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Review: Betelgeuse (’00 -’05) by Léo

7/10 The sequel to Aldebaran and this time there is more interstellar travel and another planet to explore! Kim Keller is back, on her way to Betelgeuse to find out what went wrong with the settlement there. On Betelgeuse, just … Continue reading

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Review: The Colony (2015) by Nicolas Debon

“All that we have done here, we have done out of our own free will” Nicolas Debon’s The Colony (published in 2015 as L’Essai in French, meaning “The Experiment”) is a standalone graphic novel, and non-fiction. A graphic retelling of … Continue reading

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Review: Guy Delisle – Shenzhen: A Travelogue from China (2003)

3/5 If there is one thing that changed for China over the past few decades, then it is their immense and rapid urbanisation. There are whole cities with millions if not tens of millions of people that many Westerners have … Continue reading

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Comic Reviews: Lady Mechanika, Rat Queens, Wayward & More

Why am I reading all these comics??? Well, I bought a bundle of about 60 comics for a very good deal, including some famous ones like the whole Saga, Monstress and Paper Girls runs, but it also had an assortment … Continue reading

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Review: Guy Delisle – Pyongyang: A Journey in North Korea (2004)

I’ve read this graphic novel many times. It’s quite short – you can read the whole thing in three hours – and it is such a tragicomic travel story that it never fails to entertain me.  Guy Delisle, a Canadian … Continue reading

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Review: The Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck (1994-’96), by Don Rosa

10/10 It is really hard for me to be objective in any way about these comics. As a young boy I read and reread them to the point that they are burned into the brain. Every single panel is immediately … Continue reading

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Review: Maus (1991) by Art Spiegelman

It is not easy to pin down Art Spiegelman’s Maus (1980-91) in a neat category. It is a comic book or graphic novel, but it is also nonfiction – and can be categorised as biography or memoir too. What it … Continue reading

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Review: The World of Edena (1983), by Moebius

The World of Edena (Le Monde d’Edena) is one of French artist Jean “Moebius” Giraud’s most essential works. Along with The Incal and Arzach and the Blueberry comic series, the Edena Cycle and all its supplementary material that Moebius created … Continue reading

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Review: The Metabarons, by Jodorowsky & Gimenez

After reading this book, I am now a paleo-meta-warrior with the techno-techno to fly space-whales. If you are familiar with Jodorowsky and Moebius’s The Incal, then you know that among all the daft ideas in that crazy crazy comic, there … Continue reading

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Review: Before the Incal, by Jodorowsky & Janjetov

8.5/10 Before the Incal (1988-’95) is a prequel to Jodorowsky & Moebius’s famous and stunning graphic novel The Incal, and as always the case with prequels, they are made with the expectation that you already know what happened in the … Continue reading

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