The Incal is one of those comic stories that have taken on a legendary status, especially among comic creators. First released as six volumes in French, it’s considered the highlight of Moebius’ career. Printed in English several times, notably by Epic and Graphitti Designs in the 1980s and most recently Humanoids. In fact a deluxe oversized slipcased edition was the relaunch book for Humanoids U.S. and quickly sold out, prompting a hardcover in their standard size. January 2013 saw the release of the first volume “published in its original colors…read more
Giant steampunk robots terrorizing London: what’s not to like? London, 1899. A series of mysterious deaths on the shipping docks have an ex-Scotland Yard officer on the hunt for clues. What he uncovers is a war between a huge corporation and a renegade group of individuals, with both parties fighting for a powerful new energy source. A cross-Atlantic collaboration between American authors Jason Henderson and Tony Salvaggio and French illustrator Jean-Baptiste Hostache, Clockwerx is a non-stop Steampunk thrill ride as captivatingly drawn as it is written. Jason Henderson (Writer) Tony Salvaggio (Writer) Izu…read more
A beautiful oversized volume showcasing Terry Dodson’s ability to draw sensual and captivating comics, Muse is a must have for fans of good girl art. Available for the first time in the English language, in its original size, and in its entirety are the sexy, dreamy adventures of Coraline, a beautiful young lady who serves as governess to a wealthy, inventive and very mysterious homeowner. Written by frequent Humanoids collaborator D-P Filippi (JOHN LORD, THE BOOK OF JACK) and drawn by U.S. comics superstar Terry Dodson (Marvel’s UNCANNY X-MEN, THE…read more
A unique tale of action, black comedy and mystery, Humanoids brings English speaking audiences Philippe Riche’s The Alliance Of The Curious. Three antique dealers team up to work on the most bizarre and obscure of cases. Their current investigation begins when they find a reliquary in the house of a deceased elderly woman. The box contains a mysterious skull and a hair whose DNA analysis reveal that both belong to a Neanderthal man…a contemporary one… Philippe Riche (Story & art) Humanoids, 19 Dec 2012 96 pages, 8.5 x 11 inches…read more
The latest from Humanoids, bringing English translations of European works. Megalex was a three-volume work released in French in 1999, 2002 and 2008. This is its first English release. On the planet-city of Megalex, urban sprawl and technology consume all, leaving only a few bastions of nature and a mass of drug-addled citizens. That all changes when a clone, known only as the Anomaly, is created and rescued from certain destruction… Straight from the untamed minds of Alexandro Jodorowsky (THE INCAL, THE METABARONS) and Fred Beltran (PIN-UP GIRLS FROM AROUND THE WORLD)…read more
Being a fan of Humanoids and Milo Manara I happily thumbed Pandora’s Eyes when it was released, then put it back on the shelf. For some reason I wasn’t ready at the time, but having thoroughly enjoyed The Manara Library Volume 1 I picked this book up at a Boxing Day sale. Pandora is gorgeous… until her uncontrollable anger makes her eyes piercingly evil. Shortly after therapy has cured her, Pandora is kidnapped and thrown into a crime-filled conspiracy that’s connected to her mysterious past. By legendary cartoonist Milo Manara and Vincenzo Cerami (co-writer…read more
A giant book from Moebius and Jodorowsky: I was in the moment I spotted The Eyes Of The Cat in the Diamond catalogue. The very first graphic storytelling collaboration between two masters of the medium, Alexandro Jodorowsky and Mœbius. In a desolate dreamscape world, a man, a bird, and a cat interact in a unique apocalyptic yet poetic fashion… Presented in a giant sized collector’s edition, in its original b&w colors but with a colored paper stock, and in a limited and numbered printing of only 750 copies! Alexandro Jodorowsky (Writer) Moebius…read more
With a title that exciting The Hounds Of Hell was a must read for me this week after a visit to my local comic book shop. Here’s the publisher’s blurb:
A formidable group of mercenaries accept a secret mission for the Empress of the Byzantine Empire. Their skills, wills and courage are fully tested as they search for a legendary treasure hidden in the heart of the ancient underworld. Highly recommended for fans of CONAN THE BARBARIAN and RED SONJA.
Elias The Cursed by Corrado Mastantuono and Sylviane Corgiat. Here’s the publisher’s blurb:
Fallen king Elias is on a quest to reclaim the face that was stolen from him by the mighty sorcerer Melchior. With the help of an unlikely gang, of all fantastical shapes and sizes, and amidst magic both good and evil, Elias The Cursed will attempt to save his face, and perhaps his soul.