The GeeksversePREVIEW | Select paperbacks and hardcovers on sale 21 September 2016

PREVIEW | Select paperbacks and hardcovers on sale 21 September 2016
Published on Friday, September 16, 2016 by

New books for September 21: The library editon of Avatar: The Last Airbender—Smoke and Shadow, the final volume of Brubaker and Epting’s Velvet, Ethan Young’s The Battles of Bridget Lee, Ryan Ottley’s Grizzlyshark, volume three of B. Clay Moore’s Hawaiian Dick, and more.

Avatar: The Last Airbender—Smoke and Shadow Library Edition (Dark Horse Books)

  • atlbsslibedHardcover/full color/$39.99 (US)
  • Due in stores 21 September 2016
  • Script: Gene Luen Yang
  • Art: Gurihiru
  • Avatar: The Last Airbender created by: Dante Michael DiMartino, Bryan Konietzko
  • “The Fire Nation is threatened by a prophecy told by the Kemurikage—mysterious figures thought only to exist in legend: ‘Remove Zuko from the throne or the country will perish!’ Unrest is brewing as the New Ozai Society prepares to make its move against the Crown, and children begin to go missing from their homes under mysterious circumstances! Avatar Aang and his friends are doing everything in their power to save them—but will it be enough?”
  • This special oversized edition features parts 1–3 with annotations by writer Gene Luen Yang and artists Gurihiru and a sketchbook section with new behind-the-scenes material!

Axcend, Vol. 1: The World Revolves Around You (Image Comics)

  • axcend_vol1-00Paperback/full color/$11.99 (US, digital); $14.99 (US, print)
  • Due in stores 21 September 2016
  • Script & pencil art: Shane Davis
  • Inked art: Michelle Delecki
  • Color art: Morry Hollowell
  • “When a group of gamers mistakenly set loose a virtual reality game into the real world, they risk everything to save an existence they always sought to escape. Collects Axcend #1–#5.”

B.P.R.D. Hell On Earth, Vol. 14: The Exorcist (Dark Horse Books)

  • bprdhe-v14Paperback/full color/$19.99 (US)
  • Due in stores 21 September 2016
  • Script: Mike Mignola, Cameron Stewart, Chris Roberson
  • Line art: Mike Norton, Cameron Stewart
  • Color art: Dave Stewart
  • “B.P.R.D. field agent Ashley Strode attempts to purge a demon from a hundred-year-old exorcist, utilizing a deadly rite that sends both of them into a spiritual hell. When she returns, her commitment to fighting the forces of evil in the world leads her to a rural town where a demon-worshiping cult is believed to be kidnapping children. Collects B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth: Exorcism #1–#2 and B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth #140–#142.”

The Battles of Bridget Lee: Invasion of Farfall (Dark Horse Books)

  • bblioftpbPaperback/full color/$10.99 (US)
  • Due in stores 21 September 2016
  • Story & art: Ethan Young
  • “There is no longer a generation that remembers a time before the Marauders invaded Earth. Bridget Lee, an ex–combat medic now residing at the outpost Farfall, may be the world’s last hope. But Bridget will need to overcome her own fears before she can save her people. Her legend begins here.”

Edgar Rice Burrough’s Tarzan: The Beckoning (Dark Horse Books)

  • trzbeckPaperback/full color/$19.99 (US)
  • Due in stores 21 September 2016
  • Story & script: Thomas Yeates, Henning Kure
  • Art: Thomas Yeates
  • “The ageless Tarzan and his beautiful wife Jane have been living in America, fighting the illegal ivory trade to stop the slaughter of elephants… but they’re soon drawn back to Africa, entangled in a dangerous web that threatens their long lives! Thomas Yeates’s saga collected in its entirety for the first time.”

Grizzlyshark (Image Comics)

  • grizzlyshark_vol1-00Paperback/full color/$9.99 (US, digital); $12.99 (US, print)
  • Due in stores 21 September 2016
  • Script & line art: Ryan Ottley
  • Color art: Ivan Plascencia
  • “What began as a sold out, cult hit, one-shot comic is now a full color slaughter-fest that contains, continues, and concludes the bloody adventures of the world’s most feared animal: the Grizzlyshark! Collects Grizzlyshark #1–#3.”

Hawaiian Dick, Vol. 3: Screaming Black Thunder (Image Comics)

  • hawaiian-dick-v3Paperback/full color/$11.99 (US, digital); $14.99 (US, print)
  • Due in stores 14 September 2016
  • Script: B. Clay Moore
  • Line art: Scott Chantler
  • Color art: Steven Griffin
  • Back-up story scripts by: B. Clay Moore, Steven Griffin
  • Back-up story line art by: Steven Griffin, Shawn Crystal, Shane White
  • Back-up story color art by: Steven Griffin, Cris Brunner, Shane White
  • “The third Hawaiian Dick series, collected for the first time. In 1954 Hawaii, Byrd and companions team up with the Black Thunder, World War II flying aces, as they confront long-buried ghosts from the war. Meanwhile, old enemies begin to re-emerge. Collects Hawaiian Dick: Screaming Black Thunder #1–#5.”

Usagi Yojimbo Saga, Vol. 7 (Dark Horse Books)

  • uy-saga-v7Paperback/black & white/$24.99 (US)
  • Due in stores 21 September 2016
  • Story & art: Stan Sakai
  • “This seventh volume includes ‘Traitors of the Earth,’ in which Usagi faces the undead, ‘A Town Called Hell,’ wherein Usagi is caught between two competing gang lords, ‘Those Who Tread on the Scorpion’s Tail,’ which pits Usagi against the notorious Red Scorpions, and more! Collects Usagi Yojimbo Volume Three #117–#138 and the Free Comic Book Day 2009 story ‘One Dark and Stormy Night.’”
  • Over 600 pages.
  • Also available as a limited edition hardcover for $79.99 (US).

Velvet, Vol. 3: The Man Who Stole the World (Image Comics)

  • velvet_vol3-00Paperback/full color/$11.99 (US, digital); $14.99 (US, print)
  • Due in stores 21 September 2016
  • Script: Ed Brubaker
  • Line art: Steve Epting
  • Color art: Elizabeth Breitweiser
  • “The strands of the mystery finally bring Velvet back home to the US, and to Washington, D.C. no less, for an explosive finale. Collects Velvet #11–#15.”
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