The GeeksversePREVIEW | Select hardcovers and paperbacks on sale 19 October 2016

PREVIEW | Select hardcovers and paperbacks on sale 19 October 2016
Published on Monday, October 17, 2016 by

New for October 19: Matt Sheean and Malachi Ward’s Ancestor, the second Buffy: The High School Years graphic novel, an Oreimo anthology, a Plants vs. Zombies boxed set, and the latest Archie Archives volume.

Ancestor (Image Comics)

  • ancestor-00Paperback/full color/$11.99 (US, digital); $14.99 (US, print)
  • Due in stores 19 October 2016
  • Story & art: Matt Sheean, Malachi Ward
  • “In rare lucid moments you see that you are enslaved. You tell yourself that The Service is a helpful interface providing your mind with continual aid and stimulation, but you know it’s a lie. Patrick Whiteside can help you. He doesn’t require much: An open mind. Determination. The ability to make sacrifices.”

Archie Archives, Vol. 13 (Dark Horse Books)

  • archarchv13Hardcover/full color/$59.99 (US)
  • Due in stores 19 October 2016
  • Art: Bill Vigoda, Ray Gill, Bob Montana, Samm Schwartz
  • “There’s never a dull moment with Archie, his nutty pal Jughead, and his gal pals Betty and Veronica. Presenting classic Archie tales from comics’ Golden Age and featuring the art of Bob Montana, Samm Schwartz, and Bill Vigoda, Archie Archives will bust your gut and tickle your funny bone! Collects Archie Comics #39–#40, Pep Comics #76–#78, and Laugh Comics #35–#37.”

Buffy: The High School Years—Glutton for Punishment (Dark Horse Books)

  • buffyhsgfpunPaperback/full color/$10.99 (US)
  • Due in stores 19 October 2016
  • Script: Kel McDonald
  • Line art: Yishan Li
  • Color art: Rod Espinosa, Tony Galvan
  • “When Buffy and Xander sign up for Home Ec, assuming it will be an extra-credit cakewalk, they aren’t aware that the teacher is a ravenous tiger demon in disguise! When he’s found to be kidnapping his top students and forcing them to cook for him, Buffy must rescue her fellow students—and give the tiger demon his just desserts!”

Oreimo Comic Anthology (Dark Horse Manga)

  • oreimocaPaperback/black & white with color plates/$10.99 (US)
  • NOTE: Book is formatted for right-to-left reading.
  • Due in stores 19 October 2016
  • Stories & art: Sakura Ikeda, Tobari Amakusa, Furanberu, Tsuyuha Minazuki, Puchi Morishima, Nanatsu Mukunoki, ReDrop, Yuuki Sasahara, Mugi Takahashi, Ooki Takei, Uttate, Takashi Yanagi
  • Additional art: abec, Shin Kasai, Souichi Kasuga, Keito Koume, Shin Kyogoku, Matsuryu, Ryu-Ya Kamino, Yasu
  • Oreimo created by: Tsukasa Fushimi
  • “Join 21 different artists for manga filled fun! Sakura Ikeda, artist of the regular Oreimo and Oreimo: Kuroneko manga series, joins twenty other artists in this collection of tribute stories to their favorite characters from Oreimo! Contributors include Shakugan no Shana’s Ayato Sasakura, Spice and Wolf’s Keito Koume, Sword Art Online’s abec, Strike Witches’ Shin Kyogoku, and many more!”

Plants vs. Zombies Graphic Novel Boxed Set #2 (Dark Horse Books)

  • pvzgnboxset2Hardcover/full color/$29.99 (US)
  • Due in stores 19 October 2016
  • Comics scripts: Paul Tobin
  • Comics line art: Jacob Chabot, Brian Churilla, Karim Friha, Nneka Myers, Andie Tong
  • Comics color art: Brian Churilla, Karim Friha, Nneka Myers, Matthew J. Rainwater
  • Art book text and illustrations by: Various contributors
  • “This deluxe boxed set includes three Plants vs. Zombies collections—two graphic novels and one art book—as well as a limited-edition double-sided poster! Three unique and distinctive collections—all tied together with plants, zombies, Crazy Dave, and Zomboss!”
  • Collects Plants vs. Zombies, Vol. 4: Grown Sweet Home; Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare; and The Art of Plants vs. Zombies.
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