Thursday, January 8, 2015

Nightworld Offers Horror, Humor and Romance


Nightworld, Volume 1: Midnight Sonata is one of those books that's got a little bit of everything. In fact, the Adam McGovern and Paolo Leandri collaboration is wildly imaginative and filled with drama, melancholy, love and bombastic evil. Not only that, but the illustrations are a throwback to Silver Age comics. This February, Image Comics will offer the work in TPB form for all readers.

“Nightworld is a reliquary of my regrets about human reactions to trying circumstances, a treasure-chest of Paolo’s and my passions for midcentury pop culture, and an open vault of our ambitions for how fun and adventurous comics can be,” McGovern said.

Plenilunio was once a man. But when his love, Lidia, fell into a wandering sleep, he bargained with dark forces and took the form of a demon. And Lidia remained trapped in her dreams. Plenilunio seeks the Soul Key, an artifact he believes will both return Lidia to life and restore his human form. On Plenilunio’s side are a kindly old necromancer and the old man’s granddaughter. Standing in his way are Hellena and Hotspot, two minions of the Devil himself, who isn’t about to let a soul slip away easily!

Nightworld, Volume 1: Midnight Sonata will be in comic book stores on February 25 (Diamond Comic order code DEC140677) and in bookstores on March 10 (ISBN 978-1-63215-205-3). It is available now for pre-order.

Full press release below.

GRANDIOSE HORROR, WRY HUMOR, AND TRAGIC ROMANCE DANCE INNIGHTWORLD

February graphic novel from Image Comics recalls comics’ Silver Age


“A wonderful kinetic paean to the comics of your youth—funny and razor smart with Kirby lines like you wouldn’t believe. McGovern and Leandri kill it.”
Junot Díaz, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
Plenilunio was once a man. But when his love, Lidia, fell into a wandering sleep, he bargained with dark forces and took the form of a demon. And Lidia remained trapped in her dreams. In NIGHTWORLD, VOLUME 1: MIDNIGHT SONATA, a graphic novel from Image Comics in February, Plenilunio seeks the Soul Key, an artifact he believes will both return Lidia to life and restore his human form. On Plenilunio’s side are a kindly old necromancer and the old man’s granddaughter. Standing in his way are Hellena and Hotspot, two minions of the Devil himself, who isn’t about to let a soul slip away easily!
Adam McGovern and Paolo Leandri collaborated on a wildly imaginative story full of drama, melancholy, love, and bombastic evil. Brought to (after)life by Leandri’s bold, Kirby-esque art, NIGHTWORLD harkens back comics’ Silver Age and Hammer’s famous horror films.
Nightworld is a reliquary of my regrets about human reactions to trying circumstances, a treasure-chest of Paolo’s and my passions for midcentury pop culture, and an open vault of our ambitions for how fun and adventurous comics can be,” McGovern said in an interview with Comicbook.com.
NIGHTWORLD, VOLUME 1 will be in comic book stores on February 25 and in bookstores on March 10. It is available now for pre-order.

NIGHTWORLD, VOLUME 1: MIDNIGHT SONATA by Adam McGovern and Paolo Leandri

  • ISBN 978-1-63215-205-3
  • Diamond Comic order code DEC140677
  • 104 pages, paperback, color
  • $12.99
  • Collects NIGHTWORLD #1-4
  • Rated Teen
  • In comic book stores February 25, bookstores March 10
  • Retailers, librarians, and reviewers may request a PDF galley from Jennifer de Guzman, Director of Trade Book Sales,jenniferdeguzman@imagecomics.com

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