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Preview: Diabolical Summer

Diabolical Summer

Thierry Smolderen (w) • Alexandre Clerisse (a & c)

A groovy spy thriller and coming-of-age tale set in the Go-go days of the 1960s, done in a chic, retro style sure to charm readers. For 15-year-old Antoine, the summer of 1967 will prove to be an unforgettable one full of new discoveries: a secret agent from nowhere, a mysterious troubled girl, and the disappearance of his father–all happening within two days! These events and more conspire to turn his life upside down and into something he could never have imagined.

HC • FC • $24.99 • 168 pages • 7” x 9” • ISBN: 978-1-68405-425-1

Diabolical Summer

Preview: Atomic Empire HC

Atomic Empire HC

(W) Thierry Smolderen (A/CA) Alexandre Clerisse
In Shops: Nov 28, 2018
SRP: $24.99

An astonishing and captivating original graphic novel by Thierry Smolderen and Alexandre Clérisse. Inspired by a real psychological case, Atomic Empire is both a psychiatric enigma and a space opera.

1953: The world has entered the age of the Atom, but one man wonders what it means for civilization. His name is Paul-a sci-fi writer who, since childhood, has been in telepathic contact with a hero from the distant future. But when a well-known Pentagon consultant begins to take an interest in him, “the man who communicates with the future” will commit an unforgivable sin and break an oath to his friend Zarth Arn, hero of the Galactic Empire.

Smolderen and Clérisse deliver a beautiful and contemporary tale, immersed in the fluid and aerodynamic imagery of 1950s sci-fi.

Preview: McCay


Writer: Thierry Smolderen
Artist: Jean-Phillipe Bramanti
Publisher: Titan Comics
Imprint: Statix Comics
Hardcover, 224pp, $39.99, £35.99
On sale: November 27, 2018
ISBN: 9781785868856

Get ready for a dizzying dive into the “McCay Dimension” with this true and false tribute to the undisputed master of the imagination.

McCay is an invented biography chronicling authentic – though only partially true – stories of the life of the future creator of Little Nemo, Winsor McCay – in which McCay’s life is enriched by an imaginary encounter with British mathematician and science fiction writer Charles Hinton.

Hinton, as a mathematician and philosopher, postulates the existence of a fourth spatial dimension – and seeks an artist capable of representing it, one with an innate sense of perspective and a limitless imagination. In Winsor McCay, Hinton finds such a man, and when their imaginations combine, an entirely new world opens up to them both…

Thierry Smolderen and Enrico Marini’s Gypsy Gets an Omnibus Edition

In the not-so-distant future, the ozone layer’s devastation has led to a halt in aviation and caused the Arctic to freeze over. In this dystopian landscape, ravaged by climate change and corporate greed, an impulsive yet charming Roma truck driver must fight for his survival.

Insight Comics will release Gypsy Omnibus (December 4, 2018 / $60.00), revisiting the action-packed adventures of Gypsy in a one-of-a-kind omnibus edition.

The world of Gypsy has it all: planetary highways, the coronation of a young Russian tsar, the resurrection of a Mongol army on the trail of Genghis Khan, an all-powerful multinational corporation that controls all earthly transport—and so much more unexpected spectacle and tumult. In the middle of all this, there is a Gypsy truck driver who, fortunately, knows how to look after himself.

Now, for the first time ever, all six original volumes by award-winning creators Thierry Smolderen and Enrico Marini are collected in this deluxe Gypsy Omnibus edition. Complete with a stylistic slipcase featuring exclusive new art from Enrico Marini, this collection breathes new life into the world of Gypsy—it’s a must-have for any comic reader!