Fall 2017 Recommended Titles for Mature Readers (Age 16+)

Alan Moore Neonomicon Hardcover
Written by: Alan Moore
Illustrated by: Jacen Burrows
Publisher: Avatar Press
Format: Hardcover, 176 pages, Color, $27.99
ISBN: 9781592912971
Ages: 16+
Release Date: 09/12/2017

Collecting THE COURTYARD and NEONOMICON, the epic tome has all of the stories that lead into PROVIDENCE! Comic book legend Alan Moore and brilliant artist Jacen Burrows deliver a chilling tale of Lovecraftian horror! Brears and Lamper, two young and cocky FBI agents, investigate a fresh series of ritual murders somehow tied to the final undercover assignment of Aldo Sax -the once golden boy of the Bureau, now a convicted killer and inmate of a maximum security prison. 

Animosity Volume 2
Written by: Marguerite Bennett
Illustrated by: Rafael de Latorre
Publisher: Aftershock Comics
Format: Softcover, 6 x 10, 120 pages, Color, $14.99
ISBN: 9781935002741
Ages: 15+
Release Date: 10/17/2017

One day, for no reason, the Animals woke up. They started thinking. They started talking. They started taking REVENGE. The world is plunged into chaos as the newly-intelligent Animals fight humanity, and simply fight each other, for their own life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness. In the midst of the turmoil is Jesse, an 11-year-old girl, and her dog, Sandor, who is devoted to her and her protection. Collecting issues 5-8 issues of the best-selling series, plus the special one-shot issue THE WORLD OF ANIMOSITY.

Doctor Who: Tales of Terror
Written by: Various
Illustrated by: Various
Publisher: Penguin Group (UK)
Format: Hardcover, 6 x 9, 272 pages, B&W, $14.99
ISBN: 9781405930031
Ages: 9+
Release Date: 11/21/2017

A new spine-chilling collection of twelve short illustrated adventures packed with terrifying Doctor Who monsters and villains, just in time for Halloween 2017! The six authors featured are Jacqueline Rayner, Mike Tucker, Paul Magrs, Richard Dungworth, Scott Handcock and Craig Donaghy. The illustrator is Rohan Eason.

Each short story will feature a frightening nemesis for the Doctor to outwit, and each will star one incarnation of the Doctor with additional appearances from favourite friends and companions such as Sarah Jane, Jo and Ace.

Extremity Volume 1: Artist
Written by: Daniel Warren Johnson
Illustrated by: Daniel Warren Johnson, Mike Spicer
Publisher: Image Comics
Format: Softcover, 136 pages, Color, $16.99
ISBN: 9781534302426
Ages: 16+
Release Date: 09/12/2017

Thea dreams. Not of a better life, but of revenge on the clan that ruined her family. With ferocious battles between man, machines, and monsters ahead...who knows where her quest for vengeance will take her?

Creator Daniel Warren Johnson (Space Mullet) and colorist Mike Spicer present a bold new vision, where the beauty and imagination of Studio Ghibli meet the intensity of Mad Max, in this all-new Skybound Original.

Collects EXTREMITY #1-6.

Written by: Flavia Biondi
Illustrated by: Flavia Biondi
Publisher: Lion Forge
Format: Softcover, 6 x 9, 144 pages, B&W, $14.99
ISBN: 9781941302507
Ages: 16+
Release Date: 10/10/2017

After three years in Milan, a young gay man returns home to the provincial country town where he was born and from which he had fled. Matteo has no money, no job, and an uncertain future, and despite trepidations about encountering his estranged father, he feels he has no choice but to find a place to crash with his extended family for a while. Settling into a house shared by his grandmother, three aunts, and his very pregnant cousin, he starts to rebuild his life and relationships and confronts a few truths about the other generations of his family, and about himself.

James Bond: Casino Royale
Written by: Ian Fleming, Van Jensen
Illustrated by: Denni Calero
Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment
Format: Hardcover, 7 x 10, 160 pages, Color, $24.99
ISBN: 9781524100681
Ages: 16+
Release Date: 10/17/2017

Ian Fleming's literary debut of British Secret Service agent 007 is stylishly adapted to the sequential art medium by Van Jensen and Denis Calero in the official James Bond: Casino Royal graphic novel. Sent to a French casino in Royale-les-Eaux, Bond aims to eliminate the threat of the deadly Le Chiffre by bankrupting the ruthless SMERSH operative at the baccarat table. However, when the luck of the draw favors his enemy, 007 becomes the target of assassins and torturers in a high-stakes game of cat-and-mouse. 

Oh Joy Sex Toy Volume 4
Written by: Erika Moen, Matthew Nolan
Illustrated by: Erika Moen, Matthew Nolan
Publisher: Oni Press
Format: Softcover, 7 x 10, 304 pages, Color, $29.99
ISBN: 9781620104446
Ages: 18+
Release Date: 11/14/2017

In this fourth volume, they tackle a variety of interesting topics, including sex toys, what to expect at a gynecologist visit, the question of “what even IS sex?”, and STI testing. In addition, an entire third of the book is dedicated to showcasing guest cartoonists with their unique experiences and perspectives about sex, covering topics from body image to fursuiting to pegging, to name a few!

Written by: Matt Kindt
Illustrated by: Cafu
Publisher: Valiant Entertainment
Format: Softcover, 6 x 10, 112 pages, Color, $9.99
ISBN: 9781682152256
Ages: 13+
Release Date: 10/17/2017

One army is led by a primeval force named Babel, whose goal is singular: to breach “Heaven” no matter the cost. The only thing standing in his way is a gray-haired barbaric warrior, filled with rage and regret, a man who sees this battle as his last chance for redemption. But he knows his depleted forces have little chance of victory unless aid comes.

New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (X-O Manowar) and artistic sensation CAFU (Rai) lead a Tolkien-esque journey into the space between life and death…through the Deadside…and into the many worlds that lie beyond right here with a spellbinding and horrific standalone volume!

Regression Volume 1: Way Down Deep 
Written by: Cullen Bunn
Illustrated by: Danny Luckert, Marie Enger
Publisher: Image Comics
Format: Softcover, 128 pages, Color, $19.99
ISBN: 978-1-5343-0337-9
Ages: 16+
Release Date: 11/21/2017

Plagued by ghastly waking nightmares, Adrian reluctantly agrees to past life regression hypnotherapy. As his consciousness is cast back through time, Adrian witnesses a scene of horrific debauchery and diabolism. Waking, he is more unsettled than before, and with good reason—something has followed him back. Adrian descends into a world of occult conspiracy, mystery, reincarnation, and insanity from which there is no escape. 

Saga Volume 8
Written by: Brian K. Vaughan
Illustrated by: Fiona Staples
Publisher: Image Comics
Format: Softcover, 152 pages, Color, $16.99
ISBN: 9781534303492
Ages: 16+
Release Date: 01/02/2018

After the traumatic events of the War for Phang, Hazel, her parents, and their surviving companions embark on a life-changing adventure at the westernmost edge of the universe.

Collects issues 43 through 48.