SPX was a great success, Saturday being especially busy. Even as the hall’s size was increased a lot, we ended up doing as well as last year where many others at the show felt their business was a bit down. Margreet de Heer was very well received on her new book Science, A Discovery in Comics. Dara Naraghi and Brent Bowman also signed their recent release Persia Blues.
Being solicited this month in comics stores: Craig Russell’s Oscar Wilde adaptations volume 2 is available for the first time in paperback!
The Fairy Tales of Oscar Wilde
Vol. 2: The Young King and The Remarkable Rocket
P. Craig Russell
First time in paperback! One of comic art’s most respected and pioneering artists, well known for his opera adaptations and beautiful fantasy work, P. Craig Russell is in the process of adapting Oscar Wilde’s famous fairy tales in a series of landmark volumes.
In the Remarkable Rocket, a vain little rocket figures itself above all others and still manages to see glory in its dismal end.
The Young King, taken from humble origins, revels in the finer possession of his new lofty position. However, a series of dreams reveal to him the suffering his people must go through to make them for him. Casting them off, he finds paradoxically that he may be alienating the very people he wants to help.
6×9, 8 ½ x11, 48 pp., full color, trade pb., $9.99,
Also on this occasion, we’re bringing back the clothbound edition which had been out of stock for some time.
Meanwhile, EUROTICA presents a fun new series:
MONA, Agent X, vol. 1: Dangerous Initiation
Alessandro Scacchi • Betty Hopkins
Mona goes from star of a lascivious reality TV show to unemployed as fast as being bested by a sluttier competitor. She then lands what looks to be a peach movie role… until she sees what they did of her. Her public image in ruins, she now has nothing left to lose and who’s that killer blonde with the silencer? Suspense, intrigue, sex, perversion like only an Italian can cook up!
8 ½ x 11, 48pp., full color trade pb., $11.99; ISBN 9781561637676
To see previews on this, go to Eurotica and click on the button for this on the left
All of Reed Waller, Kate Worley and James Vance’s legendary sexy series (you must be over 18) is now available as e-books from Comixology on every platform except for iTunes (Apple actively imposes censorship). Another way to not miss this classic!
Very soon, all the Omaha volumes will be available as well in the wide world of e-books, from Kindle to Nook and everything in between (except again for the iBookstore) through our distributor IPG.
Here’s what we’ve got being solicited for in comics stores this month, to come in October:
new from ComicsLit:
A Treasury of XXth Century Murder:
MADISON SQUARE TRAGEDY
The Murder of Stanford White
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.
“TOP TEN COMICS FOR FALL. No season would be complete without the latest in Rick Geary’s ongoing series of 20th-century murders: with elegant, unsettling penwork, Madison Square Tragedy: The Murder of Stanford White tells the notorious story of architect Stanford White, who was murdered by a jealous husband in a theater atop the original Madison Square Garden.”
-Heidi McDonald, Publishers Weekly
6×9, 80pp, B&W clothbound, $15.99; ISBN 9781561637621
and new from Eurotica:
OMAHA THE Cat Dancer,
The Complete set of 8 volumes
Reed Waller, Kate Worley, James Vance
Finally the whole story in a specially priced set, saving you $10!
8 ½ x 11, B&W set of 8 volumes in paperback, 976 pp., $89.99,
Here’s what’s being solicited from us in comics stores this month, to come out in September:
Dillies of Bubbles & Gondola and Abelard, both nominated for Eisners is back!
New from ComicsLit:
Little Rice Duck has built himself quite the reputation around the West Wood, playing his trumpet in bars with their smoky, sweaty ambience, tequila sunrises, and jazz. But between his trumpet and his flame Betty, things are going astray. Betty is drowning her need of him in expensive champagne, something someone else is more than happy to provide… something he’d much prefer, like her, would just stay chilled.
8 ½ x 11, 80pp., full color hc, $18.99, ISBN 9781561637584
AND NEW FROM EUROTICA:
The kinky lavishly rendered fetish story Magenta Noir continues, along with “It Could Happen to You”, the roguish “District 69” and the return of Cornnell Clarke’s “Peanut Butter” series. Cover by Kevin (“Girl”) Taylor.
Quarterly magazine, full color, $6.99
On the occasion of the launch of this new series, a wry parody with eye popping art, we’re launching the Zombillenium site, now in English.
Just like the art in the book, it is amazing, full of features with more about the characters, a map of the Zombillenium park, video intro, desktop backgrounds, a lengthy free preview to read, etc…
AND DON’T MISS THE BOOK AT YOUR COMICS BOOKSTORE THIS WEDNESDAY THE 10TH also on Comixology and soon everywhere else books and e-books are sold.
Here’s what we’ve got being solicited for in comics stores this month, make sure to put in your order!
P. Craig Russell’s Opera Adaptations Hardcover set
The great P. Craig Russell (Sandman, Coraline) adapts in stunning comic art The Magic Flute, Parsifal, I Pagliacci, Pelleas & Melisande, and Salome amongst others. A banded set of 3 beautiful volumes at a special price. Normally $75.
8x 11 1/2, 440pp. full color set of 3 jacketed hardcovers, $59.99 9781561637553
AND FROM EUROTICA:
after Omaha, it’s Kevin Taylor’s turn to finish his Girl Second Coming saga!
GIRL Second Coming, vol.4
In the long awaited final volume of GIRL-The Second Coming, Jaleira discovers that, after infecting her mother and sister, Kasmir is more than she thought he was. In order to save her family, she gets help from her old friends, Daemon and Starr, and travels back to another dimension where she must enlist the aid of a legend. However, she gets some unexpected help and learns what could have been.
8 ½ x11, 52pp., full color trade pb., $11.99, ISBN 9781561637560
Now, volumes 1 and 2 of this saga have been sold out for some time, know that we are reprinting those and will be back in stock by August on these as well!
Go to Eurotica to see more on this.
As being solicited for in this month’s Diamond Previews, the classic erotic comics series OMAHA THE CAT DANCER stars in her final bow, from our Eurotica/Amerotica imprint:
The Complete OMAHA THE CAT DANCER, Vol. 8
Reed WALLER, Kate WORLEY & James VANCE
Omaha and Chuck struggle to put the tangled past behind them while political corruption and a tightening police investigation threaten to destroy their future and ensnare their loved ones. This volume contains the long-awaited conclusion to the internationally acclaimed sexy soap opera for adults, in which mysteries are solved, painful sacrifices are made and the lovely cat dancer takes a final turn on the stage. All-new and never before collected, Volume 8 was drawn by legendary Omaha creator Reed Waller and written by his beloved late co-creator Kate Worley, in collaboration with James Vance.
8 ½ x11, 160pp., B&W Trade pb., $15.99, ISBN 9781561637546
It has been years in waiting, and much anticipated as it is one of the seminal series that bridged underground with the new indie comics. We also have all previous 7 volumes, if you’re missing any, or a complete set of all 7 at a special price. Check it out on our Eurotica site, start with Coming Up.
Also this month, after her successful presentation of Philosophy last year which has gone back to press, Here’s Margreet de Heer’s fun intro to Science:
SCIENCE- A Discovery in Comics
Margreet de Heer
Science: dull or hard to understand? Not if you read this book! The creators of ‘Philosophy – a Discovery in Comics’ take on a new challenge, and explain the different scientific disciplines in clear, colorful chapters.
Who exclaimed “Eureka” and why?
Why did Galileo get into a fight with the Church?
What happens when you have your DNA tested?
All these questions and more are answered in a chronological journey from ancient times to modern Quantum Theory, with creators Margreet and Yiri as your witty guides.
A great comic book for anyone who wants to learn in a fun way the bigger framework of science, or brush up on what they learned in school.
8×8, 192pp., full color hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 9781561637508
If you’re an artist or creator, editor, make sure to cast your ballot in the Harveys, below, and keep in mind books we published in 2012 when doing so:
Rohan at the Louvre by Araki (foreign)
Fairy Tales of Oscar Wilde vol.5 by Craig Russell
Treasury of 20th century Murder: Lovers Lane by Rick Geary
Taxes, The Tea Party and Those Revolting Rebels By Stan Mack
Philosophy, a Discovery in Comics by Margreet de Heer (foreign)
Abelard by Dillies (foreign)
Rise of the Graphic Novel, 2nd ed by Steve Weiner
An Enchantment by Durieux (foreign)
And for kids: just about everything Papercutz has published!
Pass the word on to your friend artists and creators!
Coming in June and now being solicited in comics stores:
Arthur de Pins
Francis von Bloodt, vampire, a good family man, manages the theme park Zombillenium. They don’t just hire anyone, at Zombillenium: mere mortals need not apply, the park works only with genuine werewolves, vampires and zombies. This is what Aurelian gets to discover as, burnt out, deceived by his wife, he finally gets hired in spite of himself in this strange business. Gretchen, a plucky trainee witch, helps him get around…
9×12, 48 pp., full color hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 9781561637348
NEW FROM EUROTICA:
We’re trying something new over at Sizzle magazine:
SIZZLE Magazine #58
A brand new kinky burlesque strip premieres! Also in the issue: Barbarian Chicks, Mona Agent X concludes, Banana Games.
Quarterly magazine, full color, $6.99
HIGHLIGHTS FROM PAPERCUTZ:
A new ARIOL, which is getting raves everywhere!
The Smurfs Anthology which handsomely presents the Smurfs in all their original glory with background information!
And a new volume 4 of Sybil, the Backpack Fairy.