The City of Shifting Waters (La Cité des eaux mouvantes) by the French creative team of author Pierre Christin & artist Jean-Claude Mézières is the vintage 1st album in their long-running Valérian et Laureline bande dessinée series of science fiction time travel adventure comics, free for a limited time in both languages courtesy of publisher Dargaud’s Cinebook imprint.
This was originally published way back in 1970 and is the start of one of the major classic Franco-Belgian comic book series, which is being made free to promote an upcoming film adaptation. The series stars spatio-temporal agents from a 28th century Terran Empire who protect the past. This adventure sends them back in time to New York City in 1986 (as envisioned in 1970), in order to thwart a rogue time traveler who seems to have already changed the future.
Offered in selected countries worldwide (mostly North America & Europe) in both the original French and an English-language translation, available at multiple retailers.
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Dreamland: Tome 1: Feu! by French BD and manga creator Reno Lemaire is the 1st volume in his French-language Dreamland of series of manga-styled bandes déssinées, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Hachette’ Pika imprint.
This is an original French-language fantasy series of manga-styled comics, and the story stars a high school boy who discovers that his dreams are part of a separate world in which he is a fire controller and goes on nightly adventures. Offered free in selected regions worldwide including Canada and Europe, available at multiple retailers.
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Fairy Tail: Tome 1 by Japanese manga creator Hiro Mashima is the 1st volume in his long-running Fairy Tail series of fantasy adventure manga, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Hachette’ Pika imprint.
This is a French-language translation of the Japanese series, which is set in a magical world where the heroine has joined the Fairy Tail wizard’s guild and goes on comedic adventure quests. Offered in select regions worldwide, including Canada and Europe, available at multiple retailers.
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