NBM Favorite Titles

David Welsh at Precocious Curmudgeon asks, “What’s your favorite NBM title?” while he waits for Mijeong‘s release. (Let me take this moment to remind you that there’s a 14-page Mijeong preview posted at this site.)

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The Beast of Chicago
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That’s a tough question. NBM puts out quite a range of great graphic novels. I second David’s recommendation of Lewis Trondheim’s journal comic Little Nothings. I also appreciated the unusual moody gender-bending of How Loathsome.

NBM has released American-made manga with Lea Hernandez’s Rumble Girls and adult (porn) comics with the reprint series of Omaha the Cat Dancer. (I’m still eagerly waiting for the promised concluding volume 8!) Plus, they do reprints of classic comics under their Forever Nuts line.

But of them all, my favorite is the Treasury of Victorian Murder series. Of all the volumes, my favorite is The Beast of Chicago, about H.H. Holmes, America’s first serial killer, and his murder house. The series has been rebooted to cover the 20th century, launching with the story of The Lindbergh Child. I suspect that with its Hollywood focus, the next book, Famous Players, “The Mysterious Death of William Desmond Taylor”, will be my new favorite.

What’s yours?

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