The GeeksversePREVIEW | Select hardcovers and paperbacks on sale the week of 26 August 2015

PREVIEW | Select hardcovers and paperbacks on sale the week of 26 August 2015
Published on Monday, August 24, 2015 by
Humberto Ramos’s Crimson gets the hardcover treatment, a new Usagi Yojimbo omnibus, artist Stjepan Sejic shines in Sunstone and IXth Generation, Bechko and Hardman’s excellent Invisible Republic, a new Walking Dead paperback, and more.

Crimson, Vol. 1 (BOOM! Studios)

  • Crimson_v1_coverHardcover/full color/$34.99 (US)
  • Due in stores 26 August 2015
  • Story: Humberto Ramos, Francisco Haghenbeck, Oscar Pinto
  • Script: Bryan Augustyn
  • Pencils: Humberto Ramos
  • Inks: Sandra Hope; with Richard Friend, Mark Irwin, Trevor Scott, Chris Elarmo
  • Colors: Alex Bleyaert, Ian Hannin, Robert Ro
  • Crimson, the beloved series by Humberto Ramos (Amazing Spider-Man) and Brian Augustyn (Batman: Gotham By Gaslight), returns! For the first time ever in the prestigious hardcover format, experience Alex Elder’s ascension from vampire victim to “The Chosen One,” destined to bring about the end of all vampires! Collects the first 12 issues of the series.”

The Usagi Yojimbo Saga, Vol. 4 (Dark Horse)

  • uysagavol4tpbPaperback/black & white/$24.99 (US); also available as a signed and numbered limited edition (900 copies only) hardcover for $79.99
  • Due in stores 26 August 2015
  • Story & illustrations: Stan Sakai
  • “Miyamoto Usagi’s past returns as he fights alongside his former teacher and struggles with the knowledge that his traveling companion Jotaro is his son! The Neko ninja and fan-favorite character Sasuké the Demon Queller reappear, and a manga classic is paid tribute in ‘Lone Goat and Kid’! Collects Usagi Yojimbo Volume Three #53–#75!”

Sundowners, Vol. 2 (Dark Horse)

  • sundown_v2Paperback/full color/$19.99 (US)
  • Due in stores 26 August 2015
  • Story: Tim Seeley
  • Illustrations: Jim Terry
  • Colors: Sean Dove
  • “When the Sundowners are on the run from the Chicago police, a stopover in Detroit uncovers the Motor City’s supervillain underbelly! Meet Mr. Christmas and his little helpers—he knows when you’re sleeping, and he’s not too happy that the Sundowners are coming to town . . . Collects Sundowners #7–#11.”


C.O.W.L., Vol. 2: The Greater Good (Image Comics)

  • COWL v2_00000Paperback/full color/$14.99 (US)
  • Due in stores 26 August 2015
  • Story: Kyle Higgins, Alec Siegel
  • Art: Rod Reis
  • “With super villain threats a problem of the past, a strike on his hands, and scandal on the horizon, Geoffrey Warner has taken drastic steps to breathe life back into the Chicago Organized Workers League. But how far will his false-flag operation reach? Is there any line he won’t cross for “the greater good?” Collects C.O.W.L. #7-11.”

Five Ghosts, Vol. 3: Monsters & Men (Image Comics)

  • Five Ghosts v3_00000Paperback/full color/$14.99 (US)
  • Due in stores 26 August 2015
  • Story: Frank J. Barbiere
  • Art: Chris Mooneyham
  • Additional story material: S. M. Vidaurri
  • Additional art: S. M. Vidaurri, Jamie Jones, Kelly Fitzpatrick
  • “Fabian travels to eastern Europe for an all-new adventure! Collects FIVE GHOSTS #13-17 and FIVE GHOSTS: SPECIAL #1.”


Invisible Republic, Vol. 1 (Image Comics)

  • Invisible Republic v1_00000Paperback/full color/$9.99 (US)
  • Due in stores 26 August 2015
  • Story: Corinna Bechko, Gabriel Hardman
  • Illustrations: Gabriel Hardman
  • Colors: Jordan Boyd
  • “SPECIAL LOW INTRODUCTORY PRICE OF $9.99! When a reporter unearths the secret history of the recently deposed dictator of a remote colonized moon, he discovers exposing secrets can be deadly. Collects INVISIBLE REPUBLIC #1-5.”

IXth Generation, Vol. 1 (Image Comics)

  • IXth Generation v1_00000Paperback/full color/$14.99 (US)
  • Due in stores 26 August 2015
  • Story: Matt Hawkins
  • Art: Stjepan Sejic
  • “In the future there is no more natural death, no needs unfilled and everything you could ever want is yours… as long as you’re one of the chosen ones to live in this new Utopia and you’re willing to subjugate yourself to these new self-proclaimed gods with ‘IX’s’ emblazoned on them. Do the ends truly justify the means? Is a utopia built on genocide worth the price? Aphrodite, Velocity, Hades and the other Nines establish fiefdoms in this new world and attempt to rule. Their internal clashes have escalated, but they are forced to put that aside as they face off against the relentless hordes of the Darkness. The sins of the past have come to claim those who would pretend to be Gods. Collects IXth GENERATION #1-4 & IXth GENERATION: HIDDEN FILES #1.”

RUNLOVEKILL, Vol. 1 (Image Comics)

  • RUNLOVEKILL v1_00000Paperback/full color/$9.99 (US)
  • Due in stores 26 August 2015
  • Story: Erik Canete, Jonathan Tsuei
  • Illustrations: Eric Canete
  • Colors: Leonardo Olea
  • “The Origami, a mysterious military organization, is on the hunt for one of their former assassins, Rain Oshiro. Their grasp over the city of Prygat is tightening and Rain has less than twenty-four hours to get out before she’s trapped forever. Rain must face the decisions of her past while using everything at her disposal to avoid capture or even worse, death. Collects RUNLOVEKILL #1-4.”

Sunstone, Vol. 3 (Image Comics)

  • Sunstone v3_00000Paperback/full color/$14.99 (US)
  • Due in stores 26 August 2015
  • Story & art: Stjepan Sejic
  • “STJEPAN SEJIC continues the critically acclaimed SUNSTONE series with volume three. A classy, sexy, fun, and emotional look at two women and the alternative lifestyle they live. It’s all fun and games until someone falls in love! But the fun and games carry on!”

The Tithe, Vol. 1 (Image Comics)

  • Tithe v1_00000Paperback/full color/$14.99 (US)
  • Due in stores 26 August 2015
  • Story: Matt Hawkins
  • Illustrations: Rahsan Ekedal
  • Colors: Michael Spicer, Bill Farmer
  • “A heist story unlike any before! Mega-churches are being robbed for millions of dollars by a crusader hacker group known as Samaritan who is giving the money to causes they deem more worthy. This modern day “Robin Hood” is being pursued by two FBI agents who actually admire their quarry but want to stop the theft before it escalates. Collects THE TITHE #1-4.”

The Walking Dead, Vol. 24: Life and Death (Image Comics)

  • Walking Dead v24_00000Paperback/black & white/$14.99 (US)
  • Due in stores 26 August 2015
  • Story: Robert Kirkman
  • Art: Charlie Adlard, Stefano Gaudiano, Cliff Rathburn
  • “As the fair opens at Alexandria, old friends return from afar and new adversaries make their introductions. Collects THE WALKING DEAD #139-144.”

Wayward, Vol. 2: Ties That Bind (Image Comics)

  • Wayward v2_00000Paperback/full color/$16.99 (US)
  • Due in stores 26 August 2015
  • Story: Jim Zubkavich (writing as Jim Zub)
  • Illustrations: Steve Cummings
  • Colors: Tamra Bonvillain
  • “IMAGE’S SUPERNATURAL SENSATION CONTINUES! After the traumatizing finale of volume one, everything has changed for our supernatural teens. Who is Ohara and how does she fit into the great pattern of destiny and power that will change Japan forever? Collects WAYWARD #6-10.”
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