This list features graphic novels and collections to be released in May 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.
ABC Warriors: Return to Mars
By Pat Mills, Art by Clint Langley, Lettering by Annie Parkhouse
Out: 7th May 2015
Mars, the far future. Tasked with increasing the peace on the war-ravaged Red Planet, the A.B.C. Warriors are reunited with one of their oldest number – the mechanic known as Tubal Caine AKA Happy Shrapnel. As Happy explains how he died and was subsequently resurrected by Medusa (the planetary consciousness). Happy’s story exposes the identity of the villain responsible for most of the trouble on Mars – ‘the father of all A.B.C. Warriors’ needs to be executed, and the Warriors are going to need the help of another old ally to carry out the mission…
Alone 3 – The Clan of the Shark
By Fabien Vehlmann; illustrated by Bruno Gazzotti
Out: 28th May 2015
The five Campton children are travelling to neighbouring cities by bus, desperately looking for other living humans. All they find are deserted settlements, burned forests and packs of feral dogs… Until one day they discover an amusement park filled with kids, all found and gathered by Saul, the owner’s son. A strange, authoritarian child who worships the park’s great white shark, and whose arbitrary rules are not at all to the taste of the newcomers…
by Callède & Henriet
Out: 14th May 2015
London, the near future. Ever-increasing social inequalities have seen the birth of a flourishing kidnapping industry. To counter such a constant, overhanging threat, private security companies employing highly trained bodyguards have sprung into existence. Ellie Braxton works for the Damocles agency, the most renowned of those companies. Tasked with protecting the son of an important British industry magnate, she and her team find themselves faced with terribly efficient and remarkably motivated opponents…
Damocles: An Impossible Ransom
by Callède & Henriet
Out: 21st May 2015
Ellie’s mission of protecting a rich young man is getting increasingly difficult: her young client is too visible, too unruly. She manages to thwart another kidnapping attempt – albeit by taking enormous personal risks – and requests her charge now be kept in seclusion. But even the most secret hideouts aren’t safe when the enemy is so determined. And the political and economic stakes are high – not to mention personal grudges…
Spirou & Fantasio Volume 8
by Tome (Author), Janry (Author)
Out: 8th May 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!
Yoko Tsuno – Message for Eternity
by Roger Leloup
Out: 28th May 2015
During a glider flight training course, Yoko makes a landing near an important telecommunication centre, and there meets a mysterious English Lord. A fortuitous encounter that will propel the young woman and her friends into an incredible adventure – her combined skills as a pilot and an electronic engineer make her the ideal candidate for an insane project: land a glider clandestinely inside a crater at the border of China, Russia and Afghanistan.
In a time centuries before our own, one arrogant hunter has grown bored of sport. Only the legends of a mythical beast excite him now, but when he goes hunting for the creature he quickly discovers that he is outmatched. Because this beast is not any mythical animal but is composed of all the hunted prey killed in the past, and it is most certainly out for revenge.
The King in Yellow
Adapted from the novel by Robert W. Chambers by I. N. J. Culbard
On Sale: 5th May 2015
The supernatural stories that make up Robert W. Chambers’ classic piece of weird fiction are tied together by a play that brings madness to all who read it: The King in Yellow. It is a book that draws readers in with an irresistible yet innocent opening act, then drives them insane with the poisonous words of Act 2. It is a book that cannot be suppressed, spreading like a disease from city to city, continent to continent. An influence on writers from H. P. Lovecraft to Neil Gaiman, and a central reference in the hit TV show True Detective, The King in Yellow is one of the most important works of American supernatural fiction. In this dangerously unputdownable graphic novel adaptation, I. N. J. Culbard brings to life a thrilling tale of horror that will make you laugh and cry and tremble with fright… Read at your own risk.
The return of the “ass-kicking femme fatale”, in three rare stories that are full of classic action and adventure and dripping with ’60’s chic. In the first story we see the return of fan-favourite character Guido “The Jinx” Biganzoli in “Guido the Jinx”, while the legendary Wu Smith appears in “The Aristo”. Also including, of course, “The Killing Distance”.
The Chronicles of Legion Volume 3 – Blood Brothers
by Zhang Xiaoyu, Tirso, Fabien Nury, Mario Alberti
Out: 5th May 2015
Across centuries, and in all their incarnations, the vampiric brothers Radu and Vlad continue their bloody feud. But how long can the immortals remain completely immune to the humanity of their hosts before their emotions and feelings start to merge? Now the brothers feel their wills and that of the humans their inhabit combine, and their destiny, which they once felt so certain they controlled, is changed forever.
The Evil Within
Writer: Ian Edginton Artists: Alex Sanchez, Ed Anderson
Spun from the new survival horror game from Bethesda Softworks, this official series invites readers to experience the terrifying new world created by the godfather of survival horror, Shinji Mikami. Compiling the entire 4-issue series by writer Ian Edginton (Scarlet Traces, Victorian Undead) and artist Alex Sanchez (Katana), along with plenty of exclusive artwork and bonus material, this spine-chilling collection marks the perfect introduction to the horror saga and is guaranteed to fill its readers with a sense of unbridled terror.