The GeeksversePREVIEW | Select hardcovers and paperbacks on sale 05 October 2016

PREVIEW | Select hardcovers and paperbacks on sale 05 October 2016
Published on Friday, September 30, 2016 by

New books for October 5: A new Astro Boy omnibus, a third paperback collection for Remender and Tocchini’s Low, the final volume of Mignola’s Hellboy in Hell, a Walking Dead hardcover, a Hatsune Miku yonkoma collection, the Secret Loves of Geek Girls anthology, and more.

Astro Boy Omnibus, Vol. 5 (Dark Horse Manga)

  • astroboyomv5Paperback/black & white/$19.99 (US)
  • Due in stores 05 October 2016
  • Story & art: Osamu Tezuka
  • “Taking his second century by storm, Astro Boy remains the robot of choice for legions of readers worldwide. In this volume, Astro must stop the completion of a deadly robot built from alien blueprints, explosive Astro Boy balloons terrorize Tokyo, the very first appearance of Astro Boy from 1952, and more!”
  • Over 650 pages!

Black Dog: The Dreams of Paul Nash (Dark Horse Books)

  • blackdog00Paperback/full color/$24.99 (US)
  • Due in stores 05 October 2016
  • Story & art: Dave McKean
  • “Best known for his collaborations with Neil Gaiman, Dave McKean defied expectations with his stunning debut as writer and artist in Cages, winner of multiple awards for Best Graphic Album. Dark Horse proudly presents a new original graphic novel by the legendary artist based on the life of Paul Nash, a surrealist painter during World War I. The Dreams of Paul Nash deals with real soldiers’ memoirs, and all the stories add up to a moving piece about how war and extreme situations change us and how we deal with the resultant pain—in Nash’s case, by turning his landscapes into powerful and fantastical ‘psychoscapes.’”
  • Also available as a limited edition hardcover ($79.99) with an exclusive plate signed by creator Dave McKean; ask your retailer for details.

Black Road, Vol. 1: The Holy North (Image Comics)

  • blackroadvol1Paperback/full color/$7.99 (US, digital); $9.99 (US, print)
  • Due in stores 05 October 2016
  • Script: Brian Wood
  • Line art: Garry Brown
  • Color art: Dave McCaig
  • “1000 CE: When a Vatican official under is murdered on the infamous ‘Black Road’ while under the care of Magnus The Black, Magnus uncovers a secret so big it threatens to change the balance of power in all of Europe. Collects Black Road #1–#5.”

The Discipline, Vol. 1: The Seduction (Image Comics)

  • thedisciplinevol1Paperback/full color/$7.99 (US, digital); $9.99 (US, print)
  • Due in stores 05 October 2016
  • Script: Peter Milligan
  • Line art: Leandro Fernández
  • Color art: Cris Peter
  • “Superhot duo Milligan and Fernández’s controversial story of sex and metamorphosis. When frustrated Manhattan wife Melissa Peake allows herself to be seduced by a mysterious stranger, she is drawn into an ancient war between The Discipline and the creatures known as The Stalkers… and must discover hitherto unimagined potential within herself to survive. But at what cost? Whatever you’ve heard about it, it won’t prepare you for…The Discipline. Collects The Discipline #1–#6.”

Fight Club 2 Library Edition (Dark Horse Books)

  • fclub2libedHardcover with slipcase/full color/$149.99 (US)
  • Due in stores 05 October 2016
  • Story/script: Chuck Palahniuk
  • Line art: Cameron Stewart
  • Color art: Dave Stewart
  • Additional art: David Mack
  • New York Times best-selling novelist Chuck Palahniuk and acclaimed artist Cameron Stewart have collaborated for one of the most highly anticipated comic book and literary events of 2015—the return of Tyler Durden. The first rule of Fight Club 2 might be not to talk about it, but Fight Club 2 is generating international headlines and will introduce a new generation of readers to Project Mayhem.”
  • Over 350 pages! Includes 50 pages of behind-the-scenes bonus material not available in the regular edition hardcover.
  • Also available as a regular edition hardcover ($29.99).

The Goon Library, Vol. 4 (Dark Horse Books)

  • goonlibv4Hardcover/full color/$39.99 (US)
  • Due in stores 05 October 2016
  • Story & art: Eric Powell
  • Additional story material: Evan Dorkin
  • Additional color art: Dave Stewart, Bill Farmer
  • “Lonely Street comes under all manner of threats both tragic and hilarious in this hardcover edition of The Goon. After surviving the return of Labrazio, Goon wants nothing more than to settle onto a barstool with some whiskey, but a succession of cake-mad hobo gods, snake-hurling hillbillies, and bodacious burlesque dancers have other ideas. And somewhere on Lonely Street, a resurgent Zombie Priest plots his next attack… Collects The Goon Volumes 10–12.”

Hatsune Miku: Mikubon (Dark Horse Manga)

  • hmikumbPaperback/black & white with color plates/$10.99 (US)
  • NOTE: Book is formatted for right-to-left reading.
  • Due in stores 05 October 2016
  • Story & art: Ontama
  • “Hatsune Miku and her friends Rin, Len, and Luka are not only back in manga… They’re back to school, enrolling at the St. Diva Academy for Vocaloids! They’re going to give it their best at St. Diva, as a wonderland of friendship, determination, and even love unfolds! But can they stay out of trouble, especially when the mad professor of the Hachune Miku Research Lab is nearby… ?”
  • Presented in the yonkoma (vertical four-panel comic strip) style.

Head Lopper & the Island; or A Plague of Beasts (Image Comics)

  • headloppervol1Paperback/full color/$15.99 (US, digital); $19.99 (US, print)
  • Due in stores 05 October 2016
  • Story & art: Andrew MacLean
  • Additional art: Mike Spicer
  • “The Head Lopper, Norgal, and the nagging severed head of Agatha Blue Witch arrive on the Isle of Barra to find it overrun with beasts: minions of the Sorcerer of the Black Bog. When Queen Abigail hires Norgal and Agatha to slay the Sorcerer, our heroes trek across the island reliving the horrors of their heads—and playing right into the hands of a master manipulator. Collects Head Lopper #1–#4.”

Hellboy in Hell, Vol. 2: The Death Card (Dark Horse Books)

  • hbyih-v2Paperback/full color/$17.99 (US)
  • Due in stores 05 October 2016
  • Story & line art: Mike Mignola
  • Color art: Dave Stewart
  • “The final chapter! After facing off for a second time against the Vampire of Prague, Hellboy, dead and in Hell, comes down with a fatal illness and seeks the help of an incompetent team of doctors. As he explores the geography of Hell, learning little from a confused pair of mapmakers, Hellboy gets a glimpse of the new World Tree that he helped to create, stands accused by his own sister of a terrible murder, and causes the destruction of Pandemonium itself in the climactic chapter of the series that the LA Times calls ‘the best work of [Mike Mignola’s] career.’ Collects Hellboy in Hell #6–#10.”

Low, Vol. 3: Shore of the Dying Light (Image Comics)

  • lowvol03Paperback/full color/$11.99 (US, digital); $14.99 (US, print)
  • Due in stores 05 October 2016
  • Script: Rick Remender
  • Line art: Greg Tocchini
  • Color art: Dave McCaig
  • “Stel Caine rises from the depths to the surface of the Earth, the first human in millennia to walk on the sun-blasted wasteland. Her daughters aren’t far behind, and not everyone shares Stel’s hopeful outlook for the future. Will this family reunion reveal the key to mankind’s salvation… or snuff out the light forever? Collects Low #11–#15.”

Plutona (Image Comics)

  • plutonahcHardcover/full color/$39.99 (US, print)
  • Due in stores 05 October 2016
  • Script: Jeff Lemire
  • Line art: Emi Lenox
  • Color art: Jordie Bellaire
  • “Five kids discover the body of the world’s greatest super hero, Plutona, in the woods after school one day. This discovery sends them on a dark journey that will threaten to tear apart their friendship and their lives. Collects Plutona #1–#5 in a limited hardcover format edition.”
  • Also available in paperback ($16.99) and digital ($12.99).

The Secret Loves of Geek Girls (Dark Horse Books)

  • secretlovesofgeekgirlsPaperback/full color/$14.99 (US)
  • Due in stores 05 October 2016
  • Featuring work by: Margaret Atwood, Trina Robbins, Mariko Tamaki, Marguerite Bennett, Noelle Stevenson, Marjorie Liu, Carla Speed McNeil, Hope Nicholson, Kristin Gudsnuk, Paulina Ganucheau, and more.
  • The Secret Loves of Geek Girls is a nonfiction anthology mixing prose, comics, and illustrated stories on the lives and loves of an amazing cast of female creators. Featuring work by Margaret Atwood (The Heart Goes Last), Mariko Tamaki (This One Summer), Trina Robbins (Wonder Woman), Marguerite Bennett (Marvel’s A-Force), Noelle Stevenson (Nimona), Marjorie Liu (Monstress), Carla Speed McNeil (Finder), and over fifty more creators, it’s a compilation of tales told from both sides of the tables: from the fans who love video games, comics, and sci-fi to those that work behind the scenes as creators and industry insiders.”

Trees, Vol. 2: Two Forests (Image Comics)

  • treesvol02Paperback/full color/$9.99 (US, digital); $12.99 (US, print)
  • Due in stores 05 October 2016
  • Script: Warren Ellis
  • Art: Jason Howard
  • “A survivor of the Blindhail Event looks for signs of imminent global disaster among the megaliths and relics of Orkney, while the new mayor of New York plans to extract his revenge for the awful thing that happened the day the Tree landed on Manhattan. Collects Trees #9–#14.”

Troll Bridge (Dark Horse Books)

  • ngtrkbrHardcover/full color/$14.99 (US)
  • Due in stores 05 October 2016
  • Original story: Neil Gaiman
  • Adaptation script & art: Colleen Doran
  • “Young Jack’s world was full of ghosts and ghouls, but one monster—a ravenous and hideous troll—would haunt him long into manhood. As the beast sups upon a lifetime of Jack’s fear and regret, Jack must find the courage within himself to face the fiend once and for all!”

The Walking Dead, Book 13 (Image Comics)

  • walkingdeadhcvol13Hardcover/black & white/$34.99 (US, print)
  • Due in stores 05 October 2016
  • Script: Robert Kirkman
  • Pencil art: Charlie Adlard
  • Ink art: Stefano Gaudiano
  • Gray tones: Cliff Rathburn
  • “After a devastating encounter with the Whisperers, Rick must rally the communities to take action. But have they already reached their breaking point? Collects The Walking Dead #145–#156.”

The Wicked + The Divine, Vol. 4: Rising Action (Image Comics)

  • wickedandthedivinevol4Paperback/full color/$11.99 (US, digital); $14.99 (US, print)
  • Due in stores 05 October 2016
  • Script: Kieron Gillen
  • Line art: Jamie McKelvie
  • Color art: Matt Wilson
  • “Every ninety years, twelve gods are reincarnated as young people. They are loved. They are hated. And sometimes—just sometimes—they fall into open superstar wars. The fourth volume of the award-winning, best selling series from acclaimed creators Kieron Gillen, Jamie Mckelvie, and Matt Wilson is the most explosive yet. Collects The Wicked + The Divine #18–#22.”

Wolf, Vol. 2: Apocalypse Soon (Image Comics)

  • wolfvol02Paperback/full color/$11.99 (US, digital); $14.99 (US, print)
  • Due in stores 05 October 2016
  • Script: Ales Kot
  • Line art: Ricardo Lopez Ortiz
  • Color art: Lee Loughridge
  • “Five years later: Antoine Wolfe is in prison, Anita Christ is nearly eighteen years old, and the apocalypse is coming. As their paths cross again, histories collide, and dead come alive. A new chapter of the pulp fantasy horror saga begins—and drags you to… well, it’s not hell yet, but close. Collects Wolf #5–#9.”
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