Cinebook to Publish New Valerian and Laureline Comics in English

Posted by March 24, 2018 Comment

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets may have been a bust in the US and the UK — but it was a blockbuster in France, home to the comic it was based on. As a result of the film’s success, a series of new Valerian and Laureline comics by new creators were commissioned and, in June, Cinebook is going to translate them into English, to follow the translated Valerian and Laureline classic comics they have been publishing.

The first volume is by Wilfrid Lupano and Mathieu Lauffray. And we have some pages from the French version to share…

VALERIAN AND LAURELINE GN VOL 01 SHINGOUZLOOZ INC (C: 0-1-1)
(W) Wilfrid Lupano (A/CA) Mathieu Lauffray
Beginning a new series of Valerian and Laureline stories, with each volume a fresh take on the characters and the universe by a different creative team! Valerian and Laureline are forced to fix a blunder by the Shingouzm one that could cost Humanity Earth itself! An apparently simple mission — apprehending a speculator-droid — turns into a race against time when the Shingouz drop in uninvited mid-arrest, begging Valerian and Laureline for protection against someone who means to kill them. To the agents’ surprise, it’s an old friend who soon pops up in hot pursuit, guns blazing. The ensuing shoot-out does little to simplify an already complicated situation: our heroes’ favorite information brokers have managed to lose Earth in a card game! (STL082106) (C: 0-1-1)
SC, 8×11, 56pgs, FC SRP: $13.95

And they have more XIII in June as well…

XIII GN VOL 23 JASON MCLANES INHERITANCE (C: 0-1-0)
(W) Yves Sente (A/CA) Youri Jigounov
Still with Annika, Jason McLane has the documents his godfather left for him to find in the Netherlands deciphered. Once translated, the text offers revelations of breathtaking importance, enough to change the geopolitical map for ever. But the killers sent by the Mayflower Foundation are still after them, while in Afghanistan, Jones and Carrington’s situation goes from bad to worse. XIII will have to be on his best game to sort it all out, but at what price? (STL082108) (C: 0-1-0)
SC, 7×10, 56pgs, FC SRP: $13.95

(Last Updated March 24, 2018 1:27 pm )