The Museum Vaults: Excerpts from the Journal of an Expert coverThe Museum Vaults: Excerpts from the Journal of an Expert
By Marc-Antoine Mathieu
The Museum Vaults is the newest volume from NBM's ComicsLit imprint in co-publication with the Louvre museum.

An art assessor must evaluate the vast collections of the Louvre in an alternate Kafkaesque world where all is warehoused in an endless ever-deepening succession of basement levels. Mathieu, an artist who marries Escher with Kafka, brings stinging irony to the pompousness of art history.

NBM's first Louvre volume – the popular Glacial Period – went back to press quickly, and The Museum Vaults is an equally stunning volume.

Two-color trade paperback with flaps, 9" x 9," 64 pages, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-56163-514-6

The Castaways coverThe Castaways
By Rob Vollmar & Pablo Callejo
Now in paperback! The first graphic novel by the best-selling team behind Bluesman.

An emotionally powerful tale, drawn from the fabric of America itself, that follows the adventures of young Tucker Freeman as he is compelled to hop a train to escape from the crippling poverty of his rural existence. Armed with only fifteen cents and the memory of his hobo father's counsel, Tucker must find his place in this broken America of the Great Depression before the realities of being young, poor, and homeless consume him.

This new NBM/ComicsLit edition of THE CASTAWAYS features a six-page conclusion/epilogue not featured in the original release as well as a new two-color look. It will stand as THE definitive edition of a book nominated for an Eisner in the Best Single Issue/One Shot category, an epic adventure recalling the works of Mark Twain, Jack London, and John Steinbeck.

Here's some of the press on the virtually sold-out hardcover edition:
"An attractive expanded and color-enhanced version. Vollmar's script, based on family reminiscences, rings true. Callejo's art creates a solid setting in which Tucker's experience can reveal squalor or grace." - Publishers Weekly
"There's enough suspense and atmosphere here to make anyone grip their chair and feel transported." - Los Angeles Times
"Writer Rob Vollmar imagines a place rich in meaning and menace; Pablo G. Callejo's expressive B&W images give it vibrancy." - Entertainment Weekly
"Beautiful, powerful vision of a different era. Even readers reluctant to pick up a book about American history will be pulled into this adventure of deep longing and honor." - Booklist

Two-color trade paperback, 6"x 9," 64 pages, $11.95, ISBN 978-1-56163-493-4

The Fatal Bullet: The Assassination of President Garfield coverThe Fatal Bullet: The Assassination of President Garfield (A Treasury of Victorian Murder, Volume 4)
By Rick Geary

It was the first assassination of one of our presidents by an obsessive-compulsive stalker, a deluded loser who thought his action would bring him national glory. Going beyond a mere presentation of facts, the author surreptitiously peels back a bit of the national psyche.

Black-and-white trade paperback, 6" x 9," 80 pages, $9.95, ISBN 978-1-56163-228-2

Tranceptor, Book Two: Iron Gauge, Part One
By Michael Manning and Patrick Conlon

Michael Manning, Patrick Conlon, and the Tranceptor series are finally back!

The mysterious Tranceptor has escaped the trap laid for her at Waystation 56 with the help of local boy Hyu. The fugitives pause for a much-needed rest at a desert oasis where Hyu receives his reward - a sun-drenched erotic encounter with Uma and Una, the Tranceptor's buxom horsegirls. Meanwhile, the tattoo artist Raika is forced to negotiate a stand-off between his co-workers and the Tranceptor's former partner-in-crime, the luscious and deadly Ravanna, who is eager to be reunited with her well-hung horseboys...

Black-and-white trade paperback, 8 1/2" x 11,"48 pages.$9.95, ISBN

Sizzle #36 coverSizzle #36
• Omaha the Cat Dancer
• The final chapter in the latest Peanut Butter Diary by Cornnell Clarke
• Banana Games 4
• Bayba 3
• And new surprises!

Black-and-white quarterly magazine, 64 pages, $5.95


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