The GeeksversePREVIEW | Select hardcovers and paperbacks on sale 11 November 2015

PREVIEW | Select hardcovers and paperbacks on sale 11 November 2015
Published on Monday, November 9, 2015 by
This Wednesday will see a lot of new releases including trade collections for Remender and Tocchini’s Low, Hogan and Parkhouse’s Resident Alien, Bunn and Churilla’s Hellbreak; and hardcover compilations for Fatale, The Goon, Elk’s Run, and classic Archie.

Archie Archives: Prom Pranks and Other Stories (Dark Horse)

  • archarcprompPaperback/full color/$19.99 (US)
  • Due in stores 11 November 2015
  • Story & pencils: Bob Montana
  • Inks: Various artists
  • Colors: Various artists
  • “Over 200 pages of full-color laughs—value priced! Dark Horse and Archie Comic Publications present the archive library series everyone’s talking about—now in bargain-priced trade paperback! The earliest, hardest-to-find stories in the history of Archie comics can now be read and enjoyed in full color, from Archie’s budding romances with Betty and Veronica to his antics at Riverdale High. This volume collects all Archie stories from Pep Comics #22–#38, Jackpot Comics #4–#8, and Archie Comics #1–#2.”

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 9 Library Edition, Vol. 3 (Dark Horse)

  • buffys9_v3HCHardcover/full color/$29.99 (US)
  • Due in stores 11 November 2015
  • Story: Joss Whedon, Andrew Chambliss, Jane Espenson
  • Pencils: Georges Jeanty, Karl Moline, Phil Noto
  • Inks: Andy Owens, Dexter Vines, Karl Story
  • Colors: Michelle Madsen
  • “Buffy, Xander, and Willow confront new enemies—a superbeing bent on revenge, a Slayer gone rogue, and the ancient god who created vampires—in a battle that will change the shape of the world. Buffy, with a little help from her friends, rediscovers what it truly means to be a Slayer. Collects Buffy Season 9 Volumes 4 and 5 in a deluxe oversized format with expanded sketchbook.”

The Goon Library, Vol. 1 (Dark Horse)

  • GoonLibEdVol1Hardcover/full color/$39.99 (US)
  • Due in stores 11 November 2015
  • Story & art: Eric Powell
  • “Grab a fistful of Goon! Lonely Street comes under all manner of threats both tragic and hilarious in this deluxe hardcover edition of The Goon.The Nameless Man, the Zombie Priest, has come to town to build a gang from the undead. Yet even with an unlimited supply of soldiers, the Priest cannot move in on the territory controlled by the crime boss Labrazio and his unstoppable enforcer—the Goon. But when the Priest discovers Goon’s most closely held secret, the balance of power threatens to change forever! Collects The Goon Volumes 0–3.”

Resident Alien, Vol. 3: The Sam Hain Mystery (Dark Horse)

  • resal3Paperback/full color/$14.99 (US)
  • Due in stores 11 November 2015
  • Story: Peter Hogan
  • Art: Steve Parkhouse
  • “Dr. Harry Vanderspeigle is a stranded alien explorer hiding out in the sleepy town of Patience, Washington—where he’s been busy solving mysteries. Harry tackles another one after the contents of an old briefcase hint at a murder. Peter Hogan (Tom Strong) and Steve Parkhouse (Milkman Murders) return to their unique science-fiction/mystery series! Collects issues #0–#3 of the series.”

Tomb Raider, Vol. 3: Queen of Serpents (Dark Horse)

  • tr_v3Paperback/full color/$19.99 (US)
  • Due in stores 11 November 2015
  • Story: Rhianna Pratchett
  • Pencils: Derlis Santacruz
  • Inks: Andy Owens
  • Colors: Michael Atiyeh
  • “Rhianna Pratchett continues Lara’s story in comics! Lara must save the life of a friend she thought to be dead as a dangerous organization threatens to kill this person for good! But Lara will not be alone, as Sam, Jonah, and Kaz join her on this rescue mission! Danger lurks behind every shadow—can they make it in time to save a life they thought was lost? Collects issues #13–#18 of the series.”

Elk’s Run: 10th Anniversary Edition (Oni Press)

  • ELKSRUN MARKETING_partial preview-001Hardcover/full color/$24.99 (US)
  • Due in stores 11 November 2015
  • Story: Joshua Hale Fialkov
  • Illustrations: Noel Tuazon
  • Colors: Scott Keating
  • “The small town of Elk’s Ridge was founded as a closed haven, dreamt up by Vietnam veterans looking to create a utopia: a home without violence, chaos, or corruption. And in the beginning, it seemed like it might actually work. However, years later, the town has become a powder keg. When a desperate bid for freedom results in the accidental death of a child, the town must decide what terrible acts they are willing to commit in order to preserve their way of life. And the youth of the sleepy town—those who never chose to live that life—must forsake all they know in order to stand up for what is right. A vividly and viscerally illustrated tale of small town horror, Elk’s Run takes its place among the most chilling and affecting works of graphic fiction. The debut collaboration of Eisner, Harvey, and Emmy nominated writer Joshua Hale Fialkov and Harvey and Eisner nominated artist Noel Tuazon is back a decade later and even more relevant.”

Hellbreak, Vol. 1: Don’t Look Back (Oni Press)

  • HELLBREAKV1 TPB MARKETING_partial preview-001Paperback/full color/$19.99 (US)
  • Due in stores 11 November 2015
  • Story: Cullen Bunn
  • Illustrations: Brian Churilla
  • Colors: Dave Stewart
  • “There are thousands of Hells, each unique, each terrible. Mega-cities ruled by vicious gangs. Empire where the most perverse are well-respected. Wastelands roamed by prehistoric monstrosities. With the proper tools and know-how… you can infiltrate Hell whether you’re dead or not. With the proper tools and know-how, you can break out. Project Kerberos has developed forbidden technology, and a special forces extraction team is dispatched to rescue lost souls from the infernal realm.”

Morning Glories, Vol. 9 (Image Comics)

  • MorningGlories_V09-1Paperback/full color/$9.99 (US, digital); $12.99 (US, print)
  • Due in stores 11 November 2015
  • Story: Nick Spencer
  • Illustrations: Joe Eisma
  • Colors: Paul Little, Joe Eisma
  • “Collecting the “Assembly” arc! Everything converges as Casey challenges the Academy’s favorite in the Student Council elections, while Ike and Jake confront the demons in their pasts. The run-up to the explosive Season 2 finale begins here! Collects MORNING GLORIES #43–46.”

Low, Vol. 2: Before the Dawn Burns Us (Image Comics)

  • Low_Vol02-1Paperback/full color/$11.99 (US, digital); $14.99 (US, print)
  • Due in stores 11 November 2015
  • Story: Rick Remender
  • Illustrations: Greg Tocchini
  • Colors: Dave McCaig, Greg Tocchini
  • “Will Stel Caine rise from the depths to become first human in millennia to set foot on the surface of the Earth? Who is the relentless Minister of Thought on a quest to put an end to Stel’s attempt to restore the light to a dying world? Collects LOW #7-10.”

Fatale: The Deluxe Edition, Vol. 2 (Image Comics)

  • FataleDeluxe_02-1Hardcover/full color/$49.99 (US)
  • Due in stores 11 November 2015
  • Story: Ed Brubaker
  • Illustrations: Sean Phillips
  • Colors: Elizabeth Breitweiser
  • “This Deluxe Edition presents the conclusion of Brubaker and Phillip’s bestselling horror-noir series FATALE in a gorgeous hardcover edition filled with insightful extras and behind-the-scenes artwork. This the book for serious Brubaker and Phillips collectors! Collects FATALE #11–24.”

Double D, Book 1 (Image Comics)

  • DoubleDBook_01-1Paperback/full color/$7.99 (US, digital); $9.99 (US, print)
  • Due in stores 11 November 2015
  • Story: Eddie Argos
  • Illustrations: Steven Horry
  • Colors: David Cooper
  • “After the official Worst Day Ever, overweight bully magnet Danny Carter discovers he can use his excess body mass to fuel superpowers. Obviously he’s going to be a superhero and fight crime, but when you’re fifteen years old and you live in the suburbs it’s not quite as easy as expected… Written by EDDIE ARGOS, singer and lyricist of critically-acclaimed classic rock band Art Brut, with art by STEVEN HORRY, colors by DAVID COOPER, and lettering by COLIN BELL. To coincide with the release of the graphic novel, Eddie and Steven have—alongside musicians Mark Heffernan and Grant Purser—recorded a soundtrack album, which will be released on Post/Pop Records in late November/early December.”

Cyanide & Happiness: Stab Factory (BOOM! Box)

  • CyanideHappiness_StabFactory_TP_coverPaperback/full color/$14.99 (US)
  • Due in stores 11 November 2015
  • Story & art: Kris Wilson, Rob DenBleyker, Dave McElfatrick
  • “Once again, creators Kris Wilson, Rob DenBleyker, and Dave McElfatrick combine some of their best strips and a host of never-before-seen comics into a new, collected book. In the best, sickest tradition, Cyanide & Happiness’ simply drawn figures and the wildly inappropriate topics they cover—including cannibalism, murder, and incest—is most reminiscent of South Park, but offers a profane sensibility all its own. Includes a foreword by comedian Bo Burnham and ‘Poetry Corner,’ a collection of demented rhymes.”

Adventure Time OGN, Vol. 6: Masked Mayhem (KaBOOM!)

  • AT_OGN6_MaskedMayhem_coverPaperback/full color/$14.99 (US)
  • Due in stores 11 November 2015
  • Story: Kate Leth
  • Pencils: Bridget Underwood, with Drew Green and Vaughn Pinpin
  • Inks: Jenna Ayoub
  • Colors: Lisa Moore
  • Additional story & art: Meredith McClaren
  • “In this sixth Adventure Time original graphic novel, BMO and Jake are getting ready for the biggest costume party ever—they’ve received invites from everyone! As they party-hop, they realize that each party has one thing in common: a prankster. Detective BMO is on the case with the help of Jake, his sidekick, to figure out what’s going on. Join them as they travel all across Ooo to find who the culprit is, while still enjoying some fun times with friends.”
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