On May 15, 2018, almost 80 years to the day that writer Jerry Siegel and artist Joe Shuster introduced Superman in the pages of Action Comics’ first issue and transformed pop culture, Super Genius will publish The Joe Shuster Story, The Artist Behind Superman. The award-winning writer of Ghetto Brother, Julian Voloj, and acclaimed artist Thomas Campi have collaborated on an original graphic novel about America, ambition, the intersection of art and commerce, and the friendship of two young men from Cleveland, whose lives were changed forever following the unexpected and unprecedented success of their iconic creation.
The publication of The Joe Shuster Story is a major literary event that showcases the worst and the best of comic book history: from legal disputes, Frederick Wertheim and the comics code, to the unbridled burst of creativity and collaboration that brought forth one of our greatest heroes.
The Joe Shuster Story, The Artist Behind Superman, 180pp., 6×9, color hardcover, $24.99 ISBN 9781629917771 and paperback, $19.99 ISBN 9781629917764
Timed to February’s full moon, Papercutz’s Super Genius imprint has announced that it will publish the definitive edition of High Moon, the acclaimed graphic novel series by writer David Gallaher and artist Steve Ellis. Originally published by DC’s Zuda Comics imprint in 2007 and the Winner of the Harvey Award for Best Online Series, High Moon is a unique western and horror genre mash-up about the investigations of a mysterious bounty hunter, one whose own dark secret emerges every full moon.
Super Genius will publish High Moon: Bullet Holes and Bite Marks this October, followed by volume 2 in May of 2018. For their release of High Moon, Super Genius will remaster the existing art for Volumes One and Two, before concluding the story with all new material in Volume Three. All three graphic novels will feature new covers by artist and co-creator Steve Ellis, the storyboard artist and illustrator on AMC’s Breaking Bad:The Cost of Doing Business and The Walking Dead: Dead Reckoning games, and the co-creator of The Only Living Boy graphic novel series, also written and co-created by Gallaher and published by Papercutz.
In High Moon, former Pinkerton agent and current bounty-hunter Matthew Macgregor investigates a series of strange happenings in a small Texas town. Drought has brought famine and hardship to Blest. The summer heat pushes the temperature to unbearable heights during the day. The nights are even worse– for the streets are haunted by strange, unnatural creatures. And even as Macgregor works to uncover the truth about the creatures, he struggles to keep his own supernatural nature a secret.
The Super Genius editions will be larger than the previous Zuda Comics print edition and will present the landscape formatted series in a removable slipcase that allows it to be racked vertically, maximizing its visibility for retailers and consumers.
All three volumes of High Moon will be published in hardcover at $24.99 and simultaneously in paperback at $14.99. High Moon: Bullet Holes and Bite Marks will be available in bookstores and comic book stores across the United States and Canada on October 17th, 2017.