NBM releases Fall 2022 release schedule

by Charles LePage

NBM Graphic Novels has announced its release schedule for August 2022 through December 2022.

The press release follows:

Media Release — NBM Graphic Novels is proud to announce the release schedule from August 2022 through December 2022. Among the exciting titles is a new volume of Dungeon: Early Years; Firsts Raised, which looks at ten sports star activists, and the dystopian satire Algorithmic Reality, co-created by the founder of WeTransfer. Also arriving is the release of Bluesman in a single volume and two bundled specially-priced collections in time for the holidays, The Silent Invasion and The Great Food in Comics set focusing on two books by Frankie Alarcon.

AUGUST 2022

BLUESMAN
By Rob Vollmar and Pablo Callejo

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“A moody masterpiece of fiction that is all the more compelling because every word of it could be true.
[Uses] a broad visual palette that matches its dramatic variety of emotions.”
– Teacher Librarian

Now collected into one stunning paperback!

This story, structured like a traditional twelve bar blues song, with three sections each made of four chapters, follows blues musician Lem Taylor’s harrowing journey starting from juke joints he appears in across Arkansas of the late twenties, a black man hunted down for a crime he didn’t commit. A racially intense story presenting a significant aspect of black history, its music, its social injustice.

6×9, 224pp., B&W trade pb., $19.99; ISBN 978-1-68112-300-4, ebook: $9.99, ISBN 978-1-68112-301-1

SEPTEMBER 2022

DUNGEON EARLY YEARS, VOL. 3: WITHOUT A SOUND
By Lewis Trondheim; Joann Sfar; Stephane Oiry and Christophe Gaultier

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The legend of the founding of Dungeon continues with two all-new chapters! Old Arakou, Hyacinthe’s father, feels rusty and mopes at the idea of dying in his bed. He never ceases to remember the old heroic days and his pals he wants to connect back with. So, he mounts his faithful steed, much to the chagrin of Alexandra who, worried for him, accompanies him on this crazy ride. Meanwhile, in the ruins of Antipolis, Comor and a handful of lords are preparing to take back power…

The second story presents the arrival of young Marvin to the Dungeon, ready to become its most faithful protector. The city of Antipolis destroyed, his father dead, Hyacinthe de Cavallère finds himself alone to fight against the threats of the attackers eager to appropriate the Dungeon. The duchies of Clérembard and Vaucanson are determined to enlarge their territories… Prospects for the Dungeon look dire but as the two forces attack, they are not expecting the fierce opposition awaiting them in so many forms, including that of the most powerful of the warriors in the making: Marvin the Saurian.

8 ½ x 11″, 96pp. full color trade pb, $15.99; ISBN 9781681123028

OCTOBER 2022

FISTS RAISED: 10 STORIES OF SPORTS STAR ACTIVISTS
By Karim Nedjari and Chloé Célérien

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What does Muhammad Ali, the greatest boxer of all time, have in common with Megan Rapinoe, the badass pink-haired female soccer player?

They achieved perfection, won medals, and lived the glory. But it is above all their raised fists, when, at a time of their envied existence, they dared to sacrifice their privileges to defend a cause greater than their status of adulated champion.

Rich in authentic anecdotes, this book tells the fate of those who paved the way. That of women and men who have written the political, social or cultural history of sport by taking a stand.

Fists Raised: when sports collide with social activism!

7 ½ x 10″, 160pp. color hardcover, $24.99, ISBN 9781681123035, Ebook,$14.99, 9781681123042

NOVEMBER 2022

ALGORITHMIC REALITY
By Damian Bradfield and David Sánchez

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Your phone reminds you all day long that you were interested in buying those shoes. Your device knows the places where you go, the books you like and your friends’ faces. The world’s most valuable resource is no longer oil, but data. The more they know about you, the better you can be targeted, and then, monetized. The British businessman Damian Bradfield, co-founder of WeTransfer, and the Spanish comics author David Sánchez build an ironic dystopian world, disturbingly similar to ours, to explore the addictive effects of social media, the stealthy invasion of privacy and the dangers of data misuse. With a wry acidic sense of humor, they blur the boundaries between the online and offline worlds and spin disturbingly recognizable tales about our overconnected society.

7x 10, 96pp. color HC, $17.99, ISBN 9781681123066; Ebook, $7.99, ISBN 9781681123073

DECEMBER 2022

The GREAT FOOD IN COMICS SET
By Franckie Alarcon

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Two delicious books in comics on food reunited! Sushi and Chocolate are explored.

Fly to Japan and come discover all there is to know about sushi. After revealing the secrets of chocolate to us, Franckie Alarcon offers a gourmet panorama of this exceptional dish that has conquered the planet! But do you really know sushi? The author traveled to Japan to meet all the players involved in the making of this true work of culinary art. From the traditional starred chef to the young cook who is shaking up the rules, including all the artisans and producers involved, this book covers the most emblematic of Japanese products from A to Z. A fascinating journey of discovery that, along the way, tells a lot about Japan itself. You’ll never believe the precision and detailed obsession with quality ingredients involved.

And for Dessert: Following Jacques Genin for a year, Franckie Alarcon hobnobbed with one of the biggest chefs of Chocolate. Former chef and pastry chef for prestigious restaurants, this super-talented autodidact shares all his passion and knowledge of chocolate and his process for creating recipes. In this docu-comic, we travel with the starry-eyed author, satisfying many a craving from the chef’s amazing atelier above his store, trying his hand as an apprentice, all the way to the Peruvian cocoa plantations where another chef shows how one carefully chooses the beans.

8×10, 272pp, 2 full color hardcovers in one specially priced set, $39.99 (normally $45): ISBN 9781681123080

THE SILENT INVASION COMPLETE SET
By Michael Cherkas and Larry Hancock

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In this era of fake news and ‘deep state’ this couldn’t be timelier! The paranoid cult-classic science fiction mystery is now collected in one specially priced epic set of 4 volumes! Set against the background of a nightmarish 1950s crawling with communist spies, corrupt FBI agents, McCarthyites, Stalinists, cold warriors, flying saucers, mysterious government organizations, The Silent Invasion weaves a byzantine tale of mystery and deceit as bewildered investigative reporter Matt Sinkage pursues the truth behind an apparent alien invasion of earth that points to involvement at the highest levels of American government officials.

7×10, 600pp., 4 B&W trade pbs. in one set; ISBN 9781681123059 $59.99

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