Wednesday, 30 May 2018

Cinebook Ltd Newsletter 125 - May 2018

Dear Reader,
This month, let us take you across space and time with our finest temporally-displaced titles!
Starting with a new, extraordinary adventure of Spirou and Fantasio. Being friends with the Count of Champignac has its perks, but it also means being on the front lines of cutting-edge science – and the occasional calamity. And what could be even more complicated than knowing a De Champignac, if not making the acquaintance of a second one … who claims to be from the future?!
Then we have a new adventure of Valerian & Laureline, where time-travel, along with the Shingouz's greed and business ineptitude, combine to create some serious trouble for our heroes. Then again, that is pretty much what spatio-temporal agents are paid to sort out, isn't it? Created by Matthieu Lauffray (Long John Silver) and Wilfrid Lupano, this new story doesn't change the series' ending, but adds a new, hilarious chapter, with the original authors' blessing.
It's a more mundane form of time-travel – the kind historians practice every day – for XIII, as he finally discovers the truth about his ancestors and their legacy. Turns out that his inheritance isn't just problems and mortal threats; but will the good things outweigh the bad, or be worth the price to pay?
Finally, we'd like to welcome a new series, available in digital format from Izneo: Distant Worlds, by Leo (The Worlds of Aldebaran) and Icar. In the distant future, young Paul and his family arrive on Altair 3, a Human colony, to join their father and make a fresh start on a new world. But their father is nowhere to be found, and the planet full of mysteries. And so begins a fascinating quest for Paul – one where the stakes are far greater than anyone imagines.
May with Cinebook: wibbly-wobbly, timey comickey!
We'd like to say a big thank you to everyone who paid us a visit at the Toronto Comic Arts Festival this month. We hope it was as much fun for you all as it was for us. Thank you, merci !

Spirou & Fantasio 14 
Janry & Tome
The Clockmaker and the Comet
Spirou and Fantasio are spending a few days at Champignac Castle, keeping an eye on the estate while the Count is away visiting family. One night, as they are preparing to watch a comet pass in the sky, Fantasio's clumsiness causes them to lose consciousness... Read more

Valerian & Laureline by … 1 
Lauffray & Lupano
Shingouzlooz Inc.
An apparently simple mission – apprehending a speculator-droid – turns into a race against time when the Shingouz drop in uninvited mid-arrest, begging Valerian and Laureline for protection against someone who means to kill them. To the agents' surprise, it's an old friend who soon pops up in hot pursuit, guns blazing... Read more

XIII 23 
Jigounov & Sente
Jason McLane's Inheritance
Still with Annika, Jason McLane has the documents his godfather left for him to find in the Netherlands deciphered. Once translated, the text offers revelations of breathtaking importance – enough to change the geopolitical map for ever. But the killers sent by the Mayflower Foundation are still after them... Read more
Gomer Goof 3
Gone with the Goof
Trent 3
When the Lamps Are Lit

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Comic Art Podcast – Ian Loxam, Nicole Bates, Pete Taylor, Mike Williams
Comic Bits Online – Terry Hooper
Comic Book Daily – Scott VanderPloeg
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Geek & Sundry – The Wednesday Club – Amy Dallen, Michelle Buchman, Matt Key and Taliesin Jaffe
Graphic Policy – Shean Mohammed
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Pipeline Comics – Augie De Blieck Jr
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