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Spirou & Fantasio V0l 17: The Marsupilamis’ Nest

By Franquin Publisher: Cinebook ISBN: 9781849185332 The Marsupilami is a brilliant cartoon creation. Comically funny, biologically absurd, but somehow grounded in enough reality to carry it all off. You might well be aware (because I’ve been banging on about them) of the Marsupilami books. They tell the tale of the South American rainforest where the […]

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The Secret Of The Aesir

By Alan Langford Publisher: Alan Langford ISBN: 9781916484610 In Scandinavia of the 8th Century, a group of Vikings is taking part in an annual trek to pay homage to Mjolnir, the Norse God of Thunder’s hammer. This is a humongous artifact in the bleak landscape, continually drawing down lightning from the heavens.  The warriors are […]

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Islandia Vol 2: The Westfjords

By Marc Védrines Publisher: Cinebook ISBN: 9781849184519 A story set in Iceland during the 17th Century is an intriguing proposition; just how do you frame a tale set against such a bleak and unforgiving landscape? The first book showed Jacques using cunning to gain passage on a ship from mainland Europe to the remote landmass […]

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IAN Vol 4: Metanoia

By Meyer & Vehlmann Publisher: Cinebook ISBN: 9781849183819 All too often when reading comics and graphic novels you can pretty much anticipate the various beats and plot direction along the way. So it’s a genuine pleasure to come across a series that defies that. I certainly thought I knew what I was reading in the […]

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The Book Of Forks

By Rob Davis Publisher: Self Made Hero ISBN: 9781910593738 This is the third, and final, part of a series that started with The Motherless Oven, and continued in The Can Opener’s Daughter. If you’ve not read them, then here’s not the place to start, but perhaps I can at least persuade you why you should […]

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The Crogan Adventures: Last Of The Legion

By Chris Schweizer Publisher: Oni Press ISBN: 9781620102435 There have been a handful of these books now, but the bonus is that you don’t need to have read any of them to make sense of the next. The Crogan dynasty stretches across history and geography, with ancestors being pirates, gunfighters and, as here, a legionnaire.  […]

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