The GeeksversePREVIEW | Select hardcovers & paperbacks on sale the week of 01 July 2015

PREVIEW | Select hardcovers & paperbacks on sale the week of 01 July 2015
Published on Monday, June 29, 2015 by
Previewed this week: The latest Lone Wolf and Cub omnibus volume, the second Wicked + Divine paperback collection, the 11th Archie Archives hardcover, Ellis and Lotay’s Supreme: Blue Rose, and more.

Lone Wolf and Cub Omnibus, Vol. 9 (Dark Horse Manga)

  • lwcomnv9Hardcover/black & white/$19.99 (US)
  • Due in stores 01 July 2015
  • Story: Kazuo Koike
  • Art: Goseki Kojima
  • “With waves of warriors seemingly incapable of killing ronin sword master Ogami Itto, theshogun opts for stealth and subterfuge to attack the Lone Wolf. Using a network of prostitute spies to corner Itto, a master poisoner waits in the shadows to accomplish what razor-sharp steel could not! Collects two stories from Lone Wolf and Cub volume 19, all of volume 20 and four stories from volume 21.”

Creepy Presents Alex Toth (Dark Horse)

  • creepyalextothHardcover/black & white/$19.99 (US)
  • Due in stores 01 July 2015
  • Stories by: Alex Toth, Archie Goodwin, Gerry Boudreau, Rich Margopoulos, Roger McKenzie, Doug Moench, Nicola Cuti, Bill DuBay, Steve Skeates
  • Art: Alex Toth, with Carmine Infantino, Leo Duranona, Leo Summers, Alexis Romero
  • “A brilliant storyteller who wielded a dynamic, minimalist style, Alex Toth is considered a master in the fields of comic book storytelling, animation, and design. With Creepy Presents Alex Toth, all of his vibrant stories from Creepy and Eerie are collected in a deluxe hardcover for the first time ever!”

Archie Archives, Vol. 11 (Dark Horse)

  • archarchv11Hardcover/full color/$59.99 (US)
  • Due in stores 01 July 2015
  • Stories by: Bill Woggon, Scott Fleming, Ray Gill
  • Art: Bill Woggon, Ray Gill, Al Fagaly, Bill Vigoda, Samm Schwartz, Irving Novick, Joe Edwards
  • “America’s typical teen is back to get into way more than a typical share of trouble, and he’sbrought all his pals, as the voracious Jughead and the lovely Betty and Veronica get their own hilarious spotlight stories! The whole gang’s at it again with over two hundred pages of classic, gut-busting antics! Collecting Archie Comics #35–#36, Pep Comics #70–#72, andLaugh Comics #29–#31!”

The Autumnlands, Vol. 1: Tooth & Claw (Image Comics)

  • TheAutumnlands_Vol1Paperback/full color/$9.99 (US)
  • Due in stores 01 July 2015
  • Story: Kurt Busiek
  • Illustrations: Benjamin Dewey
  • Colors: Jordie Bellaire
  • “SPECIAL LOW INTRODUCTORY PRICE OF $9.99! The debut collection of the hit epic-fantasy series. When the wizards of the Autumnlands reach through time to bring back a legendary hero, they don’t get the savior they expected. But in a shattered, besieged city, he’s their only hope of survival—and possibly their entire world’s, as well. Collects THE AUTUMNLANDS: TOOTH & CLAW #1-6.”

Chew: Smorgasbord Edition, Vol. 2 (Image Comics)

  • ChewSmorg2Hardcover/full color/$100.00 (US); also available as a signed and numbered limited edition ($150.00 US)
  • Due in stores 01 July 2015
  • Story: John Layman
  • Art: Rob Guillory
  • “The second 20 issues of the New York Times best-selling, Harvey-and multiple-Eisner Award-winning series about cops, crooks, cooks, cannibals, and clairvoyants are collected in one oversized slip-cased volume, jam-packed with extras. A feast for your senses and a diet for your wallet! Collects CHEW #21-40 & SECRET AGENT POYO.”

Criminal, Vol. 6: The Last of the Innocent (Image Comics)

  • Criminal_Vol6Paperback/full color/$14.99 (US)
  • Due in stores 01 July 2015
  • Story: Ed Brubaker
  • Illustrations: Sean Phillips
  • Colors: Val Staples
  • “WINNER OF THE EISNER AWARD FOR BEST LIMITED SERIES! BRUBAKER and PHILLIPS’s gorgeous new CRIMINAL editions finally gets to the most critically-acclaimed and innovative piece of pulp fiction they’ve ever done. It’s “like Watchmen for the Archie set” as CRIMINAL reaches new heights.”

Supreme: Blue Rose (Image Comics)

  • SUPREMEBRtpbcoverPaperback/full color/$14.99 (US)
  • Due in stores 01 July 2015
  • Story: Warren Ellis
  • Art: Tula Lotay
  • “Unemployed reporter Diana Dane is hired by a mysterious intelligence broker to solve the biggest mysteries of 21st Century America: what fell on the town of Littlehaven, and who or what is ‘Supreme?’ Collects SUPREME: BLUE ROSE #1-7.”

The Wicked + The Divine, Vol. 2: Fandemonium (Image Comics)

  • wickeddivinev2Paperback/full color/$14.99 (US)
  • Due in stores 01 July 2015
  • Story: Kieron Gillen
  • Illustrations: Jamie McKelvie
  • Colors: Matt Wilson
  • “The critically-lauded best-selling hyphen-abusing series of stardom, divinity, and death returns with a second volume that’s even grander than the first, because it contains six issues instead of five. THE FAUST ACT is over. Welcome to FANDEMONIUM. Includes cover gallery and anything else we’ll cram in the back, because we just can’t help ourselves. Collects THE WICKED + THE DIVINE #6-11.”
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