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Marsupilami Vol 2: Bamboo Baby Blues

By Franquin, Batem & Greg Publisher: Cinebook ISBN: 9781849183642 The Marsupilami, the creation of cartooning genius Franquin during his time on the splendid Spirou and Fantasio, now has his own series, and long overdue it is too. Although this new series is not created by Franquin himself, he has overseen it, and huge credit to […]

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Tamsin And The Dark

By Cameron & Brown Publisher: David Fickling Books ISBN: 9781910989951 Tamsin returns for a second magical tale set against the folklore and history of Cornwall, and this time it’s not the ocean the holds the danger, but the dark. Tamsin is becoming accustomed to her status as the Last Pellar, a protector of humanity against […]

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Marsupilami Vol 1: The Marsupilami’s Tail

By Franquin, Batem & Greg Publisher: Cinebook ISBN: 9781849183635 The Marsupilami is a character I remember from family summer holidays to France as a child. At the time my only experience of French and Belgium comics was Asterix and Tintin, but those holidays offered tiny glimpses to a host of other characters and stories, and […]

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Yoko Tsuno Vol 12: The Titans

By Roger Leloup Publisher: Cinebook ISBN: 9781849183505 Yoko, Vic and Pol have been in a two-month-long hibernation as they make the vast journey of two million light years to the planet Vinea, guided by their Vinean friend Khany. Having been to Vinea before the friends are aware that the plant life is all but extinct […]

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Gomer Goof 1: Mind The Goof!

By Franquin, Delporte & Jidehem Publisher: Cinebook ISBN: 9781849183581 Well, it’s been a long time coming, but one of Europe’s most famous characters has made it into English. On the continent he’s Gaston Lagaffe, but in the 1990s he had a brief American reprint as Gomer Goof, and this is what Cinebook have stuck with […]

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Corpse Talk: Ground-Breaking Scientists

By Adam & Lisa Murphy Publisher: David Fickling Books ISBN: 9781910989807 The British comic The Phoenix has given us many contemporary gems, but one of the shiniest has to be Corpse Talk, where cartoonist Adam Murphy draws himself interviewing famous and influential figures from the past in the form of animated cadavers. Mixing humour, history […]

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