La foire aux immortels

La foire aux immortels Review

It's the year 2023 and Alcide Nikopol has been revived from a state of suspended animation after 30 years orbiting Earth. In the meantime, the planet has suffered two nuclear wars, and France is ruled by the ruthless dictator J.F. Choublanc. The immortal gods of Egyptian antiquity have also reawakened to revive their rule over humanity, and they now hover above the crumbling technopolis of Paris in a massive stone pyramid/airship. Horus, the renegade falcon god, takes possession of Nikopol's body, rendering him immortal, and concocts a conspiracy to overthrow the Choublanc regime. When Nikopol cracks under the pressure of Horus's possession, he is reduced to muttering the poetry of Baudelaire while he wanders the halls of a mental hospital.

Title:La foire aux immortels
Edition Language:French

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    La foire aux immortels Reviews

  • Michael Finocchiaro

    This is the core of Bilal's mature work. A fascinating gripping drama with individual watercolors on each frame, Le foire aux immortels is one of the best francophone graphic novels of the 90s hands-d...

  • Juho Pohjalainen

    Two things are common of all Enki Bilal stories: gorgeous artwork, weird and at times incomprehensible stories. This was one of the more comprehensive ones, with a plotlike that I could actually follo...

  • Ill D

    Despite a veneer of true blue euro-weirdness with visuals to match Nikopol 1 only proves itself to be nothing more than an emperor with some clothes. Not truly naked because there is some good. There ...

  • J.G. Keely

    There's something so indulgent about French stories, which is at the same time their strength and their downfall. They lilt along, laughing and provoking, never shying away, but there is also a lack o...

  • Nuno R.

    The very first Enki Bilal I read. And probably the book that showed me BD/Comics were so much more than I grew up believing they were....

  • Cristina

    Com fotos em https://osrascunhos.com/2017/01/31/a-...á muito me tinham falado de uma época anterior de Enki Bilal onde os desenhos eram mais definidos e fantásticos, onde as histórias eram mais im...

  • Helmut

    Umgekehrter PsychopomposNeulich, im Spiegel, ein Hinweis darauf, wie sich die Welt bald schnell ändern wird. Solche Prophezeiungen gibt es immer wieder; selten genug bewahrheiten sie sich. Die wahren...

  • Lionel

    Ma première lecture de Bilal et... je reste un peu sur ma faim. C'est pas mal mais je déteste l'idée des dieux égyptiens. Graphiquement, c'est pas mal, je sais pas ce que ca valait a l'époque mai...

  • Dr Zorlak

    Bilal es un genio gráfico: su dominio del color, la composición compacta, las texturas y el trazo clásico hacen de esta novela gráfica un deleite. La narrativa, Jodorowskyana a más no poder, tien...

  • Mel

    Awhile ago I watched the film version of the comics, and had been meaning to read the originals. I will admit I found this VERY difficult! There was just so much sitting and talking, and politics. I f...