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

A Chat With P. Craig Russell

Since breaking into the comic book industry in 1972, P. Craig Russell has established himself as one of the comic book industry’s preeminent talents, winning multiple Harvey and Eisner awards.

He’s worked for virtually every major company in comics including Marvel, DC, Dark Horse, Eclipse, Image and of course, NBM Publishing, where he has published both his series of The Fairy Tales of Oscar Wilde as well as his Opera adaptations, which are back in print and bundled at a reduced price.

Craig took some time to chat about his work and the challenges in adapting music to sequential art.

Continue reading “A Chat With P. Craig Russell”

NBM in November: Two sets great for holiday gifts.

Here’s what we’ve got being solicited for in comics stores as we speak to become available in November:

  

P. Craig Russell’s Opera Adaptations set
The great P. Craig Russell 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 $54.
8x 11 1/2, 440pp. full color set of 3 trade pb., $44.99,
978-1-56163-620-4

These beautiful books have long been in our catalog and here’s a fabulous way to discover them all at a great price!

Oh, and you know what: we’re going to have some news with P. Craig Russell next year… THE NEXT VOLUME OF HIS FAIRY TALES OF OSCAR WILDE! It’s been a few years since the last one and with all that’s gone on since, we’re excited to bring this all back to the fore!

And then we’ve got this set:

Miss Don’t Touch Me complete set
Kerascoet and Hubert
The banded complete set of both volumes of the Miss Don’t Touch Me series. Paris in the thirties. The ‘Butcher of the Dances’ is on the prowl for young loose women. Blanche works as a maid along with the only family she knows, her sister, fun-loving Agatha. Suddenly, Blanche loses her to what she saw was murder but others only write off as suicide. She decides to take matters into her own hands. In her pursuit, she ends up hired into a luxury house of call-girls. She even becomes quite good at certain lascivious practices while still remaining a virgin! But she also doesn’t lose sight of her goal: find the Butcher.
A suspenseful spicy tale as only the French could so lightly get away with, yet deceptive in its depth and realism. By the artist of Dungeon Early Years.
61/2 x9, 192 pp., full color set of 2 trade pb., $27.99: normally $29.90
978-1-56163-621-1

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NEW FROM PAPERCUTZ

Papercutz has one SMASH hit on its hands this month! Orders are topping 150,000 on this latest sensation from LEGO:

NINJAGO #1 “Challenge of Samukai”
By Greg Farshtey, writer
Paulo Henrique, artist
New series based on the hit new toy line from LEGO every boy wants! The “Masters of Spinjitsu” come to Papercutz in their first graphic novel appearance written by Greg Farshtey, the hit force behind the LEGO BIONICLE series. Under the tutelage of their master Sensei Wu, the “chosen four” ninjas Kai, Jay, Cole, and Zane must learn to use their elemental powers of fire, ice, lightning and earth. Their mission: defeat Sensei Wu’s evil brother Garmadon and his army of skeleton warriors before they can take over the world! Anticipated first print on this will surpass 75,000!
6 x 9, 64pp., full-color paperback: $6.99
ISBN 978-1-59707-297-7
6 ½  x 9, 64pp., full-color hardcover: $10.99
ISBN 978-1-59707-298-4

So that’s for the boys, but Papercutz has a couple of new fun series for girls as well:

ERNEST & REBECCA  #1 “My Best Friend is a Germ”
Guillame Bianco, writer
Antonello Dallena, artist
Rebecca is a six and a half year-old girl who is out of luck – her parents are on the verge of divorce and she is always getting sick due to a weak immune system. One rainy day Rebecca’s luck changes when she meets a magical microbe named Ernest, who becomes her best friend! Ernest is no regular germ—he’s about the same height as Rebecca and he can talk. Can Rebecca keep her parents together with the help of her new friend? And can anyone really have a friend who belongs in a Petri dish?
8  x 10, 48pp., full-color hardcover: $11.99
ISBN 978-1-59707-286-1

SYBIL THE BACKPACK FAIRY #1 “Nina”
Michel Rodrigue, writer
Manuela Razzi and Antonello Dalena, artists
Nina is a girl in middle school with a little brother and a single mom who barely has enough time to spend with her. Put down at school by nasty cliques, Nina’s life is not much fun. All this changes when a magical fairy named Sybil turns up in Nina’s backpack! Sybil and Nina have a blast giving Nina’s tormentors a taste of their own medicine. There’s only one problem: demons from the magical world that Sybil comes from have followed her to our dimension, and they’re out to cause some damage of their own!
8  x 10, 48pp., full-color hardcover: $11.99
ISBN 978-1-59707-285-4

THE SMURFS  #9 “Gargamel and the Smurfs”
Peyo – writer and artist
Four Smurftastic stories all featuring the arch-enemy of the Smurfs, Gargamel! In “The Smurfnapper,” which is also the first appearance of Gargamel, a Smurf is kidnapped by the evil wizard, who wants to use him as an ingredient in a potion. It’s up to Papa Smurf and the rest of the smurfs to break into his lab and save their friend without ending up as a treat for Gargamel’s cat Azrael. Also featuring “The Smurf Not Like the Others” and “The Smurfs and the Little Ghost.”
6 ½ x 9, 56pp., full-color paperback: $6.99
ISBN 978-1-59707-289-2
6 ½ x 9, 56pp., full-color hardcover: $10.99
ISBN 978-1-59707-290-8

The Papercutz site will be updated with this info next week and a snazzy new home page intro to Ninjago, Ernest & Rebecca and Sybil!