The GeeksversePREVIEW | Select hardcovers and paperbacks on sale 28 October 2015

PREVIEW | Select hardcovers and paperbacks on sale 28 October 2015
Published on Monday, October 26, 2015 by
The next book in Brrémaud and Bertolucci’s Love series, Hiroya Oku’s Gantz comes to its conclusion, Matt Fraction teams up with Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Michael Chabon on Casanova: Acedia, P. Craig Russell and Neil Gaiman’s Murder Mysteries gets the gallery edition treatment, and more.

Love: The Fox (Magnetic Press)

  • Love - The Fox prev_00001Hardcover/full color/$17.99 (US)
  • Due in stores 28 October 2015
  • Story: Frédéric Brrémaud
  • Art: Federico Bertolucci
  • “It’s not easy being one of the smaller predators in the woods, competing with an entire woodland population for scraps along the food chain. But when nature throws cataclysmic weather into the mix, it becomes a race for survival… and Love. LOVE: THE FOX follows a spry, intrepid, one-eyed fox during an average day of foraging when a natural disaster erupts. Readers are taken on a thrill ride as animals of all shapes and sizes react to the danger, but the fox inexplicably runs towards the fire, braving daunting obstacles and looming predators to reach a desperate location in the heart of the storm… This second volume in the celebrated LOVE series is another beautiful all-ages title that explores genuine natural behavior, like a nature documentary told through the dramatic lens of Disney-esque storytelling. LOVE: THE FOX a lavish, gorgeously rendered and ultimately heartwarming story that is a monument to modern sequential narrative.”

The Mantle, Vol. 1 (Image Comics)

  • TheMantle_Vol1_2x3_300Paperback/full color/$14.99 (US, print); $11.99 (US, digital)
  • Due in stores 28 October 2015
  • Story: Ed Brisson
  • Illustrations: Brian Level
  • Colors: Jordan Boyd
  • Additional inks: Michael Neno
  • “Inheriting unimaginable power rules! Learning you’re the 38th person to host that power in the last decade and that there’s an equally powerful intergalactic baddie whose sole purpose in life is to kill you? Not so cool. Collects THE MANTLE #1–5.”

Casanova: Acedia, Vol. 1 (Image Comics)

  • CasanovaAcedia_V01-1Paperback/full color/$9.99 (US, print); $7.99 (US, digital)
  • Due in stores 28 October 2015
  • Story: Matt Fraction, Michael Chabon
  • Illustrations: Fábio Moon, Gabriel Bá
  • Colors: Cris Peter, Gabriel Bá
  • “ Casanova Quinn, interdimensional superspy and assassin, has crash-landed here on Earth—on OUR Earth—with absolutely no memory of who he is or the things he’s done. He works for a man with just as mysterious a past as his own and has found the New Normal of his life under the name “Quentin Cassaday.” That’s when the end of the world begins. With nine days to a supposed apocalypse, Los Angeles simmers in fear as a weird cult readies itself for what comes next…and what comes next runs straight through Casanova Quinn. By Eisner Award-winning writer MATT FRACTION (SEX CRIMINALS, ODY-C, SATELLITE SAM) and with art by international superstar FÁBIO MOON (Two Brothers, Daytripper), this volume also features exclusive back-up stories written by Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist MICHAEL CHABON (Telegraph Avenue, The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Klay) and drawn by CASANOVA co-creator GABRIEL BÁ (The Umbrella Academy, Two Brothers) that tells the story of the women tasked with hunting Casanova Quinn down across space and time. Collects CASANOVA: ACEDIA #1–4.”

Gantz, Vol. 37 (Dark Horse Manga)

  • gantz37Paperback/black & white/$13.99 (US)
  • NOTE: Book is oriented in right-to-left reading format
  • Due in stores 28 October 2015
  • Story & art: Hiroya Oku
  • “Gantz reaches its apocalyptic conclusion! The alien invaders have been defeated, but aboard their goliath orbiting mother ship, their final champion sends a challenge to Gantz warrior Kei Kurono: face him in single combat, or the mother ship will plunge to Earth, decimating the planet!”

EC Archives: The Haunt of Fear, Vol. 2 (Dark Horse)

  • Hardcover/full color/$49.99 (US)
  • Due in stores 28 October 2015
  • Stories: Bill Gaines, Al Feldstein, Jerry De Fuccio, Johnny Craig
  • Illustrations: Johnny Craig, Graham Ingels, Jack Davis, Jack Kamen, George Roussos, Ed Smalle, Joe Orlando
  • Colors: ecarchhofv2
  • “Fright fans, beware! This hotly anticipated second volume—collecting EC Comics classic The Haunt of Fear #7–#12—is sure to chill you to the core! Featuring art from the celebrated talents of Johnny Craig, Graham Ingels, Jack Davis, Jack Kamen, George Roussos, Ed Smalle, and Joe Orlando!”

The Complete Love Hurts (Dark Horse)

  • comlovhurtsPaperback/full color/$19.99 (US)
  • Due in stores 28 October 2015
  • Story & art: Kim W. Andersson
  • “Lovelorn supervillains, psychopathic online daters, murderous reality TV show stars, and heartbroken cowboys, samurais, and astronauts star in this massive tome from Swedish comics creator Kim W. Andersson—making his US debut! Andersson delivers a shocking series of short stories about love gone horribly wrong—romance comics with brutal, terrible twists which show that, no matter who you are or what you do, love can be one deadly bitch!”

P. Craig Russell’s Murder Mysteries and Other Stories, Gallery Edition (Dark Horse)

  • murdmystgaledHardcover/full color/$125.00 (US)
  • Due in stores 28 October 2015
  • Graphic story scripts by: P. Craig Russell, Will Pfeifer
  • Original stories by: Neil Gaiman, P. Craig Russell, Will Pfeifer, Oscar Wilde, O. Henry, Ray Bradbury, H. P. Lovecraft
  • Art: P. Craig Russell
  • “This gallery edition features high-quality scans of master illustrator P. Craig Russell’s original art, printed at art-board size, in a collection of stunning, complete adaptations of works by Neil Gaiman, H. P. Lovecraft, Ray Bradbury, Mike Mignola, Clive Barker, and Oscar Wilde; the Spirit story ‘Art Walk’; and much more stunning artwork by this legendary graphic storyteller.”

Plants vs. Zombies: Bully for You (Dark Horse)

  • pvzbfyHardcover/full color/$9.99 (US)
  • Due in stores 28 October 2015
  • Story: Paul Tobin
  • Illustrations: Ron Chan, Dustin Nguyen, Jennifer Meyer, Peter Bagge
  • Colors: Matthew J. Rainwater
  • “Patrice and Nate have followed Crazy Dave throughout time—but are they ready to investigate a strange college campus to keep the streets safe from zombies? Paul Tobin and Ron Chan join forces with the mysterious Anti-Bully Squad to deliver a hilarious romp to your school! Featuring special bonus stories illustrated by Dustin Nguyen, Jennifer Meyer, and Peter Bagge!”

Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Tarzan: The Sunday Comics, 1935–1937 (Dark Horse)

  • trhfssv2Hardcover/full color/$125.00 (US)
  • Due in stores 28 October 2015
  • Story: George A. Carlin
  • Art: Hal Foster
  • “Celebrate Hal Foster with this deluxe collection of his Tarzan Sunday strips! This final volume compiles dozens of strips on archive-quality paper—expertly restored in gorgeous color at giant size, replicating their original appearance! This astonishing volume is presented in a format that collectors will adore! Collecting every Hal Foster Tarzan Sunday strip from September 1935 through May 1937.”

Garfield, Vol. 7 (KaBOOM!)

  • Garfield_V7_coverPaperback/full color/$13.99 (US)
  • Due in stores 28 October 2015
  • Story: Mark Evanier
  • Illustrations: Andy Hirsch
  • Colors: Lisa Moore
  • Additional story material: Scott Nickel
  • Additional illustrations: David DeGrand
  • Garfield created by: Jim Davis
  • “Featuring Garfield playing dentist, searching for his Orange Meringue Pie, and running from the returning Lasagna Monster & the Fantastical Foods of Fear, this extra-large collection of Garfield comics is the tastiest one yet. Collects issues #25–28, including the oversized issue #25.”
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