A preview of 2009

I've put together a list of some interesting-looking comics-related books that are scheduled to come out this year, and figured other people might find it useful too. DISCLAIMER: This list is mostly ganked from Amazon listings, which is why it's heavy on a few publishers--notably Fantagraphics, DC and Top Shelf, which list things way, way in advance. It is not anywhere close to comprehensive. It is not anywhere close to reliable. The entire publishing industry could crumble in the next week, in which case none of this stuff might come out at all. JANUARY:

Lewis Trondheim: Little Nothings: The Prisoner Syndrome (NBM) William Messner-Loebs: Journey vol. 2 (IDM)


Boulet/Joann Sfar/Lewis Trondheim: Dungeon Zenith vol. 3: Back in Style (NBM) Greg Sadowski/Jonathan Lethem: Supermen! (Fantagraphics) VA: Korea As Viewed By 17 Creators (Ponent Mon) Gilbert Hernandez: Luba (Fantagraphics) Miss Lasko-Gross: A Mess of Everything (Fantagraphics) Koren Shadmi: In the Flesh (Villard) Grant Morrison/Tony Daniel: Batman R.I.P. (DC) Grant Morrison/Frank Quitely: All Star Superman vol. 2 (DC) Larry Marder: Beanworld vol. 1: Wahoolazuma! (Dark Horse) John Wagner et al.: Judge Dredd: Complete Case Files vol. 12 (Rebellion) Bryan Lee O'Malley: Scott Pilgrim Vs. the Universe (Oni) Nicholas Gurewitch: The Perry Bible Fellowship Almanack (Dark Horse) Harvey Kurtzman et al.: Humbug (Fantagraphics) Pascal Blanchet: Baloney (Drawn & Quarterly)


Ronnie Del Carmen: And There You Are (AdHouse) Gabrielle Bell: Cecil and Jordan in New York (Drawn & Quarterly) Lynda Barry: Nearsighted Monkey (Drawn & Quarterly) John Stanley: Melvin Monster vol. 1 (Drawn & Quarterly) G. Willow Wilson/M.K. Perker: Air vol. 1 (Vertigo) Showcase Presents: Ambush Bug (DC) Larry Gonick: Cartoon History of the Modern World Pt. 2: From the Bastille to Baghdad (Collins)


Captain Britain by Alan Moore & Alan Davis Omnibus HC (Marvel) Jim McCarthy/Steve Parkhouse: Sex Pistols: The Graphic Novel (Omnibus Press) Gilbert Hernandez: The Troublemakers (Fantagraphics) Yoshihiro Tatsumi: A Drifting Life (Drawn & Quarterly) Jeffrey Brown: Funny Misshapen Body: A Memoir (Touchstone) Ariel Schrag: Likewise (Touchstone) Paul Hornschemeier: Life with Mr. Dangerous (Villard) Showcase Presents Doom Patrol vol. 1 (DC) Tony Millionaire: Billy Hazelnuts & the Crazy Bird (Fantagraphics) Tom Spurgeon/Jacob Covey: Comics As Art: We Told You So (Fantagraphics) Alan Moore/Kevin O'Neill: League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: Century 1910 (Top Shelf) Gene Luen Yang/Derek Kirk Kim: The Eternal Smile: Three Stories (:01) C. Tyler: You'll Never Know, Book 1: "A Good and Decent Man" (Fantagraphics)


Len Wein/Berni Wrightson: Swamp Thing: Dark Genesis HC (DC) The Best of Simon & Kirby (Titan) Brendan Burford: Syncopated: An Anthology of Nonfiction Picto-Essays (Villard) Doug Wright: The Collected Doug Wright Vol. 1 (Drawn & Quarterly) Seth: George Sprott 1894-1975 (Drawn & Quarterly) Kevin Cannon: Far Arden (Top Shelf) Andre Molotiu, ed.: Abstract Comics: The Anthology (Fantagraphics) Jaime Hernandez: Locas II: Maggie, Hopey, & Ray (Fantagraphics) Jason: Low Moon (Fantagraphics) Fletcher Hanks/Paul Karasik: You Shall Die By Your Own Evil Creation! (Fantagraphics) Ben Schwartz, ed.: Best American Comics Criticism (Fantagraphics) George Herriman: Herriman's Humans (Stumble Inn/Us Husbands) (Fantagraphics)


David Mazzucchelli: Asterios Polyp (Pantheon) John Stanley: Nancy vol. 1 (Drawn & Quarterly) Tove Jansson: Moomin vol. 4 (Drawn & Quarterly) Ben Jones/Frank Santoro/T. Hodler: Cold Heat (PictureBox) Kurt Busiek/Mark Bagley: Trinity vol. 1 (DC) Grant Morrison et al.: Final Crisis (DC) Garth Ennis/Steve Dillon: Preacher vol. 1 HC (DC) Showcase Presents: The Creeper (DC) VA: Final Crisis Companion TPB (DC) Marguerite Abouet/Clement Oubrerie: Aya vol. 3: The Secrets Come Out (D&Q) Peter Bagge: Everyone Is Stupid Except for Me (Fantagraphics)


James Jean: Process Recess 3 (AdHouse) Eddie Campbell: Alec: The Years Have Pants (Top Shelf) Neil Gaiman/Andy Kubert: Whatever Happened to the Caped Crusader? (DC) Alan Moore/Curt Swan: Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow? Deluxe Edition (DC) Warren Ellis et al.: Planetary vol. 4 (WildStorm/DC) Showcase Presents: Bat Lash (DC) Jeff Lemire: The Nobody (Vertigo) Sandman by Kirby & Simon HC (DC) Charles Burns: Skin Deep (Fantagraphics) Michael Kupperman: Tales Designed to Thrizzle (Fantagraphics) Zak Sally: Like a Dog (Fantagraphics)


Pat Mills/Kevin O'Neill: Marshal Law Omnibus (Top Shelf) Matt Kindt: Super Spy: The Lost Dossiers (Top Shelf) Alan Moore/David Lloyd: Absolute V for Vendetta (DC) Showcase Presents Eclipso (DC) Los Bros Hernandez: Love & Rockets: New Stories #2 (Fantagraphics) Willy Linthout: Years of the Elephant (Ponent Mon)


Alan Moore/Kevin O'Neill: League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: Century #2 (Top Shelf) Kathryn & Stuart Immonen: Moving Pictures (Top Shelf) Joshua Cotter: Driven By Lemons (AdHouse)


Jooste Swarte: Modern Swarte (Fantagraphics) Gary Panter: Dal Tokyo (Fantagraphics) Mats Jonsson: Hey Princess (Top Shelf) Simon Gärdenfors: The 120 Days of Simon (Top Shelf)


Walt Kelly: Pogo: The Complete Daily & Sunday Strips, vol. 1 (Fantagraphics)


The Don Rosa Library Vol. 1: 1987-1988 (Gemstone) VA: AX Vol. 1 (Top Shelf)


R. Crumb: R. Crumb's Book of Genesis (Norton) Paul Pope: Battling Boy (:01) Paul Pope: Total THB (:01) Lawrence Klavan & Susan Kim: Germantown (:01) Lawrence Klavan & Susan Kim: The Fielding Course (:01) Farel Dalrymple: The Wrenchies (:01) Paul Guinan & Anina Bennett: Boilerplate: History's Mechanical Marvel (Abrams Image) Glenn Eichler/Nick Bertozzi: Stuffed (:01) Will Eisner: The Spirit Archives vol. 26 (DC)

Corrections are welcome in the comments; so is accurate information on other books you, as readers, are looking forward to.