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Ambassador of the Shadows: the story that directly inspired Luc Besson’s film. On the False Earths: Valérian finds an alien communications device, gets shot, and plunges into a river and then straight out into space. Laureline looks on in horror – this is the 206th time she has watched Valérian die! Heroes of the Equinox: Valérian competes as Earth's representative with three other champions from other worlds to find out who is the most suitable to repopulate the sterile planet of Simlane.
Over the course of these titles, among the finest in the series, Laureline takes her rightful place as the brains of the outfit, while Valérian fully embraces his role as anti-hero: always brave, but often a bit out of his depth. You will also find the end of the interview with Luc Besson and the authors, and an in-depth portrait of Jean-Claude Mézières, the artist.
More about Ambassador of the Shadows: one of the earliest stories to be collected as a graphic novel and the story upon which the new Luc Beeson film is based. Tasked with protecting the new ambassador from Earth, Valérian is kidnapped alongside his charge in a lightning commando attack. It’s up to Laureline to slog through the seedy bowels of Central Station, so enormous it's never been completely mapped. She encounters one strange alien race after another in a sometimes surreal, often dangerous, odyssey. A classic in the series, packed with the most bizarre aliens this side of Star Wars. Point Central is practically the size of a planet, but even more diverse. It serves as a sort of United Nations to the galaxy, and that is where our story begins.
The most influential French science-fiction comic series of the past 40 years.
Very handsome hardcover with good extra features that add greatly to enjoyment of the series, including a continuation of the interview with Besson and the creators that began in Volume 1, as well as several other features to bring you up to speed on the series and its many players.
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Item Code VAL03H Publisher Cinebook Publish Date 2017 ISBN 9781849183574 Binding Hard Cover - No Dustjacket Dimensions 9x11 # Pages 174pg Color Full Color