FLUFFY is a phenomenon at Page 45. An absolute phenomenon. And at very, very long last, Simone Lia has a new graphic novel, Please God, Find Me A Husband. Prediction: uproariously funny. Also below, new sci-fi series from Brian K. Vaughan, a whole bunch of Mark Millar interviews and Rachel Rising vol 1 by Terry Moore. You do not want to miss that. Meanwhile, ahem, we have the following…
The Coldest City h/c Signed Bookplate Edition (£14-99, Oni Press) by Antony Johnston & Sam Hart.
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“Well, old boy, I suppose that’s it for us. I suppose now I’ll have to go home. In a way, I’m glad to see you here. Tonight of all nights. Some of them are saying there’ll be no more secrets, from now on. But you and I both know that’s not true.”
Fresh from the fiendish mind of WASTELAND’sAntony Johnston emerges an espionage thriller so hypnotic that I read it from cover to virtual cover in one rapt sitting, my mesmerised eyes wide open, my mouth somewhat agape. But to cap it all off, the dénouement proved so satisfying, so staggeringly devious that I just shook my head, rolled my eyes and Tweeted:
“You sly bastard!”
October 1989, andBerlinis both bleak and freezing. Protesters are massing by the Berlin Wall separating Allied West from the Communist East where the Stasi have informants installed in every work place, every block of flats. Communism is crumbling, tensions are rising, and old allegiances are so far from certain that MI6 don’t even trust their own officers. Left there too long with no Embassy to watch over them, some are suspected of having gone native. And now… now MI6 have a problem.
Three days ago an undercover agent codename BER-2 suddenly went radio silent; last night he was fished out of the river. He was on his way to deliver a list sourced from an agent called SPYGLASS, a Stasi officer who claimed that list contained every name of every officer in Berlin, be they British, American, French, even Russian. That list has now gone missing. MI6 suspect KGB officer Yuri Bakhtin who left for Moscow the day of BER-2’s death. The thing is, he never arrived. Desperate for the list not to surface on the black market then fall into enemy hands, MI6 dispatch Lorraine Broughton, a fresh pair of eyes, to meet with BER-1 inBerlin. An experienced spy fluent in Russian, Broughton’s German is relatively weak, but that’s because she has no former ties toBerlin: no friends, no family and no former colleagues to muddy her loyalties. Or help her out in a crisis.
To make matters worse BER-1, David Perceval, proves to be an old fashioned chauvinist: haughty, dismissive and barely cooperative. Lorraine Broughton is very much on her own and surrounded by agents on all sides. If she’s going to achieve her mission and survive on either side of the Berlin Wall, she will need to get creative and use the city itself – and the events unfolding within – to her maximum advantage.
The art by Sam Hart is riveting. Reminiscent in places of ZENITH’s Steve Yeowell at his peak, it is startlingly stark, with huge swathes of black shadow cast across offices and officers alike. His close-ups are intense, while outside in bleakest Berlin his figures drift like ghosts though the municipal parks, and I guess they are ghosts in a way. Sometimes they’re eroded by the blinding light into mere outlines of heads, hats, coats and scarves while the trees in both background and foreground loom large in silhouette. I love the way Broughton’s shoulders and hips cast shadows under the small of her back and down the length of her skirt. His instinct is mighty impressive.
To see what I mean you read extracts from THE COLDEST CITY on the book’s slickly designed, dedicated website: http://www.thecoldestcity.com.
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We sold out of our exclusive edition of Johnston’s THREE DAYS IN EUROPE almost immediately a decade ago before anyone else had even heard of the mighty Mr. Johnston, so quite how long these will last I have no idea!
Please God, Find Me A Husband (£14-99, Jonathan Cape) by Simone Lia.
FLUFFY is a phenomenon at Page 45. An absolute phenomenon. And at very, very long last, Simone Lia has a new graphic novel. Great title too! As Simone said when I tweeted PLEASE GOD, FIND ME A HUSBAND in our customary capitals, it makes her sound truly desperate! Prediction: uproariously funny.
“Simone Lia’s FLUFFY is one of the best-loved books on the Cape graphic novel list. As her new book opens we find her in Leicester Square. She’s just been dumped by her boyfriend and she’s talking to God, telling Him that she’s nearly thirty-four and if He wants her to get married He’d better get a move on. Amazingly, God sends a reply, prompting Simone to plan an ‘Adventure with God’ that starts with a fortnight in a nunnery, then takes her to Australia in search of a hermit. The one she finds proves a disappointment, unlike Brett, the handsome horseman who takes her riding. She thinks he looks just like Crocodile Dundee; he thinks she looks just like Penelope Cruz. Is this the man she’s been searching for, or is God making fun of her? Funny, touching and even occasionally profound, Please God Find Me a Husband! will be essential reading for spinsters, seekers after enlightenment and lovers of the very best graphic novels.”
Here’s a short preview of DEAR GOD, FIND ME A HUSBAND with a great punchline.
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Saga #1 (£2-25, Image) by Brian K. Vaughan & Fiona Staples.
Brian L. Vaughan is back! From the writer of EX MACHINA, Y – THE LAST MAN and PRIDE OF BAGHDAD (ooh, interior art!), something completely different: an epic, sweeping sci-fi drama, and I am completely in love with Fiona Staples’ art. There’s an illustrated interview here, whilst Warren Ellis waxes lyrical about his reaction to SAGA #1 here. Highly recommended.
Rachel Rising vol 1: The Shadow Of Death (£12-99, Abstract Studios) by Terry Moore.
WALKING DEAD fans, do not miss out! Straight in, no messing about, and really quite chilling. I can’t recall the last time I read a first issue this self-assured let alone this beautiful. I’m mesmerised.
High above a sleepy town, way beyond its verdant pastures lies a wood that is dense with ancient trees. In the early morning light a statuesque woman with long blonde hair, tied back at the top, strolls calmly through its lush, leafy undergrowth to wait patiently on the bank above a deep, dried-up riverbed. Four birds, silhouetted against the sky, take off through the canopy. And then it happens: a solitary leaf lying in the middle of the dirt track spontaneously combusts. The soil starts to crumble. Fingers emerge, a body struggles free of its shallow grave, gasping for breath… and the tall woman watches impassively.
The pacing is masterful, the resurrection through dried chunks of clay so evidently arduous, and then those stricken eyes, the irises bright, as this second blonde woman in her short black dress starts to grasp where she is if not why… When she finally looks up there is no one to be seen. Instead she stumbles painfully up the furrow until the trees finally part and she emerges, exhausted, dirty and limp onto the grassy meadow beyond.
Oh, so many questions! Again, it’s all in the pacing and the relative silence as Rachel makes her way home, showers, looks in the mirror, absorbs what she sees there and the flashbacks begin. Her memory is incomplete, but evidently whatever happened followed some sort of dinner with old High School friends on Tuesday night. It’s now Friday evening.
“You’re not Rachel.”
I’m Not A Plastic Bag h/c (£14-99, Archaia) by Rachel Hope Allison.
Oh, my word, it’s new discovery time! Breath-takingly impressive, all these Rachel Hope Allison images appear to come from this book.
The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is or was an honest-to-god, real island of floating trash in a remote area of theNorthern Pacific Oceanmore than twice the size ofTexas. “I’M NOT A PLASTI BAG tells a moving story about loneliness, beauty, and humankind’s connection to our planet. Told entirely through images, this ‘green’ graphic novel will be printed on 100% recycled paper and will be out in time for Earth Day on April 22”. In addition, Archaia promises to plant two trees for every one used in the printing of the book which is produced in conjunction with American Forestsand Global ReLeaf programs. Global ReLeaf! Like it.
Blue h/c (£10-99, Top Shelf) by Pat Grant.
Superb, separate, online marketing mini-comic for BLUE by Pat Grant here, which accounts for all the preorders which have already flooded in. Very funny. “Part autobiography and part science fiction, BLUE is the story of three spotty teenagers who skip school to go surfing only to end up investigating rumours of a dead body in their beach town.”
HABIBI’s Craig Thompson writes: “This book rekindles my earliest enthusiasm for the comics medium. Pat Grant is the Australian Mark Twain, trading Huck’s raft for a waxed-up surfboard and an inked-up sable brush. Vast themes of racism and immigration unravel in sprawling murals and a single day in the life of some reckless teens in this sea-polished, perfect nugget of a book.”
Art Of Daniel Clowes: Modern Cartoonist h/c (£24-99, SelfMadeHero) by Alvin Buenaventura & Daniel Clowes.
224 pages on the creator of GHOST WORLD, MISTER WONDERFUL, WILSON etc. Over twenty-five years this man has been providing us with material to sell to the Real Mainstream and for ten of them he was virtually alone in that respect. Oh, how we owe Dan Clowes! Pop his name into out search engine and you’ll see all his books!
Kochi Wanaba h/c (£16-99, Blank Slate Books) by Jamie Smart.
From the creator of BEAR and UBU BUBU etc. comes something looking raaather different. There will be plenty of extra material in the book itself, but how’s this for a preview, eh?
“Kochi Wanaba is a quiet kid who loves nothing more than to draw secrets in his sketchbook. When the day of the annual Bee Festival falls upon his town,Kochi’s loud, hyperactive girlfriend Lhys can barely contain herself. Unfortunately forKochi, tolerating Lhys’ excitement becomes the least of his problems as supernatural chaos breaks out all around them, threatening to change their lives forever. Rendered in Jamie Smart’s characteristic illustration style that straddles the cute and the grotesque, Kochi Wanaba is a pencil-drawn graphic novel that combines all-out comedy with genuine, captivating emotional range.”
Fallen Words (£14-99, Drawn & Quarterly) by Yoshihiro Tatsumi.
From the creator of ABANDON THE OLD IN TOKYO, PUSHMAN and GOOD-BYE, all of which will be available in s/c from Drawn and Quarterly In March. BLACK BLIZZARD is available now.
“In Fallen Words, Yoshihiro Tatsumi takes up the oral tradition of rakugo and breathes new life into it by shifting the format from spoken word to manga. Each of the eight stories in the collection is lifted from the Edo-era Japanese storytelling form. As Tatsumi notes in the afterword, the world of rakugo, filled with mystery, emotion, revenge, hope, and of course, love, overlaps perfectly with the world of gekiga that he has spent the better part of his life developing. These stories resonate with modern readers thanks to their comedic elements and familiarity with human idiosyncrasies. Tatsumi’s love of wordplay shines through in the telling of these whimsical stories, and yet he still offers timeless insight into human nature.”
NonNonBa (£19-99, Drawn & Quarterly) by Shigeru Mizuki.
From the creator of ONWARD TOWARDS OUR NOBLE DEATHS (reviewed by Jonathan with interior art), this was the first manga ever to win the ultra-prestigious Angoulême Prize for Best Album.
“NonNonBa is the definitive work by acclaimed Gekiga-ka Shigeru Mizuki, a poetic memoir detailing his interest in yokai (spirit monsters). Within the pages of NonNonBa, Mizuki explores the legacy left him by his childhood explorations of the spirit world, explorations encouraged by his grandmother, a grumpy old woman named NonNonBa. NonNonBa is a touching work about childhood and growing up, as well as a fascinating portrayal of Japanin a moment of transition.”
Tanpopo vol 1 h/c (£18-99, Boom! Studios) by Camilla D’Errico.
You may have seen Camilla D’Errico’s work illustrating Bryan Talbot’s Little Red Riding Hood skit in Fractured Fables – her art books have also proved big sellers here.
“Tanpopo is superhumanly intelligent and inhumanly emotionless. Attached to a mysterious machine and ruled by her vast knowledge, one day her heart rises up to struggle against her ruling mind. Torn and confused, she now seeks humanity, longing to feel what other humans feel. Each chapter of TANPOPO is inspired by a classic piece of literature or poetry, woven into its own epic story.”
Megalex: The Complete Story h/c (£22-50, Humanoids) by Jodorowsky & Beltran.
I don’t think the full story’s ever been released in English. I know DC/Humanoids released one volume which I reviewed as follows…
“Megalex is Death! Megalex is Death!” screams the flock of white parrots is it dive-bombs the military base. And it’s hard to disagree with them. It certainly isn’t “Life”. Almost all of that has been consigned to history and buried under the planetary-wide city that is Megalex. Mountains have been levelled to form one homogenous sphere of dull grey, metal complexes – think The Death Star, only larger – and the final elements of resistance from the DeadOcean and ChemForest are brutally repelled. Governed from the Gubernatorial Palace, built out of unbreakable glass, by Queen Mother Marea and Princess Kavatah and the mummified remains of King Yod (“who has lost none of his wisdom”), the military machine is served by thousands upon thousands of identical clones with 400-day life-spans to avoid a potential contamination of dissent, after which they are slaughtered in vast meat plants and ground up like offal so that their constituent parts may be reused. The process – explicitly depicted in all its revolting “glory” – is overseen by drugged-up supervisors so that there are no anomalies. But on a chance distraction during another attack, one anomaly, a much larger humanoid, escapes their attention and finds unexpected help on hand to facilitate his escape. The art is generated on computer (there’s an insight into the process in the back), but doesn’t suffer from the same clinical forms and/or gaudy colours. It’s actually very impressive. And, in the process mentioned earlier, quite revolting. More nudity – it’s European.
The only zombie series to match WALKING DEAD’s sales, this is the third full graphic novel, although we do also have an original CROSSED 3D one-shot too. Dear God, why you would want to witness this in 3-D is beyond me. “I don’t care how depraved you are, this is worse” is generally promote this series so you have been warned when I link to this CROSSED: PSYCHOPATH preview.
Garth Ennis returns for a fourth series called Crossed: Badlands due on 14th March but in the meantime…
“In one terrifying moment, civilization crumbled. An outbreak of insanity swept across the planet, turning millions of people into the scarred homicidal maniacs known as ‘the Crossed.’ For one small band of survivors, the discovery of a starving, injured man in the desert seems like an unexpected blessing. He knows where they could be safe: the location of the last holdout of the scientific community, where the military offers protection and the cure to the Crossed plague is being developed. But Harold Lorre is not the saviour they hope him to be. He’s a calculating, lethal man whose mind was dangerously unhinged even before the world went mad. Surrounded by marauding hordes, their nerves shattered by unending fear, the group fall victim to the manipulations and deadly perversions of a psychopath. Writer David Lapham, the critically acclaimed creator of STRAY BULLETS, returns to the universe of Crossed with a descent into evil so far beyond what you could possibly imagine.”
They’re probably not kidding.
Joe Golem And The Drowning City illustrated novel (£19-50) by Christopher Golden & Mike Mignola.
100 illustrations from Mike Mignola himself, and a beautiful, beautiful cover you can see better here. The same team’s Baltimore sold spectacularly well as a prose novel long before it became the graphic novel BALTIMORE: THE PLAGUE SHIPS.
“Fifty years have passed since earthquakes and a rising sea level leftLower Manhattansubmerged under more than thirty feet of water, so that its residents began to call it the ‘DrowningCity’. Among them are fourteen-year-old Molly McHugh and her friend and employer, Felix Orlov. Once upon a time, Orlov the conjuror was a celebrated stage magician, but now he is an old man; a psychic medium, contacting the spirits of the departed for the grieving loved ones left behind. When a séance goes horribly wrong, Felix Orlov is abducted by strange men wearing gas masks and rubber suits, and Molly finds herself on the run. Her flight leads her into the company of Simon Hodge, a Victorian detective, and his stalwart sidekick, Joe Golem, whose own past and true identity is a mystery to him.”
Channel Zero (£14-99, Dark Horse) by Brian Wood & Becky Cloonan.
Warren Ellis wrote: “It’s about anger as a positive force of creation… Someone’s remembered what comics are for.”
Before LOCAL, NEW YORK FOUR, NEW YORK FIVE, NORTHLANDERS or even this couple’s DEMO VOL 1 and DEMO VOL 2, there were two CHANNEL ZERO books. Police surveillance, media manipulation and the repression of free speech in America. Goodness, how utterly outlandish!
The New Deadwardians #1 (£2-25, Vertigo/DC) by Dan Abnett & Ian Culbard.
Haha! The aristocrats are all vampires and the lower classes are all zombies! Everyone’s prejudices satisfied, then. From our very own Ian Culbard (AT THE MOUNTAINS OF MADNESS, SHELOCK HOLMES: THE VALLEY OF FEAR etc.) and good ol’ Dan Abnett interviewed about THE NEW DEADWARDIANS here.
“In post-VictorianEngland, nearly everyone of the upper classes has voluntarily become a vampire to escape the lower classes who are all zombies. Into this simmering cauldron is thrust Chief Inspector George Suttle, a lonely detective who’s got the slowest beat inLondon: investigating murders in a world where everyone is already dead! But when the body of a young aristocrat washes up on the banks of theThames, Suttle’s quest for the truth will take him from the darkest sewers to the gleaming halls of power, and reveal the rotten heart at the centre of this strange world.”
Saucer Country #1 (£2-25, Vertigo/DC) by Paul Cornell & Ryan Kelly.
From the artist on LOCAL, NEW YORK FIVE etc. and the writer of Doctor Who, KNIGHT & SQUIRE etc. “Arcadia Alvarado, the leading Democratic candidate for President of the United States, says she was ‘abducted by aliens.’ As the Mexican-American Governor of New Mexico, she’s dealing with immigration, budget cuts and an alcoholic ex. She’s about to toss her hat into the ring as a candidate for President in the most volatile political climate ever. But then…a lonely road and a nightmarish encounter have left her with terrible, half-glimpsed memories. And now she has to become President. To expose the truth – and maybe, to save the world. With the help of her quirky staff, Arcadia will pursue the truth of her abduction into danger, mystery and awe. SAUCER COUNTRY is a dark thriller that blends UFO lore and alien abduction with political intrigue, all set in the hauntingly beautiful Southwest.”
Supercrooks #1 (£2-25, Icon/Marvel) by Mark Millar & Leinil Yu.
Set in Spain, the art and architecture looks absolutely gorgeous. It’s a supervillain heist comic which Millar talks about extensively in this illustrated interview. Plenty more from Millar this year too. Already we have illustrated interviews for Mark Millar’s SECRET SERVICE with Dave Gibbons of WATCHMEN fame and JUPITER’S CHILDREN with Frank Quitely. Feel free to pre-order any or all of them now.
Avengers Vs. X-Men #0 of 12 (£2-99, Marvel) by Brian Michael Bendis, Jason Aaron & Frank Cho.
The Scarlet Witch is back. Properly back. The woman who fell off her rocker in AVENGERS: DISASSEMBLED then declared “No more mutants” in HOUSE OF M (both highly recommended) meets the first new mutant to defy that decree: Hope, new wielder of the Phoenix Force. I’d probably sit that fight out! It’s this year’s biggie to be co-written by Bendis, Brubaker, Aaron, Fraction, Hickman and illustrated by Coipel, Kubert, John Romita Jr. Possibly more, I don’t know. Oh yes, there’s also another new series from Bendis called Avengers Assemble. And a film. Obv.
Pre-order Avengers Vs. X-Men #0 from Page 45 and read the publisher’s preview here. Or, you know, just email page45@page45 and ask for the entire series.
Secret Avengers vol 3: Run The Mission. Don’t Get Caught. Save The World h/c (£18-99, Marvel) by Warren Ellis & Jamie McKelvie, Mike Deodato, Michael Lark, Alex Maleev, Kev Walker, David Aja.
Science fiction at its best. Like Ellis’ GLOBAL FREQUENCY this contains six self-contained bursts of frantic covert activity which rely not one jot on any previous knowledge of this series. The time-travel episode starring Russian superspy Black Widow was so jaw-droppingly clever (and funny, and sad) that I read it three times, each time gleaning an extra nugget of clever. So much to talk about on arrival.
Daredevil: Season One h/c (£18-99, Marvel) byAntony Johnston &Wellington Alves.
Original graphic novel from the writer of DAREDEVIL: SHADOWLAND, WASTELAND and THE COLDEST CITY (signed and numbered at Page 45 at no extra cost!), this goes back to the blind attorney’s earliest days in costume.
X-Men: Season One h/c (£18-99, Marvel) by Dennis Hopeless & Jamie McKelvie.
Another original graphic novel, this one drawn by PHONOGRAM’s Jamie McKelvie, the perfect choice for a more innocent age.
Journey Into Mystery: Fear Itself Fallout h/c (£14-99, Marvel) by Kieron Gillen & Pasqual Ferry, Rich Elson, Whilce Portacio.
More magnificent mythological fantasy otherwise known as JOURNEY INTO THE MYSTERY VOL 2, the successor to Fear Itself: Journey Into Mystery (whole heap of praise in the full review there) which should have been called JOURNEY INTO THE MYSTERY VOL 1. Once more: you don’t have to be interested in FEAR ITSELF, just mythology and storytelling at its best.
Batman vol 1: The Court Of Owls h/c (£18-99, DC) by Scott Snyder & Greg Capullo, Jonathan Glapion.
Quality guaranteed, and I write that without having read a word. As evidence I cite BATMAN: BLACK MIRROR by the same Scott AMERICAN VAMPIRE Snyder which was absolutely chilling. This is Scott’s contribution to the DC New 52 relaunch, and as such I would guess that it can be read without ever having picked up a Batbook before. A series of brutal murders rocks Gotham’s otherwise pristine reputation as world’s best holiday destination for young children and pensioners. [Are you sure? – ed.] The prime suspect is one of Batman’s closest allies: Dick Grayson.
Batman: Death By Design deluxe edition h/c (£18-99, DC) by Chip Kidd & DaveTaylor.
From nigh-ubiquitous designer Chip Kidd, an original graphic novel. “Gotham City is undergoing one of the most expansive construction booms in its history. The most prestigious architects from across the globe have buildings in various phases of completion all over town. As chairman of the Gotham Landmarks Commission, Bruce Wayne has been a key part of this boom, which signals a golden age of architectural ingenuity for the city. And then, the explosions begin. All manner of design-related malfunctions – faulty crane calculations, sturdy materials suddenly collapsing, software glitches, walkways giving way and more – cause casualties across the city. This bizarre string of seemingly random catastrophes threatens to bring down the whole construction industry. Fingers are pointed as Batman must somehow solve the problem and find whoever is behind it all.”
Justice League vol 1: Origin h/c (£18-99, DC) by Geoff Johns & Jim Lee.
First of the DC New 52 relaunch titles to be collected. Think ALL-STAR BATMAN by Frank Miller and Jim Lee; I couldn’t think of anything else as I read the first issue. It’s not just the Jim Lee connection, either. These are the characters’ early years and they’re only now about to meet each other. There’s a great deal of grandstanding and animosity: they neither trust nor like each other. The authorities don’t like or trust them either, here coming at Batman and Green Lantern in helicopters, guns blazing. Once again, it’s like a return to the days of Image, only without Frank Miller chortling to himself in the background. I didn’t recognise Geoff Johns in the script and I suspected that his regular GREEN LANTERN fans – who are legion – would hate it. I know I did, and the worst thing is that it’s all been done before. It’s not new, it’s old and it feels tired before it’s even begun. That said, the sales have stayed stellar.
Green Lantern vol 1: Sinestro h/c (£16-99, DC) by Geoff Johns & Doug Mahnke, Christian Alamy.
More DC New 52. “There’s an unexpected new Green Lantern in town: Sinestro. And now, this renegade GL has set a course for Korugar with one purpose: To free his homeworld from the scourge of his own Sinestro Corps – with the not-so-willing help of Hal Jordan!”
Wonder Woman Vol 1: Blood h/c (£16-99, DC) by Brian Azzarello & Cliff Chiang.
From the writer of 100 BULLETS, JONNY DOUBLE, SPACEMAN etc., further DC New 52. “Hippolyta, queen of the Amazons, has kept a secret from her daughter all her life – and when Wonder Woman learns who her father is, her life will shatter like brittle clay. The only one more shocked than Diana by this revelation? Bloodthirsty Hera – so why is her sinister daughter, Strife, so eager for the truth to be told?”
Exile On The Planet Of The Apes #1 (£2-99, Boom! Studios) by Corinna Bechko, Gabriel Hardman &Marc Laming.
For those who enjoyed Marc Laming’s art on THE RINSE. For someone whose twitter name has always been @monkey_marc, I guess this was pretty inevitable. Ed Brubaker calls it “The Apes comic I’ve always wanted”.
Reminder: these are our picks from the current crop, but you can read the whole of Diamond’s own comic and graphic novel PREVIEWS here. They’re divided into comics and graphic novels and then into publishers so if you’re only interested in particular publishers it’s all quite easy to digest. Try enduring the whole catalogue like I do every month, and you’ll realise why I take time to write this blog! Just for you!