Bedlam.

In this, the second and concluding volume, Stan and his allies are still reeling from the traumatic events at the end of Volume 1, while Bedlam – assisted by the mercenary Dominion and the religious fanatic Credo – is preparing to make his move for control of the UK. Volume 2 includes a re-cap of the main events of the first volume, gives further insight into the backgrounds and motivation of the principal villains, and introduces two new characters.


Shades is available from Comicsy in the UK (www.comicsy.co.uk/brokenvoice/) and IndyPlanet. Volume 1 is available now.
Cinebook

Alone Volume 1 - The Vanishing

 

Alone – The Vanishing Volume 1
By Fabien Vehlmann and Bruno Gazzotti

Ivan, Leila, Camille, Terry, Dodzi. Five children who have never met each other, who live very different lives in a small city. Then, one day, they all wake up in their empty homes, walk out into empty streets and wander through the empty city… No adults, no other children; just the five of them eventually finding each other, and forced to band together to face the inevitable questions – and the dangers of a modern city suddenly emptied of its inhabitants.

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Lucky Luke Volume 46: The Pony Express
By by Jean Leturgie and Xavier Fauche

In 1860, getting from Missouri to California on the West Coast took a long, long time – not to mention a certain degree of courage. Annoyed at the delay in communication, the federal government offers a grant to whoever can solve the problem and set-up a fast, reliable mail system linking East and West.

In response, entrepreneur W.H. Russell founds the Pony Express company: fearless men riding day and night, changing horses at way stations. But not everyone likes that idea…

 

Spirou and Fantasio in Moscow

 

Spirou & Fantasio Volume 6 : Spirou & Fantasio in Moscow
by Tome and Janry

Spirou and Fantasio, in transit through Paris airport, are kidnapped by French counter-intelligence: in exchange for the release of two French nationals from Soviet prisons, the KGB demanded the two reporters’ assistance. Because Moscow has a problem: the mob is getting increasingly more powerful and bold, and it has infiltrated the authorities so thoroughly they can’t fight back anymore. They do know, however, that the big boss is someone Spirou and Fantasio have met before and simply cannot ignore.

Dynamite Entertainment

Complete Battlefields Volume 3 by Garth Ennis

 

Garth Ennis Complete Battlefields Volume 3
By Garth Ennis

Two riveting tales of war, as only bestselling graphic novelist Garth Ennis can deliver! In “The Green Fields Beyond,” veteran Sergeant Stiles leads the Tankies on the killing fields of Korea during the Chinese spring offensive of 1951. It’s British steel against massed Communist hordes, as our heroes are cut off and outnumbered ten to one! In “The Fall and Rise of Anna Kharkova,” the USSR’s pilot heroine flies straight into trouble as her aircraft is shot down behind German lines. Anna faces her worst nightmare as a prisoner of the Nazis, and events are set in motion that will see her made an outcast amongst her own people.

Garth Ennis’ Red Team Volume 1
by Craig CermakRed Team, the NYPD’s elite anti-narcotics unit. Eddie Mellinger, Trudy Giroux, Duke Wylie, and George Winburn have taken down one drug lord after another with a careful blend of meticulous surveillance and applied violence, but their latest case has hit a brick wall. Frustrated that a guilty-as-sin scumbag may slip from their grasp, they take extreme measures… and discover that doing the wrong thing can be very, very seductive.
Great Beast

Blood Blokes by Adam Cadwell

 

Blood Blokes Issue 4
By Adam Cadwell

Adam’s unusual and well received vampire series continues. Adam told Forbidden Planet International “deadpan Douglas teaches young pup Vince some old school vampire skills. BB4 will be out in time for our 2nd Birthday on the 17th April and we’ll be announcing lots of exciting news that week too.”

Knockabout

The Bojeffries Saga – Cover

 

The Bojeffries Saga
by Alan Moore and Steve Parkhouse

The brilliant Bojeffries gets a proper collection at last. In places like an even more dysfunctional British Addams Family, this collection of bizarre misfits causes the sorts of laughs that leave seats damp.

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SelfMadeHero

Celeste by Ian Culbard

 

Celeste
By I. N. J. Culbard

In London, the moment two commuters, Aaron and Lilly, lay eyes on each another on a packed Monday morning tube train, everyone else around them vanishes.

In Los Angeles, Ray is sitting in gridlock on the 405 Freeway when he receives a call from an LAPD officer with news about his wife. Ray fears the worst. But just as the officer is about to give Ray the news, he is cut off. The caller has disappeared, and so has everyone else around him. Everyone except for a badly beaten man tied up in the trunk of another car.

In Japan, comic artist Yoshi has come to the demon-haunted Aokigahara Forest to die, but the spirits of the forest have other ideas.

Taking us through the deserted streets of London, the empty freeways of Los Angeles, and the dream world of the Aokigahara Forest, Celeste is a compelling and profound graphic novel about the choices we make and the courage it takes to make them.

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Weapons of Mass Diplomacy

 

Weapons of Mass Diplomacy
by Abel Lanzac

Paris, 2002. Arthur Vlaminck, a young civil servant, lands an impressive first job as the speechwriter for Alexandre Taillard de Vorms, the French Minister of Foreign Affairs at the Quai d’Orsay. Vorms is no simple man. A refined and driven intellectual, he loves Napoleon, frequently quotes classical poetry and philosophy – and if he bears more than a passing resemblance to the real Foreign Minister at the time, Dominique de Villepin …well, the authors couldn’t possibly comment. As the imposing doors of politics and diplomacy swing open, Vlaminck is thrown into a world of large egos, high stress, and low cunning – and tasked with drafting France’s response to a growing international crisis in the Middle East for de Vorm’s mission to the United Nations.

Spanning the run-up to an invasion, we see in painful – and often hilarious – detail the inevitable clash between Gallic reluctance and American assurance over the case for Weapons of Mass Destruction – a period that sees French fries become “freedom fries” and a line from The Simpsons about “cheese-eating surrender monkeys” gain international currency.

A tale of French diplomacy, Ancient Greek divinities, and the seemingly intractable problems of the Middle East, Weapons of Mass Diplomacy is an internationally bestselling, award-winning graphic novel that provides a profound, informed, and often very funny portrait of how “stuff happens” behind the closed doors of the Quai d’Orsay.

Unicorn Press

The Happy Warrior: Unicorn Press edition

 

The Happy Warrior: The Life Story of Sir Winston Churchill
By Frank Bellamy

To so many British children growing up in 1950s and 1960s Britain, Fridays meant only one thing – thousands of youngsters would race to their local newsagents, pennies in hand and sometimes parents in tow, to buy the latest edition of Eagle comic.

Each issue of the Eagle was chocablock with adventures and exciting new pastimes for boys – from Dan Dare, to Extra Special Agent Harris Tweed, from tips from the pros on boxing and jiu jitsu, to advice on the care of goldfish.

In the 1950s, the comic embarked on an ambitious series chronicling the life of some of Britain’s most famous men – Nelson, Baden Powell, Alfred the Great, Montgomery and Churchill, to name a few. Here we have the complete set of Eagle comic strips which tell the story of Winston Churchill’s life – his birth at Blenheim, his education at Harrow and Oxford, his time in the army as well as his appointment to government and eventually to his stint as War Leader.

The Eagle nurtured the imagination and garnered the ambition of a generation brought up in a grey postwar Britain, and helped to shape the nation we know today. This book is a reminder of how the Eagle helped to inspire a generation.

 

May 2014

2000AD/Rebellion

Slaine: Lord of Beasts

 

Sláine: Lord of the Beasts
By Pat Mills

Having united the Tribes of the Earth Goddess to battle the hoards of Fomorian sea demons determined on enslaving them, Slaine was appointed as the first High King of Ireland. After protecting the tribes for seven years, he was put to death so that he could serve Danu in the afterlife.

This exciting collection features a series of adventures which took place during Slaine’s seven-year reign as ‘King’ – a period where he spent time as a near-mindless beast stuck in a warp spasm, was reunited with his son Kai and was forced to defend his lands against the Secret Commonwealth of demons led by his old enemy, Medb!

ABC Warriors: Mek Files 01

 

ABC Warriors: The Mek Files 01 (Hardcover)
by Pat Mills, Dave Gibbons and Kevin O’Neill

Starting from the strip’s very beginning, this hardback collection is a start of a new series collecting up the complete A.B.C. Warriors stories in a highly collectable format. This is the same size as the sell-out hardback Volgan War series!This first volume collects the material from the unavailable Mek-nificent 7 and Black Hole volumes, along with additional material and colour reproduction.

Book Palace Books

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Illustrators: issue 7: Quarterly (Illustrators Quarterly)

Boom

Steed and Mrs Peel Volume 3

 

Steed and Mrs Peel Volume 3
By Caleb Monroe and Yasmin Liang

Monroe and Liang continue the adventures of the classic espionage icons. John Steed and Emma Peel’s greatest foes, the Hellfire Club, have returned with an even deadlier plan to finish off England’s top super spies once and for all, with the help of the robotic Cybernauts.

Cinebook

Clifton Volume 7 - Elementary, My Dear Clifton

 

Clifton Volume 7: Elementary, My Dear Clifton
by Bob de Groot

A simple errand that turns into a car accident, and Clifton bangs his head and blacks out. An unfortunate if not uncommon occurrence, even for the dashing colonel – until he wakes up to realise that his passenger, Jade, has vanished! When, the next morning, a mysterious ‘doctor’ calls at his house to tell him a fantastical story, the sceptical Clifton is soon dragged into a very unusual investigation. Oh, and the doctor’s name? Watson.

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Largo Winch Vol. 14 : Red-Hot Wrath
By Jean Van Hamme and Philippe Francq

Largo is stuck on a boat with Silky. But this isn’t the end of a James Bond story: the vessel’s a container ship that belongs to Winch’s enemy, a Georgian arms dealer who seems to be behind all the billionaire’s current problems. And the crew are armed and trigger-happy. Not entirely surprising, since this time the plot is not just about money – it’s also very personal! Poor Largo; things were so much simpler before he stopped being an orphan.

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Lucky Luke Vol. 47 : Outlaws
By Morris

Everyone knows Joe, Jack, William and Averell Dalton, the four dumbest desperadoes in the Old West and the worst enemies of Lucky Luke’s holidays. But before them, Luke had also encountered their cousins: real-life legends of the West Bob, Grat, Bill and Emmett. When these four began making too much trouble, Luke was called to get rid of them. Fortunately for him, they weren’t much brighter than their successors. but they did provide plenty of entertainment!

Scorpion Volume 8

 

Scorpion Vol. 8, The : In The Name of the Son
By Enrico Marini and Stephen Desberg

The mysterious scarred man who was dogging the Scorpion’s footsteps took him away from his confrontation with Trebaldi, promising to take him to his father. Forced to follow but eager to know at last, Armando doesn’t resist. Meanwhile, the Pope resorts to desperate measures to make up his monks’ losses. Old enemies, new ones. Conspiracies and lies. 15 centuries of conflicts and plots come to a head as the truth is revealed at last, shattering all certainties and leaving many dead.

Yoko Tsuno Vol. 9 : The Forge of Vulcan
By Roger LeloupA strange accident at an offshore platform in the Caribbean draws Yoko, Vic and Pol into a new encounter with the Vineans – aliens who have lived underground for thousands of years without the world’s knowledge. But Vinean politics are changing; some factions now believe it would be best to return to the surface, share it with the humans… While others are bent on taking it over by force. The young Japanese will have to fight to protect peace.
DC Comics
Watchmen (Re-Issue)
by Alan Moore & Dave GibbonsWhat? You’ve not bought this yet?This Hugo Award-winning graphic novel chronicles the fall from grace of a group of super-heroes plagued by all-too-human failings. Along the way, the concept of the super-hero is dissected as the heroes are stalked by an unknown assassin.
Grub Street

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World War One in Cartoons
By Mark Bryant

In an age before TV and radio the impact and importance of cartoon art was immense, especially when the only sources of information were silent cinema newsreels, posters, newspapers and books – all largely black and white.

The cartoon had an immediacy and universal accessibility, giving a message words could not convey. So, not surprisingly, the Great War proved an extraordinarily fertile time for cartoonists. When Zeppelins blackened the sky and U-boats challenged the Royal Navy’s supremacy at sea, it was Heath Robinson’s crazy cartoons and the antics of Bairnsfather’s immortal ‘Old Bill’ that kept the British upper lip resolutely stiff. And who could take Kasier Bill, the Red Baron and all the mighty Prussians at all seriously when H.M. Bateman and Bert Thomas cocked a snook at all they held dear and the pages of Punch, Bystander, London Opinion, Le Rire, Le Canard Enchaine and such US journals as Puck, Judge and Life kept everyone amused?

But not all the cartoons were lighthearted. Indeed, the vicious drawings of Louis Raemakers were powerful enough to call Holland’s neutrality into question and hard-hitting cartoons by such committed artists as Dyson, the American Art Young and David Low caused considerable embarrassment to their respective governments. The Central Powers also had a wealth of talent labouring to counteract the Allies’ propaganda machine and prewar satirical journals such as Kladderadatsch, Simplicissimus and Jugend rose to the challenge, producing some of the best work by such enduring artists as Johnson, Gulbransson and Grosz amongst others.

Following on from the success of Grub Street’s World War II in Cartoons, also by Mark Bryant, this book examines cartoons from both sides of the conflict, both in colour and black-and-white, and skilfully blends them with text to produce this unique and significant visual history of the First World War.

Image Comics

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Elephantmen 2260
By Richard Starkings

Jonathan Cape

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Sally Heathcote –  Suffragette
By Mary Talbot, Bryan Talbot and Kate Charlesworth

Sally Heathcote: Suffragette is a gripping inside story of the campaign for votes for women. A tale of loyalty, love and courage, set against a vividly realised backdrop of Edwardian Britain, it follows the fortunes of a maid-of-all-work swept up in the feminist militancy of the era.

Sally Heathcote: Suffragette is another stunning collaboration from Costa Award winners, Mary and Bryan Talbot. Teamed up with acclaimed illustrator Kate Charlesworth, Sally Heathcote’s lavish pages bring history to life.

Marvel Comics

Miracleman Book 1

 

Miracleman Book 1: A Dream of Flying
By Mick Anglo, Alan Davis, Garry Leach and an anonymous Beardy Bloke

Revolutionary War Part 1: Alpha

 

Revolutionary War
Written by Andy Lanning & Alan Cowsill, Rob Williams, Kieron Gillen, Glenn Dakin
Art: Richard Elson, Gary Erskine, Nick Roche and more

Long ago, Captain Britain, Dark Angel, Motormouth and the pantheon of Marvel UK heroes believed they had defeated the shadowy Mys-Tech organisation in one Earth-shattering climactic battle. But they were wrong. Mys-Tech has returned, and their presence threatens not only the world – but the entire universe! Now, Marvel UK’s greatest heroes must band together for the first time in 20 years to stop a long forgotten enemy. But are they too late?

Revolutionary War Checklist

NoBrow

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Forming II
By Jesse Moynihan

Forming II by Jesse Moynihan returns with the long-anticipated sequel that encompasses all; mythology, theology, hermaphrodites, super-alien gods and the simple task of creating the cosmos. It’s an impressive sequel that is as funny, sophisticated and mind-blowingly beautiful as the first part of Moynihan’s unique trilogy.

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Worse Things Happen at Sea: Leporello
By Kellie Strøm

Kellie Strøm flexes his drawing muscles and comes up with a monster of a concertina book. Inspired by tales of mythical sea creatures and the tall stories of doomed voyages passed down from sailor to son, Strøm brings us a rich tapestry of wonderment. Historical ships are attacked, enveloped and engorged by monstrous creatures surfacing from the deepest depths of the darkest oceans. Covering 20 panels, each measuring 13.8cm x 23.5cm, the image unfolds in front of you like a foreboding fable from the cracked lips of an old sea captain.

Panini UK

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Doctor Who: The Cruel Sea
By Scott Gray, Gareth Roberts, Mike Collins, Robert Shearman and Martin Geraghty

By popular demand! An outstanding volume of comic strips collecting the complete adventures of the Ninth Doctor as played on TV by Christopher Eccleston, alongside his companion Rose Tyler (Billie Piper), all from the pages of Doctor Who Magazine.

The volume includes a wealth of exclusive, brand new material revealing how the strips were created, featuring contributions and commentary from the writers and artists.

With five stories from the show’s acclaimed writers, Gareth Robers and Robert Shearman, and by Doctor Who Magazine writer Scott Gray.

SelfMadeHero

The Cigar That Fell in Love with a Pipe

 

The Cigar That Fell in Love With a Pipe
By Davis Camus and Nick Abadzis

Orson Welles’ latest movie, The Lady From Shanghai, starring his wife Rita Hayworth, is about to be released when he receives a box of his favourite cigars. He loses himself in daydreams of the person who made them, Cuba’s most famous cigar roller Conchita Marquez, whose colourful story unfolds in the plumed smoke.

Author David Camus is the best-selling author of Knights of the Kingdom, while Nick Abadzis include the graphic novel Laika and Doctor Who for Titan Comics.

The Good Inn

 

The Good Inn
By Black Francis

“A book based on a soundtrack score that has not yet been composed for a feature film that does not yet exist.” Pixies frontman Black Francis has approached writing his first book as he would do a song: with inventiveness and originality.

The Good Inn tells the story of an eighteen-year-old known only as Soldier Boy who, after escaping a devastating explosion at the French port of Toulon, sets out on a bizarre journey across France. Navigating his way past homicidal gypsies, combative soldiers and porn-peddling peasants, he takes refuge at The Good Inn – and promptly finds himself centre stage in the making of the world’s first narrative pornographic movie. Unique and vividly imagined, The Good Inn is a touchingly comic story that brings turn-of-the-century France to life.

Soaring Penguin Press
Meanwhile #1A new bi-monthly anthology from Soaring Penguin which will feature new Strangehaven adventures from Gary Spencer Millidge, plus Bad Bad Place by David Hine and Mark Stafford.

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Newt
By Nicolas Mahler and Heinz Wolf

A dark murder mystery involving strange hairdos, kidnapping, broken hearts and serial killing.

Thames and Hudson Limited

Comics: A Global History

 

Comics: A Global History, 1968 to the Present
By Dan Mazur and Alexander Danner

The first global history of comics from 1968 through to the present day, arranged chronologically and richly illustrated with prime examples of the artists, styles and movements being discussed. The authors contextualize the crucial modern period within the art forms broader history and offer a description of the more fluid, international and digital scene that is the mediums likely future. They supply examples from around the world including the US and UK, France, Spain, Belgium, Italy, Germany, Switzerland, Argentina, Japan, South Korea and New Zealand and from a range of renowned and lesser-known artists.

TJ Editions

Ypres Memories

 

Ypres Memories
By Philippe Glogowski

The official graphic novel for The Great War Centenary, Ypres Memories is made up of two stories that are connected by geography and the tragic events that took place almost one hundred years ago.

An extension of the original Philippe Glogowski graphic novel, ‘Ypres – Henry’s Notebook’, Ypres Memories offers an inside look into the plight of the Scottish Military who fought during World War I, with a story revolving around a trip to the Edinburgh Military Tattoo, and the memories that this triggers for a particular elderly veteran.

Ypres Memories is for all ages and makes the real history of the war more accessible to the younger readers without glorifying war or violence.

Titan Books

Modesty Blaise: The Young Mistress

 

Modesty Blaise – The Young Mistress
By Peter O’Donnell and Enric Badia Romero

As dangerous as she is desirable, Modesty Blaise, the cult creation of best-selling writer Peter O’Donnell, returns for three more devastating adventures! Features the classic stories ‘The Young Mistress’, ‘Ivory Dancer’ and ‘Our Friend Maude’, written by Peter O’Donnell and beautifully illustrated by Enric Badia Romero!

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Tarzan – In The City of Gold Volume One
By Burne Hogarth and Don Garden

The first of four exclusive volumes that will collect all of Hogarth’s newspaper strips. Beginning with the adventures Tarzan in the City of Gold and continuing with Tarzan and the Boers, Hogarth and writer Don Garden hit the ground running, and produced some of the most acclaimed stories ever to appear in the pages of newspapers worldwide.

 

 

June 2014

2000AD/Rebellion
Nikolai Dante: The Great GameLong unavailable, this is a new edition of the second volume of the Nikolai Dante series. Having discovered his heritage and bio-bonded with the awesome weapons crest, Dante is getting to know his aristocratic family a little better.Ordered to act as his father Dmitri’s agent, Nikolai accompanies his siblings on a tour of family duty – spying, murder and intrigue. But does he have what it takes to be a true Romanov?

Judge Dredd: Day of Chaos - Fallout

 

Judge Dredd Day of Chaos: Fallout

After the Sov viral attack, Mega-City One is a mere shadow of its former self. The population has fallen from 400 million to 50 million and the infrastructure is devastated. Inundated with the problems that come with a large scale disaster, a hugely depleted Justice Department are barely able to maintain control. Legendary lawman Judge Dredd is on the frontline, distributing order amongst the chaos – but will the guilt he feels for what has happened finally lead to his demise?

Rogue Trooper: Tales of New Earth 04

 

Rogue Trooper: Tales of Nu-Earth 04

As the Norts and Southers wage war on the battletorn world of Nu-Earth, the genetically-engineered soldier, Rogue trooper, continues his one-man mission to make survive the unending conflict about him. This volume completes the Rogue Trooper series, collecting the final adventures from the orginal character’s run, including the most recent strips from 2000AD.

Great Beast

House Party by Rachael Smith

 

House Party
by Rachael Smith

Three lost 20-somethings are feeling disillusioned after being shoved into the real world since feeling like superstars at university. In an attempt to get their carefree composure and happiness back they throw a massive house party, just like they used to. Instead of reconnecting them with their younger selves, however, things go a little differently and the three of them must decide how to move forward in lives that none of them really asked for.

Tall Tales & Outrageous Adventures
By Isabel Greenberg

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Hitsville UK Issue 3
By John Riordan and Dan Cox

The off-the-wall adventures of their motley crew of musical weirdos and geniuses continues.

Knockabout
 Beatles with an 'A' by Mauri KunnasBeatles with An “A”
by Mauri KunnasThe riotous tale of the first hesitant steps of the world’s most famous band. From rocking-horse to the recording studio in Abbey Road, where the first singles were laid down. It is a story told thousands of times over, but never in quite such a wacky screwball manner as this.
NoBrow

Moonhead and the Music Machine

Moonhead and the Music Machine

Meet Joey Moonhead. A normal kid in every way. Except one… He has a moon for a head. Andrew Rae’s graphic novel is an imaginative and visually poetic take on the stock American high school drama. It’s a subtle blend between Ovid’s Metamophoses and Napoleon Dynamite, a place where music reigns supreme.

Titan Books

First Kingdom Volume 4

 

First Kingdom Volume 4 – Migration
By Jack Katz

The fourth volume in The First Kingdom series concludes the first galaxy-sprawling chapter in the lifetime’s work of one the omics industry’s greatest secrets! The war between humanity and the news gods takes as ugly twist as the demi-deities begin to experiment combining human flesh with robot technology. The result is a new twist in the catastrophic battle between the gods and their creations!

Violent Caes by Neil Gaiman and Dave McKean

 

Violent Cases
By Neil Gaiman and Dave McKean

The classic work from Gaiman and McKean, offered in hardcover with an expanded art section and introductions by Alan Moore, Paul Gravett, and Neil Gaiman! A narrator remembers his childhood encounters with an old osteopath who claims to have treated Al Capone.

Gradually, England of the 1960s and Chicago of the 1920s begin to merge into a beautifully drawn, hauntingly written, tale of memory and evil.

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