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Monday, 2 June 2014

Cinebook The 9th Art: Largo Winch 13 & 14

A double helping of Largo Winch from Cinebook this time around.

"That's based on the movie, right?" is something I hear every-so-often.  No. The movie is based on the books!  And the books call out for more movies in my opinion.

The slick art never fails to impress and the colours are vibrant or toned down to fit the setting/scene. I have so far found absolutely nothing that I can complain about regarding the art. It's just class.

And the stories?  Full of dialogue and snappy twists and turns that you expect from the master of this genre.  I never know if at some point Van Hamme puts Winch into a situation because he really thinks "Ah, let's kill him" but then "No. Let's just make it look that way -its more fun!"

If you have not latched on to this series so far then I feel really sad for you...not.  I mean superb story and art -48 pages of full colour- for £6.99??!

Come on.


13 - Cold Black Sea

Authors: Francq & Van Hamme
Age: 15 years and up
Size: 18.4 x 25.7 cm
Number of pages: 48 colour pages
Publication: March 2014
 ISBN: 9781849181891
Price: £6.99 inc. VAT
Largo is back in New York for more celebrating – the departure of one of his employees. But during the party, a Turkish national permanently retires Sir Basil with a couple of bullets. Shortly thereafter, the shooter himself is killed by a sniper before he’s had a chance to say a word. When the FBI finally gets involved, they come with accusations of gun trafficking and hiring assassins… Accusations levelled at Largo himself! 




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14 - Red-Hot Wrath

Authors: Francq & Van Hamme
Age: 15 years and up
Size: 18.4 x 25.7 cm
Number of pages: 48 colour pages
Publication: May 2014
 ISBN: 9781849181952
Price: £6.99 inc. VAT
Largo is stuck on a boat with Silky. But this isn’t the end of a James Bond story: the vessel’s a container ship that belongs to Winch’s enemy, a Georgian arms dealer who seems to be behind all the billionaire’s current problems. And the crew are armed and trigger-happy… Not entirely surprising, since this time the plot is not just about money – it’s also very personal! Poor Largo; things were so much simpler before he stopped being an orphan…



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