The GeeksversePREVIEW | Select hardcovers and paperbacks on sale 29 June 2016

PREVIEW | Select hardcovers and paperbacks on sale 29 June 2016
Published on Thursday, June 23, 2016 by

New books for June 29: Barb Wire, Book 2; Black Jack Ketchum; The Complete Emily the Strange; Jupiter’s Circle, Vol. 2; Living with the Dead; Saga, Vol. 6; and Semiautomagic.

Barb Wire, Book 2: Hotwired (Dark Horse Books)

  • barb wire tpbPaperback/full color/$14.99 (US)
  • Due in stores 29 June 2016
  • Script: Chris Warner
  • Pencils: Patrick Oliffe
  • Inks: Tom Nguyen
  • Colors: Wes Dzioba
  • “Braced by shady federal agents, bounty hunter Barb Wire is forced to locate an old associate who the agents claim is the most dangerous man alive. With no choice but compliance, Barb learns that her former ally is not the man she remembers… if indeed he is a man at all! Collects Barb Wire #5–#8.”

Black Jack Ketchum (Image Comics)

  • BlackJackKetchum_vol01-1Paperback/full color/$11.99 (US, digital); $14.99 (US, print)
  • Due in stores 29 June 2016
  • Story: Brian Schirmer
  • Art: Claudia Balboni
  • “In a dreamlike version of the Old West, Tom Ketchum struggles to clear his name-and stay alive-when he’s mistaken for wanton outlaw ‘Black Jack’ Ketchum. With the aid of his talking sidearm, a secretive gambler, and a mute girl with a Winchester, Tom evades the mysterious Union and its supernatural enforcers, the faceless Dusters. Collects Black Jack Ketchum #1–#4.”

The Complete Emily the Strange: All Things Strange (Dark Horse Books)

  • comemstrhcHardcover/full color/$19.99 (US)
  • Due in stores 29 June 2016
  • Stories by: Rob Reger, Jessica Gruner, Brian Brooks, Kitty Remington, Nicomi “Nix” Turner, Buffy Visick, Buzz Parker, Matthew Weiss
  • Art: Buzz Parker, Rob Reger, Derek Fridolfs, Nicomi “Nix” Turner
  • Emily the Strange created by: Rob Reger
  • “Emily the Strange is not your ordinary thirteen-year-old girl—she’s got a razor-sharp wit as dark as her jet-black hair, a posse of moody black cats, and famous friends in very odd places! The Complete Emily the Strange: All Things Strange collects the first three volumes of Emily the Strange in one beautiful hardcover. It’s a perfect time to be strange.”

Jupiter’s Circle, Vol. 2 (Image Comics)

  • jupiterscircle-tpv2-digitalPaperback/full color/$12.99 (US, digital); $16.99 (US, print)
  • Due in stores 29 June 2016
  • Script: Mark Millar
  • Pencils/Breakdowns: Wilfredo Torres, Rick Burchett, Davide Gianfelice, Chris Sprouse, Ty Templeton
  • Inks/Finishes: Wilfredo Torres, Rick Burchett, Davide Gianfelice, Karl Story, Ty Templeton, Walden Wong
  • Colors: Ive Svorcina, Miroslav Mrva
  • “In mid-century America, the world’s greatest superheroes triumph in their public battles, while struggling with private ones. Social and political unrest take a personal toll as suspicion and betrayal cast a shadow over the most trusted friendships. Collects Jupiter’s Circle, Vol. 2 #1–#6.”

Living with the Dead: A Zombie Bromance, Second Edition (Dark Horse Books)

  • lwtdsePaperback/full color/$9.99 (US)
  • Due in stores 29 June 2016
  • Script: Mike Richardson
  • Art: Ben Stenbeck
  • Additional art: Richard Corben
  • “Life in the big city has its problems: traffic, overpopulation, and crime, not to mention the brain-hungry living dead. But for hard rockers Straw and Whip, life among the flesh-eating populace is easy… until they meet a gun-crazy vixen named Betty. Collects Living with the Dead #1–#3.”

Saga, Vol. 6 (Image Comics)

  • saga-tpv6-digitalPaperback/full color/$11.99 (US, digital); $14.99 (US, print)
  • Due in stores 29 June 2016
  • Script: Brian K. Vaughan
  • Art: Fiona Staples
  • “After a dramatic time jump, the three-time Eisner Award winner for Best Continuing Series continues to evolve, as Hazel begins the most exciting adventure of her life: kindergarten. Meanwhile, her star-crossed family learns hard lessons of their own. Collects Saga #31–#36.”

Semiautomagic (Dark Horse Books)

  • semiatomaPaperback/full color/$12.99 (US)
  • Due in stores 29 June 2016
  • Script: Alex de Campi
  • Illustrations: Jerry Ordway
  • Colors: Marissa Louise
  • “Professor Alice Creed doesn’t have tenure. And she never will, as long as she keeps ditching her lectures to kill monsters. But when a dark force from between universes begins seducing young souls through an innocent computer game, she packs her occult relics, holy water, and iPad to kick eldritch ass! Collects two complete arcs from Dark Horse Presents.”
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