Saturday, July 22, 2017

Garage Isidore

Garage Isidore is a comic book series by François Gilson in the screenplay, drawing by Olis from volume 1 to 8, by Stédo from volume 9 to 11, then by Alain Sikorski from volume 12 to 14 and Cerise à la couleur.
The series presents the mishaps of garage mechanic Isidore, nicknamed "Mr. Zid" by his two apprentices, Chris and Freddy. Isidore is a friendly and carefree mechanic, a little lazy; He must nevertheless monitor the incompetence of his two apprentices and fight against competition from garage opposite (Garage Lamordache).


Friday, July 21, 2017

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Mort Cinder Volume 1 - Alberto Breccia

Mort Cinder is an Argentine comic book horror-science fiction series featuring an eponymous character, created in 1962 by the writer Héctor Germán Oesterheld and artist Alberto Breccia. It is considered one of the best comic strips ever produced in Argentina.

The Myths of Cthulhu by Alberto Breccia (2004)

In 1968 Alberto returned to comics, joined by his son comic artist Enrique Breccia, in a project to draw the brilliant comic biography of Che, the life of Che Guevara, again with a script provided by Osterheld, and later another biography, this time Piron (both for the comic magazine Danieri), also Cthulhu (based on Lovecraft).

The Tell-Tale Heart by Alberto Breccia

In 1974, Alberto Breccia created an adaption of Poe’s tale, Tell Tale Heart.


Thursday, July 20, 2017

Niky

Niky is a comic series first appeared in 1980 in the Tintin diary. Storyline & Drawings: Dupa.
"It's a road accident. I had an excellent friend whose house was next door to a transport company. And one day, from his garden, I see in the parking lot a truck that stands out among all those who populated the place ... Hence came this idea of ​​creating a story with a trucker. In fact, I thought that when we travels the world with such a tank, the windshield becomes a TV screen where we see the world scroll. "

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Non Album Collection 16

Xoco - T01 - The Obsidian Butterfly

Xoco is a series of French comics by screenwriter Thomas Mosdi and draftsman Olivier Ledroit for the first two parts, then Christophe Palma, the latter two. It is published by Vents d'Ouest under the collection Gibier de galence (only the first three volumes).

Moebius 0 - The Horny Goof

The Horny Goof, unplanned prequel to the " Hermetic garage " - surprising in its frankness, and even vulgarity, but at the same time charming, with typically Mobiusovskoy agility and crazy story told. In the afterword, the author wrote what many consider The Detour (1973), the beginning of the creation of Mobius, but that story was signed by "Gir" and was a most manifest freely, nothing and no one are not constrained creativity. The Horny Goof (1974) is the same as the time the first product of this manifesto, the forerunner of "Arzak" and "garage" (being an intricate mixture of fantasy, humor and deliberately mysterious plot moves), and the first story Mobius "for adults". 


Moebius-Heavy Metal Presents Moebius (1981)

Along with his fellow artists, he founded Métal Hurlant, which eventually evolved into — and was outlived by — the English language magazine Heavy Metal. It was at Métal Hurlant that Mœbius introduced perhaps his most iconic character, the silent warrior Arzarch. The strips, originally just four short stories, follow Arzach as he rides his pterodactyl across vast expanses, and was groundbreaking at the time for not featuring any dialogue, narrative captions, or even sound-effects.


Tuesday, July 18, 2017

The Jungle in Madness

The Jungle in Madness (La Jungle en folie) is a series of comics by Mic Delinx (drawing) and Christian Godard (screenplay), created in 1969 in Pif Gadget . Albums were published from 1973 to 1988 by Rossel and then Dargaud . Between 2004 and 2008, Christian Godard took over the series on the occasion of the new formula of Pif Gadget ; An album was released, published by Soleil in 2005.
In the manner of Walt Kelly's Pogo , this series is a satire of human society by means of anthropomorphic animals . However, it stands out from the American comic strip because of its cruelty and its underlying irony, which make it a very special work.

Monday, July 17, 2017

W.I.T.C.H.

W.I.T.C.H. is an Italian fantasy comic series written by Elisabetta Gnone, Alessandro Barbucci, and Barbara Canepa. The series was first published in Italy in April 2001 before the series was released in other countries. As of January 2005, W.I.T.C.H. has been released in over 65 countries. The final issue of W.I.T.C.H. was released in October 2012, concluding the series' 139 issue run.
The series tells the story of five teenage girls who are chosen to be the new Guardians of Candracar, protectors of the center of the universe from people and creatures who wish to cause harm to it. For this purpose, powers over the five classical elements have been given to them. The new guardians are Will, Irma, Taranee, Cornelia, and Hay Lin, whose initials form the title acronym "W.I.T.C.H.".

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Chaminou

Chaminou is a series of Belgian cartoon created by Raymond Macherot in Chaminou and the Khrompire appeared in the newspaper Spirou in 1964. It stages Chaminou, a cat detective.
Chaminou and the Khrompire is the first story in Raymond Macherot's Chaminou series. It is published for the first time no.1353 at no. 1381 of the newspaper Spirou.

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Non Album Collection 15

Moebius 6 - Pharagonesia

"Shore Leave on Pharagonesia" is a tale of the crew of a spaceship whose naive decision to sample the local culture has disastrous consequences.

Moebius 7 - The Goddess

This out-of-print English translation collects The Goddess and Black Thursday by Jean "Moebius" Giraud.

Moebius 9 - Stel

In the initial story, Moebius introduces two genderless protagonists, Stel and Atan, who crash on a barren planet and must traverse it in an old Citroën. They eventually stumble on a camp of interstellar refugees surrounding a mysterious pyramid, and are transported to an unknown world described as a 'Garden of Eden somewhere in another galaxy'. The open ending of the Citroën story inspired Moebius to wonder what would happen next. He plotted out three or four books' worth of stories that were also conceived as the basis of a coherent Moebius universe, one which crossed over with other major works like The Airtight Garage. In effect, a recurrent character in the series was "Master [Maître in French] Burg", Stel's dream guide who aided him in his quest on Edena, which was a palindrome of "[Major] Grubert", the main protagonist of The Airtight Garage, and by Moebius intended to be one and the same person.


Friday, July 14, 2017

Marc Lebut (Ford T)

Marc Lebut and his neighbor also known as the Ford T is a series of comic French-Belgian comedy created by the designer Francis and writer Maurice Tillieux in no. 1452 of the newspaper Spirou. On the death of the latter in 1978 , Francis will continue alone the series. Published by Dupuis in 1968, it was abandoned by the same publishing house in 1980 before being taken up by Éditions Récréabull in 1986 for a final album with Lucien Froidebise in the screenplay.
Marc Lebut, hyperactive and fanciful owner of an old but beautiful Ford T , draws his neighbor, naive and kind, Mr. Goular, who can not say no, in adventures more crazy than the others in the form of gags, Short stories or full stories.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

The Killer

The Killer (Le Tueur) is a French comic book by writer Matz and artist Luc Jacamon which follows the life of an unnamed assassin. The series was published in twelve albums by Casterman. It was translated into English and published by Archaia Studios Press, who turned each album into two comic books.
This is the autobiography of a professional killer. A solitary and cold man, methodical and conscientious, who does not bother with scruples or regrets. We share his thoughts, we get to know him and we discover his life through many flashbacks, we listen to his monologue, we get accustomed to his implacable lonely logic and we would almost take sympathy for him.


Wednesday, July 12, 2017

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Moebius 3 - The Airtight Garage

The Airtight Garage (French: Le Garage Hermétique or, in its earliest serialized form, Le Garage Hermétique de Jerry Cornelius) is a lengthy comic strip work by the artist and writer Moebius (real name Jean Giraud). It first appeared in discrete two-to-four-page episodes, in issues 6 through 41 of the Franco-Belgian comics magazine Métal Hurlant from 1976 to 1979, and later in the American version of the same magazine, Heavy Metal, starting in 1977. It was subsequently collected as a graphic novel in various editions.

Moebius 4 - The Long Tomorrow

"The Long Tomorrow" is the title of a short story comic written by Dan O'Bannon in 1975, and illustrated by Moebius. The comic came to the attention of Ridley Scott and was a key visual reference for Blade Runner. The main character was the key fashion adopted by The Prodigy for their song "Firestarter". George Lucas directly copied the launchpad sentinel for the look of the probe droid in The Empire Strikes Back, completely preserving Moebius' original design. The reference to Ridley Scott and George Lucas is documented in the Foreword passage in "The Long Tomorrow".

Moebius 5 - Gardens of Aedena

Le Monde d'Edena ("The World of Edena," published in English as The Aedena Cycle) is a series of graphic novels by French artist Moebius. It grew organically out of a promotional album Moebius made for the French car manufacturer Citroën, called "The Star", in 1983.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Onyx Overlord

Onyx Overlord is a four-issue mini-series that takes place on an asteroid which holds alternate dimensions in the same place and at the same time. The place is called the Airtight Garage and was created by the mysterious Major Grubert. Grubert keeps tabs on his dimensions from his spaceship, the Ciguri. When an alien presence threatens the Airtight Garage, Grubert employs the help of his Fractal Police squad. The squad, led a man named Dalxtrey, joins forces with a professional tracker named Finnegan. Finnegan is a tough woman who can hold her own in battle and then some. They’ll need all the skills they can muster to combat their arch enemy, a gigantic black figure named the Onyx Overlord. This series was created by comic legend, Moebius, with scripts by R.J.M. Lofficier and art by Jerry Bingham.


Monday, July 10, 2017

Non Album Collection 13

Moebius 0.5 - The Early Moebius

A collection of Jean Giraud's early work in black and white.

Moebius 1 - Upon a Star

Moebius: Volume 1 collects the original story, “The Star,” along with a retro fitted prequel, “The Repairmen” and two periphery stories, “Adena” and “Celestial Venice.” The actual Adena cycle is then continued in the 5th and 7th volume of this particular series, which are segmented by other Moebius series. Reading the Star, along with the three other supplemental stories, gives the foundation as well as the incidental support into the universe that houses Adena. For anyone familiar with the work of Moebius, the Adena Cycle marked a change in his style, favoring near weightless simplicity for detail. This change gives The Star a unique character and helps it succeed as a story.

Moebius 2 - Arzach

Arzach (French: [aʁzak]) is a comic book collection of four wordless short stories by artist/author Jean 'Moebius' Giraud, which were originally published in the French sci-fi/fantasy comics magazine Métal Hurlant. The stories follow Arzach, a silent warrior who rides a pterodactyl-like creature through a strange, desolate landscape. The imagery and situations in Arzach are often compared to dreams or the subconscious. These stories had an enormous impact on the French comics industry, and the Arzach character is still among Moebius' most famous creations. It can be defined as a pantomime comic, fantasy comics or an experimental comic.


Sunday, July 9, 2017

The Elsewhere Prince

The Elsewhere Prince is just one of many series published by Epic about Moebius’ Airtight Garage. The series takes place on an asteroid which holds alternate dimensions in the same place and at the same time. The place is called the Airtight Garage and was created by a character named Major Grubert who keeps tabs on his dimensions from his spaceship, the Ciguri.
In The Elsewhere Prince, a young artist joins a traveling band of mercenaries. After stopping for an evening in a small village, the group adds another member to the group, a young boy who wants to be a warrior. The men are all killed, in a horrible battle with a beetle-like creature called a Jouk. The rest of the series chronicles the adventures of the surviving two members of the traveling party, the artist, and upstart warrior. R.J.M. Lofficier wrote,while Eric Shanower handled the penciling.

Saturday, July 8, 2017

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Miss Don't Touch Me (2014) (Digital) (phillywilly-Empire)

In 1930s Paris, the “Butcher of the Dances” is on the prowl for young, loose women, and local dominatrix Agatha suddenly turns up dead. Everyone assumes it was suicide, but her sister Blanche is convinced that the Butcher is responsible. She decides to take matters into her own hands, and in her pursuit, she ends up hired into a luxury house of call-girls. She soon becomes adept at certain practices, but she does not lose sight of her ultimate goal—to find her sister's killer. A suspenseful spicy tale as only the French could so lightly get away with, this work is deceptive in its depth and realism.

Arsene Schrauwen (2014)

In 1947, the author's grandfather, Arsene, traveled across the ocean to a mysterious, dangerous jungle colony at the behest of his cousin. Together they would build something deemed impossible: a utopia of modernity, in the wilderness — but not before Arsene falls in love with his cousin's wife, Marieke. Whether delirious from love or a fever-inducing jungle virus, Arsene's loosening grip on reality is mirrored by the reader's uncertainty of what is imagined or real by Arsene. This first full-length graphic novel from the critically-acclaimed Olivier Schrauwen is an engrossing, sometimes funny, slightly surreal and often beautiful narrative.

Franquins Black Ideas (2003)

Funy dark humor, from André Franquin (3 January 1924 – 5 January 1997) was an influential Belgian comics artist, whose best known comic strip creations are Gaston and Marsupilami, created while he worked on the Spirou et Fantasio comic strip from 1947 to 1969.

Friday, July 7, 2017

The Terrible Pope

The Terrible Pope is a series of French historical comic strips written by Alejandro Jodorowsky, designed by Theo and colorized by Sébastien Gérard and Florent Bossard 1 . The first volume came out on 21 October 2009 At Delcourt, in the collection " Histoire & histoires ". Made up of diptychs, The terrible Pope is part of a trilogy 2 initiated by Jodorowsky with Borgia , telling different stages of the history of the Vatican between the end of the xv th and beginning of the xvi th century.
The morning of 18 August 1503 At the Vatican rings the death of Pope Alexander VI . The latter, whose real name was Rodrigo Borgia, was part of the Borgia clan , the sworn enemies of Cardinal Giuliano della Rovere who, aided by his vicar and lover, intends to take advantage of the open field to gain access to the pontificate . Having neither the interpersonal skills nor the fortune necessary to be elected at the conclave , the cardinal went into the shadows, making alliances by means of promises he did not intend to honor, to be named pope under the name of Jules II .

Thursday, July 6, 2017

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Lola Bogota

"When we talk about Bordeaux, we immediately think of the Pinard or Chaban-Delmas, but in the regional specialties, there is also the Bordeaux milieu ..." And the middle has the nerves: since Lola Bogota, the cream of The cream of the great international banditry, provided a hallucinogenic drug to their leader Georges Abadi, the godfather became addicted and gives in the mystic. He began to squander his empire in favor of the religious works of a canon. 200 million are destined for the construction of a chapel in his honor! With his faithful acolytes Jane and Z, an ultra-powerful gorilla, Lola is doing everything possible to recover the jackpot. For the underworld, no hesitation. Lola Bogota must die. It's going to bleed! 

Adam Clarks

Society columnist, spy or burglar... Adam Clarks is a difficult man to pin down!
In a fantastic twenty-first century where the Cold War still rages alongside the conquest of mars, at a cocktail party for this world's movers and shakers is where the enigmatic Adam Clarks shows his true face. One might think him rather occupied with kissing up to the powerful and to flirting with femme fatales. But he never loses sight of his true objective, a priceless 100 carat ruby on public display: the de Long Star. That night, Adam uses all his skills as a cat-burglar to steal the jewel. No-one sees or hears a thing. No-one? Don't be so sure... Now the target of both the KGB and the CIA, Adam will have to play both sides to make it out alive. With Adam Clark, Hautière introduces us to a classy and charismatic hero, a mix of Arsene Lupin and Mad Men, living in the world of yesteryear's spy films. A worthy representative of the stylised and elegant line of the "atom" school, Antonio Laporte expertly illustrates this wonderful uchronic atmosphere, blending futurism with the aesthetics of the 1960s.

Dragon Dynasty 01 - The Wrath of Ying Long

China, XIth century. Blinded by his thirst for immortality, Emperor Renzong of the Song captures a Phoenix, a sacred animal, causing the anger of the Dragon Ying Long. Chaos fell on the Empire. The universal order is broken. Only one thing could perhaps appease the great serpent, an inestimable thing in the eyes of the emperor ... to sacrifice his son, the sole heir of the Song dynasty.