There are plenty of NBM offerings in January’s Diamond Previews catalog!
8 ½ x11, 144pp. full color hc, $27.99 9781561638949
Diamond Order Code: JUL141324
Hubert & Kerascoet’s first series, the crime mystery Miss Don’t Touch Me, has been collected in an omnibus edition for the first time to commemorate the occasion! Read what Comic Buyers Guide think “would make a heck of a movie.” They add, “Hubert’s writing is first-rate, Kerascoet’s storytelling and character designs are vibrant, and the overall look of the book is delightful.” Click here for a preview!
8 ½ x11, 192pp. full color hc, $29.99 9781561638994
Diamond Order Code: JUL141325
The creator of the Songs of Our Ancestors series returns with a collection of short stories about crucial childhood moments in Patrick Atangan’s Invincible Days. Comics Reporter called it a “new and notable release” and Broken Fronteir named it “a testement to the refinement of Atangan’s skills as an artist and his fearlessness as a storyteller”. Previews are available here!
9×6, 128pp., color hc, $19.99 ISBN 9781561639014
Diamond Order Code: JUN141322
Ask about these at your local comic book shop or fine book store!
It isn’t even Halloween yet and we are already celebrating the New Year here at NBM! We’ve just updated our Coming Up section to show all our books planned through August!
2014 ends with a bang with “The End of Dungeon” in Dungeon: Twilight, vol. 4 and the second installment of A Treasury of Victorian Murder Compendium by Rick Geary.
February brings Annie Goetzinger’s Girl in Dior, detailing the start of Christian Dior’s House of Dior fashion empire.
Julian Voloj and Claudia Ahlering’s biography Ghetto Brother- the story of Benjy Melendez, the notorious gang leader who engineered a gang truce- is out in April.
A new direction for Rick Geary as he turns to fiction in Louise Brooks, Detective this May. His “Treasury of XX Century Murder” entry, The Lives of Sacco and Vanzetti will be rereleased in paperback format the same month.
Dungeon may have ended in 2014, but the Monstres live on! Dungeon: Monstres, volume 5 will be out in June.”My Son the Killer” has two stories by Joann Sfar, Lewis Trondheim, Blutch, and Frederic Bezian!
The third volume of Zombillenium, “Control Freaks” will be out in July by Arthur de Pins.
See preview pages, descriptions and more in our “Coming Up” section of the site.
What are you most looking forward to out of this?
The zombie invasion is headed to Los Angeles!
Meltdown Comics & Collectibles, in association with UCLA Department of French & Francophone studies, Institut Francais, L.A. French Culture and more, will gather for VIS-À-VIS, an event bringing together authors and creators from France and the US, sharing their experience on adapting graphic novels to the screen.
Americans Trevor Alixopulos (The Hot Breath of War), John Pham (Sublife), Edward Gauvin (Translator, The Conductor and Other Tales) and Dan Panosian who has worked with all the major comic book publishers will meet with French creators Jul (Silex and the City),Abel Lanzac (Weapons of Mass Diplomacy), Fabien Vehlmann (Green Manor, Seuls) and NBM’s very own Arthur de Pins, of Zombillenium. This is the first time France’s new generation of comic creators will visit Los Angeles. The eight French and American creators will discuss their art and practice.
Vis-à-Vis: French Bande Dessinee Meets L.A. Comics will be held at Meltdown, 7522 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles on Sunday, November 9th at 2pm. For more information, follow Meltdown’s blog and be sure to read up on Zombillenium beforehand!
To RSVP to this free event, follow this link!
To commemorate the second volume of A Treasury of Victorian Murder Compendium, NBM is resoliciting three prominent books in the Treasury of Murder series, by Rick Geary. Be sure to place your order in the December Diamond Previews magazine or ask for them at your local comic book store.
The Treasury of Victorian Murder Compendium, Volume 1 brings a fatal dose of Murder to readers.
In this first omnibus volume from Geary’s increasingly storied Treasuries of Murder: the first trilogy of murders that made up the very first volume of this series, Jack the Ripper as only he can narrate it, The Beast of Chicago about H.H. Holmes, possibly the first serial murderer with chilling methodical means and The Fatal Bullet about the assassination of president James Garfield.
6×9, 288pp., B&W quarterbound hardcover, $24.99
Diamond Order Code: STK475586
In Madison Square Tragedy: The Murder of Stanford White, Geary tackles “The Crime of the Century” in a tale that was nominated for “Great Graphic Novels for Teens” by YALSA.
Stanford White is one of New York’s most famous architects having designed many mansions and the first Madison Square Garden. His influence on New York’s look at the turn of the century was pervasive. As he became popular and in demand, he also became quite self-indulgent. He had a taste for budding young showgirls on Broadway, even setting up a private apartment to entertain them in, including a room with… a red velvet swing. When he meets Evelyn Nesbit, an exquisite young nymph, cover girl, showgirl, inspiration for Charles Dana Gibson’s “The Eternal Question” and for the later movie “The Girl in the Red Velvet Swing,” he knows he’s on to something special. However, Evelyn eventually marries a young Pittsburgh decadent heir with a dark side who develops a deep hatred for White and what he may or may not have done to her, setting up the most scandalous murder of the time.
6×9, 80pp, B&W clothbound, $15.99
Diamond Order Code: STK620351
Lovers’ Lane: The Hall-Mills Mystery is “another excellent entry in this rather admittedly macabre series” according to Comic Book Resources’ Robot 6.
New Brunswick, New Jersey, Thursday, September 14, 1922. Reverend Hall and Mrs. Eleanor Mills take a stroll in the town’s park in the evening. Shots are heard. 2 days later, their bodies are found laying on the ground very neatly next to each other with her hand on his thigh, love letters strewn around them, the scarf on her neck covering up the deep bloody slit in it. Reverend Hall, himself married, was in an open secret of an affair with Mrs. Mills, a married woman of his choir. The perfect ingredients for a juicy scandal and fascinating investigation which the nation’s press hungrily devours. Alas, no clues or evidence are sufficient to make an indictment stick. Was it suicide? A jealous rival? The case reopens again 4 years later as new information is brought to light, indicting the reverend’s wife but she is an upstanding member of her community, denying to the last that her husband had any affair…
6×9, 80pp., B&W jacketed hardcover, $15.99,
Diamond Order Code: STK464894
Whether you are new to the Treasury of XXth Century Murder series or want to relive all the gruesome details again, place your order with Diamond Comics today at your local comic book store. And be on the look out for the new Volume 2 of A Treasury of Victorian Murder Compendium , on sale this December!
For more books in the series and previews, click here.
Making your shopping list for New York Comic Con? NBM books can be found at two locations this year. We will have a small selection with our sister company, Papercutz- booth 2229. There you can get your copy of Beauty, Miss Don’t Touch Me, Invincible Days, All Star and Dog Butts and Love. And Stuff Like That. And Cats.
And over at booth 1775, Kinokuniya will have a wider selection of NBM titles including Zombillenium, Why I Killed Peter, Phantoms of the Louvre, Glacial Period and The Initiates, among others.
For a map of the convention floor- follow this link!
More information can be found on the official NYCC. Comic Con will be held at the Jarvitz Center in New York City this Thursday, October 9 until Sunday, October 12.
Boom Studios has a hit on their hands with Lumberjanes, drawn by Brooke A. Allen, a part of their Boom! Box line of comics. But this isn’t the first time the world’s seen Brooke: She has published with NBM before with 2010’s A Home for Mr. Easter.
Tesana has never really fit into anything before but her daydreams. But when making an attempt to connect to her peers by joining in a pep rally planning committee she suddenly discovers a little white rabbit that lays brightly colored eggs. Realizing that she may have found the real life Easter bunny, Tesana embarks on an epic quest in an effort to get him back to his natural habitat and into safe hands. However as she progresses on her fanciful journey she gains more and more undesired attention until the quest becomes an increasingly madcap race to stay ahead of greedy pursuers and find a safe place for her new friend…wherever that place may be. It’s Tesana against the world!
Be sure to catch what the Miami Herald called” moving, memorable and rollicking” with Comics Waiting Room reviewing Allen’s artwork as “bold, fantastical and beautiful in its purity.”A Home for Mr. Easter is in Previews Magazine right now, be sure place your order from your local comic book store’s Diamond catalog!
Diamond Order Code: FEB101037
NBM is going APE!
APE, the Alternative Press Expo, returns to San Francisco October 4 & 5. . . and we will be there to celebrate all that alternative press has to offer!
Two of our talents, Patrick Atangan and Rick Geary, will be at our table to sign books and sell books! Patrick Atangan, the creator of the Songs of Our Ancestors series and the newly released Invincible Days, will be signing.
Rick Geary, of our long running Treasury of Murder collection, will be signing as well and will also have an extra special, never before seen preview at the Expo!
Other NBM favorites will also be on sale!
Be sure to stop by and say hi to Rick and Patrick on October 4th and 5th. Our table number is 905.
For more information about the APE please see their website at: http://www.comic-con.org/ape
As for what we are previewing: look for another sneak peak next week on the blog!
Coming in December is the second volume of Rick Geary’s A Treasury of Victorian Murder Compendium. Following the success of the first Compendium, the second volume will have almost double the content. The quarter-bound hardcover will feature 400 pages of real murder cases from the Victorian era, 5 complete stories!
First is the tale of The Borden Tragedy where “Lizzie Borden took an axe, gave her mother forty whacks, when she saw what she had done, she gave her father forty-one!” It was recently turned into a movie starring Christina Ricci.
“Geary returns with another typically superlative work…Artfully precise reconstruction…A delight!” Publishers Weekly starred review.
The Mystery of Mary Rogers is an unsolved one. Mary Rogers was a compellingly beautiful lass employed in a cigar store in New York City in the mid-nineteenth century. She had a few suitors. Then, she suddenly disappeared, her body recovered in the Hudson off the Jersey side. The press had a field day with all the possible shocking possibilities. Even Edgar Allen Poe thought to have solved the case and presented that in his tale “The Mystery of Mary Roget.”
“Executed with his customary attention to period detail, cinematic plenitude of points of view, and compositional brio.” -Booklist
“Geary’s retelling is detailed and well researched, and his impressive black-and-white drawings depict Victorian New York with great care.” -Publishers Weekly
In The Saga of the Bloody Benders Geary takes us out to the wild west and the just opened up prairies of Kansas. Out on a deserted stretch of road linking newly forming towns, a mysterious family stakes a claim and builds an inn for weary visitors. Soon, reports multiply of disappearances around that area. Generally, those who disappear have plenty of cash on them. A delicious tale of a gruesome family fronted by a beguiling lass who led their victims on…
“ONE OF THE BEST COMICS OF 2007. Geary is working on a higher plane than just about every other comics creator in the business.” -The Onion
A ‘Comics Worth Reading’ Best Book of 2007
“Just plain old good comic storytelling with juicy subjects”.-comicsworthreading.com
The Case of Madeleine Smith recalls a scandalous secret affair in 19th century Scotland between an upperclass woman and a gentleman of lower standing ends in his murder by poison…
“Trademark droll counterpointing of narration and image.” -Booklist
The Murder of Abraham Lincoln looks at the most famous assassination of the Victorian era. Geary talks about the sinister plot, the gruesome murder, and the aftermath of the presidential murder.
“Filled with rich detail and told with the tightness of a thriller. Makes for a remarkably entertaining and compact work of historical comix.”
“With his elegant pen-and-ink art and knack for sifting memorable and unusual details from history, Geary renders this familiar true story in riveting and thorough detail.”
This new collection will be available starting in December. Order now through Diamond Previews or at your local comic book store.
Diamond Order Code: OCT141550
A Treasury of Victorian Murder Compendium I is available now. For more by Mr Geary, see his NBM Author Page.
IT’S DUNGEON MONTH AT NBM!
“Dungeon comics — that’s a big inspiration for me and the crew who write on the show. Dungeon’s a great comic, and I look to it for the sort of casual conversation they have with the big fantasy world that they all live in.”
-Adventure Time’s Pendleton Ward
Vol.4: High Septentrion & The End of Dungeon
Johann SFAR, Lewis TRONDHEIM, ALFRED, MAZAN
In High Septentrion, there has been a violent eruption on the planet of Terra Amata. It’s a scramble to find breathable air, but the wizened blind, mystical dragon the Dust King (Marvin) thinks that it is perhaps time for him to die heroically. However the feisty young Marvin the Red refuses to give up and plans to find a way out of this mess, including finding a way to actually breathe… Art by Alfred of “Why I Killed Peter.”
And in The End of Dungeon the more the islets of the planet Terra Amata move upward, the less there is of breathable oxygen. While Marvin the Red and Zakutu, daughter of the Grand Khân, attempt to protect the seven objects of Destiny, Herbert and the Dust King are forced to swear allegiance to the Black Entity in order to gain access to breathable air. We are witness to the very end of Dungeon!
6 ½ 9, 96pp., full color pb, $14.99, 9781561639199
BACK TO PRESS:
DUNGEON: Zenith, Vol.3
“Back In Style”
BOULET, Joann SFAR, Lewis TRONDHEIM
Two stories continue the heyday of Dungeon, in the first, Isis is to be married to the Keeper but she wants Herbert! Besides, the whole affair promises to ruin the Dungeon completely. In the second, besides the continued Keeper financial mishaps, Herbert wishes to make his comeback to his hometown where his name is mud. He disguises himself with a potion that makes him ‘the mask of death’. Only one problem: if he laughs, he becomes himself again!
“Ah, Dungeon, what pleasures you bring me. Boulet is comfortably upholding the artistic standards of previous forays into Dungeon. Joann Sfar and Lewis Trondheim … man, these two guys can seemingly do no wrong.” –Newsarama
61/2 x 9, 96pp, full color trade pb., $14.99, ISBN 978-1-56163-550-4
DUNGEON: The Early Years, vol.1
The Night Shirt
Christophe BLAIN • Joann SFAR • Lewis TRONDHEIM
We start on another tangent of the vast world of Dungeon, one that relates the origins of it. In this first story of the Early Years, you will see the Keeper barely an adult and leaving his family to go find fortune in a time of chaos and darkness… Blain (Isaac the Pirate) illustrates on a story by Trondheim and Sfar.
Fun, adventure, suspense and… wry satire.
“Thrilling action and gentle whimsy nestle comfortably together in this swashbuckling fantasy” -Publishers Weekly
61/2 x 9, 96pp. full color trade pb., $14.99, ISBN 978-1-56163-439-2
DUNGEON: TWILIGHT, Vol. 2
Lewis TRONDHEIM, Joann SFAR, KERASCOET
Marvin, saved at the last minute from certain death in a duel by his young warrior admirer Marvin the Red, simply cannot be let to die like he wishes! Whatever he loses, he regains in different powers. He’s even become invincible. It’s to the point where he’d rather exchange body parts to get back his mortality. But then he is led to a discovery that may make continuing to live actually worth it. Art by the team behind “Miss Don’t Touch Me” and “Beauty.”
“There are quests, battles, romps in bed, disappearances, reunions, invisible monsters, trials and “granny’s good cake,” enough for any ten lesser books.”
61/2×9, 96pp., full color trade pb., $14.95, ISBN 978-1-56163-477-4
DUNGEON: Twilight set
Johann SFAR, Lewis TRONDHEIM, KERASCOET, OBION
The first 3 books in this part of the great saga in one specially priced set. The planet Terra Amata, on which Dungeon resides, has stopped turning. On one side, total darkness and absolute coldness; on the other, a searing desert and eternal day. The survivors live on a thin slice of earth where day and night meet. A territory known as TWILIGHT.
Welcome to the third facet of the Dungeon world, its dark downfall. Marvin is blind but still dangerous and Herbert the Duck has become the darkest of Lords.
6 ½ x 9, 288pp, full color set of 3 volumes, $39.99 9781561639069
DUNGEON: Early Years set
Johann SFAR, Lewis TRONDHEIM, Christophe BLAIN
A darkly funny satire of fantasy that brings together the first two volumes of the Early Years, this collection relates the origins of the vast world of Dungeon. In this first story of the Early Years, the Keeper leaves his family to go find fortune in a time of chaos and darkness and becomes the Night Shirt—a misguided vigilante who renders justice nightly. In the second story, the Night Shirt stumbles upon Alexandra, the one he pines for, about to be raped and comes to her valiant and heroic rescue with romantic bravura. Perfect for lovers of heroic fantasy and dark humor, this two-volume set is the complete run of this subseries of Dungeon. SPECIAL PRICE!
6 ½ x 9, 192pp. full color set of 2 volumes, $27.99 ISBN 9781561639328
DUNGEON Zenith set
Lewis TRONDHEIM, Joann SFAR, BOULET
Specially priced set! Collecting the main core introductory storyline to the popular sprawling dark-humored epic spoofing horror and heroic fantasy. Includes volumes newly back to press! SPECIALLY PRICED!
6 ½ x 9, 288pp., full color trade pbs., 3 volume banded set, $39.99, ISBN 978-1-56163-624-2
WHY I KILLED PETER
ALFRED & Olivier KA
By the artist on the new Dungeon Twilight 4! “Peter was a populist priest. He was cool. He was funny. He was no priest, just a regular guy. It’s like I had another uncle. A great one, who laughed, who sang, who tickled. Until he took us for summer camp. Until we were so close, temptation came in the picture.”
Based on a true story that the writer experienced himself, this graphic novel presents very simply the grey areas in such a situation, how he had tucked the whole episode deep within him but then how his rage and self-pity let it all out and finally revisiting the man when close to death and his coming to grips. A very moving , topical and important work, sensitively presented.
“If there is a healing process, this unforgettable graphic reminiscence is surely its catalyst.” -Miami Herald
“This is an excellent work. Recommended.”
-Comic Book Resources
6×9, 112pp., full color clothbound jacketed, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-56163-543-6
Songs of Our Ancestors,
Vol.3: THE TREE OF LOVE
By the artist of the recently released Invincible Days. Celebrates India’s tradition of elevating romance to a work of art. Atangan adapts Rajput polyptych paintings of northern India and transforms them into a unique and poetic comic experience. Tree of Love follows a prince’s courtship of a flower peddler. The young prince is surprised by the difficulty in proving the worthiness of what everyone sees as a common woman. But she has a secret, a special gift bound in the beauty and power of nature.
Each page faithfully ornaments Tree of Love’s painfully universal story about the intricacies of love.
“Atangan’s beautiful art and attention to authentic detail cast a spell of enchantment.”
81/2x 61/2″, 48pp., full color hardcover: $12.95, ISBN 978-1-56163-438-5
Our convention road trip continues in Brooklyn this Sunday at the Brooklyn Book Festival!
NBM’s booth is right in the center of the action, booth 618, right next to our sister company, Papercutz.
We will have a good assortment of books, including our newest star, Beauty, by Hubert & Kerascoet, the team who brought you Miss Don’t Touch Me (also newly available at the Festival as a collected hardcover). Along with these two new graphic novels, we have other recent hits like Patrick Atangan’s Invincible Days, Jim Benton’s hilarious Dog Butts And Love. And Stuff Like That. And Cats, and the horror parody Zombillenium.
Stop by to flip through our books, find something you like, or take a look at our upcoming books!
For more information, maps and directions, visit the Brooklyn Book Fair Festival.
Admission is free.
Hope to see you there!