Author: Pierre Christin
Release Date: 2016-03-01
Galaxity's orders are rather bizarre, lately. Laureline has been left on stand-by in a Scottish castle. Valerian, haunted by recurrent nightmares, has been sent to capture a sentient being as if it were a wild animal - an unsavoury task, to say the least. And on Earth in the 1980s, members of the military and political elites are descending into madness one by one. What future does our planet still have ... and who's so bent on changing it?
Galaxity’s orders are rather bizarre, lately. Laureline has been left on stand-by in a Scottish castle. Valerian, haunted by recurrent nightmares, has been sent to capture a sentient being as if it were a wild animal – an unsavoury task, to say the least. And on Earth in the 1980s, members of the military and political elites are descending into madness one by one. What future does our planet still have ... and who’s so bent of changing it?
Fourth volume of the collection: return to Earth, and some great upheavals in the characters’ lives, are on the menu for the best titles of the series. This volume contains books 9 to 12 – two unmissable two-parters that represent a turning point in the story of our agents, and which are widely considered by critics and readers alike to be the pinnacle of the series. Characterised by a return to 20th century Earth, these two stories are suffused with incredible melancholy and poetic charm, and force Valerian, the action man, to face his limitations. As the real date neared 1986, final year of our world according to the authors, Pierre Christin reconciled fiction and reality with consummate skill and daring, sweeping aside the status quo and sending his heroes down a completely new path. This book is introduced by several articles of the recently departed Stan Barets.
Author: Pierre Christin
Publisher: Europe Comics
Release Date: 2016-07-20T00:00:00+02:00
Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels
Valerian and Laureline are spending their holidays in the tourist paradise of the cosmos. The place is jam-packed with billionaires, like that four-eyed stuck-up madam who doesn't stop complaining, or the mega-rich caliph of Iksaladam with his harem and his obnoxious heir. Valerian and Laureline are a little bored, but that won't last. One night, the Quatuor Mortis (trafficking, contraband, assassinations etc) rocks up with an explosive schniarf and kidnaps the caliph... and Laureline with him!
The (false?) gods of Hypsis are once again interfering with Human history. Tired of their lower status among their peers, the trinity in charge of planet Earth opens communications with megacorporation Vivaxis at the end of the 20th century – an occurrence Valerian and Laureline’s allies report to the two ex-agents. But to what end did the Hypsians initiate such a contact? And who is the mysterious Sat who, from the depths of Point Central, also endeavours to meddle with Human affairs?
Author: Source: Wikipedia
Publisher: Books LLC, Wiki Series
Release Date: 2011-08
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 50. Chapters: Jean-Claude Mezieres, Across the Pathways of Space, Ambassador of the Shadows, Welcome to Alflolol, The Circles of Power, On the Frontiers, The City of Shifting Waters, Metro Chatelet, Direction Cassiopeia, Empire of a Thousand Planets, World Without Stars, On the False Earths, The Rage of Hypsis, List of Valerian and Laureline books, In Uncertain Times, The Ghosts of Inverloch, Brooklyn Station, Terminus Cosmos, Heroes of the Equinox, Bad Dreams, Birds of the Master, Time Jam: Valerian & Laureline, Hostages of the Ultralum, At the Edge of the Great Void, Orphan of the Stars, Pierre Christin, The Living Weapons, The Order of the Stones, Shingouz, The Asteroids of Shimballil, Schniarfeur, Glapum'tian, L'OuvreTemps, Tsung. Excerpt: Valerian and Laureline (French: ), also known as Valerian: Spatio-Temporal Agent (French: Valerian: Agent Spatio-Temporel) or just Valerian, is a French science fiction comics series, created by writer Pierre Christin and artist Jean-Claude Mezieres. First published in the magazine Pilote in 1967, the final installment was published in 2010. All of the Valerian stories have been collected in graphic novel album format, comprising some twenty-one volumes plus a short story collection and an encyclopaedia. Valerian is one of the top five biggest selling Franco-Belgian comics titles of its publisher, Dargaud. The series focuses on the adventures of the dark-haired Valerian, a spatio-temporal agent, and his redheaded female companion, Laureline, as they travel the universe through space and time. Valerian is a classical anti-hero, kind-hearted, strong and brave but with a tendency to follow the orders of his superiors even if he feels, deep down, that it is the wrong thing to do. On the other hand, his companion Laureline combines her superior intelligence, determination and independence with s...
Purchase includes free access to book updates online and a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: Valrian and Laureline, Jean-Claude Mzires, Across the Pathways of Space, Ambassador of the Shadows, Welcome to Alflolol, the Circles of Power, on the Frontiers, the City of the Moving Waters, Mtro Ch[telet, Direction Cassiopeia, Empire of a Thousand Planets, World Without Stars, on the False Earths, the Rage of Hypsis, List of Valrian and Laureline Books, in Uncertain Times, the Ghosts of Inverloch, Brooklyn Station, Terminus Cosmos, Heroes of the Equinox, Bad Dreams, Birds of the Master, Time Jam: Valerian