More NBM in May Previews: Zombillenium-Ride or Die!

Also being solicited this month is Zombillenium, the horror spoof series by Arthur de Pins.

Zombillenium is a theme park run by all of Hell’s creatures, from a witch intern to a newly cursed demon, and all the mummies, vampires, zombie unions, and ghosts in between. Renowned French author and animator, Arthur de Pins, created this stylized world that looks straight out of a sophisticated animated film.

Currently, De Pins is working on an animated adaptation of the series.  As a preview, the French band, Skip the Use, released a  four minute animated music video featuring the Zombillenium characters. Watch here!

Take a look at the Zombillenium theme site and don’t forget to buckle your seatbelt!

Ready to sell your soul?

Zombiellennium Vol.1: Gretchen

ZOMBILLENIUM
Vol. 1: Gretchen
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

Previews

Diamond Order Code: APR131181

Zombillenium, vol.2

ZOMBILLENIUM
Vol. 2: Human Resources
Arthur De Pins
Tempers are flaring around Zombillenium, the monster amusement park run by monsters. When one hires only the dead (or witches!) in a region where unemployment is in the double digits, one must expect some friction. But things get particularly ugly when the park’s security is breached from two sides: activists and a very strange visitor, mom to two peculiar sons the head of the park seems to remember from somewhere… Gretchen and Aurelian do their best to help save a precarious explosive situation! All presented in De Pins’ trademark tongue-in-cheek jubilant black humor and stunning art.
9×12, 48pp. full color hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 9781561638505

Previews

Diamond Order Code: MAY141483

ZOMBILLENIUM VOL.3

ZOMBILLENIUM
Vol. 3: Control Freaks
Arthur de Pins
There’s excitement in the Zombillenium horror themed park run by actual monsters. Brought in by Behemoth himself, the vampire Beauford Jaggar Carniegie III is officially supposed to help CEO Francis in managing the park. But the employees expect the worst: isn’t he known as a cold-blooded killer? If one looks more closely, the reasons for his coming may seem less anodyne than announced. Of course, his mission is to increase return on investment for the shareholders, but for Behemoth that return has to be in souls. Francis is appalled but obligated to kowtow to the almighty consultant, determined to take power and pervert the rules of Zombillenium. Meanwhile, Aurelian goes through a bad patch. Depressed by his immortal status and the absurdity of his life… sorry, his death, he’s burned out. And burnout, in a powerful demon, can be devastating. Held back in extremis by Gretchen, he avoids the worst. This is timely, because Gretchen has a plan for him… A particularly biting new episode of Zombillenium in which we discover the underbelly of the most monstrous amusement park in the world.
9×12, 48pp. full color hardcover, $14.99; ISBN 9781561639564

Previews

Diamond Order Code:  MAY151455

 

Zombillenium Vols. 1-3 are available now in stores everywhere. To order, visit your local comic book store and ask for March’s Diamond Previews Magazine.

Review Round-Up! ZOMBILLENIUM Vol. 3! DUNGEON MONSTRES V. 5!

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Here’s what the critics are saying:

ZOMBILLENIUM Vol. 3: Control Freaks by Arthur de Pins

 

 

“Arthur de Pins has crafted another gorgeous addition to the fabulous Zombillenium series…With clever, witty writing and exquisite, imaginative art, the undead have never seemed more human.”

Foreword Reviews

Zombillenium is a horror comedy that occasionally gets a little bit dark. The writing is clever, the stories feature some of the most fun and personable monsters imaginable…I love Zombillenium and recommend it for readers of all ages.”

Tony’s Tips, Blog of Wonder (on Volume 2: Gretchen)

DUNGEON Monstres, vol.5: My Son the Killer by Joann Sfar, Lewis Trondheim, Blutch, Frederic Bezian

 

 

“Sarcastic, funny, and sometimes brilliantly appalling, these books will appeal to fans of fantasy without happy endings, and without any continuity needed for understanding the story. Sex, violence, death, and sophisticated dilemmas make this two-story volume and others in the subseries for older teens and adults.”

Library Journal

Paste Names Dungeon One of “10 Essential Euro Comics That Should Belong in Every Collection”

Also available in July: catching up on Zombillenium

With the upcoming release of ZOMBILLENIUM VOLUME 3: “Control Freaks”, it is a great time to revisit the horror theme park! Zombillenium is a theme park run by all of Hell’s creatures, from a witch intern to a newly cursed demon, and all the mummies, vampires, zombie unions, and ghosts in between. Renowned French author and animator, Arthur de Pins, created this stylized world that looks straight out of a sophisticated animated film.

 

De  Pins is working on an animated adaptation of the series right now but recently paired up with the band, Skip the Use, for a four minute animated short featuring the Zombillenium characters. Watch here!

 

Take a look at the Zombillenium theme site and don’t forget to buckle your seatbelt!

Ready to sell your soul? Volumes 1 and 2 are available now!

Zombiellennium Vol.1: Gretchen

ZOMBILLENIUM 
Vol. 1: Gretchen
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

Previews

Diamond Order Code: APR131181

Zombillenium, vol.2

ZOMBILLENIUM 
Vol. 2: Human Resources
Arthur De Pins
Tempers are flaring around Zombillenium, the monster amusement park run by monsters. When one hires only the dead (or witches!) in a region where unemployment is in the double digits, one must expect some friction. But things get particularly ugly when the park’s security is breached from two sides: activists and a very strange visitor, mom to two peculiar sons the head of the park seems to remember from somewhere… Gretchen and Aurelian do their best to help save a precarious explosive situation! All presented in De Pins’ trademark tongue-in-cheek jubilant black humor and stunning art.
9×12, 48pp. full color hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 9781561638505

Previews

Diamond Order Code: MAY141483

 

Order now from our NBM website or at your favorite comic book store!

NBM for July- Zombillenium is open for the season

Everyone’s favorite horror themed park is back! Fans have been waiting for the release of the next edition of Zombillenium, by Arthur de Pins, since last year’s Volume 2 “Human Resources”. Volume 3: “Control Freaks” will be released in July. The park is turned upside down as a new CEO is inserted into power – and there will be Hell to pay! Will the employees – witches, demons, ghosts, zombies, mummies and more- ever be able to work in peace?

 

Zombillenium 3 cover
Zombillenium 3 cover

ZOMBILLENIUM VOL. 3
Control Freaks
Arthur de Pins

There’s excitement in the Zombillenium horror themed park run by actual monsters. Brought in by Behemoth himself, the vampire Beauford Jaggar Carniegie III is officially supposed to help CEO Francis in managing the park. But the employees expect the worst: isn’t he known as a cold-blooded killer? If one looks more closely, the reasons for his coming may seem less anodyne than announced. Of course, his mission is to increase return on investment for the shareholders, but for Behemoth that return has to be in souls. Francis is appalled but obligated to kowtow to the almighty consultant, determined to take power and pervert the rules of Zombillenium. Meanwhile, Aurelian goes through a bad patch. Depressed by his immortal status and the absurdity of his life… sorry, his death, he’s burned out. And burnout, in a powerful demon, can be devastating. Held back in extremis by Gretchen, he avoids the worst. This is timely, because Gretchen has a plan for him… A particularly biting new episode of Zombillenium in which we discover the underbelly of the most monstrous amusement park in the world.
9×12, 48pp. full color hardcover, $14.99; ISBN 9781561639564

Previews

Diamond Order Code:  MAY151455
Be sure to order your copy today from your favorite comic book store in May’s Diamond Previews Magazine.

Review Round-Up!

DUNGEON: Twilight Vol. 4: High Septentrion & The End of Dungeon

“The most remarkable of this volume’s many strong points is the deft interlacing of satire with independent character and story development. Sly gags help to maintain the fresh take on Dungeons and Dragons fantasy environments while supporting the serious story…This volume is a strong recommendation to current fans, and the series represents a good next step for Adventure Time devotees looking for something equally snappy, but more adult.”

Foreword Reviews

Street View

There is a refreshing quality to this illustrated presentation that invites the viewer to ruminate over the actions of the players and to question the intentions of the participants. The stories can be viewed as morning events when read in one direction, whereas the opposite route portrays the evening proceedings. A range of emotions seem to foment as the viewer writes a script for the activities depending on the interpretation—is there love or hate, innocence or crime, fun or mischief? The scaffolding is there, but the script is in the mind of the viewer.

San Francisco Book Review

Dog Butts and Love. And Stuff Like That. And Cats.

“Best title I’ve seen all year.”

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Zombillenium – Vol 1.: Gretchen, Vol. 2: Human Resources

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“Arthur de Pins has a crisp, clean style of drawing that I like, and these books looked like they would provide as much humor as horror…The plots are outlandish, of course, and play on many familiar horror tropes, but there was a lot of bloody, good fun in the telling.”

Unshelved

Review Round-Up: Arthur De Pins’ ZOMBILLENIUM V. 2: HUMAN RESOURCES

It’s a return to Zombillenium, the monster amusement park run by monsters. In this volume, Human Resources, things get particularly ugly when the park’s security is breached from two sides: activists and a very strange visitor, mom to two peculiar sons the head of the park seems to remember from somewhere…

“Fun and comical and definitely worth a read.”

Not Yet Read

“The first volume surprised not only in its inventiveness, but in avoiding generic storylines and familiar scenarios…Human Resources, remarkably, does the same…courtesy of French artist and animator Arthur de Pins, who illustrated the book entirely in Adobe Illustrator. His work is Disney clean, direct and – despite the subject matter – delightful. There’s never any lag, as the art carries you breathlessly forward in a narrative that’s always charging toward the next plot twist.”

The Comics Round Table

“The art is wonderful with an excellent use of color and expressions that are just exaggerated enough to kick it into the cartoony realm. ”

Sequential Tart

“DePins artwork…is quite good. It’s heavily digital, but full of unique verve, making it rather eye catching, particularly the covers.”

Coverless Reviews

NBM for February: Some French Goodies

February’s Diamond Previews catalog is in comic stores now! NBM has some great offerings to showcase in February including the remarkable GIRL IN DIOR, by Annie Goetzinger.

Girl In Dior

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GIRL IN DIOR
Annie Goetzinger

The Girl in Dior is Clara, a freshly hired chronicler, fan of fashion and our guide in the busy corridors of the brand new house of Christian Dior. It’s February 12, 1947 and the crème de la crème of Paris Haute Couture is flocking to the momentous event of Dior’s first show. In a flurry of corolla shaped skirts, the parade of models file down the runway. The audience is mesmerized: it’s a triumph! Carmel Snow of Harper’s Bazaar cries out: “It’s quite a revolution, your dresses have such a new look!“ Dior’s career is launched and Clara’s story begins. Soon, she is picked by Dior himself to be his model…
A biography docudrama marrying fiction and the story of one of the greatest couturier in history, it is also a breathless and stunning presentation of his best designs such as Lauren Bacall wore, rendered by bestselling artist Annie Goetzinger, seen for the first time on this side of the Atlantic.
“A portrait full of lightness and class, capable of charming even men, so you can imagine how women will love this.” –Le Figaro
“Great gift idea” –Elle
8.5 x 11, 128 pp., full-color quaterbound, foil stamped and embossed cover: $27.99
ISBN: 9781561639144
Diamond Order Code: DEC141578

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Also featured is our unique accordion book, STREET VIEW, which is sure to provide a new experience.

Street View

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

STREET VIEW
Pascal Rabaté

A visually incomparable treat and a brilliant homage to Hitchcock’s Rear Window, this unusual accordion book opens in two directions. One, a series of ten tableaux on a street scene as it evolves during the day. The next on 10 evening tableaux of the same view. A window may serve as a source of light and fresh air, but it also presents a view onto the life of a street and its many other windows, each a separate scene of its own, with its multitude of on-going stories developing before your eyes. Within those windows, you can witness the lives of single people, couples, families, stories of love, separation and possibly even… murder.
8×11, 48pp, full color accordion book, hardcover:  $27.99
ISBN 9781561639083
Diamond Order Code: AUG141555

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In this month’s PREVIEWS we are also revisiting ZOMBILLENIUM to get you ready for next summer’s release of Volume 3!

 

Zombiellennium Vol.1: Gretchen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ZOMBILLENIUM #1: “Gretchen”
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…
A Young Adult Library Services Association 2014 Great Graphic Novel for Teens
“The twist at the end will send readers to read it again and they will certainly want to know what happens next.” –Library Media Connection
“Zombillenium does for cartoon monsters what Sfar and Trondheim’s Dungeon albums do for funny animals.” –Seattle Post Intelligencer
9×12, 48 pp., full-color hardcover: $14.99
ISBN 9781561637348
Diamond Order Code: APR131181

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Zombillenium, vol.2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ZOMBILLENIUM #2: “Human Resources”
Arthur De Pins

Tempers are flaring around Zombillenium, the monster amusement park run by monsters. When one hires only the dead (or witches!) in a region where unemployment is in the double digits, one must expect some friction. But things get particularly ugly when the park’s security is breached from two sides: activists and a very strange visitor, mom to two peculiar sons the head of the park seems to remember from somewhere… Gretchen and Aurelian do their best to help save a precarious explosive situation! All presented in De Pins’ trademark tongue-in-cheek jubilant black humor and stunning art.
9×12, 48pp. full-color hardcover: $14.99
ISBN 9781561638505
Diamond Order Code: MAY141483

Previews

ZOMBILLENIUM VOLS 1 and 2 and STREET VIEW are available to purchase now. GIRL IN DIOR will be available starting in February. To place an order please visit our website, or place your order with your local comic book store now!

 

 

Zombillenium Vol. 1 Makes the Maverick Graphic Novel Reading List for Young Adults

Arthur de Pins’ Zombillenium, Volume 1: Gretchen has made the 2015 Maverick Graphic Novels List, by the Texas Library Association. Zombillenium is in the Grades 9-12 (high school) category among other great graphic novels like Batman, by Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo (DC Comics), Mariko and Jillian Tamaki’s This One Summer (First Second) , and March Book One by John Lewis (Top Shelf) and many more. This category has the most selections with 23 graphic novels. The purpose of the list is to encourage students in grades 6-12 to explore a variety of current books. The list is intended for recreational reading, not to support a specific curriculum. Other nominations of note include Gene Luen Yang’s First Second set Boxers and Saints, Raina Telgemeier’s Sisters (Scholastic), and Paul Pope’s Battling Boy ( First Second).  See the list here.

Zombiellennium Vol.1: Gretchen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Zombillenium Vol. 1: Gretchen was called “fresh meat” for zombie fans by Publishers Weekly praising “its humor, clever pacing, and unique approach to the monster narrative.” Comics Waiting Room said it was “a hoot from start to finish”.  It also was A Young Adult Library Services Association 2014 Great Graphic Novel for Teens.

Zombillenium Vol. 2: Human Resources, released over the summer, is “fiendishly delightful, twisted, surprising, and even a little tragic” according to the Midwest Book Review.

Zombillenium, vol.2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Zombillenium Vol. 3: Control Freaks is coming August 2015. Plenty of time to catch up on this hauntingly different series!

ZOMBILLENIUM VOL.3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Be sure to visit the Zombillenium site and NBM’s subsection for more information.

Review Round-Up: ALL STAR, DOG BUTTS AND LOVE, ZOMBILLENIUM, “genuinely original and very entertaining”

Here’s what critics have been saying about our releases:

All Star by Jesse Lonergan

Nominated for the 2015 YALSA Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers

“I really enjoy the clean and simple lines of All Star’s art. Lonergan doesn’t spend time showing off how great he is by taking attention away from the story. Every line, every shadow, and every face servers a purpose and that purpose is to tell a story. And, the story is a thing of beauty.”

The Outhousers

Dog Butts and Love. And Stuff Like That. And Cats. Cartoons by Jim Benton

“The pieces in question range from single-panel gags to short sequential pieces, but the thing they share in common is the level of intelligence and cleverness on display. He is consistently darkly funny, often touching a chord with a tough truth at the heart of the cartoon…It’s a damn-near perfect encapsulation of the entitlement generation. The whole book is worth your time.”

Comics Waiting Room

“The humor is a mix of subtle and in your face, is frequently laugh out loud funny and often surprising.”

Pop Culture Guy

“It was marvelously entertaining, because Benton is obviously insane, or insanely creative…genuinely original and very entertaining, which was a welcome surprise.”

–  San Angelo Standard-Times

Zombillenium, vol.2 Human Resources by Arthur De Pins

“Fiendishly delightful, twisted, surprising, and even a little tragic.”

Midwest Book Review

“I love this series! A comedy paranormal spoof with a serious plot makes it total fun!”

It’s All Comic To Me 

Coming Up From NBM Publishing! Dungeon, Zombillenium, Geary and More!

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!

A TREASURY OF VICTORIAN MURDER COMPENDIUM II

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 Dior

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

February brings Annie Goetzinger’s Girl in Dior, detailing the start of Christian Dior’s House of Dior fashion empire.

101 OUTSTANDING GRAPHIC NOVELS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LULU ANEW

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

March sees 101 Outstanding Graphic Novels by The Rise of the Graphic Novel’Stephen Weiner and Lulu Anew by Etienne Davodeau (The Initiates),(previously announced as Jude Nude.)

GHETTO BROTHER

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

LOUISE BROOKS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE LIVES OF SACCO & VANZETTI

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 Monstres vol.5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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!

ZOMBILLENIUM VOL.3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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?