New British Graphic Novels On Sale 2015-04 April

This list features graphic novels and collections to be released in April 2015 by British publishers that we know of. It does not include reprints of US material, unless those collections are the work of British creators. Information from publishers and fans is always welcome to keep this page (and others like it) 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.


Judge Dredd: Luna 1


Judge Dredd: Luna 1
by John Wagner, Brian Bolland, Mick McMahon
Out: 9th April 2015

In 2061, an international lunar treaty divided a million square miles of the moon’s surface between Mega-Cities One, Two and Texas City. Every six months one of these cities has to supply a Judge-Marshal to govern it…enter Judge Dredd! An environment every bit as deadly as the streets of the ‘Big Meg’, Judge-Marshal Dredd has his work cut out for him – especially when war breaks out during the first Lunar Olympics! Written by John Wagner and featuring some beautiful artwork by Brian Bolland, Ian Gibson and Mick McMahon, these early Dredd stories are out of this world!

Zenith: Phase 3


Zenith: Phase 3
By Grant Morrison and Steve Yeowell
Out: 9th April 2015

The Lloigor have returned and once again threaten to destroy all reality. In order to stop them, Maximan of alternative Earth 23 has assembled an army of superheroes, including Zenith and ex-members of Cloud 9. They are tasked with travelling to ‘occupied’ earths and destroying them, in the hope of stopping others from falling. Despite the danger Zenith decides to tag along. After all, with his musical career and popularity on the wane, he really has nothing better to do…


Kenya Volume 3


Kenya Volume 3: Aberrations
by Leo & Rodolphe
Out: 2nd April 2015

After reporting to London, Kathy Austin returns to Kenya to continue her investigation. In the palace of Count Di Broglie, the young English woman finally meets the last survivors of the Remington expedition, but they lack material proof to support their stories. Kathy is ordered to obtain information on Irmanius, a rather inquisitive individual who’s been snooping around the country. Who is he working for? The Americans, the Russians… Or a considerably more foreign power?

Lucky Luke Volume 52: The Beautiful Province


Lucky Luke Volume 52: The Beautiful Province
by Laurent Gerra (Author)
Out: 2nd April 2015

While taking part in a rodeo in Wisconsin, Lucky Luke and Jolly Jumper meet Mario Bombardier, a Quebecois cowboy, and his mare the beautiful Province. It’s love at first sight for the two horses, and after the inevitable separation, Jolly Jumper can’t stop moping. Eventually Luke decides to head to Quebec in order to arrange a reunion – and discovers the merry atmosphere of the Nouvelle France: mounted police, bar fights, poutine and traditional French songs.


Spirou & Fantasio Volume 8


Spirou & Fantasio Volume 8
by Tome (Author), Janry (Author)
Out: 2nd April 2015

An old seaplane skims the waves over the Pacific. Onboard are Vito Cortizone, former Don of the New York Mafia forced into early retirement by Spirou and Fantasio; Von Schnabbel, unscrupulous pilot; and a mysterious cargo supposed to turn Cortizone’s fortunes around. But the mafioso is cursed with terrible luck, and the plane ends up at the bottom of an isolated island’s lagoon. When two months later a sailing boat arrives, an unrecognisable Vito sees none other than our two adventurer-reporters come ashore!

Thorgal Volume 16: Arachnea


Thorgal Volume 16: Arachnea
by Van Hamme (Author)
Out: 2nd April 2015

Thorgal, his family and their friends Darek and Lehla have left their island to sail south and look for a safer place to live. After a storm scatters them, Thorgal and WolfCub’s boat flounders on reefs at the foot of a strange, mist-covered cliff. One perilous climb later, the little girl is trapped by a mysterious, invisible force, and her father, after going for help, discovers a very curious city cut off from the world…

David Fickling Books

The Phoenix Presents: The Mystery of the Crooked Imp


The Phoenix Presents: The Mystery of the Crooked Imp
By Conrad Mason & David Wyatt
Out: 2nd April 2015

Welcome to Port Fayt! City of fantastical creatures, magic and skulduggery! As the clocks strike midnight, a gang of fairies holds up a stagecoach. Their prize – a baby boy. Only the ragtag band of crimefighters known as the Demon’s Watch can rescue the child. But first they must unmask the mysterious criminal behind the kidnapping… Who is the Crooked Imp?



101 Artists by Ricardo Cavolo

101 Artists
by Ricardo Cavolo
On Sale: 15th April 2015

A graphic novel in the form of Ricardo Cavolo s personal diary, which follows the story of music through 101 essential artists; from Bach to Radiohead, to Amy Winehouse, Nirvana and Daft Punk. With over 100 uniquely colourful illustrations and handwritten text, lists, notes and personal anecdotes this is a book to delight in

Fantasy Sports #1 - Cover


Fantasy Sports Volume One
By Sam Bosma
Out: 1st April 2015

Sam Bosma’s debut graphic novel finds our unlikely duo come face-to-face with “He of the Giant Steps,” the ancient guardian of the bountiful tomb they have set out to plunder. In order to fulfill their mission however they’re going to have to abide by the ancient law of the land and better their opponent in a game of hoops! The question is, can they trust their bandaged adversary to play by the rules? Fantasy Sports is a funny and action-filled graphic novel that will capture the reader’s imagination and re-invigorate a love for the art of comics.

Read our review of Fantasy Sports Volume One by Antony Esmond

Vacancy by Jen Lee


Vacancy (Nobrow 17×23)
By Jen Lee
Out: 1st April 2015

In a dishevelled and ransacked backyard, a dog named Simon has been forgotten by his owners. Simon contemplates breaking free and eventually partners up with a raccoon and a deer who take him into the woods. But Simon realizes he is not quite ready to live in the wild. Vacancy, along with many of Lee’s works, explores the ways that animals think; how they may internalise their changing environment and express their thoughts, fears or excitement. And in the abandoned and destroyed areas of the town strange things begin to happen…



Lovelace & Babbage - Penguin Cover

The Thrilling Adventures Of Lovelace & Babbage
Writer, Artist and Cover Artist: Sydney Padua

A unique take on the unrealized invention of the computer in the 1830s by the eccentric polymath Charles Babbage and his accomplice, the daughter of Lord Byron, Ada, Countess of Lovelace. When Ada translated Babbage’s plans for the “Difference Engine,” her footnotes contained the first appearance of the general computing theory, 100 years before an actual computer was built. Sydney Padua gives us an alternate reality in which Lovelace and Babbage build the Difference Engine, and then use it to do battle with the American banking system, the publishing industry, their own fears that their project will lose funding, and a villainous street musician who will force the two friends to reevaluate their priorities-“for the sake of both London and science.”

• Buy The Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage: The (Mostly) True Story of the First Computer from

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Aama Graphic Novel Volume 3: Desert Of Mirrors


Aama: The Desert of Mirrors
by Frederik Peeters
On Sale: 30th April 2015

Verloc Nim and his brother Conrad depart on an expedition to recover the mysterious substance aama, which has transformed the environment of the planet Ona(ji). As they progress through a world as hostile as it is amazing, the mystery begins to unravel – but the truth about aama remains unknown, and reality begins to waver…

Pablo Cover


Pablo (Art Masters)
by Julie Birmant & Clement Oubrerie
Out: 23rd April 2015

Julie Birmant and Clément Oubrerie’s award-winning graphic biography of Pablo Picasso captures the prolific and eventful life of one of the world’s best-loved artists. Pablo takes in Picasso’s early life among the bohemians of Monmartre, his turbulent relationship with Fernande, and the development of a career that began in penury, continued on through scandal and frustration, and reached its climax with the advent of Cubism and modern art. This stunning graphic biography shows how Picasso’s art developed through his friendship with the poets Max Jacob and Guillaume Apollinaire, the painter Georges Braque, as well as his great rival Henri Matisse.

Read our preview of Pablo here

 Titan Books

Bart Simpson: Blast Off


Bart Simpson: Blast Off
On Sale: 5th April 2015

Countdown to laughter… Bart Simpson will send you over the moon with high-octane hilarity as he leads the Springfield Elementary team to the state eating competition, does his best not to embarrass Marge on Mother s Day, learns a Kwik-E life lesson from Apu, gets a little bedtime assistance from Maggie, bonds with Grampa over a junky jalopy, and foils Mr. Burns plan to sidestep Springfield’s child labour laws.

 Titan Comics

Adventure Time: Candy Capers: Mathematical Edition


Adventure Time: Candy Capers: Mathematical Edition
by Yuko Ota, Ananth Panagariya, Ian McGinty
On Sale 24th April 2015

Finn and Jake are missing?! It’s a dark day in Ooo, but ear not, Candy Kingdom – Peppermint Butler and Cinnamon Bun will protect you? Desperate times call for desperate measures, and Princess Bubblegum has no choie but to turn to the gummies ot gumshoes. Peppermint Butler is on the case, and with Cinnamon Bun’s complete lack of keen deductive skills, they just might have a chance of navigating Ooo’s shadowy underbelly!


Adventure Time Volume 6

Adventure Time Volume 6
by Shelli Paroline, Braden Lamb
On Sale 3rd April 2015

Can Finn and Jake save The Land of Ooo again? The sixth colllection of the best-selling comics is here Finn is cursed. And it looks like Magic Man is at it again!


The Michael Moorcock Library Volume 1 - Elric of Melnibone


The Michael Moorcock Library Volume One – Elric of Melnibone (Hardcover)
by Michael T Gilbert, Roy Thomas, P Craig Russell
On Sale: 21st April 2015

Collecting the first volume of the classic adaptation of Michael Moorcock’s bestselling fantasy saga, Elric of Melniboné marks the perfect introduction to the series’ iconic antihero, his fabled blade, Stormbringer, and his harrowing adventures across the Dragon Isle. Adapted by former Marvel Comics editor, Roy Thomas, and beautifully rendered by longtime comics illustrator, Michael T. Gilbert, and the multiple Harvey and Eisner award-winning P. Craig Russell, this definitive collection marks an essential read for all fans of sword and sorcery and brings the Moorcock’s epic tales to life with luxuriant imagination.


Penguins of Madagascar - Volume One


Penguins of Madagascar: Volume 1
Various Authors
On Sale 14th April 2015

The Penguins of Madagascar is a spin-off of the Madagascar films. The series follows the adventures of four penguins: Skipper, Rico, Kowalski, and Private, who perform various paramilitary-like missions to protect their home in the Central Park Zoo. The penguins often have to deal with problems caused, or made worse, by King Julien XIII (a ring-tailed lemur), Maurice (an aye-aye), and Mort (a mouse lemur).

World War X

World War X: Volume 1 – Helius
by Delphine Rieu, Jerry Frissen, Peter Snejbjerg
On Sale: 14th April 2015

THE WAR WAS NEVER OVER. 2017. Mysterious boxes covered with curious signs are unearthed in various parts of the world. One of them is sent to the Moon Base for further research, but once it’s opened, a monstrous alien creature emerges from it and embarks on a bloody rampage. Humanity’s only hope? Helius, tired and battle-weary veteran of an ancient war…

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