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Story by Manuel Bichebois, Art by Didier Poli and Giulio Zeloni
Orphaned by lightning. Possessor of an unimaginable strength. Destined for legendary feats. He is the Child of the Storm. Fear the tempest.
Adopted by a woodsman clan, the orphan Laith possesses miraculous and terrifying powers linked to the weather. When his path crosses with the sinister Professor Finrhas, and the power-hungry Minister Alghard, Laith's world is turned upside down. The young boy is forced to go in search of his origins, to better learn to control his immense power, and to save his foster family and friends.
This award-winning debut graphic novel by Manuel Bichebois, Didier Poli (Elric: The Ruby Throne), and Giulio Zeloni is a fantasy/steampunk adventure packed with political intrigue, where science and magic collide.
Quick facts about Child of the Storm:
• Manuel Bichebois is a French computer games writer and designer. He is currently the lead designer at Dassault Systèmes. This is his first graphic novel.
• Paris-based artist, Didier Poli worked as an animator for
Dupuis, Ubi Animation and Disney, where he worked on Tarzan and The Emperor's New Groove. He has gone on to illustrate The Snow Foundation and adapted Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's classic, The Little Prince (both for Glénat), as well as drawn Elric: The Ruby Throne (Titan Comics).
• Italian artist Giulio Zeloni graduated from the International School of Comics in Florence in 2007 and has taught digital coloring there since 2010. This is his first graphic novel.
• Features an exclusive in-depth afterword by award-winning science fiction and crime novelist, and comics historian, Claude Ecken.
• Appeals to fans of steampunk and epic fantasy.
• Winner of the Salon de la BD de Nîmes' 2004 New Young Talent "Bronze Boar" Award.
Available below is the desktop wallpaper of Child of the Storm. Click the picture to choose your resolution
Child of the Storm arrives in stores June 17, 2015 with an MSRP of $34.95/£23.99
Horror fans can rejoice! Tomorrow, May 13, fans of Sanctum can return to the world once again.
Here are several uncolored pages next to their final colored counterparts.
Sanctum Redux emerges into stores May 13, 2015 with an MSRP of $34.95/£23.99
More than three years have passed since we lost Jean Giraud aka Mœbius. Giraud would have been 77 years old as of May 8, 2015. Humanoids wishes to pay tribute to the author and genius who was one of the founding fathers of Métal Hurlant and Les Humanoïdes Associés.
Story by Stephane Betbeder, Art by Riccardo Crosa and Andrea Rossetto
Return to the terrifying secrets that lie deep beneath the ocean in this brand new manga re-imagining of the classic bestseller.
This vast, full-color manga completely reworks Christophe Bec and Xavier Dorison's bestselling Sanctum saga, by adding new characters, extra background storylines and unexpected plot twists. All this means that the horrific tale of the USS Nebraska submarine, trapped by demonic forces, remains as fresh and unique to fans of the original book as it does to newcomers.
Over 600 pages long, that's over an inch and half thick and over three pounds of searing action and terror.
Quick facts about Sanctum Redux:
• Compliments and expands upon on the world of Sanctum. If Sanctum is the movie, then Sanctum Redux is the TV series—making it perfect for old and new fans alike.
• Stéphane Betbeder is a respected French graphic novel writer of The Return of Dorian Gray, Dr Watson (Soleil) and many other titles.
• Italian artist Riccardo Crosa has worked on many series including his furry one-shot, Kira (Phoenix), Vigilantes, and Highgate (also with Stéphane Betbeder) published by Soleil.
• Andrea Rossetto is an Italian artist who drew the samurai manga series Tengu-Do (for Humanoids' French branch, Les Humanoïdes Associés). He teaches comic art at the Centro Culturale e di Espressione Ossidiana in Vicenza.
• Ideal for fans of action/adventure/horror manga and anime.
• Cover art done by Christophe Bec, artist on Sanctum and writer of Pandemonium and The Shadows of Salamanca.
Available below is the desktop wallpaper of Sanctum Redux. Click the picture to choose your resolution
Sanctum Redux arrives in stores May 13, 2015 with an MSRP of $34.95/£23.99
The two things you can always count on in life: Death and Taxes. While we will always pay taxes, sometimes death isn't always the end. Back in 1968 there was very little undead-related pop culture until George A. Romero popularized zombies in Night of the Living Dead. Fast forward to today and The Walking Dead is one of the most popular television shows, Shaun of the Dead is one of the most beloved "Rom Zom Coms," plus there's a host of video games, comics, movies — and more TV shows, like iZombie — along with over 25 follow-ups and spin-offs from Romero's original film.
We handle death usually in one of two ways: horror, as Night of the Living Dead embodied, and comedy. The Zombies That Ate the World takes the latter route, portraying a world where zombies are quite the norm. Blending classic horror elements wrapped up in the guise of comedy allows unique stories to be told, and even more interesting characters to shine. Karl Neard isn't your typical hero. Often dorky, clumsy, and even scared, Karl is a "zombie pest controller" who sets up shop to round-up annoying zombies that until recently, were perfectly calm members of the undead society.
Book 1: Bring Me Back My Head introduced us to Karl, his sister Maggie, and their friend Freddy, as they set up their "zombie catcher" services. Jerry Frissen does a bang up job creating a world based on a familiar premise, but turned on its head. Much like he did with the Lucha Libre series, The Zombies That Ate the World blends fantastical elements with the mundane, making readers laugh at things they otherwise normally wouldn't, or probably shouldn't.
The Zombies that Ate the World: Book 3: Houston, We Have a Problem shuffles into stores on April 29, 2015. This volume concludes the hysterically horrific series created by Jerry Frissen. And while this may be finale of the series, can anything undead ever truly be "the end"?
Next week sees the release of three brand new entries into our catalog; Throne of Ice, The Swords of Glass, and The Zombies That Ate the World: Book 3: Houston, We Have a Problem. You can purchase these titles wherever Humanoids titles are sold (As well as our own store).
Check out pictures of all the releases below.
Fantasy is undoubtedly one of the most popular genres in the entire world. Practically every culture has some form of fantastical literature littered throughout. Fantasy is deeply rooted in our imaginations, allowing us to dream of impossible things set in far away lands, featuring magic and the supernatural. Fantasy frees us to explore the worlds inside us. After working a long day in the office, who wouldn't want to fly through the mountains on the back of a giant dragon while casting spells?
Graphic novels allow us to experience Fantasy in a unique way that blends our imaginations with the appreciation of art. Being able to actually see someone else's internal visualisations vividly brought to life offers a glimpse into the creator's mind. Sometimes it isn't even the artist's mind we are glimpsing, but the author's. Comic artists are able to skillfully weave the visual worlds of their own imagination together narrative scripts they are given, and we at Humanoids have always prided ourselves on bringing you some of the most fantastic graphic novels possible. This year we've already released the great Fantasy-Adventure title Millennium, which blends fantasy, adventure, crime, and other genres into a story that leaves you yearning for more.
The Swords of Glass (April 29, 2015) from Sylviane Corgiat (Elias The Cursed) and Laura Zuccheri, and Throne of Ice by Alain Paris, featuring the art of Val, Notaro (John Doe, Blood Academy), Saverio Tenuta (Legend of the Scarlet Blades, JLA: Riddle of the Beast). Both are titles that feature expansive worlds, captivating stories, and amazing characters. The Swords of Glass is perfect for fans of Studio Ghibli films (Howl's Moving Castle, Spirited Away), using decompressed storytelling techniques popularized in most manga stories, surrounded by lush environments and amazing characters in a world threatened by the imminent destruction of the sun. An ancient prophecy is set in motion when a Sword of Glass falls from the sky, sparking an epic journey for the young chosen hero.
Throne of Ice (April 29, 2015) is an grand saga set in Antarctica long before it was a frozen wasteland. Merging Fantasy with speculative ancient history, fans of Game of Thrones will appreciate the story and setting, as Jaemon, the illegitimate infant son of King Abarugon, is marked for death by the first lady of Antarcia. Naturally, things don't go as planned and Jaemon is rescued and set on a course to fulfill his destiny.
All these titles and more can be ordered from your local comic shop, as well as from our own online store.