NBM April 2022 Releases

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

NEW

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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OFFERED AGAIN

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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