July 26, 2020

Anthony's graphic novel picks for August 2020

A look at graphic novels of interest for August 2020 (and beyond), including a new volume of "The Avant-Guards."

Anthony's graphic novel picks for August 2020

Here’s a look at what graphic novels and trade paperbacks are coming out for August 2020. Or rather, August 2020 and beyond—the graphic novels I list below are actually due out in September or October.

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Boom! Studios

A full list of solicitations is available here.

  • Avant-Guards: Down to the Wire, on sale Sept. 30, $15 (Amazon, Bookshop)
  • The Encyclopedia Lumberjanica, on sale Oct. 28, $10 (Amazon, Bookshop)
  • Lumberjanes OGN vol. 3: True Colors, on sale Oct. 14, $15 (Amazon, Bookshop)

DC Comics

A full list of solicitations is available here.

  • Teen Titans: Beast Boy, on sale Sept. 1, $17 (Amazon, Bookshop)
  • Super Sons Book Three: Escape to Landis, on sale Sept. 29, $10 (Amazon, Bookshop)

IDW

A full list of solicitations is available here.

  • Sonic the Hedgehog, vol. 7: All or Nothing, on sale Oct. 14, $15 (Amazon, Bookshop)

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Beast Boy OGN cover
“Teen Titans: Beast Boy.” Art by Gabriel Picolo. (DC Comics)

“Avant-Guards” returns with a new graphic novel. The comic is about the members of a second-tier women’s college basketball team. As of this writing, sports are gradually coming back post-pandemic, with the WNBA one of the first leagues to do so.

Lumberjanes is releasing “The Encyclopedia Lumberjanica,” a special volume that covers famous women through history such as Bessie Coleman and Sally Ride, plus the perspectives of the “Lumberjanes” cast.

On the heels of the Raven graphic novel comes the next one in the series, a Beast Boy entry. Given Raven’s graphic novel was DC’s highest selling non-“Watchmen”-related one in book channels last year, that might spell good news for Beast Boy. Meanwhile,┬áDC’s also publishing a third entry in their Super Sons series of graphic novels.

I noticed Archie doesn’t have any ongoing single-issue comics solicited for August. Other than a one-shot “Archie & Friends” summer-themed single, it’s all digests or trade paperbacks. While the digests usually offer at least one newly-created story, it’s otherwise all reprints from the House of “Riverdale” for August. Comics Beat also notes that it’s all classic-style Archie stories this month, not their other house styles (the horror line, “Riverdale,” the rebooted modern style).

Image from "The Avant-Guards: Down to the Wire." Art by Noah Hayes. (Boom! Studios)

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