The GeeksversePREVIEW | Select hardcovers & paperbacks on sale the week of 17 June 2015

PREVIEW | Select hardcovers & paperbacks on sale the week of 17 June 2015
Published on Monday, June 15, 2015 by
[UPDATED] Previewed this week: Usagi Yojimbo, Vol. 29: Two Hundred Jizo; The Amazing World of Gumball, Vol. 1;  Drifter, Vol. 1: Out of the NightColder, Vol. 2: The Bad Seed; and more.

The Amazing World of Gumball, Vol. 1 (kaBOOM!)

  • AmazingWorldofGumball_V1_CoverPaperback/full color/$14.99 (US)
  • Due in stores 17 June 2015
  • Story: Frank Gibson
  • Art: Tyson Hesse with Paulina Ganucheau
  • Additional story & art: Pranas Naujokaitis
  • “Gumball Watterson thinks he’s the coolest kid in school, his little sister Anais begs to differ, and Darwin just wants to stay out of trouble! Anything can happen in the crazy town of Elmore, and Gumball is the master of causing all sorts of trouble with his crazy schemes. Collects issues #1-4, including the Free Comic Book Day story.”

Sons of Anarchy, Vol. 3 (BOOM! Studios)

  • SonsofAnarchy_V3_A_MainPaperback/full color/$14.99 (US)
  • Due in stores 17 June 2015
  • Story: Ed Brisson
  • Illustrations: Damian Couceiro
  • Colors: Michael Spicer
  • “Trouble rears its ugly head in Tucson when a new motorcycle club, The Slaughter, rides into town looking to take over the meth trade-even if it means taking out the Sons of Anarchy. With loyalties tested and lives on the line, double-crosses abound, and Jax will do what needs to be done to keep it all together and protect SAMTAZ and SAMCRO. Written by Ed Brisson (Sheltered, Cluster) and illustrated by Damian Couceiro (Planet of the Apes, Cluster), Sons of Anarchy Vol. 3 takes Kurt Sutter’s beloved television series and ties Seasons 4 and 5 together with an all-new, original story.”

Usagi Yojimbo, Vol. 29: Two Hundred Jizo (Dark Horse)

  • uythjtpbPaperback/full color/$17.99 (US); also available as a signed, numbered, limited edition hardcover ($59.99 US)
  • Due in stores 17 June 2015
  • Story & art: Stan Sakai
  • “In this volume, Usagi teams up with fan favorite Inspector Ishida, helps an allied clan protect its honor, discovers how deadly the soy sauce business can be, and more! Features ‘Two Hundred Jizo,’ Usagi’s two hundredth consecutive issue drawn by Stan Sakai! Collects Usagi Yojimbo #139–#144, plus three additional, previously uncollected stories: ‘Buntori,’ ‘The Artist,’ and ‘Sukanku’!”

Return of the Gremlins (Dark Horse)

  • returnotgremsHardcover/full color/$19.99 (US)
  • Due in stores 17 June 2015
  • Story: Mike Richardson
  • Art: Dean Yeagle
  • Based on characters created by: Roald Dahl
  • “When a young American named Gus inherits his late grandfather’s English estate, he hopes to sell the place and be on his way. But then, strange things start happening in the house. Gus’s suspicions are confirmed when he learns the house isn’t haunted—it’s infested with Gremlins! This beautiful hardcover collects Dark Horse’s Return of the Gremlins comics, as well as an archive of classic Gremlins comics and stories from the 1940s!”

Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Jungle Tales of Tarzan (Dark Horse)

  • erbjtarzanHardcover/full color/$19.99 (US); also available as a signed, limited edition signed by Edgar Rice Burroughs’ descendants ($24.99 US)
  • Due in stores 17 June 2015
  • Story: Martin Powell
  • Art: Diana Leto, Pablo Marcos, Will Meugniot, Nik Poliwko, Steven E. Gordon, Jamie Chase, Terry Beatty, Mark Wheatley, Sergio Cariello, Tomas Aranda, Carlos Arguello, Thomas Floyd, Thomas Yeates, Steve Price
  • “Sequential Pulp delivers twelve stories from twelve dynamic artists in a brand-new Tarzan anthology based on Edgar Rice Burroughs’s classic pulp novel Jungle Tales of Tarzan. These vine-swinging tales, a cherished contribution to the Tarzan canon, all take place before Tarzan rises to lead his ape tribe!”

Colder, Vol. 2: The Bad Seed (Dark Horse)

  • colderbsPaperback/full color/$17.99 (US)
  • Due in stores 17 June 2015
  • Story: Paul Tobin
  • Art: Juan Ferreyra
  • “Life goes on for Declan Thomas after his deadly encounter with the psychotic Nimble Jack, but Declan’s strange powers continue to develop, offering him a profound connection with the nature of insanity. Little does he know that the malevolent Swivel wishes to pick up where Nimble Jack left off! Collects Colder: The Bad Seed #1–#5.”

Aw Yeah Comics! Vol. 2: Time for… Adventure! (Dark Horse)

  • aycv2Paperback/full color/$12.99 (US)
  • Due in stores 17 June 2015
  • Story: Art Baltazar, Franco
  • Art: Art Baltazar, Franco, Scoot McMahon, Denver Brubaker, Alejandro Rosado
  • “It’s more awesomeness with Art & Franco’s very own Action Cat and Adventure Bug! Featuring your favorite baddies and action friends, old and new, this must-have, all-ages collection from the Eisner Award–winning cartoonists collects issues #5–#8 of Aw Yeah Comics! True story!”

Drifter, Vol. 1: Out of the Night (Image Comics)

  • DrifterTPB1Paperback/full color/$9.99 (US)
  • Due in stores 17 June 2015
  • Story: Ivan Brandon
  • Art: Nic Klein
  • “SPECIAL LOW INTRODUCTORY PRICE OF $9.99! Abram Pollux barely survives a crash landing on Ouro, a lawless backwater planet, only to end up on the wrong end of a bullet. What starts as a struggle for survival quickly becomes a journey to the very edges of what it means to be human, as Pollux searches for answers among the ruins of this forgotten world. And if he can’t have answers, he’ll at least have his revenge. Catch up on the first collection of IVAN BRANDON & NIC KLEIN’s seminal sci-fi epic before the story continues in July with DRIFTER #6. Collects DRIFTER #1-5.”

Ghosted, Vol. 4: Ghost Town (Image Comics)

  • GhostedVol4TPBPaperback/full color/$12.99 (US)
  • Due in stores 17 June 2015
  • Story: Robert Kirkman
  • Illustrations: Vladimir Krstic, Goran Sudzuka, Juan Jose Ryp
  • Colors: Miroslav Mrva
  • “In a newly created ghost town, a portal to the afterlife has emerged—setting the stage for the greatest heist of Jackson’s career. Collects GHOSTED #16-20.”

Reyn, Vol. 1: Warden of Fate (Image Comics)

  • ReynTPB1Paperback/full color/$9.99 (US)
  • Due in stores 17 June 2015
  • Story: Kel Symons
  • Art: Nate Stockman
  • “SPECIAL LOW INTRODUCTORY PRICE OF $9.99! Freelance swordsman and monster-hunter Reyn is the last of the legendary “Wardens” whose ranks long ago faded from the land of Fate into myth. Not exactly a white knight, Reyn’s haunted by visions from his “guiding angel” Aurora, who sets him on a great quest against the mysterious Venn, teaming him with Seph, a woman with witch-like powers. Together they discover Fate holds an incredible secret. Collects REYN #1-5.”
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