The GeeksversePREVIEW | Select hardcovers and paperbacks on sale 07 October 2015

PREVIEW | Select hardcovers and paperbacks on sale 07 October 2015
Published on Monday, October 5, 2015 by
This week: The latest Lumberjanes paperback, Rafael Albuquerque’s EI8HT, a new Walking Dead compendium, volume three of Remender and Craig’s Deadly Class, a new Eerie Archives hardcover, DeConnick and De Landro’s Bitch Planet, and more.

Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal: Creation Myths, Vol. 3 (BOOM!/Archaia)

  • DarkCrystal_CreationMyths_v3_CoverHardcover/full color/$24.99 (US)
  • Due in stores 07 October 2015
  • Concept and character designs: Brian Froud
  • Story: Matthew Dow Smith
  • Art: Alex Sheikman, Lizzy John
  • “Presenting the stunning conclusion of the official prequel to the original The Dark Crystal movie. Following the events of the Great Conjunction, the once-powerful Urskeks have been split into two separate beings: the Skeksis and the Mystics. As the aftermath of the Great Conjunction wreaks havoc upon the Gelfling tribes, the Gelfling may have no choice but to rely upon the one race offering aid: the Skeksis. This volume features behind-the-scenes photos and concept sketches from The Jim Henson Company Archives documenting how creature and puppet designs that never made it into the film were adapted and brought to life on the comic page.”

Lumberjanes, Vol. 2 (BOOM! Box)

  • Lumberjanes_v2_CoverPaperback/full color/$14.99 (US)
  • Due in stores 07 October 2015
  • Story: Noelle Stevenson, Grace Ellis
  • Illustrations: Brooke Allen
  • Colors: Maarta Laiho
  • “The second collection of the Eisner Award-winning Lumberjanes is here! Five girls become instant best friends when they go to camp and discover there is a lot more to the summer than learning to how to paddle a canoe. Miss Qiunzella Thiskwin Penniquiqul Thistle Crumpet’s Camp for Hardcore Lady Types is not your average summer camp and Jo, April, Mal, Molly, and Ripley are not your average campers. Between the river monsters, magic, and myths, this summer is only just beginning! Collects issues #5–8.”

Sherlock Holmes and the Necronomicon (Dark Horse)

  • sherhomnecHardcover/full color/$17.99 (US)
  • Due in stores 07 October 2015
  • Story: Sylvain Cordurié
  • Art: Vladimir “Laci “ Krstić
  • “The follow-up to the thrilling Sherlock Holmes and the Vampires of London! Following his encounter with the vampire Selymes, Sherlock Holmes embarks on an Arctic expedition under the assumed name of Thomas Sigerson. During his excursion, the great detective uncovers strange and dark forces at work, and learns that some mysteries are best left unsolved!”

The Ghost Fleet, Vol. 2: Over the Top (Dark Horse)

  • gfltv2Paperback/full color/$14.99 (US)
  • Due in stores 07 October 2015
  • Story: Donny Cates
  • Illustrations: Daniel Warren Johnson
  • Colors: Lauren Affe
  • “Trace Morales has gone insane. What’s worse, his rig’s hauling occult cargo that could spell el fin for the world. Can a bizarre bounty hunter recover the Ghost Fleet’s star driver? Forty tons of biker brawls, supernatural mayhem, and truck stop shootouts! Collects issues #5–#8.”

EI8HT, Vol. 1: Outcast (Dark Horse)

  • ei8ghtv1Paperback/full color/$17.99 (US)
  • Due in stores 07 October 2015
  • Story & art: Rafael Albuquerque
  • Script: Mike Johnson
  • “Welcome to the Meld, an inhospitable dimension in time where a chrononaut finds himself trapped. With no memory or feedback from the team of scientists that sent him, he can’t count on anything but his heart and a stranger’s voice to guide him to his destiny. Collects issues #1–#5.”

Eerie Archives, Vol. 20 (Dark Horse)

  • eeriearchv20Hardcover/black & white/$49.99 (US)
  • Due in stores 07 October 2015
  • Stories: Cary Bates, Joe Brancatelli, Nicola Cuti, Bill DuBay, Leo Duranona, Archie Goodwin, Bruce Jones, Louise Jones, Roger McKenzie, Guillermo Saccomanno, Jim Stenstrum (also writing as Alabaster Redzone)
  • Art: Neal Adams, Alfredo Alcala, Leo Bermejo, Leo Duranona, Russ Heath, Carmine Infantino, Pablo Marcos, Val Mayerik, Pepe Moreno Casares, Rudy Nebres, Alex Niño, Jose Ortiz, Penalva, Walt Simonson, Pat Woodraffe
  • “Bipedal shark creatures, tattooed assassins, cursed family trees, and time-travel disasters fill the pages of Eerie Archives Volume 20! The Rook returns, the interlocking “Fallen Angels” stories show how supernatural justice comes to a big city, and the adventures of Mac Tavish: Hero of Zodiac V and Abelmar Jones: Supernatural Ghetto Detective continue! Collects Eerie#95–#99!”

Bob Powell’s Complete Jet Powers (Kitchen Sink Books/Dark Horse)

  • bpcjpHardcover/full color/$49.99 (US)
  • Due in stores 07 October 2015
  • Story & art: Bob Powell
  • Introduction: Steve Rude
  • Essays: James Vance, John Wooley
  • “Finally collected in a deluxe hardcover: the complete adventures of Jet Powers, hero of the cult sci-fi comics by legendary artist Bob Powell in which the “Captain of Science” battles the diabolical Mr. Sinn. Collects stories from Jet Powers #1–#4 and The American Air Forces. Introduction by Steve Rude (Nexus) and essay by James Vance and John Wooley.”

The Walking Dead Compendium, Vol. 3 (Image Comics)

  • TWD_Compendium3_2x3_300Paperback/black & white/$59.99 (US)
  • Due in stores 07 October 2015
  • Story: Robert Kirkman
  • Pencils: Charlie Adlard
  • Inks: Charlie Adlard, Stefano Gaudiano
  • Tones: Cliff Rathburn
  • “Just in time for the new season of The Walking Dead on AMC, the fan- favorite, New York Times bestselling series returns with its third massive paperback collection! With over 1,000 pages, this volume contains the next chapter of ROBERT KIRKMAN’s Eisner Award-winning continuing story of survival horror. Rick Grimes’s dream of rebuilding civilization is tested as the people of Alexandria come into contact with other communities that have developed their own methods of survival. Collects THE WALKING DEAD #97–144.”

Outcast by Kirkman & Azaceta, Vol. 2: A Vast and Unending Ruin (Image Comics)

  • Outcast_vol2-1Paperback/full color/$14.99 (US, print)/$11.99 (US, digital)
  • Due in stores 07 October 2015
  • Story: Robert Kirkman
  • Illustrations: Paul Azaceta
  • Colors: Elizabeth Breitweiser
  • “In light of recent revelations, Kyle feels like he’s starting to piece together the answers he’s looking for. But while he feels a new sense of purpose… is Reverend Anderson’s life falling apart? Catch up on the new hit horror series from the creator of THE WALKING DEAD, soon to be a show on Cinemax.”

Jupiter’s Circle, Vol. 1 (Image Comics)

  • JCcover#1+new logoPaperback/full color/$9.99 (US, print)/$7.99 (US, digital)
  • Due in stores 07 October 2015
  • Story: Mark Millar
  • Illustrations: Wilfredo Torres, Davide Gianfelice
  • Colors: Ive Svorcina
  • “SPECIAL LOW INTRODUCTORY PRICE OF $9.99! In midcentury America, a team of young superheroes faces epic threats in public while battling personal demons behind closed doors. Collects JUPITER’S CIRCLE #1–6.”

Injection, Vol. 1 (Image Comics)

  • InjectionV1_CoverPaperback/full color/$9.99 (US, print)/$7.99 (US, digital)
  • Due in stores 07 October 2015
  • Story: Warren Ellis
  • Illustrations: Declan Shalvey
  • Colors: Jordie Bellaire
  • “Once upon a time, there were five crazy people. And they poisoned the 21st Century. From the creators of Moon Knight: From the Dead, collecting issues 1–5 of INJECTION, the story of five mad geniuses trying to save us all from themselves.”

Deadly Class, Vol. 3: The Snake Pit (Image Comics)

  • DeadlyClass_vol3-1Paperback/full color/$14.99 (US, print)/$11.99 (US, digital)
  • Due in stores 07 October 2015
  • Story: Rick Remender
  • Illustrations: Wes Craig
  • Colors: Lee Loughridge, Jordan Boyd
  • “ Marcus and his girlfriend Maria are thrown to the wolves when a Mexican Cartel, the family of a classmate they were forced to kill, comes gunning for revenge. The true costs of the life he’s chosen to live are only just dawning on Marcus. The troubled teen has never been more troubled. Collects DEADLY CLASS #12–16.”

Bitch Planet, Vol. 1: Extraordinary Machine (Image Comics)

  • BitchPlanet_vol1-1Paperback/full color/$9.99 (US, print)/$7.99 (US, digital)
  • Due in stores 07 October 2015
  • Story: Kelly Sue DeConnick
  • Illustrations: Valentine De Landro, Robert Wilson IV
  • Colors: Cris Peter
  • “SPECIAL LOW INTRODUCTORY PRICE OF $9.99! Eisner Award-nominated writer KELLY SUE DeCONNICK (PRETTY DEADLY, Captain Marvel) and VALENTINE DE LANDRO (X-Factor) present the premiere volume of BITCH PLANET, their critically acclaimed and deliciously vicious sci-fi satire. Think Margaret Atwood meets Inglourious Basterds. Discussion guide included. Collects BITCH PLANET #1–5.”
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