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Spotlight: Bouncer

Monday, September 28, 2015

Bouncer
Story by Alexandro Jodorowsky, Art by Francois Boucq

Bouncer, the one-armed gunslinger, is the law inside the Inferno Saloon. This collection compiles his adventures and showdowns, from his family's violent legacy, to his stint as Barro City's executioner, to his misguided attempts at love - all populated by the Wild West's most perverse and bizarre characters.


Mastermind writer and filmmaker Alexandro Jodorowsky rides out with artist Francois Boucq, whose savage vision vividly captures the American West in all its gritty glory. Collects the series' first 7 volumes together for the first time.


Quick facts about Bouncer:

• Ground-breaking writer (Final Incal, The Metabarons, The White Lama) and cult director (El Topo, Santa Sangre, The Dance of Reality) Alexandro Jodorowsky smashes the genre mold once again with his realistic yet unique take on the Western genre.
Francois Boucq is a prolific, and award-winning (In 1998, Boucq was awarded the prestigious Grand Prix de la ville d'Angoulême) French comics creator with titles such as The Magician's Wife and Billy Budd, KGB (Dover Publications) with Jerome Charyn, and Pioneers of the Human Adventure (Catalan Communications).

• By the same creative team as The Shadow's Treasure.
• Includes a brand new afterword by comics historian Claude Ecken.
• Bouncer is being developed as a live action film.


Available below is the desktop wallpaper of Bouncer. Click the picture to choose your resolution


Bouncer arrives in stores October 14, 2015 with an MSRP of $44.95/£29.99

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Release for 9/30/15

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

In one week, we will see the arrival of Anibal 5, available for purchase wherever Humanoids titles are carried.

Check out the picture below.


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Spotlight: Balkans Arena

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Balkans Arena
Story by Philippe Thirault, Art by Jorge Miguel

Ex-soldier, and widower, Frank Sokol must face the ghosts of the past when he returns to his native Croatia with his Canadian-born 11-year-old son, Ben. But when Ben is kidnapped, Frank will be forced to mend deep-seated familial wounds, and resort to his military training to get him back. Nothing will prepare him for what his search for his boy will uncover…

This original, fast-paced, and visceral tale, written by Philippe Thirault (Miss: Better Living Through Crime) and drawn by Jorge Miguel (The Z Word), catapults us deep into the seedy underworld of a country whose violent past still echoes into a fractured present.


Quick facts about Balkans Arena:

• While the story's characters and circumstances are fictional, it was inspired by real events.
Philippe Thirault is the prolific French author of numerous books for Humanoids, including: Miss: Better Living Through Crime, The Hounds of Hell, and the upcoming (November 2015) historical fantasy series Mandalay with artist Butch Guice.
• Portuguese artist Jorge Miguel drew the final chapter of the zombie spoof The Zombies That Ate the World Book 3: Houston, We have a Problem.
• Based on an original idea by Darko Macan, writer of Star Wars, Grendel Tales: Devils & Deaths (Dark Horse), Hellblazer (DC Comics/Vertigo) and Soldier X (Marvel).
• Ideal for fans of films like Prisoners, Battle Royale, and Taken.
• "Balkans Arena provides a much-needed look at some very dark subject matter, and represents fine work by Thirault, Miguel and Macan. A grim reminder than no fictional monstrosity can match the depravity of the real world, and that there are no horrors greater than those human beings inflict on one another." -- Garth Ennis (writer, Preacher, Punisher, Crossed)


Available below is the desktop wallpaper of Balkans Arena. Click the picture to choose your resolution


Balkans Arena arrives in stores October 14, 2015 with an MSRP of $24.95/£17.99

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Anibal 5: Designs

Friday, September 18, 2015

Check out some background designs and character sketches of Jodorowsky and Bess' pan-galactic erotic adventure title, Anibal 5.

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Anibal 5 arrives in stores September 30, 2015 with an MSRP of $24.95/£17.99

Anibal 5: Meet the Gang

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Meet the gang from the upcoming erotic action-adventure, Anibal 5.

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Anibal 5 arrives in stores September 30, 2015 with an MSRP of $24.95/£17.99

Across The Pond: Anibal 5

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

With the release of Anibal 5 later this month, we wanted to explore some of the history of the title. UK Liaison (and erotic scholar), Tim Pilcher, dives into the past to bring us something from across the pond.

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By the time Alexandro Jodorowsky turned his hand to comics in 1966 he had already achieved more than most ever accomplish in a lifetime. Having moved from Chile to France—and worked as a poet, a playwright, performer, and with entertainment legends Marcel Marceu and Maurice ChevalierJodorowsky then headed to Mexico.


There he teamed up with surrealists Fernando Arrabal and Roland Topor and created the "Panic" art movement. As Jodorowsky recalled, "The Panic Movement was kind of a joke. Topor, Arrabal, and I called everything we did 'Panic.' More than a theory, it was more like a brand."


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As part of the Panic movement he created the comic Anibal 5 with artist, Manuel Moro. Originally published with Theorem (an imprint of Novaro) in Mexico in October 1966, the series featured a scantily clad, over-sexed cyborg secret agent, whose body contained all the weaponry he needed; a sort of super-spy meets The Terminator by way of Flesh Gordon. It was over-the-top, ludicrous, and camp. "Anibal 5 was an artistic concept not an industrial one. I did it for free for Novaro…The Publishing Director of Novaro was an admirer of my theatrical plays. I convinced him to create a sci-fi serial…at a time in Mexico when no one else was producing anything similar… We bet on the color, which made the cover price quite high, plus the theme conflicted readers."



The theme conflicted the publishers as well. The story—for the time—was sexy, and shocking. Jodorowsky was deliberately parodying masculinity and sexuality in a medium that was predominately thought to be "popular, childish, Mexicanista…" To ramp things up further, Moro based Anibal 5's look on Latino movie star heartthrob, Jorge Rivero, who Theorem then slapped on the cover.


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The photo covers of "an actor I didn't admire, an imitator of James Bond, and on the back cover idiot bimbos" irritated the writer. "The editors, without understanding what I was doing, published the photo covers. I fought to change that and I obtained that from #6 the cover would be drawn by Moro. That was good, but it had a bad effect. The owner of Novaro then read my comic and, scandalized, they abruptly ended the serial…" halfway through the 12-issue run.


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But scandal has never been too far from Jodorowsky, and two years after Anibal 5 was released a riot broke out at the Mexican premiere of his first film, Fando and Lis, forcing the director to flee under a hail of stones! The film was subsequently banned in the country. Jodorowsky and Moro went on to collaborate on another Mexican comic, Los insoportables Borbolla, before eventually parting company.


Then, in 1990, Jodorowsky returned to his very first comics project and completely re-worked Anibal 5 as a two-volume story. He teamed up with his long-term collaborator, Georges Bess (The White Lama, Son of the Gun) and ramped up the Panic movement's absurdist ideals in the story. Anibal 5 became a preening, pouting, prima donna, forced into ever more ludicrous scenarios by a bizarre, morally bankrupt organization, the European Defense Organization (changed from the original's Latin American Defense Agency). With increasingly ridiculous villains to conquer, and more expressive and creative freedom, Jodorowsky created a masterpiece that challenges, provokes, seduces and enrages contemporary readers, while simultaneously never taking its tongue of its cheek. It's truly a time to PANIC!

Anibal 5 arrives in stores September 30, 2015 with an MSRP of $24.95/£17.99

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The Z Word: More Pencil and Inks

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

More from the drawing board of Jorge Miguel.


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The Z Word arrives in stores September 2, 2015 with an MSRP of $39.95/£24.99