Spring’s slate features big-name female artists, including Leela Corman, Emil Ferris, and Marjane Satrapi; diverse graphic memoir debuts from promising newcomers such as Tessa Hulls and Eddie Ahn; and weirdo horror comics.

Top 10

Advocate: A Graphic Memoir of Family, Community, and the Fight for Environmental Justice

Eddie Ahn. Ten Speed Graphic, Apr. 16 ($24.99, ISBN 978-1-984862-49-5)

Ahn debuts with a graphic memoir about bucking his Korean American immigrant family’s expectations of a high-paying career to serve his San Francisco community as an activist.


Jay Stephens. Oni, Apr. 9 ($34.99, ISBN 978-1-63715-291-1)

The punky horror comic series from Emmy Award–winning animator Stephens gets its trade debut—a gags and gore combo that looks like Charlie Brown turned into a psychopath.

Feeding Ghosts: A Graphic Memoir

Tessa Hulls. MCD, Mar. 5 ($40, ISBN 978-0-374-60165-2)

Hulls chronicles the legacy of her grandmother, a journalist who escaped Communist China in 1957, in a graphic narrative that tackles mental health, family dynamics, and global politics.

Heavyweight: A Family Story of the Holocaust, Empire, and Memory

Solomon J. Brager. Morrow, June 25 ($25.99 trade paper, ISBN 978-0-06-320595-6)

Trans cartoonist Brager, founding editor of Pinko magazine, plumbs their complicated Jewish identity alongside tales of their great-grandfather, a boxing champion and WWII refugee.

I’m So Glad We Had This Time Together: A Memoir

Maurice Vellekoop. Pantheon, Feb. 27 ($35, ISBN 978-0-307-90873-5)

This “sumptuously drawn” graphic memoir, per PW’s starred review, reckons with queer cartoonist Vellekoop’s religious upbringing and revelations both artistic and in his sexual and romantic relationships.

Maple Terrace

Noah Van Sciver. Uncivilized, May 21 ($29.95, ISBN 978-1-941250-59-4)

Ignatz Award winner Van Sciver returns to his 1990s youth, in a memoir about trying to overcome childhood poverty by diving into speculative comic book collecting.

My Favorite Thing Is Monsters, Book 2

Emil Ferris. Fantagraphics, Apr. 9 ($39.99 trade paper, ISBN 978-1-68396-927-3)

This is the much-anticipated second act of Ferris’s 2017 breakout hit about a monster-loving young heroine in 1960s Chicago, which PW’s starred review called “the best graphic novel to come along in recent memory.” 100,000-copy announced first printing.

Victory Parade

Leela Corman. Schocken, Apr. 2 ($29, ISBN 978-0-8052-4344-4)

Vets, widows, and refugees—and lady wrestlers—in WWII-era Brooklyn are haunted by deathly dreams and visions in this “revelatory meditation on the cost of survival,” per PW’s starred review.

A Witch’s Guide to Burning

Aminder Dhaliwal. Drawn & Quarterly, May 28 ($34.95, ISBN 978-1-77046-699-9)

Serialized on Instagram, web cartoonist Dhaliwal’s tale of a witch rescued from ritual burning by a magic-demanding public speaks to the woes of overextended creatives.

Woman, Life, Freedom

Edited by Marjane Satrapi, trans. by Una Dimitrijević. Seven Stories, Mar. 19 ($35.95 trade paper, ISBN 978-1-64421-405-3)

Bestseller Satrapi brings together cartoonists such as Paco Roca, Joann Sfar, and Lewis Trondheim in an illustrated anthology about the rise of feminist protests in contemporary Iran including her own new drawings.

Comics Rx

Comics about the body, mind, illness, transitions (such as pregnancy and gender confirmation), and all manner of healthcare matters flourish in the growing category of “graphic medicine.”

The Anxiety Club: How to Survive Modern Life

Fanget Frédéric, Catherine Meyer, and Pauline Aubry. SelfMadeHero, Apr. 23 ($19.99 trade paper, ISBN 978-1-914224-21-8)

Psychiatrist Frédéric employs case studies of three anxious people to guide readers through behavioral, cognitive, and talk therapy tools for treating this too-often self-medicated affliction.


Lucy Sullivan. Avery Hill, Feb. 27 ($22.99, ISBN 978-1-910395-76-9)

Sullivan’s debut graphic novel about a young woman institutionalized for depression after the death of a friend is drawn in “fierce slashes and splashes of ink” that depict her inner demons, offering a “terrifying glimpse into a disturbed mind,” per PW’s review.

Betrayal of the Mind: The Surreal Life of Unica Zürn

Céline Wagner. Life Drawn, July 23 ($24.99 trade paper, ISBN 978-1-64337-595-3)

Surrealist artist, poet, and schizophrenic Zürn (1916–1970) gets a graphic biography that considers the essential role of her mental illness in her artistic development.

Crazy Like a Fox: Adventures in Schizophrenia

Christi Furnas. Street Noise, Apr. 9 ($21.99 trade paper, ISBN 978-1-951491-28-4)

The experience of schizophrenia undergoes anthropomorphic treatment in this graphic tale of Fox, who finds things going sideways in his everyday life with other animals—but his doctors don’t seem to listen.


Nino Bulling. Drawn & Quarterly, Feb. 13 ($24.95, ISBN 978-1-77046-705-7)

Lovers move through transitions, bodily and emotional, against the backdrop of catastrophic climate change in the Berlin-based artist’s English-language graphic novel debut.

Food School

Jade Armstrong. Conundrum, Apr. 23 ($15 trade paper, ISBN 978-1-77262-096-2)

Olive drops out of university to go to “food school,” her nickname for an outpatient treatment program for her eating disorder.

Full of Myself: A Graphic Memoir About Body Image

Siobhan Gallagher. Andrews McMeel, Apr. 2 ($19.99 trade paper, ISBN 978-1-5248-6768-3)

Gallagher looks back at her teenage fixation on dieting and shares how she grew into self-acceptance and self-love as an adult.

How to Baby: A No-Advice-Given Guide to Motherhood, with Drawings

Liana Finck. Dial, Apr. 30 ($28, ISBN 978-0-593-59596-1)

From pregnancy to birth, postpartum, and co-parenting, New Yorker artist Finck’s quirky memoir cartoons tell all in this comics tour of motherhood.

Lavender Clouds: Comics About Neurodivergence and Mental Health

Bex Ollerton. Andrews McMeel, June 11 ($19.99 trade paper, ISBN 978-1-5248-6768-3)

“The sky doesn’t need to be clear to be beautiful,” Ollerton writes in this collection of comics about accepting spells of darker emotions.

Polar Vortex: A Family Memoir

Denise Dorrance. The Experiment, Mar. 5 ($19.95 trade paper, ISBN 978-1-61519-905-1)

When her mother exhibits the sudden onset of dementia, Dorrance must fly across the world—and into a looming snowstorm and a health insurance crisis—to care for her.

Proxy Mom: My Experience with Postpartum Depression

Sophie Adrianson and Mathou. NBM, June 18 ($19.99 trade paper, ISBN 978-1-68112-334-9)

Depression overcomes a new mother after a traumatic birth, and she’s beset by doubts that her baby deserves someone better, in this portrayal of a postpartum mental health crisis.


Keezy Young. Silver Sprocket, Feb. 21 ($7.99 trade paper, ISBN 979-8-88620-037-9)

Young debuts with a graphic memoir about living with bipolar disorder and finding the stability point between alternating bouts of mania and depression.

Traces of Madness

Fernando Balius and Mario Pellejer, trans. by Richard Beevor and Mailén Sganga. Graphic Mundi, May 21 ($19.95 trade paper, ISBN 978-1-63779-070-0)

Balius’s debut charts how, from diagnosis through confrontations with doctors, he came to accept the voices he hallucinates as a schizophrenic.

Myth Makers

In the wake of Lore Olympus, comics fans are all in for the escapades of gods. These comics remix ancient myths and fabled realms, or dream up brand-new deities and demons.

All Weather Turns to Storm (Immortal Thor #1)

Al Ewing and Martin Coccolo. Marvel Universe, Mar. 12 ($29.99 trade paper, ISBN 978-1-302-95418-5)

The king of Asgard faces down a posse of immortals sent after him by his own mother, Gaea, in this reboot of the Marvel hero.

Beyond Mortal

Cullen Bunn and Danny Luckert. Dark Horse, July 23 ($19.99 trade paper, ISBN 978-1-5067-4050-8)

Buried gods rise up and challenge superheroes for dominion over Earth in this saga inspired by bronze age comics and ancient myths.

Botanica Drama

Thom. Pow Pow, May 7 ($23.95 trade paper, ISBN 978-2-925114-24-6)

In this wordless comic, Earth is shattered by endless night when the sentient sun decides to sleep in.


Marc Bernardin, Adam Freeman, and Sebastian Piriz. Dark Horse, July 16 ($22.99 trade paper, ISBN 978-1-5067-3716-4)

An everyman is hired to go door to door in N.Y.C. and count up the demons, djinns, and other mythic monsters who live, as New Yorkers always figured, hidden behind random apartment entryways.


Lysandra Vuong. Oni, Apr. 16 ($24.99 trade paper, ISBN 978-1-63715-281-2)

Gun-slinging priests face off against demons in this webtoon with a queer romance twist, which finds God sending a reluctant savior to defend a cute boy from evil.


Jazmine Joyner and Anthony Pugh. Megascope, May 7 ($24.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-6306-9)

Somewhere in the American South, a Black matriarch with strange powers is found to be hiding the African spider god Anansi in her basement (and he’s been eating her memories).

Godfell: The Complete Series

Chris Sebela and Ben Hennessy. Vault, Feb. 27 ($19.99 trade paper, ISBN 978-1-63849-201-6)

The body of God falls into disputed territory in a fantasy landscape dominated by women warriors, who battle for control of his mystical corpse.

In Perpetuity

Peter and Maria Hoey. Top Shelf, Apr. 16 ($19.99 trade paper, ISBN 978-1-60309-537-2)

A shade who can move between realms is recruited out of an afterlife that resembles a cross between Greek mythology and film noir, and falls into a romance with a dying woman.


Blandine Le Callet and Nancy Peña, trans. by Montana Kane. Dark Horse, May 21 ($29.99 trade paper, ISBN 978-1-5067-4268-7)

The beguiling lover, devoted mother, and decried monster of Greek myth gets reenvisioned in all her complexity and majesty.

Outlaw (Wonder Woman #1)

Tom King and Daniel Sampere. DC Comics, July 2 ($24.99, ISBN 978-1-77952-545-1)

The Amazonians are abhorred as outlaws, unjustly exiled from America, in this new arc of the Wonder Woman story line, which is based on Greek myth.

Putty Pygmalion

Lonnie Garcia. Silver Sprocket, July 17 ($15.99 trade paper, ISBN 979-8-88620-042-3)

A DIY version of the Pygmalion myth finds a radish named Darryl hacking together a boyfriend out of a toy, only to find his new companion doesn’t want to stay a boy-toy.


Saladin Ahmed, Megan Levens, and Kelly Fitzpatrick. Image, May 14 ($9.99 trade paper, ISBN 978-1-5343-9846-7)

When the constellations crash to Earth, 12 ordinary folks become imbued with superpowers of the zodiac.

Off to Space

Launching this spring: interstellar adventures, alien invasions, and lonely heroes seeking love across the galaxy.

The Asiri

Roye Okupe et al. Dark Horse, June 18($19.99 trade paper, ISBN 978-1-5067-3545-0)

West African astronauts have colonized Mars and built a thriving society that’s threatened by a new alien enemy in this afrofuturist adventure.

Catalytic Conversions (Infinite Wheatpaste #1)

L. Pidge. Avery Hill, May 30 ($18.99 trade paper, ISBN 978-1-910395-78-3)

Interconnected stories from across the universe—featuring androids, humans, and all manner of other creatures—reveal the common truths found in extraordinary environs.

Coming of Age (We Live #1)

Roy and Inaki Miranda. Aftershock Comics, May 28 ($49.99, ISBN 978-1-956731-30-9)

Set in the year 2084, this saga portrays monsters ravaging a postapocalyptic Earth and a spacecraft launching with thousands of children on a mission to save humanity­.

Deep Space Nine—the Dog of War

Mike Chen and Angel Hernandez. IDW, Feb. 13 ($19.99 trade paper, ISBN 979-8-88724-074-9)

Publishing in time for the 30th anniversary of the popular TV series Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, this original side story sees a corgi puppy with some secret alien components joining the crew.


Christopher Sebela and Mark Laming. Humanoids, Apr. 9 ($22.99 trade paper, ISBN 978-1-64337-872-5)

Earth is a disaster, and the only way off the planet is a lottery for a spot on a spaceship headed to salvation. When one family manipulates their way onboard, their prospects take an even worse turn in space.

Griz Gobus

Simon Roy and Jess Pollard. Image, June 4 ($19.99 trade paper, ISBN 978-1-5343-9786-6)

Oddball adventurers on distant planets revive a priest-bot and play chicken with gods in a pair of stories from the universe of Habitat.

Last Line

Richard Dinnick and Jose Holder. Aftershock, May 28 ($17.99 trade paper, ISBN 978-1-956731-32-3)

A driver on the London subway system is sent reeling when her train hits a man—who she discovers fell from the sky. Investigating takes her first into secret spy territory and then outer space mysteries.

Masters of the Nefarious: Mollusk Rampage

Pierre La Police, trans. by Luke Burns. New York Review Comics, Mar. 12 ($24.95 trade paper, ISBN 978-1-68137-834-3)

UFOs and ginormous mollusks are just two examples of the supernatural happenings that detectives track down in the surreal comics world of La Police.

Peeing and Pooping in Space: A 100% Factual Illustrated History

Kiona N. Smith. Running Press, May 21 ($19, ISBN 978-0-7624-8661-8)

How do astronauts do their business in zero gravity? That question and others are answered in this concise comics explainer of logistical innovations required for space travel.

The Prophet (Dune #3)

Brian Herbert et al. Abrams ComicArts, June 25 ($25.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-4947-6)

The comics trilogy of Frank Herbert’s classic sci-fi novel, adapted by his son and drawn by Raúl Allén and Patricia Martín, concludes as Paul Atreides leads the native people of Arrakis in a final epic battle against House Harkonnen.


Jerry Frissen and Roberto Zaghi. Humanoids, Mar. 19 ($24.99, ISBN 978-1-64337-759-9)

Humans make their first contact with an alien species—and promptly, a literally star-crossed love affair ensues between earthling linguist Danko and an Eo’Tarx named No’mi.

Tin Man (Joe Pineapples #1)

Pat Mills, Simon Bisley, and Clint Langley. 2000 AD, Apr. 9 ($24, ISBN 978-1-78618-493-1)

Sniper robot Joe Pineapple, former ABC Warrior, gets his own narrative arc, with artist Bisley returning to the android-run planet of Mars amid the skirmishes of the Voltron War.

Void Rivals

Robert Kirkman and Lorenzo De Felici. Skybound, Feb. 20 ($16.99 trade paper, ISBN 978-1-5343-9818-4)

In this Transformers–GI Joe crossover, war rages in the ring of planetary fragments left over after two worlds collided. A pair of enemies crash-land on one such fragment—can they find a way to survive together before they kill each other?

Adult Comics & Graphic Novels Longlist


Kalevala: The Graphic Novel by Sami Makkonen, trans. by Laura Arpiainen (Feb. 27, $19.99 trade paper, ISBN 978-1-68497-228-9), adapts the Finnish saga of warriors and wizards seeking fortune and romance in snowy lands, which is credited as the basis for Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings.

Abrams Comicarts

Fall Through by Nate Powell (Feb. 6, $24.99, ISBN 978-1-41976-082-2). The latest from musician and National Book Award winner Powell (the March series) follows a 1990s Arkansas punk band—whose signature song opens up a portal in the space-time continuum—on one spectacular tour.


Jimmy’s Little Bastards by Garth Ennis and Russ Braun (Feb. 20, $19.99 trade paper, ISBN 978-1-956731-33-0) returns to the world of the swaggering British spy antihero and finds him to be a (mostly) reformed middle-aged dad, with his daughter taking up his former bad habits as dark family secrets come to light.

Andrews McMeel

Finding the Light by Marian Henley (Mar. 5, $16.99 trade paper, ISBN 978-1-5248-8469-7). When Henley gave birth to a boy, she realized she would one day tell him that she was a rape survivor. Her graphic memoir delves into that difficult conversation and the healing it brought about.

Avery Hill

Safer Places by Kit Anderson (Apr. 16, $18.99 trade paper, ISBN 978-1-910395-77-6). Anderson’s debut collection of short comics vignettes focus on unexpected, whimsical everyday observations discovered on nature walks, in waiting rooms, and hiding under floorboards.

Black Panel

Animals Rule This Land by Luke Milton (Apr. 16, $24.99, ISBN 978-1-990521-22-5). The last dude on Earth contends with a rowdy cast of animals who have taken over the world, hell-bent on exacting revenge for ages of animal abuse.

Boom! Studios

Brzrkr: Bloodlines by Keanu Reeves, Mattson Tomlin, and Steve Skroce (Apr. 2, $19.99 trade paper, ISBN 978-1-60886-149-1) collects battle-filled episodes across eras and empires featuring the immortal sword-wielding warrior conceived by actor Reeves.

Cartoon Books

Thorn: The Complete Proto-Bone College Strips 1982–1986 and Other Early Drawings by Jeff Smith (July 1, $30 trade paper, ISBN 978-1-888963-86-1) brings together the comics Smith drew in the 1980s for Ohio State University’s student newspaper, the Lantern, which introduced the famed Bone series characters in their earliest incarnations.


Chaos in Kinshasa by Barly Baruti and Thierry Bellefroid, trans. by Ivanka Hahnenberger (Apr. 23, $19.99 trade paper, ISBN 978-1-946395-98-6). The Rumble in the Jungle boxing match between Muhammad Ali and George Foreman in 1974 Zaire provides the setting for a thriller about a Harlem gangster who gets caught up in an African coup.


The Field by Dave Lapp (May 21, $30 trade paper, ISBN 978-1-77262-094-8). In this graphic memoir of growing up in the 1970s, young boys make mischief and a friendship gets betrayed, all in the big field where kids in Lapp’s small town were let loose for the summer.

Dark Horse

Blood Oath by Alex Segura, Rob Hart, and Joe Eisma (Feb. 20, $22.99 trade paper, ISBN 978-1-5067-3715-7). In Prohibition-era New York City, farmer and bootlegger Hazel tries to ply her trade while evading the Mafia and a darker supernatural force.

DC Comics

The Vigil by Ram V and Lalit Kumar Sharma (Apr. 9, $16.99 trade paper, ISBN 978-1-77952-343-3). Part of the publisher’s We Are Legends program introducing Asian American heroes, this series launch finds reluctant South Asian superheroes Arclight, Castle, Dodge, and Saya teaming up to battle malicious tech and military forces. 50,000-copy announced first printing.

Drawn & Quarterly

Self-Esteem and the End of the World by Luke Healy (May 14, $24.95, ISBN 978-1-77046-714-9) sees the Ignatz Award–winning cartoonist grappling with crushing personal blows and a career roller coaster as he questions if anything personal really matters given the inescapable reality of climate change.


Blessed Be by Rick Altergott (Mar. 12, $24.99, ISBN 978-1-68396-778-1). This first graphic novel from the gag cartoonist known for goofy shock humor is set in a burg call Flowertown and features the hijinks of Tom “The Acid King” Cottonwood, holy roller Henry Hotchkiss, and other colorful characters.

Tender by Beth Hetland (Mar. 12, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-68396-935-8) is a surreal, body horror–style graphic novel debut about a woman who tries so hard to control the world around her that she falls apart grotesquely, with a hysterical pregnancy and self-cannibalism.

First Second

Replay: Memoir of an Uprooted Family by Jordan Mechner (Mar. 19, $27.99, ISBN 978-1-250-87375-0) interweaves the displaced lives of Mechner’s Jewish ancestors across Europe during WWI and WWII with his decision to move to France when his marriage falls apart in the mid-aughts.

Flux House

Subgenre by Matt Kindt and Wilfredo Torres (July 2, $29.99, ISBN 978-1-5067-3386-9) launches a new fantasy-dystopian-noir series in which a detective tries to solve a murder when he’s awake, and becomes a fantasy-world swordsman while he’s sleeping.

IDW Originals

Good Deeds by Che Grayson and Kelsey Ramsay (Apr. 2, $17.99 trade paper, ISBN 979-8-88724-067-1). In this new series from the Dark Spaces line, a teen and her mother living in St. Augustine, Fla., join up with a down-on-her-luck journalist to dig into the ghostly horrors of the town’s colonial history.


Deep Cuts by Kyle Higgins and Joe Clark (May 7, $24.99 trade paper, ISBN 978-1-5343-9862-7) riffs through the history of jazz, told in short period pieces about the hardships and joys of musicians, their families, and their fans.

Iron Circus

The Last Delivery by Evan Dahm (Apr. 16, $15 trade paper, ISBN 978-1-63899-129-8). When a package carrier arrives at a mysterious mansion with a parcel addressed to “The Resident,” he can’t complete the delivery until he passes through a party whose revelers keep getting in his way.

Life Drawn

Seoul Before Sunrise by Samir Dahmani (May 21, $24.99 trade paper, ISBN 978-1-64337-968-5). University student Seong-Ji works nights, and on her walk home through the streets of Seoul she meets another young woman, whose nocturnal art project draws her into a hidden, intimate perspective of the city—and to questions about lost relationships.


The Werewolf at Dusk: and Other Stories by David Small (Mar. 12, $25, ISBN 978-1-324-09282-7). In a collection of comics stories about the passage of time and the experience of aging, Small (Stitches) includes original pieces and adapts short fiction from writers including Lincoln Michel and Jean Ferry.

Mad Cave Studios

Hound by Sam Romesburg, Sam Freeman, and Rodrigo Vázquez (Feb. 20, $19.99 trade paper, ISBN 978-1-952303-78-4) weaves the imagined diaries of a British WWI soldier into a horror tale centered on a deadly cult of troops on the Western Front who call themselves “The Hounds.”

Marvel Universe

Ms. Marvel: The New Mutant by Iman Vellani, et al. (Mar. 19, $17.99 trade paper, ISBN 978-1-302-95490-1). In this new arc scripted by the actor who plays the superhero on screen (with cowriter Sabir Pirzada and artists Carlos Gomez and Adam Gorham), the young Muslim protector of New Jersey gets reborn and discovers she’s a mutant like the X-Men.


Degas & Cassatt: A Solitary Dance by Salva Rubio and Efa, trans. by Edward Gauvin (Mar. 12, $24.99, ISBN 978-1-68112-324-0), focuses on French impressionist Edgar Degas’s fixation on American painter Mary Cassett, whom he adored from afar.

Good: From the Amazon Jungle to Suburbia and Back by David Good and FLuX (May 14, $24.99, ISBN 978-1-68112-330-1). Good’s graphic memoir debut recalls his early years raised by his Indigenous mother in South America and his struggles when his American father moves him to the U.S.

New Press

Lies My Teacher Told Me: A Graphic Adaptation by James W. Loewen and Nate Powell (Apr. 16, $27.99, ISBN 978-1-62097-703-3). National Book Award winner Powell (the March series) adapts Loewen’s influential bestseller that upends traditionally taught views of history and has become a favorite of progressive educators and thinkers.

New York Review Comics

Spiral and Other Stories by Aidan Koch (Apr. 30, $24.95 trade paper, ISBN 978-1-68137-835-0). The painterly avant-garde comics of Koch are featured in this collection of work inspired by her time in the Mojave Desert, with an introduction by critic Nicole Rudick.


Single Mothering by Anna Härmälä (Apr. 2, $20.99 trade paper, ISBN 978-1-913123-22-2). Finnish cartoonist Härmälä debuts with a satirical graphic novel about a young mother who’s left by her partner to brave the absurdities of mommy groups and late-night feedings on her own.


I Feel Awful, Thanks by Lara Pickle (Mar. 5, $17.99 trade paper, ISBN 978-1-63715-300-0). A young witch joins a coveted coven in London only to discover that—when it comes to her inner demons—being able to cast spells is no substitute for therapy.

PM Press

Freedom Shall Prevail: The Struggle of Abdullah Öcalan and the Kurdish People by Sean Michael Wilson and Keko Keko (July 30, $19.95 trade paper, ISBN 979-88-87440-34-7). Kurdish liberation leader Abdullah Öcalan, who founded the Kurdistan Workers’ Party in 1978 and has been imprisoned by the Turkish government since 1999, gets a graphic biography supported by Peace in Kurdistan and other human rights organizations.

Princeton Univ.

1177 BC: A Graphic History of the Year Civilization Collapsed by Eric H. Cline and Glynnis Fawkes (Apr. 16, $24.95 trade paper, ISBN 978-0-691-21302-6). A marauder and a scribe tour the felled kingdoms of the Canaanites, Egyptians, Minoans, and Mycenaeans in this graphic adaptation of Cline’s 2015 study of the end of the Bronze Age.


The Last Queen by Jean-Marc Rochette, trans. by Edward Gauvin (Mar. 26, $25.99, ISBN 978-1-914224-19-5), tells the love story behind a famous French sculpture, detailing how a maimed WWI veteran brings his Parisian artist lover, Jeanne Sauvage, to his mountain homeland and recounts for her the story of a magisterial bear.

Silver Sprocket

Adversary by Blue Delliquanti (Mar. 13, $15.99 trade paper, ISBN 979-8-88620-038-6). Two queer characters in very different places in their lives reunite in the American Midwest in 2021 and embark on a fraught affair.


Dracula by James Tynion IV and Martin Simmonds (May 7, $24.99, ISBN 978-1-5343-9755-2). Tynion (the Something Is Killing the Children series) takes on a classic for the Universal Monsters series: the tale of a bloodthirsty count who courts and kills young women, including the daughter of a local psychiatrist digging into the secrets of his undead neighbor.

Street Noise

Gaytheist: Coming Out of My Orthodox Childhood by Lonnie Mann and Ryan Gatts (Feb. 6, $23.99 trade paper, ISBN 978-1-951491-27-7) traces Mann’s coming-of-age from yeshiva and summer camp experiences to his sexual awakening, and the fraught decision to leave the Orthodox Jewish community that doesn’t accept him as a gay man.

You Must Take Part in Revolution by Badiucao and Melissa Chan (June 4, $22.99 trade paper, ISBN 978-1-951491-29-1). Chinese artist and activist Badiucao debuts with a dystopian graphic novel cocreated with journalist Chan in which three young people radicalized by the Hong Kong protests must choose their roles in a coming revolution.

Ten Speed Graphic

Through the Elder Woods (Nothing Special #1) by Katie Cook (Mar. 5, $29.99, ISBN 978-1-984862-82-2). A teen named Katie crosses into a magical realm in search of her missing father, who runs an antique shop selling supernatural curiosities, and is joined on her quest by friends including a ghost radish.

Tiny Onion Studios

The Oddly Pedestrian Life of Christopher Chaos by James Tynion IV, Tate Brombal, and Isaac Goodhart (May 21, $24.99 trade paper, ISBN 978-1-5067-3672-3) finds the eponymous teen science genius ostracized by his classmates, until one boy catches his eye—and of course turns out to be a monster.

Titan Comics

The Cold Ever After by Jeremy Whitley and Megan Huang (Feb. 27, $19.99 trade paper, ISBN 978-1-78774-190-4) does queer romance and the mystery of a missing princess in classic Arthurian style, complete with swordplay and a disgraced knight’s return.

Top Cow

Swipe by Matt Hawkins and Yishan Li (Apr. 24, $16.99 trade paper, ISBN 978-1-5343-9954-9). A man and a woman, both recently divorced, would make for the best meet-cute, if they could only escape the loopy algorithms of online dating.

Top Shelf

Mary Tyler MooreHawk by Dave Baker (Feb. 13, $29.99, ISBN 978-1-60309-536-5) is a gonzo metafictional detective story in which a journalist named Dave Baker tries to track down a cartoonist named Dave Baker and the true story of a cartoon girl and erstwhile TV star named Mary Tyler MooreHawk.

Ultimate Universe

Ultimate Invasion by Jonathan Hickman and Bryan Hitch (Mar. 26, $24.99 trade paper, ISBN 978-0-7851-9473-6) finds the clandestine gathering of Marvel heroes known as the Illuminati regrouping to fend off the nefarious plans of the Maker.


Evil Eyes Sea by Ozge Samanci (Mar. 26, $29.95 trade paper, ISBN 978-1-941250-60-0). In this feminist-themed mystery set during the 1995–1996 elections in Istanbul, a pair of young women witness an accident while diving in the Bosporus Strait—and delve deep into the country’s murky politics.

Union Square

The Puerto Rican War: A Graphic History by John Vasquez Mejias (May 14, $20, ISBN 978-1-4549-5246-6) explores in woodblock-style comics Puerto Rico’s independence movement and 1950s uprising, including an assassination attempt against U.S. president Harry Truman.


A Time to Fight (Sainted Love #1) by Steve Orlando and Giopota (July 9, $19.99 trade paper, ISBN 978-1-63849-215-3). Inventor Mac and boxer John are lovers in 1907 New York City who must keep their romance hidden—until they hop into Mac’s “chrono-
corridor” time portal and romp back and forth in history.

Wave Blue World

Sharp Wit and the Company of Women, edited by Michele Abounader (Mar. 5, $19.99 trade paper, ISBN 978-1-949518-25-2). Swashbuckling women of all stripes, across eras, and drawn in varying comics styles, raise their weapons and lunge forward in this anthology comic.

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Third Shift Society by Meredith Moriarty (Mar. 5, $19.99 trade paper, ISBN 978-1-998854-29-5). Unemployed Ellie is in debt and about to lose her home. Things turn around—and get weird—when she’s hired by a magical, pumpkin-headed detective named Ichabod.


World Without End: An Illustrated Guide to the Climate Crisis—Past, Present, and Our Hope for the Future by Christophe Blain and Jean-Marc Jancovici. (May 21, $35, ISBN 978-1-63893-111-9). The interdependence of the climate, economics, and politics—and the realized threat of global warming—gets a comics explainer by French climate scientist Jancovici. 75,000-copy announced first printing.


Growing Up Farley: A Chris Farley Story by Kevin Farley, Frank Marraffino, and Ryan Dunlavey (Mar. 12, $29.99, ISBN: 979-8-88656-038-1). This graphic biography of the Saturday Night Live performer and raunchy comedy film star, who died in 1997, is coscripted by his brother, Kevin, who is also a stand-up comedian.

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