Labyrinth: The Ultimate Visual History by Paula M. Block and Terry J. Erdmann (9781608878109; Oct. 18) celebrates the 30th anniversary of Jim Henson's 1986 film Labyrinth, a musical fantasy starring David Bowie as Jareth, the Goblin King, who kidnaps teenager Sarah's (Jennifer Connelly) infant brother to an otherworldly maze. Initially a box office disappointment, the film has since gained a wide cult following. The Ultimate Visual History includes interviews with cast and crewmembers, sketches, story notes and concept art as well as a film poster. It also features a foreword by Henson's son, Brian, and an introduction by puppeteer Toby Froud, who played Sarah's infant brother in the film. Paula M. Block and Terry J. Erdmann are a husband-and-wife team who have written numerous nonfiction guides about Star Trek and other fantasy franchises.
World of Warcraft: The Official Cookbook by Chelsea Monroe-Cassel (9781608878048; Oct. 18) features recipes inspired by Blizzard Entertainment's long-running online fantasy game World of Warcraft. From Dragonbreath Chili to Fel Eggs and Ham or Bloodberry Tart, cooks of all skill levels will find something to sink their fangs into. These tastes of Azeroth are suitable for all diets, from Beer-Basted Boar Ribs for orcish carnivores to Spiced Blossom Soup for druidic vegetarians. Chelsea Monroe-Cassel is the author of A Feast of Ice and Fire, a cookbook companion to George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire series.
Adventure Time: The Official Cookbook by Jordan Grosser (9781608876433; Nov. 22) includes culinary creations based on Cartoon Network's animated series Adventure Time. Finn finds an ancient cookbook and sets out to complete the recipes with the help of Jake, Princess Bubblegum, Marceline and other residents of Ooo. Adventure Time: The Official Cookbook features a mix of pre-Mushroom War dishes like spaghetti and meatballs and grilled cheese, with Adventure Time twists, and fresh creations, like Jake's Making Bacon Pancakes and the full Breakfast Kingdom Breakfast. Jordan Grosser has worked in the culinary and fine dining industry for 13 years.
Adventure Time: How to Warrior by Fionna and Cake by Christopher Hastings, illustrated by Zachary Sterling (9781608878833; Oct. 4) is a guide to adventuring in the land of Ooo as told by the fan-favorite, gender-swapped versions of Finn the Human and Jake the Dog--Fionna the Human and Cake the Cat. These expert ladies give advice for all kinds of adventures and include weird artifacts discovered in their own travels, like a "Congratulations on Making a Clone" greeting card.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Pop-Up Book by Brian J. Bromberg, designed by David Hawcock, illustrated by Claudio Sciarrone (9781608878826; Oct. 25) springs Donatello, Leonardo, Michelangelo and Raphael out of the sewer and off the page on new adventures above and below New York City. The teenage turtles tumble through five action-packed scenes, from training in the Turtle Lair to fighting the Foot Clan in Shredder's hideout, all based on Nickelodeon's animated series. Brian J. Bromberg is the author of 13 children's books and several short stories for adults. Claudio Sciarrone is an Italian illustrator and writer whose work has been published by Disney, Pixar, Nintendo and others.
DC Comics: Wonder Woman Coloring Book (9781608878925; Oct. 18) is an adult coloring book featuring famous scenes from the history of DC's superhero. These ready-to-color illustrations are based on the work of multiple artists, and cover everything from Wonder Woman's homeland of Themyscira to her iconic heraldry.
Supernatural: The Official Coloring Book (9781608878185; Sept. 20) stars the cast, human and demonic, of WB's hit TV show Supernatural, now in its 11th season. Adult colorers have more than 90 pages of Dean, Sam, Castiel, Crowley and a host of otherwordly figures to illustrate.
Assassin's Creed: The Official Coloring Book (9781608878635; October 25) includes more than 80 pages of intricate illustrations from Ubisoft's highly popular Assassin's Creed games. Featuring iconic scenes of Ezio soaring over Venice in Leonardo da Vinci's flying machine, Connor in the battles of the Revolutionary War, and Altaïr performing a Leap of Faith off a castle wall, this coloring book offers patterns, images, and iconography from throughout history to fill with color.
Dinosaurs: A Coloring Book by William Stout (9781608878642; October 4) features more than 80 dinosaurs illustrated by acclaimed illustrator and movie artist William Stout, who has transported viewers into the lost world of the dinosaurs for decades.
Hidden Universe Travel Guide: The Complete Marvel Cosmos: With Notes by the Guardians of the Galaxy by Marc Sumerak (9781608878543; Oct. 25) introduces prospective interplanetary and interdimensional travelers to Earth, the Nine Realms and all the other dimensions in the Marvel Universe. Whether journeying to the splendor of Thor's homeworld, Asgard, or the dangerous Skrull Empire, readers will appreciate the running commentary added by Guardians of the Galaxy members Peter Quill, Gamora, Rocket and the rest. Marc Sumerak is a comic book writer and editor. He has been nominated for the Eisner Award and the Harvey Award.
The Art of the Iron Giant by Ramin Zahed (9781608878888; Sept. 20) revisits Brad Bird's classic 1999 animated film The Iron Giant with storyboards, development art and more material from the Warner Bros. archives. This story of a young boy who finds a giant alien robot during the Cold War mixes hand-drawn and CG animation, along with the voices of Vin Diesel, Jennifer Aniston, Harry Connick Jr., Cloris Leachman, John Mahoney and Eli Marienthal, into a sometimes under-appreciated gem of an animated movie. Ramin Zahed is the editor-in-chief of Animation Magazine.
The Art of Jock by Will Dennis and Jock (9781608878055, Sept. 20) is a compilation of work from Mark Simpson, also known as Jock, an illustrator of comics, movie posters and other pop art. Jock is an Eisner Award nominee and New York Times bestseller whose work had been published by Marvel, DC, Image and pop-culture company Mondo. The Art of Jock includes a foreword by Peter Berg, an introduction by Jim Lee, and an afterword by Scott Snyder, plus two gatefolds, and vellum and acetate overlays to further illustrate Jock's creative process. Will Dennis was an editor with Vertigo/DC Entertainment for more than 15 years.
Deadpool: Drawing the Merc with a Mouth: Three Decades of Amazing Marvel Comics Art by Matthew K. Manning (9781608879182; Oct. 25) highlights iconic covers and the best art from the history of Deadpool, Marvel's funny and foul-mouthed superhero, whose recent feature film debut (starring Ryan Reynolds) was an enormous success. Deadpool: Drawing the Merc with a Mouth also includes an exclusive original cover by Deadpool artist Reilly Brown, and a poster insert. Matthew K. Manning is a comic book writer whose work has been published by Marvel and DC Comics.
Assassin's Creed: Into the Animus by Ian Nathan (9781608877973; Dec. 21) contains art and photography from the upcoming Assassin's Creed film, based on Ubisoft's popular video game franchise. Michael Fassbender stars as a man who relives an ancestor's life through a machine that reads his genetic memory. Assassin's Creed: Into the Animus includes interviews with designers about the challenges of creating futuristic sets and 15th-century Spanish settings, and shows how the parkour choreography, a staple of the series, was created. Ian Nathan is executive editor at Empire magazine and has written other books about film.
Metallica: Back to the Front by Matt Taylor (9781608877461; Sept. 13) celebrates the 30th anniversary of the band's Master of Puppets album and corresponding tour with a visual history, including previously unpublished photos and interviews with band members James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich and Kirk Hammett. Master of Puppets is a six-time platinum album and a high point in the band's history; its triumphant tour was overshadowed by the death of bassist Cliff Burton in a tour bus accident. The book includes a foreword by lead Metallica vocalist James Hetfield and an afterword by Ray Burton, Cliff Burton's father. Matt Taylor is also the author of Jaws: Memories from Martha's Vineyard.
Grit and Glamour: The Street Style, High Fashion, and Legendary Music of the 1970s by Peter Occhiogrosso, photographs by Allan Tannenbaum (9781608878192; Oct. 25) is a collection of photographs taken by artist and photographer Allan Tannenbaum during the 1970s, with subjects ranging from the Rolling Stones and John Lennon to Andy Warhol. Each section of the book covers a different aspect of '70s New York City: fashion, nightlife, street scenes, art, music and more. It includes a foreword by Debbie Harry, lead singer of the band Blondie. Peter Occhiogrosso is the author or coauthor of more than 20 books, and has been a music journalist for many years.
On October 18, Insight Editions will release six stationery, notebook, and journal tie-ins to the upcoming film Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. On November 18, Insight will release two IncrediBuilds featuring creatures from the film. The film (Nov. 18), written by J.K. Rowling and directed by David Yates, takes place 70 years before the events of Harry Potter. It follows Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) in New York's secret wizarding community.
The Insight tie-ins are:
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: Newt Scamander Hardcover Ruled Journal (9781608879311).
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: Newt Scamander Deluxe Stationery Set (9781608879366).
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: Stupefy Hardcover Ruled Journal (9781608879663).
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: MACUSA Hardcover Ruled Journal (9781608879304).
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: Obliviate Hardcover Ruled Notebook (9781608879472).
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: City Skyline Hardcover Ruled Notebook (9781608879489)
IncrediBuilds: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: Niffler Deluxe Book and Model Set (9781682980613)
IncrediBuilds: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: Swooping Evil Deluxe Book and Model Set (9781682980620)