NBM in October: The Rise of the Graphic Novel

Here’s what we’ve got being solicited for in comics stores now. First up: an updated edition of THE book tracing the origins and evolution of the phenomenon of graphic novels in this country:

2nd Edition
Stephen Weiner
Introduction by Will Eisner, cover by Jeff Smith

Graphic novels have exploded off bookstore shelves and into movies, college courses and the New York Times Book Review, and onto the coffee tables of the cognoscenti. What’s fueling this explosion? Where did all the excitement come from? Stephen Weiner, a comics historian and children’s literature specialist, provides the answers in this groundbreaking book—the first history of graphic novels.
From the agonizing Holocaust vision of Art Spiegelman’s Maus to the teenage angst of Dan Clowes’s Ghost World, this book takes you into the heart of the graphic novel revolution. The author of 101 Best Graphic Novels now tells the whole history of this new medium—from the first modern urban autobiographical graphic novel, Will Eisner’s A Contract with God, to the hip indy comics of the Hernandez Bros.’ Love and Rockets, the dark mysteries of Neil Gaiman’s Sandman, and the postmodern superheroics of Frank Miller’s Batman: The Dark Knight.
It’s all here, in this newly updated edition—the must-reads, the milestones, and what to look for in the future of this exciting new medium.

6×9, 80pp., B&W hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 9781561637027

Preview a chapter


A new edition of this classic now in hardcover collecting the long out of print paperbacks in thicker volumes:

Parris Quinn

After the light of day, some people like to unwind in the shadow and let out steam in unusual ways. One man likes to be his woman’s slave, one woman dares her boyfriend to watch as she services a group of bankers, another gets a leash on her collar and lets her animal instincts run wild in front of her lover’s camera… Some of the most beautifully rendered erotic comics you will ever see, holding nothing back!
8 ½ x 11, 128pp. B&W, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 9781561637157

See the amazing pages from this gorgeous edition in our Eurotica section (look for the October banner)


Our sister company PAPERCUTZ has a very busy line-up for October, the main news being an all-new Nancy Drew series where she’s only 8 and already solving mysteries! This features art by Stan (Archie) Goldberg.

Also in October:

A new Trondheim: Monster Turkey, the last in this charming series.

a new Geronimo Stilton

The Best of the 3 Stooges comics, vol.2

LEGO Ninjago #5