Cover image for Valerian : the complete collection. Volume 2 / script, Pierre Christin ; artwork, Jean-Claude Mézières ; colours, Évelyne Tranlé ; translator: Jerome Saincantin.
Title:
Valerian : the complete collection. Volume 2 / script, Pierre Christin ; artwork, Jean-Claude Mézières ; colours, Évelyne Tranlé ; translator: Jerome Saincantin.
ISBN:
9781849183567
Publication Information:
Canterbury, Kent : Cinebook, the 9th Art Publisher, 2017.
Physical Description:
174 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 30 cm
General Note:
Chiefly illustrations.
Contents:
The land without stars -- Welcome to Alflolol -- Birds of the master.
Abstract:
Collects three tales of the intergalactic adventures of Valerian and Laureline.
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Summary

In this book you will find volumes 3 to 5: The Land Without Stars, Welcome to Alflolol and Birds of the Master three stories that introduce the societal criticism aspect of the series. Battle of the sexes, totalitarianism and extreme productivism are lambasted, but never at the expense of fantasy or of the action. And as they travel from world to distant world, Laureline becomes a truly equal partner, far from the stereotypical female sidekick roles of the time. Finally, the second part of the exclusive interview with the authors and director Luc Besson is followed by an in-depth portrait of Pierre Christin, the writer.


Author Notes

Jean-Claude Mézières and Pierre Christin created Valerian in 1967 after working in the USA together, one as a cowboy, the other a teacher. While Valerian is Mézières' only comic series, he has worked as an illustrator in many other areas, including designs and sets for The Fifth Element, and he was awarded the Grand Prix du festival d'Angoulême in 1984. Christin also works in collaboration with other artists such as Tardi and Bilal and writes novels and film scripts.