From an Italian innovator to an American stylistic treasure to modern musical history, today’s digital releases couldn’t be more different, and we wouldn’t have it any other way.
Italy’s Guido Crepax is one of the most acclaimed and innovative cartoonists of all-time and in the ’60s and ’70s, he created and chronicled the adventures of Valentina. Along with Valentina tales, legitimizing the erotic genre in comics at that time, Crepax’s unique take on the works of Bram Stoker and Mary Shelley are also included in The Complete Crepax: Dracula, Frankenstein, and Other Horror Stories. These stories, many never before published in English, are now available through comiXology.
R.O. Blechman and his patented “wavy line” are back with a brand new work called Amadeo & Maladeo: A Musical Duet. The aristocratic Amadeo begins a musical career playing violin for royalty, while Maladeo plays for pocket change on street corners. Both face trials and tribulations as their stories intertwine and come full circles. This unique story is no available through comiXology.
Ed Piskor is back this week with another issue of the monthly Hip Hop Family Tree! Did you know Jean-Michel Basquiat produced a hip hop record? Did you know Run-DMC wore leisure suits when they first performed? Hip Hop took an opulent turn in 1983 and Piskor’s here to teach you. Class is in session because Hip Hop Family Tree #8 is on comiXology.
Our continued attempt to lift the lid off our backlist continues this week as well with these books now available for the first time digitally: