Graphic novel previews (in English)

2014-05-01

Spirou and Fantasio by André Franquin

After some more contemporary Spirou and Fantasio albums by Tome and Janry, Cinebook has finally published an early André Franquin classic, The Marsupilami Thieves. I recommend you read a really expert and in depth review in Spirou Reporter. It even includes messages from the book's translator in the comments section.

Spirou and Fantasio, vol 5: The Marsupilami Thieves
Original edition: Spirou et Fantasio: Les voleurs du Marsupilami, 1954
by André Franquin 1 2

Cinebook (UK) 2013
Softcover, 64 pages
Translator: Jerome Saincantin

Available from Amazon UK US and Izneo









The Marsupilami, a mysterious animal that Spirou and Fantasio discovered in the jungle of Palombia, now resides in their local zoo. When he seems to drop dead suddenly, the reporters storm into the park demanding explanations. Much to everyone's surprise, though, the body has been stolen! The two adventurers lose the thief after a night-time chase, but they will not abandon their friend, no matter where their loyalty may take them. - Cinebook

© Dupuis 1954 Franquin / Cinebook

© Dupuis 1954 Franquin / Cinebook

© Dupuis 1954 Franquin / Cinebook

© Dupuis 1954 Franquin / Cinebook

© Dupuis 1954 Franquin / Cinebook

© Dupuis 1954 Franquin / Cinebook

© Dupuis 1954 Franquin / Cinebook

© Dupuis 1954 Franquin / Cinebook





In the end of the album, there is a three page article about the various creators of the series over the decades.


© Dupuis / Cinebook

© Dupuis / Cinebook

© Dupuis / Cinebook

2014-04-12

Hergé Studios: Bob de Moor

Part 4 of a series of previews of Hergé Studios artists and their other works. Previous parts: Edgar P. Jacobs (Blake and Mortimer), Jacques Martin (Alix) and Roger Leloup (Yoko Tsuno).

NOTE: I made a previous post about Bob de Moor and Tintin and the Shark Lake album. You can find some news about that album and its different versions here.

Bob de Moor worked at Hergé Studios from 1951 to the 80's. His most famous own creations are Cori le Moussaillon, a historical adventure set in the 17th century and Barelli, a contemporary tintinesque adventure. Unfortunately nothing has been published in English (except one album advertising the city of Brussels).




The enigmatic Mr. Barelli is a theater actor. Blond, of Yugoslav origin and bearing an Italian name, he became an international star in interpreting the Merchant of Venice, the famous hero of Shakespeare. Every time he left the stage to thunderous applause. One evening, tired of this role that sticks to the skin and the usual parade of his fans, he decided to live more adventurously. The hazards of touring around the world will allow him to get involved in murky dealings and, in various disguises, play vigilante with the complicity of her Auntie Sophia, journalist Randor and Inspector Moreau. (Lombard)

Barelli, vol 4: Bonne mine à la mer (1975)
by Bob de Moor
English scanlation


Barelli and Cori albums in French are available from BD Must




© Lombard / De Moor

© Lombard / De Moor

© Lombard / De Moor

© Lombard / De Moor

© Lombard / De Moor

© Lombard / De Moor

© Lombard / De Moor