The GeeksversePREVIEW | Select hardcovers & paperbacks on sale the week of 05 August 2015

PREVIEW | Select hardcovers & paperbacks on sale the week of 05 August 2015
Published on Monday, August 3, 2015 by
Coming this Wednesday: The second Regular Show original graphic novel, a Satoshi Kon art book, a new volume of John Layman and Rob Guillory’s Chew, Samuel Teer and Hyeondo Park’s VEDA: Assembly Required, a Bowery Boys collection, a Mighty Skullboy Army reissue, and a new Conan paperback.

Regular Show OGN, Vol. 2: Noir Means Noir, Buddy (kaBOOM!)

  • Regular_Show_OGN2_coverPaperback/full color/$14.99 (US)
  • Due in stores 05 August 2015
  • Story: Rachel Connor, Robert Luckett
  • Illustrations: Wook Jin Clark
  • Colors: Fred Stresing
  • “Oh, heavens! A cold front is moving in, mysterious earthquakes shake the Park, and worst of all, someone has stolen Pops’s socks! Springing into action, Mordecai and Rigby look to the best role models they have-movies, duh-to crack the case. With the combined powers of noir and ‘90s action flicks behind them, these two sleuths should be unstoppable… but this time, they may be up against a bigger foe than they can match. Follow the slime!”

Chew, Vol. 10: Blood Puddin’ (Image Comics)

  • ChewVol_10-1Paperback/full color/$14.99 (US)
  • Due in stores 05 August 2015
  • Story: John Layman
  • Art: Rob Guillory
  • “CAN TONY STOP HIS MOST DANGEROUS ENEMY? Presenting a new storyline of the New York Times Best Selling, Harvey- and multiple Eisner Award-winning series about cops, crooks, cooks, cannibals, and clairvoyants. Collects CHEW #46-50.”

The Lion of Rora (Oni Press)

  • LORV1 - 4x6 COMP FNLHardcover/black & white/$24.99 (US)
  • Due in stores 05 August 2015
  • Story: Christos Gage, Ruth Fletcher Gage
  • Art: Jackie Lewis
  • “In the tradition of Braveheart and 300 comes The Lion of Rora—the true story of Joshua Janavel, farmer turned freedom fighter, who will stop at nothing in his quest to save his people from tyranny and religious persecution. This painstakingly researched graphic novel, written by Christos Gage & Ruth Fletcher Gage and featuring evocative art from Jackie Lewis, chronicles the epic war over faith, freedom, and family. Not to be missed.”

VEDA: Assembly Required (Dark Horse)

  • vedaPaperback/full color/$14.99 (US)
  • Due in stores 05 August 2015
  • Story: Samuel Teer
  • Illustrations: Hyeondo Park
  • Colors: Kelly Fitzpatrick
  • “Beneath a factory floor lives an orphaned girl named Veda. Watched over by the diligent Assembly, a robot that works the production line, Veda discovers a unique power—she can speak to machines! Under the tutelage of Assembly, she learns the three laws of the machines… But it’s the unspoken secretfourth law—avoid the Gremlin—that piques young Veda’s interest and leads her down a dangerous and compromising path on a journey of self-discovery.”

The Mighty Skullboy Army, Vol. 1, 2nd Edition (Dark Horse)

  • msav12edPaperback/black & white/$14.99 (US)
  • Due in stores 05 August 2015
  • Story & art: Jacob Chabot
  • “This remastered edition of The Mighty Skullboy Army Volume 1 sports a new cover, includes revised story pages, and is reformatted to match Volume 2! Celebrated all-ages comics creator Jacob Chabot (SpongeBob Comics, X-Babies, Hello Kitty) gets the first thrilling volume of Skullboy’s adventures back in print! A Best Publication for Teens 2008 Eisner Award nominee!”

Bowery Boys: Our Fathers (Dark Horse)

  • bowboyshcHardcover/full color/$19.99 (US)
  • Due in stores 05 August 2015
  • Story: Cory Levine
  • Illustrations: Ian Bertram, Brent McKee
  • Colors: Rodrigo Aviles
  • “When his father is framed for murder, immigrant Nikolaus McGovern rallies a motley crew of street youths in a rip-roaring coming-of-age adventure based on the period history of antebellum New York City! Against a backdrop of rampant political corruption, vicious street gangs, nascent labor reform, and ardent xenophobia, can Niko and his friends triumph in a life-or-death battle against their oppressors—or will they succumb to the engines of socioeconomic progress?”

The Art of Satoshi Kon (Dark Horse)

  • aoskonHardcover/full color/$29.99 (US)
  • Due in stores 05 August 2015
  • Art: Satoshi Kon
  • “Director Satoshi Kon blazed a brilliant animation career before his tragic death in 2010 at age forty-six. Now Dark Horse is privileged to remember him and his works through The Art of Satoshi Kon, a beautiful book of Kon’s illustrations for his moviesPerfect Blue, Tokyo Godfathers, Millennium Actress, and Paprika, and his television series Paranoia Agent, plus his unfinished The Dreaming Machine, his manga, his commercial art, and several little-known and incomplete projects!”

Conan, Vol. 17: Shadows Over Kush (Dark Horse)

  • conanv17shadwsoverkushPaperback/full color/$19.99 (US)
  • Due in stores 05 August 2015
  • Story: Fred Van Lente
  • Illustrations: Brian Ching, Eduardo Francisco
  • Colors: Michael Atiyeh
  • “Conan drinks himself into a stupor while in the city of Shumballa—until an act of thievery propels him into a witch hunt of adventure, demons, and rebellion! Fred Van Lente writes the world’s most famous barbarian in this collection of issues #1–#6 of Dark Horse Comics’ Conan the Avenger.”
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