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Preview: Lumberjanes: The Shape Of Friendship OGN SC

Lumberjanes: The Shape Of Friendship OGN SC

Publisher: BOOM! Box, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Writer: Lilah Sturges
Artist: polterink
Letterer: Jim Campbell
Cover Artist: Alexa Sharpe
Price: $14.99

While adventuring in the woods, Jo, Mal, Molly, April, and Ripley discover the hiding place of a group of magical creatures called Pookas and they think they’ve found new friends. But what they don’t know is that the Pookas are tired of hiding, and they’ve found the perfect way to join the outside world…by impersonating the Lumberjanes themselves and taking over Camp! 

To reclaim their identities, the ’Janes will have to work together to remember who they really are…and to help another group of friends accept themselves, too, in a story about looking inside yourself and learning to love who you meet there.

Based on the New York Times bestseller and multiple Eisner Award and GLAAD Award-winning series, Lumberjanes: Shape of Friendship is written by New York Times best-selling author Lilah Sturges and illustrated by polterink.

Lumberjanes: The Shape Of Friendship OGN SC

Preview: Complete Little Orphan Annie HC Vol. 16

Complete Little Orphan Annie HC Vol. 16

(W) Harold Gray (A/CA) Harold Gray
In Shops: Nov 13, 2019
SRP: $49.99

Annie might feel as if she’s between a hammer and an anvil, but those are about the only menaces she avoids during the early 1950s! In less than two years of stories, the little orphan gets run over by a car, shot with a pistol, whacked with a bludgeon, firebombed in her bed, shoved in a gunny sack, caught in a tornado, flung overboard in a raging storm, and thrown alive into an underground cemetery vault. Meanwhile, “Daddy” Warbucks, Punjab, and the Asp are a thousand miles away, with no clue to the whereabouts of America’s spunkiest kid.

“Here Today, Gone Tomorrow” reprints all daily and color Sunday strips from October 29, 1951 through July 5, 1953. Included are five stories replete with greed and murder, atomic boats, blackmailers, poisoners, and deadly mutineers-yet also filled with good Samaritans and friendship from the most unexpected quarter, while also posing the question: can romance survive in a town called Futility?

Complete Little Orphan Annie HC Vol. 16

Yungblud’s The Twisted Tales of the Ritalin Club Has Sold Out of Its First Printing and Getting a Second

Less than two weeks after the publication of Yungblud’s debut graphic novel, The Twisted Tales of the Ritalin ClubZ2 has announced a complete sellout of the first print run, with a reprint already on the way!

From the beautifully eccentric mind of music sensation Yungblud comes the Twisted Tales of the Ritalin Club! All pupils attending Blackheart’s Boarding School must be punctual, masked, and heavily medicated. The displaying of superpowers is strictly forbidden. Any pupils encountering Yungblud or any member of his so-called “Ritalin Club” are to seek a teacher immediately. Failure to comply with any of the above rules will result in execution.

Yungblud Presents: The Twisted Tales of the Ritalin Club is co-written by Ryan Sullivan, and is still available in limited quantities at retail in the standard edition, with the limited deluxe edition available exclusively through Z2. This 9×15 oversized book comes packaged in a gorgeous slipcase with three exclusive prints, with each copy signed by the creative team in a one-time limited edition of 1000 copies. The second printing of the standard edition will be shipping from Diamond Book Distributors on December 5!

YUNGBLUD PRESENTS THE TWISTED TALES OF THE RITALIN CLUB standard edition

Review: Science Comics: Skyscrapers

Do you want to know what goes into building a skyscraper? Do you want to learn about the science of such tall buildings or the details in how buildings are put together? The latest Science Comics takes you into the world of skyscrapers!

Story: John Kerschbaum
Art: John Kerschbaum

Get your copy in comic shops now and bookstores on November 19! To find a comic shop near you, visit www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook or digitally and online with the links below.

Amazon (Hardcover)
Amazon (Softcover)
Kindle/comiXology

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Spike Lee to Direct Ron Wimberly’s Prince of Cats

Prince of Cats

The Hollywood Reporter has the scoop that iconic director Spike Lee will be directing Prince of Cats. The film is based on the graphic novel by Ron Wimberly and is a riff on Romeo & Juliet set in the 1980s hip-hop scene.

Lee will rewrite the script working with Wimberly and writer Selwyn Seyfu Hinds. Hinds wrote the initial script for the adaptation.

In August 2018 the film landed with Legendary and was being developed as a vehicle for Lakeith Stanfield. It’s unknown if Stanfield is still attached to the movie.

The story’s spin on the classic tale by the Bard is that it’s seen through the eyes of Tybalt, Juliet’s angry and duel-loving cousin. The film follows Tybalt and his Capulet brothers who live in Da People’s Republic of Brooklyn, a world of sword dueling, DJing, emceeing, breakdancing, and graffiti.

The graphic novel was originally released through DC Comics’ Vertigo imprint and was recently re-released through Image Comics.

The story is a return to Brooklyn for Lee, a favorite setting of his films and has been featured in his She’s Gotta Have It, Do the Right Thing, Jungle Fever, Crooklyn, Clockers, He Got Game and Red Hook Summer.

Dark Horse Reveals Our Encounters With Evil

Ahead of its publication, Dark Horse Comics has released a preview of the original graphic novel Our Encounters With Evil: Adventures of Professor J.T. Meinhardt and His Assistant Mr. Knox. The highly anticipated book is the sequel to the acclaimed graphic novel Mr. Higgins Comes Home created by legendary Hellboy creator Mike Mignola and Warwick Johnson-Cadwell.

In this all new installment, Professor J.T. Meinhardt and Mr. Knox continue their pursuit of ne’er-do-well creatures of the night. Now, backed by the dauntless vampire hunter Ms. Mary Van Sloan, the heroes pursue vampires, werewolves, and other horrors that even they are hard-put to name or explain. The only thing that’s for certain? The strange truths these adventurers uncover are seldom what they seem.

Dark Horse will publish the hardcover graphic novel―created by Mike Mignola and Warwick Johnson-Cadwell, with story and art by Warwick Johnson-Cadwell, lettering by Clem Robins and a cover by Mike Mignola with Eisner Award-winning colorist Dave Stewart―in comic shops on Wednesday, November 13th and in bookstores on November 26, 2019. 

Our Encounters With Evil: Adventures of Professor J.T. Meinhardt and His Assistant Mr. Knox

Writer and Artist Pau Delivers Baboon! for Young Readers in July 2020

Renowned Spanish writer and artist Pau brought to life a completely wordless graphic novel for young readers, Baboon! which will be available in North America for the first time July 2020.

Originally published by Spanish publisher Escápula, Baboon! brings to life a sincere and endearing story all through Pau’s gorgeous art. After the death of its adopted leopard mother, an orphaned baboon wanders the wild in search of companionship and a sense of identity.

Luckily for our ape-hero, he stumbles upon the troop of baboons from which he was originally stolen, and falls in love with the troop’s head female. The young baboon will do anything to earn the affection of his new love interest and earn the respect of the animal kingdom while he’s at it.

The 120-page Baboon! arrives in comic shops July 1, 2020 and bookstore July 14, 2020 for $14.99.

Baboon!

Cromwell Stone – Lovecraftian Horror Suspense Collected in English for the first time!

Titan Comics is releasing Cromwell Stone, a graphic novel collecting Andreas‘ classic Cromwell Stone trilogy in English for the first time, on November 26, 2019!

The last survivors of a mysterious sea voyage are disappearing in unnerving ways, and Cromwell Stone must solve the mystery before it catches up with him. The truth rests on an otherworldly key stolen from the ship and the alienworlds it will unlock …

Cromwell Stone

Chasing Echoes is a Family’s Pilgrimage to Poland: From Auschwitz to Synagogues to… An Elton John Concert?

Like many families, the Blooms are keen to reconnect with their past. And so it’s decided that the entire extended family will go on a pilgrimage to their grandfather’s pre-Holocaust home in Poland. Inspired by real events, the original graphic novel Chasing Echoes, by Eisner-nominated writer Dan Goldman and acclaimed artist George Schall, follows the chaotic, quirky Blooms as they return to the homeland of their since-passed patriarch to search for his family’s mill, abandoned many years ago after the Nazis moved in.

Chasing Echoes will be published by Humanoids, the publisher of some of the world’s most groundbreaking science fiction and fantasy graphic novels, as part of the company’s acclaimed LifeDrawn imprint, which showcases deeply personal and political stories inspired not by science fiction but the world around us. 

The Blooms are, well, a mess. Orthodox cousin Ruach is struggling without a husband in Israel. Agnostic Uncle Jack grapples with finding meaning in an indifferent world. And then there’s Malka, the family’s black sheep who is broke, recently divorced, and the Bloom family’s self-appointed historian. As she discovers from an ill-timed Facebook post, all of Malka relatives are finally making a decades-in-the-planning trip to the Old Country… except for her. After finagling herself a ticket as the self-appointed “Keeper of the Family Archives,” it becomes clear that the family has drifted apart and everyone’s brought more baggage than just their suitcases. And once the Blooms are stuck together on a rickety bus as they travel through Poland, the complicated family dynamics that bubble up can no longer be ignored as they butts heads on complicated subjects like otherness, memory, faith, and the slipperiness of time.

What does it mean to never forget? What do we owe not only to past generations but to future generations? What would healing look like, if it were possible? Chasing Echoes grapples with these tough, unanswerable questions—and does so with big-hearted empathy and humor. We follow the Bloom family as they travel from Auschwitz to synagogues to an Elton John concert and, finally, to the very place that they’ve been looking for. When confronted with their reflection in the ruins of their grandfather’s old mill, they realize that they’ve been running from themselves—and each other—for too long.

Chasing Echoes will be available in bookstores on November 11th and in comic shops on November 12.

Chasing Echoes

Garth Ennis and PJ Holden Fly Into Legend with The Stringbags from Dead Reckoning

If you do the incredible often enough, they’ll want you to do the impossible.

Writer Garth Ennis and artist PJ Holden present The Stringbags, an original graphic novel based on the true story of the Royal Navy’s Swordfish crews in early World War II.

A biplane torpedo bomber in an age of monoplanes, the Fairey Swordfish was underpowered and under-gunned; an obsolete museum piece, an embarrassment. Its crews fully expected to be shot from the skies. Instead, they flew the ancient “Stringbag” into legend. From their triumphs against the Italian Fleet at Taranto and the mighty German battleship Bismarck in the Atlantic, to the deadly challenge of the Channel Dash in the bleak winter waters of their homeland.

The Stringbags is an epic tale of young men facing death in an aircraft almost out of time. They lived as they flew, without a second to lose—and the greatest tributes to their courage would come from the enemy who strove to kill them.

The Stringbags features colors from Kelly Fitzpatrick, lettering by Rob Steen, and will be published by Dead Reckoning on May 15, 2020. The hardcover graphic novel will retail for $29.95.

The Stringbags
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