I recently wrote a review of the two first volumes of Riad Sattouf´s masterpiece L’Arabe du future for the Swedish newspaper Svenska Dagbladet. It can now be found in its digital form here.
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The first album in what is likely to be a series of “extraordinary adventure” with Lucky Luke, probably inspired by the successful book series with independent, more experimental comics with Spirou and Fantasio. The latter are often enjoyable, albeit of varying quality, depending on who the publisher chooses to invite to play with these classic characters. It was therefore with some hope, but also a certain amount of trepidation that I started reading this first volume.
A new album in the specials series with Spirou and Fantasio. One again, the script is by Olivier Schwartz and the drawings by Yann, who together previously created Operation Bat in the same series. These albums, which were originally intended as stand-alone stories in which various comics artists could try out wild ideas, is now more and more being built together into an alternate continuity. This is, as I said Schwartz´ and Yann´s second book, which begins immediately where the last one ended and has an open ending with an indication that there will be a third volume. Additionally, the album Spirou – Portrait of the hero as an innocent young man by Émile Bravo can also be said to be part of the same continuity
The fifth collection of the classic French science fiction comic Valerian, with comics from the late 1980s and early 1990s. The stories in this volume follows the two space-time agents during a period where the future Earth from which they came has ceased to exist, and they are struggling to survive without many of the technological advantages they have been used to.