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mediatoon November 2018
Winter ’18: Children & Family

 
En route Lucky Luke!
 
No fewer than eighty albums in, the world’s favorite lonesome cowboy has finally arrived… in Paris! Yep, you heard that right! Bienvenue, pard’ner! It’s the 1860’s, and Lucky Luke and his horse Jolly Jumper leave the rolling plains of the West for the very first time. After a chance meeting at home in the States with Auguste Bartholdi, the French architect of the Statue of Liberty who’s having some trouble protecting his copper creation, Lucky Luke will be sent on a mission to Paris to make sure that Lady Liberty gets built safe and sound… and transported back to her eventual home Ellis Island! This hilarious and landmark album, created by the tried-and-true duo Achdé (art) and Jul (script), is a veritable publishing event we absolutely want to share with you.

With a shocking 350,000-copy first print run and rights deals announced already in 14 languages, we needn’t say more how delighted we are to welcome our favorite cowboy to this side of the Atlantic!

Below, we share the season’s selection of family-friendly titles — also filled with plenty of laughs, colorful characters, and fascinating subjects to learn about.

Compilations & special editions

BEST-SELLERS

 
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Les Aventures de Lucky Luke d’après Morris

Un cow-boy à Paris

By Achdé & Jul

Children's & Family
Publisher: Lucky Comics
Genres: Humor 

Riding with his only partner, his horse Jolly Jumper, “the man who shoots faster than his shadow” restores order and justice in an imaginary Far West which is a thousand times realer than reality. In his pursuit of the terrible Dalton brothers, or crossing the path of various historical characters, Lucky Luke reveals the “inside story” on the conquest of the Wild West.


 
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Boule & Bill

Y a d’la promenade dans l’air (39)

By Roba & Cazenove

Children's & Family
Publisher: Studio Boule et Bill
Genres: Humor 

Billy is a normal 7-year-old growing up in a normal family in a normal town. His best friend is a cocker spaniel named Buddy, who is not so normal: He can communicate with humans without words and can also talk to other animals. Buddy’s best friend is the family’s tortoise, Caroline. Together, Billy and Buddy get up to all sorts of mischief, frequently tormenting all those around them. This duo’s pranks are guaranteed to make readers of all ages roar with laughter. This is the 39th album of the classic best-selling series, and the third drawn by the talented young artist Jean Bastide!


 
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Les Minions

Viva lè boss ! (3)

By Lapuss’ & Collin

Children's & Family
Publisher: Dupuis
Genres: Humor 

First encountered in the “Despicable Me” films, these small yellow characters have become a phenomenon in their own right, with their codes, habits, their running gags, and their mindless love of bananas. A silent album of very visual humour to get to know the Minions and their way of life in their ship and their lab, the location for the most hare-brained of experiments.


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Le Loup en slip

Slip hip hip ! (3)

By Cauuet, Lupano & Itoïz

Publisher: Dargaud Benelux
Genres: Humor, Action & Adventure 

The wolf terrorizes the forest and its inhabitants, who live in constant fear of getting bitten on the backside! That is, until the day the wolf actually comes to the forest. Let’s just say, he’s not exactly what everyone thought… In fact, he’s not scary at all! No raised hackles, no glint of madness in his eye, nothing of the sort. But how can the people learn to live without fear, when it’s become their driving force?


 
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À la recherche du doudou perdu

À la recherche du doudou perdu

By Solt

Publisher: Little Urban
Genres: Picture Books 

Hello,

My name is George, I’m 7 years old. I live with my mom and my dad and my big sister Agathe and my little sister Frimousse and our cat Prichti… In this joyous chaos, I can never find my beloved octopus Poulp. Will you help me? 

Children's & family

 
 
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La boîte à musique

Le secret de Cyprien (2)

By Carbone & Gijé

Publisher: Dupuis
Genres: Action & Adventure 

Having recently discovered the world of Pandorient, Nola can’t resist the temptation to go back. Unfortunately, she didn’t choose the best day! The streets of Pandorient are packed with people. Today, they’re celebrating the 350th birthday of King Hectorian the First! It’s not easy for her to blend in. Luckily, Anton the great Merlinian is there to give her camouflage powder. But it’s no time for festivities! Nola, Igor, and Andrea have a mystery to solve: will they learn the secret of Cyprian, Anton’s son? And will they be able to thwart the terrible plot brewing in the shadows?


 
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Dad

Amour gloire et corvées (5)

By Nob

Publisher: Dupuis
Genres: Humor 

Dad is the father of four young girls ranging from ten months to twenty, each from different mothers. Let’s just say everyday life isn’t easy. He’s also an actor, but his family commitments make his life quite unconventional. He never misses an opportunity to take to the stage, much to his daughters’ embarrassment. In this new installment, Dad is looking for love…


 
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Zombillénium

La fille de l’air (4)

By De Pins

Publisher: Dupuis
Genres: Fantasy & Esoteric, Humor 

At the Zombillenium theme park, people are only hired for the long term. The selection criteria aren’t very stringent: only mere mortals are refused! Francis von Bloodt, a vampire, manages the little crisis-free business…


 
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Les Nombrils

Ex drague et rock’n’roll ! (8)

By Delaf & Dubuc

Publisher: Dupuis
Genres: Humor, Comics for girls 

They’re young, they’re pretty, they have all the boys falling at their feet – and they’re super mean! They also have no sense of morality…and no qualms about showing it!


 
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Louca

Confrontations (6)

By Dequier

Publisher: Dupuis
Genres: Action & Adventure, Fantasy & Esoteric, Humor 

Adolescence is a terrible time for most people. For Louca, it’s especially bad! Generally mediocre, a poor student, awkward with girls… he’s a walking disaster. But Louca has decided: starting tomorrow, he’s going to change! Still, that’s easier said than done… especially when your own mind keeps changing! Luckily, Louca will get a helping hand from a certain fellow named Nathan. Good-looking, amazing at football, funny, smart… this Nathan certainly seems like the perfect guy, and the best coach Louca could possibly hope for. With one little exception: Nathan is a ghost…


 
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Cédric

C’est pas du jeu ! (32)

By Laudec & Cauvin

Publisher: Dupuis
Genres: Humor 

It can be pretty tough sometimes, being a little boy… what with his teacher, the school shrink, his nosy parents, his rowdy pals, and his temperamental girlfriend, Cédric finds it hard to keep his cool. For the better part of it, Granddad is always at hand, be it when badly hit or to hit badly. Already a family classic, this is one that appeals to all generations.


 
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Le fil de l’Histoire raconté par Ariane & Nino

La découverte des dinosaures

By Savoia & Erre

Publisher: Dupuis Jeunesse
Genres: Non-Fiction 

This is a new educational collection for young readers interested in history. Starting out with a real‐life situation (such as a snowball fight in the yard), Ariane and her little brother Nino get talking about historical subjects. Each subject is covered in 32 panels, followed by educational appendices to complete the discussion (portraits of historical figures, maps, timelines, etc). In this volume, Ariane and Nino discuss the fascinating discovery of the long-extinct group of reptiles known as dinosaurs…


 
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Le fil de l’Histoire raconté par Ariane & Nino

Les Vikings

By Savoia & Erre

Publisher: Dupuis Jeunesse
Genres: Non-Fiction 

What do you know about the Vikings? That they traveled in huge ships called drakkars and wore funny-looking hats? That they fought bloody battles and engaged in aggressive conquests? Perhaps you know quite a few things about this legendary group, but through Ariane and Nino, you’ll learn much more! For example, did you know that the Vikings felt that the only honorable way to access their glorified land of Valhalla was to perish in battle? Or that they were the first European travelers to land in America, more than four centuries before Christopher Columbus?


 
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Hubert Reeves nous explique

La forêt (2)

By Casanave, Boutinot & Reeves

Publisher: Le Lombard
Genres: Non-Fiction 

The forest is our oldest ancestors’ home, and as such we are forever tied to it. In this volume, we return to the forest and uncover the incredible life that blossoms there. Thanks to recent scientific observations, we now know that the animal and plant words resemble each other much than we once thought. In their own unique way, trees are feeling beings. We must do our best to protect forests and all of the species — both plant and animal — that live there and make up our rich ecosystems.


Compilations & special editions

COMPILATIONS AND SPECIAL EDITIONS

Le Lombard
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Ducobu – compilation

Ducobu La Compil’ de Noël (0)

By Godi & Zidrou
Humor
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Le Lombard
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Intégrale Klaw

INT Klaw 1 (1)

By JURION & OZANAM
Fantasy & Esoteric, Action & Adventure
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Marsu Productions
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Version Originale

Le Marsupilami de Franquin (19)

By Franquin
Humor
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Dupuis
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Gaston hors-série

Lagaffe champion ! (6)

By Franquin
Humor
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