The GeeksversePREVIEW | Select hardcovers and paperbacks on sale 09 September 2015

PREVIEW | Select hardcovers and paperbacks on sale 09 September 2015
Published on Monday, September 7, 2015 by
New this week: Archive quality reprints of Warren’s  Creepy and EC Comics’ Two-Fisted Tales, the latest Saga paperback, the first trade collection of Lemire and Nguyen’s Descender, the direct market debut of Orlando and Faith’s Kickstarter hit, Virgil, and more.

New Lone Wolf and Cub, Vol. 6 (Dark Horse Manga)

  • nlwcv6Paperback/black & white/$13.99 (US)
  • NOTE: Book is oriented in right-to-left reading format
  • Due in stores 09 September 2015
  • Story: Kazuo Koike
  • Art: Hideki Mori
  • “Fighting for survival, Togo Shigekata is unaware that a warship sails north to ensure he will never reach Edo Castle. But Togo’s charge, young Daigoro, has been trained by the sword master and will for the first time demonstrate his skills in combat . . . and draw his first blood!”

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 10, Vol. 3 (Dark Horse)

  • buffys10v3Paperback/full color/$18.99 (US)
  • Due in stores 09 September 2015
  • Story: Christos Gage, Nicholas Brendon
  • Illustrations: Rebekah Isaacs, Megan Levens
  • Colors: Dan Jackson
  • “The romantic scene for Buffy and friends amps up in unexpected ways. But personal lives are soon put aside to deal with demons, both real and intangible. Spike struggles with vivid dreams of murder, and Buffy journeys into his mind, discovering the terrifying new face of evil . . . Collects Buffy Season 10 #11–#15.”

Creepy Archives, Vol. 22 (Dark Horse)

  • creepyarchv22Hardcover/black & white/$49.99 (US)
  • Due in stores 09 September 2015
  • Stories by: Joe Brancatelli, Nicola Cuti, Bill DuBay, Steve Englehart, Ken Gale, Larry Hama, Bruce Jones, Budd Lewis, Jean Michele Martin, Roger McKenzie, John Sinsky, Jim Stenstrum, Laurie Sutton, Bob Toomey, Len Wein
  • Art by: Alfredo Alcala, Auraleon, Terry Austin, Leo Duranona, Russ Heath, Ken Kelly, Romas Kukalis, Pablo Marcos, Esteban Maroto, Val Mayerik, Gonzalo Mayo, Isidro Monés, Pepe Moreno Casares, Alex Niño, Jose Ortiz, Garcia Pizarro, Joe Rubinstein, John Severin, Walt Simonson, Jim Starlin, Buz Vaultz
  • “Murderous beasts, ravenous aliens, and other bizarre creatures hunt for careless humans in Creepy Archives Volume 22, collecting issues #104 through #107 of the infamous horror anthology! Featuring timeless tales by Russ Heath, John Severin, Len Wein, Bruce Jones, Larry Hama, Jim Starlin, Terry Austin, Alfredo Alcala, and many others—as well as all original fan pages and letters columns!”

The EC Archives: Two-Fisted Tales, Vol. 1 (Dark Horse)

  • ecarchwofvp0Hardcover/full color/$49.99 (US)
  • Due in stores 09 September 2015
  • Stories by: Harvey Kurtzman, Johnny Craig, Al Feldstein, Wally Wood
  • Illustrations by: Johnny Craig, Jack Davis, Bill Elder, Al Feldstein, Harvey Kurtzman, John Severin, Wally Wood
  • Colors: Marie Severin
  • “Writer/artist/editor Harvey Kurtzman teamed with legendary artists Wally Wood, Johnny Craig, Jack Davis, Al Feldstein, John Severin, and others to create these powerful stories of struggle and humanity that are considered to be among the best war stories ever told. Now, Dark Horse Books is proud to present this first incredible volume, collecting Two-Fisted Tales #18–#23.”

Halo: Escalation, Vol. 3 (Dark Horse)

  • haloescv3Paperback/full color/$19.99 (US)
  • Due in stores 09 September 2015
  • Story: Duffy Boudreau
  • Pencils: Sergio Ariño, Douglas Franchin
  • Inks: Juan Castro, Denis Freitas, Rob Lean
  • Colors: Michael Atiyeh
  • “Halo 4’s Spartan Ops continues here as the UNSC Infinity battles the Covenant for control of the all-powerful Forerunner Janus Key. Plus, Spartan Tanaka’s thrilling origin story revealed—all in this volume collecting Halo: Escalation issues #13–#18 by Duffy Boudreau (BlackAcre), Sergio Ariño (Ms. Marvel), and Douglas Franchin (Person of Interest).”

Pixu: The Mark of Evil (Dark Horse)

  • pixutpbPaperback/black & white/$14.99 (US)
  • Due in stores 09 September 2015
  • Story & art: Gabriel Ba, Fabio Moon, Becky Cloonan, Vasilis Lolos
  • “This gripping tale of urban horror follows the lives of five lonely tenants—strangers—whose lives become intertwined when they discover a dark mark scrawled on the walls of their building. The horror sprouts quite innocently from a small seed and finds life as something otherworldly. As the walls come alive, everyone is defenseless against a brewing evil.”

Saga, Vol. 5 (Image Comics)

  • Saga_Vol5-1Paperback/full color/$14.99 (US)
  • Due in stores 09 September 2015
  • Story: Brian K. Vaughan
  • Art: Fiona Staples
  • “While Gwendolyn and Lying Cat risk everything to find a cure for The Will, Marko makes an uneasy alliance with Prince Robot IV to find their missing children, who are trapped on a strange world with terrifying new enemies. Collects SAGA #25–30.”

 

Descender, Vol. 1: Tin Stars (Image Comics)

  • Descender_vol1-1Paperback/full color/$9.99 (US)
  • Due in stores 09 September 2015
  • Story: Jeff Lemire
  • Art: Dustin Nguyen
  • “One young robot’s struggle to stay alive in a universe where all androids have been outlawed and bounty hunters lurk on every planet. A rip-roaring and heart-felt cosmic odyssey that pits humanity against machine, and world against world, to create a sprawling space opera from the creators of Trillium, Sweet Tooth, and Little Gotham. Collects DESCENDER #1–6.”

Chrononauts, Vol. 1 (Image Comics)

  • Chrononauts_vol1-1Paperback/full color/$9.99 (US)
  • Due in stores 09 September 2015
  • Story: Mark Millar
  • Illustrations: Sean Murphy
  • Colors: Matt Hollingsworth
  • “SPECIAL LOW PRICE OF $9.99! Corbin Quinn and Danny Reilly are time travelers whose plans go off-course, leading to wild adventures in the time-stream. Collects CHRONONAUTS #1-4.”

Skullkickers, Vol. 6: Infinite Icons of the Endless Epic (Image Comics)

  • Skullkickers_Vol6-1Paperback/full color/$16.99 (US)
  • Due in stores 09 September 2015
  • Story: Jim Zubkavich
  • Pencils: Edwin Huang
  • Inks: Edwin Huang, Kevin Raganit
  • Colors: Misty Coats, Ludwig Olimba
  • “In this volume the SKULLKICKERS story comes to end, but it’s not going out without a fight! Beer, blood, and battle collide in the ultimate brawl to end it all! Collects SKULLKICKERS #31–33 & #100.”

Virgil (Image Comics)

  • VirgilOGN-CoverPaperback/full color/$9.99 (US)
  • Due in stores 09 September 2015
  • Story: Steve Orlando
  • Illustrations: J. D. Faith
  • Colors: Chris Beckett
  • “Betrayed, beaten, and banished by his own, an outed cop fights his way across Jamaica for revenge! Foxy Brown gave us a powerful, assertive female hero unashamed of who she was. VIRGIL creates this character in a gay man. He’s not perfect. But he shatters conceptions of gay masculinity. He travels the road so many gay men do, from conflict, to anger, to acceptance, to passion. And he does it his way. He’ll do anything to protect what he loves, and doesn’t care who thinks different about it. He’s tough, righteous, and he’s fighting for his man.”

Witchblade: Redemption, Vol. 1–4 set (Image Comics)

  • WBREDTPBv01_BM_covers.inddPaperback/full color/$19.99 (US)
  • Due in stores 09 September 2015
  • Story: Ron Marz
  • Art: Stjepan Sejic
  • “The seminal run by RON MARZ and STJEPAN SEJIC is available in this value-priced set edition! 640 pages for under $20!”
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