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Caravaggio Vol 1: The Palette & The Sword

By Milo Manara Publisher: Dark Horse ISBN: 9781506703398 Often the illustrator of other people’s stories, Milo Manara has brought his formidable talents to the page once again, but this time as the writer as well. The topic is one of the world’s greatest painters, Caravaggio, clearly a personal passion and inspiration for Manara and one […]

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The Bluecoats Vol 10: The Blues In Black And White

By Lambil & Cauvin Publisher: Cinebook ISBN: 9781849183413 Blutch and Chesterfield are back in the saddle of the American Civil War, charging repeatedly into enemy fire and picking their way back through the carnage. One such return places them rather too close to some exploding shells and Chesterfield finds himself blown into a tree. By […]

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The Art Of Charlie Chan Hock Chye

By Sonny Liew Publisher: Pantheon ISBN: 9781101870693 The Art Of Charlie Chan Hock Chye is, without a doubt, a book that takes you by surprise, and I’m wondering just how often a graphic novel can genuinely claim to have that effect. Presented as a biography of one of Singapore’s most treasured cartoonists, now in his […]

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The Marquis Of Anaon Vol 4: The Beast

By Vehlmann & Bonhomme Publisher: Cinebook ISBN: 9781849182782 The Marquis Of Anaon series continues with Jean-Baptiste seconded to a squad of dragoons to investigate a series of gruesome killings along the eastern French border with Savoy (the story taking place before it’s annexed). The killings are sporadic and violent, and villagers tell tales of an […]

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Mezolith: Stone Age Dreams & Nightmares Book 1

By Haggarty & Brockbank Publisher: Archaia ISBN: 9781608866991 Sorry to say that I missed the original David Fickling Books printing of this one, but fortunately spotted this American printing available from Page 45 in Nottingham. It’s the story of a boyhood from 10,000 years ago, set amongst a small tribe in Ancient Britain. The boy, […]

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The Bluecoats Vol 9: El Padre

By Lambil & Cauvin Publisher: Cinebook ISBN: 9781849182867 Chesterfield and Blutch have been out on patrol and run into a bunch of Confederates, forcing them to flee across the Rio Grande to safety in Mexico. No sooner do they think themselves safe that they are tracked by Apache bandits, but a disguise of a local […]

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