Here are upcoming titles, now being solicited in comics stores through Diamond Previews for an March 2020 release.
Phoolan Devi, Rebel Queen
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: JAN201889
Ghetto Brother: Warrior to Peacemaker
Julian Voloj, Claudia Ahlering
An engrossing and counter view of one of the most dangerous elements of American urban history, this graphic novel tells the true story of Benjy Melendez, son of Puerto-Rican immigrants, who founded, at the end of the 1960s, the notorious Ghetto Brothers gang.
From the seemingly bombed-out ravages of his neighborhood, wracked by drugs, poverty, and violence, he managed to extract an incredibly positive energy from this riot ridden era: his multiracial gang promoted peace rather than violence. After initiating a gang truce, the Ghetto Brothers held weekly concerts on the streets or in abandoned buildings, which fostered the emergence of hip-hop.
Melendez also began to reclaim his Jewish roots after learning about his family’s dramatic crypto-Jewish background.
6×9”, 128pp., Black and White trade paperback., $12.99 US/ $16.99 CAN PB ISBN: 978156163948951299. DIAMOND CODE: JAN201890
Immoderation: A Chad Michael Ward Goth trilogy
Autopsyrotica, Devil Engine, Black Rust
A specially priced banded set of 3 of cult phenom Chad Michael Ward fantasy and conceptual art books – a collection of images that fit together in a morbid jigsaw puzzle of wires, women and man-beasts to form a symbolic cyberotic tale of love, redemption and death.
Tim Bradstreet calls it “the sum of gothic eroticism.” Will appeal strongly to fans of Ashley Wood and Brom.
9×12’, 256pp., Three Full Color Trade Paperbacks, $49.99 US/$64.99 CANPB ISBN: 978156163727054999. DIAMOND CODE: JAN201891