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Marsupilami Vol 5: Baby Prinz

By Batem, Yann & Franquin Publisher: Cinebook ISBN: 9781849185424 I read this the day after the attempted insurrection in Washington DC. Bearing in mind the book concerns a coup it gave the whole story an oddly obtuse slant. In Chiquito, capital of Palombia, there’s a zoo, and in that zoo is an ancient Marsupilami. No […]

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Alone Vol 11: The Nailers In The Night

By Gazzotti & Vehlmann Publisher: Cinebook ISBN: 9781849185387 This one’s a shocker. Gazzotti and Vehlmann have crafted an interesting premise with their series to date. As the characters have come to understand the reality of their situation the creators have expanded upon how such a world could exist, teasing the rules by which everyone must […]

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Yakari Vol 16: The Lake Monster

By Derib & Job Publisher: Cinebook ISBN: 9781849184236 When my children were small I wanted them to experience the fun and excitement of comics, just as I had when I was their age. Unfortunately, most of the comics available now are more about the toy taped or bagged with the comic. Worse, the contents are […]

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Gomer Goof Vol 5: Goofball Season

By Franquin Publisher: Cinebook ISBN: 9781849184625 For me, what’s most enjoyable about Gomer Goof is Franquin’s deliciously detailed drawing. The panels are chock-full of manic movement, dramatic expressions and little extras that the page pulses with life. Franquin’s an extraordinary cartoonist and made more interesting in that he writes the tales too. Each page is […]

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Marsupilami Vol 4: The Pollen Of Monte Urticando

By Franquin, Batem & Yann Publisher: Cinebook ISBN: 9781849184588 This latest book takes an unexpected turn with the storytelling, but a welcome one at that. Rather than have outsiders blundering into the jungle domain of the Marsupilami and family we instead get what is, to all intents and purposes, a wildlife documentary. Deep within the […]

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