New Titles From Titan Books, Summer 2014 – Spring 2015

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TweetTitan Books, UK purveyor of pop culture books, recently created a Titan Comics imprint, although they’ve been publishing comic strip collections, UK comics, and even the UK editions of DC Comics for decades. Here are their upcoming books.  We here at Stately Beat Manor love pop culture in all its variations.  For many comics fans, […]

New Titles from Kodansha, Coming This Fall!

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TweetLots of Attack on Titan titles!  And other fun stuff!

Forthcoming Graphic Novels From Random House, Fall 2014!

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TweetFour titles, from Random House!

New Titles from Dark Horse, Coming Next Fall and Spring!

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Tweet— — — — — This is raw catalog data from Edelweiss, so some titles may be cancelled in the future. Yes, there is some duplication, with similar editions having more than one EAN. This is the first catalog from Dark Horse via Random House Publisher Services, so the learning curve is slightly parabolic. My […]

Book Con! Cool Books I Discovered at the Library Conference!

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TweetTwice a year, the American Library Association holds a conference.  Awards are given, training is taught, and much fun is had.  (A lot of the nerdy kids from high school become the cool adults in libraries.) Like comic book conventions, the centerpiece of the show is the exhibits hall.  ALA hosts about 18,000 attendees during […]

Coming Attractions: Interlude

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TweetI’ll be posting a list of gift books in the next few days, so I’m doing some research over on Books.com, sorting graphic novels by price, highest to lowest. That’s when I discovered the following…

Coming Attractions: Marvel: Fall-Winter 2012

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TweetThis season’s latest and greatest from the House of Ideas! I’ve highlighted a few, but feel free to let us know what you like, dislike, or would like to see more of! — Marvel Avengers vs. X-Men John Romita, Jonathan Hickman, Matt Fraction, Jaso… FRONTLIST November 21, 2012, On Sale Date: 11/7 Ages 13 And […]

Coming Attractions: Fall 2012: Abrams

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Tweet______________________________________________________________ Abrams is back to their evil ways, publishing beautiful books about comics and pop culture, as well as fun comics for kids of all ages! Want to share your interests and look sophisticated?  Buy one of the nice “coffee table” books below, and let your guests discover some amazing culture and creativity. Or perhaps […]

Coming Attractions: Disney: Fall – Winter 2013

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Tweet______________________________________________________________ A quick list of non-Marvel titles being offered by Disney Publishing Worldwide. Rick Riordan, a unique sketchbook, a Tim Burton graphic novel, and Marvel U, A 2 Z! (There are lots of media tie-ins to “Wreck It Ralph”, but nothing of interest, just the “art of” book: 9781452111018.) — — Hyperion Book CH Kane […]

Coming Attractions: Fall 2012: Random House

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Coming Attractions: September 2012: Book Trade

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Tweet________________________________________________________________ Here are the September titles from what could be considered “mainstream” publishers and distributors. Check here for previous Coming Attractions (is that an oxymoron?) Everything’s subject to change, check your local listings, void where prohibited, and all that jazz.

Coming Attractions: September 2012: Diamond Book Distributors

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Tweet______________________________________________________________ Here are some interesting titles from publishers distributed by Diamond Book Distributors, expected to ship in September 2012.  (All information is tentative.) Source PDF available here.  (It also lists prose books and games.) These are the titles I found interesting.  The ones with covers are the most interesting.

Coming Attractions: Andrews McMeel: Fall 2012 – Spring 2013

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Tweet___________________________________________________________________________ Andrews McMeel is the publishing division of what was once known as the Universal Press Syndicate. If one ignores the various archival publishers of comicstrips, then AMU is the predominant publisher of comicstrip collections in the United States. This Fall, AMU launches a line aimed at kids, known as AMP!. Diary of a Wimpy […]

Coming Attractions: Winter 2013: Macmillan, and Friends

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Tweet___________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________ Macmillan is one of the “Big Six” book publishers.  In addition to their own imprints, such as First Second, they also distribute a variety of other publishers, such as Seven Seas, Drawn + Quarterly, and Papercutz. What follows are books scheduled for the first third of 2013.  All information [aside from my bracketed […]

Coming Attractions: DC Comics: Spring 2013

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Tweet___________________________________________________________________________ The following are new titles from DC, scheduled for the first four months of 2013. It’s dominated by New 52 titles, as DC releases the first volumes in paperback while releasing hardcovers of the second volumes. There are some interesting archival collections, in a variety of formats.  DC has one Absolute Edition for after […]

SDCC12: IDW Announces Convention Exclusives

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Concerned that Comic-Con International won’t have some awesome comics? IDW announces their convention exclusives!