The GeeksversePREVIEW | Select hardcovers and paperbacks on sale 13 January 2016

PREVIEW | Select hardcovers and paperbacks on sale 13 January 2016
Published on Monday, January 11, 2016 by
New books this week include the latest collection of Keatinge and del Duca’s Shutter, Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare and Angel & Faith: Season 9 hardcovers, a paperback compilation of Cloonan and Belanger’s Southern Cross, and more.

Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare (Dark Horse)

  • pvzgwHardcover/full color/$9.99 (US)
  • Due in stores 13 January 2016
  • Story: Paul Tobin
  • Illustrations: Jacob Chabot
  • Colors: Matthew J. Rainwater
  • “Based on the hit video game, this comic tells the story leading up to the events in Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2! Written by Paul Tobin (Bandette) and illustrated by Jacob Chabot (SpongeBob Comics), this is a hilarious, action-packed, all-ages, zombie-fightin’ adventure! Collects Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare #1–#3.”

Angel & Faith Season 9: Library Edition, Vol. 3 (Dark Horse)

  • angelafs9libedv3Hardcover/full color/$29.99 (US)
  • Due in stores 13 January 2016
  • Story: Christos Gage
  • Illustrations: Rebekah Isaacs
  • Colors: Dan Jackson
  • “When a demon from Giles’s past reemerges in London, it gives Angel the opportunity he’s been waiting for: capturing the final piece of the late Watcher’s soul. Faith’s Slayer comrades discover her long-standing relationship with public enemy number one, Angel. And if that wasn’t enough, Slayers start turning into zombies! Collects Angel & Faith Volumes 4 and 5.”
  • Expanded sketchbook and deluxe oversized format.

Starve, Vol. 1 (Image Comics)

  • Starve_vol01-1Paperback/full color/$7.99 (US, digital); $9.99 (US, print)
  • Due in stores 13 January 2016
  • Story: Brian Wood
  • Illustrations: Danijel Zezelj
  • Colors: Dave Stewart
  • “SPECIAL LOW INTRODUCTORY PRICE OF $9.99! Once the world’s most famous chef, Gavin Cruikshank’s been in a self-imposed exile for years. His little foodie television program has since evolved into STARVE, an arena sport that pits chef against chef for the pleasure of their super-rich patrons. It’s a stain on a once-noble profession, and Chef Gavin is ready to go to war to stop it. Two things stand in his way: his arch rival Roman Algiers, and his adult daughter Angie, who probably just wants her dad back and acting normal.”

Southern Cross, Vol. 1 (Image Comics)

  • SouthernCross_vol01-1Paperback/full color/$7.99 (US, digital); $9.99 (US, print)
  • Due in stores 13 January 2016
  • Story: Becky Cloonan
  • Illustrations: Andy Belanger
  • Colors: Lee Loughridge
  • “SPECIAL LOW INTRODUCTORY PRICE OF $9.99! Now boarding: Southern Cross, tanker flight 73 to Titan. Alex Braith is tracing her sister’s steps to the refinery moon, hoping to collect her remains and find some answers. The questions keep coming though—and they lead her down a path of intrigue, betrayal, and galactic horror. Collects SOUTHERN CROSS #1–#6.”

Shutter, Vol. 3: Quo Vadis (Image Comics)

  • Shutter_vol03-1Paperback/full color/$11.99 (US, digital); $14.99 (US, print)
  • Due in stores 13 January 2016
  • Story: Joe Keatinge
  • Illustrations: Leila del Duca
  • Colors: Owen GIeni
  • Ringside and Glory writer Joe Keatinge teams up with artist extraordinaire Leila del Duca for her Image Comics debut in an all-new ongoing series combining the urban fantasy of Fables and the globe-spanning adventure of Y: The Last Man. Kate Kristopher, once the most famous explorer of an Earth far more fantastic than the one we know, is forced to return to the adventurous life she left behind when a family secret threatens to destroy everything she spent her life protecting. In Volume 3, Kate’s a world away from everything she knows as everyone she holds dear is on the road to execution. Collects Shutter #13–#17.”

Reyn, Vol. 2 (Image Comics)

  • Reyn_vol02-1Paperback/full color/$11.99 (US, digital); $14.99 (US, print)
  • Due in stores 13 January 2016
  • Story: Kel Symons
  • Illustrations: Nathan Stockman
  • Colors: Paul Little
  • “Swordsman Reyn and his traveling companions, led by Seph, discover Fate isn’t what they thought—they’re actually traveling in a massive generation ship on a journey through the stars after Earth was consumed when the sun went nova. Now they must stop alien invaders from destroying the ship and all aboard.”

Lady Pendragon, Vol. 1 (Image Comics)

  • LadyPendragon_vol01-1Paperback/full color/$11.99 (US, digital); $14.99 (US, print)
  • Due in stores 13 January 2016
  • Story: Matt Hawkins
  • Pencils: John Stinsman, Hector Gomez, Andy Park
  • Inks: John Stinsman, Hector Gomez, Jonathan Sibal, Deodato Studios
  • Colors: Brett Paul Evans, Quantum Color FX
  • “A classic from the Golden Age of Image Comics, collected in trade paperback for the first time! Pagan imagery and early Christianity clash across time in Matt Hawkins’ acclaimed tale of medieval mayhem and transtemporal quests! In 541 AD, Guinevere, widow of King Arthur, attempts to unite the Britons under the banner of Excalibur and the Goddess. In 1999, her descendant, Jennifer Drake, unravels a mystery that could end the world – unless she claims her birthright, and the sword Caliburn. Guinevere faces traitors on all sides, and Jennifer battles the wicked Mordred and Morgana—can the righteousness of any god or goddess triumph over evil? COLLECTS LADY PENDRAGON VOL. 1 #1, LADY PENDRAGON VOL. 2 #0–#3, AND COVER GALLERY.”


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