Bien mal acquis ne profite jamaisTucano, Texas. Chinaman vient livrer sa marchandise. L'heure est venue pour lui de dire adieu à ses compagnons de route, Zed Ashe et Horace Curry. Le premier compte se refaire rapidement les poches au poker. Le second aimerait se faire oublier quelque temps et accepte dans ce but un job dans la discrète "Maison des plaisirs", à proximité de la ville.
Mais Wild Catty et sa bande ne l'entendent pas de cette oreille. Horace est le seul à connaître la cache du butin du hold-up de Red Gulch ; Wild Catty n'a qu'une idée en tête : lui mettre la main dessus. Crawford, quant à lui, a un travail à terminer : exécuter tous ceux qui ont participé de près ou de loin au hold-up, car c'est de l'arme de l'un d'eux qu'est partie la balle qui a tué son fils. Les rues de Tucano s'apprêtent à servir de décor à un dangereux règlement de comptes...La fin d'un cycle Avec Tucano, neuvième volume de la série "Chinaman", Serge Le Tendre et Olivier TaDuc nous livrent le deuxième volet d'un diptyque commencé dans le tome 8, Les Pendus. L'album met en scène un Chinaman paradoxal. Notre héros aimerait exercer tranquillement son métier de convoyeur et se faire ainsi une place dans le monde des Blancs, mais il ne peut se résoudre à laisser ses deux infortunés compagnons se débrouiller seuls, même si le prix à payer pour leur venir en aide est de donner raison aux Blancs qui se méfient des "Chinetoques"... "Chinaman" n'est décidément pas un western comme les autres !
Manu always embraced his role as a strong, protective man, until one day his world is turned upside down. In quick succession, his girlfriend walks out on him, and he's passed over for a position at work in the name of gender parity. In an effort to regain his bearings, he clings to a family of seven troubled children, determined to rescue them from their social misfortunes. Thus begins a long descent into the heart of his fears...
Disparus avec leur père, deux enfants sont au coeur de la nouvelle enquête d'Interpol. Adepte de la secte L'Ordre divin du temple, le père des enfants serait en Suède, en compagnie du gourou. La traque s'organise, mais très vite une horrible vérité se dessine : et si le père des enfants projetait de les entraîner avec lui dans le suicide collectif des membres de la secte ? Se déclenche alors une course contre la montre pour l'inspecteur Vallandier et ses collègues suédois.
Un polar haletant, avec des scènes d'action à couper le souffle.
Camille, a French girl living in Singapore, is going through a tough time in her relationship with her mother, Suzanne Rochant, a high-flying psychology and neuroscience researcher. Out of the blue, Suzanne is brutally killed in tragic circumstances. Almost immediately afterwards, Camille sets off for an Angolan village in search of the man who could be her father... the father that she's never met. She carries a letter left to this man in her mother's will, but the truth awaiting her isn't exactly what she'd had in mind... Camille soon finds herself wrapped up in the shady goings-on of her mother's business, as she desperately tries to get to the bottom of all the unanswered questions her Suzanne left with.
How does a volunteer for a humanitarian aid program turn into a terrorist? While Fouad, a Belgian nurse, is working for a humanitarian mission to stamp out AIDS in deepest darkest Columbia, he is witness to a kidnapping. A bit of delving soon leads him to fear the worst. What if the WWOA (World War on Aids), the world renowned foundation he's employed by, were using this admirable campaign to eradicate AIDS as a facade for another, much more sinister project? What if they were actually using the populations of developing countries as guinea pigs for pharmaceutical experiments? Fouad could just go on with his life as though he hadn't seen anything. That would probably be better for him. But that's just not really his style...
Can power make you happy? Noah's got everything going for him: he's good-looking, smart, wealthy, arrogant and cynical. And he has every reason to be: he's the son of the most powerful man on the planet, the President of the United States. But right now, he's in a critical condition between life and death, following an attempt to take his own life. How did it get to this point? What's his connection to this pretty young woman that a psychic tells him is the love of his life?
Jonas and Jason are twin brothers gifted with extraordinary parapsychic powers. The pair of them are employed by a secret organization to locate certain people around the planet. Jonas, the more trusting of the two, is convinced that they're working for the benefit of these people, but Jason knows things his brother doesn't. Will he manage to keep his secret from a twin who can read his mind...?
Park, a 25-year-old Korean man, basks in the sweet tropical sun of a luxury residence in the company of various other people of diverse backgrounds. They're all waited on hand and foot by a team of servants and carers. He spends most of his time with a couple of fun young women. It's paradise. But lately his blissful existence is punctuated with strange hallucinations, like memories of another life. Might this change in his state of mind be because he's stopped drinking the delicious fruit cocktails they keep serving up to all the residents? And what are they all doing here anyway? Can they really just be on permanent vacation? But then why are there all these railings and watchtowers?
Darius is a rather paunchy electrician. He could lead the easy life in his little apartment in Los Angeles, but he's desperately trying to save Bram, the young hooligan drug addict who lives opposite. Why does Darius put himself through it? To fulfill a paternal need created by some personal tragedy? For the sake of Bram's girlfriend's nice eyes? Or has he perhaps been entrusted with some secret mission?
The groundbreaking revelations that drew Camille and Miep together are yet to be fully brought to light. The two young women present an ultimatum to Urasawa and the billionaire Grynson. However, they fail to take into account the huge financial and logistical power at Urasawa's disposal, that is from now on inherently linked to Noah, son of the president of the United States, whether he likes it or not. Noah appears to have lost all reason, having become obsessed with the power and profit that U-Tech's findings could bring him. It's a disaster waiting to happen...
Noah and Zelia, now reunited in spite of their difficult past, have established a spiritual community in the Canary Islands. Along with their numerous followers, one of whom is Teehu, a young medium, they spread their message of peace and tolerance to the rest of the world. However, beneath their seemingly irreproachable exterior, the reality is not quite so idyllic. Teehu is able to sense the Alter Egos of the people around her, which is how she finds out that Noah is not quite as well-intentioned as he might seem...
The revelation of the Alter Ego secret has shaken up the entire world population, that is now more or less divided into three categories: those who believe, those who don't, and those who've chosen sides for other reasons. This is the case of Delia, a high-flying lawyer who has decided to vehemently refute the Alter Ego theory. But behind her skepticism hides a secret wound, driving her forward...
Following the great revelation of Alter Egos, crooks and visionaries of all sorts are making the very most of the uncertainty that still lingers around this new-found truth. Gail Llewellyn, the man responsible for evaluating the validity of the Alter Ego theory, travels to Singapore accompanied by his mistress. Gail, who got his job thanks to American pressure on the UN, knows that they are expecting him to sway the Committee's deliberations towards a negative conclusion. He's not too bothered by this, since he himself is somewhat skeptical about the Alter Ego theory. That is, at least, until the day he finds his life indebted to a young woman mandated by his own Alter Ego. Whether he likes it or not, for Gail, choosing his truth becomes a question of life or death.
The Alter Ego theory has been a source of controversy for the last three years. Is it a sham or a groundbreaking scientific discovery? The scientific polemic turns into a thriller when our main characters become the targets of assassination attempts. Who's behind these attacks? What exactly are they hoping to achieve? It all kicks off. While Miep is prepared to do anything to avenge Teehu, Delia finds herself in a race against time. Along with Gail and the Simorg scientists, Camille calls a conference to discuss their latest extraordinary discovery: it's not only humans that are connected, but all living creatures. But which version of the truth will humanity accept? Who will pass the final verdict?
Marie Curie is the only woman ever to have received two Nobel prizes: the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1903, shared with her husband, Pierre Curie, and the Nobel Prize for Chemistry for her work with polonium and radium in 1911. She was also the first woman ever to teach at the Sorbonne. This inspired comic is set at the time she received her second Nobel Prize, when a vicious press campaign was launched against her, denouncing her affair with the physician Paul Langevin. Through her flash-backs, we're invited to witness the key moments of this exceptional woman's life and work.
A fatal slip on the toy car that his son had left in the bathroom, and Victor Tourterelle is dispatched straight to the other side of the mirror, to the beautiful world of chalk desert, under a sky as black as ink. No noise, not a soul. In his new state, Victor finds that he's still fully conscious, more acutely than on earth, even. But his body is only bones. Little does the dead man know that he's at the dawn of the wildest adventure of all time...
The bony masses are gripped with blind panic ever since the new arrival, renamed 'Ash Tuesday', started kicking up a fuss about his post-mortem condition. Ash Tuesday manages to escape during his transfer to Saint-Luc, the adjustment center for twisted spirits. The Militia sends out search parties all over the land to try and track down the dangerous rebel escapee. But Ash Tuesday is soon recruited by a clandestine group that entrusts him with the gargantuan task of drawing up a map of all purgatory.
In 1812, in order to keep his stranglehold on Europe, Napoleon had no choice but to declare war on the Russian emperor, Alexander. After three months of marching, his men, starved and exhausted, finally made it to Moscow... only to discover that the city had been deserted. Thus Napoleon and his army took up residence in the Russian capital without even the slightest resistance. But by nightfall, Moscow was on fire. Houses, churches and even the Kremlin were ablaze, and the entire French army risked being reduced to ashes. Caught in the trap, Napoleon was forced to leave the city and get back on the road to face his enemy.
Poor Ash Tuesday, in the midst of a general uprising, is still seeking his soul which is being detained by a formidable sect. His quest plunges him right to the heart of Pluto and into the eight circles of Purgatory. Will this finally put an end to his wanderings? Why does he seem to be the only one seeking redemption? Will he ever find his way out of this labyrinth?
The touching story of a child getting to know his grandfather, an Italian immigrant living in Belgium. 11-year-old Romeo thinks of his grandfather as nothing but an "old pain-in-the-butt." So when he finds out that he's going to have to spend a few days with him at his crumbling old house, without even a TV to keep him entertained... well, it's his idea of hell. But there are some surprises in store for Romeo during his visit. He changes his mind about a few things, perhaps thanks to his grandfather's neighbor, Lucy, who tells him about her own "nono," and shows him how a spoil tip can be a thing of beauty. Or perhaps it's thanks to Romeo's dad, who speaks for the first time about his childhood relationship with his father. But it's mostly thanks to Ottavio who, beneath his old, grouchy exterior, conceals the hard life he has led, full of suffering and sacrifice. It is a life the 11-year-old Romeo finds hard to comprehend, but which gives him a deeper understanding of someone from another century. It started off as just a short holiday to a grey Belgian town. But this holiday turns into an opportunity for three generations of men to lift the silence that surrounds them. A touching story about Italian immigration, coal mining, communication between the generations and the difficultly of opening up when you've spent your whole life in silence.
A young woman, who doesn't speak a word of English, shows up in Father Arthur's church seeking refuge. Father Arthur takes her under his wing, but things soon take a turn for the worse when her pursuers show up on his doorstep. It's not long before the padre, concerned for his kidnapped protegée's well-being, calls on his friend Jerome Bloche. Together, they seek out the mysterious Aina and her captors, but they soon realize that not only are they up against a rather intimidating security guard, but some difficult moral questions.
When Jerome is asked by a lawyer to deliver a letter to an old man living in a village near Grenoble, he unwittingly becomes witness to a private family drama. The old man in question, Antoine Oliveira, is an ex-prisoner, convicted of a double murder. These days he lives as a recluse amongst the ruins of a village that was crossed off all official maps over thirty years ago. In this letter, written by a dying man, Antoine will find some information that it'll be hard to face up to. For Jerome, it starts out as a routine investigation, but little by little he and Babette uncover the tragic story of a broken family, and the past of a man consumed by guilt.
This is the story of an invisible man. He's a man that no one ever notices. He is transparent, whatever he does. This is rather a difficult cross to bear! One night, the man who so wants to be seen loses it. He's had enough. He wants to feel things too! His outburst costs him an ankle injury, which in turn leads him to Berenice, the lovely young physiotherapist. She soon sets him straight: we are all victims in one way or another! Gregory Mardon develops a narrative based on the infernal spiral of human relationships, in which love is manipulation, kindness is selfishness and cruelty is an art.
Fear is infectious on the Demarkacija... At over 7000 meters altitude, the Demarkacija is the final rampart between Velikiistok and Ieretik territory. In Bunker 37, Aleksi Stassik scrutinizes the approaching enemy and lies in wait for the attack. Above him, in the mountains, roams another enemy, even more terrifying that the first...