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):
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.
PAPERCUTZ, our sister co. for fun comics for kids of all ages, premiers a new series of parodies:
“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
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
And good for Christmas, the hardcover edition of:
CLASSICS ILLUSTRATED DELUXE, Vol. 5:
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