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GRAPHIC NOVEL ANNOUNCEMENTS - June 2017

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Graphic Novel

ROAD TO RIVERDALE VOL.2 Waid, Mark; Staples, Fiona; Huges, Adam & Zdarsky, Chip

In the past two years, the little town of Riverdale has changed in a number of amazing ways. The entire Archie universe has been given a fresh coat of paint and it’s only getting bigger and better from here. Road to Riverdale presents to readers all of the second issues of each of our new series so far, including Archie, Jughead, Betty and Veronica, Josie and the Pussycats, and Reggie & Me, timed to the Season One Finale of the brand new CW series Riverdale.This graphic novel features stories and artwork from superstars like Mark Waid, Fiona Staples, Chip Zdarsky and more. KEY SELLING POINTS • An entry-level collection of Archie stories featuring the first issues of the modern-day Archie reboot! • Features some of the biggest names working in comics today, such as Mark Waid (The Flash) and Fiona Staples (Saga)! • A perfect entry point to new readers of Archie as well as casual fans of the TV series. • Includes extra bonus materials for a behind-the-scenes look at both the comic and show. • Over 2 billion Archie comics & books have been sold, and over 12 million Archie apps downloaded. ISBN 13: 9781682559628, 136pp p/b, ££10.99 Published by ARCHIE COMICS Rep Territories: UK & Ireland May 2017

Graphic Novel

ARCHIE COMICS 1000 PAGE COMICS HOOPLA Archie Superstars

Archie 1000 Page Comics Hoopla 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 content at a fantastic price Comics Hoopla features curated stories and quality paper stock. • Archie is one of the most successful and longest running comics franchises of all time, with over 1.5 billion sold worldwide. • The recent Archie revamps by Fiona Staples (Saga) and Mark Waid have brought Archie to a new generation of readers. • A live action TV adaptation is set for release in early 2017. ISBN 13: 9781682559741, 1000pp p/b, ££12.99 Published by ARCHIE COMICS Rep Territories: UK & Ireland June 2017

Children’s Graphic Novel

COMPLETE SABRINA THE TEENAGE WITCH, THE 1962-1965 Archie Superstars

It’s back to the beginning with Sabrina in this first of a new series compiling the entire history of everyone’s favourite Teenage Witch! This black and white graphic novel chronologically collects all the stories starring Sabrina the Teenage Witch from 1962 to 1965. KEY SELLING POINTS • Sabrina The Teenage Witch is one of Archie’s most successful series, having been reintroduced under many platforms. • The first collection of its kind published by Archie Comics. • Archie comics is one of the most successful comic franchises of all time with 2 billion sold worldwide. ISBN 13: 9781936975945, 512pp p/b, ££8.99 Published by ARCHIE COMICS Rep Territories: UK & Ireland June 2017

Graphic Novel

JOSIE AND THE PUSSYCATS VOL.1 Bennett, Marguerite & Mok, Audrey

Friends, countrymen, lend me your long tails and ears for hats - the Pussycats are back! In this series kickoff, Josie’s getting the band together to help achieve her dreams of musical stardom. But for the group to last, it needs a strong foundation of friendship and trust. Can the girls get going, or will Alexandra Cabot’s plotting put a stop to the whole thing? Don’t miss comics’ supreme songstresses’ return to the limelight in this exciting first volume!

KEY SELLING POINTS • The first volume in an exciting new Josie and the Pussycats series from Archie comics! • Written by Marguerite Bennett, one of the most acclaimed female creators in comics today. • The stories appeal to a modern comic book audience - and give a hilarious take on the famous band! • Josie and the Pussycats have played in comics, cartoons, TV and a film starring Rachael Leigh Cook, Rosario Dawson and Tara Reid. • Features bonus content including scripts, sketches and variant covers. ISBN 13: 9781682559895, 144pp p/b, ££15.99 Published by ARCHIE COMICS Rep Territories: UK & Ireland June 2017

Graphic Novel

GHOSTS, ETC. Wylesol, George

Ghosts, Etc is a collection of graphic short stories from Baltimore-based illustrator, designer and writer George Wylesol. His work deals with environments, his ‘characters’ are objects or abstract shapes. In these stories, a nameless speaker works night in the tunnels beneath a hospital where he sees glimpses of ghosts; a stranger in a wooden mask wanders around a forest where he meets a rabbit; three teenagers hear a disembodied voice coming from a pipe that leads to a trippy journey through heaven and hell.

KEY SELLING POINTS • The first collection of work by an exciting new creator. • Wylesol’s stories have already garnered praise from prestigious platforms such as It’s Nice That. • His work focuses on different environments and the way we interact with them. • Ideal for readers of Chris Ware who are looking to find a new creator. ISBN 13: 9781910395288, 88pp p/b, ££9.99 Published by AVERY HILL PUBLISHING Rep Territories: UK, Ireland, Europe, Middle & Far East June 2017

Graphic Novel - Gay Interest

GHOSTBOY AND DIABLO Fillion, Patrick; Cantero, David & Mott, Jacob

For years Peter Goldman a.k.a. Ghostboy and Bruno Ragetti a.k.a Diablo have protected the good citizens of Gateway City from danger as Guardians of the Cube. They began as teammates, became friends and eventually, love blossomed between them. Now these adventurers must go public with their romance, but coming out to a wife and a conservative mother is the least of their worries. Ghostboy’s estranged uncle Toro is back in town with a maniacal scheme. He’s planning a freaky family vacation to the heart of the Bermuda Triangle which could lead our heroes to damnation’s very doorstep. KEY SELLING POINTS • A sexy, fun and cute romance between two superheroes! • Deals with important LGBTQ issues such as coming out and facing conservative family. • Class Comics are renowned for being the for highest quality comics in the adult entertainment world. • Many world-renowned adult comics creators have found a home for their works in Class Comics. ISBN 13: 9783959852975, 176pp p/b, ££21.99 Published by BRUNO GMUNDER Rep Territories: UK, Ireland & Far East June 2017


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Children’s Graphic Novel

Graphic Novel

INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION, THE

SPIROU & FANTASIO VOL.12: WHO WILL STOP CYANIDE?

While we all know that large scale industrialisation began in the eighteenth century, the Industrial Revolution truly began in Germany with Johannes Gutenberg and his printing press. His innovation made it possible to mass produce books, which spread literacy and knowledge all across Europe. It was in the eighteenth century, however, that manual labour started being replaced by what we today know as machines. This exciting, educational comic book brings those times to life in full colour.

When an unscrupulous shopkeeper settles a debt with Fantasio by offering him a mysterious ‘gismo’, the reporter has no idea how much trouble is following in the thing’ wake. It turns out to be a sort of robot that soon takes our heroes on a made chase leading to Champignac - and an equally mysterious young woman sequestered in a cellar. And as if that wasn’t enough, every electrical appliance in town seems to be going haywire...

Helfand, Lewis & Kumar, Naresh

KEY SELLING POINTS • An exciting graphic novel about the Industrial Revolution that brings history to life! • Features full-colour, high quality artwork throughout. • Provides an accessible way for young readers to fall in love with history! • Packed full of science, history and adventure - perfect for school libraries and classrooms. ISBN 13: 9789381182284, 92pp p/b, ££12.99 Published by CAMPFIRE Rep Territories: UK & Ireland June 2017

Graphic Novel

BARRACUDA VOL. 6: BARRADCUDA Dufaux, Jean & Jeremy

It’s time for the final act. In Puerto Blanco, the traders, the freebooters and the slaves are in open revolt, led by Raffy and Ferrango. At sea, Blackdog and the Barracuda have stuck an alliance with the Red Hawk. Everytwhere the Spanish are retreating, and the island should soon be recaptured. But beyound political and military considerations, there remains the question of the Kashar Diamond’s fate... How many lives will be lost in the name of its curse? Who will survive?

KEY SELLING POINTS • Translated in English for the first time. • Written by a veteran author, creator of numerous bestselling series. • High adventure in the great tradition of Golden Age pirate stories. ISBN 13: 9781849183543, 56pp p/b, ££7.99 Published by CINEBOOK Rep Territories: UK, Ireland, Scandinavia, Greece, Cyprus, Germany, Spain & Portugal June 2017

Graphic Novel

LUCKY LUKE VOL. 65: GHOST HUNT

Van Banda, Lo Tartog & Morris

In the Old West, there’s nothing strange about a stagecoat getting robbed. But a stagecoach vanishing without a trace, now... Hired to protect the next coach and its important passengers, Lucky Luke finds himself teaming up with a particularly irritated Calamity Jane - something of hers was on the missing wehicle. The two of them soon begin hearing rather unpleasant rumours: whispers that the disappearance was caused by... a mysterious ghost! KEY SELLING POINTS • Lucky Luke is one of the most famous cartoon characters in the world, alongside Asterix and Tintin. • Bestselling European comics series ever, with more than 300 million copies sold worldwide in more than 30 languages. • Suitable for adults and children. • Published in English for the first time. ISBN 13: 9781849183536, 48pp p/b, ££6.99 Published by CINEBOOK Rep Territories: UK, Ireland, Scandinavia, Greece, Cyprus, Germany, Spain & Portugal June 2017

Tome, Janry

KEY SELLING POINTS • The Spirou character was created in 1938 and is still hugely succesful around the world. • Published in English for the first time. • Adapted into video game and manga format. • More than 20 million copies sold to date. • An average of 200,00 copies sold each year. ISBN 13: 9781849183550, 48pp p/b, ££6.99 Published by CINEBOOK Rep Territories: UK, Ireland, Scandinavia, Greece, Cyprus, Germany, Spain & Portugal June 2017

Graphic Novel

VALERIAN VOL. 17: ORPHAN OF THE STARS Christin, Pierre, Mezieres, Jean-Claude

Running away with the unhappy heir to the galaxy’s biggest fortune, even if it’s because he wants it, is bound to cause some problems. On the lam with the Caliphette of Iksaladam, Valerian and Laureline are relentless pursued by the Quatuor Motis, who are still after the enormous reward offered for the child’s safe return. Stranded among the Asteroids of Shimballil, they must evade the hunters, recover their ship, dodge profiteers and traitors... and decide what to do with the little brat! KEY SELLING POINTS • A series emblematic of French science fiction. • A strong influence on science-fiction films - among others, ‘The Fifth Element’ and ‘Star Wars’. • Now a major motion picture in its own right directed by Luc Besson. Scheduled for July 2017! • An imaginative and colourful series, with lovable and complex character. ISBN 13: 9781849183314, 56pp p/b, ££7.99 Published by CINEBOOK Rep Territories: UK, Ireland, Scandinavia, Greece, Cyprus, Germany, Spain & Portugal June 2017

Video Game Art

LEGEND OF ZELDA, THE: ART & ARTIFACTS LIMITED EDITION Nintendo

From the franchise that has been a pillar of popular culture for over 30 years, The Legend of Zelda, Dark Horse and Nintendo are proud to bring you The Legend of Zelda: Art & Artifacts Special Edition. Containing artwork from the entire history of the video game franchise, and the upcoming The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, which was the the most talked about game of E3 2016. This is the sequel special edition slipcase version, and will include bonus material and a collectors’ cover. KEY SELLING POINTS • The second art book based on the Legend of Zelda series as a special slipcase edition with bonus material. • Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia (Dark Horse, also available from Turnaround) has sold over 750,000 copies worldwide. • Includes artwork from the fervently anticipated new game, Breath of the Wild (due out on Wii U in 2017). • Remains true to the format of Hyrule Historia, incorporating interviews, sketches, concept art and much more. ISBN 13: 9781506703787, 424pp h/b, ££6.99 Published by DARK HORSE Rep Territories: UK & Ireland February 2017


GRAPHIC NOVEL ANNOUNCEMENTS - June 2017 Graphic Novel

ALIENS: THE ORIGINAL COMIC SERIES VOLUME 2 Verheiden, Mark; Beauvais, Den & Kieth, Sam

In 1986, James Cameron’s Aliens brought to theaters the horrors of a new kind of war against a terrifying enemy. Long before Alien3 was even a glint in director David Fincher’s eye, Dark Horse Comics was already crafting a terrifying post-Aliens continuity for Ripley, Hicks, and Newt. Earth is overrun by xenomorphs with no hope of saving it for humanity. But Ripley has a plan to capture a ‘Queen Mother’ - a super queen that rules multiple nests and bring it back to Earth. There the Queen Mother will command the xenomorphs to gather where they can all be destroyed by nuclear bombs. KEY SELLING POINTS • Collects Aliens: Nightmare Asylum #1-#4 and Aliens: Female War #1-#4. • Includes cover art for all issues. • Narrative by Mark Verheiden who is currently a producer on the Netflix series Daredevil and author of nearly 125 comics. ISBN 13: 9781506703565, 224pp h/b, ££9.99 Published by DARK HORSE Rep Territories: UK & Ireland April 2017

Graphic Novel

GOON LIBRARY VOLUME 5, THE Powell, Eric

The return of the Zombie Priest, a Latin-tongued Godzilla, drunk sailors, and a Halloween visit from Billy the Kid are just a few of the special tricks and treats included in the Goon Library finale. What’s left of the Zombie Priest’s race of witches comes after the Goon, forcing him to face his nightmares or lose his town! The witch coven believes that control of Goon s town will soon be in their grasp and his tragic soul will contribute to the curse that increases their power. But has their plot destroyed the Goon or created a monster too savage for them to withstand?

KEY SELLING POINTS • Collects THE GOON Volumes 13-15. • Includes bonus story Goon Noir! • 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, Blur Animation and director David Fincher about bringing THE GOON to the big screen. • Will be much coveted by the series’ cult following; volumes 1-4 of the series are also available from Turnaround. ISBN 13: 9781506704012, 480pp h/b, ££41.99 Published by DARK HORSE Rep Territories: UK & Ireland June 2017

Graphic Novel

ABE SAPIEN: VOLUME 9 Mignola, Mike

Abe Sapien confronts South American vampires, a lake serpent, and a disembodied Lovecraftian tentacle, while uncovering the secrets of a 19th century necromancer who still walks the earth, and a frozen merman that may prove to be the missing link between himself and mankind. These five stories trace the history and pre-history of Abe Sapien s adventures, from his earliest days in the Bureau with Hellboy (as drawn by Kevin Nowlan) through the frog war, featuring an appearance by deceased homunculus Roger, to his current evolved form, when he s looking back on his life as a man in 1850s England.

KEY SELLING POINTS • Featuring Powers co-creator Michael Avon Oeming and Santiago Caruso, whose artwork Puxtapoz Magazine called ‘both magnif • Five new stories detailing the history and pre-history of Abe’s adventures with Hellboy and the B.P.R.D. • Stunning full-color artwork throughout. ISBN 13: 9781506702209, 144pp p/b, ££16.99 Published by DARK HORSE Rep Territories: UK & Ireland June 2017

Children’s Graphic Novel

ADVENTURES OF SUPERHERO GIRL, THE (EXPANDED EDITION) Hicks, Faith Erin

What if you can leap tall buildings and defeat alien monsters with your bare hands, but you buy your capes at secondhand stores and have a weakness for kittens? Cartoonist Faith Erin Hicks brings charming humor to the trials and tribulations of a young female superhero, battling monsters both supernatural and mundane in an all-too-ordinary world. KEY SELLING POINTS • A charming comics collection about a young female superhero in a small town. • Sends the message that anyone can be a superhero, even if they don’t seem to be getting anywhere with their dreams. • The first collection of Superhero Girl won an Eisner award for Best Publication for Kids. • Features two new bonus stories with new art from Tyler Crook, Paulina Ganucheau and more! ISBN 13: 9781506703367, 128pp h/b, ££14.50 Published by DARK HORSE Rep Territories: UK & Ireland June 2017

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Graphic Novel

GROO: FRIENDS AND FOES Aragones, Sergio

As the bird-brained wanderer Groo and his loyal mutt Rufferto crisscross the countryside, they encounter various acquaintances from years past. Sometimes, it’s a friend. Other times, it’s a foe. Most of the time, it doesn’t matter! From Arba and Darkarba to Granny Groo, Chakaal, Taranto, and even the melodic narrating Minstrel, the bumbling Cheese Dip Eater crosses paths with fan favorite characters on his quest to reunite Kayli with her long-lost father. Can Groo do even that one little thing right? KEY SELLING POINTS • Wild cast of characters that will delight long-time fans and ensnare new readers! • Three Eisner Award winners - Aragones, Evanier and Sakai - working on an Eisner Award winning series! • Beautiful hardcover edition collects a full year of Groo, in over 300 pages. ISBN 13: 9781506702971, 332pp h/b, ££41.99 Published by DARK HORSE Rep Territories: UK & Ireland June 2017

Graphic Novel

HALO LIBRARY EDITION VOLUME 2

Boudreau, Duffy; Franchin, Douglas & Arino, Sergio

One of the most popular video game franchises ever receives a second oversized, deluxe hardcover! In this volume, follow UNSC Spartan Commander Sarah Palmer and her team as they attempt to put a stop to Dr. Catherine Halsey and Jul ‘Mdama’s pursuit of the mysterious Forerunner artifact, the Janus Key - the fate of the entire galaxy depends on them! Highlighting the talents of writer Duffy Boudreau and artists Douglas Franchin, Ian Richardson, and Sergio Arino, this sizeable volume collects Halo: Escalation #13-#24, and features a cover gallery, annotations, and behind-the-scenes extras! KEY SELLING POINTS • Halo is one of the most successful videogame series of all time and has inspired several spin-off series. • The most recent game Halo: Guardians (2015) sold 5 million copies in the first 3 months of its release. • More titles in the Halo series are also published by Dark Horse and available from Turnaround. • Includes a cover gallery and behind-the-scenes extras, as well as exclusive annotations! ISBN 13: 9781506702346, 296pp h/b, ££41.99 Published by DARK HORSE Rep Territories: UK & Ireland June 2017


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Graphic Novel

HARROW COUNTRY VOLUME 5: ABANDONED Bunn, Cullen; Crook, Tyler; McNeil, Carla Speed...

The Abandoned, that hulking figure with haunting yellow eyes, rarely leaves his ramshackle cabin deep in the woods of Harrow County. But it wasn’t always so. And when hunters travel to Harrow County in search of big game, they get a lot more than they bargained for. As Emmy meets more visitors from the outside world, she discovers secrets of her own past and the very foundations of Harrow County.

KEY SELLING POINTS • Collecting issues #17-#21 of the Eisner-nominated horror comic series Harrow Country! • Includes a two-part story with guest art by Carla Speed McNeil and Jenn Manley Lee. • Cullen Bunn is winner of the 2011 Broken Frontier Best Writer Independent Award. • The series won the 2015 Ghastly Award for Best Ongoing Title. ISBN 13: 9781506701905, 136pp p/b, ££12.50 Published by DARK HORSE Rep Territories: UK & Ireland June 2017

Graphic Novel - Manga

HATSUNE MIKU: ACUTE Asahina, Shiori

Hatsune Miku is a worldwide sensation! This year Hatsune Miku embarks on her North American tour in over 10 major cities! To celebrate, join Hatsune Miku and her vocaloid friends in this brand new story from Dark Horse. Acute describes the tragic relationship between three Vocaloids: Miku, Kaito, and Luka! Once they were all friends making songs - but while Kaito might make a duet with Miku, or a duet with Luka, a love song all three of them sing together can only end in sorrow! Based on the song with over 4.4 million combined views on YouTube and NicoNico. KEY SELLING POINTS • Hatsune Miku is an international pop phenomenon! • She has performed on David Letterman and was the opening performer for Lady Gaga’s ArtRave world tour. • Like the Hatsune Miku titles Mikubon and Rin-Chan Now!, Acute is based on a famous Vocaloid music video. • A drama rather than a comedy, Acute shows a different side of Hatsune Miku. • Includes four pages in full colour. ISBN 13: 9781506703411, 1pp p/b, ££9.99 Published by DARK HORSE Rep Territories: UK & Ireland June 2017

Graphic Novel - Manga

HATSUNE MIKU: RINCHAN NOW! VOLUME 2 Ichijinsha

Have fun just hanging out on stage, in the studio, and at home with Kagamine Rin, the most popular Vocaloid next to Hatsune Miku herself! Miku’s sassy blond friend takes center stage in this series that took inspiration from the music video Rin-Chan Now! The video with over 2.5 million combined views on NicoNico and YouTube is now a manga of the same name - written, drawn and edited by the video creators! The fight to make Rin-chan the most popular Vocaloid has never been so much fun, as her smallest everyday activities at school, home, and work get blown up online to major celebrity events! KEY SELLING POINTS • Hatsune Miku is an international pop phenomenon. • Like the Hatsune Miku titles Mikubon and Acute!, Runchan Now! is based on a famous Vocaloid music video. • The popular vocaloid Rin featured in Unofficial Hatsune Mix and was on the cover of Mikubon. • Hatsune Miku has performed on David Letterman and was the opening performer for Lady Gaga’s ArtRave world tour. • Features 4 pages in full colour. ISBN 13: 9781506703145, 136pp p/b, ££9.99 Published by DARK HORSE Rep Territories: UK & Ireland June 2017

Comic Art

JERRY AND THE JOKER: ADVENTURES AND COMIC ART Robinson, Jerry

In this memoir by the late Jerry Robinson, he tells the story of a seventeen-year-old college hopeful who became the artist on Detective Comics, and later Batman, shares his thoughts on creating the Joker as the first super villain, and relates the celebrity-studded journeys that a long life in comics afforded him. In this volume, you’ll also find never before published original artwork from iconic comics like Detective Comics #76 and Batman #14 and cover artwork featuring Batman, Robin, and the Joker, delving deep into imagery that has shaped the evolution of comics’ most famous villain. KEY SELLING POINTS • Comics great Jerry Robinson writes about the creation of the Joker and his life in comics. • Collects never before printed process artwork by Robinson for some key Batman comics. • Includes sketches from Robinson’s personal archive and the first ever covers featuring the Joker. • Robinson claims to have invented the Joker, Robin, and Alfred. The sketches show the degree of his influence. • Robinson was indicted into the Comic Book Hall of Fame in 2004. ISBN 13: 9781506702254, 192pp h/b, ££29.99 Published by DARK HORSE Rep Territories: UK & Ireland June 2017

Comic Art

LEAD POISONING Darrow, Geof

Geof Darrow’s slick, precise inks and stunning detail have amazed comics fans for decades, from his early work with Moebius; to Hardboiled, his first collaboration with Frank Miller; to the overwhelming excess of his current series, Shaolin Cowboy. Now Darrow provides incredible insight into his process by sharing the pencil drawings behind his meticulous inks in a huge hardcover collection. A behind-the-scenes look at the life of a great comic book artist that reveals perfectionism at its best. KEY SELLING POINTS • Geof Darrow is an acclaimed comic book artist whose precise lines and detail make his work instantly recognisable. • He has worked on iconic comics such as Mobius & Shaolin Cowboy, as well as Hardboiled, a collaboration with Frank Miller. • A behind-the-scenes look at the life of a comics artists that reveals perfectionism at its best. • A must-have volume for any Geof Darrow fan as well as budding comic book artists everywhere! ISBN 13: 9781506703640, 184pp h/b, ££29.50 Published by DARK HORSE Rep Territories: UK & Ireland June 2017

Graphic Novel

LEGEND OF KORRA, THE: TURF WARS PART ONE

DiMartino, Michael Dante & Koh, Irene

A pompous developer plans to turn the new spirit portal into an amusement park, potentially severing an already tumultuous connection with the spirits. What’s more, the triads have realigned and are in a brutal all-out brawl at the city’s borders - where hundreds of evacuees have relocated! In order to get through it all, Korra and Asami vow to look out for each other - but first, they’ve got to get better at being a team and a couple!

KEY SELLING POINTS • The official continuation of The Legend of Korra! • Written by Legend of Korra series co-creator Michael Dante. • Stand-alone comic linked to the popular animated TV series The Legend of Korra. • With art by Irene Koh (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Wonder Woman). ISBN 13: 9781506700151, 80pp p/b, ££9.50 Published by DARK HORSE Rep Territories: UK & Ireland June 2017


GRAPHIC NOVEL ANNOUNCEMENTS - June 2017 Graphic Novel

LIFE AND TIMES OF MARTHA WASHINGTON IN THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY, THE (SECOND EDITION) Miller, Frank & Gibbons, Dave

Our story begins in the squalid corridors of a maximum-security housing project, where a young girl will rise from the war-torn streets of Chicago to battle injustice in a world insane with corruption. She will be called a hero, a traitor, and nearly everything in between, but all along the way, her courage, her integrity, and her unwavering commitment to that most valuable of right - liberty - will inspire a movement that will never surrender. A masterpiece nearly twenty years in the making, this archival volume contains the complete life story of freedom-fighter Martha Washington. KEY SELLING POINTS • A comics masterpiece from Frank Miller (Sin City) and Gave Gibbons (Watchmen). • This volume contains the complete Martha Washington and is an epic 600 pages long. • Martha Washington is a twenty-first century freedom fighter, particularly relevant in today’s political climate. • Includes an introduction by Frank Miller and extensive sketchbook art by Dave Gibbons. ISBN 13: 9781506700359, 600pp h/b, ££24.99 Published by DARK HORSE Rep Territories: UK & Ireland June 2017

Graphic Novel

MAMMON

Hague, Michael

A horrifyingly beautiful vampire story, this lavishly illustrated adventure starts on the streets of 1920s London and ends at the gates of Hell. Writer Jonathan Meeks is captivated by the story of Dracula. On a quest for immortality, to discover if there is truth at the heart of the vampire myth, Meeks discovers there is far more truth in fiction. KEY SELLING POINTS • Renowned fantasy illustrator Michael Hague takes on the vampire myth. • Preview pages on comics media sites. • A one-off graphic novel by American illustrator and writer. • Intricate and realistic detail with rich colours. ISBN 13: 9781506701479, 136pp h/b, ££16.99 Published by DARK HORSE Rep Territories: UK & Ireland June 2017

Video Game Art

MASS EFFECT: ANDROMEDA THE POSTER COLLECTION Electronic Arts Studio

A collection of stunning 12 x 16 inch posters from the upcoming videogame Mass Effect: Andromeda! All of these high quality art prints are easily removable and suitable for framing! Perfect companion with The Art of Mass Effect Andromeda for fans of the upcoming video game Mass Effect: Andromeda! Witness Mass Effect Andromeda as never before! Collecting twenty exotic and exciting images, each as their own removable high quality print, Dark Horse’s Mass Effect Andromeda - The Poster Collection is a beautiful package that no gamer should miss! KEY SELLING POINTS • A deluxe, oversized poster collection of art from the upcoming Mass Effect Andromeda game! • The Mass Effect series is one of the most beloved sagas in gaming history. • Experience the thrill of the game with these beautiful glossy posters! • As of 2014, the Mass Effect series has sold a total of 14 million units and won hundreds of awards. ISBN 13: 9781506701189, 1pp p/b, ££20.99 Published by DARK HORSE Rep Territories: UK & Ireland June 2017

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Graphic Novel

MISTER X: THE ARCHIVES Motter, Dean

When Mister X hit the shelves twenty-five years ago, no one had ever seen anything like it - a fusion of film noir, Art Deco, and German Expressionism channelled through the talents of the greatest up-and-coming artists of the day. The story of a utopian city with architecture that drove its inhabitants mad and the never-sleeping architect who quested tirelessly for a cure, Mister X captivated a generation of comics fans and creators. The complete print run gets the deluxe treatment in this volume, every page of its groundbreaking artwork painstakingly restored. KEY SELLING POINTS • Mister X was one of the most groundbreaking comics of the ‘80s. • It featured some of greatest up-and-coming artists including Neil Gaiman, Dave McKean and Los Bros Hernandez! • Mixes film noir, Art Deco and German Expressionism - a complete treat for comics fans. • The previously-published hardcover edition of Mister X is now out of print; fans will be thrilled with this paperback. ISBN 13: 9781506702650, 384pp p/b, ££20.99 Published by DARK HORSE Rep Territories: UK & Ireland June 2017

Graphic Novel

PLANTS VS. ZOMBIES VOLUME 7: BATTLE EXTRAVAGONZO Tobin, Paul & Smith, Brian

A new, standalone Plants vs. Zombies graphic novel by award-winning creators Paul Tobin (Bandette, Mystery Girl) and Brian Smith (SpongeBob Comics, The Stuff of Legend)! Evil mastermind Zomboss is back, hoping to buy the same factory at the center of Neighborville that his nemesis Crazy Dave is eyeing! Zomboss wants to build a zombie factory, of course, and position his new army in the best location possible. Will Crazy Dave, his helpers Nate and Patrice, and their batch of intelligent plants beat Zomboss to the punch and get the factory for themselves? The Battle Extravagonzo is on! KEY SELLING POINTS • Eisner Award-winner Paul Tobin continues his acclaimed Plants vs. Zombies run! • All-ages insanity from award-winning creators Paul Tobin and Brian Smith. • The official comic of the addictive video games! • Durable, value-priced hardback editions suitable for game players of all ages. • Dark Horse sold over 35,000 copies of the first volume Plants vs. Zombies: Lawnmageddon (also available from Turnaround) ISBN 13: 9781506701899, 80pp h/b, ££8.50 Published by DARK HORSE Rep Territories: UK & Ireland June 2017

Graphic Novel

PREDATOR 30TH ANNIVERSARY: THE ORIGINAL COMICS SERIES Verheiden, Mark & Warner, Chris

Before Predator 2 was ever conceived as a film, writer Mark Verheiden and artist Chris Warner created an acclaimed comic-book sequel to Predator that took the alien trophy hunters from the jungles of Central America to the concrete jungle of New York City - where they face Dutch Schaefer’s big brother, who’s an NYPD detective! Also included in this volume are Verheiden’s two subsequent Predator stories - Cold War and Dark River. Three now-classic tales in one over-sized, deluxe hard cover volume designed to sit on your bookshelf beside the Aliens 30th Anniversary edition! KEY SELLING POINTS • From the writer who brought you Aliens and the artist who created Black Cross! • Predator is one of the greatest sci-fi action movies of all time and has amassed a cult following. • This volume includes three now-classic tales in an over-sized, deluxe collector’s edition. • Collects Predator: Concrete Jungle (#1-#4), Predator: Cold War (#1-#4), and Predator: Dark River • Published to coincide with the 30th anniversary of the film. ISBN 13: 9781506703428, 320pp h/b, ££41.99 Published by DARK HORSE Rep Territories: UK & Ireland June 2017


GRAPHIC NOVEL ANNOUNCEMENTS - June 2017 Graphic Novel - Manga

PYSCHO PASS Inspector Sinhya Kogami Volume 2 Gotu, Midori & Sai, Natsuo

The manga prequel to the acclaimed anime series! The Psycho-Pass made a better future society possible: a universal fitness app that tracks people’s emotional health. But when crime becomes rare, it also becomes stranger and more dangerous than ever...and in the 22nd century the only ‘safe’ job for a person on the borderline is as a cop - kept on a virtual leash as they hunt down the criminals they may soon become themselves!

KEY SELLING POINTS • Prequel to the hit anime series Psycho-Pass. • One of Funimation’s first anime to be streamed as a ‘broadcast dub’. • From star creator Gen Urobuchi (Fate/Zero, Puella Magi Madoka Magica). • Fans of police dramas and sci-fi won’t want to miss the series - inspired by L.A. Confidential, Minority Report, Gattaca ISBN 13: 9781506703701, 1pp p/b, ££9.99 Published by DARK HORSE Rep Territories: UK & Ireland June 2017

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SUPER MARIO BROS. ENCYCLOPEDIA Nintendo

Super Mario Bros. is undoubtedly one of the most beloved video games of all time. Launched in 1985 by Nintendo, players take control of Mario and his brother Luigi as they travel through the Mushroom Kingdom to rescue Princess Toadstool from Bowser! The gaming world of Super Mario Bros. is now iconic - in 2005, IGN’s poll named it The Greatest Video Game of All Time - and now fans will be able to celebrate the game with the Super Mario Bros. Encyclopedia. A large format hardback packed with original art and stats from the game over a span of 30 years, Super Mario Bros. Encyclopedia is a musthave for any fan. KEY SELLING POINTS • Super Mario Bros. is one of the most beloved - and influential - video games of all time. • This epic companion will feature original art collected over 30 years. • Features rare character sketches and behind-the-scenes glimpses into the world of Super Mario Bros. • Also includes stats on the game. ISBN 13: 9781506702995, 256pp h/b, ££33.99 Published by DARK HORSE Rep Territories: UK & Ireland June 2017

SPELL ON WHEELS

Leth, Kate & Levens, Megan

Three young witches head out on an east coast road trip to retrieve their stolen belongings and track down the mysterious thief before he can do any damage to - or with - their possessions. This trade paperback collects the first 5 issues of Spell on Wheels. KEY SELLING POINTS • Kate Leth (Patsy Walker) and Megan Levens (Madame Frankenstein, Buffy) join forces for a magical new series. • Spell on Wheels is essentially Supernatural meets Buffy meets The Craft! • Features unforgettable, kickass female protagonists. • Although aimed at adults Spell on Wheels definitely has YA appeal too. ISBN 13: 9781506701837, 136pp p/b, ££12.50 Published by DARK HORSE Rep Territories: UK & Ireland June 2017

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STARSLAYER Grell, Mike

A Celtic warrior from the days of the Roman Empire is transported into the distant future by his wife’s descendant and compelled to join the crew of the spaceship Jolly Roger in their resistance to totalitarian rule on Earth. A wildly popular classic comic appears for the first time in a collection of the ‘Director’s Cut’ of the series, originally published by Windjammer at Valiant, but also including a wealth of extras including sketches and commentary from legendary comic creator Mike Grell. KEY SELLING POINTS • The first time the Director’s Cut of Starslayer has been collected in one volume. • Includes a wealth of extras, such as sketches and commentary from creator Mike Grell. • Featuring an all-new cover by Grell. ISBN 13: 9781506702797, 240pp p/b, ££20.99 Published by DARK HORSE Rep Territories: UK & Ireland June 2017

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THE EC ARCHIVES: CRIME SUSPENSTORIES VOLUME 3

Feldstein, Al; Craig, Johnny & Gaines, Bill

EC Comics are widely credited for causing the dissolution of the morals of kids and teens in the 1950’s thus playing a large part in the public outcry over comics that led to Senate hearings condemning the sex and violence within their pages. Dark Horse brings their usual high quality design and production to the creation of collector’s editions of these seminal comics. Jolting tales of criminals, capers, and tension! Collecting issues #13-#18 of Crime SuspenStories from the twisted artistic talents of Al Feldstein, Johnny Craig, Bill Gaines, Jack Kamen, Sid Check, Al Williamson, Fred Peters, Graham Ingels, George Evans, Al Williamson, Joe Orlando, and more. Featuring a foreword by David del Valle. KEY SELLING POINTS • Includes a foreword from David del Valle! • Features stories drawn by all-star comic artists Johnny Craig, Jack Kamen, Sid Check, Al Williamson, Fred Peters, Graham • Dark Horse reprints the infamous comic series, including all the original ads, text pieces, and letters! ISBN 13: 9781506702407, 216pp h/b, ££41.99 Published by DARK HORSE Rep Territories: UK & Ireland June 2017

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TOMB RAIDER ARCHIVES VOLUME 2 Jurgens, Dan

In pursuit of adventure, and the world’s rarest treasures, Lara circles the globe... and even goes off the edge of the map. Journey along on her most memorable expeditions, as she teams up with a treasure hunter from the future, faces off against Egyptian gods in the afterlife, and searches for love. This deluxe oversized hardcover collects issues #16-#24 and #26-#34 of the 1999 Top Cow Tomb Raider series and features the art of superstar artists Adam Hughes, Michael Turner, Andy Park, Randy Green, Tony Daniel and many more! KEY SELLING POINTS • An oversize hardcover format that shows the art of Tomb Raider in its full glory. • Includes art from an all-star lineup including Michael Turner, Adam Hughes, Randy Green, Tony Daniel and Andy Park. • New writers John Ney Rieber, James Bonny, and Adam Hughes join Dan Jurgens in telling Lara’s story. • A must-have collectable edition for the thousands of Tomb Raider fans across the globe! • Collects Top Cow’s 1999 Tomb Raider series, #16-#24 and #26-#34. ISBN 13: 9781506703527, 464pp h/b, ££33.50 Published by DARK HORSE Rep Territories: UK & Ireland June 2017


GRAPHIC NOVEL ANNOUNCEMENTS - June 2017 Graphic Novel

TOO MUCH COFFEE MAN OMNIBUS PLUS Wheeler, Shannon

A deluxe hardcover featuring 32 new color story pages! This 600-page omnibus plus edition features five previously published Too Much Coffee Man books, plus an all-new color section! Too Much Coffee Man - the anthology title and the character - will be forever associated with prolific comics creator Shannon Wheeler (The New Yorker, The Onion). These semi-autobiographical, hyperintellectual tales will appeal to both comic book insiders and pop culture fanatics. With a foreword by Henry Rollins. KEY SELLING POINTS • The most Too Much Coffee Man ever collected in one book! • Featuring 32 new colour pages from Shannon Wheeler and includes bonus stories. • Will appeal to both comic book insiders and pop culture fanatics. • Features a foreword by Henry Rollins. • Shannon Wheeler is a prolific comics creator known for his work in The New York Times and The Onion. ISBN 13: 9781506704029, 600pp h/b, ££24.99 Published by DARK HORSE Rep Territories: UK & Ireland June 2017

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PRINCE VALIANT VOL.15: 1965-1966 Foster, Hal

In this latest volume of the Arthurian-inspired comics page, Arn lands on the New World, and Aleta is mistaken for a mermaid. The volume also includes a feature on Bob Fujitani’s run of Prince Valiant stories in the Dell comic books, and a gallery of Valiant covers from books and comics. Hal Foster’s Prince Valiant continues as one of the all-time magnificent romantic adventure comics ever conceived and Fantagraphic’s reprinting is the loveliest treatment of the strip in the history of publishing. KEY SELLING POINTS • Prince Valiant is one of the most beloved comic strips of all time, praised in the NYT, Vanity Fair and many others. • Everyone knows the story of King Arthur and his Round Table, giving the strip an enduring appeal. • This volume also includes a feature on Bob Fujitani’s run of Prince Valiant stories in the Dell comic books. • Features a bonus gallery of Valiant covers from various books and comics. • Eisner Award-nominated: it features the highest-quality reproduction and design of any previous Hal Foster collection. ISBN 13: 9781683960256, 112pp h/b, ££29.99 Published by FANTAGRAPHICS Rep Territories: UK, Ireland, Europe, Middle & Far East June 2017

FACE

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Villajos, Rosario

Let’s face it, what is it that identifies you to those who surrond you? Your lovers, friends, colleagues, acquaintances or even strangers? What attracts or repulses them? Is it what they look at? Or what they see? What do YOU see when you look into a mirror? Creator Rosario Villajos looks closely at this topic and wonders about life without a face. In her own words: ‘Face is a magical autobriography about identity, the escape of oneself towards love and the fight to fit in and be ‘normal’ in our society’. She does not tread carefully and maybe reflects some of the doubts and fears in your own Face book. KEY SELLING POINTS • Relates to so many young women’s angsts. • A natural stable mate to the highly praised Vanyda. • A novice graphic novelist with lots of experience. ISBN 13: 9781910856956, 88pp p/b, ££9.99 Published by FANFARE Rep Territories: UK, Ireland, Europe, Middle & Far East June 2017

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IN THE PINES: 5 MURDER BALLADS Kriek, Erik

A Dutch cartoonist adapts five murder ballads - some of which have been covered by modern masters like Nick Cave, Steve Earle, and Gillian Welch - into ruthless graphic narratives that dig deep into the darkness of Americana, in which guns and religion maintain an uneasy balance. KEY SELLING POINTS • Murder ballads were the CSI of their day: They were stories of true and untrue crimes and other

horrific events. • These songs have been featured in many other graphic novels, including those by Daniel Clowes. • They have held a rock-solid position in US roots music and the Great American Songbook for decades. • From his outsider point of view, Kriek digs deep into the darkness of Americana, particularly topical today. • Will appeal to any lover of graphic novels as well as anyone with an interest in music and its history. ISBN 13: 9781683960119, 136pp h/b, ££20.99 Published by FANTAGRAPHICS Rep Territories: UK, Ireland, Europe, Middle & Far East June 2017

THE EC ARTISTS LIBRARY SLIPCASE 3 (VOLUMES 9-12) Orlando, Joe; Severin, John; Evans, George & Wood, Wallace

A boxed set of four great books in our acclaimed EC Artists’ Library, which collects the best comics of the 1950s from the greatest mass market comic book publisher in history. Featured are: Judgment Day And Other Stories illustrated by Joe Orlando, Aces High illustrated by George Evans, Bomb Run And Other Stories illustrated by John Severin and Will Elder, and Spawn of Mars And Other Stories illustrated by Wallace Wood. KEY SELLING POINTS • Great gift idea and price point. • EC line features the definitive reproduction and packaging of the iconic comics brand. • Definitive NYT bestselling library of classic EC Comics. ISBN 13: 9781683960072, 904pp h/b, ££83.99 Published by FANTAGRAPHICS Rep Territories: UK, Ireland, Europe, Middle & Far East June 2017

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THE THING FROM THE GRAVE AND OTHER STORIES Orlando, Joe; Feldstein, Al & Bradbury, Ray.

Joe Orlando and Al Feldstein adapt Ray Bradbury, preach about drug addiction in ‘The Monkey,’ and more in our latest EC Artist volume, which also includes a 3-D story that has never been reprinted (in 2-D). This special collection features more than 30 EC classics from the pages of Tales From the Crypt, The Haunt of Fear, The Vault of Horror, Shock SuspenStories, Impact, and Crime SuspenStories. Of special note is Orlando’s Panic stories, including parodies of Mother Goose, TV commercials, and soap operas. KEY SELLING POINTS • New York Times bestselling series collecting the classic ED Comics. • Great gift idea for horror fans. • Review attention. • Will appeal to readers of Bradbury’s science fiction and horror stories. ISBN 13: 9781683960317, 240pp h/b, ££24.99 Published by FANTAGRAPHICS Rep Territories: UK, Ireland, Europe, Middle & Far East June 2017


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CARTHAGO ADVENTURES: AMAROK

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AHOGARU: CLUELESS GIRL 1 Hiroyuki

These five individual, but interlinked, stories see London Donovan and the mysterious billionaire Mr. Feiersinger combating all manner of malicious myths and monsters from the Californian Bigfoot and deadly African dinosaurs, to Artic sea creatures and giant Canadian wolves. Whether driven by a taste for adventure, a passion for scientific curiosity, or simply by pure obsession, join our unrelenting heroes as they chase and encounter creatures that are as mythical as they are deadly. KEY SELLING POINTS • Christpohe Bec was nominated for best comic/cartoon album at both the Jules Verne the Dectective Film Festivals. • Now Available for the first time in English, the prequel to the bestselling and critically accalaimed Carthago! • Appeals to fans of Cryptozoology and The X-Files. • Much praise from outlets, such as, SciFiNow, Icv2.com and AiPT! ISBN 13: 9781594657931, 272pp h/b, ££24.99 Published by HUMANOIDS Rep Territories: UK, Ireland, Europe, Middle & Far East June 2017

Yoshiko is a hopefully clueless high school girl. Her rock-paper-scissors strategy is rock.She somehow gets zeroes on multiple-choice tests. And she has an often-nearly-fatal weakness for bananas. Her devoted friends have no choice but to hang around and make sure nobody takes advantage of her. (Of course, the entertainment value might have something to do with it, too.) Cute characters, weird gags, and lots and lots of bananas! KEY SELLING POINTS • Will appeal to fans of Azumanga Daioh (Yen Press) and Nichijou (also available from Turnaround). • A surprise hit in Japan, Ahogaru’s run was extended because of its popularity. • Kodansha considers Ahogaru a high-potential title for a future anime adaptation. • Hiroyuki’s previously created the hit manga Doujin Work (Media Blasters) and The Comic Artist and His Assistants (Square • Both Doujin Work and The Comic Artist and His Assistants have been adapted into anime series. ISBN 13: 9781632364579, 1pp p/b, ££9.99 Published by KODANSHA COMICS Rep Territories: UK & Ireland June 2017

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Bec, Christophe; Alcante; Daoust, Giles & Kovacevic, Drazen

METABARONS, THE: VOL. 2

Jodorowsky, Alexandro & Gimenez, Juan

A must-read cult spin-off of The Incal, by Moebius and Jodorowsky, centering around the fascinating lineage of the ultimate warrior. This collection introduces the Metabaron’s bloodline and reveals the origins of their deep-seated principles. Find out the source of the family’s vast wealth, learn why every Metabaron has cybernetic implants, and why the only way to become the next Metabaron is for him to defeat his own father in a mortal combat. Follow each successive generation as it struggles to overcome the forces amassed against it in a galaxy corrupted by greed, power, and terror. A true classic in the pantheon of graphic storytelling. KEY SELLING POINTS • Ground-breaking writer and cult director Alexandro Jodorowsky’s grandiose masterpiece. • Illustrated by acclaimed and award-winning artist Juan Gimenez. • Available in paperback for the first time! • The second of four affordable trade paperbacks of the bestselling saga. • Released to coincide with the Brand New The Metabaron series. ISBN 13: 9781594657443, 136pp p/b, ££11.99 Published by HUMANOIDS Rep Territories: UK, Ireland, Europe, Middle & Far East June 2017

Fashion & Style

CREATIVE SOLE: JAPANESE SNEAKER CULTURE Okazaki; Manami

Creative Sole, Japanese Sneaker Culture is a book that looks at Japan’s prolific presence in sneaker culture globally. Creative, covetable and cool, Japanese sneakers are some of the most highly sought after in the world today, with an incredible amount of designers, collaborators, artists and makers, all infusing their creative energy into this multi-billion dollar industry. This book includes hundreds of sneakers from the hottest Japanese designers, and collaborations ranging from the crazy to the chic, to vintage, rare and Japan exclusive items. Perfect for lovers of design and fashion. KEY SELLING POINTS • Included are over 350 sneaker photos. • Interviews with famous designers, artists, creative directors, athletes. • Catalogue for the Japanese sneaker culture exhibition, Creative Sole, at the Japanese American National Museum in LA in summer 2017. ISBN 13: 9789881250728, 280pp p/b, ££29.99 Published by KINGYO PRESS Rep Territories: UK, Ireland, Europe, Middle & Far East June 2017

AIR GEAR 36 Oh! Great

Everybody knows that Itsuki is the most fearsome skater around. With his high tech Air Gear skates, his moves are so smooth they’re almost like flying. But, because he’s the best, someone will always want to take him down. Action, adventure and highstakes competition feature throughout - and that’s just the beginning! KEY SELLING POINTS • The latest volume of a stylish, fan favourite manga series. • Previous Air Gear titles are available from Turnaround. • Oh! Great is a well-known anime artist who has been praised for his stylish art and clever storylines. ISBN 13: 9781612621067, 208pp p/b, ££8.99 Published by KODANSHA COMICS Rep Territories: UK & Ireland June 2017

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APPLESEED ALPHA Masamune, Shirow

In the 22nd Century, New York City is a war-torn place ruled by warlords and a giant robot mayor with 3 eyes and a three-piece suit. While there, Deunan and her cyborg lover Briareos stumble across two citizens of a legendary utopia. It’s up to them to guard what could be humanity’s best chance to rebuild. KEY SELLING POINTS • A prequel to the cyberpunk franchise Appleseed by ShirowMasamune, creator of The Ghost in the Shell. • Iou Kuroda is a popular name in the manga world, as authorof the Nasu stories (Kodansha). • UK comic fans are familiar with the Appleseed property, which was adapted into popular anime in 1988, 2004 and 2007. • Nostalgic anime fans will be excited to revisit this classic . • Adapted from 2014 CGI film from Sony Pictures. ISBN 13: 9781632362018, 400pp p/b, ££15.99 Published by KODANSHA COMICS Rep Territories: UK & Ireland June 2017


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CELLS AT WORK! 5 Shimizu, Akane

The average human body contains about 60 trillion cells, and each of them has work to do! But when you get injured, viruses or bacteria invade, or when an allergic reaction flares up, everyone from the silent but deadly white blood cells to the brainy neurons has to work together to get through the crisis! Strep throat! Hay fever! Influenza! The world is a dangerous place for a red blood cell just trying to get her deliveries finished. Fortunately, she’s not alone... she’s got a whole human body’s worth of cells ready to help out!

KEY SELLING POINTS • A fun and fast-paced manga that has some education elements. • Unique setting and appealing characters will draw readers of upbeat shonen manga like Fairy Tail (Kodansha). • The one-shot that was the basis for the series won the Sirius New Age Award for excellent manga from a new author. • Is highly popular in Japan having already sold 20,000 copies. • Considered a title with franchise potential by Kodansha. ISBN 13: 9781632364265, 200pp p/b, ££9.99 Published by KODANSHA COMICS Rep Territories: UK & Ireland June 2017

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CLOCKWORK PLANET 3 Kamiya, Yuu

Naoto’s a high school dropout and brilliant amateur tinkerer. He lives in a world that has been so overexploited that the entire surface has become one vast machine. When a box crashes into his home containing a female automaton, it’s a harbinger of change that will rock the entire globe, and give Naoto his chance to be a hero. KEY SELLING POINTS • An anime adaptation of Clockwork Planet is set for release in 2017. • Kamiya’s previous series No Game, No Life has been a huge hit. • Art style, plot and pedigree will appeal to gamers in addition to regular manga readers. ISBN 13: 9781632364494, 200pp p/b, ££9.99 Published by KODANSHA COMICS Rep Territories: UK & Ireland June 2017

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FAIRY TAIL DAY PLANNER 2017 - 2018 Mashima, Hiro

A day planner for Fairy Tail guild members: students, grown-ups, and S-class wizards alike! This planner is full of colour Fairy Tail illustrations, games, quizzes, character interviews, and even bonus manga in the back by Fairy Tail creator Hiro Mashima that you can’t read anywhere else! It even includes stickers, so you can customize it and make your planner totally unique. This day planner can be used for the academic year for students, or for the upcoming calendar year.

KEY SELLING POINTS • Customizable day planner with stickers, so you can use the book for any season or year! • The anime adaptation is available on DVD in the UK from Manga UK and Anime Limited. • The manga and anime are currently available on Crunchyroll. • Includes 50 pages of bonus manga by Fairy Tail creator Hiro Mashima. • Packed with colour illustrations, personality quizzes, guild info, trivia tests, reference pages and more! ISBN 13: 9781632364203, 160pp p/b, ££12.50 Published by KODANSHA COMICS Rep Territories: UK & Ireland June 2017

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FAIRY TAIL: RHODONITE

Mashima, Hiro & Shibano, Kyouta

Since his sneering face first appeared, the Iron Dragon Slayer Gajeel Redfox has been a fan favourite among Fairy Tail fans. Now he s getting his very own adventure, all in one book! The ‘lone dragon’ Gajeel Redfox has always been easy to spot even among the boisterious wizards of the Fairy Tail guild, but now he s disappeared! At the same time, a jailbreak rocks Fiore. What ties these events together? The answer lies in Gajeel s shady and selfish past

KEY SELLING POINTS • Since its first volume in 2008, Fairy Tail has been a popular series and is now an institution among manga fans. • The anime adaptation is available on DVD in the UK from Manga UK and Anime Limited. • This spin-off series features popular Fairy Tail member Gajeel Redfox. • An entire story in a single volume. • New chapters of the original manga are published weekly on Crunchyroll where it is one of the most read titles on the site. ISBN 13: 9781632365248, 1pp p/b, ££8.99 Published by KODANSHA COMICS Rep Territories: UK & Ireland June 2017

Sakuma, Yui

Twenty-something temp worker Nagisa Kataura lives like an average young woman but she has a secret life. When she’s not sitting at her day job, she spends most of her time transforming into her favourite anime and manga characters through the art of cosplay. Worried about being thought childish and nerdy, Nagisa struggles to keep her hobby a secret. KEY SELLING POINTS • One of the few Japanese manga series to be told from the point of view of a female otaku (superfan). • Dramatic storyline that gives readers a real impression of what life as a cosplayer is really like. • For fans of Manga Dogs (Kodansha; also available from Turnaround). • Initially started as a one-shot comic in the Tetsuya Chiba Award, and became the only entry from that year to be serialised in manga format. • With cosplay on the rise throughout the world, this manga is sure to have huge appeal. ISBN 13: 9781632364289, 1pp p/b, ££9.99 Published by KODANSHA COMICS Rep Territories: UK & Ireland June 2017

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FIRE FORCE 4 Ohkubo, Atsushi

The city of Tokyo is in the grip of a reign of terror! Possessed by demons, people have begun to burst into flame, leading to the establishment of a special firefighting team: the Fire Force, ready to roll on a moment’s notice to fight spontaneous combustion anywhere it might break out. But the team is about to get a very unique addition: Shinra, a boy who possesses the unique power to run at the speed of a rocket, leaving behind the famous devil’s footprints. Can the Fire Force discover the source of this strange phenomenon and put a stop to it? Or will the city burn to ashes first? KEY SELLING POINTS • The new flagship series from Weekly Shonen Magazine, the original home of Fairy Tail (also available). • The new series from the best-selling creator behind Soul Eater (Yen Press). • Ohkubo’s previous series Soul Eater has been adapted into two anime series that are available on DVD from Manga UK. • For fans of magical adventures like Tokyo ESP (Vertical) and Ajin: Demi-Human (Vertical). ISBN 13: 9781632364319, 200pp p/b, ££8.99 Published by KODANSHA COMICS Rep Territories: UK & Ireland June 2017


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INUYASHIKI 7

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NORAGAMI: STRAY GOD 18

Oku, Hiroya

Just when it seems things couldn’t get any worse for Ichiro Inuyashiki, a blinding light in the night sky strikes the earth where he stands. He later wakes up to find himself unscathed, but he soon starts to notice that there’s something... different about himself. It turns out that these strange, new changes are just what Ichiro needs to take a new lease on life. Now it seems like there’s nothing to stop him from being a hero worthy of the respect that he never had before!

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 in Japan. • Features Hiroya Oku’s distinctly intricate and realistic artwork. • A heavily tech-influenced, sci-fi drama with a likeable underdog protagonist. ISBN 13: 9781632364364, 200pp p/b, ££9.99 Published by KODANSHA COMICS Rep Territories: UK & Ireland June 2017

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Adachitoka

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 adaptation is well-received on the Funimation streaming site, with an average user rating of 4 out of 5 stars. • The anime adaptation is available in the UK from Manga UK and Anime Limited. ISBN 13: 9781632363459, 1pp p/b, ££8.99 Published by KODANSHA COMICS Rep Territories: UK & Ireland June 2017

KISS HIM, NOT ME 11 JUNKO

Kae is a secret fujoshi (female manga/anime nerd) who spends all day fantasising 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. Now 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, and would get much more enjoyment out of seeing those boys make out with each other.

KEY SELLING POINTS • An anime adaptation is currently running and licensed for UK release from Anime Limited. • Unlike most romantic comedy manga, in this series it’s a female nerd who is the object of affection for handsome boys. • 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. • Kiss Him, Not Me is her first long-running series. ISBN 13: 9781632364371, 200pp p/b, ££8.99 Published by KODANSHA COMICS Rep Territories: UK & Ireland June 2017

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LAND OF THE LUSTROUS 1 Ichikawa, Haruko

The young gem Phosphorite can t seem to do anything right.Phoshas nothing but a big mouth and guts. Cinnabar, a classmate, is a loner, shunned by the other gems because of the toxins emitted from their body. But when they get together, they will learn that they both have an essential role to play in the fight against the Moonfolk, who are intent on coming to Earth to abduct the gem folk and destroy their world. A beautifully-drawn new action manga from Haruko Ichikawa, winner of the Osamu Tezuka Cultural Prize.

KEY SELLING POINTS • Setting and story will remind fans of Sailor Moon and some of its progeny; especially the Cartoon Network hit Steven Uni • Placed in 2014 s Kono Manga ga Sugoi! contest. • Ichikawa has won an Osamu Tezuka Cultural Prize and placed fifth in the 2012 Manga Taisho Awards. • Considered a prime candidate for a high-budget animated adaptation. ISBN 13: 9781632364975, 1pp p/b, ££9.99 Published by KODANSHA COMICS Rep Territories: UK & Ireland June 2017

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REAL ACCOUNT VOLUME 7 Okushou

It’s a simple premise: if you reach zero followers, you die. After the death of their parents, Ataru Kashiwagi and his younger sister, Yuri, depend on each other. Ataru works hard at high school and his job, and spends his leisure time on a social media site: Real Account. Eventually, he hits 1,500 followers, but he sometimes wonders how much they really care about him. One night, the screen ominously begins to glitch, only displaying: The Game Will Now Begin KEY SELLING POINTS • A new series set in the world of social media which is already being compared to Battle Royale (Haikasoru, 2014). • Social media is a universally appealing subject; this series cleverly satirises the modern world’s preoccupation with it. • Will be heavily promoted on Kodansha’s website and social media outlets. • For ages 16. ISBN 13: 9781632364401, 200pp p/b, ££8.99 Published by KODANSHA COMICS Rep Territories: UK & Ireland June 2017

Graphic Novel - Manga

VINLAND SAGA VOL. 9 Yukimura, Makoto

At the turn of the 11th century, the North Sea is in the grip of the Viking terror. The clever Askeladd leads his small band of mercenaries into London, with the aid of the ruthless young Thorfinn, son of a warrior in the dreaded Jomsvikings. But this is an alliance of convenience: Thorfinn has sworn to kill Askeladd one day to avenge his father’s death. When a race begins to capture the prince and secure the rights to the throne, personal grudges will clash with the fate of a kingdom, and blood will be spilled!

KEY SELLING POINTS • Set in Viking England, this is the epic manga series that fans of HBO’s Game of Thrones have been waiting for! • This has been a huge success in Japan, winning the 2009 Grand Prize for Manga at the Japan Media Arts Awards. • It was also awarded the 36th Kodansha General Manga Award. • This edition combines two volumes of the Japanese release alongside an additional original story by Yukimura. ISBN 13: 9781632364456, 400pp h/b, ££17.99 Published by KODANSHA COMICS Rep Territories: UK & Ireland June 2017


GRAPHIC NOVEL ANNOUNCEMENTS - June 2017 Graphic Novel - Manga

XXXHOLIC REI 4

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Children’s Picture Book - KS0-1

SPIDER-MAN DOODLES

CLAMP

In xxxHolic Rei, Kimihiro Watanuki continues his relationship with the Space-Time Witch, Yuko. In her mysterious shop where wishes are granted - for a price will he discover even more secrets? And what will he have to trade this time for the answers he seeks? The thrilling new instalment of a successful series that sees customers enter a mysterious shop somewhere in Tokyo. In it, their wishes may be granted. But always at a steep price. Beautifully seductive artwork and uniquely Japanese depictions of the supernatural will hypnotise Clamp fans and manga fans alike. KEY SELLING POINTS • This is a sequel manga series to one that has sold over 800,000 copies internationally to date. • The premise sees customers enter a mysterious shop in Tokyo where their wishes can be granted - at a great price. • A live action television drama has begun alongside the sequel manga series in Japan. • Clamp are some of the most popular manga artists today and are responsible for such series as Chobits (Kodansha). • The series has been adapted into two anime series by Production I.G. ISBN 13: 9781612625867, 206pp p/b, ££8.99 Published by KODANSHA COMICS Rep Territories: UK & Ireland June 2017

Graphic Design

LOGO-A-GOGO Hughes;Rian

For more than 20 years, Rian Hughes has been a versatile designer, illustrator and lettering artist working for international clients in the fields of publishing, music, sports, telecommunications, fashion and more. He has specialized in creating logo designs for the comic industry, notably for DC and Marvel products. He has also designed logos for posters, CDs, and clothing, and produced branding for clients such as Cartoon Network and the BBC. This compendium is packed full of the best of his logo designs and offers an insight into the creative process behind his work. KEY SELLING POINTS • Features logos created for well-known brands, including Batman, Spiderman, Superman, The X-Men, Tank Girl and Forbidden Planet. • An authoritative resource for designers, typographers, comic book illustrators and other creatives. • Suitable for bookstores with a strong graphic design section, comic book shops, art museums and some galleries. • Potential for strong sales at conventions such as Dragon Con and San Diego Comic Con • Author book tour and book signing events planned. ISBN 13: 9780993337420, 356pp p/b, ££29.99 Published by KORERO PRESS Rep Territories: UK, Ireland, Europe, Middle & Far East June 2017

Children’s Picture Book - KS0-1

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY DOODLES

Marvel Book Group;Snider, Brandon T. & Montalvo-Lagos, Tomas

Kids of all ages can draw, doodle, and create with all their favorite characters from the Guardians of the Galaxy universe. From Star-Lord to Groot, every page is packed with fun doodles. Readers can use their artistic powers to bring these action-packed scenes to life!

KEY SELLING POINTS • This doodle book is just in time for the Guardians of the Galaxy volume 2 movie, releasing May 5, 2017! • Wherever you are, this book will provide hours of fun for young Super Heroes! • Part of the Doodle book craze - Star Wars Doodles has sold over 164,000 copies! • Perfect for the younger audience and they will have fun becoming their own storytellers and artists! ISBN 13: 9781484787670, 128pp p/b, ££15.99 Published by MARVEL PRESS Rep Territories: UK & Ireland April 2017

Snider, Brandon T & Montalvo-Lagos, Tomas

Kids of all ages can draw, colour and create with all their favourite characters from the Spider-Man universe. From the Green Goblin to Spider-Gwen to Venom Carnage to Spidey himself, every page is packed with doodles. Readers can use their artistic powers to bring these action-packed scenes to life! KEY SELLING POINTS • An activity book featuring characters from the Spider-Man universe. • Part of the doodle book craze! (Star Wars Doodles has sold over 81,000 copies.) • This doodle book is just in time for the Spider-Man: Homecoming movie, releasing July 2017! • Kids of all ages will have fun becoming their own storytellers and artists! ISBN 13: 9781484787717, 128pp p/b, ££10.99 Published by MARVEL PRESS Rep Territories: UK & Ireland June 2017

Graphic Novel - Non-Fiction

SIX DAYS IN CINCINNATI Mendez Moore, Dan

This is the graphic history of the 2001 Cincinnati riots, told for the first time from the perspective of the participants. When Timothy Thomas, a 19-yearold black man, was fatally shot by police, the city broke out into nonviolent civil disobedience that was met with further police violence. This was the first major uprising of the 21st Century, matched only by the LA riots a decade before and the protests in Ferguson over a decade later. Author and illustrator Dan Mendez Moore was 17 at the time when he participated in the six days of protests.

KEY SELLING POINTS • The first nonacademic book about the first major urban unrest of the 21st century. • Offers insight to current human-rights issues such as the Black Lives Matters movement. • A 2015 CBS News/New York Times poll found that 61% of Americans now say race relations in the United States are bad. ISBN 13: 9781621068006, 96pp p/b, ££10.99 Published by MICROCOSM PUBLISHING Rep Territories: UK, Ireland, Europe, Middle & Far East June 2017

Graphic Novel

CROSS-EYED MUTT, THE Davodeau, Etienne

Fabian is supervisor at the Louvre. He loves his job. He also loves Mathilde. After some time, she presents him to her family in their vast country house and not without some apprehension, as the Benion clan is a bit special. When they find a peculiar painting of a cross-eyed mutt by an ancestor from the nineteenth century, they decide that it ‘s a masterpiece. Fabian hopes the delusion will go away, until the two brothers show up at the Louvre. Getting the Cross-Eyed Mutt into the Louvre would demonstrate his commitment to becoming a member of the Benion family! KEY SELLING POINTS • Written by an award-winning author, who has released numerous best-selling and critically acclaimed graphic novels, incl • Perfect for fans of comedy and satire, as well as, an interest in art • Philosophical elements: Provides an addtional in-depth questioning of art and what makes a piece of art successful ISBN 13: 9781681120973, 144pp h/b, ££21.99 Published by NBM Rep Territories: UK, Ireland, Europe, Middle & Far East June 2017


GRAPHIC NOVEL ANNOUNCEMENTS - June 2017 Graphic Novel - Superheroes

INTERNATIONAL IRON MAN VOL. 2 Bendis, Brian Michael

While the Civil War rages, Tony finds out the truth about his parents and their connection to the history of the Marvel Universe. Collecting International Iron Man #7-12 (subject to change). KEY SELLING POINTS • Iron Man will return in Avengers: Infinity War out 4th May 2018. • Infinity War will star Robert Downey Jr. & Samuel L. Jackson. • Written by fan favourite Brian Michael Bendis (Ultimate Spider-Man, All-New X-Men). • Illustrated by Alex Maleev (Daredevil, Star Wars: Lando). ISBN 13: 9781846537899, 116pp p/b, ££8.99 Published by PANINI UK / MARVEL Rep Territories: UK, Ireland, Europe, Middle & Far East February 2017

Graphic Novel - Superheroes

BLACK PANTHER WORLD OF WAKANDA VOL. 1: DAWN OF THE MIDNIGHT ANGELS Coates, Ta-Nehisi; Gay, Roxane & Harvey, Yona, et al

Ayo and Aneka are young women recruited to become Dora Milaje, an elite task force trained to protect the crown of Wakanda at all costs. Their first assignment will be to protect Queen Shuri... but what happens when your nation needs your hearts and minds, but you already gave them to each other? Meanwhile, former king T’Challa lies with bedfellows so dark, disgrace is inevitable. Plus, explore the true origins of the People’s mysterious leader, Zenzi. Black Panther thinks he knows who Zenzi is and how she got her powers - but he only knows part of the story! KEY SELLING POINTS • Black Panther, played by Chadwick Boseman made his cinematic debut in the blockbuster Captain America: Civil War. • The Black Panther movie has been announced for release 18th February 2018. • Black Panther is the #1 best-selling comic in the US. • Written by MacArthur Genius and National Book Award winner Ta-Nehisi Coates (Between the World and Me) with Roxane Gay. • llustrated by Alitha Martinez (Iron Man, Batgirl), Afua Richardson. ISBN 13: 9781846538124, 136pp p/b, ££13.99 Published by PANINI UK / MARVEL Rep Territories: UK, Ireland, Europe, Middle & Far East June 2017

Graphic Novel - Superheroes

INVINCIBLE IRON MAN VOL. 1: IRON HEART

Bendis, Brian Michael & Caselli, Stefano

From the violent streets of Chicago, a new armoured hero rises! Clad in her very own Iron Man armour, Riri Williams is ready to show the world what she can do as the self-made hero of tomorrow. Her technology just might change the face of the Marvel Universe forever... if she survives the experience. But is she ready for all the problems that come with stepping into Iron Man’s jet boots? Where’s a genius billionaire playboy philanthropist when you need one?

KEY SELLING POINTS • Iron Man was the first Marvel hero to launch the phenomenally successful Marvel Cinematic Universe. • Robert Downey Jr will reprise his role as Tony Stark/Iron Man in in Spider-Man: Homecoming, due for release 28th July 2017. • It is rumoured that Iron Man will return in the eagerly anticpated Avengers: Infinity War Part 1, scheduled for release • Written by fan-favourite Brian Michael Bendis (Ultimate Spider-Man, All-New X-Men). • Collecting Invincible Iron Man #1-6. ISBN 13: 9781846537974, 116pp p/b, ££11.99 Published by PANINI UK / MARVEL Rep Territories: UK, Ireland, Europe, Middle & Far East June 2017

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Graphic Novel - Superheroes

MONSTERS UNLEASHED! Bunn, Cullen; Kubert, Adam & Land, Greg, et al

It’s all hands on deck with the Avengers, Champions, Guardians, X-Men and the Inhumans as they clash with monstrous hazards that threaten to destroy every corner of the Marvel Universe. Who are the Leviathons? Who controls them? How can they be stopped before Earth becomes another tragic barren world in their wake? KEY SELLING POINTS • The Avengers will return to the silver screen in 2018’s Avengers: Infinity War, out 4th May 2018. • For fans of Kaiju and monster movies everywhere. • Written by fan-favourite comic writer Cullen Bunn (Deadpool, Hulk, Uncanny Avengers). • Collecting Monsters Unleashed #1-5. ISBN 13: 9781846538117, 168pp p/b, ££14.99 Published by PANINI UK / MARVEL Rep Territories: UK, Ireland, Europe, Middle & Far East June 2017

Graphic Novel - Superheroes

ROCKET RACCOON VOL. 1: GROUNDED

Rosenberg, Matthew & Coelho, Jorge

He’s used to having a whole galaxy to guard, but now Rocket has found himself stuck in the absolute last place he’d want to be -the backwards, no-class, pit of a planet called Earth! It’s where those dumb furry things that people say he looks like are from! One thing is clear. The how doesn’t matter... nor does the who or what that gets in his way... he’s gotta get off this mudball. Now! But that’s easier said than done... KEY SELLING POINTS • Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is due for release April 28th 2017. • Written by popular comic creator Matthew Rosenberg (Civil War II: Kingpin, Black Canary). • Illustrated by fan favourite Jorge Coelho (Haunted Mansion, Sleepy Hollow). • Collecting Rocket Raccoon Vol. 3 #1-5. ISBN 13: 9781846538094, 116pp p/b, ££11.99 Published by PANINI UK / MARVEL Rep Territories: UK, Ireland, Europe, Middle & Far East June 2017

Graphic Novel - Superheroes

SPIDER-MAN: MILES MORALES VOL. 3: SITTING IN A TREE Bendis, Brian Michael & Pichelli, Sara

Miles Morales is finding his feet in the Marvel Universe, first as an Avenger and now as a Champion! But how’s his dad getting along? Find out now, as the untold history of Jefferson Davis is revealed! What was life like for Jefferson before his son was born... back when he was an Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.?! Plus, what about Miles’ relationship with fellow Champion Ms. Marvel?!!

KEY SELLING POINTS • Spider-Man is Marvel’s MOST popular character. • Spider-Man: Homecoming, the first Spider-Man movie made by Marvel Studios in partnership with Sony, is out in July 2017. • Written by acclaimed comic writer Brian Michael Bendis (Ultimate Spider-Man, Age of Ultron, Avengers). • Collecting Spider-Man #11-15. ISBN 13: 9781846538087, 116pp p/b, ££11.99 Published by PANINI UK / MARVEL Rep Territories: UK, Ireland, Europe, Middle & Far East June 2017


GRAPHIC NOVEL ANNOUNCEMENTS - June 2017 Graphic Novel - Superheroes

UNCANNY AVENGERS: UNITY VOL. 4: RED SKULL Dugan, Gerry & Larraz, Pepe

The Avengers’ Unity squad is on the verge of collapse after their debilitating wars with Ultron and the Hand. Which is exactly the wrongmoment for the Red Skull to strike! When the Skull springs his trap, Avengers Mansion will be turned into a house of horrors! What sacrifices will the Uncanny Avengers be forced to make to break free of the Red Skulls diabolical deathtrap? KEY SELLING POINTS • The Avengers will return to the silver screen in 2018’s Avengers: Infinity War, out 4th May 2018. • The Avengers Assemble and Avengers: Age of Ultron movies were the box office blockbusters of 2012 and 2015. • Deadpool movie was released 14th February 2016 to massive acclaim and Deadpool 2 is in production. • Written by fan-favourite comic writer Gerry Duggan (Deadpool,Hulk, Uncanny Avengers). • Collecting Uncanny Avengers Vol.3 #18-22. ISBN 13: 9781846538100, 116pp p/b, ££11.99 Published by PANINI UK / MARVEL Rep Territories: UK, Ireland, Europe, Middle & Far East June 2017

Graphic Novel

Graphic Novel - Manga

BLAME! 4

Nihei, Tsutomu

One of the manga world’s most intriguing artists returns to the English language world with a rerelease of his breakthrough work, BLAME! In a dystopian future, a complex network of machines has pushed humanity to the brink. Robots known as the Builders continued to build a meaningless civilisation with no one to reside in it. Soon these cities reach out to the outer planets, and another breed of life form emerges. KEY SELLING POINTS • One of the most popular recent manga series receives a hardcover treatment from Vertical. • BLAME! was the series that brought Tsutomu Nihei’s art and storytelling to a wider audience. • Hardcover editions will be similar in style to Vertical’s library editions of Mobile Suit Gundam (also available). • For fans of hard sci-fi manga series such as Planetes (Dark Horse, also available). • Volume one also available from Turnaround in September. ISBN 13: 9781942993803, 400pp p/b, ££26.99 Published by VERTICAL Rep Territories: UK & Ireland June 2017

WHEN BIG BEARS INVADE

Finbow, Alexander; Rudolph, Nyco; Ferrier, Ryan

An illustrated children’s book for adults featuring beautiful Godzilla and King Kong inspired paintings of Giant Bears attacking major Canadian cities and landmarks. Includes Grizzly Bear Colossuses attacking the CN Tower, Spirit Bears surfing the Tsunami into Vancouver, a huge Bearnado ripping into Winnipeg, giant bear cubs playing jump rope with the Eastern Gateway pipeline, Polar Bear Behemoths dropping a glacier on to the oil sands, and the Giant Bears delivering a very Canadian wall to keep the Americans out. At least that s what Granny says really happened. KEY SELLING POINTS • Unique, there is literally nothing like it out there. • Captivating illustrations are like monster movie posters. • Rhyming narrative has an environmental theme. • Social media campaigns across Facebook, Instagram, twitter, web and newsletter. • The book also has environmental aspects that will pique reader and media interest too. ISBN 13: 9780986820007, 32pp h/b, ££11.99 Published by RENEGADE ARTS ENTERTAINMENT Rep Territories: UK, Ireland, Europe, Middle & Far East June 2017

Fiction - SF & Fantasy

Graphic Novel - Manga

DEVIL’S LINE VOLUME 7 Hanada, Ryoh

Unbeknownst to the general public, vampires are rampant in Tokyo. To control and contain them, the government has developed a program to track and treat rogue vamps who decide to prey on the public. But what happens when vampire and man come together in harmony and love? Will the public accept this, or will they try to tear such partnerships apart? Ryoh Hanada’s work has caused a sensation in Japan with its combination of Western-inspired vampire storyline and art; an anime adaptation is also in the works. Could this be Japan’s answer to Twilight...? KEY SELLING POINTS • This series has taken Japan by storm with its mix of Western-style art and thoughtful writing. • Vampire romance remains as popular as ever with audiences. • The series debuted in popular manga magazine Morning, which also premiered Chi’s Sweet Home. ISBN 13: 9781945054006, 200pp p/b, ££9.99 Published by VERTICAL Rep Territories: UK & Ireland June 2017

GHOST IN THE SHELL NOVEL, THE Film Tie-In Ubukata, Tow

This brand new Ghost in the Shell release is a new collection of short stories by some of the biggest names in Japanese prose today. Featuring works by Tow Ubukata (Mardock Scramble), Toh EnJoe (SelfReference ENGINE), Kafka Asagiri (Bungo Stray Dogs), Gakuto Mikumo (Strike the Blood), and Yoshinobu Akita (Sorcerous Stabber ORPHEN). Each of these talents add their own take on the hit manga to this collection, building upon and re-interpreting the world of the Major and Public Security Section 9. KEY SELLING POINTS • A collection of short stories based on the cast and world of Masamune Shirow’s hit manga Ghost in the Shell. • Ghost in the Shell has been one of the biggest names in Japanese science fiction since its early days back in the 90’s. • It will soon be adapted into a live action motion picture starring Scarlett Johannson and Beat Takeshi. • This new never before seen release is scheduled to hit shelves just weeks before the film premiere. ISBN 13: 9781945054228, 240pp p/b, ££16.99 Published by VERTICAL Rep Territories: UK & Ireland March 2017

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Graphic Novel - Manga

FLYING WITCH 2 Ichizuka, Chihiro

A surreal comedy in the vein of Yotsuba! and Nichijou with a magical theme combines humour, slice of life and traditional Japanese culture in this debut work from Chihiro Ishizuka. KEY SELLING POINTS • A new surreal, slice-of-life comedy for fans of Nichijou (Kodansha, also available). • English anime series has been a hit on Crunchyroll, streaming since May 2016. • At the forefront of the new comedy manga scene, an emerging genre which is gaining popularity. ISBN 13: 9781945054105, 160pp p/b, ££8.99 Published by VERTICAL Rep Territories: UK & Ireland June 2017


GRAPHIC NOVEL ANNOUNCEMENTS - June 2017

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Graphic Novel - Manga

MYSTERIOUS GIRLFRIEND X VOLUME 6 Ueshiba, Riichi

Akira Tsubaki happens to fall hard for Mikoto Urabe, who just transferred into his class. This obsession eventually leads to Akira building up an extremely high fever. Urabe claims the cause is lovesickness which only she can cure! As Akira frantically tries to work out the antidote, he begins to suspect that Urabe may not be entirely who she seems. This series is currently outperforming Vertical’s other sleeper hit Ajin on Crunchyroll, and looks set to be

the next hit manga series. KEY SELLING POINTS • Already a hit on Crunchyroll, Mysterious Girlfriend X now arrives as a manga series. • Currently outperforming Vertical’s other sleeper hit of the year, Ajin (also available from Turnaround). • Riichi Ueshiba is already well-known for his Discommunication series for Kodansha. ISBN 13: 9781942993735, 400pp p/b, ££12.99 Published by VERTICAL Rep Territories: UK & Ireland June 2017

Light Novel / Manga

NISEMONOGATARI 1 NisiOisiN

In BAKEMONOGATARI Koyomi Araragi - a third year high school student who has recently survived a vampire attack - finds himself mixed up with all kinds of apparitions: gods, ghosts, myths, and spirits. However, in this sequel NISEMONOGATARI, we pick up right where KIZUMONOGATARI left off and follow Koyomi as the psychological twists delve deeper and deeper... KEY SELLING POINTS • The direct sequel to Bakemonogatari. • Nishio Ishin is one of the most popular authors working in Japan today, outselling Haruki Murakami last year. • Vampires and the supernatural continue to be popular with young adult readers; this book presents a unique twist on the genre. • The series has been adapted into several anime series that are available in the UK from MVM. ISBN 13: 9781942993988, 280pp p/b, ££10.99 Published by VERTICAL Rep Territories: UK & Ireland June 2017

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