New Releases: June 2024

 French Tales of Mad Scientists 3

stories by Georges Eekhoud, Edmond Haraucourt, Jules Lermina, Jean-Marc Lofficier, Eugene Thibault et Gaston de Wailly. translated by Brian Stableford and edited by J.-M. & Randy Lofficier cover by Yoz. 6x9 tpb, 400 p. $29.95.
In this third thematic collection we have gathered six remarkable stories published between 1884 and 2012 that encapsulate the basic archetypes of the mad scientist: he is obsessed with his research; he develops innovative technologies at the cutting edge of his era’s knowledge, often out of sheer daring; he appears to be lacking in common sense; he likes to play God without realizing the consequences of his actions. Most of the authors featured in this volume were privileged witnesses to prodigious scientific advances that were at the root of profound social transformations. The fears aroused by some of these, particularly in biology and chemistry, combined with the stubborn positivism of seeing science as the ultimate solution to all ills, crystallized into the figure of the mad scientist.  

  Kabur #7: The Jewels of Cing-Kor

story by Jean-Marc Lofficier; art by Roberto Castro, Mario Guevara; cover by Mario Guevara.  7x10 squarebound comic, 108 pages b&w,  US$14.95.
After avoiding the many traps of the city of Foralume, KABUR must cross the Purple Sea to reach the Southern Continent of Gondaxa, but SELINOR PSAH, the powerful sorcerer-sultan of the distant city of Arkhanal, creates a magic storm which causes Kabur to run aground near the citadel of Yaros, currently besieged by the formidable SHAIKORTIN pirates who seek to retake it from the TOADMEN OF NUNIA. In the midst of this savage battle, Kabur meets a traveler from the Future, TANKA, and finally unravels the mystery of his older brother’s disappearance... After the siege of Yaros, KABUR finally arrives in the port of Cing-Kor, but, without resources to continue his journey, he is forced to join forces with FERRANE. a young thief who plans to steal the treasure of the sinister magician NODON. But the wizard is not defenseless, and the enterprise quickly proves more perilous than expected...

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