A Peyo art book for March

 

Here’s what we’ve got solicited through comics bookstores this month to come out in March:

The main news is a beautiful art book import (in English and French) presenting the life work of Peyo, the creator of not only the Smurfs but many other great series:

PEYO, The Life and Work of a Marvelous Storyteller
Issued on the occasion of a recent exhaustive exhibition of original art by Peyo, father of the Smurfs, this is a hefty compendium chock-a-block with reproductions of his original pages from Johan & Peewit to Poussy the Cat and more, and of course with plenty of Smurfs art! Accompanied by text on the history of Peyo’s creations. A limited direct import from France. Once the few we’re able to import are sold out, no more!
8 ¼ x 11, 250pp. full color trade pb., $50, ISBN 9782953974300; see a preview.

Dungeon Zenith set
Volumes 1-3
Lewis Trondheim, Joann Sfar, Boulet
Specially priced set! Collecting the main core introductory storyline to the popular sprawling dark-humored epic spoofing horror and heroic fantasy. Includes volumes newly back to press! This is the series Pendleton Ward called a ‘big inspiration’ for his ever more popular “Adventure Time” series.
6 ½ x 9, 288pp., full color trade pbs., 3 volume banded set, $39.99, normally $43, ISBN 978-1-56163-624-2  See more on the series.

Now, you might notice we have up on our Coming Up page this month the next Boneyard set 5-7, due to some miscommunication, Diamond did not solicit for it this month and will for May.

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Meantime over at PAPERCUTZ:

ALL NEW 3 STOOGES COMICS!!! The movie’s comin’ and they’re recreating the 3 amazingly… so here goes:

THE THREE STOOGES #1 “Bed Bugged!”
Jim Salicrup, George Gladir, writers
Stan Goldberg, art
On the eve of the new major movie, Moe, Larry, and Curly are back in this collection of all-new comics stories written by Papercutz Editor-In-Chief Jim Salicrup and Sabrina the Teenage Witch creator George Gladir, drawn by legendary Archie Comics artist Stan Goldberg. In the title story “Bed Bugged,” the stooges find themselves as exterminators in a wealthy house full of priceless works of art. Can the three clear the house of bugs and leave the place intact? Their first collection of shenanigans will take them from Sumo Wrestling School to the set of a Spaghetti Western and all the way to Hollywood! Expect eye-pokes, gags, and slapstick galore in this return of the classic trio for an all-new audience.
6 x 9, 64pp., full-color paperback: $6.99
ISBN 978-1-59707-315-8
6 x 9, 64pp., full-color hardcover: $10.99
ISBN 978-1-59707-316-5 

PAPERCUTZ SLICES #4 “The Hunger Pains”
Stefan Petrucha, writer
Rick Parker, artist
Papercutz parodies the hot YA series just before its big budget film adaptation hits theaters in the fourth volume of Papercutz Slices. Ratkiss Everspleen decides to take her sister Dim’s place in the annual televised “Battle to the Death,” even though Mayor Underwear insists participation is completely optional. Ratkiss and her fellow contestant Peek A Choo soon begin training under Heybitch Blubbernasty for the most unnecessary battle of their lives. Expect laughs galore in this pointed parody that pokes fun at everything from Glee to Winnie the Pooh.
6 x 9, 64pp., full-color paperback: $6.99
ISBN 978-1-59707-312-7
6 x 9, 64pp., full-color hardcover: $10.99
ISBN 978-1-59707-313-4

PAPERCUTZ SLICES #1-3 Boxed Set
Maia Kinney-Petrucha, Margo Kinney-Petrucha, and Stefan Petrucha, writers
Rick Parker, artist
Laugh out loud comics parodies “Harry Potty,” “Breaking Down,” and “Percy Jerkson and the Ovolactovegetarians” all in one specially priced boxed set!
6 x 9, 192 pages, full-color paperback: $19.99
ISBN:  978-1-59707-274-8

DISNEY FAIRIES #8 “Tinker Bell and Her Stories for a Rainy Day”
Silvia Gianatti, Augusto Machetto, Paola Mulazzi, writers
Emilio Urbano, Elisabetta Melaranci, artists
Tinker Bell’s oldest friend Peter Pan and her oldest enemy Captain Hook both guest star in the newest volume of the Cyblis Award nominated series. Containing four magical stories jam-packed with rare appearances by some of the most beloved Disney characters including the lovable bumbling pirate Mr. Smee and fairies of Pixie Hollow who have never appeared in comics—until now.
6 x 9, 64pp., full-color paperback: $7.99
ISBN 978-1-59707-303-5
6 x 9, 64pp., full-color hardcover: $11.99
ISBN 978-1-59707-304-2

THE SMURFS  #11 “The Smurf Olympics
Peyo – writer and artist
Yvan Delporte, writer
Papercutz celebrates the Summer 2012 Olympic Games with “The Smurf Olympics”! Hefty Smurf loves to play sports, but he can’t get the other Smurfs to play with him. His solution – create “Smurf Olympics”! The Smurfs divide themselves into two teams, all competing for the grand prize: a kiss from the Smurfette. But when one Smurf is turned down by both teams, he decides to compete on his own, throwing the games into chaos! Can one Smurf take on the whole village? And can the Smurfs stop cheating and playing pranks on each other long enough for the games to actually take place?
6 ½ x 9, 56pp., full-color paperback: $5.99
ISBN 978-1-59707-301-1
6 ½ x 9, 56pp., full-color hardcover: $10.99
ISBN 978-1-59707-302-8 

 
THE SMURFS #4-6 Boxed Set
Peyo – writer and artist
Gos -writer
Yvan Delporte, writer
Volumes 4 through 6 collected into one boxed set with close to 150 pages of comics! Includes “The Smurfette”, “The Smurfs and the Egg,” “The Smurfs and the Howlibird.”
6½ x 9, 192 pages, full-color paperback: $17.99
ISBN:  978-1-59707-306-6

Coming in December: The Story of Lee

Here’s what’s being solicited for in comics stores this month to come from NBM in December:

A cross-cultural manga is our feature, as written by Sean Michael Wilson who’s been busy making a name for himself with AX, Alternative Manga from Top Shelf as well as adaptations for Graphic Classics and Kodansha:

 
THE STORY OF LEE, Vol.1
Sean Michael Wilson & Chie Kutsuwada
Lee, living in Hong Kong, meets Matt, a fine young Englishman. Their relationship becomes stronger by the day, despite their deep cultural differences. But there is Lee’s Dad to contend with who views this affair very suspiciously. And there is another contender for Lee’s heart, a Chinese young man, whose jealousy takes on twinges of xenophobia. Will Lee and Matt’s relationship successfully cross the cultural divide and overcome the negative odds? Two worlds collide creating good sparks… and bad ones.
5 x 7 1/2, 200pp., B&W, trade pb.: $11.99, ISBN 978-1-56163-594-8SEE PREVIEWS

And from Eurotica, we have another new Gambedotti (4 Grilfriends):

 
 
GETTING CLOSE
Atilio GAMBEDOTTI
A group of young people get closer and closer, experiencing some mind-blowing explorations in sexuality and relationships. Beautifully hot and intense and also very heartfelt writing as the best-selling Gambedotti does not fail to provide.
81/2 x 11, 48pp., full color trade pb.: $11.99, ISBN 978-1-56163-597-9Go to Eurotica (must be over 18) to see previews.

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PAPERCUTZ, our sister co. for fun comics for kids of all ages, premiers a new series of parodies:

PAPERCUTZ SLICES:

“Harry Potty and the Deathly Boring”
Rick Parker and Stefan Petrucha, the team behind the hit TALES FROM THE CRYPT #8 and its “Diary of a Stinky Dead Kid”, get together again, this time taking on Harry Potter! Following the murder of their mentor Dumb-As-A-Door by the seemingly traitorous Barista Frappe; Harry Potty, Don Measley and Whiny Stranger must find a way to defeat the nose-less lord Value-Mart (He-Whose-Prices-Can’t-Be-Beat) and his followers the Odor Eaters in order to avenge the death of Harry Potty’s parents and bring balance to the world of magic.
6 x 9, 64 pages, full-color
Paperback: ISBN: 978-1-59707-217-5, $6.99
Hardcover: ISBN: 978-1-59707-218-2, $10.99

Also the next Nancy Drew in her New Case Files:

That’s right!! You saw it right… And this ain’t Ned… how can this be?!
NANCY DREW THE NEW CASE FILES #2
Vampire Slayer Part Two
By Stefan Petrucha and Sarah Kinney
Sho Murase, artist
The Girl Detective has been locked in a large estate with Gregor, the young man whom everyone suspects of being a vampire, only to learn he has a rare disease that won’t allow him to venture outside during the day. While Nancy’s friends George and Bess and boyfriend Ned are locked outside the large estate, Nancy and Gregor are trapped inside with a crazed woman who believes Gregor is a real vampire, and that she must destroy him!
6×9, 64pp, full color paperback: $6.99
ISBN: 978-1-59707-233-5

A New Fairies:

DISNEY FAIRIES #4
“Tinker Bell to the Rescue”
By Augusto Machetto, Carlotta Quattrocolo,
Giulia Conti, and Teresa Radici
Elisabetta Melaranci and Emilio Urbano, artists

Captain Hook causes trouble for Tinker Bell and the rest of the Fairies when she kidnaps Vidia – the flying-talent fairy – and has his bumbling assistant Mr. Smee hold her captive. Tinker Bell and Fira must sneak onto Captain Hook’s ship and free their fellow Fairy! Featuring four more stories starring Tinker Bell, Prilla, Dulcie, Beck and the rest.
5x 7 1/2, 80pp., full color paperback: $7.99
ISBN: 978-1-59707-200-7

And good for Christmas, the hardcover edition of:

CLASSICS ILLUSTRATED DELUXE, Vol. 5:
TREASURE ISLAND
Robert Louis Stevenson, David Chauvel, David Simon

The themes of Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic novel Treasure Island: loyalty, adventure, morality and especially coming of age, make it ideal for “Classics Illustrated Deluxe.” Stevenson’s riveting tale has become more and more influential over the years; serving as the basis for such popular portrayals of piracy as one-legged sailors with parrots on their shoulders, treasure maps where an “X” marks the spot, to the specific style we think of when imagining pirates speak. David Chauvel’s faithful adaptation combined with Fred Simon’s vibrant art truly captures the excitement experienced by readers both old and young alike that this classic has invoked for so many years.
61/2 x 9, 144 pages, full color hardcover: $17.99, ISBN 978-1-59707-185-7