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Story and Art by Juan Gimenez
Leo Roa is an aspiring young journalist who ends up an unwitting chess piece in a series of strange adventures, ranging from murder to time travel. Along the way, Leo faces angry alien pets, galactic terrorists, a love hungry villain, an army of pirates, and plenty of curvaceous creatures as he stumbles across the answers to the evolving mysteries that continually befall him. This satirical and humorous ride through the future (and the past) delivers the style and quality you would expect from this master of comics.
Quick facts about Leo Roa:
• Written and illustrated by acclaimed, and award-winning Metabarons artist Juan Gimenez.
• Gimenez designed the “Harry Canyon” segment of the 1980 film, Heavy Metal.
• Gimenez's artistic style has become famous for his attention to historical and technical details.
• Released in the same Slightly Oversized (8.5 x 11.1) format as Retroworld, Clockwerx, and The Fantastic Voyage of Lady Rozenbilt.
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Leo Roa arrives in stores March 26th, 2014 with an MSRP of $29.95
Story by Alexandro Jodorowsky, with Art by Das Pastoras
Visionary storyteller, Jodorowsky, returns to the epic universe he created, revealing for the first time, the earliest origins of the Metabarons.
On a small planet lost on the edges of the galaxy, a war rages between two rival clans, the Castaka, and the Amakura. During a ferocious battle, Queen Castaka is kidnapped and raped by King Amakura. From this brutal inception will be born Dayal, the first ancestor of the Metabarons.
Quick facts about Metabarons Genesis: Castaka:
• Legendary writer (The Incal) and cult director (El Topo), Alexandro Jodorowsky returns to one of his most popular mythos.
• Artist Das Pastoras is a prolific Spanish creator who most recently worked for Marvel Comics on Thor: God of Thunder.
• The prequel to one of Humanoids’ bestselling series of all time.
• A new chapter into the celebrated "Jodoverse."
• Presented in our Deluxe Oversized Slipcase edition.
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Metabarons Genesis: Castaka arrives in stores March 26th, 2014 with an MSRP of $49.95
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February 24, 2014
Contact : Jo Whitherington
Forty years after its founding, the legendary graphic novel publishing house HUMANOIDS is reunited with its original, Mœbius-drawn logo!
Los Angeles, CA – Last Friday, February 21st, Humanoids purchased the original drawing of its very first logo at a Manhattan auction. Hand drawn by its internationally renowned co-founder, Jean “Mœbius” Giraud, some forty years ago in Paris, France, the original art had been missing ever since.
HUMANOIDS: Launched under the French name of Les Humanoïdes Associés (which roughly translates to United Humanoids) in Paris in December, 1974, the company began publishing with the magazine Métal Hurlant. The title’s numerous foreign versions (including the American, Heavy Metal) revolutionized the world of comics and pop culture forever.
Humanoids has since become one of the world’s most successful international graphic novel publishers, as well as the only European one to have successfully established itself in the US and the UK markets. The company - which relocated its French headquarters to Los Angeles, California last year - has also just opened a branch in Tokyo, Japan, where its flagship title, The Incal (written by Alexandro Jodorowsky and illustrated by Mœbius), has topped the charts of the non-Japanese comics bestselling list for the past three years. In addition to its various publishing activities, several of Humanoids’ titles - out of its vast catalog of intellectual properties - are currently being adapted for the big screen.
MŒBIUS: Jean "Mœbius" Giraud, 1938-2012, co-founder of Humanoids, is considered as one of the most important artists in the history of comics. His influences go far beyond the comic book world, with significant contributions to cinema, including such films as Alien, Tron, Willow and The Abyss, among others.
Story and art by Stefano Raffaele
Alan was a simple carpenter until a freak accident ended his life. Now he is among the undead, in a world where 95% of the population are sentient zombies. While on the run from the many violent factions, both live and dead, dotting this post-apocalyptic landscape, Alan finds the girl of his dreams - the decaying, yet beautiful, Lynn. As their bodies rapidly disintegrate, Alan and Lynn make one last, desperate effort to live and love again by hunting down an experimental serum that might just save them.
Quicks facts about Loving Dead:
• Stefano Raffaele (Pandemonium), employs his signature macabre, yet gorgeous, style in this truly original horror tale: a zombie romance. His work has appeared in DC, Marvel and Dark Horse comics (Batman: Shadow of the Bat, X-Factor, Hellboy: Weird Tales).
• Originally released in trade paperback as Fragile in 2005, this release is presented here in a hardcover format and features an additional bonus short story
• Ideal for fans of Warm Bodies, The Returned and BBC's In The Flesh.
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Loving Dead arrives in stores February 26th, 2014 with an MSRP of $19.95
Story by Christian Perrissin, Art by Enea Riboldi
Tierra del Fuego, at the beginning of the 20th century. A vast and desolate land only frequented by gold diggers, English missionaries, Chilean and Argentine military, and the age-old Ona, Alacaluf, and Yaghan tribes. In this unique world, where the Andean mountains plunge into the Pacific Ocean, several characters with tormented fates will cross paths and clash, on their journey to Cape Horn.
A sprawling, nautical, frontier saga, full of adventure and romance, from the author of El Niño.
Quicks facts about Cape Horn:
• Award-winning French author Christian Perrissin also penned the adventure series El Niño, some of which was published by Humanoid/DC Comics in 2005, and which will be published in its entirety later this year.
• Artist Enea Riboldi is a prolific Italian illustrator, who’s been
published by the majority of European comics publishers,
including a run on Sergio Bonelli Editore’s legendary Dylan Dog.
• This southern western/nautical adventure, set at the bottom of the world, is perfect for fans of Hugo Pratt and Jack London’s work.
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Cape Horn arrives in stores February 26th, 2014 with an MSRP of $39.95
Today is February 14th and in many cultures it is a day to celebrate Love. We've decided to showcase some of the different forms love takes as seen in a couple of Humanoids' titles. Whether it's Diosamante or Bluesy Lucy -The Existential Chronicles of a Thirtysomething , they both feature their own unique takes on significant others and the importance of that one and only crazy emotion.
Pages from Diosamante
Pages from Blue Lucy
Milan K. Part 1: The Teenage Years is available in stores now.