Marvel Voices Heritage

September 2021 graphic novel picks and news

Updated on December 10, 2021

Here’s my monthly look at graphic novels of interest coming out in September 2021 (and beyond).

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IDW

A full list of solicitations is available here.

Marvel

A full list of solicitations is available here.

  • Marvel’s Voices: Heritage, on sale Nov. 10, $18 (Amazon, Bookshop)

Yen Press

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Yotsuba&! volume 15
“Yotsuba&!,” vol. 15. Art by Kiyohiko Azuma. (Yen Press)

DC’s solicitations lists a one-shot 80-page (for $10) Halloween special titled… “Are You Afraid of Darkseid?” (Insert pun reaction here.)

This month’s “Batman & Scooby-Doo Mysteries” issue features a crossover between a pre-Batman, teenage Bruce Wayne and the Mystery, Inc. gang, the latter in their “A Pup Named Scooby-Doo” incarnations. Bruce seems based on his appearance in “Detective Comics” #226 (December 1955), a flashback story telling how, as a teenager, he trained (in a Robin-like disguise) under Gotham City detective Harvey Harris to learn more about criminology.

Again, Archie’s releases are all digests and trade paperback reprints this month. The sole exception is a one-shot single issue Halloween story featuring Sabrina.

Marvel’s offering a trade paperback collecting its “Marvel’s Voices” stories featuring creators (and characters) with Asian or Indigenous backgrounds. Characters include Ms. Marvel, Silk, Shang-Chi, Jubilee, and others.

On the manga side, the first new volume of “Yotsuba&!” in almost three years is due out in September. The series (by Kiyohiko Azuma) follows the daily life of a little girl named Yotsuba and her father, as they deal with the ordinary events of their lives. Very much a “slice of life” series, with no fantastical elements (vampires, robots, magic, superheroes, etc.). Still, it’s pretty amusing, and Yotsuba herself is cute.

Image from “Marvel’s Voices: Heritage.” Art by Jeffrey Veregge. (Marvel)

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