Comic Books (2024)

Comic Books (2024)

  • 2024-04-17: Les nouvelles aventures de Lapinot - 1. Un monde un peu meilleur
    • 2017
    • Language: French
    • Scénario et dessin: Lewis Trondheim
    • 4/5
    • NOTES: I liked this first album of the new adventures. Then I realized that there are already 8 volumes out. Trondheim remains quite the prolific author.
  • 2024-04-16: Les passagers du vent - 8. Le sang des ceries
    • 2018
    • Scénario et dessins: François Bourgeon
    • Rating: 4/5
    • NOTES: Continuation of the series after many years. This is a more difficult opus, I think. The art is still beautiful.
  • 2024-03-06: Yoko Tsuno - 30. Les gémeaux de Saturne
    • 2022
    • Roger Leloup
    • 62 pages
    • 3/5
    • NOTES:
      • I bought the “Esquisse d’une oeuvre”, the large format album, with a dossier in the end.
      • I had bought this a while ago, and for some reason deferred its reading.
      • This again could have been Leloup’s last work, but not only it is not, but album 31 is coming out soon.
      • There is no doubt that the art is still suffering from Leloup’s old age, especially the characters’ faces. The decor are still great, although, like in most of Yoko’s space adventures, they tend to be less sophisticated than those of the earth adventure’s.
      • This said, looking at the original drawings, not inked, the art tends to be better than the final result. The inking seems to be a problem for Leloup now. Maybe he could have outsourced this part of the work.
      • Again, reading Roger Leloup’s explanations help understand this album. It is anchored in the idea of the Vinéens’ early Earth colonization and mistakes they made, in this case genetic modifications. Interestingly enough, there is also an AI aspect, but Leloup had AI way before these days’ LLMs were fashionable.