A plug for the fabulous world of graphic novels. If you haven’t discovered Publishers Weekly, then bookmark it or add it to your RSS feeds to catch the latest news, reviews and gossip from the publishing world. Here’s some highlights from this week’s web edition.
- Neil Young’s Greendale – see the first 13 pages.
- Grant Morrison (writer of a multitude of graphic novels including New X-Men, Batman and JLA) talks about the new Batman comic miniseries and writing a new BBC miniseries starring Stephen Fry called Bonnyroad.
And to further whet your appetite, here are some of the new graphic novel titles come to the Christchurch City Libraries collection over the winter months. Hold onto your hats!
- Talisman volume 1 : Road of Trials by Stephen King and Peter Straub. Two big names, so I am expecting big things from this one.
- The Unwritten (volumes one and two) by Mike Carey. I am a Mike Carey fan anyway, so this will be a pleasure.
- Shaun of the Dead by Chris Ryall. Love the catchphrase : get the girl, kill the zombies, save the day. Easy really.
- From Wonderland with love : Danish comics in the third millenium. And now for something completely different.
- The Losers (volumes one and two). See the movie, read the comics.
- more Agatha Christie adaptations from Francois Riviere.
- Troublemaker Book 1 from Janet Evanovich. Another big name, but I am admittedly a bit nervous about this, am not sure what to expect.
- two new Commando series titles edited by George Low, titled Bandits at 12 o’clock and True Grit.
- more Wolverine Origins titles.
- more Modesty Blaise titles. Loving the new covers of these.
Don’t forget about the graphic novel adaptation of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (what do you call an adaptation of an adaptation? … a new book perhaps?).
We’ll be adding the first three titles from the Northlanders series from Brian Wood, in anticipation of volume four being released later this year.
So get ready for some graphic novel treats this winter.