Incal, The: 5

Incal, The: 5 : The Fifth Essence Part One: The Dreaming Galaxy

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The fifth and penultimate volume of The Incal,' the bestselling international comics masterpiece by Moebius and Jodorowsky, 'The Fifth Essence Part One: The Dreaming Galaxy' is yet another unique gem in the Jodorowsky/Moebius creative and evolutionary timeline. It can be enjoyed both as part of the legendary series as well as on its own. The battle rages on as John DiFool and the rest of the band continue their fight against the forces of Darkness. Published in its original colors and in the same deluxe, limited & numbered (999 copies only), super-oversized format.'
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Product details

  • Hardback | 48 pages
  • 305 x 405 x 12.7mm | 1,351g
  • United States
  • English
  • Limited
  • 1 Illustrations, unspecified
  • 1594650543
  • 9781594650543
  • 832,877

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"Whether you believe this or not, this is an important piece of work, historically and artistically, and should be read by all comic fans. " - "The Incal is entrancing...It crackles with invention: if you like your sci-fi, you'll love this." - The Guardian "The Incal deserves its place at the top table of comic greatness alongside the best the medium has to offer. 5/5" - SFX Magazine
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About Alexandro Jodorowsky

Alejandro Jodorowsky (also known as Alexandro Jodorowsky) is a Chilean film and theatre director, screenwriter, playwright, actor, comic book writer, author, poet, mime, musician, and spiritual guru. He is best known for his avant-garde, cult films, such as "El Topo," a Midnight movie favorite, or "Santa Sangre." In the mid 1970s, he became attached to direct the adaptation of the famous Frank Herbert sci-fi epic novel "Dune." He brilliantly assembled a team of extremely diverse and gifted artists such as HR Giger, Chris Foss, Dan O'Bannon, and Moebius, all of who would later be hired to work on Ridley Scott's "Alien." "Dune" was never produced, but Jodorowsky, having been exposed to such immense visual talent, propelled himself into writing graphic novels, pairing up with the artist Moebius. This collaboration resulted in what many consider to be one of the most creative European sci-fi graphic novel series of all time, "The Incal." Since penning "The Incal," Jodorowsky continued writing top selling comic books with a wide variety of Europe's most talented artists, such as "The White Lama" (with Georges Bess), "The Metabarons" (with Juan Gimenez), "The Technopriests" (with Zoran Janjetov), and most recently "Bouncer" (with Francois Boucq). Jean Giraud aka Moebius was a French artist, cartoonist, and writer, who worked in the Franco-Belgian bandes dessinees tradition. Giraud earned worldwide fame, predominantly under the pseudonym Moebius, which he used to create a wide range of science fiction and fantasy comics in a highly imaginative and surreal, almost abstract style. Esteemed by Federico Fellini, Stan Lee and Hayao Miyazaki, among many others, he is considered as the most influential bande dessinee artist, and a continued influence to filmmakers and artists around the world.
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293 ratings
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5 39% (113)
4 35% (102)
3 21% (61)
2 4% (12)
1 2% (5)
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