Whoa, what the HELL!!? I was totally not expecting this news!
From the website of Creation Books, I learned today that they will be reprinting an English edition of the infamous art book, 江戸昭和競作無惨絵英名二十八衆句 (28 Famous Scenes of Murder and Verse)!!
Wow! Many of you probably know that Creation Books is the OG weirdo manga publisher (and way ahead of their time!), having released the only Suehiro Maruo story collection in English, Ultra-Gash Inferno. And many of you probably remember that I posted a while ago about this joint art book by Suehiro Maruo and Kazuichi Hanawa, including a link to check out scans of the original Japanese book.
It sounds like will be releasing this book under their Yubari Books imprint, and it appears to include the Maruo & Hanawa paintings but and not the coupled Muzan-E by master painter Tsukioka Yoshitoshi... But dizang, a hardcover edition of the book! Very exciting...
HERE IS THE FULL DESCRIPTION FROM CREATION:
In 1866, renowned UKIYO-E artists Yoshitoshi and Yoshiiku collaborated on a shocking series of MUZAN-E (atrocity prints), EIMEI NIJUHASSHUUKU – also known as "28 NOTORIOUS MURDERS" or "THE SADISTIC COLLECTION OF BLOOD".
In 1988, modern cult MANGA stars Kazuichi Hanawa and Suehiro Maruo created their own collection of atrocity pictures, SHIN-EIMEI NIJUHASSHUUKU – BLOODY UKIYO-E or THE NEW ATROCITIES IN BLOOD.
These 28 new blood-soaked pictures, featuring not only infamous Japanese murderers such as Sada Abe but also the likes of Fritz Haarmann and Adolf Hitler, take the premise of the original collection and stretch it to the very limits of ultra-violence.
Yubari Books have now announced a special new 20th anniversary edition of THE NEW ATROCITIES IN BLOOD. A limited hardback of 50 copies only, in full colour throughout, and with introduction and notes newly translated into English. Also includes a full mini-gallery of the original EIMEI NIJUHASSHUUKU.
THE NEW ATROCITIES IN BLOOD has never before been published in English; the original Japanese edition is long out-of-print, and used copies fetch prices of $150 and upwards.
AN EXTREMELY LIMITED HARDBACK EDITION
OF 50 NUMBERED COPIES ONLY!
FULL COLOUR THROUGHOUT
PUBLISHED DECEMBER 31st 2008
(+ $5.00 shipping in USA, $13.00 shipping outside USA)
BOOKS SHIP JANUARY 2009
Two of my favorites from the book:
Are you guys gonna get this book? I think I'll send my order in this weekend :B