This Winter, NBM Celebrates The Amazing Rick Geary

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TREASURY OF XXth CENTURY MURDER COMPENDIUM I

including The Lindbergh Child, The Axe-Man of New Orleans, and Madison Square Tragedy
By: Rick Geary

51wohbgciilWitness the most controversial and famous true crime cases that shook the 20th century! These 240 pages retell the love affair that ended the life of prominent architect Stanford White- then dubbed the crime of the century, the New Orleans’ Axe-Man and his gruesome killing spree, and the abduction (and resulting media circus) of aviator Charles Lindbergh’s son- all collected in a handsome quarter-bound omnibus. These carefully researched presentations of true crime stories, each including bibliographies of research sources, present true facts about famous murders in an entertaining fashion.

6×9, 240pp, B&W quarter-bound hc, $27.99
ISBN 978168112063852799

A TREASURY OF VICTORIAN MURDER COMPENDIUM II

Including The Borden Tragedy, The Mystery of Mary Rogers, The Saga of the Bloody Benders, The Case of Madeleine Smith, The Murder of Abraham Lincoln
By: Rick Geary

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400 pages of real murder cases from the Victorian era! This second handsomely quarter-bound omnibus volume brings together the famous double axe murder by Lizzie Borden, the drowning of the lovely Mary Rogers, the Benders who summarily offed their inn customers, Madeleine Smith poisoning an inconvenient suitor and the famous assassination of President Lincoln.

“What stands out is the tone of the work; this collection has a cheeky perspective. Readers who enjoy wry humor and a devil’s advocate for a narrator will appreciate Geary’s style. Satisfies readers’ insatiable curiosity with the macabre”

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6×9, 400pp., B&W quarter-bound hc, $29.99
ISBN 978156163907652999

A Treasury of XXth Century Murder: FAMOUS PLAYERS

The Mysterious Death of William Desmond Taylor
By: Rick Geary

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It’s the early days of Hollywood, movies are just starting to come of their own and gain in popularity. New Stars are made. The movies are still silent but their stars certainly are not, in the scandal sheets. Amidst this new boiling cauldron, William Desmond Taylor, a successful director at the ‘upscale’ Famous Players Studio is found shot in his home.. Could it have been the star Mary Miles Minter or a former butler? But then, what about that strange past Taylor had? Another delectable mystery as only Geary can tell ‘em!

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6×9, 80p., B&W, jacketed hardcover, $15.95

ISBN 978156163555951595

A Treasury of XXth Century Murder: The Terrible Axe-Man of New Orleans

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By: 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!

RESOLICIT
6×9, 80pp., B&W, jacketed hardcover, $15.99
ISBN 978156163581851599

New from Eurotica (Warning: Adults Only)

BODY BY TAYLOR, Girls and other musings

By: Kevin Taylor

The second art book by Kevin J. Taylor, creator, writer and artist of such books as “Model by Day”, “Fang”, “Girl” and currently, “Girl-The Second Coming”. This art book premieres mostly unpublished works done mainly for himself, and a few commissioned works. Inside are paintings inspired by celebrities, supermodels and…panties. You’ll be amazed at how much sharper his paintings have become!

RESOLICIT
9×12, 80pp., full color on glossy stock, trade pb., $18.95
ISBN 978156163422451895

GIRL

By: Kevin Taylor

Girl is an adventurous, fun-loving, lusciously built strip dancer with a fascination for the occult. The demons she manages to conjure up may be good dirty fun but are also rather dangerous…Taylor’s best-seller!

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8×111/2, 144pp., B&W, color cover, trade pb., $15.95
ISBN 978156163231251595

 

Geary’s Black Dahlia is in stores now!

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Rick Geary’s latest entry in his now large library of one-of-a-kind Treasury of Murder books is about the famous Black Dahlia case, one which has other books of note on the subject but none like Geary can do!

At your comics store since last Wednesday and everywhere books are sold including in e-book form!

You can also order from us. Here’s all the info on this.

Equinoxes: “The First Page “

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Comics has a common point with golf, Thai cooking, and probably most human endeavors.
If you keep practicing it for years, eight to twelve hours per day, you end up acquiring a kind of expertise.
But this expertise does not prepare you for when, once your script is finished, the question comes: “how to draw this story?”
No, not ‘a story’ in a general sense, this particular story, the one you just wrote.
Does it require a very controlled style, or conversely, a more spontaneous one? What degree of realism is necessary for it? Will color pencils give a better rendering than ink or brush of the characters’ emotions?

For a few years now, I’ve become convinced (and it may be one of my few theories I’m certain of on the matter) that the style of drawing, the choice of graphic form has a profound influence on the narration.
The consequence of this conviction has been to forget about having one ‘style’, a regular way of drawing, but find the right form for each new book.
I reach that goal too scarcely to my taste, constrained by my technical limits, but I push myself nevertheless.
Some books even require changing styles while in the story. In the case of Equinoxes, it seemed necessary to differentiate each season.
The characters go in the direction of their summer, from shadow to light, and the drawing needed to participate in this progression.
Drawing the first page of this book was drawing the first step in this progression.

To achieve this, I used a secret method used by many authors.
This consists in going around your drawing table, look at the white sheet, drink some coffee, smoke some cigarettes, get up to read your e-mails, return to the drawing table, get up[ again to go do some shopping, come back to the drawing table, get back up to see if any new emails came in, etc, etc…
All this for a number of days without managing to draw one single line.
You have no idea whatsoever how to draw this story and it’d be best to change careers. You sleep little, have a stomach ache, you’re utterly ridiculous.
But, after a while, the anxiety is so strong you draw anything, whatever, as it comes to you, instinctively.
And this ‘whatever’ bizarrely becomes the first page of the book.

This first version of the first page of the prologue to Fall enabled me to draw the second, then another, etc… in their first version, these first pages looked like this:

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A few months later, having gotten to the Winter prologue, I finally found a style which seemed more appropriate for these parts of the narration.
It was essential all the prologues have the same style, so I had to redraw these first 15 pages.
Accepting that you will make mistakes to find something seems an implacable rule.

See more about Equinoxes

Come meet me on my North American Tour

 

NBM Graphic Novels Announces Upcoming Publishing Slate

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NBM Graphic Novels has announced the release schedule through Winter 2017, including brand new releases from Philippe Chanoinat & Fabrice Le Henanff, Paco Roca, Cyril Pedrosa, Annie Goetzinger & Rodolphe, Michiru Morikawa & Sean Michael Wilson and Sandrine Reveland; biographies of Thoreau, Elvis Presley, and Glenn Gould; and a new volume of A Treasury of XXth Century Murder series by Rick Geary.

 

JUNE 2016 (July Trade Publication Date)

BREAKING THE TEN
By Sean Michael Wilson & Michiru Morikawa

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When David loses his wife and child in a tragic car accident he decides, in anger at the cruelty of the event, to turn against God. He sets out to systematically break each of the Ten Commandments in order to both spite God and to get his attention! But will he go all the way, and break the commandment ‘Thou shalt not kill’?

Two mysterious figures, Mr White and Mr Black, try to win David over to their side: the religious or the humanistic. Deeply sad in parts and comical in others, this modern story explores age old questions: Is there a God? And if there is, does that God care about us? By the author of The Story of Lee.

6×9, 112pp., B&W trade pb., $11.99, ISBN 9781681120218 ebook $7.99

 

JULY 2016 (August Trade Publication Date)

MARIE ANTOINETTE, PHANTOM QUEEN
By Annie Goetzinger & Rodolphe

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During the 1930s, Maud, an artist, discovers she has a psychic gift. The first signs manifest themselves in the royal gardens of the Trianon where gradually she understands that a woman from the beyond is attempting to communicate with her. The revelation is beyond belief: it is the ghost of Marie Antoinette appearing to her to share a terrible secret that has tormented her for centuries.

After being guillotined, the Queen is said to have been thrown into a common grave but then exhumed and buried with her husband, Louis XVI, in the Saint-Denis basilica. Yet the ghost tells Maud that her remains are still in the pit, on which a chapel stands today. The queen asks Maud to move her body to the right place so she can finally find peace and no longer haunt people.

Part fantastic ghost story, part biography, this is a delicious beautifully illustrated look into French revolutionary history by the artist of the bestselling Girl in Dior.

8 ½ x 11, 68 pages, full color hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 9781681120294 e-book $9.99

 

AUGUST 2016 (September Trade Publication Date)

EQUINOXES
By Cyril Pedrosa

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In an equinox, day is as long as night, as if the world found perfect equilibrium between shadow and light, a fleeting equilibrium, similar to the stakes of our human destinies. Segmented into four tableaux for four seasons, unrelated people of all social backgrounds seeking equilibrium cross paths with other solitudes, weaving in and out of one and other’s lives- all captivated and tormented by the enigmatic meaning of life. Every season has its visual identity and its individual voice, culminating in summer and, possibly, an answer.

Equinoxes is a unique ground-breaking work of rare intensity and narrative sensibility by a rising bestselling star of European comics.

9 x 12, 336 pp, $49.99, Full color Cloth ISBN 9781681120805 $24.99 e-book

 

SEPTEMBER 2016 (October Trade Publication Date)

ELVIS
By Philippe Chanoinat and Fabrice Le Henanff

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Stepping into Sun Studios in 1954 Elvis Aaron Presley recorded his first single “That’s All Right”. Little did he know he would soon revolutionize music and culture worldwide. This graphic novel biography starts with the story of “The King’s” humble beginnings in Mississippi, detailing, every step of the way, his meteoric rise to the stratosphere of stardom. It includes his service in the military, his extensive record as a Hollywood film star, his complicated family life, finally ending on the last days of the Hound Dog.

Le Henanff’s striking photo-quality painting reconstructs Elvis’s life in a presentation that practically dances off the page!

8.5x 11, 88pp., full color hardcover, $19.99 ISBN 9781681120768 $9.99 e-book

 

OCTOBER 2016 (November Trade Publication Date)

A Treasury of XXth Century Murder: BLACK DAHLIA
By Rick Geary

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On January 15, 1947, a woman was walking with her daughter in a Los Angeles neighborhood. She passed what looked to be a discarded manikin. It turned out to be the body of Elizabeth Short: posed, drained of blood, meticulously scrubbed, and cut in two.

From this point, Geary reconstitutes and reveals for us the life of this 22 year old woman who had become known as “Black Dahlia” because of her striking appearance. She had moved to LA to make it in show business. How could her life have ended in such a ghastly fashion? Was it a jealous boyfriend, a rejected suitor, or one of LA’s notorious mafia connections whom she had apparently been dabbling with? The case gets more complex when, days later, a local newspaper receives a cut-out letter from an anonymous “Black Dahlia Avenger” admitting to the crime. More letters follow toying with the LAPD.

Eisner Award winner Geary takes us through all the twists and turns in one of the most captivating unsolved mysteries of the 20th century in this latest installment of his Treasury of XXth Century Murder.

6×9, 80pp., B&W jacketed hardcover, $15.99; ISBN 9781681120522 $6.99 ebook

 

NOVEMBER 2016 (December Trade Publication Date)

GLENN GOULD: A Life Off Tempo
By Sandrine Revel

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Glenn Gould was a Canadian pianist, a child genius who became a worldwide superstar of classical music remembered for, among others, his almost revolutionary interpretations of Bach. This graphic novel biography seeks to understand the eccentric personality behind the persona.

Who is the mysterious Glenn Gould? Why did he abruptly end his career as a performing musician? Why did he become one of the very first of his peers to disappear from the public eye like J.D. Salinger?

Sandrine Revel delves into the life of Gould with hand painted illustrations and the viewpoint of an adoring fan.

8.5x 11, 136pp., full color hardcover hc, $25.99, ISBN:9781681120652 $30.99 CAN; $14.99 ebook

 

DECEMBER 2016 (January 2017 Trade Publication Date)

DUNGEON: TWILIGHT COMPLETE SET, VOLS 1-4
By Lewis Trondheim, Joann Sfar, Obion, Kerascoet, Alfred, Mazan

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The great saga detailing the end of Dungeon has come to a close. All four books are featured here in one specially priced set.

The planet Terra Amata, on which Dungeon resides, has stopped turning. On one side, total darkness and absolute coldness; on the other, a searing desert and eternal day. The survivors live on a thin slice of earth where day and night meet. A territory known as Twilight. Welcome to the third facet of the Dungeon world and its dark downfall. Marvin is blind but still dangerous and Herbert the Duck has become the darkest of Lords.

6.5 x 9, 384 pp, full color paperback set, $49.99 ISBN: 9781681120607

 

JANUARY 2017 (February 2017 Trade Publication Date)

THE LIGHTHOUSE
By Paco Roca

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Francisco, a wounded, despairing sixteen-year-old Republican guard in the Spanish Civil War, is trying to flee to freedom by crossing the French border. In his escape, he encounters an old remote lighthouse, far from the warring factions. He is granted shelter by Telmo, the aging operator of the lighthouse. As Francisco recuperates, Telmo’s tales of epic adventurers who sailed the lost seas and discovered worlds unknown reignite the spark of life in the young soldier.

By one of the most brilliant new talents in comic art in Spain, author of the world-wide bestseller Wrinkles.

6×9, 64pp., duotone hardcover, $15.99, ISBN: 9781681120560 $18.99 CAN, $9.99 e-books

 

FEBRUARY 2017 (March Trade Publication Date)

TREASURY OF XX CENTURY MURDER COMPENDIUM 1
including The Lindbergh Child, The Axe-Man of New Orleans, and Madison Square Tragedy
By Rick Geary

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Witness the most controversial and famous true crime cases that shook the 20th century!

These 240 pages retell the love affair that ended the life of prominent architect Stanford White- then dubbed the crime of the century, the New Orleans’ Axe-Man and his gruesome killing spree, and the abduction (and resulting media circus) of aviator Charles Lindbergh’s son- all collected in a handsome quarter-bound omnibus. These carefully researched presentations of true crime stories, each including bibliographies of research sources, present true facts about famous murders in an entertaining fashion.

6×9, 240pp., B&W quarter-bound hc,$27.99, ISBN 9781681120638

 

NBM for May: A new Treasury of Murder set!

NBM’s offerings for May are all kinds of macabre. We have a new set featuring some of the best of our long running Treasury of Murder series. The set will release first in comic shops months before anywhere else! It’s a great way to jump start a collection with these carefully researched, and painstakingly accurate portrayals of some of the most fascinating murders in American history.

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A TREASURY OF MURDER HARDCOVER SET

Lovers Lane, Famous Players, The Murder of Lincoln

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Early release for comic shops!

This specially priced banded set of hardcovers provides an engrossing, illustrated journey into true crime classics of the late Victorian era and early XXth Century, including three works in Rick Geary’s increasingly storied treasury of murder—Famous Players, about the murder of a prominent silent movie director and resulting scandal in early Hollywood, Lovers Lane, the shady date spot where the corpses of a Reverend and a respected townswoman were found holding hands, and one of the most famous assassinations in American history: the murder of Abraham Lincoln. These carefully researched presentations of true crime stories, including bibliographies of research sources, present true facts about famous murders in an entertaining fashion.

6×9, 240pp., set of 3 hardcovers, $39.99

 ISBN  9781681120621

Diamond Order Code: MAR161575

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Geary’s Treasury of Murder collection expands to the Twentieth century and the first “crime of the century” is the result of a love triangle turned deadly. Rick Geary delves into the lives of famous architect Stanford White, showgirl Evelyn Nesbit, and  her husband Harry K. Thaw. Madison Square Tragedy is available now in stores everywhere. It is also available to order in this month’s Diamond Previews.

MADISON SQUARE TRAGEDY

A Treasury of XXth Century Murder:
MADISON SQUARE TRAGEDY
The Murder of Stanford White
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Stanford White is one of New York’s most famous architects having designed many mansions and the first Madison Square Garden. His influence on New York’s look at the turn of the century was pervasive. As he became popular and in demand, he also became quite self-indulgent. He had a taste for budding young showgirls on Broadway, even setting up a private apartment to entertain them in, including a room with… a red velvet swing. When he meets Evelyn Nesbit, an exquisite young nymph, cover girl, showgirl, inspiration for Charles Dana Gibson’s “The Eternal Question” and for the later movie “The Girl in the Red Velvet Swing,” he knows he’s on to something special. However, Evelyn eventually marries a young Pittsburgh decadent heir with a dark side who develops a deep hatred for White and what he may or may not have done to her, setting up the most scandalous murder of the time.

6×9, 80pp, B&W clothbound, $15.99

 ISBN 9781561637621
Diamond Order Code: AUG131377 

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Also essential for a Rick Geary collection is historical fiction graphic novel where he reimagines his favorite film actress, Louise Brooks, recounting her time in Kansas following her break from acting. Louise Brooks, Detective is available in stores everywhere and also through Diamond Previews.

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LOUISE BROOKS, Detective
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Stepping away for a bit from his growing and impressive body of work in the Treasury of Murder true crime series, Geary creates a fictional story around a favorite actress: Louise Brooks. Spun around her actual brief meteoric career as a smoldering film actress who popularized bangs, Geary fantasizes about her coming back to her home town of Wichita where she becomes intrigued by a murder involving a friend, a famous reclusive writer and a shady beau. Not before she gets herself in great danger will she emerge with the solution the police fails to grasp!

6×9, 80pp., B&W, hardcover, $15.99

ISBN 9781561639526

Diamond Order Code: MAR151423

Previews

 

For more information on Rick Geary’s NBM work, visit our website.

To order, visit your local comic book store and ask for March’s Diamond Previews Magazine.

Review Round-Up! LOUISE BROOKS: DETECTIVE! GHETTO BROTHER! 101 OUTSTANDING GRAPHIC NOVELS!

Here’s what the critics are saying:

LOUISE BROOKS: DETECTIVE by Rick Geary

 

Be sure to check out a fantastic interview with Rick conducted at the Huffington Post where he discusses Louise Brooks and his work.

“This Louise Brooks adventure is supposed to just be a little detour from Mr. Geary’s ongoing work on his Treasury of Murder true crime series. However, there’s definitely a case to be made for more Louise Brooks adventures.”

Comics Grinder

“It is without question that Geary is the modern master of real-life murder cartooning…Louise Brooks: Detective is a breezy summer detective fiction.”

Trouble With Comics

 

GHETTO BROTHER: WARRIOR TO PEACEMAKER by Julian Voloj and Claudia Ahlering

“Gorgeous black and white watercolor illustrations enhance this inspiring true story…a fascinating examination of the events that led to the emergence of Hip Hop. It’s also a personal story of survival, loss, oppression, and reclaiming one’s heritage.”

Foreword Reviews

“Excellent for both teens and adults interested in urban issues, this account shows how difficult it can be to bring about social change and how unexpected positive outcomes can result.”

Library Journal

101 OUTSTANDING GRAPHIC NOVELS By Stephen Weiner

“As with all works of this type, many will argue about what should or should not have been included. That’s part of the fun! However, as in earlier editions, the book serves as a subjective but entertaining introduction to this increasingly influential medium and will remain an effective starting reference for the general reader. Librarians serving graphic novels fans will find this short guide to be a useful readers’ advisory tool.”

Library Journal

LOUISE BROOKS: DETECTIVE Review Round-Up: “An Oddball and Delightful Book.”

Taking a break from his Treasury of Murder series, Rick Geary’s latest, Louise Brooks: Detective chronicles a fictional adventure of the actress returning to her home town of Wichita, where she becomes intrigued by a murder involving a friend, a famous reclusive writer and a shady beau. Not before she gets herself in great danger will she emerge with the solution the police fail to grasp!

Here’s what the critics are saying:

“A delightful bit of whimsy, a vividly created world in which a master at depicting history in comics creates an alternate history all his own.”

Comics Bulletin

“As slim a volume as it is, and as fast as it moves, it’s remarkably full, with few if any pages or panels wasted, much of them devoted to either telling bits of Brooks’ biography or parts of the murder case, even if many of them don’t seem relevant at the time. In an impressive feat, Geary is able to tie up everything by the final page, drawing together seemingly disconnected elements in ways that are surprising but immensely satisfying. ”

Comic Book Resources

“A more mature Nancy Drew story, but with the heroine a bit more cynical.”

Sequential Tart

“Highly recommended, especially for fans of the detective genre!”

Midwest Book Review

“While this intriguing and gripping story is the perfect read to start the Summer as the murder takes place in a placid June in Burden, it’s also a must for all the Louise Brooks (and crime) fans out there.”

Irenebrination

“Geary’s visual treatment of his protagonist is done lovingly while his handling of the good people of Kansas, innocents and suspects alike, frequently shows his caricaturist’s eye. In lesser hands, the latter approach might have undercut this old-fashioned melodrama, though Geary is too assured a storyteller to bobble his material.”

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