The GeeksversePREVIEW | Select hardcovers and paperbacks on sale 09 December 2015

PREVIEW | Select hardcovers and paperbacks on sale 09 December 2015
Published on Monday, December 7, 2015 by
New this week: Gardner and Doucet’s Alabaster Shadows graphic novel, A Fallout 4 art book, the first omnibus volume for Makoto Yukimura’s award-winning Planetes, the first Escape from New York paperback, and more.

Escape from New York, Vol. 1: Escape from Florida (BOOM! Studios)

  • EFNY_TPB_V1_coverPaperback/full color/$14.99 (US)
  • Due in stores 09 December 2015
  • Story: Christopher Sebela
  • Illustrations: Diego Barreto
  • Colors: Marissa Louise
  • “Snake Plissken is back! Picking up right at the end of the cult classic film, Snake heads south to get away from it all, but trouble follows him to Florida where a militant family leads an attempted secession from the rest of the U.S.! Collects issues #1–#4.

Alabaster Shadows (Oni Press)

  • ASHADOWSV1 MARKETING_partial preview-001Paperback/full color/$12.99 (US)
  • Due in stores 09 December 2015
  • Story: Matt Gardner
  • Art: Rashad Doucet
  • “Carter Normandy knows there’s something weird about the neighborhood he and his family move into. Maybe it’s the physics-defying leak in the basement, or the way all the adults seem to look down on kids like they’re scum. With the help of his new friends, Carter discovers a whole other world alongside his seemingly normal community-a world filled with terrifying monsters. A world the adults of the community already know all about. Now it’s up to Carter and his friends to keep these monsters from crossing over into our world, or face the dire consequences!

The Bunker, Vol. 3 (Oni Press)

  • BUNKERV3 TPB MARKETING_partial preview-001Paperback/full color/$19.99 (US)
  • Due in stores 09 December 2015
  • Story: Joshua Hale Fialkov
  • Illustrations: Joe Infurnari, Brahm Revel
  • Colors: Joe Infurnari, Jason Fischer
  • “The end of the world is in motion. Alliances have broken and reformed. And the motives of those who have come from the future remain unclear. Still, all the five friends can do is continue on. While Grady pursues his future in politics, Billy’s stuck in jail, his future-again-uncertain. But when the older Grady drags Heidi into the fray, Billy decides to fight back.

Planetes Omnibus, Vol. 1 (Dark Horse Manga)

  • planetesv1Paperback/black & white (with color sections)/$19.99 (US)
  • NOTE: Book is oriented for right-to-left reading
  • Due in stores 09 December 2015
  • Story & art: Makoto Yukimura
  • “In the 2070s, increased interplanetary travel has led to crisis-level amounts of dangerous space debris, and someone has to clean it up. Planetes follows the space-garbage crew of aspiring explorer Hachimaki, mourning Yuri, and secretive Fee, collected in two omnibus editions, printed from the original files and complete with bonus color pages!”
  • “Winner of two Seiun Awards, Japan’s highest honor for science fiction.”

The Art of Fallout 4 (Dark Horse)

  • aofallout4Hardcover/full color/$49.99 (US)
  • Due in stores 09 December 2015
  • Text and art: Bethesda Softworks
  • “Featuring never-before-seen designs and concept art from the game’s dynamic environments, iconic characters, detailed weapons, and more—along with commentary from the developers themselves. The Art of Fallout 4 is a must-have collectible for fans and a trusty companion for every Wasteland wanderer.

Grindhouse: Doors Open at Midnight, Vol. 4—Lady Danger & Nebulina (Dark Horse)

  • ghdoamv4Paperback/full color/$17.99 (US)
  • Due in stores 09 December 2015
  • Story: Alex de Campi
  • Illustrations: Mulele Jarvis, John Lucas
  • Colors: Marissa Louise, Ryan Hill
  • “INSULT YOUR SENSIBILITIES! If humankind were not meant to get nasty, we wouldn’t have evolved the capacity to make COMICS! Celebrate your proclivity for freaky foulness with another volume in Grindhouse’s sweet, sweet flipbook series, this time chronicling mastermind Alex de Campi’s collaborations with Mulele Jarvis and Marissa Louise on the story of a superfly superspy in Lady Danger, and John Lucas and Ryan Hill on the star-bound sex romp Nebulina! CollectsGrindhouse: Drive In, Bleed Out issues #5–#8!”
  • “Includes making-of sections, comic strips, and Coming Attractions pinups!”

Jack the Ripper (Dark Horse)

  • jtrhcHardcover/full color/$17.99 (US)
  • Due in stores 09 December 2015
  • Story: Francois Debois
  • Art: Jean-Charles Poupard
  • “Spring 1889. Months have passed since Whitechapel was covered in blood, and while the mystery surrounding Jack the Ripper goes cold, Inspector Frederick Abberline is still a man obsessed. But when a series of killings identical to the Ripper’s occur in Paris, Abberline must risk everything to close history’s most famous murder case once and for all!

Neverboy (Dark Horse)

  • nvrboyPaperback/full color/$19.99 (US)
  • Due in stores 09 December 2015
  • Story: Shaun Simon
  • Illustrations: Tyler Jenkins
  • Colors: Kelly Fitzpatrick
  • “Neverboy, a former imaginary friend, wants the real world. Julian Drag, a struggling artist, wants the imaginary. When these two meet, the real and the imaginary worlds collide in chaos. Julian and Neverboy, the dreamer and the dream, will have to face who they are in order to put things right again. Collects Neverboy #1–#6.”

Drifter, Vol. 2: The Wake (Image Comics)

  • Drifter_vol02-1Paperback/full color/$7.99 (US, digital); $9.99 (US, print)
  • Due in stores 09 December 2015
  • Story: Ivan Brandon
  • Art: Nic Klein
  • “In search of revenge or a way out, Abram Pollux crosses the grey line to the dark side of planet Ouro, where humanity has no place. Mysteries unravel in the second chapter of this brooding sci-fi epic. Collects DRIFTER #6–#9.”
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