The GeeksversePREVIEW | Select hardcovers and paperbacks on sale 30 September 2015

PREVIEW | Select hardcovers and paperbacks on sale 30 September 2015
Published on Monday, September 28, 2015 by
This week: The Strange Girl Omnibus gets reissued, Kosuke Fujishima’s long-running Oh My Goddess! draws to a close, RoboCop enforces a controversial gun-control law, Southern Bastards gets the oversized hardcover treatment, and more.

Clive Barker’s Next Testament, Vol. 3 (BOOM! Studios)

  • NextTestament_v3_coverPaperback/full color/$14.99 (US)
  • Due in stores 30 September 2015
  • Story: Clive Barker, Mark Miller
  • Illustrations: Haemi Jang
  • Colors: Vladimir Popov, Haemi Jang
  • “In the final chapter of the Harvey Award-nominated epic, Tristan and Elspeth desperately race to a library in Providence, Rhode Island, where their only hope of defeating Wick awaits. Meanwhile, Wick finds a new apprentice and Julian’s final fate is revealed. Collects issues #9–12.”

The Empty Man (BOOM! Studios)

  • EmptyMan_TPB_coverPaperback/full color/$19.99 (US)
  • Due in stores 30 September 2015
  • Story: Cullen Bunn
  • Illustrations: Vanesa R. Del Rey
  • Colors: Michael Garland
  • “It’s been one year since the first reported case of the Empty Man disease, and no drug has been able to slow its progress. The cause is unknown, and the symptoms include fits of rage, hideous hallucinations, suicidal dementia, followed by death, or a near lifeless, “empty” state of catatonia. As murder cults rise nationwide, the FBI and CDC enter a joint investigation of the Empty Man, hoping to piece together clues to stop the cult and uncover a cure. Collects the complete miniseries, issues #1–6.”

RoboCop: Dead or Alive, Vol. 1 (BOOM! Studios)

  • RoboCop_DeadOrAlive_v1_coverPaperback/full color/$14.99 (US)
  • Due in stores 30 September 2015
  • Story: Joshua Williamson
  • Illustrations: Carlos Magno
  • Colors: Marissa Louise
  • “Months after the events of the original classic film, John Killian, a criminal from Old Detroit’s mysterious past, returns to a city ablaze. As RoboCop, Anne Lewis, and the police department wage war on anarchic streets, tension between the people and “their protectors” is at an all-time high. When the mayor launches an initiative to remove the people’s rights to arms, Killian will lead the citizens in an uprising that tears down the very foundation of OCP. Collects issues #1–4.”

Oh My Goddess!, Vol. 48 (Dark Horse Manga)

  • omgodv48Paperback/black & white/$12.99 (US)
  • NOTE: Book is oriented in right-to-left reading format
  • Due in stores 30 September 2015
  • Story & art: Kosuke Fujishima
  • “After twenty-one years, the final volume of North America’s longest-running manga series is here! They’ve won every test and tribulation that both Heaven and Hell could throw at them; only one challenge now remains for Keiichi and Belldandy—to get back to Earth for their wedding! Even with the help of their friends and family, can they cross the dimensions in time? Spoiler alert: it’s a happy ending!”

The Life After, Vol. 2 (Oni Press)

  • 00Paperback/full color/$19.99 (US)
  • Due in stores 30 September 2015
  • Story: Joshua Hale Fialkov
  • Art: Gabriel “Gabo” Bautista
  • “No man can conquer Hell and Heaven alone. With the help of his friends Ernest Hemingway, Nettie, and Essie–plus a whole army of kids and an ancient Aztec god–Jude might just stand a chance to change the system of the afterlife. But will the toppling of the current regime simply be replaced by one just as bureaucratic and unfeeling? And what happens when betrayal comes not from above or below, but from one of their own?”

Mermin, Vol. 4: Into Atlantis (Oni Press)

  • merminv4Hardcover/full color/$19.99 (US)
  • Due in stores 30 September 2015
  • Story & art: Joey Weiser
  • “It’s all-out war between Mer and Atlantis! At least that’s what Mermin’s father, King Merus, declares after Pete is taken by Atlanteans. And that’s not all—Mermin will be fighting side-by-side with his father, so it’s time for some intense training! Meanwhile, deep in the Kingdom of Atlantis, Pete meets other children without homes who, of course, cannot fathom that he is from the surface. His stories of Mer attract the attention of another child, who offers to introduce Pete to her ‘friends’—who he never expected to see in Atlantis!”

Strange Girl Omnibus (Image Comics)

  • StrangeGirlOmniPaperback/full color/$25.99 (US, print)/$19.99 (US, digital)
  • Due in stores 30 September 2015
  • Story: Rick Remender
  • Illustrations: Eric Nguyen, Jerome Opeña, Peter Bergting, Micah Clarke, Harper Jaten, Nick Stakal
  • Colors: Joëlle Comtois, Tony Aviña, Russ Lowery, Michelle Madsen
  • “The entire STRANGE GIRL saga back in print! Collects STRANGE GIRL #1–18. Ten years after the Rapture, the Earth is unprotected by God, and the demonic citizens of hell have flooded our world, enslaving the remaining human population. After saving the life of a runt demon named Bloato, bartender, occultist, and all around arse kicker Bethany Black discovers that God is soon returning to wipe the Earth clean of everything unholy. With the end of the world coming, Bethany and Bloato set out to find the last doorway left into heaven and plead for admission.”

Southern Bastards, Book One (Image Comics)

  • SouthernBastardsHC1Hardcover/full color/$29.99 (US)
  • Due in stores 30 September 2015
  • Story: Jason Aaron
  • Art: Jason Latour
  • “Welcome to Craw County, Alabama, home of Boss BBQ, the state champion Runnin’ Rebs football team and more bastards than you’ve ever seen. SOUTHERN BASTARDS by JASON AARON (Scalped, Star Wars) and JASON LATOUR (Spider-Gwen, Loose Ends) gets a premiere hardcover, collecting the first eight issues of the Eisner Award-nominated (2015: Best Continuing Series) southern-fried crime series. Collects SOUTHERN BASTARDS #1-8.”

The Empty (Image Comics)

  • TheEmpty_vol1-1Paperback/full color/$9.99 (US, print)/$7.99 (US, digital)
  • Due in stores 30 September 2015
  • Story & art: Jimmie Robinson
  • “Tanoor is a hunter struggling to feed her village in an apocalyptic world of poison and decay, but Tanoor finds hope when she discovers a stranger named Lila who has the ability to grow life from death—a power that could change the world of The Empty. Collects THE EMPTY #1-6.”

Elephantmen 2260, Book 3: Learning to Be Human (Image Comics)

  • Elephantmen2260_Book3-1Paperback/full color/$16.99 (US, print)/$13.59 (US, digital)
  • Due in stores 30 September 2015
  • Story: Richard Starkings, Mark Schweikert, Marian Churchland
  • Illustrations: Axel Medellin, Shaky Kane, Marley Zarcone, Carlos Pedro
  • Colors:  Axel Medellin, Gabriel “Gabo” Bautista, Shaky Kane, Marley Zarcone, Carlos Pedro, Marian Churchland
  • “Collects ELEPHANTMEN issues #50, 56, 57, 63 & 64.”
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