Improper Books – Out 10th May in US & Canada
MULP: Sceptre of the Sun Issue #3, by Matt Gibbs & Sara Dunkerton, is out today, Wednesday, 10th May, in the US & Canada. Alongside the release of the third issue, both MULP: Sceptre of the Sun Issues #1 & #2 are also available to pick up, as well as our all-ages titles, such as KNIGHT & DRAGON, by Matt Gibbs & Bevis Musson, and NIGHT POST, by Benjamin Read & Laura Trinder. Available from all good comic stores, these titles can also be ordered via the following Diamond Codes:
MULP: Sceptre of the Sun Issue #1 – FEB171731 (ISBN: 978-1-4733-2695-8)
MULP: Sceptre of the Sun Issue #2 – FEB171732 (ISBN: 978-1-4733-2696-5)
MULP: Sceptre of the Sun Issue #3 – FEB171733 (ISBN: 978-1-4733-2697-2)
KNIGHT & DRAGON – FEB171734 (ISBN: 978-1-4733-0851-0)
NIGHT POST – FEB171735 (ISBN: 978-1-4733-2028-4)
More about these titles:
MULP: Sceptre of the Sun, by Matt Gibbs & Sara Dunkerton
MULP is an anthropomorphic comic book, a Pulp adventure set in a world of mice.
MULP: Sceptre of the Sun Issue #1
The Sceptre of the Sun follows the exploits of Jack Redpath and Vicky Jones as they attempt to unravel a mystery surrounding an ancient stone tablet unearthed during an archaeological excavation in Egypt. This tablet is the first marker on an adventure that sees them racing around the world in search of a legendary treasure. Joined by their friends Cornelius Field, Prof. Walter Harvest-Scott, and Elisabeth Harvest-Scott, together they must prevent a powerful artefact falling into unscrupulous paws.
MULP: Sceptre of the Sun Issue #2
Travelling to Tiwanaku and Machu Picchu, our heroic mice uncover more than they bargained for in South America. With their adversaries hot on their tails, the race is on to reach the Sceptre.
MULP: Sceptre of the Sun Issue #3
This third instalment, sees our heroic mice travelling to Antarctica in search of the Sceptre. As the mystery unfolds, none of them are prepared for what they will discover in the snow and ice.
“This has all the elements of a classic kids’ adventure like TINTIN itself: secrets and experts and exotic locations; infiltration, reputation and ducking for cover.” Stephen L. Holland (Page 45)
“The issue fair flies by, setup quickly passes to action, a shooting, a crash, intrigue, secrets, ancient artifacts, a femme fatale, musclebound goons, a mysterious evil genius lurking in the shadows… oh yes, a lot in here.” Richard Bruton (FPI Blog)
“It’s an extremely clever, well rounded story they’ve built here, one that isn’t beholden to its influences but also isn’t embarrassed by them.” Alasdair Stuart (travellingman.wordpress.com)
“Most anthropomorphic adventure series, such as Rupert Bear or Bryan Talbot’s Grandville series, take their characters as human analogues to the extent that they are human size, MULP does not – in MULP the mice really are mice sized.” Jeremy Briggs (downthetubes.net)
“Full of fisticuffs, stunts, and epic derring-do this is fast paced adventuring that’s suitable for children of all ages.” Dad/Charlotte (Read It Daddy!)
NIGHT POST, by Benjamin Read & Laura Trinder
‘At Midnight, when all good folk should be abed, the Night Post rides forth to serve the dead.’
- Victorian Children’s Verse.
NIGHT POST is the story of the other mail service; the one you haven’t heard of, the one that starts work at midnight and delivers to all the creatures of the night. Whether Ghost or Ghoul, Witch or Werewolf, or just downright odd things with tentacles, they all have post and someone has to deliver it, no matter how terrifying it might be to do so.
“Night Post is a pure joy from start to finish. Even without words, writer Benjamin Read shows a sly wit and a storytelling flair while artist Laura Trinder matches his whimsy and good humor in each panel she paints and draws.” Charles de Lint (The Wildlings trilogy, The Cats Of Tanglewood Forest, The Borderlands series)
“An absolute delight. Dreamlike, beautiful, imaginative and enchanting.” Kurt Busiek (Astro City, Avengers, Conan, Marvels)
“Brilliantly clever, original, funny and tinged with a taste of the macabre…” Dad/Charlotte (Read It Daddy!)
“A gorgeously drawn picture book, a wonderfully imaginative comic, full of invention…” Richard Bruton, FPI blog
KNIGHT & DRAGON, by Matt Gibbs & Bevis Musson
KNIGHT & DRAGON playfully subverts the story of a heroic Knight, defeating a ferocious Dragon, to rescue the fair Maiden, by offering variant paths and multiple outcomes to the classic fairy tale adventure. Inspired by ‘Choose Your Own Adventures’, Knight & Dragon is suitable for children and adults of all-ages.
“It’s fun and quite fascinating how your perspective of the story changes depending on which character you’re following—even though each storyline borrows pages from the others.” Charles de Lint (The Wildlings trilogy, The Cats Of Tanglewood Forest, The Borderlands series)
“While it seems aimed at a younger audience, it will still keep everyone that picks it up entertained, with a story that’s both funny and intriguing.” Cristina Daniela, Geek Pride
“The innovation of Knight & Dragon took me completely by surprise… It’s a brilliant piece of work, and one that I heartily recommend.” Laura Sneddon, comicbookgrrrl.com
“What an utterly awesome idea, and so brilliantly executed. A truly innovative approach to storytelling and one we’d really love to see more of!” Dad/Charlotte (Read It Daddy!)