The Arctic Marauder

The Arctic Marauder

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In 1899, "L'Anjou," a ship navigating the Arctic Ocean from Murmansk, Russia, to Le Havre, France comes across a stunning sight: A ghostly, abandoned vessel perched high atop an iceberg. But exploring this strange apparition is the last thing the sailors will ever do, as their own ship is soon dispatched to Davy Jones' locker via a mysterious explosion.

Enter Jérôme Plumier, whose search for his missing uncle, the inventor Louis-Ferdinand Chapoutier, brings him into contact with the sinister, frigid forces behind this -- and soon he too is headed towards the North Pole, where he will content with mad scientists, monsters of the deep, and futuristic submarines and flying machines. Told with brio in hilarious slabs of vintage purple prose, The Arctic Marauder works both as ripping good adventure story and parody of same, and, predating as it does the later and not dissimilar Adele Blanc-Sec series, is a keystone in Tardi's oeuvre in his fantastical mode.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 66 pages
  • 230 x 292 x 14.22mm | 654g
  • Seattle, United States
  • English
  • 1 Illustrations, unspecified
  • 1606994352
  • 9781606994351
  • 208,805

Review quote

Tardi's story is one thing, but his beautiful renderings give it a depth that brings it far beyond satire. The attention given to the Victoriana -- in technology, fashion and graphic layout -- functions as a love letter to that bygone world, which keeps the book from ever seeming cartoonish. . .--John Seven
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674 ratings
3.53 out of 5 stars
5 16% (109)
4 36% (242)
3 35% (233)
2 12% (78)
1 2% (12)
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