The GeeksversePREVIEW | Select hardcovers & paperbacks on sale the week of 10 June 2015

PREVIEW | Select hardcovers & paperbacks on sale the week of 10 June 2015
Published on Monday, June 8, 2015 by
Previewed this week: The Sixth Gun: Days of the DeadODY-C, Vol. 1The Ghost Fleet, Vol. 1Adventure Time: The Flip Side; East of West, Vol. 4; Criminal Macabre Omnibus; B.P.R.D.: 1946–1948; and more.

The Sixth Gun: Days of the Dead (Oni Press)

  • 6GUNDODV1_Page_001Paperback/full color/$19.99 (US)
  • Due in stores 10 June 2015
  • Story: Cullen Bunn, Brian Hurtt
  • Illustrations: Mike Norton
  • Colors: Brian Crabtree
  • “Roberto Vargas and Jesup Sutter will one day play important roles in the epic struggle to control the Sixth Gun. This is the tale that would shape these two–one an agent of the Knights of Solomon, the other a priest of the Sword of Abraham–into the men they will become. An ancient god of the dead is stirring, and diverse factions position themselves to profit from the awakening. Abigail Redmayne holds the secrets of this powerful creature in her hands, and a host of secret agents, necromancers, and the undead threaten to claim her body and soul.”

Adventure Time: The Flip Side (kaBOOM!)

  • AT_FlipSide_TPB_CoverPaperback/full color/$19.99 (US)
  • Due in stores 10 June 2015
  • Story: Paul Tobin, Colleen Coover
  • Illustrations: Wook Jin Clark
  • Colors: Whitney Cogar
  • “Finn is suffering from Quest Deficiency and needs his pals to help him find a righteous quest that will fulfill all his adventuring needs! The back of a questing board might seem like the easiest answer, but our hero is about to find out that the easy way out can create a ton of trouble. It’s a race against time as Finn and his merry band of questing cohorts fight to complete this switch-a-roo of a mission before the land of Ooo completely destroys itself. Collects the complete miniseries.”

Itty Bitty Comics: The Mask (Dark Horse)

  • ibmskPaperback/full color/$12.99 (US)
  • Due in stores 10 June 2015
  • Story & art: Art Baltazar, Franco
  • “The Mask is back—and it’s not just zookeeper Herman Shazbert who tries out the wacky powers, but Grandma, the mayor, and the animals at the zoo too! Don’t miss a panel of the fun from Itty Bitty Hellboy’s Art Baltazar and Franco! Collects Itty Bitty Comics: The Mask #1–#4.”

Grip: The Strange World of Men (Dark Horse)

  • griphcHardcover/full color/$19.99 (US)
  • Due in stores 10 June 2015
  • Story & art: Gilbert Hernandez
  • “Comics luminary Gilbert Hernandez delivers a genre mash-up unlike any other! When Mike Chang wakes up with nothing but a lipstick smudge, someone else’s suit, and amnesia, he’s thrown into a world of criminal gangs, crime fighters, skin swappers, and a one-eyed girl with bizarre powers! Collects Grip #1–#5.”

The Ghost Fleet, Vol. 1: Deadhead (Dark Horse)

  • gfltv1Paperback/full color/$14.99 (US)
  • Due in stores 10 June 2015
  • Story: Donny Cates
  • Illustrations: Daniel Warren Johnson
  • Colors: Lauren Affe
  • “For the world’s most valuable, dangerous, or secretive cargo, you don’t call just any trucking service … you call the Ghost Fleet. One of the world’s most elite truckers takes a forbidden peek at his payload and uncovers a conspiracy that will change him forever! It’s badass action on the open road! Collects issues #1–#4.”

Ghost, Vol. 4: A Death in the Family (Dark Horse)

  • ghostv4Paperback/full color/$14.99 (US)
  • Due in stores 10 June 2015
  • Story: Christopher Sebela
  • Pencils: Harvey Tolibao
  • Inks: Keith Champagne
  • Colors: Dan Jackson
  • “With her memories recovered, Ghost tries to take down Chicago’s entrenched criminal network. But will the fight bring out the worst in a woman already filled with deadly rage? And what happens when her friends are caught in the crossfire? Collects issues #9–#12.”

EC Archives: Tales From the Crypt, Vol. 1 (Dark Horse)

  • ectftcv1Hardcover/full color/$49.99 (US)
  • Due in stores 10 June 2015
  • Story: Al Feldstein, Gardner Fox, Johnny Craig, Ivan Klapper, Bill Gaines
  • Illustrators: Al Feldstein, Johnny Craig, George Roussos, Wally Wood, Harvey Kurtzman, Graham Ingels, Jack Kamen
  • “As any fan of comics knows, EC comics still represent the best of Golden Age writing and artwork. Now, Dark Horse Books is proud to bring you the very first issues of EC’s Tales from the Crypt, featuring the amazing artistic talents of Johnny Craig, Al Feldstein, George Roussos, Wally Wood, Harvey Kurtzman, Graham Ingels, and Jack Kamen! Collects The Crypt of Terror #17–#19 and Tales from the Crypt #20–#22 in full color!”

Criminal Macabre Omnibus, Vol. 3 (Dark Horse)

  • cmcalomniPaperback/full color/$24.99 (US)
  • Due in stores 10 June 2015
  • Story: Steve Niles
  • Illustrators: Christopher Mitten, Scott Morse
  • Colorists: Scott Morse, Michelle Madsen
  • “Teamed with his undead partner Mo’Lock and some unlikely allies, the pill-popping, alcoholic antihero Cal McDonald protects the streets of Los Angeles against an infestation of vampires, werewolves, and one very powerful occultist. The events will leave Cal changed… forever. Collects Criminal Macabre: No Peace for Dead Men, Final Night—The 30 Days of Night Crossover, The Eyes of Frankenstein, and The Iron Spirit.”

B.P.R.D.: 1946–1948 (Dark Horse)

  • bprd1946-1948Hardcover/full color/$34.99 (US)
  • Due in stores 10 June 2015
  • Story: Mike Mignola, John Arcudi, Joshua Dysart
  • Illustrators: Gabriel Ba,  Fabio Moon, Paul Azaceta, Max Fiumara
  • Colorists: Dave Stewart, Nick Filardi
  • “In the wake of World War II, Professor Trevor Bruttenholm—occult investigator and guardian of the young Hellboy—and a group of war-weary veterans investigate Hitler’s top-secret Project Vampir Sturm, exposing one of the greatest villains of the Third Reich, uncovering the secret history of vampires, and leading one Bureau agent to risk his soul and his mind. Collects B.P.R.D.: 1946, 1947, and 1948.”

Alien vs. Predator: Fire and Stone (Dark Horse)

  • avpfsPaperback/full color/$14.99 (US)
  • Due in stores 10 June 2015
  • Story: Christopher Sebela
  • Art: Ariel Olivetti
  • “As the mercenary crew of the Perses leaves the horror of LV-223 behind them, one passenger reveals a terrible new danger and the crew soon find themselves in a deadly struggle between predator and prey! Collects issues #1–#4 of Alien vs. Predator: Fire and Stone!”

ODY-C, Vol. 1 (Image Comics)

  • ODY-C_Vol1-1Paperback/full color/$9.99 (US)
  • Due in stores 10 June 2015
  • Story: Matt Fraction
  • Art: Christian Ward
  • “SPECIAL INTRODUCTORY PRICE OF $9.99 The first five issues of FRACTION and WARD’s epic science fiction, gender-broke, mind-expanding retelling of THE ODYSSEY. Collects ODY-C #1-5.”

East of West, Vol. 4: Who Wants War? (Image Comics)

  • EastofWest_vol4-1Paperback/full color/$14.99 (US)
  • Due in stores 10 June 2015
  • Story: Jonathan Hickman
  • Illustrations: Nick Dragotta
  • Colors: Frank Martin
  • “It’s the fourth volume of the Eisner-nominated, best-selling EAST OF WEST. “WHO WANTS WAR?” sees YEAR TWO of the Apocalypse kick into high gear. Collects EAST OF WEST #16-19 & EAST OF WEST: THE WORLD.”

Danger Club, Vol. 2: Rebirth (Image Comics)

  • dangerclub-vol2tp-coverPaperback/full color/$14.99 (US)
  • Due in stores 10 June 2015
  • Story: Landry Q. Walker
  • Illustrations: Eric Jones
  • Colors: Michael “Rusty” Drake
  • “It is Kid Vigilante’s’ darkest hour as he travels through the labyrinth of Hell in order to battle the Gods. Can the teenage sidekicks stop the all-powerful cosmic menace from devouring existence, or will their universe itself be rewritten into a sick parody of what it once was? All will face death in this conclusion to the critically-acclaimed superhero epic by LANDRY Q. WALKER, ERIC JONES & RUSTY DRAKE. Collects DANGER CLUB #5-8.”
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