NBM May 2022 Releases

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

NEW

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 To Attend ALA Virtual Event

Attention Librarians! From tomorrow, June 24th through Friday, June 26th, NBM will be a part of the (American Library Association) ALA Virtual Event – Community Through Connection.

ALA Virtual – Community Through Connection is an online event with educational programming, special author events, and social networking.

Participants will be able to find NBM alongside our sister company, Papercutz. In addition to a brochure of recent and upcoming titles, we’ll have digital ARCs of Giant and the upcoming Willie Nelson: A Graphic History.

NBM April 2020 Releases

Here are upcoming titles, now being solicited in comics stores through Diamond Previews for an April 2020 release.

NEW

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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Offered Again

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 Graphic Novels Announces Spring 2020 Releases

NBM Graphic Novels is proud to announce the release schedule beginning in March 2020, including brand new biographies of Phoolan Devi and Leonardo Da Vinci, as well as new volumes of The Silent Invasion and The Louvre Collection.

In addition, we’re releasing the historical fiction book, Giant, set in New York in the early 1930s, which follows a steelworker harboring a terrible secret.

Also being reissued as a bundle is The Rock & Roll Set which includes our Beatles, Rolling Stones and Bob Marley biographies.

MARCH

PHOOLAN DEVI, REBEL QUEEN
By Claire Fauvel

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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.

8½, 11, 224pp., full color HC, $29.99, $19.99 ebooks (9781681122526).  ISBN 9781681122519

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APRIL

GIANT
By Mikael

New York, early 1930s. We find Giant, a mysterious Irish colossus who, with his fellow immigrants, sweats blood 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? … What would happen if she had left for the New World to join her husband?

An entrancing everyday working class tale with a majestic background.

9×12, 120pp., full color HC, $24.99, ISBN 9781681122533, e: 9781681122540, $16.99

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MAY

SILENT INVASION, VOL.3: ABDUCTIONS
By Michael Cherkas and Larry Hancock

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Several years after his fateful final encounter with would-be presidential assassin Matt Sinkage, private detective Phil Housley finds himself reluctantly protecting a paranoid lawyer from alien abductions, sinister government agents and mad scientists. At the same time Housley is battling demons from his past that threaten to unravel his own fragile sanity.

Collected here for the first time, “Abductions” continues the Silent Invasion saga of a deeply paranoid and fearful America.

7×10, 160pp., B&W trade pb., $16.99, e-books: $9.99 (9781681122564); ISBN 9781681122557

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JUNE

The Louvre Collection: THE RED MOTHER WITH CHILD
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 HC, $27.99, ebook 19.99 (9781681122588); ISBN 9781681122571

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JULY

LEONARDO DA VINCI & THE RENAISSANCE OF THE WORLD
By Marwan Kahil and Ariel Vittori

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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, $24.99, ebooks $16.99 (9781681122601).  ISBN 9781681122595

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AUGUST

The ROCK & ROLL SET!
By Various

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Here is a set of 3 tomes on great rock and roll bands! The bestselling comics bios of the Beatles, the Rolling Stones and Bob Marley are collected into one attractively priced banded set. Normally separately $85, $74.99 as a set.

ISBN 9781681122618, $74.99

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