The GeeksversePREVIEW | Select paperbacks and hardcovers on sale 17 February 2016

PREVIEW | Select paperbacks and hardcovers on sale 17 February 2016
Published on Saturday, February 13, 2016 by
New releases include the third and final volume of Brubaker and Phillips’ The Fade Out, the latest Kurosagi Corpse Delivery Service omnibus, a paperback collecting Bill & Ted’s Most Triumphant Return, a new Creepy hardcover compilation, and more.

Bill & Ted’s Most Triumphant Return (BOOM! Studios)

  • BillTedMostTriumphantReturn_TP_coverPaperback/full color/$19.99 (US)
  • Due in stores 17 February 2016
  • Story: Brian Lynch
  • Pencils: Jerry Gaylord
  • Inks: Jerry Gaylord, Penelope Gaylord
  • Colors: Whitney Cogar
  • “After winning the Battle of the Bands, Bill & Ted’s destiny is now in full swing. As the world waits for the Wyld Stallyns to unite the world with their music, Bill & Ted have to figure out how to live up to such expectations. They’ve only written one song! Going on an adventure spanning all time and worlds, Bill & Ted will have to find their muse in a young Chuck De Nomolos—Wyld Stallyns’ biggest critic, and the very same villain who grows up and kills them in his future. Can they ‘Rufus’ this young villain, or is fate truly set in stone? Collects the complete four-issue mini-series and features an introduction written by Alex Winter, who played Bill in the films!”

RoboCop: Dead or Alive, Vol. 2 (BOOM! Studios)

  • RoboCop_DeadOrAlive_CoverPaperback/full color/$19.99 (US)
  • Due in stores 17 February 2016
  • Story: Joshua Williamson
  • Illustrations: Carlos Magno
  • Colors: Marissa Louise
  • “Somewhere there is a crime happening. RoboCop, now a lone officer in the field, faces the calamity of ED-209 attacks plaguing his city. As he works the streets, newly promoted Detective Anne Lewis will work outside her jurisdiction to bring Killian’s corruption to an end. But they are merely pawns in Killian’s game. This is the beginning of the end for Detroit. The action-packed series from Joshua Williamson (Nailbiter, Birthright) and Carlos Magno (Lantern City) continues in the second chapter to the Dead or Alive trilogy. Collects issues #5–#8.”

The Amazing World of Gumball, Vol. 2 (KaBOOM!)

  • AmazingWorldofGumball_v2_TP_coverPaperback/full color/$14.99 (US)
  • Due in stores 17 February 2016
  • Story: Frank Gibson, Tyson Hesse
  • Art: Tyson Hesse, Paulina Ganucheau
  • Additional content by: Mychael Amann, Katy Farina, Paulina Ganucheau, Uwe Keidschötter, Yehudi Mercado, Philip Murphy, Kevin Panetta, Patrick Wirbeleit
  • “There’s no such thing as a dull day in Elmore! Gumball, Darwin, and Anais stir up trouble wherever they go, but they can always count on each other for help. Based on the hit Cartoon Network show that The Onion’s A.V. Club calls ‘a revelation,’ The Amazing World of Gumball will delight readers of all ages. Collects issues #5–#8.”

Barb Wire, Book 1: Steel Harbor (Dark Horse)

  • bw2Paperback/full color/$14.99 (US)
  • Due in stores 17 February 2016
  • Story: Chris Warner
  • Pencils: Patrick Oliffe
  • Inks: Tom Nguyen
  • Colors: Gabe Eltaeb
  • “Hard as nails and hot as hell, badass bounty hunter Barb Wire rides the meanest streets of America’s toughest town: Steel Harbor, USA. Barb tracks gangsters who can punch through walls and crush cars like beer cans, but it’s a living. Call her a bitch—just don’t call her babe! Collects Barb Wire #1–#4.”

Creepy Archives, Vol. 23 (Dark Horse)

  • creepyarchv23Hardcover/black & white/$49.99 (US)
  • Due in stores 17 February 2016
  • Art by: Alfredo Alcala, Duane Allen, Auraleon, Luis Bermejo, Jesus Blanco, Leo Duranona, Klaus Janson, Jim Laurier, Terrance Lindall, Pablo Marcos, Val Mayerik, Pepe Moreno Casares, Paul Neary, Rudy Nebres, Alex Niño, Jose Ortiz, Alejandro Sanchez, Masanabo Sato, Joe “Buz” Vaultz, Patrick Woodroffe
  • Stories by: Cary Bates, Gerry Boudreau, Joe Brancatelli, Nicola Cuti, Kevin Duane, Bill DuBay, Archie Goodwin, Bruce Jones, Bill Kelly, Budd Lewis, Bill Mantlo, Jean Michele Martin, Frank Salvatini, Masanabo Sato, Alex Southern, Bob Toomey (also as “Gary Null”)
  • Creepy Archives Volume 23 collects issues #108 through #111 of Warren Publishing’s classic horror anthology! Devious demons, domineering devils, vindictive aliens, and jealous mutants abound! Featuring celebrated creators Archie Goodwin, Bruce Jones, Alfredo Alcala, Bill DuBay, Jose Ortiz, Klaus Janson, and many others!”

The Kurosagi Corpse Delivery Service: Omnibus Edition, Book 3 (Dark Horse Manga)

  • kurcdelsom3Paperback/black & white/$19.99 (US)
  • NOTE: Book is oriented in right-to-left reading format
  • Due in stores 17 February 2016
  • Story: Eiji Otsuka
  • Art: Housui Yamazaki
  • “Some manga offer you stories about zombies . . . others, robots . . . others, otaku—but only The Kurosagi Corpse Delivery Service would offer you a story about a zombie-robot otaku! And that’s just the first of ten cases the Kurosagi gang encounter in Book Three, as strange-but-true rituals and incidents from Japan’s past reemerge as tales of bizarre modern horror! Marriages with the dead . . . human air-defense radar . . . the souls of babies in the bodies of yakuza! And even as a cabal of phantoms seeks to imprison Karatsu’s familiar spirit Yaichi, the Delivery Service face perhaps their greatest challenge yet . . . convincing somebody else to join their club so they don’t lose their meeting space on campus!”
  • Collects The Kurosagi Corpse Delivery Service Volumes 7–9.

The Fade Out, Vol. 3 (Image Comics)

  • TheFadeOut_vol03-1Paperback/full color/$9.99 (US, digital); $14.99 (US, print)
  • Due in stores 17 February 2016
  • Story: Ed Brubaker
  • Illustrations: Sean Phillips
  • Colors: Elizabeth Breitweiser
  • “The final act of the bestselling Hollywood noir comic from the award-winning team of Brubaker and Phillips!”

Invincible, Vol. 22: Reboot? (Image Comics)

  • Invincible_vol22-1Paperback/full color/$12.99 (US, digital); $16.99 (US, print)
  • Due in stores 17 February 2016
  • Story: Robert Kirkman
  • Pencils: Ryan Ottley
  • Inks: Cliff Rathburn
  • Colors: Jean-Francois Beaulieu
  • “While Mark, Eve, and Terra make the best of their life on Talescria, Thragg has eluded capture. In this volume, loose ends are tied up, conflicts are brought to a resolution, and a door is closed… so that a new one can open.”
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