Some opinions on my recent readings:
Blacksad volume 6
I really liked it. It is in the continuity of the previous ones, I find the same drawing, the same atmosphere, the suspense and the twists. I think it is on the level of the previous ones, I am just a little frustrated to have to wait for volume 7 with a cliffhanger.
Les vieux fourneaux volume 2
I started the series with a lot of delay because despite the good reviews I had seen, the cover with the old and ugly characters didn’t make me want to read it… I bought the volume 1 second hand and I didn’t regret it! It’s hilarious and dynamic. Today I hesitated to buy volume 3, but the Goldorak collector was so heavy and bulky in my backpack that I gave up 😂
Great! Not only is the artwork great, but the story and characters are successful. I find the story quite believable and coherent, not being too demanding either. Surprisingly, Štjepan Sejić’s Joker is almost beautiful in Harleen Quinzel’s eyes, whereas I’ve been used to repulsive or disturbing depictions.
Nausicaä volume 4
Very nice, I like this series. But as I read each volume with a great temporal distance, I start to have trouble following the plot and the different protagonists: who is “bad”, who is “good”? I fall back on my feet after a few pages and the reading remains pleasant.
Thérapie de groupe volume 1
Larcenet really likes to put his psychological troubles in comics! I bought it because the theme of the author’s psychology and neuroses interests me. I find it less nice than “Le combat ordinaire” or “Retour à la terre”, I smile more than I laugh, but I still bought volume 2 today to see if it will improve.
Le Jardin, Paris
This is a comic that my eldest daughter, an amateur artist, bought because she follows the author on Instagram. We bought it at Super Héros Paris, and we were pleasantly surprised to find a signed and numbered bookmark inside 😍
The drawing is nice but I find the story a bit strange, this boy named Rose, raised in a cabaret and who thrives on dancing, putting forward his feminine part. I didn’t get completely hooked, but it’s a good read. I can’t get into the heads of the characters, their psychology seems strange to me. And when this man, rich and handsome, gets attached to Rose who seems to be a teenager, it’s a “pedophilia” alarm that rings in my head while the author talks about a beautiful romance…
Tout ce qui reste de nous
Again a choice of my eldest daughter who liked the cover. The three stories are strange, they take place in a futuristic universe, the third one is even set in science-fiction, but each time it’s mainly the dreamlike, the attachment of the characters, the love, which are the main themes of the author. Here I really had a hard time getting into the stories, I think that I did not understand the message of the author and am left with mixed feelings…