Archaia sent Major Spoilers a sneak peek of The Grand Duke by Yann and Romain Hugault that arrives in stores this week.
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
On-sale Date: Nov. 21 in comic book stores, Dec. 4 in bookstores
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.