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GRAPHIC NOVEL ANNOUNCEMENTS - February 2016 Graphic Novel - General/Literary


A selection of Archie Comics from the past 70 years which have yet to be reproduced in any form! This fun full-colour collection of more of Archie’s all-time favourite stories, lovingly hand-selected and introduced by Archie creators, editors and historians from 200,000 pages of material, is a must-have for any Archie fan and fans of comics in general, as well as a great introduction to the comics medium! Designed for young and old readers alike, Archie’s Favorite Comics: Return To The Vault includes a mix of classic long and short comic book stories. KEY SELLING POINTS • Great value Archie: 416 full colour pages for an affordable price. • Features many classic longer stories from the past 70 years that could not fit in the previous volumes. • Includes fun exclusive anecdotes and historical highlights for readers wanting to know more about Archie Comics. • Archie Comics is one of the most successful and longest running comics franchises of all time. ISBN 13: 9781627388634, 416pp p/b, £7.99 Published by ARCHIE Rep Territories: UK & Ireland

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Archie Comics presents a new omnibus series, collecting some of Sonic’s most popular escapades from across his comics career. Sonic Comics Spectacular: Speed Of Sound collects 352 pages of hand-picked, favourite stories from the action-packed, character-rich universe of Sonic the Hedgehog in a high-quality, low cost format. Sonic the Hedgehog isn’t just the fastest running hero around - he’s the longest running too! From killer robots, to mad scientists, to evil wizards - Sonic’s overcome them all!

KEY SELLING POINTS • Sonic the Hedgehog has sold over 70 million SEGA video games worldwide and remains a favourite with gamers. • This series collects the best of Sonic’s stories in high-quality graphic novel format. • As Archie’s bestselling book character, this title will be very popular with both adults and children. • Archie Comics is one of the most recognisable and longest running brands in comics history. ISBN 13: 9781627388641, 352pp p/b, £6.99 Published by ARCHIE Rep Territories: UK & Ireland

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It’s Archie’s world, and we’re just living in it! By 1948, America’s favourite teenager headlined a radio program, a newspaper strip and three comic books - Archie, Pep and Laugh. Dark Horse Comics and Archie Comics are back with over 200 pages of wild wackiness from all three series Golden Age! The gang’s all here: Archie’s pal Jughead, his old antagonist Reggie and his lovely girlfriends Betty and Veronica - and when these zany teens get together, the laughs just keep coming. Collecting every Archie appearance from Archie Comics 37-39, Pep Comics 73-75, and Laugh Comics 32-34. KEY SELLING POINTS • Over 200 pages of side-splitting high-jinks from the Archie vaults. • Classic strips containing a version of Archie that many fans will adore. • A valuable glimpse into teenage life in the ’50s. • Archie Comics is one of the most successful and longest running comic franchises of all time. • Archie Comics have sold over 1.5 billion comics and 4 million app downloads worldwide. ISBN 13: 9781616557058, 232pp h/b, £45.00 Published by DARK HORSE Rep Territories: UK & Ireland


Graphic Novel - General/Literary


A stand-alone comic featuring an awesome female protagonist battling to become a Galactic Peacekeeper. By one of Sweden’s best-known comics creators, Kim W. Andersson. Astrid was the Galactic Coalition’s top recruit until an incident on her final exam had her drummed out of the service. Now, down and out and looking for another shot at her dream, she receives a special mission from her former commander. Alongside her old classmate Ulf, Astrid will have to survive giant insects, brutal sects and the ancient evil of an uncharted volcanic moon to prove herself worthy. KEY SELLING POINTS • A comedic sci-fi epic featuring feisty protagonist Astrid, a wannabe Galactic Peacekeeper. • Will appeal to fans of Firefly (Fox) and Mass Effect (Microsoft Game Studios). • Creator Kim W. Anderson is a popular Swedish comic book artist. • His romantic horror comic Love Hurts will be released by Dark Horse comics in November 2015. ISBN 13: 9781616556907, TBCpp p/b, £14.99 Published by DARK HORSE Rep Territories: UK & Ireland

Graphic Novel - General/Literary

BUFFY: SEASON TEN VOLUME 4: OLD DEMONS Whedon, Joss, Levens, Megan & Gage, Christos N.

The official graphic continuation of the Buffy storyline, by Christos Gage, Megan Levens and Joss Whedon. Buffy needs backup. More backup. With an ultimate Big Bad, Archaeus, connected to so many from the Slayer’s past, she’s calling in reinforcements - and saying to hell with the awkward consequences: there is a job to be done. But as the Scoobies get closer to Archaeus, the extent of his power and his plans, and their connection to the new rules of magic, are revealed. And Angel returns!

KEY SELLING POINTS • The official continuation of the Buffy series in graphic novel form, produced by original creator Joss Whedon. • This series has been embraced by the show’s fans and hailed by comic reviewers. • The original Buffy series (Mutant Enemy) remains incredibly popular. • Written by Christos Gage, who has worked on the Angel & Faith series (Dark Horse) and has written for Marvel. ISBN 13: 9781616558024, TBCpp p/b, £13.99 Published by DARK HORSE Rep Territories: UK & Ireland

Graphic Novel - General/Literary

CONAN VOLUME 18: THE DAMNED HORDE Van Lente, Fred & Ching, Brian

Writer Fred Van Lente leads the way for the world’s most famous barbarian! Conan and his allies are thrown into battle against an army of brigands, thieves and ravagers hailing from all corners of the globe and led by a disgraced prince with pillaging on his mind. Conan enters into an uncertain alliance with this damned horde to steal a legendary treasure of immeasurable wealth that leads him on a perilous journey! This exciting volume collects issues 7-12 of the Dark Horse Comics series Conan the Avenger.

KEY SELLING POINTS • Continues the legend of Robert E. Howard’s epic creation. • Conan is a fantasy icon, inspiring novels, comics, games, three feature films and a television series. • A new Conan the Barbarian movie will begin filming in 2015; Arnold Schwarzenegger is rumoured to be reprising the role. ISBN 13: 9781616557997, TBCpp p/b, £14.99 Published by DARK HORSE Rep Territories: UK & Ireland

GRAPHIC NOVEL ANNOUNCEMENTS - February 2016 Graphic Novel - General/Literary


Reissuing a madcap classic! Panic is on the attack! Reprinting the first six issues of the madcap classic in glorious re-mastered colour and collecting satires supreme from the splendid savvy of sirs Al Feldstein, Jack Davis, Joe Orlando, Jack Kamen, Wally Wood, Bill Elder and Basil Wolverton! KEY SELLING POINTS • Collects the first six issues of the long out-of-print classic Panic. • Features the talents of Al Feldstein, Jack Davis, Joe Orlando and Basil Wolverton. • EC are credited with the apparent dissolution of morals in the 1950s which led to the creation of the Comic Code. • Dark Horse continues its reprints of this iconic science fiction series. ISBN 13: 9781616558833, TBCpp h/b, £35.99 Published by DARK HORSE Rep Territories: UK & Ireland

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Take-no-prisoners trivia-offs, pill-fueled Twilight Zone marathons and fan interventions: here is the ultimate word on the ugly side of fandom. Collecting every Eltingville story from Dork, House of Fun and The Eltingville Club #1-2 comics, three of which have the Eisner award for Best Short Story. The Eltingville Club also features the Northwest Comix Collective alt-comics smackdown and an afterword about the 2002 Adult Swim pilot. Definitive, complete and unashamed, this is fandom at its fan-dumbest!

KEY SELLING POINTS • Complete collection of the Eltingville stories from an Eisner Award-winning comic artist. • Evan Dorkin won the Eisner Award for Best Writer / Artist: Humour in 2002. • An affectionate send-up of fan culture in the ‘comix’ style featuring plenty of knowing references and in-jokes. ISBN 13: 9781616554156, 144pp h/b, £14.99 Published by DARK HORSE Rep Territories: UK & Ireland

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Collects The Goon trade paperback volumes 4-6 by Eric Powell, with colours by multi-Eisner winner Dave Stewart. In Volume 2, Lonely Street comes under all manner of threats both tragic and hilarious. A mysterious figure has entered the crime scene and is taking out the Goon’s business operations one by one - systematically intercepting shipments, murdering contacts and alienating friends. As Goon struggles to keep the city’s organised crime under his control, his mind is haunted by the memories of his darkest moments.

KEY SELLING POINTS • Collects The Goon Volumes 4-6. • Eric Powell has been nominated for a plethora of different Eisner awards, including Best Writer and Best Artist. • Powell is in talks with Dark Horse entertainment, Blur Animation and David Fincher about filming The Goon. • Will be much coveted by the series’ cult following. ISBN 13: 9781616558437, TBCpp h/b, £29.99 Published by DARK HORSE Rep Territories: UK & Ireland


Graphic Novel - General/Literary

GROO: FRIENDS AND FOES VOLUME 2 Aragones, Sergio & Evanier, Mark

Groo the Wanderer, an unveiled parody of Conan, has been delighting fans since 1982. This volume collects issues 5-8 of the 2015 Groo series. In this volume of longrunning silliness from the award-winning team of Sergio Aragones and Mark Evanier (with Stan Sakai on letters and Tom Luth on colours), the Cheese Dip Eater crosses paths with the wise Sage, the beautiful swordswoman Chakaal, Weaver and Scribe and Groo’s own sister Grooella! Groo: Friends and Foes Volume 2 collects issues #5 - #8 of the greatest Groo series of 2015!

KEY SELLING POINTS • Latest collection of sword-swinging adventures from one of the cartooning world’s most popular characters. • Sergio Aragones has won every award in the field including the Will Eisner Hall of Fame Award. • Legendary MAD Magazine editor Al Feldstein said Aragones ‘could have drawn the whole magazine if we’d let him.’ • The entire Groo series is now available from Turnaround. • Features Usagi Yojimbo creator Stan Sakai on lettering. ISBN 13: 9781616558222, TBCpp p/b, £10.99 Published by DARK HORSE Rep Territories: UK & Ireland

Graphic Novel - General/Literary


The third and final volume of The Incredible Adventures of Dog Mendonca and Pizzaboy by Filipe Melo & Juan Cavia. Civil war brews in the secret realm of monsters, threatening to spill over into the human world! Dog Mendonca and PizzaBoy must get their strange band of adventurers together one final time! A world-weary werewolf, a six thousand-year-old demon trapped in the body of a little girl, a nervous gargoyle and a former pizza delivery boy take a stand against a seemingly endless horde of angry creatures, led by an evil genius from Dog’s past! KEY SELLING POINTS • A celebrated international team delivers a mash-up of humour, horror and endof-days drama! • A unique and memorable graphic novel; humour and horror mix with incredible results. • The final volume in the Dog Mendonca trilogy; Volume 3 is bound to be pounced upon by the series’ battalion of fans. • Includes a bonus section with special ‘making of’ features. ISBN 13: 9781616558826, TBCpp p/b, £9.99 Published by DARK HORSE Rep Territories: UK & Ireland

Graphic Novel - General/Literary

MIND MGMT VOL. 6 The Immortals Kindt, Matt

This new volume sees Matt Kindt tying everything together for an extraordinary climax to the MIND MGMT series. The loss of every friend, every lover, every memory, it’s all led to this - the ultimate showdown! Meru gathers her allies against the Eraser’s new MIND MGMT regime, but the final fight can’t be won with blades, bullets or bombs - this is a battle of minds! Collects the final issues of MIND MGMT 31-36. KEY SELLING POINTS • MIND MGMT has been optioned for the big screen by Ridley Scott. • Matt Kindt is a Harvey Award-winning writer and artist known for Frankenstein: Agent of S.H.A.D.E. (DC Comics). • These final issues chronicle a thrilling battle of minds, as the Eraser’s world begins to crumble. ISBN 13: 9781616557980, TBCpp h/b, £14.99 Published by DARK HORSE Rep Territories: UK & Ireland

GRAPHIC NOVEL ANNOUNCEMENTS - February 2016 Graphic Novel - General/Literary


Showcasing stories from Marvel’s Savage Sword of Conan the Barbarian! In the mid-1970s, following the colossal success of Conan the Barbarian, Roy Thomas helped expand the universe of Conan to showcase further stories and the talents of some of the comics industry’s best with the equally popular Savage Sword of Conan magazine. Now, for the first time in over 30 years, these primal tales, featuring Robert E. Howard’s most popular character, are available in this, the first in a series of massive trade paperbacks.

KEY SELLING POINTS • Dark Horse continues its acclaimed series of Savage Sword of Conan reprints. • Will feature over 500 pages of classic Conan stories. • Conan the Barbarian is an iconic pulp fiction character created by Robert E. Howard in the 1930s. • As well as comics, Conan the Barbarian has starred in books and several films. ISBN 13: 9781616558703, TBCpp p/b, £14.99 Published by DARK HORSE Rep Territories: UK & Ireland

Graphic Novel - General/Literary

SHERLOCK HOLMES: CRIME ALLEYS Cordurie, Sylvain & Nespolino, Alessandro


Graphic Novel - General/Literary


In 1997, almost six decades after the character’s first appearance in 1940, legendary artist and writer Will Eisner gave permission for a new series of stories to be commissioned featuring his signature creation, resurrected detective Denny Colt, also known as the Spirit, written and drawn by the most famous names in the comics industry. The call went out, and the response was nothing short of remarkable, with contributions from such creators as Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons (in one of their rare collaborations after Watchmen), Neil Gaiman, Paul Chadwick and Eddie Campbell. KEY SELLING POINTS • New edition of this classic collection of new adventures for Will Eisner’s The Spirit. • Features stories by Alan Moore & Dave Gibbons, Neil Gaiman and Eddie Campbell, among others. • Also features a previously unpublished story from Gary Chaloner and new Eisner sketches. • A must for fans of Eisner and classic comics. • The Spirit is widely regarded as one of the most influential characters of all time. ISBN 13: 9781616559489, 200pp h/b, £18.99 Published by DARK HORSE Rep Territories: UK & Ireland

Graphic Novel - General/Literary


The second follow-up to Sherlock Holmes and the Vampires of London (Dark Horse) by Sylvain Cordurie & Nespolino Alessandro , reprinting a classic Sherlock mystery. It is the spring of 1876, and members England’s intellectual and scientific communities are disappearing without ransom or a trace. When the kidnappers target a brilliant young virtuoso violinist - who also happens to be a close personal acquaintance of Sherlock Holmes - the great detective goes on the hunt. But the mastermind behind the abductions may prove too cunning even for Holmes! KEY SELLING POINTS • Sylvain Cordurie is a critically-acclaimed French comic book artist who has written many stories starring Holmes. • His Sherlock Holmes series is being reissued for an English audience by Dark Horse Comics. • Will appeal to fans of both Arthur Conan Doyle and H.P. Lovecraft. • Interest in Sherlock Holmes remains high following the third series of the BBC’s adaptation with Benedict Cumberbatch. ISBN 13: 9781616558260, TBCpp h/b, £13.50 Published by DARK HORSE Rep Territories: UK & Ireland

KEY SELLING POINTS • The long-awaited, unofficial sequel to David B.’s masterpiece, Epileptic (Fantagraphics, 2002). • Deals with illness like Nic Sheff’s Schizo (Philomel, 2014) and David Small’s Stitches (W. W. Norton, 2010). • International award-winning, Eisner-nominated author. ISBN 13: 9781606999097, 104pp h/b, £14.99 Published by FANTAGRAPHICS Rep Territories: UK, Ireland, Europe, Middle East & Far East

Graphic Novel - General/Literary

Graphic Novel - General/Literary


David Chelsea’s 24-Hour Comics Volume 2 Chelsea, David

In Sleepless and Other stories, acclaimed graphic novelist David Chelsea offers up six strange 24hour comics in one deluxe hardcover volume. Strictly following rules devised by Scott McCloud of Understanding Comics (William Morrow, 2001), Chelsea delivers six inspired improvisations - each drawn in a single day! This collection of Chelsea’s work finds the creator stepping into his own surreal sequences, Snow Angel appearing in her first adventure, anthropomorphic romps, and the mystery of the Girl with the Keyhole Eyes! Enjoy Chelsea’s witty pun play and inventive scenarios. KEY SELLING POINTS • Six inspired and spontaneous cartoons by renowned artist David Chelsea. • Chelsea challenged himself to draw and complete entire stories in a single day. • Deluxe hardcover edition provides the perfect showcase for Chelsea’s work. ISBN 13: 9781616558840, TBCpp h/b, £14.99 Published by DARK HORSE Rep Territories: UK & Ireland

B., David

Babel is the long-awaited, unofficial sequel of sorts to David B.’s award-winning masterpiece, Epileptic (Fantagraphics, 2002). A boy’s world is shattered by his brother’s epileptic seizures and his growing awareness of turmoil in warring countries. As in Epileptic, David B. focuses on his relationship with his ailing brother, but delves deeper into their fantasy life and obsession with history. The stunning two-colour artwork evokes an extraordinary range of influences, from the boldness of primitive art to the lyricism of Winsor McCay.


Dame Darcy is one of the sui generis artistic talents of the past two decades - musician, actress, fortune teller, dollmaker, Gen X/feminist icon and last but not least, cartoonist to the core - and has been bewitching readers for over 20 years with her neo-Victorian horror / humour / romance comic Meat Cake. The Meat Cake Bible collects every story from all 17 issues (1993-2008) - including ‘Hungry Is the Heart’, Darcy’s legendary collaboration with Alan Moore - as well as new stories from the unpublished 18th issue.

KEY SELLING POINTS • Includes Darcy’s legendary collaboration with Watchmen writer Alan Moore, ‘Hungry Is the Heart’. • New, unpublished material from the 18th issue. • Dame Darcy is one of the sui generis artistic talents of the past two decades and has a media-ready personality. • Her neo-Victorian horror / humour / romance aesthetic has timeless appeal. ISBN 13: 9781606999103, 476pp h/b, £35.99 Published by FANTAGRAPHICS Rep Territories: UK, Ireland, Europe, Middle East & Far East



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Cotter, Joshua

A deep space transport has been developed to take a small crew to an earth-like, habitable planet in a nearby system in an attempt to begin colonisation. The internet is now telepathic and referred to as the ‘innernet’. When the innernet hub is revealed to be a human child, Melody McCabe is hired to develop the new nexus on the second International Space Station. Working within the structure of sci-fi, Nod Away moves back and forth between physical and psychological worlds, utilising traditional and abstract storytelling styles to explore what consciousness could be. KEY SELLING POINTS • Classical 20th C cartooning craft mixed with the Big Ideas imagination of a 21st C technology-mediated existentialist. • Uniquely combines Cotter’s humanistic, unpretentious, rural Midwestern streak. • Cotter was nominated for an Ignatz Award for his Skyscrapers of the Midwest (AdHouse Books, 2008). ISBN 13: 9781606999110, 240pp p/b, £17.99 Published by FANTAGRAPHICS Rep Territories: UK, Ireland, Europe, Middle East & Far East

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OUTER LIMITS: THE STEVE DITKO ARCHIVES VOL. 6 Ditko, Steve & Bell, Blake (ed.)

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PRECINCT 69 Vol. 2 Jimenez, Carlos

The hot cops of Precinct 69 have some unusual methods of getting their crimes solved! Another set of action packed police stories that will raise more than your hair! From two chick cops getting down on an informer to get the latest on a suspect only to find out he’s been shot dead, to the rich dude who lays the woman cop who saved his life before going ballistic for her dirtying his $4000 couch, to the blonde girl cop making out with her black superior to avoid being reassigned to traffic but ending up in traffic anyway, hey, it’s all action with a punch line release! KEY SELLING POINTS • A sexy police story from the pioneers of Eurotica, NBM. • The police in Precinct 69 have unusual and sexy methods for solving crime! • Combines an action-packed plot with hardcore sex scenes. ISBN 13: 9781561639991, 48pp p/b, £9.99 Published by NBM Rep Territories: UK, Ireland, Europe, Middle East & Far East

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Outer Limits collects sci-fi and horror comic stories from one of the architects of the Marvel Universe, Steve Ditko. Outer Limits features more than 200 meticulously restored, full-colour comics pages by Ditko in his early prime. Ditko rocketed into the vast outer reaches of the universe to craft tales that tapped into the fears and aspirations of middle America coming to terms with the Cold War and the beginning of the space race with Soviet Russia.

KEY SELLING POINTS • The latest volume collecting the artwork of the legendary Steve Ditko. • Rare comics from before he shot to fame as a superstar at Marvel Comics. • Ditko is the legendary co-creator of Spider-Man with Stan Lee and had a major role in shaping many Marvel characters. • TV star Jonathan Ross is a huge Ditko fan, featuring the artist in his series Comics Britannia on BBC4. • First volume of the series has gone through three printings. ISBN 13: 9781606999165, 240pp h/b, £28.99 Published by FANTAGRAPHICS Rep Territories: UK, Ireland, Europe, Middle East & Far East

Author David Prudhomme meanders through the Louvre, feeling as if in the panels of a giant comic while he himself is creating his own. In this institution, all manner of people from all over the world rub elbows quietly. So he decides to cruise through the Louvre at a quick pace, not to look at the art but to observe the people and their interaction with it. For two hours, Prudhomme is witness to a strange silent and casual choreography, danced in the midst of one of the most prestigious museums in the world. KEY SELLING POINTS • A unique collaboration between the publisher NBM and the Louvre. • A beautifully illustrated title that captures the essence of the world’s most important museum and its visitors. • This or any of the other series titles make a great and unusual gift for fans of the Louvre and French culture. • Previous title The Louvre: Glacial Period (NBM, 2014) is also available from Turnaround. ISBN 13: 9781561639908, 80pp h/b, £16.99 Published by NBM Rep Territories: UK, Ireland, Europe, Middle East & Far East

Graphic Novel - General/Literary

Graphic Novel - General/Literary


Johns, Geoff; Grimmnger, Kris & Guice, Butch

Chaos ensues when a group of brash archaeology graduate students and a team of ruthless mercenaries are shipwrecked together on the legendary Mount Olympus. Trapped on the mountainous island, they soon discover it’s populated by the deadliest monsters known to Greek legend! Making a tenuous pact with the mercenaries, the students must combine their knowledge of mythology with the mercenaries’ combat skills as they fight for their lives. High-octane adventure by Geoff Johns and Kris Grimminger, with art by Butch Guice. KEY SELLING POINTS • Geoff Johns is DC Comics’ Chief Creative Officer and an award-winning writer (Green Lanter, Blackest Night, etc). • Johns has written TV episodes of Smallville, Green Arrow and Flash and is working on the Batman vs Superman movie. • Kris Grimminger co-wrote The Possessed (WildStorm) and Witchblade (Top Cow) with Geoff Johns. • Butch Guice has worked for every major US comic company and been shortlisted twice for Best Penciller/Inker Eisner. • Ideal for fans of mythology, action/adventure, survival movies and “sword and sandal” epics like Troy or Hercules. ISBN 13: 9781594651373, 116pp p/b, £13.99 Published by HUMANOIDS Rep Territories: UK, Ireland, Europe, Middle East & Far East


Wonder, suspense and action abound as acclaimed artist Drew Edward Johnson (Wonder Woman, Supergirl, Star Wars) brings his first creator-owned project to Dark Horse with Midnight Society: The Black Lake. In one terrible moment, England’s greatest adventurers cast aside their friendship, making a choice that would come to haunt humanity. 40 years later, secret agent Matilda Finn is called to help England’s most mysterious intelligence group, MI: Omega, and is sent on desperate rescue operation to Scotland’s Loch Ness.

KEY SELLING POINTS • Acclaimed comics director Drew Edward Johnson presents his first creator-owned project for Dark Horse. • A thrilling combination of conspiracy theory and dynamic action. • Will appeal to fans of The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen series (Knockabout, also available). • Johnson is best known for his work on Wonder Woman (DC Comics). • He has also worked on projects for Hasbro and Disney. ISBN 13: 9781616558253, TBCpp p/b, £10.99 Published by DARK HORSE Rep Territories: UK & Ireland

GRAPHIC NOVEL ANNOUNCEMENTS - February 2016 Graphic Novel - Manga

GIGANTO MAXIA Miura, Kentaro

A new series from the extraordinary imagination that brought you Berserk (Dark Horse) - set in the ruins of a shattered Earth. 100 million years after the Great Destruction, life hangs on in the wastelands with human, demi-humans and massive creatures fighting for survival. With the Empire of Olympus using colossal beasts to crush their adversaries, only gladiator Delos, mystic Prome and the titan Gohra they become can hope to stem genocide and heal the beleaguered Earth.


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Welcome to the world of Genshiken, home of the true otaku - the Japanese term for ubergeek. This is the story of a group of friends who are all members of the most hardcore anime and manga club in Tokyo - and the boys and girls who love them. This sequel series to the original Genshiken introduces a wide range of female characters, updating the series to correspond to the ever- changing demographics of manga and anime fandom.

KEY SELLING POINTS • Kentaro Miura, the creator or Berserk (Dark Horse), presents a new sci-fi manga series. • Set in a post-apocalyptic world inhabited by gigantic beasts, this will appeal to Attack on Titan fans. • Berserk is one of the most loved and respected manga series and is hugely influential. ISBN 13: 9781616559472, TBCpp p/b, £10.50 Published by DARK HORSE Rep Territories: UK & Ireland

KEY SELLING POINTS • An in depth and knowingly humorous look at Japanese manga and anime fandom. • This series was adapted into a popular anime series that was broadcast in 2004 and 2007. • The original series is currently being released in omnibus editions, which are also available from Turnaround. • Described as “Friends for the otaku generation” by UK Anime Network. ISBN 13: 9781632362124, 208pp p/b, £7.99 Published by KODANSHA Rep Territories: UK & Ireland

Graphic Novel - Manga

Graphic Novel - Manga


Oreimo: Kuroneko is the highly-anticipated new series following on from the original light novel series, which inspired two hit anime seasons. Kirino seems far out of the way, studying in America. but is he really that far away from the thoughts of Kyousuke? That’s the problem on Kuroneko’s mind, who is glad to be by Kyousuke’s side, but fears she may only be a substitute. Meanwhile a new challenger appears when Kuroneko joins the Gaming Club: Sena Akagi, whose overactive imagination wishes to pair Kyousuke up with her brother! KEY SELLING POINTS • A new spin-off series from the creators of Oreimo (Dark Horse, series also available from Turnaround). • For fans of Missions of Love (Kodansha, also available from Turnaround). • Oreimo was adapted into an anime series which had two successful seasons in 2010 and 2013. ISBN 13: 9781616559373, TBCpp p/b, £8.50 Published by DARK HORSE Rep Territories: UK & Ireland

Graphic Novel - Manga

FAIRY TAIL 53 Mashima, Hiro

Fairy Tail takes place in a world filled with magic. 17-year-old Lucy is an attractive mage-in-training who wants to join a magician’s guild so that she can become a full-fledged magician. The guild she dreams about joining is the most famous in the world and it is known as the Fairy Tail. One day she meets Natsu, a boy raised by a Dragon who mysteriously left him when he was young. Natsu has devoted his life to finding his Dragon father. KEY SELLING POINTS • The latest volume of a New York Times bestseller and fan favourite series. • The anime series is currently running in Japan and is streaming in the UK on leading anime website Funimation. • Also available on DVD from leading anime distributor Manga Entertainment. ISBN 13: 9781632361264, 208pp p/b, £7.99 Published by KODANSHA Rep Territories: UK & Ireland

INUYASHIKI 3 Oku, Hiroya

Ichiro Inuyashiki is down on his luck. While only 58 years old, his geriatric looks often have him written off as a pathetic old man by the world around him and he’s constantly ignored and disrespected by his family despite all that he’s done to support them. But just when it seems things couldn’t get any worse, a blinding light in the night sky strikes the earth where Ichiro stands. He later wakes up to find himself unscathed, but he soon starts to notice that there’s something a little different about himself.

KEY SELLING POINTS • From the creator of Gantz, the best-selling sci-fi manga series that spawned a hit anime and a series of movies. • Features Hiroya Oku’s distinctly intricate and realistic artwork. • A heavily tech-influenced, sci-fi drama about an underdog protagonist who uses his powers to save bullying victims. ISBN 13: 9781632362056, 208pp p/b, £9.99 Published by KODANSHA Rep Territories: UK & Ireland

Graphic Novel - Manga


Kae is a secret fujoshi (female manga/anime nerd) who spends all day fantasizing about her male classmates making out with each other. However, her fervent passion for manga and anime causes an accident that comes with surprising results. The once homely and overweight fangirl has become an overwhelmingly cute girl who now turns heads everywhere she goes. With her new looks, Kae has caught the attention of a group of handsome boys who all want to date her. But in the end Kae is still a fujoshi at heart! KEY SELLING POINTS • Unlike most romantic comedy manga, in this series it’s a female nerd who is the object of affection. • Aimed at female readers who are familiar with tropes of shojo and yaoi manga and anime. • Junko is a long time author of male-male romance comics for straight women. ISBN 13: 9781632362063, TBCpp p/b, £7.99 Published by KODANSHA Rep Territories: UK & Ireland

GRAPHIC NOVEL ANNOUNCEMENTS - February 2016 Graphic Novel - Manga


Watanabe, Ayu

Shusei is the most handsome and popular boy at his high school - and he’s turned down almost every girl there, including Aoi’s best friend. But when his apartment catches fire, he has to move in with his neighbour: Aoi! What will these unwilling roommates become to each other when forced to share an LDK? Things go from awkward to intolerable when Aoi accidentally starts a kitchen fire in Shusei’s apartment, and is forced to let him move in while the damage gets cleaned up. KEY SELLING POINTS • LDK constantly hits the top 10 on the Orion sales

charts in Japan. • The first 12 volumes sold over 2.7 million copies. • A successful film adaptation was released in Japan in 2014. • This is the first time LDK has been translated into English and will surely be eagerly snapped up by a UK audience. • Aimed at older female readers who are fans of the series Say I Love You (Kodansha Comics). ISBN 13: 9781632361325, 208pp p/b, £7.99 Published by KODANSHA Rep Territories: UK & Ireland

Graphic Novel - Manga

MAGATSUKI 1 Taguchi, Hoshino

Yasuke must choose between childhood sweetheart Akari and a spirit-goddess whom he has accidentally unleashed! Yasuke, 15 years old, is about to build up the courage to confess his love to his childhood friend Akari, who’s fallen for him, too. There’s just one problem: Yasuke’s family lives in a Japanese shrine, and when he breaks the shrine’s sacred mirror, it triggers a curse, releasing the cute and well-endowed goddess of misfortune - Orihime - into the real world! Magatsuki 1 by Hoshino Taguchi is a bizarre fantasy romance manga.

KEY SELLING POINTS • Leading man Yasuke must choose between two very different girls in this fantasy romance manga. • Has proved enormously popular in Kodansha’s Monthly Shonen Sirius magazine. • For fans of Say I Love You (Kodansha, also available from Turnaround). ISBN 13: 9781632362391, 176pp p/b, £7.99 Published by KODANSHA Rep Territories: UK & Ireland

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Yato is a homeless god. He doesn’t even have a shrine, let alone any worshippers! So, to achieve his ambitious goals, he’s set up a service to help those in need (for a small fee of course). He hopes that one day he’ll be able to build the temple he feels he deserves, but for now he can’t be picky about the jobs that he chooses to accept. From finding lost kittens to overcoming school bullies, Yato is divinely intervening all over the place! KEY SELLING POINTS • A homeless god looks to build followers by doing small deeds in this supernatural manga series. • The series focuses on gods in the real world reminiscent of Miyazaki’s Spirited Away (Studio Ghibli, 2001). • The anime series is well-received on the Funimation streaming site, with an average user rating of 4 out of 5. • Will appeal to fans of Missions of Love and Fairy Tail (both published by Kodansha, also available from Turnaround). • For older readers (16+). ISBN 13: 9781632362520, TBCpp p/b, £7.99 Published by KODANSHA Rep Territories: UK & Ireland


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Based on the latest entry in the Persona series, characters from the hit games find themselves trapped in a mysterious maze. The gang from the Specialised Extracurricular Execution Squad are back in a new adventure that ties into the new 3DS game, Perspma Q: Shadow Of The Labyrinth Side: P3 focuses on characters from Persona 3, including class-clown Junpei Iori, the cyborg Aigis, canine-companion Koromaru and more, as they wander through an Alice in Wonderland themed labyrinth. Sou Tobita & Atlas pay homage to the legendary RPG series in Shadow of the Labyrinth Side. KEY SELLING POINTS • Manga spinoff based on the popular Persona series of Nintendo games. • Anticipation is building for the next Persona game (volume five), with an expected Autumn 2015 release date. • The Shadow of the Labyrinth Side instalment of the games has sold over 500,000 copies worldwide. ISBN 13: 9781632361837, 192pp p/b, £7.99 Published by KODANSHA Rep Territories: UK & Ireland

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PRINCESS JELLYFISH 1 Higashimura, Akiko

Two very different worlds collide in this hit manga series by Akiko Higashimura ! Tsukimi Kurashita has a strange fascination with jellyfish. She’s loved them from a young age and has carried that love with her to her new life in the big city of Tokyo. There, she resides in Amamizukan, a safe-haven for girl geeks - the last place she’d expect to meet a fashionable socialite! But there’s much more to this woman than her trendy clothes. Their odd encounter is only the beginning of a new and unexpected path for Tsukimi and her friends. KEY SELLING POINTS • Two worlds collide in this hugely popular series, regularly the most requested on social media. • Arrives highly praised by Kotaku and Anime News Network. • For fans of Fairy Tail (Kodansha, also available from Turnaround). • Also serves as a great introduction to the world of manga. • Omnibus edition contains volume one and two of the series. ISBN 13: 9781632362285, 400pp p/b, £14.99 Published by KODANSHA Rep Territories: UK & Ireland

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SAY I LOVE YOU VOL. 12 Hazuki, Kanae

Friendship? Forget it! Mei Tachibana has no friends and she doesn’t need them! Ever since her “friends” betrayed her in elementary school, she’s sworn off friendship entirely. All it leads to is betrayal and heartbreak, and she can cope just fine by herself. However, one day everything changes when she accidentally roundhouse kicks the most popular boy in school! But Yamato Kurosawa isn’t angry in the slightest - in fact, he thinks his ordinary life could use an unusual girl like Mei! KEY SELLING POINTS • Past its 10th volume in Japan, Say I Love You remains a bestseller for Kodansha. • A 13-episode anime adaptation was a sleeper hit on streaming site Crunchyroll and has been licensed for DVD release. • High-school settings are perennially popular, and Say I Love You provides a unique twist on the genre. ISBN 13: 9781632360427, 192pp p/b, £7.99 Published by KODANSHA Rep Territories: UK & Ireland

GRAPHIC NOVEL ANNOUNCEMENTS - February 2016 Graphic Novel - Manga

SEVEN DEADLY SINS 12, THE Suzuki, Nabaka

This manga series takes readers to the land of Britannia, a picturesque country ruled by the benevolent King Lyonnesse - or at least it was, until the king’s guard assassinated him and started a full-blown Holy War! Now the king’s only daughter Elizabeth must seek the aid of the dreaded warriors, the Seven Deadly Sins. Wrongly framed and sent into exile, they’re now the princess’s only hope to free the kingdom from the grip of the villainous Holy Knights! KEY SELLING POINTS • A new fantasy adventure set to become the new

Dragon Ball Z. • Kodansha’s next big action hit, running in Shonen Magazine, home of Fairy Tail (Kodansha). • Features strong female and male protagonists, including a determined Princess who wants to take back her kingdom. • Puts a playful new twist on familiar medieval tropes like knights, giants and princesses. • With many unique and quirky characters that will draw in young readers from the start. ISBN 13: 9781632361295, 208pp p/b, £7.99 Published by KODANSHA Rep Territories: UK & Ireland

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Together with some strange companions, Sayaoran begins an epic quest through the universe to save the one he loves. Running from 2003-2009, Tsubasa was one of Clamp’s most successful series - they are the collective also responsible for Magic Knight Rayearth (Dark Horse) and Cardcaptor Sakura (Dark Horse). This series features many of the characters from Clamp’s equally popular xxxHOLiC (also available from Turnaround). This edition collects the next three Tsubasa stories, and is a charming and action-stuffed adventure, a must for manga fans of all ages.

KEY SELLING POINTS • Tsubasa Omnibus 1-4 (all Kondansha) are also available from Turnaround. • Tsubasa are the collective also responsible for Magic Knight Rayearth (Dark Horse) and Cardcaptor Sakura (Dark Horse). • This series features many of the popular characters from Clamp’s equally popular xxxHolic series. ISBN 13: 9781632361301, 592pp p/b, £14.99 Published by KODANSHA Rep Territories: UK & Ireland

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YOUR LIE IN APRIL 6 Arakawa, Naoshi

Kosei Arima was a piano prodigy until his cruel taskmaster of a mother died suddenly, changing his life forever. Driven by his pain to abandon piano, Kosei now lives in a monotonous, colourless world. Having resigned himself to a bland life, he is surprised when he meets Kaori Miyazono, a violinist with an unorthodox style. Can she bring Kosei back to music, and back to life? The fifth volume of this critically-acclaimed manga series. KEY SELLING POINTS • A unique take on the ‘romantic battle manga’ genre

featuring classical music. • The anime has been extremely popular, already drawing rave reviews from Anime News Network and The Fandom Post. • For fans of My Little Monster and Say I love You (both Kodansha, also available from Turnaround). • The series won the Best Shonen Manga at the 37th Kodansha Manga Awards in 2013. ISBN 13: 9781632361769, TBCpp p/b, £7.99 Published by KODANSHA Rep Territories: UK & Ireland


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High school student Kei Nagai is killed in a traffic accident, but immediately revives to learn that he may not be a human after all. Instead, he may be a Demi-Human, a mysterious and almost immortal being blessed with amazing super-human abilities. Scared, he runs away and is aided in his escape by his friend Kai. Unfortunately for Kei, the manhunt is on, and he will soon be caught up in a conflict between mankind and the other Demi-Humans as they prepare to fight

for global supremacy. KEY SELLING POINTS • One of the current best-selling manga series in Japan now in English for the first time. • Looks set to emulate the enormous success of the Attack on Titan series (Kodansha Comics, also available). • Combines elements of contemporary technological thrillers with the supernatural. • Anime series streamed on popular site Crunchyroll throughout 2014 ISBN 13: 9781942993261, 200pp p/b, £9.99 Published by VERTICAL Rep Territories: UK & Ireland

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Nagate Tanikaze was a homeless teen living in the depths of a space colony with a passion for simulation games and stealing rice. Now he is the lead fighter pilot, protecting said space colony from a race of shapeshifting space giants! One of the manga world’s most intriguing artists returns here with a science-fiction tour de force which combines post-apocalyptic action, modern sci-fi video game tropes and a traditional Japanese aesthetic in The Knights Of Sidonia.

KEY SELLING POINTS • From the artist of Marvel Comics’ Wolverine. • A homage to critically acclaimed sci-fi dramas such as Macross, the Fifth Element and No Need for Tenchi. • Nihei is an award-winning manga-artist who will already have a substantial UK fan-base. ISBN 13: 9781942993131, 192pp p/b, £9.99 Published by VERTICAL Rep Territories: UK & Ireland

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Last Girl Standing (2) Bond, Bradley; Morzez, Phillip N.

In the cyberpunk metropolis of Neo Saitama, Kenji Fujikido is an average salaryman whose wife and children are suddenly assassinated. Tracking the murder back to a ninja, Fujikido trains to seek vengeance - initially on those who murdered his family, but ultimately on every ninja on the planet. He becomes the ‘Ninja Slayer’, a warrior obsessed with killing every last ninja to avenge his family. Ninja Slayer was originally released in segments on Twitter; this is the first full collection of this innovative new series. KEY SELLING POINTS • A new series that has already been hugely successful in its native Japan. • Described as a revenge drama where cyberpunk meets ninja action. • An anime is currently in the works at Trigger studios, the company behind the Kill la Kill series. ISBN 13: 9781941220955, 208pp p/b, £9.99 Published by VERTICAL Rep Territories: UK & Ireland



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TOKYO ESP, VOLUME 3 Segawa, Hajime

High school girl Rinka Urushiba wakes up to find out she has attained extra-sensory powers, and eventually comes to use them against other ESPers who have begun to wage havoc on Tokyo. Tokyo ESP is a fast-paced sci-fi action series featuring well-drawn and choreographed action, mixed in with surreal comedy scenes. Featuring a youthful cast, the series is reminiscent of both X-Men and Fairy Tail (Marvel / Kodansha; both series also available from Turnaround). KEY SELLING POINTS • Action packed and full of comedy, this upbeat modern comic will appeal to a wide audience. • Critics have compared the series to X-Men, with its good balance of diverse characters. • The first nine volumes combined of Tokyo ESP have sold more than 1,300,000 units in Japan since July 2010. • The animated series was immediately picked up by American film studios Funimation (Attack on Titan). ISBN 13: 9781942993001, 416pp p/b, £11.99 Published by VERTICAL Rep Territories: UK & Ireland

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Ages 9-12 – KS2/3 Children’s Graphic Novel


A 1000-page, full-colour collection of iconic Archie tales, from the series’ most iconic creators. Archie 1000 Page Comics Gala collects 1000 pages of iconic Archie tales in this one amazing volume! Follow America’s favourite red-head as he navigates the pressures of the American teenager in the awkward, charming and hilarious way you’ve come to know and love. KEY SELLING POINTS • 1000 pages of full-colour content all at one great price. • The 1000 Page Digests are Archie’s fastest-selling books ever at retail. • Written and illustrated by the Archie Superstars, whose work on the series spans more than 70 years. • Archie Comics is one of the most successful and longest running comics franchises of all time. • A live-action film of Archie is currently in production. ISBN 13: 9781627388054, 1000pp p/b, £10.99 Published by ARCHIE Rep Territories: UK & Ireland

Children’s Graphic Novel


Sonic The Hedgehog collects the most recent and current Sonic stories, sure to be a big hit with fans. Moving at the speed of sound, keeping the world free from robotic tyranny - it’s Sonic! One of the oldest, most beloved videogame icons speeds into brand new comic book stories with new friends, new foes and new adventures! Sonic is on the hunt for the Chaos Emeralds. He’s got a lead on one, but it’s in the hands of casino mogul and criminal mastermind Breezie! She puts the Chaos Emerald as the top prize of a fighting

championship - no holds barred! KEY SELLING POINTS • Latest instalment of this perennially-popular series featuring one of the most recognisable videogame characters. • Sonic is a mainstay of the gaming world; Sonic Runners, the latest game in the franchise, was released June 2015. • The original Sonic The Hedgehog series holds the Guiness World Record for Longest Running Comic Based on a Game. ISBN 13: 9781627388016, 120pp p/b, £9.99 Published by ARCHIE Rep Territories: UK & Ireland

Children’s Graphic Novel


Professor Sato’s Three Formulae - Part 1 Jacobs, Edgar P.

One evening in Tokyo, air traffic controllers detect an unknown flying object and send two aircraft to intercept and identify it. However, the fighters’ last message before they crash into each other is ‘ryu’ - dragon! The whole business has deeply upset Professor Sato Akira, and he calls upon his friend Mortimer, who can always be counted upon for good advice. But before he’s even received the invitation, Mortimer is already targeted by men hell bent on getting rid of him.

KEY SELLING POINTS • Here published in English for the first time. • Blake and Mortimer are legendary graphic novel heroes, with more than 12 million volumes sold worldwide. • These protagonists appeared originally in TinTin magazine. ISBN 13: 9781849182928, 56pp p/b, £7.99 Published by CINEBOOK Rep Territories: UK, Ireland, Scandinavia, Greece, Cyprus, Germany, Spain & Portugal


Children’s Graphic Novel


Legends of the West Nordmann, Patrick & Morris

If the Old West is so well known, it’s in no small part because some of its own legends made sure they were recognised in their own time - like Buffalo Bill Cody and his Wild West shows. When Colonel Cody asks Lucky Luke to join his show, though, the lonesome cowboy humbly refuses, before jokingly suggesting recruiting the Daltons instead - after all, their stupidity is quite legendary! A simple jest that will lead to high jinks aplenty.

KEY SELLING POINTS • Lucky Luke is one of the most famous cartoon characters in the world. • Part of the bestselling Euopean comics series ever, with more than 300 million copie sold. • The Lucky Luke series has been translated into over 30 languages. ISBN 13: 9781849182911, 48pp p/b, £6.99 Published by CINEBOOK Rep Territories: UK, Ireland, Scandinavia, Greece, Cyprus, Germany, Spain & Portugal

Ages 12+ – Key Stage 3/4 Children’s Graphic Novel

THORGAL VOL. 17: THE BLUE PLAGUE Hamme, Van & Rosinski

Thorgal and his family have left Arachnea’s island to continue seeking a place to live in peace. As they sail along unknown shores, they’re attacked by pirates, then rescued by Prince Zarkaj, who takes them to his palace and pampers them - especially Aaricia. But when Jolan and his mother turn out to have caught the terrible Blue Plague, the prince has them thrown into a guarded pit to die - and it’s up to Thorgal to escape in search of a cure. KEY SELLING POINTS • More than 13 million volumes of Thorgal have been sold worldwide. • It has been translated into over 16 languages. • Suitable for children and adults. ISBN 13: 9781849182904, 48pp p/b, £6.99 Published by CINEBOOK Rep Territories: UK, Ireland, Scandinavia, Greece, Cyprus, Germany, Spain & Portugal

Children’s Graphic Novel


PopCap’s hugely popular game is given the comic treatment once again! This volume is the prequel to the forthcoming Garden Warfare 2 game. Get ready for the PLANTS VS. ZOMBIES: GARDEN WARFARE graphic novel! Based on the hit video game, this comic tells the story that leads up to Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2, the game! How did the Zombossification of surburbia begin? Where did all the powerful new plants and zombies come from? Here’s where you’ll find out! Written by Paul Tobin and illustrated by Jacob Chabot, don’t miss this hilarious zombie fighting adventure. KEY SELLING POINTS • A new stand-alone story from the world of PopCap’s hugely popular Plants Vs. Zombies. • Garden Warfare 2 is due for an early 2016 release; the first game sold over a million copies across all formats. • Collects the digital comic series into one hardcover volume. • Dark Horse sold over 35,000 copies of the first volume Plants vs Zombies: Lawnmageddon (available from Turnaround). ISBN 13: 9781616559465, TBCpp h/b, £7.50 Published by DARK HORSE Rep Territories: UK & Ireland



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