Coming Attractions: September 2010

by Torsten Adair

The following is a selection of new titles due to be published in September 2010. This list is not comprehensive, as there are over 275 graphic novel titles scheduled for this month.

If you would like to browse them at your leisure, click here. Instead, I have selected titles which caught my interest. 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.

Please be advised that publication dates are not set in stone. Also, your local comics shop might receive copies before your local neighborhood website or library. Links connected to publishers will link to the publisher’s website, sometimes to the exact title. Links for the ISBN-13 (also known as the Bookland EAN) will take you to the title as featured on . 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.

Monthly lists such as this will be posted at the end of the previous month. I will also be posting specific subject lists (comic strips, comics history and surveys, superheroes…) for each season, but these will not have a set schedule.

Disclaimer: I am employed by Barnes & Noble. This and any other posts by me have no official connection to B&N. Neither I or Heidi MacDonald receive any remuneration from linking to . As always, feel free to send us your PR. Even better, send us some free books!

ccac966061b30bd4a1c97e380b9c1794 208x300 Coming Attractions: September 2010Oz: The Marvelous Land of Oz Eric Shanower (Text by), Skottie Young (Illustrator)

537361362 248x300 Coming Attractions: September 2010 James Bond Omnibus, Volume 2Ian Fleming, Yaroslav Horak, Jim Lawrence

15391 400x600 200x300 Coming Attractions: September 2010World’s Greatest Super-heroes Deluxe

Paul Dini, Alex Ross (Illustrator)

  • $ 29.99
  • Pub. Date: September 2010
  • Publisher: DC Comics
  • Format: Paperback, 400pp
  • ISBN-13: 9781401202552
  • ISBN: 1401202551

Final Cover.jpg.size 230 206x300 Coming Attractions: September 2010The Simon and Kirby Superheroes

Joe Simon, Jack Kirby (Illustrator), Steve Saffel (Editor)

9780810977648 221x300 Coming Attractions: September 2010Jerry Robinson: Ambassador of Comics

N. C. Christopher Couch, Jerry Robinson (Illustrator), Pete Hamill (Introduction by), Dennis O’Neil (Foreword by)

87dc02abb93ec9cf4d065d006337a146 217x300 Coming Attractions: September 2010Four Color Fear: Forgotten Horror Comics of the 1950s

John Benson (Editor), Greg Sadowski (Editor)

51731560 216x300 Coming Attractions: September 2010The Complete Ballad of Halo Jones

Alan Moore, Ian Gibson

69496081 239x300 Coming Attractions: September 2010Marvel Avengers Character Encyclopedia

9781844680726 Coming Attractions: September 2010A History of Girls’ Comics

Susan Brewer

66812230 231x300 Coming Attractions: September 2010Dick Briefer’s Frankenstein

Dick Briefer

60458919 195x300 Coming Attractions: September 2010The Amazing Screw-on Head and Other Curious Objects

Mike Mignola, Dave Stewart (Artist)

36267944 209x300 Coming Attractions: September 2010DC Universe Illustrated by Neal Adams: The Covers

Neal Adams

  • $ 39.99
  • Pub. Date: September 2010
  • Publisher: DC Comics
  • Format: Hardcover, 192pp
  • ISBN-13: 9781401221720
  • ISBN: 1401221726

62710287 237x300 Coming Attractions: September 2010Al Williamson Archives

Al Williamson

Placeholder Medium Coming Attractions: September 2010The Girl Who Owned a City: Graphic Novel

O. T. Nelson, Chrissy Delk (Illustrator), Dan Jolley (Adapted by)

2077 cv3 217x300 Coming Attractions: September 2010Lila and Ecco’s Do-It-Yourself Comics Club

Willow Dawson

pinupcovsmall2 234x300 Coming Attractions: September 2010Pin-Up Artist

Ignacio Noe

  • $ 13.99
  • Pub. Date: September 2010
  • Publisher: N B M Publishing Company
  • Format: Paperback, 64pp
  • ISBN-13: 9781561635870
  • ISBN: 1561635871
  • Edition Description: Not Appropriate For Children

69100381 212x300 Coming Attractions: September 2010The Tell-Tale Heart

Edgar Allan Poe

9780345505385 197x300 Coming Attractions: September 2010The Exile: An Outlander Graphic Novel

Diana Gabaldon, Hoang Nguyen (Illustrator)

9780292722811 202x300 Coming Attractions: September 2010Multicultural Comics: From Zap to Blue Beetle

Frederick Luis Aldama, Derek Parker Royal (Foreword by)

9780809026845 201x300 Coming Attractions: September 2010Anne Frank: The Anne Frank House Authorized Graphic Biography

Sid Jacobson, Ernie Colon

9781596434714 226x300 Coming Attractions: September 2010There’s a Princess in the Palace

Zoë B. Alley (Retold by), R. W. Alley (Retold by)

60268625 197x300 Coming Attractions: September 2010Tom Corbett: Space Cadet Graphic Novel

John DeCosta (Artist), Bill Spangler

76142553 219x300 Coming Attractions: September 2010Special Exits

Joyce Farmer

c00068 400 197x300 Coming Attractions: September 2010Atomic Robo, Volume 4: Other Strangeness

Scott Wegener, Brian Clevinger (Artist)

  • $ 17.95
  • Pub. Date: September 2010
  • Publisher: Red 5 Comics
  • Format: Paperback, 140pp
  • Age Range: Young Adult
  • ISBN-13: 9780980930283
  • ISBN: 0980930286

55190765 197x300 Coming Attractions: September 2010Bring on the Guest Stars (The Muppet Show Comic Book Series)

Roger Langridge, Amy Mebberson (Illustrator)

  • $ 9.99
  • Pub. Date: September 2010
  • Publisher: Boom! Studios
  • Format: Paperback, 112pp
  • Age Range: 8 to 12
  • ISBN-13: 9781608865871
  • ISBN: 1608865878

65886361 197x300 Coming Attractions: September 2010Little Green Men

Jay P. Fosgitt

  • $ 9.95
  • Pub. Date: September 2010
  • Publisher: Ape Entertainment
  • Format: Paperback, 100pp
  • Age Range: Young Adult
  • ISBN-13: 9781936340019
  • ISBN: 1936340011

66812218 225x300 Coming Attractions: September 2010Polly and Her Pals: Complete Sunday Comics 1925-1927

Cliff Sterrett

66812948 196x300 Coming Attractions: September 2010Ripped

Jason Flowers (Artist), Jay Busbee

9780810996175 300x195 Coming Attractions: September 2010The Night Bookmobile

Audrey Niffenegger

62709671 222x300 Coming Attractions: September 2010Dante’s Divine Comedy

Seymour Chwast (Adapted by), Dante Alighieri (Based On Work by)

ImageNA product Coming Attractions: September 2010Erotic Tales

Leone Frollo (Illustrator), Massimo Farepuzzo (Adapted by)


  1. “Oz: The Marvelous Land of Oz Eric Shanower (Text by), Skottie Young (Illustrator)”

    I’m of the opinion that this would be measurably wonderfuller with Shanower illustrating, but this will do quite nicely.

  2. Hate to toot my own horn, but it feels as if one book is missing to me:

    (Hope you don’t mind the unabashed plug!)

  3. Think that Halo Jones cover coula used a bit more text on it. I mean, I didn’t even know Halo Jones wrote comic books about blonde girls called Alan Moore, did you?


  4. morganagrom says:

    Why so many hardcovers? Hardcover comics are a bad idea for both aesthetic and monetary reasons. In this economy why not provide a more consumer-friendly option?

  5. evan dorkin says:

    Hardcovers are great. More hardcovers, more.

  6. Kat Kan says:

    In case you haven’t noticed, a lot of the books are published by mainstream or educational publishers, and they tend to do hardcover editions. The educational publishers’ hardcovers are actually library bindings, which are very durable and will hold up to many people checking them out. The library market prefers hardcovers and library editions that will last longer under fairly rough conditions. Trade paperbacks may be more cost-effective for people purchasing the books for themselves, but in the longer term, they’re not cost-effective for libraries, who can’t afford to replace worn-out paperbacks every year. We have little enough money as it is (or a zero budget, as is my case in my school library) and have to spend our money (in my case donations) as carefully as possible.

  7. Kat Kan says:

    BTW, thanks, Torsten – I found several books I need to look for in my work, so this list is VERY useful!

  8. These are mostly new titles, and most publishers now release hardcovers first. I do have a preference for herdcovers, but no dislike for paperbacks.

    Mr. DeStafano, I see an October date for “Lucky”, so I will feature your book on that list. Thank you for mentioning it!

  9. evan dorkin says:

    Kat Kan (if that is your real name)

    What kinds of comics/books are you looking to obtain for your school library? Age range/type or material, etc, if you can break it down somewhat specifically –?

    I donate books to the Center for Cartoon Studies pretty regularly, we’ve been culling our collection over the past two years and sending boxes to them for the library and/or student sales. I wouldn’t mind putting together a box for your school if what we had fit the bill and you accept book donations (we have been culling books, as well). Not sure if by donations you mean books or money (or both).

    Maybe some other folks reading the Beat would care to donate something. You never know.

  10. The link to the full list in your article is broken.

  11. thanks for festuring the cover of “dick briefer’s frankentstein” i am getting more interest about it than any book i have done from comic fans and the comics news media –it’s exciting! the book is the first is the series of “the chilling archives of horror comics”. dick briefer really is a genius! actually we decided at the last second go with the “horror” frankenstein on the front cover rather than the “humor” franky that you pictured–though you’ll see both at once–you’ll have to wait till you get your copy of the book to see what i mean!

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