The GeeksversePREVIEW | Select hardcovers and paperbacks on sale 07 September 2016

PREVIEW | Select hardcovers and paperbacks on sale 07 September 2016
Published on Thursday, September 1, 2016 by

New books for September 7: Margaret Atwood’s Angel CatBird, volume two of Jason Shawn Alexander’s Empty Zone, volume ten of New Lone Wolf and Cub, the print debut of Tom Parkinson-Morgan’s Kill Six Billion Demons, volume seven of Brubaker and Phillips’ Criminal, and more.

Angel CatBird, Vol. 1 (Dark Horse Books)

  • abdv1Hardcover/full color/$14.99 (US)
  • Due in stores 06 September 2016
  • Story/script: Margaret Atwood
  • Line art: Johnnie Christmas
  • Color art: Tamra Bonvillain
  • “Internationally best-selling and respected novelist Margaret Atwood and acclaimed artist Johnnie Christmas collaborate for one of the most highly anticipated comic book and literary events of 2016! A young genetic engineer is accidentally mutated by his own experiment when his DNA is merged with that of a cat and an owl. What follows is a humorous, action-driven, pulp-inspired superhero adventure—with a lot of cat puns.”
  • Margaret Atwood’s first original graphic novel!
  • Atwood has been published in over thirty-five countries, is the author of more than forty books of fiction, poetry, and critical essays, and has won the Man Booker Prize, the Giller Prize, the Premio Mondello, and more.
  • Features bonus content by David Mack, Matt Kindt, Tyler Crook, and more!

Conan, Vol. 20: A Witch Shall Be Born (Dark Horse Books)

  • conan v20Hardcover/full color/$24.99 (US)
  • Due in stores 07 September 2016
  • Script: Fred Van Lente
  • Line art: Brian Ching, Jose Luis, Andy Owens
  • Color art: Michael Atiyeh
  • “Writer Fred Van Lente’s incredible run on Conan reaches its epic conclusion! This spellbinding volume features an evil witch bent on vengeance against her twin sister, as well as what is perhaps the most famous event in the Conan mythos—Conan’s crucifixion! Collects issues #20–#25 of Conan the Avenger.”

Criminal, Vol. 7: Wrong Time, Wrong Place (Image Comics)

  • Criminal vol7Paperback/full color/$11.99 (US, digital); $14.99 (US, print)
  • Due in stores 07 September 2016
  • Script: Ed Brubaker
  • Line art: Sean Phillips
  • Color art: Elizabeth Breitweiser
  • “Brubaker and Phillips return to their multiple award-winning series for two interlinked tales of the Lawless family in the 1970s. Teeg Lawless is trapped behind bars with a price on his head, doing anything he can to survive, while Tracy Lawless celebrates his twelfth birthday riding shotgun on a mission of death. Collects Criminal: Special Edition and Criminal: 10th Anniversary Special.”

Eerie Archives, Vol. 22 (Dark Horse Books)

  • erachvol22Hardcover/full color/$49.99 (US)
  • Due in stores 07 September 2016
  • Art by: Alfredo Alcala, Nestor de Leon, Leo Duranona, Paul Gulacy, Jim Janes, Jess Jodloman, Romas Kukalis, Jim Laurier, Pablo Marcos, Val Mayerik, Pepe Moreno Casares, Jose Ortiz, Jordi Penalva, Kirk Reinert, Sanjulian, Walt Simonson, Joe “Buz” Vaultz, Mike Zeck
  • Scripts by: Cary Bates, Joe Brancatelli, Nicola Cuti, Bill DuBay, Leo Duranona, Larry Hama, Bruce Jones, Bill Kelly, Jean Michele Martin, Don McGregor, Norman Mundy, Gary Null, Alex Southern, Jim Stenstrum, Bob Toomey
  • “Alien terrors and celestial double crosses abound in Cousin Eerie’s latest collection of strange suspense and science-fiction fright! Collecting Eerie issues #104 to #108, this tome features stories by Bruce Jones, Larry Hama, Pablo Marcos, Paul Gulacy, Alfredo Alcala, Jose Ortiz, and more! Introduction by Frank Barbiere.”

Empty Zone, Vol. 2: Industrial Smile (Image Comics)

  • EmptyZone v02Paperback/full color/$13.99 (US, digital); $17.99 (US, print)
  • Due in stores 07 September 2016
  • Story/script: Jason Shawn Alexander, Darragh Savage
  • Line art: Jason Shawn Alexander
  • Color art: Luis NCT
  • “Deadly bounty hunters, doomed lovers, and sharp teeth. Corinne and Hank come to Berlin targeting another of Oni’s laboratories. They find more than they were bargaining for when they encounter the city’s bloody subterranean secret. Collects Empty Zone #6–#10.”

Kill Six Billion Demons, Book 1 (Image Comics)

  • Kill6BillionDemons BookOnePaperback/full color/$11.99 (US, digital); $14.99 (US, print)
  • Due in stores 07 September 2016
  • Story & art: Tom Parkinson-Morgan
  • “In this collection of the first story arc of the popular webcomic Kill Six Billion Demons, sorority sister Allison Ruth must travel to Throne, the ancient city at the center of the multiverse, in an epic bid to save her boyfriend from the clutches of the seven evil kings that rule creation. Includes excerpts from in-universe religious texts, stories, and more.”

New Lone Wolf and Cub, Vol. 10 (Dark Horse Manga)

  • nlwcv10Paperback/black & white/$13.99 (US)
  • NOTE: Book is oriented in right-to-left reading format
  • Due in stores 07 September 2016
  • Script: Kazuo Koike
  • Art: Hideki Mori
  • English translation and adaptation by: Dana Lewis
  • “Togo Shigekata and Daigoro have battled to the gates of Edo but now plunge into the rugged mountains east of the capital to find an eccentric hermit swordsmith whose black-steel blades can shatter a dotanuki battle sword. That is, if Mamiya Rinzo’s mountain warriors don’t reach him first!”

Plants vs. Zombies, Vol. 5: Petal to the Metal (Dark Horse Books)

  • pvzptmHardcover/full color/$9.99 (US)
  • Due in stores 07 September 2016
  • Script: Paul Tobin
  • Line art: Ron Chan
  • Color art: Matthew J. Rainwater
  • “Sun-powered, plant-driven speedsters versus imp-powered, zombie-driven hot rods! Let the races begin! Crazy Dave takes on the incredibly tough Don’t Blink video game—and he also challenges Dr. Zomboss to a series of races to determine the future of Neighborville! The car-filled competition is underway! Paul Tobin and Ron Chan return to deliver another hilarious zombie battle to your burg! Collects issues #7–#9 of the series.”

Revival, Vol. 7: Forward (Image Comics)

  • Revival v07Paperback/full color/$11.99 (US, digital); $14.99 (US, print)
  • Due in stores 07 September 2016
  • Script: Tim Seeley
  • Line art: Mike Norton
  • Color art: Mark Englert
  • “For one day in rural central Wisconsin, the dead came back to life. It’s up to Officer Dana Cypress to deal with the media scrutiny, religious zealots, and government quarantine that has come with them. Now, Dana and her Reviver sister are on the run from the law and an Amish assassin, while acting Military Governor General Cale unleashes her plan for the citizens of Wausau. Collects Revival #36–#41.”

Roche Limit, Vol. 3: Monadic (Image Comics)

  • RocheLimit V03Paperback/full color/$9.99 (US, digital); $12.99 (US, print)
  • Due in stores 07 September 2016
  • Script: Mike Moreci
  • Line art: Kyle Charles
  • Color art: Matt Battaglia
  • “Earth is in ruins after the Black Sun’s annihilation of the planet. Now, in the last remaining human city, its inhabitants fight for survival, while a chosen few realize that their world may not be what it seems. Collects Roche Limit: Monadic #1–#4.”

Saints: The Book of Blaise (Image Comics)

  • Saints 00Paperback/full color/$15.99 (US, digital); $19.99 (US, print)
  • Due in stores 07 September 2016
  • Script: Sean Lewis
  • Art: Benjamin Mackey
  • “When a group of misfits discover themselves to be the reincarnations of Catholic saints, they must put aside their differences to battle the fallen angel Michael and his army of doomsday zealots. Critically lauded, this is the comic debut of award-winning playwright Sean Lewis (Kennedy Center Rosa Parks Award; NPR’s This American Life) and graphic artist Benjamin Mackey (of Twin Peaks Tarot Card fame). Collects Saints #1–#9.”

The Tomorrows (Dark Horse Books)

  • tmrowsPaperback/full color/$19.99 (US)
  • Due in stores 07 September 2016
  • Script: Curt Pires
  • Line art: Jason Copland, Alexis Ziritt, Ian MacEwan, Andrew MacLean, Liam Cobb, Kevin Zeigler
  • Color art: Adam Metcalfe
  • “The future: Art is illegal. Everything everyone ever posted online has been weaponized against them. The reign of the Corporation is quickly becoming as absolute as it is brutal—unless the Tomorrows can stop it. Artists, terrorists, they fight with explosives, they fight with ideas, they fight to reclaim the future we sold. Collects issues #1–#6 of the series.”
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