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Thorgal: The Three Elders of Aran

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In these new adventures, Aaricia is crowned Queen, and Thorgal will have to face many difficult tests to track down his beauty. Then they spend some happy days together in the countryside… Their first child is announced. But, alas, everything is turned upside down into horror by the jealousy of Shaniah, a teenager turned away by Thorgal. Prisoner on board the Black Galley, Thorgal becomes a plaything in the hands of Veronar, a degenerate tyrant… This two-volume book includes “The Black Galley”. Cinebook, March 2007 Writer Jean Van Hamme, Artist Grzegorz Rosiński…read more

Thorgal: Child Of The Stars

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In the wild and inhospitable European far north, in the land of Scandinavian myth and runic legend, Viking warriors discover a child in a space capsule. Leif Haraldson adopts him and gives him the names of his gods: Thorgal Aegirsson, son of Thor (god of lightning) and son of Aegir (master of the sea). Upon Leif’s death, the Viking chief Gandalf the Insane isolates Thorgal from others. Only the friendship of Aaricia, the daughter of Gandalf, brightens Thorgal’s solitary childhood. Their mutual affection quickly turns into true love.  This two-volume…read more

The Chimpanzee Complex Vol 1: Paradox

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An interesting spin on what we know of space exploration, The Chimpanzee Complex Volume 1: Paradox is an engaging look at humanity and the desire to achieve. In 2035, the US Navy discovers a strange space capsule that has crashed in the Indian Ocean. Helen Friedman is in charge of interrogating the two survivors, who are none other than Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin! Who, then, are the men who came back from the 1969 Apollo XI mission? A lunar expedition is set up to elucidate this mystery. Friedman is…read more

Lady S: Here’s To Suzie!

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Being a fan of Cinebook and its English translations of foreign works I quickly snapped up Lady S: Here’s To Suzie!, the first volume of this series. Adopted daughter and principal collaborator of James Fitzroy, roving ambassador, special correspondent for the American Secretary of State in Europe, Susan is a clever, multilingual young woman, in full bloom and perfectly happy in the eyes of an attentive father. But this too-perfect happiness hides many faults, sorrows and mysteries. Trapped by her past, Susan will have to play her most dangerous role…read more

The Scorpion: The Treasure Of The Templars

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Originally published at Comic Book Daily under my Bound Together column. The Scorpion is an excellent European series from Enrico Marini and Stephen Desberg about a treasure hunter during the Renaissance.  Cinebook has been publishing English translations for a few years now and recently shipped volume four: The Treasure Of The Templars.  Here’s the publisher’s blurb: On the run from both agents of the Vatican and Ottoman authorities, the Scorpion is forced into uneasy alliances to continue his quest. Riding towards the Holy Land, the motley band begins to unravel…read more

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The Scorpion

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Some online perusing of Cinebook offerings convinced me to pick up a copy of The Scorpion Volume 1; this includes The Devil’s Mark and The Pope’s Secret, two previously published French works by Enrico Marini and Stephen Desberg.  Cinebook publishes foreign language books in English, allowing us to appreciate some great works. It seems a lot of French comics are published as 48 page issues and Cinebook likes to publish them in two issue volumes.  As well first credit is given to the artist and second credit to the writer,…read more

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