Mr. Hornswoggler, Gent. has been active

Andrew Wheeler, that is, at his Antick Musings blog where he’s reviewed:

The Axe-Man of New Orleans, Rick Geary’s latest Treasury of Murder tome

Boneyard vol.7 by Richard Moore

and also has nice words to say about our sister co. PapercutzThe Smurfs.

Wanna be a Smurf?

papercutz logo

Our sister co. Papercutz is looking for two people at the San Diego con, one no higher than 3 apples, um, well, 5’3″ to don a Papa Smurf costume at various intervals Thursday through Saturday, and one to be the guide to Papa Smurf going around the exhibit floor, for some extra money as well as a pass to the show.

Interested? Contact petranek@papercutz.com. Tell him you heard about it from the NBM blog.

Have a smurfy day.

A New Geary in June

Here’s what we’ve got slated for June, solicited in comics stores now:

A NEW TREASURY OF XXTH CENTURY MURDER!

A Treasury of XXth Century Murder
The Terrible Axe-Man of New Orleans
Rick Geary
Nights of terror! A city awash in blood! New Orleans right after the First World War. The party returns to the Big Easy but someone looks to spoil it. Grocers are being murdered in the dead of night by someone grabbing their axe and hacking them right in their own cushy beds! The pattern for each murder is the same: a piece of the door is removed for entry, the axe is borrowed on the property, and the assailant aims straight for the head! Why? How could he fit through that piece in the door? The man is never found for sure but speculations abound which Geary presents with his usual gusto!
A Junior Library Guild selection
6×9, 80pp., B&W, jacketed hardcover, $15.99 ISBN 978-1-56163-581-8

See the previews.

And from EUROTICA:

KRISTINA, Queen of Vampires
Chapter 3
Frans MENSINK
Kristina’s coven of vampires come over to rescue her with their own blood but as she revives she cannot resist being with her little group of human subjects who provide her with such delicious sex. Will it be her un-doing?
8 1/2 x11, 48pp, full color trade pb.: $11.99, ISBN 978-1-56163-585-6
see previews, click on the Coming up in June banner.

Order all of these from your comics store today or you can pre-order from us here.

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From PAPERCUTZ, our sister co.:

DISNEY FAIRIES #2
“Tinker Bell and The Wings of Rani”

By Teresa Radice, Augusto Machetto and Giulia Conti
Daniela Vetro, Emilio Urbano, Roberta Zanotta, artists.

Five stories featuring Tinker Bell and the rest of the Fairies of Pixie Hollow! In “The Lost Fairy” Tinker Bell and Prilla search for one of their missing friends while “The Wings of Rani” sees the only wingless fairy, Rani, strive to save her friend Beck from a huge waterfall. “The Most Beautiful Dress” pits Beck, Vidia and Prilla against each other in a dress contest, leaving Tinker Bell to keep the competition from getting out of hand. Beck learns the true value of friends in “The Color of Friendship,” and lastly all of the Fairies find themselves looking a bit silly when Queen Clarion accidentally loses her shoes, leading all the Fairies to do the same, thinking it’s the newest fashion trend! A collection of warm and funny stories starring Tinker Bell and friends.

5 x 7 1/2, 80 pages, full-color paperback, $7.99, ISBN: 9781-59707-226-7
Also available in collector’s hardcover: $12.99 ISBN 978-1-59707-227-4

CLASSICS ILLUSTRATED
Graphic Novel #10
Cyrano de Bergerac
By Edmond Rostand
Adapted by Peter David and Kyle Baker
The classics romance comes to comics in this adaptation by celebrated graphic novelist Kyle Baker and Peter David, in which the tragedy and romance of Rostand’s 19th century play are presented. Cyrano de Bergerac yearns to confess his love to for his cousin Roxanne; he is a talented poet and musician who should have no trouble doing so. Yet his large nose has him convinced that no woman would ever be interested in him. When Cyrano finds out that Roxanne is enamored with the handsome Christian de Neuville, a tale of romance and heartbreak begins that is wonderfully captured by David and Baker.

6 1/2 x 9, 56 pages, full-color hardcover, $9.99,
ISBN: 978-1-59707-197-0

Order all of these from your comics store today or you can pre-order from us here.

NBM in May: the last Boneyard!

Here’s what’s being solicited for at comics shops now from NBM.
Boneyard comes to its conclusion, well, at least for a while:

BONEYARD, Vol. 7
Richard Moore
The final volume, at least for a long while as Moore takes an indefinite break. Michael Paris and Abbey are up against powerful rival armies in the land of Faeries. Michael look helplessly caught but Abbey raises one powerful army of her own! In this grand spectacular finale, even in the midst of action and suspense, Moore mixes his usual irresistible deadpan humor and magic characterization. Collects issues 25-28.
7×10, 96pp, B&W, trade pb., $10.99, ISBN 978-1-56163-583-2

see previews.

AND, of course don’t miss the previous six volumes, the 1st 4 of which are in color. Vol.1 is presently sold out but going back to press.

Meanwhile, back at Eurotica, two goodies coming in May:

Back to press, long unavailable!
BODY HEAT 1
Kevin TAYLOR
This collection brings the best stories Taylor has done all in one juicy volume! Includes stories with Girl, Boy Blue and Marty and many other goodies as well as a number of new ones as yet unseen!
8 1/2 x11, 80pp., B&W, color cover, trade pb.: $11.99,
ISBN 978-1-56163-246-6

Speaking of Taylor, his last chapter of Girl, The Second Coming has been serializing in:

SIZZLE #46
Kristina’s 3rd adventure continues along with Cornnell Clarke’s Peanut Butter, Kevin Taylor’s Girl and Omaha the Cat Dancer plus many more goodies.
81/2x 11, quarterly magazine, 64pp., B&W, $5.95

see previews in Eurotica, click on the Coming Up in May banner

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PAPERCUTZ, our sister co. in kids GN’s has a lot of BIONICLE:

MAKUTA’S GUIDE TO THE UNIVERSE
By Greg Farshtey

Featuring the only map of the BIONICLE Universe ever published, exclusive information, and the inside story from Makuta Teridax himself, “Makuta’s Guide to the Universe” is a great addition to any BIONICLE fan’s collection. As the BIONICLE saga prepares to begin a new chapter, followers of the
series can take a look back at the stories that have thrilled millions!
6 x 9, 96pp., full color paperback, $9.99 ISBN-13: 978-1-59707-203-8

MATA NUI’S GUIDE TO BARA MAGNA
By Greg Farshtey
“Mata Nui’s Guide to Bara Magna” takes BIONICLE fans on a journey of discovery through the villages of Bara Magna, its treacherous sea of sand, and its forbidding Black Spike Mountains. BIONICLE fans will get exclusive information on the Agori, Glatorian, bone hunters and Skrall, and get the inside story of events on this strange world in Mata Nui’s own words. A brand new adventure is about to begin!
6 x 9, 96pp., full color paperback, $9.99 ISBN-13: 978-1-59707-204-5

BIONICLE Vol. 9 “The Fall of Atero”
Greg Farshtey, writer, Pop Mhan, artist.
The BIONICLE Glatorian series begins in this graphic novel taking place on the world of Bara Magna, first introduced to fans in BIONICLE #8 “Legends of Bara Magna”. In this harsh world that contains both deserts and snowy, mountain-like terrain, Glatorian matches much like the gladiator matches of
ancient Rome are used to decide conflicts between rival tribes. The world is overrun by the dangerous Skrall, who decimate everything in their path. Fans of the series will be delighted by the return of Mata Nui, the most powerful hero in the BIONICLE Universe, in a form never before seen. In a world with rules and enemies unlike any of the planets seen in previous BIONICLE graphic novels, “The Fall of Atero” launches an all-new dynamic already a hit with fans.
5 x 7 ½, 96pp, full color paperback, $8.99 ISBN-13: 978-1-59707-193-2

And the last Hardy Boys before a complete revamp this fall!

THE HARDY BOYS  vol. 20 “Deadly Strategy”
By Scott Lobdell. Paulo Henrique, artist.

When A.T.A.C. (American Teens Against Crime) agents across the country are all suddenly pulled into strange and bizarre cases, it’s up to special operatives Joe and Frank Hardy to find out exactly what is going on! But this won’t be easy – whoever is behind these seemingly unrelated cases is throwing A.T.A.C. into chaos. And just to complicate matters further, it appears everyone Joe and Frank, the Undercover Brothers, have encountered in the past are somehow involved! Characters from previous graphic novels such as Lindsay Ryder, the Sisters Noir, Dennis Hogan and many more are all back
in the wildest Hardy Boys case ever!
5 x 7 1/2, 96 pages, full-color Paperback, $8.99,  ISBN-13: 978-1-59707-182-6

Order all of these from your comics store today or you can pre-order from us here.

NBM in January: Little Nothings 3

Being solicited in comics stores now for shipping in January: Lewis Trondheim’s next Little Nothings!

LITTLE NOTHINGS
Vol. 3: “Uneasy Happiness”
Lewis TRONDHEIM
Trondheim’s comics blog’s next collection of his popular musings on the every day ironies of life, his little anxieties, funny observations while on travel, his way of finding some cloud over the brightest sunshine, his obsessive hypochondria and other oh-so-easy-to-relate-to nerdy preoccupations. As he says himself, it’s whole lotta not much. And people are lovin’ it:
“Fans of James Kochalka’s American Elf will find he has an international soulmate in Lewis Trondheim.” –The Onion
“If this isn’t the best thing that NBM has ever published in its 30 years of making graphic albums available to the English-language market, it’s one of the top three.”
Tom Spurgeon, Comics Reporter.
6×9, 128pp., full color trade pb with flaps, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-56163-576-4

And if you’ve been following this blog, you know we’ve started putting these webcomics on this very blog since early this week.  From today on, make sure to come over every Thursday and Monday to catch the latest one! You can you see them all together here.

And of course, don’t miss the first two volumes already out which have charmed many. Hey, they were a sell-out when Lewis signed at our booth in San Diego.

While we’re at it, you might like to know what our sister company, Papercutz is up to this month: from Classics Illustrated ‘The Count of Monte Cristo’ as adapted by Steven Grant and Dan Spiegle:

Classics Illustrated #8
The Count of Monte Cristo
By Alexander Dumas
Adapted by Steven Grant
Dan Spiegle, artist

Alexander Dumas’s The Count of Monte Cristo is an adventure story at heart, making Steven Grant and Dan Spiegle excellent choices to adapt this action-packed tale, which translates wonderfully to comics form. Edmond Dantes, a fugitive wrongfully accused of a crime and betrayed by a rival, escapes from prison to embark on a search for treasure. Eventually, Dantes returns to France after creating the new identity of the Count of Monte Cristo in order to exact vengeance on his betrayer. A whirlwind adventure for any young child who follows this epic tale, Grant and Spiegle capture the excitement of this classic story that has remained a best-seller for over a hundred years.

61/2x9, 56pp., full color hardcover $9.99,
ISBN-13: 978-1-59707-177-2

See us at NY Comicon!

We’ll be at booth 1713 in a well placed corner, have our latest books out both for NBM and for our sister publishing co. Papercutz.

For NBM that means having Miss Don’t Touch Me, Nocturnal Conspiracies by David B, Happy Hooligan and fresh in: LITTLE NOTHINGS 2 by Lewis Trondheim! We’ll also have Neil Kleid of Brownsville and other comics with Slave Labor, Image, etc… Publisher Terry Nantier will be there, ready to chat with you.

For Papercutz, the big news is we’ll have Greg Farshtey on Saturday, the writer of  Bionicle and of course the latest Nancy Drew, Hardy Boys, Tales from the Crypt and Classics Illustrated. Meet also our industry-beloved Editor-in-Chief Jim Salicrup.

See ya there at the Javitts Center Feb. 6-8.