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    In this book you will find volumes 3 to 5: The Land Without Stars,
    Welcome to Alflolol and Birds of the Master - three stories that
    introduce the societal criticism aspect of the series. Battle of the
    sexes, totalitarianism and extreme productivism are lambasted, but
    never at the expense of fantasy or of the action. And as they travel
    from world to distant world, Laureline becomes a truly equal partner,
    far from the stereotypical female sidekick roles of the time.
    Finally, the second part of the exclusive interview with the authors
    and director Luc Besson is followed by an in-depth portrait of Pierre
    Christin, the writer.

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    This third book of the collected edition contains volumes 6 to 8: Ambassador of the Shadows - the story that directly inspired Luc Besson's film - On the False Earths and Heroes of the Equinox. Over the course of these titles, among the finest in the series, Laureline takes her rightful place as the brains of the outfit, while Valerian fully embraces his role as anti-hero: always brave, but often a bit out of his depth. You will also find the end of the interview with Luc Besson and the authors, and an in-depth portrait of Jean-Claude Mézières, the artist.

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    Fifth volume of the collection, and it's almost a new series that
    begins, without ever losing any of what makes its strength or its
    charm. In this volume of the Collection you will find books 13 to 15,
    and our heroes' life has been irretrievably changed with the
    disappearance of future Earth and Galaxity. Lacking work, they become
    freelance spies in the 80s in On the Frontiers. Lacking money,
    they're reluctant arms dealers in The Living Weapons. Lacking
    options, they turn investigators slash bait on corrupt Rubanis in The
    Circles of Power. The apparent descent into hell of the two former
    agents is the chance for the authors to study the ambiguities of our
    world, either directly or through the lens of alien civilisations;
    along with the ambiguity - pragmatism versus heroism - of the titular
    character, saved from a fall from grace by his ever irreproachable
    partner.

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    Fourth volume of the collection: return to Earth, and some great
    upheavals in the characters' lives, are on the menu for the best
    titles of the series. This volume contains books 9 to 12 - two
    unmissable two-parters that represent a turning point in the story of
    our agents, and which are widely considered by critics and readers
    alike to be the pinnacle of the series. Characterised by a return to
    20th century Earth, these two stories are suffused with incredible
    melancholy and poetic charm, and force Valerian, the action man, to
    face his limitations. As the real date neared 1986, final year of our
    world according to the authors, Pierre Christin reconciled fiction
    and reality with consummate skill and daring, sweeping aside the
    status quo and sending his heroes down a completely new path. This
    book is introduced by several articles of the recently departed Stan
    Barets.

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    Anglais The bridge.

    Michel Koeniguer

    • Paquet
    • 18 July 2018

    Irak, Région de Kerbala. Une section du premier régiment de reconnaissance du corps des Marines est en embuscade dans un village abandonné afin d'intercepter un chef des insurgés. L'opération va amener les Marines à coopérer avec un agent de la CIA, bien déterminé à arrêter le djihadiste. Parmi les leathernecks, le Caporal Enrique « Rick » Chavez qui vient de passer cinq jours au pays. Mais loin d'avoir été agréable, la permission aura mis le soldat face à toutes les difficultés familiales et personnelles que la guerre met de côtés. Les nouvelles guerres ne touchent plus directement les civils comme autrefois, c'est juste un reportage au journal télévisé, qu'on regarde pendant le repas sur un grand écran plat, et parfois le corps du jeune voisin qu'on enterre avec les honneurs. Mais la guerre est partout, même dans les rues de Los Angeles...

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    This third volume in the collection brings us to the very edge of
    absolute greatness, with two later, far more mature solo outings -
    Doc Doxey's Elixir (including Manhunt) and Phil Wire (including Lucky
    Luke and Pill) were first published in 1955 and 1956, and already
    Luke was much closer to the cowboy that we now have in mind -
    followed by Rails on the Prairie, the first collaboration between
    Morris and Goscinny, that would usher in 30 years of a legendary
    collaboration. These stories are prefaced by a staggering 46 pages of
    extra material - biographies, essays, interviews, illustrations -
    that will delight every fan.

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    At last Lucky Luke is getting a hardback collected edition, with the
    first adventures of the Lonesome Cowboy. After 70 years of life and
    almost 70 translated volumes, it was high time English-speaking
    readers were offered a hardback collected edition. This first volume
    contains the first seven adventures of Lucky Luke, previously
    published as volumes Arizona, Rodeo and Dick Digger's Gold Mine, and
    offers an unrivalled insight into the evolution of the character in
    terms of design as well as personality. The extras available make up
    a whooping 48 pages of illustrations, photographs, biographies,
    essays and anecdotes on Morris and the origins of Luke. A must read
    for any true fan of this legend of the West!

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    After the heavily cartoon- and slapstick cinema-inspired first
    adventures, Morris turned towards the tradition of Westerns to flesh
    out his hero's world. In Under a Western Sky, Lucky Luke versus Pat
    Poker and Outlaws there is a lot of Hollywood and John Ford, and
    while Luke hasn't quite settled into his current look, he's certainly
    closer to the phlegmatic cowboy we know and love. Outlaws also marks
    the first appearance of the Daltons - the historical Dalton brothers
    here, who will later return as their decidedly stupider cousins.
    Throw in 48 pages of extra material on Morris's experience in the
    United States, and this is a book you won't want to miss.

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    In this sixth volume of the Collected Edition, our two former agents, now idle, create their own adventures by helping their fellow beings, and resume their quest to find Earth.

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    This first volume of the collection contains books 1 and 2 of the series: The City of Shifting Waters - in its original two-part, 9 pages longer format - and The Empire of a Thousand Planets. It also includes book 0, Bad Dreams, translated into English for the first time: the very first adventures of our two heroes, published after City and retroactively numbered. Finally, linking the volumes of this collection together, a long, exclusive interview with the authors and director Luc Besson is illustrated with new art as well as numerous sketches, studies and photographs from the latter's upcoming big-screen adaptation.

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