NBM in January: wine-making and comics

That is the theme of what we consider to be one of our best books of the season, take a look at what is being solicited for by us at your favorite comics shop now:

THE INITIATES
A Comic Artist And a Wine Artisan Exchange Jobs
Etienne Davodeau

Etienne Davodeau is a comic artist. He doesn’t know much about the world of wine-making.

Richard Leroy is a wine-maker. He‘s rarely even read comics.

But these two are full of good will and curiosity. Why do we choose to spend one’s life writing and creating comics or producing wine? How and for whom do we do them? To answer these questions, for more than a year, Etienne went to work in Richard’s vineyards and cellar. Richard, in return, leapt into the world of comics. They opened a lot of bottles and read many comics. They traveled around, meeting authors and wine-makers sharing their passion for their jobs. The first time a book explores the nature of a man’s vocation with a true life representation of it from two very different perspectives. They get to realize they both have that precious and necessary power to bring people together.

With guest appearances by Trondheim (Dungeon, Little Nothings), Emmanuel Guibert (The Photographer) and Marc-Antoine Matthieu (Museum Vaults).

8×11, 272pp., B&W hardcover $29.99, ISBN 9781561637034

See the previews.

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THREE OF A KIND

Atilio Gambedotti

3 guys get together regularly to compare notes on their latest adventures with chicks. One just adds conquests like a fighter pilot, one is more romantic, the third somewhere in between. All get plenty to talk about in smoldering detail. By the bestselling author of 4 Girlfriends and Room-Mates.

8 ½ x 11, 48pp, full color trade pb., $11.99 ISBN 9781561637164

See previews in Eurotica.

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AND NEW FROM PAPERCUTZ!

NANCY DREW AND THE CLUE CREW VOL.2

GARFIELD VOL.8

NBM in March: SIZZLE goes full color!

NBM’s news this month comes from its EUROTICA side:

Our quarterly adult comics magazine SIZZLE which previews many of its graphic novels goes from black & white to full color throughout!

Best yet: the price stays the same at $5.95!

The magazine has been regularly featuring the works of Kevin Taylor (Girl), Christian Zanier (Banana Games), Cornnell Clarke (Peanut Butter), as well as Barbarian Chicks & Demons. But of late it’s also added the best-selling author from the Spanish Kiss comics magazine Atilio Gambedotti (Room-Mates, 4 Girlfriends) with a new series Three of a Kind. This issue will also feature a new hot artist from Kiss: Mapp and It Could Happen to You. From China, a beautiful story from a graphic novel coming in April The Jade Door making the magazine truly international. Omaha the Cat Dancer will also continue, albeit in its usual black & white.

Time to rediscover this magazine of quality adult comics which has been surprisingly stable in its circulation through these turbulent times for magazines.

For more info and previews (you must be over 18) click here and then click on the Coming Up in March banner on the left.

By the way, we want to remind you Eurotica has its own blog now where such authors as Zanier, Clarke and Taylor regularly participate with their latest creations.

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Meanwhile, for a completely younger audience, we’ll take this opportunity to inform you of what’s up over at our sister co. Papercutz:

This month a nutty spoof of Twilight is featured.

PAPERCUTZ SLICES #2 “Breaking Down”
Stefan Petrucha, writer
Rick Parker, artist
The team that brought you the best-selling Diary of a Stinky Dead Kid cuts up the best-selling series starring love-sick vampires and jealous werewolves! The “Twilight Saga” gets sliced up in this unauthorized parody of the blockbuster book and movie series! For fans sick of glittery vampires and wonky werewolves, here’s an hilarious antidote.
6½  x 9, 64pp., full-color paperback: $6.99
ISBN 978-1-59707-244-1; PREVIEWS

THE HARDY BOYS The New Case Files #2 “Break-Up!”
Gerry Conway, writer
Paulo Henrique, artist
The world-famous Hardy Boys have been solving mysteries together for years, but the unthinkable has happened – Joe and Frank have decided to no longer work together. Like Lennon and McCartney, Martin and Lewis, and Sonny and Cher, all things must pass. Will they continue as agents of A.T.A.C. (American Teens Against Crime) separately? And will Joe and Frank still be effective as solo crime fighters?
6½  x 9, 64pp., full-color paperback: $6.99
ISBN 978-1-59707-242-7; PREVIEWS

THE SMURFS  #5 “The Smurfs and the Egg”
Peyo and Yvan Delporte, writers
Peyo, artist
What is the secret of the egg? The annual event known as “Smurf Day” is near, and Papa Smurf wants to celebrate by making a big cake. The Smurfs gather all of the ingredients for the cake, but are missing an egg. When two Smurfs find an egg in the forest and bring it back, the other Smurfs soon learn that it is a magic egg that grants wishes! Soon all of the Smurfs are making unwise wishes and the entire village is a mess. It’s up to Papa Smurf to find a way to restore calm. Also featuring “The Fake Smurf,” where the evil wizard Gargamel finds a way to infiltrate the Smurf Village – by becoming a Smurf himself!
6½  x 9, 64pp., full-color paperback: $5.99
ISBN 978-1-59707-246-5
6½  x 9, 64pp., full-color hardcover: $10.99
ISBN 978-1-59707-247-2

 

Coming in December: The Story of Lee

Here’s what’s being solicited for in comics stores this month to come from NBM in December:

A cross-cultural manga is our feature, as written by Sean Michael Wilson who’s been busy making a name for himself with AX, Alternative Manga from Top Shelf as well as adaptations for Graphic Classics and Kodansha:

 
THE STORY OF LEE, Vol.1
Sean Michael Wilson & Chie Kutsuwada
Lee, living in Hong Kong, meets Matt, a fine young Englishman. Their relationship becomes stronger by the day, despite their deep cultural differences. But there is Lee’s Dad to contend with who views this affair very suspiciously. And there is another contender for Lee’s heart, a Chinese young man, whose jealousy takes on twinges of xenophobia. Will Lee and Matt’s relationship successfully cross the cultural divide and overcome the negative odds? Two worlds collide creating good sparks… and bad ones.
5 x 7 1/2, 200pp., B&W, trade pb.: $11.99, ISBN 978-1-56163-594-8SEE PREVIEWS

And from Eurotica, we have another new Gambedotti (4 Grilfriends):

 
 
GETTING CLOSE
Atilio GAMBEDOTTI
A group of young people get closer and closer, experiencing some mind-blowing explorations in sexuality and relationships. Beautifully hot and intense and also very heartfelt writing as the best-selling Gambedotti does not fail to provide.
81/2 x 11, 48pp., full color trade pb.: $11.99, ISBN 978-1-56163-597-9Go to Eurotica (must be over 18) to see previews.

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PAPERCUTZ, our sister co. for fun comics for kids of all ages, premiers a new series of parodies:

PAPERCUTZ SLICES:

“Harry Potty and the Deathly Boring”
Rick Parker and Stefan Petrucha, the team behind the hit TALES FROM THE CRYPT #8 and its “Diary of a Stinky Dead Kid”, get together again, this time taking on Harry Potter! Following the murder of their mentor Dumb-As-A-Door by the seemingly traitorous Barista Frappe; Harry Potty, Don Measley and Whiny Stranger must find a way to defeat the nose-less lord Value-Mart (He-Whose-Prices-Can’t-Be-Beat) and his followers the Odor Eaters in order to avenge the death of Harry Potty’s parents and bring balance to the world of magic.
6 x 9, 64 pages, full-color
Paperback: ISBN: 978-1-59707-217-5, $6.99
Hardcover: ISBN: 978-1-59707-218-2, $10.99

Also the next Nancy Drew in her New Case Files:

That’s right!! You saw it right… And this ain’t Ned… how can this be?!
NANCY DREW THE NEW CASE FILES #2
Vampire Slayer Part Two
By Stefan Petrucha and Sarah Kinney
Sho Murase, artist
The Girl Detective has been locked in a large estate with Gregor, the young man whom everyone suspects of being a vampire, only to learn he has a rare disease that won’t allow him to venture outside during the day. While Nancy’s friends George and Bess and boyfriend Ned are locked outside the large estate, Nancy and Gregor are trapped inside with a crazed woman who believes Gregor is a real vampire, and that she must destroy him!
6×9, 64pp, full color paperback: $6.99
ISBN: 978-1-59707-233-5

A New Fairies:

DISNEY FAIRIES #4
“Tinker Bell to the Rescue”
By Augusto Machetto, Carlotta Quattrocolo,
Giulia Conti, and Teresa Radici
Elisabetta Melaranci and Emilio Urbano, artists

Captain Hook causes trouble for Tinker Bell and the rest of the Fairies when she kidnaps Vidia – the flying-talent fairy – and has his bumbling assistant Mr. Smee hold her captive. Tinker Bell and Fira must sneak onto Captain Hook’s ship and free their fellow Fairy! Featuring four more stories starring Tinker Bell, Prilla, Dulcie, Beck and the rest.
5x 7 1/2, 80pp., full color paperback: $7.99
ISBN: 978-1-59707-200-7

And good for Christmas, the hardcover edition of:

CLASSICS ILLUSTRATED DELUXE, Vol. 5:
TREASURE ISLAND
Robert Louis Stevenson, David Chauvel, David Simon

The themes of Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic novel Treasure Island: loyalty, adventure, morality and especially coming of age, make it ideal for “Classics Illustrated Deluxe.” Stevenson’s riveting tale has become more and more influential over the years; serving as the basis for such popular portrayals of piracy as one-legged sailors with parrots on their shoulders, treasure maps where an “X” marks the spot, to the specific style we think of when imagining pirates speak. David Chauvel’s faithful adaptation combined with Fred Simon’s vibrant art truly captures the excitement experienced by readers both old and young alike that this classic has invoked for so many years.
61/2 x 9, 144 pages, full color hardcover: $17.99, ISBN 978-1-59707-185-7

NBM in March: Dungeon Twilight 3

Here’s what we’ve got being solicited for in comics stores this month, coming out in March:

DUNGEON Twilight
Vol. 3: The New Centurions
Joann SFAR, Lewis TRONDHEIM, KERASCOET, OBION
The next 2 chapters in the decline of Dungeon: Terra Amata has exploded and the Dark Fortress of the Grand Khan needs to master the nitro tech. To that end, they hire Marvin the Red even as others plot malevolently… In the second episode, Marvin the dragon and Marvin the Red are trapped on a quickly revolving piece of the exploded planet, and must constantly run or fall off into oblivion!
6 1/2 x 9, 96pp., full color trade pb., $12.99, ISBN 978-1-56163-578-8

See more about the series

And from Eurotica, one of our best-selling authors today:

4 GIRLFRIENDS, Vol.3
Atilio GAMBEDOTTI
After being used and abused and wrestling with her faith, naïve cutesy little Maria finally comes to grips, lets go and becomes… one hot porn star! Gambedotti continues to portray his sweet lascivious women with such gusto, they’re irresistible.
81/2x 11, 48pp. color trade paperback, $11.99,
ISBN 978-1-56163-579-5

See previews on our Eurotica side