The Extraordinary Adventures of Adèle Blanc-Sec by Jacques Tardi
Both a rip-roaring adventure series set in pre-World War I Paris and a parody of same, Adèle Blanc-Sec has been enchanting, thrilling, and puzzling readers worldwide through four decades.
In 2010, Adèle Blanc-Sec was adapted into a feature film by the renowned action director Luc Besson (The Professional, The Fifth Element), bringing this quirky, very French series to a new worldwide audience.
With various American attempts to publish Adèle having dribbled into nothing decades ago, Fantagraphics Books presents a spectacular, newly retranslated, hardcover series that intends to collect, two at a time, every one of its nine (to-be ten) volumes.
"...Plot twists aplenty, including a murder or two, as well as a parade of mysterious characters and double-crosses... In crisp drawings with just the right combination of caricature and architectural precision, Tardi wonderfully captures turn-of-the-century Paris." — Publishers Weekly