PREVIEWS January 2018 Solicitations

PREVIEWS has released its November 2017 catalog for products in shops January 2018 and beyond. Let’s take a look at the LOAC and EuroComics books that are found within:

CORTO MALTESE: THE GOLDEN HOUSE OF SAMARKAND

By Hugo Pratt
In Shops: Feb 21, 2018
SRP: $34.99

Never before in English! Corto Maltese sets out on another globetrotting adventure after the discovery of a Byron manuscript in a mosque on the Isle of Rhodes. Set in the years 1921-22, the action soon shifts to Turkey, Azerbaijan, and the Caspian Sea, following the footsteps of the legendary Silk Road, as Corto Maltese searches for the fabled treasure of Alexander the Great. A parade of fascinating characters are introduced, including the Whirling Dervishes, Joseph Stalin (with whom Corto is on a first-name basis), the Hashinin sect of assassins, the Turkish general Enver Pasha, and the return of Venexiana Stevenson and Rasputin (who has just escaped from the dreaded prison known as “The Golden House of Samarkand.”)

LOAC ESSENTIALS, VOL. 11: TIPPIE 1945

By Edwina Dumm, introduction by Caitlin McGurk
In Shops: Mar 14, 2018
SRP: $29.99

Collecting the works of one of the most important female cartoonists of all time, Tippie will appeal to comics readers, students of women’s studies, and dog lovers. Edwina Dumm was the country’s first female full-time editorial cartoonist, and one of its first female syndicated comic strip creators. With an informative introduce by Caitlin McGurk, Tippie is undoubtedly a Library of American Comics Essential, providing a crucial reading experience and offering perspective on the early work of women in the field.

LOAC Essentials reprints, one year at a time, the daily newspaper strips that are essential to comics history, in a format that preserves, as closely as possible, the original reader experience.

THE GOAT GETTERS

By Eddie Campbell
In Shops: Mar 21, 2018
SRP: $49.99

With more than 500 period cartoons, The Goat Getters illustrates how comics were developed by such luminaries as Rube Goldberg, Tad Dorgan, and George Herriman in the sports and lurid crime pages of the daily newspaper. This wild bunch of West Coast-based cartoonists established the dynamic anatomy and bold, tough style that continue to influence comics today, as well as their own goofy slang that enriched the popular lexicon.

The Goats Getters also captures early Twentieth Century history through the lens of the newspaper comics: the landmark 1910 boxing match in Reno, Nevada between Jim Jeffries, the “Great White Hope,” and Jack Johnson, the first African-American heavyweight champion; the nationwide race riots that followed; the San Francisco graft trials that culminated in the shooting of the Federal Prosecutor; and the trial of Harry Thaw for the murder of architect Stanford White, a crime of passion that centered on Thaw’s wife, show-girl Evelyn Nesbitt Thaw—all were venerated or vilified by Nell Brinkley, Jimmy Swinnerton, and their fellow directors of the ink and newsprint stage.

VIOLETTE AROUND THE WORLD, VOL. 1: MY HEAD IN THE CLOUDS

By Teresa Radice and Stefano Turconi
In Shops: Mar 21, 2018
SRP: $12.99

A 12-year-old girl travels the globe with her parents’ circus, having adventures and learning to appreciate the joys of being different.
Her name is Violette, like the flower in the spring, like the seventh color of the rainbow. She lives with the Circus of the Moon, where her mother is the stuntwoman and her father is the insect tamer. At the end of the 19th-century, Violette is a curious, happy girl who is fascinated by the beauty of the world around her: music, painting, drawing, nature, and much more. She shares adventures with her friend Samir (a budding trapeze artist), her unusual animal friends, and her father’s trained insects!

WALT DISNEY’S TREASURY OF CLASSIC TALES, VOL. 3

By Frank Reilly, Jesse Marsh and others
In Shops: Mar 28, 2018
SRP: $49.99

After more than 50 years, the complete newspaper strips are collected for the first time! This volume contains 101 Dalmatians and other favorite Disney features. From the Disney vaults—fourteen never-before reprinted Sunday comics adaptations of popular Disney animated and live-action features from the late 1950s and early 1960s…including Swiss Family Robinson, Kidnapped, The Parent Trap, Toby Tyler, Darby O’Gill and the Little People, In Search of the Castaways, and Babes in Toyland!

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