Rip Kirby, Vol. 11: 1973-1975
Fred Dickenson (w) • John Prentice (a & c)
The longest-running modern adventure strip continues with eleven
new stories starring the debonair private detective, reproduced from the
original King Features Syndicate proofs. In these stories, Rip Kirby takes part
in an old-style shoot-out in a nearly deserted Western ghost town, battles the
deadly Owl and the Pussycat over a hidden stash of heroin, and rubs a magic
lamp the wrong way in a Turkish bazaar. After learning he is the doppelganger
of the crown prince of a postage stamp-sized country, the bespectacled
detective follows the trail of a counterfeit two million before being framed by
a paroled con man who wants to get even with Rip for making him play second fiddle
in the prison orchestra. Plus—the long-awaited return of Rip’s original
girlfriend, Honey Dorian, as well as his arch-nemesis, the deadly Mangler! The
more than 800 sequential comics from January 22, 1974 to October 11, 1975 also
feature Rip’s new girlfriend, Holly Glowstep, and standbys such as Desmond,
Wiggins, and Ma Casino.
HC • B&W • $49.99 • 296 pages • 11” x 10” • ISBN: 978-1-68405-497-8
Godzilla: Kingdom of Monsters
Powell, Tracy Marsh, Jason Ciaramella (w) • Phil Hester, Victor Santos (a) •
Eric Powell (c)
The King of the Monsters rises again, and he’s bringing lots of
other beloved Toho monsters with him in one destructive saga! When Godzilla
appears off the coast of Japan, the Japanese government must respond quickly to
contain the disaster… but before long, other monsters begin appearing all
over the world. Can humanity survive this mysterious onslaught of giant beasts?
Featuring Anguirus, Battra, Destroyah, Gigan, Hedorah, King Ghidorah, Kumonga,
Mechagodzilla, Mothra, Rodan, Spacegodzilla, and Titanosaurus. Collects the
entire 12-issue series for the first time.
TPB • FC • $29.99 • 304 pages • ISBN: 978-1-68405-533-3
For Better or For Worse: The Complete Library, Vol. 3
Lynn Johnston (w, a & c)
No phone, no light, no motor car, not a single luxury–John and
Phil’s canoe trip turns them into castaways on an island! Once back in
civilization, John solves his mid-life crisis by buying a sportscar, and Elly
improbably winds up in front of a judge as a result! Michael enters junior high
school, but not before learning a different sort of life lesson at summer camp
with a girl named Martha, while Liz loses her first tooth, gets her ears
pierced, and finds herself in a “Mean Girls” situation with her friends
at school. Then it’s wedding bells for Uncle Phil, and Lawrence moves back to
town–with a new family of his own! Volume Three, which collects the complete
daily and Sunday comics from July 6, 1986 through December 9, 1989, brings to a
close the first decade of Lynn Johnston‘s modern masterwork, but of course,
the story is just getting started…
HC • PC • 544 pages • 11” x 8-1/2” • ISBN: 978-1-68405-426-8
JUGHEAD THE HUNGER VOL. 3 (TP)
Script: Frank Tieri
Art: Joe Eisma, Matt Herms, Jack Morelli
Cover: Adam Gorham
$17.99 US/$19.99 CAN
6 5/8 x 10 3/16”
144 pp, Full Color
Direct Market On-Sale Date: 7/17
Archie’s Madhouse brings the third collection of the terrifying horror series that tears through Riverdale’s cast of characters. Marmaduke “Moose” Mason is dead, having been executed by the Cooper clan after turning into a werewolf. Then who… or what… is FrankenMoose? Find out as Jughead the Hunger goes classic movie monster with “FrankenMoose Meets the Wolf Jug!” Collects issues #9 – #13 of the ongoing series.
NULL FAERIES VOLUME 1: DUST PILOT DOWN
Writer(s): Chad Cicconi
Artist Name(s): Chad Cicconi (pencils, inks), Federico Sioc, Jr. (colors), Adam Wollet (letters)
Cover Artist(s): Sorah Suhng
184 pgs./ T+ / FC
Our tale begins with Ionantha Hesperis, a faerie felled by a cursed blade and stripped of her powers. But when the queen’s pixie dust shipment is hijacked, Ionantha is called in to solve the case of the century! This deluxe collection includes the complete first story of the Null Faeries. Featuring a mature, intelligent female protagonist, this story will resonate with fans of high fantasy, sword and sorcery, faerie tales, and action adventure.
DANGER DOLL SQUAD PRESENTS: AMALGAMA LIVES!
Writer(s): Jason Martin
Artist Name(s): Winston Young, Marco Maccagni
Cover Artist(s): Winston Young
96 pgs./ M / FC
Spinning out of the events of the last Danger Doll Squad series, it’s the origin story of the all new fan-favorite mash-up character, Amalgama, who commands the powers of Zombie Tramp, Vampblade, and DollFace combined! Amalgama Lives sets the stage for all-new Danger Doll universe cosmic adventures to come in the August debuting Amalgama: Space Zombie ongoing series!!
Collects issues 1-4 of the Danger Doll Universe event series!
PRINCELESS VOLUME 8: PRINCESSES
Writer(s): Jeremy Whitley
Artist Name(s): Jackie Crofts, Newt Taber, Takeia Marie, Robin Kaplan, Kaitlin Jann, Brett Grunig
Cover Artist(s): Emily Martin, Brett Grunig
128 pgs./ E / FC
You’ve been there from the beginning for the story of one princess and her long quest to save her sisters, but how much do you really know about those sisters? They’re the breakout characters of each volume, but then we sweep off on our dragon to find the next one.
Now Princeless proudly presents the return of the rest of the Princesses of the Ashe family in four stories all their own. Alize tells the story of how she came to be under the care of the Sphinx and met a very special prince. Angelica learns a little something about what she loves (other than herself). Angoisse and her spooky monster pet The Grimmorax find a new calling. And Andrea and Antonia try to find a way to use their magic for good – if they can get out of each other’s way. All this and a special bonus story about politics in the goblin kingdom! Come see the world of Princeless from perspectives you’ve never seen before.
The Empty Man: Recurrence SC
Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Writer: Cullen Bunn
Artist: Jesús Hervás
Colorist: Niko Guardia
Letterer: Ed Dukeshire
Cover Artist: Vanesa R. Del Rey
Horror sensation Cullen Bunn (Harrow County, Bone Parish) returns to the world of Empty Man with artist Jesús Hervás (Lucas Stand, Clive Barker’s Hellraiser) in this new ongoing series.
The nation is in the grip of a terrible pandemic. The so-called Empty Man disease causes insanity and violence. Government quarantines are mandatory.
One of the afflicted is Melissa Kerry, and the next step should be to quarantine her—but those who enter quarantine are never seen again. Melissa’s family won’t let that happen. All they have to do is care for her, keep her worsening condition a secret—and they’ll do anything, trust anyone, to keep her safe.
Recurrence is the second installment in The Empty Man franchise and explores the psychological horror of a family member in decline, and the depths one will go to protect those they love.
Collects issues #1-4.
Ronin Island Vol. 1 Discover Now Edition
Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Writer: Greg Pak
Artist: Giannis Milonogiannis
Colorist: Irma Kniivila
Letterer: Simon Bowland
Cover Artist: David Lafuente
After a mysterious attack wipes out the major cities of 19th century Japan, Korea, and China, survivors from all three lands find refuge on a hidden island and build a new society.
Hana, the orphaned daughter of Korean peasants, and Kenichi, son of a great samurai leader, have little in common except for a mutual disdain for the other. But these young warriors will have to work together when an army invades the island with shocking news: there is a new Shogun and the Island is expected to pay fealty in exchange for protection from a new enemy…a mutated horde that threatens to wipe out all humanity.
Award-winning writer Greg Pak (Firefly, Mech Cadet Yu) and artist Giannis Milonogiannis (Prophet) present a story that examines how we move forward when our past divides, set against the backdrop of a post-disaster 19th century Japan.
Collects issues #1-4 in an exclusive comic shop release
By Night Vol. 2 SC
Publisher: BOOM! Box, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Writer: John Allison
Artist: Christine Larsen
Colorist: Sarah Stern
Letterer: Jim Campbell
Cover Artist: Christine Larsen
LIGHTS! CAMERA! ACTION!
Jane Langstaff and Heather Meadows have been to the other side…and now it’s just a question of how to bring proof back home with them. And then there’s the question of how the portal got there in the first place…and whether or not the town of Spectrum, South Dakota is safe, or monsters are about to start pouring through to our world?
From Eisner Award nominee John Allison (Giant Days, Scary Go Round), and artist Christine Larsen (Adventure Time), join Jane and Heather as they journey into the Eidolon and a mystical world of adventure and laughs!
Collects issues #5-8.