The GeeksversePREVIEW | Select hardcovers and paperbacks on sale 17 August 2016

PREVIEW | Select hardcovers and paperbacks on sale 17 August 2016
Published on Sunday, August 14, 2016 by

New books for August 17: Anne Szabla’s Bird Boy, Vol. 2; Victor Santos’ Polar, Vol. 3; Si Spurrier and Ryan Kelly’s Cry Havoc, Vol. 1; the first Neon Genesis Evangelion: The Shinji Ikari Raising Project omnibus, Creepy Archives, Vol. 24; and an obscure magazine from the creators of MAD.

Bird Boy, Vol. 2: The Liminal Wood (Dark Horse Books)

  • brdbyv2Paperback/full color/$9.99 (US)
  • Due in stores 17 August 2016
  • Story & art: Anne Szabla
  • “Bali is lost deep within the forbidden forest, hunted by the terrifying Rook Men, and must fight his way across a dangerous land of gods, men, and beasts to keep the sword of Mali Mani, the savior of the sun, from falling into the wrong hands. Finding his way out of the forest is Bali’s only chance to prevent the beasts from roaming the land of people and feasting upon them—and to prove he is worthy of the Smokewalk.”

Creepy Archives, Vol. 24 (Dark Horse Books)

  • creepyarchv24Hardcover/black & white/$49.99 (US)
  • Due in stores 17 August 2016
  • Art by: Alfredo Alcala, Auraleon, Fred Carrillo, Richard Corben, Leo Duranona, Jeff Easley, Val Lakey, Abel Laxamana, Terrance Lindall, Pablo Marcos, Val Mayerik, Pepe Moreno Casares, Rudy Nebres, Alex Niño, Delando Niño, Kirk Reinert, Mike Saenz, Sanjulian, Masanabo Sato, John Severin, Walt Simonson, Jim Starlin, Danny Tallerno, Alex Toth, Al Williamson, Bernie Wrightson
  • Stories by: Pierce Askegren, Jordan Black, Gerry Boudreau, Joe Brancatelli, Nicola Cuti, Bill DuBay (as Will Richardson), Archie Goodwin, Larry Hama, Bruce Jones, John Lakey, Mark Lasky, Budd Lewis, Roger McKenzie, Bob Toomey
  • “Uncle Creepy—your favorite cackling comrade—has put together an impressive assembly of creators for Creepy Archives Volume 24! Stories by Archie Goodwin, Bruce Jones, Larry Hama, John Severin, Alex Toth, Al Williamson, Walter Simonson, and many others are collected in this horrifying hardcover. Featuring issues #112–#116 of Warren Publishing’s groundbreaking and experimental horror title!”

Cry Havoc, Vol. 1: Mything in Action (Image Comics)

  • Cry Havoc v1 p00Paperback/full color/$11.99 (US, digital); $14.99 (US, print)
  • Due in stores 17 August 2016
  • Script: Simon Spurrier
  • Line art: Ryan Kelly, with Barbara Guttman and Miguel Montenegro
  • Color art: Nick Filardi, Lee Loughridge, Matt Wilson
  • “Meet Lou: a street musician savaged by a supernatural terror. Meet Lou: crossing war-torn Afghanistan with a unit of shapeshifting soldiers. Meet Lou: a monstress held captive by the rogue beast she was sent to kill. Cry Havoc interweaves three stages of a remarkable life into a critically-exalted saga of military, myth, and mania. Collects Cry Havoc #1–#6.”

Essential Kurtzman, Vol. 2: Trump—The Complete Collection (Kitchen Sink Books)

  • hktrumpHardcover/full color/$29.99 (US)
  • Due in stores 17 August 2016
  • Featuring work by: Harvey Kurtzman, Will Elder, Al Jaffee, Jack Davis, Mel Brooks, Arnold Roth, Russ Heath, Wally Wood
  • Essays & annotations by: Denis Kitchen
  • Trump (1956–57) was Harvey Kurtzman’s dream magazine for Hugh Hefner and Playboy. Despite top talent (Mel Brooks, Will Elder, Jack Davis, Wally Wood), only two issues saw print. Six decades later the legendary Trump is finally collected, including the aborted issue #3. This overdue collection will blow comic fans’ minds! The fascinating creation of Trump magazine is detailed, featuring the unusual crossover of Hugh Hefner’s Playboy empire with the core team that created and then abandoned MAD magazine.”

Neon Genesis Evangelion: The Shinji Ikari Raising Project Omnibus, Book One (Dark Horse Manga)

  • negensgiov1Paperback/black & white/$19.99 (US)
  • NOTE: Book is oriented in right-to-left reading format
  • Due in stores 17 August 2016
  • Story & art: Osamu Takahashi
  • “Stunning, hotheaded Asuka Langley Soryu has been friends with Shinji Ikari since they were little. And she always sort of assumed they’d stay together—until the day the beautiful, brilliant Rei Ayanami showed up in class! When Shinji starts to get curious about Rei, Asuka needs to figure out if she wants to be just friends with Shinji, or something more. But why are so many people keeping an eye on these relationships—people like homeroom teacher Misato, school nurse Ritsuko, and Shinji’s mother—NERV’s chief scientist, Yui Ikari . . . ? Collects the first three volumes of the series.”

Polar, Vol. 3: No Mercy for Sister Maria (Dark Horse Books)

  • Polar v03_No Mercy for Sister Maria-001Hardcover/full color/$17.99 (US)
  • Due in stores 17 August 2016
  • Story & art: Victor Santos
  • “A mob boss discovers his young wife, Maria—seeking an escape from a life of organized crime—has been hiding in a nunnery in rural Europe. Sullivan, a mobster who’s been tasked with bringing the woman back home, is actually an undercover FBI agent seeking Maria as a star witness in his case against the don. But when Maria’s whereabouts leak and mobsters, mercenaries, and hit men converge on the convent in the hopes of collecting a reward for Maria, they turn holy ground into a battleground.”
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