Tuesday, January 17, 2017

The Law of the 12 Tables

A young woman comes to find Asphodel, the most gifted witch of her generation, to ask for her help. The dreams that haunt her nights seem more and more real and threatening. It is to Andrews, expert in influence, that it will be directed. Did she say everything? Is this affair related to the massacre that was committed on a Sabbath? So here is open the imposing 2006-2007 almanac of Asphodèle! With its 12 chapters-months of 30 boards, the event is undoubtedly as much in the formula retained for its publication as in the album itself. 
The first four volumes of the series of which it is the prolongation had indeed not allowed to perceive a potential able to make impatience to the standard amateur of esoteric to the announcement of a rhythm of bimonthly exit. But the current trend is to beat the iron as long as it is hot and create a regular buying habit even more than arousing. The Law of the 12 Tables.

Monday, January 16, 2017

Inspector Moroni

Inspector Moroni is a concentrate of the neuroses of our society. His job allows him to use his sense of analysis, which he believes infallible. But his paranoid tendency locks him up in a world where he sees only schemes and plots. The cheerful adventures of an Inspector Harry under tranquilizers. 
No holiday for Inspector Moroni! Still psychogenic, he is reminded of his leave to negotiate a delicate taking of hostages. But how was the life of innocent people entrusted to this guy who does not understand anything? Simply because of a new concept of crisis management: "fire by fire", facilitate dialogue by sending a negotiator of the same character as the hostage taker. And there it is a well lit psychopate. Moroni is therefore entirely chosen to discuss with Eugene Puthoff, inventor of a water engine, or former storekeeper and sexual pervert according to the versions of each. Is it a drama or a comedy? On reading this album, we do not know if we should laugh or cry so much the two kinds mix. Between the misunderstandings linked to the profoundly naive character of this stuck cop, a sort of Mr Magoo whose myopia lies within his cortex, and the reality of a life puffed by maternal omnipresence.


Sunday, January 15, 2017

The Lord of the Rings Saga

This is a comic book adaptation of Ralph Bakshis cartoon movie Lord of the Rings (1979) drawn by Luis Bermejo and translated into a lot of languages. It was 3 comic books made, note that this comic books like the cartoon movie only cover 1 of the 3 Tolkien-books.


Saturday, January 14, 2017

The Towers of Bois-Maury

The Towers of Bois-Maury (original French title: Les Tours de Bois-Maury) is a series of graphic novels that begun in 1984 by Belgian comic book creator Hermann. 
Set in 11th century Europe, the series concerns the efforts of the wandering noble Sir Aymar de Bois-Maury, knight, to reclaim his ancestral home, Bois-Maury. Less focused on action than the other series of Hermann (like Jeremiah), Les Tours de Bois-Maury deals more with human thoughts and considerations. All albums have been written and drawn by Hermann, except Rodrigo, Dulle Griet and Vassya, all written by his son Yves H.


Friday, January 13, 2017

Whispers in the Walls

Somewhere in post WWII Central Europe exists an orphanage where children having survived a mysterious, transformative virus are admitted. Czechoslovakia, 1949. What Evil lurks within the walls of an ancient children's infirmary? After the brutal murder of her parents, Sarah, a young orphan, is about to discover that and much more. From long-buried secrets to imminent battles, the fate of man, and monster, lie with young Sarah. A gothic tale of horror from David Muñoz (co-writer of Guillermo Del Toro's The Devil's Backbone film) and artist Tirso. Whispers in the Walls.


Thursday, January 12, 2017

The Kaurava Empire

The tales of the Mahabharata are updated in this new series from Campfire. Time and again the timeless nature of the greatest stories ever told have been highlighted by readers and fans. This space age rendering of these epic tales really proves the point. The Kauravas and Pandavas go high tech as their forces clash in the fiercest battle the universe has ever known. 
In this volume we see the real puppet master behind the great war, Shakuni, the man who manoeuvred both sides into hating each other in order to satisfy a lifelong thirst for revenge against the Empire. The greatest empire the universe has ever known. Ever expanding and seemingly impossible to resist. One man makes it his life-long mission to see that empire crumble into dust. Taken from his home as a child, forced to watch his father and loved ones starve to death before his very eyes, Shakuni vows to make those responsible pay for their actions. Slowly but surely he plots the destruction of everything they hold dear. Revenge will be his, at any cost, even if it means hurting those he cared for, because vengeance has no room for compassion. It is time to see how one man turned the Royal Family of the Kaurava Empire against each other and caused the spark that ignited the greatest civil war ever known. Each volume in the series is a stand-alone adventure that will mesmerize and thrill readers everywhere. 


Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Julia

Julia-le avventure di una criminologa (Italian: Julia, adventures of a criminologist), known simply as Julia, is an Italian comic book series created by Giancarlo Berardi and edited by Sergio Bonelli Editore. The protagonist, Julia Kendall, is a criminologist, and the stories are usually in the crime fiction genre.
The series tell the stories of Julia Kendall, a young criminologist from the fictional Garden City in New Jersey. She works as a professor at Hollyhock University and as a freelance consultant to the local police, helping them to solve crimes. The cases Julia deals with put her in extremely dangerous situations, as her skills in psychology and her relations with Garden City Police Department lead her on the trail of vicious serial killers (above all the ruthless Myrna Harrod, a recurring character in the series) and unscrupulous criminals. Other cases involve her in classic whodunnit scenarios.
Alongside her in their investigations are the surly lieutenant Alan Webb and the friendly sergeant "Big" Ben Irving, as well as his friend and private investigator Leo Baxter. Characteristic of the series is the extensive use of Julia's diary, where the protagonist writes her thoughts and impressions about the cases, working as a first-person narration. In some albums, the storytelling is done by other characters in the series (like Myrna Harrod or sergeant Irving).


Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Dread Mac Farlane

Dread Mac Farlane is a girl living in Neverland with Peter Pan and the Lost Boys. Where is she from? How and why did it get here? She even know the answers to these questions. Yet through his dreams and his prodigious memory, his memories come back to him little by little. Pirate girl, she will return to the path of the Caribbean to fulfill his destiny.


Monday, January 9, 2017

Jerome Bloche

He would like to look like Bogart, he outlandish Mr Hulot. Gourmand and dreamy, distracted and tender, timid but brave, Jérôme is mostly very smart! A private detective all but foresight and humor. Jerome Bloche. A comic by Makyo, Letendre & Dodier.


Sunday, January 8, 2017

The Last Jungle Book

Rudyard Kipling died in 1936. In one of his last poetic pleas, the brilliant creator of “The Jungle Book” invited readers to take another look at his fantastic tales in order to find all the answers regarding the destiny of man. The Last Jungle Book.


Saturday, January 7, 2017

The Keeper

Up until now, Vince’s job has been to ensure the safety of the art dealers who work for the Vatican. But now the young man is offered a curious ‘promotion’: If he succeeds on his next mission, Vince will join the ‘Keepers’ — a very special, and very secret, branch of the Vatican’s secret service. Their job is to bring the Pontifical State’s strayed black sheep back into the fold… and, if all else fails, to put them conveniently out of the way, for ever and ever amen. A comic by François Boucq and Yves Sente.


Friday, January 6, 2017

Love

The simple life of a woodland fox is turned upside down when a cataclysmic natural disaster throws the small island habitat into chaos. Creatures of all shapes and sizes -- from tiny rodents to towering bears and majestic whales -- scramble for safety, but this intrepid fox inexplicably runs TOWARDS the danger. This exciting tale by author Frederick Brremaud is told without narration or dialogue, conveyed entirely through the beautiful illustrations of Federico Bertolucci. A beautiful, all-ages title that explores genuine natural behavior through the dramatic lens of Disney-esque storytelling, like a nature documentary in illustration. Love.
A young lion wanders the Serengeti in search of a pride to call his own. But being alone, he is watched with cautious eyes by those families he encounters along the way, including a coalition of rival males in search of their own pride to conquer. So the nomad searches patiently, waiting for the opportunity to claim his territory and find a new family. But loneliness can breed ferocity. The third volume in the lavishly illustrated, award-winning series of wildlife graphic novels, each depicting a day in the life of different wild animals, told through the dramatic lens of Disney-esque storytelling, like a nature documentary in illustration.


Thursday, January 5, 2017

Negative Exposure

The Manga by way of Europe masterpiece featuring art by fan favorite Enrico Marini ("Gypsy Raptors, Black Pearl) is completely redone in this volume collecting the 4-issue mini-series, along with two bonus issues and brand-new coloring! 
Follow the exploits of incompetent investigative reporter Oliver Varese, who has a knack for attracting both beautiful women and danger as he travels the globe on assignment. From Red Square, to Hong Kong, to Geneva, Oliver chases down the truth amid international intrigue ripped from the headlines. Investigative journalism is harder than it seems: beautiful women, fast cars, dangerous assignments, and other things that are too much for Oliver Varese to handle can all be found in Negative Exposure.


Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Boes

Boes ("Ox Tales") is a Dutch newspaper gag-a-day comic strip created by Wil Raymakers and Thijs Wilms. It was created in 1980 and spawned a popular anime TV series between 1988 and 1991 called Ox Tales in the English-speaking world.
"Boes" is a pantomime gag-a-day comic about an anthropomorphic ox who walks on clogs in a landscape that resembles the farm lands in the Netherlands. He works as a farmer. Many gags center around his comedic interactions with animals. While many gags are child-friendly there are also gags which have more risqué jokes involving sex, toilet humor and obscene gestures. The series has a few recurring characters who are unnamed in the comics, but received names in the animated series. They are Dolly the tortoise, Shampoo the gorilla and Saffie the dog.


Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Amalou Lights

Amalou Lights (Les Lumières de l'Amalou) is a five-part comic series written by Christophe Gibelin and drawn by Claire Wendling. 
Andréa and Elwood, two anthropomorphic ferrets, are flying in an old plane when imprudence makes them crash on an island amidst a river, populated by ferrets (like themselves) and the human-like "Transparents." First caught in the feud between the two species, the two friends soon get involved in problems that go as deep as the origins of the world itself.


Monday, January 2, 2017

Scared to Death

This series showcases the strange adventures of two adolescent friends, Robin and Max. All of the classic fantasy themes are touched on: sorcery, fairies, werewolves, ghosts, a must for fans of suspense and terror. In the first album, while secretly consulting the medical files of his father (a forensic scientist), Robin discovers the photo of a man whose body is pierced by hundreds of holes. Persuaded that this death is the work of a vampire, Robin and his friend Max go after the suspected murderer. Scared to Death.


Sunday, January 1, 2017

Deepwater Prison

The high security jail of the future ... In the bottom of the abyss! No one escapes from the Deepwater Prison. This is what seems to ignore the dangerous criminals who are incarcerated there and fomenting a daring escape plan. Their ticket to the surface and freedom? A Government representative, also trapped in the sunken station. But beware: the surrounding waters are home dark unknown and terrifying creatures. 
Year 2,027. Delinquency and crime have soared in the United States, prisons are overcrowded. The US government began studying a new prison model, a new type of prison located in an abyssal ocean trench near Bermuda, for prisoners serving long sentences. In it, the most dangerous criminals in the country are abandoned and left to their fate. Let's 900 meters deep, you can not escape! Especially since the area is infested with fearsome giant eels. A two thousand meters on the surface of an oil platform explodes, causing the biggest environmental disaster of all time. An emergency kit is sent to the ocean floor to seal the leak. Nearby is "Deepwater Prison" where inmates are plotting escape plans.