CPM Press Casts a Spell with Masca

Nov 18th 2004
CPM PRESS CASTS A SPELL WITH MASCA
In February, CPM Press set to release Masca Book 1, Zzim! Book 1, Full House Book 4, Yongbi the Invincible Book 4, The World of Narue Volume 4, and Duck Prince Book 4: Growing Pains each priced at $9.99 SRP.

New York, NY (November 18, 2004) – CPM Press announced its graphic novel releases for February, which includes Masca Book 1, a spellbinding tale about a beautiful, but clumsy apprentice who unknowingly makes a pact with the devil. Meanwhile, the power of love compels the characters in Zzim!, Full House, The World of Narue, and Duck Prince to do strange, but amazing things. Also available in February is the fourth book in the comedy adventure series Yongbi the Invincible.

Masca Book 1 (manhwa)
Story and art by: Young Hee Kim. The Devil's Castle is a dark and somber place, until the good-hearted apprentice Asarella stumbles into this abode on a goodwill mission, against the wishes of her master, the Arch-Mage, Eliwho. Things sour quickly, and soon Asarella is bound in a blood pact with the devil. Little does she know that the mage harbors a secret love for her, which will only complicate her training to prepare her for the apocalyptic battle to come, and sets up the most unusual love triangle of any place or time.

Size:


5” x 7.375”

Pages:


192 pages, b&w

Rating:


16UP

Genre:


Romantic Fantasy

Catalog #:


CMX 68101G

ISBN#:


1-58664-979-5

Pre-order date:


January 10, 2005

Street date:


February 9, 2005

SRP:


$9.99


Zzim! Book 1 (manhwa)
Story and art by: Sook Kim. Four short stories about high school romance!
First Kiss - Jungha has badly rotten teeth, which becomes a big deal when his cute girlfriend finally decides to have their first kiss!
Taming a Girlfriend - When you're not sure how to make your new girlfriend crazy about you, follow this simple rule: "treat her with disrespect and she'll come clinging to you!"
Miss Lemonade - The owner of the cafeteria, Dorian Grey, is infatuated with one of his regular customers. However, he's put off by her daily order of hot lemonade.
The Cleaning Man - Seran starts a part-time house cleaning business. But when her first customer is an obsessed graphic novel artist, she's forced to consider changing careers!

Size:


5” x 7.375”

Pages:


192 pages, b&w

Rating:


13UP

Genre:


Comedy

Catalog #:


CMX 66201G

ISBN#:


1-58664-981-7

Pre-order date:


January 10, 2005

Street date:


February 16, 2005

SRP:


$9.99


Full House Book 4 (manhwa)
Story and art by: Soo Yon Won. The usually volatile relationship between playboy-actor Ryder Bay and his fake fiancée, screenwriter Alley Ji, reaches a shocking turning point when Alley finally confesses to Ryder the true origin of the house they both share. Will she be able to stop Ryder from renovating the house that her father built, or will Ryder renovate it just to spite her?

Size:


5” x 7.375”

Pages:


192 pages, b&w

Rating:


13UP

Genre:


Romance/Drama

Catalog #:


CMX 66504G

ISBN#:


1-58664-980-9

Pre-order date:


January 10, 2005

Street date:


February 9, 2005

SRP:


$9.99


Yongbi the Invincible Book 4 (manhwa)
Story by: Ki Woon Ryu; art by: Jung Who Moon. Yongbi's quest for the Golden Castle takes a deadly turn when he slowly comes to realize that he is the target of every thief, bandit, and assassin in China. Oh well, at least his horse is smart.

Size:


5” x 7.375”

Pages:


200 pages, b&w

Rating:


13UP

Genre:


Action/Adventure

Catalog #:


CMX 66604G

ISBN#:


1-58664-982-5

Pre-order date:


January 10, 2005

Street date:


February 16, 2005

SRP:


$9.99



The World of Narue Volume 4 (manga)
Story and art by: Tomohiro Marukawa. More charming adventures of Narue: cute schoolgirl, good student...super-powered alien! So far, Narue and her friends have successfully defended the Earth form alien invaders. Now they're tasked with wrangling a pair of talking hamsters, getting through gym class in one piece, and surviving a jam-packed comic book convention. But will all of this prepare them for the dreaded “Singing Cowboy?” Don't bet on it!

Size:


5” x 7.375”

Pages:


192 pages, b&w

Rating:


13UP

Genre:


Sci-Fi/ Romantic Comedy

Catalog #:


CMX 66004G

ISBN#:


1-58664-964-7

Pre-order date:


January 10, 2005

Street date:


February 2, 2005

SRP:


$9.99


Duck Prince Book 4 (manga)
Story and art by: Ai Morinaga. The ultimate body-swapping comedy continues as the formerly ugly (but now beautiful) Reiichi takes a job in a bathhouse in order to get closer to naked chicks. However, his lack of romantic experience becomes immediately obvious, and before he knows it, he's once again completely unpopular with the ladies!

Size:


5” x 7.375”

Pages:


184 pages, b&w

Rating:


13UP

Genre:


Romantic Comedy

Catalog #:


CMX 65204G

ISBN#:


1-58664-934-5

Pre-order date:


January 10, 2005

Street date:


February 23, 2005

SRP:


$9.99


Central Park Media has been a leading supplier of anime in the United States since 1990. The company currently manufactures and distributes three home entertainment lines, each offering anime product for a distinct and discriminating audience: U.S. Manga Corps, Central Park Media and Software Sculptors. With exclusive rights to hundreds of book, video and music products, the company has become a leader in integrated media, as well as a leading publisher of graphic novels under its CPM Press label. Central Park Media also carries a broad array of documentaries released under its CPM label, as well as live-action Japanese feature films under its Asia Pulp Cinema label.



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