The GeeksversePREVIEW | Select paperbacks and hardcovers on sale 13 July 2016

PREVIEW | Select paperbacks and hardcovers on sale 13 July 2016
Published on Thursday, July 7, 2016 by

New books for July 13: Kenji Tsuruta’s Wandering Island, the latest collection for Stan Sakai’s Usagi Yojimbo, Volume 3 of Aaron & Latour’s Southern Bastards, the first volume of Liu and Takeda’s Monstress, and more.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 10, Vol. 5: Pieces on the Ground (Dark Horse Books)

  • buffys10 v5Paperback/full color/$18.99 (US)
  • Due in stores 13 July 2016
  • Script: Christos Gage
  • Illustrations: Rebekah Isaacs, Megan Levens
  • Colors: Dan Jackson
  • “Demon invasions wreak havoc worldwide when an interdimensional portal lands in the wrong hands. As new threats pour into the streets, Buffy and her closest allies find their paths diverging: Willow gets a serious job, Xander and Ghost Anya grow perilously close, Andrew is tempted by evil, and Buffy and Spike continue to work at making their relationship, well, work. Collects Buffy Season 10 #21–#25.”

Kabuki Library Edition, Vol. 3 (Dark Horse Books)

  • kablibvol3Hardcover/full color/$39.99 (US)
  • Due in stores 13 July 2016
  • Story & art: David Mack
  • “This edition collects Kabuki, Volume 7: The Alchemy and more—including all-new material by David Mack! With the help of Akemi, Kabuki has escaped from Control Corps amid all the fallout and mayhem. And now that Kabuki has the chance to learn what her true calling in this life is, it seems there is a kind of Akemi network. A network that Kabuki herself will be asked to help in. And it seems Akemi is attempting a kind of revolution. One that Akemi expects Kabuki to play a major part in. A revolution that will change the landscape of their world forever.”
  • 400 pages!

Mister X: The Modern Age Limited Edition (Dark Horse Books)

  • misterxmalHardcover/full color/$100.00 (US)
  • Due in stores 13 July 2016
  • Story & art: Dean Motter
  • “This deluxe hardcover collects, for the first time, every Mister X comic published by Dark Horse, including Condemned, Eviction, and Razed, along with never-before-seen behind-the-scenes material! In the retrofuturistic metropolis of Radiant City, its mysterious creator, Mister X, must protect the city and its residents, as the architecture of the city poses a danger to all those within it!”
  • Limited to 500 copies, signed by creator Dean Motter
  • Over 350 pages!

Monstress, Vol. 1: Awakening (Image Comics)

  • Monstress Vol1Paperback/full color/$7.99 (US, digital); $9.99 (US, print)
  • Due in stores 13 July 2016
  • Script: Marjorie Liu
  • Art: Sana Takeda
  • “Set in an alternate matriarchal 1900s Asia, in a richly imagined world of art deco-inflected steampunk, Monstress tells the story of a teenage girl who is struggling to survive the trauma of war, and who shares a mysterious psychic link with a monster of tremendous power, a connection that will transform them both. Entertainment Weekly praised Monstress as ‘one of Image Comics’ most imaginative and daring new series’ and dubbed it the ‘Best New Original Series’ in their year-end ‘Best Comics of 2015′ list. Collects Monstress #1–#6.”

Southern Bastards, Vol. 3: Homecoming (Image Comics)

  • southernbastardsvol03_DigitalPaperback/full color/$11.99 (US, digital); $14.99 (US, print)
  • Due in stores 13 July 2016
  • Script: Jason Aaron
  • Art: Jason Latour, with Chris Brunner
  • “The Craw County Runnin’ Rebs are gearing up for the most important—and bloody—game of the year. Everyone in town has a stake in it. Six stories. Six bastards. One southern-fried crime series. Collects Southern Bastards #9–#14.”

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

  • usagiv30Paperback/black & white/$17.99 (US)
  • Due in stores 13 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 13 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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