The GeeksversePREVIEW | Select paperbacks on sale 03 August 2016

PREVIEW | Select paperbacks on sale 03 August 2016
Published on Saturday, July 30, 2016 by

New books for August 03: Volume four of Keatinge and Del Duca’s Shutter; a reissue of Ennis and Conner’s The Pro; the second volume of Blood-C: Demonic Moonlight; a Dark Horse/DC Comics Superman crossover collection; and more.

Blood-C: Demonic Moonlight, Vol. 2 (Dark Horse Manga)

  • bloodcdmv2Paperback/black & white/$12.99 (US)
  • NOTE: Book is oriented in right-to-left reading format.
  • Due in stores 03 August 2016
  • Story & art: Ryo Haduki
  • Based on characters and concepts by: CLAMP, Production I.G
  • “CLAMP, Production I.G, and artist Ryo Haduki’s Blood-C prequel series concludes! An all-new story, Blood-C: Demonic Moonlight is a lore-rich prequel to the creature-filled Blood-C universe. David, a US soldier investigating strange deaths in Japan, continues to fight the Ancient Ones as they try to break into the human realm, and more is revealed about Lucy’s mysterious team of monster hunters!”

The CBLDF Presents: Liberty (Image Comics)

  • CBLDF_LibertyHC_interior.inddPaperback/full color/$15.99 (US, digital); $19.99 (US, print)
  • Due in stores 03 August 2016
  • Stories by: Neil Gaiman, Garth Ennis, Robert Kirkman, Ed Brubaker, Mark Evanier, Chynna Clugston Flores, James Asmus, Mark Evanier, and others
  • Art by: Jim Lee, Charlie Adlard, Ben Templesmith, Takeshi Miyazawa, Sergio Aragonés, Sean Phillips, Chynna Clugston Flores, Mike Mignola, Frank Miller, and others
  • “Celebrate creative freedom with the industry’s top talents in this deluxe edition collecting Liberty Annual 2008–2012. Liberty includes rare work, such as a The Walking Dead tale by Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard, 100 Words by Neil Gaiman and Jim Lee, and Criminal by Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips, plus stories and never-before-seen content from dozens more! All proceeds benefit the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund’s work protecting the freedom to read!”

Citizen Jack (Image Comics)

  • Citizen Jack Vol 01Paperback/full color/$11.99 (US, digital); $14.99 (US, print)
  • Due in stores 03 August 2016
  • Script: Sam Humphries
  • Illustrations: Tommy Patterson
  • Colors: Jon Alderink
  • “A scandal-plagued, small town politician named Jack should in no way be president. But he’s got a secret weapon: Marlinspike, a malevolent demon of high ambitions. Together, they’re running for president in an outrageous campaign that America will never forget! Collects Citizen Jack #1–#6.”

Conan, Vol. 19: Xuthal of the Dusk (Dark Horse Books)

  • conan v19Paperback/full color/$19.99 (US)
  • Due in stores 03 August 2016
  • Script: Fred Van Lente
  • Illustrations: Brian Ching, Guiu Vilanova
  • Colors: Michael Atiyeh
  • “Conan and the former slave girl Natala enter the city of Xuthal, where a mysterious horror waits in the shadows! Then, Conan fights a deadly duel as Janissa the Widowmaker makes her triumphant return! Fred Van Lente writes the world’s most famous barbarian in this enthralling collection of issues #13–#19 of Dark Horse Comics’ Conan the Avenger.”
  • Also available in hardcover.

Deadly Class, Vol. 4: Die for Me (Image Comics)

  • Deadly Class Vol 04Paperback/full color/$11.99 (US, digital); $14.99 (US, print)
  • Due in stores 03 August 2016
  • Script: Rick Remender
  • Illustrations: Wes Craig
  • Colors: Jordan Boyd
  • “It’s 1988 and Marcus Lopez’s first year at Kings Dominion, the elite academy where damaged teenagers are forged into the world’s deadliest assassins, is coming to a close, and the final exam. Pass or Fail, no one survives the Freshman Finals without getting blood on their hands. Collects Deadly Class #17–#21.”

Dark Horse Comics/DC: Superman (Dark Horse Books/DC Comics)

  • dhdcsalbmPaperback/full color/$24.99 (US)
  • Due in stores 03 August 2016
  • Stories by: Dan Jurgens, Chuck Dixon, Mike Allred
  • Illustrations: Dan Jurgens, Kevin Nowlan, Jon Bogdanove, Mike Allred, Carlos Meglia
  • Colors: Gregory Wright, Laura Allred, Dave Stewart, Android Images
  • “In the first ever collection of the DC/Dark Horse Superman crossover stories, the Man of Steel faces the universe’s deadliest foe, but is he truly strong enough to defeat the xenomorph? Follow the Last Son of Krypton through the world of Madman and explore the jungles of East Africa with him alongside Tarzan, son of the jungle. Collects Superman vs. Aliens Volume 1, Superman vs. Aliens Volume 2: God War, Superman/Tarzan: Sons of the Jungle, and The Superman/Madman Hullabaloo.”
  • Over 400 pages!

Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Tarzan: The Complete Joe Kubert Years (Dark Horse Books)

  • trzjkPaperback/full color/$29.99 (US)
  • Due in stores 03 August 2016
  • Script & illustrations: Joe Kubert
  • Colors: Tatjana Wood
  • “This huge archival collection—featuring several Tarzan essays and original page layouts by Joe Kubert, along with collaborations with Russ Heath and Frank Thorne—is a must-have for fans of timeless adventure tales and Kubert’s undeniable intensity and skill. Reprinting issues #207–#235 of Kubert’s 1970s Tarzan run—every issue that he wrote and drew!”
  • Over 600 pages!

King’s Road: The Long Way Home (Dark Horse Books)

  • kingrdPaperback/full color/$14.99 (US)
  • Due in stores 03 August 2016
  • Script: Peter Hogan
  • Illustrations: Staz Johnson, Phil Winslade
  • Colors: Phil Winslade, Doug A. Sirois
  • “A civil war in another dimension impacts a seemingly normal American family! When mystical creatures raid the suburbs to assassinate Don’s family, he reveals that he needs to return to the original fantasy realm in which he was born to quell a violent uprising and regain the family throne! This collection includes all Dark Horse Presents chapters and the three-issue miniseries!”

The Pro (Image Comics)

  • Pro 00Paperback/full color/$5.99 (US, digital); $7.99 (US, print)
  • Due in stores 03 August 2016
  • Script: Garth Ennis
  • Pencils: Amanda Conner
  • Inks: Jimmy Palmiotti
  • Colors: Paul Mounts
  • “Reintroducing the outrageous story of the Pro in paperback! Just when you thought it was safe to walk the streets, just when you thought no one would go near the idea of the world’s first superhero prostitute… here comes the Pro! Plus, in ‘The Pro Meets The Ho,’ our plucky heroine faces a super-powered ‘soiled dove’ whose powers of perversion exceed the Pro’s own!”

Shutter, Vol. 4: All Roads (Image Comics)

  • Shutter Vol 04Paperback/full color/$11.99 (US, digital); $14.99 (US, print)
  • Due in stores 03 August 2016
  • Script: Joe Keatinge
  • Illustrations: Leila Del Duca
  • Colors: Owen Gieni
  • “Kate knows everything; we don’t! Clues from the past contain answers to where Kate and company go next. All roads converge, but not everyone survives the trip. Collects Shutter #18–#22.”
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