The GeeksversePREVIEW | Select hardcovers and paperbacks on sale 15 June 2016

PREVIEW | Select hardcovers and paperbacks on sale 15 June 2016
Published on Thursday, June 9, 2016 by
New books for June 15: Abe Sapien, Vol. 7; Jughead Archives, Vol. 2; Fate/Zero, Vol. 2; Fight Club 2; Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser: The Cloud of Hate & Other Stories; Outcast, Vol. 3; Ringside, Vol. 1; and Sex Criminals, Vol. 3.

Abe Sapien, Vol. 7: The Secret Fire (Dark Horse)

  • abe sap v7Paperback/full color/$19.99 (US)
  • Due in stores 15 June 2016
  • Story: Mike Mignola, Scott Allie
  • Illustrations: Max Fiumara, Sebastian Fiumara, Tyler Crook
  • Color: Dave Stewart
  • “Having traveled across the country searching for the truth about himself, Abe Sapien uncovers the secrets he’s been looking for when he faces a giant monster that tore off part of the Florida coast, and a young girl with a psychic bond to the most ancient powers in the Hellboy mythology. Collects Abe Sapien #24–#26, #28–#29, and #31.”

Archie’s Pal Jughead Archives, Vol. 2 (Dark Horse)

  • ararpjhv2Hardcover/full color/$49.99 (US)
  • Due in stores 15 June 2016
  • Stories: All stories originally unattributed
  • Art: Bob Montana, George Frese, Bill Vigoda
  • “Hungry for more? Jughead gets into more scrapes, rebuffs more cute girls, and eats more hamburgers than anyone! These classic stories feature artwork from Bob Montana and Bill Vigoda and highlight the weirder antics of Jughead, Archie, Betty, Veronica, and the rest of the gang. Collecting Archie’s Pal Jughead #9–#16.”

Fate/Zero, Vol. 2 (Dark Horse Manga)

  • ftzerov2Paperback/black & white/$11.99 (US)
  • NOTE: Book is oriented in right-to-left reading format, as is the preview gallery below.
  • Due in stores 15 June 2016
  • Original story: Gen Urobuchi, Type-Moon
  • Adaptation script and art: Shinjiro
  • “Gen Urobuchi and Shinjiro’s manga adaptation of Type-Moon’s hit anime and novel series continues! As the Fourth Holy Grail War rages, seven magi and their summoned heroes from history battle to the death to claim the Grail and have their wishes granted! The first conflict of the war begins with Saber and Lancer crossing blades!”

Fight Club 2 (Dark Horse)

  • fclub2Hardcover/full color/$29.99 (US)
  • Due in stores 15 June 2016
  • Story: Chuck Palahniuk
  • Illustrations: Cameron Stewart
  • Color: Dave Stewart
  • Additional art: David Mack
  • “Some imaginary friends never go away… Ten years after starting Project Mayhem, he lives a mundane life. A kid, a wife. Pills to keep his destiny at bay. But it won’t last long—the wife has seen to that. He’s back where he started, but this go-round he’s got more at stake than his own life. The time has arrived… Collects issues #1–#10 of the series.”

Fritz Leiber’s Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser: The Cloud of Hate and Other Stories (Dark Horse)

  • flfgmouserPaperback/full color/$17.99 (US)
  • Due in stores 15 June 2016
  • Stories by: Fritz Lieber, Denny O’Neil, George Alec Effinger
  • Art: Howard Chaykin, Walt Simonson, Al Milgrom, Jim Starlin
  • Additional art: Michael Kaluta, Bernie Wrightson
  • “In 1973, industry titan Denny O’Neil joined master artists Howard Chaykin and Walt Simonson to adapt stories starring Fritz Leiber’s timeless fantasy characters, the barbarian Fafhrd and the nimble rogue the Gray Mouser. Now, for the first time ever, Dark Horse Books is collecting all of those exciting tales of swords and devilry into one handsome collection!”

Outcast by Kirkman & Azaceta, Vol. 3: This Little Light (Image Comics)

  • Outcast_Vol3-1Paperback/full color/$11.99 (US, digital); $14.99 (US, print)
  • Due in stores 15 June 2016
  • Story: Robert Kirkman
  • Illustrations: Paul Azaceta
  • Colors: Elizabeth Breitweiser
  • “Kyle is faced with the most emotional exorcism he’s performed yet… as he begins to learn more about his abilities and what’s really happening around him. Secrets are revealed that will change everything. Collects Outcast by Kirkman & Azaceta #13–#18.”

Ringside, Vol. 1: Kayfabe (Image Comics)

  • Ringside_vol01-1Paperback/full color/$7.99 (US, digital); $9.99 (US, print)
  • Due in stores 15 June 2016
  • Story: Joe Keatinge
  • Illustrations: Nick Barber
  • Colors: Simon Gough
  • “Special low introductory price of $9.99! Explore the crossroads of art, industry, and identity from the view of the wrestlers themselves, the creatives they work with, the suits in charge, and the fans cheering them all on. That’s just the beginning. The real violence is outside the ring. Collects Ringside #1–#5.”

Sex Criminals, Vol. 3: Three the Hard Way (Image Comics)

  • SexCriminals_vol3-1Paperback/full color/$11.99 (US, digital); $14.99 (US, print)
  • Due in stores 15 June 2016
  • Story: Matt Fraction
  • Art: Chip Zdarsky
  • “As seen on Late Night with Seth Meyers! The Eisner- and Harvey-award winning raucous sex comedy that Time magazine called the Comic of the Year and Apple called ‘inappropriate for sale on iOS devices’ returns in Sex Criminals, Vol. 3: Three the Hard Way. So it turns out Jon and Suzie aren’t alone—other people around the world, like them, freeze time when they climax. A self-appointed group wants to regulate and control them through fear and intimidation. Jon and Suzie are falling in love and want their freak flags to fly, but if they’re going to fight back they can’t do it alone. And really, isn’t that a metaphor for the whole series? That we might all be alone but we’re all alone together? I think so. If you read only one comic with a semen-demon in it this year, please make it Sex Criminals, Vol. 3: Three the Hard Way. Collects Sex Criminals #11–#15.”
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