Diligently wading through the phone book that is Previews Catalogue so you don't have to...here are ten choice books shipping to comic shops in August that I think may get overlooked or that I'm just plain excited about...
3. Bone: Taller Tales HC/SC - Collecting Stupid, Stupid Rat-Tails along with all-new material, this will serve as a nice little appetizer for the new Bone material Jeff Smith has coming down the pipeline.
4. The Extraordinary Adventures of Adele Blanc-Sec (Volume 1) HC - A new collection from Jacques Tardi (West Coast Blues), this is the first in five books featuring supernatural mystery.
5. Morning Glories #1 - From Image Comics, a new series about a group of students who enter a top prep school and discover that there is something off about the place, and they're trapped with the brewing mystery.
7. 7 Billion Needles (Volume 1) - A science fiction thriller manga from Vertical, featuring aliens, possession and genocide.
8. Grandville Mon Amour HC - Continuing the story from the acclaimed steampunk graphic novel Grandville, Bryan Talbot's story of anamorphic animals, robots, etc., is sure to be a treat for fantasy lovers.
9. Superman: Earth One HC - This is the first in a series of graphic novels reimagining the big heroes of the DC Universe set in its own new continuity.
11. Spitfire #1 - I'm cheating and adding one more. Paul Cornell, who brought Spitfire front and center in the excellent Captain Britain and MI-13, returns to the character in this one-shot taking place with all of the other crazy vampire stuff going on in with the X-Men (Dracula's death (?), vampire-mutants, stuff like that). Also this month, another MI-13 member gets a one-shot in X-Men: Curse of the Mutants: Blade #1.