Posted - 08/16/2017 : 10:12:15 AM
| The Mercenary by Vicente Segrelles Returns
to Print in New, Remastered Deluxe Editions
On the occasion of its 40th anniversary, NBM Graphic Novels is proud to re-release The Mercenary, one of the world's first highly realistic fully painted comics, which we originally released over three decades ago.
Brought back in even better reproduction than ever with all-new scans of the original paintings overseen by the master Vincente Segrelles, himself, and presented in handsome large quarterbound collectors editions. Each panel could be a painting on your wall! These volumes will take your breath away.
In October the first volume, The Cult of the Sacred Fire, arrives in stores. In a lost and long forgotten valley high up in the mountains, The Mercenary has been contracted to save a woman from the mysterious and powerful Cult of the Sacred Fire!
Each volume is complemented with articles at the back about the history and the making of this series over its gloried decades-long history.
"The Cult of The Sacred Fire was one of my first introductions to fully painted graphic novels and to this day holds up against the best of them. Segrelles inspired generations to push the art for further with this breakthrough book and 40 years later, its looking better than ever. A must have for any illustrator or storyteller."
– Jimmy Palmiotti, writer of Harley Quinn; creator of Painkiller Jane
"I remember well when these books first came out. I bought all of them. They had a great influence on me as a painter; also on my interest in sequential art. Vincent Segrelles is a superlative storyteller in both words and pictures. Like the extraordinary art of his Uncle, Jose Segrelles, the work of Vincente is not to be missed!"
– Joe DeVito, creator and illustrator of King Kong of Skull Island
THE MERCENARY THE DEFINITIVE EDITION VOL 1: THE CULT OF THE SACRED FIRE by Vicente Segrelles
(Diamond Code AUG171854) hits stores on Wednesday, October 25, 2017.