Since 2009, Papercutz has been bringing the Italian comics series Geronimo Stilton and its spinoffs to English-reading young readers. Another volume of the series starring the famed mouse journalist is now slated to arrive later this year, as the imprint of Mad Cave Studios has announced Geronimo Stilton, Reporter, Volume 14: The Gem Gang will arrive in stores in September.
Here’s how Papercutz describes the latest installment of the series:
Checkmate, cheese-lovers, er, we mean chess-lovers. For once, all is quiet in New Mouse City, so Geronimo Stilton, Editor-in-Chief of The Rodents Gazette can report on an incredible chess match-up. On one side, Gary Goudov, world-renowned chess champion, and on the other side, a super chess-playing computer! But after Geronimo leaves, the infamouse Gem Gang commits a string of robberies that only the Stiltons can untangle. Can Geronimo, Benjamin, and Thea protect the good mice of New Mouse City from the greed of the Gem Gang?
Geronimo is the creation of writer Elisabetta Dami, who developed the character and his world while volunteering with at childrens’ hospitals in the ’90s. Written under the guise of Stilton himself, Dami’s prose series starring the character launched in Italy in 1997, with the graphic novels launching in Italy in 2007. The Geronimo Stilton, Reporter graphic novel series adapts episodes of the animated series, which ran from 2009 to 2017.
Look for the 64-page Geronimo Stilton, Reporter Vol. 14: The Gem Gang hardcover graphic novel to arrive in stores on Tuesday, September 26th.