The GeeksversePREVIEW | Select hardcovers & paperbacks on sale the week of 03 June 2015

PREVIEW | Select hardcovers & paperbacks on sale the week of 03 June 2015
Published on Monday, June 1, 2015 by
Previewed this week: Big Trouble in Little China, Vol. 1; Sundowners, Vol. 1; The Complete Pistolwhip; new volumes of Criminal, The Fuse, The Usagi Yojimbo Saga, New Lone Wolf and Cub, Captain Midnight, and more.

Big Trouble in Little China, Vol. 1 (BOOM! Studios)

  • BigTroubleLittleChina_V1_coverPaperback/full color/$14.99 (US)
  • Due in stores 03 June 2015
  • Story: John Carpenter, Eric Powell
  • Script: Eric Powell
  • Illustrations: Brian Churilla
  • Colors: Michael Garland
  • “Jack Burton, a macho, truck-driving adventurer, shook the pillars of Heaven when he defeated the evil sorcerer Lo Pan. He even helped his best friend Wang save his fiancée from the sorcerer’s clutches. Now Wang’s wedding has been invaded by evil forces with one thing on their minds—revenge against Jack Burton! Collects issues #1-4 of the critically acclaimed series USA Today calls one of ‘2014’s best of the best.’”

The Fuse, Vol. 2: Gridlock (Image Comics)

  • Fuse v2_prev_0000Paperback/full color/$14.99 (US)
  • Due in stores 03 June 2015
  • Story: Antony Johnson
  • Illustrations: Justin Greenwood
  • Colors: Shari Chankhamma
  • “They call it ‘Gridlocking’—maglev-bike races across the Fuse’s vast solar arrays. Fast, dangerous, and very illegal. So when the #1 gridlock racer turns up dead, Klem and Ralph begin their own race to catch a killer… in a case that will force them into the dark underbellies of drug smuggling and terrorism in zero-g! Collects THE FUSE #7-12.”

Criminal, Vol. 5: The Sinners (Image Comics)

  • Criminal v5_prev_0000Paperback/full color/$14.99 (US)
  • Due in stores 03 June 2015
  • Story: Ed Brubaker
  • Illustrations: Sean Phillips
  • Colors: Val Staples
  • “Tracy Lawless returns with a vengeance in this strikingly-designed new edition from Image Comics. One year after the events of CRIMINAL, VOL. 2: LAWLESS, Tracy Lawless is still a man caught between a history of violence and his own conscience. And now the worst bad guy in the world is tasked with a new job: Solving a series of murders of untouchable crime lords. CRIMINAL returns to its hard-hitting pulp roots!”

Frankenstein: The Mad Science of Dick Briefer (Dark Horse)

  • dbfrank3Hardcover/full color/$49.99 (US)
  • Due in stores 03 June 2015
  • Story & art: Dick Briefer
  • “Frankenstein: The Mad Science of Dick Briefer reanimates a most unusual Frankenstein monster, one “who, like Ferdinand the Bull, would rather pluck flowers than pluck off people’s heads.” Briefer’s Frankenstein mixes screwball comedy with canny observation of postwar America into a creation that would shock the original monster senseless! It’s alive! CollectsFrankenstein#1–#6 (Prize Publications, 1945–1946).”

Eerie Archives, Vol. 19 (Dark Horse)

  • eeriearchv19Hardcover/full color/$49.99 (US)
  • Due in stores 03 June 2015
  • Artists: Auraleon, Luis Bermejo, Moreno Casares, Richard Corben, Nicola Cuti, Leo Duranona, Fernando Fernandez, Abel Laxamana, Don Maitz, Esteban Maroto, Gonzalo Mayo, Kim McQuaite, Isidro Mones, Alex Niño, Jose Ortiz, Martin Salvador
  • Writers: Gerry Boudreau, Joe Brancatelli, Moreno Casares, Nicola Cuti, Bill DuBay, Fernando Fernandez, Bruce Jones, Roger McKenzie, Jonathan Thomas, Bob Toomey
  • “The Rook returns for more adventures, along with scores of aliens, classic creatures, modern terrors, and tales of human folly. Creators include horror masters Bruce Jones, Richard Corben, Alex Nino, and many others! Eerie Archives explores all things strange and horrific to deliver timeless, shocking, and experimental short stories to readers old and new! Collects Eerie #90–#94!”

Captain Midnight, Vol. 5: Lost Time (Dark Horse)

  • capmidv5Paperback/full color/$14.99 (US)
  • Due in stores 03 June 2015
  • Story: Joshua Williamson
  • Illustrations: Fernando Dagnino
  • Colors: Javier Mena
  • “After the capture of the technovillain Tempus, it’s time to rebuild the town of Nightshade, raising it up from its fiery ruin. Captain Midnight struggles to acclimate to a future that needs a hero now more than ever, but his allies are forcing his hand in an effort to track down his friend turned enemy, Chuck Ramsey—the man who killed his sidekick, Rick Marshall—which results in a battle so epic it threatens to rip a hole in our universe! Oh, and did we mention the werewolves? Captain Midnight Volume 5 collects issues #16-#19 of the ongoing superhero epic!”

Sundowners, Vol. 1 (Dark Horse)

  • sundownv1Paperback/full color/$19.99 (US)
  • Due in stores 03 June 2015
  • Story: Tim Seeley
  • Illustrations: Jim Terry
  • Colors: Sean Dove
  • “Faster than lightning! Stronger than steel! Crazier than an outhouse rat? Enter the Sundowners—sworn to protect humanity from interdimensional invaders! But is the threat real, or all in their heads? Collects issues #1–#6 of the ongoing series.”

The Complete Pistolwhip (Dark Horse)

  • pistolwhipHardcover/full color/$27.99 (US)
  • Due in stores 03 June 2015
  • Story: Matt Kindt, Jason Hall
  • Illustrations: Matt Kindt
  • Colors: Marie Enger
  • “Matt Kindt and Jason Hall’s breakout crime series returns! This deluxe hardcover edition includes both of Kindt and Hall’s elaborate mystery graphic novels, in color for the first time, along with the Pistolwhip one-shot and a story from Dark Horse Maverick: Happy Endings!”

The Usagi Yojimbo Saga, Vol. 3 (Dark Horse)

  • uysagav3Paperback/black & white/$24.99 (US); also available as a limited edition hardcover ($79.99) signed by creator Stan Sakai
  • Due in stores 03 June 2015
  • Story & art: Stan Sakai
  • “In this third volume of the definitive Usagi Yojimbo compilations, Usagi faces a new foe who wears a demon mask, the Eisner-winning “Grasscutter” story line receives a sequel, pickpocket Kitsune’s history is revealed, Sasuké the Demon Queller makes his debut, and Usagi faces a terrifying new foe who wears a demon mask! Collects Usagi Yojimbo Books 14–16.”

New Lone Wolf and Cub, Vol. 5 (Dark Horse Manga)

  • nlwcv5Paperback/black & white/$13.99 (US)
  • Due in stores 03 June 2015
  • Story: Kazuo Koike
  • Art: Hideki Mori
  • NOTE: Pages are oriented in right-to-left reading format
  • “Rogue sword master Togo Shigekata leads his young charge, Daigoro, deep into the winter mountains to continue his training in the secret arts of Jigen-ryu swordsmanship. But wherever the fated pair goes, danger seems to follow, as ushikudonki ninja lay in wait near Mt. Fuji to spring a deadly trap!”
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