CANTERBURY CLASSICS March 2018 Solicitations

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Writer: Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaum
Artist: Geoff Johns Jeff Katz
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. A merchant takes shelter in a castle during a thunderstorm, and ends up striking a bargain with its beastly master. His youngest daughter, Beauty, returns to the castle to live in exchange for a restoration of the family's previous wealth. Beauty befriends Beast, but longs to see her family again. He allows her to visit her former home, but when she doesn't return at the designated time, consequences ensue. This modern retelling of the classic fairy tale "Beauty and the Beast" features more than 100 pages of illustrated action, adventure, and love teach a lesson to look beyond the surface and learn to love what's underneath.

Writer: H. P. Lovecraft
Artist: Dave Shepard
In this Dark Tale, dead Cthulhu waits dreaming. Henry Wilcox can't ignore his dreams of an enormous green monster calling to him from an underwater alien city. He seeks the help of Professor Angell, who dies suddenly, leaving a box of research on the subject for his nephew, Francis. Francis seeks answers about his uncle's death, and in the process uncovers evidence of a cult waiting for the Great Old Ones to return. H. P. Lovecraft's story of supernatural monsters deep in the Pacific will keep you on the edge of your seat.

Writer: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Artist: Dave Shepard
Sir Charles Baskerville, master of the Baskerville estate, is found dead at the gates with a look of horror on his face. A family curse, the footprints of a giant hound, an escaped convict, and a stolen shoe bring Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson to Dartmoor to investigate the death of Sir Charles and guard the heir, Henry Baskerville, against foul play. Is the supernatural at work on the moors, or is there a rational explanation?

Writer: Hans Christian Anderson
Artist: Emilie Majarian
Seven vignettes in a graphic novel format make up Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tale "The Snow Queen," which depicts the struggle between good and evil. A demon creates a magic mirror that reflects negative thoughts. His minions break it, and shards of the mirror get into the hearts and eyes of citizens all over the land. Gerda's friend Kay is affected, and is lured away by the Snow Queen to become her palace slave. Follow Gerda's adventures in her quest to rescue her friend and restore his compassion!

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