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A reissue of the famous one‐shot by Francois Boucq and Jerome Charyn. “Bouche du Diable” (Devil Mouth) is the malicious nickname given to the young Youri, an orphan with a face‐distorting cleft lip, miraculously rescued in the Ukraine at the end of the Second World War. The Soviet nation, which so generously took him under its wing and filled in for his missing parents, has big dreams and grand plans for this lost child: he is to become one of its most secret envoys to the other side of the world, the
capitalist hell of its American enemy. And thus Youri, a.k.a. ‘Bouche du Diable’, his cleft lip fixed and his head full of Communist propaganda, finds himself somewhere in New York circa 1970. He is a pawn in a secret war, a war that also rages in his own soul. With Boucq’s flamboyance and Charyn’s sensitivity, this is a sumptuous destiny‐centered spy story that gracefully transcends all the rules of the genre.
Technikart : ‘An artistic masterpiece from the spy comic genre’.