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mediatoon November 2021
 
God, happiness, and other whims
 
Whether it is God, Nirvana, the secret of happiness, or simply an artistic inspiration, every human being on this planet is seeking something more profound to transcend and give deeper meaning to their existence. The comic heroes from this month’s releases are no different from us, but their way of exploring their spirituality may not always be orthodox…

Melissandre, the little witch, only wanted to play with her friend, but an unfortunate series of events will lead her to discover a much sought-after truth: the secret of happiness. Catherine Meurisse, in her new graphic novel, recounts her creative quest in the dreamlike countryside of Japan, where deep conversations with fantastic characters will help her reconnect with the beauty around her. When we are talking about spirituality, who can preach the good word better than the Rabbi’s cat, especially after stumbling upon God’s phone number?

Your quest for True Meaning may lead you to fantastic places and extraordinary adventures, but in the end the most important thing, as we learn from the heroine from The Music Box, is to always find your way back to earth.

Compilations & special editions

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La boîte à musique

Les plumes d’aigle douce (5)

By Gijé & Benedicte Carbone

Children's & Family
Publisher: Dupuis
Genres: Action & Adventure 

Martin gives his mischievous daughter Nola the music box that belonged to her late mother. The little girl soon starts to believe there’s something living inside it. That’s when Nola shrinks, goes inside the box, and discovers Pandorient, a magical world beyond the paper door. But time is short: Mathilda, mother of Andrea and Igor, has fallen seriously ill. What’s wrong with her? Could she have been poisoned? Perhaps the water is contaminated?


 
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Le Chat du Rabbin

La Bible pour les chats (11)

By Joann Sfar

Graphic novel
Publisher: Dargaud
Genres: Fantasy & Esoteric, Humor 

In the Jewish quarter of Algiers at the beginning of the 20th century, a certain Rabbi’s cat seeks the answer to one fundamental question: can you teach the Torah to a cat blessed with the power of speech? The answer is a gorgeous tale of rare intelligence.


 
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Complainte des landes perdues - Cycle 4

Lord Heron (1)

By Paul Teng & Jean Dufaux

Mainstream Comics
Publisher: Dargaud Benelux
Genres: Fantasy & Esoteric 

With this fourth cycle of “La Complainte des Landes perdues,” magnified by Paul Teng’s drawings, Jean Dufaux dives even deeper into the heart of Sioban’s destiny, this legendary woman who has not finished revealing her mysteries…


 
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Les Tuniques Bleues

Où est donc Arabesque ? (64)

By Lambil & Raoul Cauvin

Mainstream Comics
Publisher: Dupuis
Genres: Action & Adventure, Western 

The last album of Les Tuniques Bleues by the duo Cauvin & Lambil.

The fat one is Cornelius Chesterfield, a zealous sergeant of the US Army. The small one is Blutch, a crafty little man who is always moaning, and dreams only of deserting. Caught up in the midst of the American Civil War, these two do what they can to escape the problems that come their way in the shape of narrow-minded superiors, ridiculous orders, and, quite simply, bad luck. Through these hilarious, action-packed tales, Lambil and Cauvin present a caustic critique of the absurdities of war and obtuse militarism.


Dupuis
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Dad

Cocon familial (8)

By Nob
Humor
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Dupuis
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Kid Paddle

Tattoo compris (17)

By Midam
Humor
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Studio Boule et Bill
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Boule & Bill

Royal taquin (42)

By Jean Bastide, Christophe Cazenove & Jean Roba
Humor
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Dupuis
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Michel Vaillant - Nouvelle Saison

Pikes Peak (10)

By Benjamin Benéteau, Vincent Dutreuil & Denis Lapière
Action & Adventure
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La jeune femme et la mer

La jeune femme et la mer (One-shot)

By Catherine Meurisse

Publisher: Dargaud
Genres: Biography & Memoirs, Humor 

Catherine Meurisse once again draws upon her memories. Her stay in a far-off, strange-yet-familiar land, at the Japanese villa Kujoyama in 2018, provides the artist another opportunity to pursue her creative quest, this time where the West and Far East meet.
In the manner of Lewis Carroll, the young artist lets characters out of legend lead her through pictorial landscapes. Imagination and dialogue are key to penetrating the secrets of this strange territory and discovering why the young explorer finds it so fascinating. This Alice daydreams and wonders, returning every now and then to reality and nature, that dynamic dictator of events and situations.
After “The Great Outdoors”, Catherine Meurisse continues her pursuit of beauty in an unknown land, between mountain and sea, illustrating landscapes that reflect the seasons and the artist’s progress. Truly splendid!


 
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Morgue Pleine

Morgue Pleine (One-shot)

By Cabanes & Manchette

Publisher: Dupuis
Genres: Suspense & Thrillers 

Eugene Tarpon, a former policeman and alcoholic, seeks to reinvent himself as a private investigator. His first case involves the gruesome murder of a young woman. Between Chandler and Hammet, Manchette rejuvenates the narrative of the private detective, European style. Slacks are subbed for flares, but the violence of Western society remains unchanged.


 
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Histoires incroyables du Basket

Histoires incroyables du Basket (One-shot)

By Collective

Publisher: Petit à Petit BD
Genres: Non-Fiction 

A unique anthology on the history of basketball with 25 historical moments told through comics. Exceptional events, legendary players and clubs, and even anecdotes unknown to the general public retrace the history of this sport from 1891 to the present day. From the creation of the NBA to Bob Cousy, from the Chalosse cadets to Christian Laettner, from Michael Jordan to the CSP Limoges, this book will take you to the most famous courts in the world.


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F.C. Barcelone

Éternel Barcelone (2)

By Cesc & Eduard Torrents

Publisher: Dupuis
Genres: Action & Adventure 

Joaquim, a boy from Barcelona, and Manu, whose family is from Guinea, seem to have nothing in common, except for one thing: a passion for football. At age twelve, they both join the FC Barcelona youth team at “La Masia,” the club’s football academy. But not just anyone can make it with Barça. Together, Joaquim and Manu will face immense challenges as they try to turn their dreams into reality. An adventure of friendship at the heart of a legendary club.


 
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Jonathan

La piste de Yéshé (17)

By Cosey

Publisher: Le Lombard
Genres: Action & Adventure 

Neither hero nor anti-hero, a young amnesiac, Jonathan, lets his emotions guide him. From Nepal to the USA, he follows an indistinct dream, crossing paths with others who, like him, are in search of some meaning in their lives. His fundamental values are freedom, love, harmony, and the courage to be himself. Full of mysterious meetings and likeable characters, Jonathan embarks on a poignant internal adventure.


 
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Frank Lee

Frank Lee. L’après Alcatraz (One-shot)

By Ludovic Chesnot & Hasteda

Publisher: Ankama
Genres: Action & Adventure 
Frank Lee was one of the most extraordinary criminals of all time, brought to life here in a thrilling fictionalized autobiography. A noted bank robber, Frank Lee Morris also had an above average IQ and was known to be an escape artist, a talent that was mentioned in his admissions file at the federal penitentiary on Alcatraz Island. His most incredible feat is having escaped from the highest-security prison in the United States on June 11th, 1962. Lee and his two accomplices were presumed to have drowned in the San Francisco Bay, but their bodies were never found. Lee’s FBI case file remains open to this day. What if he made it across the bay? The authors imagine his life after his flight from the inescapable prison.

 
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Moonshine

Moonshine (3)

By Eduardo Risso & Brian Azzarello

Publisher: Urban Comics
Genres: Crime & Mystery, Sci-Fi 

The hit supernatural gangster story continues! Delia is on a quest to rid Lou Pirlo of his werewolf curse, and along the way, she enlists the help of two witches who come at a high price. Lou is a resourceful man, willing to do whatever it takes to pay, but when you’ve got no soul left to sell, bad things are going to happen. Collects MOONSHINE #13-17.


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Le Monde de Milo

Le Monde Milo (10)

By Christophe Ferreira & Richard Marazano

Publisher: Dargaud
Genres: Fantasy & Esoteric, Action & Adventure 

Milo lives in a house by a lake. He’s often alone, but he’s used to it. One day, he comes across a beautiful golden fish, and his whole world is turned on its head! Milo soon discovers that, just on the other side of the lake, there’s another, magical world where a battle between good and evil is in full swing. It’s not long before he realizes that he didn’t find this world by accident…


 
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Petit Poilu

Pas de bain pour Antidouche ! (25)

By Pierre Bailly & Céline Fraipont

Publisher: Dupuis
Genres: Action & Adventure 

Petit Poilu is little and hairy. Every morning, he leaves his mom and his house to go to school. But something always seems to happen along the way! Through his various unexpected encounters, Petit Poilu plunges into all sorts of extraordinary adventures, coming out all the wiser every time.

The series has been turned into an animated series, more information here


 
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Nelson

Nelson déglingue Noël (3)

By Bertschy

Publisher: Dupuis
Genres: Humor 

Nelson is a cheeky little imp who is the bane of little Julie’s life. But watch out, nobody is safe from the orange curse! Nelson is capable of making life difficult for pretty much anyone he comes across…


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A la recherche du père Noël

À la recherche du père Noël (One-shot)

By Anne Montel & Loïc Clément

Publisher: Little Urban
Genres: Magazines & Activity Books 

How unfortunate! Santa has disappeared! But he couldn’t have gone far. Visit each room of Santa’s magical house and try to find where he may be hiding. This is the perfect opportunity to find out what really goes on at the North Pole!


 
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Comment Mélissandre la petite sorcière découvrit le secret du bonheur

Comment Mélissandre la petite sorcière découvrit le secret du bonheur (One-shot)

By Guillaume Bianco

Publisher: Little Urban
Genres: Picture Book 

Come and listen to the story of Melissandre, the little witch. It all begins by the light of a full moon as she crosses paths with a strange little horned pig. What follows is a series of unprecedented events, magical adventures, and life-changing encounters with trolls, vampires, mermaids, and the keeper of the mirror of doom.
If there is such a thing as a happiness potion, this feel-good spell-book created by Guillaume Bianco is definitely one of the ingredients.


Compilations & special editions

COMPILATIONS AND SPECIAL EDITIONS

 
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Iznogoud

Compilation (1)

By Tabary & René Goscinny

Publisher: Dargaud
Genres: Humor 

Legend has it that in Baghdad the magnificent, the one aim in the life of the particularly ill-intentioned Grand Vizier Iznogoud is to usurp the Caliph (otherwise known as Haroun al Plassid)! With the help of his muscle-man Wa’at Alahf, Iznogoud stops at nothing to attain his ends… even if all his attempts seem to end in failure! Another gag-filled series from the author of ASTERIX, René Goscinny, illustrated by Tabary.


Dargaud
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Condor

Compilation (1)

By Dominique Rousseau & Jean-Pierre Autheman
Action & Adventure
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Dargaud
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La Jeunesse de Barbe-Rouge intégrale

Compilation (2)

By Daniel Redondo & Christian Perrissin
Action & Adventure
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Le Lombard
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Intégrale Red Road

Intégrale Red Road (1)

By Derib
Western
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Le Lombard
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La Douceur de l'enfer

La Douceur de l’enfer – Intégrale (One-shot)

By Olivier Grenson
Historical fiction, Action & Adventure
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