Upcoming: Gaiman’s Graveyard Book GN, the collected Moore & O’Neill Century & Roses Of Berlin print….

Published On February 22, 2014 | By Richard Bruton | Comics, News

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Neil Gaiman’s Newbery and Carnegie award winning novel for children The Graveyard Book tells the Kipling-esque tale of a young boy who falls under the guardianship of the denizens of a graveyard. raised in a graveyard by ghosts.

For a few years, P. Craig Russell, already a frequent collaborator with Gaiman in the past, including the graphic novel Stardust and the graphic adaptation of Gaiman’s novel Coraline, has been part of a group of artists working on a graphic adaptation of The Graveyard Book to be published by Harper Collins in 2014.

Volume 1 is due in July, with volume 2 following in September. Earlier in February Gaiman posted details of both volumes, including those covers above and a couple of pages from Volume 1, Chapter 2 by Russell. Each chapter is illustrated by a different artist

Volume 1 artists are; Kevin Nowlan, P. Craig Russell, Tony Harris, Scott Hampton, Galen Showman, Jill Thompson, Stephen B. Scott. Volume 2 artists are; David Lafuente, Scott Hampton, P. Craig Russell, Kevin Nowlan, Galen Showman.

(Thanks to Heidi at the Beat for the heads up)

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Meanwhile, the other great British comics writer and writer in general, a certain Mr Alan Moore, will be releasing, alongside his artistic collaborator, Mr Kevin O’Neill, the complete League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen Volume 3: Century, wherein a depleted League find themselves in a lot of trouble and a new Century where strange forces threaten to overwhelm Mina Murray’s small group, a threat that may take most of the Century to come forth.

Century started as a bit of a strange thing, one I’d rather lost interest in, but somewhere along the way (about third reading of Century 1969 as I recall) it gained traction, adding so much to the story of the League. Sure, I still say the shock inclusion of the villain’s final possession is a little forced, but hey. I’ll still be settling down with the collection when it gets released in July 2014… here’s the cover from the Top Shelf site:

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However, no matter how gorgeous and lovely the hardback collection is, I’m pretty certain it’s not going to be as good as the Italian version we showed you here, published by BOA. They produced a special, ltd edition League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen Keep Calm Box; a stunning hardcover edition with all the trimmings and more; box printed inside and out, specially dust-jacketed parchment paper and wax seal edition of the hardcover, a LOEG game, and a limited print from O’Neill depicting his version of Cliff, BAO’s mascot logo. Wow indeed….

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You did have the opportunity to purchase an exclusive giclée print signed by Kevin O’Neill through Gosh London. Except you can’t. It’s sold out. Bad luck you etc etc. However, it is the splash page of the latest LOEG Book, Roses Of Berlin, available from fine comic shops everywhere from the end of March, which means we figured you may want to see it…

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Richard Bruton

– Started in comics retail aged 16 at Nostalgia & Comics, Birmingham. Now located in Yorkshire, he’s written for the Forbidden Planet International Blog since 2007. Specialising in UK Comics and All-Ages comics, Richard’s day job in a primary school allowed him to build the best children’s graphic novel library in the country.

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