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Trade-Waiting: April 2016 Releases

Swapna Krishna

Staff Writer

Swapna is the Comics Editor at Book Riot. She's a Space Columnist for Paste Magazine and writes for Syfy Wire—Fangrrls,, Bustle, and other sites. She co-hosts a podcast called Desi Geek Girls. You can find her incessant ramblings on Twitter at @skrishna. She lives outside Philadelphia.

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Each month, we highlight some of the trades (issues collected into paperback or hardcover) that have released into comics shops to make your trade-waiting less stressful. If you’re taking this list into your library or bookstore, rather than a comics shop, keep in mind that the release dates may be a few weeks later because of distribution. This list is not meant to be comprehensive.

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Panels Favorites

Giant Days, Vol. 2 by John Allison and Lissa Tremain (BOOM! Studios)
Jem and the Holograms, Vol. 2 – Kelly Thompson and Sophie Campbell (IDW Publishing)
Star Wars: Vader Down by Jason Aaron, Kieron Gillen, Mike Deodato
A Silent Voice, Vol. 6 – Yoshitoki Oima (Kodansha Comics)
Rat Queens, Vol. 3 – Kurtis J. Wiebe, Tess Fowler, and Tamra Bonvillain (Image Comics)
One-Punch Man, Vol. 6 – ONE and Yusuke Muraya (Viz Media)
Horimiya, Vol. 3 – HERO and Daisuke Hagiwara (Yen Press)

New Vol. 1s to Try

Superman, Vol. 1: Before Truth – Gene Luen Yang and John Romita, Jr. (DC Comics)
I Hate Fairyland, Vol. 1: Madly Ever After – Skottie Young (Image Comics)
All-New All-Different Avengers, Vol. 1: The Magnificent Seven – Mark Waid, Adam Kubert, and Mahmud Asrar (Marvel)
Wonder Woman: Earth One, Vol. 1 – Grant Morrison, Yanick Paquette, and Nathan Fairbain (DC Comics)
Captain America, Sam Wilson, Vol. 1: Not My Captain America – Nick Spencer, Angel Unzueta, and Paul Renaud (Marvel)
The Nameless City, Vol. 1 – Faith Erin Hicks and Jordie Bellaire (First Second Books)
I Am a Hero, Vol. 1 – Kengo Hanazawa (Dark Horse Manga)
Black Magick, Vol. 1: Awakening – Greg Rucka, Nicola Scott, and Jodi Wynne (Image Comics)
UFOlogy, Vol. 1 – James Tynion IV, Noah J. Yuenkel, and Matthew Fox (BOOM! Studios)
Servant x Service, Vol. 1  – Karino Takatsu (Yen Press)

Catch Up on a New-to-You Series

Nailbiter, Vol. 4: Blood Lust – Joshua Williamson, John J. Hill, Adam Guzowski, and Mike Henderson (Image Comics)
Harrow County, Vol. 2: Twice Told – Cullen Bunn, Tyler Crook, and Mike Allred (Dark Horse)
Emma, Vol. 4 – Kaoru Mori (Yen Press)
Usagi Yojimbo, Vol. 6 – Stan Sakai (Dark Horse)
Yowamushi Pedal, Vol. 2 – Wataru Watanabe (Yen Press)
Manhattan Projects, Vol. 6: Sun Beyond the Stars – Jonathan Hickman and Nick Pitarra (Image Comics)
Octopus Pie, Vol. 3 – Meredith Gran (Image Comics)
Tithe, Vol. 2: Islamaphobia – Matt Hawkins and Rahsan Ekedal (Image Comics)

Special Editions, Reissues, and Omnibi

The Wicked + The Divine Deluxe Edition: Year One – Kieron Gillen, Jamie McKelvie, Matt Wilson, and Clayton Cowles (Image Comics)
Ms. Marvel, Vol. 2: Generation Why – G. Willow Wilson, Adrian Alphona, and Jake Wyatt (Marvel)
Sweet Tooth, Deluxe Edition: Book 2 – Jeff Lemire (Vertigo)
Wet Moon, Book 1: Feeble Wanderings – Sophie Campbell (Oni Press)
Planetes Omnibus, Book 2 – Makoto Yukimura (Dark Horse Manga)
Robin War – Various Writers and Artists (DC Comics)