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 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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NBM August 2019 Releases

Here are upcoming titles, now being solicited in comics stores through Diamond Previews for an August 2019 release.

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Albert Einstein: The Poetry of Real
By
Manuel Garcia Iglesias and Marwan Kahil

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When he’s five years old, Albert Einstein’s father offers him a compass that triggers in him an irrepressible need to understand the laws of the universe. At first a simple employee of the Swiss Patent Office in Bern, the young Einstein published in 1905 a series of scientific articles that question everything that was thought to be known in the world of physics. His theory, summed up by the formula E = mc2, opens to humanity the doors of the power of the atom… Legendary Genius, but also a great humanist, he lives through the first half of the 20th century, with all its horrors and contradictions, in the service of science, but distraught by what man’s madness is capable of doing with it.
7×10¼, 128pp. , Black and White Hardcover, $19.99, ISBN: 978168112202151999; DIAMOND CODE: JUN191832
Release Date: August 14th, 2019

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AVAILABLE AGAIN

Philip K. Dick: A Comics Biography
By
Laurent Queyssi and Mauro Marchesi

9781681121918

One of the greatest writers in SF history, Philip K. Dick is mostly remembered for works that inspired Blade Runner, Minority Report and Total Recall. His dark fascinating work centered on alternate universes and shifting realities in worlds often governed by monopolistic corporations and authoritarian governments.

His own life story seems a tussle with reality, going through five wives and becoming increasingly disjointed with fits of paranoia and hallucinations fueled by abuse of drugs meant to stabilize him. His dramatic story is presented unvarnished in this biography.
7×10¼, 144pp., full color hardcover, US $24.99; ISBN: 978168112191852499; DIAMOND CODE: JUN191836

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Ghetto Brother – Warrior to Peacemaker
By Julian Voloj and Claudia Ahlering
Introduction by Jeff Chang, author of Can’t Stop Won’t Stop: A History of the Hip Hop Generation

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An engrossing and counter view of one of the most dangerous elements of American urban history, this graphic novel tells the true story of Benjy Melendez, son of Puerto-Rican immigrants, who founded, at the end of the 1960s, the notorious Ghetto Brothers gang. From the seemingly bombed-out ravages of his neighborhood, wracked by drugs, poverty, and violence, he managed to extract an incredibly positive energy from this riot ridden era: his multiracial gang promoted peace rather than violence.

After initiating a gang truce, the Ghetto Brothers held weekly concerts on the streets or in abandoned buildings, which fostered the emergence of hip-hop. Melendez also began to reclaim his Jewish roots after learning about his family’s dramatic crypto-Jewish background.
6×9, 128pp., Black and White Trade paperback., US $12.99; ISBN: 978156163948951299; DIAMOND CODE: JUN191833

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Niki de Saint Phalle: The Garden of Secrets
By Dominique Osuch and Sandrine Martin

9781681121581

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”x10”, 186pp., Full Color Hard Cover, US $29.99, ISBN: 978168112158152999; DIAMOND CODE: JUN191835

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Monet: Itinerant of Light
Illustrated by Efa, Written by Salva Rubio

9781681121390

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” x 12”, 112pp., Full Color Hardcover, $24.99, ISBN: 978168112139052499; DIAMOND CODE: JUN191834

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‘Colette’ Takes Over This Autumn With NBM GN and Movie!

This September, Wash Westmoreland’s film, Colette, arrives in theaters.

After marrying a successful Parisian writer known commonly as “Willy” (Dominic West), Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette (Keira Knightley) is transplanted from her childhood home in rural France to the intellectual and artistic splendor of Paris. Soon after, Willy convinces Colette to ghostwrite for him. She pens a semi-autobiographical novel about a witty and brazen country girl named Claudine, sparking a bestseller and a cultural sensation. After its success, Colette and Willy become the talk of Paris and their adventures inspire additional Claudine novels. Colette’s fight over creative ownership and gender roles drives her to overcome societal constraints, revolutionizing literature, fashion and sexual expression. 

The trailer arrived this week.

Also arriving in September is our book, The Provocative Colette by the late Annie Goetzinger (author of the acclaimed Girl in Dior).

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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.

A preview of the book can be found HERE.