November 12, 2010

Archaia Entertainment Previews: Return of the Dapper Men

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Written by: Andy
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Archaia Entertainment is releasing its original graphic novel, Return of the Dapper Men, next Wednesday!

This is one of my most anticipated books of 2010, with its trippy art and cool storybook style. Jim McCann (w) and Janet Lee (a) have really created something original here, and I can’t wait to venture into their world. To get you excited about the journey check out the preview below!

How sick is that art? I already have my copy, so stay tuned for a review early next week!

Here is your solicit info on the book from Archaia:

Retail Price: $24.95 U.S.
Page Count: 128 pages
Format: hardcover, 9.5” x 11”, full color
On-sale Date: November 17, 2010
Written by Jim McCann
Illustrated by Janet Lee
Cover by Janet Lee

“Welcome to Anoreve, a world in between time, where children have played so long it’s almost become work, machines have worked so long they have begun to play and all the clocks have stopped at the same time. This is how this land has remained, until 314 dapper-looking gentlemen rain down from the sky and set off in different directions to start the world again. Now Ayden, the only boy to still ask questions; Zoe, the robot girl all other machines hold dear; and the Dapper Man known only as “41” must discover what happened that made time stop, understand what their true places are in this world, and learn what “tomorrow” really means. The sun is setting for the first time in memory, and once that happens, everything changes.

RETURN OF THE DAPPER MEN is a visually stunning fairy tale that combines steampunk with fantasy and science fiction with Renaissance style, brought to life from the minds of award-winning playwright and comic book writer Jim McCann (NEW AVENGERS: THE REUNION) and critically acclaimed visual artist Janet Lee. Together these two have created a world where J.M. Barrie, Lewis Carroll and Maurice Sendak meet Jim Henson and Tim Burton. All sharply dressed in a pin-stripe suit and a dapper bowler hat. Tick tock, time is about to start.”

Look for Return of the Dapper Men in shops next week, and for more on Archaia Entertainment, click here!

Andy Liegl



  1. I keep hearing about this book and how good it’s expected to be and though it’s not something I’d snatch up immediately I might try it out later on.

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