Coming Attractions: April 2011

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The following is a selection of new comics titles due to be published in April 2011.   This list is not comprehensive, just what I’ve discovered browsing the Internet.  Below, you’ll find selected titles which caught my interest.  If you would like to browse forthcoming graphic novels and related books at your leisure, click here. These are not necessarily titles I will purchase, but which I will definitely look at once they arrive at my local comics shop or bookstore.

If you click that link above, you’ll see all the graphic novels at BN.com, sorted by date.  Lots of  graphic novels (and related books) scheduled from May to December.  Of course, there will be even more titles added and announced in time for the Holidays!  (You might want to use your tax return to buy some bookshelves.)

Please be advised that publication dates are not set in stone, titles may change, and covers may be altered. Also, your local comics shop might receive copies before your local neighborhood website or library.  I consider my tastes to be rather eclectic. If you feel I’ve neglected or slighted a title, publisher, or creator, please feel free to mention it in the comments below. Yes, you may promote your own work, but please include the ISBN for easy searching (and shopping!)

Disclaimer: I am employed by Barnes & Noble. This and any other posts by me at this site have no official connection to B&N.   As always, feel free to send us your PR. Even better, send us some free books!

Salt Water Taffy: Caldera’s Revenge! Part 1
by Matthew Loux

  • $ 5.99
  • Pub. Date: April 2011
  • Publisher: Oni Press
  • Format: Paperback, 72pp
  • ISBN-13: 9781934964620
  • ISBN: 193496462X

Patrick in A Teddy Bear’s Picnic and Other Stories
by Geoffrey Hayes

  • $ 12.95
  • Pub. Date: April 2011
  • Publisher: Candlewick Press
  • Format: Hardcover, 32pp
  • Lexile: 0050L
  • ISBN-13: 9781935179092
  • ISBN: 1935179098

Pepper Penwell and the Land Creature of Monster Lake
by Steph Cherrywell

  • $ 14.95
  • Pub. Date: April 2011
  • Publisher: SLG Publishing
  • Format: Paperback, 200pp
  • ISBN-13: 9781593622053
  • ISBN: 1593622058

Scratch 9, Volume1: Pet Project
by Rob M Worley,Jason T Kruse

  • $ 9.95
  • Pub. Date: April 2011
  • Publisher: Ape Entertainment
  • Format: Paperback, 100pp
  • ISBN-13: 9781936340538
  • ISBN: 1936340534

Manga Bible, Volume 8: Trips, Ships, and the Ultimate Vision: Acts, Part 2- Revelation
by Young Shin Lee, Brett Burner, J. S. Earls, Jung Sun Hwang

  • $ 6.99
  • Pub. Date: April 2011
  • Publisher: Zondervan
  • Format: Paperback, 224pp
  • ISBN-13: 9780310712947
  • ISBN: 0310712947

Archie Archives, Volume 1
by Various

  • $ 49.99
  • Pub. Date: April 2011
  • Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
  • Format: Hardcover, 208pp
  • ISBN-13: 9781595827166
  • ISBN: 1595827161

Archie’s Mad House
by Dan DeCarlo, Sam Schwartz, Wally Wood

  • $ 34.99
  • Pub. Date: April 2011
  • Publisher: Idea & Design Works, LLC
  • Format: Hardcover, 204pp
  • ISBN-13: 9781600107900
  • ISBN: 1600107907

Thor by Walter Simonson Omnibus
by Walter Simonson

  • $ 125.00
  • Pub. Date: April 2011
  • Publisher: Marvel Enterprises, Inc.
  • Format: Hardcover, 1192pp
  • ISBN-13:9780785146339
  • ISBN: 0785146334

Superstar: As Seen on TV
by Kurt Busiek, Stuart Immonen

  • $ 14.99
  • Pub. Date: April 2011
  • Publisher: Idea & Design Works, LLC
  • Format: Hardcover, 80pp
  • ISBN-13: 9781600108891
  • ISBN: 160010889X

Sensational She-Hulk by John Byrne, Volume 1
by John Byrne

  • $ 24.99
  • Pub. Date: April 2011
  • Publisher: Marvel Enterprises, Inc.
  • Format: Paperback, 200pp
  • ISBN-13: 9780785153061
  • ISBN: 0785153063

Wonder Woman: The Story of the Amazon Princess
by Ralph Cosentino

  • $ 16.99
  • Pub. Date: April 2011
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Format: Hardcover , 40pp
  • ISBN-13: 9780670062560
  • ISBN: 0670062561

Astro City: Shining Stars
by Kurt Busiek, Brent Anderson (Illustrator)

  • $ 24.99
  • Pub. Date: April 2011
  • Publisher: DC Comics
  • Format: Hardcover, 208pp
  • ISBN-13: 9781401229849
  • ISBN: 1401229840

Our Army At War
by Various

  • $ 14.99
  • Pub. Date: April 2011
  • Publisher: DC Comics
  • Format: Paperback, 128pp
  • ISBN-13: 9781401230159
  • ISBN: 1401230156

Darkie’s Mob: The Secret War of Joe Darkie
by John Wagner, Michael Western

  • $ 22.95
  • Pub. Date: April 2011
  • Publisher: Titan
  • Format: Hardcover, 112pp
  • ISBN-13: 9781848564428
  • ISBN: 1848564422

Zombies vs Robots Adventure
by Menton Mathews III, Chris Ryall, Ashley Wood, Paul McCaffrey, Gabriel Hernandez

  • $ 17.99
  • Pub. Date: April 2011
  • Publisher: Idea & Design Works, LLC
  • Format: Paperback, 104pp
  • ISBN-13: 9781600108693
  • ISBN: 1600108695

Bat Boy: The Weekly World News Comic Strips by Peter Bagge
by Peter Bagge

  • $ 17.99
  • Pub. Date: April 2011
  • Publisher: Idea & Design Works, LLC
  • Format: Hardcover , 104pp
  • ISBN-13: 9781600108969
  • ISBN: 1600108962

Poseurs
by Rick Mays, Deborah Vankin

  • $ 16.99
  • Pub. Date: April 2011
  • Publisher: Image Comics
  • Format: Paperback, 152pp
  • ISBN-13: 9781607063582
  • ISBN: 1607063581

Phoenix Without Ashes
by Harlan Ellison, Alan Robinson, John K. Snyder III

  • $ 21.99
  • Pub. Date: April 2011
  • Publisher: Idea & Design Works, LLC
  • Format: Hardcover, 21pp
  • ISBN-13: 9781600108006
  • ISBN: 1600108008

The Carter Family: Don’t Forget This Song
by Frank Young, David Lasky

  • $ 24.99
  • Pub. Date: April 2011 [postponed?  No title information at Abram' website]
  • Publisher: Abrams, Harry N., Inc.
  • Format: Hardcover, 192pp [including a CD?]
  • ISBN-13: 9780810988361
  • ISBN: 0810988364

The Elvis Presley Experience
by Aaron Sowd, Jay Allen Sanford

  • $ 17.99
  • Pub. Date: April 2011
  • Publisher: Bluewater Productions, Incorporated
  • Format: Paperback, 148pp
  • ISBN-13: 9781450700214
  • ISBN: 1450700217

Starstruck
by Michael Wm. Kaluta, Elaine Lee

  • $ 49.99
  • Pub. Date: April 2011
  • Publisher: Idea & Design Works, LLC
  • Format: Hardcover, 360pp
  • ISBN-13: 9781600108723
  • SBN: 1600108725
  • Edition Description: Deluxe Edition

Reunion
by Girard

  • $ 19.99
  • Pub. Date: April 2011
  • Publisher: Drawn & Quarterly
  • Format: Paperback, 152pp
  • ISBN-13: 9781770460379
  • ISBN: 1770460373

Strange Science Fantasy
by Scott Morse, Paul Pope

  • $ 24.99
  • Pub. Date: April 2011
  • Publisher: Idea & Design Works, LLC
  • Format: Paperback, 196pp
  • ISBN-13: 9781600108884
  • ISBN: 1600108881

The Complete Wendel
by Howard Cruse, Alison Bechdel

  • $ 24.95
  • Pub. Date: April 2011
  • Publisher: Rizzoli
  • Format: Paperback, 288pp
  • ISBN-13: 9780789322166
  • ISBN: 0789322161

Mister Wonderful: A Love Story
by Daniel Clowes

  • $ 19.95
  • Pub. Date: April 2011
  • Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
  • Format: Hardcover, 80pp
  • ISBN-13: 9780307378132
  • ISBN: 0307378136

Frank Frazetta Archives, Volume 1: White Indian
by Frank Frazetta

  • $ 49.99
  • Pub. Date: April 2011
  • Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
  • Format: Hardcover, 200pp
  • ISBN-13: 9781595825971
  • ISBN: 1595825975

R.I.P.: Best of 1985-2004
by Thomas Ott

  • $ 28.99
  • Pub. Date: April 2011
  • Publisher: Fantagraphics Books
  • Format: Hardcover, 144pp
  • ISBN-13: 9781606994177
  • ISBN: 1606994174

An Elegy for Amelia Johnson
by Andrew Rostan,Dave Valeza, Kate Kasenow, Stephen Christy

  • Pub. Date: March 2011
  • Publisher: Archaia Studios Press
  • Format: Hardcover, 128pp
  • ISBN-13: 9781932386837
  • ISBN: 1932386831

The Downsized
by Matt Howarth

  • Pub. Date: March 2011 [Originally scheduled for April, published early]
  • Publisher: AdHouse Books
  • Format: Paperback, 80pp
  • ISBN-13: 9781935233091
  • ISBN: 1935233092

Big Questions
by Nilsen

  • $ 69.95
  • Pub. Date: April 2011
  • Publisher: Drawn & Quarterly
  • Format: Hardcover, 658pp
  • ISBN-13: 9781770460447
  • ISBN: 1770460446
  • Edition Description: Limited Edition Signed and Numbered
  • $ 44.95
  • Pub. Date: April 2011
  • Publisher: Drawn & Quarterly
  • Format: Paperback, 658pp
  • ISBN-13: 9781770460478
  • ISBN: 1770460470
[The Drawn & Quarterly website lists both as Out Of Print.  The paperback will probably be reprinted.  The Limited Edition...?]

Best of Dick Tracy, Volume 1
by Chester Gould

  • $ 19.99
  • Pub. Date: April 2011
  • Publisher: Idea & Design Works, LLC
  • Format: Paperback, 128pp
  • ISBN-13: 9781600106712
  • ISBN: 1600106714

Aaron & Ahmed
by James Romberger, Jay Cantor

  • $ 24.99
  • Pub. Date: April 2011
  • Publisher: DC Comics
  • Format: Hardcover, 144pp
  • ISBN-13: 9781401211868
  • ISBN: 1401211860

Metal Hurlant Volume 1
by Humanoids, Incorporated

  • $ 29.95
  • Pub. Date: April 2011
  • Publisher: Humanoids, Inc.
  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN-13: 9781594650260
  • ISBN: 1594650268

Huntington, West Virginia “On the Fly”
by Harvey Pekar

  • $ 19.95
  • Pub. Date: April 2011
  • Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
  • Format: Paperback, 176pp
  • ISBN-13: 9780345499417
  • ISBN: 0345499417
  • Edition Description: Original

Texas Tales Illustrated, 1A: The Revolution
by Mike Kearby, Mack White

  • $ 6.95
  • Pub. Date: April 2011
  • Publisher: Texas Christian University Press
  • Format: Paperback, 32pp
  • ISBN-13: 9780875654393
  • ISBN: 0875654398
  • Edition Description: First Edition, Special edition

21: The Story of Roberto Clemente
by Wilfred Santiago

  • $ 22.99
  • Pub. Date: April 2011
  • Publisher: Fantagraphics Books
  • Format: Hardcover, 200pp
  • ISBN-13: 9781560978923
  • ISBN: 1560978929
  • Edition Description: Original

Seeds
by Ross Mackintosh, Benjamin Shahrabani, Eddie Deighton, Jon Sloan, Brian Fies

  • $ 10.99
  • Pub. Date: April 2011
  • Publisher: Com.x, Limited
  • Format: Paperback, 80pp
  • ISBN-13: 9780983223801
  • ISBN: 0983223807

The Comics: The Complete Collection
by Brian Walker

  • $ 40.00
  • Pub. Date: April 2011
  • Publisher: Abrams ComicArts
  • Format: Hardcover, 672pp
  • ISBN-13: 9780810995956
  • ISBN: 0810995956

The Comics: An Illustrated History of Comic Strip Art
by Jerry Robinson,Walt Kelly, Winsor McCay, Milton Caniff, Hal Foster

  • $ 39.99
  • Pub. Date: March 2011 [Another April title released early.]
  • Publisher: Dark Horse Comics  [Preview!]
  • Format: Hardcover, 400pp
  • ISBN-13: 9781595826572
  • ISBN: 1595826572

Howard Chaykin: Conversations
by Brannon Costello

Marvelous Myths: Marvel Superheroes and Everyday Faith
by Russell Dalton

  • $ 19.99
  • Pub. Date: April 2011
  • Publisher: Chalice Press
  • Format: Paperback, 160pp
  • ISBN-13: 9780827223387
  • ISBN: 0827223382

Varitan’s Illustrated Greek Myths
by Yonah Ignacio Varitan

  • $ 34.95
  • Pub. Date: April 2011
  • Publisher: Orphiflamme Press
  • Format: Hardcover, 120pp
  • ISBN-13: 9780982881200
  • ISBN: 0982881207

War, Politics and Superheroes: Ethics and Propaganda in Comics and Film
by Marc Dipaolo

  • $ 45.00
  • Pub. Date: April 2011
  • Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
  • Format: Paperback, 342pp
  • ISBN-13: 9780786447183
  • ISBN: 0786447184

After the Golden Age
by Carrie Vaughn

  • $ 24.99
  • Pub. Date: April 2011
  • Publisher: Doherty, Tom Associates, LLC
  • Format: Hardcover, 304pp
  • ISBN-13: 9780765325556
  • ISBN: 0765325551
  • Edition Description: First Edition

Comments

  1. Apollokid9000 says:

    A lot of good stuff on the way. We’ll probably pick up Pouser this week.
    Nice to see one of the 08 Pres. campaigne pics being used on the War, Politics and Superheroes cover.

  2. If I didn’t already have the strips in a previous collection, I’d be all over that Wendel book.

  3. As a college adjunct teaching in comics, I’m glad you’re mentioning books from academic presses. There’s some important work being done in these areas!

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