ABLAZE offers a trio of special titles for release in December as it engages fans of fantasy art with a pair of beautifully illustrated hardcover art books – THE DRAGON UNIVERSE and THE FAIRY UNIVERSE – and thrills readers of manga with a 6-volume boxed edition for the apocalyptic action series – CAGASTER.
These books will make unique and appropriate gift ideas this holiday season and go on sale through Diamond partner retailers as well as online channels on December 22. Pre-orders are open now.
THE UNIVERSE OF THE DRAGON, by Olivier Ledroit and Laurent SouillÃ© Â· MSRP: $ 29.99 Â· Release Date: December 22sd
Dragons. They reign above the eternal snows or at the bottom of the abyssâ¦ They are marvelous, magical, malicious creaturesâ¦ But where do these winged creatures with sparkling scales and formidable claws come from?
This collection of illustrations on the theme of dragons brings together renowned illustrators and comic book authors from all over the world: French, English, Danish, Spanish, Italian, American, Canadianâ¦ From John Howe, cartoonist of The Lord of the Rings and Chronicles of Narnia, to Todd Lockwood, illustrator of Dungeons & Dragons, and Olivier Ledroit, creator of the Chronicles of the Black Moon, and Adrian Smith, one of the authors of War hammer, and moreâ¦ They pooled their talents in a Tolkien-style universe where dragons coexist, fight Dwarves, Orcs, Elves and Humansâ¦
THE UNIVERSE OF FAIRIES, by various artists Â· MSRP: $ 24.99 Â· Release Date: December 22sd
Our world is inhabited by mysterious and elusive spirits: Elves and Faes. Once these proofs are accepted, it is still necessary to recognize them, approach them, and sometimes be wary of them … The illustrator Olivier Ledroit has put all his know-how to approach them, sketch them, and deliver this complete guide of the most remarkable Faes and Elves.
The result is this illustrated encyclopedia, which combines an extraordinary history of dragons, with magnificent and colorful art, which captures every majestic and frightening detail of these marvelous scaly behemoths. L’Univers des FÃ©es offers readers the keys to a magical and poetic world through hundreds of drawings by Ledroit, spread over double pages in stunning watercolor and pencil, with enlightening words by Ledroit and the writer. / colleague Laurent SouillÃ©.
CAGASTER FLIGHTS. 1-6 BOX SET, by Kachou Hashimoto Â· MSRP: $ 29.99 Â· Release Date: December 22sd
It is 2125, and a strange plague called “Cagaster” appears. One in a thousand people are infected with this disease, which turns humans into monstrous cannibalistic insects. Two-thirds of humanity is wiped out … 30 years later, Kidow, a young expert insect exterminator and mercenary adventurer, and his new friend Ilie struggle to survive in this brutal new world, while exploring the mysteries of the plague and its causes.
Kidow is tasked with finding Ilie’s mother, after being entrusted to her by her dying father. Meanwhile, the battle continues to rage against Earth’s mutant population, with the code perhaps cracked to finally end the nightmare. Cagaster is a thrilling shonen adventure set in a strange apocalyptic universe, somewhere between Mad Max and The attack of the Titans.
Posted by Tokuma Shoten in Japan, Cagaster was adapted into an animated series by Gonzo Animation titled Cagaster of an insect cage edited by Koichi Chigira (Tokyo Babylon, Full Metal Panic !, Last Exile) and is now streaming on Netflix!
Source: Press release