The GeeksversePREVIEW | Select hardcovers and paperbacks on sale 01 June 2016

PREVIEW | Select hardcovers and paperbacks on sale 01 June 2016
Published on Thursday, May 26, 2016 by
New books for June 1: Buffy: The High School Years—Freaks & Geeks, Carbon Grey Omnibus, Death Head, The Goon Library, Vol. 3, Limbo, Plants vs. Zombies, Vol. 4: Grown Sweet Home, The Red Virgin and the Vision of Utopia.

Buffy: The High School Years—Freaks & Geeks (Dark Horse)

  • bhsyfgPaperback/full color/$10.99 (US)
  • Due in stores 01 June 2016
  • Story: Faith Erin Hicks
  • Illustrations: Yishan Li
  • Colors: Rod Espinosa
  • “Buffy the Vampire Slayer is back in classic action in a tale set during her first year at Sunnydale High School! Burdened with the stress of a new school, making new friends, and sleepless nights spent slaying the undead, Buffy becomes the target of a group of nerdy vampires hoping to climb the vampire social ladder.”
  • Eisner Award-winning author Faith Erin Hicks (The Adventures of Superhero Girl)!
  • Set during Season 1 of the television series.

Carbon Grey Omnibus (Image Comics)

  • CarbonGrey_Omnibus-1Paperback/full color/$19.99 (US, digital); $24.99 (US, print)
  • Due in stores 01 June 2016
  • Story: Paul Gardner, Hoang Nguyen, Khari Evans, Mike Kennedy
  • Illustrations: Khari Evans, Hoang Nguyen, Kinsun Loh, Paul Gardner, Joffery Suarez
  • Colors: Kinsun Loh, Khari Evans, Hoang Nguyen
  • “The Sisters Grey are warriors, sworn to protect their Kaiser. But as a great war rages, the Kaiser is found dead, and one sister—Giselle Grey—is accused of his murder. Pursued by enemies, Giselle must unravel the prophecy of the Carbon Grey—before history itself unravels. This collection includes all three volumes of the epic saga, stories from Carbon Grey: Origins, and a new ten-page prologue.”
  • Over 300 pages, with fully painted art!

Death Head (Dark Horse)

  • dheadPaperback/full color/$19.99 (US)
  • Due in stores 01 June 2016
  • Story: Zack Keller, Nick Keller
  • Illustrations: Joanna Estep
  • Colors: Kelly Fitzpatrick
  • “When Niles and Justine Burton go camping to get a break from their stressful lives, they expect to find peace… not an abandoned village hiding an ancient evil. After accidentally stealing the cursed mask of the murderous Plague Doctor, they’ll have to keep their family from falling apart as they solve an ancient mystery and struggle to survive. Collects the six-issue series.”

The Goon Library, Vol. 3 (Dark Horse)

  • goon libv3Hardcover/full color/$39.99 (US)
  • Due in stores 01 June 2016
  • Story & art: Eric Powell
  • “Fear and misery plague the town on the edge of Horse-Eater’s Wood. After the death of a friend and ally reveals the return of Labrazio, the Goon’s sworn enemy thought long gone, the Goon realizes that something darker is going on in the town than anyone suspected. Collects The Goon Volumes 7–9.”
  • Over 400 pages!

Limbo (Image Comics)

  • Limbo_vol1-1Paperback/full color/$11.99 (US, digital); $14.99 (US, print)
  • Due in stores 01 June 2016
  • Story: Dan Watters
  • Art: Caspar Wijngaard
  • “A detective with no memory, no identity, and no manners. A femme fatale seeking escape from a powerful crime lord. A voodoo queen with a penchant for mixtapes and hi-tops. A goat-eating TV… A surreal neon-noir fusing hardboiled pulp with an 80’s VHS visual aesthetic, dripping with neon and static. Collects Limbo #1–#6.”

Plants vs. Zombies, Vol. 4: Grown Sweet Home (Dark Horse)

  • pvzgwgHardcover/full color/$9.99 (US)
  • Due in stores 01 June 2016
  • Story: Paul Tobin
  • Illustrations: Andie Tong, Karim Friha, Nneka Myers, Brian Churilla
  • Colors: Karim Friha, Nneka Myers, Brian Churilla, Matthew J. Rainwater
  • “A group of young plants move out of Crazy Dave’s garage and into his huge family mansion in Neighborville. But why is Dr. Zomboss spying on them? Artist Andie Tong joins writer Paul Tobin for this three-issue arc! Bonus stories by Karim Friha, Nneka Myers, and others! Collects Plants vs. Zombies #4–#6.”

The Red Virgin and the Vision of Utopia (Dark Horse)

  • rvvouHardcover/full color/$19.99 (US)
  • Due in stores 01 June 2016
  • Story: Mary M. Talbot
  • Art: Brian Talbot
  • “From acclaimed writer Mary M. Talbot and graphic-novel pioneer Bryan Talbot comes The Red Virgin and the Vision of Utopia, a portrait of revolutionary feminist Louise Michel, who took up arms against a French regime that executed thousands. Deported to a penal colony, Michel joined the cause of the indigenous population against colonial oppression.”
  • Mary M. Talbot, writer of Dotter of Her Father’s Eyes and Sally Heathcote: Suffragette is a scholar of international acclaim who has published widely on language, gender, and power, particularly in relation to media and consumer culture.
  • Artist Bryan Talbot is one of the pioneers of the graphic novel, whose works include The Adventures of Luther Arkwright, The Tale of One Bad Rat, Alice in Sunderland, and the Grandville series.
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