The GeeksversePREVIEW | Select hardcovers and paperbacks on sale 27 January 2016

PREVIEW | Select hardcovers and paperbacks on sale 27 January 2016
Published on Sunday, January 24, 2016 by
New this week: The latest Sons of Anarchy paperback, a hardcover compilation of Evan Dorkin’s Bill & Ted’s Excellent Comic Book, the final volume of Matt Kindt’s critically-acclaimed MIND MGMT, volume four of Rucka and Lark’s Lazarus, and more.

Adventure Time: Sugary Shorts, Vol. 2 (KaBOOM!)

  • AT_SugaryShorts_v2_TP_coverPaperback/full color/$19.99 (US)
  • Due in stores 27 January 2016
  • Stories by: Kory Bing, Bryce Carlson, Kevin Church, Alex Cox, Rachel Edidin, Derek Fridolfs, Frank Gibson, Sina Grace, Jay Holser, Roger Langridge, Sfé Monster, Grand Nitz, Jai Nitz, Reed Nitz, Emily Partridge, Ryan Pequin, Noelle Stevenson, Jones Wiedle, Joshua Williamson
  • Art by: Kory Bing, Alex Cox, Becky Dreistadt, Sina Grace, Jason Ho, Jay Holser, Frazer Irving, Roger Langridge, Kel McDonald, Sfé Monster, Pranas Naujokaitis, Dustin Nguyen, Emily Partridge, Ryan Pequin, Noelle Stevenson, Jen Vaughn, Jones Wiedle, Whitney Cogar, Braden Lamb, Shaun Steven Struble
  • “Collecting stories by amazing creators from around the world, Sugary Shorts Volume Two stars all your favorite characters from Marceline the Vampire Queen to Cinnamon Bun. This collection contains so much sugary goodness it’s almost too sweet to handle. Featuring the work of Dustin Nguyen, Noelle Stevenson, Roger Langridge, Frazer Irving, and more!”

Bee and Puppycat, Vol. 2 (KaBOOM!)

  • BeePuppyCat_V2_coverPaperback/full color/$14.99 (US)
  • Due in stores 27 January 2016
  • Stories by: Joy Ang, Megan Brennan, David Calderon, Coleman Engle, Liz Fleming, Chrystin Garland, Andrew Lorenzi, Meredith McClaren, Flynn Nicholls, Carey Pietsch, Zachary Sterling, Reimena Yee, T. Zysk
  • Art by: Joy Ang, Megan Brennan, David Calderon, Coleman Engle, Liz Fleming, Chrystin Garland, Andrew Lorenzi, Meredith McClaren, Flynn Nicholls, Carey Pietsch, Zachary Sterling, Reimena Yee, T. Zysk, Mad Rupert
  • Bee and PuppyCat created by: Natasha Allegri
  • “From the mind of creator Natasha Allegri (Adventure Time with Fionna & Cake), this imaginative world takes a life of its own as Bee and PuppyCat learn how to work together with whatever the day throws at them. Enjoy all-new adventures from visiting a local carnival to Bee’s first sick day in a collection of shorts. Collects issues #5–#8.”

Big Trouble in Little China, Vol. 2: The Return of Lo Pan & How Jack Burton Became King of the Lords of Death (BOOM! Studios)

  • BigTroubleLittleChina_v2_TP_coverPaperback/full color/$14.99 (US)
  • Due in stores 27 January 2016
  • Story: John Carpenter, Eric Powell
  • Script: Eric Powell
  • Illustrations: Brian Churilla
  • Colors: Lisa Moore, Michael Spicer
  • “Based on the cult-classic John Carpenter film! With the unintended help of Jack Burton, Lo Pan and the Three Storms have returned! On the run, Jack Burton and Wang Chi must traverse America in the Pork-Chop Express to escape the onslaught of the Wing Kong and Lords of Death. With Egg and Miao Yin escaping into the Midnight Road, their only chance at survival is keeping the jade eyes from Lo Pan’s grasp. Collects issues #5–#8.”

Bill & Ted’s Excellent Comic Book Archive (BOOM! Studios)

  • BillTed_Archive_PRESS-001Hardcover/full color/$34.99 (US)
  • Due in stores 27 January 2016
  • Screenplay adaptation, original series story, pencils: Evan Dorkin
  • Inks: Marie Severin, Stephen DeStefano, David Mazzucchelli, Evan Dorkin, Jimmy Palmiotti , Brian Garvey, “Inks ‘r’ Us”
  • Colors: Robbie Busch, Dana Moreshead, Evan Skolnick
  • “The most non-non-non-NON-Heinous Eisner Award-nominated series, Bill & Ted’s Excellent Comic Book has returned! Completely re-mastered and collected in prestigious hardcover format, experience the entire Dorkin Bill & Ted run like never before. Station! Includes the bodacious adaptation of Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey, a foreword by Evan Dorkin, and behind-the-scenes art.”

Curb Stomp (BOOM! Studios)

  • CurbStomp_TP_coverPaperback/full color/$14.99 (US)
  • Due in stores 27 January 2016
  • Story: Ryan Ferrier
  • Illustrations: Devaki Neogi
  • Colors: Jeremy Lawson, Neil Lalonde
  • “Three gangs. Five girls. No way out. Machete Betty leads a small gang of women under the self-appointed task of protecting their home of Old Beach, one of three boroughs surrounding a rich metropolitan city. When Betty takes the life of a rival gang member in an act of self-defense, she sets off a chain reaction of retaliation, gang warfare, and unlikely allies. It’s up to the The Fever—Machete Betty, Derby Girl, Bloody Mary, Daisy Chain, and Violet Volt—to defend their turf at all costs. Collects the complete four-issue limited series.”

Dead Letters, Vol. 2: Saints of Nowhere (BOOM! Studios)

  • DeadLetters_v2_coverPaperback/full color/$14.99 (US)
  • Due in stores 27 January 2016
  • Story: Christopher Sebela
  • Illustrations: Chris Visions
  • Colors: Matt Battaglia
  • “As the freshly spawned gang war between Ma Thuselah and Mr. Jones rages across the supernatural metropolis, Sam Whistler is enlisted by the new powers-that-be to infiltrate the amorphous boroughs of the city in search of a terrorist cell planning to wreak havoc on the fabric of Here itself. Collecting Issues #5–#8 of the critically acclaimed series, Saints of Nowhere brings you a wholly unique take on crime fiction from Eisner Award-nominated writer Christopher Sebela (High Crimes) and artist Chris Visions.”

Evil Empire, Vol. 2 (BOOM! Studios)

  • EvilEmpire_v2_TP_coverPaperback/full color/$14.99 (US)
  • Due in stores 27 January 2016
  • Story: Max Bemis
  • Illustrations: Joe Eisma, Andrea Mutti
  • Colors: Juan Manuel Tumburús, Chris Blythe
  • “The sands are shifting in America’s public consciousness. One action has torn the country apart in a debate over the meaning of right and wrong, and Reese Greenwood is not about to stand by as the American people support the rantings of a mad man. But how far will people go to take a stand for what they believe in? Told through the perspective of an underground rapper with a political bone to pick, Max Bemis’ gripping story explores a scenario in which we watch modern society gradually evolve into an evil empire. Collects issues #5–#8.”

Sons of Anarchy, Vol. 4 (BOOM! Studios)

  • SonsOfAnarchy_v4_TP_PRESS-001Paperback/full color/$14.99 (US)
  • Due in stores 27 January 2016
  • Story: Ed Brisson
  • Illustrations: Matías Bergara
  • Colors: Paul Little, Michael Spicer
  • “Based on the hit FX series! In these four stand-alone stories, Jax confronts an ex-member of the club who opens old wounds. Juice’s side business, Clear Passages, faces a blackmail plot which is more complex than it first appears. Bobby’s trip to Vegas takes a wild, hungover turn for the worse. And Happy, long before he became a Son, gets his very first tattoo. These are the Sons as you’ve never seen them before: alone. Collects issues #15–#18.”

The EC Archives: Panic, Vol. 1 (Dark Horse)

  • ecarcpanv1Hardcover/full color/$49.99 (US)
  • Due in stores 27 January 2016
  • Stories by: Al Feldstein
  • Art by: Jack Davis, Bill Elder, Al Feldstein, Jack Kamen, Joe Orlando, Basil Wolverton, Wally Wood
  • Colors: Marie Severin
  • Digital Colors: Carlos Badilla
  • Panic is on the attack! This volume reprints the first six issues of the madcap classic in glorious remastered color and assembles satires supreme from the splendid savvy of Sirs Al Feldstein, Jack Davis, Joe Orlando, Jack Kamen, Wally Wood, Bill Elder, and Basil Wolverton! Collects the complete Panic issues #1–#6 in color for the first time in decades! Includes the banned early issues!”

Groo: Friends and Foes, Vol. 2 (Dark Horse)

  • groofrndsfoev2Paperback/full color/$14.99 (US)
  • Due in stores 27 January 2016
  • Story: Sergio Aragonés, Mark Evanier
  • Illustrations: Sergio Aragonés
  • Colors: Tom Luth
  • “As the lunkheaded barbarian Groo continues his wandering journey, he stumbles across—and into—the wise Sage, the beautiful swordswoman Chakaal, Weaver and Scribe, and his own sister Grooella! The award-getting team of Sergio Aragonés and Mark Evanier deliver heaps of their patented silliness! Collects issues #5–#8 of the greatest Groo series of 2015.”

MIND MGMT, Vol. 6: The Immortals (Dark Horse)

  • mindmgmtv6Hardcover/full color/$19.99 (US)
  • Due in stores 27 January 2016
  • Story & art: Matt Kindt
  • “Every sacrifice has led to this! Meru gathers her allies against the Eraser’s new MIND MGMT regime, but the final fight can’t be won with bullets or blades—this is a battle of minds! Collects MIND MGMT #31–#35 and NEW MGMT #1!”

Oreimo: Kuroneko, Vol. 2 (Dark Horse Manga)

  • orekurv4Paperback/black & white/$10.99 (US)
  • NOTE: Book is oriented in right-to-left reading format
  • Due in stores 27 January 2016
  • Story: Tsukasa Fushimi
  • Art: Sakura Ikeda
  • “It’s summer in Japan, and Kirino is back, which can mean only one thing . . . everyone’s second trip together to Comiket, the world’s largest fan convention. Kuroneko’s got a stack of her doujinshi (self-published comics) to sell, but who should they all bump into there but the lovely, talented male model Kouki Mikagami . . . who’s been in a photo shoot with Kirino . . . ?”

Lazarus, Vol. 4: Poison (Image Comics)

  • Lazarus_vol04-1Paperback/full color/$11.99 (US, digital); $14.99 (US, print)
  • Due in stores 27 January 2016
  • Story: Greg Rucka
  • Pencils: Michael Lark
  • Inks: Michael Lark, Tyler Boss
  • Colors: Santi Arcas
  • Additional content by: Owen Freeman, Eric Trautman
  • “Collecting issues #16–#21, ‘Poison,’ the fourth arc in the critically-acclaimed New York Times best-selling series. The world is at war, and Family Carlyle must fight to defend itself. With Malcolm Carlyle hovering at death’s door, the siblings struggle to maintain control. But deception and war go hand in hand, culminating in a final revelation that will truly change everything for Forever Carlyle.”

Rasputin, Vol. 2: The Road to the White House (Image Comics)

  • Rasputin_vol2-1Paperback/full color/$11.99 (US, digital); $14.99 (US, print)
  • Due in stores 27 January 2016
  • Story: Alexander Grecian
  • Illustrations: Riley Rossmo
  • Colors: Ivan Plascencia
  • “What really happened at that fateful dinner and how did Rasputin survive his plunge into the icy river in 1916? All is revealed as a new life begins for the ‘mad monk’ at Ellis Island.”

Sex, Vol. 4: Daisy Chains (Image Comics)

  • Sex_vol4-1Paperback/full color/$11.99 (US, digital); $14.99 (US, print)
  • Due in stores 27 January 2016
  • Story: Joe Casey
  • Illustrations: Piotr Kowalski
  • Colors: Brad Simpson
  • Graphic design: Sonia Harris
  • “The fourth volume of SEX in book form! Collects SEX #21–#26.”
  • NOTE: Preview gallery contains NSFW images.
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