New Releases August 2020

 Return to the Center of the Earth

by John Peel -  cover by Mariusz Gandzel. - 272 p. - US$22.95

Professor Lindenbrock never did make it to the center of the Earth… or did he? Professor Moriarty plunged to his death after a clash with Sherlock Holmes. Are you quite sure of that? Did you ever wonder why the Germans never managed to take Paris in World War 1? Could it be…? Nijinsky took Paris (and the world) by storm with his dancing in the Twenties. And Stravinsky changed the sound of classical music with The Rite of Spring. But did you know that this almost didn’t happen? Biggles was the greatest fighter ace the British had in World War 1 – but when did he take his first solo flight? And why? And how did someone suspiciously like the Lone Ranger really come into being?.

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 The New Exploits of Joseph Rouletabille

by Martin Gately - cover by David Rabbitte - 272 p. - US$22.95

Journalist Joseph Josephin, aka Rouletabille, is an idealized projection of its creator, Gaston Leroux, and was originally conceived as a "rival" of Sherlock Holmes and Arsène Lupin. He "borrows" his prodigious deductive powers from Auguste Dupin, M. Lecoq, Holmes and Hercule Poirot, and solves the mysteries he encounters using what he calls "the good bit of reason." The Rouletabille series has justly become a classic of detective literature. Martin Gately, author of the authorized sequel to Philip José Farmer's The Green Odyssey, has also written the Starblazer comic book published by DC Thomson and occasionally contributes to the British edition of the Fortean Times. His latest work is an adaptation of Edgar Rice Burroughs' Pirate Blood as a comic book..

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 Guardian of the Republic / Phenix / Super-Patriots

A HEXAGON COMICS STORY - written by Jean-Marc Lofficier - art & cover by Alfredo Macall - 48 p. b&w - US$9.95

While on vacation in Australia, the GUARDIAN OF THE REPUBLIC sees a flying saucer invade a secret Australian army base. With the providential help of two stalwarts heroines, the American PHENIX and the Australian SOUTHERN CROSS, he rushes to the rescue, only to discover a new and deadly foe, the fearsome KUDLEY KOALA. The strange creature has enslaved the minds of super-powered champions from four other nations to serve his evil ends. They are YANKEE FIGHTER from the U.S., BIG BAD BEN from the U.K., HAZEL TOFF from Israel and TOVARITCH HAMMER & COMRADE SICKLE from the former USSR, together known as THE SUPER-PATRIOTS.

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 Doc Ardan: The Fall of Inramonda

by Guy d'Armen - adapted & retold by Jean-Marc & Randy Lofficier - cover by Phil Cohen - 244 p. - US$20.95

In the summer of 1921, young doctor Francis Ardan and his father are exploring the most remote regions of Upper Siam (now Thailand), when they encounter a dying man whose skin is the color of jade. His revelations lead the intrepid father-and-son team to discover the existence of Inramonda, a secret, underground realm ruled by an immortal tyrant known as His Eternal Wisdom, whose subjects are a race of artificially created “Jade Men.” He plots to seize power in Southeast Asia.'Scientist and world-saving explorer Doctor Ardan was created in 1928, five years before Doc Savage, by French author Guy d’Armen. The Fall of Inramonda, originally published in 1935, has been adapted by the award-winning team of Jean-Marc & Randy Lofficier.

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Our digital printer Lightning Source has just advised us that, because of the corona virus, their usual turnaround time which is/was normally 4-5 days to print & ship a book is now... 22 days! (The same would apply to orders made through amazon.) Needless to say I have no control over this, and I am really sorry.

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