The GeeksversePREVIEW | Select paperbacks and hardcovers on sale 06 April 2016

PREVIEW | Select paperbacks and hardcovers on sale 06 April 2016
Published on Saturday, April 2, 2016 by
New releases include the second volume of John Allison’s Giant Days, a new English-language hardcover edition of Dobbs and Perger’s Scotland Yard,  an original Steven Universe graphic novel, a deluxe hardcover collection of The Wicked + The Divine, and more.

Giant Days, Vol. 2 (BOOM! Box)

  • GiantDays_V2_coverPaperback/full color/$14.99 (US)
  • Due in stores 06 April 2016
  • Story: John Allison
  • Illustrations: Lissa Treiman, Max Sarin
  • Colors: Whitney Cogar
  • “Susan, Esther, and Daisy started at university three weeks ago and became fast friends because their dorm rooms were next to each other. Now, away from home for the first time, all three want to reinvent themselves. But in the face of hand-wringing boys, ‘personal experimentation,’ influenza, mystery mold, nuchauvinism, and the willful, unwanted intrusion of ‘academia,’ they may be lucky just to make it to spring alive. Collects issues #5–#8.”

Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal: Creation Myths, Vol. 2 (BOOM!/Archaia)

  • DarkCrystal_CreationMyths_v2_TP_coverPaperback/full color/$14.99 (US)
  • Due in stores 06 April 2016
  • Featuring concepts and character designs by: Brian Froud
  • Story: Joshua Dysart
  • Art: Alex Sheikman, Lizzy John
  • “Now in paperback for the first time. The Great Conjunction is at hand in this dramatic second volume of a trilogy of prequel graphic novels that tell the origin of The Dark Crystal. Aughra, the beloved guardian of Thra, has gone into hiding, while her son, Raunip, leads a team of emissaries to the Crystal Castle. There they will bear witness as the visiting Urskeks attempt to use the Conjunction to power their voyage home. But pain and mistrust fostered by the group leads to events that will corrupt the world to its very core and transform the Urskeks into two distinct races: the gentle Urru and the terrifying Skeksis.”

Steven Universe: Too Cool for School (KaBOOM!)

  • StevenUniverse_OGN_v1_coverPaperback/full color/$14.99 (US)
  • Due in stores 06 April 2016
  • Story: Ian Jones-Quartey
  • Script: Jeremy Sorese
  • Illustrations: Asia Kendrick-Horton
  • Colors: Leigh Luna
  • Additional story and art: Josceline Fenton
  • “Schoolboy Steven, activate! Steven finds himself enrolled in Connie’s school after a show-and-tell lesson goes awry… and things just get crazier from there! Steven is having a hard time fitting in with normal school and Connie just wants to graduate with good grades and a clean record, but when gem and homework collide, who knows what will happen. This is a lesson you don’t want to miss!”

Scotland Yard (Dark Horse)

  • scyardhcHardcover/full color/$17.99
  • Due in stores 06 April 2016
  • Story: Dobbs
  • Art: Stephane Perger
  • “When he botches a prisoner transfer, allowing the escape of two psychopathic criminals, Inspector Gregson is given the opportunity to redeem himself by leading the manhunt to recapture the felons. To do so, he may need to forge alliances on the other side of the law!”
  • “Printing both volumes of the Soleil edition in English for the first time!”

Nailbiter, Vol. 4: Blood Lust (Image Comics)

  • Nailbiter_vol04-1Paperback/full color/$11.99 (US, digital); $14.99 (US, print)
  • Due in stores 06 April 2016
  • Story: Joshua Williamson
  • Illustrations: Mike Henderson
  • Colors: Adam Guzowski
  • “The critically-acclaimed hit thriller continues with more shocking horror! Is there a new serial killer from Buckaroo?! Can they unlock the town’s deep secrets? Will Finch and Crane have to sell their soul to the devil to catch them?! Collects Nailbiter #16–#20.”

The Wicked + The Divine: Book One (Image Comics)

  • TheWickedandtheDivine_Deluxe_Book01-1Hardcover/full color/$29.99 (US, digital); $44.99 (US, print)
  • Due in stores 06 April 2016
  • Story: Kieron Gillen
  • Illustrations: Jamie McKelvie
  • Colors: Matt Wilson
  • “Kieron Gillen, Jamie McKelvie, and Matthew Wilson return with an Eisner Award-nominated modern fantasy where gods are the ultimate pop stars and pop stars are the ultimate gods. Revel in the opulence of this oversized hardback! Revel in it! Collects The Wicked + The Divine #1–#11.”
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