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February 2011

Below are the comics, manga and graphic novels I’m most looking forward to based on publisher advance listings due to be released in February 2011 (although actual dates may vary).



Aaron & Ahmed
by Jay Cantor & James Romberger
DC Vertigo
$24.99

The publisher says:
“What causes terrorism?” After his fiancé dies on 9/11, the question plagues Aaron Goodman. It makes him give up his career as a doctor to become an interrogator at Guantanamo Bay. It leads him to meme theory, as he wonders if there could be a cold science behind the conversion of people into suicide bombers. And ultimately, it brings him to Ahmed, a Gitmo prisoner who promises the answers to all of Aaron’s questions, and in the process, he’ll take Aaron from Guantanamo Bay to the jihadist camps in Pakistan, back to Ground Zero in New York City. But where do Ahmed’s real loyalties lie? From where did that loyalty spring? To answer that, Aaron will have to reexamine everything he believes, and stare down one of the most compelling questions of the 21st century. MacArthur Prize fellow and novelist Jay Cantor (Krazy Kat, Great Neck) has won fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities and from the Ingram Merrill, Rockefeller and Guggenheim Foundations, as well as accolades from every major print publication. Now, along with James Romberger (The Bronx Kill), the acclaimed artist whom comics legend Jim Steranko has described as “fearlessly ambitious”, the two focus their considerable talent, insight and vision in one unforgettable and pressingly relevant graphic novel.

Paul Gravett says:
I’ve admired Romberger’s sinewy artistry ever since the 1996 landmark graphic novel Seven Miles A Second written by the late David Wojnarowicz who died in 1992 which told his life story from his childhood on the streets to his adult self living with AIDS. Here Romberger is shackled to an equally blistering issue of the day. Vertigo have released these three preview pages online and deserve full credit for initiating bold projects and original partnerships like this one.



Bullet to the Head
by Matz & Colin Wilson
Dynamite Entertainment
$19.99

The publisher says:
Two cops. Two killers. A political scandal. One beautiful corpse. And a city gripped with fear. Bullet to the Head is a classic crime noir tale of violence and revenge from writer Matz (Killer) and artist Colin Wilson (Ed Brubaker’s Point Blank)!

Paul Gravett says:
French scribe Matz teams with New Zealander Wilson, one of the best comic artists inspired by both Giraud and Moebius, on this classy crime drama, originally published in French by Casterman as Du Plomb dans la Tête from 2003 to 2006 in three large format albums. We get the whole trio in one 168-page colour collection.



Evolution: The Story Of Life On Earth
by Jay Hosler & Kevin & Zander Cannon
Hill & Wang
$18.95

The publisher says:
An accessible graphic introduction to evolution for the most science-phobic reader. Illustrated by the brilliant duo Kevin Cannon and Zander Cannon, this volume is written by the noted comic author and professor of biology Jay Hosler. Evolution features the same characters introduced in the highly regarded The Stuff of Life: A Graphic Guide to Genetics and DNA, now here to explain the fundamentals of the evolution of life on earth. On the heels of explaining to his planetary leader the intricacies of human genetics in The Stuff of Life, the intrepid alien scientist Bloort-183 is charged in this sequel with covering the wider story of evolution. Using the same storytelling conceit that Plenty magazine declared “so charming that you won’t even notice you’ve absorbed an entire scientific field” and that caused Seed to pick The Stuff of Life as a best book of 2008, Evolution brilliantly answers Wired‘s demand, “What’s the solution to America’s crisis in science education? More comic books!” The most accessible graphic work on this universally studied subject takes the reader from earth’s primordial soup to the vestigial structures, like the coccyx and the male nipple, of modern humans. Once again, the award-winning illustrations of the Cannons render the complex clear and everything cleverly comedic. And in Hosler, Evolution has an award-winning biology teacher whose science comics have earned him a National Science Foundation grant and an interview on NPR’s Morning Edition.

Paul Gravett says:
Now this is the kind of science textbook I’d have loved in school. As more and more people are realising, comics are a perfect tool for communicating information and making learning fun, especially when they are disguised as cool entertainment.


Extreme Perspective! For Artists
by David Chelsea
Watson Guptill
$21.99

The publisher says:
Learn the Secrets of Curvilinear, Cylindrical, Fisheye, Isometric, and Other Amazing Systems that Will Make Your Drawings Pop Off the Page! In this sequel to the classic bestseller Perspective! For the Comic Book Artist, David Chelsea takes perspective to a whole other level - by exploring the most dramatic viewpoints employed by today’s artists. Many of these techniques have been carefully guarded secrets for centuries. But David, and his hollow-headed friend, Mugg, make them accessible to a new generation of artists, cartoonists, illustrators, and animators. In Extreme Perspective! For Artists, you’ll learn how to: render complicated multi-sided objects in perfect perspective; create accurate shadows and reflections from your own imagination; master the most difficult kinds of curvilinear perspective systems; draw eye-popping images in fisheye perspective; use your computer to create elaborate scenes quicker and more easily, and more. Also included is a comprehensive library of perspective grids on DVD, suitable for printing or using with Photoshop and other applications.

Paul Gravett says:
Here’s a different kind of How To manual for artists, including comics illustrators. The preview extract I’ve been sent offers some dizzying solutions to unconventional perspective drawing. Who knows what effects this is going to have on future graphic novelists?



Kiki de Montparnasse
by José-Louis Bocquet & Catel
SelfMadeHero
£14.99

The publisher says:
“Kiki never do the same thing for three days in a row - never, never, never!” In the bohemian and brilliant Montparnasse of the 1920s, Kiki escaped poverty to become one of the most charismatic figures of the avant-garde years between the wars. Partner to Man Ray, she would be immortalised by Kisling, Foujita, Per Krohg, Calder, Utrillo and Léger. The muse of a generation, she was one of the first emancipated women of the 20th century, making her mark with her freedom of style, word and thought learned from the school of life. Winner of Angoulême Festival’s Essential Prix & RTL Grand Prix. 384-page black & white softcover.

Paul Gravett says:
So glad to see Casterman’s 2007 bande dessinée biography by French partnership Bocquet and Catel (alias Cathy Muller) arriving at last in English. An intoxicating recreation of an extraordinary icon of Twenties Paris. Here’s a YouTube interview (in French) with the writer and artist after their album won the Public Vote at the Angoulême Festival in January 2008.



Lila & Ecco’s Do-It-Yourself Comics Club
by Willow Dawson
Kids Can Press
$7.95

The publisher says:
Twelve-year-olds Lila and Ecco are obsessed with comics. Every summer, they dress up as their favorite characters to attend the local comic book convention. This year, after they stumble into a workshop of comics creators, Lila and Ecco come to an exciting realization - they can make their very own comic books! Join Lila and Ecco as they embark on their exciting and rewarding do-it-yourself adventure. Along the way, readers will see how comics can be used to share stories with their friends and say what they want to say. They’ll also learn how to harness ideas and inspiration; create believable characters and stories; illustrate motion, suspense and time passing; tips and step-by-step instructions on inking, coloring, lettering, cover art and design, binding comics and much, much more.

Paul Gravett says:
Utterly charming cartoon adventure that will really help motivate kids to create comics of their own by this talented Ontarian writer and illustrator.



Mid-Life
by Joe Ollman
Drawn & Quarterly
$19.95

The publisher says:
Mid-Life is the story of a 40-year-old man, John, who becomes a father again with his much-younger second wife which results in a slow, painful attack by flowered baby bags and front facing baby carriers on his former virility and self identity. John always believed that age is a state of mind, however, his adult daughters, baby son, energetic wife, stressful job, house full of cats, and flabby body complete with bloated stomach and sagging bosom all lead John reluctantly to admit that he is having a midlife crisis. The crisis drives John to yell at his wife, pick fights with his daughters and miss deadlines at work that put his job on the line. John takes solace from the stress of everyday life with a seemingly harmless infatuation with the pretty children’s performer Sherry Smalls who sings adoringly to him directly from his son’s DVD.

Paul Gravett says:
I first met Joe Ollman at the Toronto Comic Art Festival in 2007 where his autobio graphic novel This Will All End In Tears won the year’s Best Book prize in the Doug Wright Awards. I was sat right next to him and his partner as the news was announced to huge surprise and cheers. You can read my review of it here. Then take a look at this nine-page preview from Chapter 2 of Mid-Life, his long-awaited return to the form.



Poseurs
by Deborah Vankin,
Rick Mays & Laila Derakshanian
Image
$16.99

The publisher says:
Los Angeles nightlife. It’s all Hollywood parties and glitterati, right? The graphic novel Poseurs paints a different picture as it plays with the idea of who’s real and who’s rented in the LA party scene. It follows the lives of three distinctly different teenagers as they navigate both the seemingly glamorous and underground party scenes of LA. Traversing all corners of LA, from the graffiti-tagged streets of LA’s eastside to the bloated mansions of Bel Air, Poseurs takes a satirical look at the LA party scene through the eyes of three teens who get in over their heads. Writer Deborah Vankin has the pedigree to back up her tale. She’s covered arts, culture, entertainment, and nightlife in LA for nearly 10 years, writing for publications such as the Los Angeles Times, the New York Times, and Variety. Rick Mays (Kabuki Vol. 6: Scarab) brings a pen as sharp as Vankin’s wit and experience to the project, perfectly capturing the aesthetic of the LA party scene, whether the pretty dream or the ugly truth. As Vankin explains, “It’s a young adult novel aimed at teens, but I think older audiences will appreciate the satire that permeates the story. There’s a kidnapping, a few shady characters, and some love interest. And it’s shot through with photographic and literary references - so it’s fun, but smart, too.”

Paul Gravett says:
Sassy, stylish and satirical, Vankin & Mays expose the surreal and absurd lurking beneath the veneer of party glamour in the City of Angels. Read an interview with Vankin and see preview pages here.



Psychiatric Tales:
Eleven Graphic Stories About Mental Illness

by Darryl Cunningham
Bloomsbury US
$15.00

The publisher says:
In these moving and sometimes darkly comic tales, Darryl Cunningham takes us into the minds and experiences of people with mental illness - people who might very well be ourselves. Psychiatric Tales draws on Darryl Cunningham’s time working in a psychiatric ward to give a reasoned and sympathetic look into the world of mental illness. In each chapter, Cunningham explores a different mental health problem, using evocative imagery to describe the experience of mental illness, both from the point of view of those beset by illness and their friends and relatives. As Cunningham reveals this human experience, he also shows how society’s perceptions of and reactions to mental illness perpetuate needless stigma, for example, the myth that schizophrenic people are more likely to commit crimes than non-schizophrenic people. Psychiatric Tales is a groundbreaking graphic work; it deftly demythologizes and destigmatizes the disorders that 26.2 percent of American adults live with every day. Concluding with a reflection on how mental illness has affected his own life, Darryl Cunningham’s book is a moving, engaging examination of what is, at its root, the human condition. Darryl Cunningham is the creator of the Web comics Super-Sam and John-of-the-Night and The Streets of San Diablo. He is a prolific cartoonist, sculptor, and photographer, and lives in Leeds, England. This is his first book.

Paul Gravett says:
I’ve already rave-reviewed the UK edition of this from Blank Slate Books here for the Times Literary Supplement. This book is a revised and expanded American edition, with some extra pages and a glossary to acclimatise our transatlantic pals and help them understand some of the English references. With an Italian translation in the works, I gather, from Coconino Press, Darryl’s growing success is well-deserved. Tomorrow, the world!



Starstruck Deluxe Edition
by Elaine Lee & Michael Wm. Kaluta
IDW
$49.99

The publisher says:
The classic, galactic-spanning saga of Starstruck, the renowned stage play/radio drama/heady science fiction classic, continues! Collecting all 13 issues of the completely remastered Starstruck series by Elaine Lee and Michael Wm. Kaluta. 280 pages of Starstruck and Galactic Girl Guides adventures, covers, pin-ups, glossary, postcards, and so much more! The first truly comprehensive collection of this material in a grand, over-sized hardcover edition. This beautiful book features some of the finest art ever by put to paper by Kaluta, including many pages that were never printed in the original run. Additionally, Kaluta painstakingly added approximately 20% of art to Nearly Every Page to ensure the aspect ratio of the comic would be consistent and correct. The end result is unlike anything you’ve ever experienced, a head-spinning, synapse-snapping, soul-searing ride to a world like no other, the world of Starstruck.

Paul Gravett says:
It may be some sort of record but they’ve finally got there, Lee and Kaluta at last conclude their wondrous, ebullient SF epic and it all comes together in this delectable package. I can remember yonks ago coming across the first episodes in their Spanish magazine editions from Toutain, before they popped up in Heavy Metal.  Then these were compiled into the Marvel graphic novel and then further stories in a subsequent 6-volume Epic mini-series. Dark Horse had a bash too and got more of it into print, but it’s thanks to the IDW guys that the whole shebang is now complete. Prepare to be transported! And a performance of Elaine Lee’s original stage play has now been recorded and made available from Audiocomics.



Stumptown
by Greg Rucka & Matthew Southworth
Oni Press
$29.99

The publisher says:
Superstar writer Greg Rucka (Batwoman: Elegy) embarks on his first creator-owned series since the Eisner Award-winning Queen & Country. Dex is the proprietor of Stumptown Investigations, and a fairly talented P.I. Unfortunately, she’s less adept at throwing dice than solving cases. Her recent streak has left her beyond broke and she’s into the Confederated Tribes of the Wind Coast for 18 large. But maybe Dex’s luck is about to change. Sue-Lynne, head of the Wind Coast’s casino operation, will clear Dex’s debt if she can locate Sue-Lynne’s missing granddaughter. But is this job Dex’s way out of the hole or a shove down one much much deeper?

Paul Gravett says:
The greatest work comes from the heart. Here Rucka is writing for himself, writing what he wants, what he owns, and not artificially prolonging the oh-so-over-extended corporate Bat-franchise (however seductive that JH Williams III artwork may be). He and Southworth come through with American contemporary crime comics of a high calibre. 



The Arctic Marauder
by Jacques Tardi
Fantagraphics
$16.99

The publisher says:
Spectacular faux-woodcut vistas make Tardi’s groundbreaking ‘Icepunk’ story a retro classic In its ongoing quest to showcase the wide range of Jacques Tardi’s bibliography, Fantagraphics reaches all the way back to one of his earliest, and most distinctive graphic novels: A satirical, Jules Vernes-esque ‘retro-sci-fi’ yarn executed on scratchboard in a stunningly detailed faux-woodcut style perfectly chosen to render the Edwardian-era mechanical marvels on display. In 1899, ‘L’Anjou,’ a ship navigating the Arctic Ocean from Murmansk, Russia, to Le Havre, France comes across a stunning sight: a ghostly, abandoned vessel perched high atop an iceberg. But exploring this strange apparition is the last thing the sailors will ever do, as their own ship is soon dispatched to Davy Jones’ locker via a mysterious explosion. Enter Jérôme Plumier, whose search for his missing uncle, the inventor Louis-Ferdinand Chapoutier, brings him into contact with the sinister, frigid forces behind this - and soon he too is headed towards the North Pole, where he will content with mad scientists, monsters of the deep, and futuristic submarines and flying machines. Told with brio in hilarious slabs of vintage purple prose, The Arctic Marauder works both as ripping good adventure story and parody of same, and, predating as it does the later and not dissimilar Adèle Blanc-Sec series, is a keystone in Tardi’s oeuvre in his fantastical mode.

Paul Gravett says:
As if thawed out from deep inside an iceberg, this vintage masterwork from the fertile ferment of the French Comics Revolution of the early Seventies arrives some four decades later in English. Magnifique!



The Cardboard Valise
by Ben Katchor
Pantheon
$25.95

The publisher says:
Ben Katchor (‘The creator of the last great American comic strip.” - Michael Chabon) gives us his first book in more than ten years: the story of the fantastical nation of Outer Canthus and the three people who, in some way or another, inhabit its shores. Emile Delilah is a young xenophile (lover of foreign nations) so addicted to traveling to the exotic regions of Outer Canthus that the government pays him a monthly stipend just so he can continue his visits. Living in the same tenement as Emile are Boreal Rince, the exiled king of Outer Canthus, and Elijah Salamis, a supranationalist determined to erase the cultural and geographic boundaries that separate the citizens of the Earth. Their lives intertwine through the elaborate fictions they construct and inhabit. The Cardboard Valise is a graphic novel as travelogue; a canvas of semi-surrealism; and a poetic, whimsical, beguiling work of Ben Katchor’s dazzling imagination.

Paul Gravett says:
I just received an advance reader’s edition of this and it’s been a total pleasure stepping inside Katchor’s unique worldview again after way too long. The Cardboard Valise reminded me that I once spent a joyous day with Ben Katchor and his wife as we got delightfully lost wandering around Lisbon. I felt I was inside the panels of a Katchor story as we stumbled across beautifuly Portuguese blue-and-white tiles, mosaic-patterned boulevards, a lavish former picture palace now converted to a strip joint, and a tiny concession the width of a door serving shots of cherry brandy like Expressos. As we walked in, our feet crunched over the cherry stones spat onto the wood floor. Reading Katchor, I delight in his love of words and wordplay, as he spins his yarns into ever-more interwoven, captivating tapestries. He is also often laugh-out-loud funny, from an island whose prime tourist attractions are “the crumbling ruins of a once-great public restroom”, and where the populace rely entirely on canned goods traded or shipwrecked, such as ‘Unconscious Picnic Ham in its own Sweat’. He devises all manner of bizarre official buildings, organisations, customs and crackpot businesses, some of them in just one panel, springboards from the mundane to the sublime and ridiculous. On Tensint Island, for example, one can find “a fertility cult surrounding pieces of obsolete exercise equipment discarded by the island hotels” or “an intuitive ability among the native housekeepers to ‘read’ the crimps on wire coat hangers.”  Katchor adds a wealth of brand-new full-page intro and outro captioned illustrations, as well as a host of new pages, deliberately identifiable by their lack of panel borders and more recent drawing style. These include a 7-page coda bringing us back to the eponymous suitcase. To learn more about Katchor, read my Article about his work here and this recent Publishers Weekly interview



The Hunger of Seven Squat Bears
by Emile Bravo
Yen Press
$14.99

The publisher says:
Beloved fairytale worlds collide in this rollicking adventure for kids and parents alike. With winter fast approaching, one of the squat bears sets off to trade the family cow for bread and butter, returning instead with a single magic bean. But one bean isn’t enough to feed even one squat bear, let alone seven! As their hunger - and the snow - sets in, the bears are visited by a smooth-talking cat in boots. He’s got a bag full of bread and a few tricks up his sleeve. Can he help satiate the squat bears’ hunger?

Paul Gravett says:
This fractured fairytale is a sequel to Goldilocks and The Seven Squat Bears and both show another facet to the fine writer and artist Bravo, who was artist on the award-winning My Mommy Is In America & She Met Buffalo Bill with Jean Regnaud, translated from Fanfare Ponent Mon. 



The Plane Story
by Kevin Sacco
IDW
$19.99

The publisher says:
A modern-day Bildungsroman, The Plane Story follows young artist Kevin Sacco as he inches his way into the New York commercial art scene of the 1970s. Along the way, we are introduced to his Communist-turned-ad exec father, a mother he never knew he had, a cigarette smoking guardian angel, and a bevy of characters that all influence his fate. The Plane Story tells the universal story of a young man with a dream as he encounters the world’s complicated realities. Think Mad Men meets A Contract With God in this wacky memoir in which the narrator/hero finds his greatest inspiration from New York’s Everyman.

Paul Gravett says:
Would you believe he’s a former Camberwell Art College graduate, now Brookyln resident? Kevin Sacco (no relation to Joe) has created a very promising graphic novel here and offers some handy preview pages. See what you think.



The Sky Over The Louvre
by Bernard Yslaire & Jean-Claude Carrière
NBM
$19.99

The publisher says:
In the next volume in co-edition with the Louvre museum (after Glacial Period by Nicolas De Crécy, Museum Vaults by Marc-Antoine Matthieu, and On The Odd Hours by Eric Liberge) we go back to the very origins of the Louvre as a museum: the tumultuous years of the French revolution. It’s the story of a painting of the Supreme Being, ordered by Robespierre from the famous painter David. A painting which was never made. It’s also the story of another painting, that of the young Bara, a 13 year old martyr of the Republic. From the inauguration of the Louvre, former royal palace, as the museum for the people, to the death of Robespierre, this is also the portrayal of the face to face of two major actors of a revolution in a great hurry. Robespierre appears equally enlightened and lost while David accomplishes his destiny: a painter torn between political engagement and artistic ambition. Yslaire, one the great stars of French comics, delivers a stunning masterwork in an epic and disturbing graphic novel seeped in a dramatic and fascinating period of history.

Paul Gravett says:
Yslaire is one of Belgium’s finest living comic artists, best-known for his sweeping historical family saga Sambre. Don’t miss this opportunity to discover him in English. NBM have posted an untranslated teaser page here.



21: The Story of Roberto Clemente
by Wilfred Santiago
Fantagraphics
$22.99

The publisher says:
Roberto Clemente was born to play baseball and as a young player, breaking into the Major Leagues was the easy part. Born on the Caribbean island of Puerto Rico, 1,000 miles from the coast of Florida, Clemente began his journey in the early 1940s to baseball superstardom. Helping the Pittsburgh Pirates win the World Series against the mighty New York Yankees in 1960, he became a dominant force in the game for the remainder of the decade. However, Clemente was met with resistance by many who refused to abandon old sociopolitical and cultural practices. Resilient and driven, Clemente captured the imagination and won over fans with consistent, first-rate performances, eventually leading the Bucs to a second World Series Championship and earning Most Valuable Player of the Series. Clemente was the first Latin inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame. He remained an enigma throughout his career, but those who encountered him knew a side to his character that differed from his public persona. His sense of urgency came to define him beyond a grand athlete. Baseball gave him a stage to carry out his responsibilities and his message. An advocate of justice beyond the sport, Clemente possessed an unbridled passion for life and kindness for his fellow beings. Wilfred Santiago captures the grit of Clemente’s rise from his impoverished Puerto Rican childhood, to the majesty of his performance on the field, to his fundamental decency as a human being in a drawing style that combines realistic attention to detail and expressive cartooning.

Paul Gravett says:
Ever since I caught this great 21 promo trailer, I have been soooo waiting for this one. Previously listed here and somewhat delayed, this 200-page graphic biography of a baseball legend by Puerto Rico-born Santiago will rank as one of America’s best non-fiction comics of next year. 



Wandering Son: Book One
by Shimura Takako
Fantagraphics
$19.99

The publisher says:
The fifth grade. The threshold to puberty, and the beginning of the end of childhood innocence. Shuichi Nitori and his new friend Yoshino Takatsuki have happy homes, loving families, and are well-liked by their classmates. But they share a secret that further complicates a time of life that is awkward for anyone: Shuichi is a boy who wants to be a girl, and Yoshino is a girl who wants to be a boy. Written and drawn by one of today’s most critically acclaimed creators of manga, Shimura portrays Shuishi and Yoshino’s very private journey with affection, sensitivity, gentle humor, and unmistakable flair and grace. Volume one introduces our two protagonists and the friends and family whose lives intersect with their own. Yoshino is rudely reminded of her sex by immature boys whose budding interest in girls takes clumsily cruel forms. Shuichi’s secret is discovered by Saori, a perceptive and eccentric classmate. And it is Saori who suggests that the fifth graders put on a production of The Rose of Versailles for the farewell ceremony for the sixth graders - with boys playing the roles of women, and girls playing the roles of men. Wandering Son is a sophisticated work of literary manga translated with rare skill and sensitivity by veteran translator and comics scholar Matt Thorn.

Paul Gravett says:
Discover this subtle female mangaka, one of Japan’s most prominent creators of LGBT manga, in the first of her ongoing series, up to 10 volumes already in Japan since 2002. An anime adaptation is due next year as well.



Wulf the Briton:
The Complete Adventures

by Ron Embleton
Book Palace
£125 / $232.00

The publisher says:
At last, all of Ron Embleton’s Wulf the Briton stories - from Express Weekly and the Annuals - in large format, gloriously reproduced in colour to the highest standard. Wulf the Briton was without doubt Ron Embleton’s comic masterpiece after he took over the strip, which was a single page cover feature on Express Weekly, in 1957. The workload that Embleton undertook with Wulf was formidable. In comparison to Frank Hampson, who had a studio and assistants to help meet the weekly Dan Dare deadlines, Embleton just had himself to draw, letter and paint the feature. However Embleton was unfazed by such considerations and within a few months he was also writing the strip and steering it in a much more historically credible direction, as well as adding an extra page to the strip. Deluxe hardcover numbered edition limited to 400 copies worldwide.

Paul Gravett says:
Book Palace pull out all the stops for this top-notch reprinting of one of the shining jewels of British painted period adventure comics, reproduced pretty much same size as their first publication and many shot directly from prized originals lent by collectors. Here’s a sample scan of a Wulf front cover from 1959, a kind of British Prince Valiant. I dedicated a whole page in Great British Comics to showing another ace original Wulf episode. It’s high time Embleton received wider acclaim for his writing as well as his illustration and this is the book that will do just that. There’s an online pre-publication offer at the link above that can save you quite a bit if you buy direct and in advance from the publishers.

Posted: December 5, 2010

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