Here’s what we’ve got being solicited this month in comics bookstores to come in April. The main news is the much awaited 5th volume in P. Craig Russell’s adaptations of The Fairy Tales of Oscar Wilde. Started in the early nineties, this was a pioneer in kids’ comics! And this story is VERY timely in this election year, relating to the 1% vs. 99% issue…
The Fairy Tales of Oscar Wilde
Vol.5: The Happy Prince
P. Craig Russell
The Happy Prince is arguably the most famous and well loved of Oscar Wilde’s nine fairy tales, rivaled only by The Selfish Giant. It is also a very timely tale at a time of controversy over the increasing chasm between rich and poor…The Happy Prince has lived a life of opulence but has died young and his soul inhabits a beautiful ruby encrusted statue covered all over in gold leaf. From his perch high above the city he is witness to all the poverty, misery, and hopelessness in which his people have been living. When a small barn swallow in flight to the warm south ahead of the approaching winter stops to rest upon the statue the Happy Prince prevails upon him to delay his travels in order to remove his gold leaf a piece at a time and shower it upon the poor citizens. Out of love for the Happy Prince the swallow does his bidding. As the days pass the Prince’s beauty is stripped away and as winter sets in the bird’s fate is sealed. In the spring the townspeople finding only a dull statue with a broken lead heart and a dead bird consign the worthless objects to the ash heap. Only an emissary of God recognizes them as the most valuable treasures of the city and brings them to the gardens of heaven.
8 ½ x 11, 32pp., full color jacket hc: $16.99, ISBN 978-1-56163-626-6
See the preview pages
And see the previous volumes, some of which are going back to press on the occasion of this release!
And right here on this blog, Craig has been posting videos of his makling this book as well as posts showing more.
NEW from EUROTICA:
The Diary of Molly Fredrickson: Peanut Butter, vol.6
Molly may actually be falling for a handsome -and thickly endowed- young man who saves her from a scary situation with two guys getting dangerously close to rape. The reward for him is letting him take her ass… the largest she’s ever experienced there, a mind blowing experience that can’t be rushed…
8 ½ x 11, 48pp., full color trade pb.: $11.99 ISBN 978-156163-6853
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NEW FROM PAPERCUTZ
SYBIL THE BACKPACK FAIRY #2 “Amanite”
Michel Rodrigue, writer
Manuela Razzi and Antonello Dalena, artists
Nina loves having her fairy friend Sybil around – she’s the only person who can see or hear Sybil and the two have formed a special bond. When Sybil unexpectedly disappears, a new fairy named Amanite mysteriously appears to take her place. Amanite tricks Nina into following her to a magical underwater world, where Nina is transformed into a tiny mermaid at the mercy of hungry sea monsters. How will Nina survive without her friend Sybil?
8 x 10, 48pp., full-color hardcover: $11.99
CLASSICS ILLUSTRATED DELUXE #8 “Oliver Twist”
By Charles Dickens
Olivier Deloye, artist
Adapted by Loïc Dauvillier
Charles Dickens social novel comes to Classics Illustrated Deluxe in an extra-sized volume that features more comics pages than previous volumes. Dickens surrounds the serious themes of his novel with sarcasm and dark humor, making the quirky yet powerful art of Olivier Deloye a great fit for this adaptation of one of the greatest literary works of the past 200 years.
6 ½ x 9, 240pp., full-color paperback: $19.99
6 ½ x 9, 240pp., full-color hardcover: $24.99