The GeeksversePREVIEW | Select paperbacks and hardcovers on sale 20 July 2016

PREVIEW | Select paperbacks and hardcovers on sale 20 July 2016
Published on Thursday, July 14, 2016 by

New books for July 20: The EC Archives: Tales from the Crypt, Vol. 2; Emi Lenox and Jeff Lemire’s Plutona; Mark Millar and Rafael Albuquerque’s Huck; Joe Golem: Occult Detective, Vol. 1; Joe Kelly and Max Fiumara’s Four Eyes, Vol. 2; and more.

The Chronicles of Conan, Vol. 32: The Second Coming of Shuma-Gorath and Other Stories (Dark Horse Books)

  • chronconv32Paperback/full color/$19.99 (US)
  • Due in stores 20 July 2016
  • Script: Roy Thomas, Sandy Plunkett
  • Pencils: Sandy Plunkett, Mike Docherty, Dave Hoover
  • Inks: Ernie Chan, Alfredo Alcala, Dell Barras, Ricardo Villagran
  • Colors: Nel Yomtov, Dave Samson
  • “Plagued by nightmares of fire and death, Conan sets out for his distant Cimmerian homeland to see if his tribe still lives. But the barbarian warrior’s path is unexpectedly fraught with the undead legions of the witch Vammatar, who once held Conan’s own chains! Collects Marvel’s Conan the Barbarian #250–#258.”

The EC Archives: Tales from the Crypt, Vol. 2 (Dark Horse Books)

  • ecartftcv2Hardcover/full color/$49.99 (US)
  • Due in stores 20 July 2016
  • Script: Al Feldstein
  • Art: Al Feldstein, Graham Ingels, Jack Davis, Johnny Craig, Wally Wood, Howard Larsen, George Roussos, Joe Orlando, Jack Kamen
  • “More classic horror tales written and illustrated by the all-star lineup of Al Feldstein, Wally Wood, Jack Kamen, Johnny Craig, Joe Orlando, Graham Ingels, and Jack Davis! Reprinting twenty-four stories from Tales from the Crypt #23–#28, the inspiration for the hit movie and HBO series!”

Four Eyes, Vol. 2: Hearts of Fire (Image Comics)

  • FourEyes v2Paperback/full color/$9.99 (US, digital); $12.99 (US, print)
  • Due in stores 20 July 2016
  • Script: Joe Kelly
  • Illustrations: Max Fiumara, Rafael Ortiz
  • Tones & colors: Max Fiumara
  • Four Eyes created by: Joe Kelly and Max Fiumara
  • “Set in depression-era New York, Enrico Savarese has adopted a four-eyed dragon, the runt of the litter, to train for battle in an illegal underground ‘sporting syndicate.’ Enrico’s dedication is tested when he is forced to fight a brutal match no one is ready for. Collects Four Eyes: Hearts of Fire #1–#4.”

Huck, Vol. 1: All-American (Image Comics)

  • Huck vol1Paperback/full color/$11.99 (US, digital); $14.99 (US, print)
  • Due in stores 20 July 2016
  • Script: Mark Millar
  • Illustrations: Rafael Albuquerque
  • Colors: Dave McCaig
  • Huck created by: Mark Millar and Rafael Albuquerque
  • “In a quiet seaside town, a gas station clerk named Huck secretly uses his special gifts to do a good deed each day. When his story leaks, a media firestorm erupts, bringing him uninvited fame. As pieces of Huck’s past begin to resurface, it’s no longer clear who his friends are—or whose lives may be in danger. Collects Huck #1–#6.”

Joe Golem: Occult Detective, Vol. 1: The Rat Catcher and the Sunken Dead (Dark Horse Books)

  • jgol v1Hardcover/full color/$24.99 (US)
  • Due in stores 20 July 2016
  • Script: Mike Mignola, Christopher Golden
  • Illustrations: Patric Reynolds
  • Colors: Dave Stewart
  • Joe Golem: Occult Detective created by: Mike Mignola and Christopher Golden
  • “Forty years after disaster left Lower Manhattan submerged in thirty feet of water, the Drowning City has taken a turn for the weird, and Joe Golem is there to investigate. A mysterious and terrifying creature has been snatching children and pulling them into the depths of the canals, and those that drowned in the floods are coming back to the surface—alive. Collects the five-issue miniseries.”

Oreimo: Kuroneko, Vol. 6 (Dark Horse Manga)

  • oreimokv6Paperback/black & white/$10.99 (US)
  • NOTE: Book is oriented in right-to-left reading format.
  • Due in stores 20 July 2016
  • Story: Tsukasa Fushimi
  • Art: Sakura Ikeda
  • Character design: Kanzakihiro
  • “An ending different from the anime series! Kyousuke and Kuroneko spend their days wonderfully established in a boyfriend-girlfriend relationship—then suddenly, Kuroneko decides that they must break up! In the end, what will be the true relationship between Kuroneko and Kyousuke… and between them and Kirino? The Oreimo: Kuroneko spinoff story wraps up in this final volume!”

Plutona (Image Comics)

  • plutona tpPaperback/full color/$12.99 (US, digital); $16.99 (US, print)
  • Due in stores 20 July 2016
  • Script: Jeff Lemire
  • Illustrations: Emi Lenox
  • Colors: Jordie Bellaire
  • Plutona created by: Emi Lenox
  • “Five kids discover the body of the world’s greatest super hero, Plutona, in the woods after school one day. This discovery sends them on a dark journey that will threaten to tear apart their friendship and their lives. Collects Plutona #1–#5.”
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