Authors: Mézières & Christin
Age: 12 years and up
Size: 21.7 x 28.7 cm
Number of pages: 48 colour pages
Publication: March 2016
Price: £6.99 inc. VAT
To be honest I'd buy this book based on the cover alone! You can see why they are making a movie based on these characters.
One thing I never realised when I read the Valerian strip in German in the first run of Zack was just how complex the whole series is. Deep space, the 1980s -far, far more than I saw in my limited Zack reading! At times quite quirky -which I love!- I can't say too much with spoilers. I was looking forward to Cinebook publishing this series when Olivier Cadic mentioned it but I had no idea how much more I'd love it.
Strange alien life forms, odd characters as well as our troubled hero -and a rather non-plussed heroine. Page 16 with the handy fella who has a look of the Jon Pertwee about him and, on pages 16 and 17 the two ladies on the train had me thinking Mary Whitehouse and a certain Thatcher! This is a great series and I just hope the movie lives up to it!
Note: Cinebook tell me that the lack of preview pages is down to a technical problem. Once they appear I will update the reviews.