Valerian: The Complete Collection Volume 3

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By Pierre CHRISTIN.
Illustrated by Jean-Claude Mezieres.

290 x 220 mm. 172pp ~Suitable for: 12+ years.
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Third volume of this collection – final part of the interview with the authors and Luc Besson, a portrait of the artist, and the episode that inspired the movie.

This third book of the collected edition contains volumes 6 to 8: Ambassador of the Shadows – the story that directly inspired Luc Besson’s film – On the False Earths and Heroes of the Equinox. Over the course of these titles, among the finest in the series, Laureline takes her rightful place as the brains of the outfit, while Valerian fully embraces his role as anti-hero: always brave, but often a bit out of his depth. Also included is the conclusion of the interview with Luc Besson and the authors, and an in-depth portrait of Jean-Claude Mézières, the artist.

Key Points:
  • A series emblematic of French science fiction
  • A strong influence on science-fiction films - among others, The Fifth Element and Star Wars
  • Now a major motion picture in its own right directed by Luc Besson
  • An imaginative and colourful series, with lovable and complex characters - Valerian, an action anti-hero, and Laureline, an early incarnation of the strong, take-charge female.

Jean-Claude Mézières and Pierre Christin created Valerian in 1967 after working in the USA together, one as a cowboy, the other a teacher. While Valerian is Mézières’ only comic series, he has worked as an illustrator in many other areas, including designs and sets for The Fifth Element, and he was awarded the Grand Prix du festival d’Angoulême in 1984. Christin also works in collaboration with other artists such as Tardi and Bilal and writes novels and film scripts.

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SKU 9781849183574
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