The GeeksversePREVIEW | Select hardcovers and paperbacks on sale the week of 19 August 2015

PREVIEW | Select hardcovers and paperbacks on sale the week of 19 August 2015
Published on Monday, August 17, 2015 by
Coming this Wednesday: The Kurosagi Corpse Delivery Service Omnibus Book 1, the second volume of Naifeh’s Princess Ugg, Young’s Nanjing: The Burning City, the Oemnibus paperback, a Stray Bullets collection, the ninth volume of Empowered, a new Gunnerkrigg Court hardcover, and more.

Princess Ugg, Vol. 2 (Oni Press)

  • PUGG V2 TPB - 4x6 COMP SOLICIT WEBPaperback/full color/$15.99 (US)
  • Due in stores 19 August 2015
  • Story & illustrations: Ted Naifeh
  • Colors: Warren Wucinich, Ted Naifeh
  • “Despite having improved in her studies, princess Ülga still doesn’t feel any closer to being a true princess like the others, and she still hasn’t gotten a handle on diplomacy. But when the other princesses are targeted—first by bandits, and then by political figures—Ülga will have to shed her princess skin and become the ‘bonny wee berserker’ of her people, or else the princesses are doomed!”

The Kurosagi Corpse Delivery Service Omnibus Edition, Book 1 (Dark Horse Manga)

  • kcorpdelomni1Paperback/black & white/$19.99 (US)
  • NOTE: Book is oriented in right-to-left reading format; contains the first three volumes of the regular Kurosagi Corpse Delivery Service series
  • Due in stores 19 August 2015
  • Story: Eiji Otsuka
  • Art: Housui Yamazaki
  • “Five spiritualist students at a Buddhist college in Japan realize the job market is tough these days . . . among the living, that is! But the dead need jobs done too, so the five form the Kurosagi Corpse Delivery Service, carrying out the last wishes of their cadaverous clients, so their souls can move on. But the Kurosagi gang are magnets for weirdness—not just corpses—and every case gets them involved in disturbing personal obsessions, bizarre modern Tokyo fads, and strange rituals of old Japan! Collects The Kurosagi Corpse Delivery Service Volumes 1–3.”

Resurrectionists: Near-Death Experienced (Dark Horse)

  • resursPaperback/full color/$19.99 (US)
  • Due in stores 19 August 2015
  • Story: Fred Van Lente
  • Pencils: Maurizio Rosenzweig
  • Inks: Moreno Dinisio
  • Colors: Moreno Dinisio
  • “Resurrectionists are a select group of people who cannot only remember their past lives, but also become them. Framed architect-turned-thief Jericho Way and his crew of modern-day tomb robbers aren’t born knowing they’ve been trying to pull off the same heist for three millennia. First, they have to wake up. But with enlightenment comes grave danger—the eternally antagonistic Sojourn Corporation is now hot on their heels! Collects Resurrectionists #1–#6.”

Nanjing: The Burning City (Dark Horse)

  • nanjingHardcover/black & white/$24.99 (US)
  • Due in stores 19 August 2015
  • Story & art: Ethan Young
  • “After the bombs fall, the Imperial Japanese Army seized the Chinese capital of Nanjing. Now screams echo off the rubble as two abandoned Chinese soldiers—trapped and desperately outnumbered inside the walled city—try to escape. What they’ll encounter will haunt them. But in the face of horror, they’ll learn that resistance and bravery cannot be destroyed.”

Empowered, Vol. 9 (Dark Horse)

  • empowv9Paperback/black & white/$17.99 (US)
  • Due in stores 19 August 2015
  • Story & art: Adam Warren
  • “Already under suspicion and suspended from her superteam, costumed crime fighter Empowered finds herself the bewildered target of every major supervillain in the cape-and-tights field for her supposed access to alien technology. Underestimated as she is, can our long-suffering but plucky heroine outwit her tormentors—and escape the sinister Fleshmaster’s revenge?”

Edgar Rice Burroughs’ At the Earth’s Core (Dark Horse)

  • erbatechcHardcover/full color/$14.99 (US); also available as a limited edition with silver embossing for $49.99 (US)
  • Due in stores 19 August 2015
  • Adaptation: Bobby Nash
  • Art: Jamie Chase
  • Based on an original story by Edgar Rice Burroughs
  • “Burroughs’ 1914 pulp-fantasy epic comes to life in a heart-pounding adventure! An heir and an inventor take their “Iron Mole” five hundred miles below the earth’s crust to the world of Pellucidar, crossing paths with the evil Mahars, the ape-like Sagoths, and all manner of prehistoric creatures . . . as well as the lovely Dian the Beautiful!”

Oemnibus (Image Comics)

  • OEMNIBUS_cover_900pxPaperback/full color/$24.99 (US)
  • Due in stores 19 August 2015
  • Stories by: Michael Avon Oeming, Bryan J. L. Glass, Daniel Berman, Brian Michael Bendis
  • Illustrations by: Michael Avon Oeming, Robert Hack, Brian Quinn, Neil Vokes, Ethan Beavers
  • Colors: Nick Filardi, Michael Avon Oeming
  • “Collecting seven one-shots and short stories created with Image Comics over the past 15 years, this volume includes out of print and rarely seen stories by Powers co-creator MICHAEL AVON OEMING. Collects 86 VOLTS, PARLIAMENT OF JUSTICE, SIX, HAMMER OF THE GODS & more.”

Savage Dragon Archives, Vol. 4 (Image Comics)

  • Savagedragon_archives4Paperback/full color/$19.99 (US)
  • Due in stores 19 August 2015
  • Story & illustrations: Erik Larsen
  • Colors: Abel Mouton, Reuben Rude
  • “THIS SAVAGE WORLD! After taking the life of a deadly time-traveling foe, the world as Savage Dragon knew it is changed forever! Enter this vicious new universe and the strange and startling new world. Savage Dragon is a hunted fugitive with a world out to get him! The greatest comic book in the history of mankind takes things to the next level! It’s like nothing you’ve ever encountered before! Collects SAVAGE DRAGON #76–100.”

Stray Bullets, Vol. 3: Other People (Image Comics)

  • StrayBulletsVol3_900pxPaperback/black & white/$19.99 (US)
  • Due in stores 19 August 2015
  • Story & art: David Lapham
  • “Beth and Virginia have relocated to Los Angeles where things only appear more normal… Take a ringside seat for these brutal tales of twisted emotion that will knock you to the mat and have you seeing stars… Collects STRAY BULLETS #15-22.”

Bravest Warriors, Vol. 5 (kaBOOM!)

  • BravestWarriors_V5_TP_coverPaperback/full color/$14.99 (US)
  • Due in stores 19 August 2015
  • Story: Breehn Burns, Jason Johnson
  • Illustrations: Mike Holmes
  • Colors: Lisa Moore
  • Bravest Warriors created by: Pendleton Ward
  • “The Bravest Warriors have crashed! Shot down by a mysterious enemy, the gang is stranded on an uncharted planet with no way off or help in sight. While the rest of the team tries to find a way to survive (and pass the time), Chris struggles to accept his Emotion Lord abilities and begins to doubt whether or not he should even be a Bravest Warrior. Written by the showrunners of Bravest Warriors, Jason Johnson & Breehn Burns, and illustrated by Mike Holmes (True Story), this volume takes place during season 2 of the hit animated series. Collects issues #17-#20.”

The Last Broadcast (BOOM!/Archaia)

  • Last Broadcast_HC_coverHardcover/full color/$29.99 (US)
  • Due in stores 19 August 2015
  • Story: André Sirangelo
  • Art: Gabriel Iumazark
  • “Ever wonder what’s behind that ‘No Trespassing’ sign? Travel into the hidden world of Urban Exploration with the daredevil members of Backbone, the best UrbEx team in San Francisco. When they discover a secret bunker belonging to the long-vanished 1930s stage magician Blackhall the Incredible at the same time a young illusionist receives a mysterious package involving Blackhall’s death in 1934, both groups dive into the mystery, not yet realizing it’s about the change their lives forever.”

Gunnerkrigg Court, Vol. 5: Refine (BOOM!/Archaia)

  • Gunnerkrigg_Court_v5_HC_coverHardcover/full color/$26.99 (US)
  • Due in stores 19 August 2015
  • Story & art: Thomas Siddell
  • “Thomas Siddell’s award-winning webcomic series continues to be collected in a new hardcover. Antimony’s new responsibilities thrust her into the heart of the forest, taking Parley and Smitty along for the ride! Meanwhile, Kat is left to deal with the mysterious letter she received, and Renard takes the time to reflect on his past decisions. As the year reaches a close, some friendships will grow stronger and some will have to come to an end.”
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