More Oscar Wilde and P. Craig Russell also available from NBM!

With the re-release of THE FAIRY TALES OF OSCAR WILDE Vol. 5, now is a great time to read (or re-read) the rest of the series!  Relive the magic of master storyteller Oscar Wilde’s classic tales, with a new spin by mastic comic artist P. Craig Russell! Add all of these timeless stories to your collection today!

Fairy Tales of Oscar Wilde

The series has won Eisner and Harvey awards for “best artist” and “best graphic album”

For adults, here are tales exquisitely spun and remarkably insightful. For children, what better way than beautiful comic art to bring them back to reading and the love of books?

The Fairy Tales of Oscar Wilde

Vol. 1: The Selfish Giant and The Star Child

P.Craig Russell

“The Selfish Giant” won’t let the children play in his garden. The dire consequences make him see the light. “The Star Child” lets his uniqueness and fair looks fill him with vanity, cruelty and haughtiness…until he meets his beggarwoman mother.

8 1/2×11, 48 pp., full color paperback, $9.99

ISBN 978-1-56163-375-3

Diamond Order Code: FEB121099

8 1/2×11, 48 pp., full color, jacketed hardcover, $17.99

ISBN 978-1-56163-056-1

Diamond Order Code: FEB121100

The Fairy Tales of Oscar Wilde

Vol. 2: The Young King and The Remarkable Rocket

P.Craig Russell

In this volume: The Remarkable Rocket, the amusing story of a vain little rocket who figured itself above all the others and still manages to see glory in its dismal end. The Young King, taken from humble origins, revels in the finer possessions of his new lofty position. But is he alienating the very people he wants to help? For adults, these are tales exquisitely spun and remarkably insightful. For children, what better way than beautiful comic art to bring them back to reading and the love of books?

8 1/2×11, 48 pp., full color, jacketed hardcover, $17.99,

ISBN 978-1-56163-085-1

Diamond Order Code: STAR01187

8 ½ x11, 48 pp., full color paperback,, $9.99

ISBN 978-1-56163-771-3

Diamond Order Code: SEP131233

 

The Fairy Tales of Oscar Wilde

Vol. 3: The Birthday of the Infanta

P. Craig Russell

A hideous dwarf is captured in the woods and brought in to the court of the beautiful royal infanta for her amusement. He is full of good humor and tricks and becomes quite popular but remains quite unaware of his looks. She has him perform in front of her friends for her birthday. He is very touched and quite proud to receive such attention, until he sees himself in the mirror and realizes their entertainment may be at his expense.

8 1/2×11, clothbound jacketed, 32pp., full color: $16.99,

ISBN 978-1-56163-213-8

Diamond Order Code: STAR08411

81/2×11, 32pp., full color: $8.99,

ISBN 978-1-56163-775-1

Diamond Order Code: OCT131239

 

The Fairy Tales of Oscar Wilde

Vol. 4: The Devoted Friend and The Nightingale and the Rose 

P.Craig Russell

The next volume in the prize-winning and greatly acclaimed complete adaptations of Wilde’s tales presents “The Devoted Friend” on what constitutes real friendship, and “The Nightingale and the Rose” a stirring story of sacrifice to love with a cruel twist.

8 1/2 x 11, full color, cloth bound jacketed book, $16.99

ISBN 978-1-56163-391-3

Diamond Order Code: FEB121103

81/2×11, 32pp., full color trade pb., $8.99,

ISBN 978-1-56163-392-0

Diamond Order Code: JUL043053

 

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For more information on P. Craig Russell, visit his website

New NBM for December: Reintroduce yourself to The Happy Prince by Russell and Wilde

December is the most magical time of the year: the perfect time to curl up with a fairy tale graphic novel. This December, NBM is bringing back THE FAIRY TALES OF OSCAR WILDE! The fifth installment, “The Happy Prince” has been out of stock for some time now. We are reprinting the hardcover and now offering a new paperback format! This all-ages series retells fairy tales penned by Oscar Wilde himself, with art by comic master P. Craig Russell, acclaimed artist of Hellboy, Sandman, and Coraline fame. After its first printing, Comics Waiting Room said, ” An outstanding piece of work, well worth your time and money, whether you’re a Wilde fan, a Russell fan, or just want to try something new.”

The Fairy Tales of Oscar Wilde Vol.5: The Happy Prince

The Fairy Tales of Oscar Wilde

Vol.5: The Happy Prince

P. Craig Russell

The Happy Prince is arguably the most famous and well loved of Oscar Wilde’s nine fairy tales, rivaled only by The Selfish Giant. The Happy Prince has died young and his soul inhabits a beautiful ruby encrusted statue covered all over in gold leaf. From his perch high above the city he is witness to all the poverty, misery, and hopelessness in which his people have been living. When a small barn swallow in flight to the warm south ahead of the approaching winter stops to rest upon the statue the Happy Prince prevails upon him to delay his travels in order to remove his gold leaf a piece at a time and shower it upon the poor citizens. Out of love for the Happy Prince the swallow does his bidding. As the days pass the Prince’s beauty is stripped away and as winter sets in the bird’s fate is sealed. In the spring the townspeople finding only a dull statue with a broken lead heart and a dead bird consign the worthless objects to the ash heap. Only an emissary of God recognizes them as the most valuable treasures of the city and brings them to the gardens of heaven.

8 ½ x 11, 32pp., full color trade pb., $8.99 

ISBN 97815616398165

 

Diamond Order Code: OCT151547 

8 ½ x 11, 32pp., full color jacket hc: $16.99,
ISBN 978-1-56163-626-6

Diamond Order Code: FEB121098

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Be sure to order today from your favorite comic book store in October’s Diamond Previews Magazine.

NBM in February: Craig Russell’s Oscar Wilde Tales in a set

Here’s what we’ve got being solicited for at your comics store now to come out in February:

Fairy Tales of Oscar Wilde, the complete hardcover set 1-5

Fairy Tales of Oscar Wilde, the complete hardcover set 1-5
P. Craig Russell
All clothbound jacketed volumes adapting Oscar Wilde’s compelling tales are assembled here with close to 200 pages of exquisite comics, including such classics as The Selfish Giant, The Happy Prince and The Nightingale and The Rose. Specially priced.
8 ½ x 11, full color clothbound set of 5 volumes, 192 pp.,
ISBN 9781561638901, $79.99
NORMALLY $87

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NBM in DECEMBER: Craig Russell’s 3rd Oscar Wilde now in paperback

Here’s what being solicited for in comics stores now, to come from us:

The Fairy Tales of Oscar Wilde
Vol. 3: The Birthday of the Infanta
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.
A hideous dwarf is captured in the woods and brought in to the court of the beautiful royal infanta for her amusement. He is full of good humor and tricks and becomes quite popular but remains quite unaware of his looks. She has him perform in front of her friends for her birthday. He is very touched and quite proud to receive such attention, until he sees himself in the mirror and realizes their entertainment may be at his expense.
8 ½ x11, 32 pp., full color, trade pb., $8.99, ISBN 978-1-56163-775-1

Of course this is still available in a clothbound version as well, just now back to press.

See previews

More on this series    See the videos showing Craig Russell’s creative process on this!

NEW FROM EUROTICA:

SIZZLE #60
With this sixtieth issue, Sizzle celebrates its 15th anniversary! Cornnell Clarke presents his next episode of Peanut Butter! The intrigue of Magenta Noir, the bondage queen investigating the abductions of models continues. Plus more District 69, It Could Happen to You and Barbarian Chicks.
Quarterly magazine, full color, $6.99

PUT IN YOUR ORDER NOW WITH YOUR COMIC BOOKSTORE. or put in your order with us online.

NBM in November: P. Craig Russell’s Fairy Tales of Oscar Wilde vol.2 in paperback

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,
ISBN 978-1-56163-771-3

Also on this occasion, we’re bringing back the clothbound edition which had been out of stock for some time.

SEE PREVIEWS

 

 

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

NBM Review Round-Up!

Zombillenium

“This is an absolute comedy, and it’s a total riot. Zombillenium is nothing but fun, from its cute tongue-in-cheek moments to its laugh-out-loud humor. You don’t have to be a fan of zombies or anything like that to enjoy this graphic novel. If you’ve got a sense of humor, that’s all you need.”

MTV Geek

“Whatever dark dealings you think go on behind the doors and in the underground tunnels of Disneyworld, they’ve got nothing on the secrets of Zombillenium and its mysterious proprietor…de Pins’ work is fun, lively, and thoroughly funny, but a true sense of terror lurks just beyond the panels. The last page of the first volume ends with a perfect note of a very human monster showing us just how inhuman this story could truly be.”

New Jersey Online

“Before you think this is another book capitalizing on the zombie trend, it’s not. Zombillenium is an amusement park filled with entertaining staff members that are monsters.”

Fortress of Solitude

Philosophy – A Discovery in Comics

“Definitely recommended for those with an interest in graphic storytelling that goes beyond the usual genre work – or anyone who wants to bone up on the basics of Western thinking.”

The Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Omaha The Cat Dancer Volume 8

“It’s hard to imagine a combination of explicit sex and character development that would be less gratuitous. The characters in Omaha have sex because they are complicated, adult characters who do things that complicated adults do. It’s part of their lives, just like sleeping, eating, going to work, taking a walk, or breathing…Omaha is a wonderful character, and Omaha is a wonderful series.”

Comic Mix

“One of the seminal series that bridged underground with the new indie comics.”

Comics For Sinners

The P. Craig Russell Library of Opera Adaptations

P. Craig Russell's Opera Adaptations Hardcover set“Russell’s adaptations stay generally true to the story lines, though their panel serialization necessitates some liberties with the text. Their staging can be quite a bit more fantastic than what’s seen in the theater. Russell takes advantage of the graphic format to construct strong, detailed backgrounds.”

Santa Fe New Mexican

NBM in August: Craig Russell’s Opera hardcover set

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 

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

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AND FROM EUROTICA:

after Omaha, it’s Kevin Taylor’s turn to finish his Girl Second Coming saga!

GIRL 2ND COMING, VOL.4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GIRL Second Coming, vol.4
Kevin Taylor
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.

NBM Review Round-Up!

We’re counting down the shopping days and we’ve had several of our titles show up in gift guides from The Comics Reporter and Forces of Geek, so we’re even more happy to share some great reviews that might also serve as holiday gift ideas.

Be sure to check out our site proper where you can order any of our titles.  After the jump, check out what reviewers are saying about several of our titles.

Continue reading “NBM Review Round-Up!”

Dead Lovers, Revolutionaries, Lofty Thoughts and a Happy Prince

There’s nothing nicer than reading great reviews for the fantastic books that we publish.  With recently released work by Rick Geary, Stan Mack, Margreet de Heer and P. Craig Russell, there’s plenty to read; and if our esteemed critics are right (and of course they are), there’s plenty of good things to say about our latest titles.

Continue reading “Dead Lovers, Revolutionaries, Lofty Thoughts and a Happy Prince”