NBM announces return of Omaha the Cat Dancer, more P. Craig Russell collections

NBM has announced their releases for the rest of the year and into 2014 and if you like P. Craig Russell’s opera and fairy tale adaptation, you are in luck: they have several collections in the hopper. Also, the return of Omaha the Cat Dancer, a fondly remembered erotic comic from the 80s which has been unfinished for nearly 20 years, and a new book by Renaud Dillies (Abelard). Here’s the complete line-up:

JULY

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The Complete OMAHA THE CAT DANCER, Vol. 8

By Reed Waller, Kate Worley & James Vance

Omaha and Chuck struggle to put the tangled past behind them while political corruption and a tightening police investigation threaten to destroy their future and ensnare their loved ones. This volume contains the long-awaited conclusion to the internationally acclaimed sexy soap opera for adults, in which mysteries are solved, painful sacrifices are made and the lovely cat dancer takes a final turn on the stage. All-new and never before collected, Volume 8 was drawn by legendary Omaha creator Reed Waller and written by his beloved late co-creator Kate Worley, in collaboration with James Vance.

8 ½ x11, 160pp., B&W Trade pb., $15.99, ISBN 9781561637546

AUGUST (Shipping To Direct Market in June)

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ZOMBILLENIUM
Vol.1: Gretchen

By Arthur de Pins

Francis von Bloodt, vampire, a good family man, manages the theme park Zombillenium. They don’t just hire anyone, at Zombillenium: mere mortals need not apply, the park works only with genuine werewolves, vampires and zombies. This is what Aurelian gets to discover as, burnt out, deceived by his wife, he finally gets hired in spite of himself in this strange business. Gretchen, a plucky trainee witch, helps him get around…

9×12, 48 pp., full color hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 9781561637348

SEPTEMBER (Shipping To Direct Market in July)

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SCIENCE – A Discovery in Comics
By Margreet de Heer

Science: dull or hard to understand? Not if you read this book! The creators of Philosophy – a Discovery in Comics take on a new challenge, and explain the different scientific disciplines in clear, colorful chapters.

Who exclaimed “Eureka” and why?

Why did Galileo get into a fight with the Church?

What happens when you have your DNA tested?

All these questions and more are answered in a chronological journey from ancient times to modern Quantum Theory, with creators Margreet and Yiri as your witty guides.

A great comic book for anyone who wants to learn in a fun way the bigger framework of science, or brush up on what they learned in school.

8×8, 192pp., full color hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 9781561637508


OCTOBER  (Shipping To Direct Market in August)

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P. Craig Russell’s Opera Adaptations Hardcover set
By P. Craig Russell 
The great P. Craig Russell (Sandman, Coraline) adapts in stunning comic art The Magic Flute, Parsifal, I Pagliacci, Pelleas & Melisande, and Salome amongst others. A banded set of 3 beautiful volumes at a special price. Normally $75.

8x 11 1/2, 440pp. full color set of 3 jacketed hardcovers, $59.99 9781561637553

NOVEMBER (Shipping To Direct Market in September)
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BETTY BLUES

By Renaud Dillies

By the author the Eisner-nominated Bubbles & Gondola and Abelard!  Little Rice Duck has built himself quite the reputation around the West Wood, playing his trumpet in bars with their smoky, sweaty ambiance, tequila sunrises, and jazz. But between his trumpet and his flame Betty, things are going astray. Betty is drowning her need of him in expensive champagne, something someone else is more than happy to provide… something he’d much prefer, like her, would just stay chilled.


8 ½ x 11, 80pp., full color HC, $18.99, ISBN 9781561637584

DECEMBER  (Shipping To Direct Market in October)

A Treasury of XXth Century Murder:
MADISON SQUARE TRAGEDY – The Murder of Stanford Whitey 

By Rick Geary

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Stanford White is one of New York’s most famous architects having designed many mansions and the first Madison Square Garden. His influence on New York’s look at the turn of the century was pervasive. As he became popular and in demand, he also became quite self-indulgent. He had a taste for budding young showgirls on Broadway, even setting up a private apartment to entertain them in, including a room with… a red velvet swing. When he meets Evelyn Nesbit, an exquisite young nymph, cover girl, showgirl, inspiration for Charles Dana Gibson’s “The Eternal Question” and for the later movie “The Girl in the Red Velvet Swing,” he knows he’s on to something special. However, Evelyn eventually marries a young Pittsburgh decadent heir with a dark side who develops a deep hatred for White and what he may or may not have done to her, setting up the most scandalous murder of the time.

6×9, 80pp, B&W clothbound, $15.99; ISBN 9781561637621

JANUARY (Shipping To Direct Market in November)

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The Fairy Tales of Oscar Wilde Vol. 2: The Young King and The Remarkable Rocket
By P. Craig Russell

First time in paperback! One of comic art’s most respected and pioneering artists, well known for his opera adaptations and beautiful fantasy work, P. Craig Russell is in the process of adapting Oscar Wilde’s famous fairy tales in a series of landmark volumes.

In the Remarkable Rocket, a vain little rocket figures itself above all others and still manages to see glory in its dismal end.

The Young King, taken from humble origins, revels in the finer possession of his new lofty position. However, a series of dreams reveal to him the suffering his people must go through to make them for him. Casting them off, he finds paradoxically that he may be alienating the very people he wants to help.

6×9, 8 ½ x11, 48 pp., full color, trade pb., $9.99, ISBN 978-1-56163-771-3

FEBRUARY (Shipping To Direct Market in December)

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The Fairy Tales of Oscar Wilde, Vol. 3: The Birthday of the Infanta
By P. Craig Russell 

First time in paperback! One of comic art’s most respected and pioneering artists, well known for his opera adaptations and beautiful fantasy work, P. Craig Russell is in the process of adapting Oscar Wilde’s famous fairy tales in a series of landmark volumes.

A hideous dwarf is captured in the woods and brought in to the court of the beautiful royal infanta for her amusement. He is full of good humor and tricks and becomes quite popular but remains quite unaware of his looks. She has him perform in front of her friends for her birthday. He is very touched and quite proud to receive such attention, until he sees himself in the mirror and realizes their entertainment may be at his expense.

8 ½ x11, 32 pp., full color, trade pb., $8.99, ISBN 978-1-56163-775-1

Comments

  1. Let’s all order extra copies of Omaha the Cat Dancer and mail them off to Michael Douglas.

    Because, the only thing he should be licking at his age is stamps.

    ~

    Coat

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