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Upcoming Comics Spotlight: Miscellaneous

Sometimes you're just too tired to figure out how to categorize something, but you're still interested in it regardless.

You'll see that I'll try to include a little order code with most items (ex:JUL200019). Show some love to your retailer and use those codes when you can, it saves a lot of time on the data entry end of things.



(W) Roy Thomas (A/CA) Esteban Maroto

Dracula is one of the most well-known characters in the world. Now, read the story of the man who inspired the legend in this graphic novel available again for the first time in almost 30 years.

A prince of Wallachia and son of Vlad Dracul (The Dragon), Vlad Dracul the Younger (Vlad Dracula) is taken hostage as a young man by Sultan Mehmed I to ensure his father's loyalty. When his father is killed at the hands of traitorous nobles in his own land, he assumes the crown and wages a cruel war to regain his lands and avenge his father. Throughout his life, he continued the fight to retain his kingdom, committing acts that would later lead to the formation of the famous character created by Bram Stoker. Originally published in the 1990s, it is now presented for the first time in black and white to showcase the beautiful art of Esteban Maroto.


Why this caught my eye:

At first I was going to put this in Non-fiction, but that felt weird. Then under Horror, but that also felt off. So screw it, under Miscellaneous so we can stop worrying about that and focus on the beautiful Maroto artwork instead.



(W) Michael Deforge (A/CA) Michael Deforge

Heaven No Hell collects DeForge's best work yet. While his style and approach have evolved, he has never wavered from taut character studies and incisive social commentary with a focus on humor. He has deeply probed subjects like identity, gentrification, fame, and sexual desire. His ability to dig into a subject and break it down with beautiful drawings and sharp writing makes him one of the finest short story writers of the past decade, in comics or beyond.


Why this caught my eye:

Just like to do quick a highlight for the Deforge fans, he always had a dedicated following at our store.



(W) Thomas Herpich (A/CA) Thomas Herpich

From Thomas Herpich, three-time Emmy Award-winning writer and storyboard artist on TV's Adventure Time, Over the Garden Wall, and Steven Universe, comes an experimental illustrated narrative exploring easy answers, missteps, and the potential for self-correction. Dense, poetic and ambiguous, North Star offers no easy answers (or even easy questions), but its strange and beautiful imagery invites and rewards repeated readings and careful contemplation.


Why this caught my eye:

A vague enough solicit to make me curious and an interesting enough cover to draw me in.



(W) Ophelie Damble (A/CA) Cookie Kalkair

* For fans of Relish: My Life In The Kitchen comes a new original graphic novel from the acclaimed team of Cookie Kalkair & Ophélie Damblé about a thirty year old city-dweller who's joined the guerilla gardening movement fighting for decades to bring more green back into cities that increasingly resemble concrete jungles.

* Now she's putting the guerillas' motto into action by reviving the true spirit of her city and showing everyone the true nature of their world!

* Explore the real world of the guerilla gardening movement that teaches us the principles of making our cities more beautiful and sustainable places, one plant at a time.


Why this caught my eye:

I have no idea what category to put an urban gardening survival guide under, but it looks fun and I like Kalkair's style.


That's it for this batch, we'll hit up some All-Ages and YA stuff next time!

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