This list features graphic novels and collections on sale this month from 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.
Predator versus Judge Dredd versus Aliens
Written by John Wagner & Andy Diggle
Art by Henry Flint, Alcatena, Brian Bolland and Jock
Judge Dredd is the most lethal of the highly-trained and obscenely well-armed law enforcement agency known as the Judges, tasked with keeping the sprawling metropolis of Mega-City One from descending into chaos and anarchy. But now Dredd and the other Judges are all that stand between the universe’s most efficient killing machines and the annihilation of every living being in the city – criminal or innocent.
Dark Horse Comics and 2000AD team up to bring you a collection of the classic stories Predator versus Judge Dredd and Judge Dredd versus Aliens in one handsome hardcover.
ABC Warriors: The Mek Files 02 (Hardcover)
This hardback collection continues the new series collecting up the complete A.B.C. Warriors stories in a highly collectable hardback format. This second volume collects the material from the long unavailable Kronicles of Khaos and Hellbringer volumes, along with additional material.
Woody Guthrie: And the Dust Bowl Ballads
by Nick Hayes
Forged in the Dustbowl of the 1930s, in an America crippled by the Great World Recession, this humble man found solace in song, and soon those songs became the voice of the People – men and women who had seen their lives deracinated and destroyed by the vicissitudes of global economic forces beyond their control.
Guthrie’s influence lives on, a touchstone for Bob Dylan, The Clash and the protest singers of the Occupy movement today. With a delighted eye, and an ear for a tune, Nick Hayes’s follow-up to the critically acclaimed Rime of the Modern Mariner brings a legend to life with a generous spirit and crackling moral force its subject would have been proud of.
Barbarella – Coffee Table Edition
Jean-Claude Forest’s timeless Erotic Sci-Fi series recounting the spatial adventures of the beautiful titular character is now available in a brand new English-language adaptation.
In Book 1 (first collected in 1964), Barbarella’s spaceship breaks down, she finds herself trapped on the planet Lythion. There, she has a series of adventurous, and bawdy, encounters with a variety of strange beings, from robots to angels. In Book 2, “Wrath of the Minute-Eater” (first published in 1974), Barbarella’s traveling Circus Delirium enters another dimension, led by the mysterious and alluring aquaman, Narval, whose machinations catapult Barbarella & Co. into a complex battle for the planet Spectra. Featuring a brand new, contemporary English-language adaptation by writer Kelly Sue DeConnick (Marvel’s Captain Marvel, Avengers Assemble, Dark Horse’s Ghost and Image’s Pretty Deadly).
In God We Trust
Five years after the magnificent Pinocchio, Winshluss is back with the hilarious In God We Trust. A guided tour of the Bible, with your guide being a certain Saint Franky, with his very unique reflections on certain biblical events. Following the adventures of God, baby Jesus, Mary, plus all the favourites – including some surprise guests by a musclebound Conan and Gotham’s cities own protector. Divided up into the best of the Bible – from the crossing of the red sea, original sin, the last judgement, to the greatest religious love affair…
By Jamie Coe
Daniel Stope is a small-town guy who dreams of becoming an artist. His enrolment at art school and consequent move to the city opens up a world of exciting possibilities. Unsurprisingly, Daniel struggles with his newfound independence – the difficulties of dating and making new friends in the big smoke. This new graphic novel by the exciting young illustrator Jamie Coe is a visually powerful tale. Coe’s penchant for films and visual story-telling manifests itself in his expert ability to craft beautifully structured and atmospheric illustrations.
(In a Sense) Lost and Found
By Roman Muradov
A surreal tale told in the mould of the best American comics. Roman Muradov explores the theme of innocence by treating it as a tangible object – something that can be used, lost and even mistreated. Muradov’s crisp, delicate style conjures a world of strange bookstores, absurd conspiracies and wordplay.
Dr. Grordbort Presents: Onslaught
In this anthology edition from the retro-sci-fi world of Dr Grordbort, master illustrator and yarn-spinner Greg Broadmore digs deeper into the interplanetary voyages of Lord Cockswain and his heroic pursuit of exhilaration, exploration and excessively violent colonialism.
As well as containing the first three instalments from the Dr Grordbort universe, Onslaught is also packed with oodles of exclusive content, including a never-before-seen full-colour comic adventure, a bevy of brand new illustrations, plus spoof ads, character profiles and concept art straight from the brainstem of Greg Broadmore. Expect space-faring action, spit-take humour and more rayguns than an extra-terrestrial NRA meet!
Michael Moorcock’s Elric Volume 1: The Ruby Throne
Written by Julie Blondel
Art by Didier Poli, Robin Recht and Jean Bastide
The first in a series of truly stunning graphic adaptations of legendary fantasy author Michael Moorcock’s signature creation Elric. Written by Julien Blondel and beautifully illustrated by Robin Recht, Didier Poli and Jean Bastide, this new comic adaptation of the Elric of Melniboné novels, published in France by Glenat, has been produced with the full and enthusiastic endorsement of Moorcock himself, who provides an exclusive introduction to this edition.
The First Kingdom Volume 5 – The Space Explorer’s Club
By Jack Katz
From the life’s work of a man who inspired some of the greatest names in comics history comes an incredible new chapter in The First Kingdom saga! With the conclusion of the first cycle that saw Human champion, Tundran, and his children, fulfil their ultimate destiny and bring down the pantheon of the god, a new tale begins! The Space Explorers Club is published here for the first time.
The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse
Written by Michael Mendheim, Mike Kennedy and Sean Jaffe
Art by Simon Bisley
Raised by the ancient Order of Solomon, Adam Cahill is one of a rare handful of highly trained warriors bound by bloodline to guard the Seven Holy Seals that contain the End of Days.
But ageless forces have conspired towards a prophetic event foretold by numerous cultures and multiple religions… and when that cryptic date arrives, they strike against the order without mercy!
The entire epic saga is collected at last, with all-new bonus features including covers, posters and concept art by the Eisner Award-winning master of painted horror himself – the BIZ!
Snowpiercer Volume 1 – The Escape (Paperback)
By Jacques Lob and Jean-Marc Rochette
Coursing through an eternal winter, on an icy track wrapped around the frozen planet Earth, a train travels unceasingly through the eternal winter. This is Snowpiercer: one thousand and one carriages long. Discover for the first time in English the gripping and groundbreaking graphic novels that inspired the stunning movie from director Joon-ho Bong.
Snowpiercer Volume 2 – The Explorers (Paperback Edition)
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…
by David Hitchock
High above a steampunk London of Penny Dreadfuls, Jack the Ripper and pea-soup fog…stalks the legendary demon, Springheeled Jack!
From his quarters in Bedlam lunatic asylum, Sir Jack Rackham hunts the creature. Across the gothic rooftops of necropolis London and through the labyrinths of his tortured mind, he pursues the creature that took his beloved.
But just who or what is Springheeled Jack? Does the answer lie amongst the lunatics of Rackham’s sanatorium – or in the very heart of the British Empire: with Queen Victoria at Buckingham Palace?
For fans of From Hell to lovers of Sherlock Holmes, the wonderfully pencilled art and riveting story from David Hitchcock is a must!
By Herik Hann and Sean Phillips
The gripping science-fiction thriller, illustrated by superstar artist Sean Phillips (Fatale, Criminal, Sleeper), written by Herik Hanna (Bad Ass). Centring on the sole survivor of an interstellar prison ship, this tense and atmospheric graphic novel is Phillips’ first venture into science fiction.