In August, Humanoides will release Alexandro Jodorowsky and Francois Boucq's classic Western, Bouncer, an omnibus 412-page, 7.9” x 10.8" hardcover that includes the first seven volumes in the series, as well as an afterword. Originally published as several separate volumes in French by Les Humanoides Associes and Glenat, Bouncer debuted in 2001 and the most recent installment was released in 2013. While this new Humanoids edition contains the first seven volumes, it is unclear whether the remaining ones done by Glenat will be included in a future edition.
Previously, Humanoids published individual English-language hardcover editions of Bouncer from 2002-2015, encompassing the first four volumes of the series. Additionally, a trade paperback of the first story, "Raising Cain," was released by Humanoids and DC Comics in 2004. Yet, this is the first English-language edition to contain all seven original Humanoids-owned Bouncer stories. Bouncer retails for $44.95.
As Humanoids moves into November, readers find more trade editions of previously published classics. First up is a softcover edition of Darko Macan, Philippe Thirault, and Jorge Miguel's Balkans Arena. Originally released as an oversized deluxe hardcover edition in 2015, the new 112-page trade paperback finds former soldier Frank Sokol searching for his kidnapped son in Croatia as he fights to get him back. This trade edition will retail for $19.95.
Also in November is a reissuing of Elias the Cursed by Sylviane Corgiat and Corrado Mastantuono. Prior to this trade paperback edition, Humanoids published another paperback of volume one in 2011 as well as a hardcover in April 2016. A tale of sword, sorcery, and revenge, Elias the Cursed retails for $19.95.
Finally, in December, Humanoids showcases Weapons of the Metabaron, Barbarella, and By the Numbers. The third version of Weapons of the Metabaron by Jodorowksy, Travis Charest, and Zoran Janjetov, is another hardcover edition of this Humanoids classic. First published in 2011 and again in 2013, this latest edition details the history of the Metabaron and how he amassed his power. At 64 pages, it retails for $19.95.
Next is Jean-Claude Forest's Barbarella adapted for English by Kelly Sue DeConnick. Much like Weapons of the Metabaron, this new edition will be the third hardcover version released by Humanoids here in the U.S. Debuting as a limited edition coffee table book in 2014 and again as an oversized hardcover in 2015, this latest version retails for $24.95.
Last is Laurent Rullier and Stanislas' By the Numbers. A French-language comic first published from 1990-1994 by Alpen, Les Humanoides Associes obtained the rights in 2003 and released four hardcovers of the series through 2004. An English-language edition was published jointly by Humanoids and DC Comics in 2004. In the spirit and style of Herge, By the Numbers is a whirlwind, world-travelling adventure story. As with several of the other collections, it remains unclear whether this new edition contains all the original Rullier and Staislas stories; however, this trade paperback retails for $24.95.