Here’s what we’ve got being solicited for in comics stores this month, to ship in April:
The Dungeon series takes a much lighter turn after its increasingly dark stories:
Vol. 4: Night of the Ladykiller
Joann Sfar, Lewis Trondheim,
J-E. Vermot-Desroches, Yoann
Vulture sorcerer Horus, a ladykiller? Who knew? Yet, as the first story in this volume shows, he is accused of impregnating a slew of women. The second story takes a much lighter tone starring Grogro the big always hungry goofball seen in many stories before, especially in the Parade series. Here, he’s the hero, or at least tries to be, on a mission to fix a mess with a bunch of beer brewers. Question is: will he solve the problem… or just eat (and drink) it?
6 1/2 x 9, 96pp., full color trade pb.: $14.99, ISBN 978-1-56163-608-2
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You can also order this month from your comics store the previous volume 3 in this series AND, just in time for Easter, Brooke Allen’s irresistible and highly acclaimed debut A Home for Mr. Easter.
EUROTICA meanwhile will offer an elegant and steamy collection of Chinese erotic comics:
The Jade Door
Chaiko & other Chinese artists
Erotic stories from ancient China by leading Chinese artists. Beautiful Asian women opening themselves to forbidden temptations, delicately rendered in exquisite watercolors and painting. A beautiful and very arousing album from the Middle Kingdom.
9 x 12, 64pp., full color hardcover: $17.99,
And stores will be able to reorder for you our other top erotica: First Time and The Story of O.
And so you know as well, our sister Papercutz has this for April:
THE SMURFS #6
“The Smurfs and the Howlibird”
Peyo – writer and artist/
Gos – writer
The Howlibird is coming, and the Smurfs are going! When one of Papa Smurf’s experiments goes terribly wrong, it indirectly leads to the creation of the high-flying terror known as the Howlibird — a monster determined to destroy all Smurfs! Also, the return of Gargamel in “The Smurf Express”!
6 1/2 x 9, 56pp., full color paperback: $5.99,
Also in collector’s hardcover: $10.99,
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CLASSICS ILLUSTRATED #13 “Ivanhoe”
By Sir Walter Scott
Adapted by Mark Wayne Harris and Ray Lago
Mark Wayne Harris adapts the classic novel that brought the Age of Chivalry to dramatic life and added to the mythology of Robin Hood. Ray Lago’s beautiful full-color renderings depict all the romance and ation of this timeless tale in an impressively dynamic fashion. Lago’s breath-taking watercolor work makes “Ivanhoe” one of the most handsomely illustrated editions in CLASSICS ILLUSTRATED history.
61/2 x 9, 56pp,. full-color hardcover: $9.99
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