In 1864, a year after the death of Eugène Delacroix, Alexandre Dumas recounted the memories that marked his friendship with the great painter. From one anecdote to the next, Dumas' text reveals the personality of both painter and writer. All the while, a colorful portrait of the period takes shape; a period in which works of art are subject to fiery debates, intense admiration, and irrevocable rejection. With humor and passion, Catherine Meurisse invites herself into this very personal adaptation of Dumas' tribute to his friend.
Violette is now a student at the prestigious Ballet School of the Opéra, but the various rivalries and jealousies that begin to crop up between the young dancers take a turn that may prove disastrous for her. Meanwhile her sister, Emma, dreams of joining a hip-hop group, and stumbles through the first uncertain steps of romantic love...
In this nostalgic account, the Faldérault family sets out for a final summer vacation together before an impending marital separation disrupts the family dynamics for good. Along the way, heading south to France from Brussels, Pierre, Maddie, and their children revel in impromptu skinny-dips, family sing-alongs, and camping in the wild, ultimately finding a renewed zest for life-and vacation!
The year is 1849, and the future state of California is under the control of former soldiers from the Mexican-American War. Their leader, General Gomez, is busy buying up the locals' land for pennies on the dollar, so that he and his cronies can maximize their profits from the coming gold rush. But he and his men are dogged by a series of masked, would-be avengers all calling themselves Zorro. They are an almost laughable annoyance, simple peasants living out the fantasy of a local legend. Until one man shows up and starts picking off Gomez's men one by one, as stealthy as a fox. He brandishes a sword which he uses to carve the letter Z into his victims' cheeks... Could this be the true Zorro?
Adventure, drama, spies, secrets, and even a dash of romance. This extraordinary story tells the tale of two movie stars being pulled into the intrigue of counterintelligence and disinformation campaigns during World War II. Churchill is looking for someone to impersonate Britain's top general, and it's up to David Niven and Peter Ustinov to train the lucky lad. They're in a race against the clock and a battle against all the usual vices-wine and women included-to turn a second-rate actor into General Montgomery in this uproarious and award-winning graphic novel, where the truth might be stranger than fiction.
Captain Lexi Neel thought she'd sacrificed years of life with her daughter when she left Earth on a decades-long journey through the depths of space. But when a distress signal takes her out of hypersleep years ahead of schedule, she finds herself on the mysterious moon Aion, home to exotic wildlife and a research station dedicated to study of the moon's "particularities." It might mean a chance to start over as if she never left... As Lexi is about to learn, time is an experience.
Under the orders of Centurion Caius Bracca, Marcus Livius has led his band of Romans on an expedition to find a hidden civilization of immense riches, facing countless dangers and losing many of his men along the way. But when he finally reaches the distant land of Niangara, his arrival is not one of conquest: a world of slavery, madness, and shamans' spells awaits him. A world of death.
As the coalition built by Lady Shatira continues to try to defeat Suo-the-Red, the warlord who has brought ruin and devastation to the entire region, White Claw faces her greatest challenge yet: not only will she face the ruthless tyrant herself, but she will also have to prepare for an excrutiating confrontation with someone from her past. Thank goodness her faithful companions Lieutenant Bolt, Taho-The-Quick, and Master Foon are at her side when she needs them-not to mention her beautiful phoenix Ash.
A man lives in the wild with a dog as his only companion... and great powers at his disposal. All he needs is an animal's hide to take on its abilities. Together, he and his dog will go off to seek a terrible monster, in a silent story brought to vivid life by Burniat and Michiels. Fierce, funny, strange, endearing!
In the wake of a mysterious intergalactic event, Oot-Ja, Mark, Qsi, Polly, and Adya are lost aboard the Thucydide. Having been abandoned by their superior, the group of students is left to navigate the ship. With no idea about their position nor the era they find themselves in, they err in space seeking their way home when they come across an abandoned ship. Believing it to be a wreck, they are shocked to discover a sleeping human, who might just provide the clues they are looking for...
What if... France created the PC first? What if France came up with cell phones? What if France invented the internet? What if it all came crashing down to the ground and was forgotten? Nestling its fictional story in a well-researched historical context, "The Lab" tells the story of these long-neglected French pioneers of the future that never really were. This riotous hodgepodge of social commentary, alternate history, retro-nostalgia, and workplace comedy, with its pop colors and eye for period detail, is a must for fans of such prestige cable dramas as "Mad Men" and "Halt and Catch Fire."
Hell and damnation! The Bruja is missing! When the most powerful witch alive disappears without a trace, Norah, her 17-year-old niece, decides to investigate. But upon entering her aunt's manor, she interrupts a summoning ritual and finds herself face to face with the devil... Or half of him, anyway, as he has been cut in two and is now stuck in a pentagram. Unable to return to Hell without Norah's help, Lucifer agrees to assist her in finding the Bruja-a devilish task when you're the most feared and hated being on the planet!
What do we really know about the nature of the universe, and about what is hidden in the dark depths of space? Navigator Captain John Bowman is the sole survivor of an exploratory mission to the far reaches of the cosmos. Upon his return, he is plagued by terrible nightmares... but also endowed with an extraordinary power. A power capable of destroying our world... or perhaps reshaping it?
Four high school girls who have problems fitting in decide to join forces and form their own club, which they feel will empower them to better face the world and their own individual problems. Their first goal is to get girl No. 5 to join them: Paloma, a troubled and anti-social teenager who's lived in more than fifteen foster homes since she was six. But before the Misfits can welcome Paloma into the fold, they must first get her to confront her difficult and tragic past.
Despite her inexperience, Oxana will be able to fulfill her dream of dancing Princess Aurora in Sleeping Beauty! But she doesn't realize that this casting choice is just part of Mr. Aster's scheme to make the whole company hate her. To make matters worse, he has her medallion and source of the "sleeping beauty's" vital energy in his possession, the key to reviving the malediction that once plunged her into sleep. Isolated, weak, and with the threat of the ancient curse looming over her, Oxana's future seems uncertain in this final act. But Léonide is watching over her...
In book two of this historical saga, the elderly Louise recounts her grandmother Josephine's struggles to run the family plantation in the years leading up to the American Civil War. Josephine tries to raise her son Jean to be nothing like his grandfather and uncle, whose tyranny over their slaves and the women of the family forced Josephine and her mother to resort to the services of a voodoo priestess from New Orleans. But when Jean falls for a slave named Celeste, Josephine's tolerance and values are put to the test.
In a dystopian not-too-distant future in Japan, Hiro lives with his father on an island populated by androids, where they eke out a meager existence while trying to keep out of sight. But when they run afoul of a troop of high-tech military thugs, Hiro's dad sacrifices himself to save his son, turning Hiro's already-bleak world upside-down. He is then rescued by a samurai robot called a "yojimbot," and together they seek to avenge his father's death and make contact with a mysterious associate known only as the "rights holder," before the soldiers and their drones close in... In a dystopian not-too-distant future in Japan, Hiro lives with his father on an island populated by androids, where they eke out a meager existence while trying to keep out of sight. But when they run afoul of a troop of high-tech military thugs, Hiro's dad sacrifices himself to save his son, turning Hiro's already-bleak world upside-down. He is then rescued by a samurai robot called a "yojimbot," and together they seek to avenge his father's death and make contact with a mysterious associate known only as the "rights holder," before the soldiers and their drones close in...
When Clémence, a student and actress struggling with personal issues, sees how miserable her grandmother is in her nursing home, she decides to break her out and take her on a road trip to the coast so she can see her childhood home one last time. But traveling with a senior with Alzheimer's Disease comes with a fair amount of challenges, and the journey is fraught with highs, lows, and near misses. Still, it's a chance for the two women to reconnect, with each other and with themselves, and it's a chance for Clémence to give Grammy the gift of one last thrilling and joyful experience.
In the year 1000, the foretold apocalypse comes to pass, and humanity enters an age of darkness. Countless generations come and go before the sun reemerges; all of humanity's once great knowledge is lost. Now, at the mercy of roaming packs of animals, the inhabitants of Anglia have formed clans that work together in a delicate balance to survive the harsh wilderness. Primus, one of the clan leaders, may just hold the key to their salvation, to secure a better future for his daughter Elaine and everyone else. But will his secret unite the clans, or tear them apart? And how much will Elaine have to sacrifice to see her father's dream fulfilled?
The Babylonian royal wedding is only days away, but the political marriage with a Median child bride repulses Prince Amel, still in love with Shamhat, his concubine and the mother of his children. Amidst the celebrations, Sennedjem tries to rescue his sister Neith from the royal palace, where she is a nanny to Shamhat's children. But when he runs afoul of an attempt on Shamhat's life, fateful events are set in motion that may topple a dynasty. Brought to life by endearing art and thorough research, this second volume of "The Straw King" concludes Isabelle Dethan's ancient Egyptian epic.
In a devastated cityscape, a lone man fights off creatures of fearsome power: white, winged, serenely impassive, and capable of terrifying transformations... Decades later, in a desolate American southwest, a meager colony of human survivors ekes out a precarious existence between dwindling water supplies and magnetic shields that screen them from roving bands of aerial attackers. An ancestral upper class presides, while in the lower city, laborers do the hazardous work of keeping everyone alive. But all that may be about to change when the mysterious Joshua comes of age...
Elle is just another teenage girl... most of the time. Bubbly and good-natured, she wastes no time making friends on her first day at her new school. But Elle has a secret: she hasn't come alone. She's brought with her a colorful mix of personalities, which come out when she least expects it... Who is Elle, really? And will her new friends stand by her when they find out the truth?
Hercules and Marlon are in their second year of intergalactic agent school and they still have a lot to learn! But when their teacher is bitten by a strange alien creature, they'll need to put down the books and leap into action because the sickness affecting Teach seems to be spreading throughout the school...
Penelope is a Belgian physician who works with Doctors Without Borders in war-torn Syria. She returns to Belgium when she can in order to see her husband and daughter, but the transition is hard. Her latest trip home for the holidays proves even tougher than usual, as the coexistence of the two excruciatingly different worlds she inhabits becomes increasingly fraught.