The GeeksversePREVIEW | Select hardcovers and paperbacks on sale 10 February 2016

PREVIEW | Select hardcovers and paperbacks on sale 10 February 2016
Published on Sunday, February 7, 2016 by
New releases this week include the third Gunnerkrigg Court paperback collection, Shinjiro’s adaptation of the anime hit Fate/Zero, and new edition of Will Eisner’s The Spirit: The New Adventures featuring work by Alan Moore, Neil Gaiman, Paul Pope, Dave Gibbons, and more.

Gunnerkrigg Court, Vol. 3: Reason (BOOM!/Archaia)

  • GunnerkriggCourt_v3_TP_PRESS-01Paperback/full color/$16.99 (US)
  • Due in stores 10 February 2016
  • Story & art: Thomas Sidell
  • “First time printed in softcover! In the third volume of this critically acclaimed webcomic series, Annie and Kat continue to uncover terrible secrets about their school, Gunnerkrigg Court, while relationships grow and the boundaries of reality are blurred. In the meantime, Coyote begins to show that things in the forest are not quite what they seem. Annie’s second year at the Court comes to a dramatic end!”

We(l)come Back, Vol. 1: Help, I’m Alive (BOOM! Studios)

  • WelcomeBack_v1_TP_coverPaperback/full color/$9.99 (US)
  • Due in stores 10 February 2016
  • Story: Christopher Sebela
  • Illustrations: Jonathan Brandon Sawyer, Claire Roe
  • Colors: Carlos Zamudio, Juan Manuel Tumburús
  • We(l)come Back created by: Christopher Sebela, Jonathan Brandon Sawyer
  • “Mali and Tessa have lived hundreds of different lives throughout time, caught up in an eternal cycle as they take part in a war so old that neither side remembers what they’re fighting for anymore. As Mali wakes up in her newest life, she suddenly becomes self-aware and starts to question everything, especially why she continues to fight. But elsewhere, Tessa is already on the hunt… Collects issues #1–#4.”

Archie Archives, Vol. 12 (Dark Horse)

  • archarcv12Hardcover/full color/$59.99 (US)
  • Due in stores 10 February 2016
  • Story: Various
  • Art: Bill Vigoda, Bob Montana, Ray Gill
  • “If there’s trouble, Archie’s usually in the middle of it! Adventure abounds for Archie, gal pals Betty and Veronica, and the voracious Jughead. These lovingly restored tales of high-school romance, malt-shop gatherings, pranks gone horribly wrong, close shaves, and terminally annoyed teachers are sure to delight readers of all ages! Collecting every Archie appearance from Archie Comics #37–#39, Pep Comics #73–#75, and Laugh Comics #32–#34.”

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 10, Vol. 4: Old Demons (Dark Horse)

  • buffys10v4Paperback/full color/$18.99 (US)
  • Due in stores 10 February 2016
  • Story: Christos Gage
  • Illustrations: Rebekah Isaacs
  • Colors: Dan Jackson
  • “Buffy needs serious backup. With an ultimate Big Bad, Archaeus, connected to so many from the Slayer’s past, she’s calling in reinforcements—and saying to hell with the awkward consequences. As the gang get closer to Archaeus, the extent of his plans and their connection to the new rules of magic are revealed. Collects Buffy Season 10 #16–#20.”

The Eltingville Club (Dark Horse)

  • eltvillehcHardcover/black & white/$19.99 (US)
  • Due in stores 10 February 2016
  • Story & art: Evan Dorkin
  • “Take-no-prisoners trivia-offs. Pill-fueled Twilight Zone marathons. Fan interventions. Here is the ultimate word on the fugly side of fandom, collecting every Eltingville story from DorkHouse of Fun, and The Eltingville Club #1–#2, three of which won Eisner Awards for Best Short Story. Also features the Northwest Comix Collective alt-comics smackdown and an afterword about the 2002 Adult Swim animated pilot. Definitive, complete, and unashamed, this is fandom at its fan-dumbest, in the mighty Eltingville manner!”

Will Eisner’s The Spirit: The New Adventures, 2nd edition (Dark Horse)

  • wilespir2eHardcover/full color/$24.99 (US)
  • Due in stores 10 February 2016
  • Stories by: Alan Moore, Neil Gaiman, James Vance, John Wagner, Kurt Busiek, Mike Allred, Michael Avon Oeming, Paul Chadwick, John Ostrander, Matt Brundage, Mark Schultz, Eddie Campbell, Scott Hampton, Dennis Eicchorn, Mark Kneece, Marcus Moore, Jay Stephens, Joe Lansdale, Gary Chaloner
  • Pencils: Dave Gibbons, Eddie Campbell, Dan Burr, Carlos Ezquerra, Bo Hampton, Brent Anderson, Mike Allred, Michael Avon Oeming, Matt Brundage, David Lloyd, Paul Chadwick, Tom Mandrake, Gene Fama, Pete Mullins, Paul Pope, John Lucas, Gary Chaloner, Daniel Torres
  • Inks: Dave Gibbons, Eddie Campbell, Dan Burr, Carlos Ezquerra, Bo Hampton, Will Blyberg, Mike Allred, Michael Avon Oeming, Matt Brundage, David Lloyd, John Nyberg, Tom Mandrake, Gene Fama, Pete Mullins, Paul Pope, John Lucas, Gary Chaloner, Daniel Torres
  • Colors: Angus Mckie, Steve Oliff, Ray Fehrenbach, Carlos Ezquerra, Daniel Torres, Bo Hampton, Alex Sinclair, Scott Hampton, Gene Fama, Pete Mullins, Chris Shadoian, Lee Loughridge, Gary Chaloner
  • Pin-ups and sketches by: Will Eisner, Mœbius
  • The Spirit created by: Will Wisner
  • “In 1997, Will Eisner gave permission for a new series of Spirit stories to be commissioned, written and drawn by the most famous names in the comics industry. The call went out, and the response was nothing short of remarkable, with contributions from such creators as Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons, Neil Gaiman, Paul Chadwick, and Eddie Campbell. Features a previously unpublished story by Gary Chaloner, as well as new Will Eisner sketches!”

Fate/Zero, Vol. 1 (Dark Horse Manga)

  • ftzerov1Paperback/black & white/$11.99 (US)
  • NOTE: Book is oriented in right-to-left reading format
  • Due in stores 10 February 2016
  • Original story: Gen Urobuchi, Type-Moon
  • Adaptation script and art: Shinjiro
  • “The battle for the Holy Grail begins! Gen Urobuchi and Shinjiro’s prequel to Type-Moon’s Fate saga! Based on the hit novel and anime series, Fate/Zero is a faithful manga adaptation that includes never-before-seen content! The fourth Holy Grail War has begun, and seven magi must summon heroes from history to battle to the death. Only one pair can claim the Grail, though—and it will grant them their wishes!”
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