- Full Description
A complex and highly entertaining story, collected all in one from a series of six French graphic novels. We found this a page-turner, with good characters we want to know more about, a large cast of them, and intertwining stories that start years ago and come together in the present day. It starts out about a megalodon, the prehistoric ancestor of the great white shark that was the most ferocious predator of the seas, an 80 foot killing machine long extinct. But when divers drilling in an underwater cave are attacked by this living fossil, oceanographer Kim Melville discovers that this creature may not only have survived, but thrived, and is reclaiming its place at the top of the food chain.
But there's much more to this tale: Melville's daughter is a mutant with special powers that will come into play later in the story. A giant oil corporation first discovered the hidden habitat of the megalodon and released the species into the world's waters...but has hidden it for fifteen years as they continue to extract natural gas -- and profits -- from the site.
A wealthy collector has also stumbled onto the secret and has his own team looking for one of the huge beasts in the flesh. A world-class sailing vessel in a sea-spanning race runs into one. A helicopter ocean rescue team runs into another. Mammals are beaching themselves to get away from the monsters. And that's just the beginning of this renowned story.
Reviews abound about this on the internet; it was widely praised and well-read before this collection brought it to a new public. I am just partway through it as I write this, but I highly recommend it. It features very fine artwork, dramatic big panels of amazing underwater scenes and creatures, and people you care about, who you want to learn more about as the story moves forward.
- Additional Information
Item Code CARTHA Publisher Humanoids Publish Date 2018 ISBN 9781594654640 Print Status Out of Print Binding Soft Cover Dimensions 8x10 # Pages 282pg Color Full Color
Customer Reviews 1 item(s)
- Beautifully drawn, intriguing story
I really enjoyed this. It takes six French graphic albums and puts them all together in one massive softcover, for a very reasonable price. It's beautifully drawn and it's an intriguing story, told over thousands of years but all coming to fruition today. The prehistoric ancestor of the Great White Shark has made it to the modern day, along with several other prehistoric denizens of the deep. But that is just the beginning of this complex, very well characterized story.
I spent several nights reading this...it really does give you a lot...and was regretting coming to the end, putting to rest my enjoyment of several of the fine characters here: an oceanic woman scientist who's also the mother of a very, very different young girl; a seemingly mercenary ex-navy pilot who's selflessly helping both the good guys and, apparently, the bad guys. So I was especially pleased to find there is both a prequel of shorter stories, and coming in late 2019, another collection that carries on with the story that seemingly wrapped up in this volume.