Violette is now a student at the prestigious Ballet School of the Opéra, but the various rivalries and jealousies that begin to crop up between the young dancers take a turn that may prove disastrous for her. Meanwhile her sister, Emma, dreams of joining a hip-hop group, and stumbles through the first uncertain steps of romantic love...
Under the orders of Centurion Caius Bracca, Marcus Livius has led his band of Romans on an expedition to find a hidden civilization of immense riches, facing countless dangers and losing many of his men along the way. But when he finally reaches the distant land of Niangara, his arrival is not one of conquest: a world of slavery, madness, and shamans' spells awaits him. A world of death.
Bien mal acquis ne profite jamaisTucano, Texas. Chinaman vient livrer sa marchandise. L'heure est venue pour lui de dire adieu à ses compagnons de route, Zed Ashe et Horace Curry. Le premier compte se refaire rapidement les poches au poker. Le second aimerait se faire oublier quelque temps et accepte dans ce but un job dans la discrète "Maison des plaisirs", à proximité de la ville.
Mais Wild Catty et sa bande ne l'entendent pas de cette oreille. Horace est le seul à connaître la cache du butin du hold-up de Red Gulch ; Wild Catty n'a qu'une idée en tête : lui mettre la main dessus. Crawford, quant à lui, a un travail à terminer : exécuter tous ceux qui ont participé de près ou de loin au hold-up, car c'est de l'arme de l'un d'eux qu'est partie la balle qui a tué son fils. Les rues de Tucano s'apprêtent à servir de décor à un dangereux règlement de comptes...La fin d'un cycle Avec Tucano, neuvième volume de la série "Chinaman", Serge Le Tendre et Olivier TaDuc nous livrent le deuxième volet d'un diptyque commencé dans le tome 8, Les Pendus. L'album met en scène un Chinaman paradoxal. Notre héros aimerait exercer tranquillement son métier de convoyeur et se faire ainsi une place dans le monde des Blancs, mais il ne peut se résoudre à laisser ses deux infortunés compagnons se débrouiller seuls, même si le prix à payer pour leur venir en aide est de donner raison aux Blancs qui se méfient des "Chinetoques"... "Chinaman" n'est décidément pas un western comme les autres !
Disparus avec leur père, deux enfants sont au coeur de la nouvelle enquête d'Interpol. Adepte de la secte L'Ordre divin du temple, le père des enfants serait en Suède, en compagnie du gourou. La traque s'organise, mais très vite une horrible vérité se dessine : et si le père des enfants projetait de les entraîner avec lui dans le suicide collectif des membres de la secte ? Se déclenche alors une course contre la montre pour l'inspecteur Vallandier et ses collègues suédois.
Un polar haletant, avec des scènes d'action à couper le souffle.
In 1976 Nicaragua "Tacit" Somoza rules the small Central American country with the support of the ruthless Guardia. The son of a powerful family from the capital, Managua, Gabriel is a young priest with an incredible talent for sacred art. He is sent to enhance his painting skills with Ruben, a priest in San Juan--a little village located at the base of a mountain. Despite his difficulty integrating with the villagers due to his father's reputation, Gabriel slowly gets to know them and, eventually, to love them. Encouraged by Ruben, he paints the villagers. He paints them as they are--men and women of flesh and blood. But Gabriel is soon witness to acts of military repression of the locals. It doesn't take long for him and the villagers to get swept away in these times of growing rebellion and smoldering revolution. Artistic passion, romantic passion, revolutionary passion. Passion courses though the pages of Muchacho, a two-part series. Here is part one.
Sometimes you don't get what you want for Christmas. Sometimes the girl you fancy gets another date to the dance. Sometimes, despite warnings from your parents, you want to see what it's like to smoke a pipe. The pleasures-and perils-of childhood come alive with an Old-West flavor in another round of adventures with Kid Lucky and his pals in Nothing Gulch. Saddle up, cowboys in training, and discover a world of stagecoaches and smoke signals, train tracks and cowboy coffee, outlaws and Neanderthals, as the luckiest kid in the West faces life on the prairie.
Does Lucky Luke know what he's getting himself into when he arrives at Froggy Town on a stormy night? As in many cities of the Wild West, a handful of men pursue the madcap dream of finding gold. Luke is just looking for a place where he can make a quick stop to replenish his tobacco supplies. But he can't refuse the request for help made by a committee of citizens to find the gold that was stolen the previous week from the poor miners. With the help of Doc Wednesday, Lucky Luke leads a dangerous investigation while facing up to the ruthless siblings - the Bones brothers.
Fleeing his old life after killing his former master, John Chinaman is exploring the ways of the new world. When he falls in with a wagon train of pioneers headed north, his new traveling companions include a fire-and-brimstone preacher, a family of Chinese immigrants, and a marshal escorting a dangerous criminal to trial. But Chow, once his best friend and now his sworn enemy, is hot on John's trail. And with him are a crew of cutthroat bounty hunters who share a mysterious past with the marshal's prisoner. A bloody confrontation between brothers-in-arms is inevitable, but who will be left standing?
A lone cowboy rides into town and all hell breaks loose... Sound familiar? Here is yet another take on the beloved Wild West trope, complete with corrupt law enforcement officers, a town drunk, guns for hire, a brave young woman trying to hold on to her failing ranch, vicious people with wealth and power trying to take it from her, a couple of cow-herders, and a colorful cast of characters with names like Red Dust, Ten Gallons, and of course... Comanche.
Months of roaming the wilderness have left John Chinaman homesick and lonely. His bitter experiences have left him wary of white men, but longing for human contact leads him to the small town of Oakridge. There he meets Amos and Millie, old, independent-minded homesteaders looking after their niece Rose, recently orphaned by the fever. But Rose's rich grandfather has designs on the only child of his estranged daughter. When he enlists lawyers, the local sheriff, and a hired gun to help him, John is forced to make a choice: stay out of it, or take up arms once more.
Just when the Triple Six Ranch is finally back up and running, disaster strikes in the form of a potential Indian uprising: the local Cheyenne tribe has not been receiving the food supplies promised by the U.S. government, and decides to steal Comanche's cattle. As Red Dust goes searching for answers to try to prevent a violent war, Comanche is held hostage, the men from the railroad get fidgety waiting for their meat, and the boys from the ranch make a reckless decision.
When Chinaman saves Li, a young cook, from a pair of drunken Irishmen, little does he realize he's about to become embroiled in much a larger struggle. For Li is one of a group of Chinese laborers brought in to help build the transcontinental railroad-much to the resentment of the Irish who preceded them. And they aren't the only ones after Chinaman: Sing, whom he dishonors and displaces as headman of the Chinese group, also nurses a grudge. These tensions come to a head in a fiery, balletic battle as a young Samuel Clemens looks on, witness to history.
When the notorious Dobbs brothers are foiled in their attempt to attack the stagecoach and ride off with the ranchers' gold, they vow to get the money at all cost. Before long, both the gang of brothers and the entire Triple Ranch crew, accompanied by a mysterious preacher who's awfully good with a six-shooter, are on the trail of one man... the mule-riding, whiskey-drinking Pharaoh Colorado, whose saddlebags are filled with gold and whose flask is tragically empty. Maybe he can just make a quick stop at the cabin of Trapper Hans for a swig of hooch.... Little does he know, that cabin is about to become the scene of much more than a few rounds between friends, as darkness descends and a deadly showdown grows imminent.
From the very first moment he meets "Sentence" Sykes, young Jim Starret instantly recognizes a legend of the Old West, just like in the comic books he learned to read with. But his new hero is nowhere to be seen when the fearsome Clayton gang murders his mother before his very eyes. From that moment on, the now-orphaned Jim becomes obsessed with a sole objective: joining Sykes to track down his mother's killers. But what he doesn't yet realize is that legends of the Old West are forged by their demons.
At Kinney Trading Post, John Chinaman gets accosted by a pair of bounty hunters when a good deed from his past returns to haunt him. But soon, all three of them have bigger troubles on their hands: the Yagger brothers have waylaid a would-be schoolmarm and her wagon driver in the woods. When the trunk they believed full of gold turns out to be full of books, Chinaman leaps in to save the schoolmarm's life. Their perilous escape through Paiute territory involves running rapids on a raft, dodging vengeful bandits, and hardest of all-learning to trust each other.
In the second half of the 19th century, a Chinese man wanders the plains of the American West. In the first volume, John Chinaman lands in San Francisco, tasked by the Elders of Canton with disciplining the local Triads. But this mission will be his last. From now on, his fate will be irrevocably tied to America's westward expansion.
Much to Stern's consternation, the small town of Morrison is preparing to celebrate Christmas, far from the gunfights that are commonplace in the Wild West-a West that is becoming tamer by the day. But the town is about to welcome a member of the real West: Colorado Cobb, a gentleman gunslinger whose adventures are a novelist's dream, but which have earned him a number of enemies. After tracking him down, a few vengeful gunmen will trigger a bitter chain of events, and the community caught in the crossfire will be forced to pick a side.
Kid Lucky loves to have fun-he plays lacrosse, builds tree houses, puts on magic shows, and races frogs. As if having fun doesn't keep him busy enough, he's also got chores to do, baths to take, math problems to solve, and a girl to ask to a dance. Daily life is always interesting in Kid's little Texas town-he meets some mighty fascinating critters there, and some of the most fascinating ones walk on two legs.
The westward drive of Americans after the Civil War was unstoppable. For some, the vast territory meant new wealth and new opportunities. The ever-progressing railroads made many rich. Whereas others found their fortune selling the flesh of the less fortunate. In a brothel in Omaha, all manner of destinies intersect in a violent collision that many won't survive. This is the incredible story of Martha Cannary, a young woman who shrugged off what destiny had in store for her and made herself into a legend.
He's got a yellow shirt and a red neckerchief, unruly locks and a sprig of grass in his mouth. He maintains law and order at the Nothing Gulch School, and he runs faster than his shadow as soon as there's even the slightest hint of chores to be done. It's Kid Lucky, a young cowboy knee-high to a grasshopper, always ready to discover the customs of the Wild West, and, most of all, to muck about with his buddies. This is the birth of a legend: the greatest (but still quite small) cowboy of the Wild West! In this first album, Kid Lucky learns his very first cowboy lessons.
He's got a yellow shirt and a red neckerchief, unruly locks and a sprig of grass in his mouth. He maintains law and order at the Nothing Gulch School, and he runs faster than his shadow as soon as there's even the slightest hint of chores to be done. It's Kid Lucky, a young cowboy knee-high to a grasshopper, always ready to discover the customs of the Wild West, and, most of all, to muck about with his buddies. This is the birth of a legend: the greatest (but still quite small) cowboy of the Wild West! In this second album, Kid Lucky learns more cowboy lessons.
"What... a... darn... stupid... contraption!" The 1st Columbia San Francisco Bicycle Race seems like the perfect opportunity for Albert Overman to impress the nation with his revolutionary design. But when a rival manufacturer hires two goons to intercept him, it`s up to Lucky Luke to save the day once more. The lonesome cowboy will find himself swapping stirrups for pedals as he heads west in the saddle of Overman`s invention. Will he make it to the starting line in time, or will the dawning of the modern age be stopped by ruthless thugs, stubborn hillbillies, and wary Apache? And what will Jolly Jumper think of his cowboy changing steeds?
John Chinaman tries to lead a peaceful life logging in Blue Hill while his companion Ada runs the local schoolhouse, both uncertain about starting a family. With the repercussions of the Chinese Exclusion Act sweeping the land, the townspeople aren't exactly warming to the mixed-race couple-especially when more Chinese immigrants looking for a home show up. But Chinaman's past isn't done with him yet. When the master of a San Francisco martial arts school sets out with his best students to challenge him, the various hostile factions meet head-on. Will John and Ada's love survive the explosive violence?
John Chinaman has hit the road, working as a teamster delivering goods to remote mining towns in the mountains. His path crosses that of two different men dangling from the end of a rope: the happy-go-lucky young gambler Zed Ashe, strung up by people he bilked, and the taciturn cowboy Horace Curry, strung up by his own hand. Curry doesn't want to talk about it, but Zed won't stop talking. As the unlikely trio make their way to Tucano, hot on their heels is a fearsome gang of bank robbers, and the mystery man who's been picking them off one by one.