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Archaia Brings Arthur de Pins’ The March of the Crabs to the English-Speaking Audience for the First Time

This March, Archaia, an imprint of BOOM! Studios, is pleased to announce the debut of The March of the Crabs Vol. 1: The Crabby Condition hardcover from French animator Arthur de Pins. Combining the slick look of Art Deco with tongue-in-cheek humor, de Pins tells the story of a hapless species of crab that is one of nature’s cruel jokes, and what it means when they start breaking out of their set evolution.

For centuries, the square crab has only been able to move side-to-side in one direction. But some brave crabs decide it’s time for revolution! A few of the brave crustaceans in an estuary on the French coastline decide it’s time to try and actually turn for once, but what could their evolution revolution mean for the human race?

The March of the Crabs Vol. 1: The Crabby Condition hardcover arrives in comic shops from Archaia on March 25th with a cover by creator Arthur de Pins for the price of $19.99 under Diamond order code JAN151150.

The March of the Crabs Vol. 1 The Crabby Condition Cover by Arthur de Pins

Drawn & Quarterly’s fall 2015: Beaton, Tomine, Mizuki, Chippendale, and more!

What a year 2015 is shaping up to be, Drawn & Quarterly‘s 25th anniversary is bringing new work this spring from Jillian Tamaki, Michael DeForge, Marc Bell, Anders Nilsen, and more, not to mention their mammoth 25th anniversary tome itself, which they will be previewing in due time.

Check out some of the books we’ll be seeing this year.

STEP ASIDE, POPS: A HARK! A VAGRANT COLLECTION
Kate Beaton

In stores September 15, 2015! $19.95 / 5.5″ x 8.75″ / 160 pages / b+w / hardcover / 9781770462083

STEP ASIDE, POPS A HARK! A VAGRANT COLLECTION

KILLING AND DYING
Adrian Tomine

In stores October 6, 2015! $22.95 / 6.25″ x 9.25″ / 128 pages / full color / hardcover / 9781770462090

KILLING AND DYING

SHIGERU MIZUKI’S HITLER
Shigeru Mizuki, translated by Zack Davisson

In stores November 2015! $24.95 / 6.5″ x 8.75″ / 296 pages / b+w / paperback / 9781770462106

SHIGERU MIZUKI'S HITLER

PUKE FORCE
Brian Chippendale

In stores October 2015! $22.95 / 10.875″ x 8.025″ / 120 pages / b+w / hardcover / 9781770462199

PUKE FORCE

RED COLORED ELEGY
Seiichi Hayashi, translated by Taro Nettleton
New paperback edition!

In stores August 2015! $19.95 / 6.875″ x 8.25″ / 240 pages / b+w / paperback / 9781770462120

RED COLORED ELEGY

THE NATIVE TREES OF CANADA: A POSTCARD SET
Leanne Shapton

In stores August 2015! $14.95 / 4″ x 5.75″ / 30 postcards / full color / 9781770462137

THE NATIVE TREES OF CANADA A POSTCARD SET

PIPPI LONGSTOCKING: THE STRONGEST IN THE WORLD!
Astrid Lindgren & Ingrid Vang Nyman
translated by Tiina Nunnally

In stores October 2015! $22.95 / 7.5″ x 9.5″ / 160 pages / full color / paperback / 9781770462151

PIPPI LONGSTOCKING THE STRONGEST IN THE WORLD!

THE OWNER’S MANUAL TO TERRIBLE PARENTING
Guy Delisle, translated by Helge Dascher

In stores August 2015! $12.95 / 5″ x 7″ / 204 pages / b+w / paperback / 9781770462144

THE OWNER'S MANUAL TO TERRIBLE PARENTING

MOOMINMAMMA’S MAID
Tove Jansson

In stores November 2015! $9.95 / 8.5″ x 6″ / 64 pages / full color / flexicover / 9781770462168

MOOMINMAMMA'S MAID

Review: Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal: Creation Myths Vol. 1

The Dark Crystal Creation Myths CoverThe Dark Crystal is a movie I remember from my childhood, a movie that scared the crap out of me. But, other than the fact I was a bit terrified of the film and it’s amazing visuals, that’s about it. This graphic novel delves into the origin of this world devised by Jim Henson.

Part one of a three-part graphic novel prequel series delving into the origins of the Skeksis, Mystics, Gelflings, the world of Thra and the Dark Crystal itself. Spanning a time period from thousands of years ago to right up to the start of the original Jim Henson film, this graphic novel epic will tell the definitive origin of the Dark Crystal, under the supervision of The Jim Henson Company and The Dark Crystal concept designer Brian Froud.

The first volume is the “origin” story, taking us into the history of this world, something I don’t remember being covered in depth in the movie. It brought back little bit after little bit and got me to want to check out the film again.  The graphic novel is an absolute buy and read for fans of the movie and world.

It’s also a solid entry point for parents wanting to get their kids interested or something for them to check out after they see it for the first time. There was a nice jolt of nostalgia for me and this is just another great example of the excellent partnership between Archaia and The Jim Henson Company.

Story: Brian Holguin and Brian Froud Art: Alex Sheikman, Lizzy John and Brian Froud
Story: 7.5 Art: 7.75 Overall: 7.5 Recommendation: Read

Archaia and BOOM! Studios provided Graphic Policy with FREE copies for review

Preview: Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal: Creation Myths Vol. 1

JIM HENSON’S THE DARK CRYSTAL: CREATION MYTHS VOL. 1

Page Count: 96 pages
Format: hardcover (paper over board), 7.25” x 11.25”, full color
Genre: Fantasy
ISBN-13: 978-1-936393-00-8
Written by Brian Holguin and Brian Froud
Illustrated by Alex Sheikman, Lizzy John and Brian Froud
Cover by Brian Froud

Part one of a three-part graphic novel prequel series delving into the origins of the Skeksis, Mystics, Gelflings, the world of Thra and the Dark Crystal itself. Spanning a time period from thousands of years ago to right up to the start of the original Jim Henson film, this graphic novel epic will tell the definitive origin of the Dark Crystal, under the supervision of The Jim Henson Company and The Dark Crystal concept designer Brian Froud.

Review: The Sculptor

Scott-McClouds-The-Sculptor-Cover-2-3-15David Smith is giving hi life for his art-literally. Thanks to a deal with Death, the young sculptor gets his childhood wish: to sculpt anything he can imagine with his bare hands. But now that he only has 200 days to live, deciding what to create is harder than he thought. And discovering the love of his life at the eleventh hour isn’t making it any easier.

An instant classic and utter masterpiece Scott McCloud‘s The Sculptor is an amazing read that reflects on life, love, creativity, and death. The writing is almost poetic, and if you you’re not choked up by the end you have no heart.

With The Sculptor its clear McCloud has something important to say, and the story comes from his heart and personal experiences. From front to end, it reads like an intimate work.

The graphic novel is about realizing a dream, but also living life to the fullest. David is so focused on becoming a world famous sculptor, he overlooks the joy that’s in front of him during his final days on Earth. His choice is to decide how to leave a legacy, and it’s only too late before he realizes that fame might not be the right way to go about that.

The graphic novel is about obsession, and being too focused on something. I guarantee though, that once you pick up the graphic novel, you’ll quickly become obsessed with it, and not want to pick it down. While the graphic novel might be thick, it’s a breezy read, that’s beautiful art, a beautiful story, and a stand out already in the world of comics’ 2015 releases.

Story and Art: Scott McCloud
Story: 9.5 Art: 9.5 Overall: 9.5 Recommendation: Buy

First Second provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Fábio Moon and Gabriel Bá’s Two Brothers in October

Dark Horse has announced Two Brothers, the latest collaboration between Brazilian siblings Fábio Moon and Gabriel Bá. Guaranteed to delight and astound, Two Brothers gives readers a deeply moving reading experience in the spirit of the twins’ previous books De:Tales and Daytripper.

Twin brothers Omar and Yaqub may share the same features, but they could not be more different from one another. And the possessive love of their mother, Zana, stirs the troubled waters between them even more. After a brutally violent exchange between the young boys, Yaqub, “the good son,” is sent from his home in Brazil to live with relatives in Lebanon, only to return five years later as a virtual stranger to the parents who bore him, his tensions with Omar unchanged. Family secrets engage the reader in this profoundly resonant story about identity, love, loss, deception, and the dissolution of blood ties.

Set in the port city of Manaus on the riverbanks of the Amazon, Two Brothers celebrates the vibrant life and diversity of Brazil. Based on a work by the acclaimed novelist Milton Hatoum, Two Brothers is stunningly reimagined by the award-winning graphic novelists Fábio Moon and Gabriel Bá.

The graphic novel is out in October.

two brothers

Top 100 Graphic Novels in January 2015

Previews has released the top 100 graphic novels in 2015. Marvel stood on top with the Death of Wolverine. The company had three titles in the top ten.

Image Comics continues to show its strength with seven of the top ten slots. Their best was the first volume on Oucast.

DC Comics‘ best book was Injustice: Gods Among Us Vol. 2. That came in on number 13. IDW Publishing‘s newly acquired Top Shelf imprint’s top book was March Book 2 which was number 20. Dark Horse‘s Abe Sapien Vol. 5: Sacred Places was the publisher’s top book at 43.

TOP 100 GRAPHIC NOVELS
Based on Total Unit Sales of Products Invoiced in January 2015

QTY
RANK
DOLLAR
RANK
INDEX ITEM CODE DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 2 7.67 OCT140914-M DEATH OF WOLVERINE HC $24.99 MAR
2 9 7.65 OCT140637 OUTCAST BY KIRKMAN & AZACETA TP VOL 01 $9.99 IMA
3 4 7.61 OCT140644 SAGA TP VOL 04 (MR) $14.99 IMA
4 8 5.31 OCT140615 BLACK SCIENCE TP VOL 02 WELCOME NOWHERE $14.99 IMA
5 21 4.97 AUG120491 SAGA TP VOL 01 (MR) $9.99 IMA
6 12 3.49 OCT140932 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN TP VOL 02 SPIDER-VERSE PRELUDE $17.99 MAR
7 19 3.33 JAN140556 SAGA TP VOL 03 (MR) $14.99 IMA
8 20 3.32 APR130443 SAGA TP VOL 02 (MR) $14.99 IMA
9 17 3.29 NOV128157 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 01 DAYS GONE BYE $14.99 IMA
10 16 3.19 NOV140877 DEADPOOL TP ONES WITH DEADPOOL $15.99 MAR
11 23 3.18 OCT140631 MANIFEST DESTINY TP VOL 02 $14.99 IMA
12 13 2.91 NOV140872 GOTG ALL NEW X-MEN TP TRIAL OF JEAN GREY $19.99 MAR
13 22 2.87 OCT140368 INJUSTICE GODS AMONG US TP VOL 02 $16.99 DC
14 11 2.78 JAN072436 CIVIL WAR TP $24.99 MAR
15 25 2.70 OCT140927 LEGENDARY STAR-LORD TP VOL 01 FACE IT I RULE $16.99 MAR
16 29 2.57 OCT140357 FLASH TP VOL 04 REVERSE (N52) $16.99 DC
17 36 2.41 OCT140359 SINESTRO TP VOL 01 THE DEMON WITHIN (N52) $14.99 DC
18 31 2.34 DEC120323 BATMAN TP VOL 01 THE COURT OF OWLS (N52) $16.99 DC
19 30 2.30 OCT140929 BLACK WIDOW TP VOL 02 TIGHTLY TANGLED WEB $17.99 MAR
20 15 2.28 NOV141657 MARCH GN BOOK 02 $19.95 IDW
21 40 2.26 JUN140725 MS MARVEL TP VOL 01 NO NORMAL $15.99 MAR
22 18 2.20 OCT140358 FLASH HC VOL 05 HISTORY LESSONS (N52) $22.99 DC
23 26 2.18 NOV140464 MY LITTLE PONY FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC TP VOL 06 $17.99 IDW
24 94 2.09 SEP140684 WICKED & DIVINE TP VOL 01 THE FAUST ACT (MR) $9.99 IMA
25 38 2.01 OCT140928 MAGNETO TP VOL 02 REVERSALS $17.99 MAR
26 56 1.93 SEP088204 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 02 MILES BEHIND US (NEW PTG) $14.99 IMA
27 28 1.92 SEP140337 AMERICAN VAMPIRE HC VOL 07 (MR) $22.99 DC
28 39 1.88 OCT140947 RACHEL RISING TP VOL 05 NIGHT COMETH $16.99 ABS
29 34 1.87 OCT140933 UNCANNY X-MEN TP VOL 03 GOOD BAD INHUMAN $19.99 MAR
30 43 1.86 OCT140364 SUPERGIRL TP VOL 05 RED DAUGHTER OF KRYPTON (N52) $17.99 DC
31 107 1.83 JAN140558 SEX CRIMINALS TP VOL 01 (MR) $9.99 IMA
32 48 1.79 OCT140931 PUNISHER TP VOL 02 BORDER CROSSING $17.99 MAR
33 51 1.75 NOV070226 BATMAN THE KILLING JOKE SPECIAL ED HC $17.99 DC
34 57 1.73 JUL130235 BATMAN TP VOL 02 THE CITY OF OWLS (N52) $16.99 DC
35 64 1.72 SEP140657 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 22 A NEW BEGINNING (MR) $14.99 IMA
36 1 1.71 AUG140892-M STAR WARS MARVEL YRS OMNIBUS HC VOL 01 $125.00 MAR
37 42 1.70 OCT140367 BATMAN BLACK AND WHITE TP VOL 04 $19.99 DC
38 58 1.68 OCT140353 AQUAMAN AND THE OTHERS TP VOL 01 LEGACY OF GOLD (N52) $16.99 DC
39 81 1.61 AUG120709 DEADPOOL KILLS MARVEL UNIVERSE TP $14.99 MAR
40 32 1.58 OCT140917 AVENGERS TIME RUNS OUT PREM HC VOL 01 $24.99 MAR
41 53 1.54 JAN140800 GUARDIANS OF GALAXY TP VOL 01 COSMIC AVENGERS $19.99 MAR
42 68 1.52 FEB140248 BATMAN TP VOL 03 DEATH OF THE FAMILY (N52) $16.99 DC
43 49 1.52 SEP140095 ABE SAPIEN TP VOL 05 SACRED PLACES $19.99 DAR
43 54 1.52 OCT140361 GREEN LANTERN CORPS TP VOL 05 UPRISING (N52) $19.99 DC
45 61 1.51 NOV140885 WOLVERINE AND X-MEN TP VOL 02 DEATH OF WOLVERINE $17.99 MAR
46 129 1.50 JAN140555 RAT QUEENS TP VOL 01 SASS & SORCERY (MR) $9.99 IMA
47 35 1.48 JUL110745 INFINITY GAUNTLET TP $24.99 MAR
48 50 1.48 SEP140085 SAVAGE SWORD OF CONAN TP VOL 18 $19.99 DAR
49 37 1.47 OCT140916 UNCANNY AVENGERS PREM HC VOL 05 AXIS PRELUDE $24.99 MAR
50 124 1.43 NOV141719 ONE PIECE GN VOL 73 $9.99 VIZ
51 69 1.42 OCT140354 BIRDS OF PREY TP VOL 05 SOUL CRISIS (N52) $17.99 DC
52 71 1.42 NOV140882 SUPERIOR FOES OF SPIDER-MAN TP VOL 03 GAME OVER $17.99 MAR
53 253 1.41 SEP131374 QUANTUM & WOODY TP VOL 01 WORLDS WORST $9.99 VAL
54 90 1.40 NOV082245 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 03 SAFETY BEHIND BARS $14.99 IMA
55 93 1.39 NOV140569 CRIMINAL TP VOL 01 COWARD (MR) $14.99 IMA
56 275 1.38 DEC121274 BLOODSHOT TP VOL 01 SETTING WORLD ON FIRE $9.99 VAL
57 83 1.37 MAY130224 FLASH TP VOL 01 MOVE FORWARD (N52) $16.99 DC
58 261 1.36 DEC131092 UNCANNY TP VOL 01 SEASON OF HUNGRY GHOSTS $19.99 DE
59 62 1.36 NOV118095 BATMAN DARK KNIGHT RETURNS TP $19.99 DC
60 307 1.34 JAN141263 AMY DEVLIN MYSTERY HC VOL 03 LOST AND FOUND $19.99 ONI
61 6 1.32 AUG140901-M MMW UNCANNY X-MEN HC VOL 09 $75.00 MAR
62 145 1.32 JUN130466 EAST OF WEST TP VOL 01 THE PROMISE $9.99 IMA
63 46 1.31 MAY090178 BATMAN HUSH COMPLETE TP $24.99 DC
64 98 1.31 MAY140652 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 21 ALL OUT WAR PT 2 (MR) $14.99 IMA
65 115 1.30 OCT140378 BEWARE THE BATMAN TP VOL 01 $12.99 DC
66 78 1.23 FEB140265-M WATCHMEN TP $19.99 DC
67 91 1.22 OCT140930 X-FORCE TP VOL 02 HIDE FEAR $17.99 MAR
68 156 1.19 SEP140058 PLANTS VS ZOMBIES HC TIMEPOCALYPSE $9.99 DAR
69 104 1.18 MAR130727 DEADPOOL TP VOL 01 DEAD PRESIDENTS NOW $15.99 MAR
69 92 1.18 OCT140363 SUPERBOY TP VOL 05 PARADOX (N52) $17.99 DC
71 82 1.17 OCT140370 SHOWCASE PRESENTS BLUE BEETLE TP $19.99 DC
72 84 1.16 JUL100259 SANDMAN TP VOL 01 PRELUDES & NOCTURNES NEW ED (MR) $19.99 DC
73 85 1.15 OCT140936 IRON MAN TP VOL 04 IRON METROPOLITAN $19.99 MAR
74 155 1.15 SEP141510 LIFE AFTER TP VOL 01 (MR) $9.99 ONI
75 60 1.14 OCT140369 JLA TP VOL 06 $24.99 DC
76 112 1.12 SEP088205 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 04 HEARTS DESIRE $14.99 IMA
77 87 1.11 DEC140483 TMNT ONGOING TP VOL 10 NEW MUTANT ORDER $17.99 IDW
78 88 1.10 OCT140658 STRAY BULLETS TP VOL 06 KILLERS (MR) $19.99 IMA
79 106 1.10 JUL140237 BATMAN TP VOL 04 ZERO YEAR SECRET CITY (N52) $16.99 DC
80 75 1.09 NOV141003 CROSSED TP VOL 11 (MR) $19.99 AVA
81 185 1.08 MAR140535 BLACK SCIENCE TP VOL 01 HOW TO FALL FOREVER (MR) $9.99 IMA
82 55 1.08 NOV141321 LEGENDERRY A STEAMPUNK ADV TP $24.99 DE
83 59 1.08 SEP140094 BPRD PLAGUE OF FROGS TP VOL 02 $24.99 DAR
84 86 1.06 SEP140126 LONE WOLF & CUB OMNIBUS TP VOL 07 $19.99 DAR
85 44 1.05 SEP140091 BTVS SEASON 9 LIBRARY HC VOL 01 $29.99 DAR
86 97 1.01 AUG140341 SHOWCASE PRESENTS THE UNKNOWN SOLDIER TP VOL 02 $19.99 DC
87 122 1.00 NOV141756 SWORD ART ONLINE PROGRESSIVE GN VOL 01 $13.00 HAC
88 153 1.00 FEB120285 FABLES TP VOL 01 LEGENDS IN EXILE NEW ED (MR) $12.99 DC
89 33 0.99 OCT140925 IRON MAN EPIC COLLECTION TP STARK WARS $39.99 MAR
90 120 0.99 OCT120252 JUSTICE LEAGUE TP VOL 01 ORIGIN (N52) $16.99 DC
90 158 0.99 MAY148280-M SECRET SERVICE TP (MR) $12.99 MAR
92 127 0.97 OCT140939 AVENGERS REVELATIONS TP $15.99 MAR
93 99 0.95 JUL140130 VEIL HC $19.99 DAR
94 24 0.93 SEP140591 SAGA DLX ED HC VOL 01 $49.99 IMA
95 137 0.93 SEP088206 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 05 BEST DEFENSE (NEW PTG) $14.99 IMA
96 103 0.93 NOV140576 HENSHIN OGN $19.99 IMA
97 14 0.92 MAR092419 WALKING DEAD COMPENDIUM TP VOL 01 (MR) $59.99 IMA
98 144 0.92 OCT060163 BATMAN YEAR ONE DELUXE SC $14.99 DC
99 63 0.90 OCT140386 ANIMAL MAN TP VOL 07 RED PLAGUE (MR) $29.99 DC
100 239 0.89 JUL140517 SOUTHERN BASTARDS TP VOL 01 HERE WAS A MAN (MR) $9.99 IMA
100 141 0.89 JAN140559 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 20 ALL OUT WAR PT 1 (MR) $14.99 IMA

Preview: The Michael Moorcock Library – Elric Vol. 2: The Sailors on the Seas of Fate

THE MICHAEL MOORCOCK LIBRARY – ELRIC VOL. 2: THE SAILORSON THE SEAS OF FATE

STORY BY: Roy Thomas
ART BY: Michael T. Gilbert, ​P. Craig Russell, ​George Freeman​
COVER BY: ​Gilbert, Russell
PUBLISHER : Titan Comics
PAGECOUNT: 216pp
FORMAT: ​HC – FC
ISBN: 9781782762898
PRICE:​ $24.99/$27.95 CAN/£19.99 UK
RELEASE DATE: ​Wednesday, May 27, 2015
ORDER CODE: FEB151616

From Roy Thomas (Conan, The Avengers), Michael T. Gilbert (Heavy Metal, Legends Of The Dark Knight), Eisner award-winning P. Craig Russell(The Graveyard Book)and Canadian comics legend George Freeman (Green Lantern, The Avengers)!

Collecting the second volume of the classic comic adaptation of Michael Moorcock’s bestselling fantasy saga!

Following his self-exile from Melnibone, Elric is faced with his biggest challenge ever!

As he lies dying on the shores of an unknown land, he is taken aboard a mysterious ship where time and logic hold no meaning. Several other incarnations of the Eternal Champions are there, but why? What could allow the laws of time and space to be broken for these warriors to meet? Could Elric learn anything from that which he used to be or that which he shall become? So begins an epic adventure across the black seas and into alternate worlds where the lines between dream and reality blur and otherworldly foes must be defeated in order to save the very fabric of the universe and fulfil the albino emperor’s destiny.

Moorcock_Library_Elric_Vol2

Review: Outskirts of Vision

bbbd31fef0052edd5710271a0aef96f5dfbb7a34_1“There’s a place that exists on the outskirts of your visual field, between your peripheral range and that which is unseen…It’s always there and disappears only upon blinking.  You cannot see it, and yet you can approximate what occupies it.”

I was fortunate to have the opportunity to review a graphic novel by Nir Levie called Outskirts of Vision. I was drawn to this title as I have not had much experience with the graphic novel medium. I have always been fascinated by the use of text and picture to tell a story and I was excited to explore that in long form.

Outskirts of Vision is a story embedded within the themes of architecture, urban planning, sustainability, cooperation and competition. The story reads like a love child of the movies Inception, and the Matrix. It also uses elements of metafiction to great effect. SPOILER ALERT (Highlight to see the hidden text) Essentially the story explores a team of architects/ researchers who  use dream recording technology to explore the individual subconscious. This project is carried out in order to uncover insight into building the perfect city. END SPOILER

Reading Outskirts of Vision was like pulling away layers of an onion. It was rich, complex , and very thought provoking. The story was rife with philosophical hooks, addressing planned vs unplanned growth, isolation, conflict and physical space. I could not help but consider pressing urban issues facing the world, such as deviant (unchecked) globalization, waste and anomie.  As I mentioned earlier the story made excellent use of metafiction. The author plays with the fourth wall in order to punctuate the plot. At several points previous panels read in the story,  become an object of the story itself blurring the line between participant and observer of the plot itself (for the reader). It was very surreal and very poignant considering how timely and pertinent the subject matter of the story is.

The art of Outskirts was very quirky and unlike anything I have enjoyed before. The author’s creative and versatile use of such a simple pallet (whites, blacks greys and red) was very impressive especially over 200+ pages. If you’re looking for something unexpected and stimulating look no further. In a world where space is increasingly more important yet so limited, seeing what it means to be human in the context and mediation of that is a very reflective opportunity.

Memorable quotes

“Our design is too dense and binding”

“Alright, so what? What are we so afraid of?  That’s the beautiful thing about cities.  Cities are alive. They evolve. They take on a life of their own…strict planning inhibits that.”

Story: Nir Levie: Art: Nir Levie
Story: 9 Art:8 Overall 8.5 Recommendation: Buy

Nir Levie provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Dark Horse to Publish Rubín’s The Hero

Groundbreaking storyteller David Rubín reexamines the life of the world’s greatest champion in The Hero.

Heracles, the son of Zeus, came into the world with strength, charm, and a fighting spirit. Featuring an introduction by John Arcudi, The Hero brings the legend to life through Rubín’s masterful storytelling and dynamic art!

Throughout Heracles’s incredible adventures from his innocent boyhood to his meteoric rise to popularity as he tackles the Twelve Labors, his journey is tempered by a steady decay that never relieves him of his heroic burden. And this burden becomes his only grip on reality as Heracles edges toward his fateful end.

Preorder your copy of The Hero Book 1, coming in June 2015. The Hero Book 2 will be available in December 2015.

The Hero

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