The GeeksversePREVIEW | Select paperbacks and hardcovers on sale 24 February 2016

PREVIEW | Select paperbacks and hardcovers on sale 24 February 2016
Published on Sunday, February 21, 2016 by
New releases include a new edition of Haggarty and Brockbank’s acclaimed Mezolith graphic novel, the final volume of Mike Carey’s Suicide Risk, The Zone Continuum from Bruce Zick, the paperback collection of Casey and Maybury’s Valhalla Mad, and more.

Bravest Warriors, Vol. 6 (KaBOOM!)

  • BravestWarriors_v6_coverPaperback/full color/$14.99 (US)
  • Due in stores 24 February 2016
  • Story: Kate Leth
  • Illustrations: Ian McGinty
  • Colors: Lisa Moore
  • Additional story content by: Mad Rupert
  • Additional art by: Toril Orlesky, Whitney Cogar, Kat Leyh, Carey Pietsch
  • Bravest Warriors created by: Pendleton Ward
  • “The Bravest Warriors decide to take time off from saving the universe for some team bonding over a lovely picnic…what could go wrong? If their teleporter locks them out and traps them on the planet they’re visiting? A whole lot! When Chris is captured by the bad guys and Danny falls victim to the evils of RoboChris, it’s up to Beth, Plum, and Wallow to save their friends in butt-kicking, Bravest Warriors fashion. Collects issues #21–#24.”

Mezolith, Vol. 1: Stone Age Dreams and Nightmares (BOOM!/Archaia)

  • Mezolith_v1_HC_coverHardcover/full color/$24.99 (US)
  • Due in stores 24 February 2016
  • Story: Ben Haggarty
  • Art: Adam Brockbank
  • “10,000 years ago, the Kansa tribe live on the eastern shores of Stone Age Britain, where danger is never far away. Each season brings new adventures, each hunt has its risks, and each grim encounter with the neighboring tribe is fraught with threat. Poika, a boy on the verge of manhood, must trust the wisdom of his elders and endure life’s rites of passage as he finds his place in the tribe.”
  • The Times‘ graphic novel of the year (2010).
  • Writer Ben Haggarty is a renowned performance storyteller, having been appointed Honorary Professor of Storytelling at the Arts University of Berlin, and illustrator Adam Brockbank is a storyboard and concept artist who has worked on the Captain America, Spider-Man, and Harry Potter films.

Suicide Risk, Vol. 6 (BOOM! Studios)

  • SuicideRisk_v6_coverPaperback/full color/$14.99 (US)
  • Due in stores 24 February 2016
  • Story: Mike Carey
  • Illustrations: Elena Casagrande
  • Ink assists: Michele Pasta
  • Layout assists: Giorgia Sposito
  • Colors: Andrew Elder
  • “With his newly adopted Earth at stake, Requiem must forge an alliance with a powerful entity more dangerous than himself: Aisa. The follower of a great and ancient goddess, Aisa and her sister Diva may hold the key to closing the F.A.U.L.T.Line once and for all—but on which side will Tracey find herself when they do? Collects the final story arc, issues #22–#25.”

Founding Fathers Funnies (Dark Horse)

  • foundffunHardcover/full color/$14.99 (US)
  • Due in stores 24 February 2016
  • Story & illustrations: Peter Bagge
  • Colors: Joanne Bagge
  • “America’s Founding Fathers were brilliant, brave, forward thinking . . . and ridiculous, at least in the eyes of cartoonist and history buff Peter Bagge! Collecting all Founding Fathers Funnies cartoons from Apocalypse Nerd and Dark Horse Presents, this volume also delivers several brand-new stories and helpful biographical information on the colorful revolutionaries Bagge respectfully skewers!”

The Zone Continuum (Dark Horse)

  • zceconPaperback/full color/$15.99 (US)
  • Due in stores 24 February 2016
  • Story & art by: Bruce Zick
  • Color assists: Mitchell Doig
  • “High atop the New York City skyline, an invisible war has raged for generations. As two nigh-immortal champions brawl for dominance of the ever-shrinking extradimensional Zone 27, the populace below remain oblivious of the cataclysm that could cause their annihilation from the rooftops above!”

Rumble, Vol. 2: A Woe that is Madness (Image Comics)

  • Rumble_VOL02-1Paperback/full color/$12.99 (US, digital); $16.99 (US, print)
  • Due in stores 24 February 2016
  • Story: John Arcudi
  • Illustrations: James Harren
  • Colors: Dave Stewart
  • Pin-ups by: Various
  • “The second volume of Rumble delves deeper into the past and present of Rathraq, Scarecrow Warrior God, as writer John Arcudi (B.P.R.D., A God Somewhere) and artist James Harren (Conan, Deadpool) keep the weirdness and the action at a high level. An expanded sketchbook section and pin-ups by the best talents in comics round out a killer book!”

Valhalla Mad (Image Comics)

  • ValhallaMad-1Paperback/full color/$9.99 (US, digital); $12.99 (US, print)
  • Due in stores 24 February 2016
  • Story: Joe Casey
  • Art: Paul Maybury
  • Color flats: Chuck Knigge, Ricky Valenzuela, Yesflat
  • “Their names are legend: the Glorious Knox! Greghorn the Battlebjörn! Jhago the Irritator! Three warrior gods vacationing on Earth, just looking to get their drink on and have a good time! Join the drunken festivities with toastmasters Joe Casey (Sex) and Paul Maybury (Sovereign). The new mythology begins now!”
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