Most Anticipated New Books and Comics – August 2020

Here are the books and comics I’m most looking forward to that come out in July!

Tender is the Flesh by Agustina Bazterrica  (Author), Sarah Moses (Translator)

Release Date: August 4th

Tender is the Flesh follows the story of a man named Marcos in a world where an infectious virus has rendered all meat poisonous to humans. Except human meat, that is, so where else would the human race turn than farming their own kind? This one sounds pretty creepy but I’m going to give it a go!

Star Wars: Poe Dameron – Freefall by Alex Segura

Release Date: August 4th

My monthly dose of Star Wars books, Poe Dameron – Freefall from Alex Segura will explore the titular pilot hero’s teenage years before he joined the rebellion. Based on the cover, I’m guessing we’ll get to read more about Poe’s early years with Zori Bliss.

Raybearer by Jordan Ifueko

Release Date: August 18th

A debut novel! This YA fantasy centers on Tarisai and her lonely upbringing and orders from her caretaker that she’s magically compelled to follow, even if it goes against her own wishes. The blurb invokes Tomi Adeyemi and Sabaa Tahir and if Ifueko is even half as good as they are, then I’m sure this one will be excellent!

Antkind (audiobook) by Charlie Kaufman

Release Date: August 18th

Another debut novel! The book version of Antkind came out in July, but I’ve been waiting for the audiobook to check it out. Written by Charlie Kaufman, the screenwriter of Being John Malkovich and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (among others), the story is about a film critic trying to recreate from memory a long lost 3-month-long movie that only he has ever seen. It’s billed as an indictment of modern culture, so we’ll see how pretentious it is, but the premise sounds interesting!

Black Panther Vol. 9 by Ta Nehisi-Coates, Chris Sprouse, and Ryan Bodenheim

Release Date: August 25th

This is the conclusion to the second part of Coates’ Black Panther epic. The Intergalactic Empire of Wakanda has taken Black Panther to some places I truly never expected and the combination of Coates writing and the all-star lineup of artists has had me hooked. I’m looking forward to seeing how this Black Panther space opera gets wrapped up.

There’s a lot of good stuff coming out in August! What are you most looking forward to?

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