Friday, June 30, 2017

Barbarella

Barbarella is a fictional heroine in a French science fiction comic book created by Jean-Claude Forest. Jean-Claude Forest created the character of Barbarella for serialization in the French V Magazine in spring 1962, and in 1964 Eric Losfeld published these strips as a stand-alone book, titled Barbarella.
The book caused a scandal and became known as the first "adult" (pornographic) comic-book, though its eroticism was slight and the American erotic comic-books known as "Tijuana bibles" had long predated it. For her creator, the character embodied the modern, emancipated woman in the era of sexual liberation, and as a result, this literary work has come to be associated with the mid-twentieth-century sexual revolution.


Thursday, June 29, 2017

Chlorophylle

Chlorophylle was a Belgian comics series and Raymond Macherot's best known work, alongside Sibylline. It is a fantasy comic about anthropomorphic forest animals, including the title character Chlorophylle, who is a dormouse.
Chlorophylle is set in a European forest, more specifically in the animal kingdom of Coquefredouille. It's a world in itself and a mini anthropomorphic version of human society. All albums center around Chlorophylle, a dormouse who often has to solve problems and opponents who are much bigger than himself. The stories were originally set in a realistic natural environment, but after 1963 Macherot changed it to a more humanized animal world. Despite their funny animal appearance the stories were notable for their satirical edge.


Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Luminae

Six young warriors are tasked with protecting the mysterious Luminae, a holy creature of Light in exile from those forces of Darkness that would decimate humanity. When one of the warriors disappears, the others know it is the sign of a superior evil soon to arrive. A stylish dark fantasy by the celebrated artist of Naja and Meka. 
Luminae is the story of some scantily-clad women with magic powered weapons fighting a demon whose army is threatening a human castle. Created by Bengal.


Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Non Album Collection 9

SpyGames T1 Dissidents

What if the spies had their own Olympic Games? Nowadays, Ka Lei Ng, a Chinese curator from Hong Kong who is trained in martial arts, receives a call for shots in an apartment. Arrived on the spot, he discovers, besides corpses, a man and a woman hooded who immediately flee. Later, it is the whole apartment which is reduced to ashes, eliminating all the evidence. The Commissioner then understands that he is dealing with real professionals ?? In fact, this year, Hong Kong is the scene of an extraordinary competition: the "Kontest", a kind of Olympic Games of the barbouzes. Dreadful secret agents confront each other through specific tests, with the secrets of the state of the participating countries.

Wizardry T01 - The Ballet Of Old Wives

Three witches - evoking in many respects the infernal trio of the Annals of the World Disc, Esmeralda Ciredutemps, Magrat Goussedail and Nounou Ogg - remain safe from the vicissitudes of the consumer society. On the eve of the festivities of Walpurgis, their daily gloom suddenly sinks into chaos. On one side, Lilybell, a little fairy barely emerging from the cabbage, bursts into their lives by the greatest chance. On the other, Panacea, their adored niece is back, flanked by his hip companion, Rex Spot, and their daughter, Hecate, a teenager at least jaded. The fairies, the hereditary enemies of the satanist gang, set off in search of the young Lilybell. As for newcomers, they will sow panic and zizanie during the feast of the Equinox.

Werewolves Renaissance T01 - The Holtons

Christopher Holtons life begins to fall in crease. The New York writer of thrillers beginning to come in sight. But a serious accident happens that throws a spanner in the works. To the great amazement of the doctors Christopher recovers quickly from his injuries. During his recovery happen there strange murders in New York City, and Christopher has the feeling that he is being spied upon.

Monday, June 26, 2017

Strangers - Starlock

Starlock is a super-powered alien stranded on Earth who shares bodies with astronaut Nick Thaler. He becomes hunted by the U.S. government and the evil organization S.P.I.D.E.R. led by Madame Tarentula. Series created by Luciano Bernasconi, Jean-Marc Lofficier, Mariano De La Torre.


Sunday, June 25, 2017

The Third Testament

It’s the 14th century. Shortly after the discovery of an ancient relic in a secret, long-forgotten crypt, a remote monastery is burnt to the ground, and all its inhabitant slaughtered. Disgraced Inquisitor Conrad of Marburg is summoned from his exile and sent on a world-spanning quest to discover the truth behind the massacre. But is he, the Church and humanity ready for the shattering revelations his journey will reveal? The Third Testament. WRITER: Alex Alice & Xavier Dorison. ARTIST: Alex Alice


Saturday, June 24, 2017

Non Album Collection 8

The Ring of the Seven Worlds

Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Action/Adventure and Manga all blend into this Steampunk saga about interconnected worlds at the mercy of an invasion. Seven planets linked to one another by the multidimensional gates of a giant ring. Only the passage to Nemo, one of the Seven Worlds, has remained sealed for three centuries, in order to confine its people after they savagely attacked the rest of the Empire. When the infamous gate reopens and unleashes the ancient enemy, Timo and Luce, two teenagers from the planet Mose, are caught up in a war they were not prepared to fight.

Philosophy - A Discovery in Comics

This illustrated primer on philosophy is a great way to be introduced to a complex topic. In her easily accessible style, Margreet de Heer visualizes the history of Western philosophy and makes it approachable for those with little knowledge of the subject. The book explains the thoughts of philosophers such as Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, Descartes, Spinoza, and Nietzsche, and ponders questions such as What is thinking? What is reality? Is there free will? and Why are these ideas still important? A perfect introduction to exploring philosophical concepts, this humorous yet substantive graphic account strips the subject of unnecessary complexity.

Ploneis the Uncertain

Far from any civilization, the purple river lazily traverses the jungle. On her shores, some seek fortune and those who found her squandering in girls and alcohol. And Ploneis, adventurer like the rest, will discover at his own expense that the house of Madame Lyrä rests on a terrible secret: the power that the mistress of the place transforms men into women. In spite of himself Ploneia, he will discover the macho reality and the life of a woman in the jungle.


Friday, June 23, 2017

Jack and Jill

Jack and Jill was a British children's comics magazine published between 27 February 1954 and 29 June 1985, a run of approximately 1,640 issues. The title was derived from the nursery rhyme of the same title but the characters 'Jack and Jill of Buttercup Farm' were otherwise unrelated. 'Jack and Jill of Buttercup Farm' was the cover strip for many years, originally drawn by Hugh McNeill and later by Antonio Lupatelli (Tony Wolf).
The stories of 'Jack and Jill' were related in rhyming couplets, as were a number of other early stories, although by the end of the 1970s the stories were written in normal prose form. Others were told in captions below the illustrations or text comics, a style of storytelling common to pre-war nursery comics such as Puck and Rainbow.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Little Vampire

There are three stories in the new Little Vampire collection. In the first, the little vampire makes friends with a living boy, Michael. In the second, the two overcome a bully. In the third, they protect a pack of dogs. If those sound simplistic, they should. The stories spun by the French cartoonist Joann Sfar are quite basic in structure. The monsters inhabiting little vampire’s home are more frightening and gruesome than cute. One monster is obsessed with poop and even pushes around a wheelbarrow full of it (which eventually becomes a minor plot point). In the story of the bully, the monsters actually kidnap and eat the bully that has terrorized Michael (acting out Michael’s dark fantasies). The story then becomes about using ghostly powers to return the bully to life.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Non Album Collection 7

Rock & Stone

2215. Caldoria's planet was exterminated by an experimental Artificial Intelligence. Among the rare survivors, Stan, a young boy, isolated for a year, is visited by a robot of industrial model, which, strangely, does not seem to obey the AI. Stan accepts him by his side, and gives him the nickname of Rocky. Together they go to meet potential survivors ...

Edgar Allan Poe - The Oval Portrait

"The Oval Portrait" is a short story by Edgar Allan Poe involving the disturbing circumstances surrounding a portrait in a chateau. It is one of his shortest stories, filling only two pages in its initial publication in 1842.

The Horla

(French: Le Horla) is an 1887 short horror story written in the style of a journal by French writer Guy de Maupassant, after an initial, much shorter version published in the newspaper Gil Blas, October 26, 1886.


Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Non Album Collection 6

Confessions dun canard sextoy

One day, the Almighty is bored and creates ... the sex toy duck! One can imagine too quickly a throbbing existence, made of pleasure and voluptuousness ... But when one is a perfect object of pleasure, life is nothing short of a permanent gag! The confidences of Sigmund the duck not always delighted with his condition and his conversations with Elise his friend the cow-toy, teach us that without being a dog's life, the relationship between the owner and her fetish gadget is not always of any rest. Man or girl, no doubt that these naughty confessions will make you vibrate with laughter!

Beauty

When the repulsively ugly Coddie unintentionally saves a fairy from a spell, she does not understand the poisonous nature of the wish granted her by the fairy. The village folk no longer see her as repulsive and stinking of fish—they now perceive her as magnetically beautiful—which does not help her in her village. A young local lord saves her, but it soon becomes apparent that Coddie’s destiny may be far greater than anyone ever imagined. Caustic and flamboyant, this fairy tale offers grownups an engrossing take on the nature of beauty.

The Collector

The Collector is a series of stories that follows a character known only as The Collector as he travels around the world trying to accumulate items that he values as “actors in history,” which, once accumulated, he buries in his collection never to be seen again. The episodes are in general well told, and usually involve a conveyor belt of betrayals and reprisals that call upon the need for the kind of stylish spaghetti-toned western action you’d expect given their central actor.



Monday, June 19, 2017

Billy the Cat

Billy the Cat is the title of a Franco-Belgian comic by the Belgian Stéphane Colman and Stephen Desberg, as well as an animated cartoon adaptation, amongst others. Both comic and cartoon deal with the everyday and secret lives of urban animals, although they take very different approaches to it, and while the characters are largely the same in both versions, the stories and situations are very different. The comic debuted in 1981.


Sunday, June 18, 2017

Echo of Futurepast

In 1984, comic book legend Neal Adams decided to launch his own comics company, Continuity Publishing, with the anthology title, Echo of Futurepast. Echo was an anthology title in the vein of Heavy Metal and Epic Illustrated, featuring lush fully-colored artwork and often incomprehensible stories. In fact, at least one of the features in the first issue had previously appeared in a slightly different form in Heavy Metal. Echo of Futurepast was extraordinarily expensive, but it featured high-quality paper (the second issue is printed on the same kind of glossy paper you saw in high-end magazines) and full-process color. Unfortunately, the coloring itself was inconsistent. And if the book hadn’t featured reprinted material for around half its contents, it might have been even more expensive. 
Leading off the first issue was “Bucky O’Hare,” a funny-animals-in-space feature written by Larry Hama (perhaps best known for his long run writing Marvel’s G.I. Joe) with art by fan favorite Michael Golden. You may notice some similarities between Bucky and Marvel’s Rocket Raccoon, who starred in a Marvel miniseries the next year and will be featured in Guardians of the Galaxy, one of the big-screen Marvel epics due out next year. However, Rocket Raccoon actually came out first, debuting in 1976.

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Lazarus Ledd

Lazarus Ledd is an Italian comic book, first published in Italy in 1993 by Edizioni Star Comics. Authors who worked to the Lazarus Ledd include writers Ade Capone, Stefano Vietti, Marcello Toninelli and drawers Emanuelo Barison, Alberto Gennari, Giancarlo Olivares and Stefano Raffaele.
Running for over 12 years while all but unknown in the United States Italian series Lazarus Ledd is one of the most popular comic book characters in the world, not just in Italy but also in Australia. Called “like a very good American Action movie, only on paper,” Lazarus Ledd is also the subject of a popular video game.

Friday, June 16, 2017

C.L.A.S.H.

C.L.A.S.H. is a comic book series published in France but realized by Italian artists Franco Frescura and Giorgio Trevisan for Editions Lug in 1969. Headquartered in Aspen, Colorado, C.L.A.S.H. (the acronym stands for Consortium for Law-Enforcement Action for the Security of Humanity) hides behind the cover of a multinational insurance company, but in reality is a United Nations organization devoted to fighting threats to global peace, in particular from a worldwide criminal organization known as CRIMEN. Its weaponry includes the "Leviathan" (a flying fortress), Samael (an orbital space station), a fleet of ICBMs, and "paverine", a highly-potent psychotropic with extrasensory applications.
C.L.A.S.H.'s Director is William "Billy" Brown, who reports directly to the U.N.'s Secretary-General. Its top agents are Kazuhiko Song, a.k.a. "Mister Song", Sara Kissinger, a.k.a. "Miss Kiss", trainee Joanni Bourask, head of Psi Division Dr. Jesse Malone, and chief scientist Dr. Kalamazoo.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

The Rage

Rabies: a new strain of the virus that affects only children. This disease irremediably pushes them to attack any adult person. Henceforth, humanity has no choice but to kill its descendants, to gain time and to try to understand where this scourge comes from. The Rage. Story: Pierre Boisserie. Art: Malo Kerfriden.


Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Cicca Dum-Dum

Cicca Dum-Dum is an erotic series about Cicca "Dum-Dum" Mammone, a gorgeous girl who end up in a lot of sexual adventures. Unlike most of Bernet's books, which feature nudity and sometime sexual situations, this is a quite explicit hardcore book, and is not suited for everyone.
By the artist of the popular hard-bitten noir series Torpedo, a sexy series of the adventures of Chica, one hot babe the gangsters of Chicago are tearing each other apart for! Fleeing trouble with her boyfriend, who has to disguise himself as her mother, she hatches a plan to play a virtuous virgin to ensnare a rich gangster. But Al Capone himself is on her trail, and although Cicca Dum-Dum has a body to die for, can she survive the wrath of Al Capone?

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Empire USA

In a few hours, the United States will be pushed into a hellish spiral of events by a chemical attack. The presidential elections are canceled, civil liberties are restricted, and the constitution is revised. Unfortunately, the only man able to avert this disaster is about to end his own life. Empire USA.