Valerian and Laureline take a break from adventuring and go on a cruise, but Valerian feels uncomfortable among the idle and the powerful. He’s not bored for long, though, because when a quartet of mercenaries board the cruise ship to kidnap the son of the Caliph of Iksaladam, they end up taking Laureline as well. With the almighty Caliph offering a massive reward for his son’s return, Valerian’s quest to rescue his girl is suddenly hindered by every bounty hunter in the galaxy…
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Valerian - The Complete Collection Vol. 1
Authors: Mézières & Christin Age: 12 years and up Size: 22 x 29 cm Number of pages: 160 colour pages Publication: May 2017
ISBN: 9781849183529Price: £24.99 inc. VAT
To prepare for Besson’s upcoming film, here’s the complete collection of Valerian and Laureline’s adventures in English at last – including one unpublished volume, a longer cut of another, and a lot of details on the collaboration between the director and the authors!
This first volume of the collection contains books 1 and 2 of the series: The City of Shifting Waters – in its original two-part, 9 pages longer format – and The Empire of a Thousand Planets. It also includes book 0, Bad Dreams, translated into English for the first time: the very first adventures of our two heroes, published after City and retroactively numbered. Finally, linking the volumes of this collection together, a long, exclusive interview with the authors and director Luc Besson is illustrated with new art as well as numerous sketches, studies and photographs from the latter’s upcoming big-screen adaptation.