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On Sale Nov. 21: ‘The Grand Duke,’ ‘Last Days of an Immortal’

The following Archaia titles are on sale in comic book shops Nov. 21 and in bookstores Dec. 4. Click here to find out where you can buy Archaia books.

THE GRAND DUKE
Original Graphic Novel
Retail Price:
$24.95 U.S.
Page Count: 144 pages
Format: hardcover, 6.625” x 10.25”, full color
Genre: Action/Adventure
On-sale Date: Nov. 21 in comic book stores, Dec. 4 in bookstores
ISBN-13: 978-1-936393-47-3
Diamond Code: MAR120751
Written by Yann
Illustrated by Romain Hugault
Cover by Romain Hugault
Rating: M – MATURE (18 and up, may contain nudity, profanity, excessive violence and other content not suitable for minors)

Synopsis: The Eastern Front during WWII: Oberleutnant Wulf, a young Luftwaffe pilot, is horrified by Nazi barbarism and at odds with his fellow pilots, even as he finds himself taking to the skies to fight the infamous “Night Witches”—the 588th Night Bomber Regiment, the most decorated female unit in the Soviet Air Force. Motivated only by his desire to return home to his daughter, Romy, Wulf tries to survive the increasingly desperate and ferocious Eastern Front, while Lilya, the “Red Witch,” leads her comrades against the German invaders. A Romeo-and-Juliet story set against the backdrop of WWII aerial dogfights.

Read a preview of The Grand Duke here.

LAST DAYS OF AN IMMORTAL
Original Graphic Novel
Retail Price:
$24.95 U.S.
Page Count: 152 pages
Format: hardcover, 7.5” x 10.25”, black and white
On-sale Date: Nov. 21 in comic book stores, Dec. 4 in bookstores
ISBN-13: 978-1-936393-44-2
Diamond Code: FEB120746
Written by Fabien Vehlmann
Illustrated by Gwen de Bonneval
Cover by Gwen de Bonneval
Rating: M – MATURE (18 and up, may contain nudity, profanity, excessive violence and other content not suitable for minors)

Synopsis: In the distant future, Elijah is a member of the “Philosophical Police,” who must solve conflicts that arise out of ignorance of the Other. Two species are fighting a war with roots in a crime committed centuries ago, and Elijah must solve the crime and bring peace between their species, while also confronting his own immortality in a world where science provides access to eternal life. In a world where death no longer exists, why do so many want to give up on life? Serious, heavy-duty science fiction, with shades of JG Ballard, GattacaSolaris and THX 1138. Translated from the award-winning French graphic novel.

Read a preview of Last Days of an Immortal here.