Bandette returns to steal new fans, with her bold new paperback disguise

Your Favorite Teen Burglar Returns!

Dark Horse publishing recently announced, Paul Tobin and Colleen Coover’s three-time Eisner Award winner and two-time Oregon Book Award finalist comic series Bandette , will return with new printing editions in paperback, and new cover art!

In Bandette, Paul Tobin and Colleen Coover bring to life the world’s greatest thief, a costumed teen burglar by the nome d’arte of Bandette! A thorn in the side of both the police and the criminal underworld, Bandette takes her city by storm. But it’s not all breaking hearts and purloining masterpieces when a rival thief makes a startling discovery. Can Bandette manage to laugh off a plot against her own life?

All three volumes of Bandette will be arriving in trade paperback, beginning with Bandette Volume 1: Presto! arriving June 3, 2020 for $14.99 and is available for pre-order on AmazonBarnes & Noble, and at your local comic shop.

Captain’s note: seriously, very underrated. If you like fun, campy humor, great sequential art, pick this the hell up!

Jim Benton’s new graphic novel brings CLYDE, a mischievous bear outside his element

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New news rom a recent press release by IDW Entertainment, worth a look:

IDW Publishing and Yoe Books are proud to announce Clyde, the all-new original graphic novel written and illustrated by Jim Benton, author of the New York Times-bestselling series Dear Dumb Diary.

The hilarious and heartwarming story of a mischievous bear who believes that happiness can be found over on the rough side of town, Clyde reaffirms that there’s still room for family, friendship, and altruism in even the most rebellious among us.

“We all have sketchy things in our past. It’s a riot to write about a character whose sketchy past is his present!” says Jim Benton.

When Clyde the Bear decides to ditch his safe and peaceful life in Cubville and head off for the mean streets of Grizzly City, he learns – with the help of a reformed juvenile delinquent butterfly – that the Bad Life isn’t always so great, and there’s something to be said for helping your friends and family (even though that really does kind of stink a little).

Jim Benton’s Clyde is now available for pre-order via online booksellers and comic book specialty retailers, and slated for release in February.

New full-color edition of graphic novel Pizzeria Kamikaze, coming in 2018

BOOM! Studios recently announced a new full-color edition of Pizzeria Kamikaze, a haunting, sometimes surreal graphic novel by award-winning writer Etgar Keret (The Seven Good Years) and Eisner Award-winning cartoonist Asaf Hanuka (The Realist), to its Archaia imprint.

This unexpectedly powerful story of love, loss, and escape was first published in black and white by Alternative Comics in 2006 and is based on Keret’s own short story, Kneller’s Happy Campers, which also served as the basis for the independent film, Goran Dukić’s Wristcutters: A Love Story. Its new edition will debut in February 2018, full color and in hardcover for the first time.

In Pizzeria Kamikaze, after committing suicide, narrator Mordy is condemned to an afterlife where he still has to attend a crappy job in a place no less crappy than the place he came from. When he discovers that his beloved ex-girlfriend is there, too, he embarks on a much-needed road trip through an absurdist and fantastical landscape to find her.

“What was both surprising and beautiful, from my perspective, was that the original black-and-white Pizzeria Kamikaze and the film were both amazing adaptations and each had a completely different tone and sensibility but, at the same time, both of them were incredibly moving and loyal to the text,” says Keret, who wrote Kneller’s Happy Campers after an ex-girlfriend tragically passed away. “As a writer, you can meet your reader but will never really know what they’ve experienced when they’ve read your text. These two adaptations were a rare chance for me to take a peek into the mind of two brilliant and talented artists and I feel very lucky and very grateful for that.”

Pizzeria Kamikaze will also feature a new cover by Hanuka, who also has had two volumes of The Realist—curated collections of his semi-autobiographical comic strips—published by BOOM! Studios. The first volume won an Eisner Award in 2016.

“When I first worked on Pizzeria Kamikaze, I was 25 and felt the good times were over and now I’m just going to become old and lonely,” says Hanuka. “The story starts at this point but then goes somewhere magical and full of hope. Working on the book literally made me better. I consider myself lucky to get a second chance to do this book a bit differently. The colors came out beyond anything I could imagine, and with a new cover I feel like this story is finally getting a chance to reach new readers.”

 

Pizzeria Kamikaze will arrive in print at better comic stores, retail booksellers, and in digital format through direct comic-reader apps in February 2018.

I Hate Fairyland: I Hate Image FCBD special returns in Special Edition form

Once upon a time, there was a one-shot special comic given out on Free Comic Book Day at comic stores everywhere, then that was gone.

Now the comic is back, with added content as I Hate Fairyland: I Hate Image Special Edition, a brilliant self-parody to the company that spawned it, by Skottie Young, Now the Free Comic Book Day one-shot will feature four extra pages of story as Gert slices and dices her way through even more of your Image favorites. It also boasts a behind-the-scenes look at Young’s script, layouts, and black and white artwork—all wrapped in a brand-new cover.

Gertrude has been stuck in Fairyland for decades when she finally hears of a secret passage that may be her way back home. But reaching it is easier said than done, as she crosses the border into Image where she’ll have to chop her way through your favorite characters from Saga, The Walking Dead, Savage Dragon, Spawn, Descender, Black Science, Southern Bastards, and many more!

CAPTAIN’S NOTE: I Hate Fairyland is a personal favorite series currently running, and it should also be yours. 

I Hate Fairyland: I Hate Image Special Edition will be available in stores on Wednesday, October 4th.