CPM April Graphic Novel Releases

Jan 21st 2005
CPM PRESS CROWNS ITS NEW PRINCESS
In April, CPM Press set to release Princess Book 1, Masca Book 2, The Sword of Shibito Book 2, Nambul: War Stories Book 4, Yongbi the Invincible Book 5, and Couple Book 4 each priced at $9.99 SRP.

New York, NY (January 21, 2005) – CPM Press announced its April graphic novel releases, which includes a brand new graphic novel series, Princess. This charming series is filled with far away kingdoms, brave knights and beautiful maidens, which will surely delight many readers both young and old.

Also available in April, are the next exciting installments of The Sword of Shibito and Nambul: War Stories, plus the hilarious Yongbi the Invincible and Couple.


Princess Book 1 (manhwa)
Writer and artist: Seung Won Han. The prosperous Kingdom of Lamilla begins an historic time as the King decides to choose a princess for his son, the Prince. Now villagers from all over the land, as well as neighboring kingdoms, flock to Lamilla to flaunt their daughters as candidates to the throne. From the daughters of government officials to the hired help, everyone is trying to be the chosen one. But the prince has his own ideas as to who he wants to be his princess, and will defy royal decree to get what he desires.

Size: 5” x 7.375”
Pages: 200 pages, b&w
Rating: 13UP
Genre: Romance
Catalog #: CMX 69301G
ISBN#: 1-58664-989-2
Pre-order date: March 14, 2005
Street date: April 13, 2005
SRP: $9.99




Masca Book 2 (manhwa)
Writer and artist: Young Hee Kim. Long ago in the mystical land of Sibilla, novice sorcerer Eliwho first met The Devil of Sibilla, a near-omnipotent magical being with evil intentions. Now, 500 years later, minor details of that encounter will have a lasting effect on not just Eliwho's fate, but that of his entire Kingdom, as well!

Size: 5” x 7.375”
Pages: 208 pages, b&w
Rating: 16UP
Genre: Romance/Fantasy
Catalog #: CMX 68102G
ISBN#: 1-58664-993-0
Pre-order date: March 14, 2005
Street date: April 27, 2005
SRP: $9.99


The Sword of Shibito Book 2 (manga)
Writer: Hideyuki Kikuchi, artist: Missile Kakurai. Rivers will run red with blood when the undead warrior Shibito appears, sword in hand, face a stone mask of woeful despair. By his side is the pharmacist Kinzou, who's been tasked with guiding Shibito through the realm of the living until such time as the warrior's mind and body have completely melded as one. But their mission of bloody conquest is interrupted when they encounter a small band of pilgrims who've become the targets of bloodthirsty bandits, and even Shibito's unliving heart cannot deny its righteous anger when confronted with the sight of butchered children.

Size: 5” x 7.375”
Pages: 216 pages, b&w
Rating: 13UP
Genre: Action/Adventure
Catalog #: CMX 68902G
ISBN#: 1-58664-991-4
Pre-order date: March 14, 2005
Street date: April 20, 2005
SRP: $9.99



Nambul: War Stories Book 4 (manhwa)
Writer and artist: Hyun Se Lee. The bloody war continues as families are torn apart and cities are burned to the ground. Meanwhile, Korean citizens try to cope with the degradation and violence of life in a war camp. Things are especially difficult for Hae-Sung Oh as he is tortured for the guards' amusement while his family members endure unspeakable acts of brutality. The only way to end the horror is to escape the camp…or die.

The action reaches the boiling point in this explosive climax to the first Nambul: War Stories story arc!

Size: 5” x 7.375”
Pages: 264 pages, b&w
Rating: 16UP
Genre: Military
Catalog #: CMX 65604G
ISBN#: 1-58664-992-2
Pre-order date: March 14, 2005
Street date: April 20, 2005
SRP: $9.99



Yongbi the Invincible Book 5 (manhwa)
Writer: Ki Woon Ryu, artist: Jung Who Moon. The noose tightens and the trap is set as Yongbi continues his quest for the mysterious Golden Castle. But along the way he encounters a mysterious stranger with awesome martial arts skill. Is he friend or foe, and why is he so enamored with the semiconscious body of Yongbi's mortal enemy, the dreaded Goo-Hwi?

There's also the Red Blood Gang who are after our hero's head, and an army of rotting zombies that are surely up to no good. And if all of this wasn't bad enough, it seems that Yongbi's horse is drunk again...

Size: 5” x 7.375”
Pages: 192 pages, b&w
Rating: 13UP
Genre: Action/Adventure
Catalog #: CMX 66605G
ISBN#: 1-58664-988-4
Pre-order date: March 14, 2005
Street date: April 6, 2005
SRP: $9.99



Couple Book 4 (manhwa)
Writer: Jae Sung Park, artist: Sung Jae Park. First kisses can be special...but when a Peeping Tom photographs Young Ho and Yu Mi sharing their intimate moment and posts the photo on the school bulletin board, the lives of our loving couple will be changed forever. Will Yu Mi move out? Will Young Ho go insane with despair? Who is the mysterious figure that has destroyed their picture perfect relationship? And more importantly, why did he do it?

Size: 5” x 7.375”
Pages: 176 pages, b&w
Rating: 16UP
Genre: Comedy
Catalog #: CMX 65904G
ISBN#: 1-58664-954-X
Pre-order date: March 14, 2005
Street date: April 13, 2005
SRP: $9.99




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