The GeeksversePREVIEW | Select hardcovers and paperbacks on sale 14 October 2015

PREVIEW | Select hardcovers and paperbacks on sale 14 October 2015
Published on Monday, October 12, 2015 by
This week: A new Adventure Time hardcover, Fabio Moon and Gabriel Ba’s Two Brothers, deluxe hardcover editions for Wayward and Satellite Sam, a tribute to Peanuts creator Charles M. Schulz, and more.

Adventure Time: Mathematical Edition, Vol. 6 (KaBOOM!)

  • AdventureTime_V6_Mathematical_CoverHardcover/full color/$24.99 (US)
  • Due in stores 14 October 2015
  • Story: Ryan North
  • Illustrations: Jim Rugg, with Dustin Nguyen, Jess Fink, Jeffrey Brown, Shelli Paroline, Braden Lamb
  • Colors: Whitney Cogar, Chris O’Neill
  • Adventure Time created by Pendleton Ward
  • “Finn and Jake finally get to have the ultimate out-of-body experience—LITERALLY. Collects issues #25-29.”

Iscariot (BOOM!/Archaia)

  • Iscariot_HC_CoverHardcover/full color/$24.99 (US)
  • Due in stores 14 October 2015
  • Story & art: S. M. Vidaurri
  • “When Carson, a young girl living with cancer, is bestowed with age-old magic by a rebellious sorcerer named Iscariot, she must navigate her new powers, face the life she had thought she left behind forever, and take on the order of magicians who want to control her destiny. Carson discovers that Iscariot’s intentions might not have been as altruistic as it first appeared, and learns the hard way that magic comes at a cost.”

Peanuts: A Tribute to Charles M. Schulz (KaBOOM!)

  • Peanuts_TributeCharlesSchulz_HC_CoverHardcover/full color/$34.99 (US)
  • Due in stores 14 October 2015
  • Story & art: Mike Allred, Art Baltazar, Paige Braddock, Megan Brennan, Frank Cammuso, Derek Charm, Colleen Coover, Evan Dorkin, Chynna Clugston Flores, Julie Fujii, Shaenon K. Garrity, Melanie Gillman, Zac Gorman, Jimmy Gownley, Matt Groening, Dan Hipp, Keith Knight, Mike Kunkel, Roger Langridge, Jeff Lemire, Jonathan Lemon, Patrick McDonnell, Tony Millionaire, Caleb Monroe, Terry Moore, Dustin Nguyen, Molly Ostertag, Lincoln Peirce, Paul Pope, Hilary Price, Liz Prince, Stan Sakai, Chris Schweizer, Ryan Sook, Jeremy Sorese, Raina Telgemeier, Richard Thompson, Tom Tomorrow, Lucas Turnbloom, Jen Wang
  • Additional colors: Chris Hunt, Tom Luth, Pancha Diaz
  • “A Tribute to Charles M. Schulz is a giant love letter from creators new and old from comic strips to webcomics, children’s books to comic books. Unprecedented at this scale, it is very rare for the Schulz estate to allow other cartoonists to illustrate the Peanuts gang in their own signature styles. This collection of original stories, pin-ups, and strips pay tribute to Schulz and the world of Peanuts, and includes contributions from Raina Telgemeier (Smile), Jen Wang (In Real Life), Patrick McDonnell (Mutts), Stan Sakai (Usagi Yojimbo), Terry Moore (Rachel Rising), Mike Allred (Silver Surfer), Paul Pope (Battling Boy), and many more. Features an introduction by Lincoln Peirce (Big Nate).”

Lone Wolf and Cub Omnibus, Vol. 10 (Dark Horse Manga)

  • lwcomniv10Paperback/black & white/$19.99 (US)
  • Due in stores 14 October 2015
  • Story: Kazuo Koike
  • Art: Goseki Kojima
  • “Like leaves circling a maelstrom, Ogami Itto and his mortal enemy, Yagyu Retsudo, are drawn inexorably toward their final confrontation. As torrential rains pound Edo, Yagyu’s forces race to find Ogami before a boatload of explosives reaches him and provides the means to destroy the Yagyu, once and for all!”

Two Brothers (Dark Horse)

  • twobrosHardcover/black & white/$24.99 (US)
  • Due in stores 14 October 2015
  • Story & art: Gabriel Ba, Fabio Moon
  • “From the Eisner Award–winning and New York Times best-selling duo behind Daytripper, Gabriel Ba and Fabio Moon! Twin brothers Omar and Yaqub may share the same features, but they could not be more different from one another. After a brutally violent exchange between the young boys, Yaqub is sent from his home in Brazil to live with relatives in Lebanon, only to return five years later as a virtual stranger to the parents who bore him, his tensions with Omar unchanged. Family secrets engage the reader in this profoundly resonant story about identity, love, loss, deception, and the dissolution of blood ties.”

Rat God (Dark Horse)

  • ratgodHardcover/full color/$19.99 (US)
  • Due in stores 14 October 2015
  • Story & illustrations: Richard Corben
  • Colors: Beth Corben Reed
  • “Eisner Award Hall of Fame inductee Richard Corben presents a chilling new story inspired by the works of H. P. Lovecraft! When city slicker Clark Elwood travels into the woods searching for his Native American girlfriend, he discovers a town of strange, threatening people, savage animals, and unspeakable fear. Collects issues #1–#5.”

Grimmiss Island (Dark Horse)

  • ibgrimPaperback/full color/$12.99 (US)
  • Due in stores 14 October 2015
  • Story: Art Baltazar, Franco
  • Art: Franco
  • “When the Volcano Goddess threatens the Mama Woogees’ tiny island, only little Grimmiss can save the day! When you’re a little guy with a skull head, there’s adventure around every corner! From the Eisner Award–winning creative minds of Art Baltazar and Franco! Collects theGrimmiss Island four-issue miniseries.”

Crime Does Not Pay Archives, Vol. 10 (Dark Horse)

  • cdnpv10Hardcover/full color/$49.99 (US)
  • Due in stores 14 October 2015
  • Stories by: Lev Gleason
  • Art by: Dan Barry, Charles Biro, Bert Bushell, Jack Cole, Bob Fujitani, Fred Guardineer, Fred Kida, Ed Moore, George Tuska
  • Introductory essay: Jeff Jensen
  • “Our latest deluxe hardcover—including every uncensored page from Crime Does Not Payissues #58 to #61—is packed with timeless true-crime tales by artists George Tuska, Fred Guardineer, Dan Barry, Charles Biro, and others! This volume also features an enlightening new foreword by Eisner Award–winning writer Jeff Jensen (Green River Killer)!”

The Big Guy and Rusty the Robot, New Edition (Dark Horse)

  • bigguyr2edHardcover/full color/$19.99 (US)
  • Due in stores 14 October 2015
  • Story: Frank Miller, Geof Darrow
  • Illustrations: Geof Darrow
  • Colors: Dave Stewart
  • “Front and center, America! Here comes action! Here comes adventure! Here comes The Big Guy and Rusty the Boy Robot—a roller-coaster ride through the minds of Geof Darrow and Frank Miller, the tag team that set you reeling with their hard-hitting series Hard Boiled! Everything you remember about being thirty-eight years old and watching monster movies is right here, but with all the magnified detail that you always wanted to see. Recolored by coloring maestro Dave Stewart!”

Battlepug, Vol. 4: The Devil’s Biscuit (Dark Horse)

  • batpugv4Hardcover/full color/$14.99 (US)
  • Due in stores 14 October 2015
  • Story & illustrations: Mike Norton
  • Colors: Allen Passalaqua
  • “After one of his motley crew of adventurers goes missing, the last Kinmundian must split off from his friends and journey, alone, into the heart of the den of the pirate king to find him. The rest of the group must fend for themselves while Catwulf’s ferocious forces hunt them down. But with a Battlepug at their side, they at least have a fighting chance! Includes exclusive content not found in the webcomic.”

Angel & Faith Season 10, Vol. 3: United (Dark Horse)

  • angelafs10v3Paperback/full color/$18.99 (US)
  • Due in stores 14 October 2015
  • Story: Victor Gischler
  • Illustrations: Will Conrad
  • Colors: Michelle Madsen
  • “When Faith returns to London, her qualms about reteaming with vampire Angel are pushed aside when the demon Eldre Koh’s search for vengeance and his lost friend Illyria brings him to Magic Town. Illyria isn’t in Magic Town, but strangely, Illyria’s host, Winifred Burkle … is. Collects issues #11–#15.”

Wayward Book One, Deluxe Hardcover (Image Comics)

  • WaywardDlxVol1_2x3_300Hardcover/full color/$39.99 (US)
  • Due in stores 14 October 2015
  • Story: Jim Zubkavich
  • Illustrations: Steven Cummings
  • Colors: Tamra Bonvillain, Josh Perez, John Rauch, Jim Zubkavich
  • Essays by: Zack Davisson
  • “Rori Lane is trying to start a new life in Japan, but ancient creatures lurking in the shadows of Tokyo sense something hidden deep within her, threatening everything she holds dear. Can she unlock the secrets of her power before it’s too late? Image Comics’s new supernatural sensation gets the deluxe treatment in this oversized hardcover collection that includes every stunning cover illustration, design sketches, and extensive essay material on Japanese culture and mythology by noted monster scholar ZACK DAVISSON. Collects WAYWARD #1–10 and includes a special poster of the 5-part WAYWARD connected cover illustration from issues #6-10!”

Skullkickers Treasure Trove, Vol. 3 (Image Comics)

  • Skullkickers_TreasureTrove3_900pxHardcover/full color/$34.99 (US)
  • Due in stores 14 October 2015
  • Story: Jim Zubkavich
  • Pencils: Edwin Huang
  • Inks: Edwin Huang, Kevin Raganit
  • Colors: Misty Coats, Ludwig Olimba
  • Additional story material by: Ron Marz, Adam Warren, Todd Dezago
  • Additional illustrations by: Stjepan Sejic, Remy Mokhtar, Jeffrey Cruz, Misty Coats, Lar DeSouza
  • “The fan favorite SKULLKICKERS story concludes in this gorgeous oversized hardcover edition collecting the fifth and sixth story arcs along with lots of spiffy extras and rarities. Collects SKULLKICKERS #24–34.”

Secret Identities, Vol. 1 (Image Comics)

  • SecretIdentities_vol1-1Paperback/full color/$14.99 (US)
  • Due in stores 14 October 2015
  • Story: Jay Faerber, Brian Joines
  • Illustrations: Ilias Kyriazis
  • Colors: Charlie Kirchoff, Ron Riley
  • “The supergroup known as The Front Line have just invited new hero Crosswind to join them. But what they don’t know is that Crosswind is a mole, sent to learn all their secrets. And the Front Line have LOTS of secrets… Collects SECRET IDENTITIES #1-7.”

Satellite Sam, Deluxe Hardcover (Image Comics)

  • SatelliteSam_DlxHCHardcover/black & white/$44.99 (US)
  • Due in stores 14 October 2015
  • Story: Matt Fraction
  • Art: Howard Chaykin
  • “1951: Carlyle White—creator and star of the daily children’s show SATELLITE SAM—turns up dead in the last place a struggling young television network wants its star to be found. His accidental death reveals a secret life, and the discoveries his son makes trying to piece together his father’s last days will send him spiraling down a dark path of murder, sex, and obsession. This midnight-black roman noir weaves true stories of TV’s golden age together with harrowing portraits of broken men and women struggling to hold on to their souls under bright lights and tabloid celebrity. By the award-winning team of MATT FRACTION (SEX CRIMINALS, ODY-C, Hawkeye) and HOWARD CHAYKIN (BLACK KISS, AMERICAN FLAGG!, The Shadow), this omnibus edition features all fifteen issues, special bonus materials, and an all-new epilogue created especially for this collection. Collects SATELLITE SAM #1-15 & BONUS MATERIAL.”

Death Vigil, Vol. 1 (Image Comics)

  • DeathVigil_tp_01Paperback/full color/$24.99 (US, print); $19.99 (US, digital)
  • Due in stores 14 October 2015
  • Story & art: Stjepan Sejic
  • “Gifted? Join the Death Vigil in their ongoing war against the ever-growing power of the Primordial Enemy! The only catch is you have to die first. Become a corporeal immortal Death Knight, and obtain reality-altering weaponry in the neverending battle between Good and Evil. Collects DEATH VIGIL #1-8.”
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