Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Qumran

The first scrolls that make up the so-called "Dead Sea Scrolls" were discovered in 1947. This is the most sensational archaeological discovery of modern times. The study of rolls and fragments found in sealed jars is still ongoing. Over the past fifty years, it has given rise to all sorts of heated controversies and sometimes violent clashes. The disappearance of one of the most important scrolls, the scroll of the messiah, is not made to calm the spirits. It is true that, according to some researchers, this missing roll contains revelations likely to overturn the very basis of Judeo-Christian civilization! Scenario: Abécassis, Éliette  Makyo. Drawing: Gemine, Stéphane.


Sunday, January 26, 2020

Non Album Collections 206

Ghost War 01 - Red Dawn (2018)

In a near future, when oil reserves are running out, the bots - high tech, armored environmental suits and drones - make work easier for soldiers, handlers, and drillers... Drillers like Terry, who works on a maritime oil platform. But when unidentified bots attack the site, killing their friends and colleagues, Terry escapes to the mainland. There they team up with Iida, a waitress in the nearest coastal town, which has also been invaded by the bots. In spite of their differences, Terry and Iida find themselves leading the resistance in fighting back. Written by Jean-Pierre Pécau. Art by Stefano Martino.

Alt-Life (2018)

Script by Thomas Cadène - Art by Joseph Falzon. On a dying Earth in a not-so-distant future, Josiane and René are the first to enter a new virtual world where just about anything is possible… Part dystopian love story, part psychedelic meditation on human nature, “Alt-Life” takes the reader down a mind-bending rabbit hole of desire, loneliness, and self-discovery.

Texas Jack (2018)

Scenario: Dubois, Pierre. Drawing: Armand, Dimitri. Texas Jack is a local celebrity with his show and his eminent shooter skills. But the reality goes beyond the show the day he has to restore justice to the terrible Gunsmoke?

Friday, January 24, 2020

Vietnamese Memories

The personal stories of five family members, over five different time periods, as they are respectively forced to leave their home country of Vietnam when outside forces or inner turmoil shatter their normal lives. Each story follows the journey of a family member as they must leave everything behind, adapt to a new country and culture, and live with the nostalgia of their homeland and their people. by Clément Baloup (Author).


Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Timothy Top Book

Timothy Top is a grade school kid going through a hard time. His parents are constantly quarreling, and he's feeling like an outsider among his classmates. His fascination with nature and superheroes makes for an unusual combination that few of his peers can relate to. But when a crooked businessman moves into the neighborhood with plans to "reinvent the local park" into a concrete monstrosity devoid of nature and life, Timothy sets out on a mission to save a famous tree from the bulldozers. Being just a kid, he doesn't know how he'll be able to go about this, until one night he discovers that he's been given the power of a magical green thumb that can heal and grow plant life! He's a superhero! But will he be able to use this power to save the park or the relationship between his parents? A simple tale but with many layers, this first volume supports respect for the environment, as well as dealing with bullies, quarreling parents, and school expectations. Future volumes tiptoe into other topics such as discrimination, forgiveness, and commitment.


Monday, January 20, 2020

Scarlet Rose

Maud is quite happy living her simple life with her father and learning the exciting art of sword fighting. But when her father is murdered, Maud is whisked away from the life she knows by her rich and lordly grandfather. He wants to give her a home - on his terms - and help Maud become a real lady. All Maud wants to do is keep on fighting, so that she can have her revenger on her father's killer. High adventure and historical fiction come together in a swashbuckling thriller! Swords, vengeance, and a dashing highwayman known as the Fox comprise the key components to The Scarlet Rose, as Maud learns everything she thought she knew about her life wasn't true, and how to grow and grieve after losing her father. The Scarlet Rose blends exciting, thrilling action with grounded, emotional characterization.


Saturday, January 18, 2020

Non Album Collections 205

Skandalon (2014)

Julie Maroh burst onto the scene in 2013 with Blue Is the Warmest Color, a tender, bittersweet graphic novel about lesbian love, in which a young woman named Clementine becomes infatuated with Emma, a girl with blue hair. The book spawned a controversial and acclaimed feature film that won the Palme d'Or at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival as well as accolades for its stars Adèle Exarchopoulos and Lea Seydoux; the book itself is a New York Times bestseller and received starred reviews from Publishers Weekly and Library Journal.

Invincible 01 - Justice and Fresh Vegetables (2018)

by Pascal Jousselin. Invincible to the rescue! The one and only true comic book hero is here. there and everywhere! But this is no normal caped crusader. He has the power to traverse time. space... and page. a power he uses to foil the devious plans of evildoers the world over! And as if fighting crime wasn't enough. there are cats to be saved and corrupt politicians to take on! How will Invincible manage?! Especially with more heinous villains lurking on the horizon... It's going to be a wild ride. that's for sure. but if anyone can save humanity. it's the people's hero. it's Invincible!

Cici's Journal. The Adventures of a Writer-in-Training (2017)

by Joris Chamblain, Aurélie Neyret (Illustrations). Cici dreams of being a novelist. Her favorite subject: people, especially adults. She’s been watching them and taking notes. Everybody has one special secret, Cici figures, and if you want to write about people, you need to understand what’s hiding inside them. But now she’s discovered something truly strange: an old man who disappears into the forest every Sunday with huge pots of paint in all sorts of colors. What is he up to? Why does he look so sad when he comes back?


Thursday, January 16, 2020

Milton's Dreams

Poverty. bitterness. spite... The story of a family. the fate of two brothers. one a dreamer. the other driven by hatred. A poignant tale streaked with a powerful yet splendid despair. Razor-sharp writing. and drawing so taut you can feel the tension.