Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Non Album Collection 75

Angela (One Shot) (F) (2006)

Angela saw a carefree childhood. His life is suddenly upset when Jason, the former lover of his mother, reappears after twelve years of absence. He persuades her to join him with his daughter in order to exploit his mining concession. Faced with the absence of vein, it is discouragement. Their last hope, a particularly daring robbery. 

Wheel 01 - The Prophecy of Korot

The wheel is a hybrid with 80% fancy-dragons and 20% science fiction. Despite the undeniable power of the drawings, the marriage is not so happy. We lose ourselves in the meanders and jumps of an unstructured scenario, without bearer and especially without major theme. Such a style of narration could pass in the 70s with Luc Bradefer, but hardly passes 30 years later. 

Hermann - Africa (2007)

Dario Ferrer acts as guardian of a Tanzanian wildlife preserve. Accompanied by Charlotte, a naive European journalist, Ferrer discovers a village under fire from mysterious agents of the foreign-backed government. Ferrer and Charlotte must fight not only to protect the preserve, but to expose government corruption.

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Non Album Collection 74

The Children of Captain Grant (2016)

In this adaptation of the classic novel, the entire cast of characters has been transformed into anthropomorphic animal! It begins with a message-actually three water-damaged messages-found in a bottle removed from the belly of a shark. Written in three different languages the messages reveal that the long-missing Captain Grant was shipwrecked and is being held hostage. The only clue from the messages that might be of any help, will lead Lord Glenarvan and Captain Grant’s children on an adventure literally around the world!

The Fifth Gospel T01 - The Hand Of Fatima (2008)

Holy Land. XIIth century. Thirteen young Saracen children have disappeared. All the girls, at least 13 years old, orphaned and tattooed with a hand of Fatima on the forearm. The disappearances continue ... At this same time, troubled by incessant quarrels, Lord Milon de Plancy has just been savagely assassinated by four hooded men. This is only the beginning of a series of mysterious murders linked apparently to a codex whose revelations are likely to wreak Rome.

Shenzhen - A Travelogue from China (2006)

Shenzhen is entertainingly compact with Guy Delisle's observations of life in urban southern China, sealed off from the rest of the country by electric fences and armed guards. With a dry wit and a clean line, Delisle makes the most of his time spent in Asia overseeing outsourced production for a French animation company. He brings to life the quick pace of Shenzhen's crowded streets. By translating his fish-out-of-water experiences into accessible graphic novels, Delisle skillfully notes the differences between Western and Eastern cultures, while also conveying his compassion for the simple freedoms that escape his colleagues in the Communist state.

Friday, November 17, 2017

Metal Hurlant

Métal hurlant is a French comics anthology of science fiction and horror comics stories, created in December 1974 by comics artists Jean Giraud (better known as Mœbius) and Philippe Druillet together with journalist-writer Jean-Pierre Dionnet and financial director Bernard Farkas.

The four were collectively known as "Les Humanoïdes Associés" (United Humanoids), which became the name of the publishing house releasing Métal hurlant. It was published in the United States by National Lampoon under the title Heavy Metal. ISSN 0336-4747 (Métal Hurlant Aventure).

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Non Album Collection 73


End of the 40s, Siberia. Stalin returned to zone 0049, where he had been deported at the time when he was called Koba. He must clarify a mystery linked to a painting representing him with his companions of struggle who have since become important members of the regime. However, these latter disappear gradually from the picture without a human hand, apparently, the cause ...

Toys in the Basement - (Santa Anna)

A creepy kids’ book from a French comics master. With appearances in such anthologies as Zero Zero, BLAB! and Kramers Ergot, Stéphane Blanquet has been delighting and terrifying American readers with his superslick, ultradetailed creepiness.

Septic Isle (2008)

Genre: Spy thriller. Publisher: Moonface Press. “A masterful espionage thriller… taut, topical and terrifying”- Mike Carey (writer, The Unwritten)

Monday, November 13, 2017

Non Album Collection 72

Lester Cockney 01 - What a Crazy Country

Lester Cockney, of his real name "Lester Mahoney", is Irish from Killarney. In London in the middle of the nineteenth century, it does not weigh heavily against any Englishman, especially if he wears the uniform. From provocations to fights, Lester finds himself enlisted by force in the English army to join the expeditionary force in India, then in Kabul. Already in Afghanistan, history is only an eternal beginning ... 

Exterminator 17

For generations, warrior robots called, "Exterminators" have fought in deadly environments across the galaxy. When the soul of the man who created the Exterminators is transferred into one of his killing machines, a series of events is set into motion that will lead to the liberation of his creations from their human masters. Exterminator 17 will mark the first time that Humanoids Publishing will follow a graphic album with a comic series. Fans of Bilal should also take note that Exterminator 17 features a master re-coloring by comics veteran Dan Brown.

The Waters of Dead Moon 01-05 (from Heavy Metal)

A quite marvellous, stylistically superb dystopian sci fi story by Philippe Adamov (Art) and Patrick Cothias (Story). In a barren Paris, where food and water is short a bizarre degenerate princely court spends the end of days with debauchery. Cannibalism, decadene, sex, mutations and violence in a truly hopeless setting.

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Non Album Collection 71

The Last Days of Pompeii (Zorad)

The protagonist, Glaucus, represents the Greeks who have been subordinated by Rome, and his nemesis Arbaces the still older culture of Egypt. Olinthus is the chief representative of the nascent Christian religion, which is presented favorably but not uncritically. Beautifully illustrated, this classic tale will capture children's interest and spark their imagination inspiring a lifelong love of literature and reading.

Space Patrol Orion - The 8th Adventure

Another sci-fi Hungarian comic.

The Ballad of the Flood (Fazekas)

Ballad of the flood' by Zoltán Csernai (1982) an adult adventure Hungarian comic.

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Bullet to the Head

Bullet to the Head, the crime noir masterpiece continues, written by Matz and drawn by Colin Wilson (Ed Brubaker's Point Blank)! The book centers on a pair of assassin buddies and a pair of cop buddies, with a body count that grows as the story progresses and each pair trying to figure out what is happening! In this third issue of the award-winning crime saga, the pair of assassins strike again! But why?