Big few months for graphic novels, and it’s easy to get lost in a haze of thought bubbles, witty banter, and urban ennui. Here’s a few of the books that should be on your horizon, from a collection of Brian Wood tales to the offbeat genius of Ron Regé, Jr. Happy reading. –Matthew Shaer
1. “Where Demented Wented,” set for release in mid-August, is the first retrospective of the work of Rory Hayes, a self-taught San Francisco legend. Messy; sprawling; alive.