Here are upcoming titles, now being solicited in comic stores through Diamond Previews for December 2022 release.
Two delicious books in comics on food reunited! Sushi and Chocolate are explored.
Fly to Japan and come discover all there is to know about sushi. After revealing the secrets of chocolate to us, Franckie Alarcon offers a gourmet panorama of this exceptional dish that has conquered the planet! But do you really know sushi? The author traveled to Japan to meet all the players involved in the making of this true work of culinary art. From the traditional starred chef to the young cook who is shaking up the rules, including all the artisans and producers involved, this book covers the most emblematic of Japanese products from A to Z. A fascinating journey of discovery that, along the way, tells a lot about Japan itself. You’ll never believe the precision and detailed obsession with quality ingredients involved.
And for Dessert: Following Jacques Genin for a year, Franckie Alarcon hobnobbed with one of the biggest chefs of Chocolate. Former chef and pastry chef for prestigious restaurants, this super-talented autodidact shares all his passion and knowledge of chocolate and his process for creating recipes. In this docu-comic, we travel with the starry-eyed author, satisfying many a craving from the chef’s amazing atelier above his store, trying his hand as an apprentice, all the way to the Peruvian cocoa plantations where another chef shows how one carefully chooses the beans.
8×10, 272pp, 2 full color hardcovers in one specially priced set, $39.99 (normally $45); ISBN 9781681123080; DIAMOND CODE: OCT221832
Pub Date: December 14th 2022
In this era of fake news and ‘deep state’ this couldn’t be timelier! The paranoid cult-classic science fiction mystery is now collected in one specially priced epic set of four volumes!
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 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, 600pp., 4 B&W trade pbs. in one set, ISBN 9781681123059 $59.99; DIAMOND CODE:OCT221833
Pub Date: December 14th 2022
After the bankruptcy of his first two companies, the young Walt Disney decides to call on his older brother Roy to start a new business: the Disney Brothers Cartoon Studios. The combination of their opposing talents, one artistic, the other managerial, will give birth to an entertainment giant despite the difficult nature of Walt.
Little by little, Walt will push his brother into the shadows and sink into chronic depression and excessive consumption of alcohol … But all this will not prevent him from producing the greatest masterpieces of animation.
The authors have chosen a cartoon style, worthy of Mickey Mouse comics, to tell a very serious story of creation, money and politics, but also… of family.
7×10.5, 112pp. full color HC, $19.99, ISBN 9781681122663; ebook $13.99 ISBN 9781681122670; DIAMOND CODE: OCT221834