The GeeksversePREVIEW | Select paperbacks and hardcovers on sale the week of 20 May 2015

PREVIEW | Select paperbacks and hardcovers on sale the week of 20 May 2015
Published on Tuesday, May 19, 2015 by
This week’s previews include peeks at Clive Barker’s Nightbreed, vol. 1Velvet, vol. 2: The Secret Lives of Dead Men; Apocalyptigirl: An Aria for the End Times; Grendel vs. The Shadow; and more.

Clive Barker’s Nightbreed, vol. 1 (BOOM! Studios)

  • Nightbreedv1_TPB_CoverPaperback/full color/$14.99 (US)
  • Due in stores 20 May 2015
  • Story: Clive Barker
  • Script: Marc Andreyko
  • Illustrations: Piotr Kowalski
  • Colors: Juan Manuel Tumburús
  • “With Clive Barker’s vision for Nightbreed finally released—Nightbreed: The Director’s Cut—this series gives readers the untold histories throughout time for the monsters of Midian that fans have been craving. The Nightbreed is a secret society of monsters and misfits that hide away from humans, but have been a part of this world since time immemorial. Explore both the past and the present of this clandestine tribe, unleashing new secrets and horrors as they fight to coexist with mankind. Collects issues #1-4.”

Apocalyptigirl: An Aria for the End Times (Dark Horse)

  • agaaetPaperback/full color/$9.99 (US)
  • Due in stores 20 May 2015
  • Story & art: Andrew MacLean
  • “Alone at the end of the world, Aria is a woman with a mission! As she traipses through an overgrown city with a cat named Jelly Beans, Aria is on a fruitless search for an ancient relic with immeasurable power. But when a creepy savage sets her on a path to complete her quest, she’ll face death in the hopes of claiming her prize.”

Grendel vs. The Shadow (Dark Horse)

  • grvshwHCHardcover/full color/$19.99 (US)
  • Due in stores 20 May 2015
  • Story & illustrations: Matt Wagner
  • Colors: Brennan Wagner
  • “Sparks fly and bullets blaze when the original Grendel, Hunter Rose, is transported to 1930s New York and faces off with the original dark-night avenger, the Shadow! Two pulp-noir icons go head to head in a thrilling story written and drawn by legendaryGrendel creator Matt Wagner. Collects the three-issue miniseries.”

B.P.R.D.: Plague of Frogs, vol. 4 (Dark Horse)

  • bprd_pof4Paperback/full color/$18.99 (US)
  • Due in stores 20 May 2015
  • Story: Mike Mignola, John Arcudi
  • Illustrations: Guy Davis
  • Colors: Dave Stewart
  • “A story that began in the first issue of Hellboy concludes with the B.P.R.D. team set to permanently wipe out the subterranean colony of frog monsters. The team track down Memnan Saa’s hideout but soon find themselves in over their heads when old enemies like the Black Flame arrive to lay waste to the world. Collects B.P.R.D.: The Black Goddess, B.P.R.D.: The Warning, and B.P.R.D.: King of Fear.”

Angel & Faith Season 10, vol. 2: Lost and Found (Dark Horse)

  • angelafs10v2Paperback/full color/$18.99 (US)
  • Due in stores 20 May 2015
  • Story: Victor Gischler
  • Illustrations: Will Conrad
  • Colors: Michelle Madsen
  • “Faith’s guilty conscience can’t resist a Deepscan mission to find missing demon hunter Riley Finn in South America, but a surprise encounter with tribal vampires tests the slaying skills of Faith’s team! In London’s Magic Town, Amy the Rat has been seeking favors, and Angel is on alert—he knows the witch is after more than she’s letting on … Collects Angel & Faith Season 10 #6–#10.”

Velvet, vol. 2: The Secret Lives of Dead Men (Image Comics)

  • VelvetV2Paperback/full color/$14.99 (US)
  • Due in stores 20 May 2015
  • Story: Ed Brubaker
  • Illustrations: Steve Epting
  • Colors: Elizabeth Breitweiser
  • “The white-hot spy series from the creators of Captain America: The Winter Soldier is back! Everything Velvet Templeton ever believed about the worst night of her life has turned out to be a lie, and now she’s coming back to London, taking the hunt back to the hunters, to find the truth or die trying. Don’t miss the second volume in the adventures of comics’ favorite new super-spy! Collects VELVET #6-10.”

Stray Bullets, vol. 2: Somewhere Out West (Image Comics)

  • StrayBulletsV2Paperback/black & white/$19.99 (US)
  • Due in stores 20 May 2015
  • Story & art: David Lapham
  • “Somewhere out West is a town no one knows about—a desert town—whose inhabitants wait for the day a great earthquake will bring them beachfront property. Here, three desperate friends on the run from the Mob and a young runaway Virginia Applejack will try to escape the nightmares of their pasts. They’ll band together to battle the demons that threaten to destroy them from within while taking on a corrupt town full of sex, drugs, and inbreeding. Eventually, they’ll be forced to make horrifying choices when their dark pasts finally catch up with them…. Collects STRAY BULLETS #8-14.”

Intersect, vol. 1: Metamorph (Image Comics)

  • IntersectV1Paperback/full color/$14.99 (US)
  • Due in stores 20 May 2015
  • Story & art: Ray Fawkes
  • “The terrifying, surreal journey of the Intersected begins in this volume! Start at the beginning with the book critics have called ‘truly original, truly unreplicable, and truly terrifying…’ Collects INTERSECT #1-6.”

Graveyard Shift (Image Comics)

  • GraveyardShiftTPPaperback/full color/$14.99 (US)
  • Due in stores 20 May 2015
  • Story: Jay Faerber
  • Art: Fran Bueno
  • “Reunited after their memorable run on NOBLE CAUSES, JAY FAERBER and FRAN BUENO bring you a new tale of crime, horror, and romance! It’s Fright Night-style thrills and Castlestyle crime-solving as a homicide detective and his girlfriend find their love put to the ultimate test when they run afoul of a gang of vampires! Collects GRAVEYARD SHIFT #1-4.”
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