In this new volume, Lucky Luke has to clean out a whole city: Fenton Town, so named because, after being abandoned by the pioneers who founded it, it has been taken over by Dean Fenton, a desperado of the worst sort... Fenton Town has become the most depraved city in all of Texas. Lucky Luke makes a short visit to townâjust the time needed to put Fenton in prison and chase out the remaining rabble.But soon the Dalton Brothers take up the torch, and, following Fentonâs ideas, create... Dalton City, exclusively reserved for gangsters!!! They even capture Lucky Luke and force him to help them...
The story of Robin Hood has made a strong impression on Jesse James, and he would like to become a bandit with a big heart, like his hero. With the help of his brother Frank and his cousin Cole Younger, he decides to steal from the rich and redistribute the loot to the poorâ´S But soon the trio is keeping the stolen money and spreading terror wherever they go. At Nothing Gulch, Lucky Luke is more than ready for them. But will he be able to rid the town of these desperados, when the population, terrorized, does nothing to help him?
After a global environmental disaster, mankind has rebuilt, but its
demons are still there. Greed, arrogance ... Romane Pennac fights those
who would abuse nature once again. Volume 1 of 2 of this sequel to
Mermaid Project. Two years have passed since the event of Mermaid
Project, and Romane and Brahim have paid the price of their courage
and integrity. Ignored, even censored, by their superiors, they're
now reduced to taking lousy private eye jobs to earn a living.
Meanwhile, though, the same cetaceans whose advanced intelligence the
UN had refused to believe in are attacking fishing trawlers ... with
rockets! Before long, the authorities ask our two investigators to
take their old jobs back ...
In this book you will find volumes 3 to 5: The Land Without Stars,
Welcome to Alflolol and Birds of the Master - three stories that
introduce the societal criticism aspect of the series. Battle of the
sexes, totalitarianism and extreme productivism are lambasted, but
never at the expense of fantasy or of the action. And as they travel
from world to distant world, Laureline becomes a truly equal partner,
/> far from the stereotypical female sidekick roles of the time.
Finally, the second part of the exclusive interview with the authors
and director Luc Besson is followed by an in-depth portrait of Pierre
Christin, the writer.
This third book of the collected edition contains volumes 6 to 8: Ambassador of the Shadows - the story that directly inspired Luc Besson's film - On the False Earths and Heroes of the Equinox. Over the course of these titles, among the finest in the series, Laureline takes her rightful place as the brains of the outfit, while Valerian fully embraces his role as anti-hero: always brave, but often a bit out of his depth. You will also find the end of the interview with Luc Besson and the authors, and an in-depth portrait of Jean-Claude Mézières, the artist.
Fifth volume of the collection, and it's almost a new series that
begins, without ever losing any of what makes its strength or its
charm. In this volume of the Collection you will find books 13 to 15,
and our heroes' life has been irretrievably changed with the
disappearance of future Earth and Galaxity. Lacking work, they become
freelance spies in the 80s in On the Frontiers. Lacking money,
they're reluctant arms dealers in The Living Weapons. Lacking
options, they turn investigators slash bait on corrupt Rubanis in The
Circles of Power. The apparent descent into hell of the two former
agents is the chance for the authors to study the ambiguities of our
world, either directly or through the lens of alien civilisations;
along with the ambiguity - pragmatism versus heroism - of the titular
character, saved from a fall from grace by his ever irreproachable
Fourth volume of the collection: return to Earth, and some great
upheavals in the characters' lives, are on the menu for the best
titles of the series. This volume contains books 9 to 12 - two
unmissable two-parters that represent a turning point in the story of
our agents, and which are widely considered by critics and readers
alike to be the pinnacle of the series. Characterised by a return to
20th century Earth, these two stories are suffused with incredible
melancholy and poetic charm, and force Valerian, the action man, to
face his limitations. As the real date neared 1986, final year of our
world according to the authors, Pierre Christin reconciled fiction
and reality with consummate skill and daring, sweeping aside the
status quo and sending his heroes down a completely new path. This
book is introduced by several articles of the recently departed Stan
This third volume in the collection brings us to the very edge of
absolute greatness, with two later, far more mature solo outings -
Doc Doxey's Elixir (including Manhunt) and Phil Wire (including Lucky
Luke and Pill) were first published in 1955 and 1956, and already
Luke was much closer to the cowboy that we now have in mind -
followed by Rails on the Prairie, the first collaboration between
/> Morris and Goscinny, that would usher in 30 years of a legendary
collaboration. These stories are prefaced by a staggering 46 pages of
extra material - biographies, essays, interviews, illustrations -
that will delight every fan.
Tasked by the queen to close the `Septimus Wave' case once and for
all, Captain Blake is facing a daunting task, for many questions
remain unanswered. Where did the spaceship buried beneath London come
from? What became of Lady Rowana and Professor Evangely? Meanwhile,
Mortimer is trying to pull Olrik out of the catatonic state the
villain has been in since his encounter with the ship's occupant. Has
the threat to the nation truly been vanquished?
Mortimer is brought to the camp of General Li Hsi, the Chinese
warlord, where he is reunited with a seriously injured Nasir. The
professor was kidnapped in order to recover the archaeological proof
of the general's imperial lineage, but also to repair the Red Wing, a
formidable combat aircraft Olrik unwittingly delivered. While Blake
moves heaven and earth to find him and protect Hong Kong, Mortimer
escapes to go in search of the only thing that can save Nasir: a
legendary pearl ...
Passing through New Orleans, Lucky Luke stumbles upon a heated
argument between two steamboat captains. The argument soon turns into
a wager: whichever boat reaches Minneapolis first after steaming up
the Mississippi will win the exclusive rights to the route. Captain
Barstow quickly invites Luke to travel on his Daisy Belle, fearing
that his opponent will cheat. And while he's not wrong, the biggest
danger to both boats remains Old Man River himself ...
There's no denying Gomer's genius. Mechanics, botany, chemistry,
zoology, musicology ... His brain is capable of sudden brilliance in
everything at which he tries his hand. The problem is that, brilliant
or not, his inventions are never quite right for either the time, or
the place. Which leads to disaster after disaster, fuelling his
colleagues' aggravation. Fortunately, he still has the loyalty of his
cat and gull - and the unfailing affection of Miss Jeanne ...
In Palombia, the president is throwing a lavish completion ceremony
for a colossal project: a dam across the mighty river Huaytoonarro.
An event that couldn't leave the Marsupilami more indifferent, for he
has other piranhas to fry: Mrs Marsupilami has disappeared. Our
friend's nose tells him that it was the doing of Bring M. Backalive,
the famous hunter, and he rushes after the kidnapper, soon followed
by Sarah and Bip ... and then the situation becomes even more
Once again, Luke is called to the penitentiary, though for once the
Daltons haven't escaped. They have, however, just learned that their
cousin Emmett, last survivor of the original Dalton gang, has a son -
and that Averell was chosen as his godfather! Now Lucky Luke has to
accompany the dumbest bandits in the West to the young boy's house,
as Averell has been temporarily entrusted with his education. A job
that his brothers see as an excellent opportunity to get rich ...
é Returned to their penitentiary by Lucky Luke for the umpteenth time, the Daltons meet a troubling character: Dunkle, a self-proclaimed prophet fond of fiery speeches. His continual preaching eventually converts the ever hapless Averell. Soon, all five escape together and find refuge in a friendly, welcoming community, where they sow chaos and discord each in their own way - unaware that Lucky Luke is already tracking them ...
Kid Luck, still travelling with Old Timer, arrives in Mushroom City.
After months in the wild, they're both glad to find a place where
they can have some fun! While the old gold miner has every intention
to enjoy himself, though, he immediately sends Luke ... straight to
school! A horrible sentence for the young cowboy-in-the-making, who
is about to meet a quartet of already nasty little brats, and a
/> pistolero with somewhat ... flexible morals!
Big surprise for the Lonesome Cowboy: a rich widow and admirer of his
exploits has bequeathed him a 250 acre cotton plantation in
Louisiana! Thrust into the role of a rich landowner, welcomed as one
by his white neighbours, he will have to fight to gain the trust of
his terrified black employees and split his heritage among them. A
goal towards which he'll receive help from the local Cajun community,
and from ... the Daltons!
Jolan has agreed to leave his family and serve Manthor, after he
saved Thorgal's life. The mysterious mage has promised him an
exceptional destiny - if, that is, the young man proves worthy of it.
So begins a series of trials during which Jolan, on his own at first,
will meet four other youngsters. They, too, have unusual powers.
They, too, are on their way to Manthor's castle. Will they be allies,
Gomer is absolutely peerless when it comes to disrupting life at
Spirou Magazine, much to his boss Prunelle's and long-suffering Mr De
Mesmaeker's chagrin. But don't you go underestimating him! The truth
is that his laziness, his talent for invention and even his love of
animals - not to mention his antiquated lemon of a car- are perfectly
capable of spreading chaos anywhere, in any season. You can't even
imagine what he can do when it snows!
The disasters Gomer keeps causing at the Spirou office (and in town,
and out of town, and for the Army ...) sometimes drive his neighbours
and co-workers to regrettable excesses. They shout at him, lock him
up, occasionally try to strangle him a bit ... Yet he rarely even
resents it. Watch out, though! Gomer is also a friend to all
creatures big and small, and anyone going after one of his furry or
feathered companions is in for a nasty surprise!
Spirou and Fantasio are famous - among other things, as the official
discoverers of that legendary creature, the Marsupilami, one of which
often accompanies them on their adventures. So when one of their
conferences is cancelled in favour of a documentary film from an
unknown author, they are understandably irritated... until, that is,
they realise the film is the very first to record the family life of
The captain and the professor have finally made it to the secret base with the Swordfish blueprints, and construction has begun on the extraordinary machines. Olrik hasn't had his last word, though, and he is ready to take tremendous risks to locate the world's last bastion of resistance and freedom. A race against time is on between Imperial forces on one side and Mortimer's teams of engineers on the other... The fate of civilisation is at stake.
Fleeing the devastation of World War III, Blake, Mortimer and Nasir have been trying to reach a secret base with the blueprints for a new weapon, the Swordfish. But the forces of the Yellow Empire are hot on their trail, and soon Mortimer is captured. While Blake works tirelessly at coordinating the various resistance movements on the planet, the professor is forced to endure captivity, threats and torture from their eternal enemy, Olrik.
One day when heavy rains force them to play inside, Yakari and
Rainbow are startled by a strange sound. To their amazement, it's
followed by their whole tipi suddenly taking off and flying straight
north, with them inside! After several hours of a not entirely
pleasant journey, they're greeted on landing by Rainbow's spirit
guide Nanabozho, the Great Rabbit, who wants them to meet the
inhabitants of the great north. Among those is a mysterious white