THE FINE GAME OF NIL, THE MIGHTY ENLIL, METANOIA, WHYM, CRUEL HOPE, COSMOPOLIS and SUMMERTIME are copyright Pedro Cruz
GRACE is copyright Aria Ponto and Pedro Cruz
HELLJACKET is copyright Steve Zeggers and Pedro Cruz
Saturday, March 01, 2014
My FAVORITE COMICS - Valérian & Laureline
For a kid raised on a unhealthy diet of Star Wars, 1980's science-fictions movies with incredible synth soundtracks and pre-CGI special effects, plus all sorts of tv shows riding on George Lucas coattails like Battlestar Galactica, Buck Rogers in the 25th Century or V, the BD albums of Valérian & Laureline were the REAL DEAL. Its debut album, La Cité des Eaux Mouvantes was one of the first comics I clearly remember reading over and over and over again... I think I was half convinced the world was indeed going to "end" in 1986. After that, all the subsequent albums just kept getting better and better and better until the dyptic "Metro Châtelet, Direction Cassiopée"/"Brooklyn Station, Terminus Cosmos", imho the series unforgettable zenith. And I still have a crush on Laureline, definitely one of my all-time favorite comic book heroines.