Starting in 2006, Black Coat Press launched The Hexagon Comics Library, a 40-plus volume archive collection of the universe of super-hero, science fiction, fantasy and adventure comics published in France by Editions Lug between 1963 and 2003. The new collection intends to reprint both the "classic" and modern stories in a series of 200+-page black-and-white trade paperbacks à la Marvel's Essentials or DC's Archives.

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This ambitious project gained the support of comic book legends Will Eisner, Stan Lee and Roy Thomas who have written forewords to the first volumes of the series. New covers by Steve Rude, Ladronn, Stephen R. Bissette and others will grace the series. "
I applaud this discovery of unsung European talent," writes Will Eisner, who goes on to describe artists such as Luciano Bernasconi, Giorgio Trevisan, Lina Buffolente and others as "comic book loyalists who labored for decades creating popular series in the mold of their American counterparts at DC and Marvel." "Verily, I say unto thee that those are but the tip of an iceberg of wonder that awaits thee," rhapsodizes Stan Lee.


HEXAGON: DARK MATTER
An Hexagon Comics NOVEL
written by Romain d'Huissier & adapted by Matthew Baugh

US$22.95/GBP 14.99
5x8 tpb, 300 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1-61227-154-5

"You claim to have put HEXAGON out of action?" he asked wryly. "Look again!"

Black Lys. Plasma. Rakar. The Mysterious Archer. The Dark Flyer.
Together they form Hexagon, the world's most powerful team of superheroes! But since the death of their leader Jeff Sullivan, the Man of Brass, they have gone from failure to failure - the mystical bond that united them is broken, their single sense of purpose seems to have disappeared.

When a mysterious enemy emerges from the depths of time, determined to destroy them, Hexagon must find a replacement for Jeff who can restore their balance, but will this new member also spell their doom?







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STRANGERS 1: STRANGERS IN A STRANGE LAND by Jean-Marc & Randy Lofficier and Manuel Garcia, Fernando Blanco, Javioer Pina, Eduardo Alpuente, Peru Bros, cover by Manuel Garcia.

Contents
:
- Foreword by J.-M. & Randy Lofficier
- #1. Like an Angel, Feral-Eyed
- #2. In the Shadows of the Night
- #3. Caresses such as Snakes Give
- #4. The Livid Daylights
- #5. Icy Till the Evening
- #6. Rule with Fear
- Portfolio by Alfredo Macall

Story
: Homicron, a NASA physicist whose body is inhabited by an alken intelligence, Starlock, the fugitive servant of awesome cosmic entities, Jaydee, a teenage alien metamorph abandoned on Earth, Jaleb, the telepathic agent of the Galactic Federation and Futura, a mysterious woman from another dimension, are gathered together by Tanka, a former jungle lord and agent of Earth's farthest future, to help save our planet from the deadly threats of Astaroth, the Necromancer and Duuke Oxian.

US$34.95/GBP 22.99
7x10 tpb, 160 p.
color
ISBN-13: 978-1-61227-299-3








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GUARDIAN OF THE REPUBLIC
by
Thierry Mornet, Juan Roncagliolo Berger; colors by Svart, cover by Eric Powell.

Story
: He is the French Republic's last rempart against evil and terrorism. For generations, men of honor have worn the costume of the her hero called Guardian of the Republic! In this story, the Guardian teams up with the fearsome John Mist to fight the forces of CRIMEN.

US$12.99 /GBP 8.99
7x10 tpb, 48 p.
color
ISBN-13: 978-1-61227-242-9







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HEXAGON CLASSICS:
WAMPUS - CLASH - PHENIX - KABUR - ZEMBLA
HOMICRON - JAYDEE - STARLOCK

1. WAMPUS (Volume 1) by Franco Frescura and Luciano Bernasconi, cover by Stephen R. Bissette.

Contents
:
- Foreword by Will Eisner
- Introduction by Lofficier
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Wampus #1-#4 by Franco Frescura & Luciano Bernasconi
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Epilog in Manhattan by Jean-Marc Lofficier & Luciano Bernasconi
- Bonus pages by Chris Malgrain

Story
: An alien shapeshifter comes to create chaos on Earth.

US$20.95/GBP 12.99 - 5x8 tpb, 232 p. - ISBN-10: 1-932983-61-9, ISBN-13: 978-1-932983-61-6

"I ate it up when my copy arrived and have already reread it, it's such grand fun; a heady stew of bogus sf/alien/espionage/terrorism circa the '60s, working up to staggering global political/social collapse (orchestrated by the translucent noodle-bodied badboy Wampus) that builds upon the anarchistic spirit of none other than Diabolik -- hence, a missing link of sorts in European comics history, between the archetype of Fantomas and the coming wave of underground comix radicalism. Love, love, love it, highly recommended!" S.R. Bissette.

Wampus is one of the great alien monsters of comics... [an] obscure gem of bande dessinée pulp paranoia.
Paul Gravett.







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2. C.L.A.S.H. by Franco Frescura and Giorgio Trevisan, cover by Ladrönn.

Contents
:
- Foreword by Stan Lee
- Introduction by Jean-Marc Lofficier
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Mister Song #1-#3 by Franco Frescura & Giorgio Trevisan
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Silver Shadow by Franco Frescura & Giorgio Trevisan

Story
: An international organization fights crime.

US$20.95/GBP 12.99 - 5x8 tpb, 248 p. - ISBN-10: 1-932983-62-7, ISBN-13: 978-1-932983-62-3





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3. PHENIX (Volume 1) by Luciano Bernasconi, Jean-Marc Lofficier & Juan Roncagliolo Berger, cover by Gil Formosa.

Contents
:
- Foreword by Gerry Conway
- Introduction by Lofficier
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The Origins of Phenix by Jean-Marc Lofficier & Luciano Bernasconi
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Classic Phenix #1 by Luciano Bernasconi
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The Red Box by Jean-Marc Lofficier & Fernando Pasarim
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Phenix in Paris: Prologue by Jean-Marc Lofficier & Stéphane Louis
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Phenix in Paris #1-#8 by Jean-Marc Lofficier & Juan Roncagliolo Berger
- Bonus pages by Stephane Louis, Frederic Grivaud & Willy Hudic

Story: A sexy black-clad vigilante who patrols the streets of Chicago.

US$20.95/GBP 12.99 - 5x8 tpb, 248 p. - ISBN-10: 1-932983-63-5, ISBN-13: 978-1-932983-63-0






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4. KABUR (Volume 1) by Claude J. Legrand, Jean-Marc Lofficier and Luciano Bernasconi, cover by Ladrönn.

Contents:
- Foreword by Roy Thomas
- Introduction by Jean-Marc Lofficier
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Kabur #1-#6 by Claude Legrand & Luciano Bernasconi
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Kabur #7-#10 by Jean-Marc Lofficier & Luciano Bernasconi
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Young Kabur by Jean-Marc Lofficier & David Delafuente

Story: The adventures of the young prince of Thule in long-lost Hyperborea.

US$20.95/GBP 12.99 - 5x8 tpb, 252 p. - ISBN-10: 1-932983-83-X, ISBN-13: 978-1-932983-83-8






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5. ZEMBLA (Volume 1) by Franco Oneta, cover by Gil Formosa.

Contents:
- Foreword by Joe Kubert
- Introduction by Jean-Marc Lofficier
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The Birth of Zembla by Franco Oneta
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A Bride for the Sky-God by Franco Oneta
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The Wrath of Boor by Franco Oneta
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The Super-Apes of Anthar by Franco Oneta
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The Demon Kaifar by Franco Oneta

Story: An orphan is raised by lions and become king of the Jungle.

US$22.95/GBP 14.99 - 5x8 tpb, 280 p. - ISBN-10: 1-932983-93-7, ISBN-13: 978-1-932983-93-7







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6. STRANGERS: HOMICRON (Volume 1) by Lina Buffolente, Jean-Marc Lofficier & Jean-Jacques Dzialowski, cover by Steve Rude.

Contents:
- Foreword by Marv Wolfman
- Introduction by Jean-Marc Lofficier
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Classic Homicron #1-#2 by Lina Buffolente
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Classic Homicron #3-#8 by Paolo Morisi
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New Homicron #1-#5 by Jean-Marc Lofficier & Jean-Jacques Dzialowski

Story: A super-powered alien becomes stranded on Earth.

US$24.95/GBP 16.99 - 5x8 tpb, 364 p - ISBN-10: 1-934543-10-1, ISBN-13: 978-1-934543-10-8.






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7. STRANGERS: JAYDEE (Volume 2) by Danilo Grossi, cover by Manuel Garcia.

Contents:
- Foreword by Peter B. Gillis
- Introduction by Jean-Marc Lofficier
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Classic Jaydee #1-#8 by Danilo Grossi
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Epilog by Jean-Marc Lofficier & Fernando Pasarin
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Starknight #1-#2 by Danilo Grossi
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Dick Spade #1 by Danilo Grossi
- Bonus pages by Jean-Marc Lainé

Story: A mysterious orphaned treenager has the power to turn into any beast he chooses.

US$20.95/GBP 12.99 - 5x8 tpb, 260 p. - ISBN-10: 1-934543-42-X ISBN-13: 978-1-934543-42-9.






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8. STRANGERS: STARLOCK (Volume 3) by Claude J. Legrand & Luciano Bernasconi, cover by Manuel Martin Peniche.

Contents:
- Foreword by Mike Baron
- Introduction by Jean-Marc Lofficier
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Classic Starlock #1-#7 by Claude Legrand & Luciano Bernasconi
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The Return of Starlock by Jean-Marc Lofficier & Luciano Bernasconi
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The Origins of Starlock by Jean-Marc Lofficier & Mariano De La Torre
- Bonus pages by Fernando Pasarin

Story: A super-powered alien stranded on Earth shares bodies with an astronaut.

US$20.95/GBP 12.99 - 5x8 tpb, 256 p. - ISBN: 1-934543-65-9 / 978-1-934543-65-8






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