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Bear’s Tooth: 1. Max

By Yann & Henriet Publisher: Cinebook ISBN: 9781849183321 Beginning in 1930s Silesia (now part of Poland, Germany and the Czech Republic) we follow three childhood friends, Max, Werner and Hanna as they explore their love of aviation, all dreaming to be pilots one day. Even at a young age it doesn’t escape them that one […]

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The Adventures Of John Blake: Mystery Of The Ghost Ship

By Philip Pullman and Fred Fordham Publisher: David Fickling Books ISBN: 9781788450591 Originally serialised in the excellent weekly comic The Phoenix, Philip Pullman has created a time-travelling high seas adventure that even manages to tip a nod in Ian Fleming’s direction.  There’s a ship, the Mary Alice, crewed by disparate men from various periods across […]

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Trent Vol 2: The Kid

By Rodolphe & Leo Publisher: Cinebook ISBN: 9781849183741 This second volume finds our mounted police sergeant on the trail of young man with a wicked talent for fast shooting. Starting off as a Bonnie and Clyde style duo, the Kid of the title is left alone after a blundered bank robbery sees the local law […]

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Thorgal Vol 19: The Barbarian

By Rosinski & Van Hamme Publisher: Cinebook ISBN: 9781849183994 You’ve got to feel sorry for Thorgal and family. Struggling with the violence and disruption of their northern home they decided to sail south in search of more peaceful and prosperous lands, but to date all they’ve found is selfishness, greed and danger. Having lost their […]

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Trent Vol 1: The Dead Man

By Rodolphe and Leo Publisher: Cinebook ISBN: 9781849183611 Following on from the previous Mountie-themed review, here’s another, this time by the creative team behind Kenya. This is a very different book, and is the first Leo book I’ve read that doesn’t involve giant wildlife of terrestrial or extraterrestrial origins. Although Leo’s books may always have […]

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The Man From The Great North

By Hugo Pratt Publisher: EuroComics IDW ISBN: 9781684050581 If you’ve ever picked up a Corto Maltese story you’ll be familiar with Hugo Pratt’s relaxed and loose storytelling, both in terms of the story and the artwork. His characters are often scallywags, scoundrels or down-right psychopaths with loose morals, base impulses or hidden agendas to the […]

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