Here are upcoming titles, now being solicited in comic stores through Diamond Previews for a March 2021 release.
20 women who made a difference in Science are presented here. From Ada Lovelace (computing) to Marie Curie (Physics and Chemistry) these exceptional women enabled the world to advance in all fields of science including space exploration (Mae Jamison), telecommunications (the actress also genius discoverer Hedy Lamarr) and Biology (Rosalind Franklin).
An inspiration going counter to preconceived notions about women and science, presenting a diverse group from around the world.
8 ½ x 11, 96pp. full color HC, $19.99HC ISBN 978168112270051999; DIAMOND CODE: JAN211441; Publication Date: March 17th, 2021
By Renaud Dillies and Régis Hautière
The charm of Renaud Dillies strikes again: after the mouse of Bubbles and Gondola, here is another dreamer, little chick Abelard. To lure pretty Epily, Abelard sees only one solution: to catch the moon for her!
So off he goes to America, the country which invented flying machines. Armed with his banjo and his proverb-sharing hat, he launches out on the country roads, meets Gypsies, then Gaston, a grumpy bear with whom he will share a good bit of his way…
As opposed to dreamer Abelard, Gaston has his feet firmly planted on the ground. With this funny animal road-movie where the absurd becomes poetry, Régis Hautière and Renaud Dillies offer us another small jewel.
8 ½ x 11, 128pp., full color hardcover, $22.99, HC; ISBN: 978156163701052299; DIAMOND CODE: JAN211442
Bubbles & Gondola
By Renaud Dillies
On a background of Django Reinhardt, this jewel of poetic fantasy is a fairy tale for all ages with spot on observations about life. Charlie is a mouse who’s trying to write but has a block. Writing is a solitary endeavor. A bird named Solitude comes to visit him to keep him company.
We’re never sure he actually exists but in Charlie’s mind, yet he brings him out into the world, dares him to experience the unknown, unblocking his little existence…
A drama about the blank page for Charlie who so wants to make the world more beautiful with his writing, we are transported into a tender and moving tale with a twinge of lyrical melancholy yet sweet, warm and ultimately elevating.
8.5 x11”, 80pp., full color hardcover, $16.99. HC; ISBN 978156163611251699; DIAMOND CODE: JAN211443
Dungeon Monstres, vol.5: “My Son the Killer”
By Joann Sfar, Lewis Trondheim, Blutch, Frederic Bezian
In the title story, we meet Marvin the Dragon still a pup with his Mom but make no mistake, both are formidable. Their ferocity catches the eye of the Keeper who is still making his way up the ladder in Antipolis and has many dangerous enemies. He makes them his bodyguards.
Soon enough, crafty little Marvin manages to witness a sinister plot and tries to save the Keeper and the city’s leaders from annihilation. In “Soldiers of Honor,” Gork and Krag are brothers and soldiers of hell. They keep a secret door in the Dungeon.
The door being little used, they get bored, until an old blind man forces Krag, alone on duty that day, to call reinforcements to prevent him from entering. Because he has not fulfilled his mission, Krag is sentenced to be killed by his own brother in the middle of the desert!
6 ½ x 9, 96 pp., TPB., $14.99; ISBN 978156163937351499; DIAMOND CODE: JAN211444
Dungeon Monstres, Vol. 6 “The Great Animator”
By Lewis Trondheim, Joann Sfar, Stanislas, Nicolas Keramidas
In an automaton themed volume, ‘The Great Animator’ pits the predecessor to the Vaucanson great castle and realm against a huge army of ruthless invaders. The great castle’s army of battle automatons evens the fight but at great cost.
In the second story, ‘The Inventor’s Grimoire’, the Vaucanson grimoire with the secrets of building automatons has disappeared! If it fell in the wrong hands, much harm could come of it.
And indeed, it turns out the greedy Lord Delacour has snatched it with the intention of auctioning it off to the highest bidder!
6 ½ x 9, 96pp., full color TPB, $15.99; ISBN 978156163998451500; DIAMOND CODE: JAN211445
Dungeon: Twilight Vol. 4: High Septentrion & The End of Dungeon
By Johann Sfar, Lewis Trondheim, Alfred, Mazan
The last two stories of Dungeon!
In High Septentrion, there has been a violent eruption on the planet of Terra Amata. It’s a scramble to find breathable air, but the wizened blind, mystical dragon the Dust King (Marvin) thinks that it is perhaps time for him to die heroically. However the feisty young Marvin the Red refuses to give up and plans to find a way out of this mess, including finding a way to actually breathe… Art by Alfred of “Why I Killed Peter.”
And in The End of Dungeon the more the islets of the planet Terra Amata move upward, the less there is of breathable oxygen. While Marvin the Red and Zakutu, daughter of the Grand Khân, attempt to protect the seven objects of Destiny, Herbert and the Dust King are forced to swear allegiance to the Dark Entity in order to gain access to breathable air. All things must come to an end and so it is with the great Dungeon.
6 ½ 9, 96pp., full color TPB, $14.99; ISBN 978156163919951499; DIAMOND CODE: JAN211447
Dungeon: Zenith, Vol.3 “Back In Style”
By Boulet, Joann Sfar, Lewis Trondheim
Taking a pause from the Monstres sub-series, the main Zenith mini series is back! This time with the art of Boulet but still written by the Sfar/Trondheim duo. Two stories continue the heyday of Dungeon, in the first, Isis is to be married to the Keeper but she wants Herbert!
Besides, the whole affair promises to ruin the Dungeon completely. In the second, besides the continued Keeper financial mishaps, Herbert wishes to make his comeback to his hometown where his name is mud. He disguises himself with a potion that makes him ‘the mask of death’.
Only one problem: if he laughs, he becomes himself again!
6 1/2 x 9, 96pp, full color TPB., $14.99; ISBN 978156163550451499; DIAMOND CODE: JAN21 1448
Dungeon: Twilight, Vol 2: Armageddon
By Lewis Trondheim, Joann Sfar, Kerascoet
Marvin, saved at the last minute from certain death in a duel by his young warrior admirer Marvin the Red, simply cannot be let to die like he wishes!
Whatever he loses, he regains in different powers. He’s even become invincible.
It’s to the point where he’d rather exchange body parts to get back his mortality. But then he is led to a discovery that may make continuing to live actually worth it.
6 1/2×9, 96pp., full color TPB., $14.99; ISBN: 978156163477451499; DIAMOND CODE: JAN211446