While we’re still neck deep in summer, never fear: there’s comics on the way! The next few months will see the newest work from Chris Ware and the most recent in rude violence from Johnny Ryan, all while we gear up to celebrate the 30th year of Love and Rockets. And that’s not all! Check out the entire list to see the ten graphic novels we’re most looking forward to between now and November.
1. Blacksad: Silent Hell, Juan Diaz Canales and Juanjo Guarnido (July 2012)
Finally arriving on American shores this week, Silent Hell is the long-awaited fourth installment in the Blacksad series. (The first three graphic novels were published in one collection by Dark Horse in 2010.) A gorgeously illustrated noir series following the private detective John Blacksad, Silent Hell sees our hero immersed in the criminal underworld of 1950s New Orleans during Mardi Gras. Oh, by the way, he’s also a cat — a trenchcoat-wearing, gun-toting, chain-smoking cat. You’ve gotta see it to believe it.