Comics & Graphic Novels
to My Dirty Dumb Eyes. Hanawalt dismantles the notion of breakfast, says
good-bye to New York through a street
food smorgasbord, shadows chef Wylie
Dufresne, and samples all-you-can-eat
buffets in Vegas.
Mary Wept Over the Feet of Jesus
by Chester Brown (Apr. 12, hardcover,
$21.95, ISBN 978-1-770462-34-2)
retells nine biblical stories that reassess
the Christian moral code by examining the
cultural implications of the Bible’s representations of sex work. Brown weaves a
connecting line between Bathsheba, Ruth,
Rahab, Tamar, Mary of Bethany, and the
Kramers Ergot 9, edited by Sammy
Harkham (Mar. 14, hardcover, $29.99,
ISBN 978-1-60699-905-9). The ground-
breaking anthology of avant-garde comics
returns with work by Michael Deforge,
Noel Freibert, Steve Weissman, Anya
Davidson, Stefan Marx, Abraham Diaz,
Leon Sadler, Julia Gfrörer, Adam Buttrick,
Kim Deitch, Ben Jones, Andy Burkholder,
and many more.
Nod Away by Joshua Cotter (Mar. 7,
trade paper, $24.99, ISBN 978-1-60699-
912-7). In this SF graphic novel, a woman
seeks to develop a way to move the
“innernet” (internal internet) hub from a
human child to an electronic nexus.
Patience by Daniel Clowes (Apr. 4,
hardcover, $22.99, ISBN 978-1-60699-
666-9). The creator of Ghost World writes
a psychedelic science fiction love story,
veering with uncanny precision from
violent destruction to deeply personal
tenderness in a way that is both quintessentially Clowesian and unique in the
author’s body of work.
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Godzilla in Hell by James Stokoe and
various (Feb., trade paper, $19.99, ISBN
978-1-63140-534-1). Godzilla meets his
greatest adversary—the impossible tortures
of Hell. Each issue of this miniseries will
see Godzilla enter a new level of the underworld to do battle with the impossible.
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Paper Girls, Vol. 1, by Brian K.
Vaughan and Cliff Chiang (Apr. 12, trade
paper, $9.99, ISBN 978- 1-63215-674-1).
In the early hours after Halloween 1988,
four 12-year-old newspaper delivery girls
uncover the most important story of all
time. Suburban drama and otherworldly
mysteries collide in this smash-hit series
about nostalgia, first jobs, and the last days
Plutona by Jeff Lemire and Emi Lennox.
(Apr. 12, trade paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-
1-63215-601-3). Five kids discover the
body of the world’s greatest superhero,
Plutona, in the woods after school one day.
This discovery sends them on a dark
journey that threatens to tear apart their
friendship and their lives.
Princess Jellyfish, Vol. 1, by Akiko
Higashimura (Feb. 16, trade paper, $19.99,
ISBN 978-1-63236-228-5) is the long-
awaited U.S. debut of the manga smash.
Tsukimi Kurashita lives in Amamizukan,
a safe space for girl geeks. A chance
encounter with a beautiful and fashionable
woman sets off an unexpected adventure
for these nerds.
Real Account, Vol. 1, by Okushou
and Shizumu Watanabe (Mar. 22, trade
paper, $10.99, ISBN 978-1-63236-234-6).
Hunger Games for the social media generation as Ataru Kashiwagi discovers that if
he reaches zero followers on the Real
Account social media platform he will die.
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After Nothing Comes by Aidan Koch,
edited by Bill Kartalopoulos (May 10,
trade paper, $20, ISBN 978-1-927668-
32-0). Koch makes comics about moods
and moments, marks and symbols. In
washes of ink, pencil smudges, white paint,
over traces of drawings, she creates resonant tone poems on paper.
Gorgeous by Cathy G. Johnson
(May 10, trade paper, $10, ISBN 978-1-
927668-27-6). Sophie has tried to stay out
of trouble, but tonight trouble has found
her. On a lonely stretch of highway, she
meets anarchist punks in a crackup of
metal and emotion that proves some-
times the freedom of youth causes
damage along the way.
Thanos: The Infinity Finale by Jim
Starlin and Ron Lim (Apr. 12, hardcover,
$24.99, ISBN 978-0-7851-9305-0).
Thanos is back in the conclusion to Starlin’s
trilogy about the paramour of Death. The
galaxy has been ravaged while Thanos
was absent, and the obliteration of all
time and space may truly be the end.
Threadbare: Clothes, Sex, and
Trafficking, edited by Anne Elizabeth
Moore (May 10, trade paper, $13.95,
ISBN 978-1-621067-39-9). Reports
illustrated by various artists pull at the
threads of gender, labor, and cultural
production to paint a picture of human
rights violations in a globalized world;
featuring the work of Leela Corman,
Julia Gfrörer, Simon Häussle, Ellen
Lindner, and Melissa Mendes.
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The Louvre Collection: Guardians
of the Louvre by Jirô Taniguchi (May,
hardcover, $24.99, ISBN 978-1-68112-
034-8). The famed manga artist provides
the latest entry in the Louvre collection
of graphic novels. After a group trip to
Europe, a Japanese designer stops in Paris
alone. But a sudden illness gives him an
unexpected perspective on the crowded
halls of the Louvre.
Thoreau, a Sublime Life by A. Dan
and Maximilien Le Roy (Apr., hardcover,
$19.99, ISBN 978-1-68112-025-6)
relates the forward-looking inspirational
life of the great author, philosopher, and
NEW YORK REVIEW COMICS
Agony by Mark Beyer, intro. by Colson
Whitehead (Mar. 22, trade paper, $15.95,
ISBN 978-1-590179-81-9). Amy and
Jordan are just like us: hoping for the