This list features graphic novels and collections were released in August 2014 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.
Return to Armageddon
Written by Malcolm Shaw
Drawn by Jesus Redondo
Space battles, zombies, demonic children, the ultimate embodiment of evil – this epic, cross genre tale from the early days of 2000AD has long been sought after by fans of the Galaxy’s Greatest Comic.
When the crew of a deep space transport hip extracts a devilish-looking alien corpse from a frozen world, they unwittingly unleash a destructive force upon the galaxy! Only one man – the twin brother of the ‘Destroyer,’ has the power to stop the total annihilation of existence!
Judge Anderson: Psi Files 04
Cassandra Anderson is Psi Division’s finest Judge. This is the latest collection of her classic adventures. Featuring Judge Death! From deep space to a savage, alternate Earth, Cassandra Anderson continues to uphold the law in her own unique way. Judge Death and his vile ‘sisters’ have created the Half-Life virus, unleashing a wave of homicidal behaviour in Mega-City One that can only be stopped by everyone’s favourite Psi Judge!
Judge Dredd: Complete Case Files 23
Mega-City one: the future metropolis bustling with life and every crime imaginable. Keeping order are the Judges, a stern police force acting as judges, juries and executioners. Toughest of all is Judge Dredd. He is the law and these are his stories.Volume 23 in this best-selling series sees Judge Dredd having to team up with his two greatest foes – Judge Death and Mean Machine Angel – in order to carry out a high stakes mission in the harsh lands of the Cursed Earth.
The Beano Official Guide
Whether you’re young or not-so-young, you probably already love The Beano! Now you can find out all about the facts, fun and faces that have kept the nation laughing every week for more than 75 years. This is such an important book that even Dennis the Menace himself has taken the time to scribble his thoughts all over it, providing a rare insight into his fellow Beanotown residents. From Bananaman and the Bash Street Kids to Minnie the Minx and Calamity James, they’re all here. Also included is loads of rarely-seen artwork, dug up from The Beano‘s humongous and heavily-guarded archive!
Soaring Penguin Press
To End All Wars: The World War One Graphic Anthology
Edited by Jonathan Clode and John Stuart Clark (aka Brick)
An omnibus of 27 short graphic narratives based on actual events, characters, circumstances, incidents, myths or consequences of World War One. £2 for every copy of this publication sold will be donated to Médecins Sans Frontières. Featuring the four theatres of war (land, sea, air and the home front), spanning four continents and drawn from both sides of the conflict, the stories range from four to 16 pages, each by a different author and/or illustrator from the world of independent comics.
Written and drawn by Bryan Lee O’Malley
Drawing Assistant: Jason Fischer
Colour: Nathan Fairbairn
Lettering: Dustin Harbin
UK Publisher: SelfMadeHero
Published: 14th August 2014
The highly anticipated new standalone full-colour graphic novel from Bryan Lee O’Malley, author and artist of the hugely bestselling Scott Pilgrim graphic novel series.
Katie’s got it pretty good. She’s a talented young chef, she runs a successful restaurant, and she has big plans to open an even better one. Then, all at once, progress on the new location bogs down, her charming ex-boyfriend Max pops up, her fling with another chef, Andrew, goes sour, and one of her waitresses, Hazel, gets badly hurt. And just like that, Katie’s life goes from pretty good to not so much. What she needs is a second chance. Everybody deserves one, after all — but they don’t come easy. Luckily for Katie, a mysterious girl appears in the middle of the night with simple instructions for a do-it-yourself do-over:
1. Write your mistake
2. Ingest one mushroom
3. Go to sleep
4. Wake anew
And just like that, all the bad stuff never happened, and Katie is given another chance to get things right. She’s also got a dresser drawer full of magical mushrooms — and an irresistible urge to make her life not just good, but perfect. Too bad it’s against the rules.
But Katie doesn’t care about the rules — and she’s about to discover the unintended consequences of the best intentions.
From the award-winning mind and pen behind the acclaimed Scott Pilgrim series comes a madcap new tale of existential angst, everyday obstacles, young love, and ancient spirits that’s sharp-witted and tenderhearted, whimsical and wise.
A1 Presents – Odyssey Volume 1
By Sakti Yuwono, Dave Elliott and Garrie Gastonny
What if Captain America was supernaturally empowered and on a mission to meet his maker? The psychological, supernatural, action thriller throws you into a full throttle race to find out!