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  • A man - filthy, stinking, alone and obese - is taken in by the police. We don't yet know what he's done, or why he's there. But he's going to tell us his story. The story of a man who strives to live by his own rules, free from the bounds of socially imposed morality and norms, an ambition inspired by one blinding, ecstatic, vivid moment of ultilmate perfection in life and existence - The Blast. He makes the only choice possible for him after such an experience: he leaves everything behind and sets off to live, really live, in the wild, on his own. This first volume is a homage to the acute beauty of nature, solitude and feeling alive. And to the pain and brutality necessary for this man to find his way to another, purer, more complete level of existence. But is the mysterious 'Blast' really what it seems? And so the interrogation begins.

  • Former CIA agent Floyd Whitman investigates whether someone manipulated the US presidential elections. While carrying out the investigation he meets some of his old Russian acquaintances. Acquaintances who take him back to his youth in the 60s, when together they developed an ambitious plan to bring the Russian mafia back on its feet in order to fight the communist regime from within the borders of the United States. But today, forty years later, the White House decides to get rid of all the mafia bosses left in the country... The great spy adventure continues!

  • Sometimes tragic, always moving. Trivial Quantities talks about the relationship between the artist and his work, the rise of extremism and the connection between people with huge sensitivity and a rare intelligence. Our hero, Marco, carries on along his path. He exhibits his photographs in a fancy Paris gallery; he returns to the shipyards where his father used to work to photograph the workers and his old friends, and he moves in with his charming vet, Emilie. Manu Larcenet never judges, and approaches his interrogations of the human condition with extreme caution. This is just one of those books that stays with you long after you've turned the last page.

  • He has committed treason. Marcus has to face the facts: Arminius, the man who is like a brother to him, is in the midst of preparing a rebellion against Rome, the city that gave them everything. Two men, two destinies, a broken friendship, and the inevitable and eternal march of history. In this fourth installment of the enthralling Eagles of Rome series, Enrico Marini turns history into a breathtaking human adventure, extravagant and tragic, his realist artwork plunging us right to the heart of the struggles of Emperor Augustus' reign.

  • The strategic general Drusus is entrusted with the mission of bringing the indomitable barbarians of Germania under the Roman Empire's control. Once the battle is won, Prince Sigmar offers his son, Arminius, as a hostage to the Romans. Caesar consigns the education of the young barbarian to one of his most trusted companions, Titus Valerius Falco. Titus has a son of the same age as Arminius, an unruly young man called Marcus, also in need of an education worthy of his name. Together, these two budding soldiers go through full training, and are time and again subjected to the steely discipline and harsh tests of their tutor, an ex-legionary. Through these trying experiences, the insolent young Roman and the hot-headed German gradually transform their reciprocal hatred into a strong friendship... especially as they begin to discover the irresistible charms of their various female contemporaries...

  • Having gone through the same training, Marcus Valerius Falco and Arminius have discovered together of the intoxication of combat and the pleasures of the senses. What started as a mutual dislike has gradually turned into shared respect, and eventually friendship. In this second volume, Marcus launches himself into the amorous pursuit of the gorgeous Priscilla. Unfortunately, the lady in question is already promised to another, leading the love-crazed Marcus into rash decisions and sticky situations. Luckily, Arminius has got his back, but his tolerance of his best friend's foolishness soon reaches its limits... Sexy, action-packed, with plenty of plotting and poison, against the backdrop of the Roman Empire's relentless military conquests.

  • Marco's left town for the countryside. He's left his psychologist because he feels he's doing better. He's quit his job as a reporter because he's had enough of photographing corpses. He gets himself a little cottage in the heart of rural France, where he lives with his cat, Adolf. He throws out all his work, and cuts ties with his employer. That night, he has his first panic attack.

    It's not long before he meets the lovely Emilie, and also the wise and good-natured old man who lives in the cottage just across the way... but who, it turns out, isn't exactly what he seems...

  • It's the 70s, and Floyd Whitman, a young and idealistic CIA agent manages to get in with the Russian mafia, at last seeing an opportunity to strike at the heart of the communist regime. So, with the CIA's backing, he's going to launch a huge secret operation to help the worst of the Soviet mafia in their cause. This third volume kicks off in present-day America with the arrival of a squad of ex-KGB assassins, whose aim is to get rid of Whitman's old accomplices, under authorization of the American secret services.

  • Mancini's story gets harder and harder to digest, as it spirals towards it's violent and sordid climax. We see cracks beginning to appear in that seemingly impenetrable calm he maintains in the interrogation room, as he relates his difficult winter, his internment in a psychiatric hospital, his discovery of a collection of paintings that are the perfect representation of human suffering, and a cataclysmic encounter in the forest.

  • While ex-KGB assassins make their way to the United States, Floyd Whitman is in hiding, waiting for a secret operation to kick off. In the meantime, he takes a trip down memory lane, as he mulls over his life as a secret agent tracking the Russian mafia. But that's not all. He's also thinking about an old flame, Lovna.

    This is a ruthless thriller about the corrupt American empire that also gives an exciting glimpse of the mysteries of the Cold War. Black OP has become the cult spy series of the Franco-Belgian Comic scene.

  • In this final installment of the series that reinvented comic book spy stories, Operation Clean Up has begun. The Vice President and the CIA have launched a secret war against members of the Russian mafia based in the United States. Nothing can stop them now. Except for the one man who really knows what's at stake with this operation, and the murky alliances of the past. It's game over for the survivors of the Cold War, and the final mission for Floyd Whitman. Time to finally reveal the truth. And maybe save the woman he once loved?

  • The shipyard shuts down, Marco becomes a father, his mother learns how to live alone, a man dies in the countryside, and a journalist flies off the handle. Through the little things, marked moments and commonplace sadness, Manu Larcenet concludes his portrait of an ordinary man, and the imperfections that we're all familiar with. Thus ends one of the greatest successes of contemporary European comics.

  • Telenko, a New York taxi driver, spends his days ferrying around the dregs of society in one of the city's roughest neighborhoods. He has an obsessive fear of dying like a guy he saw in a film, who'd hear his heart stop every 15 beats.
    Because Telenko himself has a tired heart. He has a minor case of tachycardia and the odd extra systole, not helped by his stressful job and the constant abuse from his wheelchair-bound wife, Martha: "You don't divorce a wife in a wheelchair, Telenko!"
    She'll get what's coming to her, no doubt. Just like that slut who just got in his taxi who's fooling around with some other guy right under her decrepit old husband's nose.
    So he decides to kill Martha.
    But you gotta have some guts to kill your wife in cold blood. Especially when she's got a nasty surprise in store...

  • It's 1945. Floyd Whitman discovers that 'those scumbag communists' have killed his father. He's just a child, but he resolves to one day join the CIA. By 2003, America has triumphed over the Soviet Union, but the Russian mafia has become the most powerful, and certainly the most violent criminal group throughout the whole country. Through the fate of one man--young and full of illusions in 1965, but rather more embittered in 2003--we see the CIA help the Russian mafia get back on its feet in the squalid back rooms of the American empire. A great spy adventure comparable with the best of Hollywood thrillers.

  • Martha could have chosen another man. In that dump where she grew up, they were all falling at her feet. Because of her legs, actually - dancer's legs. But she loved Joe Telenko, a guy who drank too much and drove too fast. And ever since the accident, it's over. Just like life. These days, Martha chews over her hatred in a wheelchair. While Joe slogs around New York's shadiest neighborhoods in his taxi, she creeps around the house, rummaging through his things and reading his journal, just to get an idea of what his life is like. Nothing particularly surprising: some girl he hooks up with when he's got enough cash to get her drunk, visits to Arthur the medic, a tachycardia problem and a few notes like "I'm going to kill her." That's right. Joe wants Martha's head on a platter, and Martha herself would like to see Joe croak. The only reason they don't separate is because each of them hopes to one day gaze down on the corpse of the other...

  • In the aftermath of his mother's death, Alexander finds himself sucked into the crazy world of espionage. He is sure of only two things: that his life is in danger and that everyone around him is playing some kind of game. Their game. First and foremost Vanessa, the British secret agent who has recently become Alexander's lover.

  • Even though Marcus and Arminius parted company on bad terms, the Emperor Augustus is counting on the strength of the friendship that unites them to shed light on the rumor that's got Rome quaking in its boots. He thus sends Marcus on a top secret mission to Germania, Arminius' birthplace, in order for him to determine how and to what extent the young German is involved in the preparation of a people's rebellion. But what if conspiracy isn't the Barbarian's real prerogative...?

  • We've seen Joe Telenko, we've seen Martha, and now we're plunged into the day to day existence of Dillon, a Native American and father of the boy that Telenko killed in a tragic car accident. Dillon is now in a living hell. He's lost everything. He's miles from his homeland, pushed to the margins of an inhospitable society. And he'll do anything to eliminate Joe Telenko, the source of all his woes.

  • Valentine is a secondary-school student like many others. Her daily life is filled with all the upheavals and self-questioning of adolescence. Self-conscious, she tries to assert herself within a group in which she is "the shy one". She spends most of her time with her girlfriends, at school or at parties on the weekend. She also tries desperately to get the attention of Felix, the boy she's in love with - and who has no idea she exists. To make things worse, he's in the "rival" class to her own... Little by little, this young woman learns to express herself and find her place in the cruel and treacherous world of adolescence, from MP3 players and Japanese mangas, to her first parties and her first whiskey and Coke.

  • There is a wolf among the Eagles of Rome, and he's ready to attack... Who would have thought that Arminius, in whom the Roman general had such trust, has now become the Germanian war chief? His betrayal has meant that the Roman army is attacked from all sides and Marcus, now a prisoner, has never been so powerless. Behind bars, he can neither challenge his old blood brother or protect Priscilla and her son...

  • This is the fifth and penultimate volume of one of the most ambitious comic book spy series of all time. Over 30 years and 5 continents, CIA agent Floyd Whitman plunges right to the deepest depths of American politics through his counter-intuitive alliance with the Russian mafia. Constructed with the precision of clockwork mechanics, Desberg's Machiavellian script is wonderfully complemented by Labiano's tense and elegant artwork.

  • Black OP is back with a whole new season about the petrol crisis that will shake up the West and transform North-South relations. Black Ops are top secret CIA operations that sometimes push the boundaries of legality. In the 70s, the agency decided to post a pair of spies right at the heart of Iranian oil country to investigate the oil magnates and certain rather suspicious financial movements...

  • Going into their last year of middle school, Valentine and her friends are at that defining time of their lives when new experiences are coming thick and fast. They've got their finals just around the corner, but that doesn't stop them from bunking classes and flirting with guys (even if, in Valentine's case, they're not the guys she actually wants to flirt with... the gorgeous Felix is as aloof as ever). Valentine struggles to find her feet in this emotional whirlwind.

  • This is the third volume of one of the most remarkable works of the contemporary comic books scene. In "Precious Things," Marco has to face up to Emilie's maternal longing and the aftermath of the death of his father. Through various little things, such as old photos and insignificant events, Larcenet pursues his inquisition of the human soul with incredible wisdom and insight.

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