The GeeksversePREVIEW | Select hardcovers and paperbacks on sale 22 June 2016

PREVIEW | Select hardcovers and paperbacks on sale 22 June 2016
Published on Thursday, June 16, 2016 by

New books for June 22: Astro Boy Omnibus, Vol. 4; Rich Tommaso’s Dark Corridor; Neil Gaiman’s How to Talk to Girls at Parties; Emma Rios’ I.D.; Lara Croft and the Frozen Omen; Phil Hester and John McCrea’s MythicSpawn: Satan Saga Wars; and more.

Astro Boy Omnibus, Vol. 4 (Dark Horse Manga)

  • astroomvol4Paperback/black & white/$19.99 (US)
  • Due in stores 22 June 2016
  • Story & art: Osamu Tezuka
  • “Under the ruse of building older bodies for Astro and his sister so that the young robots can grow up, an unscrupulous con man replaces their electrobrains to help him abscond with the art treasures stored in the Neo Pyramid! Astro Boy is all-ages adventure packed with humor and heart. Collects one story from volume 10 and all of volumes 11-13.”
  • Over 680 pages!

Colonus (Dark Horse Books)

  • clnustpbPaperback/full color/$9.99 (US)
  • Due in stores 22 June 2016
  • Script: Ken Pisani
  • Art: Arturo Lauria
  • “The future: a dying Earth has been abandoned, the poor and weak left behind. While Earth’s elite survivors colonized Mars, its outcasts—the miscreants, criminals, fringe-dwellers, crackpot scientists, and sociopaths—fled inward, to Venus (‘a place fit for scumbags’). Three generations later, the denizens of Venus, strengthened by hardship forged in brutality and hellish conditions, are thriving. Attracted by the successful launch of Venus’s second floating ‘cloud city,’ the corporate fascists of the Mars Council launch an insurgency for control of Venus… but Braxton, the third generation leader of this colony of outlaws, will fight to save his family dynasty.”
  • Originally featured in Dark Horse Presents and is now collected with four additional chapters!

Dark Corridor (Image Comics)

  • DarkCorridor-1Paperback/full color/$11.99 (US, digital); $14.99 (US, print)
  • Due in stores 22 June 2016
  • Story & art: Rich Tommaso
  • “For decades the city of Red Circle has been in the firm and ruthless grip of the mob. That is going to change as a small, but deadly, group of assassins begins to wipe them all out. Confused as to who is behind these mass killings, the mob families start to turn on one another. Collects Dark Corridor #1–#7.”

Elephantmen 2260 Book Four: All Coming Evil (Image Comics)

  • elephantmen2240_vol04-1Paperback/full color/$12.99 (US, digital); $16.99 (US, print)
  • Due in stores 22 June 2016
  • Script: Richard Starkings
  • Art: Axel Medellin
  • “There are new transgenics in town and the Elephantmen are due for ‘retirement.’ Collects Elephantmen #65–#69.”

How to Talk to Girls at Parties (Dark Horse Books)

  • htttgapHardcover/full color/$17.99 (US)
  • Due in stores 22 June 2016
  • Original story: Neil Gaiman
  • Adaptation & art: Fábio Moon, Gabriel Bá
  • “Two teenage boys are in for a tremendous shock when they crash a party where the girls are far more than they appear! From Neil Gaiman—one of the most celebrated authors of our time—and award-winning artists Fábio Moon and Gabriel Bá, this sumptuous graphic novel is not to be missed!”

I.D. (Image Comics)

  • ID-1Paperback/full color/$7.99 (US, digital); $9.99 (US, print)
  • Due in stores 22 June 2016
  • Story & art: Emma Rios
  • “A dystopian tale that analyzes the conflict between perception and identity through the struggle of three people who consider a ‘body transplant’ as a solution to their lives.”

Lara Croft and the Frozen Omen (Dark Horse Books)

  • laracroftfrznomPaperback/full color/$19.99 (US)
  • Due in stores 22 June 2016
  • Script: Corinna Bechko
  • Pencils: Randy Green, Carmen Carnero
  • Inks: Andy Owen
  • Colors: Michael Atiyeh
  • “It’s up to Lara Croft and Carter Bell to stop a group of cultists from causing worldwide cataclysmic devastation! Ancient ivory artifacts hold the key to both salvation and destruction, and these rivals turned friends must recover them before the cultists in a race against time! Lara’s newest quest is filled with incredible action, dual pistols, and high-spirited adventure in the same universe as the Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light and Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris games! Collecting issues #1–#5 of Lara Croft and the Frozen Omen by Corinna Bechko!”

Mythic (Image Comics)

  • Mythic_vol1-1Paperback/full color/$12.99 (US, digital); $16.99 (US, print)
  • Due in stores 22 June 2016
  • Script: Phil Hester
  • Illustrations: John McCrea
  • Colors: Michael Spicer
  • “Science is a lie, an opiate for the masses. The truth is, magic makes the world go ‘round and when magic breaks, Mythic fixes it. Apache shaman Waterson, Greek immortal Cassandra, and cell phone salesman Nate Jayadarma are assigned with keeping the gears of the supernatural world turning, and you from ever knowing about it. Collects Mythic #1–#8.”

Postal, Vol. 3 (Image Comics)

  • Postal_vol3-1Paperback/full color/$11.99 (US, digital); $14.99 (US, print)
  • Due in stores 22 June 2016
  • Script: Bryan Hill
  • Illustrations: Isaac Goodhart
  • Colors: Betsy Gonia
  • “Mark Shiffron can protect his innocence or he can protect the small town he’s always known. He won’t have much time because a new FBI agent has come to Wyoming, intent on understanding Eden’s secrets, starting with Mark’s fugitive father: Isaac Shiffron… but Mark’s father has plans that will push Mark beyond the threshold of good and evil, changing him forever. Collects Postal #9–#12.”

Spawn: Satan Saga Wars (Image Comics)

  • SpawnSatanSaga-1Paperback/full color/$11.99 (US, digital); $14.99 (US, print)
  • Due in stores 22 June 2016
  • Script: Todd McFarlane, Erik Larsen
  • Illustrations: Todd McFarlane, Erik Larsen, Szymon Kudranski, Jonboy Meyers
  • Colors: FCO Plascencia, Laura Martin
  • “The triumphant return of the original Spawn, Al Simmons. Al is back and faces his biggest challenge yet… saving the woman he loves from the clutches of Satan himself. Collects Spawn #256–#262.”
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