Marvel Voices Heritage

September 2021 graphic novel picks and news

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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