NBM Heads to MoCCA Arts Festival

mocca.19.sliderOn April 6th & 7th, NBM Graphic Novels will be attending The MoCCA Arts Festival, a 2-day multimedia event and Manhattan’s largest independent comics, cartoon and animation festival, which draws over 7,000 attendees each year.

With 400 exhibiting artists displaying their work, award-winning honorees speaking about their careers and artistic processes and other featured artists conducting workshops, lectures and film screenings, the Festival mission accelerates the advancement of the Society’s broader mission to serve as Manhattan’s singular cultural institution promoting all genres of illustration through exhibitions, programs and art education.

This year, NBM and Papercutz will be premiering two titles at the show.

Appearing on behalf of NBM is Ted Rall, writer of THE YEAR OF LOVING DANGEROUSLY.

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It’s New York City in the 1980s and Ted Rall is in college. Everything is fine before his pranks, lack of focus and restlessness get him expelled. Unable to find a job and rejected by his parents, he considers suicide. By happenstance he finds comfort in the arms of many women as he bed-hops around the five boroughs. It’s better than homelessness, but the psychic toll of selling himself and his affection was higher than he imagined.

Both acidly funny and brutally honest, Rall, a cartoonist both beloved and reviled for his edgy politics, pours out his guts in this remembrance of this most difficult chapter in his life in this revised paperback edition.

Ted will be appearing at the NBM Booth (#D149-150B) throughout the show and will be signing during the following times:

Saturday

  • 11:00-12:30 PM
  • 2:00-3:30 PM
  • 5:00-6:30 PM

Sunday

  • 12:30- 2:00 PM
    3:30-5:00 PM

Also premiering from our sister company, Papercutz, is THE ONLY LIVING GIRL. Writer/co-creator David Gallaher will be in attendance.

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Zandra ‘Zee’ Parfitt is one of the last human survivors of a cosmic disaster that merged hundreds of planets into the mysterious patchwork wasteland of Chimerika. After learning that the experiments of her late father, the diabolical Doctor Once, created this world, Zee and her companions — classmate Erik Farrell and mermaid warrior Morgan — embark on a dangerous quest filled with robots, monsters, unknown civilizations, and unlikely allies. Together they push back against the relentless Consortium, who want control of this new world at any cost. Through it all, Zee searches for the truth of her past so she can redeem her father’s legacy.

David will be appearing at the NBM Booth (#D149-150B) throughout the show and will be signing during the following times:

Saturday

  • 12:30-2:00 PM
  • 3:30-5:00 PM

Sunday

  • 11:00 – 12:30 PM
  • 2:00 -3:30 PM

All of our latest titles will be available at our table and we’ll also have looks at upcoming releases.

The 2019 MoCCA Arts Festival will take place at Metropolitan West in New York City with programming mere steps away at Ink48 (653 11th Ave).

Our art director: 20 years of some pretty fine books

Yesterday evening we celebrated our art director’s 20 years with us! Martin Satryb came to us from Tower Records NYC and since then we’ve been working together as quite a good team. I think we can truly say we’ve put out some pretty fine books!

So we took him to his favorite: the famous classic steakhouse Delmonico’s. He died and went to heaven over a succulent 20 ouncer.

Thank you Martin for such loyal service over more than half of NBM’s history and now all of sister co. Papercutz’ history, from all of us!

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In the picture from left you see Jim Salicrup, my co-founder at Papercutz and editor-in-chief, Michael Petranek, our former associate editor, now at Scholastic -he and Martin would throw stuff at each other- Jeff Whitman, my assistant at NBM and Papercutz production coordinator/marketing ass’t., Bethany Bryan, associate ed. at Papercutz, Sven Larsen, marketing VP, Papercutz, Tony Shenton, legendary comics store rep who started with us even longer ago than Martin, Martin, me and Marc Minoustchine (hey, the M in NBM) who’s joining our team.

Terry Nantier

Visit Us At MoCCA This Weekend at Booth 161-162

NBM is once again heading to the MoCCA Arts Festival and we’re happy to have Stan Mack (Taxes, the Tea Party, and Those Revolting Rebels) signing on Saturday following his 11:30 am panel, Art As Passion: Celebrating the spirit of comics through observation and reportage which will be moderated by Dan Nadel.

Stan will be at the NBM/Papercutz Booth (161-162) on Saturday from 12:30-1:30 and then from 3 to 5.

Also hanging out at the NBM booth will be cartoonist Lance Tooks making a rare U.S. appearance. He’ll be signing copies of his series Lucifer’s Garden.

We’ll also have a special free sample of Persia Blues by Dara Naraghi and Brent Bowman as well as our latest titles including An Enchantment by Christian Durieux, The Initiates by Etienne Davodeau, and Abelard by Régis Hautière and Renaud Dillies. We’ll also have plenty of Papercutz titles including Annoying Orange, The Smurfs, Ariol, Ninjago, Power Rangers, and more.

So come on by, meet some cool folks and celebrate comics!

NBM/Papercutz

Booths 161-162

NBM Heads To MoCCA Arts Festival on April 6th – 7th

NBM is once again heading to the MoCCA Arts Festival and we’re happy to have Stan Mack (Taxes, the Tea Party, and Those Revolting Rebels) signing on Saturday following his 11:30 am panel, Art As Passion: Celebrating the spirit of comics through observation and reportage which will be moderated by Dan Nadel.

Also hanging out at the NBM booth will be cartoonist Lance Tooks making a rare U.S. appearance.  He’ll be signing copies of his series Lucifer’s Garden.

We’ll also have a special free sample of Persia Blues by Dara Naraghi and Brent Bowman as well as our latest titles including An Enchantment by Christian Durieux, The Initiates by Etienne Davodeau, and Abelard by Régis Hautière and Renaud Dillies.  We’ll also have plenty of Papercutz titles including Annoying Orange, The Smurfs, Ariol, Ninjago, Power Rangers, and more.

So come on by, meet some cool folks and celebrate comics!

NBM/Papercutz

Booths 161-162

NBM in February: the next Louvre book

Here’s what we’ve got for February being solicited for now at your comics bookstore (as we like to call them- if they’re a comicbook store, they probably don’t carry us!).

The main news is another magnificent graphic novel in the Louvre collection, this time by a bestselling mangaka seen here for the first time:

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. 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…
7 ¼ x 10 3/8, 128pp. full color hardcover, $19.99
ISBN 978-1-56163-615-0

see previews

And check out the others in this collection:

On the Odd Hours

Glacial Period

The Sky Over the Louvre

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And here’s what’s new from Papercutz:

New series!

DANCE CLASS #1 “So, You Think You Can Hip-Hop?”

ka, writer

Crip, artist

In this new dance based series, Julie, Lucy and Alia are BFF’s who share one passion: dance! Between programs in ballet and modern dance, they also slip in classes on many other styles including hip-hop, a class run by the hunk KT, who’s got all three competing for his attention. As they prepare for the ballet “Sleeping Beauty,” they’d love to see him play Prince Charming. Any of the millions of girls with a love for dance and taking classes will find this new gag-filled series irresistible!

8 x 10, 48pp., full-color hardcover: $9.99

ISBN 978-1-59707-254-0 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GARFIELD & Co #5 “A Game of Cat and Mouse”

By Jim Davis and Mark Evanier, writers

Ellipsanime/Dargaud Media, artists

Adapted by Cedric Michiels

Garfield isn’t a mauser. He doesn’t even mind mice—as long as they don’t get in his way, he couldn’t care less. But when his mouse friend Squeek invites his big family to stay at Jon’s, they quickly take over the entire house—turning the kitchen into a Mouse Paradise complete with tennis court, spa, and buffet. Jon gives Garfield an ultimatum: get rid of the mice, or Jon will call an exterminator. Also featuring “Pet Matchers” and “Catnap.”

6½ x 9, 32pp., full-color hardcover: $7.99

ISBN 978-1-59707-300-4


ERNEST & REBECCA #2 “Sam the Repulsive”

Guillame Bianco, writer

Antonello Dalena, artist

Life isn’t easy for Rebecca. Between parents at each other’s throats, a big sister with her own worries, and an uncle intent on her taking her medicine, it’s hard for Rebecca to keep smiling. Complicating things further, her health isn’t good and her parents would prefer she be cloistered all the time. But Rebecca has a solution to her problems: Ernest the bacterium who’s become her sworn pal and is out to reconcile her parents and fight off a new virus named Sam who threatens to make Rebecca’s health take a turn for the worst!

8 x 10, 48pp., full-color hardcover: $11.99

ISBN 978-1-59707-299-1

SEE MORE AT THE PAPERCUTZ SITE!

September: we’re all Stargazing Dogs

NBM’s program for this September, which is being solicited for in comics bookstores now, headlines a first for us: a Japanese manga. And not just any manga, one that has been a smash bestseller there with over 400,000 copies sold:

Stargazing Dog
Takashi Murakami
A moving manga that is a major best-seller in Japan, selling now over 400,000 copies and being made into a movie. Oto-san is down and out. Life has conspired against him, nothing coming together the way he wished, so he sets out with his car to just get away from it all. All people around him have abandoned him in indifference but as we discover along with him, the one he can count on utterly and completely is a dog he just adopted who follows him blindly, faithfully and completely, to the end, lightening up his new adventure into the unknown.
6×9, 128pp, B&W trade paperback, $11.99
ISBN 978-1-56163-612-9

see previews

While we’re at it, don’t forget our beautiful and well reviewed Korean Manhwa:

Mijeong and Run, Bong-Gu Run by Byun Byung-Jun

Buja’s Diary by Seyeong O 

Meanwhile in Eurotica:

SIZZLE #51
Cornnell Clarke’s Peanut Butter vol.5 wraps up and more of Omaha the Cat Dancer, Barbarian Chicks and Gambedotti. All in full color now!
Quarterly, 48pp., full color, $5.95

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And our sister Papercutz has these goodies for September, starting with a launch of a charming Trondheim treat:


MONSTER CHRISTMAS
Lewis Trondheim – writer and artist
By the artist of Dungeon and Little Nothings, a charming new series for kids! Peter and Jean, two mischievous kids, love to draw monsters. They create Kriss, with three legs, four arms, and ten mouths, who escapes from the sheet of paper and becomes the family’s new pet! For Christmas, Jean and Peter go on vacation to the mountains with their parents. Kriss is supposed to stay at home, but he manages to make the trip on the roof of the car. Suddenly an avalanche blocks the road, caused by a monster in hot pursuit of… Santa Claus! It’s up to the kids and their pet monster to Save Santa and Christmas! But it looks like this other monster can eat Kriss for breakfast!
8 x 10, 32pp., full-color hardcover: $9.99
ISBN 978-1-59707-288-5

And a new Garfield and Smurfs!

GARFIELD & Co #3 “Catzilla”
By Jim Davis and Mark Evanier, writers
Ellipsanime/Dargaud Media, artists
Adapted by Cedric Michiels
It’s Halloween, and Garfield has dresses up as “Catzilla,” a fierce wild cat that lives at the zoo, to go out Trick or Treating. What Garfield doesn’t know is that the real Catzilla has escaped from the zoo and the police are searching for it, leading to a wild case of mistaken identity! Will Garfield end up in a zoo? And what will Jon and Odie do if they run into Catzilla? Also featuring the stories “Underwater World” and “Perfect Pizza.”
6½ x 9, 32pp., full-color hardcover: $7.99
ISBN 978-1-59707-278-6

 

THE SMURFS  #8 “The Smurf Apprentice”
Peyo – writer and artist
Yvan Delporte, writer
Gos, artist
A smurf wants to emulate Papa Smurf, and decides the best way to do so would be to practice magic. So, the smurf sneaks into Gargamel’s lab and steals instructions for a magic potion. The smurf foolishly drinks the potion and is turned into a monstrous lizard that all of the smurfs fear. Can Papa Smurf create an antidote? Or will the Smurfs be seeing green for the rest of their lives? Also featuring the stories “Smurftraps” and “Halloween.”
6 ½ x 9, 56pp., full-color paperback: $6.99
ISBN 978-1-59707-279-3
6 ½ x 9, 56pp., full-color hardcover: $10.99
ISBN 978-1-59707-280-9

THE SMURFS #1-3 Boxed Set
Peyo – writer and artist
Yvan Delporte, writer
Volumes 1 through 3 collected into one boxed set with close to 150 pages of comics! Value priced at under 20 dollars. Includes the Purple Smurfs, The Magic Flute and the Smurf King.
6½ x 9, 184 pages, full-color paperback: $17.99
ISBN:  978-1-59707-273-1

DISNEY FAIRIES #1-4 Boxed Set
Paola Mulazzi, Augusto Machetto, Giulia Conti, writers
Emilio Urbano, Elisabetta Melaranci, Andrea Greppi, Gianluca Barone, artists
Collecting the first four volumes of the hit Papercutz DISNEY FAIRIES graphic novels with close to 300 pages of full-color comics!
5 x 7½, 320 pages, full-color paperback: $29.99
ISBN:  978-1-59707-272-4

SEE MORE OF THESE PAPERCUTZ BOOKS.

ALL OF THESE CAN BE ORDERED THROUGH YOUR COMICS BOOKSTORE NOW!

NBM in April: A much lighter Dungeon Monstres

Here’s what we’ve got being solicited for in comics stores this month, to ship in April:

The Dungeon series takes a much lighter turn after its increasingly dark stories:

DUNGEON Monstres
Vol. 4: Night of the Ladykiller
Joann Sfar, Lewis Trondheim,
J-E. Vermot-Desroches, Yoann
Vulture sorcerer Horus, a ladykiller? Who knew? Yet, as the first story in this volume shows, he is accused of impregnating a slew of women. The second story takes a much lighter tone starring Grogro the big always hungry goofball seen in many stories before, especially in the Parade series. Here, he’s the hero, or at least tries to be, on a mission to fix a mess with a bunch of beer brewers. Question is: will he solve the problem… or just eat (and drink) it?
6 1/2 x 9, 96pp., full color trade pb.: $14.99, ISBN 978-1-56163-608-2

See the preview pages

You can also  order this month from your comics store the previous volume 3 in this series AND, just in time for Easter, Brooke Allen’s irresistible and highly acclaimed debut A Home for Mr. Easter.

EUROTICA meanwhile will offer an elegant and steamy collection of Chinese erotic comics:

The Jade Door
Chaiko & other Chinese artists
Erotic stories from ancient China by leading Chinese artists. Beautiful Asian women opening themselves to forbidden temptations, delicately rendered in exquisite watercolors and painting. A beautiful and very arousing album from the Middle Kingdom.
9 x 12, 64pp., full color hardcover: $17.99,
ISBN 978-1-56163-606-8

And stores will be able to reorder for you our other top erotica: First Time and The Story of O.

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And so you know as well, our sister Papercutz has this for April:

THE SMURFS #6
“The Smurfs and the Howlibird”
Peyo – writer and artist/
Gos – writer

The Howlibird is coming, and the Smurfs are going! When one of Papa Smurf’s experiments goes terribly wrong, it indirectly leads to the creation of the high-flying terror known as the Howlibird — a monster determined to destroy all Smurfs! Also, the return of Gargamel in “The Smurf Express”!

6 1/2 x 9, 56pp., full color paperback: $5.99,
ISBN: 978-1-59707-260-1
Also in collector’s hardcover: $10.99,
ISBN 978-1-56163-261-836

see the preview pages

CLASSICS ILLUSTRATED #13 “Ivanhoe”
By Sir Walter Scott
Adapted by Mark Wayne Harris and Ray Lago

Mark Wayne Harris adapts the classic novel that brought the Age of Chivalry to dramatic life and added to the mythology of Robin Hood. Ray Lago’s beautiful full-color renderings depict all the romance and ation of this timeless tale in an impressively dynamic fashion. Lago’s breath-taking watercolor work makes “Ivanhoe” one of the most handsomely illustrated editions in CLASSICS ILLUSTRATED history.

61/2 x 9, 56pp,. full-color hardcover: $9.99
ISBN 978-1-59707-248-9

see the beautiful previews

NBM in March: SIZZLE goes full color!

NBM’s news this month comes from its EUROTICA side:

Our quarterly adult comics magazine SIZZLE which previews many of its graphic novels goes from black & white to full color throughout!

Best yet: the price stays the same at $5.95!

The magazine has been regularly featuring the works of Kevin Taylor (Girl), Christian Zanier (Banana Games), Cornnell Clarke (Peanut Butter), as well as Barbarian Chicks & Demons. But of late it’s also added the best-selling author from the Spanish Kiss comics magazine Atilio Gambedotti (Room-Mates, 4 Girlfriends) with a new series Three of a Kind. This issue will also feature a new hot artist from Kiss: Mapp and It Could Happen to You. From China, a beautiful story from a graphic novel coming in April The Jade Door making the magazine truly international. Omaha the Cat Dancer will also continue, albeit in its usual black & white.

Time to rediscover this magazine of quality adult comics which has been surprisingly stable in its circulation through these turbulent times for magazines.

For more info and previews (you must be over 18) click here and then click on the Coming Up in March banner on the left.

By the way, we want to remind you Eurotica has its own blog now where such authors as Zanier, Clarke and Taylor regularly participate with their latest creations.

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Meanwhile, for a completely younger audience, we’ll take this opportunity to inform you of what’s up over at our sister co. Papercutz:

This month a nutty spoof of Twilight is featured.

PAPERCUTZ SLICES #2 “Breaking Down”
Stefan Petrucha, writer
Rick Parker, artist
The team that brought you the best-selling Diary of a Stinky Dead Kid cuts up the best-selling series starring love-sick vampires and jealous werewolves! The “Twilight Saga” gets sliced up in this unauthorized parody of the blockbuster book and movie series! For fans sick of glittery vampires and wonky werewolves, here’s an hilarious antidote.
6½  x 9, 64pp., full-color paperback: $6.99
ISBN 978-1-59707-244-1; PREVIEWS

THE HARDY BOYS The New Case Files #2 “Break-Up!”
Gerry Conway, writer
Paulo Henrique, artist
The world-famous Hardy Boys have been solving mysteries together for years, but the unthinkable has happened – Joe and Frank have decided to no longer work together. Like Lennon and McCartney, Martin and Lewis, and Sonny and Cher, all things must pass. Will they continue as agents of A.T.A.C. (American Teens Against Crime) separately? And will Joe and Frank still be effective as solo crime fighters?
6½  x 9, 64pp., full-color paperback: $6.99
ISBN 978-1-59707-242-7; PREVIEWS

THE SMURFS  #5 “The Smurfs and the Egg”
Peyo and Yvan Delporte, writers
Peyo, artist
What is the secret of the egg? The annual event known as “Smurf Day” is near, and Papa Smurf wants to celebrate by making a big cake. The Smurfs gather all of the ingredients for the cake, but are missing an egg. When two Smurfs find an egg in the forest and bring it back, the other Smurfs soon learn that it is a magic egg that grants wishes! Soon all of the Smurfs are making unwise wishes and the entire village is a mess. It’s up to Papa Smurf to find a way to restore calm. Also featuring “The Fake Smurf,” where the evil wizard Gargamel finds a way to infiltrate the Smurf Village – by becoming a Smurf himself!
6½  x 9, 64pp., full-color paperback: $5.99
ISBN 978-1-59707-246-5
6½  x 9, 64pp., full-color hardcover: $10.99
ISBN 978-1-59707-247-2

 

NBM in January: Bigger Nothings

Here’s what we’ve got planned for January. Unfortunately, as far as ordering these through your comic bookstore goes, it gets tricky: Diamond distributors decided NOT to carry these banded specially priced sets!

SO, that means you can only get them through us and some comic stores who order directly from us (ask them)! Here goes:

BIGGER NOTHINGS:
THE LITTLE NOTHINGS SET Vols. 1-3
Lewis TRONDHEIM
Now in a specially priced banded set of the 3 volumes, Trondheim’s popular little slice of life vignettes are collected together. “It’s very gently funny but splendidly assured and evocative of place — if a friend had drawn you a page of it as a letter, you’d treasure it forever” said The New York Times Book Review of this strip.
3 volumes banded together, 6×9, 384 pp., full color trade pbs with flaps, $39.99 (normally $45), ISBN 978-1-56163-599-3

see previews

ORDINARY VICTORIES SET
Manu LARCENET
One of the most acclaimed graphic novels of the decade is now available in a specially priced banded set of the 2 volumes. This is the story of Marc, a photographer who’s tired, of a very patient chick he meets, of banal horrors and of his pain-in-the-neck cat.
It’s the story of his art thrown against heavy anxiety attacks; of a really cute woman in his small town who seems to take to him against all odds; of the old neighbor, a peaceful likable fellah until you get to know his disturbing role in the war…
Called one of five best graphic novels by TIME magazine on its release, it was also a Booklist top 10 graphic novel of the year: “Superb marriage of literary realism and comics.” “Like any great work of art, it is possible to hold the pages up and through them, see the world” said Comic Book Resources.
2 volume set banded together, 61/2 x 9, 248 pp, full color trade pbs, $29.99 (normally $32),
ISBN 978-1-56163-600-6

see previews

And from Eurotica, this one comics stores will be able to order through Diamond:

OMAHA The Cat Dancer, set of vols. 1-7
Reed WALLER, Kate WORLEY
Now’s your chance to own the entire run of this best-selling classic of comics erotica at a very special price. Omaha is remarkable in that it blends intelligent and captivating story with well-rounded funny animal characters as well as totally guilt-free joyously rendered sex!
Bundled set of 7 volumes, 8 1/2×11, B&W, trade pbs., 816 pp., $75 (normally over $90!) ISBN 978-1-56163-601-3

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Meanwhile, back at Papercutz (all of these available through Diamond):

THE SMURFS #4 “The Smurfette”
Peyo – writer and artist/ Yvan Delporte – writer
For the first time in the Papercutz SMURFS graphic novels, the one and only Smurfette makes her dramatic debut! Here’s the original comics story that introduced her to the world. Where she comes from and how she first appeared may surprise her many fans! What sinister role did the wicked Gargamel play in her arrival? And how did Papa Smurf get involved in a way that would change Smurfette forever? This is the story Smurf fans have been waiting for!
6x 9, 64pp., full color paperback: $5.99, ISBN: 978-1-59707-236-6
Also in collector’s hardcover: $10.99, ISBN 978-1-56163-237-3

GERONIMO STILTON  #7 “Dinosaurs in Action”
By Geronimo Stilton
The Pirate Cats have had their plans foiled by Geronimo Stilton time and time again, due to the help from Geronimo’s friend Professor Volt. The Pirate Cats decide to better their odds by getting rid of Professor Volt, kidnapping him and leaving him in the Cretaceous Period – a time when the earth was occupied by dinosaurs! Geronimo and his friends must travel back in time 140 million years to save Professor Volt from literally becoming a part of history!
6½ x 9, 56pp., full color hardcover: $9.99
ISBN: 978-1-59707-239-7

CLASSICS ILLUSTRATED  #12 “The Island of Dr. Moreau”
By H.G. Wells
Adapted by Steven Grant and Eric Vincent
One of H.G. Wells’s most visionary tales, “The Island of Dr. Moreau” relates the disturbing tale of Pendrick, a shipwrecked naturalist who unwittingly discovers a horrific scientific and social experiment that is creating a mutant race of hideous creatures, half-human and half-beast. Terrifying and spellbinding, Wells’ masterpiece warns of the catastrophe that could result when man recklessly tampers with nature. Eric Vincent’s artwork vividly summons up the nightmarish life in Dr. Moreau’s tortured world.
6½  x 9, 56pp,. full-color hardcover: $9.99
ISBN 978-1-59707-235-9

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