The GeeksversePREVIEW | Select hardcovers & paperbacks on sale the week of 24 June 2015

PREVIEW | Select hardcovers & paperbacks on sale the week of 24 June 2015
Published on Monday, June 22, 2015 by
Previewed this week: The official graphic novel prelude to Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials, Odd Schnozz and the Odd Squad, the long-awaited new volume of The Kurosagi Corpse Delivery Service, a deluxe Five Ghosts hardcover collection, and more.

Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials—Official Graphic Novel Prelude (BOOM! Studios)

  • MazeRunner_ScorchTrials_OGN_CoverPaperback/full color/$14.99 (US)
  • Due in stores 24 June 2015
  • Stories by: T.S. Nowlin, Wes Ball, Jackson Lanzing, Collin Kelly
  • Illustrations: Marcus To (with Richard Zajac), Nick Robles, Andrea Mutti, Tom Derenick
  • Colors: Josan Gonzalez, Vladimir Popov, Whitney Cogar
  • “As anticipation for 20th Century Fox’s Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials ramps up (out in September), gain more insight into the Maze Runner cinematic universe with this anthology collection of five short stories that go deeper into the lives of several key characters that feature prominently in the upcoming film, including Aris, Ava Paige, and Mary Cooper.”

The Midas Flesh, Vol. 2 (BOOM! Box)

  • Midas_Flesh_v2_TP_CoverPaperback/full color/$14.99 (US)
  • Due in stores 24 June 2015
  • Story: Ryan North
  • Art: Shelli Paroline, Braden Lamb
  • “What if everything you touched turned into gold? Joey and her space crew have found King Midas’ body and turned it into the most powerful weapon of all time. With the ability to transform any planet into gold within seconds, the team will find out if they have what it takes to actually put him to use. There will be greed. There will be vengeance. There will be gold. The second volume of Ryan North’s (Adventure Time, The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl) debut original print comic book series The Midas Flesh features illustration dynamos Shelli Paroline and Braden Lamb (Adventure Time) and a conclusion that you will never see coming. Collects issues #5–8.”

Regular Show, Vol. 4 (kaBOOM!)

  • Regular_Show_v4_CoverPaperback/full color/$14.99 (US)
  • Due in stores 24 June 2015
  • Story: K.C. Green
  • Illustrations: Allison Strejlau
  • Colors: Lisa Moore
  • Additional story material by: Rachel Connor, Andy Hirsch, Minty Lewis
  • Additional art by: Andy Hirsch, Carey Pietsch
  • “When yuppies take over The Coffee Shop, Rigby and Mordecai get priced out of their main hangout spot…and they soon discover that there’s more to this hive-mind trend than meets the eye. Time for a dark roast, single origin, cold-brewed caffeine battle! Can Margaret and Eileen resist the siren song of 10-dollar lattes, or will the guys’ caffeine source be shut off forever? Acclaimed cartoonist KC Green returns to pair up with the amazing Allison Strejlau for another collection of hijinks based on the Cartoon Network animated comedy. Also featuring stand-alone stories by Andy Hirsch (The Royal Historian of Oz), Rachel Connor (Regular Show: Hydration), and Regular Show storyboard artist, writer, and voice of Eileen, Minty Lewis. Collects issues #13–16.”

Odd Schnozz and the Odd Squad (Oni Press)

  • ODDSCHNOZZ - 4x6 COMP SOLICIT WEBPaperback/full color/$19.99 (US)
  • Due in stores 24 June 2015
  • Story: Jeffrey Burandt
  • Illustrations: Dennis Culver
  • Colors: Ramon Villalobos
  • “Liz, Bodey, Maude, and Justine’s band, Odd Schnozz and the Odd Squad, are sure to win this year’s Battle of the Bands. But when a talking chimp, who claims to be a scientist from the mysterious organization B.L.A.N.K., interrupts their practice session, the band’s got a whole new set of problems. Now B.L.A.N.K. agents are closing in, determined to recapture the escaped chimp before he becomes a liability. Jeffrey Burandt (Americans UK) and Dennis Culver (Edison Rex) bring you this trilling tale of cyborg animals and punk rock teenagers. 1, 2, 3, 4!”

Booger Beard (Oni Press)

  • BBEARD_Page_01Hardcover/full color/$12.99 (US)
  • Due in stores 24 June 2015
  • Story & art: Vicente Navarrete
  • “An imaginative tale of repulsive proportions! All Mijo wants is a delicious snack to settle his rumbling panza. However, an epic sneeze forces a snot rocket like you’ve never seen out of his nose and onto his face. His Ma-Mee wants him to clean it off before he eats, but how can Mijo wipe off such a masterpiece? He wants to keep his beard, no matter how gross. He just needs to convince Ma-Mee as well, and show her just how handy his booger beard can be!”

The Kurosagi Corpse Delivery Service, Vol. 14 (Dark Horse Manga)

  • kcdsv14Paperback/black & white/$12.99 (US)
  • NOTE: Book is oriented in right-to-left reading format
  • Due in stores 24 June 2015
  • Story: Eiji Otsuka
  • Art: Housui Yamazaki
  • “The Kurosagi Corpse Delivery Service is back… only to find they’ve got competition from an evil-rival version of themselves, not to mention an… American-cartoon version of themselves? But don’t fear the reaper, because our original corpse-carrying crew is still ready for any gruesome weirdness, classical or modern—from a headless stiff who only does his séances in binary, to a good old-fashioned iron maiden! Excellent!”

The Chronicles of King Conan, Vol. 11: Nightmare and Other Stories (Dark Horse)

  • chronconkingv11Paperback/full color/$19.99 (US)
  • Due in stores 24 June 2015
  • Story: James Owsley, A.S. Blaustein
  • Illustrations: Geof Isherwood
  • Colors: George Roussos
  • “While King Conan sets out to search for his lost son, Conn, and prevent a devastating war with the powerful nation of Khitai, darkness descends on his kingdom. The demon sorcerer Thoth-Amon has returned to usurp Conan’s throne . . . with Prince Taurus as his willing foot slave! Collects Conan the King #51–#55.”

The Massive, Vol. 5: Ragnarok (Dark Horse)

  • massive-vol5Paperback/full color/$19.99 (US)
  • Due in stores 24 June 2015
  • Story: Brian Wood
  • Illustrations: Garry Brown
  • Colors: Jordie Bellaire
  • “The Crash was only the beginning. What remains of civilization is being obliterated by a series of cataclysmic events. The truth about Mary’s identity, which began as a faint signal, grows louder—and she’s seemingly connected to it all. The secret of the Crash and the location of the missing ship The Massive get answered here, in the final arc, Ragnarok! Collects issues #25–#30.”

Rexodus (Dark Horse)

  • rxdstpbPaperback/full color/$12.99 (US)
  • Due in stores 24 June 2015
  • Story: Kevin Anderson, James Farr, Eric Lee, Mark Steele, Paul Wizikowski
  • Script: James Farr
  • Pencils: Jon Sommariva
  • Inks: Serge Lapointe, Kevin Patag, Sean Parsons
  • Colors: Camila Fortuna, Dustin Evans, John Rauch
  • “The Black Blood is unleashed upon the earth again, and Amber must save her father—and the world—with the aid of the only other Black Blood survivor, Kelvin Sauridon, a dinosaur from the past. In this high-stakes adventure, can they put aside their differences long enough to save the planet they both called home?”

Five Ghosts Deluxe Edition, Vol. 1: Out of the Night (Image Comics)

  • FiveGhostsHC_CoverHardcover/full color/$34.99 (US)
  • Due in stores 24 June 2015
  • Story: Frank J. Barbiere
  • Illustrations: Chris Mooneyham
  • Colors: Lauren Affe, S.M. Vidaurri
  • “The critically-acclaimed series is collected in hardcover for the first time with tons of extras! After a tragic encounter with an artifact known as “The Dreamstone,” infamous treasure hunter Fabian Gray is possessed by five literary ghosts and granted access to their unique abilities. Join Fabian and his allies as they travel across the world in a pulp-inspired literary action/adventure from writer FRANK J. BARBIERE (Avengers World, Solar: Man of the Atom) and artist CHRIS MOONEYHAM (Predator)! Collects FIVE GHOSTS #1-12 plus exciting bonus features!”

Gødland Celestial Edition, Vol. 3 (Image Comics)

  • GodlandCelestialVol3HCHardcover/full color/$34.99 (US)
  • Due in stores 24 June 2015
  • Story: Joe Casey
  • Art: Tom Scioli
  • “THE BOOK THAT WILL CHANGE YOUR LIFE! The final edition of the Eisner Award-nominated CELESTIAL EDITION hardcover series is here! This is how the universe ends! All of your favorites are back: Adam Archer! Basil Cronus! Friedrich Nickelhead! And the ultimate secret of Iboga! If you’ve never experienced the cosmic wonder of GØDLAND, this is your last chance! Also included: a galaxy full of quantum extras! Collects GØDLAND #25-36 & GØDLAND FINALE.”

Invincible, Vol. 21: Modern Family (Image Comics)

  • InvincibleVol21TPBPaperback/full color/$16.99 (US)
  • Due in stores 24 June 2015
  • Story: Robert Kirkman
  • Pencils: Ryan Ottley
  • Inks: Cliff Rathburn, Ryan Ottley
  • Colors: Jean-Francois Beaulieu
  • “In the aftermath of Robot’s attempt to take over the world, the few survivors that remain must pick up the pieces of a world once familiar…but now completely alien. Collects INVINCIBLE #115-120.”

Postal, Vol. 1 (Image Comics)

  • PostalVol1TPBPaperback/full color/$9.99 (US)
  • Due in stores 24 June 2015
  • Story: Brian Hill, Matt Hawkins
  • Illustrations: Isaac Goodhart
  • Colors: Betsy Gonia
  • “SPECIAL LOW INTRODUCTORY PRICE OF $9.99! The first volume of Top Cow’s bold new ongoing series POSTAL brings readers into the fictional town of Eden, Wyoming, a place founded by criminals for criminals. A place where, despite its inhabitants, no crime is allowed. Local postman Mark Shiffron has Asperger’s, and through his peculiar eyes we see a town struggling to keep its fragile peace, a town on the constant brink of chaos. When a murdered woman’s body is found on Eden’s main street, Mark’s need to solve her crime leads him into darkness and truth about the town he’s known his entire life and the hidden realms of his own psychology. Co-writers BRYAN HILL & MATT HAWKINS work with newcomer ISAAC GOODHART to take an unflinching look at the cost of justice and the price of redemption through a tale set in the murky soul of America’s heartland. Collects POSTAL #1-4.”

Rasputin, Vol. 1 (Image Comics)

  • RasputinTPB1Paperback/full color/$14.99 (US)
  • Due in stores 24 June 2015
  • Story: Alex Grecian
  • Illustrations: Riley Rossmo
  • Colors: Ivan Plascencia
  • “In one night Rasputin was poisoned, beaten, stabbed, shot in the head, and drowned, then tied up and thrown in a frozen river. But how did he get from Siberia to the Winter Palace? And why was it so hard to kill him? A supernatural reimagining of the “mad monk.” Collects RASPUTIN #1-5.”

Rumble, Vol. 1: What Color of Darkness? (Image Comics)

  • RumbleTPB1Paperback/full color/$9.99 (US)
  • Due in stores 24 June 2015
  • Story: John Arcudi
  • Illustrations: James Harren
  • Colors: Dave Stewart
  • “SPECIAL LOW INTRODUCTORY PRICE OF $9.99! A Scarecrow Warrior God walks into a bar…and proceeds to drag a modern American city into a ten-thousand-year-old grudge-match! A bizarre new adventure—complete with boozehound shamans, monster queens, and a football-fetching hydra! Featuring an extended sketchbook section and a few surprises! Collects RUMBLE #1-5.”

Wytches, Vol. 1 (Image Comics)

  • Wytches_tp_01Paperback/full color/$9.99 (US)
  • Due in stores 24 June 2015
  • Story: Scott Snyder
  • Illustrations: Jock
  • Colors: Matt Hollingsworth
  • “SPECIAL LOW INTRODUCTORY PRICE OF $9.99! When the Rooks family moves to the remote town of Litchfield, NH to escape a haunting trauma, they’re hopeful about starting over. But something evil is waiting for them in the woods just beyond town. Watching from the trees. Ancient…and hungry. Collects WYTCHES #1-6.”
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