So many great books are released every month that it gets hard to keep up. Our Kindle editors presnt their favorite books from the last month even if they weren't necessarily released in August.
Guns of Shadow Valleyby Dave Wachter and James Andrews Clark - I had backed this book on Kickstarter but finally got around to reading it after Dark Horse published it this month. What started as a webcomic is now a beautifully collected graphic novel. The mood is set right from the start and there's plenty of gunslinging and action. Definitely would recommend to fans of the Western genre but if you're just looking for a really well done action adventure, you can't go wrong here.
Multiversity #1 by Grant Morrison and Ivan Reis - If you've read any of Morrison's books then you know what to expect. He's a master storyteller and since this is just the first issue in the new Multiversity series, you know it's building up to something. This is just pure comic book wacky fun. When you open up the world of DC's multiple universes the character mash-ups are endless. Every page has it's Easter Eggs and you'll probably need to re-read this one a few times. Recommended for anyone who has enjoyed a DC Elseworlds story or loves alternate reality stories.
The Bunker by Josh Fialkov and Joe Infurnari - If you don't know anything about The Bunker, here's all you need to know. Five friends go looking for a time capsule but instead find letters addressed to each of them from their future selves. This book is pure science fiction fun and what Joe Infurnari's art does best is serve the story by drawing your attention to what's important in each panel/page. It reminds me of trying to recall a memory that you can see clearly and yet it's all a haze inside your mind. Recommended for science fiction fans.
Trillium by Jeff Lemire - Another really great science fiction book. Jeff Lemire's Trillium is a love story that spans time and space. Two people fall in love even though they're separated by almost 2000 years. Lemire is a very intricate storyteller and it's a treat he's drawing the book himself. You really get the sense that you're seeing exactly what he sees when he was conceptualizing the story. Recommended for anyone who's loved a Jeff Lemire book or a good science fiction love story.
The Death of Archie by Paul Kupperberg, Fernando Ruiz, Pat Kennedy, and Tim Kennedy - If you haven't read it yet you can check out our review of "The Death of Archie" here. As bleak as the title is suggests this book might be, this book celebrates everything that has made Archie such an enduring character. There is very little focus put on the how and why he dies but it's a focus on how the character lived and his impact on the friends and family around him. Recommended for all Archie fans and people looking for a touching and human comic book story.