The GeeksversePREVIEW | Select paperbacks and hardcovers on sale 27 July 2016

PREVIEW | Select paperbacks and hardcovers on sale 27 July 2016
Published on Thursday, July 21, 2016 by

New books for July 27: A reissue of Chynna Clugston Flores’s original Blue Monday miniseries; the second volume of the manga adaptation of the Danganronpa anime; King Conan: Wolves Beyond the Border; the fourth Oh My Goddess omnibus; and more.

Blue Monday, Vol. 1: The Kids are Alright (Image Comics)

  • Blue Monday Vol 1 00Paperback/full color/$7.99 (US, digital); $9.99 (US, print)
  • Due in stores 27 July 2016
  • Story & art: Chynna Clugston Flores
  • “Experience the Pepsi-fueled misadventures of Bleu L. Finnegan, comics’ favorite blue-haired, Buster Keaton-obsessed, Adam Ant-worshipping teenager from the very beginning! Featuring an introduction from Kieron Gillen (The Wicked + The Divine), this volume collects the original miniseries as well as early short stories and more.”

Danganronpa: The Animation, Vol. 2 (Dark Horse Manga)

  • danganronv2Paperback/black & white/$12.99 (US)
  • NOTE: Book is oriented in right-to-left reading format.
  • Due in stores 27 July 2016
  • Story & art: Takashi Tsukimi
  • “Having lived through the first round of judgment in the trap that is Hope’s Peak Academy, bonds are beginning to form among the surviving students. But the evil paws of Monokuma, the villainous bear that holds them captive, are stretched around them… one light, one dark, signifying that at this school there’s only room for two kinds of students: those found innocent—and those found guilty!”

Dragon Age: Magekiller (Dark Horse Books)

  • damkPaperback/full color/$14.99 (US)
  • Due in stores 27 July 2016
  • Script: Greg Rucka
  • Pencils: Carmen Carnero
  • Inks: Terry Pallot
  • Colors: Michael Atiyeh
  • “Tessa and Marius are mercenary partners who eliminate those that use magic to hurt others. When they betray a powerful patron intending to kill them, they’re forced to flee and join the Inquisition. Collects issues #1–#5 of the miniseries.”

Dream Gang (Dark Horse Books)

  • dreamgangtpbPaperback/full color/$14.99 (US)
  • Due in stores 27 July 2016
  • Story & art: Brendan McCarthy
  • “To stop a psychic bomb that threatens to render all of humanity catatonic, the last Dream Voyager awakens! When the evil Zeirio goes on a rampage throughout the Dreamworlds, it’s up to a new generation of the Dream Gang to put him down. From the fertile mind of Brendan McCarthy—the co-writer/designer of Mad Max: Fury Road and a contributor to Dark Horse Presents and 2000 AD! Collects Dream Gang chapters from Dark Horse Presents #1–#4, #7–#10, and #14–#17.”

King Conan: Wolves Beyond the Border (Dark Horse Books)

  • kconwbbPaperback/full color/$17.99 (US)
  • Due in stores 27 July 2016
  • Script: Timothy Truman
  • Illustrations: Tomás Giorello
  • Colors: Jose Villarrubia
  • “King Conan grows weary of the crown, and when an old soldier visits him with talk of a cursed relic and rumors of Pictish tribes preparing a full-scale invasion on Aquilonia’s borders, Conan eagerly embarks on what could be his final adventure! Timothy Truman and Tomás Giorello expand on Robert E. Howard’s unfinished ‘Wolves Beyond the Border’ tale! Collects issues #1–#4 of the miniseries.”

Oh My Goddess! Omnibus, Book 4 (Dark Horse Manga)

  • omgomnivol4Paperback/black & white with color plates/$19.99 (US)
  • NOTE: Book is oriented in right-to-left reading format.
  • Due in stores 27 July 2016
  • Story & art: Kosuke Fujishima
  • “The fourth goddess, Peorth, arrives in Keiichi’s life… to make it more complicated than ever! Peorth, mistress of roses, is in the same business as Belldandy—granting wishes to mortals. Keiichi thinks there must be some mistake, as he already has Belldandy in his life… but Peorth is certain he can’t really be satisfied, or else how was he able to contact her? Now she’s determined to stick around until Keiichi admits to what he really wants… so she can grant it!”
  • Over 500 pages!

Past Aways: Facedown in the Timestream (Dark Horse Books)

  • pastawaysPaperback/full color/$19.99 (US)
  • Due in stores 27 July 2016
  • Script: Matt Kindt
  • Illustrations: Scott Kolins
  • Colors: Bill Crabtree
  • “When five deep-time explorers find themselves stranded in the distant past of 2015, they’re forced to adapt to a primitive world of iPhone 6s and cars that can’t even drive themselves. But when a rift in space-time starts spitting out dinosaurs, giant robots, and other strange phenomena, only the marooned ‘pastaways’ can defend the twenty-first century from the terrors of the timestream!”

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

  • usagiv30Hardcover/black & white/$59.99 (US)
  • Due in stores 27 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.”
  • A numbered limited edition hardcover, signed by creator Stan Sakai.
  • Also available in paperback.
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