Several years after his fateful final encounter with would-be presidential assassin Matt Sinkage, private detective Phil Housley finds himself reluctantly protecting a paranoid lawyer from alien abductions, sinister government agents and mad scientists. At the same time Housley is battling demons from his past that threaten to unravel his own fragile sanity. Collected here for the first time, “Abductions” continues the Silent Invasion saga of a deeply paranoid and fearful America.
One of the greatest artists of all time, as well as a genius inventor, Da Vinci was arrestingly tall and handsome. This comics bio shows the process of his work and his inventions, his persecution as a gay man and how the changing politics of his country and ebbs and flows of those in power affected him and his career.
A turbulent story on an exceptional man. Complemented with back matter on his chronology, list of his oeuvres, etc…
The legend of the founding of Dungeon continues with two all-new chapters!
Old Arakou, Hyacinthe’s father, feels rusty and mopes at the idea of dying in his bed. He never ceases to remember the old heroic days and his pals he wants to connect back with. So, he mounts his faithful steed, much to the chagrin of Alexandra who, worried for him, accompanies him on this crazy ride.
Meanwhile, in the ruins of Antipolis, Comor and a handful of lords are preparing to take back power…
The second story brings the return of young Marvin to the Dungeon, ready to become its most faithful protector. The city of Antipolis destroyed, his father dead, Hyacinthe de Cavallère finds himself alone to fight against the threats of the attackers eager to appropriate the Dungeon. The duchies of Clérembard and Vaucanson are determined to enlarge their territories … but they are not expecting the fierce opposition awaiting them, that of the most powerful of the warriors in the making: Marvin the Saurian.
8 ½ x 11″, 96pp. full color trade pb, $15.99; ISBN 978168112302851599; DIAMOND CODE: JUL221759 Pub Date: 9-14-22
Welcome to Dungeon, the looniest world of horror and heroic fantasy you’ll ever be transported into!
A spoof of Dungeons & Dragons and all heroic fantasy tropes. This series, a best-seller in many countries, starts with the apogee of Dungeon, a mighty castle filled with monsters, trolls and goblins kept by a wily bird, the Dungeon Keeper, and the object of desire of many an uncouth and disgusting form of life (and afterlife) and Herbert the Timorous Duck is assigned to defend it!
Thank goodness, the Dungeon Keeper has assigned Marvin the Dragon, a blood-thirsty, uh, vegetarian, warrior, to his side. 4 full stories in one omnibus volume at a new larger size! (Combines the 1st 2 volumes originally published).
8 ½ x 11”, 192pp., full color trade paperback, $19.99, PB ISBN 978168112280951999; DIAMOND CODE: JUL221765
In the sprawling world of Dungeon, the Early Years subseries relates the origins of it. In this first story, you will see the Keeper barely an adult leaving his family to go find fortune in a time of chaos and darkness… Fun, adventure, suspense and… wry satire.
Hyacinthe, Dungeon Keeper to be, continues to render justice in a cloak nightly as The Night Shirt and stumbles upon the one he pines for, Alexandra, an assassin, about to be raped!
After his valiant and heroic rescue, his wettest dreams come true… with dire consequences. In the second story which happens quite a few years later, he’s married and a poor husband, worse even, a poor lover, until Alexandra plots to gain him back.
Cloak and dagger with romantic bravura! And you thought he didn’t have it in him. Art by Eisner nominated Blain (Gus) and story by legendary Trondheim and Eisner nominated Sfar (Rabbi’s Cat).
8 ½ x 11″, 192pp, full color trade pb, 19.99; PB ISBN 978168112281651999; DIAMOND CODE: JUL221760
In the title story, we meet Marvin the Dragon still a pup with his Mom but make no mistake, both are formidable. Their ferocity catches the eye of the Keeper who is still making his way up the ladder in Antipolis and has many dangerous enemies. He makes them his bodyguards. Soon enough, crafty little Marvin manages to witness a sinister plot and tries to save the Keeper and the city’s leaders from annihilation.
In “Soldiers of Honor,” Gork and Krag are brothers and soldiers of hell. They keep a secret door in the Dungeon. The door being little used, they get bored, until an old blind man forces Krag, alone on duty that day, to call reinforcements to prevent him from entering. Because he has not fulfilled his mission, Krag is sentenced to be killed by his own brother in the middle of the desert!
6 ½ x 9″, 96 pp., trade pb., $14.99; ISBN 978156163937351499; DIAMOND CODE: JUL221761
In an automaton themed volume, The Great Animator pits the predecessor to the Vaucanson great castle and realm against a huge army of ruthless invaders. The great castle’s army of battle automatons evens the fight but at great cost.
In the second story, The Inventor’s Grimoire, the Vaucanson grimoire with the secrets of building automatons has disappeared! If it fell in the wrong hands, much harm could come of it. And indeed, it turns out the greedy Lord Delacour has snatched it with the intention of auctioning it off to the highest bidder!
6 ½ x 9″, 96pp., full color trade pb., $15.99; ISBN 978156163998451500; DIAMOND CODE: JUL221762
In High Septentrion, there has been a violent eruption on the planet of Terra Amata. It’s a scramble to find breathable air, but the wizened blind, mystical dragon the Dust King (Marvin) thinks that it is perhaps time for him to die heroically. However the feisty young Marvin the Red refuses to give up and plans to find a way out of this mess, including finding a way to actually breathe… Art by Alfred of Why I Killed Peter.
And in The End of Dungeon the more the islets of the planet Terra Amata move upward, the less there is of breathable oxygen. While Marvin the Red and Zakutu, daughter of the Grand Khân, attempt to protect the seven objects of Destiny, Herbert and the Dust King are forced to swear allegiance to the Dark Entity in order to gain access to breathable air.
All things must come to an end and so it is with the great Dungeon.
6 ½ 9″, 96pp., full color pb, $14.99; ISBN 978156163919951499; DIAMOND CODE: JUL221764
Two stories continue the heyday of Dungeon, in the first, Isis is to be married to the Keeper but she wants Herbert!
Besides, the whole affair promises to ruin the Dungeon completely. In the second, besides the continued Keeper financial mishaps, Herbert wishes to make his comeback to his hometown where his name is mud. He disguises himself with a potion that makes him ‘the mask of death’.
Only one problem: if he laughs, he becomes himself again!
61/2 x 9′, 96pp, full color trade pb., $14.99; ISBN 978156163550451499; DIAMOND CODE: JUL221766
Marvin, saved at the last minute from certain death in a duel by his young warrior admirer Marvin the Red, simply cannot be let to die like he wishes! Whatever he loses, he regains in different powers. He’s even become invincible.
It’s to the point where he’d rather exchange body parts to get back his mortality. But then he is led to a discovery that may make continuing to live actually worth it.
6 ½ x 9”, 96pp., full color trade pb., $14.99,PB ISBN: 978156163477451499; DIAMOND CODE: JUL221763
“In its knowing play of dark words and raw images, Rob Vollmar and Pablo Callejo’s earthy graphic novel tells a tale worth hearing – and seeing. Bluesman, in the end, is a cathartic ghost story. Is there a better description of the blues?”
Now, for the first time, collected into one stunning paperback!
This story, structured like a traditional twelve bar blues song, with three sections each made of four chapters, follows blues musician Lem Taylor’s harrowing journey starting from juke joints he appears in to across Arkansas of the late twenties, a black man hunted down for a crime he didn’t commit. A racially intense story presenting a significant aspect of black history, its music, its social injustice.
6×9, 224pp., B&W trade pb., $19.99; ISBN 978-1-68112-300-4, ebook: $9.99, ISBN 978-1-68112-301-1; DIAMOND CODE: JUN221729
In the middle of a depressing youth in a ghetto of Kingston, Jamaica, Robert Nesta Marley sees only one way out: music. And that music will be what Jamaica made of rock and pop locally that had hardly been heard anywhere else: reggae! It is Marley who brings the unmistakable beat of reggae to the entire world.
From small stages in Jamaica, his partners of the Wailers accompany him all the way to the most fabulous world tours and adulation. Beyond a rocketing musical career, the most famous rasta wants to shake things up and proclaim all over his humanitarian and egalitarian values.
7 ½ x10,176pp., full color HC: US $27.99; HC ISBN: 9781681122449652799; DIAMOND CODE: JUN221730
Django Reinhardt is a legend. But Django -which may have meant “I awake”- was twice born. A first time in the snow, during the winter of 1910 in a nomadic gypsy family stationed in Liberchies, Belgium. The second in Saint-Ouen, near Paris, in the fall of 1928, when a fire in his caravan mutilated his left hand.
Writer Salva Rubio and artist Efa have already produced together a remarkable biopic on Monet, paying tribute to the painter’s obsession with light. Likewise, this biopic devoted to the youth of the prodigy musician features the passion and determination of the man who has always considered himself the greatest guitarist in the world. In this story-score, by laying out the panels like chords, the artist brings to life his passion in vibrating watercolor to better accompany the musical and technical development of the inventor of gypsy jazz. From musette to jazz, from violin to banjo then to guitar, Django’s destiny is that of his ‘hand on fire’, possessed by the supernatural spirit of the “duende” which burns in the soul of each gypsy musician.
That of a miracle who is reborn from his ashes, more dazzling than ever. Cue the music!
9×12, 88pp., full color hardcover, 19.99, ISBN 9781681122878; DIAMOND CODE: JUN221731
One of the greatest artists of all time, as well as a genius inventor, Da Vinci was arrestingly tall and handsome. This comics bio shows the process of his work and his inventions, his persecution as a gay man and how the changing politics of his country and ebbs and flows of those in power affected him and his career. A turbulent story on an exceptional man. Complemented with back matter on his chronology, list of his oeuvres, etc…
6 ½ x9, 144pp., full color HC, $19.99, ebooks $13.99 (9781681122601). ISBN 9781681122595; DIAMOND CODE: JUN221732
AM Artists Talking to Artists: Mikael and Rumi Hara on Immigration in Comics (Saturday, June 18th 11 AM – Panel – LC2) Uprooting your life and migrating from one place to another isn’t easy whether it’s in the past, present, or future. Mikael (Bootblack) and Rumi Hara (Peanutbutter Sisters) discuss their different conceptions of immigrant stories and how New York City pervades the psyche of the immigration story whether in fantasy or reality. Come and find out how comics tell and shape stories about migration, its opportunities, and struggles.
Architecture in Comics (A French Language Workshop with Translation) (Sunday, June 19th 12 PM – Workshop Space) Mikael presents his way of drawing New York City to make it a living character in his stories and talks about his way of integrating architecture into his storytelling. This workshop will be presented as a French language workshop with English translation.
Saturday, June 18th at NBM Booth (#134, 135)
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM: Michael Cherkas and Larry Hancock
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM: Mikael (after his panel)
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM: Michael Cherkas and Larry Hancock
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM: Mikael
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM: Michael Cherkas and Larry Hancock
Sunday, June 19th at NBM Booth (#134, 135)
10:30 AM – 12:00 PM: Michael Cherkas and Larry Hancock
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM: Mikael (after his workshop)
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM: Michael Cherkas and Larry Hancock
Comic-Con International (Comic-Con) has announced that the Eisner Awards judges have selected six individuals to automatically be inducted into the Will Eisner Comic Awards Hall of Fame for 2022. One of them in particular, P. Craig Russell, is near and dear to our hearts.
A graduate of the University of Cincinnati with a degree in painting, Philip Craig Russell has spent 50 years producing graphic novels, comic books, and illustrations. He entered the comics industry in 1972 as an assistant to artist Dan Adkins.
After establishing a name for himself at Marvel on Killraven,Dr. Strange, and Elric, Russell began working on more personal projects, becoming one of the pioneers in opening new vistas for comics with such adaptations of operas by Mozart (The Magic Flute), Strauss (Salome), and Wagner (The Ring of the Nibelung). Russell is also known for his Fairy Tales of Oscar Wilde series and his graphic novel adaptations of Neil Gaiman’s The Sandman: The Dream Hunters, Coraline, Murder Mysteries, and American Gods. His most recent project has been Gaiman’s Norse Mythology for Dark Horse.
Russell received an Inkpot Award in 1993 and has won several Harvey and Eisner awards. He has become known as an artist’s artist with his very refined pure line. His series of adaptations of the Fairy Tales of Oscar Wilde has gone back to press many times and been translated in over 6 languages.
It’s about life in our time, about being a young adult woman in the early twenty first century.
Conxita, in her twenties, the latest representative of a whole generation, lost her heart somewhere between Madrid and Barcelona. A ‘real spitfire’ according to her mother, she faces everyday events with great courage. A former student of Fine Arts, she draws her every adventure, from her apartment that she shares with a girl who’s her mirror image, her household, her computer, her dreams to elsewhere, her escapes to the beach, her telephone conversations with friends, to her more or less happy dates.
In this autobiographical tale in seventeen short tableaux, Conxita Herrero shakes up preconceived ideas about the transition to adulthood. In a minimalist and rigorous style, she plays with antagonisms and mixes inertia and movement, silent panels and intimate, mysterious dialogues, bare lines and pure colors.
Freeing herself from the “concern for truth” specific to the autobiography, the author sheds any sentimentality and provides her sets and her characters with sketchy features a strange and fascinating dimension oscillating between reality and dream.
6.5×9.5 full color TPB with flaps, 144pp., $17.99. ISBN 978-1-68112-294-6; ebook: $9.99; 978-1-68112-295-3; DIAMOND CODE: MAY221642
Federico García Lorca is one of Spain’s foremost cultural and literary figures. In 1927, he published his masterpiece Canciones, a volume of lyrical poetry. Tobias Tak transformed twenty of these poems into a series of richly detailed and inventive comics. With his boundless imagination, Tak’s illustrations add a new depth and energy to Lorca’s poetry. This collection will appeal to lovers of visual art, graphic novels and poetry and aims to bring the colorful and atmospheric landscape of Lorca’s work to a new audience.
Includes an introduction by Lorca scholar, editor and translator Christopher Maurer (“The Collected Poems of Lorca”). 8×10, 160pp., full color HC, $24.99; ISBN 9781681122748; Ebook: ISBN 9781681122755, $16.99; DIAMOND CODE: MAY221643
Suffering from budget cuts, layoffs and a growing suspicion that his search for the truth has become obsolete, veteran war correspondent Mark Scribner is about to throw in the towel on journalism when he discovers that his hard-earned knowledge can save his career and make him wealthy and famous. All he has to do is pivot to social media and -with a few cynical twists- abandon everything he cares about most.
A paean to when fact-based journalism mattered, The Stringer, set at an important turning point a few years ago, is a globe-trotting action-packed timely statement about how a society without a vibrant independent culture of reporting can degenerate into chaos and a warning of the dangers of sophisticated new technologies that enable the manufacture and modification of ‘truths’ with no basis in fact.
8 ½ x 11, 152pp, full color HC, $24.99; ISBN 978168112272452499; DIAMOND CODE: MAY221644
Here’s the complete illustrated story of the Beatles from their formation, through the Beatlemania phenom all the way through their breakup. We see how they evolved along with and amplifying the uproar of the sixties, became politically and socially active and have achieved a lasting impact unparalleled in pop music. Chapters combine text and comics for complete information presented in a fun way.
When the repulsively ugly Coddie unintentionally saves a fairy from a spell, she does not understand the poisonous nature of the wish granted her by the fairy. The village folk no longer see her as repulsive and stinking of fish—they now perceive her as magnetically beautiful—which does not help her in her village.
A young local lord saves her, but it soon becomes apparent that Coddie’s destiny may be far greater than anyone ever imagined. Caustic and flamboyant, this fairy tale offers grownups an engrossing take on the nature of beauty.
In 1930s Paris, the “Butcher of the Dances” is on the prowl for young, loose women, and local dominatrix Agatha suddenly turns up dead. Everyone assumes it was suicide, but her sister Blanche is convinced that the Butcher is responsible. She decides to take matters into her own hands, and in her pursuit, she ends up hired into a luxury house of call-girls. She soon becomes adept at certain practices, but she does not lose sight of her ultimate goal—to find her sister’s killer. A suspenseful spicy tale as only the French could so lightly get away with, this work is deceptive in its depth and realism.
Geary’s Treasury of Victorian Murder moves onto the XXth century with one of the most sensationalistic cases ever!
All was well for Charles Lindbergh, after his daring solo crossing of the Atlantic. Fame and fortune came quickly as well as marriage into a wealthy family. But soon after they build themselves their dream home far from the madding crowd, tragedy strikes: their baby is abducted! Geary retraces all the different highly publicized events, blackmail notes, false and otherwise, as well as the string of colorful characters wanting to ‘help,’ some of which actually successfully snookered the beleaguered hero.
A fascinating story, of course without a fully satisfactory conclusion, replete with savory details and unsavory people as only Geary can masterfully relate with his understated dark humor.
Bestselling cartoonist Jim Benton of It’s Happy Bunny and Dear Dumb Diary fame has also been posting whimsical, dry humored, at times nasty, cartoons on Reddit. They have become one of the site’s most popular items.
At last, here is a collection all in one place! From wry observation of the absurdities of life to acerbic comment, to poetic musings, from cats and dogs to humans, from one size to another, one style to another, this compendium will amaze as to the breadth of Benton’s inexhaustible talent for humor.
“The truth is of course is that there is no journey. We are arriving and departing all at the same time.”
From David Jones to David Bowie and from Ziggy Stardust to The Thin White Duke, discover the fate of an artist with a thousand faces.
He is one of the most influential and creative artists of the 20th century, and his incredible ever changing and pioneering visions endure to this day. He explored a thousand styles and crossed the ages with splendor.
Discover his incredible destiny in this comics biography with photo illustrated articles and comics chapters presenting all his different persona and stages in a career marked by constant re-invention.
176pp., 7 ½ x 10″, full color HC, $27.99, ISBN 978-1-68112-298-4; e-book: $16.99; 978-1-68112-299-1; DIAMOND CODE: APR221668
Love Me Please is a biography in comics of the amazing rock singer Janis Joplin, which recalls, respecting the chronology, the highlights of her journey from childhood, after the Second World War, to her abrupt death in late 1970.
It is one of the most fabulous musical adventures in America of the second half of the twentieth century. Yet it lasted only five years.
How did a very young messed up woman, a drug addict filled with doubt, become in a few years a planetary icon of rock music? She went from the shadows to the blinding light of fame in only four records (the last one issued a month and a half after her tragic death). Thanks to a worldwide movement of emancipation which would consecrate for a long time the ideals and modes of alternative lifestyles from counterculture to the flower power generation, Janis, the ugly duckling, gave free rein to her impulses.
Fed by the thirst for freedom of the Beat Generation and the desire for emancipation expressed by American youth in the early 1960s, Janis Joplin left for San Francisco, the epicenter of cultural innovation. She will live there a freedom of which she would hardly have dared to dream, abandoning herself to all impulses, overcoming without hesitation all the taboos of the time: bisexuality, alcohol, drugs, doing so not only with delight, but with the taste for excess which came naturally from her spontaneous character.
A lively, fascinating story of a woman ahead of her time.
7 ½ x 10, 160pp. full color HC, $24.99, ISBN 978168112276252499; Diamond Code: MAY211583; Pub Date: July 14th, 2021
When the Rolling Stones hit the scene in the 60’s, it was to play Rhythm & Blues, nothing more. They are far from imagining that they are not just going to change music but also become the mouthpiece of a changing world. Sticking their tongue out at the establishment with their brilliant music and hard-hitting lyrics, they achieve planetary-wide success.
With Mick Jagger and Keith Richards in the lead, these rebels have become, over fifty years, not just music, but a whole attitude! Through twenty-one stories in comics accompanied by biographical texts and a rich iconography, this book makes you relive, in a totally new way, the incredible epic of one of the biggest rock bands ever.
7×10,192pp., full color Hardcover: US $26.99, ISBN: 978168112198752699; DIAMOND CODE: MAY211587
Here’s the complete illustrated story of the Beatles from their formation, through the Beatlemania phenom all the way through their breakup.
We see how they evolved along with and amplifying the uproar of the sixties, became politically and socially active and have achieved a lasting impact unparalleled in pop music. Chapters combine text and comics for complete information presented in a fun way.
7 ½ x 10, 232pp., full color HC, $29.99; HC ISBN: 978168112187152999; DIAMOND CODE: MAY211584
This weekend, NBM returns to the MoCCA Arts Fest which celebrates a selection of top comic, cartoon and illustration artists from around the world. Featuring work by over 500 creators, the weekend will also include live lectures, panels, and artist signings!
NBM Graphic Novels will be sharing Booths B181 & B182 with our sibling company, Papercutz, and will have all of our most recent titles available.
Also appearing is Fuzzy Baseball creator John Steven Gurney on Saturday from 1-2 PM and Pulitzer Prize nominated cartoonist Ted Rall (The Stringer, The Year of Loving Dangerously) who will be at the Booth on both Saturday and Sunday from 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM.