Amsterdam, August 1928. The crowd goes wild as the world's star athletes take off from the starting line for the crowning event of the Olympic Games: the marathon. Few so much as notice the short, slight Algerian runner-a factory worker by day-who wears the French jersey. But that was before a strong wind, cramps, and 42.195 kilometers of ruthless competition combined to produce an astonishing upset...
This is the story of a girl growing up in the 1990s - a middle-
schooler who finds herself lost in the gulf between childhood and
adolescence, developing paralyzing fears of failure, school, other
people, and her own changing body. Along the way, she becomes
obsessed with the Beatles... which might be just what she needs to
find her way back to being okay. Yeah yeah yeah!
Baudelaire: poète maudit, enfant terrible, lyric genius, crippling perfectionist. Bereft of a father at age five, he spent his days squandering the former's fortune on prostitutes and paintings, opium and alcohol, finery and laundry bills for his impeccably white dandy's collars. He loved a woman and gave her syphilis. This is her story. Muse, mulatto, mistress, mystery... little was known of Jeanne in her day, and even less remembered since. Yslaire pays tribute to a brimstone-and-hellfire affair from the annals of literature, two misunderstood souls who in their mutual misunderstanding afforded each other what little solace they found in life.
In 1864, a year after the death of Eugène Delacroix, Alexandre Dumas recounted the memories that marked his friendship with the great painter. From one anecdote to the next, Dumas' text reveals the personality of both painter and writer. All the while, a colorful portrait of the period takes shape; a period in which works of art are subject to fiery debates, intense admiration, and irrevocable rejection. With humor and passion, Catherine Meurisse invites herself into this very personal adaptation of Dumas' tribute to his friend.
In this nostalgic account, the Faldérault family sets out for a final summer vacation together before an impending marital separation disrupts the family dynamics for good. Along the way, heading south to France from Brussels, Pierre, Maddie, and their children revel in impromptu skinny-dips, family sing-alongs, and camping in the wild, ultimately finding a renewed zest for life-and vacation!
The year is 1849, and the future state of California is under the control of former soldiers from the Mexican-American War. Their leader, General Gomez, is busy buying up the locals' land for pennies on the dollar, so that he and his cronies can maximize their profits from the coming gold rush. But he and his men are dogged by a series of masked, would-be avengers all calling themselves Zorro. They are an almost laughable annoyance, simple peasants living out the fantasy of a local legend. Until one man shows up and starts picking off Gomez's men one by one, as stealthy as a fox. He brandishes a sword which he uses to carve the letter Z into his victims' cheeks... Could this be the true Zorro?
Adventure, drama, spies, secrets, and even a dash of romance. This extraordinary story tells the tale of two movie stars being pulled into the intrigue of counterintelligence and disinformation campaigns during World War II. Churchill is looking for someone to impersonate Britain's top general, and it's up to David Niven and Peter Ustinov to train the lucky lad. They're in a race against the clock and a battle against all the usual vices-wine and women included-to turn a second-rate actor into General Montgomery in this uproarious and award-winning graphic novel, where the truth might be stranger than fiction.
Captain Lexi Neel thought she'd sacrificed years of life with her daughter when she left Earth on a decades-long journey through the depths of space. But when a distress signal takes her out of hypersleep years ahead of schedule, she finds herself on the mysterious moon Aion, home to exotic wildlife and a research station dedicated to study of the moon's "particularities." It might mean a chance to start over as if she never left... As Lexi is about to learn, time is an experience.
East Berlin, summer of 1989: Mirco Watzke is caught in a bind. Usually a model student, the seventh grader has got himself in trouble with a couple of bullies from the Free German Youth, and the only person who can help is the mysterious new kid in school... Vivid and funny, tender and nuanced, "Kinderland" chronicles East Germany's final months as seen through the eyes of a child. It's a story of friendship, courage, and trust, but also of growing up between Young Pioneers and the church, fathers who "disappear," and a ping-pong tournament interrupted by the fall of the Berlin Wall. Winner of the Max & Moritz Award for Best Comic at the 2014 Erlangen International Comics Festival.
As the coalition built by Lady Shatira continues to try to defeat Suo-the-Red, the warlord who has brought ruin and devastation to the entire region, White Claw faces her greatest challenge yet: not only will she face the ruthless tyrant herself, but she will also have to prepare for an excrutiating confrontation with someone from her past. Thank goodness her faithful companions Lieutenant Bolt, Taho-The-Quick, and Master Foon are at her side when she needs them-not to mention her beautiful phoenix Ash.
A man lives in the wild with a dog as his only companion... and great powers at his disposal. All he needs is an animal's hide to take on its abilities. Together, he and his dog will go off to seek a terrible monster, in a silent story brought to vivid life by Burniat and Michiels. Fierce, funny, strange, endearing!
In this conclusion to a tense two-parter, John Chinaman reaches Tucano with two friends by his side and a gang of outlaws on their heels who'll stop at nothing to recover the cash from a bungled robbery. John's hopes of keeping a low profile go up in smoke as Zed continues his cheating streak, and Horace hides out at a brothel, trying to start a new life as a bouncer. Meanwhile, John's boss, Mr. Byrne, is going out of business, and has one last delivery for John to make: a prize Longhorn bull. Life sure can get complicated when you have friends!
Catherine Meurisse once again draws upon her memories. Her stay in a far-off, strange-yet-familiar land, at the Japanese villa Kujoyama in 2018, provides the artist another opportunity to pursue her creative quest, this time where the West and Far East meet. In the manner of Lewis Carroll, the young artist lets characters out of legend lead her through pictorial landscapes. Imagination and dialogue are key to penetrating the secrets of this strange territory and discovering why the young explorer finds it so fascinating. This Alice daydreams and wonders, returning every now and then to reality and nature, that dynamic dictator of events and situations. After The Great Outdoors, Catherine Meurisse continues her pursuit of beauty in an unknown land, between mountain and sea, illustrating landscapes that reflect the seasons and the artist's progress. Truly splendid!
In part two of this autobiographical tale, Florence has left her childhood behind and is crashing headlong into the awkwardness and pain of adolescence. Her body is changing, but she is still just as cruelly clueless about it as she ever has been. And now, The Thing-the one you're not supposed to talk about-is starting to pulse... Florence Dupré la Tour continues her masterpiece of inks and watercolors in this gut-wrenching, hilarious, and ultimately powerful look at what happens when a child is deprived of a proper education: the more they grow up, the smaller the adults around them get.
After a hold-up gone wrong, Slick finds himself deep in the red with local mafia boss Rex. But that's not the only thing setting them at odds: they also have their sights set on the same woman, the beguiling Caprice. She's engaged to Rex and headlines his club, where she thrills the nightly crowds. She's off-limits, but Slick has never been one for limits. And he has unfinished business with Caprice, who was once his own sweetheart before the war pulled them apart. After all these years, there's no love lost between them, but that doesn't mean the old spark isn't alive... And now, they're playing with fire. Taking inspiration from the Hollywood noir films of the 1950s, Enrico Marini delivers a gritty graphic novel combining crime, love, jealousy, and betrayal.
Lya and her faithful friends Antoine and Adèle are taking bigger and bigger risks as they close in on the driver whose hit-and-run left Lya partially paralyzed. All the clues point to the rich and famous Von Dieter family. But exactly which Von Dieter was it? Lya is more determined than ever to confront the person who left her for dead the day before her seventeenth birthday. But how can she get justice when the perpetrator seems to be above the law?
Gauthier of Flanders is in the city of Acre in the Levant, awaiting the arrival of his sister Sybille-a woman with a scandalous reputation whom he hasn't seen in many years. Meanwhile, the Assassins, working for the djinn Ottar Benk, are still after him, convinced that he is in possession of the dangerous "treasure" that Benk covets. To force the knight to show himself, they begin to foment trouble in the city, held by the Christians... Volume 2 of the Nomad Cycle.
Founder of the Impressionist movement of which he was one of the most merciless critics, too bohemian for the bourgeois and too bourgeois for the artists, Edgar Degas was a man of many paradoxes. A loner, he loved only one woman without ever courting her. Looking into this unique relationship at the twilight of Degas' life, Efa and Rubio open the pages of the artist's notebooks hoping to unravel the mystery of this genius full of contradictions.
A man opens his eyes to find himself in a secluded hotel room, covered in blood. He can't remember where he is or how he got there, and soon finds himself in police custody. Before he can make sense of things, he is met by a lawyer from Poseidon Logistics, who makes him an offer he can't refuse. Meanwhile, the Butcher inches closer to his target, one takedown at a time... The bloody hunt for justice continues in the second chapter of the thrilling series by Selçuk Ören.
Raven is an audacious and chivalrous pirate, famed for both his dazzling exploits and his legendary blunders. When he discovers the frigate of the merciless Lady Darksee docked nearby, he cannot stop himself from taking a closer look. The result? An explosive encounter involving fierce rivalries, false alliances, and treachery... Prepare for a ruthless struggle! Who will be the first to find the forgotten treasure of Chichen Itza? Who will manage to retrieve the precious jewels from the hellish island of Devil's Peak? And who will make it back alive?
After years of violence, a relative peace has returned to the Holy Land. Yet the magic and afflictions that permeate the region haven't gone away. When Gauthier of Flanders, a wandering knight, stops at a caravansary and gives water to a Christian woman who is held prisoner by the Order of Assassins, he has no idea what evil is about to be unleashed upon the world... nor that he will be brought to stand against a deadly demon. The opening chapter of a new arc, following the 4-volume Hierus Halem cycle (published by Cinebook).
Allow us to introduce Olympia, an exquisite young woman living in post-First-World-War Berlin, a time when the town was continually shaken up by internal revolutions and cultural turbulence. Olympia is beautiful. Louise Brooks-style beautiful. She is the archetype of that generation of war-women, the likes of which we'll never see again. Her father, Count Van Den Golzt, sends his daughter to Berlin following the Bolsheviks' establishment in Courlande, a move that he knew was a threat to the safety of his family. She soon becomes a fascinating character, with lovers from all walks of life, from bespectacled Communist intellectuals, to pimps. Alongside her decadent lifestyle, she fights passionately for the Socialist cause. Nihilistic, but driven, she ends up in the arms of the most unlikely suitor.
What exactly is a harem for? For the pleasure of a sovereign, of course. But he would be foolish to limit it to this sole purpose. They say that if you can satisfy a man, he'll give you all the treasures of the earth. Including the spoils of war. Sultan Murati's harem is a far more powerful weapon than the British and German armies, both of which are seeking his alliance. The flower of all flowers, the weapon of all weapons, Jade, the Sultan's new favorite, is entrusted with the Sultan's scheme to launch an assault on an English diplomat. A model of British calm and impregnability, like all men, Lord Nelson has his Achilles' heel: his wife...
50 years later, Jade's granddaughter, Kim, is trying to trace the footsteps of her fascinating ancestor in a modern Istanbul, where the harems have all but disappeared. But not the brothels, as Kim discovers at her own expense. But Kim's not just trying to find her roots. Legend has it that Jade, and Jade alone, knew where the Black Sultan hid his treasure, a treasure that no one has ever managed to unearth...
Lord Nelson, Lady Nelson and Jade continue to enjoy their ménage à trois as they travel to Africa. Their boat is savagely attacked by the natives as they go up river, deeper into the heart of this vibrant but mysterious continent. But is this just an act of pure brutality? Or is there another reason, perhaps one connected to that black pearl that Jade wears in her ear, a pearl that exactly matches that of their goddess? This is the beginning of a second cycle of the grippingly exotic adventures of Jade, the mistress of the eminent Lord and Lady Nelson.