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July

THE CROSS-EYED MUTT
The Louvre Collection:
THE CROSS-EYED MUTT
Etienne Davodeau

Fabian is supervisor at the Louvre. He loves his job. He also loves Mathilde. When it comes time, she presents him to her family in their vast country house and not without some apprehension, as the Benion clan is a bit special. There's her father, Louis, who heads since 1975 the family furniture company founded in 1947, and two brothers, Maxime and Joseph. They're not bad guys, just rather clumsy and with a decidedly unsubtle sense of humor. The fact that Fabian works in the Louvre is a welcome coincidence, since they just found in the attic a painting by an ancestor in the nineteenth century. It's a sorry representation of a cross-eyed mutt. What is the value? ask the Benion. Is this an eyesore or a masterpiece? Fabian, pretty embarrassed, punts on the question. So for the Benion, case closed, if it ain't an eyesore then no doubt it has its place on the walls of the Louvre! Fabian is left hoping the whole delusion will just go away, until one day the two brothers show up at the Louvre and ask. Getting the Cross-Eyed Mutt into the Louvre would demonstrate his commitment to becoming a member of the Benion family! Fabian is now in a pickle when he meets Mr. André Balouchi, an oddball frequent visitor of the museum who turns out to have quite a bit of clout…
A raucous satirical comedy that asks: Who decides what makes a work of art worthy of being in a major museum?
7 ½ x 10 ½, 144pp., B&W hardcover, ISBN: 9781681120973
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See also in the Louvre collection:
Guardians Of The Louvre
Phantoms of the Louvre
On The Odd Hours
Sky Over The Louvre
Rohan At The Louvre
Glacial Period
The Museum Vaults
Cruising Through The Louvre

STORY OF LEE SET
STORY OF LEE SET
Sean Michael Wilson, Chie Kutsuwada, Nami Tamura

Lee, living in Hong Kong, meets Matt, a fine young Scot. 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. In volume 2, it's the reverse as they move to Scotland. Collected in one specially priced set.
5 x 7 1/2", 2 book set, B&W trade pbs, 320pp., normally $24, $19.99 ISBN 9781681121055

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THE LYRICAL COMICS OF DILLIES SET
THE LYRICAL COMICS OF DILLIES SET
Including Abelard, Bubbles & Gondola, Betty Blues
Renaud Dillies

The bittersweet 'funny animal' comics of French master comic artist Dillies collected in one specially priced set. From Abelard, a love struck little chick who'll go to the end of the world to catch the moon for his beloved, to Bubbles & Gondola with Charlie the mouse whose writer's block can only get unstuck when he gets out to the world, to Betty Blues, about a hard bitten jazz trumpeter duck and his gorgeous floozy he loses to his music, these are fairy tales for adults with the surrealist charm of Herriman's Krazy Kat. 3 volumes collected in one specially priced set.
8 ½ x 11, 3 hardcover volumes in a set, full color, 288pp., normally $59, $49.99 ISBN 9781681121062

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PERSIA BLUES SET
PERSIA BLUES SET
Dara Naraghi, Brent Bowman

Minoo Shirazi is a rebellious young Iranian woman, struggling to define herself amidst the strict social conventions of an oppressive regime, and the differing wishes of an overbearing father, in between life in Iran and life in midwestern America. Minoo Shirazi is also a free-spirited adventurer in a fantasy world, a place where aspects of modern America and ancient Persia meld into a unique landscape. And yet, neither of these women are the true Minoo Shirazi. 2 volumes collected in one specially priced set.
6x9, 2 volume set, B&W trade pbs., 224pp., normally $26, $19.99
ISBN 9781681121079

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August

SARTRE
 
SARTRE
Mathilde Ramadier & Anais Depommier

For some he was the philosopher of existentialism, for others the constant provocateur, the politically engaged author, the uncertain militant, the repenting bourgeois, the life companion of Simone de Beauvoir… From his first readings in the Luxembourg Garden to his refusal of the Nobel Prize for Literature, Jean Paul Sartre was all of this at the same time.
8x11, 160 pp., color HC, $27.99, ISBN 9781681121017, e-book: $9.99

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September

STREAK OF CHALK
 
STREAK OF CHALK
Miguelanxo Prado

On the occasion of NBM's 40th anniversary, a classic back in print! A small streak of an island in the Atlantic. On no map. In heavy summer heat. One general store with a woman and her taciturn boy. A lighthouse with no light. Memories and messages graffitied on the pier wall. A chance encounter with a beautiful elusive woman. A Murder. Or was it? Nothing seems completely real. Only the graffitied memories are constant.
A mysterious multifaceted novel steeped in magical realism that can be read a number of ways, Streak of Chalk is one of Spain's best comics authors' magnum opus, and one of the greatest most pioneering graphic novels NBM ever published.
Reviews:
"Although the story is sparse, there's intrigue, sex and, more importantly, Spanish artist Prado's sumptuous illustrations and exquisite use of colors, to keep the reader's attention."
-Publishers Weekly
EISNER AND HARVEY AWARDS NOMINEE

9x12, 88pp., full color hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 9781681121161

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PRIDE OF THE DECENT MAN

PRIDE OF THE DECENT MAN
T.J. Kirsch
In a sleepy New England town, Andrew Peters is born into an abusive family. As he grows older, he seems to be on the right track, using writing as his outlet - but his best friend Whitey is always around pulling him in the opposite direction. Andrew eventually lands himself in prison, and shortly thereafter, learns he has a daughter. The shock resolves him to a path of redemption and an attempt to live his life as a decent man.
Review:
"I'm greatly enjoying this comic. Just 100% its own thing. Thoughtful and emotive. Go. Read." -Van Jensen, writer of Cryptocracy (Dark Horse) and The Flash (DC), and U.S. Comic Book Ambassador
6x9, 96pp., full color hc, $19.99, ISBN 9781681121208, e-book: $8.99

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October

MONET: Itinerant of Light
 
MONET: Itinerant of Light
Efa (artist), Salva Rubio (writer)

The life of the great French painter, one of the founders of Impressionism, is narrated in lush comic art reminiscent of his style. From the Salon des Refuses ("Salon of the Rejected") and many struggling years without recognition, money and yet a family to raise, all the way to great success, critically and financially, Monet pursued insistently one vision: catching the light in painting, refusing to compromise on this ethereal pursuit. It cost him dearly but he was a beacon for his contemporaries. We discover in this comics biography how he came to this vision as well as his turbulent life pursuing it.
9x12, 112pp., full color hardcover, $24.99, ISBN 9781681121390, e-book: $9.99

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THE MERCENARY The Definitive Editions
Vol.1 The Cult of the Sacred Fire
THE MERCENARY The Definitive Editions
Vol.1 The Cult of the Sacred Fire
Vicente Segrelles

On the occasion of its 40th anniversary, NBM is proud to bring back one of its bestselling series ever, amongst the world's first highly realistic fully painted comics. Brought back in even better reproduction than ever with all-new scans of the original paintings overseen by the master himself and presented in handsome large quarterbound collectors editions. Each panel could be a painting on your wall! These volumes will take your breath away.
In a lost and long forgotten valley high up in the mountains, The Mercenary has been contracted to save a woman from the mysterious and powerful Cult of the Sacred Fire! Each volume is complemented with articles at the back about the history and the making of this series over its gloried decades-long history.
9x12, 64pp., full color quarterbound hc, $17.99, ISBN 9781681121246,
e-book: $9.99

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November

SATANIA
 
SATANIA
Kerascoet, Fabien Vehlmann

Charlotte – aka Charlie – a pretty redhead, sets up an expedition to find her brother. The young scientist, who disappeared underground several months ago, claimed – to everyone's astonishment – to be able to prove the existence of Hell by using Darwin's theory of evolution! The little group, led by Charlie, plunge underground in his pursuit. The deeper they progress into the entrails of our planet, the more they enter another world that hides other forms of life heretofore never experienced. The discovery changes them gradually in a way they cannot perceive…
9x12, 128pp., color hardcover, $24.99, ISBN 9781681121437, e-book: $9.99

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KERASCOET SET
KERASCOET SET
Including Beauty and Miss Don't Touch Me

Specially priced set reuniting two perennially popular books with art by the amazing duo under the Kerascoet name. in 'Beauty', When Coddie unintentionally delivers a fairy from a spell that held her prisoner, she does not realize how poisoned the wish is she gets in return. From repulsive and stinking of fish she becomes perceived as magnetically beautiful, which does not help her in her village. A young local lord saves her but soon it becomes apparent her destiny may be far greater. in 'Miss Don't Touch Me', 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.
2 book banded set, 344pp. full color hardcovers, specially priced at $55,
ISBN 9781681121147

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December

TVM COMPENDIUM I PB
Now in Paperback!
A TREASURY OF VICTORIAN MURDER COMPENDIUM I
Including Jack The Ripper, The Beast of Chicago
and The Fatal Bullet
Rick Geary
In this first omnibus volume from Geary’s increasingly storied Treasuries of Murder: the first trilogy of murders that made up the very first volume of this series, Jack the Ripper as only he can narrate it, The Beast of Chicago about H.H. Holmes, possibly the first serial murderer with chilling methodical means and The Fatal Bullet about the assassination of president James Garfield.
See his interview on this At the Morton Report
"Geary’s very dry wit and expert pacing hit just the right note on this journey into the macabre." -No Flying No Tights
"It is a very eye-catching, old school style of inking that is pleasant to look at and a perfect fit for the time period he’s bringing to life and the tone of the stories."
-Unshelved
"I came late to the Victorian Murder party, but I really like Geary’s just-the-facts-ma’am approach, and I’d love to read some of his earlier volumes."
-Brigid Alverson, Robot 6
"A must-read for those who love comics and Gothic-tinged history. These pages are an artist's master class. Geary's cinematic style establishes visual rhythms that set the pace for a story that remains vibrant despite the fact that the only voice we read is the narrator's. Beautiful."
-Cleveland Plain Dealer
6x9, 288pp., B&W trade paperback, $19.99
ISBN PB: 9781681121383

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PORTUGAL
PORTUGAL
Cyril Pedrosa

From the author of the acclaimed Equinoxes comes a return to roots that serves as spiritual renewal. Comics artist Simon Muchat is stuck. Suffering writer's block, uninspired, vegetating as a school art teacher, he is losing direction and his taste for life, until one day he is invited to appear at a comics convention in Portugal, the country his family came from and which he hadn't seen since his childhood. The experience proves cathartic. Even though he is not Portuguese himself and is a foreigner there, so many elements are familiar to him. Meeting its lively citizens, full of the zest for life, his distant yet welcoming family bringing back fond early memories, all prove reinvigorating, the breath of fresh air he so badly needed.
Based on his own experience, Pedrosa narrates this return to his roots in a deeply compelling and warmly human way. This is his bestselling graphic novel with over 100,000 copies sold in France and a winner of many prizes including Best Graphic Novel at the Angouleme Festival and FNAC Best GN.
9x12, 264pp., full color hardcover, $39.99, ISBN 9781681121475, e-book: $9.99

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January

THE MERCENARY The Definitive Editions
Vol. 2
 
THE MERCENARY The Definitive Editions
Vol. 2 The Formula
Vicente Segrelles
Continuing the full reprint of the classic series in breathtaking reproduction and handsome keepsake quarterbound editions. The graphic novel series that set comics on a new path!
The Mercenary embarks on one of his most perilous journeys ever as he tries to stop an unscrupulous alchemist who has stolen a highly dangerous mysterious formula.
Each volume is complemented with articles at the back about the history and the making of this series over its gloried decades-long history.
9x12, 64pp., full color quarterbound hc, $17.99, ISBN 9781681121284,
e-book: $9.99

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February
BREAKING THE TEN Vol. 2
 
BREAKING THE TEN Vol. 2
Sean Michael Wilson and Michiru Morikawa
David becomes increasingly more desperate, with his extreme behaviour causing fights with everyone who cares for him: with the devilish Mr Black and the saintly Mr White and even with his loving parents. But his quest goes on, driving him to break the rest of the 10 commandments in order to draw out the elusive divinity to face a grief stricken man. Until, finally, he is faced with the most serious commandment all: 'Thou shalt not kill.'
Will he do it? Or will God stop him?
6x9, 112pp., B&W trade pb., $12.99, ISBN 9781681121178, e-book: $7.99

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March
INITIATES
THE INITIATES
Etienne Davodeau
The sold out hardcover now in paperback. 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).
8x11, 272pp., B&W trade pb: $19.99
ISBN 9781681121338

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THE TRUE DEATH OF BILLY THE KID
THE TRUE DEATH OF BILLY THE KID
Rick Geary
'Being an authentic narrative of the final days in Billy the Kid's brief and turbulent life.' One of our folk legends of the great Wild West, William H. Bonney went from cowboy and gunslinger for a rancher to pure outlawry forever dodging justice in New Mexico when it wasn't even a state. On the one hand, he was charming, fun-loving –often at social events like dances-, quite appealing to the ladies. Also conversant in Spanish, "Billito" was popular with the Spanish speaking crowd. On the other hand, he had no compunction to coldly kill a man, a sheriff, a deputy, anyone who got in his way rustling cattle or horses for an illicit living. He also proved hard to keep in jail even when caught. It is probably his feats of derring-do escaping from jails that made him most famous and this is the main subject of this biography following him until he is shot in pitch darkness by lawmen obsessed with getting rid of him.
6x9, 56pp., B&W hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 9781681121345, e-book: $6.99

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