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

PREVIEW | Select hardcovers and paperbacks on sale 06 July 2016
Published on Thursday, June 30, 2016 by

New books for July 6: Ennis & Ezquerra’s Adventures in the Rifle Brigade, Jordan & Moore’s The Legacy of Luthor Strode, The Art of Doug Sneyd, Tobin & Alburquerque’s Mystery Girl, and more.

Adventures in the Rifle Brigade (Image Comics)

  • AdventuresRifleBrigade-1Paperback/full color/$11.99 (US, digital); $14.99 (US, print)
  • Due in stores 06 July 2016
  • Script: Garth Ennis
  • Illustrations: Carlos Ezquerra
  • Colors: Patricia Mulvihill, Allen Jamison, Kevin Somers
  • “World War Two was never like this! Determined to win the war on their own, the Rifle Brigade are Britain’s top commando unit—skilled, deadly, and with no more grip on reality than absolutely necessary. First, the team are required on a job so crucial, so deadly, so utterly top secret that even they don’t know what it is. Then, in ‘Operation Bollock,’ our heroes are set to track down a famously missing part of the Fuhrer’s anatomy—determined to wrench the missing gonad from the hands of their oldest enemy.”
  • Collects Adventures in the Rifle Brigade #1–#3 and Adventures in the Rifle Brigade: Operation Bollock #1–#3.

The Art of Doug Sneyd (Dark Horse Books)

  • aodsneydPaperback/full color/$19.99 (US)
  • Due in stores 06 July 2016
  • Script & art: Doug Sneyd
  • Foreword by: Hugh Hefner
  • Introduction by: Lynn Johnston
  • “The scintillating cartoon works of Doug Sneyd, an artist for Playboy magazine since the early 1960s, return to print in this stunning softcover art book. Readers will be charmed by these most deliciously hilarious of Doug’s full-page cartoons featuring the lovely Sneyd girls and the one-line jokes they so ably illustrate!”

Deadly Class, Book One: Noise, Noise, Noise (Image Comics)

  • DeadlyClassBook_01-1Hardcover/full color/$49.99 (US)
  • Due in stores 06 July 2016
  • Script: Rick Remender
  • Illustrations: Wes Craig
  • Colors: Lee Loughridge
  • “Collecting the first three arcs of Remender and Craig’s twistedly humorous story of a group of damaged teens enrolled in a secret high school, training to become the world’s greatest assassins. Presented in oversized hardcover format! Collects Deadly Class #1–#16.”

The Legacy of Luther Strode (Image Comics)

  • LutherStrode_Vol3_Legacy-1Paperback/full color/$13.99 (US, digital); $17.99 (US, print)
  • Due in stores 06 July 2016
  • Script: Justin Jordan
  • Illustrations: Tradd Moore
  • Colors: Felipe Sobreiro
  • “The Luther Strode saga ends here. Luther and Petra are on the road that will lead them to the final confrontation with Cain, the first murderer and architect of Luther’s pain. Collects The Legacy of Luther Strode #1–#6.”

Mystery Girl, Vol. 1 (Dark Horse Books)

  • mgirlPaperback/full color/$12.99 (US)
  • Due in stores 06 July 2016
  • Script: Paul Tobin
  • Illustrations: Alberto J. Alburquerque
  • Colors: Marissa Louise
  • “Trine Hampstead knows everything. Ask her a question like ‘Where are my keys?’ or ‘Is he cheating on me?’ or ‘How are there perfectly preserved mammoths in recent ice?’ and she just knows. She’s the Mystery Girl. The only things Trine doesn’t know are anything else from the last ten years of her life or why a killer has targeted her! Collects Mystery Girl #1–#4.”

Negative Space (Dark Horse Books)

  • nspacePaperback/full color/$14.99 (US)
  • Due in stores 06 July 2016
  • Script: Ryan K. Lindsay
  • Art: Owen Gieni
  • “When one man’s writer’s block gets in the way of his suicide note, he goes for a walk to clear his head and soon uncovers a century-old conspiracy dedicated to creating and mining the worst lows of human desperation. A corporation has manipulated his life purely so they can farm his suicide note as a sadness artifact that will be packed and shipped to ancient underwater creatures who feed off our strongest and most base emotions. Our hero partners with a cult intent on exposing the corporation, and only a suicide mission can solve the whole mess. Collects Negative Space #1–#4.”

Nexus Omnibus, Vol. 7 (Dark Horse Books)

  • nxomv7Paperback/full color/$24.99 (US)
  • Due in stores 06 July 2016
  • Script: Mike Baron, Stephan Petrucha
  • Pencils: Steve Rude, Neil Vokes, John Calimee, Mike Vosburg, Shea Anton Pensa
  • Inks: Gary Martin, Jim Bradrick, John Nyberg, Jay Geldhof
  • Colors: Noelle Giddings, Carl Gafford, Joe Rosas, Ray Murtaugh, Steve Rude, John Wilcox
  • “Created by Mike Baron and Steve Rude, Nexus is a superhero/science-fiction masterpiece! This value-priced omnibus collects Nexus: The Origin, Nexus: The Liberator #1–#4, Nexus: Alien Justice #1–#3, Hammer of God: Pentathlon, Mezz: Galactic Tour 2494, Hammer of God: Butch #1–#3, and Clonezone Special.”
  • Over 400 pages!

The Steam Man (Dark Horse Books)

  • steammanPaperback/full color/$17.99 (US)
  • Due in stores 06 July 2016
  • Story: Joe R. Lansdale
  • Script: Mark Alan Miller
  • Illustrations: Piotr Kowalski
  • Colors: Kelly Fitzpatrick
  • “Enormous steam-powered robots march across the Great Plains of the old American West, protecting the populace against invading aliens and monsters! The Steam Man and his operators seem to have their task well in hand, until a crazed and powerful vampire comes to town intent on bringing forth the apocalypse! Collects The Steam Man #1–#5.”

Usagi Yojimbo, Vol. 30: Thieves and Spies (Dark Horse Books)

  • usagiv30Paperback/black & white/$17.99 (US)
  • Due in stores 06 July 2016
  • Story & art: Stan Sakai
  • “Stan Sakai’s samurai masterpiece returns! In this volume, Miyamoto Usagi joins forces with a thief and a samurai to thwart a black-market ginseng trade, meets a ronin who lost his arm in a duel yet still has a trick up his sleeve, and more! Collects Usagi Yojimbo #145–#151.”
  • Also available as a signed and numbered limited edition hardcover. See your retailer for details.

Wandering Island (Dark Horse Manga)

  • wandrisPaperback (with wraparound cover)/black & white with color plates/$14.99 (US)
  • NOTE: Book is oriented in right-to-left reading format
  • Due in stores 06 July 2016
  • Story & art: Kenji Tsuruta
  • “Mikura Amelia is a free-spirited young woman who lives alone with her cat and operates an air delivery service, flying her vintage seaplane to Japan’s small island communities located hundreds of miles out in the Pacific. When her beloved grandfather passes away, she discovers he left her an undelivered parcel, addressed to an island that doesn’t exist… or does it? To answer the question, Mikura flies off in search of the truth behind the Wandering Island!”
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