Summer Science Fiction Favorites

By Matthew Klein | July 21 2021 | Graphic NovelsManga

Welcome to the science fiction summer of our lives! There’s no time to escape the heat like now and no more fun way than in the pages of an epic read. Want to visit strange new worlds? How about skip around through time? Plus there’s always the fun “what if?” scenarios that we itch the back our brains. When taking the weekend away or stretching your legs with a break while working from home you can indulge in a moment of respite with these portals to faraway lands. Of course, now comes the tricky part: Deciding what to read! Do you look for an author that’s got a great track record of timey-wimey hits? Are you going to be drawn more to the style of storytelling? Perhaps it’s the art that is the greatest lure. Well, we’ve compiled here a list that should offer a satisfying sci-fi journey for just about everyone’s taste. Look at them like they’re travel brochures to a place and time like our own but much more exotic…with aliens.

Sweet Tooth Compendium
978-1-77951-024-2
For readers eager to dive right into Jeff LeMire's strange sci-fi story, Sweet Tooth the compendium is now available!
$59.99 US
Jun 08, 2021
Paperback
920 Pages
DC Comics

Y: The Last Man Book One
978-1-4012-5151-2
A new edition of Brian K. Vaughan's classic series!
$19.99 US
Sep 16, 2014
Paperback
256 Pages
Vertigo

Akira Volume 1
978-1-935429-00-5
Regarded by many as the finest work of graphic fiction ever produced, Akira is a bold and breathtaking epic of potent narrative strength and astonishing illustrative skill.
$24.99 US
Oct 13, 2009
Paperback
352 Pages
Kodansha Comics

The Umbrella Academy Volume 1: Apocalypse Suite
978-1-59307-978-9
The New York Times bestselling comics series that was the inspiration for The Umbrella Academy on Netflix, now on Season 3!In an inexplicable worldwide event, forty-three extraordinary children were spontaneously born to women who'd previously shown no signs of pregnancy. Millionaire inventor Reginald Hargreeves adopted seven of the children; when asked why, his only explanation was, "To save the world."These seven children form the Umbrella Academy, a dysfunctional family of superheroes with bizarre powers. Their first adventure at the age of ten pits them against an erratic and deadly Eiffel Tower, piloted by the fearsome zombie-robot Gustave Eiffel. Nearly a decade later, the team disbands, but when Hargreeves unexpectedly dies, these disgruntled siblings reunite just in time to save the world once again.• This volume collects the first six-issue series, as well as out-of-print short stories and an expanded sketchbook section featuring work by Gabriel Bá, James Jean, and Gerard Way.• "Flawless…stylish, imaginative."—Newsarama• Listed as one of the Top Ten Great Graphic Novels for Teens by the Young Adult Library Service Association (YALSA).• Amazon.com's #1 Graphic Novel of 2008!• A New York Times bestseller!
$17.99 US
Jul 22, 2008
Paperback
184 Pages
Dark Horse Books

Resident Alien Omnibus Volume 1
978-1-5067-2043-2
A small town's salvation is in the hands of an alien!Resident Alien -- starring Alan Tudyk in the lead role -- is soon to be a SyFy Television Show in Summer 2020!
$24.99 US
Aug 18, 2020
Paperback
296 Pages
Dark Horse Books

Life is Strange Vol. 1: Dust (Graphic Novel)
978-1-78586-645-6
Titan Comics and SQUARE ENIX® are thrilled to announce an all-new graphic novel set in the world of the critically acclaimed, award-winning, highly successful video game series, LIFE IS STRANGE(TM).
$17.99 US
May 21, 2019
Paperback
112 Pages
Titan Comics

Snowpiercer Vol. 1: The Escape (MOVIE TIE-IN)
978-1-78773-442-5
The brand new edition of the stunning graphic novel which inspired the Oscar-winning movie starring Chris Evans (Captain America, Fantastic Four) and Netflix/TNT series starring Jennifer Connelly and Hamilton's Daveed Diggs!
$14.99 US
May 14, 2020
Paperback
112 Pages
Titan Comics

The Seeds
978-1-5067-0588-0
The hotly-anticipated eco-fiction tech thriller-meets-love-story from the award-winning, visionary team of Ann Nocenti (Daredevil, Ruby Falls) and David Aja (Hawkeye, Immortal Iron Fist)!
$19.99 US
Jan 12, 2021
Paperback
128 Pages
Berger Books

The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen Omnibus
978-1-4012-4083-7
Literary figures from throughout time and various bodies of work are brought together to face any and all threats to Britain. Allan Quartermain, Mina Murray, Captain Nemo, Dr. Henry Jekyll and Edward Hyde and Hawley Griffin, the Invisible Man, form a remarkable legion of intellectual aptitude and physical prowess.
$39.99 US
Sep 03, 2013
Paperback
416 Pages
Vertigo

X'ed Out
978-0-307-37913-9
From the creator of Black Hole: the first volume of an epic masterpiece of graphic fiction in brilliant color.  Doug is having a strange night. A weird buzzing noise on the other side of the wall has woken him up, and there, across the room, next to a huge hole torn out of the bricks, sits his beloved cat, Inky. Who died years ago. But who’s nonetheless slinking out through the hole, beckoning Doug to follow.  What’s going on?  To say any more would spoil the freaky, Burnsian fun, especially because X’ed Out, unlike Black Hole, has not been previously serialized, and every unnervingly meticulous panel will be more tantalizing than the last . . .  Drawing inspiration from such diverse influences as Hergé and William Burroughs, Charles Burns has given us a dazzling spectral fever-dream—and a comic-book masterpiece.
$21.95 US
Oct 19, 2010
Hardcover
56 Pages
Pantheon

The Simon & Kirby Library: Science Fiction
978-1-84856-961-4
A HUGE CACHE OF UNTOUCHED STORIES BY THE LEGENDARY CREATIVE TEAM, COLLABORATING WITH SOME OF THE MOST FAMOUS ILLUSTRATORS IN COMICS!
$49.95 US
Jun 04, 2013
Hardcover
320 Pages
Titan Books

Rusty Brown
978-0-375-42432-8
A major graphic novel event more than 16 years in progress: part one of the ongoing bifurcated masterwork from the brilliant and beloved author of Jimmy Corrigan: The Smartest Kid on Earth and Building Stories.
$35.00 US
Sep 24, 2019
Hardcover
356 Pages
Pantheon