The GeeksversePREVIEW | Select hardcovers and paperbacks on sale 23 September 2015

PREVIEW | Select hardcovers and paperbacks on sale 23 September 2015
Published on Monday, September 21, 2015 by
New this week: The first book in a new Avatar: The Last Airbender trilogy, an Astro Boy omnibus, Barbiere and Santos’s Black MarketThe New Deal by Eisner Award-winning graphic novelist Jonathan Case, an original Peanuts graphic novel, and more.

Black Market (BOOM! Studios)

  • BlackMarket_TPB_CoverPaperback/full color/$19.99 (US)
  • Due in stores 23 September 2015
  • Story: Frank J. Barbiere
  • Illustrations: Victor Santos
  • Colors: Adam Metcalfe
  • “Ray Willis is a broken man, a disgraced medical examiner making ends meet by preparing corpses at a funeral parlor. His scientific genius is being wasted…that is, until his estranged criminal brother Denny shows up on his doorstep, supposedly cleaned-up and proposing a once-in-a-lifetime partnership to cure not just cancer, but all disease. The catch? It exists within the DNA of superheroes. Collects all four issues of the critically acclaimed miniseries.”

Hexed: The Harlot and the Thief, Vol. 1 (BOOM! Studios)

  • Hexed_HarlotAndThief_v1_TP_CoverPaperback/full color/$14.99 (US)
  • Due in stores 23 September 2015
  • Story: Michael Alan Nelson
  • Illustrations: Dan Mora
  • Colors: Gabriel Cassata
  • “Luci Jennifer Inacio Das Neves (most people just call her ‘Lucifer’) is a supernatural thief-for-hire, stealing wondrous objects from the dark denizens of the netherworld for her mentor/mother figure, Val Brisendine. But when Lucifer accidentally unleashes a terrible evil from one of the paintings hanging in Val’s art gallery, will any of the tricks up her sleeve be enough to stop it? Collects issues #1–4.”

Peanuts: Where Beagles Dare (kaBOOM!)

  • Peanuts_WhereBeaglesDare_TP_CoverPaperback/full color/$9.99 (US)
  • Due in stores 23 September 2015
  • Story: Jason Cooper
  • Pencils: Vicki Scott
  • Inks: Paige Braddock
  • Colors: Whitney Cogar
  • Based on the Peanuts comic strip by Charles M. Schulz
  • “Snoopy, the World War I Flying Ace, is on holiday in France but his leave is cut short when he’s recruited for a top-secret mission. Snoopy must dodge his way through no-man’s land, go deep behind enemy territory, and battle the Red Baron in the blackened skies above. Will Snoopy ever return home to quaff a few Root Beers with Woodstock and have dinner with Charlie Brown? Find out in this original graphic novel featuring Charles M. Schulz’s beloved Peanuts characters and starring Snoopy!”

Astro Boy Omnibus, Vol. 1 (Dark Horse Manga)

  • astroboyomniv1Paperback/black & white/$19.99 (US)
  • Due in stores 23 September 2015
  • Story & art: Osamu Tezuka
  • “Nearly 700 pages! Built by a brilliant scientist to replace his lost son, but with powers beyond imagination, Astro Boy fights for the oppressed and helpless—human, alien, or robot. Created by Osamu Tezuka, ‘Japan’s Walt Disney,’ Astro Boy is action-packed, classic fun for all ages, now featured in value-priced omnibus editions!”

Avatar: The Last Airbender—Smoke and Shadow, Part One (Dark Horse)

  • atlbssv1Paperback/full color/$10.99 (US)
  • Due in stores 23 September 2015
  • Story: Gene Luen Yang, Michael Dante DiMartino, Bryan Konietzko
  • Art: Gurihiru
  • “The Fire Nation is threatened by a prophecy told by the Kemurikage, mysterious figures thought only to exist in legend: Remove Zuko from the throne, or the country will perish! Avatar Aang and his friends escort Zuko and his family back to the capital, completely unaware of the looming threat growing in the city. Unrest is brewing as the New Ozai Society prepares to make its move against the crown, and children begin to go missing from their homes under mysterious circumstances!”

B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth, Vol. 11: Flesh and Stone (Dark Horse)

  • bprdhenv11Paperback/full color/$19.99 (US)
  • Due in stores 23 September 2015
  • Story: Mike Mignola, John Arcudi
  • Illustrations: James Harren
  • Colors: Dave Stewart
  • “Things seem to be going well for the BPRD. With their alliance with the military, they now have all the munitions they need and, compared to what they faced in New York, an easy mission to clear a small town. But the town has strange connections to Howards’s past as a prehistoric warrior, and more than its share of monsters. This volume collects B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth #125–#129.”

Hellbound (Dark Horse)

  • hellboundhcHardcover/full color/$17.99 (US)
  • Due in stores 23 September 2015
  • Story: Victor Gischler, Davide Dileo
  • Illustrations: Riccardo Burchielli, Francesco Mattina
  • Colors: Luca Saponti
  • “When two disgraced FBI agents are sent to investigate gruesome murders along Route 5, they discover there’s a lot more going on than a simple string of bodies left by some garden-variety serial killer. Horrific nightmares are tormenting the small towns along the highway, and only one man in junkyard armor keeps them at bay.”

The New Deal (Dark Horse)

  • nwdlHardcover/partial color/$16.99 (US)
  • Due in stores 23 September 2015
  • Story & art: Jonathan Case
  • “From Eisner Award winner Jonathan Case! The Waldorf Astoria is the classiest hotel along the Manhattan skyline in 1930s New York City. When a charming woman checks in with a high-society entourage, a bellhop and a maid get caught up in a series of mysterious thefts. The stakes quickly grow perilous, and the pair must rely on each other to discover the truth while navigating delicate class politics.”
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