Titan To Publish Nikopol Trilogy, Skydoll And More European Classics

From the new Titan Comics previews… they will be publishing the Nikpol trilogy by Enki Bilal,

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The central plot of the trilogy, set in 2023 Paris, follows Alcide Nikopol who returns from a 30-year sentence spent orbiting the Earth under cryopreservation to find France under fascist rule following two nuclear wars.

Showman Killer by Alejandro Jodorowsky and Nicolas Fructus,

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Mercenary space, the Showman is a super-assassin born of the imagination of an evil geneticist. Devoid of any emotion, trained in the art of fighting, it was designed to kill and only gold or the simple joys unique to mechanical destruction give him pleasure. Yet the fate of the relentless Showman takes a new turn when he meets during a mission, the fascinating Ibis …

And Samurai by Di Giorgio and Genet.

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! Writer Jean-Francois Di Giorgio and artist Frederic Genet tap into the rich mythology of the noble Samurai, creating a nuanced look at the fabled Japanese warriors. Having become a samurai, Takeo feels strong enough to confront his past. On the borders of Japan, a terrible plan is being plotted: General Akuma, one of the Empire’s most influential figures, seems to be dead set on betraying the Emperor to his own advantage. However, a grave secret links the two men: the 13th prophet. Meanwhile, Takeo hopes to discover who he is. Why did he grow up in a monastery? And why was he abandoned by his brother ten years earlier? His quest will put him in deep torment, placing him in the middle of the dark destiny of the Empire and the 13th prophet

 

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The Six Voyages Of Lone Sloane by Philippe Druillet

His first book appeared in 1966, entitled Le Mystère des abîmes (The Mystery of the Abyss). It introduced his recurring hero Lone Sloane and played on science-fiction themes partially inspired by his favourite writers, H. P. Lovecraft and A.E. van Vogt. Later Druillet created book covers for republications of Lovecraft’s work, as well as numerous movie posters.

After becoming a regular contributor to the Franco-Belgian comics magazine Pilote in 1970, Druillet’s Lone Sloane saga grew steadily more flamboyant, as he pursued innovations including bold page designs and computer-generated images. His backdrops of gigantic structures inspired by Art Nouveau, Indian temples and Gothic cathedrals earned him the nickname of “space architect”. Six tales about Sloane’s exploits were collected in Les six voyages de Lone Sloane in 1972, hailed by many as his masterpiece.

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Mutafukaz by Run.

Two acolytes, Angelino and Vinz, liveing in the city of Dark Meat City. After a motorbike accident, Angelino is hit by a terrible headache, with hallucinations, visions, paranoia (or not), Angelino does not know which way to turn … Especially as Vinz does not believe him. After seeing the doctor, the pair soon find themselves face to face with men in black who want to kill them. Angelino and Vinz find themselves exiled in the ghetto of Palm Hill, on the run, with Angelino posessed by an pulse-based ability to get themselves out of dangerous situations.

And, courtesy of Eurocomics Facebook comments page,Italian creator Barbara Canepa stated that Titan Comics are also republishing her Sky Doll series, previously published by Heavy Metal and Marvel, but only for the first three volumes. Canepa stated that Titan will publish the fourth volume for the first time in English.

The action is set in a fictitious parallel universe, in which the papacies of Agape (representing spiritual love) and Lodovica (Ludovica, or Ludowika, depending on the language, and representing sexual love) fall into a conflict, resulting in the banishment of Agape and the creation of a dystopia in which both spiritual and sexual freedoms have been perverted. With Agape’s followers labeled as heretics, Lodovica rules the galaxy through extensive control of the mass media, using “miracles” to impress the fanatical populace. The main character is Noa, a so-called Sky Doll: a lifelike android without rights, resembling a young female, who exists only to serve the state’s desires. Noa meets two “missionaries”, and with their help escapes from its tyrannical master. Unknown to Lodovica, it accompanies the thoughtful, naive Roy and distrustful Jahu on their interstellar mission to uproot the growing “heretic” religion on the planet Aqua, which soon develops into something much more. Eventually, mysterious powers seem to suggest Noa is more than just an ordinary robot.

Also from Eurocomics, Titan will be publishing Konungar by Silvain Runberg and Juzhen in 2016…

10492196_838090899565567_6651639457160591424_nAnd not European – but appealing to Europeans… the Definitive Betty Boop by Max Fleischer.

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About Rich Johnston

Chief writer and founder of Bleeding Cool. Father of two. Comic book clairvoyant. Political cartoonist.

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