Classics Illustrated #4: The Raven & Other Poems by Edgar Allan Poe
(Papercutz 31 March 2009 / $9.95) - Product Description: The Raven, Annabel Lee, Eldorado, The Sleeper, The Haunted Palace, The City in the Sea. These are some of the world's most fascinating, best-loved poems. Edgar Allan Poe's verses--masterpieces of mystery, horror, melancholy, and haunting melody--grip the imagination and fuel the emotions. World-famous New Yorker and Playboy cartoonist Gahan Wilson, whose work finds the eerie in the most common of situations, brings the perfect, surreal touch to Poe's elegantly dark poems. (see review)
Dinosaurs Of Waterhouse Hawkins by Barbara Kerley
(Scholastic 01 March 2009 / $8.99) - Product Description: This extraordinary true story introduces readers to the unforgettable Waterhouse Hawkins: Victorian artist and visionary who built the world's first life-size models of dinosaurs!
With impeccable attention to detail, Barbara Kerley unearths a story of consuming passion, triumph, loss, and courage--and ultimately, of an extraordinary legacy that lives on today. Caldecott Medalist Brian Selznick celebrates this complex and fascinating individual through luminous, soul-stirring paintings that form a visual masterpiece.
Black Jack, Volume 4 by Osamu Tezuka
(Vertical 17 March 2009 / $16.95) - Product Description: Black Jack is a mysterious and charismatic young genius surgeon who travels the world performing amazing and impossible medical feats. Though a trained physician, he refuses to accept a medical license due to his hatred and mistrust of the medical community's hypocrisy and corruption. This leads Black Jack to occasional run-ins with the authorities, as well as from gangsters and criminals who approach him for illegal operations.
Black Jack charges exorbitant fees for his services, the proceeds from which he uses to fund environmental projects and to aid victims of crime and corrupt capitalists. But because Black Jack keeps his true motives secret, his ethics are perceived as questionable and he is considered a selfish, uncaring devil. The Black Jack series is told in short stories. Each volume will contain 16-20 stories, each running approximately 20-24 pages in length.
Black Jack is recognized as Osamu Tezuka's third most famous series, after Astro Boy and Kimba, the White Lion. (Source: Vertical)
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