NBM September 2022 Releases

Here are upcoming titles, now being solicited in comic stores through Diamond Previews for September 2022 release.

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DUNGEON EARLY YEARS, VOL. 3: WITHOUT A SOUND
By Lewis Trondheim; Joann Sfar; Stephane Oiry; Christophe Gaultier

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

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DUNGEON: ZENITH VOLS. 1 & 2.: THE BARBARIAN PRINCESS
By Lewis Trondheim & Joann Sfar

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

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DUNGEON: THE EARLY YEARS VOLS. 1-2: THE NIGHT SHIRT
By Christophe Blain, Joann Sfar, Lewis Trondheim

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

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DUNGEON MONSTRES, VOL. 5: MY SON THE KILLER
By Joann Sfar, Lewis Trondheim, Blutch, Frederic Bezian

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

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DUNGEON MONSTRES, VOL 6: THE GREAT ANIMATOR
By Lewis Trondheim, Joann Sfar, Stanislas, Nicolas Keramidas

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

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DUNGEON: TWILIGHT VOL. 4: HIGH SEPTENTRION & THE END OF DUNGEON
By Joann Sfar, Lewis Trondheim, Alfred, Mazan

The last two stories of Dungeon!

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

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DUNGEON: ZENITH, VOL. 3: BACK IN STYLE

By Boulet, Joann Sfar, Lewis Trondheim,

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


DUNGEON: TWILIGHT, VOL. 2: ARMAGEDDON
Created by Lewis Trondheim, Joann Sfar, Kerascoet

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







NBM August 2022 Releases

Here are upcoming titles, now being solicited in comic stores through Diamond Previews for an August 2022 release.

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BLUESMAN
By Rob Vollmar, Pablo Callejo

“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?”

Laurel Maury, NPR

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

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BOB MARLEY IN COMICS!
By Gaet’s and 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.

7 ½ x10,176pp.,  full color HC: US $27.99; HC ISBN: 9781681122449652799; DIAMOND CODE: JUN221730

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DJANGO, HAND ON FIRE: THE GREAT DJANGO REINHARD
Created by
Salva Rubio & Efa

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

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LEONARDO DA VINCI & THE RENAISSANCE OF THE WORLD
By Marwan Kahil, 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, $19.99, ebooks $13.99 (9781681122601).
ISBN 9781681122595; DIAMOND CODE: JUN221732

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NBM July 2022 Releases

Here are upcoming titles, now being solicited in comic stores through Diamond Previews for a July 2022 release.

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BIG SCOOP OF ICE CREAM
By Conxita Herrero Delfa

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

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CANCIONES OF FEDERICO GARCIA LORCA
By Tobias Tak
Foreword by Joost Swarte
Introduction by Christopher Maurer

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

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THE STRINGER
By Ted Rall and Pablo Callejo

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

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NBM June 2022 Releases

Here are upcoming titles, now being solicited in comic stores through Diamond Previews for a June 2022 release.

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DAVID BOWIE IN COMICS!
By Thierry Lamy, Nicolas Finet, and Various Artists

“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

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Love Me Please: The Story of Janis Joplin
By Nicolas Finet & Christopher
Foreword by Gilbert Shelton

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

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The Rolling Stones in Comics!
By Ceka and various artists

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

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The Beatles in Comics!
By Various authors, Michels Mabel

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

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NBM May 2022 Releases

Here are upcoming titles, now being solicited in comic stores through Diamond Previews for a May 2022 release.

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BOOTBLACK
By Mikael

In the spring of 1945 on the German front, the war leaves only death and destruction in its wake.

To escape the horror of the present, Al Chrysler, an American soldier, the only survivor of his unit, immerses himself in the memories of his New York life. Son of German immigrants, born in the United States, he was not yet ten years old when, in one night, under the approving eyes of anti-immigrant Americans, he lost his parents and his home in a terrible fire.

Turning his back on his origins, Al has no choice but to live on the streets; he becomes a Bootblack, a shoe shiner. With his friend Shiny, they somehow manage to survive by sticking together.

Six years later, in 1935, they meet Buster and the ambitious Diddle Joe. And then there’s Maggie, the girl Al is in love with and whose esteem he ardently longs for. And this, even as she makes it clear to him that they do not live in the same world.

New York offers no future for the poor, Al understood that. He is therefore determined to earn more money, whatever the means. But he does not imagine, at that point, that the war which threatens will soon give him an appointment with his past…

9×12, 128pp., color hardcover, $24.99; ISBN 978-1-68112-296-0; e-book $9.99, 978-1-68112-297-7; DIAMOND CODE: MAR221740

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GIANT
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: MAR221741

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MARIE ANTOINETTE, PHANTOM QUEEN
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 hardcover, $18.99, HC ISBN: 978168112029451899; DIAMOND CODE: MAR221742

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WOMEN DISCOVERERS: TOP WOMEN IN SCIENCE
By Christelle Pécout and Marie Moinard

20 women who made a difference in Science are presented here.

From Ada Lovelace (computing) to Marie Curie (Physics and Chemistry) these exceptional women enabled the world to advance in all fields of science including space exploration (Mae Jamison), telecommunications (the actress also genius discoverer Hedy Lamarr) and Biology (Rosalind Franklin).

An inspiration going counter to preconceived notions about women and science, presenting a diverse group from around the world.

8 ½ x 11, 96pp. full color HC, $19.99; HC ISBN 978168112270051999; DIAMOND CODE: MAR221746

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THE PROVACATIVE  COLETTE
By Annie Goetzinger and 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 HC ISBN: 978168112170352499; DIAMOND CODE: MAR221745


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PHOOLAN DEVI, REBEL QUEEN
Written and Illustrated by
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 nascent Indian parliament.

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

8.5x 11”, 224pp., full color HC, $29.99; HC ISBN 978168112251952999; DIAMOND CODE: MAR221744

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NIKI DE SAINT PHALLE: GARDEN OF SECRETS
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; DIAMOND CODE: MAR221743

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NBM April 2022 Releases

Here are upcoming titles, now being solicited in comic stores through Diamond Previews for an April 2022 release.

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DUNGEON: TWILIGHT VOL. 1-2: DRAGON CEMETERY
Created by
Joann SfarLewis TrondheimKerascoet

Collecting the first 4 stories of Twilight.

The planet Terra Amata, on which Dungeon resides, has stopped turning. On one side, total darkness and absolute coldness; on the other, a searing desert and eternal day. The survivors live on a thin slice of earth where day and night meet. A territory known as TWILIGHT.

Welcome to the third facet of the Dungeon world, its dark downfall. Marvin, now old and blind, sensing his end, goes on a long trek to the legendary cemetery of dragons. And then, saved at the last minute from certain death in a duel by his young warrior admirer Marvin the Red, he simply cannot be left 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…

8 ½ x 11, 192pp., full color trade paperback, $19.99; ISBN 978168112293951999; DIAMOND CODE: FEB221580
Pub Date: April 13th 2022


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DUNGEON: ZENITH VOL. 1 -2: THE BARBARIAN PRINCESS
By Joann Sfar & Lewis Trondheim

With this graphic novel, for the first time in the US, ComicsLit brings over the latest enfant terrible of European comics, a mad genius, and for the first time, The Louvre museum is involved in a co-edition of a series of graphic novels, each a vision of this great museum by a different artist.

De Crecy, at the sight of the incredible richness of the museum’s collection was overwhelmed and felt small and ignorant.

The result is a story set thousands of years hence in a glacial period where all human history has been forgotten and a small group of archeologists fall upon the Louvre, buried in age-old snow.

They cannot begin to explain all the artifacts they see. What could they have meant? Their interpretations are nonsense, absurd, farcical.

8 ½ x11 , 80pp., full color hardcover, $22.99; ISBN 9781561638550; DIAMOND CODE: FEB221582

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DUNGEON: THE EARLY YEARS, VOL. 1-2: THE NIGHT SHIRT
By Christophe Blain , Joann SfarLewis Trondheim

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, ISBN 9781681122816; DIAMOND CODE: FEB221581

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DUNGEON: ZENITH VOL. 4: OUTSIDE THE RAMPARTS (VOL. 7 & 8)
Created by Joann Sfar, Lewis Trondheim & Boulet

The epic saga spoof of Dungeons & Dragons and an inspiration to the likes of Adventure Time, in a long awaited comeback with two new stories in the height of Dungeon’s power!

In the first chapter: to reclaim the Dungeon that fell to the scheming William Delacourt, the plan is simple: Marvin, Isis and Herbert must find some magic fugus purit and use it to dislodge the current occupants of the fortress. But is this really the Guardian’s plan?

Our heroes will have to fight against everyone to save the Dungeon. Meanwhile, will Marvin succeed in his engagement blast-of-fire-breath Tong Deum?

In the second: according to the draconian tradition, Herbert is officially mandated by Marvin to go see his mother and announce his engagement to Pirzuine. Upon arrival, he discovers her murder. To avoid a bloodbath, will the valiant duck succeed in finding the culprit before Marvin arrives, without alienating the sensitive dragons who inhabit the village?

8 ½ x 11, 96pp., full color trade pb, 15.99; ISBN 978168112282351599; DIAMOND CODE: FEB221583

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MICHAEL JACKSON IN COMICS!
Created by Ceka

Well beyond his passing in 2009, Michael Jackson remains one of the most adulated and mysterious stars in the world. Incredible singer, brilliant musician, amazing performer, he was just as talented as he was eccentric, adored as well as reviled with sordid accusations, sadly caught between a stolen childhood and a suffocating star system.

Discover in this biography mixing comics and documentary chapters, how the youngest of the Jackson 5 was propelled to the front of the stage and then onto one of the most extraordinary solo careers in music.

7.5” x10”, 192pp., full color HC, US $26.99; DIAMOND CODE: FEB221585

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BOB MARLEY IN COMICS!  
By Gaet’s and 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.

7 ½ x10,176pp., full color HC: US $27.99; HC ISBN: 9781681122449652799; DIAMOND CODE: FEB221584

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TAMBA, CHILD SOLDIER
Written by Marion Achard,  Illustrated by Yan Degruel

“My name is Tamba Cisso. When I was eight years old, I lived in the village with my father, my mother and my sister. I went to school and had learned to read. I knew there was war in my country, but I didn’t know that children could wage it.”

Providing a testimonial to one of the most heart-wrenching and chilling developments in modern warfare, this graphic novel chronicles the realities of hundreds of thousands across the world, kidnapped and forced to commit atrocities.

8 .5 x11”, 112pp., full color hardcover, $24.99 US/ $32.50 CAN; HC ISBN: 9781681122366524499; DIAMOND CODE: FEB221586

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NBM March 2022 Releases

Here are upcoming titles, now being solicited in comic stores through Diamond Previews for a March 2022 release.

 

NEW

ALFRED HITCHCOCK: MASTER OF SUSPENSE
By Noël Simsolo and Dominique Hé

In 1960, the film Psycho traumatized viewers around the world. Never before had the angst or the suspense been so well presented in cinema. But where does the talent of this Alfred Hitchcock come from, the one now nicknamed the “Master of Suspense”?

To find out, we must first go back to his youth, in England, during the first half of the 20th century. Having grown up in a Catholic family – a religious originality that will be felt in a large part of his cinema – “Hitch” is an atypical Englishman who, very early on, has a taste for telling stories. The temptation to work for the cinema will not be long in coming, first as a graphic designer at Islington Studios in London where his visual talent will lead him to make his debut behind the camera, as an assistant and then as a full director. It is also here that he will meet Alma Reville, his assistant and wife who will accompany him throughout his storied career, including the jump to the big time in Hollywood.

Discover the life of undoubtedly one of the greatest filmmakers of all time. The story of a colorful, demanding and quite simply extraordinary artist.

7 ½ x 10, 320pp., B&W, $44.99, ISBN 97816811228925; DIAMOND CODE: JAN221546
Pub Date: March 16th 2022

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OFFERED AGAIN

THE LOUVRE COLLECTION: GLACIAL PERIOD
Written and Illustrated by jj

With this graphic novel, for the first time in the US, ComicsLit brings over the latest enfant terrible of European comics, a mad genius, and for the first time, The Louvre museum is involved in a co-edition of a series of graphic novels, each a vision of this great museum by a different artist.

De Crecy, at the sight of the incredible richness of the museum’s collection was overwhelmed and felt small and ignorant.
The result is a story set thousands of years hence in a glacial period where all human history has been forgotten and a small group of archeologists fall upon the Louvre, buried in age-old snow.

They cannot begin to explain all the artifacts they see. What could they have meant? Their interpretations are nonsense, absurd, farcical.

8 ½ x11 , 80pp., full color hardcover, $22.99; ISBN 9781561638550; DIAMOND CODE: JAN221549

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ABELARD
By Renaud Dillies and Régis Hautière

The charm of Renaud Dillies strikes again: after the mouse of Bubbles and Gondola, here is another dreamer, little chick Abelard. To lure pretty Epily, Abelard sees only one solution: to catch the moon for her! So off he goes to America, the country which invented flying machines. Armed with his banjo and his proverb-sharing hat, he launches out on the country roads, meets Gypsies, then Gaston, a grumpy bear with whom he will share a good bit of his way… As opposed to dreamer Abelard, Gaston has his feet firmly planted on the ground. With this funny animal road-movie where the absurd becomes poetry, Régis Hautière and Renaud Dillies offer us another small jewel.

8 ½ x 11, 128pp., full color hardcover, $22.99; HC ISBN: 97815616370105; DIAMOND CODE: JAN221547

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BUBBLES & GONDOLA
Created by Renaud Dillies


On a background of Django Reinhardt, this jewel of poetic fantasy is a fairy tale for all ages with spot on observations about life.

Charlie is a mouse who’s trying to write but has a block. Writing is a solitary endeavor. A bird named Solitude comes to visit him to keep him company. We’re never sure he actually exists but in Charlie’s mind, yet he brings him out into the world, dares him to experience the unknown, unblocking his little existence…

A drama about the blank page for Charlie who so wants to make the world more beautiful with his writing, we are transported into a tender and moving tale with a twinge of lyrical melancholy yet sweet, warm and ultimately elevating.

8.5 x11”, 80pp., full color hardcover, $16.99; HC ISBN 97815616361125; DIAMOND CODE: JAN221548

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THE LIGHTHOUSE
Created by
Paco Roca

Francisco, a wounded, despairing sixteen-year-old Republican guard in the Spanish Civil War, is trying to flee to freedom by crossing the French border. In his escape, he encounters an old remote lighthouse, far from the warring factions. He is granted shelter by Telmo, the aging operator of the lighthouse.

As Francisco recuperates, Telmo’s tales of epic adventurers who sailed the lost seas and discovered worlds unknown reignite the spark of life in the young soldier. By one of the most brilliant new talents in comic art in Spain, author of the world-wide bestseller “Wrinkles.”

A YALSA’S GREAT GRAPHIC NOVEL FOR TEENS 2018

6×9, 64pp., duotone hardcover, $15.99; ISBN: 9781681120560;DIAMOND CODE: JAN221550

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NBM February 2022 Releases

Here are upcoming titles, now being solicited in comic stores through Diamond Previews for a February 2022 release.

NEW

ROSA PARKS
By Mariapaola Pesce & Matteo Mancini

Montgomery, Alabama, December 1, 1955: at the end of the working day, 42-year-old Rosa Parks, a black leather dressmaker, takes bus 2857, heading home. She sits in a center row, but when a white passenger gets on after a few stops, the driver asks her to get up to give him her seat, as required by the rules. Rosa knows them well: the blacks sit in the back, the whites in front, while the center seats are mixed and can only be used if all the others are occupied, but the whites retain priority.

“No,” Rosa replies, she doesn’t intend to get up.

That simple refusal turns her into a heroine of black rights, engaged in the fight against segregation that oppresses Alabama and other southern states, becoming the propellant of the historic bus boycott in Montgomery led by Martin Luther King. This is her story shown in a context of why it is still so resonant today.
6 ½ x 9, full color hardcover, 128pp., $19.99; HC ISBN 978168112291551999; DIAMOND CODE: DEC211729

Pub Date: February 16th 2022

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OFFERED AGAIN

THE LOUVRE COLLECTION: THE RED MOTHER WITH CHILD
Written and Illustrated 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: 97816811225715; DIAMOND CODE: DEC211730

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PHOOLAN DEVI, REBEL QUEEN
Written and Illustrated by 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 nascent Indian parliament.

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

8.5x 11”, 224pp., full color HC, $29.99; HC ISBN 97816811225195; DIAMOND CODE: DEC211731

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WOMEN DISCOVERERS: TOP WOMEN IN SCIENCE
By Christelle Pécout and Marie Moinard

20 women who made a difference in Science are presented here. From Ada Lovelace (computing) to Marie Curie (Physics and Chemistry) these exceptional women enabled the world to advance in all fields of science including space exploration (Mae Jamison), telecommunications (the actress also genius discoverer Hedy Lamarr) and Biology (Rosalind Franklin).

An inspiration going counter to preconceived notions about women and science, presenting a diverse group from around the world.

8 ½ x 11, 96pp. full color HC, $19.99; HC ISBN 9781681122700; DIAMOND CODE: DEC211732

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True North Country Comics Podcast – The Silent Invasion: Dark Matter

Here is another interview with Michael Cherkas and Larry Hancock, this time with True North Country Comics podcast about Dark Matter, book 4 in The Silent Invasion series which has just been released.

You can listen to it here https://truenorthcountrycomics.com/2021/11/12/larry-hancock-and-michael-cherkas-discuss-the-silent-invasion-dark-matter-graphic-novel/

As always… Watch the skies!

THEY….. are… out… there!!

Michael Cherkas and Larry Hancock

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