Archaia – Bandes Dessinées Titles

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See below for a selection of bandes dessinées (BD) titles published in English by Archaia. All are available through your local comic book shop or wherever books are sold.

 

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ARCHAIA_Killer_v5_HCThe Killer Vol. 5
Hardcover
On sale: February 2017
Writer: Matz
Artist: Luc Jacamon
ISBN: 978-1-60886-768-4
Archaia presents the fifth and final installment of Matz and Luc Jacamon’s Eisner Award-nominated The Killer, a hardboiled, noir series following a hitman lost in a world without a moral compass. Get inside the mind of a professional assassin, a man of few scruples, nerves of steel, and a steady trigger finger. A man whose crimes might be catching up with him. A man on the verge of cracking…

 

 

 

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The Realist: Plug and Play
Hardcover
On sale April 2017
Writer: Asaf Hanuka
Artist: Asaf Hanuka
ISBN: 978-1-60886-953-4
The Realist: Plug and Play continues the journey of Eisner-Award winning, husband, father, and ordinary Israeli citizen Asaf Hanuka (The Divine) as he plumbs the depths of human existence with humor and melancholy, imagination, and quiet desperation. This new volume of the series brings the mix of pathos and politics that makes Hanuka a modern master of cartooning. “…a diverse and fascinating portrait of what life truly makes us.” – Starred Review of The Realist, Publisher’s Weekly

 

 

CURRENTLY AVAILABLE

Realist_HC_PRESSThe Realist 
Hardcover
Writer: Asaf Hanuka
Artist: Asaf Hanuka
ISBN: 978-1-60886-696-0
Winner of the 2016 Eisner Award for Best U.S. Edition of International Material. Acclaimed Israeli cartoonist Asaf Hanuka’s weekly strips unfold an emotional autofiction full of humor and melancholy, wild imagination, and quiet desperation. Collected for the first time in English and including never-before-collected strips, The Realist delivers both honesty and whimsy from a master of his craft.

 

 

 

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The Black Dahlia
Hardcover
Writers: James Ellroy, David Fincher, Matz
Artist: Miles Hyman
ISBN: 978-1-60886-868-1
This gripping graphic novel adaptation of the highly acclaimed book by James Ellroy, The Black Dahlia, delves deeply into one of the most haunting unsolved crimes in American history. Award-winning filmmaker David Fincher (Gone Girl, Zodiac) and acclaimed storyteller Matz (The Killer) worked at length to preserve much of Ellroy’s original dialogue while bringing the stark images of 1940s L.A. to full, living color with illustrator Miles Hyman.

 

 

The Collector HC CoverThe Collector
Hardcover
Writer: Sergio Toppi
Artist: Sergio Toppi
ISBN: 978-1608864218
At home in the salons of Paris as he is in the jungles of Borneo, The Collector is a man who has dedicated his life to finding objects very special and almost unknown , which tracks through his research in a variety of locations. But beware, a man who comes into possession of such items does not hesitate to use any means without scruple. Set against the backdrop of late 19th-century colonialism, The Collector is a delightful, swashbuckling adventure by a master of European comic books, Sergio Toppi!

 

 

Last Days of an Immortal

Last Days of an Immortal
Hardcover
Writer: Fabien Vehlmann
Artist: Gwen de Bonneval
ISBN: 978-1936393442
In the distant future, Elijah is a member of the “Philosophical Police,” who must solve conflicts that arise out of ignorance of the Other. Two species are fighting a war with roots in a crime committed centuries ago, and Elijah must solve the crime and bring peace between their species, while also confronting his own immortality in a world where science provides access to eternal life. In a world where death no longer exists, why do so many want to give up on life?

 

 

ARCHAIA_MarchOfTheCrabs_HC_CoverThe March of the Crabs Vol. 1
Hardcover
Writer: Arthur de Pins
Artist: Arthur de Pins
ISBN: 978-1608866892
All species in the world evolve…except one. Cancer Simplicimus Vulgaris, or the square crab, has suffered with the same evolutionary defect for millennia: it cannot change direction. Condemned to walk in one straight line forever, these crabs living along the Gironde estuary have largely resigned themselves to their fate. However, one seemingly ordinary summer, three crabs decide to take matters into their own claws and rebel against the straight and narrow path they have been sentenced to, upending the entire ecosystem in the process. Nominated for a 2016 Eisner Award for Best U.S. Edition of International Material.

 

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Sharaz-de: Tales from the Arabian Nights
Hardcover
Writer: Sergio Toppi
Artist: Sergio Toppi
ISBN: 978-1936393480
A set of tales inspired by the Arabian Nights by European comics master Sergio Toppi, exploring a barbaric society where the supernatural is the only remedy to injustice, as Sharaz-de, captive to a cruel and despotic king, must each night spin tales to entertain her master and save her head from the executioner. Featuring tales filled with evil spirits, treasures, risk, and danger, but ever at their center the passions of gods and men. Nominated for the 2013 Harvey Award for Best American Edition of Foreign Material.

 

 

Siegfried_v1_HC_PRESSSiegfried Vol. 1
Hardcover
Writer: Alex Alice
Artist: Alex Alice
ISBN: 978-1936393459
A three-part story inspired by Wagner’s classic opera The Ring of the Nibelung. Siegfried, born of the love between a mortal man and a Valkyrie, is a young orphan being raised by Mime, one of the last of the dwarf-goblin Nibelungs, in a dark forest with only wolves for friends and family. While his foster parent only wants to live in peace and solitude, Siegfried yearns to discover who his real parents were and live among his own kind, not knowing that Odin, father of the Norse gods, has a destiny planned for him: to fight the dragon Fafnir, guardian of the Rheingold!

 

 

Siegfried_v2_HC_PRESSSiegfried Vol. 2
Hardcover
Writer: Alex Alice
Artist: Alex Alice
ISBN: 978-1936393794
In this second volume of the three-part story by writer/artist Alex Alice, inspired by Wagner’s classic opera The Ring of the Nibelung, Siegfried sets off from his safe forest home to find the world of men. With Mime as his reluctant guide, Siegfried plunges headlong into the dangers of the swamp of the sorcerer Volva, where he learns of his destiny to confront the dragon Fafnir.