Canterbury, Connecticut, 1832: a charming female boarding school has found success among the locals, with two dozen girls enrolled. Some in town question the purpose of educating young girls-but surely there's no harm in trying? At least not until the Prudence Crandall School announces its plans to start accepting black students. Thirty years before the abolition of slavery in the United States, in the so-called "free" North, these students will be met by a wave of hostility that puts the future of the school in question, and their very lives in peril. Even in the land of the free, not all of America's children are welcome.
More shenanigans from everybody's favorite geriatric anarchists and their offspring as fathers and sons are treacherously set up, people from the past make an unexpected comeback, pranks go awry, familiar faces say goodbye, and a rugby match takes a shocking turn. A perfect cocktail of mayhem, madness, and merriment, with a few lessons on social justice thrown in for good measure.
Peaceful country living consisting of leaky roofs, puppet shows, and drinks and arguments at the local tavern is disturbed when a rare species of grasshopper is discovered in a local field, and suddenly environmentalists, politicians, hunters, Big Pharma, union people, mushroom pickers and geriatric anarchists are all loudly fighting for what they believe is the right approach to things. In the midst of all this, one love story may be blooming in spite of a curse, another may be doomed for good and for poop, and questions of paternity arise yet again.
Things aren't looking so good for the Geezers... one of them's in the hospital, the other's been arrested, and the third one is dealing with leaky roofs, drowning sheep, and eggs he doesn't approve of. Two new characters make their appearance in this book, and through their stories we are taken to shark-infested waters and treasure-hunting in the Pacific, to village fairs, rugby matches, broken hearts, and behavior unbefitting neighbors--which continues to this day. Thank goodness young Sophie and her puppets are around to keep these old men in check.
The Old Geezers and friends are back with a vengeance, protesting, detonating all manner of homemade bombs, shutting down trendy hipster bars, challenging the bread manufacturing industry, and planning fun mayhem. But Pierrot, our favorite anarchist, is heart-broken and depressed over the sudden reappearance of his long-lost love, and has vowed to find her at all costs after receiving a mysterious package in the mail containing a fortune in euros and her coded signature. It's going to take clever scheming on the part of a young new activist to set things right again and restore him to the wisecracking, crotchety old geezer his friends all know and love.
Three old geezers, activists, and lifelong friends reunite at the funeral of the wife of one of them, Antoine, who finds out about a long ago liaison between his dearly departed and the reviled billionaire who owns the factory they all worked in. Livid, Antoine jumps in his car and heads for Italy with revenge on his mind, his two buddies and his pregnant granddaughter following close behind. A chance to reminisce about the past, to fantasize about sticking it to the man, to discuss what's wrong with the world, to bridge the generation gap, to forgive and forget and settle scores. A wickedly funny geriatric road trip!
À la suite d'une malencontreuse partie de cartes, les shingouz perdent la propriété de leur société, La Shingouzlouz.Inc. Or il se trouve que cette société, à cause d'une approximation dans l'interprétation des lois intergalactiques, est détentrice de la Terre ! Valérian - par ailleurs très préoccupé par sa future retraite d'agent spatio-temporel - et Laureline doivent rattraper cette bourde et convaincre le nouveau propriétaire, un certain Sha-Oo, « l'Assoifeur de monde », de la restituer à Galaxity.
Avec cet album, le scénariste des Vieux Fourneaux et le dessinateur de Long John Silver proposent une science-fiction jubilatoire et décalée, telle qu'on peut la trouver dans Les Héros de l'équinoxe ou Bienvenue sur Aflolol. Un régal !