Wednesday, September 20, 2017

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The Century of the Shadows T01 - The Stone

1751. Under the influence of Pope Benedict XIV, Abeau and Cylinia ripen their project: to eliminate Weltman ... The latter, hidden under the name of Baron d'Holbach, a resolutely atheistic brilliant spirit, united under his roof the greatest thinkers Of Paris to celebrate his involvement in the Encyclopédie de d'Alembert. That same evening he was robbed of a precious commodity: a burst of meteorite.

Master of Arms (2015)

1537. In the depths of the lost mountains of the Jura, an envoy of the Church exacerbated the religious hatred of Catholic montagnards so that they would hunt a man against a young Protestant and his guide. Their crime? Want to have a Bible translated into French to Switzerland for printing. A heresy! Begins a pitiless track: two to thirty, the fate of the young man and the old Hans Stalhoffer seems sealed. Except that Hans is not a prey like the others; He is the former master-at-arms of Francis I. And the prey is determined to become the hunter.

Bear King (2015)

Xipil is a young girl offered up as a sacrifice to the god Caiman by her father, the village shaman. But the Bear King doesn't see things the same way and frees Xipil, taking her with him. In doing so, he steals the reptile's offering, by right, Xipil's life belongs to her. Reaching an agreement is going to be difficult, and Caiman is sure to fight for as much she can get.

Monday, September 18, 2017

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The Man of the Year 08 - The Man Who Would Avenge Caesar (2015)

ROME, 44 B.C. The Republic is living out its last days. Julius Caesar died this morning, stabbed by a mod senators determined to bring down the man who would be king. Mark Anthony, consul and friend of Caesar still holds the city thanks to Lepidus's cavalry. But for how much longer? The conspirators regroup and proudly announce the death of the "tyrant". The two camps watch each other, the slightest sign of hostility could plunge Rome into a new civil war. Legionnaire and veteran of the Gallic wars, QUINTUS FALCO followed Caesar in all his battles and saw the man rise to the height of his power. Becoming his bodyguard, Quintus is never far, a gladius in the shadow of Caesar's laurels. So why did Caesar order him not to accompany him to the senate that morning, despite the growing rumours of an assassination attempt? Quintus will do anything to find out, and to punish whoever among the conspirators struck the fatal blow.

Pico Bogue T01 (08) (2015)

Pico Bogue is the eldest child of a normal family, and when we say 'normal', we mean unique, quirky and occasionally just stark raving mad! Along with his little sister Anna, Pico goes through life with as many certainties as he has questions, making the kind of pertinent observations that only children are capable of. Sometimes challenging, always loveable, there's no end to Pico's mischief, much to the amusement, exasperation and surprise of his long-suffering parents!

Different Ugliness Different Madness T01 (02)

America, 1930, the Golden Age of Radio. When two people from separate worlds collide, the dark secrets they’re burdened with start to spill out. Writer & Art : Marc Males.

Saturday, September 16, 2017

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Buffalo Runner - One Shot - (2015, Oger)

1896. Henri Ducharmes and his two children are on their way from New Orleans to the Californian Eldorado when they're attacked by a small group of renegades. Ed Fisher, an old and ornery cowpoke, intervenes to save young Mary from the massacre. They hold-up in a broken down hacienda to await the dawn, when the rest of the Indian band are expected to attack. During a long and sleepless night, Ed relates his adventurous and cursed life, and the tragedies that hound him. One major theme -- slaughter of the buffalo -- was central to the conquest of the West, since it weakened the Indians and allowed the development of ranches and rail lines, and the parceling of the plains.

Unforgivable (2015)

The bounty hunters finally found the traces of Carter, the most wanted bandit in the country. Ready to do anything to save his skin, the latter abandons his family to the hands of his pursuers. Ten years later, his son became an outlaw without mercy. Carter, consumed by remorse, decides to save him at all costs from the fate that awaits him.

Animal'z (Enki Bilal)

The Earth as we know it disappeared during the "coup de sang", a global climatic disruption. Soon after, the few scattered survivors are looking for Edens, areas hypothetically spared, and drinking water, extremely rare.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

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1066 - William the Conqueror (2015)

King Edward of England is dead. Edward’s son Harold, one of the potential successors, renounces his oath to yield the throne to William of Normandy. From that day forth, William will have no peace until his rightful claim to the throne is acknowledged. As the famous Halley comet soars across the heavens, giving rise to much speculation among the scholars of the time, William, Duke of Normandy, launches into the arrangements for the conquest that will change the face of England — one of the most formidable military expeditions History has ever seen. This is a tale of ambition, broken oaths, battles, love, death and glory.

Baldy 001 - Heart-Stopper (2015)

Hello, my name is Zita. But here, at the La Gaufre hospital, everyone calls me "Baldy" I have a type of leukemia that seems to be especially fond of my body. Because of all the treatments I have undergone, I now only have a few tufts of hair left on my head. So I prefer to shave my head bald. Hence my nickname.

Nanking (2011)

Nankin, 13 December 1937: the Japanese army invaded the former capital of nationalist China. Rape, humiliation and arbitrary executions will result in more than 300,000 victims in 6 weeks. Taken from a real fact, this poignant narrative is conceived as an inquiry in which fiction and lived testimonies intermingle to better make us apprehend all the horror of this bloody page of Chinese history.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

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Clues v01 - Traces of the Past (2015)

London, late nineteenth century. Emily, a proud young girl of about twenty years, manages to integrate the service of the famous inspector Hawkins. Accompanying her on one of her investigations, she finds clues that may have to do with the death of her mother who died tragically while she was a child.

Portugal (2015)

More inspired, more desires and no projects, the author of Comics Simon Muchat vegetarily gently in his work as a school animator, and exasperates Claire, his companion, who would like more invested. Invited to spend a few days in Portugal, where his family is native and where he had not been since childhood, he will discover another way of existing and being - and perhaps the beginning of a New inspiration? Cyril Pedrosa gives us an introspective narrative that explores the existential folds and folds of a daily without history, become without consistency and without flavor. The story, too, of a rebirth to oneself, through the rediscovery of a place of childhood, drowned in the mists of memory.

The Orphan Train 001 - Jim (2015)

"Life is a bitch and I am good for nothing. Do not try to see me again ... Your father. " 1990, in his high-rise residence in New York, Harvey is not surprised by Jim's visit. 70 years earlier, the two men, then young boys, met on board a train of orphans; An adoption system set up to stem the massive number of children on the American East Coast who have no European emigration. Embarked on a strange journey, Jim and his little brother will experience fraternity, friendship, trust, mutual aid, but will also pay the betrayal of those who would do everything, for lack of being well born, to be well adopted ...

Sunday, September 10, 2017

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Tales from the Time of the Cobra 01 - The Lovers (2015)

« Allow me to tickle your fancies with my tale, a tale woven from the threads of a hundred other tales... ». These are the very first words of a smart and masked storyteller. His story tells how Irvi, an odd and acrobatic young man, tries to free Sian, a beautiful virgin sold by her own parents, called to join the Princess House. But Faith has other plan.

Mandalay T01 (04) - The Dark Mirrors

A sweeping saga of two brothers locked in combat in colonial 1940s Burma, where an ancient magic will decide their fate, and that of the whole country. Writer : Philippe Thirault. Art : Butch Guice, Gallur, Jose Malaga.

Stonehenge T1 Erin (2015)

446, Christian Era, a Pelagian monastery in the British archipelago, sees the arrival of Germain, a powerful bishop from Rome to verify that the monastic rules are well respected. During the excavations of the rooms, the monk Ninian will be eliminated from the theft of a manuscript prohibited by the dogma, referring to the stone of Fal. According to legends, the latter is the center of the universe, brought by the gods long ago, it is the key that leads an artefact offering its possessor full powers. This stone will be the object of all covetousness. Ninian manages to escape, but the emissary Germain discovers the existence of this stone and seeks to obtain it, with the aim of countering the Breton alliances. It is a war of power, but also a diplomatic one that will play out.

Friday, September 8, 2017

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The World of Milo (v01)

Here is the first volume of the World of Milo, a Chinese tale remarkably adapted and transposed into a European and fantastic universe by Richard Marazano and Christophe Ferreira. The World of Milo is located very close to this house by the lake, in which it is so often alone. One day, he finds a magnificent golden fish, and his life is rocking! For after the marvelous fish, it is a man with a toad's head, then another with an eagle's head appearing, soon followed by a girl prisoner. Milo discovers that on the other side of the lake there is a fantastic world in which a battle between good and evil rages. He understands especially that he is not involved in this story by chance ...

Antonello in Venice

Venice, 1510. The great painter Giorgione is dying of the plague. He expends a final burst of energy finishing his last piece, a pictorial homage to his first romantic emotion. Giorgione also must face the question all painters ask themselves, how to bring to life the extraordinary image of a presence on a completely flat surface?

Of Blood and Gold 01 - Call of the Open Sea (2015)

Two soldiers. A Pledge. The Adventure. Within the WWI trench, a French aristocrat officer, Calixte de Prampéand, and a Corsican soldier, Léon Matilo, make a deal. If they survive, they will turn into pirates and sail over the sea. Three years later, léon pays a visit to Calixte : there is business opening in arms dealing and I want you in. But beware, if you leave to gain your freedom, there is no way back...

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

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The Invisible Lesbian (2015)

Oceanerosemarie has been attracted to women since she was young. For some reason, no one believes she's a lesbian, not even other lesbians. Is she too feminine? She does love women, but she also loves lipstick and pretty flowery dresses. Going from a women's soccer club to the ultra-trendy nightclub "Le Pulp", she explores and decodes the stereotypes associated with lesbians, and she doesn't spare the heteros either! A well-written, miles-away-from-the usual-clichés, funny and compelling graphic novel. 

Ulysses 1781 Cyclops Part 1 (2015)

After contributed to the victory of Yorktown, Captain Ulysse Mc Hendricks is forced to return with his family to New Itakee. Thus begins a long journey to find his wife Penn ... 

Balkans Arena T01 (02)

This original, fast-paced tale catapults us into the seedy underworld of a country whose violent past still echoes into a fractured present. "Prisoners" meets "The Deer Hunter." Ex-soldier, and widower, Frank Sokol must face the ghosts of the past when he returns to his native Croatia with his Canadian-born 11-year-old son, Ben. But when Ben is kidnapped, Frank will be forced to mend deep-seated familial wounds, and resort to his military training to get him back. Nothing will prepare him for what his search for his boy will uncover…

Monday, September 4, 2017

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Zuzuko (2014)

Noble and kind comic pages from the world of small animals by Zdravko Zupan (72 colour pages, introduction by Vasa Pavkovic).

Alandor 01 The Jealous God

Jodorowksy imagined for Cadelo a story in keeping with his drawing, aggressive and colorful, a fantastic fresco, full of noise, fury, religion and monsters thirsting for glory and power. A sacred union, and vice versa, which unites in a single volume The Jealous God (1984) and The Carnivorous Angel (1986).

The Epic of Gilgamesh - T01 - Uruk's Throne (2010)

At the death of his father and his forced exile, Gilgamesh is determined to reconquer his throne. His name is enough to make his opponents tremble and after fighting for the kingdom of Kish who collected him, he goes to Uruk to take back his property. The earth trembles before his chariot drawn by fierce bulls. After several authors from various backgrounds modifications Brion (Defiance of Edaleth, Corpus Hermeticum) and Blondel (Nova, Orphans of the tower) are getting their turn in The epic of the son of King Ludalbanga, descendant of the first dynasty of the rulers of Uruk: Gilgamesh, two-thirds god and a third human. This legendary story from the bottom of ages offers a multitude of possibilities of adaptation.

Saturday, September 2, 2017

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After The Night (2008)

It's good to live in Westwood City, Kansas. And thanks to Sheriff Jude Stanton and his reputation that makes him a true living legend. Nobody knows more exactly when was the last time someone dared to challenge him. But all remember that he was called Jedediah Cooper ... and that his body rests in the cemetery!

Charly 9 (2015)

Charles IX was the unluckiest King of all the monarchs of France. At the age of 22, to please his mother Catherine de' Medici, he orders the St. Bartholomew's Day Massacre, which horrified all Europe. Later, appalled by the enormity of his crime, he lapsed into insanity. Bleeding profusely, reduced to mere skin and bones, by the end of his life he was hated by all of Europe... Although, at one time he did have a good heart.

Ghost Money T01 - The Lady From Dubai

Handling ? Surveillance? Information? The team of contractors gathered by Kendricks, a veteran of the war against terrorism of the years 2000, enjoys the unconditional support of the new neoconservative American administration. The challenge ? A secret that could waver all our certainties. Their target? A young billionaire who jumps over time zones with disconcerting ease and frequent the most closed business circles. At the forefront of technology in the 2020s, will Kendricks' plan with his men break through this aura of mystery? They do not know yet, but the Lady of Dubai has ample means to defend herself. Otherwise to counter-attack.

Thursday, August 31, 2017

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Angel Wings #1 - Burma Banshees (2014)

1944. As Japanese forces occupy the whole of Burma and threaten India and China, the pilots of the American forces ensure a bold and dangerous continuous airlift between these two allied countries in order to stem the Japanese advance ... Angela Mc Cloud is a WASP, a woman from the Woman Airforce Service Pilot. His mission was to bring his "C-47 Dakota" over the "Hump", the Himalayan massif, to refuel Chinese bases, the last lock that could rock the war ... Between two attacks of the enemy aviation, "Angel "Will have to prove himself to be admitted and win the respect of" Burma Banshees "... the squadron that escorts the cargo ships, to the P40 Warhawk adorned with a white skull.

Olympus T01 (02) (2015)

OLYMPIAN GODS. LEGENDARY MONSTERS. NOWHERE TO RUN. An action-packed tale as epic as the legends that spawned it. In this high-octane adventure, chaos is unleashed when a group of brash archaeology graduate students and a team of ruthless mercenaries are shipwrecked together on the legendary Mount Olympus - a mountainous island populated by the deadliest monsters known to Greek mythology.

Tom's Bar

Tom Steele, old prohibition gangster is now ranked cars. He became the manager of a shabby bar straight from a painting by Edward Hopper. Tom already belongs to the past, and he carries on his contemporaries an indulgent glance but without illusion. The old wolf was too busy to be told by the kids, the journalists, the little criminals, and the high-rollers.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

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Far Albion 01 - The Awakening (2012)

A future in which mankind has colonized the stars and a platoon of British space marines is about to make first contact with alien life. The Earth is no more. The ancient nations were divided and colonized. Some have developed in isolation, others in more or less consensual alliances. The British sector is called Far Albion ... and it is run by the Lords. Far Albion has always been a protectorate of the Imperium (the descendants of the United States). However, weakened, the latter abandons it. But an enemy is preparing to melt on the area of ​​Far Albion. The first contact for millennia between Humanity and an outside entity will occur ... Isolated behind a line of defense known as the "Wall", it is now time for the Albians to ensure their own defense.

Forever B%-#h (2015)

Louise is pushing thirty, she's in a relationship, and shares her biggest dramas with her two best friends and BGF. But her two friends are complete opposites - Maud has become a kind of "Mother Teresa" of the one-night-stand, ever since she broke up with the ex-potential perfect man; and Audrey, who has hooked up with her Prince Charming... Much to the chagrin of Maud, who is deeply and secretly jealous of such appalling, sweet happiness. A bittersweet chronicle of an entire generation of thirty-something hipsters, who are both endearing and a little lost.

Allwënn - Soul & Sword (2015)

Allwënn: Soul & Sword is the self-conclusive illustrated book, which joined Vilches & Charro. Two years of work culminating in an intense tale of strong, evocative prose with over 80 illustrations in a vast reportoire of techniques, which shows one of the most decisive moments for probably the most indomitable character in the saga "La Flor de Jade". The epic saga that has sold in a year over ten thousand copies worldwide through Amazon.

Sunday, August 27, 2017

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Ghost - One Shot (2012)

Ghost is the nickname of a private adrift, John Ghostman. Finally, the nickname he wore at the height of his glory, when he was still an elite profile within the FBI, before a predictable decline. It is the death of a child, victim of a serial killer, that will cause him to abandon his career. A collateral damage that has haunted him since.

Tim Ginger (2015)

The prize-winning British cartoonist Julian Hanshaw makes his American debut with the rich and meditative story of Tim Ginger. Once a government test pilot, now a widow, Tim enjoys a quiet retirement in New Mexico... until a conspiracy theorist starts asking uncomfortable questions, and the haunting reappearance of an old friend provokes some hard choices about when to let go and when to hold on.

Succombe Qui Doit (2014)

A robbery that went wrong... Hiding out in a scrapyard, four young criminals take José Marchado hostage, the boss of the place, a strong, silent type from who knows where. How can they escape the police dragnet? Save the wounded man? And, most of all, deliver the proceeds of the robbery to their boss, the sinister La Villette? An expressionist work filled with violence and an uncommon harshness, Succombe qui doit revisits the eternal motifs of the noir novel with panache.

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Saga Valta

Coming from Valta, Valgar the Viking is as brave as seductive ... qualities that have not escaped Astridr, the daughter of Thorgerr to the hundred warriors. From their union Gunnar is born, but this happiness is of extremely short duration, for the furious father catches up with the cursed couple a few minutes after their love has borne its fruit. In flight, Valgar owes his survival only to the spear he carries, a legendary artefact that attracts the attention of the monstrous Ogerth-the-sinuous. The latter leaves him the life, against the promise to bring back a red cloak. And Valgar would have accepted any market to avenge his lost happiness!

Friday, August 25, 2017

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Grimfish 001 (2015)

A World of Hurt. After many lonely years of traveling through space, Fish decides to find solid ground on an outer rim planet. Here, a small group of mech pilots take a special interest in procuring his ship for their own. When one of these mechs mysteriously turns on its own pilot, Fish becomes dead center of a story much bigger than he could have anticipated.

If You Steal (2015)

Jason’s latest collection indulges his light and playful side, consisting of eleven wildly off-kilter stories that mix incongruous elements of pop culture and a variety of genres, pastiches and mash-ups in a delightful brick of elegant graphic storytelling. Frida Kahlo is a hired killer. Santo, the Mexican wrestling film star, faces his ultimate challenge. The rise and fall of Chet Baker—told in six pages. Night of the Vampire Hunter. The last word on the JFK assassination conspiracies. A non-linear heist story that also somehow includes images by Magritte. A big bug story based on 1950s black-and-white films. And what would Van Morrison’s Moondance album look like if it were a horror comic? All as foretold by Nostradamus, of course. And all told by Jason, whose sly and elusive meanings are hidden beneath a beguilingly deadpan style. 

Leaf (2015)

Story and rat by Daishu Ma. In this wordless, all-ages graphic novel, a man discovers a leaf that radiates a vibrant light, thus beginning a quest. Unfolding at a dream-like pace and drawn in a delicate style reminiscent of Shaun Tan's The Arrival and Chris Van Allsburg's Jumanji, Leaf is ultimately a hopeful vision of the coexistence of the urban and natural worlds.

Thursday, August 24, 2017

The Cap

This is Manuel's last day of class. He is happy because he will finally leave Sydney to join his family. It has been several weeks since his father went to work in Darwin, in a crocodile farm in Kakadu National Park, and his mother and his little sister accompanied him. The family of Manuel is of Peruvian origin, the basin of the Tumbes river where there are also many crocodiles. The fact that his father knows these preptiles well was decisive for getting the job. The Cap. Screenplay: Rodriguez, Txani. Design: Fernández, Nacho.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

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La Grande Odalisque (2012)

Alex and Carole are two high-flying, seductive, uncomplicated burglars who can pick up any painting in any museum. In search of a driver, they meet Sam, a motorcycle champion with multiple talents. The trio that has just been born is called to enter the legend.

The Modern Man (2015)

Thomas keeps trying to pick up women, but is summarily rejected. He has not yet understood how feminism has changed the world; the women he meets are now quite direct and demanding, and his technique - whether it be in the street, in line at the movies, or pretending to do surveys - is utterly out of date. Little by little however, he begins approaching women with a bit more delicacy and decency, but he still finds himself in awkward, impossible situations...

Paris Soirees (2012)

An elegant and ironic journey through the City of Love, as told through a wordless collection of short stories. Drawn and written by the artsy creative team of Avril and Petit-Roulet, "Paris Soirees" presents intellectual yet humorous silent vignettes of the many different types of nights one can enjoy in the French capital. A must-have book for collectors of the best that Europe’s bande dessinée has to offer.