We scooped this back in February, from ComicsPRO but now it’s all properly official. Dark Horse Comics and Moebius Production in France are publishing the first of several volumes in the forthcoming Moebius Library, beginning with The World of Edena.
As they point out, 2016 represents not only Dark Horse Comics’ 30th anniversary, but also Moebius’s 60th anniversary of his very first published comic.
Collecting all the Edena short stories in a deluxe, hardcover edition, The World of Edena includes Upon a Star, Gardens of Edena, The Goddess, Stel, and Sra. Although several had been translated into English in the 1980s, this will be the first time Sra has been available to English-language audiences.
Stel and Atan are interstellar repairmen trying to find a lost space station and its crew. What they discover about the universe and themselves on the mythical paradise planet Edena, though, changes their lives forever.
Following the debut of The World of Edena this fall, Dark Horse and Moebius Production are also announcing the next installments in the Moebius Library over the next few years, including The Art of Edena, Inside Moebius Part 1, Inside Moebius Part 2, Inside Moebius Part 3, and The Art of Moebius. Both The Art of Edena and Art of Moebius will include never-before-seen pieces from the artist’s private collection, most of which have not appeared in English-language publications. Additionally, these will be the first English-language editions of Moebius’s renowned, six-chapter autobiographical series Inside Moebius.
The World of Edena, a deluxe, 344 page hardcover premiers on October 26 and sells for $49.99.