The War Within: One More Step at a Time (Sept., $9.95, a Doonesbury Book by G.B. Trudeau. This sequel to The Long Road Home deals with B.D.’s recovery.
BROADMAN & HOLMAN
Spirit Warriors #2 and Spirit Warriors #3 (Feb., $9.99 each) by Stephen Baldwin complete the trilogy about six teens defending God’s kingdom against the forces of evil.
Mangaka America (Nov., $24.95) by Steelriver Studio showcases professional American artists creating Japanese-style comic books for the U.S.
Emma, Vol. 1 (Sept., $9.99) by Kaoru Mori, which inspired an anime series in Japan, examines an upstairs/downstairs romance between a young maid and the scion of a wealthy British family.
Suzuka 1 (Sept., $13.95) by Kouji Seo follows a teenage boy in his aunt’s all-girls boarding house and spa.
HILL AND WANG
The 9/11 Report: A Graphic Adaptation (Sept.; $16.95, cloth $30), text by Sid Jacobson, art by Ernie Colón conveys the insights and urgency of the original report and presents stunning evidence that Americans must demand action. 100,000 first printing. Ad/promo. Author tour. QPB and History Book Club selections.
The Best American Comics 2006 (Oct., $22), edited by Harvey Pekar, series editor Anne Elizabeth Moore, selects the year’s best stories from graphic novels, pamphlet comics, newspapers, magazines, mini-comics and the Web. 50,000 first printing.
The Adventures of Rabbi Harvey: A Graphic Novel of Jewish Wisdom and Wit in the Wild West (Sept, $16.99) by Steve Sheinkin combines Jewish and American folklore in this collection set in the 1870s American western frontier.
How to Make Money Like a Porn Star (Oct., $19.95) by Neil Strauss. SinCity meets How to Make Love Like a Porn Star in this work that is part parody, part morality tale.
ROARING BROOK/FIRST SECOND
American Born Chinese (Sept., $16.95) by Gene Luen Yang interweaves ancient Chinese folklore with modern teen angst in this Chinese-American student coming-of-age tale. 50,000 first printing.
Klezmer (Sept., $16.95) by Joann Sfar composes a tale of love, friendship, survival and the joy of making music against the backdrop of pre-WWII eastern Europe. 50,000 first printing.
SOFT SKULL PRESS
Dead in Desemboque: Historias de amor y sangre (Oct., $17.95) by Eddie Arellano, illus. by Will Schaff et al., offers a reinvention of Mexican pulp adventure comics.
Ode to Kirihito (Oct., $24.95) by Osamu Tezuka evokes the manga style to examine Christian approaches to human compassion, charity and redemption. 30,000 first printing. Ad/promo.
Drifting Classroom, Vol. 2 (Oct., $9.99) by Kazuo Umezu creates a nightmarish wasteland, left by a strange earthquake, in which a boy named Sho and his friends must try to survive.
The Cain Saga, Vol. 1 (Oct., $8.99) by Kaori Yuki chronicles Earl Cain C. Hargreves’s harrowing quest to solve the strange crimes that plague his cursed existence.