Sunday, December 27, 2015

Books I Am Looking Forward to in 2016

The Wicked + The Divine - Volume 3: Commercial Suicide
February 18, 2016
After the detonation of FANDEMONIUM the gods-as-pop-stars of THE WICKED + THE DIVINE try living in the long dark shadow. Team WicDiv are joined by a stellar cast of guest artists to put the spotlight of each of the gods. The multiple Eisner-award nominated series continues in the only way it knows how: darker, weirder, faster. Don't worry. It's going to be okay.
July 12, 2016

Paper Girls - Volume 1
April 7, 2016
From Brian K. Vaughan, #1 New York Times bestselling writer of SAGA, and Cliff Chiang, legendary artist of WONDER WOMAN, comes the first volume of an all-new ongoing adventure. In the early hours after Halloween of 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 of childhood. Collecting Issues #1-5 for only $9.99!
Bombshells - Volume 1
March 8, 2016
The ultra-popular statues from DC Collectibles come to life in their own ongoing comic book series! Learn the story behind this alternate reality where the Second World War is fought by superpowered women on the front lines and behind the scenes! It all begins with the stories of Batwoman, Wonder Woman and Supergirl.
You Know Me Well
June 7, 2016

Who knows you well? Your best friend? Your boyfriend or girlfriend? A stranger you meet on a crazy night? No one, really? 
Mark and Kate have sat next to each other for an entire year, but have never spoken. For whatever reason, their paths outside of class have never crossed. 
That is until Kate spots Mark miles away from home, out in the city for a wild, unexpected night. Kate is lost, having just run away from a chance to finally meet the girl she has been in love with from afar. Mark, meanwhile, is in love with his best friend Ryan, who may or may not feel the same way. 
When Kate and Mark meet up, little do they know how important they will become to each other -- and how, in a very short time, they will know each other better than any of the people who are supposed to know them more. 
Told in alternating points of view by Nina LaCour, the award-winning author of Hold Still and The Disenchantments, and David Levithan, the best-selling author of Every Day and co-author of Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist (with Rachel Cohn) and Will Grayson, Will Grayson (with John Green), You Know Me Well is a deeply honest story about navigating the joys and heartaches of first love, one truth at a time.
The Geek Feminist
May 31, 2016

A powerful collection of essays on feminism, geek culture, and a writer's journey, from one of the most important new voices in genre. 
The Geek Feminist Revolution is a collection of essays by double Hugo Award-winning essayist and science fiction and fantasy novelist Kameron Hurley. 
The book collects dozens of Hurley's essays on feminism, geek culture, and her experiences and insights as a genre writer, including "We Have Always Fought," which won the 2014 Hugo for Best Related Work. The Geek Feminist Revolution will also feature several entirely new essays written specifically for this volume. 
Unapologetically outspoken, Hurley has contributed essays to The Atlantic, Locus Magazine,, and elsewhere on the rise of women in genre, her passion for SF/F, and the diversification of publishing.
Sex Criminals - Volume 3: Three the Hard Way
June 2, 2016
As seen on LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS! The Eisner- and Harvey-award winning raucous sex comedy that Time magazine called the Comic of the Year and Apple called "inappropriate for sale on iOS devices" returns in SEX CRIMINALS V3: THREE THE HARD WAY. So it turns out Jon and Suzie aren't alone - other people around the world, like them, freeze time when they climax. A self-appointed group wants to regulate and control them through fear and intimidation. Jon and Suzie are falling in love and want their freak flags to fly, but if they're going to fight back they can't do it alone. And really, isn't that a metaphor for the whole series? That we might all be alone but we're all alone together? I think so. If you read only one comic with a semen-demon in it this year, please make it SEX CRIMINALS V3: THREE THE HARD WAY. "I wouldn't trust most comic creators to turn a sexual awakening into compelling pulp fiction, but Fraction and Zdarsky pull it off masterfully." -Paste Magazine
The Wolf Among Us - Volume 2
May 3, 2016
As sheriff of Fabletown, Bigby Wolf has seen his share of unbelievable--and seemingly unsolvable--crimes. Before all that, though, he was faced with the greatest tests of his career... 
Someone is killing people on Bigby's watch--now he and Snow White must intensify their search for an increasingly elusive and brutal killer. On the path to justice and retribution, they encounter secret passageways, mysterious new lands and some familiar faces from Fabletown. 
Fables: The Wolf Among Us is a gripping adaptation and expansion of the smash-hit video game from Telltale Games, and an official prequel to Bill Willingham's best-selling Fables! Written by Fables alum Matthew Sturges (Jack of Fables) and Dave Justus (House of Mystery), with art by Stephen Sadowski (JSA), Shawn McManus (Fables/Fairest), Eric Nguyen (Crossing Midnight) and Travis Moore (JSA All Stars)! Collects the digital-first series Fables: The Wolf Among Us #9-16.
Wayward - Volume 3: Out From the Shadows
May 26, 2016
After the massive revelations of Wayward volume two, chaos reigns. The new gods of Japan have arrived and a clash with the myths of old will change the country forever. JIM ZUB (Conan Red Sonja, Samurai Jack) and STEVE CUMMINGS (Dead Shot, Legends of the Dark Knight) continue their supernatural spectacle that combines the camaraderie and emotion of shows like Buffy with Japan's engaging culture and mythic monsters. - This volume includes design artwork by artist Steve Cummings and profiles on mythical creatures by award-winning monster researcher Zack Davisson. - Jim Zub's profile is on the rise with writing projects underway for Marvel, Disney, Hasbro, and Cartoon Network. Collects issues 11 through 15.
Fire Touched - A Mercy Thompson Novel
March 8, 2016
Mercy Thompson has been hailed as “a heroine who continues to grow and yet always remains true to herself.”* Now she’s back, and she’ll soon discover that when the fae stalk the human world, it’s the children who suffer... 
Tensions between the fae and humans are coming to a head. And when coyote shapeshifter Mercy and her Alpha werewolf mate, Adam, are called upon to stop a rampaging troll, they find themselves with something that could be used to make the fae back down and forestall out-and-out war: a human child stolen long ago by the fae. 
Defying the most powerful werewolf in the country, the humans, and the fae, Mercy, Adam, and their pack choose to protect the boy no matter what the cost. But who will protect them from a boy who is fire touched?
Gotham Academy - Volume 2: Calamity
March 22, 2016

Welcome to Gotham Academy! Gotham City's most prestigious prep school is a very weird place. It's got a spooky campus, oddball teachers, and rich benefactors always dropping by... like that weirdo Bruce Wayne. But nothing is as strange as the students! Are these Gotham's newest heroes... or villains? The future is here at Gotham Academy. 
GOTHAM ACADEDMY Vol. 2 digs deeper into the mysteries that surround the pretigious school and the characters that inhabit it. Collects GOTHAM ACADEMY #7-12.
The Bachelor Girl's Guide to Murder
April 1, 2016

In 1910 Toronto, while other bachelor girls perfect their domestic skills and find husbands, two friends perfect their sleuthing skills and find a murderer. 
Inspired by their fascination with all things Sherlock Holmes, best friends and flatmates Merinda and Jem launch a consulting detective business. The deaths of young Irish women lead Merinda and Jem deeper into the mire of the citys underbelly, where the high hopes of those dreaming to make a new life in Canada are met with prejudice and squalor. 
While searching for answers, donning disguises, and sneaking around where no proper ladies would ever go, they pair with Jasper Forth, a police constable, and Ray DeLuca, a reporter in whom Jem takes a more than professional interest. Merinda could well be Torontos premiere consulting detective, and Jem may just find a way to put her bachelor girlhood behind her forever--if they can stay alive long enough to do so.
Shutter - Volume 3: Quo Vadis
January 28, 2016
Kate Kristopher was a globally renowned explorer on an Earth far more fantastic than our own. Then she wasn't. In our third volume, Kate's memory has been wiped by the organization manipulating her entire life. Those she hold close all walk to their execution. All roads lead to Leonis. COLLECTS SHUTTER #13-17.


  1. Love the sound of The Bachelor Girl's Guide to Murder!

  2. How quickly does Jo Walton write?! I feel like I am falling way behind with her books. I've read the first in the Philosopher series but not the second. And I've still not read My Real Children. Ack!


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