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July 24, 2017

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The Incal (Review)

The Incal Publishers: Epic Comics, Les Humanoides Associes Writers:Alejandro Jodorowsky and Moebius (a.k.a. Jean Giraud) Within the worlds of pop culture, there are certain bodies of work that are so powerful in their impact, that their reputations can precede them through their own inspirational descendants. A perfect example of this is “The Lord of The

Hostage (Review)

Hostage Penguin House / Jonathan Cape, 2017 Writer: Guy Delisle. Translator: Helge Dascher This is our latest review of independently published comic books, following on from Free Comic book Day on 5 May 2017. Links to our previous reviews are here, here and here. This review is only technically an independent publication, in the sense

Valérian and Laureline: From French Comic Book to Hollywood Motion Picture

Valérian and Laureline Daugard, 1967-2010 Writer: Pierre Christin French director Luc Besson is soon to release a motion picture called “Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets“, starring actors Cara Delevingne and Dane DeHaan. The source material for the film is a very famous French comic book series, “Valérian and Laureline” which has been

A quick overview of tobacco smoking in mainstream comic books – Japan, the US, and France/Belgium

In a peer-reviewed article entitled “Smoking in Movies: Impact on Adolescent Smoking” written by James D. Sargent MD (Adolsc Med 16 (2005) 345-370, there is a startling finding: “Adolescent never smokers who nominated a star who smoked on screen were 1.4 times more likely to take up smoking over the 4-year follow-up period, even after

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