NBM September 2020 Releases

Here are upcoming titles, now being solicited in comics stores through Diamond Previews for a September 2020 release.

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WILLIE NELSON: A GRAPHIC HISTORY

Created by T.J. Kirsch, Adam WalmsleyJeremy Massie, Jason Pittman, Håvard S. Johansen, J.T. Yost, Coşkun KuzgunJesse Lonergan

WILLIECOVERSM

Country music icon Willie Nelson is recognized all over the world for his music, philanthropy, and unmistakable look. Since he was a child in Hill County, Texas, he has been writing and performing for adoring crowds.

Though his mainstream success did not come until later in his life, he has been determined to take his unique sound and voice to the people even before he was a household name. There have been tragedies, missteps, IRS troubles, good times and bad along the way, but Willie continues to shine his positive outlook and project his humble voice out into the world.

In this graphic novel biography, all the chapters represent a different era of his life and struggles – each illustrated by a unique indie comics talent.

7 ½ x10, 88pp., B&W, Hardcover, US $19.99; HC ISBN: 978168112262551999; DIAMOND CODE: JUL201289; Pub Date: September 16th, 2020

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NIKI DE SAINT PHALLE: THE GARDEN OF SECRETS

Created by Dominique Osuch and Sandrine Martin

NIKI

Niki de Saint Phalle knew art could save the world because art saved her… from madness, from violence. Even from herself. A comics biography of the famous and controversial contemporary pop-style artist.

8×10, 186pp., full color Hardcover , US $29.99, HC ISBN: 978168112158152999; DIAMOND CODE JUL201291

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ELVIS

Created by Philippe Chanoinat and Fabrice Le Henanff

ELVIS

Stepping into Sun Studios in 1954 Elvis Aaron Presley recorded his first single “That’s All Right”. Little did he know he would soon revolutionize music and culture worldwide. This graphic novel biography starts with the story of “The King’s” humble beginnings in Mississippi, detailing, every step of the way, his meteoric rise to the stratosphere of stardom.  It includes his service in the military, his extensive record as a Hollywood film star, his complicated family life, finally ending on the last days of the Hound Dog. Le Henanff’s striking photo-quality painting reconstructs Elvis’s life in a presentation that practically dances off the page!

8.5x 11, 88pp., full color hardcover, $19.99; HC ISBN 978168112076851999 DIAMOND CODE: JUL201290

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DUNGEON: MONSTRES, VOL. 2 THE DARK LORD

By Joann Sfar, Lewis Trondheim, Blanquet, Andreas

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Terra Amata has exploded into so many little floating islands and Herbert has become a very dark and very powerful lord, far from his goofy, shoot-from-the-belt self we all know. In both stories in this volume, the key is to find the map to the new world and great forces are in the way. Whether it’s the Dark Lord or even a very uncompromising and very determined Marvin the Red, the new map must be found!

This sub-series presents guest stars including here Andreas, known for Rork and Capricorn.

6 x9”, 96pp., full color trade paperback, $12.95, ISBN 978156163540551295; DIAMOND CODE: JUL201292; DIAMOND CODE: JUL201293

 

DUNGEON: MONSTRES, VOL. 3: HEARTBREAKER

By Joann Sfar, Lewis Trondheim, Carlos Nine, Patrice Killoffer

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In the first title story, the supremely talented (especially with women) and outrageous Carlos Nine gives us the complete low-down on the sexy and dangerous killer Alexandra that the young Dungeon-keeper fell for so heavily.

In the second, Killoffer (“676 Apparitions of Killoffer”) also focuses on a spicy girl, daughter of a prominent character.

6 x 9, 96pp. full color trade pb.: $12.99, ISBN 978156163591751299; DIAMOND CODE: JUL201293

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DUNGEON MONSTRES, VOL. 4: NIGHT OF THE LADYKILLER

By Joann Sfar, Lewis Trondheim, J-E. Vermot-Desroches, Yoann

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Vulture sorcerer Horus, a ladykiller? Who knew? Yet, as the first story in this volume shows, he is accused of impregnating a slew of women.

The second story takes a much lighter tone starring Grogro the big always hungry goofball seen in many stories before, especially in the Parade series. Here, he’s the hero, or at least tries to be, on a mission to fix a mess with a bunch of beer brewers.

Question is: will he solve the problem… or just eat (and drink) it?

6 1/2 x 9, 96pp., full color trade pb.: $14.99, ISBN 978156163608251499; DIAMOND CODE: JUL201294

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DUNGEON MONSTRES, VOL. 5; MY SON THE KILLER

By Joann Sfar, Lewis Trondheim, Blutch, Frederic Bezian

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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: JUL201295

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DUNGEON MONSTRES, VOL. 6: THE GREAT ANIMATOR

By Joann Sfar, Lewis Trondheim, Stanisias, Nicolas Keramidas

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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: JUL201296

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NBM Named One of CBR’s “10 Indie Comic Publishers To Watch Out For”

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CBR.com, which has evolved into a site that tends to focus on listicals, has added NBM Graphic Novels as their number one selection in their “10 Independent Comic Publishers To Watch Out For” list.

As CBR notes, “NBM has billed itself as America’s first ever graphic novel publisher and it certainly showcases a full range of content that suggests it knows how to maneuver in the industry.

With over 200 graphic novels, the company has a penchant for creating comics based on real people such as the Beatles, Bob Marley, and Da Vinci. NBM is a unique company with a lot of quirks, but it could perhaps pave the way to how the industry will change over the next couple of years since it has demonstrated continued longevity.”

Thanks, CBR! After 44 years in comics, it’s always nice to be recognized.

NBM To Attend ALA Virtual Event

Attention Librarians! From tomorrow, June 24th through Friday, June 26th, NBM will be a part of the (American Library Association) ALA Virtual Event – Community Through Connection.

ALA Virtual – Community Through Connection is an online event with educational programming, special author events, and social networking.

Participants will be able to find NBM alongside our sister company, Papercutz. In addition to a brochure of recent and upcoming titles, we’ll have digital ARCs of Giant and the upcoming Willie Nelson: A Graphic History.

NBM June/July 2020 Releases

Here are upcoming titles, now being solicited in comics stores through Diamond Previews for an June and July 2020 release. The June titles which were previously announced HERE, will be shipping with an adjusted schedule caused by the COVID-19 quarantine.

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LEONARDO DA VINCI & THE RENAISSANCE OF THE WORLD
Created by Marwan Kahil and Ariel Vittori

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 US $24.99; ISBN: 978168112259552499
Pub Date: July 15th, 2020


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AVAILABLE AGAIN!

NIKI DE SAINT PHALLE: THE GARDEN OF SECRETS
Created by Dominique Osuch and Sandrine Martin

Niki de Saint Phalle knew art could save the world because art saved her… from madness, from violence. Even from herself. A comics biography of the famous and controversial contemporary pop-style artist.

8×10, 186pp., full color Hardcover , US $29.99, HC ISBN: 978168112158152999

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RODIN
Created by Eddy Simon and Joel Alessandra

This comics biography of one of the greatest sculptors who ever lived is done with the collaboration of the Rodin Museum and includes a preface by its director.

It views his life through the eyes of the three women who shared his life for good or for bad. One was his lifelong on and off companion, the other two his muses, one of which was Camille Claudel, a well-recognized sculptor herself.

Rodin’s work was revolutionary in conveying exceptional passion, transcending the stone. Here’s how that happened.

7 x 10.25, 112pp. full color HC, US $19.99; ISBN: 978168112241051999

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MONET: ITINERANT OF LIGHT
Created by Efa and Salva Rubio

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.

9×12, 112pp., full color hardcover, $24.99, ISBN 978168112139052499

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NBM June 2020 Releases

Here are upcoming titles, now being solicited in comics stores through Diamond Previews for an June 2020 release.


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The Louvre Collection: THE RED MOTHER WITH CHILD
Created by Christian Lax


In Mali in Africa, a red Mother with Child, a 14th century African sculpture, is saved from the destructive madness of Islamists by Alou, a young honey hunter. In the company of other migrants, sisters and brothers of misfortune, Alou goes all out to reach Europe. His goal and his obsession: entrust the precious statuette to the Louvre Museum!

An epic adventure, touching upon the burning worldwide issue of refugees and immigration, in the ever-expanding Louvre collection commissioning graphic novels from leading world artists to spin tales around the famous museum.

9×12, 144pp, full color Hardcover, $27.99 US / $36.50 CAN; HC ISBN: 978168112257152799; DIAMOND CODE: APR201948


Pub Date: June 17th, 2020

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The Louvre Collection: ROHAN AT THE LOUVRE
Created By Hirohiko Araki

After Glacial Period and The Sky Over the Louvre comes another completely original story with stunning art by a leading mangaka, bestselling author of ‘JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure.’

Rohan, a young mangaka, meets a beautiful mysterious young woman with a dramatic story. Seeing him draw, she tells him of a cursed 200 year old painting using the blackest ink ever known from a 1000 year old tree the painter had brought down without approval from the Emperor who had him executed for doing so.

The painting meanwhile had been saved from destruction by a curator of the Louvre. Rohan forgets this story as he becomes famous but ten years later, visiting Paris, he takes the occasion to try and locate the painting. Little does he know how violently powerful the curse of it is until he has the museum unearth it from deep within its archival bowels

7 ¼” x 10 3/8” , 128pp. Full color Hardcover, US $19.99; HC ISBN: 978156163615051999; DIAMOND CODE: APR201950


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The Louvre Collection: GUARDIANS OF THE LOUVRE
By Jiro Taniguchi

Acclaimed manga artist Jiro Taniguchi provides the latest entry in the Louvre collection of graphic novels.

After a group trip to Europe, a Japanese artist stops in Paris alone, intent on visiting the museums of the capital. But, bedridden in his hotel room with fever, he faces the absolute solitude of one suffering in a foreign land, deprived of any immediate or familiar recourse.

When the fever breaks somewhat, he sets out on his visit and promptly gets lost in the crowded halls of the Louvre. Very soon, he discovers many unsuspected facets to this world in a museum in a journey oscillating between feverish hallucination and reality, actually able to speak with famous painters from various periods of history, led to crossroads between human and personal history by… the Guardians of the Louvre.

8 ” x 11”, 136 pp. Full-color hardcover, $24.99 USHC ISBN: 97816811203485249952499; DIAMOND CODE: APR201949


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All NBM Books on Sale!

Last week we announced several titles on sale digitally, through the end of April, but comic stores still closed and many e-tailers deliveries are delayed by several weeks, we realized we needed to get our books into our readers hands.

And what better way than a sale?!

Our Stay At Home Sale will give readers 20% off via purchases made at our own website. All you need to do is enter the coupon code ‘HOME’ during checkout.

Some suggestions of recent releases:


PHOOLAN DEVI, REBEL QUEEN
Claire Fauvel

She rebelled against the ancient tribal rules of India, her country, resulting in her becoming a Robin Hood type bandit. Essentially sold at the age of 11 to become a wife for a much older man, she ran away when he raped her. From that point on, there were few choices for her but to join a roaming gang of bandits, her ambition leading her to become their rebel chief. Ultimately, society caught up with her and she even became a strong voice for change as a representative in the Indian parliament.

A story of courage and unbending determination in front of centuries of established inequities in the classic Indian caste system. For mature readers.


STARRED REVIEW. A woman operating with an eye-for-an-eye attitude is a rare and powerful thing, and this heroic tale of Phoolan’s journey from despair and abuse to justice and renown, is intoxicating.” –Library Journal

“This striking biography is as memorable as its vigilante heroine.” –Publishers Weekly



BOB MARLEY IN COMICS

Gaet’s, Sophie Blitman

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.


“One of the most anticipated graphic novels of Winter 2020.” –ComicsBeat

“Without any doubt Bob Marley and comics fans will be very pleased.” –
Reggae Vibes

“The narrative is accessible, the chronology clear, and the story acknowledges both the strengths and weaknesses of character in this iconic Jamaican figure.” –Booklist


RODIN
Eddy Simon, Joel Alessandra

This comics biography of one of the greatest sculptors who ever lived is done with the collaboration of the Rodin Museum and includes a preface by its director. It views his life through the eyes of the three women who shared his life for good or for bad. One was his lifelong on and off companion, the other two his muses, one of which was Camille Claudel, a well-recognized sculptor herself.

Rodin’s work was revolutionary in conveying exceptional passion, transcending the stone. Here’s how that happened.


“Recommended for art history buffs.” –Booklist

“An excellent introduction to the artist, and one with deep insights for art experts.” -Peter Dabbene, Foreword Reviews


750cc DOWN LINCOLN HIGHWAY
Bernard Chambaz, Barroux

“I hate marathons. Hate running. An hour before the start, I received a text. Instead of ‘Good luck,’ it was ‘We’re finished.’

So, I went to a bar next to the subway on 96th. Had a few bourbons with some other mope. Then I got on a bike and took off down the old Lincoln Highway.”

Forget Route 66. This is the original cross-country highway that takes you through REAL America, the first to cross all of the US from the Big Apple to the City on the Bay.

This is THE road trip. On a 750cc bike.


“One of the most anticipated graphic novels of Winter 2020.” –ComicsBeat

“Like a Gallic Jim Jarmusch road movie (though shorter), this slim motorcycle diary has its moments.” –Publishers Weekly

NBM Digital Sale Offers 4 Intro GNs for $1.99 each!

As many people find themselves quarantined at home, comic readers have found themselves with an opportunity to not only catch up on their own purchases, but also use the time to discover some new titles.

With that in mind, NBM is putting four titles on sale from April 1st, through April 30th for just $1.99 each!

Here’s what’s available:


The Silent Invasion Vol.1 : Red Shadows
Michael Cherkas & Larry Hancock
Introduction by Max Allan Collins

In this era of fake news and ‘deep state’ this couldn’t be more timely! The paranoid cult-classic science fiction mystery of the early days of indie comics returns! The series will begin with two books reprinting the original volumes, followed by the never before collected third album and concluding with an all-new fourth book of this epic series of conspiracy and paranoia.

Set against the background of a nightmarish 1950s crawling with communist spies, corrupt FBI agents, McCarthyites, Stalinists, cold warriors, flying saucers, mysterious government organizations, The Silent Invasion weaves a byzantine tale of mystery and deceit as a bewildered investigative reporter Matt Sinkage pursues the truth behind an apparent alien invasion of earth that points to involvement at the highest levels of American government officials.


Zombillenium Vol.1: Gretchen
Arthur de Pins

Francis von Bloodt, vampire, a good family man, manages the theme park Zombillenium. They don’t just hire anyone, at Zombillenium: mere mortals need not apply, the park works only with genuine werewolves, vampires and zombies.

This is what Aurelian gets to discover as, burnt out, deceived by his wife, he finally gets hired in spite of himself in this strange business. Gretchen, a plucky trainee witch, helps him get around…


Science – A Discovery in Comics
Margreet de Heer

Science: dull or hard to understand? Not if you read this book! The creators of Philosophy – a Discovery in Comics take on a new challenge, and explain the different scientific disciplines in clear, colorful chapters.

Who exclaimed “Eureka” and why?

Why did Galileo get into a fight with the Church?

What happens when you have your DNA tested?

All these questions and more are answered in a chronological journey from ancient times to modern Quantum Theory, with creators Margreet and Yiri as your witty guides.

A great comic book for anyone who wants to learn in a fun way the bigger framework of science, or brush up on what they learned in school.


A Treasury of Victorian Murder: The Borden Tragedy
Rick Geary

“Lizzie Borden took an axe, gave her mother forty whacks, when she saw what she had done, she gave her father forty-one!”

In this volume of Geary’s Treasury, the famous Lizzie Borden double murder is explored with as much attention to well -researched detail as in his Jack the Ripper. This is another celebrated murder of last century, the one that lead to the infamous school rhyme.

The parallel between this old case and OJ Simpson’s is striking: both defendants had unblemished reputations; the double murders were gruesome; there were no witnesses and no weapons found; the cases took the media by storm. Both wealthy defendants hired expensive lawyers who convinced the jury of reasonable doubt. Both remain under a cloud of suspicion…

All titles are on sale at ComiXology and your favorite e-tailer through 4/30

NBM May 2020 Releases

Here are upcoming titles, now being solicited in comics stores through Diamond Previews for an May 2020 release.

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SILENT INVASION VOL. 3: ABDUCTIONS
Written by Larry Hancock; Art by Michael Cherkas
Introduction by Robert J Sawyer

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.

7×10, 160pp., Black & White TPB US $16.99/ $22.50 CAN. ISBN:978168112255751699; DIAMOND CODE: MAR201979. Pub Date: May 13th, 2020


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THE SILENT INVASION VOL. 1: RED SHADOWS
Written by Larry Hancock; Art by Michael Cherkas
Introduction by Max Allan Collins

In this era of fake news and ‘deep state’ this couldn’t be more timely! The paranoid cult-classic science fiction mystery of the early days of indie comics returns! The series will begin with two books reprinting the original volumes, followed by the never before collected third album and concluding with an all-new fourth book of this epic series of conspiracy and paranoia.

Set against the background of a nightmarish 1950s crawling with communist spies, corrupt FBI agents, McCarthyites, Stalinists, cold warriors, flying saucers, mysterious government organizations, The Silent Invasion weaves a byzantine tale of mystery and deceit as a bewildered investigative reporter Matt Sinkage pursues the truth behind an apparent alien invasion of earth that points to involvement at the highest levels of American government officials.

7×10, 160pp., Black & White TPB, $16.99/ $22.50 CAN. ISBN: 978168112174151699. DIAMOND CODE: MAR201980



THE SILENT INVASION VOL. 2: THE GREAT FEAR
Written by Larry Hancock; Art by Michael Cherkas

The paranoia and conspiracy theories continue! Beleaguered reporter Matt Sinkage’s quest to discover the truth behind an apparent, government-backed alien invasion of earth leads him to investigate a quasi-religious UFO cult based in an idyllic small American community.

Then the sudden death of a prominent politician paves the way for Senator Harrison Callahan to seek the Presidency of the United States. But Sinkage, believing that Callahan is an alien pawn, is determined to stop him at all costs.

7×10, 160pp., Black & White TPB, US $16.99 / $22.50 CAN; ISBN: 978168112206951699
. DIAMOND CODE: MAR20 1981




LOVE: A DISCOVERY IN COMICS
Created by Margreet de Heer

Love is a many-splendored thing, as comic artist Margreet de Heer has found out through several relationships and her marriage to fellow artist Yiri.

How to describe it? Is love passion, stability, friendship, or all of the above? In this comics exploration, the author investigates different aspects of love: is there really such a thing as finding The One?

What happens in the brain when we fall in love? How can we keep long-term love? What to do about a broken heart?

Margreet herself seems to have found her ideal partner in Yiri, but after so many years of marriage, how about that Seven Year Itch?

This book deals with many aspects of love, sex and relationships in a light-hearted, playful and often thought-provoking manner and is a fun and informative read for anyone who is in love or planning to be.

8 x 8, 128pp full color HC, US $18.99; ISBN 978168112210651899; DIAMOND CODE: MAR201982




RELIGION, A DISCOVERY IN COMICS
Created by Margreet de Heer

Dealing with religion often means walking on eggshells – that is what comic artist Margreet de Heer finds out in this book in which she presents the five major religions and modern spirituality in a colorful, personal yet serious manner. She explores religious history and practices with tact and an open mind, but can’t prevent a few eggs from breaking.

Why is religion such a sensitive subject?

This book in comics is fun and informative for believers, non-believers and everyone in between. It offers a fresh look from different perspectives on the phenomenon of religion, the backgrounds and history of the five major world religions (Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism and Buddhism) and makes the point that religion is something that should unite us, not drive us apart.

8×8, 120pp. full color HC, $17.99, ISBN 978156163994651799; DIAMOND CODE: MAR201984




PHILOSOPHY – A DISCOVERY IN COMICS
Created by Margreet de Heer

A fun introduction in comics to deep thinking and the history of Philosophy!

What is Thinking? And how does our thinking set us apart from other animals?
Now that we’re thinking, what is Reality? Is there an objective reality or are there numerous subjective realities? And do we move in it with a free will or is everything predestined?

Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, Erasmus, Descartes, Spinoza, Nietzsche: just a few philosophers who have pondered these questions. Comic artist Margreet de Heer and her husband Yiri travel through the history of Western Philosophy and draw a colorful picture of all these questions.

8×8, 120pp., full color HC, $16.99, ISBN: 978156163698351699; DIAMOND CODE: MAR201983




THE PROVOCATIVE COLETTE
Created by Annie Goetzinger & Rodolphe

Many biographies describe this uncommon woman and author. It is her years of formation which are focused on here, from her marriage at the age of 20, until her divorce.

“One dies only from the first man,” she wrote in 1909. But this death was a new beginning, and the one that signed “Colette” from 1910 on gradually opened her eyes to her condition of a woman who was an exploited writer and a betrayed wife, and who will emancipate herself by writing, and with what talent!

Incredibly complex, powerfully determined, truly gifted, Colette challenged herself to reinvent her life and assert herself as a free woman.

In her day, her behavior scandalized and vexed the establishment. But in the end, she helped to free women in their thinking and became member and then president of France’s prestigious Académie Goncourt, among many other honors as one of France’s preeminent authors. For mature readers.

7 ¾ x 10 ¼, 128pp., full color quarter-bound HC, US $24.99; ISBN: 978168112170352499; DIAMOND CODE: MAR201986




MARIE ANTOINETTE, PHANTOM QUEEN
Created by Annie Goetzinger & Rodolphe

During the 1930s, Maud, an artist, discovers she has a psychic gift. The first signs manifest themselves in the royal gardens of the Trianon where gradually she understands that a woman from the beyond is attempting to communicate with her.

The revelation is beyond belief: it is the ghost of Marie Antoinette appearing to her to share a terrible secret that has tormented her for centuries.

After being guillotined, the Queen is said to have been thrown into a common grave but then exhumed and buried with her husband, Louis XVI, in the Saint-Denis basilica. Yet the ghost tells Maud that her remains are still in the pit, on which a chapel stands today. The queen asks Maud to move her body to the right place so she can finally find peace and no longer haunt people.

Part fantastic ghost story, part biography, this is a delicious beautifully illustrated look into French revolutionary history by the artist of the bestselling Girl in Dior.

8 ½ x 11, 68 pages, full color HC, $18.99, ISBN: 978168112029451899; DIAMOND CODE: MAR201985

NBM Titles on Display at PLA 2020 Conference

This week, NBM Graphic Novels will be represented at the Public Library Association 2020 Conference held from February 25–29, 2020 in Nashville, TN.

There, librarians from across the country will convene to not only develop new skills and talk about how far our libraries have come, but also be a part of inventing what comes next. PLA 2020 will provide outstanding educational experiences for everyone and raise awareness through new and innovative learning opportunities.

NBM will be represented at the show by Publisher’s Spotlight (Booth #100), who will have several of our recent titles on display including Who Killed Kenny?, Tamba: Child Soldier, The Forbidden Harbor, Zombillenium V. 4: Royal Witchcraft, and Bob Marley in Comics.

As part of a giveaway basket, a copy of The Forbidden Harbor will be included.

NBM April 2020 Releases

Here are upcoming titles, now being solicited in comics stores through Diamond Previews for an April 2020 release.

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Giant
Written and Illustrated by Mikael

New York, early 1930s. A mysterious, laconic Irish colossus known as ‘Giant’ sweats blood, along with his fellow immigrants, to build the skyscrapers of Rockefeller Center. For a while, he has not received a reply to the typewritten letters he continues to send, as well as money, to the other side of the ocean, to Mary Ann, the wife of one of his colleagues who died accidentally.

Giant, who seems to be afraid of nothing, still has not found the courage to reveal to the young woman that she is a widow … What does her silence mean? An entrancing everyday working-class tale with the majestic background of the rising skyscrapers of New York.

9×12, 120pp., full color Hardcover. US $24.99/ $32.50 CAN. ISBN 978168112253352499. DIAMOND CODE: FEB201864
Pub Date: April 15th, 2020

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BILLIE HOLIDAY
Written by Carlos Sampayo, Illustrated by José Muñoz

Born in Philadelphia in 1915, and dead too early in New York in 1959, Billie Holiday became a legendary jazz singer, even mythical. With her voice even now managing to touch so many people, we follow a reporter on the trail of the artist on behalf of a New York daily. Beyond the public scandals that marred the life of the star (alcohol, drugs, violence…), he seeks to restore the truth, revisiting the memory of Billie.

Through this investigation, Muñoz and Sampayo trace, through the undertones of racism, and in the wake of the blues, the slow drift of a singer who expressed the deepest emotions in jazz.

By internationally renowned Argentine artists, featuring Muñoz’ strikingly raw heavy blacks, this is not just a biography but a spell-binding art book tribute.

9×12, 80pp., B&W Hardcover, gold stamped black and red cover; US $19.99
HC ISBN:978168112093551999. DIAMOND CODE: FEB201865

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