The award-winning Lions, Tigers and Bears is officially back and Hermes Press has it! The further adventures of Joey Price and his furry pals are now coming out in graphic novel form, with an all-ages approach that is perfect for libraries and every kid’s bookshelf. Along with reprinting the first two Lions, Tigers and Bears mini-series in graphic novel form, Hermes launches a new series with Volume 3: Greybeard’s Ghost!
When Greybeard’s Ghost opens, young Joey meets his friend Courtney’s obnoxious older cousin, Beth, and wishes for the Beasties to take her away. When Joey’s wish comes true, he and Courtney must venture back to the Stuffed Animal Kingdom to save her, along with his brave animal friends Ares, Venus, Minerva, and Pallo, This adventure takes the crew aboard a Beasties-infested pirate ship and an encounter with the legendary Greybeard himself!
In the vein of landmark all-ages like Jeff Smith’s Bone; Lions, Tigers and Bears is geared towards young readers with wholesome adventures told in a large full-color graphic novel format. Greybeard’s Ghost is written by series creator Mike Bullock with art by Michael Metcalf, a cover by Mike Ploog (Abadazabad), and two original back-up stories with art by Dan Hipp and Adam van Wyck. Lions, Tigers and Bears won the 2007 Angouleme International Comics Festival Discovery Youth Prize, and will continue to deliver the same engaging stories through its new life at Hermes Press.
Lions, Tigers, and Bears arrives June 20, 2011 and has a $12.99 cover price.