Here are the books, coming to comic shops in September, that I think may get overlooked, or that I'm just plain excited about...
Pogo: The Complete Syndicated Comic Strips (Volume 1): "Through the Wild Blue Wonder" - Walt Kelly's comic strip is finally seeing the light of day as a collection!! Also out this month from Fantagraphics, Walt Disney's Mickey Mouse (Volume 2): "Trapped On Treasure Island."
Sailor Moon (Volume 1) TP - Finally, Sailor Moon returns in new collections to capture the imagination of a new generation. Also available this month, the prequel to Sailor Moon, Codename: Sailor V (Volume 1) TP.
The Manara Library (Volume 1) HC - This is the first of nine hardcovers collecting the Italian legend Milo Manara's comics, kicking off with an introduction by Frank Miller, and including the epic Indian Summer.
Ultimate Comics Spider-Man #1 - Relaunching alongside the rest of the Ultimate Universe is Ultimate Spider-Man, since, you know, he died and all. Ultimate Comics X-Men #1 also comes out this month.
Daybreak HC - Brian Ralph's excellent zombie comics are collected under one cover.
Teen Titans by Geoff Johns Omnibus (Volume 1) HC - A nice format for this run from fan-favorite writer Geoff Johns.
Action! Mystery! Thrills! Great Comic Book Covers 1936-1945 - This could be a hell of a lot of fun. Edited by Greg Sadowski.
Tower of Treasure.
Annihilators: Earthfall #1 (of 4) - Another Annihilators mini-series, featuring the heavy-hitters of Marvel's cosmic heroes. Plus, another Rocket Raccoon and Groot story.
Star Trek Ongoing #1 - This new comic book series from IDW sees episodes from the original series reimagined with the alternate timeline that JJ Abrams created with his Star Trek film.
Star Gazing Dog GN - An acclaimed manga from Takashi Murakami.
The Simon and Kirby Library: Crime HC - Featuring the best of Simon and Kirby's crime comics from the 1950's.
Dorothy & The Wizard in Oz #1 (of 8) - Eric Shanower and Skottie Young continue to adapt L. Frank Baum's Oz children's books to comics.
The Definitive Flash Gordon and Jungle Jim (Volume 1) HC - The latest addition to IDW's Library of American Comics line are these classic action comics from Alex Raymond.
The Great Northern Brotherhood of Canadian Cartoonists HC - New Seth.
Holy Terror HC - New Frank Miller.
Castle: Richard Castle's Deadly Storm HC - An original graphic novel based on the hit television show actually adapts Richard Castle's, the mystery writer from that show's, first book featuring his character Derrick Storm. A little convoluted already, even for Marvel...
No Longer Human (Volume 1) GN - A manga adapting one of the best selling novels in Japan, of all time.
Alpha Flight Classic (Volume 2) TP - Finally. I really enjoyed the first collection of John Byrne's Alpha Flight stories, and it looks like, with the new Alpha Flight series taking off, a second volume is finally in order.
Bake Sale GN - A new graphic novel from Sara Varon (Robot Dreams). Other notable all-ages releases this month include Korgi (Volume 3): A Hollow Beginning GN and Dragon Puncher (Book 2): Island HC.
Bonnie Lass #1 - The fan-favorite webcomic comes to print.
The Smurfs (Volume 8): The Smurf Apprentice GN - Papercutz' collections of Peyo's wonderful Smurfs comics continues!
George RR Martin's A Game of Thrones #1 - The latest pop culture phenom to get the comic treatment, courtesy of Dynamite Entertainment.
R. Crumb: The Complete Record Cover Collection HC - Collecting Crumb's art for record covers.
Prison Pit (Book 3) - More over-the-top, violent craziness.
Twilight: The Graphic Novel (Volume 2) GN - It was bound to happen.