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Martian Lit Releases Martian Comics #10

Martian Lit is proud to release Martian Comics #10!

The 21-page issue concludes "The Second Most Dangerous Game," written by Julian Darius, with art by Mansyur Daman. The sci-fi riff on the classic story by Richard Connell (who is himself a character in our story) began as a back-up in Martian Comics #8, before taking over issue #9. The story now concludes in issue #10, which features a cover by Mansyur Daman and Roni Setiawan that's an homage to the movie poster for the 1932 movie adaptation of the classic story.

The issue also includes a preview of Lazarus, the Forever Man #1, a 70-page first issue coming later this year from Martian Lit.

Martian Comics #10 is priced at $2.99 and is on http://martianlit.com/books/11/martian-comics/

Examining The Planet Of The Apes

With those horrified words, Charlton Heston's Colonel George Taylor summed up exactly what viewers were thinking in 1968 the first time they saw Planet of the Apes in theaters. Loincloth-clad humans reduced to mute savages, living in cages or in the wild? Xenophobic orangutans, militaristic gorillas, and curious chimpanzees with a rigid class structure, Greco-Roman names, religious dogma, and the ability to speak and reason? What goes on here? It's a madhouse!

Audiences were hooked — and they remain hooked almost five decades later. Planet of the Apes (based on Pierre Boulle's French novel Monkey Planet) has spawned eight films, with a ninth currently in the works, as well as two television series and several novels. It's one of the most respected franchises in pop-culture history, thanks to the talents of writers Rod Serling, Michael Wilson, Paul Dehn, John and Joyce Corrington, William Broyles Jr., Rick Jaffa, Amanda Silver, and Mark Bomback; directors Franklin J. Schaffner, Ted Post, Don Taylor, J. Lee Thompson, Tim Burton, Rupert Wyatt, and Matt Reeves; makeup artists John Chambers and Rick Baker; and a long list of beloved actors who have breathed life into some of the most memorable science-fiction characters ever to grace the large or small screen.

Bright Eyes, Ape City: Examining the Planet of the Apes Mythos, edited by the same team behind Sequart's Sacred Scrolls: Comics on the Planet of the Apes, examines every Apes film, TV show, and novel, from 1968 to present. This anthology features insightful, analytical essays about the franchise's long history, from popular film historians, novelists, bloggers, and subject-matter experts. If you're eager to learn more about Apes lore, then you'll need to get your stinkin' paws on this book.

The book runs 308 pages and features a foreword by David Gerrold. For more information, go to http://sequart.org/books/48/bright-eyes-ape-city-examining-the-planet-of-the-apes-mythos/

Amigo Comics October 2017 Solicitations: Amigo Unleashed

The adventures of Apocalypse Girl continue: a teenager with regular teen-issues as well as blood-thirsty demons and an undead mother!

We also thought it would be a good time to re-solicit Alan Dracon #4 and collect the acclaimed UNLEASH miniseries, which reprints the critically acclaimed horror miniseries written by prestigious Haxtur & ExpoComic award-winning El Torres and screenwriter, producer, writer Jennifer Van Gessel (Beast No More, Nancy In Hell).

Amigo Comics! Look for us in Diamond Previews!

Amigo Comics! We've even got corner boxes on the cover!


Author(s): El Torres
Artist(s): Ramiro Borrallo
Cover Artist(s): Ramiro Borrallo

Intended Audience: Teen
Genre Horror, Fantasy
Format Comic book, FC, 32 pages
Retail Price: $3,99
Ship Date/Month: Oct 2017
UPC Code: 732030830837—00211

The End of the World has an upside: there's no school. But, how do you spend the time? Metis does what every teenage girl does: listen her music, fighting with mom, worrying about the sexy, mysterious Silent Angel, worrying about the young survivor John and his brother Frank… and of course, surviving the demons at her door.

Author(s): Jennifer Van Gessel & El Torres
Artist(s): Nacho Tenorio & Sergio Mora
Cover Artist(s): JuanFra MB

Intended Audience: Mature
Genre Action/Thriller
Format Trade paperback, FC, 116 pages
Retail Price: $19,99
Ship Date/Month: Oct 2017
ISBN: 9788416486731-51999

The acclaimed miniseries in one volume! Emmie's life changed forever when she was assaulted. She's determined to find her attacker and has formed a team with the most unlikely partner you could imagine.

Our resolicit:
ALAN DRACON #4 (of 6)

Author(s): Stefano Martino
Artist(s): Stefano Martino
Cover Artist(s): Stefano Martino

Intended Audience: Teen
Genre Science Fiction / Superhero
Format Comic book, BW, 32 pages
Retail Price: $3,99
Ship Date/Month: Oct 2016 (RESOLICITATION)
UPC Code: 708022654125—00411
There is no rest for a bodyguard in the near future! Alan Dracon has proven himself a threat for the Yakuza. And the Japanese mafia has an unique way to get rid of problems: Killer Kanoo is out for Alan's blood! For more information, go to www.amigocomics.com

The Mercenary Returns to Print

This October, on the occasion of its 40th anniversary, one of NBM’s bestselling series in its history comes back for a complete republishing in remastered handsome quarter-bound cloth editions.

One of the first fully painted series in comics when it was launched in the early eighties, the series sold over 100,000 copies for NBM through that decade and the nineties, the fledgling years of graphic novels. Vicente Segrelles, a Spanish artist coming from the world of SF/Fantasy illustration and book covers, tried his hand at bringing his oil painting technique to comics, doing a few pages of the adventures of a dragon-riding chivalrous Mercenary in a fantasy medieval world suspended high up in the mountains amidst the clouds, to be presented at the Bologna Book Fair. His agent found takers immediately.

In Europe at the time, comics were exploding in all directions with many different styles and increasingly sophisticated themes for adults. This never before seen highly realistic painted style, where each panel can be a poster on one’s wall, wowed everyone and proved an instant success. “For us,” NBM publisher Terry Nantier recollected, “it was another way to prove to sceptics how amazing beyond anyone’s vision comics could be and opened a lot of doors.” The first volume sold out of its 5000 copy print run to the budding direct market instantly in advance orders.

After a number of years where the series was out of print in English, NBM is proud to bring it back in 14 handsome volumes coming out on a quarterly basis with revised translations and lettering. Segrelles himself rescanned all his original artwork using the latest scanning technology for the most authentic and sharpest reproduction ever. Each volume will have its spine wrapped with real cloth, silver stamped, including an image that will come together as one on people’s shelves when all volumes are published.

Each volume also comes with beautiful abundantly illustrated new 16 page galleries at the end by Segrelles explaining his ideas, his process and his inspiration. Worldwide, this series has sold in the millions in over a dozen languages. These new editions are marking the come-back of this great classic in many parts of the world as well.

Note advisory for mature readers because of nudity. Each volume will be in a large 9x12 format (larger than NBM’s original editions), 64 pages, full color, quarter-bound hardcover with real cloth, $17.99. First volume’s ISBN 9781681121246. This series will be available for the first time as e-books as well at $9.99 each. For more information, go to nbmpub.com.

MONET: Itinerant of Light

The life of the great French painter, one of the founders of Impressionism, is narrated in lush comic art reminiscent of his style. From the Salon des Refuses ("Salon of the Rejected") and many struggling years without recognition, money and yet a family to raise, all the way to great success, critically and financially, Monet pursued insistently one vision: catching the light in painting, refusing to compromise on this ethereal pursuit. It cost him dearly but he was a beacon for his contemporaries. We discover in this comics biography how he came to this vision as well as his turbulent life pursuing it.

9x12, 112pp., full color hardcover, $24.99, ISBN 9781681121390, e-book: $9.99. For more information, go to nbmpub.com.

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