Monday 8 June 2015

NEW GRAPHIC NOVELS FROM 10th JUNE

New Graphic Novels coming in for Wednesday 10th June


Graphic Novels / Trades


Dark Horse Comics
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ALIEN VS PREDATOR FIRE & STONE TP
Dark Horse Comics
(W) Christopher Sebela (A) Ariel Olivetti (CA) E.M. Gist


As the mercenary crew of the Perses leaves the horror of LV-223 behind them, one passenger reveals a terrible new danger and the crew soon find themselves in a deadly struggle between predator and prey! Collects issues #1-#4 of Alien vs. Predator: Fire and Stone!
BPRD 1946 - 1948 HC-
Dark Horse Comics
(W) Mike Mignola & Various (A) Gabriel Ba & Various (CA) Mike Mignola

In the wake of World War II, Professor Trevor Bruttenholm - occult investigator and guardian of the young Hellboy - and a group of war-weary veterans investigate Hitler's top-secret Project Vampir Sturm, exposing one of the greatest villains of the Third Reich, uncovering the secret history of vampires, and leading one Bureau agent to risk his soul and his mind. Collects B.P.R.D.: 1946, 1947, and 1948.

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BTVS SEASON 9 LIBRARY HC VOL 02
Dark Horse Comics
(W) Joss Whedon & Various (A) Georges Jeanty & Various (CA) Steve Morris


When Buffy is unemployed and killing fewer vampires than ever, a group of Slayer-driven special forces called Deepscan gives her hope for a more prosperous future. Meanwhile, Willow embarks on a singular journey to reclaim her identity and her magic in strange worlds where she confronts extraordinary beasts, resists magical temptations, and must discover the gateway home again. Collects the third volume of Buffy Season 9 and Willow: Wonderland in a deluxe hardcover format with sketchbook extras!

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EC ARCHIVES TALES FROM THE CRYPT HC VOL 01 - Dark Horse Comics


(W/A) Al Feldstein & Various (CA) Al Feldstein


As any fan of comics knows, EC comics still represent the best of Golden Age writing and artwork. Now, Dark Horse Books is proud to bring you the very first issues of EC's Tales from the Crypt, featuring the amazing artistic talents of Johnny Craig, Al Feldstein, George Roussos, Wally Wood, Harvey Kurtzman, Graham Ingels, and Jack Kamen! Collects The Crypt of Terror #17-#19 and Tales from the Crypt #20-#22 in full color!  

GRIP STRANGE WORLD OF MEN HC -
Dark Horse Comics
(W/A/CA) Gilbert Hernandez

Comics luminary Gilbert Hernandez delivers a genre mash-up unlike any other! When Mike Chang wakes up with nothing but a lipstick smudge, someone else's suit, and amnesia, he's thrown into a world of criminal gangs, crime fighters, skin swappers, and a one-eyed girl with bizarre powers! Collects Grip #1-#5.
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ITTY BITTY COMICS THE MASK TP
Dark Horse Comics
(W/A) Art Baltazar, Franco (CA) Art Baltazar

The Mask is back-and it's not just zookeeper Herman Shazbert who tries out the wacky powers, but Grandma, the mayor, and the animals at the zoo too! Don't miss a panel of the fun from Itty Bitty Hellboy's Art Baltazar and Franco! Collects Itty Bitty Comics: The Mask #1-#4.
REALMS HC RPG ART OF TONY DITERLIZZI - Dark Horse Comics
(W/A/CA) Tony Diterlizzi

Depicting fantastical creatures, horrific monsters, and courageous heroes, Tony DiTerlizzi's illustrations defined the worlds of Dungeons and Dragons, Planescape, and Magic: The Gathering in the imaginations of legions of devoted roleplaying gamers. This collection features never-before-seen artwork and photographs in addition to his most iconic roleplaying work. Introduction by Christopher Paolini (Eragon).
DC Comics
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ABSOLUTE TRANSMETROPOLITAN HC VOL 01 - DC Comics
(W) Warren Ellis (A) Darick Robertson, Rodney Ramos (CA) Geof Darrow

Collecting the first 21 issues of Warren Ellis's dystopian masterpiece! After years of self-imposed exile, cynical journalist Spider Jerusalem is forced to return to a job that he hates and a city that he loathes. Working as an investigative reporter for the newspaper The Word, Spider attacks the injustices of his surreal 21st century surroundings.

BATGIRL HC VOL 01 THE BATGIRL OF BURNSIDE - DC Comics
(W) Cameron Stewart, Brendan Fletcher (A) Babs Tarr, Irene Koh (CA) Cameron Stewart

Barbara Gordon is no stranger to dusting herself off when disaster strikes, so when a fire destroys everything she owns, she spots the opportunity for a new lease on life - and seizes it! Following the rest of Gotham City's young adults to the hip border district of Burnside, Barbara sets about building an all-new Batgirl...and discovers new threats preying on her peers! As the new hero of Burnside, Batgirl gets started by facing twin sister assassins on motorcycles! Collects BATGIRL #35-40.

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BATMAN CATACLYSM TP NEW ED -
DC Comics

(W) Chuck Dixon & Various (A) Jim Aparo & Various (CA) Brian Stelfreeze

This new edition of BATMAN: CATACLYSM includes material never collected before from BATMAN #553-554, DETECTIVE COMICS #719-721, BATMAN: SHADOW OF THE BAT #73-74, NIGHTWING #19-20, AZRAEL #40, CATWOMAN #56-57, ROBIN #52-53, BATMAN CHRONICLES #12, BLACKGATE: ISLE OF MEN #1, HUNTRESS/SPOILER: BLUNT TRAUMA #1, BATMAN: ARKHAM ASYLUM: TALES OF MADNESS #1.
BODIES TP - DC Comics
(W) Si Spencer (A) Dean Ormston & Various (CA) Fiona Stephenson

The eight-issue miniseries is collected in one volume! Vertigo brings you a mystery with four detectives, four time periods, and four dead bodies - all set in London. Edmond Hillinghead is an 1890s overachiever who's trying to solve a murder no one cares about while hiding his own secret. Karl Whiteman is our dashing 1940s adventurer with a shocking past. Shahara Hasan is 2014's kickass female Detective Sergeant, who walks the line between religion and power. And Maplewood, an amnesiac from post-apocalyptic 2050, brings a haunting perspective to it all.
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NIGHTWING TP VOL 02 ROUGH JUSTICE - DC Comics
(W) Chuck Dixon, Devin Grayson (A) Scott McDaniel & Various (CA) Scott McDaniel, Karl Story

In these stories from NIGHTWING #9-18 and NIGHTWING ANNUAL #1, Dick Grayson battles Blockbuster, Man-Bat, and the lethal assassin Deathstroke. But neither distance nor time will allow him to escape his past, as Nightwing finds himself once again battling the fear-inducing Scarecrow and working side-by-side with Batman when his mentor pays him an unwelcome visit to check up on him.

SUPERMAN ACTION COMICS TP VOL 05 WHAT LIES BENEATH - DC Comics

(W) Greg Pak (A) Aaron Kuder & Various (CA) Aaron Kuder

These stories from ACTION COMICS #25-29 and SECRET ORIGINS #1 feature a BATMAN: ZERO YEAR tie-in starring a cocky young Superman who must battle the forces of nature to save Gotham City! Then, all hell breaks loose as Superman is caught between an alien menace and the super-powered soldier the U.S. Army has sent to kill it.
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SUPERMAN ACTION COMICS HC VOL 06 SUPERDOOM - DC Comics
(W) Greg Pak (A) Aaron Kuder & Various (CA) Aaron Kuder

In these chapters of the smash "Doomed" storyline, Doomsday returns from the Phantom Zone with his sights set on the Man of Steel. Wherever Doomsday goes, death follows, and Superman is forced to do the unthinkable: kill Doomsday. But when the creature explodes into a plume of vapor which Superman inhales, the true battle begins! Collects Action Comics #30-35 and Action Comics Annual #3.
WAKE TP - DC Comics

(W) Scott Snyder (A/CA) Sean Murphy

When marine biologist Lee Archer is approached by the Department of Homeland Security for help with a new threat, she declines but quickly learns they won't take "no" for an answer. Soon she is plunging to the depths of the Arctic Circle to a secret, underwater oil rig filled with roughnecks and scientists on the brink of an incredible discovery. But when things go horribly wrong, this scientific safe haven will turn into a house of horrors at the bottom of the ocean!
IDW Comics
Image Comics
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EAST OF WEST TP VOL 04 WHO WANTS WAR

Image Comics
(W) Jonathan Hickman (A/CA) Nick Dragotta

It's the fourth volume of the Eisner-nominated, best-selling EAST OF WEST.

"WHO WANTS WAR?" sees YEAR TWO of the Apocalypse kick into high gear.

Collects EAST OF WEST #16-19, & EAST OF WEST: THE WORLD


ODYC TP VOL 01

Image Comics
(W) Matt Fraction (A/CA) Christian Ward

The first five issues of FRACTION and WARD's epic science fiction, gender-broke, mind-expanding retelling of THE ODYSSEY.

Collects ODY-C #1-5
Marvel Comics
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ANT-MAN TP SCOTT LANG

Marvel Comics
(W) David Michelinie & Various (A) Various (CA) Bob Layton

Meet 2015's silver-screen sensation in waiting - Scott Lang, the astonishing Ant-Man! To save his daughter, Cassie, Scott is forced to return to a life of crime, stealing Hank Pym's original costumed identity. But when his noble intentions win the Avengers' approval, he takes over as the all-new Ant-Man, full-time! Electronics whiz Scott secures a job with Tony Stark, but the size-changing super hero must save Iron Man after a brutal battle with the Hulk. No shrinking violet, Scott holds his own in astonishing adventures with Spider-Man, the Thing and the Avengers. And when Ant-Man and Hawkeye join forces, somebody's gonna get it! Collecting MARVEL PREMIERE #47-48, IRON MAN (1968) #131-133 and #151, AVENGERS (1963) #195-196 and #223, MARVEL TEAM-UP (1972) #103, MARVEL TWO-IN-ONE (1974) #87, and material from AVENGERS (1963) #181 and IRON MAN (1968) #125.
IRON MAN TP VOL 05 RINGS OF MANDARIN

Marvel Comics
(W) Kieron Gillen (A) Luke Ross & Various (CA) Mike Del Mundo

Malekith the Accursed, lord of the Dark Elves, has a problem with Iron Man. Then again, Malekith the Accursed has a problem with pretty much everyone on Earth. And when Malekith the Accursed strikes, blood will flow and darkness will fall - unless Iron Man can gain the upper hand! It's cutting-edge mortal science vs. the most arcane Asgardian science imaginable - all in a bath of blood. Plus: Which classic Marvel UK character returns in a reinvented form after the events of Revolutionary War? And how do the Mandarin's rings factor into this crisis? Iron Man vows to get to the bottom of things - assuming he lives! Collecting IRON MAN (2012) #23-28.
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MARVELS ANT-MAN PRELUDE TP

Marvel Comics
(W/A) Various (CA) TBD

Get ready for Marvel's next smash-hit film with this all-new official prequel! Before Scott Lang becomes Marvel's shrinking sensation, his predecessor, Dr. Hank Pym, will pull on the Ant-Man helmet and leap into action on a death-defying mission into the icy heart of Cold War East Berlin! Then, thrill to an all-new Infinite-style adventure set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe as explosive new details in the history of the astonishing Ant-Man are revealed! But can the lessons of his past prepare him for the trials he's about to face? Plus: classic stories featuring pivotal moments in Scott Lang and Hank Pym's lives! The action-packed buildup to Marvel's Ant-Man begins here, so get on board now! Collecting MARVEL'S ANT-MAN PRELUDE #1-2, ANT-MAN: CINEMATIC INFINITE COMIC #1, MARVEL PREMIERE #47-48, ANT-MAN #1 and AGE OF ULTRON #10AI.

MMW FANTASTIC FOUR HC VOL 17 - Marvel Comics
(W) Various (A) George Perez & Various (CA) Jack Kirby

The Fantastic Four continue their explorations into the impossible - when they confront none other than the Impossible Man! From a tale that rampages through the Marvel Bullpen and features the return of the Frightful Four, Impy will both torment and team up with our heroes in an attempt to make them a Fantastic Five! Then, Reed Richards is replaced by his evil Counter-Earth counterpart. It's a saga so epic in scope that it pulls in Thundra, Tigra, the Mad Thinker and Annihilus - as Reed battles for his life in the heart of the Negative Zone! With little time to rest, our heroes must then battle through the Eliminator, Salem's Seven, Klaw and the Molecule Man in a series of struggles so shocking that they may tear apart the FF forever! Collecting FANTASTIC FOUR (1961) #176-191.
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MS MARVEL TP VOL 03 CRUSHED

Marvel Comics
(W) C. Willow Wilson, Mark Waid (A) Takeshi Miyagawa, Humberto Ramos (CA) Marguerite Sauvage

Love is in the air in Jersey City as Valentine's Day arrives! Kamala Khan may not be allowed to go to the school dance, but Ms. Marvel is! Well sort of - by crashing it in an attempt to capture Asgard's most annoying trickster! Yup, it's a special Valentine's Day story featuring Marvel's favorite charlatan, Loki! And when a mysterious stranger arrives in Jersey City, Ms. Marvel must deal with...a crush! Because this new kid is really, really cute. What are these feelings, Kamala Khan? Prepare for drama! Intrigue! Romance! Suspense! Punching things! All this and more! The fan-favorite, critically acclaimed, amazing new series continues as Kamala Khan proves why she's the best (and most adorable) new super hero there is! Plus, see what happens when SHIELD agent Jemma Simmons goes undercover at Kamala's school! Collecting MS. MARVEL (2014) #12-15 and S.H.I.E.L.D. #2.

SILVER SURFER TP VOL 02 WORLDS APART

Marvel Comics
(W) Dan Slott (A/CA) Mike Allred

Everything up until now was chance and fate, but now it's decided. Dawn has earned her spot on the board, and she and the Surfer are going to explore the universe together. And the universe holds many wonders - including Planet Prime, the most perfect planet in the universe; a lone lighthouse, floating in the void at the edge of all space and time; and an unlikely planet with a population of 666 billion beings...each from a different race! But can they survive the threats of Warrior One, the Greatest Monster in the Galaxy, and a very strange spacefaring family? And witness the Silver Surfer's soul laid bare in a cosmic clash unlike any you have ever seen! It's a cosmic tale of triumph and tragedy as the Surfer takes on his former master: Galactus! Collecting SILVER SURFER (2014) #6-10.
Other publishers
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ISLAND OF MEMORY - Alternative Comics
(W/A/CA) T. Edward Bak

Island of Memory examines Georg Wilhelm Steller's historic Second Kamchatka Expedition, which brought the Russians to Siberia and Alaska in the 18th century. Part natural history, part adventure yarn and part experimental narrative, this 72-page fever dream is the artistic realization of Bak's inquiry into the socio-ecological consequences of empire. A Floating World Comics production.
RAI TP VOL 02 BATTLE FOR NEW JAPAN

Valiant
(W) Matt Kindt (A/CA) Clayton Crain

The critically acclaimed series continues as New York Times bestselling writer Matt Kindt and superstar artist Clayton Crain return for the second staggering volume of RAI!

In the aftermath of the devastating battle for 41st-century Japan, Rai must pick up the pieces as he grapples with the startling truth about Father and his purpose. Will Rai remain a champion of the people or will he succumb to the same fate as the men who carried the mantle before him? And why is everyone looking at him so strangely?

Go back to the future with all-star creators Matt Kindt (UNITY, Mind MGMT)

and Clayton Crain (X Force, Carnage) as they crack open a brand-new chapter for Valiant's smash-hit ongoing series! -
Collecting RAI #5-8.

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SIXTH GUN DAYS OF THE DEAD TP -
Oni Press
(W) Cullen Bunn, Brian Hurtt (A/CA) Mike Norton

Roberto Vargas and Jesup Sutter will one day play important roles in the epic struggle to control the Sixth Gun. This is the tale that would shape these two--one an agent of the Knights of Solomon, the other a priest of the Sword of Abraham--into the men they will become. An ancient god of the dead is stirring, and diverse factions position themselves to profit from the awakening. Abigail Redmayne holds the secrets of this powerful creature in her hands, and a host of secret agents, necromancers, and the undead threaten to claim her body and soul.
UBER TP VOL 04
Avatar Press
(W) Kieron Gillen (A) Daniel Gete & Various (CA) Canaan White

With the realization that the Nazis have pulled far ahead of the Allies in development Ubers, hope starts to fade and some greater gambles are taken in hopes of turning the tide.  Desperation is the currency of the hour with no end in sight to the horrors of enhanced human warfare.  Kieron Gillen, Daniel Gete, and Caanan White spin a new chapter of fear and genocide in the pages of the most devastating war coming being published. And the origin and first missions of Sieglinde and the German Battleships are declassified and illustrated by Gabriel Andrade!  The German war machine has been developing the most powerful weapons ever fashioned.  Their Battleship class Ubers are like living atom bombs annihilating every obstacle in their paths.  But they were once humans, and it takes more than power to make a monster, so what could have forged such cold, murderous beasts?  The past is revealed as we see the genesis of the German Battleships in this groundbreaking alternate history war story!  This volume collects issues #18 - 22 of the ongoing Über comic book series and the Uber 2014 Special.

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