NBM February 2018 Releases

Here are upcoming titles, now being solicited for a February 2018 release.

NEW!
BREAKING THE TEN Vol. 2
By Sean Michael Wilson and Michiru Morikawa

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David becomes increasingly more desperate, with his extreme behaviour causing fights with everyone who cares for him: with the devilish Mr Black and the saintly Mr White and even with his loving parents. But his quest goes on, driving him to break the rest of the 10 commandments in order to draw out the elusive divinity to face a grief stricken man. Until, finally, he is faced with the most serious commandment all: ‘Thou shalt not kill.’

Will he do it? Or will God stop him?

6×9, 112pp., B&W trade pb., $12.99,
ISBN 978168112117851299

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BREAKING THE TEN Vol. 1
By Sean Michael Wilson and Michiru Morikawa

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When David loses his wife and child in a tragic car accident he decides, in anger at the cruelty of the event, to turn against God. He sets out to systematically break each of the Ten Commandments in order to both spite God and to get his attention! But will he go all the way, and break the commandment ‘Thou shalt not kill’? Two mysterious figures, Mr White and Mr Black, try to win David over to their side: the religious or the humanistic. Deeply sad in parts and comical in others, this modern story explores age old questions: Is there a God? And if there is, does that God care about us?

6×9, 112pp., B&W trade pb., $12.99,
ISBN 978168112021851299

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NOIR THRILLER SET:
The Broadcast and Family Ties
By Eric Hobbs, Noel Tuazon

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Two thrillers in one engrossing set!

In The Broadcast, on the day of the historic broadcast of The War of the Worlds by Orson Welles which triggered panic in many places it sounded so real, a family in the countryside fears for its life and also has to deal with strangers and neighbors coming in for help. The tension brings to the surface long suppressed emotions and conflicts and a violent reckoning in a dark stormy night.

Hoping to secure a future for his children, an aging Alaskan crime boss in Family Ties looks to retire and divide his empire amongst his three heirs. But when his idealistic son refuses the inheritance, the old man disowns him. This turns out to be a fatal mistake when he sees his cold-blooded daughters use their new-found power and influence against him. Inspired by the classic play King Lear, The Godfather meets Shakespearean tragedy in this epic tale of betrayal and loss.

6×9, 388pp., B&W set of 2 paperback books, $27.99 
ISBN 978156163900752799

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Fairy Tales of Oscar Wilde, The Complete Hardcover Set 1-5
By P. Craig Russell

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All clothbound jacketed volumes adapting Oscar Wilde’s compelling tales are assembled here with close to 200 pages of exquisite comics, including such classics as The Selfish Giant, The Happy Prince and The Nightingale and The Rose. Specially priced.

8 ½ x 11, full color clothbound set of 5 volumes, 192 pp., $79.99
ISBN: 978156163890157999

The Complete Paperback set 1-5
8.5 x 11, 192 pp, full color paperback set,192 pp. $39.99
ISBN: 978168112061453999

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P. Craig Russell’s Opera Adaptations Hardcover set

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The great P. Craig Russell (Sandman, Coraline) adapts in stunning comic art The Magic Flute, Parsifal, I Pagliacci, Pelleas & Melisande, and Salome amongst others. A banded set of 3 beautiful volumes at a special price. Normally $75.

8x 11 1/2, 440pp. full color set of 3 jacketed hardcovers, $59.99
ISBN: 978156163755355999

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SHADOW & LIGHT, VOL. 1
Parris Quinn
After the light of day, some people like to unwind in the shadow and let out steam in unusual ways. One man likes to be his woman’s slave, one woman dares her boyfriend to watch as she services a group of bankers, another gets a leash on her collar and lets her animal instincts run wild in front of her lover’s camera… Some of the most beautifully rendered erotic comics you will ever see, holding nothing back!
8 ½ x 11, 128pp. B&W, hardcover, $19.99,
ISBN 978156163715751999

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SHADOW & LIGHT, VOL. 2
Parris Quinn
In anticipation of the long awaited new volume, this collects the rest of this series into a 2nd volume. What happens when Annie’s college friends come visit her while her parents are away and find out she has her own personal slave, a lusty MILF neighbor? They stay for a week! Plus more nasty stories of female domination. All confided to the artist author, a respected nude and landscape painter continuing to present artwork on an unprecedented high level.
8 ½ x 11, 104 pp., trade pb., $15.99
ISBN 978156163961851599


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SHADOW & LIGHT, VOL.3
Parris Quinn
The bestselling stunningly rendered lascivious stories of kink ordinary people get into are back! From recording a wife doing it with a greatly endowed stud found through announcements to a couple revealing to a friend at a party their private vids of her submissive appetites, it’s all about fantasy being realized into steamy reality…
8 ½ x 11, 48pp, B&W trade pb, $12.99
ISBN 978168112039351299

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More Oscar Wilde and P. Craig Russell also available from NBM!

With the re-release of THE FAIRY TALES OF OSCAR WILDE Vol. 5, now is a great time to read (or re-read) the rest of the series!  Relive the magic of master storyteller Oscar Wilde’s classic tales, with a new spin by mastic comic artist P. Craig Russell! Add all of these timeless stories to your collection today!

Fairy Tales of Oscar Wilde

The series has won Eisner and Harvey awards for “best artist” and “best graphic album”

For adults, here are tales exquisitely spun and remarkably insightful. For children, what better way than beautiful comic art to bring them back to reading and the love of books?

The Fairy Tales of Oscar Wilde

Vol. 1: The Selfish Giant and The Star Child

P.Craig Russell

“The Selfish Giant” won’t let the children play in his garden. The dire consequences make him see the light. “The Star Child” lets his uniqueness and fair looks fill him with vanity, cruelty and haughtiness…until he meets his beggarwoman mother.

8 1/2×11, 48 pp., full color paperback, $9.99

ISBN 978-1-56163-375-3

Diamond Order Code: FEB121099

8 1/2×11, 48 pp., full color, jacketed hardcover, $17.99

ISBN 978-1-56163-056-1

Diamond Order Code: FEB121100

The Fairy Tales of Oscar Wilde

Vol. 2: The Young King and The Remarkable Rocket

P.Craig Russell

In this volume: The Remarkable Rocket, the amusing story of a vain little rocket who figured itself above all the others and still manages to see glory in its dismal end. The Young King, taken from humble origins, revels in the finer possessions of his new lofty position. But is he alienating the very people he wants to help? For adults, these are tales exquisitely spun and remarkably insightful. For children, what better way than beautiful comic art to bring them back to reading and the love of books?

8 1/2×11, 48 pp., full color, jacketed hardcover, $17.99,

ISBN 978-1-56163-085-1

Diamond Order Code: STAR01187

8 ½ x11, 48 pp., full color paperback,, $9.99

ISBN 978-1-56163-771-3

Diamond Order Code: SEP131233

 

The Fairy Tales of Oscar Wilde

Vol. 3: The Birthday of the Infanta

P. Craig Russell

A hideous dwarf is captured in the woods and brought in to the court of the beautiful royal infanta for her amusement. He is full of good humor and tricks and becomes quite popular but remains quite unaware of his looks. She has him perform in front of her friends for her birthday. He is very touched and quite proud to receive such attention, until he sees himself in the mirror and realizes their entertainment may be at his expense.

8 1/2×11, clothbound jacketed, 32pp., full color: $16.99,

ISBN 978-1-56163-213-8

Diamond Order Code: STAR08411

81/2×11, 32pp., full color: $8.99,

ISBN 978-1-56163-775-1

Diamond Order Code: OCT131239

 

The Fairy Tales of Oscar Wilde

Vol. 4: The Devoted Friend and The Nightingale and the Rose 

P.Craig Russell

The next volume in the prize-winning and greatly acclaimed complete adaptations of Wilde’s tales presents “The Devoted Friend” on what constitutes real friendship, and “The Nightingale and the Rose” a stirring story of sacrifice to love with a cruel twist.

8 1/2 x 11, full color, cloth bound jacketed book, $16.99

ISBN 978-1-56163-391-3

Diamond Order Code: FEB121103

81/2×11, 32pp., full color trade pb., $8.99,

ISBN 978-1-56163-392-0

Diamond Order Code: JUL043053

 

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For more information on P. Craig Russell, visit his website

New NBM for December: Reintroduce yourself to The Happy Prince by Russell and Wilde

December is the most magical time of the year: the perfect time to curl up with a fairy tale graphic novel. This December, NBM is bringing back THE FAIRY TALES OF OSCAR WILDE! The fifth installment, “The Happy Prince” has been out of stock for some time now. We are reprinting the hardcover and now offering a new paperback format! This all-ages series retells fairy tales penned by Oscar Wilde himself, with art by comic master P. Craig Russell, acclaimed artist of Hellboy, Sandman, and Coraline fame. After its first printing, Comics Waiting Room said, ” An outstanding piece of work, well worth your time and money, whether you’re a Wilde fan, a Russell fan, or just want to try something new.”

The Fairy Tales of Oscar Wilde Vol.5: The Happy Prince

The Fairy Tales of Oscar Wilde

Vol.5: The Happy Prince

P. Craig Russell

The Happy Prince is arguably the most famous and well loved of Oscar Wilde’s nine fairy tales, rivaled only by The Selfish Giant. The Happy Prince has died young and his soul inhabits a beautiful ruby encrusted statue covered all over in gold leaf. From his perch high above the city he is witness to all the poverty, misery, and hopelessness in which his people have been living. When a small barn swallow in flight to the warm south ahead of the approaching winter stops to rest upon the statue the Happy Prince prevails upon him to delay his travels in order to remove his gold leaf a piece at a time and shower it upon the poor citizens. Out of love for the Happy Prince the swallow does his bidding. As the days pass the Prince’s beauty is stripped away and as winter sets in the bird’s fate is sealed. In the spring the townspeople finding only a dull statue with a broken lead heart and a dead bird consign the worthless objects to the ash heap. Only an emissary of God recognizes them as the most valuable treasures of the city and brings them to the gardens of heaven.

8 ½ x 11, 32pp., full color trade pb., $8.99 

ISBN 97815616398165

 

Diamond Order Code: OCT151547 

8 ½ x 11, 32pp., full color jacket hc: $16.99,
ISBN 978-1-56163-626-6

Diamond Order Code: FEB121098

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For more information on P. Craig Russell, visit his website

 

Be sure to order today from your favorite comic book store in October’s Diamond Previews Magazine.

Happy Reviews For THE HAPPY PRINCE

It certainly seems like reviewers have found P. Craig Russell’s latest volume of Oscar Wilde’s Fairy Tales, The Happy Prince, to be a truly special release.

Comics Alliance recently named Russell’s body of work on their top list for titles that resonate with LGBT readers noting, “his adaptations of fairy tales and operas have showcased his gifts for innovative storytelling and rich aesthetics, and his ability to capture beauty on the page is extraordinary.”

 

“The Happy Prince was a great story with wonderful art that while simple contained the magic that is great storytelling. This is one master complimenting another and it’s worth having in any collection and spans all age gaps.”

– Comic Bastards

 

“Sharing this volume with a younger child, however, is the perfect excuse to revisit your own childhood and enjoy basking in sunny assurances that there is such a thing as cosmic justice, and that it will prevail.”

– PLAYBACK:stl

 

“As usual, Russell’s art is transcendent, transporting the reader to a world where even trash dumps have their own textured, fine-lined beauty. Those things that are supposed to be beautiful fairly glow, as if painted in layers of oil like the Old Masters Russell resembles, and not merely ink and watercolor on paper.”

 – Scripps Howard News Service

 

 

 

The Happy Prince Makes Lots of Reviewers Happy

Years in the making, P. Craig Russell’s long awaited fifth volume of his Fairy Tales of Oscar Wilde series, The Happy Prince,  has been getting the fantastic reviews that it deserves.  This is a book not to be missed, and if you haven’t picked it up yet, waste not a moment more and check it out (after reading some of the fantastic review excerpts below, of course!).

“While much of the story is pensive or even outright sad, Wilde still pops in with some sharp satiric wit now and then. This is not a fairy tale with a happy ending, or at least what we would normally think of as a happy ending, but it certainly makes its point. Russell’s sensitive, belle epoque–inspired artwork brings the story to life with a matched sensibility that makes other comics adaptations look clumsy.”

Publishers Weekly

 

“Russell’s illustrations provide impressive visions of the descriptions the prince and the swallow share. While he tells of the hardship of his people, the bird dreams of flying away to Egypt and the exotic sights to be found there. All together, it makes for a feast for the eyes of many of the extremes of our world — artistic accomplishment (the gilded statue), natural beauty (the bird and the reed), faraway lands (the swallow’s Egyptian dreams), and the ups and downs of home (those living among us who need help).”

Comics Worth Reading

 

“An outstanding piece of work, well worth your time and money, whether you’re a Wilde fan, a Russell fan, or just want to try something new.”

Comics Waiting Room

 

“The Fairy Tales of Oscar Wilde Vol. 5: The Happy Prince is another triumph for both Russell and NBM. I’ll be sad when this series finally wraps up with the final adaptation, but it’s also as good a time as any to go back and re-read the earlier volumes. Russell’s art is never one to be missed, and The Happy Prince is no exception. Highly recommended, for readers of all ages.”

Read About Comics

 

“Russell manages to capture the tone of the fairy tale perfectly, neither letting Wilde do most of the heavy lifting nor leaving so much out that the original author seems ill-served. The tale itself is a bit heavy-handed and sentimental, but Russell’s talents manage to dampen down the more saccharine aspects. Would that all literary to comic adaptations could be so graceful.”

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This Weekend, NBM Proudly Debuts P. Craig Russell’s The Fairy Tales of Oscar Wilde V. 5 at MoCCA!

This weekend, at the 2012 MoCCA Fest, we’re debuting the long awaited fifth volume in P. Craig Russell’s The Fairy Tales of Oscar Wilde series, Volume 5: The Happy Prince.

Craig will also be making a rare convention appearance and serve as the Fest’s very first Guest of Honor.

In addition to the stunning volume, we’ll also have 10 copies of the signed and numbered edition of the book which are quarterbound in real cloth and fine paper with a tip-in sheet signed by P. Craig Russell.

If that’s not awesome enough, Brooke A. Allen (A Home For Mr. Easter) and Neil Kleid (Brownsville, The Big Kahn) will also be hanging around the booth with publisher Terry Nantier and Papercutz artist Rick Parker (Slices, Tales From The Crypt).

So, come by Booth J4, say “hello” and be one of the very first to own Craig’s newest book.