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Persia Blues Set
Persia Blues Set

Persia Blues Set

By Dara Naraghi, Illustrated by Brent Bowman

Persia Blues


224 Pages, 6 x 9

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $19.95 (US $19.95) (CA $26.95)

Publication Date: July 2017

ISBN 9781681121079

Rights: WOR X UK

NBM Publishing (Jul 2017)

Price: $19.95


Minoo Shirazi is a rebellious young Iranian woman, struggling to define herself amidst the strict social conventions of an oppressive regime, and the differing wishes of an overbearing father, in between life in Iran and life in midwestern America. Minoo Shirazi is also a free-spirited adventurer in a fantasy world, a place where aspects of modern America and ancient Persia meld into a unique landscape. And yet, neither of these women are the true Minoo Shirazi. Two volumes collected in one specially priced set.


"This first volume nicely sets up a sequel that I'll be sure to read." -Unshelved

"A solid beginning with a lot of cool cultural tropes. 7 stars out of 10." -Comic Book Resources

"A fascinating and illuminating read. A raw, sometimes painful, sometimes joyous magical realist blending of gritty fact with gorgeous myth-based fantasy, Persia Blues is a timely, emotionally intelligent exploration of how one woman copes with oppression, loss, and misplaced guilt. Highly recommended." -Broken Frontier

"A story with settings rare for an American adventure story. And that setting alone is enough for me to recommend this book." -Andrew 'Capt. Comics' Smith, Scripps Howard papers

"For the young creators, as for Minoo herself, this is a promising beginning." -Publishers Weekly

"Naragahi and Bowman structure their tale in a meaningful manner, jumping back and forth between stories without disrupting the flow or hampering intelligibility." -Comics Alternative

"Engaging, rewarding and just plain refreshingly different, Persia Blues looks set to become a classic in years to come." Win Wiacek, Now Read This

"A huge treat! It's difficult to select in which storyline Bowman's artistry is better. In the fantasy story, his lush pencils are dark, swirled, majestic, full of portent. In short, they're simply wonderful. But then again, how he captures Iran's city of Shiraz, as well as simple scenes of a family at home or people interacting, is impressively subtle and evocative. This is the first book in a planned trilogy, and both storylines reach satisfactory cliffhangers that leave us eager for another volume." -Graphic Novel Reporter

Author Biography

Brent Bowman's work has appeared in publications by Image Comics and Caliber Press, as well as the collectible card game Age of Empires. Brent has been nominated for the small press SPACE prize in 2008, 2010 and 2011. Dara Naraghi was born in Iran and educated in the United States.  His graphic novels include the Terminator Salvation official movie prequel, and Witch & Wizard: Battle for Shadowland (both New York Times Bestsellers), as well as works for Image Comics, IDW Publishing, Dark Horse, and DC Comics. They both live in Columbus, OH.