The hits keep on coming! No sooner have we published the final chapter of the acclaimed League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: NEMO trilogy (Nemo: River of Ghosts) than it's time to announce two long-awaited Top Shelf releases — the gorgeous Omnibus Edition of Eddie Campbell's sprawling mythological epic Bacchus and the boundary-breaking crossover of James Kochalka's beloved series for kids, Johnny Boo Meets Dragon Puncher!
"Bacchus mixes air hijacks and ancient gods, gangland drama and legends, police procedural and mythic fantasy, swimming pool cleaners and classics. It shouldn't work, of course, and it works like a charm. ... Eddie Campbell is the unsung King of comic books. ... The man's a genius, and that's an end to it." — Neil Gaiman
"A story of surprising richness and gravity… Bacchus stands as one of Eddie Campbell’s crowning achievements as writer, artist, and executive creator." — The Comics Journal
“Campbell is one of the premier cartoonists of his generation.” — Publishers Weekly
"No one else in the medium combines emotional truth, literary intelligence, and formal daring with such adroitness and elegance." — Booklist
Eddie Campbell’s Bacchus is a true epic, spanning a decade of work, over a thousand pages, and several millennia of alcohol consumption.
In Bacchus, the visionary behind From Hell (with Alan Moore) and Alec: The Years Have Pants presents his version of “an American-style comic book,” filtered through his own brilliant, whimsical, and wide-ranging sensibility. With a fine blend of action, comedy, suspense, and an ear for a great story, Bacchus brings the gods and myths of ancient Greece to modern life, as if they had never left.
The 560-page Volume One collects the first half of the Bacchus saga and will hit stores in JUNE!
“A landmark book for the kindergarten crowd.” — School Library Journal
"A true crowd-pleaser.” — Kirkus Reviews
"Magically captures the exact sense of zaniness often discovered in [backyard] playtime... and with huge panels and spare dialogue that will amuse kids and adults, it’s also the rare graphic novel that makes an excellent read-aloud." — Booklist
James Kochalka's totally-bonkers comics for kids recently earned him the Eisner Award (Best Publication for Early Readers)... now he's celebrating with the craziest concept yet — a crossover between his beloved Johnny Boo and Dragon Puncher series!
When Johnny Boo Meets Dragon Puncher, the result is an explosion of adventure and fun.
Click through for more details and sample pages, and pre-order now from your favorite retailer for release in JUNE!