The GeeksversePREVIEW | Select paperbacks and hardcovers on sale 30 March 2016

PREVIEW | Select paperbacks and hardcovers on sale 30 March 2016
Published on Tuesday, March 29, 2016 by
New releases include the Paper Girls paperback by Brian K. Vaughan and Cliff CHiang, the second volume of Nelson and Mora’s Hexed: The Harlot and the Thief, the latest Walking Dead collection, and more.

Hexed: The Harlot and the Thief, Vol. 2 (BOOM! Studios)

  • Hexed_HarlotAndThief_v2_TP_coverPaperback/full color/$14.99 (US)
  • Due in stores 30 March 2016
  • Story: Michael Alan Nelson
  • Illustrations: Dan Mora
  • Colors: Gabriel Cassata
  • “Lucifer and Madame Cymbaline collide in a way that has major repercussions for them and all they hold dear. Written by Michael Alan Nelson (Day Men) and illustrated by Dan Mora (Klaus), don’t miss this next installment of the series that IGN says is ‘engaging, intriguing, and most of all, fun.’ Collects issues #5–#8.”

Lantern City, Vol. 1 (BOOM!/Archaia)

  • Lantern_City_v1_coverHardcover/full color/$24.99 (US)
  • Due in stores 30 March 2016
  • Lantern City created by: Trevor Crafts, Matthew Daley, Bruce Boxleitner
  • Script by: Paul Jenkins, Matthew Daley, Mairghread Scott
  • Illustrations: Carlos Magno
  • Colors: Chris Blythe
  • “Sander Jorve just wants to keep his wife and son safe. Living in the brutalized lower class of Lantern City means living in near-constant darkness, the enormous walls of the city always looming overhead, while the upper class enjoys the elevated, interconnected towers and airships above. When Sander’s brother-in-law, the persuasive activist Kendal, convinces him to infiltrate the brutal ranks of the Guard, he’s set on a dangerous path that will test his abilities and beliefs, all in the name of making a difference for his family and his caste. Collects issues #1–#4.”

East of West, Vol. 5: All These Secrets (Image Comics)

  • EastofWest_vol05-1Paperback/full color/$11.99 (US, digital); $14.99 (US, print)
  • Due in stores 30 March 2016
  • Story: Jonathan Hickman
  • Illustrations: Nick Dragotta
  • Colors: Frank Martin
  • “It’s the fifth volume of the Eisner-nominated, best-selling East of West. ‘All These Secrets’ is the twisting road of lies that will lead to armageddon. Collects East of West #20–#24.”

Echoes (Image Comics)

  • Echoes_vol01-1Paperback/black & white/$15.99 (US, digital); $19.99 (US, print)
  • Due in stores 30 March 2016
  • Story: Joshua Hale Fialkov
  • Art: Rahsan Ekedal
  • “A disturbing story of murder and mystery wrapped in questions of sanity. Brian Cohn was learning to deal with the schizophrenia he inherited from his father—supportive wife, new baby on the way, drugs to control the voices. But, at his father’s deathbed he learns that he also inherited the trophies of his father’s career as a serial killer. Will his madness send him further down into his father’s mind?”

Faster Than Light, Vol. 1 (Image Comics)

  • FasterThanLight_vol01-1Paperback/full color/$7.99 (US, digital); $9.99 (US, print)
  • Due in stores 30 March 2016
  • Story & illustrations: Brian Haberlin
  • Colors: Geirrod Van Dyke, Dan Kemp
  • “SPECIAL LOW INTRODUCTORY PRICE OF $9.99! Tomorrow we discover the key to faster than light travel and our world will never be the same. Captain William Forest and those under his storied command are in a race against time, and he’s one of the few on board who knows it. A lethal first contact and a planet-eating lifeform are just the tip of the celestial iceberg of Discovery’s quest: Save Earth and all her people from the mysterious forces coming to destroy her. Features Anomaly’s free cutting-edge Augmented Reality app, which makes it look like interactive holograms are coming out of the book! Collects Faster Than Light #1–#5.”

Paper Girls, Vol. 1 (Image Comics)

  • PaperGirls_Vol01-1Paperback/full color/$7.99 (US, digital); $9.99 (US, print)
  • Due in stores 30 March 2016
  • Story: Brian K. Vaughan
  • Illustrations: Cliff Chiang
  • Colors: Matt Wilson
  • “SPECIAL LOW INTRODUCTORY PRICE OF $9.99! From Brian K. Vaughan, #1 New York Times-bestselling writer of Saga and The Private Eye, and Cliff Chiang, legendary artist of Wonder Woman, comes the first volume of an all-new ongoing adventure. In the early hours after Halloween of 1988, four 12-year-old newspaper delivery girls uncover the most important story of all time. Suburban drama and otherworldly mysteries collide in this smash hit series about nostalgia, first jobs, and the last days of childhood. Collects Paper Girls #1–#5.”

The Walking Dead, Vol. 25: No Turning Back (Image Comics)

  • TheWalkingDead_vol25-1Paperback/black & white/$11.99 (US, digital); $14.99 (US, print)
  • Due in stores 30 March 2016
  • Story: Robert Kirkman
  • Pencils: Charlie Adlard
  • Inks: Stefano Gaudiano
  • Greyscales/tones: Cliff Rathburn
  • “After a devastating act of war by the Whisperers, Rick must chart a path for his community. But when his leadership is questioned, how will he respond?”
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