NBM Holiday Sale!

Starting on Monday, November 28th, NBM is launching our Holiday Gift Guide Sale which will run through end of December.

This year, we’re celebrating by putting the entire in-print Louvre collection on sale on our website.  Be sure to add the coupon code “LOUV” at checkout to save 20%. This discount applies to ALL books you order, not just these Louvre books which we’re featuring here.

ROHAN AT THE LOUVRE
Hirohiko Araki

After Glacial Period and The Sky Over the Louvre comes another completely original story with stunning art by a leading mangaka, bestselling author of ‘JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure.’

Rohan, a young mangaka, meets a beautiful mysterious young woman with a dramatic story. Seeing him draw, she tells him of a cursed 200 year old painting using the blackest ink ever known from a 1000 year old tree the painter had brought down without approval from the Emperor who had him executed for doing so. The painting meanwhile had been saved from destruction by a curator of the Louvre. Rohan forgets this story as he becomes famous but ten years later, visiting Paris, he takes the occasion to try and locate the painting.

Little does he know how violently powerful the curse of it is until he has the museum unearth it from deep within its archival bowels…

ON THE ODD HOURS
Eric Liberge

The highly successful series of graphic novels co-published with the Louvre museum in Paris (“Glacial Period”, “Museum Vaults”) continues with its next outstanding graphic novel. This time, the author invites us on a guided tour of the museum… by night… when the works of art come alive. Our guide: a deaf night watchman who somehow manages to communicate with the souls of those ethereal and timeless works of art. A visual tour de force with a strong edge of the frighteningly fantastic.

PHANTOMS OF THE LOUVRE
Enki Bilal

Superstar European SF and Fantasy comics artist Enki Bilal revisits the Louvre in twenty-two portraits… He imagines 22 fates of men, women and children whose lives have been affected by a work of art. 22 portraits for 5000 years of creation.

They haunt the halls of the Louvre … they are long dead, often violently … they are a Roman legionary, a muse, a painter, a German officer … Each, one day, met a painter or a sculptor and was their model …

Bilal felt them, wandering the corridors of the Louvre, close to the work that tipped their life: Mona Lisa, the Victory of Samothrace, Christ reclining, an Egyptian mask …Bilal startlingly brings them back to life.

Both a work of Fantasy and a masterful homage, this was presented in a special exhibition in the Louvre in early 2013.

LEONARDO 2
Stéphane Levallois

Planet Earth, engaged in an intergalactic conflict, owes its salvation to the clone of Leonardo da Vinci and to the rebirth of his genius. Author Stéphane Levallois has created the fantastic universes of many of the big Hollywood blockbusters (Alien, King Kong: Skull Island, Harry Potter and many others). The result of two years of elaboration and work, this space opera exemplifies his talent in two areas that he masters to perfection: the universe of science fiction and art. To build his story and compose his boards, Levallois draws from the painted and drawn work of the Renaissance master, selecting a large number of drawings and paintings by Leonardo to represent the characters, vessels or even the architectures in his story. The grand scale result is stupefying as Leonardo’s everlasting visions are successfully projected into a stunning futuristic setting. A visual experience not to be missed, in a large format hardcover.

THE CROSS-EYED MUTT
Etienne Davodeau

Fabian is supervisor at the Louvre. He loves his job. He also loves Mathilde. When it comes time, she presents him to her family in their vast country house and not without some apprehension, as the Benion clan is a bit special. There’s her father, Louis, who heads since 1975 the family furniture company founded in 1947, and two brothers, Maxime and Joseph. They’re not bad guys, just rather clumsy and with a decidedly unsubtle sense of humor. The fact that Fabian works in the Louvre is a welcome coincidence, since they just found in the attic a painting by an ancestor in the nineteenth century. It’s a sorry representation of a cross-eyed mutt. What is the value? ask the Benion. Is this an eyesore or a masterpiece? Fabian, pretty embarrassed, punts on the question.

So for the Benion, case closed, if it ain’t an eyesore then no doubt it has its place on the walls of the Louvre! Fabian is left hoping the whole delusion will just go away, until one day the two brothers show up at the Louvre and ask. Getting the Cross-Eyed Mutt into the Louvre would demonstrate his commitment to becoming a member of the Benion family! Fabian is now in a pickle when he meets Mr. André Balouchi, an oddball frequent visitor of the museum who turns out to have quite a bit of clout.

A raucous satirical comedy that asks: Who decides what makes a work of art worthy of being in a major museum?

SPECIAL SALE PRICE $4.99

AN ENCHANTMENT
Christian Durieux

Those two, they never should have met.

In the night, in a long corridor pinned with ancient dreams, they make of this encounter a party.

Those two, they must have a gift.

The next remarkable graphic novel in the Louvre collection after Glacial Period, The Sky Over the Louvre and Rohan at the Louvre tells the tale of the retiring museum director on a fugue from his retirement dinner through the vast halls of the museum, eloping with a muse…

SPECIAL SALE PRICE $4.99

GLACIAL PERIOD
Nicolas De Crecy

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.

SPECIAL SALE PRICE $4.99

THE RED MOTHER WITH CHILD
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.

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FISTS RAISED: 10 STORIES OF SPORTS STAR ACTIVISTS
By Karim Nedjari and Chloé Céléri

What does Muhammad Ali, the greatest boxer of all time, have in common with Megan Rapinoe, the badass pink-haired female soccer player?

They achieved perfection, won medals, and lived the glory. But it is above all their raised fists, when, at a time of their envied existence, they dared to sacrifice their privileges to defend a cause greater than their status of adulated champion.

Rich in authentic anecdotes, this book tells the fate of those who paved the way. That of women and men who have written the political, social or cultural history of sport by taking a stand.  Profiled within are such icons as Arthur Ashe, Nadia Comaneci, Sócrates, Surya Bonaly, Tommie Smith and more!

Fists Raised: when sports collide with social activism!

7 ½ x 10″, 192pp. color hardcover, $26.99, ISBN 9781681123035, Ebook,$14.99, 9781681123042; DIAMOND CODE: AUG221651

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ALGORITHMIC REALITY
By Damian Bradfield and David Sánchez

Your phone reminds you all day long that you were interested in buying those shoes. Your device knows the places where you go, the books you like and your friends’ faces. The world’s most valuable resource is no longer oil, but data. The more they know about you, the better you can be targeted, and then, monetized.

The British businessman Damian Bradfield, co-founder of WeTransfer, and the Spanish comics author David Sánchez build an ironic dystopic world, disturbingly similar to ours, to explore the addictive effects of social media, the stealthy invasion of privacy and the dangers of data misuse. With a wry acidic sense of humor, they blur the boundaries between the online and offline worlds and spin disturbingly recognizable tales about our overconnected society.

7 ½ x 10 ½, 80pp. color HC, $17.99, ISBN 9781681123066; Ebook, $7.99, ISBN 9781681123073; DIAMOND CODE: SEP221817

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THE GREAT FOOD IN COMICS SET
By Franckie Alarcon

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

THE SILENT INVASION COMPLETE SET
By Michael Cherkas & Larry Hancock

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.

NBM Digital Sale Offers 4 Intro GNs for $1.99 each!

As many people find themselves quarantined at home, comic readers have found themselves with an opportunity to not only catch up on their own purchases, but also use the time to discover some new titles.

With that in mind, NBM is putting four titles on sale from April 1st, through April 30th for just $1.99 each!

Here’s what’s available:


The Silent Invasion Vol.1 : Red Shadows
Michael Cherkas & Larry Hancock
Introduction by Max Allan Collins

In this era of fake news and ‘deep state’ this couldn’t be more timely! The paranoid cult-classic science fiction mystery of the early days of indie comics returns! The series will begin with two books reprinting the original volumes, followed by the never before collected third album and concluding with an all-new fourth book of this epic series of conspiracy and paranoia.

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 a 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.


Zombillenium Vol.1: Gretchen
Arthur de Pins

Francis von Bloodt, vampire, a good family man, manages the theme park Zombillenium. They don’t just hire anyone, at Zombillenium: mere mortals need not apply, the park works only with genuine werewolves, vampires and zombies.

This is what Aurelian gets to discover as, burnt out, deceived by his wife, he finally gets hired in spite of himself in this strange business. Gretchen, a plucky trainee witch, helps him get around…


Science – A Discovery in Comics
Margreet de Heer

Science: dull or hard to understand? Not if you read this book! The creators of Philosophy – a Discovery in Comics take on a new challenge, and explain the different scientific disciplines in clear, colorful chapters.

Who exclaimed “Eureka” and why?

Why did Galileo get into a fight with the Church?

What happens when you have your DNA tested?

All these questions and more are answered in a chronological journey from ancient times to modern Quantum Theory, with creators Margreet and Yiri as your witty guides.

A great comic book for anyone who wants to learn in a fun way the bigger framework of science, or brush up on what they learned in school.


A Treasury of Victorian Murder: The Borden Tragedy
Rick Geary

“Lizzie Borden took an axe, gave her mother forty whacks, when she saw what she had done, she gave her father forty-one!”

In this volume of Geary’s Treasury, the famous Lizzie Borden double murder is explored with as much attention to well -researched detail as in his Jack the Ripper. This is another celebrated murder of last century, the one that lead to the infamous school rhyme.

The parallel between this old case and OJ Simpson’s is striking: both defendants had unblemished reputations; the double murders were gruesome; there were no witnesses and no weapons found; the cases took the media by storm. Both wealthy defendants hired expensive lawyers who convinced the jury of reasonable doubt. Both remain under a cloud of suspicion…

All titles are on sale at ComiXology and your favorite e-tailer through 4/30

Save Now on NBM Titles: 20% OFF SALE

That’s right, now through October 30th, we’re offering 20% OFF all titles in stock at the NBM Online Store.

Experience some of the best graphic novels from across the world including:

Click here to and enter coupon code E20 in the coupon box when ordering. Promotion expires on 10/30.

(Free Print Offer Not Included With This Sales Promotion).

20% DISCOUNT with our end of summer sale!

Order at least $20 worth of our books, any books or magazines, enter code 912 in the coupon field in the cart and you’ll get 2o% off your order. This offer is valid until September 14th. Come on over and stock up on all our good stuff!

This can include books about to ship so you get ’em as soon as they come in to the warehouse such as:

ABELARD by Renaud “Bubbles & Gondola” Dillies.

Or just out:

Stan Mack’s fresh and topical look at our American Revolution, or:

Margreet de Heer’s fun intro to…well, thinking.

Or maybe you missed Craig Russell’s newest Oscar Wilde adaptation? Hey, even the rare signed & numbered edition is $10 off with this offer!

Howzabout Rick Geary’s latest:

In Eurotica too, you can get Liberatore’s stunning art book for $8 off!

We need cash and you need books at a good discount. Can’t go wrong.

Just make sure to enter that discount code 912 in the coupon box or you can call us at 800 886 1223 Mon.-Fri. 9-6 and mention this code.

$3 sale oversold!! Some titles still left.

Most of the books we put up last Monday for sale are gone, pffft! Our website has been updated to show that.

Sorry to many people we’ll have to disappoint by saying we can’t fulfill your order as many books sold way many more copies than we have.

However we still have available as of right now:

Life Sucks by Jessica Abel, normally $19.95, now $3

The Dresden Files Storm Front, normally $22. 95, now $3

The Long Chalkboard illustrated by Jules Feiffer, normally $16.95, now $3

Sluggy Freelance, Little Evils, normally $24.95, now $3

Space Pirate Sardine in outer space vol.1 by Joann Sfar, normally $6.99, now $3

Missouri Boy, normally $16.95, now $3

50% sale on Random House and First Second graphic novels

We’re clearing our warehouse of distributed books and while we’ve sold out a number of titles recently from that list we’ve also added a number just today available at half the cover price!

This includes Chicken with Plums by Satrapi (hardcover for $8.50!), The Eternal Smile by Gene Yan and Derek Kirk Kim (also $8.50!), A whole bunch of fun Sardine in Outer Space volumes ($7.50) and more. See it all here.

NOTE! in many cases we are down to just a couple copies so you should come over and check this out quickly before they sell out!

We’ve also got The ACME Novelty Library by Chris Ware at half off, Art Spiegelman’s Breakdowns, GNs by Eddie Campbell, Harvey Pekar and much more.

A great opportunity to get some great new classics at a price you won’t find anywhere else. They’re gonna go quickly, though!

20% discount online for just a few days!

Here’s your chance to get our books at a very attractive discount for a limited time!

SPECIAL 20% DISCOUNT throughout our entire website!

Everything is on sale, including the sale items at $3 many of which have become sold out.

So whether it’s our forthcoming set of Little Nothings (a great gift), or the latest Peanut Butter story in Eurotica, Miss Don’t Touch Me 2 which just shipped…:

You’ve got just a few days to catch our books on a great Holiday sale!

One condition: minimum order of $25 (at full price), please.

USE COUPON CODE S11 to get your discount.

AND don’t forget we have plenty of great graphic novels from Pantheon, First Second and others at 50% off on our sale page. Those too get an EXTRA 20% off!

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Graphic novel sale

A reminder that, besides our $3 sale on many fine NBM and Eurotica graphic novels, we also have a 50% sale going on on graphic novels from Pantheon, First Second and others!

These include CHRIS WARE, EDDIE CAMPBELL, HARVEY PEKAR, FLIGHT, BEN KATCHOR, ART SPIEGELMAN!

Some great books at truly fantastic prices. Quantities are very limited.

And our $3 sale has seen books sell out but we still have graphic novels by MATTOTTI, KUPER, SCHUITEN, PRADO… besides plenty of goodies in Eurotica…

get ’em before they sell out!

NBM’s JULY 4th SALE.

Our 20% off sale comes to its grand finale on this summer celebration weekend, the 5th being the last day!

Order $25 (at full retail value) or more of our books and magazines and the cart will give you 20% off!

This has proven quite popular, if you haven’t taken advantage of this yet, you’ve got a few more days left. All books from Dungeon to Boneyard to Rick Geary, Ted Rall and Eurotica. Also including books to come you that you can pre-order (see Coming Up)!

Spread the word!

And, in advance, our thanks to you for helping us continue to bring you some pretty good stuff…